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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services
England / West Midlands
Rank 27 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Contract jobs citing Web Services 133 85 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.51% 3.55% 3.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.73% 14.73% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 60 53
Median daily rate £425 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £500 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +2.85%

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
612 577 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.35% 24.12% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 347 301
Median daily rate £375 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.05 £22.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 18 January 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
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 18 January 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 +25 62 £450 +13.20% 6
Birmingham +10 30 £375 -16.66% 9
Warwickshire -6 13 £425 +30.76% 3
Staffordshire - 8 £375 - 8
Shropshire - 5 £475 - 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £450 -
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 152 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (40.45%) .NET
3 101 (37.83%) MVC
4 99 (37.08%) JavaScript
5 88 (32.96%) SQL
6 86 (32.21%) HTML
7 85 (31.84%) C#
8 75 (28.09%) CSS
9 72 (26.97%) ASP.NET
10 71 (26.59%) Scrum
11 68 (25.47%) XML
12 62 (23.22%) Java
13 56 (20.97%) Microsoft
14 54 (20.22%) WCF
15 51 (19.10%) ASP.NET MVC
16 47 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
16 47 (17.60%) REST
17 44 (16.48%) SOAP
18 43 (16.10%) TDD
18 43 (16.10%) RESTful
19 42 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
20 41 (15.36%) Open Source
21 39 (14.61%) .NET Framework
22 38 (14.23%) Subversion
22 38 (14.23%) SQL Server
23 36 (13.48%) Web Development
23 36 (13.48%) jQuery
24 35 (13.11%) BDD
25 34 (12.73%) Entity Framework
25 34 (12.73%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 17 (6.37%) JBoss
2 15 (5.62%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.62%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.24%) WebSphere
4 11 (4.12%) WebLogic
4 11 (4.12%) WebLogic Portal
5 8 (3.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (3.00%) Apache
6 6 (2.25%) Confluence
7 5 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.50%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.12%) CMS
9 3 (1.12%) IIS
9 3 (1.12%) NetWeaver
9 3 (1.12%) nginx
10 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 25 (9.36%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.62%) MS Office
3 6 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (7.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.12%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.37%) Magento
4 1 (0.37%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.37%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 47 (17.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (11.99%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (1.87%) IaaS
4 4 (1.50%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (1.50%) PaaS
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.12%) Boomi
5 3 (1.12%) GitHub
5 3 (1.12%) Route 53
5 3 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.75%) Office 365
6 2 (0.75%) SaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.99%) SSL
2 12 (4.49%) HTTP
3 10 (3.75%) LDAP
3 10 (3.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.12%) Internet
5 2 (0.75%) FTP
5 2 (0.75%) Network Security
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.37%) Firewall
6 1 (0.37%) Intranet
6 1 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.37%) LAN
6 1 (0.37%) SSH
6 1 (0.37%) Telnet
6 1 (0.37%) WAN
6 1 (0.37%) Wireless
6 1 (0.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.36%) MySQL
3 17 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (5.99%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.75%) DB2
6 8 (3.00%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.87%) Big Data
8 5 (1.87%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.50%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.50%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.12%) Pentaho
10 3 (1.12%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.12%) SAP HANA
10 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 38 (14.23%) Subversion
2 25 (9.36%) Jenkins
2 25 (9.36%) NUnit
2 25 (9.36%) Visual Studio
3 24 (8.99%) Moq
4 20 (7.49%) Git (software)
5 12 (4.49%) Selenium
6 11 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.75%) CruiseControl
7 10 (3.75%) JIRA
7 10 (3.75%) Log4j
8 7 (2.62%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.62%) JUnit
