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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services
North West / Cheshire
Rank 10 26 29
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 49 63 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.11% 6.52% 5.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.45% 24.14% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 51 35
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £490 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +7.43% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £57.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.68% +62.85%  

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 151 261 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 28.07% 27.02% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 189 160
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +44.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +18 20 £438 +8.02% 6
Warrington +5 3 £500 +24.84%
Knutsford 0 3 £369 -13.23% 6
Northwich - 1 £420 - 1
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 61 (67.78%) Java
2 48 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (35.56%) RESTful
4 27 (30.00%) SQL
5 26 (28.89%) JavaScript
5 26 (28.89%) Spring
6 22 (24.44%) J2EE
7 21 (23.33%) Finance
7 21 (23.33%) NoSQL
8 19 (21.11%) XML
9 18 (20.00%) HTML
9 18 (20.00%) Windows
9 18 (20.00%) REST
10 17 (18.89%) SOAP
10 17 (18.89%) Scrum
10 17 (18.89%) TDD
10 17 (18.89%) Banking
10 17 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (17.78%) JSON
12 15 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
12 15 (16.67%) Oracle
12 15 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 15 (16.67%) Jenkins
12 15 (16.67%) Microservices
13 13 (14.44%) MongoDB
14 12 (13.33%) Linux
14 12 (13.33%) High Availability
15 11 (12.22%) OO
16 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
16 10 (11.11%) AngularJS

Web Services
Top Related 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 7 (7.78%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (5.56%) IIS
4 4 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.44%) JBoss
4 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.44%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.33%) CICS
5 3 (3.33%) GlassFish
5 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.11%) Apache
7 1 (1.11%) SAS
7 1 (1.11%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (1.11%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (3.33%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (3.33%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (3.33%) AWS CloudTrail
2 3 (3.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 3 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (3.33%) GitHub
2 3 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) VPN
2 2 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.33%) NoSQL
2 15 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 13 (14.44%) MongoDB
4 8 (8.89%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.78%) Big Data
5 7 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (7.78%) DB2
6 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.44%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (4.44%) MySQL
7 4 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.33%) Hazelcast
8 3 (3.33%) JasperReports
8 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 10 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.89%) JUnit
4 7 (7.78%) Maven
5 6 (6.67%) Mockito
5 6 (6.67%) Selenium
6 5 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.44%) Eclipse
7 4 (4.44%) Gradle
7 4 (4.44%) IntelliJ
7 4 (4.44%) JIRA
8 3 (3.33%) Ant
8 3 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (3.33%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.33%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.33%) Gatling
8 3 (3.33%) Hudson
8 3 (3.33%) Jasmine
8 3 (3.33%) MyEclipse
8 3 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 21 (23.33%) Finance
2 17 (18.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.11%) Advertising
3 1 (1.11%) Back Office
3 1 (1.11%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 51 (56.67%) Developer
2 41 (45.56%) Java Developer
3 15 (16.67%) Architect
4 8 (8.89%) Java Architect
5 7 (7.78%) Agile Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Agile Java Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Technical Leader
6 6 (6.67%) Java Technical Architect
6 6 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Lead Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.44%) AWS Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) DBA
8 4 (4.44%) Security Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) SQL DBA
9 3 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Java Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (35.56%) RESTful
2 26 (28.89%) Spring
3 22 (24.44%) J2EE
4 19 (21.11%) XML
5 18 (20.00%) HTML
5 18 (20.00%) REST
6 17 (18.89%) SOAP
7 16 (17.78%) JSON
8 10 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 9 (10.00%) CSS
9 9 (10.00%) Hibernate
10 8 (8.89%) Middleware
10 8 (8.89%) Spring Boot
11 7 (7.78%) Apache Camel
12 5 (5.56%) .NET
12 5 (5.56%) EJB
12 5 (5.56%) jQuery
12 5 (5.56%) WSDL
13 4 (4.44%) JPA
13 4 (4.44%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) Replication
3 3 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.22%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.11%) Clustering
5 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.11%) DataPower
5 1 (1.11%) Derivative
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.00%) Windows
2 12 (13.33%) Linux
3 8 (8.89%) AIX
4 6 (6.67%) Unix
4 6 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.33%) HPUX
7 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.11%) Android
8 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (18.89%) Scrum
2 17 (18.89%) TDD
3 15 (16.67%) Microservices
4 12 (13.33%) High Availability
5 11 (12.22%) OO
6 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.78%) BDD
7 7 (7.78%) SOA
7 7 (7.78%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.67%) DevOps
8 6 (6.67%) ETL
8 6 (6.67%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.56%) Data Analysis
9 5 (5.56%) Kanban
9 5 (5.56%) MVC
9 5 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.56%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 61 (67.78%) Java
2 27 (30.00%) SQL
3 26 (28.89%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.56%) Perl
5 4 (4.44%) C#
5 4 (4.44%) Python
5 4 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.33%) Scala
7 2 (2.22%) Groovy
7 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.11%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.11%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.11%) PHP
8 1 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) ISEB
2 3 (3.33%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.33%) Docker
1 3 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.56%) Puppet
2 3 (3.33%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (3.33%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.22%) Capistrano
3 2 (2.22%) Nagios
3 2 (2.22%) Salt
4 1 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.33%) Google
4 2 (2.22%) hybris
4 2 (2.22%) IBM
5 1 (1.11%) Apple
5 1 (1.11%) Chordiant
5 1 (1.11%) Embarcadero
5 1 (1.11%) HP
5 1 (1.11%) Kony
5 1 (1.11%) Perforce
5 1 (1.11%) Sybase
5 1 (1.11%) Talend
5 1 (1.11%) Teradata
5 1 (1.11%) Twitter
5 1 (1.11%) Yahoo!