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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Web Services
Rank 49 50 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Web Services 83 72 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.26% 3.08% 3.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.63% 12.16% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 26
Average daily rate
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£354 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.19% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £302 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +17.20%
Web Services
England

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
609 592 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.89% 25.33% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 332 205
Average daily rate £345 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 11
Average hourly rate £31.50 £11.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+186.36% -61.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £11.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £37.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 30 £325 -10.34% 15
Coventry +6 17 £425 +28.78% 6
Warwickshire -7 9 £350 +7.69% 8
Staffordshire -9 6 £358 +14.40% 1
Wolverhampton +4 4 £263 -34.37%
Worcestershire +4 2 - - 6
Solihull +3 2 £400 +19.40% 2
Walsall - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £325 - 1
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 75 (51.37%) .NET
2 71 (48.63%) XML
3 54 (36.99%) SQL Server
4 53 (36.30%) C#
5 50 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (28.77%) Oracle
7 40 (27.40%) SQL
8 39 (26.71%) SOAP
9 37 (25.34%) ASP.NET
10 36 (24.66%) JavaScript
11 35 (23.97%) HTML
11 35 (23.97%) MVC
11 35 (23.97%) Finance
12 34 (23.29%) SOA
13 32 (21.92%) .NET Framework
14 28 (19.18%) Java
14 28 (19.18%) Microsoft
15 27 (18.49%) Scrum
16 26 (17.81%) WCF
17 25 (17.12%) jQuery
18 23 (15.75%) REST
19 21 (14.38%) XSLT
20 20 (13.70%) CSS
21 19 (13.01%) Middleware
21 19 (13.01%) Oracle Database
22 18 (12.33%) E-Commerce
22 18 (12.33%) Web Development
22 18 (12.33%) JSON
23 17 (11.64%) Visual Studio
23 17 (11.64%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 12 (8.22%) SharePoint
1 12 (8.22%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.11%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.42%) JBoss
5 4 (2.74%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (2.74%) Node.js
5 4 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.05%) AquaLogic Service Bus
6 3 (2.05%) AquaLogic
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle BPEL
6 3 (2.05%) Mule
6 3 (2.05%) WebLogic Integration
6 3 (2.05%) IIS
6 3 (2.05%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.37%) Apache
7 2 (1.37%) SAS
7 2 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) PowerPivot
2 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.37%) Magento
4 1 (0.68%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.37%) Joyent
3 2 (1.37%) IaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.74%) HTTP
2 2 (1.37%) Firewall
2 2 (1.37%) Intranet
3 1 (0.68%) SAN
3 1 (0.68%) SSL
3 1 (0.68%) DNS
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (36.99%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.01%) Oracle Database
3 12 (8.22%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (6.16%) MySQL
6 8 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (4.79%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.74%) DB2
9 3 (2.05%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.37%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (11.64%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.11%) Subversion
2 6 (4.11%) ReSharper
3 3 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.05%) PHPUnit
3 3 (2.05%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (1.37%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.37%) JMeter
4 2 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.37%) JIRA
4 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.37%) JConsole
4 2 (1.37%) VisualVM
4 2 (1.37%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.68%) Juju
5 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.68%) Moq
5 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.68%) XMLUnit
General
1 35 (23.97%) Finance
2 5 (3.42%) Retail
2 5 (3.42%) Automotive
3 4 (2.74%) Banking
4 3 (2.05%) Back Office
4 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.05%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Local Government
5 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 93 (63.70%) Developer
2 29 (19.86%) .NET Developer
3 28 (19.18%) Architect
4 15 (10.27%) C# Developer
5 10 (6.85%) Senior Developer
5 10 (6.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (6.16%) PHP Developer
7 7 (4.79%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (4.79%) Integration Architect
8 6 (4.11%) Analyst
8 6 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.42%) AWS Developer
9 5 (3.42%) Systems Architect
9 5 (3.42%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.42%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.42%) Administrator
10 4 (2.74%) Java Developer
10 4 (2.74%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (2.74%) WebSphere Developer
10 4 (2.74%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (51.37%) .NET
2 71 (48.63%) XML
3 39 (26.71%) SOAP
4 37 (25.34%) ASP.NET
5 35 (23.97%) HTML
6 32 (21.92%) .NET Framework
7 26 (17.81%) WCF
8 25 (17.12%) jQuery
9 23 (15.75%) REST
10 21 (14.38%) XSLT
11 20 (13.70%) CSS
12 19 (13.01%) Middleware
13 18 (12.33%) JSON
14 15 (10.27%) Ajax
15 11 (7.53%) Entity Framework
16 9 (6.16%) Oracle Fusion
16 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (6.16%) Java EE
17 8 (5.48%) XML Schema
17 8 (5.48%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.85%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (6.16%) Open Source
3 8 (5.48%) Clustering
4 7 (4.79%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.74%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.05%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.37%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.37%) Replication
7 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
8 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.68%) SCORM
8 1 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.22%) Linux
2 9 (6.16%) Windows
3 5 (3.42%) Android
4 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.37%) UNIX
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (23.97%) MVC
3 34 (23.29%) SOA
4 27 (18.49%) Scrum
5 18 (12.33%) E-Commerce
5 18 (12.33%) Web Development
6 12 (8.22%) OO
6 12 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (7.53%) ETL
8 9 (6.16%) TDD
8 9 (6.16%) Workflow
9 8 (5.48%) Waterfall
10 7 (4.79%) CRM
11 6 (4.11%) EAI
12 5 (3.42%) User Stories
12 5 (3.42%) Data Migration
12 5 (3.42%) Data Mapping
12 5 (3.42%) Asset Management
12 5 (3.42%) Migration
13 4 (2.74%) UML
Programming Languages
1 53 (36.30%) C#
2 40 (27.40%) SQL
3 36 (24.66%) JavaScript
4 28 (19.18%) Java
5 16 (10.96%) PHP
6 15 (10.27%) VB.NET
7 13 (8.90%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.74%) VB
8 4 (2.74%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.05%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.37%) C
10 2 (1.37%) C++
10 2 (1.37%) XQuery
11 1 (0.68%) XPath
11 1 (0.68%) PHP5
11 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.68%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 9 (6.16%) Degree
2 3 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.37%) ISEB
3 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.37%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) LXC
2 1 (0.68%) vCloud
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.74%) Puppet
1 4 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.05%) Vagrant
2 3 (2.05%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.68%) OpenView
3 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (28.77%) Oracle
2 28 (19.18%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.64%) IBM
4 10 (6.85%) SAP
4 10 (6.85%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.74%) Google
5 4 (2.74%) Akamai
6 3 (2.05%) Talend
6 3 (2.05%) Pega
6 3 (2.05%) BEA
6 3 (2.05%) Vitria
7 2 (1.37%) Sybase
7 2 (1.37%) Informatica
7 2 (1.37%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.37%) VMware
7 2 (1.37%) Northgate
7 2 (1.37%) Netezza
7 2 (1.37%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.68%) Tableau
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