The table below looks at the statistics for WSDL 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 WSDL over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
Rank 118 105 98
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing WSDL 6 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.095% 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.95% 0.34% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -16.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -63.33%
WSDL
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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
633 581 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.05% 27.56% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 362 348
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

WSDL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WSDL across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WSDL Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WSDL
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WSDL across the West Midlands region.

WSDL Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WSDL
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WSDL across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

WSDL Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

WSDL
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WSDL across the West Midlands region.

WSDL Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WSDL
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 WSDL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) XSD
1 6 (100.00%) EAI
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) TIBCO
1 6 (100.00%) Middleware
1 6 (100.00%) REST
2 4 (66.67%) Kindle
2 4 (66.67%) ISO 9001
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (33.33%) Use Case
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (33.33%) DataPower
3 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) webMethods
3 2 (33.33%) CA LISA
3 2 (33.33%) Green Hat
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing WSDL 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 WSDL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Architect
1 6 (100.00%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) XSD
1 6 (100.00%) Middleware
1 6 (100.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Kindle
2 2 (33.33%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) EAI
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Use Case
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) webMethods
2 2 (33.33%) Green Hat