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 3 months to 28 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 19 30
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 48 69 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.59% 7.55% 5.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.12% 25.46% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 60 39
Median daily rate £450 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% -5.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £525 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £404 £375
% change year-on-year -0.80% +7.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.78 -
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 Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 217 271 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.34% 29.65% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 947 800
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £33.75 £34.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -5 14 £463 +2.77% 3
Knutsford +9 8 £394 - 4
Warrington +7 5 £525 +31.25% 4
Macclesfield - 4 £513 -
Web Services
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 60 (63.83%) Java
2 51 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (38.30%) Spring
4 28 (29.79%) RESTful
5 26 (27.66%) Banking
6 25 (26.60%) JavaScript
7 24 (25.53%) SQL
8 23 (24.47%) REST
9 22 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
10 21 (22.34%) Finance
11 20 (21.28%) HTML
11 20 (21.28%) SOAP
11 20 (21.28%) XML
12 19 (20.21%) Git (software)
13 18 (19.15%) JSON
14 17 (18.09%) TDD
14 17 (18.09%) Jenkins
15 16 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (17.02%) J2EE
16 14 (14.89%) Hibernate
17 13 (13.83%) Scrum
17 13 (13.83%) OO
18 11 (11.70%) Oracle
18 11 (11.70%) CSS
18 11 (11.70%) Test Automation
18 11 (11.70%) Spring Boot
18 11 (11.70%) DevOps
19 10 (10.64%) NoSQL
19 10 (10.64%) Data Protection
19 10 (10.64%) JUnit

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 (6.38%) IIS
1 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.13%) Apache
5 2 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.06%) Confluence
6 1 (1.06%) JBoss
6 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.38%) Office 365
3 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.26%) GitHub
5 3 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.19%) OneDrive
5 3 (3.19%) SaaS
5 3 (3.19%) Yammer
6 2 (2.13%) OpenShift
6 2 (2.13%) PaaS
6 2 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) DNS
2 3 (3.19%) Internet
2 3 (3.19%) Intranet
2 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.13%) DHCP
3 2 (2.13%) LAN
3 2 (2.13%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.13%) Skype
3 2 (2.13%) VPN
3 2 (2.13%) WAN
3 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.06%) HTTP
4 1 (1.06%) POP3
4 1 (1.06%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.64%) NoSQL
2 8 (8.51%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.45%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.38%) RDBMS
5 5 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (4.26%) MySQL
6 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.19%) Big Data
7 3 (3.19%) Hazelcast
7 3 (3.19%) JasperReports
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (20.21%) Git (software)
2 17 (18.09%) Jenkins
3 10 (10.64%) JUnit
4 7 (7.45%) JIRA
4 7 (7.45%) Subversion
5 6 (6.38%) Eclipse
5 6 (6.38%) IntelliJ
5 6 (6.38%) Selenium
6 5 (5.32%) Gradle
6 5 (5.32%) Maven
7 4 (4.26%) Bitbucket
7 4 (4.26%) Mockito
7 4 (4.26%) Xcode
8 3 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.19%) Hudson
8 3 (3.19%) JProfiler
8 3 (3.19%) MyEclipse
8 3 (3.19%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.19%) SonarQube
General
1 26 (27.66%) Banking
2 21 (22.34%) Finance
3 1 (1.06%) Back Office
3 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (59.57%) Developer
2 44 (46.81%) Java Developer
3 15 (15.96%) Agile Developer
4 14 (14.89%) Agile Java Developer
5 13 (13.83%) Architect
6 7 (7.45%) Consultant
7 6 (6.38%) Java Architect
7 6 (6.38%) Security Consultant
7 6 (6.38%) Technical Leader
8 5 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Java Technical Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Lead Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.26%) Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) iOS Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Business Developer
10 3 (3.19%) SharePoint Architect
10 3 (3.19%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (38.30%) Spring
2 28 (29.79%) RESTful
3 23 (24.47%) REST
4 20 (21.28%) HTML
4 20 (21.28%) SOAP
4 20 (21.28%) XML
5 18 (19.15%) JSON
6 16 (17.02%) J2EE
7 14 (14.89%) Hibernate
8 11 (11.70%) CSS
8 11 (11.70%) Spring Boot
9 9 (9.57%) .NET
10 8 (8.51%) HTML5
10 8 (8.51%) JPA
11 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET
11 7 (7.45%) WSDL
12 6 (6.38%) Java EE
12 6 (6.38%) JAXB
12 6 (6.38%) JDBC
12 6 (6.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.19%) Client/Server
1 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
1 3 (3.19%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.13%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.06%) CMDB
3 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.06%) Life Science
3 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.06%) PMI
3 1 (1.06%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.06%) User Experience
3 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.45%) Windows
2 6 (6.38%) Linux
3 5 (5.32%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.26%) Mac OS X
4 4 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.26%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.13%) CentOS
6 2 (2.13%) Unix
6 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.06%) Android
7 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.09%) TDD
3 16 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (13.83%) OO
4 13 (13.83%) Scrum
5 11 (11.70%) DevOps
5 11 (11.70%) Test Automation
6 10 (10.64%) Data Protection
7 9 (9.57%) Unit Testing
8 8 (8.51%) High Availability
8 8 (8.51%) Waterfall
9 7 (7.45%) BDD
9 7 (7.45%) Microservices
10 6 (6.38%) AOP
10 6 (6.38%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.38%) Software Engineering
10 6 (6.38%) TOGAF
11 5 (5.32%) API Development
11 5 (5.32%) Cryptography
11 5 (5.32%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (63.83%) Java
2 25 (26.60%) JavaScript
3 24 (25.53%) SQL
4 7 (7.45%) C#
5 6 (6.38%) Python
6 4 (4.26%) Apple Swift
6 4 (4.26%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.26%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.19%) Scala
8 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.13%) Ruby
8 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.06%) Groovy
9 1 (1.06%) Perl
9 1 (1.06%) PHP
9 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (4.26%) ISEB
2 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.26%) Docker
3 3 (3.19%) UAG
4 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.13%) vSphere
4 2 (2.13%) XenApp
5 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Puppet
2 4 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.13%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.13%) vMotion
4 1 (1.06%) Ansible
4 1 (1.06%) Capistrano
4 1 (1.06%) Nagios
4 1 (1.06%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (11.70%) Oracle
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.38%) Perforce
4 4 (4.26%) Apple
5 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.19%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.19%) VMware
6 2 (2.13%) AppSense
6 2 (2.13%) CA
6 2 (2.13%) Citrix
6 2 (2.13%) IBM
6 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.06%) Chordiant
7 1 (1.06%) Google
7 1 (1.06%) HP
7 1 (1.06%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.06%) Teradata
7 1 (1.06%) Twitter
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