The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 4 22 13
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 20 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 19.23% 5.96% 11.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 58.82% 16.36% 39.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 17
Median daily rate £438 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.02% +4.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £355 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £421 £475
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 Chester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 34 55 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 32.69% 36.42% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 45
Median daily rate £438 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -  
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 Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Web Services in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Chester

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Chester over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Chester

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Services in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Chester

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

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 Chester region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 26 (89.66%) Java
2 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (44.83%) RESTful
4 12 (41.38%) Spring
4 12 (41.38%) J2EE
5 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
6 9 (31.03%) TDD
6 9 (31.03%) Microservices
7 8 (27.59%) OO
8 7 (24.14%) NoSQL
8 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (20.69%) Apache Camel
9 6 (20.69%) Scrum
9 6 (20.69%) SOAP
9 6 (20.69%) SQL
9 6 (20.69%) XML
10 5 (17.24%) Finance
10 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
10 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
10 5 (17.24%) MongoDB
10 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
10 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
10 5 (17.24%) High Availability
10 5 (17.24%) Kanban
11 4 (13.79%) Selenium
11 4 (13.79%) JSON
11 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (13.79%) Banking
11 4 (13.79%) ISEB

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (10.34%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) GlassFish
2 2 (6.90%) JBoss
2 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.45%) SAS
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) NoSQL
2 5 (17.24%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
2 4 (13.79%) Selenium
3 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.34%) Gatling
3 3 (10.34%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) JUnit
4 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
1 16 (55.17%) Java Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Architect
3 6 (20.69%) Agile Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Agile Java Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Java Architect
4 5 (17.24%) Java Technical Architect
4 5 (17.24%) Lead Architect
4 5 (17.24%) Technical Architect
4 5 (17.24%) Technical Leader
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (10.34%) QA Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) XML Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Angular Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Java Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) RESTful
2 12 (41.38%) J2EE
2 12 (41.38%) Spring
3 6 (20.69%) Apache Camel
3 6 (20.69%) SOAP
3 6 (20.69%) XML
4 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
5 4 (13.79%) JSON
6 3 (10.34%) JAXB
6 3 (10.34%) JAX-WS
6 3 (10.34%) JDBC
6 3 (10.34%) POJO
6 3 (10.34%) Sass
6 3 (10.34%) WSDL
6 3 (10.34%) XSLT
7 2 (6.90%) JiBX
7 2 (6.90%) JSTL
7 2 (6.90%) REST
7 2 (6.90%) Struts
8 1 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Microservices
2 9 (31.03%) TDD
3 8 (27.59%) OO
4 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 5 (17.24%) High Availability
6 5 (17.24%) Kanban
6 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
6 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
7 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.34%) AOP
8 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.34%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (6.90%) RAD
9 2 (6.90%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 26 (89.66%) Java
2 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) Groovy
4 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) hybris
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle