Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 31 26
Rank change year-on-year -9 -5 +9
Contract jobs citing Web Services 13 78 94
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.28% 5.58% 6.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.77% 22.29% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 55 57
Median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +3.75%
10th Percentile £418 £395 £265
90th Percentile £623 £582 £566
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +105.88% -47.69%

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 133 350 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 23.37% 25.05% 34.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 241 345
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £345 £313 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +16.67%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +27.27% -

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in Birmingham

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Web Services in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Web Services in Birmingham

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Web Services in Birmingham over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Web Services in Birmingham

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Web Services in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Web Services in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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 8 (61.54%) Java
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) Microservices
3 6 (46.15%) RESTful
3 6 (46.15%) SOAP
4 5 (38.46%) XML
4 5 (38.46%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) JUnit
4 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (38.46%) Spring
4 5 (38.46%) Maven
4 5 (38.46%) REST
4 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (38.46%) Kanban
4 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
4 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
4 5 (38.46%) SonarQube
5 4 (30.77%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (30.77%) DevOps
5 4 (30.77%) PowerMock
5 4 (30.77%) Postfix
5 4 (30.77%) JPA
5 4 (30.77%) jMock
5 4 (30.77%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (30.77%) Mockito

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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon SQS
1 4 (30.77%) AWS
2 3 (23.08%) Azure
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Data Factory
3 2 (15.38%) Logic Apps
3 2 (15.38%) Power Platform
4 1 (7.69%) IaaS
4 1 (7.69%) PaaS
4 1 (7.69%) Power Automate
4 1 (7.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
1 1 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (30.77%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (15.38%) Big Data
4 2 (15.38%) Data Lake
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (15.38%) Power BI
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
1 5 (38.46%) JUnit
1 5 (38.46%) Maven
1 5 (38.46%) SonarQube
2 4 (30.77%) DbUnit
2 4 (30.77%) jMock
2 4 (30.77%) Mockito
3 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (7.69%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
General
1 2 (15.38%) Public Sector
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) AWS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) RESTful
2 6 (46.15%) SOAP
3 5 (38.46%) REST
3 5 (38.46%) Spring
3 5 (38.46%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (30.77%) JPA
4 4 (30.77%) PowerMock
5 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) JSON
5 3 (23.08%) Spring Cloud
6 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
6 2 (15.38%) J2EE
6 2 (15.38%) jQuery
7 1 (7.69%) HTML5
7 1 (7.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Microservices
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (38.46%) Kanban
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) BDD
4 4 (30.77%) DevOps
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
4 4 (30.77%) Open Source
5 3 (23.08%) Data Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Secure Coding
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
6 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) MVC
6 2 (15.38%) OWASP
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) C#
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
5 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Postfix
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Data Guard
1 1 (7.69%) Kibana
1 1 (7.69%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Databricks
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Tableau
3 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow