The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 48 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing Web Services 73 78 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.10% 4.36% 3.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.25% 17.14% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 39 39
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £562 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.80 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
596 455 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.31% 25.45% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 233 282
Average daily rate £325 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 20
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Web Services
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -10 18 £375 -3.22% 9
Coventry -3 12 £330 +14.78% 1
Warwickshire -2 11 £325 - 1
Wolverhampton - 9 £388 - 4
Staffordshire -1 4 £350 +16.66% 6
Solihull -8 2 £335 -
Shropshire -8 1 £263 -53.53%
Worcestershire -13 1 - - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 57 (42.54%) .NET
2 46 (34.33%) JavaScript
3 43 (32.09%) SQL Server
4 37 (27.61%) C#
4 37 (27.61%) ASP.NET
5 36 (26.87%) XML
5 36 (26.87%) HTML
6 29 (21.64%) CSS
7 28 (20.90%) Java
8 26 (19.40%) SQL
8 26 (19.40%) SOA
9 25 (18.66%) CRM
9 25 (18.66%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (17.16%) WCF
10 23 (17.16%) jQuery
10 23 (17.16%) MySQL
11 22 (16.42%) SOAP
12 21 (15.67%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (14.93%) Workflow
14 19 (14.18%) MVC
15 18 (13.43%) Linux
16 17 (12.69%) Ruby
16 17 (12.69%) Ruby on Rails
17 16 (11.94%) LDAP
17 16 (11.94%) HTML5
18 15 (11.19%) OAuth2
18 15 (11.19%) OO
18 15 (11.19%) OAuth
19 14 (10.45%) Ajax
19 14 (10.45%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 13 (9.70%) IIS
2 8 (5.97%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.97%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.24%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.49%) CMS
7 1 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.75%) Apache
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.75%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (8.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (7.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.49%) e-Work
3 2 (1.49%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.75%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.97%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.94%) LDAP
2 14 (10.45%) Internet
3 8 (5.97%) HTTP
4 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.75%) SSL
4 1 (0.75%) IPv4
4 1 (0.75%) IPv6
4 1 (0.75%) SAN
4 1 (0.75%) DDNS
4 1 (0.75%) Firewall
4 1 (0.75%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (32.09%) SQL Server
2 23 (17.16%) MySQL
3 21 (15.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (8.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.73%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.24%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.24%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.75%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.75%) DB2
8 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.75%) OLTP
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.75%) ActiveReports
8 1 (0.75%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Eclipse
2 7 (5.22%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.73%) Log4j
5 3 (2.24%) Subversion
6 2 (1.49%) Maven
6 2 (1.49%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (1.49%) Xcode
6 2 (1.49%) Ant
General
1 7 (5.22%) Finance
2 6 (4.48%) Front Office
3 4 (2.99%) Banking
3 4 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.24%) Marketing
4 3 (2.24%) Automotive
5 1 (0.75%) Back Office
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (74.63%) Developer
2 17 (12.69%) .NET Developer
3 16 (11.94%) Architect
4 14 (10.45%) Analyst
4 14 (10.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 11 (8.21%) Programmer
6 10 (7.46%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.72%) Web Developer
7 9 (6.72%) ServiceNow Developer
8 8 (5.97%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Administrator
10 6 (4.48%) Analyst Programmer
10 6 (4.48%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) CRM Developer
10 6 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Business Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Consultant
11 5 (3.73%) WebSphere Developer
12 4 (2.99%) Senior Analyst Programmer
12 4 (2.99%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (42.54%) .NET
2 37 (27.61%) ASP.NET
3 36 (26.87%) HTML
3 36 (26.87%) XML
4 29 (21.64%) CSS
5 23 (17.16%) WCF
5 23 (17.16%) jQuery
6 22 (16.42%) SOAP
7 17 (12.69%) Ruby on Rails
8 16 (11.94%) HTML5
9 15 (11.19%) OAuth
9 15 (11.19%) OAuth2
10 14 (10.45%) Ajax
11 13 (9.70%) REST
11 13 (9.70%) XML Schema
12 12 (8.96%) Spring
12 12 (8.96%) J2EE
13 10 (7.46%) XSL
13 10 (7.46%) OpenID
14 9 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Open Source
2 9 (6.72%) N-Tier
3 8 (5.97%) Client/Server
4 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.48%) Clustering
4 6 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.99%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.49%) iPhone
6 2 (1.49%) iPad
7 1 (0.75%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.43%) Linux
2 11 (8.21%) Windows
3 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.75%) UNIX
5 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.40%) SOA
2 25 (18.66%) CRM
2 25 (18.66%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (14.93%) Workflow
4 19 (14.18%) MVC
5 15 (11.19%) OO
6 12 (8.96%) ITSM
7 10 (7.46%) ITIL
8 9 (6.72%) Service Management
8 9 (6.72%) TDD
8 9 (6.72%) Web Development
9 8 (5.97%) E-Commerce
10 7 (5.22%) EAI
11 6 (4.48%) Content Management
11 6 (4.48%) Document Management
11 6 (4.48%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (3.73%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 5 (3.73%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (34.33%) JavaScript
2 37 (27.61%) C#
3 28 (20.90%) Java
4 26 (19.40%) SQL
5 17 (12.69%) Ruby
6 11 (8.21%) VB.NET
7 8 (5.97%) VB
8 4 (2.99%) PHP
9 3 (2.24%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.24%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (1.49%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.49%) VB6
10 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.49%) Scala
10 2 (1.49%) VBScript
10 2 (1.49%) ABAP
11 1 (0.75%) PHP5
11 1 (0.75%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 1 (0.75%) OCP
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (0.75%) Degree
1 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
1 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) QA
1 1 (0.75%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) MOM
1 1 (0.75%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 13 (9.70%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.96%) ServiceNow
3 11 (8.21%) HP
4 10 (7.46%) BMC
4 10 (7.46%) Remedy
5 9 (6.72%) SAP
5 9 (6.72%) IBM
6 6 (4.48%) Oracle
7 5 (3.73%) JBoss
7 5 (3.73%) WSO2
8 4 (2.99%) Northgate
9 3 (2.24%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.24%) hybris
10 2 (1.49%) Ektron
10 2 (1.49%) Metastorm
11 1 (0.75%) Open Text
11 1 (0.75%) VMware
11 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.75%) Google
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Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £270 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester or Birmingham or Farnborough
Edenhouse solutions ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Myria
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago