The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 481 457 464
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Contract jobs citing WSDL 132 128 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 0.85% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 73 66
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £700 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £11.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+263.63% -63.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -63.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15691 15007 15615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 28.87% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10164 9643 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 265 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSDL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WSDL
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSDL within the UK.

WSDL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WSDL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSDL within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

WSDL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WSDL
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSDL within the UK.

WSDL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WSDL
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 123 £425 +6.25% 26
London +13 81 £525 +3.70% 5
South East -13 12 £400 - 11
North West -16 10 £315 -16.00%
City of London +24 9 £358 -15.88% 3
Manchester - 9 £315 -
Hampshire -21 7 £400 - 2
West Midlands -11 6 £425 +30.76%
East Midlands - 6 £375 - 2
East of England -25 4 £300 -40.00%
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Nottingham - 3 - -
Surrey +2 2 £410 -25.45% 6
South West - 2 - - 4
Guildford - 2 £410 - 5
Berkshire - 2 - - 3
Merseyside 0 1 £425 -
Liverpool - 1 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £275 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1
Luton - 1 £275 -
Oxford - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Hereford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Lincoln - - - -
Accrington - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WSDL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WSDL.

1 217 (84.77%) XML
2 178 (69.53%) SOAP
3 173 (67.58%) Web Services
4 142 (55.47%) Java
5 137 (53.52%) Oracle
6 116 (45.31%) XSD
7 112 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
8 94 (36.72%) SOA
9 88 (34.38%) REST
10 87 (33.98%) Scrum
11 86 (33.59%) HTML
12 75 (29.30%) SQL
13 69 (26.95%) Linux
14 66 (25.78%) J2EE
15 62 (24.22%) JMS
15 62 (24.22%) HTTP
16 59 (23.05%) ERP
16 59 (23.05%) WebSphere
17 58 (22.66%) XSLT
17 58 (22.66%) Subversion
18 57 (22.27%) WebLogic
19 54 (21.09%) Maven
19 54 (21.09%) Continuous Integration
20 50 (19.53%) IBM
21 49 (19.14%) OO
21 49 (19.14%) TDD
22 47 (18.36%) Middleware
23 46 (17.97%) JBoss
23 46 (17.97%) XSL
23 46 (17.97%) E-Commerce

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WSDL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WSDL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 59 (23.05%) WebSphere
2 57 (22.27%) WebLogic
3 32 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 20 (7.81%) Apache
4 20 (7.81%) AquaLogic
5 15 (5.86%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (5.47%) WebSphere Process Server
7 12 (4.69%) Oracle Service Bus
7 12 (4.69%) IIS
8 10 (3.91%) Tomcat
9 9 (3.52%) ArcGIS
10 8 (3.13%) NetWeaver
11 5 (1.95%) MQSeries
11 5 (1.95%) WebLogic Portal
11 5 (1.95%) Liferay
12 4 (1.56%) WebSphere Portal
12 4 (1.56%) Confluence
12 4 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (1.17%) CMS
13 3 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (3.91%) MS Office
2 9 (3.52%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (6.25%) Workday HCM
2 14 (5.47%) SAP HR
3 10 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (2.73%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.78%) AquaLogic BPM
6 2 (0.78%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.17%) Force.com
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.78%) SaaS
2 2 (0.78%) PaaS
2 2 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (24.22%) HTTP
2 34 (13.28%) SSL
3 11 (4.30%) FTP
3 11 (4.30%) Internet
4 8 (3.13%) HTTPS
5 6 (2.34%) LDAP
6 3 (1.17%) SDH
6 3 (1.17%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.17%) MPLS
6 3 (1.17%) Firewall
7 2 (0.78%) SMTP
7 2 (0.78%) DMZ
8 1 (0.39%) CTI
8 1 (0.39%) VPN
8 1 (0.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.19%) Oracle Database
2 36 (14.06%) SQL Server
3 24 (9.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.69%) MySQL
5 12 (4.69%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (3.52%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (2.34%) Spotfire
8 6 (2.34%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (1.95%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.56%) DB2
10 4 (1.56%) Text Mining
11 3 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.17%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (22.66%) Subversion
2 54 (21.09%) Maven
3 42 (16.41%) Ant
4 25 (9.77%) Visual Studio
5 20 (7.81%) Eclipse
6 14 (5.47%) JIRA
6 14 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (5.47%) Jenkins
7 13 (5.08%) Git (software)
8 12 (4.69%) Hudson
8 12 (4.69%) SoapUI
9 11 (4.30%) JUnit
10 7 (2.73%) Bugzilla
10 7 (2.73%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.56%) MyEclipse
11 4 (1.56%) NetBeans
11 4 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (1.17%) ClearCase
12 3 (1.17%) Toad
General
1 39 (15.23%) Retail
2 15 (5.86%) Finance
3 13 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.34%) Banking
5 5 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.17%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.78%) Law
7 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.78%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 118 (46.09%) Developer
2 39 (15.23%) Architect
3 31 (12.11%) Consultant
4 24 (9.38%) Software Engineer
5 18 (7.03%) Java Developer
6 13 (5.08%) Technical Leader
7 11 (4.30%) Software Developer
7 11 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Consultant
8 10 (3.91%) CRM Consultant
8 10 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 10 (3.91%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 9 (3.52%) Integration Architect
10 8 (3.13%) Release Manager
10 8 (3.13%) Configuration Manager
10 8 (3.13%) WebSphere Developer
10 8 (3.13%) Configuration and Release Manager
11 7 (2.73%) Workday Consultant
12 6 (2.34%) Database Architect
12 6 (2.34%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (84.77%) XML
2 178 (69.53%) SOAP
3 173 (67.58%) Web Services
4 116 (45.31%) XSD
5 88 (34.38%) REST
6 86 (33.59%) HTML
7 66 (25.78%) J2EE
8 62 (24.22%) JMS
9 58 (22.66%) XSLT
10 47 (18.36%) Middleware
11 46 (17.97%) XSL
12 40 (15.63%) RESTful
13 39 (15.23%) Spring
14 36 (14.06%) .NET
15 33 (12.89%) jQuery
16 32 (12.50%) CSS
17 25 (9.77%) JSON
18 22 (8.59%) Apache Axis
18 22 (8.59%) Ajax
18 22 (8.59%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.45%) Social Media
1 37 (14.45%) iPad
2 33 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.42%) Data Integration
4 11 (4.30%) Open Source
5 7 (2.73%) Visualisation
5 7 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.95%) DataPower
6 5 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.95%) Life Science
6 5 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.56%) Kindle
7 4 (1.56%) Web 2.0
7 4 (1.56%) Ontologies
7 4 (1.56%) Semantic Web
8 3 (1.17%) Informatics
8 3 (1.17%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.78%) Clustering
9 2 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 69 (26.95%) Linux
2 27 (10.55%) UNIX
3 12 (4.69%) Windows
4 4 (1.56%) Windows 2000
4 4 (1.56%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.17%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.17%) Solaris
6 2 (0.78%) Android
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (36.72%) SOA
3 87 (33.98%) Scrum
4 59 (23.05%) ERP
5 54 (21.09%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (19.14%) OO
6 49 (19.14%) TDD
7 46 (17.97%) E-Commerce
8 41 (16.02%) UML
8 41 (16.02%) Content Management
9 39 (15.23%) ITIL
10 38 (14.84%) Waterfall
11 37 (14.45%) Software Engineering
12 33 (12.89%) TOGAF
13 31 (12.11%) SysML
13 31 (12.11%) Migration
14 27 (10.55%) Data Migration
15 20 (7.81%) ETL
16 19 (7.42%) MVC
17 17 (6.64%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 142 (55.47%) Java
2 75 (29.30%) SQL
3 46 (17.97%) Groovy
4 45 (17.58%) JavaScript
5 38 (14.84%) C#
6 35 (13.67%) XPath
7 19 (7.42%) C
7 19 (7.42%) PL/SQL
8 12 (4.69%) C++
8 12 (4.69%) Python
8 12 (4.69%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.52%) XQuery
10 7 (2.73%) Perl
11 5 (1.95%) SPARQL
11 5 (1.95%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.17%) SOQL
13 2 (0.78%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 2 (0.78%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.78%) PHP
14 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.47%) Degree
3 10 (3.91%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.73%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.69%) QA
2 9 (3.52%) HL7
3 4 (1.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.78%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.39%) Netcool
3 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 137 (53.52%) Oracle
2 50 (19.53%) IBM
3 46 (17.97%) JBoss
4 37 (14.45%) ATG
4 37 (14.45%) Perforce
4 37 (14.45%) Endeca
5 30 (11.72%) Microsoft
6 25 (9.77%) SAP
7 22 (8.59%) BEA
8 15 (5.86%) PeopleSoft
8 15 (5.86%) Software AG
9 12 (4.69%) TIBCO
10 11 (4.30%) Google
11 9 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (3.52%) ESRI
12 7 (2.73%) Intel
13 6 (2.34%) webMethods
14 5 (1.95%) Mercator
15 4 (1.56%) hybris
16 3 (1.17%) MetaSolv
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