The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Web Services skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Web Services over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Web Services
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -14 -3  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 42 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.73% 9.52% 20.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.28% 32.00% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 1 8
Median daily rate £413 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +1.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £395 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £395 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +9.58% -3.43%  

Web Services is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 173 25 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 52.42% 29.76% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 12 11
Median daily rate £410 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.78 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Web Services as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in Belfast

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Web Services in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Belfast

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Belfast over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Belfast

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 42 (76.36%) JSON
2 41 (74.55%) Finance
3 35 (63.64%) XML
4 34 (61.82%) SQL
4 34 (61.82%) Banking
5 33 (60.00%) C#
5 33 (60.00%) .NET
6 32 (58.18%) WCF
7 28 (50.91%) SQL Server
8 26 (47.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 25 (45.45%) Oracle
10 24 (43.64%) JavaScript
11 23 (41.82%) PL/SQL
11 23 (41.82%) HTML
11 23 (41.82%) CSS
12 22 (40.00%) MVC
13 21 (38.18%) RESTful
14 20 (36.36%) Relational Database
15 18 (32.73%) Microsoft
15 18 (32.73%) Multithreading
15 18 (32.73%) .NET Framework
16 16 (29.09%) jQuery
16 16 (29.09%) SOA
16 16 (29.09%) ASP.NET
16 16 (29.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 15 (27.27%) User Experience
17 15 (27.27%) CRM
17 15 (27.27%) Siebel
17 15 (27.27%) HTML5
18 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 10 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (14.55%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.64%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.64%) Confluence
4 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.82%) IIS
5 1 (1.82%) Jetty
5 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (1.82%) GitHub
1 1 (1.82%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (50.91%) SQL Server
2 20 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 7 (12.73%) DB2
3 7 (12.73%) RDBMS
4 5 (9.09%) Big Data
4 5 (9.09%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.64%) Endeca
5 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.82%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.82%) IDOL
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Bitbucket
1 8 (14.55%) JIRA
2 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
3 6 (10.91%) NUnit
4 5 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (3.64%) Ant
5 2 (3.64%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.64%) JUnit
5 2 (3.64%) Maven
5 2 (3.64%) Subversion
6 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 41 (74.55%) Finance
2 34 (61.82%) Banking
3 10 (18.18%) Front Office
4 3 (5.45%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (92.73%) Developer
2 20 (36.36%) C# Developer
3 15 (27.27%) Senior Developer
3 15 (27.27%) UI Developer
4 11 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 9 (16.36%) Angular Developer
5 9 (16.36%) Java Developer
6 8 (14.55%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (14.55%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (12.73%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (12.73%) HTML CSS Developer
7 7 (12.73%) HTML Developer
7 7 (12.73%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 7 (12.73%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 6 (10.91%) Senior C# Developer
9 5 (9.09%) C# WPF Developer
9 5 (9.09%) C++ Developer
9 5 (9.09%) C++/C# Developer
9 5 (9.09%) Senior C++ Developer
9 5 (9.09%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (76.36%) JSON
2 35 (63.64%) XML
3 33 (60.00%) .NET
4 32 (58.18%) WCF
5 26 (47.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 23 (41.82%) CSS
6 23 (41.82%) HTML
7 21 (38.18%) RESTful
8 18 (32.73%) .NET Framework
9 16 (29.09%) ASP.NET
9 16 (29.09%) jQuery
9 16 (29.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (27.27%) HTML5
11 12 (21.82%) AngularJS
12 11 (20.00%) ADO.NET
12 11 (20.00%) REST
12 11 (20.00%) WF
12 11 (20.00%) WPF
13 8 (14.55%) Node.js
14 7 (12.73%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) User Experience
2 11 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 7 (12.73%) Virtual Team
4 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Unix
2 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) MVC
2 18 (32.73%) Multithreading
3 16 (29.09%) SOA
4 15 (27.27%) CRM
5 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (20.00%) Memory Management
6 11 (20.00%) OO
6 11 (20.00%) Scrum
7 10 (18.18%) OOP
8 7 (12.73%) Concurrent Programming
8 7 (12.73%) Data Modelling
8 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Issue Tracking
9 6 (10.91%) Risk Management
10 5 (9.09%) ETL
10 5 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (9.09%) Process Improvement
11 4 (7.27%) Parallel Processing
11 4 (7.27%) Resource Management
11 4 (7.27%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (61.82%) SQL
2 33 (60.00%) C#
3 24 (43.64%) JavaScript
4 23 (41.82%) PL/SQL
5 13 (23.64%) Java
6 10 (18.18%) T-SQL
7 8 (14.55%) TypeScript
8 7 (12.73%) Bash Shell
8 7 (12.73%) Korn
9 6 (10.91%) C
9 6 (10.91%) C++
9 6 (10.91%) C++/CLI
10 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
11 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
11 3 (5.45%) Python
12 1 (1.82%) VBA
12 1 (1.82%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) MCDBA
1 3 (5.45%) MCP
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Oracle
2 18 (32.73%) Microsoft
3 15 (27.27%) Siebel
4 12 (21.82%) Sybase
5 6 (10.91%) Google
5 6 (10.91%) Perforce
6 5 (9.09%) Talend
7 4 (7.27%) Ab Initio
8 2 (3.64%) Atlassian