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 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services
Rank 47 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Web Services 73 86 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.05% 4.56% 3.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.29% 17.34% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 35
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £565 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
594 496 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.80% 26.29% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 262 274
Average daily rate £320 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 19
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +42.30%
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 16 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 16 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 -13 21 £375 -6.25% 8
Coventry +1 13 £378 +31.30% 4
Wolverhampton - 9 £388 - 3
Warwickshire -5 8 £313 -3.84% 1
Staffordshire +3 4 £358 +19.37% 1
Shropshire -6 3 £263 -53.53%
Worcestershire -6 2 £225 -25.00% 3
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 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 55 (42.31%) .NET
2 47 (36.15%) JavaScript
3 43 (33.08%) SQL Server
4 38 (29.23%) XML
5 37 (28.46%) HTML
6 35 (26.92%) ASP.NET
7 34 (26.15%) C#
8 30 (23.08%) CSS
9 28 (21.54%) Java
9 28 (21.54%) SQL
10 27 (20.77%) MySQL
11 25 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (18.46%) WCF
12 24 (18.46%) jQuery
13 23 (17.69%) SOA
13 23 (17.69%) Workflow
14 22 (16.92%) Linux
14 22 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
15 21 (16.15%) CRM
16 20 (15.38%) SOAP
16 20 (15.38%) Ruby
16 20 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
17 19 (14.62%) LDAP
17 19 (14.62%) MVC
18 18 (13.85%) OAuth
18 18 (13.85%) OAuth2
19 17 (13.08%) HTML5
20 15 (11.54%) Internet
21 14 (10.77%) XML Schema
21 14 (10.77%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 16 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 14 (10.77%) IIS
2 9 (6.92%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.15%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.31%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.54%) CMS
8 1 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.77%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.77%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.54%) e-Work
3 2 (1.54%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.77%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.15%) SaaS
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.62%) LDAP
2 15 (11.54%) Internet
3 9 (6.92%) HTTP
4 1 (0.77%) Firewall
4 1 (0.77%) SAN
4 1 (0.77%) DDNS
4 1 (0.77%) SSL
4 1 (0.77%) IPv4
4 1 (0.77%) IPv6
4 1 (0.77%) LAN
4 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (33.08%) SQL Server
2 27 (20.77%) MySQL
3 22 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.31%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.77%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.77%) ActiveReports
9 1 (0.77%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.77%) OLTP
9 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Eclipse
2 7 (5.38%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.85%) Log4j
4 3 (2.31%) Subversion
4 3 (2.31%) Maven
4 3 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.31%) Ant
5 2 (1.54%) Xcode
5 2 (1.54%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 7 (5.38%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Front Office
3 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.08%) Marketing
3 4 (3.08%) Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Automotive
5 1 (0.77%) Retail
5 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (75.38%) Developer
2 16 (12.31%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 16 (12.31%) Architect
3 15 (11.54%) Analyst
4 13 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 11 (8.46%) Programmer
6 10 (7.69%) Web Developer
7 9 (6.92%) ServiceNow Developer
7 9 (6.92%) Java Developer
8 8 (6.15%) Administrator
8 8 (6.15%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.38%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.62%) Analyst Programmer
10 6 (4.62%) Business Developer
10 6 (4.62%) WebSphere Developer
10 6 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (3.85%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
11 5 (3.85%) Consultant
12 4 (3.08%) Business Systems Analyst
12 4 (3.08%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (42.31%) .NET
2 38 (29.23%) XML
3 37 (28.46%) HTML
4 35 (26.92%) ASP.NET
5 30 (23.08%) CSS
6 24 (18.46%) WCF
6 24 (18.46%) jQuery
7 20 (15.38%) SOAP
7 20 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
8 18 (13.85%) OAuth
8 18 (13.85%) OAuth2
9 17 (13.08%) HTML5
10 14 (10.77%) XML Schema
10 14 (10.77%) Ajax
11 13 (10.00%) Spring
11 13 (10.00%) J2EE
11 13 (10.00%) REST
11 13 (10.00%) OpenID
12 10 (7.69%) XSL
13 8 (6.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) Open Source
2 8 (6.15%) Client/Server
3 7 (5.38%) N-Tier
4 6 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.62%) Clustering
4 6 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.08%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.54%) iPhone
6 2 (1.54%) iPad
7 1 (0.77%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.77%) NHS
7 1 (0.77%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.92%) Linux
2 11 (8.46%) Windows
3 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.54%) UNIX
4 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.77%) Android
5 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.69%) SOA
2 23 (17.69%) Workflow
3 21 (16.15%) CRM
4 19 (14.62%) MVC
5 13 (10.00%) OO
6 12 (9.23%) ITSM
7 10 (7.69%) ITIL
8 9 (6.92%) Web Development
8 9 (6.92%) TDD
8 9 (6.92%) Service Management
9 7 (5.38%) EAI
10 6 (4.62%) OOD
10 6 (4.62%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (4.62%) Document Management
10 6 (4.62%) Software Engineering
11 5 (3.85%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 5 (3.85%) Content Management
11 5 (3.85%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 47 (36.15%) JavaScript
2 34 (26.15%) C#
3 28 (21.54%) Java
3 28 (21.54%) SQL
4 20 (15.38%) Ruby
5 11 (8.46%) VB.NET
6 7 (5.38%) VB
7 5 (3.85%) PHP
8 4 (3.08%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 3 (2.31%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.54%) VBScript
10 2 (1.54%) ABAP
10 2 (1.54%) Scala
10 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.54%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.54%) VB6
11 1 (0.77%) PHP5
11 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.77%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (0.77%) Degree
1 1 (0.77%) BC Cleared
1 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
1 1 (0.77%) OCP
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.77%) QA
1 1 (0.77%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) HP SIM
1 1 (0.77%) MOM
Vendors
1 12 (9.23%) ServiceNow
2 11 (8.46%) HP
3 10 (7.69%) BMC
3 10 (7.69%) Remedy
4 9 (6.92%) IBM
4 9 (6.92%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.92%) SAP
5 7 (5.38%) Oracle
6 5 (3.85%) WSO2
7 4 (3.08%) Northgate
8 3 (2.31%) hybris
8 3 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.31%) JBoss
8 3 (2.31%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.54%) Metastorm
9 2 (1.54%) Ektron
10 1 (0.77%) VMware
10 1 (0.77%) Aquila
10 1 (0.77%) Google
10 1 (0.77%) Zend
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