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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 39 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Web Services 109 79 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.50% 4.02% 4.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.57% 15.08% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 46 39
Average daily rate
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£325 £346 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.62% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £26.53 £28.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.92% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £16.10 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.53 £28.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -15.55%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
587 524 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.25% 26.69% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 294 293
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 19
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £25.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
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 25 July 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
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 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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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 +5 29 £413 +10.00% 10
Warwickshire +4 28 £350 - 3
Coventry 0 19 £325 - 1
Staffordshire +9 8 £300 -27.27% 6
Solihull 0 1 £325 - 1
Worcestershire -8 1 £305 -10.68% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 63 (34.43%) XML
2 54 (29.51%) .NET
3 44 (24.04%) C#
4 43 (23.50%) JavaScript
5 38 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (20.22%) SQL Server
7 34 (18.58%) ASP.NET
8 32 (17.49%) CRM
8 32 (17.49%) SOA
9 31 (16.94%) Java
10 27 (14.75%) SQL
10 27 (14.75%) HTML
11 26 (14.21%) Workflow
12 25 (13.66%) Dynamics CRM
13 24 (13.11%) WCF
13 24 (13.11%) Microsoft
14 23 (12.57%) WebSphere
15 21 (11.48%) CSS
16 20 (10.93%) E-Commerce
17 19 (10.38%) CMS
18 18 (9.84%) Oracle
18 18 (9.84%) Content Management
19 17 (9.29%) SOAP
20 16 (8.74%) MVC
20 16 (8.74%) IBM
20 16 (8.74%) jQuery
21 15 (8.20%) Spring
22 14 (7.65%) Scrum
22 14 (7.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
22 14 (7.65%) Automotive

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 23 (12.57%) WebSphere
2 19 (10.38%) CMS
3 12 (6.56%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.92%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.83%) Apache
5 7 (3.83%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (3.28%) WordPress
6 6 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.19%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.64%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.55%) IIS
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.55%) Blender
2 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (13.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (5.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (2.19%) Google Analytics
3 4 (2.19%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.09%) e-Work
5 1 (0.55%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.92%) SaaS
2 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.56%) Internet
2 11 (6.01%) LDAP
3 10 (5.46%) Intranet
4 8 (4.37%) FTP
5 7 (3.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.10%) MySQL
3 11 (6.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.28%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.19%) Siebel EIM
8 3 (1.64%) InterSystems Cache
8 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (5.46%) Eclipse
2 9 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.83%) Subversion
4 3 (1.64%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.09%) JIRA
5 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.09%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.09%) NUnit
6 1 (0.55%) NBehave
6 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.55%) Moq
6 1 (0.55%) WiX
6 1 (0.55%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.55%) Ant
6 1 (0.55%) Maven
6 1 (0.55%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.55%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 14 (7.65%) Automotive
2 11 (6.01%) Finance
3 8 (4.37%) Marketing
4 5 (2.73%) Retail
4 5 (2.73%) Back Office
5 4 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Games
6 1 (0.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (63.39%) Developer
2 31 (16.94%) Architect
3 21 (11.48%) .NET Developer
4 18 (9.84%) CRM Developer
5 12 (6.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 11 (6.01%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 11 (6.01%) Consultant
7 10 (5.46%) Analyst
7 10 (5.46%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.92%) Integration Architect
8 9 (4.92%) ServiceNow Developer
9 8 (4.37%) Lead Developer
9 8 (4.37%) C# Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Administrator
10 7 (3.83%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.83%) Web Developer
10 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Developer
11 6 (3.28%) WebSphere Developer
11 6 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (34.43%) XML
2 54 (29.51%) .NET
3 34 (18.58%) ASP.NET
4 27 (14.75%) HTML
5 24 (13.11%) WCF
6 21 (11.48%) CSS
7 17 (9.29%) SOAP
8 16 (8.74%) jQuery
9 15 (8.20%) Spring
10 14 (7.65%) XML Schema
10 14 (7.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 12 (6.56%) Ruby on Rails
12 11 (6.01%) Ajax
12 11 (6.01%) Middleware
12 11 (6.01%) Hibernate
12 11 (6.01%) J2EE
12 11 (6.01%) OAuth
12 11 (6.01%) REST
12 11 (6.01%) OAuth2
13 10 (5.46%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.65%) Social Media
2 12 (6.56%) Client/Server
3 11 (6.01%) iPad
4 10 (5.46%) N-Tier
5 9 (4.92%) Open Source
6 8 (4.37%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.19%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.09%) Pocket PC
10 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.55%) RIA
10 1 (0.55%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.55%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.55%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.55%) SCORM
10 1 (0.55%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.65%) Windows
2 12 (6.56%) Linux
3 5 (2.73%) Android
4 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone 8
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.09%) Windows CE
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (17.49%) CRM
2 32 (17.49%) SOA
3 26 (14.21%) Workflow
4 20 (10.93%) E-Commerce
5 18 (9.84%) Content Management
6 16 (8.74%) MVC
7 14 (7.65%) OO
7 14 (7.65%) Scrum
8 13 (7.10%) Project Management
9 12 (6.56%) Migration
9 12 (6.56%) ITSM
10 11 (6.01%) Unit Testing
11 10 (5.46%) Web Development
11 10 (5.46%) TDD
11 10 (5.46%) Service Management
12 9 (4.92%) ITIL
12 9 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (4.92%) Data Mapping
13 7 (3.83%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (24.04%) C#
2 43 (23.50%) JavaScript
3 31 (16.94%) Java
4 27 (14.75%) SQL
5 12 (6.56%) Ruby
6 9 (4.92%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.73%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.73%) VB
8 4 (2.19%) PHP
9 2 (1.09%) C++
9 2 (1.09%) VBScript
9 2 (1.09%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.09%) VB6
9 2 (1.09%) Scala
10 1 (0.55%) XPath
10 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.55%) XQuery
10 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (4.92%) Degree
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.55%) MCTS
3 1 (0.55%) MCITP
3 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.10%) QA
2 4 (2.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.19%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.55%) Ansible
2 1 (0.55%) Salt
2 1 (0.55%) Puppet
2 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.84%) Oracle
3 16 (8.74%) IBM
4 14 (7.65%) SAP
5 12 (6.56%) ServiceNow
6 11 (6.01%) JBoss
7 10 (5.46%) HP
7 10 (5.46%) BMC
7 10 (5.46%) Remedy
8 6 (3.28%) ATG
8 6 (3.28%) Endeca
8 6 (3.28%) Google
9 5 (2.73%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (2.19%) Siebel
10 4 (2.19%) Capita
11 3 (1.64%) hybris
12 2 (1.09%) Business Objects
12 2 (1.09%) Metastorm
12 2 (1.09%) Ektron
13 1 (0.55%) Open Text
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