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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services
England / West Midlands
Rank 27 42 50
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +8
Contract jobs citing Web Services 130 95 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.48% 3.64% 2.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.97% 14.44% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 70 42
Median daily rate £470 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -38.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £55.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-21.36% +56.36%

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
620 658 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.12% 25.21% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 408 316
Median daily rate £388 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

Web Services
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Web Services as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Web Services across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Web Services Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +26 56 £515 +52.59% 3
Birmingham +17 33 £408 -1.27% 8
Warwickshire +1 15 £438 +38.88% 2
Shropshire +30 6 £500 - 3
Staffordshire - 6 £375 - 1
Worcestershire +1 3 £350 +2.94% 3
Walsall +1 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - - 2
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Web Services also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 167 (64.48%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (39.38%) .NET
3 92 (35.52%) JavaScript
4 87 (33.59%) C#
5 84 (32.43%) MVC
6 81 (31.27%) HTML
7 72 (27.80%) SQL
8 70 (27.03%) Scrum
9 69 (26.64%) CSS
9 69 (26.64%) Microsoft
10 67 (25.87%) ASP.NET
11 56 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
12 55 (21.24%) XML
13 50 (19.31%) Open Source
14 49 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 49 (18.92%) WCF
15 48 (18.53%) REST
16 47 (18.15%) Continuous Integration
17 46 (17.76%) Java
18 43 (16.60%) TDD
18 43 (16.60%) Amazon AWS
19 42 (16.22%) BDD
19 42 (16.22%) Subversion
20 39 (15.06%) .NET Framework
21 38 (14.67%) Entity Framework
22 37 (14.29%) Ruby
22 37 (14.29%) MySQL
23 36 (13.90%) SOAP
23 36 (13.90%) Linux
24 35 (13.51%) jQuery

