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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 464 455 465
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing WSDL 150 120 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 0.80% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 61 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 £325 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £800 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £41.25 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 - £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 - £64.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £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
15477 15084 15543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.81% 28.64% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9801 9697 9556
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 265 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +16 142 £425 +6.25% 33
London +38 92 £525 +20.00% 7
East Midlands - 13 £375 - 1
City of London +28 12 £400 -5.88% 1
North West -14 11 £325 -13.33% 5
South East -17 11 £410 +2.50% 11
Manchester - 11 £325 - 1
Hampshire -16 7 £400 - 5
Nottinghamshire - 7 - -
Nottingham - 7 - -
West Midlands 0 6 £425 +30.76%
East of England -22 5 £338 -32.50% 1
South West - 3 £298 - 5
Surrey -5 2 £410 +10.81% 4
Guildford - 2 £410 - 3
Southampton -11 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £298 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
East Anglia - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Chester - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - - 1
Doncaster - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 204 (83.95%) XML
2 183 (75.31%) Web Services
3 156 (64.20%) SOAP
4 142 (58.44%) Oracle
5 134 (55.14%) Java
6 113 (46.50%) XSD
7 86 (35.39%) SOA
8 83 (34.16%) HTML
9 80 (32.92%) Scrum
10 75 (30.86%) Linux
11 72 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
12 71 (29.22%) REST
13 70 (28.81%) J2EE
14 69 (28.40%) SQL
15 65 (26.75%) Subversion
16 62 (25.51%) WebLogic
17 60 (24.69%) ERP
18 57 (23.46%) XSLT
19 55 (22.63%) Maven
20 52 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
21 49 (20.16%) WebSphere
21 49 (20.16%) Spring
22 48 (19.75%) E-Commerce
22 48 (19.75%) HTTP
23 47 (19.34%) XSL
24 46 (18.93%) JBoss
24 46 (18.93%) Groovy
25 45 (18.52%) Oracle Database
25 45 (18.52%) JMS
26 44 (18.11%) Middleware

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 62 (25.51%) WebLogic
2 49 (20.16%) WebSphere
3 30 (12.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 23 (9.47%) Apache
5 20 (8.23%) AquaLogic
6 14 (5.76%) Oracle Service Bus
7 10 (4.12%) Confluence
8 9 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (3.70%) IIS
9 8 (3.29%) NetWeaver
9 8 (3.29%) WebSphere Process Server
9 8 (3.29%) WebLogic Portal
9 8 (3.29%) Liferay
10 7 (2.88%) Tomcat
11 5 (2.06%) MQSeries
11 5 (2.06%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (2.06%) Node.js
12 4 (1.65%) WebSphere Portal
12 4 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (1.23%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 11 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.12%) MS Office
3 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (6.58%) Workday HCM
2 14 (5.76%) SAP HR
3 10 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (3.29%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (2.88%) Markit EDM
6 3 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.82%) AquaLogic BPM
8 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.23%) Force.com
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.82%) SaaS
2 2 (0.82%) PaaS
2 2 (0.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (19.75%) HTTP
2 25 (10.29%) SSL
3 17 (7.00%) LDAP
4 11 (4.53%) FTP
4 11 (4.53%) Internet
5 8 (3.29%) HTTPS
6 5 (2.06%) X.509
7 3 (1.23%) Firewall
8 2 (0.82%) DMZ
8 2 (0.82%) SMTP
9 1 (0.41%) VPN
9 1 (0.41%) CTI
9 1 (0.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 36 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 25 (10.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.94%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.53%) MySQL
7 10 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (3.70%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.29%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (2.47%) Spotfire
11 5 (2.06%) MongoDB
11 5 (2.06%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.65%) DB2
12 4 (1.65%) Text Mining
13 3 (1.23%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 65 (26.75%) Subversion
2 55 (22.63%) Maven
3 44 (18.11%) Ant
4 25 (10.29%) Visual Studio
5 20 (8.23%) Eclipse
5 20 (8.23%) JIRA
6 19 (7.82%) Jenkins
7 12 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (4.12%) Git (software)
8 10 (4.12%) Hudson
8 10 (4.12%) SoapUI
9 9 (3.70%) JUnit
10 6 (2.47%) Bugzilla
10 6 (2.47%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.65%) NetBeans
11 4 (1.65%) Selenium
11 4 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.65%) MyEclipse
11 4 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (1.23%) ClearCase
General
1 40 (16.46%) Retail
2 20 (8.23%) Finance
3 10 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.65%) Banking
6 2 (0.82%) Law
6 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.82%) German Language
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.41%) French Language
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 122 (50.21%) Developer
2 40 (16.46%) Architect
3 31 (12.76%) Consultant
4 22 (9.05%) Java Developer
5 13 (5.35%) Technical Leader
6 12 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (4.53%) Software Engineer
8 10 (4.12%) Integration Architect
8 10 (4.12%) Microsoft Consultant
8 10 (4.12%) CRM Consultant
8 10 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 10 (4.12%) Designer
8 10 (4.12%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
9 8 (3.29%) WebSphere Developer
9 8 (3.29%) Software Developer
9 8 (3.29%) Technical Architect
9 8 (3.29%) Oracle Developer
10 7 (2.88%) Senior Developer
10 7 (2.88%) Workday Consultant
11 6 (2.47%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (83.95%) XML
2 183 (75.31%) Web Services
3 156 (64.20%) SOAP
4 113 (46.50%) XSD
5 83 (34.16%) HTML
6 71 (29.22%) REST
7 70 (28.81%) J2EE
8 57 (23.46%) XSLT
9 49 (20.16%) Spring
10 47 (19.34%) XSL
11 45 (18.52%) JMS
12 44 (18.11%) Middleware
13 40 (16.46%) RESTful
14 33 (13.58%) .NET
15 30 (12.35%) JAX-WS
16 29 (11.93%) jQuery
17 26 (10.70%) CSS
18 21 (8.64%) Apache Axis
19 20 (8.23%) JSON
19 20 (8.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.64%) Social Media
1 38 (15.64%) iPad
2 13 (5.35%) Data Integration
3 11 (4.53%) Open Source
4 7 (2.88%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.06%) DataPower
5 5 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.06%) Life Science
6 4 (1.65%) Semantic Web
6 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.65%) Web 2.0
6 4 (1.65%) Ontologies
6 4 (1.65%) Kindle
7 3 (1.23%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.23%) Informatics
8 2 (0.82%) Clustering
8 2 (0.82%) NHS
8 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.41%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 75 (30.86%) Linux
2 30 (12.35%) UNIX
3 12 (4.94%) Windows
4 4 (1.65%) Windows 2000
4 4 (1.65%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.23%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.23%) Solaris
6 1 (0.41%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (35.39%) SOA
2 80 (32.92%) Scrum
3 72 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (24.69%) ERP
5 52 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (19.75%) E-Commerce
7 44 (18.11%) TDD
8 42 (17.28%) Content Management
9 39 (16.05%) OO
10 38 (15.64%) Waterfall
11 31 (12.76%) ITIL
12 29 (11.93%) UML
13 28 (11.52%) Migration
14 24 (9.88%) Data Migration
15 22 (9.05%) Software Engineering
16 21 (8.64%) TOGAF
17 20 (8.23%) MVC
17 20 (8.23%) Configuration Management
18 19 (7.82%) SysML
19 17 (7.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 134 (55.14%) Java
2 69 (28.40%) SQL
3 46 (18.93%) Groovy
4 35 (14.40%) XPath
5 33 (13.58%) JavaScript
6 31 (12.76%) C#
7 22 (9.05%) PL/SQL
8 13 (5.35%) C
9 12 (4.94%) C++
9 12 (4.94%) Python
9 12 (4.94%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.29%) XQuery
11 7 (2.88%) Perl
12 5 (2.06%) SPARQL
12 5 (2.06%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.82%) PHP
13 2 (0.82%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.41%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 26 (10.70%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.88%) Degree
5 6 (2.47%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.94%) QA
2 7 (2.88%) HL7
3 4 (1.65%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (5.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.82%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.41%) Netcool
3 1 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 142 (58.44%) Oracle
2 46 (18.93%) JBoss
3 42 (17.28%) IBM
4 38 (15.64%) ATG
4 38 (15.64%) Perforce
4 38 (15.64%) Endeca
5 29 (11.93%) Microsoft
6 25 (10.29%) SAP
7 19 (7.82%) BEA
8 15 (6.17%) PeopleSoft
9 11 (4.53%) TIBCO
10 10 (4.12%) Software AG
11 9 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (2.88%) Intel
13 6 (2.47%) webMethods
14 5 (2.06%) Mercator
15 4 (1.65%) Google
15 4 (1.65%) hybris
16 3 (1.23%) F5
16 3 (1.23%) ESRI
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