Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 23 22
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 +26
Contract jobs citing Web Services 74 91 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.21% 5.80% 6.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.88% 22.81% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 72 85
Birmingham median daily rate £444 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.78% -8.24% +21.43%
10th Percentile £281 £246 £309
90th Percentile £575 £500 £533
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 £39.20
% change year-on-year +69.23% -17.09% -0.88%

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 392 399 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.61% 25.41% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 288 331
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £250
90th Percentile £561 £525 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £26.75 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +197.22% -31.88%
10th Percentile £23.30 £15.38 £8.75
90th Percentile £71.50 £38.33 £89.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.58 £23.00
% change year-on-year +47.16% +32.96% -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 17 November 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 17 November 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 45 (60.81%) Java
2 42 (56.76%) TDD
3 40 (54.05%) RESTful
4 38 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (40.54%) SOAP
5 30 (40.54%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (40.54%) Jenkins
6 28 (37.84%) BDD
6 28 (37.84%) Security Cleared
6 28 (37.84%) Spring
7 27 (36.49%) Scrum
8 26 (35.14%) Maven
8 26 (35.14%) SC Cleared
9 25 (33.78%) Git (software)
10 24 (32.43%) Kanban
11 23 (31.08%) SQL
11 23 (31.08%) Spring Boot
12 22 (29.73%) J2EE
13 21 (28.38%) JavaScript
14 20 (27.03%) JUnit
14 20 (27.03%) jMock
14 20 (27.03%) DbUnit
14 20 (27.03%) Mockito
14 20 (27.03%) PowerMock
14 20 (27.03%) SonarQube
15 19 (25.68%) HTML
16 18 (24.32%) Apache Camel
17 17 (22.97%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (18.92%) CSS
18 14 (18.92%) Docker

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 (6.76%) nginx
2 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.70%) CMS
2 2 (2.70%) Confluence
2 2 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.35%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.35%) JBoss
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) GIMP
1 8 (10.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.35%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.97%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.16%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (4.05%) SaaS
5 2 (2.70%) GitHub
5 2 (2.70%) Office 365
5 2 (2.70%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.35%) AtomSphere
6 1 (1.35%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.35%) Boomi
6 1 (1.35%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.35%) IaaS
6 1 (1.35%) PaaS
6 1 (1.35%) Route 53
6 1 (1.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) DHCP
1 2 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (1.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) MySQL
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.76%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (40.54%) Jenkins
2 26 (35.14%) Maven
3 25 (33.78%) Git (software)
4 20 (27.03%) DbUnit
4 20 (27.03%) jMock
4 20 (27.03%) JUnit
4 20 (27.03%) Mockito
4 20 (27.03%) SonarQube
5 9 (12.16%) Selenium
6 8 (10.81%) Cucumber
6 8 (10.81%) JIRA
7 7 (9.46%) SoapUI
8 4 (5.41%) HP UFT
9 3 (4.05%) Protractor
9 3 (4.05%) Sahi
9 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (4.05%) WATIR
10 2 (2.70%) Gradle
10 2 (2.70%) Grunt
General
1 7 (9.46%) Retail
2 2 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (62.16%) Developer
2 33 (44.59%) Java Developer
3 14 (18.92%) J2EE Developer
3 14 (18.92%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 12 (16.22%) Full Stack Developer
5 9 (12.16%) UI Developer
6 8 (10.81%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Angular Developer
8 5 (6.76%) HTML CSS Developer
8 5 (6.76%) HTML Developer
9 4 (5.41%) Architect
9 4 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Tester
11 2 (2.70%) .NET Developer
11 2 (2.70%) Analyst
11 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) Lead Developer
11 2 (2.70%) Project Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (54.05%) RESTful
2 30 (40.54%) SOAP
3 28 (37.84%) Spring
4 23 (31.08%) Spring Boot
5 22 (29.73%) J2EE
6 20 (27.03%) PowerMock
7 19 (25.68%) HTML
8 18 (24.32%) Apache Camel
9 14 (18.92%) CSS
10 13 (17.57%) AngularJS
10 13 (17.57%) React
10 13 (17.57%) XML
11 12 (16.22%) HTML5
11 12 (16.22%) jQuery
11 12 (16.22%) REST
12 11 (14.86%) CSS3
12 11 (14.86%) KnockoutJS
13 10 (13.51%) Backbone.js
13 10 (13.51%) LESS
13 10 (13.51%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) User Experience
2 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) NHS
3 4 (5.41%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.35%) Blog
5 1 (1.35%) CMDB
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.35%) iPhone
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Linux
2 3 (4.05%) Windows
3 2 (2.70%) Unix
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) Android
4 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (56.76%) TDD
2 38 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (40.54%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (37.84%) BDD
5 27 (36.49%) Scrum
6 24 (32.43%) Kanban
7 11 (14.86%) E-Commerce
7 11 (14.86%) Test Automation
8 10 (13.51%) Open Source
9 8 (10.81%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 8 (10.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 8 (10.81%) Wireframes
10 7 (9.46%) MVC
10 7 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (8.11%) API Testing
11 6 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (8.11%) DevOps
12 5 (6.76%) Data Modelling
12 5 (6.76%) Microservices
12 5 (6.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 45 (60.81%) Java
2 23 (31.08%) SQL
3 21 (28.38%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.46%) C#
5 6 (8.11%) Java 8
6 5 (6.76%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.76%) XQuery
7 4 (5.41%) Ruby
8 2 (2.70%) Groovy
9 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.35%) PHP
9 1 (1.35%) PHP 7
9 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.35%) Python
9 1 (1.35%) Scala
9 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.35%) VB
9 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.35%) VB6
9 1 (1.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (37.84%) Security Cleared
2 26 (35.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.11%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.41%) ISEB
5 3 (4.05%) Degree
6 1 (1.35%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) PMO
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) GDPR
3 1 (1.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (18.92%) Docker
2 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.81%) vSphere
3 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (2.70%) etcd
3 2 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Terraform
2 2 (2.70%) Consul
2 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.35%) HockeyApp
3 1 (1.35%) Kibana
3 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) VMware
2 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.76%) Cisco
3 5 (6.76%) Google
3 5 (6.76%) TIBCO
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle
5 2 (2.70%) Citrix
5 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.70%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.35%) Apple
6 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.35%) Dell
6 1 (1.35%) HP
6 1 (1.35%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.35%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.35%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) Splunk
6 1 (1.35%) Twitter
6 1 (1.35%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.35%) Zend