Period
to 20 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 17 25
Rank change year-on-year -14 +8 +29
Contract jobs citing Web Services 61 124 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.63% 7.75% 6.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.38% 24.75% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 95 70
Birmingham median daily rate £463 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% +2.56% +1.63%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £310
90th Percentile £588 £550 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +120.00% - +11.11%

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 351 501 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 26.63% 31.29% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 348 282
Birmingham median daily rate £446 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.50% +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £313 £254 £276
90th Percentile £560 £588 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.57% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £54.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -23.85% +320.44%
10th Percentile £34.00 £20.70 £16.88
90th Percentile £73.00 £68.25 £99.93
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.42 £25.00
% change year-on-year +47.94% +21.67% +11.11%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019, 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 27 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (42.62%) Git (software)
3 25 (40.98%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (37.70%) Jenkins
4 23 (37.70%) TDD
5 22 (36.07%) Scrum
5 22 (36.07%) SQL
5 22 (36.07%) BDD
6 21 (34.43%) Kanban
6 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
6 21 (34.43%) SOAP
7 19 (31.15%) Java
7 19 (31.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (29.51%) Maven
9 17 (27.87%) Spring
9 17 (27.87%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (26.23%) RESTful
10 16 (26.23%) HTML
11 15 (24.59%) J2EE
12 14 (22.95%) C#
12 14 (22.95%) JUnit
12 14 (22.95%) Mockito
12 14 (22.95%) DbUnit
12 14 (22.95%) jMock
12 14 (22.95%) PowerMock
12 14 (22.95%) SonarQube
12 14 (22.95%) Spring Boot
13 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
13 13 (21.31%) .NET
13 13 (21.31%) SQL Server

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 (8.20%) nginx
2 2 (3.28%) Anypoint
2 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.28%) CMS
2 2 (3.28%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.64%) JBoss
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (31.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (27.87%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (13.11%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (8.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (8.20%) SaaS
5 4 (6.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (6.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (6.56%) Amazon S3
5 4 (6.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (6.56%) AWS CodePipeline
5 4 (6.56%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (6.56%) CloudFront
5 4 (6.56%) Serverless
6 3 (4.92%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (4.92%) Office 365
7 2 (3.28%) GitHub
8 1 (1.64%) AtomSphere
8 1 (1.64%) Boomi
8 1 (1.64%) IaaS
8 1 (1.64%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) DHCP
1 2 (3.28%) DNS
1 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) MySQL
3 5 (8.20%) MariaDB
4 4 (6.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.64%) MS Access
6 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.64%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (42.62%) Git (software)
2 23 (37.70%) Jenkins
3 18 (29.51%) Maven
4 14 (22.95%) DbUnit
4 14 (22.95%) jMock
4 14 (22.95%) JUnit
4 14 (22.95%) Mockito
4 14 (22.95%) SonarQube
5 4 (6.56%) JIRA
5 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (4.92%) Moq
6 3 (4.92%) NUnit
6 3 (4.92%) Selenium
6 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.64%) Gradle
8 1 (1.64%) Grunt
8 1 (1.64%) SilkTest
General
1 3 (4.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 32 (52.46%) Developer
2 17 (27.87%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Full Stack Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Architect
4 7 (11.48%) J2EE Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Team Leader
6 5 (8.20%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (8.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Lead Architect
7 4 (6.56%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (6.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Agile Developer
8 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Azure Developer
8 3 (4.92%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (34.43%) SOAP
2 17 (27.87%) Spring
3 16 (26.23%) HTML
3 16 (26.23%) RESTful
4 15 (24.59%) J2EE
5 14 (22.95%) PowerMock
5 14 (22.95%) Spring Boot
6 13 (21.31%) .NET
7 12 (19.67%) ASP.NET
7 12 (19.67%) REST
8 11 (18.03%) Apache Camel
9 10 (16.39%) .NET Framework
10 9 (14.75%) CSS
10 9 (14.75%) XML
11 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (11.48%) Dapper ORM
12 7 (11.48%) JSON
13 5 (8.20%) JPA
13 5 (8.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.28%) NHS
2 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.64%) CMDB
3 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.64%) iPhone
3 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) Android
2 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.28%) Unix
3 2 (3.28%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.98%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (37.70%) TDD
4 22 (36.07%) BDD
4 22 (36.07%) Scrum
5 21 (34.43%) Kanban
6 13 (21.31%) MVC
7 11 (18.03%) DevOps
8 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
9 7 (11.48%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 7 (11.48%) Microservices
9 7 (11.48%) SOLID
9 7 (11.48%) Technical Leadership
10 6 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (8.20%) Content Management
11 5 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (8.20%) Data Modelling
11 5 (8.20%) Data Virtualisation
11 5 (8.20%) Open Source
11 5 (8.20%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) SQL
2 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
3 19 (31.15%) Java
4 14 (22.95%) C#
5 9 (14.75%) Python
6 5 (8.20%) PL/SQL
6 5 (8.20%) XQuery
7 4 (6.56%) Java 8
8 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.28%) Perl
8 2 (3.28%) PHP
8 2 (3.28%) VB
8 2 (3.28%) VB6
8 2 (3.28%) VBA
9 1 (1.64%) C
9 1 (1.64%) Groovy
9 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.64%) Ruby
9 1 (1.64%) Scala
9 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) PMO
2 1 (1.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Docker
2 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.20%) vSphere
3 2 (3.28%) XenApp
4 1 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.64%) etcd
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) Kubernetes
2 5 (8.20%) Terraform
3 4 (6.56%) Ansible
3 4 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.56%) Puppet
4 3 (4.92%) Mesos
4 3 (4.92%) rkt
4 3 (4.92%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.64%) Consul
6 1 (1.64%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Cisco
2 5 (8.20%) Google
2 5 (8.20%) TIBCO
2 5 (8.20%) VMware
3 3 (4.92%) MuleSoft
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
4 2 (3.28%) Citrix
4 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.28%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.64%) Apple
5 1 (1.64%) Dell
5 1 (1.64%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter
5 1 (1.64%) Xamarin