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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 24 45
Rank change year-on-year -9 +21  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 22 48 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.58% 5.86% 2.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.87% 20.43% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 39 11
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £490 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £380
% change year-on-year -2.14% +7.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.80
% change year-on-year +10.34% -4.10%  

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 171 235 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.80% 28.69% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 177 122
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 23 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 17 (35.42%) HTML
4 15 (31.25%) CSS
5 14 (29.17%) Python
5 14 (29.17%) Git (software)
6 13 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (27.08%) Java
6 13 (27.08%) Configuration Management
7 12 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (25.00%) REST
7 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 11 (22.92%) ServiceNow
8 11 (22.92%) MongoDB
8 11 (22.92%) Open Source
8 11 (22.92%) SSL
8 11 (22.92%) MySQL
9 10 (20.83%) .NET
9 10 (20.83%) PHP
9 10 (20.83%) Linux
9 10 (20.83%) Scrum
9 10 (20.83%) Puppet
10 9 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (18.75%) Ansible
10 9 (18.75%) Salt
10 9 (18.75%) DevOps
10 9 (18.75%) Web Operations
10 9 (18.75%) Subversion
10 9 (18.75%) Ruby

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 2 (4.17%) CMS
1 2 (4.17%) Confluence
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.08%) DNN
2 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.08%) Mule
2 1 (2.08%) Mule ESB
2 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.17%) Office 365
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.08%) Route 53
4 1 (2.08%) Trello
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) SSL
2 9 (18.75%) HTTP
2 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.58%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (22.92%) MongoDB
2 11 (22.92%) MySQL
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.08%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 14 (29.17%) Git (software)
2 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (18.75%) Subversion
4 4 (8.33%) JIRA
5 3 (6.25%) DbUnit
5 3 (6.25%) jMock
5 3 (6.25%) JUnit
5 3 (6.25%) Maven
5 3 (6.25%) Mockito
5 3 (6.25%) SonarQube
6 2 (4.17%) Bitbucket
6 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.08%) JMeter
7 1 (2.08%) LoadUI
7 1 (2.08%) Moq
7 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Electronics
2 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.08%) Marketing
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (58.33%) Developer
2 8 (16.67%) ServiceNow Developer
3 7 (14.58%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior DevOps
6 4 (8.33%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Architect
7 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Java Programmer
7 3 (6.25%) Programmer
7 3 (6.25%) Python Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Integration Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior WebOps Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (35.42%) HTML
2 15 (31.25%) CSS
3 12 (25.00%) REST
4 10 (20.83%) .NET
5 9 (18.75%) SOAP
6 8 (16.67%) Spring
7 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 6 (12.50%) HTML5
7 6 (12.50%) Spring Boot
8 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
8 5 (10.42%) CSS3
9 4 (8.33%) WCF
9 4 (8.33%) XML
10 3 (6.25%) .NET Framework
10 3 (6.25%) Entity Framework
10 3 (6.25%) Hibernate
10 3 (6.25%) Java EE
10 3 (6.25%) Node.js
10 3 (6.25%) PowerMock
10 3 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) User Experience
2 3 (6.25%) CMDB
3 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.08%) Configuration Management
3 12 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (22.92%) Open Source
5 10 (20.83%) Scrum
6 9 (18.75%) DevOps
6 9 (18.75%) Web Operations
7 6 (12.50%) MVC
8 5 (10.42%) TDD
9 4 (8.33%) BDD
9 4 (8.33%) Content Management
9 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 4 (8.33%) ITIL
9 4 (8.33%) Microservices
9 4 (8.33%) Migration
9 4 (8.33%) OO
9 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 4 (8.33%) Web Development
10 3 (6.25%) Kanban
10 3 (6.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 14 (29.17%) Python
3 13 (27.08%) Java
4 10 (20.83%) PHP
5 9 (18.75%) C#
5 9 (18.75%) Ruby
5 9 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) C
7 1 (2.08%) Perl
7 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.08%) QA
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Puppet
2 9 (18.75%) Ansible
2 9 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (18.75%) Salt
3 1 (2.08%) collectd
3 1 (2.08%) Kibana
3 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.08%) logstash
3 1 (2.08%) StatsD
3 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) ServiceNow
2 8 (16.67%) Rackspace
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) Pega
5 1 (2.08%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) Talend
5 1 (2.08%) VMware