The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 26 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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 39 38
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 158 170 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.76% 5.11% 4.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.61% 14.67% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 147 226
Median daily rate £513 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.12% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +9.58% -3.43%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1253 1159 1729
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.76% 34.86% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1023 998 1394
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in the City of London

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in the City of London

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 155 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (44.38%) Java
3 113 (35.31%) Amazon AWS
4 108 (33.75%) TDD
5 99 (30.94%) JavaScript
6 83 (25.94%) HTML
7 80 (25.00%) Finance
8 76 (23.75%) Scrum
9 75 (23.44%) RESTful
10 72 (22.50%) REST
11 69 (21.56%) AngularJS
12 65 (20.31%) CSS
13 63 (19.69%) XML
14 62 (19.38%) C#
14 62 (19.38%) BDD
15 61 (19.06%) SQL
16 60 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
17 58 (18.13%) MVC
18 53 (16.56%) Test Automation
19 52 (16.25%) Unit Testing
20 51 (15.94%) React
21 49 (15.31%) Web Development
21 49 (15.31%) .NET
22 48 (15.00%) Spring
23 47 (14.69%) Git (software)
24 46 (14.38%) Microsoft
25 45 (14.06%) SOA
25 45 (14.06%) HTML5
26 42 (13.13%) Microsoft Azure
26 42 (13.13%) Software Engineering

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 22 (6.88%) IIS
2 21 (6.56%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.06%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.13%) Apache
6 9 (2.81%) Apache Spark
6 9 (2.81%) JBoss
7 5 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.25%) CMS
8 4 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.94%) CICS
9 3 (0.94%) Confluence
9 3 (0.94%) Liferay
9 3 (0.94%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.94%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.63%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.31%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.31%) nginx
11 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (6.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (4.69%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.63%) RMDS
4 1 (0.31%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.31%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 113 (35.31%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (13.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.00%) IaaS
3 16 (5.00%) PaaS
4 7 (2.19%) Office 365
5 6 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.56%) GitHub
7 4 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.25%) Heroku
7 4 (1.25%) TestFlight
8 3 (0.94%) Bluemix
8 3 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.63%) SaaS
9 2 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.31%) HTTP
2 15 (4.69%) Internet
3 10 (3.13%) FTP
4 9 (2.81%) SSL
5 7 (2.19%) DNS
6 6 (1.88%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.56%) LDAP
8 2 (0.63%) Firewall
8 2 (0.63%) MPLS
8 2 (0.63%) SNMP
8 2 (0.63%) VPLS
8 2 (0.63%) X.509
9 1 (0.31%) Intranet
9 1 (0.31%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.31%) LAN
9 1 (0.31%) SSH
9 1 (0.31%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.25%) MongoDB
3 27 (8.44%) Relational Database
3 27 (8.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (6.25%) Big Data
5 18 (5.63%) Hadoop
6 17 (5.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (4.69%) NoSQL
7 15 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (3.13%) MySQL
8 10 (3.13%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.81%) SQLite
10 8 (2.50%) CouchDB
10 8 (2.50%) Siebel EIM
10 8 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.88%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (1.25%) Hazelcast
12 4 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (14.69%) Git (software)
2 35 (10.94%) Jenkins
3 31 (9.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (8.44%) JIRA
5 25 (7.81%) gulp
6 23 (7.19%) Maven
7 22 (6.88%) IntelliJ
8 21 (6.56%) Grunt
9 16 (5.00%) Jasmine
10 13 (4.06%) Subversion
11 12 (3.75%) Ant
11 12 (3.75%) TeamCity
12 10 (3.13%) Mockito
12 10 (3.13%) WebDriver
13 9 (2.81%) Gradle
13 9 (2.81%) Moq
13 9 (2.81%) Selenium
14 7 (2.19%) JUnit
15 6 (1.88%) Vagrant
16 5 (1.56%) webpack
General
1 80 (25.00%) Finance
2 37 (11.56%) Banking
3 10 (3.13%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.81%) Retail
5 5 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.25%) Front Office
6 4 (1.25%) Publishing
7 3 (0.94%) Advertising
7 3 (0.94%) Digital Economy
7 3 (0.94%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.63%) Games
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 224 (70.00%) Developer
2 67 (20.94%) Java Developer
3 30 (9.38%) Full Stack Developer
4 27 (8.44%) Architect
5 19 (5.94%) .NET Developer
6 18 (5.63%) C# Developer
7 17 (5.31%) Microsoft Developer
8 15 (4.69%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 15 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
8 15 (4.69%) Senior Developer
9 14 (4.38%) iOS Developer
10 13 (4.06%) AWS Developer
10 13 (4.06%) Node.js Developer
11 12 (3.75%) Angular Developer
11 12 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (3.44%) Agile Developer
12 11 (3.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (3.13%) Android Developer
14 9 (2.81%) Lead Developer
14 9 (2.81%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (25.94%) HTML
2 75 (23.44%) RESTful
3 72 (22.50%) REST
4 69 (21.56%) AngularJS
5 65 (20.31%) CSS
6 63 (19.69%) XML
7 51 (15.94%) React
8 49 (15.31%) .NET
9 48 (15.00%) Spring
10 45 (14.06%) HTML5
11 42 (13.13%) SOAP
12 40 (12.50%) JSON
13 37 (11.56%) Node.js
14 30 (9.38%) Hibernate
15 29 (9.06%) J2EE
16 25 (7.81%) Dropwizard
17 24 (7.50%) Spring MVC
18 22 (6.88%) jQuery
18 22 (6.88%) WCF
19 21 (6.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.88%) User Experience
2 19 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.94%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (3.44%) Fintech
4 11 (3.44%) iPad
5 10 (3.13%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.81%) RIA
7 8 (2.50%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.19%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.88%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.56%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.56%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.56%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.25%) iPhone
11 4 (1.25%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.25%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.94%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.94%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.13%) Linux
2 35 (10.94%) Windows
3 21 (6.56%) Apple iOS
4 14 (4.38%) Android
4 14 (4.38%) Unix
5 5 (1.56%) CentOS
6 3 (0.94%) CoreOS
6 3 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (33.75%) TDD
3 76 (23.75%) Scrum
4 62 (19.38%) BDD
5 60 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (18.13%) MVC
7 53 (16.56%) Test Automation
8 52 (16.25%) Unit Testing
9 49 (15.31%) Web Development
10 45 (14.06%) SOA
11 42 (13.13%) Software Engineering
12 38 (11.88%) DevOps
13 36 (11.25%) Front End Development
14 34 (10.63%) Open Source
15 33 (10.31%) Pair Programming
16 32 (10.00%) SDLC
17 31 (9.69%) SOLID
18 28 (8.75%) CRM
19 27 (8.44%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 27 (8.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 142 (44.38%) Java
2 99 (30.94%) JavaScript
3 62 (19.38%) C#
4 61 (19.06%) SQL
5 29 (9.06%) Python
6 28 (8.75%) Scala
7 24 (7.50%) Groovy
8 16 (5.00%) Apple Swift
9 13 (4.06%) Objective-C
10 9 (2.81%) C++
11 8 (2.50%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.50%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.19%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
13 6 (1.88%) PHP
13 6 (1.88%) XPath
14 5 (1.56%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.56%) Ruby
15 4 (1.25%) ES6
16 3 (0.94%) Perl
16 3 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (2.19%) Degree
1 7 (2.19%) Siebel Certification
2 6 (1.88%) AWS Certification
3 3 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.94%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.63%) CFA
4 2 (0.63%) MCP
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.31%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (0.31%) ISEB
5 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (11.56%) QA
2 3 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.31%) IFRS
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (5.00%) Docker
2 3 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.63%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.31%) GridGain
4 1 (0.31%) HDFS
4 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 21 (6.56%) Ansible
2 14 (4.38%) Puppet
3 12 (3.75%) Kubernetes
3 12 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.88%) Terraform
5 3 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.94%) Dollar Universe
5 3 (0.94%) MOM
5 3 (0.94%) Nagios
6 2 (0.63%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.63%) Kibana
7 1 (0.31%) Grafana
7 1 (0.31%) Graphite
7 1 (0.31%) Mesos
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.31%) SCCM
7 1 (0.31%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 46 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.25%) New Relic
3 15 (4.69%) Oracle
4 11 (3.44%) IBM
5 8 (2.50%) Siebel
6 6 (1.88%) Bloomberg
7 4 (1.25%) ION Trading
7 4 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.25%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.94%) Adobe
8 3 (0.94%) Google
8 3 (0.94%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.94%) SAP
9 2 (0.63%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.63%) hybris
9 2 (0.63%) Kofax
9 2 (0.63%) OpenText
9 2 (0.63%) Redback
9 2 (0.63%) RedDot
9 2 (0.63%) TSYS
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