The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 30 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
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 34 42
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2120 2375 2212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.05% 4.75% 4.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.96% 16.84% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1723 1412
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +3.14% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 29
Median hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.81% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £38.00 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.89 £57.00 £47.00
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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13280 14104 13161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.63% 28.23% 26.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9227 9920 8669
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 209 170
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £12.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in England

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in England

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in England

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Web Services in England

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 30 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
London -11 949 £475 - 251
South East +10 449 £420 +5.00% 125
North West +2 143 £420 +5.00% 95
South West +10 137 £404 +7.73% 56
Yorkshire +22 113 £400 +2.56% 52
East of England -16 96 £400 -5.88% 45
West Midlands +12 92 £450 +19.92% 37
East Midlands +3 85 £375 - 37
North East -14 40 £425 +6.25% 11
Midlands +10 6 £450 +28.57%
Web Services
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 2111 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1786 (41.49%) Java
3 1438 (33.40%) JavaScript
4 1109 (25.76%) SQL
5 1079 (25.06%) HTML
6 1059 (24.60%) REST
7 1014 (23.55%) XML
8 1006 (23.37%) TDD
9 971 (22.56%) Amazon AWS
10 909 (21.11%) SOAP
11 905 (21.02%) CSS
12 900 (20.91%) .NET
13 813 (18.89%) Scrum
13 813 (18.89%) RESTful
14 794 (18.44%) C#
14 794 (18.44%) Linux
15 781 (18.14%) Finance
16 760 (17.65%) Oracle
17 729 (16.93%) Spring
18 686 (15.93%) Git (software)
19 677 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
20 617 (14.33%) SQL Server
21 612 (14.22%) Jenkins
22 604 (14.03%) JSON
23 581 (13.50%) MVC
24 579 (13.45%) BDD
25 570 (13.24%) DevOps
26 555 (12.89%) AngularJS
27 534 (12.40%) Microsoft
28 490 (11.38%) OO

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 217 (5.04%) WebSphere
2 213 (4.95%) Apache
3 198 (4.60%) WebLogic
4 182 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 175 (4.07%) JBoss
6 145 (3.37%) Tomcat
7 143 (3.32%) SharePoint
8 135 (3.14%) CMS
9 123 (2.86%) IIS
10 119 (2.76%) Confluence
11 74 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 70 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
13 69 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
14 56 (1.30%) Apache Spark
15 52 (1.21%) Apache Solr
16 39 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
17 38 (0.88%) Mule
18 36 (0.84%) OpenStack
19 33 (0.77%) nginx
20 31 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 157 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 33 (0.77%) MS Office
3 29 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.30%) MS Project
5 9 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.093%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (0.070%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.070%) SPSS
11 2 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.046%) Stata
12 1 (0.023%) HipChat
12 1 (0.023%) Mingle
12 1 (0.023%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 127 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 33 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 29 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
4 29 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
5 17 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
6 13 (0.30%) Magento
7 10 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
7 10 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.21%) SAP ERP
8 9 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
9 8 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
9 8 (0.19%) SAP CRM
10 7 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.16%) SAP MDM
11 5 (0.12%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
12 4 (0.093%) Oracle 11i
12 4 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 971 (22.56%) Amazon AWS
2 384 (8.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (2.67%) PaaS
4 105 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
5 101 (2.35%) SaaS
6 98 (2.28%) GitHub
6 98 (2.28%) IaaS
7 83 (1.93%) Amazon S3
8 72 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 44 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
10 41 (0.95%) Office 365
11 36 (0.84%) Route 53
12 35 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 33 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
14 30 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
15 29 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
15 29 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
16 28 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
17 18 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 16 (0.37%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 268 (6.23%) HTTP
2 135 (3.14%) Internet
3 112 (2.60%) TCP/IP
4 95 (2.21%) Firewall
5 91 (2.11%) SSL
6 61 (1.42%) LDAP
7 54 (1.25%) WAN
8 49 (1.14%) DNS
9 47 (1.09%) VPN
10 42 (0.98%) LAN
11 29 (0.67%) Network Security
12 27 (0.63%) FTP
13 25 (0.58%) SMTP
14 22 (0.51%) Intranet
15 21 (0.49%) HTTPS
16 20 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
16 20 (0.46%) SAN
17 17 (0.39%) Extranet
17 17 (0.39%) SNMP
18 16 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 617 (14.33%) SQL Server
2 319 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 301 (6.99%) MySQL
4 255 (5.92%) MongoDB
5 254 (5.90%) NoSQL
6 200 (4.65%) Oracle Database
7 154 (3.58%) Big Data
8 139 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
9 129 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 100 (2.32%) Hadoop
11 87 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
11 87 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 81 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
13 71 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
13 71 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
13 71 (1.65%) RDBMS
14 70 (1.63%) DB2
15 61 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 53 (1.23%) Redis
17 52 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 686 (15.93%) Git (software)
2 612 (14.22%) Jenkins
3 368 (8.55%) JIRA
4 365 (8.48%) Maven
5 315 (7.32%) Selenium
6 274 (6.36%) JUnit
7 271 (6.30%) Subversion
8 260 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 171 (3.97%) Mockito
10 161 (3.74%) Eclipse
11 153 (3.55%) SoapUI
12 144 (3.34%) Ant
13 143 (3.32%) Cucumber
14 136 (3.16%) Visual Studio
15 135 (3.14%) Gradle
16 124 (2.88%) WebDriver
17 122 (2.83%) TeamCity
18 94 (2.18%) NUnit
19 65 (1.51%) Spock
20 61 (1.42%) Hudson
General
1 781 (18.14%) Finance
2 305 (7.08%) Banking
3 163 (3.79%) Retail
4 125 (2.90%) Marketing
5 118 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 56 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 55 (1.28%) Legal
8 54 (1.25%) Publishing
9 44 (1.02%) Back Office
10 43 (1.00%) Games
11 41 (0.95%) Electronics
12 38 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 25 (0.58%) Advertising
14 22 (0.51%) Front Office
15 17 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.30%) Billing
17 11 (0.26%) Law
18 10 (0.23%) Automotive
18 10 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2451 (56.93%) Developer
2 810 (18.82%) Java Developer
3 487 (11.31%) Architect
4 385 (8.94%) .NET Developer
5 266 (6.18%) Senior Developer
6 259 (6.02%) Analyst
7 244 (5.67%) C# Developer
8 195 (4.53%) Consultant
9 186 (4.32%) JavaScript Developer
10 183 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
11 175 (4.07%) DevOps Engineer
12 171 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
13 128 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
13 128 (2.97%) Tester
14 115 (2.67%) Agile Developer
15 113 (2.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 111 (2.58%) Software Engineer
17 110 (2.56%) Software Developer
18 108 (2.51%) Angular Developer
19 106 (2.46%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1079 (25.06%) HTML
2 1059 (24.60%) REST
3 1014 (23.55%) XML
4 909 (21.11%) SOAP
5 905 (21.02%) CSS
