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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 510 488 416
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -72
Contract jobs citing WSDL 97 94 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 0.64% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 58 75
Average daily rate
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£419 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 88 £425 - 20
South East +1 27 £425 -
North West +5 26 £388 - 3
Cheshire +4 16 £388 - 1
Berkshire +2 16 £450 +5.88%
London -48 11 £530 +17.77% 10
Reading - 10 £450 -
South West +8 8 £350 -26.31% 3
Chester +8 7 £388 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £575 -
Hampshire 0 5 £413 -2.94%
Wiltshire -3 4 £450 -5.26%
West Yorkshire -8 4 £375 -16.66% 2
Yorkshire -13 4 £375 -14.28% 3
Lancashire - 4 £363 -
Preston - 4 £363 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £346 -
Surrey +4 3 £325 -23.52%
East of England +3 3 £388 -6.06%
Scotland -5 3 £375 - 1
Nottingham -5 3 - -
Nottinghamshire -7 3 - -
East Midlands -8 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 £375 -
County Antrim - 3 £375 -
Belfast - 3 £375 -
Knutsford - 3 £375 -
Swindon +4 2 £438 -7.89%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £425 -
Bracknell - 2 - -

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 143 (78.57%) XML
2 133 (73.08%) SOAP
3 102 (56.04%) Web Services
4 97 (53.30%) Java
5 84 (46.15%) Oracle
5 84 (46.15%) XSD
6 78 (42.86%) SOA
7 65 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (30.77%) HTML
9 53 (29.12%) IBM
10 52 (28.57%) WebSphere
11 46 (25.27%) Middleware
12 45 (24.73%) REST
13 44 (24.18%) SQL
14 41 (22.53%) J2EE
14 41 (22.53%) Finance
15 40 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (21.43%) JSON
17 38 (20.88%) Waterfall
18 37 (20.33%) TDD
19 35 (19.23%) HTTP
19 35 (19.23%) JMS
20 34 (18.68%) JavaScript
20 34 (18.68%) Spring
20 34 (18.68%) Oracle Database
21 32 (17.58%) Software Engineering
22 29 (15.93%) Linux
23 28 (15.38%) Maven
23 28 (15.38%) Subversion
23 28 (15.38%) Scrum

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 52 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 25 (13.74%) WebLogic
3 21 (11.54%) JBoss
4 16 (8.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (4.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 8 (4.40%) NetWeaver
5 8 (4.40%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (4.40%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (3.30%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (2.75%) AquaLogic
7 5 (2.75%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.75%) Apache
8 4 (2.20%) Confluence
8 4 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.65%) IIS
9 3 (1.65%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (1.10%) Liferay
10 2 (1.10%) Oracle BPEL
10 2 (1.10%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.10%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.95%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.75%) AquaLogic BPM
3 3 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.10%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.20%) PaaS
2 2 (1.10%) SaaS
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.10%) IaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.23%) HTTP
2 13 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 11 (6.04%) Firewall
4 8 (4.40%) Internet
4 8 (4.40%) DMZ
4 8 (4.40%) HTTPS
5 6 (3.30%) SSL
6 3 (1.65%) LAN
6 3 (1.65%) WAN
6 3 (1.65%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.65%) SNMP
6 3 (1.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (1.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.10%) NAS
7 2 (1.10%) SAN
7 2 (1.10%) FTP
8 1 (0.55%) CTI
8 1 (0.55%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.68%) Oracle Database
2 24 (13.19%) SQL Server
3 21 (11.54%) DB2
4 17 (9.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 13 (7.14%) Big Data
7 10 (5.49%) RDBMS
8 8 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (4.40%) Informix
9 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (2.75%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.65%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (1.10%) OLTP
12 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.55%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 28 (15.38%) Maven
1 28 (15.38%) Subversion
2 26 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 24 (13.19%) JUnit
4 15 (8.24%) Ant
5 14 (7.69%) Git (software)
6 11 (6.04%) Selenium
6 11 (6.04%) Jenkins
7 10 (5.49%) JIRA
8 8 (4.40%) Cucumber
8 8 (4.40%) Mockito
9 7 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.75%) XMLSpy
11 4 (2.20%) Hudson
11 4 (2.20%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.65%) Introscope
12 3 (1.65%) CruiseControl
12 3 (1.65%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.65%) LoadUI
12 3 (1.65%) SonarQube
General
1 41 (22.53%) Finance
2 26 (14.29%) Retail
3 20 (10.99%) Banking
4 4 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Front Office
6 1 (0.55%) Back Office
6 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.55%) Local Government
6 1 (0.55%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.55%) French Language
6 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (57.69%) Developer
2 33 (18.13%) Java Developer
3 32 (17.58%) Architect
4 18 (9.89%) Integration Architect
5 14 (7.69%) webMethods Developer
6 12 (6.59%) Consultant
6 12 (6.59%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.49%) SOA Developer
7 10 (5.49%) Oracle Developer
7 10 (5.49%) Analyst
8 8 (4.40%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 8 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (4.40%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 7 (3.85%) Designer
10 5 (2.75%) Tester
10 5 (2.75%) WebSphere Developer
11 4 (2.20%) SOA Architect
11 4 (2.20%) SOA Consultant
11 4 (2.20%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (78.57%) XML
2 133 (73.08%) SOAP
3 102 (56.04%) Web Services
4 84 (46.15%) XSD
5 56 (30.77%) HTML
6 46 (25.27%) Middleware
7 45 (24.73%) REST
8 41 (22.53%) J2EE
9 39 (21.43%) JSON
10 35 (19.23%) JMS
11 34 (18.68%) Spring
12 28 (15.38%) RESTful
13 27 (14.84%) XSL
14 26 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 24 (13.19%) JDBC
15 24 (13.19%) .NET
15 24 (13.19%) XSLT
16 20 (10.99%) CSS
17 19 (10.44%) Servlets
17 19 (10.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.38%) DataPower
2 12 (6.59%) iPad
2 12 (6.59%) Social Media
2 12 (6.59%) Open Source
3 10 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.95%) Clustering
5 7 (3.85%) N-Tier
6 6 (3.30%) Online Banking
6 6 (3.30%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.30%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.20%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.65%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.10%) W3C
9 2 (1.10%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.55%) IVR
10 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.55%) PMI
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.93%) Linux
2 12 (6.59%) Windows
3 7 (3.85%) AIX
4 6 (3.30%) Mac OS
4 6 (3.30%) Windows Vista
4 6 (3.30%) Windows XP
5 5 (2.75%) UNIX
6 3 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.10%) Android
7 2 (1.10%) CentOS
7 2 (1.10%) Solaris
8 1 (0.55%) HPUX
8 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) zOS
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (42.86%) SOA
2 65 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (21.98%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (20.88%) Waterfall
5 37 (20.33%) TDD
6 32 (17.58%) Software Engineering
7 28 (15.38%) Scrum
8 26 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 23 (12.64%) BPEL
10 22 (12.09%) E-Commerce
11 17 (9.34%) Use Case
12 16 (8.79%) EAI
12 16 (8.79%) UML
12 16 (8.79%) OO
13 14 (7.69%) ERP
14 13 (7.14%) Low Latency
15 12 (6.59%) High Availability
15 12 (6.59%) Content Management
16 10 (5.49%) Configuration Management
17 9 (4.95%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 97 (53.30%) Java
2 44 (24.18%) SQL
3 34 (18.68%) JavaScript
4 16 (8.79%) PL/SQL
5 15 (8.24%) Groovy
6 12 (6.59%) C#
7 11 (6.04%) C++
8 9 (4.95%) Objective-C
9 7 (3.85%) XPath
10 6 (3.30%) C
11 5 (2.75%) Perl
12 4 (2.20%) XQuery
12 4 (2.20%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.10%) VB
13 2 (1.10%) VB6
14 1 (0.55%) Python
14 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.55%) R
14 1 (0.55%) Scala
14 1 (0.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 19 (10.44%) Degree
2 8 (4.40%) SC Cleared
2 8 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.65%) ISEB
4 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.55%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.95%) QA
2 3 (1.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.10%) Squid
3 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (7.69%) CA LISA
2 2 (1.10%) OpenAM
2 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.10%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.10%) MOM
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.55%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 84 (46.15%) Oracle
2 53 (29.12%) IBM
3 27 (14.84%) webMethods
4 18 (9.89%) Microsoft
5 17 (9.34%) Perforce
5 17 (9.34%) Software AG
5 17 (9.34%) TIBCO
6 15 (8.24%) SAP
7 12 (6.59%) Endeca
7 12 (6.59%) ATG
8 10 (5.49%) Green Hat
8 10 (5.49%) Solace
9 9 (4.95%) HP
10 7 (3.85%) Intel
11 5 (2.75%) BEA
11 5 (2.75%) CA
12 4 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.65%) Cisco
13 3 (1.65%) Compuware
13 3 (1.65%) Nokia
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