9 6 (2.25%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.50%) HP UFT
11 4 (1.50%) Hudson
12 3 (1.12%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (1.12%) Fiddler
12 3 (1.12%) JMeter
General
1 20 (7.49%) Finance
1 20 (7.49%) Marketing
2 10 (3.75%) Back Office
3 5 (1.87%) Legal
4 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.50%) Publishing
4 4 (1.50%) Retail
5 3 (1.12%) Automotive
6 2 (0.75%) Banking
6 2 (0.75%) Electronics
6 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 158 (59.18%) Developer
2 56 (20.97%) .NET Developer
3 41 (15.36%) Analyst
4 33 (12.36%) Business Analyst
5 25 (9.36%) Architect
6 24 (8.99%) C# Developer
7 22 (8.24%) CRM Developer
7 22 (8.24%) Digital Analyst
8 21 (7.87%) C# .NET Developer
8 21 (7.87%) Digital Business Analyst
8 21 (7.87%) JavaScript Developer
9 19 (7.12%) Java Developer
10 18 (6.74%) Agile Business Analyst
11 13 (4.87%) Consultant
12 12 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 12 (4.49%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (4.49%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (3.37%) Angular Developer
14 9 (3.37%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (40.45%) .NET
2 86 (32.21%) HTML
3 75 (28.09%) CSS
4 72 (26.97%) ASP.NET
5 68 (25.47%) XML
6 54 (20.22%) WCF
7 51 (19.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 47 (17.60%) REST
9 44 (16.48%) SOAP
10 43 (16.10%) RESTful
11 39 (14.61%) .NET Framework
12 36 (13.48%) jQuery
13 34 (12.73%) Entity Framework
13 34 (12.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 31 (11.61%) ASP.NET Web API
15 26 (9.74%) AngularJS
15 26 (9.74%) Java EE
16 23 (8.61%) HTML5
17 21 (7.87%) JSP
18 20 (7.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.49%) Data Conversion
2 17 (6.37%) User Experience
3 11 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.87%) DataPower
5 5 (1.87%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.12%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.12%) Wiki
7 2 (0.75%) iPad
8 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.37%) CMDB
8 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.37%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.37%) RIA
8 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.36%) Linux
2 11 (4.12%) Unix
3 8 (3.00%) Windows
4 3 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.12%) SUSE
5 1 (0.37%) Android
5 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.37%) CentOS
5 1 (0.37%) Fedora
5 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (56.93%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (37.83%) MVC
3 71 (26.59%) Scrum
4 43 (16.10%) TDD
5 42 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (15.36%) Open Source
7 36 (13.48%) Web Development
8 35 (13.11%) BDD
9 31 (11.61%) OOD
10 28 (10.49%) Migration
11 26 (9.74%) Configuration Management
12 24 (8.99%) CRM
12 24 (8.99%) OO
12 24 (8.99%) SOLID
13 23 (8.61%) Data Migration
14 22 (8.24%) Waterfall
15 21 (7.87%) Business Analysis
16 19 (7.12%) Project Management
17 18 (6.74%) SOA
18 17 (6.37%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (37.08%) JavaScript
2 88 (32.96%) SQL
3 85 (31.84%) C#
4 62 (23.22%) Java
5 22 (8.24%) Python
5 22 (8.24%) Ruby
6 18 (6.74%) PHP
7 12 (4.49%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.62%) COBOL
9 6 (2.25%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.25%) Perl
9 6 (2.25%) Scala
10 4 (1.50%) Go
10 4 (1.50%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.50%) XAML
11 3 (1.12%) ABAP
11 3 (1.12%) Korn
11 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.12%) XPath
12 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.87%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.87%) Degree
5 3 (1.12%) ISEB
6 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.50%) QA
3 3 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.25%) Active Directory
1 6 (2.25%) Docker
2 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.37%) vCloud
3 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (7.49%) Puppet
3 18 (6.74%) Ansible
4 11 (4.12%) Salt
5 8 (3.00%) Terraform
6 4 (1.50%) Kibana
6 4 (1.50%) logstash
7 3 (1.12%) collectd
7 3 (1.12%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.12%) StatsD
8 2 (0.75%) Graphite
8 2 (0.75%) Marathon
8 2 (0.75%) Mesos
9 1 (0.37%) Oozie
Vendors
1 56 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.24%) Oracle
3 24 (8.99%) IBM
4 12 (4.49%) ServiceNow
5 11 (4.12%) Rackspace
6 10 (3.75%) Misys
7 8 (3.00%) Adobe
7 8 (3.00%) Google
8 6 (2.25%) Micro Focus
9 5 (1.87%) SAP
10 4 (1.50%) VMware
11 3 (1.12%) Informatica
11 3 (1.12%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.12%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.12%) Talend
11 3 (1.12%) WSO2
12 2 (0.75%) Guidewire
12 2 (0.75%) hybris
12 2 (0.75%) Kronos
12 2 (0.75%) Zend
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