Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WSDL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSDL over the 6 months to 23 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 699 713 638
Rank change year-on-year +14 -75 -18
Contract jobs citing WSDL 159 160 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.53% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 93 156
England median daily rate £481 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.13% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £330 £263 £307
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £52.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% +30.00% -3.03%

WSDL is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30652 30033 30024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.32% 30.71% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21811 20965 20810
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 347 505
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.68 £14.56 £14.53
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.37
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WSDL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WSDL in England

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSDL in England

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSDL in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSDL in England

WSDL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSDL in England

WSDL
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 WSDL within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 51 £425 +21.43% 8
South East +22 40 £400 +14.29% 3
East of England 0 20 £523 +46.67% 2
Midlands +29 19 £575 +39.39% 1
West Midlands +49 18 £575 +78.29% 1
South West -2 16 £481 -12.64%
North of England +25 12 £375 -21.05% 5
North West +1 8 £390 -17.89% 4
Yorkshire +11 4 £375 -6.25% 1
East Midlands -19 1 - -
WSDL
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 England region with a requirement for WSDL.

1 113 (71.07%) XML
2 112 (70.44%) SOAP
3 96 (60.38%) Web Services
4 84 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (40.25%) XSD
5 64 (40.25%) Java
5 64 (40.25%) SOA
6 60 (37.74%) JSON
7 54 (33.96%) REST
8 52 (32.70%) SQL
9 44 (27.67%) Oracle
9 44 (27.67%) TDD
10 41 (25.79%) Scrum
11 39 (24.53%) Finance
11 39 (24.53%) SoapUI
11 39 (24.53%) Git (software)
12 37 (23.27%) HTML
13 36 (22.64%) Middleware
14 33 (20.75%) SQL Server
14 33 (20.75%) Unix
15 32 (20.13%) WSO2
16 29 (18.24%) JSON Schema
16 29 (18.24%) XSLT
17 27 (16.98%) Linux
18 26 (16.35%) RESTful
19 25 (15.72%) JavaScript
19 25 (15.72%) Business Intelligence
20 24 (15.09%) Java EE
20 24 (15.09%) Maven
20 24 (15.09%) Jenkins

