Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 18 27
Rank change year-on-year -16 +9 -4
Contract jobs citing Web Services 68 91 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.33% 6.78% 5.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.71% 26.45% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 72 67
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +8.43% -2.35%
10th Percentile £321 £335 £313
90th Percentile £525 £536 £525
North West median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £28.00

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 407 344 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 31.90% 25.61% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 249 297
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £275 £263
90th Percentile £511 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -1.54% +82.89%
10th Percentile £42.50 £30.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £60.70 £38.75 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +10.29%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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
Knutsford -13 19 £346 -13.42% 3
Chester +1 12 £425 -5.56% 9
Warrington -1 11 £480 +1.05% 6
Crewe -18 10 £421 -12.69%
Alderley Edge +3 3 £225 -48.57%
Macclesfield -4 3 £575 +9.52%
Wilmslow - 1 £350 - 1
Web Services
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 39 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.65%) Java
3 27 (39.71%) SOAP
3 27 (39.71%) REST
4 25 (36.76%) JavaScript
5 21 (30.88%) HTML
5 21 (30.88%) Git (software)
6 18 (26.47%) JSON
7 17 (25.00%) SQL
8 16 (23.53%) C#
8 16 (23.53%) XML
9 15 (22.06%) Scrum
9 15 (22.06%) Test Automation
9 15 (22.06%) RESTful
9 15 (22.06%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (20.59%) CSS
10 14 (20.59%) .NET
11 13 (19.12%) Spring
11 13 (19.12%) AngularJS
12 12 (17.65%) DevOps
13 11 (16.18%) Jenkins
13 11 (16.18%) Subversion
14 10 (14.71%) MVC
14 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
14 10 (14.71%) React
15 9 (13.24%) TDD
15 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
16 8 (11.76%) Node.js
16 8 (11.76%) Workflow
16 8 (11.76%) MySQL

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 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (5.88%) CMS
1 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.41%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.47%) nginx
4 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.88%) Boomi
4 3 (4.41%) AtomSphere
5 2 (2.94%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.94%) GitHub
5 2 (2.94%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.47%) IaaS
6 1 (1.47%) PaaS
6 1 (1.47%) SaaS
6 1 (1.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) HTTP
1 1 (1.47%) Network Security
1 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) MySQL
3 7 (10.29%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.35%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.88%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.41%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.94%) DB2
7 2 (2.94%) GIS
7 2 (2.94%) MariaDB
7 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.94%) Redis
8 1 (1.47%) Big Data
8 1 (1.47%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (30.88%) Git (software)
2 11 (16.18%) Jenkins
2 11 (16.18%) Subversion
3 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio
4 5 (7.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (7.35%) Selenium
4 5 (7.35%) Xcode
5 4 (5.88%) Android Studio
5 4 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (5.88%) Bitbucket
5 4 (5.88%) gulp
5 4 (5.88%) JUnit
5 4 (5.88%) Maven
5 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.41%) Gradle
7 2 (2.94%) Grunt
7 2 (2.94%) JIRA
8 1 (1.47%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (5.88%) Banking
2 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Law
2 3 (4.41%) Legal
2 3 (4.41%) Publishing
3 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 45 (66.18%) Developer
2 11 (16.18%) Java Developer
3 8 (11.76%) Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) .NET Developer
4 5 (7.35%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Consultant
4 5 (7.35%) CRM Developer
4 5 (7.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 5 (7.35%) iOS Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Android Developer
5 4 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (4.41%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (4.41%) Lead Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (4.41%) PHP Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (39.71%) REST
1 27 (39.71%) SOAP
2 21 (30.88%) HTML
3 18 (26.47%) JSON
4 16 (23.53%) XML
5 15 (22.06%) RESTful
6 14 (20.59%) .NET
6 14 (20.59%) CSS
7 13 (19.12%) AngularJS
7 13 (19.12%) Spring
8 10 (14.71%) React
9 8 (11.76%) Node.js
10 7 (10.29%) jQuery
10 7 (10.29%) JSP
10 7 (10.29%) Spring Boot
11 6 (8.82%) Ajax
12 5 (7.35%) .NET Framework
12 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (7.35%) Cocoa
13 4 (5.88%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) User Experience
2 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Android
2 5 (7.35%) Apple iOS
2 5 (7.35%) Mac OS X
2 5 (7.35%) Windows 7
2 5 (7.35%) Windows 8
3 4 (5.88%) Unix
4 3 (4.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (57.35%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.06%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (22.06%) Scrum
2 15 (22.06%) Test Automation
3 12 (17.65%) DevOps
4 10 (14.71%) MVC
5 9 (13.24%) TDD
6 8 (11.76%) Microservices
6 8 (11.76%) Workflow
7 7 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (10.29%) SDLC
7 7 (10.29%) SOA
8 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (8.82%) CRM
8 6 (8.82%) Deployment Automation
9 5 (7.35%) iOS Development
9 5 (7.35%) OOD
9 5 (7.35%) User Stories
10 4 (5.88%) Open Source
10 4 (5.88%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.65%) Java
2 25 (36.76%) JavaScript
3 17 (25.00%) SQL
4 16 (23.53%) C#
5 8 (11.76%) Python
6 5 (7.35%) Apple Swift
6 5 (7.35%) Objective-C
6 5 (7.35%) PHP
7 4 (5.88%) Kotlin
8 3 (4.41%) Groovy
8 3 (4.41%) Java 8
8 3 (4.41%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.94%) Perl
9 2 (2.94%) VB
10 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.47%) Tcl
10 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) CISM
3 2 (2.94%) CISSP
3 2 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) Docker
2 2 (2.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (2.94%) etcd
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Terraform
2 2 (2.94%) Consul
2 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.47%) Ansible
3 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 8 (11.76%) Oracle
2 5 (7.35%) Apple
3 4 (5.88%) Dell
4 2 (2.94%) Adobe
4 2 (2.94%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.94%) Tealium
4 2 (2.94%) Teradata
5 1 (1.47%) Casewise
5 1 (1.47%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.47%) Sybase