Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 6 months to 21 August 2018 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
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 57 21
Rank change year-on-year +46 -36 0
Contract jobs citing Web Services 156 56 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.77% 6.44% 7.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 40.10% 13.49% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 37 35
Essex median daily rate £525 £445 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.98% +27.14% -10.26%
10th Percentile £429 £265 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £473
East of England median daily rate £525 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +31.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 9
Essex median hourly rate £34.70 £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.25% +26.98% -13.60%
10th Percentile £24.77 £39.88 £29.45
90th Percentile £55.78 £46.88 £36.80
East of England median hourly rate £34.70 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -13.25% +26.18% -12.55%

Web Services 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 Essex with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 389 415 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 39.33% 47.76% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 283 124
Essex median daily rate £525 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +42.86% -10.26%
10th Percentile £407 £300 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £502
East of England median daily rate £450 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +6.64% +5.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 23
Essex median hourly rate £36.50 £38.88 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +12.68% -9.21%
10th Percentile £25.31 £28.22 £30.75
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £42.73
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -5.56%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Web Services as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in Essex

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Essex

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Essex over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Essex

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Essex

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Essex over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Web Services in Essex

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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
Southend-on-Sea +19 26 £520 +13.41% 1
Harlow -5 5 £475 -20.83% 2
Basildon +6 4 £525 - 1
Brentwood -2 2 £475 +48.44% 1
Colchester - 1 £700 - 6
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
Web Services
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Web Services also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 111 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (63.46%) Manufacturing
3 98 (62.82%) Java
4 97 (62.18%) Programme Management
4 97 (62.18%) Marketing
5 95 (60.90%) Telecoms
5 95 (60.90%) Finance
6 94 (60.26%) Electronics
6 94 (60.26%) SAP
6 94 (60.26%) SOAP
6 94 (60.26%) Business Intelligence
6 94 (60.26%) Digital Marketing
7 93 (59.62%) TDD
8 92 (58.97%) SOA
9 84 (53.85%) RESTful
10 80 (51.28%) Oracle
11 79 (50.64%) Middleware
11 79 (50.64%) Greenfield Project
12 70 (44.87%) XML
13 59 (37.82%) Mule
13 59 (37.82%) WSO2
13 59 (37.82%) Apache Camel
14 58 (37.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 58 (37.18%) Oracle Service Bus
15 52 (33.33%) JSON
16 47 (30.13%) Maven
17 43 (27.56%) Java 8
18 40 (25.64%) XSLT
18 40 (25.64%) XPath
19 37 (23.72%) DevOps

