The table below looks at the statistics for Web Services skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 49 51 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -24
Contract jobs citing Web Services 67 61 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.09% 2.93% 5.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.26% 11.60% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 27 40
Average daily rate
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£351 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £394 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.13 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -2.57%
Web Services
England

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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
470 526 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.69% 25.23% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 313 278
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 23
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Web Services Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Web Services
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Web Services across the West Midlands region.

Web Services Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Web Services Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Web Services
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Services across the West Midlands region.

Web Services Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Birmingham -3 14 £413 +26.92% 13
Coventry +5 13 £325 -13.33% 4
Warwickshire -9 10 £360 -0.68% 6
Walsall - 6 £325 -
Shropshire -8 4 £350 -33.33%
Staffordshire +11 3 £400 +15.73% 2
Wolverhampton +3 3 £325 +8.33%
Herefordshire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Web Services 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 Web Services.

1 88 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (41.33%) .NET
3 64 (32.65%) C#
4 62 (31.63%) SQL Server
5 60 (30.61%) XML
6 51 (26.02%) SQL
6 51 (26.02%) Microsoft
7 44 (22.45%) JavaScript
8 43 (21.94%) Scrum
9 39 (19.90%) HTML
10 36 (18.37%) CRM
11 30 (15.31%) Java
11 30 (15.31%) Open Source
12 29 (14.80%) ASP.NET
13 28 (14.29%) Finance
13 28 (14.29%) .NET Framework
13 28 (14.29%) WCF
13 28 (14.29%) CSS
14 27 (13.78%) jQuery
14 27 (13.78%) REST
15 26 (13.27%) Dynamics CRM
15 26 (13.27%) SOAP
16 23 (11.73%) MVC
17 22 (11.22%) Windows
17 22 (11.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 21 (10.71%) Visual Studio
18 21 (10.71%) PHP
19 20 (10.20%) MS Excel
19 20 (10.20%) SOA
19 20 (10.20%) WebSphere

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Web Services 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 Web Services. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (10.20%) WebSphere
2 12 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (6.12%) Apache
3 11 (5.61%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.10%) IIS
5 8 (4.08%) JBoss
5 8 (4.08%) Drupal
6 7 (3.57%) Node.js
7 5 (2.55%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.53%) CMS
8 3 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.51%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.51%) Liferay
10 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.51%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.51%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.51%) PowerPivot
2 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (13.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.53%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (1.02%) Agresso
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.51%) Magento
4 1 (0.51%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.59%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.55%) Force.com
5 3 (1.53%) SaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.59%) FTP
2 7 (3.57%) HTTP
3 5 (2.55%) LDAP
4 2 (1.02%) Intranet
4 2 (1.02%) Internet
5 1 (0.51%) Extranet
5 1 (0.51%) SMTP
5 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (31.63%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (7.14%) MySQL
5 9 (4.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (4.59%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.57%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.04%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.51%) SQLite
10 1 (0.51%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 15 (7.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.14%) NUnit
3 14 (7.14%) SpecFlow
4 13 (6.63%) MSBuild
5 11 (5.61%) ReSharper
5 11 (5.61%) NCover
5 11 (5.61%) StyleCop
5 11 (5.61%) MSTest
5 11 (5.61%) NDepend
6 10 (5.10%) Subversion
6 10 (5.10%) JIRA
7 9 (4.59%) Git (software)
8 5 (2.55%) NuGet
8 5 (2.55%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (2.04%) PHPUnit
9 4 (2.04%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.53%) JMeter
10 3 (1.53%) LoadUI
General
1 28 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (3.06%) Back Office
2 6 (3.06%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.55%) Automotive
4 4 (2.04%) Retail
5 2 (1.02%) Banking
5 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
6 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 99 (50.51%) Developer
2 35 (17.86%) Analyst
3 29 (14.80%) Architect
3 29 (14.80%) .NET Developer
4 21 (10.71%) Business Analyst
5 14 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 14 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
6 13 (6.63%) Consultant
7 11 (5.61%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (5.61%) CRM Developer
8 10 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 8 (4.08%) Senior Business Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) PHP Developer
10 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
11 6 (3.06%) BizTalk Developer
11 6 (3.06%) Integration Analyst
11 6 (3.06%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.06%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (3.06%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (41.33%) .NET
2 60 (30.61%) XML
3 39 (19.90%) HTML
4 29 (14.80%) ASP.NET
5 28 (14.29%) CSS
5 28 (14.29%) WCF
5 28 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 27 (13.78%) jQuery
6 27 (13.78%) REST
7 26 (13.27%) SOAP
8 19 (9.69%) XSLT
9 15 (7.65%) Ajax
10 13 (6.63%) HTML5
11 12 (6.12%) JSON
12 11 (5.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 11 (5.61%) XSD
13 10 (5.10%) Middleware
14 9 (4.59%) RESTful
15 8 (4.08%) WF
15 8 (4.08%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.31%) Open Source
2 14 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.61%) Inversion of Control
4 10 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (5.10%) User Experience
5 9 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.59%) N-Tier
6 8 (4.08%) Taxonomies
6 8 (4.08%) Social Media
6 8 (4.08%) iPad
6 8 (4.08%) Blog
7 6 (3.06%) Pocket PC
8 5 (2.55%) Clustering
9 3 (1.53%) E-Learning
9 3 (1.53%) SCORM
9 3 (1.53%) Learning Management System
10 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.22%) Windows
2 16 (8.16%) Linux
3 6 (3.06%) Windows CE
3 6 (3.06%) Windows Mobile
3 6 (3.06%) Windows 8
3 6 (3.06%) Windows Phone 8
3 6 (3.06%) Windows Phone
4 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.02%) Android
6 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (21.94%) Scrum
3 36 (18.37%) CRM
4 23 (11.73%) MVC
5 20 (10.20%) TDD
5 20 (10.20%) SOA
6 17 (8.67%) Workflow
7 16 (8.16%) OO
8 15 (7.65%) Unit Testing
9 14 (7.14%) Coaching
10 13 (6.63%) E-Commerce
10 13 (6.63%) Web Development
11 11 (5.61%) Migration
11 11 (5.61%) Kanban
11 11 (5.61%) Data Migration
11 11 (5.61%) Domain-Driven Design
11 11 (5.61%) BDD
11 11 (5.61%) ATDD
11 11 (5.61%) User Stories
12 10 (5.10%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 64 (32.65%) C#
2 51 (26.02%) SQL
3 44 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 30 (15.31%) Java
5 21 (10.71%) PHP
6 13 (6.63%) VB.NET
7 12 (6.12%) PowerShell
8 10 (5.10%) T-SQL
9 8 (4.08%) PHP5
10 6 (3.06%) Embedded C++
10 6 (3.06%) VB
10 6 (3.06%) C++
11 5 (2.55%) Ruby
11 5 (2.55%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.53%) ActionScript 3.0
12 3 (1.53%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (2.55%) ISEB
1 5 (2.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.04%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.53%) Degree
3 3 (1.53%) MCTS
4 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.02%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) MCITP
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.55%) Puppet
1 5 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.55%) Ansible
2 2 (1.02%) Salt
3 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.51%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (26.02%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.18%) Oracle
3 16 (8.16%) IBM
4 12 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (4.59%) SAP
6 5 (2.55%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.55%) VMware
7 4 (2.04%) Talend
8 3 (1.53%) webMethods
9 2 (1.02%) ATG
9 2 (1.02%) Twitter
9 2 (1.02%) Endeca
9 2 (1.02%) Motorola
9 2 (1.02%) Adobe
10 1 (0.51%) HP
10 1 (0.51%) BEA
10 1 (0.51%) CA
10 1 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.51%) Cognos
10 1 (0.51%) Sybase
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