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 3 months to 30 March 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 37 38
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 27 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.34% 3.36% 3.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.25% 15.97% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 15
Median daily rate £413 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £482 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +3.14% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £56.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.76% +60.00%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 177 144 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 28.46% 21.05% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 100 123
Median daily rate £390 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 30 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 34 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (48.44%) Subversion
3 29 (45.31%) JavaScript
4 26 (40.63%) .NET
5 23 (35.94%) C#
5 23 (35.94%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (32.81%) .NET Framework
6 21 (32.81%) WCF
6 21 (32.81%) Entity Framework
7 20 (31.25%) Configuration Management
8 19 (29.69%) SSL
8 19 (29.69%) HTML
9 18 (28.13%) Linux
9 18 (28.13%) Python
9 18 (28.13%) MVC
10 17 (26.56%) MySQL
10 17 (26.56%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (26.56%) Puppet
10 17 (26.56%) MongoDB
10 17 (26.56%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (26.56%) Ansible
11 16 (25.00%) DevOps
11 16 (25.00%) Salt
11 16 (25.00%) Moq
11 16 (25.00%) Jenkins
11 16 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (25.00%) NUnit
11 16 (25.00%) Ruby
11 16 (25.00%) PHP
11 16 (25.00%) OOD

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 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.69%) nginx
2 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.13%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.56%) Confluence
4 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.56%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (1.56%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 17 (26.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (4.69%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (4.69%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.69%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (4.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (4.69%) Office 365
3 3 (4.69%) Route 53
3 3 (4.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (29.69%) SSL
2 16 (25.00%) HTTP
2 16 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.56%) MongoDB
1 17 (26.56%) MySQL
2 16 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (4.69%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.56%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.56%) Big Data
5 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (48.44%) Subversion
2 16 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 16 (25.00%) Moq
2 16 (25.00%) NUnit
3 15 (23.44%) Git (software)
4 8 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 7 (10.94%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.56%) JIRA
6 1 (1.56%) JMeter
6 1 (1.56%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.56%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (7.81%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Electronics
2 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.13%) Marketing
2 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (57.81%) Developer
2 20 (31.25%) .NET Developer
3 12 (18.75%) C# Developer
4 10 (15.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (14.06%) Senior DevOps
6 8 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (12.50%) ServiceNow Developer
7 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (7.81%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
9 4 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.69%) Administrator
10 3 (4.69%) Architect
10 3 (4.69%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.69%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (4.69%) SharePoint Administrator
10 3 (4.69%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.63%) .NET
2 21 (32.81%) .NET Framework
2 21 (32.81%) Entity Framework
2 21 (32.81%) WCF
3 19 (29.69%) HTML
4 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET
4 14 (21.88%) CSS
5 12 (18.75%) jQuery
5 12 (18.75%) XML
6 11 (17.19%) REST
7 10 (15.63%) SOAP
8 9 (14.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (4.69%) Ajax
11 3 (4.69%) JDBC
11 3 (4.69%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (4.69%) ODBC
11 3 (4.69%) SAML
11 3 (4.69%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) iPad
2 2 (3.13%) User Experience
2 2 (3.13%) Wiki
3 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.56%) CMDB
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.94%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (31.25%) Configuration Management
4 18 (28.13%) MVC
5 16 (25.00%) DevOps
5 16 (25.00%) OOD
6 15 (23.44%) Open Source
6 15 (23.44%) Scrum
7 14 (21.88%) Web Operations
8 13 (20.31%) SOLID
9 11 (17.19%) OO
10 8 (12.50%) Unit Testing
11 7 (10.94%) Service Management
12 6 (9.38%) Regression Testing
13 5 (7.81%) Front End Development
13 5 (7.81%) ITIL
13 5 (7.81%) Web Development
14 4 (6.25%) ITSM
15 3 (4.69%) SOA
15 3 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (45.31%) JavaScript
2 23 (35.94%) C#
3 18 (28.13%) Python
4 16 (25.00%) PHP
4 16 (25.00%) Ruby
5 14 (21.88%) SQL
6 7 (10.94%) Java
7 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.56%) Perl
8 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 17 (26.56%) Ansible
1 17 (26.56%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (26.56%) Puppet
2 16 (25.00%) Salt
3 4 (6.25%) Kibana
3 4 (6.25%) logstash
4 3 (4.69%) collectd
4 3 (4.69%) StatsD
4 3 (4.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Rackspace
2 12 (18.75%) ServiceNow
3 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.69%) SaltStack
5 2 (3.13%) IBM
5 2 (3.13%) Pega
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) OpenText
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle
6 1 (1.56%) Splunk
6 1 (1.56%) Talend
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