The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank - - 49
Contract jobs citing WSDL 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - - 0.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £36.72
% change year-on-year
- -44.16%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
277 145 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 34.45% 25.00% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 88 76
Average daily rate £350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £21.80 £16.24 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.27% +8.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £22.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

WSDL
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

WSDL Daily Rate Trend in Wales

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) Web Application Development
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (60.00%) XPath
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) JAX-WS
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) EJB 3.0
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) JSF
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (60.00%) JAXB
2 3 (60.00%) SAX
2 3 (60.00%) XSD
2 3 (60.00%) DOM
2 3 (60.00%) XSLT
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) EJB
2 3 (60.00%) JDBC
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) XSD
2 3 (60.00%) DOM
2 3 (60.00%) XSLT
2 3 (60.00%) JAXB
2 3 (60.00%) SAX
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) EJB
2 3 (60.00%) JDBC
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) JSF
2 3 (60.00%) JAX-WS
2 3 (60.00%) EJB 3.0
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) XML-RPC
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Solaris
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Web Application Development
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle