The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for WSDL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 25 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 Description Language (WSDL)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 57 66
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9  
Contract jobs citing WSDL 3 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.48% 2.73% 1.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.38% 9.26% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 23 8
Median daily rate £488 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +18.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

WSDL 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 218 270 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.60% 29.44% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 210 181
Median daily rate £425 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £320 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 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 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing WSDL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WSDL in Cheshire

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSDL in Cheshire

WSDL
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 WSDL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 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 3 £488 +2.63%
WSDL
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) J2EE
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 6 (85.71%) Spring
2 6 (85.71%) AOP
2 6 (85.71%) JAX-WS
2 6 (85.71%) XSLT
2 6 (85.71%) JAXB
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) JDBC
2 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 6 (85.71%) POJO
3 5 (71.43%) RESTful
3 5 (71.43%) JiBX
3 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 5 (71.43%) JSON
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Subversion
4 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 3 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL

WSDL
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 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (14.29%) JBoss
3 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Subversion
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Gradle
General
1 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Business Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Database Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Java Middleware Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) J2EE
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) JAXB
2 6 (85.71%) JAX-WS
2 6 (85.71%) JDBC
2 6 (85.71%) POJO
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) Spring
2 6 (85.71%) XSLT
3 5 (71.43%) JiBX
3 5 (71.43%) JSON
3 5 (71.43%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
5 1 (14.29%) Ajax
5 1 (14.29%) EJB
5 1 (14.29%) JMS
5 1 (14.29%) JSP
5 1 (14.29%) Middleware
5 1 (14.29%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) AOP
1 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) CMMI
5 1 (14.29%) Kanban
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 1 (14.29%) RUP
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Groovy
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Chordiant