WSDL
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 23 (14.47%) WebLogic
2 22 (13.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (8.18%) JBoss
4 11 (6.92%) Mule
5 10 (6.29%) WebSphere
6 9 (5.66%) Oracle Service Bus
7 7 (4.40%) Apache
8 5 (3.14%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.52%) Confluence
9 4 (2.52%) Mule ESB
10 3 (1.89%) IIS
11 2 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.26%) SAS
12 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.63%) Liferay
12 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) SPSS
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.89%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.26%) Maximo
3 2 (1.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.55%) SaaS
2 11 (6.92%) PaaS
3 7 (4.40%) IaaS
4 5 (3.14%) GitHub
5 4 (2.52%) Force.com
6 3 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 3 (1.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.26%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.63%) CloudSense
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.32%) SSL
2 15 (9.43%) HTTP
3 7 (4.40%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.14%) Internet
5 3 (1.89%) AMQP
5 3 (1.89%) Intranet
6 1 (0.63%) LDAP
6 1 (0.63%) Network Security
6 1 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.63%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.84%) Relational Database
3 20 (12.58%) Oracle Database
4 11 (6.92%) NoSQL
4 11 (6.92%) RDBMS
5 8 (5.03%) DB2
6 7 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.14%) Snowflake Schema
7 5 (3.14%) Star Schema
8 4 (2.52%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.26%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.26%) MySQL
10 2 (1.26%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.26%) Text Mining
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.63%) Power BI
11 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (24.53%) Git (software)
1 39 (24.53%) SoapUI
2 24 (15.09%) Jenkins
2 24 (15.09%) Maven
3 22 (13.84%) Subversion
4 16 (10.06%) Eclipse
5 12 (7.55%) XMLSpy
6 11 (6.92%) JIRA
7 8 (5.03%) JUnit
8 6 (3.77%) Gerrit
8 6 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.77%) Visual Studio
9 5 (3.14%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.14%) JBehave
9 5 (3.14%) Selenium
10 4 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.89%) Ant
11 3 (1.89%) GDB
12 2 (1.26%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 39 (24.53%) Finance
2 23 (14.47%) Telecoms
3 19 (11.95%) Banking
4 17 (10.69%) Marketing
5 16 (10.06%) Manufacturing
6 15 (9.43%) Electronics
7 4 (2.52%) Games
7 4 (2.52%) Legal
8 3 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.89%) Retail
9 1 (0.63%) Front Office
9 1 (0.63%) Law
9 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (44.65%) Developer
2 33 (20.75%) Architect
3 27 (16.98%) Java Developer
4 18 (11.32%) Analyst
5 14 (8.81%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.92%) Software Developer
7 10 (6.29%) Business Analyst
7 10 (6.29%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.66%) Designer
9 8 (5.03%) Integration Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Agile Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Senior Tester
10 7 (4.40%) SOA Designer
10 7 (4.40%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (4.40%) Technical Business Analyst
10 7 (4.40%) Tester
11 6 (3.77%) Agile Tester
11 6 (3.77%) C++ Developer
11 6 (3.77%) Senior Agile Tester
11 6 (3.77%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (71.07%) XML
2 112 (70.44%) SOAP
3 96 (60.38%) Web Services
4 64 (40.25%) XSD
5 60 (37.74%) JSON
6 54 (33.96%) REST
7 37 (23.27%) HTML
8 36 (22.64%) Middleware
9 29 (18.24%) JSON Schema
9 29 (18.24%) XSLT
10 26 (16.35%) RESTful
11 24 (15.09%) Java EE
12 22 (13.84%) Spring
13 18 (11.32%) .NET
14 17 (10.69%) AngularJS
15 16 (10.06%) jQuery
16 14 (8.81%) CSS
17 13 (8.18%) J2EE
18 12 (7.55%) OAuth2
18 12 (7.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.52%) DataPower
3 4 (2.52%) NHS
3 4 (2.52%) Web 2.0
4 3 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.89%) RIA
5 2 (1.26%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.26%) Robotics
5 2 (1.26%) Tandem
6 1 (0.63%) Clustering
6 1 (0.63%) CMDB
6 1 (0.63%) Derivative
6 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.63%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.63%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.75%) Unix
2 27 (16.98%) Linux
3 18 (11.32%) Windows
4 13 (8.18%) Mac OS X
5 7 (4.40%) AIX
5 7 (4.40%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.40%) HPUX
5 7 (4.40%) Solaris
6 2 (1.26%) Android
6 2 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.63%) CentOS
7 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (40.25%) SOA
3 44 (27.67%) TDD
4 41 (25.79%) Scrum
5 25 (15.72%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (13.21%) BDD
7 20 (12.58%) Data Modelling
8 19 (11.95%) CRM
8 19 (11.95%) Kanban
9 18 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (10.69%) Microservices
11 15 (9.43%) Digital Marketing
11 15 (9.43%) Programme Management
11 15 (9.43%) Waterfall
12 14 (8.81%) API Design
12 14 (8.81%) Migration
13 13 (8.18%) Sequence Diagram
14 12 (7.55%) Identity Management
14 12 (7.55%) Mentoring
14 12 (7.55%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 64 (40.25%) Java
2 52 (32.70%) SQL
3 25 (15.72%) JavaScript
4 21 (13.21%) XPath
5 20 (12.58%) C#
6 14 (8.81%) Groovy
7 13 (8.18%) C++
7 13 (8.18%) PL/SQL
8 10 (6.29%) Apex Code
8 10 (6.29%) T-SQL
9 8 (5.03%) SOQL
9 8 (5.03%) SOSL
10 7 (4.40%) VB
11 4 (2.52%) Python
12 3 (1.89%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.89%) C
12 3 (1.89%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.26%) PHP
13 2 (1.26%) R
13 2 (1.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (6.29%) SC Cleared
1 10 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) QA
2 2 (1.26%) HL7
3 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (2.52%) Docker
2 2 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.26%) Xen
3 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (7.55%) Ansible
2 7 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (4.40%) Puppet
3 3 (1.89%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.63%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.63%) SCCM
5 1 (0.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 44 (27.67%) Oracle
2 32 (20.13%) WSO2
3 19 (11.95%) Microsoft
4 17 (10.69%) SAP
5 16 (10.06%) MuleSoft
6 14 (8.81%) IBM
7 13 (8.18%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (5.03%) webMethods
9 5 (3.14%) HP
9 5 (3.14%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.89%) CA
11 2 (1.26%) Apple
11 2 (1.26%) BEA
11 2 (1.26%) Citrix
11 2 (1.26%) Google
11 2 (1.26%) Perforce
11 2 (1.26%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.26%) Splunk
11 2 (1.26%) Sun
11 2 (1.26%) VMware