Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 38 34
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 +4
Contract jobs citing Web Services 91 54 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.91% 4.14% 5.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.57% 14.79% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 41 62
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +26.87%
10th Percentile £268 £325 £313
90th Percentile £571 £538 £523
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £444 £400
% change year-on-year +1.41% +10.94% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £34.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% +51.11% -40.48%

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 518 365 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.61% 27.97% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 255 274
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £285 £275 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £495
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £33.25 £28.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +29.55% +84.49%
10th Percentile £16.80 £18.75 £11.35
90th Percentile £68.25 £38.65 £34.65
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year +0.91% +12.24% -14.60%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 62 (68.13%) Java
2 54 (59.34%) TDD
3 53 (58.24%) RESTful
4 50 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (49.45%) Security Cleared
6 39 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (41.76%) SC Cleared
8 36 (39.56%) Git (software)
9 32 (35.16%) Jenkins
9 32 (35.16%) SOAP
10 30 (32.97%) Scrum
11 29 (31.87%) Spring
11 29 (31.87%) Maven
11 29 (31.87%) HTML
11 29 (31.87%) J2EE
12 28 (30.77%) JavaScript
12 28 (30.77%) BDD
13 25 (27.47%) Kanban
14 24 (26.37%) jQuery
14 24 (26.37%) Amazon AWS
14 24 (26.37%) Spring Boot
15 23 (25.27%) SonarQube
15 23 (25.27%) Docker
15 23 (25.27%) Mockito
15 23 (25.27%) DbUnit
15 23 (25.27%) Apache Camel
15 23 (25.27%) PowerMock
15 23 (25.27%) jMock
15 23 (25.27%) JUnit
16 22 (24.18%) CSS

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 5 (5.49%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.40%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.40%) nginx
3 3 (3.30%) Apache
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.20%) IIS
4 2 (2.20%) JBoss
4 2 (2.20%) Jetty
4 2 (2.20%) Mongrel
4 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.20%) WildFly
5 1 (1.10%) Confluence
5 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (17.58%) GIMP
1 16 (17.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (3.30%) SAP MII
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.10%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (26.37%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (16.48%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.40%) SaaS
5 2 (2.20%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.20%) PaaS
5 2 (2.20%) Route 53
5 2 (2.20%) Serverless
6 1 (1.10%) GitHub
6 1 (1.10%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.69%) HTTP
1 7 (7.69%) SSL
1 7 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.20%) SMS
3 1 (1.10%) DHCP
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) FTP
3 1 (1.10%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (12.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.40%) MySQL
4 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.20%) Big Data
5 2 (2.20%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (39.56%) Git (software)
2 32 (35.16%) Jenkins
3 29 (31.87%) Maven
4 23 (25.27%) DbUnit
4 23 (25.27%) jMock
4 23 (25.27%) JUnit
4 23 (25.27%) Mockito
4 23 (25.27%) SonarQube
5 8 (8.79%) Subversion
6 5 (5.49%) JIRA
7 4 (4.40%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.40%) Selenium
7 4 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.30%) HP UFT
8 3 (3.30%) Sahi
8 3 (3.30%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.30%) WATIR
9 2 (2.20%) NUnit
9 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (12.09%) Retail
2 6 (6.59%) Finance
3 2 (2.20%) Games
4 1 (1.10%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 60 (65.93%) Developer
2 44 (48.35%) Java Developer
3 17 (18.68%) UI Developer
4 16 (17.58%) Full Stack Developer
4 16 (17.58%) J2EE Developer
4 16 (17.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 15 (16.48%) Angular Developer
5 15 (16.48%) JavaScript Developer
6 12 (13.19%) HTML CSS Developer
6 12 (13.19%) HTML Developer
7 7 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.59%) Analyst
8 6 (6.59%) Business Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) Architect
10 4 (4.40%) Consultant
10 4 (4.40%) Lead Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Lead Java Developer
11 3 (3.30%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.30%) BizTalk Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (58.24%) RESTful
2 32 (35.16%) SOAP
3 29 (31.87%) HTML
3 29 (31.87%) J2EE
3 29 (31.87%) Spring
4 24 (26.37%) jQuery
4 24 (26.37%) Spring Boot
5 23 (25.27%) Apache Camel
5 23 (25.27%) PowerMock
6 22 (24.18%) AngularJS
6 22 (24.18%) CSS
6 22 (24.18%) HTML5
7 21 (23.08%) Ajax
7 21 (23.08%) React
7 21 (23.08%) Sass
8 20 (21.98%) Angular 2
8 20 (21.98%) Backbone.js
8 20 (21.98%) CSS3
8 20 (21.98%) KnockoutJS
8 20 (21.98%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.08%) User Experience
2 10 (10.99%) NHS
3 5 (5.49%) Digital Media
4 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.20%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.99%) Linux
2 3 (3.30%) Windows
3 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (59.34%) TDD
2 50 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (32.97%) Scrum
5 28 (30.77%) BDD
6 25 (27.47%) Kanban
7 22 (24.18%) Open Source
8 17 (18.68%) E-Commerce
9 16 (17.58%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 16 (17.58%) Wireframes
10 13 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (13.19%) DevOps
11 12 (13.19%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 7 (7.69%) Configuration Management
12 7 (7.69%) ERP
12 7 (7.69%) Project Management
13 6 (6.59%) Business Analysis
13 6 (6.59%) SOA
13 6 (6.59%) Test Automation
13 6 (6.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 62 (68.13%) Java
2 28 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 15 (16.48%) SQL
4 11 (12.09%) Ruby
5 9 (9.89%) C#
6 8 (8.79%) Python
7 6 (6.59%) Java 8
8 4 (4.40%) PHP
9 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.30%) XPath
10 2 (2.20%) PHP 7
10 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.10%) C
11 1 (1.10%) Groovy
11 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (49.45%) Security Cleared
2 38 (41.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.20%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.20%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.20%) ISEB
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.10%) Degree
5 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) PMO
2 5 (5.49%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (25.27%) Docker
2 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.19%) vSphere
4 1 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.10%) etcd
4 1 (1.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (12.09%) Puppet
2 10 (10.99%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (8.79%) Salt
4 4 (4.40%) Terraform
5 1 (1.10%) Ansible
5 1 (1.10%) Capistrano
5 1 (1.10%) Consul
5 1 (1.10%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (14.29%) VMware
2 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.79%) Oracle
4 3 (3.30%) Capita
4 3 (3.30%) SAP
5 2 (2.20%) Unisys
5 2 (2.20%) WSO2
6 1 (1.10%) Google
6 1 (1.10%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.10%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.10%) Siebel
6 1 (1.10%) Splunk
6 1 (1.10%) Tableau
6 1 (1.10%) Zend