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.70%) Apache
3 6 (2.32%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.93%) JBoss
4 5 (1.93%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.54%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.16%) nginx
6 3 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.16%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.77%) CMS
7 2 (0.77%) Confluence
7 2 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.77%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (10.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.16%) MS Office
3 2 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (9.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.39%) Magento
3 1 (0.39%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.39%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.39%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 56 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (16.60%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (1.54%) IaaS
4 3 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.16%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.16%) Office 365
4 3 (1.16%) PaaS
4 3 (1.16%) Route 53
4 3 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.77%) SaaS
6 1 (0.39%) Boomi
6 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) Google Play
6 1 (0.39%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.88%) SSL
2 18 (6.95%) HTTP
3 17 (6.56%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.63%) LDAP
5 3 (1.16%) Internet
6 2 (0.77%) FTP
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (0.39%) Firewall
7 1 (0.39%) Intranet
7 1 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.39%) LAN
7 1 (0.39%) Network Security
7 1 (0.39%) SSH
7 1 (0.39%) Telnet
7 1 (0.39%) WAN
7 1 (0.39%) Wireless
7 1 (0.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.29%) MySQL
2 30 (11.58%) MongoDB
3 29 (11.20%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (10.81%) SQL Server
5 12 (4.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (4.25%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.32%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.93%) Big Data
8 5 (1.93%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.16%) Pentaho
9 3 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.77%) DB2
10 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 42 (16.22%) Subversion
2 29 (11.20%) NUnit
3 27 (10.42%) Jenkins
4 24 (9.27%) Moq
5 23 (8.88%) Git (software)
6 21 (8.11%) Visual Studio
7 10 (3.86%) CruiseControl
8 9 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.70%) Selenium
10 6 (2.32%) JIRA
11 5 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.93%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.93%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.54%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.54%) JMeter
12 4 (1.54%) JUnit
12 4 (1.54%) MSBuild
12 4 (1.54%) MSTest
12 4 (1.54%) ReSharper
12 4 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 24 (9.27%) Marketing
2 21 (8.11%) Finance
3 4 (1.54%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.54%) Retail
4 3 (1.16%) Automotive
4 3 (1.16%) Back Office
5 2 (0.77%) Electronics
5 2 (0.77%) Legal
5 2 (0.77%) Publishing
5 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 154 (59.46%) Developer
2 50 (19.31%) .NET Developer
3 40 (15.44%) Analyst
4 34 (13.13%) Business Analyst
5 29 (11.20%) Architect
6 26 (10.04%) CRM Developer
7 20 (7.72%) C# Developer
7 20 (7.72%) Digital Analyst
7 20 (7.72%) Digital Business Analyst
8 19 (7.34%) Agile Business Analyst
9 16 (6.18%) Senior Developer
10 15 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 12 (4.63%) JavaScript Developer
12 12 (4.63%) Technical Architect
13 11 (4.25%) Microsoft Developer
14 10 (3.86%) Full Stack Developer
14 10 (3.86%) Senior DevOps
15 9 (3.47%) COBOL Developer
15 9 (3.47%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (39.38%) .NET
2 81 (31.27%) HTML
3 69 (26.64%) CSS
4 67 (25.87%) ASP.NET
5 55 (21.24%) XML
6 49 (18.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 49 (18.92%) WCF
7 48 (18.53%) REST
8 39 (15.06%) .NET Framework
9 38 (14.67%) Entity Framework
10 36 (13.90%) SOAP
11 35 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
11 35 (13.51%) jQuery
12 32 (12.36%) RESTful
13 27 (10.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 22 (8.49%) JSON
15 21 (8.11%) Ajax
16 19 (7.34%) HTML5
17 18 (6.95%) AngularJS
18 13 (5.02%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.49%) User Experience
2 13 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.32%) DataPower
5 5 (1.93%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.16%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.16%) Wiki
7 2 (0.77%) iPad
8 1 (0.39%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.39%) CMDB
8 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.39%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.39%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.90%) Linux
2 11 (4.25%) Unix
3 9 (3.47%) Windows
4 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.16%) SUSE
5 2 (0.77%) Android
5 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) CentOS
6 1 (0.39%) Fedora
6 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (64.48%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (32.43%) MVC
3 70 (27.03%) Scrum
4 50 (19.31%) Open Source
5 47 (18.15%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (16.60%) TDD
7 42 (16.22%) BDD
8 32 (12.36%) Configuration Management
8 32 (12.36%) Migration
9 30 (11.58%) OOD
9 30 (11.58%) Web Development
10 28 (10.81%) CRM
10 28 (10.81%) Data Migration
11 27 (10.42%) SOLID
12 23 (8.88%) Waterfall
13 22 (8.49%) Data Conversion
14 21 (8.11%) Campaign Management
14 21 (8.11%) DevOps
14 21 (8.11%) OO
14 21 (8.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (35.52%) JavaScript
2 87 (33.59%) C#
3 72 (27.80%) SQL
4 46 (17.76%) Java
5 37 (14.29%) Ruby
6 28 (10.81%) Python
7 23 (8.88%) PHP
8 12 (4.63%) Scala
9 11 (4.25%) T-SQL
10 9 (3.47%) COBOL
11 7 (2.70%) Perl
12 6 (2.32%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.54%) Go
13 4 (1.54%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.54%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.16%) Korn
15 2 (0.77%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.77%) XPath
15 2 (0.77%) XQuery
16 1 (0.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 22 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.93%) Degree
5 1 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (1.54%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.32%) Docker
2 3 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.39%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.39%) vCloud
4 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (9.65%) Ansible
3 24 (9.27%) Puppet
4 18 (6.95%) Salt
5 8 (3.09%) Terraform
6 4 (1.54%) Kibana
6 4 (1.54%) logstash
7 3 (1.16%) collectd
7 3 (1.16%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.16%) StatsD
8 2 (0.77%) Graphite
8 2 (0.77%) Marathon
8 2 (0.77%) Mesos
9 1 (0.39%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.39%) Oozie
9 1 (0.39%) OpenView
Vendors
1 69 (26.64%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.34%) Oracle
3 17 (6.56%) Rackspace
4 15 (5.79%) ServiceNow
5 10 (3.86%) IBM
6 8 (3.09%) Micro Focus
7 6 (2.32%) Google
8 4 (1.54%) Talend
8 4 (1.54%) WSO2
9 3 (1.16%) Informatica
9 3 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.16%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.16%) SAP
10 2 (0.77%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.77%) Misys
10 2 (0.77%) Pega
10 2 (0.77%) VMware
11 1 (0.39%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.39%) Splunk
11 1 (0.39%) Xamarin