The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 547 543 539
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing WSDL 81 102 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.64% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 68 49
Median daily rate £413 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £388 £373
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -

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
15552 16010 15529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.00% 28.82% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10727 11153 10582
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 264 169
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.48 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.73% +7.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £51.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WSDL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 72 £400 -3.03% 8
London -11 28 £275 -47.61% 1
North West -2 12 £418 +7.74%
South East +29 10 - - 1
Edinburgh +27 9 £500 +66.66%
Scotland +18 9 £500 +17.64%
South West +14 8 £475 +26.66% 3
Manchester +3 8 £375 +1.69%
East Midlands -8 6 £413 +37.50% 1
Nottingham - 6 £413 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £413 -
Buckinghamshire +22 4 - -
Milton Keynes +16 4 - -
Gloucestershire +9 4 £550 +46.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £475 -
North East - 4 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £475 -
Yorkshire +17 3 - -
Berkshire +12 3 - - 1
Merseyside +4 3 - -
Cheltenham +2 3 £438 +16.66%
Bootle - 3 - -
Hampshire +19 2 - -
West Yorkshire +14 2 - -
Leeds +12 2 - -
Stockport -9 2 £515 -
Bolton - 2 - -
Somerset +24 1 £475 -
Cheshire 0 1 £460 +18.70%
City of London -6 1 £300 -50.00% 1

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WSDL.

1 134 (80.72%) SOAP
2 131 (78.92%) XML
3 108 (65.06%) Web Services
4 99 (59.64%) Java
5 83 (50.00%) REST
6 67 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
7 66 (39.76%) XSLT
8 65 (39.16%) SOA
9 61 (36.75%) SQL
10 56 (33.73%) JSON
11 52 (31.33%) Oracle
11 52 (31.33%) XSD
12 43 (25.90%) Spring
13 41 (24.70%) JavaScript
14 38 (22.89%) Finance
15 37 (22.29%) HTML
16 34 (20.48%) .NET
16 34 (20.48%) J2EE
16 34 (20.48%) JDBC
17 33 (19.88%) Linux
18 30 (18.07%) SQL Server
19 28 (16.87%) Unix
19 28 (16.87%) Unit Testing
20 27 (16.27%) Oracle Database
20 27 (16.27%) CSS
20 27 (16.27%) HTTP
21 26 (15.66%) SDLC
22 25 (15.06%) IBM
22 25 (15.06%) C#
23 24 (14.46%) .NET Framework

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (13.86%) WebSphere
2 22 (13.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (7.83%) Mule
4 12 (7.23%) Mule ESB
4 12 (7.23%) WebLogic
5 9 (5.42%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (5.42%) JBoss
6 8 (4.82%) Tomcat
7 7 (4.22%) MQSI
7 7 (4.22%) SharePoint
8 6 (3.61%) Apache
8 6 (3.61%) CMS
9 4 (2.41%) Drupal
9 4 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.41%) GlassFish
9 4 (2.41%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.81%) Confluence
11 2 (1.20%) IIS
11 2 (1.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (4.22%) InfoPath
2 6 (3.61%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.42%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.61%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (3.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.81%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.20%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.60%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.60%) Magento
5 1 (0.60%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.60%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.61%) SaaS
4 5 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.81%) HP Helion
6 2 (1.20%) GitHub
7 1 (0.60%) Boomi
7 1 (0.60%) Force.com
7 1 (0.60%) IaaS
7 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.27%) HTTP
2 15 (9.04%) Firewall
2 15 (9.04%) SSL
3 8 (4.82%) FTP
4 7 (4.22%) HTTPS
4 7 (4.22%) Kerberos
4 7 (4.22%) WinSCP
5 6 (3.61%) AMQP
5 6 (3.61%) LDAP
6 4 (2.41%) Internet
6 4 (2.41%) SAN
7 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.60%) Intranet
8 1 (0.60%) Skype
8 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 27 (16.27%) Oracle Database
3 16 (9.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (6.63%) DB2
5 8 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.82%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.61%) DB2 UDB
6 6 (3.61%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.01%) MySQL
8 4 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.81%) SAP HANA
10 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.20%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (13.86%) Eclipse
2 22 (13.25%) Git (software)
3 20 (12.05%) Maven
3 20 (12.05%) Subversion
4 19 (11.45%) Jenkins
4 19 (11.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (10.24%) JUnit
6 16 (9.64%) SoapUI
7 15 (9.04%) JIRA
8 11 (6.63%) ClearCase
8 11 (6.63%) IntelliJ
8 11 (6.63%) XMLSpy
9 10 (6.02%) Ant
9 10 (6.02%) Visual Studio
10 8 (4.82%) Selenium
11 6 (3.61%) Gradle
11 6 (3.61%) NetBeans
12 5 (3.01%) Log4j
13 4 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.41%) GitLab
General
1 38 (22.89%) Finance
2 8 (4.82%) Banking
3 7 (4.22%) Local Government
4 5 (3.01%) Marketing
4 5 (3.01%) Retail
5 3 (1.81%) Billing
5 3 (1.81%) Front Office
5 3 (1.81%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.81%) Law
5 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.20%) Back Office
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
6 2 (1.20%) International Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Legal
6 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 117 (70.48%) Developer
2 49 (29.52%) Java Developer
3 16 (9.64%) Architect
4 14 (8.43%) C# Developer
4 14 (8.43%) Senior Developer
5 12 (7.23%) Analyst
6 11 (6.63%) SOA Developer
7 10 (6.02%) Oracle Developer
7 10 (6.02%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 9 (5.42%) Analyst Developer
8 9 (5.42%) C# WCF Developer
8 9 (5.42%) WCF Developer
9 8 (4.82%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (4.82%) Technical Leader
10 7 (4.22%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.22%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (4.22%) C# WPF Developer
10 7 (4.22%) WebSphere Developer
10 7 (4.22%) WPF Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (80.72%) SOAP
2 131 (78.92%) XML
3 108 (65.06%) Web Services
4 83 (50.00%) REST
5 66 (39.76%) XSLT
6 56 (33.73%) JSON
7 52 (31.33%) XSD
8 43 (25.90%) Spring
9 37 (22.29%) HTML
10 34 (20.48%) .NET
10 34 (20.48%) J2EE
10 34 (20.48%) JDBC
11 27 (16.27%) CSS
12 24 (14.46%) .NET Framework
13 22 (13.25%) UDDI
14 21 (12.65%) XSL
15 20 (12.05%) Hibernate
15 20 (12.05%) RESTful
16 19 (11.45%) JSP
17 17 (10.24%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.86%) DataPower
2 13 (7.83%) N-Tier
3 8 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.81%) EMV
6 3 (1.81%) NHS
6 3 (1.81%) Replication
6 3 (1.81%) User Experience
7 2 (1.20%) CMDB
7 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.20%) iPad
7 2 (1.20%) Life Science
7 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) Social Media
7 2 (1.20%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.60%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.88%) Linux
2 28 (16.87%) Unix
3 21 (12.65%) Windows
4 7 (4.22%) AIX
5 6 (3.61%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (40.36%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (39.16%) SOA
3 28 (16.87%) Unit Testing
4 26 (15.66%) SDLC
5 23 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (13.86%) OO
6 21 (12.65%) TDD
7 20 (12.05%) UML
8 19 (11.45%) MVC
9 17 (10.24%) Kanban
10 16 (9.64%) Waterfall
10 16 (9.64%) Workflow
11 15 (9.04%) Scrum
12 14 (8.43%) Integration Testing
12 14 (8.43%) Migration
12 14 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (7.83%) BPEL
13 13 (7.83%) Open Source
13 13 (7.83%) Software Engineering
14 12 (7.23%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 99 (59.64%) Java
2 61 (36.75%) SQL
3 41 (24.70%) JavaScript
4 25 (15.06%) C#
5 18 (10.84%) PL/SQL
6 16 (9.64%) Shell Script
7 15 (9.04%) XPath
8 14 (8.43%) T-SQL
9 7 (4.22%) PHP
10 5 (3.01%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.20%) C++
11 2 (1.20%) Groovy
11 2 (1.20%) Perl
11 2 (1.20%) VB
11 2 (1.20%) VB6
12 1 (0.60%) ABAP
12 1 (0.60%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.60%) SAPscript
12 1 (0.60%) Scala
12 1 (0.60%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (6.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.02%) Degree
3 7 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.81%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.60%) CITP
5 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.60%) MCSA
5 1 (0.60%) MCSD
5 1 (0.60%) MCSE
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.02%) QA
2 3 (1.81%) SLA
3 2 (1.20%) HL7
4 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.60%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.81%) Docker
3 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.22%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.01%) CloudHub
3 3 (1.81%) CA Service Virtualization
3 3 (1.81%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 3 (1.81%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.60%) Ansible
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.60%) Nagios
4 1 (0.60%) SCCM
4 1 (0.60%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 52 (31.33%) Oracle
2 25 (15.06%) IBM
3 13 (7.83%) HP
4 11 (6.63%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.63%) SAP
5 9 (5.42%) MuleSoft
6 8 (4.82%) TIBCO
7 6 (3.61%) Google
8 4 (2.41%) Remedy
9 3 (1.81%) ATG
9 3 (1.81%) CA
9 3 (1.81%) Sybase
9 3 (1.81%) VMware
10 2 (1.20%) Apigee
10 2 (1.20%) Citrix
10 2 (1.20%) Endeca
10 2 (1.20%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.20%) Workday
11 1 (0.60%) VeriFone
11 1 (0.60%) WorldPay
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