Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 22 44
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22 -11
Contract jobs citing Web Services 94 104 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.88% 6.88% 2.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.10% 20.63% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 83 20
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +19.30% -14.93%
10th Percentile £246 £311 £313
90th Percentile £500 £535 £590
West Midlands median daily rate £416 £375 £339
% change year-on-year +11.00% +10.70% -3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £39.20 £39.55
% change year-on-year -17.09% -0.88% +102.82%

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 407 504 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.47% 33.36% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 323 187
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £259 £250 £257
90th Percentile £529 £513 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £26.75 £9.00 £13.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +197.22% -31.88% -51.95%
10th Percentile £15.38 £8.75 £10.96
90th Percentile £38.33 £89.85 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £22.50 £29.35
% change year-on-year +35.91% -23.33% +6.71%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 61 (64.89%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (47.87%) Java
3 34 (36.17%) Maven
4 32 (34.04%) TDD
4 32 (34.04%) Spring
5 31 (32.98%) Git (software)
6 24 (25.53%) Test Automation
7 23 (24.47%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (24.47%) Jenkins
8 22 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (22.34%) Java SE
9 21 (22.34%) RESTful
9 21 (22.34%) Digital Media
9 21 (22.34%) SOAP
10 18 (19.15%) JUnit
10 18 (19.15%) Scrum
11 17 (18.09%) .NET
12 16 (17.02%) DevOps
13 15 (15.96%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (14.89%) HTML
14 14 (14.89%) Linux
14 14 (14.89%) Python
14 14 (14.89%) BDD
14 14 (14.89%) Open Source
14 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
15 13 (13.83%) REST
15 13 (13.83%) C#
16 12 (12.77%) J2EE
16 12 (12.77%) XML

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 (5.32%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.26%) nginx
3 3 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.13%) Apache
5 1 (1.06%) IIS
5 1 (1.06%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.47%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (12.77%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (6.38%) SaaS
5 5 (5.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (5.32%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (5.32%) Amazon S3
5 5 (5.32%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (5.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (5.32%) Route 53
5 5 (5.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (4.26%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (4.26%) IaaS
6 4 (4.26%) PaaS
7 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.57%) HTTP
1 9 (9.57%) SSL
1 9 (9.57%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.26%) LDAP
3 2 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.96%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (12.77%) MongoDB
3 10 (10.64%) MySQL
4 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (5.32%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.06%) OLAP
8 1 (1.06%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.06%) Power BI
8 1 (1.06%) PowerPivot
8 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (36.17%) Maven
2 31 (32.98%) Git (software)
3 23 (24.47%) Jenkins
4 18 (19.15%) JUnit
5 11 (11.70%) DbUnit
5 11 (11.70%) jMock
5 11 (11.70%) Mockito
5 11 (11.70%) SonarQube
6 9 (9.57%) Subversion
7 5 (5.32%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.19%) Selenium
8 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (2.13%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.13%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.06%) Grunt
10 1 (1.06%) JMeter
10 1 (1.06%) LoadUI
10 1 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (5.32%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Retail
3 1 (1.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (69.15%) Developer
2 38 (40.43%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.83%) Lead Developer
4 8 (8.51%) WebOps Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Android Developer
6 6 (6.38%) ServiceNow Developer
7 5 (5.32%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Agile Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Agile Java Developer
7 5 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Technical Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.19%) DevOps Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (34.04%) Spring
2 21 (22.34%) Java SE
2 21 (22.34%) RESTful
2 21 (22.34%) SOAP
3 17 (18.09%) .NET
4 14 (14.89%) HTML
5 13 (13.83%) REST
6 12 (12.77%) J2EE
6 12 (12.77%) XML
7 11 (11.70%) PowerMock
8 10 (10.64%) AngularJS
9 8 (8.51%) Apache Camel
9 8 (8.51%) JSON
9 8 (8.51%) Spring Boot
10 7 (7.45%) CSS
10 7 (7.45%) HTML5
11 5 (5.32%) .NET Core
11 5 (5.32%) CSS3
11 5 (5.32%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (5.32%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.34%) Digital Media
2 4 (4.26%) CMDB
3 3 (3.19%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.06%) Fintech
5 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.89%) Linux
2 7 (7.45%) Android
3 6 (6.38%) Windows
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.06%) CentOS
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Unix
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (64.89%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (34.04%) TDD
3 24 (25.53%) Test Automation
4 22 (23.40%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (19.15%) Scrum
6 16 (17.02%) DevOps
7 14 (14.89%) BDD
7 14 (14.89%) Open Source
8 11 (11.70%) E-Commerce
8 11 (11.70%) Kanban
9 10 (10.64%) Configuration Management
10 9 (9.57%) Web Operations
11 8 (8.51%) Migration
11 8 (8.51%) Unit Testing
12 7 (7.45%) Android Development
12 7 (7.45%) OO
12 7 (7.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 6 (6.38%) Continuous Deployment
13 6 (6.38%) MVC
14 5 (5.32%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (47.87%) Java
2 14 (14.89%) Python
3 13 (13.83%) C#
4 11 (11.70%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.70%) PHP
5 9 (9.57%) Ruby
6 8 (8.51%) SQL
7 5 (5.32%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.19%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.06%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) ISEB
4 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (7.45%) vSphere
2 6 (6.38%) Docker
3 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (10.64%) Ansible
1 10 (10.64%) Puppet
2 9 (9.57%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (9.57%) Salt
3 5 (5.32%) collectd
3 5 (5.32%) Kibana
3 5 (5.32%) logstash
3 5 (5.32%) StatsD
3 5 (5.32%) Terraform
4 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.57%) Rackspace
2 7 (7.45%) VMware
3 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.38%) ServiceNow
4 5 (5.32%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle
5 2 (2.13%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.06%) Cisco
6 1 (1.06%) HP
6 1 (1.06%) Informatica
6 1 (1.06%) Jitterbit
6 1 (1.06%) Kaseya
6 1 (1.06%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.06%) Tableau