6 900 (20.91%) .NET
7 813 (18.89%) RESTful
8 729 (16.93%) Spring
9 604 (14.03%) JSON
10 555 (12.89%) AngularJS
11 463 (10.75%) J2EE
12 412 (9.57%) jQuery
13 409 (9.50%) ASP.NET
14 403 (9.36%) Hibernate
15 402 (9.34%) HTML5
16 303 (7.04%) Node.js
17 280 (6.50%) Ajax
18 245 (5.69%) .NET Framework
19 242 (5.62%) JMS
20 235 (5.46%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 275 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (4.46%) User Experience
3 161 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 121 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 106 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
6 77 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 74 (1.72%) Algorithms
8 70 (1.63%) iPad
9 61 (1.42%) Virtual Team
10 44 (1.02%) Public Cloud
11 41 (0.95%) N-Tier
12 40 (0.93%) Data Structures
13 38 (0.88%) Data Centre
14 33 (0.77%) CMDB
15 32 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 27 (0.63%) Social Media
17 26 (0.60%) Web 2.0
18 24 (0.56%) Clustering
18 24 (0.56%) Credit Risk
19 23 (0.53%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 794 (18.44%) Linux
2 383 (8.90%) Windows
3 340 (7.90%) Unix
4 122 (2.83%) Android
4 122 (2.83%) Apple iOS
5 105 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 79 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (0.91%) CentOS
7 39 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (0.72%) Solaris
9 30 (0.70%) Mac OS X
10 21 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 20 (0.46%) AIX
12 14 (0.33%) HPUX
12 14 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.26%) CoreOS
14 11 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2111 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1006 (23.37%) TDD
3 813 (18.89%) Scrum
4 677 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
5 581 (13.50%) MVC
6 579 (13.45%) BDD
7 570 (13.24%) DevOps
8 490 (11.38%) OO
9 463 (10.75%) SOA
10 423 (9.83%) Software Engineering
11 372 (8.64%) Open Source
12 360 (8.36%) E-Commerce
13 347 (8.06%) Unit Testing
14 321 (7.46%) Web Development
15 281 (6.53%) SDLC
16 272 (6.32%) Microservices
17 251 (5.83%) Configuration Management
18 213 (4.95%) Automated Testing
19 208 (4.83%) CRM
20 198 (4.60%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1786 (41.49%) Java
2 1438 (33.40%) JavaScript
3 1109 (25.76%) SQL
4 794 (18.44%) C#
5 460 (10.69%) Python
6 270 (6.27%) Ruby
7 257 (5.97%) Scala
8 182 (4.23%) PHP
9 129 (3.00%) PowerShell
10 121 (2.81%) T-SQL
11 115 (2.67%) PL/SQL
12 112 (2.60%) Bash Shell
12 112 (2.60%) Groovy
13 101 (2.35%) Shell Script
14 100 (2.32%) C
15 95 (2.21%) Perl
16 79 (1.84%) C++
17 70 (1.63%) Objective-C
18 67 (1.56%) Apple Swift
19 62 (1.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 347 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 235 (5.46%) Degree
3 218 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 67 (1.56%) DV Cleared
5 51 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 39 (0.91%) ISEB
7 35 (0.81%) CISSP
8 28 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 23 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (0.51%) AWS Certification
11 17 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.28%) Sun Certification
14 11 (0.26%) CISMP
14 11 (0.26%) SANS
15 10 (0.23%) CISM
16 9 (0.21%) CCNA
16 9 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.21%) MCSE
17 8 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (5.92%) QA
2 33 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 29 (0.67%) SDET
4 27 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 24 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.53%) SLA
7 21 (0.49%) FATCA
8 18 (0.42%) Data Quality
9 12 (0.28%) COBIT
10 11 (0.26%) ISO27002
11 9 (0.21%) HL7
12 8 (0.19%) JSP 440
12 8 (0.19%) PMO
13 7 (0.16%) PA-DSS
14 5 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
15 4 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
15 4 (0.093%) FedRAMP
16 2 (0.046%) HIPAA
16 2 (0.046%) MiFID
16 2 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 272 (6.32%) Docker
2 71 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 52 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.42%) vSphere
5 18 (0.42%) XenApp
6 14 (0.33%) Shibboleth
7 13 (0.30%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.21%) LXC
10 8 (0.19%) ProxySG
11 7 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.16%) NFS
11 7 (0.16%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.14%) HDFS
12 6 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 5 (0.12%) Snort
13 5 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 259 (6.02%) Puppet
2 214 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
3 211 (4.90%) Ansible
4 93 (2.16%) Kubernetes
5 65 (1.51%) Terraform
6 59 (1.37%) Salt
7 42 (0.98%) logstash
8 39 (0.91%) Kibana
9 35 (0.81%) Nagios
10 26 (0.60%) MOM
11 22 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
12 21 (0.49%) Graphite
12 21 (0.49%) ZABBIX
13 20 (0.46%) SCCM
14 18 (0.42%) Mesos
15 16 (0.37%) Grafana
16 15 (0.35%) Packer
17 14 (0.33%) vRealize
18 12 (0.28%) SCOM
19 10 (0.23%) StatsD
Vendors
1 760 (17.65%) Oracle
2 534 (12.40%) Microsoft
3 165 (3.83%) IBM
4 143 (3.32%) ServiceNow
5 135 (3.14%) SAP
6 116 (2.69%) Google
7 115 (2.67%) VMware
8 112 (2.60%) Adobe
9 103 (2.39%) Red Hat
10 88 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
11 86 (2.00%) ATG
12 64 (1.49%) MuleSoft
13 63 (1.46%) hybris
14 61 (1.42%) HP
14 61 (1.42%) Rackspace
15 57 (1.32%) Splunk
16 54 (1.25%) Cisco
17 45 (1.05%) Solace
18 40 (0.93%) Atlassian
19 35 (0.81%) Citrix
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Flexi Working (Some WFH)
Posted: 4 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Aquent
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West London
Venturi
Rate: £275.00 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Rochester, Kent
Arnold Ash Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £340 - £370 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Flexible Work
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
TekSkills
Posted: 6 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago