Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 6 months to 22 September 2018 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 34 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +18
Contract jobs citing Web Services 73 63 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.02% 4.44% 5.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.11% 17.26% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 51 75
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £278 £310 £313
90th Percentile £578 £525 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £419 £425 £381
% change year-on-year -1.47% +11.48% +17.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £34.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +52.94% +43.16% -37.17%

Web Services is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 453 365 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.13% 25.74% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 257 314
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £250
90th Percentile £563 £530 £521
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% +88.89% -24.53%
10th Percentile £16.20 £13.50 £8.75
90th Percentile £35.40 £36.30 £9.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.29 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -15.33% +19.57% -19.83%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Web Services as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in Birmingham

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Birmingham

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Birmingham

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Web Services also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 47 (64.38%) Java
2 44 (60.27%) RESTful
3 42 (57.53%) TDD
4 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (46.58%) Security Cleared
5 32 (43.84%) SC Cleared
6 31 (42.47%) SOAP
7 30 (41.10%) Jenkins
8 27 (36.99%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (35.62%) Scrum
10 25 (34.25%) Git (software)
10 25 (34.25%) BDD
11 24 (32.88%) Maven
11 24 (32.88%) JavaScript
11 24 (32.88%) HTML
12 23 (31.51%) Spring
13 22 (30.14%) Kanban
13 22 (30.14%) Spring Boot
14 21 (28.77%) Amazon AWS
14 21 (28.77%) J2EE
15 20 (27.40%) SQL
15 20 (27.40%) Docker
16 19 (26.03%) Apache Camel
16 19 (26.03%) PowerMock
16 19 (26.03%) DbUnit
16 19 (26.03%) Mockito
16 19 (26.03%) JUnit
16 19 (26.03%) jMock
16 19 (26.03%) SonarQube
17 18 (24.66%) AngularJS

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.74%) Confluence
3 2 (2.74%) nginx
4 1 (1.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.37%) JBoss
4 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (17.81%) GIMP
1 13 (17.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (4.11%) SAP MII
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (28.77%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.33%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.85%) SaaS
4 2 (2.74%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.74%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.74%) Azure Functions
4 2 (2.74%) GitHub
4 2 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.74%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.74%) PaaS
4 2 (2.74%) Route 53
4 2 (2.74%) Serverless
5 1 (1.37%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) HTTP
1 1 (1.37%) SMS
1 1 (1.37%) SSL
1 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (9.59%) MySQL
3 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.74%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (41.10%) Jenkins
2 25 (34.25%) Git (software)
3 24 (32.88%) Maven
4 19 (26.03%) DbUnit
4 19 (26.03%) jMock
4 19 (26.03%) JUnit
4 19 (26.03%) Mockito
4 19 (26.03%) SonarQube
5 8 (10.96%) JIRA
5 8 (10.96%) Selenium
6 7 (9.59%) Cucumber
6 7 (9.59%) SoapUI
7 5 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (5.48%) HP UFT
8 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.11%) Protractor
9 3 (4.11%) Sahi
9 3 (4.11%) WATIR
10 2 (2.74%) Gradle
10 2 (2.74%) Grunt
General
1 8 (10.96%) Retail
2 1 (1.37%) Back Office
2 1 (1.37%) Finance
Job Titles
1 50 (68.49%) Developer
2 35 (47.95%) Java Developer
3 16 (21.92%) J2EE Developer
3 16 (21.92%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 14 (19.18%) Full Stack Developer
4 14 (19.18%) UI Developer
5 13 (17.81%) JavaScript Developer
6 11 (15.07%) Angular Developer
7 10 (13.70%) HTML CSS Developer
7 10 (13.70%) HTML Developer
8 5 (6.85%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Consultant
10 3 (4.11%) .NET Developer
10 3 (4.11%) AWS DevOps
10 3 (4.11%) BizTalk Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Tester
11 2 (2.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 2 (2.74%) Azure Developer
11 2 (2.74%) Integration Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Oracle Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (60.27%) RESTful
2 31 (42.47%) SOAP
3 24 (32.88%) HTML
4 23 (31.51%) Spring
5 22 (30.14%) Spring Boot
6 21 (28.77%) J2EE
7 19 (26.03%) Apache Camel
7 19 (26.03%) PowerMock
8 18 (24.66%) AngularJS
9 17 (23.29%) CSS
9 17 (23.29%) jQuery
9 17 (23.29%) React
10 16 (21.92%) CSS3
10 16 (21.92%) HTML5
10 16 (21.92%) KnockoutJS
11 15 (20.55%) Angular 2
11 15 (20.55%) Backbone.js
11 15 (20.55%) Durandal
11 15 (20.55%) LESS
11 15 (20.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) User Experience
2 7 (9.59%) NHS
3 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.11%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.37%) Blog
5 1 (1.37%) CMDB
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) iPhone
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.37%) Android
3 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (57.53%) TDD
2 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (36.99%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (35.62%) Scrum
5 25 (34.25%) BDD
6 22 (30.14%) Kanban
7 13 (17.81%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 13 (17.81%) Wireframes
8 11 (15.07%) Test Automation
9 10 (13.70%) Open Source
10 9 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (12.33%) E-Commerce
11 8 (10.96%) DevOps
12 7 (9.59%) ERP
12 7 (9.59%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 6 (8.22%) API Testing
14 5 (6.85%) MVC
14 5 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
15 4 (5.48%) SDLC
15 4 (5.48%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 47 (64.38%) Java
2 24 (32.88%) JavaScript
3 20 (27.40%) SQL
4 7 (9.59%) C#
5 5 (6.85%) Ruby
6 3 (4.11%) Java 8
6 3 (4.11%) PHP
6 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.11%) XPath
7 2 (2.74%) Groovy
7 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.74%) Python
7 2 (2.74%) XQuery
8 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.37%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.37%) Scala
8 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (46.58%) Security Cleared
2 32 (43.84%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.22%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.48%) ISEB
5 2 (2.74%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.74%) Degree
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) PMO
1 6 (8.22%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (27.40%) Docker
2 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.59%) vSphere
3 2 (2.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.74%) etcd
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Terraform
2 3 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.11%) Puppet
3 2 (2.74%) Consul
4 1 (1.37%) Ansible
4 1 (1.37%) HockeyApp
4 1 (1.37%) Kibana
4 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle
2 7 (9.59%) VMware
3 3 (4.11%) SAP
4 2 (2.74%) Cisco
4 2 (2.74%) Google
4 2 (2.74%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.74%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.37%) Apple
5 1 (1.37%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.37%) HP
5 1 (1.37%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.37%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.37%) Splunk
5 1 (1.37%) Tableau
5 1 (1.37%) Twitter
5 1 (1.37%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.37%) Zend