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 59 (37.82%) Mule
2 58 (37.18%) Oracle Service Bus
2 58 (37.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (8.33%) Apache
4 10 (6.41%) Tomcat
4 10 (6.41%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (2.56%) Confluence
6 4 (2.56%) JBoss
7 3 (1.92%) CMS
8 2 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.64%) Drupal
9 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.64%) Magento
1 1 (0.64%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 34 (21.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.92%) GitHub
3 2 (1.28%) G Suite
3 2 (1.28%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.41%) SSH
2 6 (3.85%) SAN
3 5 (3.21%) HTTP
4 3 (1.92%) SSL
4 3 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.28%) Internet
6 1 (0.64%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.82%) MySQL
2 11 (7.05%) Hadoop
3 10 (6.41%) Ingres
4 9 (5.77%) SQL Server
5 8 (5.13%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.21%) Geospatial Data
6 5 (3.21%) GIS
6 5 (3.21%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.92%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.92%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.64%) Big Data
9 1 (0.64%) HBase
9 1 (0.64%) Impala
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.64%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.64%) Triplestore
9 1 (0.64%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 47 (30.13%) Maven
2 28 (17.95%) Jenkins
3 25 (16.03%) Git (software)
4 19 (12.18%) SoapUI
5 10 (6.41%) JUnit
6 8 (5.13%) JIRA
6 8 (5.13%) Selenium
7 6 (3.85%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.85%) JMeter
8 5 (3.21%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (3.21%) Subversion
9 4 (2.56%) AccuRev
9 4 (2.56%) Ant
9 4 (2.56%) Hudson
10 3 (1.92%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.92%) Gradle
10 3 (1.92%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.28%) CruiseControl
11 2 (1.28%) FishEye
11 2 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 99 (63.46%) Manufacturing
2 97 (62.18%) Marketing
3 95 (60.90%) Finance
3 95 (60.90%) Telecoms
4 94 (60.26%) Electronics
5 1 (0.64%) Advertising
5 1 (0.64%) Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Legal
5 1 (0.64%) Publishing
5 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (55.77%) Developer
2 47 (30.13%) Senior Developer
3 45 (28.85%) Integration Developer
4 40 (25.64%) Java Developer
5 25 (16.03%) SOA Developer
6 20 (12.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (11.54%) Agile Developer
8 17 (10.90%) Tester
9 14 (8.97%) Senior Agile Developer
9 14 (8.97%) Senior Java Developer
10 13 (8.33%) Automation Tester
10 13 (8.33%) Lead Developer
10 13 (8.33%) Lead Java Developer
11 11 (7.05%) Senior DevOps
11 11 (7.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 9 (5.77%) Unix Developer
13 8 (5.13%) Analyst
14 7 (4.49%) Senior Tester
15 6 (3.85%) Agile Java Developer
15 6 (3.85%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (60.26%) SOAP
2 84 (53.85%) RESTful
3 79 (50.64%) Middleware
4 70 (44.87%) XML
5 59 (37.82%) Apache Camel
6 52 (33.33%) JSON
7 40 (25.64%) XSLT
8 36 (23.08%) Swagger
8 36 (23.08%) WireMock
9 18 (11.54%) REST
10 17 (10.90%) Spring
11 11 (7.05%) JMS
12 10 (6.41%) CSS
12 10 (6.41%) HTML
13 9 (5.77%) Spring Boot
14 7 (4.49%) Ajax
14 7 (4.49%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (4.49%) WSDL
15 6 (3.85%) AngularJS
16 5 (3.21%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (50.64%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (7.05%) Replication
3 6 (3.85%) Clustering
4 5 (3.21%) NHS
5 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.92%) CESG
5 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.92%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.28%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.64%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Life Science
7 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.44%) Linux
2 21 (13.46%) Windows
3 19 (12.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (11.54%) Unix
5 12 (7.69%) Solaris
6 9 (5.77%) AIX
6 9 (5.77%) CentOS
7 4 (2.56%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (71.15%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (62.18%) Programme Management
3 94 (60.26%) Business Intelligence
3 94 (60.26%) Digital Marketing
4 93 (59.62%) TDD
5 92 (58.97%) SOA
6 37 (23.72%) DevOps
7 33 (21.15%) Scrum
8 26 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 22 (14.10%) Open Source
10 21 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (10.90%) Test Automation
12 12 (7.69%) Analytics
12 12 (7.69%) API Testing
12 12 (7.69%) OO
13 10 (6.41%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (5.77%) Validation
15 8 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
15 8 (5.13%) Risk Management
15 8 (5.13%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 98 (62.82%) Java
2 43 (27.56%) Java 8
3 40 (25.64%) XPath
4 17 (10.90%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.69%) Groovy
6 11 (7.05%) Shell Script
7 10 (6.41%) Java 9
8 8 (5.13%) SQL
9 6 (3.85%) C#
10 5 (3.21%) C
11 3 (1.92%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.92%) Python
11 3 (1.92%) Ruby
12 2 (1.28%) Go
12 2 (1.28%) PHP
13 1 (0.64%) Dart
13 1 (0.64%) Perl
13 1 (0.64%) PHP 5
13 1 (0.64%) Scala
13 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.92%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.28%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.28%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.64%) CLAS
5 1 (0.64%) ISEB
5 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) HL7
2 3 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.41%) Docker
2 6 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 29 (18.59%) Ansible
2 18 (11.54%) Terraform
3 10 (6.41%) Opsview
4 4 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.28%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 94 (60.26%) SAP
2 80 (51.28%) Oracle
3 59 (37.82%) WSO2
4 10 (6.41%) IBM
4 10 (6.41%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.13%) Adobe
5 8 (5.13%) Talend
6 7 (4.49%) Google
7 5 (3.21%) HP
8 4 (2.56%) InterSystems
9 2 (1.28%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.28%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.28%) Cisco
9 2 (1.28%) Omniture
10 1 (0.64%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.64%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.64%) MapR
10 1 (0.64%) Sage
10 1 (0.64%) Twitter