Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 29 26
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3 +7
Contract jobs citing Web Services 92 81 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.89% 5.53% 5.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.14% 21.60% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 60 90
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +30.77%
10th Percentile £330 £313 £325
90th Percentile £525 £533 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £28.00 £33.64
% change year-on-year - -16.77% +0.90%

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 339 375 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.39% 25.60% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 285 354
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £259 £299
90th Percentile £525 £500 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +82.89% -47.74%
10th Percentile £30.40 £31.25 £16.16
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.35 £34.60
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Knutsford - 25 £400 - 6
Crewe 0 16 £483 +37.86% 3
Warrington +3 13 £463 +11.45% 6
Chester -6 11 £456 - 4
Macclesfield - 3 £525 -
Alderley Edge - 2 £438 -
Web Services
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 59 (64.13%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (44.57%) Java
3 34 (36.96%) Git (software)
3 34 (36.96%) Jenkins
4 32 (34.78%) Spring
5 29 (31.52%) Finance
6 25 (27.17%) SQL
6 25 (27.17%) Banking
7 24 (26.09%) REST
8 23 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (25.00%) OO
9 22 (23.91%) Test Automation
10 21 (22.83%) SOAP
11 20 (21.74%) TDD
11 20 (21.74%) Hibernate
11 20 (21.74%) Scrum
12 19 (20.65%) HTML
13 18 (19.57%) Linux
13 18 (19.57%) Python
14 17 (18.48%) Oracle
14 17 (18.48%) JUnit
14 17 (18.48%) Configuration Management
14 17 (18.48%) TeamCity
14 17 (18.48%) PowerShell
14 17 (18.48%) Bash Shell
14 17 (18.48%) Unit Testing
14 17 (18.48%) Relational Database
14 17 (18.48%) DevOps
15 16 (17.39%) Ansible
15 16 (17.39%) Puppet

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 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.17%) CMS
3 2 (2.17%) IIS
3 2 (2.17%) PegaRULES
3 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.17%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.09%) Confluence
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.09%) SAS
4 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) HFM
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (1.09%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.09%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.09%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.43%) GitHub
4 4 (4.35%) Office 365
5 3 (3.26%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.26%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (3.26%) SaaS
6 2 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.17%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.17%) PaaS
6 2 (2.17%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (2.17%) Yammer
7 1 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.09%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) HTTP
1 5 (5.43%) Internet
2 4 (4.35%) Intranet
2 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.17%) DNS
3 2 (2.17%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.17%) VPN
3 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.48%) Relational Database
2 12 (13.04%) RDBMS
3 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.43%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (3.26%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (3.26%) Apache Hive
6 3 (3.26%) Big Data
6 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.26%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.09%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.09%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (36.96%) Git (software)
1 34 (36.96%) Jenkins
2 17 (18.48%) JUnit
2 17 (18.48%) TeamCity
3 16 (17.39%) Maven
4 13 (14.13%) Gradle
5 9 (9.78%) Eclipse
6 7 (7.61%) IntelliJ
6 7 (7.61%) JProfiler
6 7 (7.61%) SonarQube
7 6 (6.52%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.52%) Visual Studio
8 5 (5.43%) Subversion
9 4 (4.35%) Bitbucket
9 4 (4.35%) JIRA
9 4 (4.35%) Selenium
9 4 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.26%) GitLab
10 3 (3.26%) MSBuild
10 3 (3.26%) T4 Templates
General
1 29 (31.52%) Finance
2 25 (27.17%) Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.09%) Back Office
4 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (55.43%) Developer
2 34 (36.96%) Java Developer
3 13 (14.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (13.04%) WebOps Engineer
5 8 (8.70%) Architect
6 7 (7.61%) Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Azure DevOps
7 6 (6.52%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Agile Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Agile Java Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) CRM Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (3.26%) Java Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Security Consultant
10 3 (3.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (34.78%) Spring
2 24 (26.09%) REST
3 21 (22.83%) SOAP
4 20 (21.74%) Hibernate
5 19 (20.65%) HTML
6 15 (16.30%) RESTful
7 14 (15.22%) JPA
8 13 (14.13%) Spring Boot
9 12 (13.04%) Java EE
10 11 (11.96%) .NET
11 8 (8.70%) ASP.NET
11 8 (8.70%) CSS
11 8 (8.70%) JSON
11 8 (8.70%) XML
12 6 (6.52%) OAuth
13 5 (5.43%) CSS3
13 5 (5.43%) J2EE
14 4 (4.35%) .NET Framework
14 4 (4.35%) HTML5
14 4 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) User Experience
2 3 (3.26%) Credit Risk
2 3 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.26%) Reference Data
3 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.17%) DataPower
3 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.17%) RIA
3 2 (2.17%) STB
4 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.09%) Life Science
4 1 (1.09%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.57%) Linux
2 16 (17.39%) Windows
3 4 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.26%) Unix
5 2 (2.17%) Android
5 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (64.13%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (25.00%) OO
3 22 (23.91%) Test Automation
4 20 (21.74%) Scrum
4 20 (21.74%) TDD
5 17 (18.48%) Configuration Management
5 17 (18.48%) DevOps
5 17 (18.48%) Unit Testing
6 14 (15.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (14.13%) Data Modelling
7 13 (14.13%) Web Operations
8 12 (13.04%) Microservices
9 11 (11.96%) OOP
10 9 (9.78%) Data Protection
10 9 (9.78%) SOA
11 8 (8.70%) TOGAF
12 7 (7.61%) BDD
12 7 (7.61%) CRM
12 7 (7.61%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 41 (44.57%) Java
2 25 (27.17%) SQL
3 18 (19.57%) Python
4 17 (18.48%) Bash Shell
4 17 (18.48%) PowerShell
5 16 (17.39%) Ruby
6 12 (13.04%) JavaScript
7 10 (10.87%) C#
8 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.17%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.17%) C
9 2 (2.17%) C++
9 2 (2.17%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.17%) VB
10 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.09%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) COBIT
1 2 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Docker
2 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.17%) UAG
3 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (17.39%) Ansible
1 16 (17.39%) Puppet
2 14 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.26%) Terraform
4 2 (2.17%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (18.48%) Oracle
2 15 (16.30%) Perforce
3 12 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.26%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (2.17%) Apple
5 2 (2.17%) CA
5 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.09%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.09%) IBM
6 1 (1.09%) Pega
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.09%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.09%) SAP
6 1 (1.09%) VMware