The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 29 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.

Web Services
South West / Dorset
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 24 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.08% 1.26% 3.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.50% 6.98% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +3.64% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £56.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.76% +60.00%  

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 Dorset with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 40 43 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 43.01% 17.99% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 32
Median daily rate £325 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +60.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 10
Median hourly rate - £42.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Dorset

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) J2EE
3 4 (50.00%) JUnit
3 4 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
3 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (50.00%) Docker
3 4 (50.00%) Mockito
4 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (25.00%) Guidewire
4 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) Toad

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JUnit
1 4 (50.00%) Mockito
2 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) WinForms
3 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Guidewire
1 2 (25.00%) HP