Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 21 September 2018 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 22 29
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 -3
Contract jobs citing Web Services 86 81 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.69% 6.50% 6.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.95% 21.54% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 65 83
Cheshire median daily rate £384 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.72% +11.80% -5.29%
10th Percentile £313 £333 £313
90th Percentile £480 £508 £500
North West median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £20.78
North West median hourly rate - - £24.39

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 Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 431 376 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 33.51% 30.15% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 276 363
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £300 £288 £264
90th Percentile £500 £500 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £387
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £54.50 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.67% -7.69% +87.54%
10th Percentile £44.65 £30.00 £27.06
90th Percentile £62.35 £33.00 £43.60
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -13.33%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Web Services as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in Cheshire

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Web Services in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Cheshire

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Cheshire

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Cheshire

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +6 28 £375 -18.92% 7
Knutsford -4 14 £380 -10.59% 2
Warrington +8 13 £365 -27.00% 5
Crewe -11 11 £384 -17.47%
Macclesfield -3 4 £450 -14.29%
Alderley Edge -1 2 £225 -52.63%
Wilmslow - 1 £350 -
Web Services
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 50 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (40.70%) SQL
3 34 (39.53%) Java
4 30 (34.88%) .NET
4 30 (34.88%) C#
5 29 (33.72%) JavaScript
6 25 (29.07%) SOAP
7 24 (27.91%) SQL Server
8 22 (25.58%) Spring
8 22 (25.58%) REST
8 22 (25.58%) Docker
9 21 (24.42%) Relational Database
9 21 (24.42%) RESTful
10 19 (22.09%) NoSQL
11 18 (20.93%) .NET Framework
11 18 (20.93%) HTML
11 18 (20.93%) ASP.NET
11 18 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (19.77%) Visual Studio
12 17 (19.77%) Entity Framework
12 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Azure
12 17 (19.77%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (18.60%) .NET Core
13 16 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (17.44%) CSS
14 15 (17.44%) Project Management
14 15 (17.44%) AngularJS
15 14 (16.28%) Redis
15 14 (16.28%) Scrum

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (3.49%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.49%) CMS
2 3 (3.49%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.33%) Apache
3 2 (2.33%) Confluence
3 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.33%) JBoss
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.98%) OpenShift
4 4 (4.65%) GitHub
5 3 (3.49%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.33%) PaaS
6 2 (2.33%) Trello
7 1 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.16%) AtomSphere
7 1 (1.16%) Boomi
7 1 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.16%) DMZ
2 1 (1.16%) DNS
2 1 (1.16%) Firewall
2 1 (1.16%) SAN
2 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 21 (24.42%) Relational Database
3 19 (22.09%) NoSQL
4 16 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (16.28%) DB2
5 14 (16.28%) Redis
6 13 (15.12%) MySQL
7 5 (5.81%) MongoDB
8 4 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (3.49%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (2.33%) MariaDB
10 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (1.16%) Big Data
11 1 (1.16%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 17 (19.77%) Visual Studio
2 14 (16.28%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.63%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.14%) Maven
5 6 (6.98%) JIRA
6 5 (5.81%) Gradle
6 5 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.65%) Grunt
7 4 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (4.65%) Selenium
8 3 (3.49%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.49%) gulp
8 3 (3.49%) Subversion
8 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.33%) GitLab
9 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.33%) Xcode
10 1 (1.16%) Ant
10 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.16%) Rational Rose
General
1 5 (5.81%) Banking
1 5 (5.81%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Law
2 3 (3.49%) Legal
3 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (65.12%) Developer
2 15 (17.44%) Lead Developer
3 14 (16.28%) Java Developer
4 10 (11.63%) .NET Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Lead .NET Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Consultant
7 5 (5.81%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.49%) CRM Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Python Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Tester
10 2 (2.33%) SharePoint Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.88%) .NET
2 25 (29.07%) SOAP
3 22 (25.58%) REST
3 22 (25.58%) Spring
4 21 (24.42%) RESTful
5 18 (20.93%) .NET Framework
5 18 (20.93%) ASP.NET
5 18 (20.93%) HTML
6 17 (19.77%) Entity Framework
7 16 (18.60%) .NET Core
8 15 (17.44%) AngularJS
8 15 (17.44%) CSS
9 11 (12.79%) React
10 10 (11.63%) Spring Boot
11 9 (10.47%) JSON
11 9 (10.47%) XML
12 7 (8.14%) Ajax
12 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (8.14%) J2EE
12 7 (8.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.49%) User Experience
3 2 (2.33%) Clustering
3 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.30%) Linux
2 7 (8.14%) Unix
3 6 (6.98%) Windows
4 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.49%) Android
6 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.16%) AIX
7 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.16%) Solaris
7 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (1.16%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (19.77%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (17.44%) Project Management
5 14 (16.28%) Scrum
6 13 (15.12%) Test Automation
7 12 (13.95%) DevOps
8 9 (10.47%) MVC
9 8 (9.30%) TDD
10 7 (8.14%) Microservices
10 7 (8.14%) Workflow
11 6 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (6.98%) CRM
12 5 (5.81%) Migration
12 5 (5.81%) OO
12 5 (5.81%) SDLC
12 5 (5.81%) Waterfall
12 5 (5.81%) Web Development
13 4 (4.65%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.70%) SQL
2 34 (39.53%) Java
3 30 (34.88%) C#
4 29 (33.72%) JavaScript
5 12 (13.95%) Python
6 5 (5.81%) Groovy
6 5 (5.81%) PHP
7 4 (4.65%) Ruby
7 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.49%) Java 8
8 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.49%) VB
9 2 (2.33%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.33%) C
9 2 (2.33%) C++
9 2 (2.33%) LotusScript
9 2 (2.33%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.33%) Perl
9 2 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.33%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) GDPR
1 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 22 (25.58%) Docker
2 4 (4.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (4.65%) etcd
3 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.33%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.65%) Consul
2 4 (4.65%) Terraform
3 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (16.28%) Teradata
2 9 (10.47%) Oracle
3 7 (8.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.49%) Adobe
4 3 (3.49%) IBM
4 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.49%) Tealium
5 2 (2.33%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.33%) Apple
5 2 (2.33%) Google
5 2 (2.33%) Lotus
5 2 (2.33%) SAP
5 2 (2.33%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.33%) Splunk
5 2 (2.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.16%) Dell
6 1 (1.16%) EMC
6 1 (1.16%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.16%) Sun
6 1 (1.16%) Sybase