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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 520 487 424
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -63
Contract jobs citing WSDL 79 83 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 0.59% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 49 69
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
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
14151 14119 12451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.37% 27.20% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9202 8972 7852
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 221 325
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -18 71 £450 - 20
North West +1 18 £381 +1.66% 5
London -24 17 £530 +17.77% 7
Cheshire +8 11 £375 - 1
South East -29 11 £438 +2.94% 2
West Midlands - 10 £575 -
Berkshire -5 8 £450 +5.88% 1
Knutsford - 5 £375 - 1
East Midlands - 5 - - 2
Scotland -5 4 £415 - 2
Yorkshire -13 4 £333 -8.27%
Nottinghamshire - 4 - - 2
Nottingham - 4 - - 2
East of England +2 3 £300 -36.84% 1
South West -17 3 £350 -25.53% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 £375 -
County Antrim - 3 £375 -
Belfast - 3 £375 -
West Yorkshire -5 2 £340 +13.33%
Hampshire -15 2 £330 -23.69%
Gloucestershire - 2 £346 -
City of London +8 1 - -
Basingstoke 0 1 £300 -14.89%
Wiltshire -5 1 £550 +15.78% 2
Liverpool - 1 £375 -
Essex - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £343 -
Edinburgh - - - - 1

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 138 (79.77%) XML
2 120 (69.36%) SOAP
3 94 (54.34%) Web Services
3 94 (54.34%) Java
4 83 (47.98%) Oracle
5 81 (46.82%) XSD
6 70 (40.46%) HTML
6 70 (40.46%) SOA
7 63 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (29.48%) WebSphere
9 44 (25.43%) TDD
10 43 (24.86%) Middleware
10 43 (24.86%) J2EE
11 40 (23.12%) IBM
11 40 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (23.12%) Waterfall
12 39 (22.54%) SQL
12 39 (22.54%) WebLogic
13 38 (21.97%) Scrum
13 38 (21.97%) REST
14 37 (21.39%) Linux
15 35 (20.23%) XSL
16 34 (19.65%) Finance
16 34 (19.65%) JSON
17 33 (19.08%) Maven
18 32 (18.50%) RESTful
19 31 (17.92%) Oracle Database
19 31 (17.92%) Software Engineering
19 31 (17.92%) HTTP
20 30 (17.34%) JavaScript

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 51 (29.48%) WebSphere
2 39 (22.54%) WebLogic
3 26 (15.03%) JBoss
4 18 (10.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (5.78%) Apache
5 10 (5.78%) Tomcat
6 8 (4.62%) AquaLogic
6 8 (4.62%) NetWeaver
7 6 (3.47%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (3.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (2.89%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (2.31%) Mule
10 3 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.16%) FileNet
11 2 (1.16%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (1.16%) IIS
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.58%) Confluence
12 1 (0.58%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 5 (2.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (1.73%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.05%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (2.89%) AquaLogic BPM
3 3 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.73%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.16%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.31%) PaaS
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.16%) IaaS
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.92%) HTTP
2 10 (5.78%) Firewall
3 8 (4.62%) HTTPS
3 8 (4.62%) DMZ
4 7 (4.05%) Ethernet
5 6 (3.47%) Internet
6 5 (2.89%) MPLS
6 5 (2.89%) SSL
6 5 (2.89%) SDH
6 5 (2.89%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.16%) LAN
7 2 (1.16%) WAN
7 2 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.58%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.58%) NAS
8 1 (0.58%) SAN
8 1 (0.58%) FTP
8 1 (0.58%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.92%) Oracle Database
2 23 (13.29%) SQL Server
3 16 (9.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (8.67%) DB2
5 10 (5.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (5.78%) Relational Database
6 9 (5.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (4.05%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.47%) Informix
9 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.89%) Big Data
10 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (2.31%) MySQL
10 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.73%) Jackrabbit
12 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 33 (19.08%) Maven
2 29 (16.76%) Subversion
3 25 (14.45%) Ant
4 22 (12.72%) SoapUI
5 15 (8.67%) Jenkins
6 13 (7.51%) Git (software)
7 12 (6.94%) JUnit
8 6 (3.47%) Selenium
8 6 (3.47%) Mockito
8 6 (3.47%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.89%) Axure RP
9 5 (2.89%) JIRA
9 5 (2.89%) Toad
10 4 (2.31%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.31%) Introscope
11 3 (1.73%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.73%) JDeveloper
11 3 (1.73%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.73%) Hudson
General
1 34 (19.65%) Finance
2 30 (17.34%) Retail
3 19 (10.98%) Banking
4 6 (3.47%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.58%) Back Office
6 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Local Government
6 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 93 (53.76%) Developer
2 31 (17.92%) Architect
2 31 (17.92%) Java Developer
3 18 (10.40%) Analyst
4 17 (9.83%) Integration Architect
5 11 (6.36%) Oracle Developer
5 11 (6.36%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 11 (6.36%) SOA Developer
6 8 (4.62%) Senior Developer
6 8 (4.62%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.62%) Consultant
6 8 (4.62%) webMethods Developer
7 7 (4.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 7 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.47%) Test Analyst
8 6 (3.47%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (2.89%) Tester
10 4 (2.31%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.31%) Lead Developer
10 4 (2.31%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (79.77%) XML
2 120 (69.36%) SOAP
3 94 (54.34%) Web Services
4 81 (46.82%) XSD
5 70 (40.46%) HTML
6 43 (24.86%) J2EE
6 43 (24.86%) Middleware
7 38 (21.97%) REST
8 35 (20.23%) XSL
9 34 (19.65%) JSON
10 32 (18.50%) RESTful
11 28 (16.18%) Spring
12 27 (15.61%) JMS
12 27 (15.61%) XSLT
13 25 (14.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 23 (13.29%) CSS
15 21 (12.14%) JDBC
16 20 (11.56%) Java EE
17 19 (10.98%) .NET
18 17 (9.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.56%) DataPower
2 19 (10.98%) Social Media
2 19 (10.98%) iPad
3 16 (9.25%) Open Source
4 10 (5.78%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.20%) Clustering
6 8 (4.62%) Mobile App
7 7 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.05%) Online Banking
8 5 (2.89%) Web 2.0
9 4 (2.31%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.73%) NHS
10 3 (1.73%) Cryptography
11 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.16%) Taxonomies
11 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.58%) User Experience
12 1 (0.58%) Animation
12 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.39%) Linux
2 10 (5.78%) Windows
3 7 (4.05%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.47%) Mac OS
4 6 (3.47%) Windows Vista
4 6 (3.47%) UNIX
4 6 (3.47%) AIX
4 6 (3.47%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.16%) CentOS
5 2 (1.16%) Android
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.58%) zOS
6 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.58%) HPUX
6 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (40.46%) SOA
2 63 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (25.43%) TDD
4 40 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (23.12%) Waterfall
5 38 (21.97%) Scrum
6 31 (17.92%) Software Engineering
7 26 (15.03%) E-Commerce
8 24 (13.87%) ERP
9 21 (12.14%) BPEL
10 19 (10.98%) Content Management
11 18 (10.40%) Integration Testing
12 13 (7.51%) EAI
13 11 (6.36%) Data Modelling
13 11 (6.36%) OO
13 11 (6.36%) UML
13 11 (6.36%) Migration
13 11 (6.36%) Use Case
14 9 (5.20%) Service Delivery
15 8 (4.62%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 94 (54.34%) Java
2 39 (22.54%) SQL
3 30 (17.34%) JavaScript
4 19 (10.98%) Groovy
5 14 (8.09%) PL/SQL
5 14 (8.09%) XPath
6 11 (6.36%) C++
7 9 (5.20%) Objective-C
8 8 (4.62%) C#
9 6 (3.47%) C
10 4 (2.31%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.16%) VB
11 2 (1.16%) VB6
11 2 (1.16%) XQuery
11 2 (1.16%) Perl
12 1 (0.58%) PHP
12 1 (0.58%) Ruby
12 1 (0.58%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.58%) Scala
12 1 (0.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 20 (11.56%) Degree
2 8 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.47%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.89%) ISEB
5 3 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.73%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.58%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.47%) QA
2 3 (1.73%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (5.20%) CA LISA
2 5 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.73%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.16%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.16%) MOM
4 2 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.16%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 83 (47.98%) Oracle
2 40 (23.12%) IBM
3 21 (12.14%) Perforce
4 19 (10.98%) ATG
4 19 (10.98%) webMethods
4 19 (10.98%) Endeca
4 19 (10.98%) SAP
5 17 (9.83%) Microsoft
6 13 (7.51%) Software AG
6 13 (7.51%) BEA
6 13 (7.51%) TIBCO
7 9 (5.20%) Green Hat
8 7 (4.05%) Intel
9 5 (2.89%) Adobe
9 5 (2.89%) MetaSolv
9 5 (2.89%) Cramer
10 3 (1.73%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.73%) CA
11 2 (1.16%) Nokia
11 2 (1.16%) Compuware
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum + Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Scotland
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Tata Consultancy services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago