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 3 months to 28 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 13 12
Rank change year-on-year -21 -1  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 24 48 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.94% 10.55% 12.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.67% 39.67% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 25
Median daily rate £463 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.16% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.76% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +1.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £56.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.32% +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 Essex with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 144 121 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 35.64% 26.59% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 67 84
Median daily rate £440 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.37% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 19
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +1.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £36.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £54.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
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 3 months to 28 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
Southend-on-Sea - 8 £481 - 1
Brentwood -3 2 - - 2
Harlow - 1 £600 -
Web Services
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Essex region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 42 (89.36%) Java
2 37 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (59.57%) TDD
4 24 (51.06%) SOA
5 23 (48.94%) Oracle
5 23 (48.94%) SOAP
6 21 (44.68%) XML
7 20 (42.55%) JavaScript
8 18 (38.30%) WebLogic
8 18 (38.30%) Marketing
9 17 (36.17%) SQL
9 17 (36.17%) Linux
10 16 (34.04%) Finance
10 16 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (34.04%) SoapUI
11 15 (31.91%) Git (software)
11 15 (31.91%) J2EE
11 15 (31.91%) HTML
12 14 (29.79%) Unix
12 14 (29.79%) Scrum
13 13 (27.66%) CSS
13 13 (27.66%) Jenkins
13 13 (27.66%) DevOps
14 12 (25.53%) Digital Marketing
14 12 (25.53%) SAP
14 12 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (25.53%) IBM
14 12 (25.53%) Electronics
14 12 (25.53%) Telecoms
14 12 (25.53%) Manufacturing

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 18 (38.30%) WebLogic
2 10 (21.28%) WebSphere
3 9 (19.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (8.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Mule
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (6.38%) Confluence
5 3 (6.38%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (4.26%) CMS
6 2 (4.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Project
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (25.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (2.13%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.13%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) PaaS
1 5 (10.64%) SaaS
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle CX
3 2 (4.26%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) LDAP
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.26%) MariaDB
4 2 (4.26%) MySQL
4 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.13%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) SoapUI
2 15 (31.91%) Git (software)
3 13 (27.66%) Jenkins
4 10 (21.28%) Maven
5 9 (19.15%) Ant
5 9 (19.15%) Selenium
6 8 (17.02%) Subversion
7 7 (14.89%) XDoclet
8 6 (12.77%) AccuRev
9 5 (10.64%) JUnit
10 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
10 3 (6.38%) JIRA
11 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
11 2 (4.26%) Gradle
11 2 (4.26%) Mockito
General
1 18 (38.30%) Marketing
2 16 (34.04%) Finance
3 12 (25.53%) Electronics
3 12 (25.53%) Manufacturing
3 12 (25.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 34 (72.34%) Developer
2 29 (61.70%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Test Automation Specialist
3 6 (12.77%) Test Specialist
4 4 (8.51%) Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Digital Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Integration Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Integration Specialist
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (4.26%) SOA Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Automation Tester
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.13%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (48.94%) SOAP
2 21 (44.68%) XML
3 15 (31.91%) HTML
3 15 (31.91%) J2EE
4 13 (27.66%) CSS
5 11 (23.40%) Ajax
5 11 (23.40%) EJB
5 11 (23.40%) JPA
5 11 (23.40%) XHTML
6 10 (21.28%) Spring
7 9 (19.15%) EclipseLink
7 9 (19.15%) HTML5
7 9 (19.15%) REST
8 8 (17.02%) Hibernate
8 8 (17.02%) JSP
8 8 (17.02%) Sass
9 7 (14.89%) Java EE
9 7 (14.89%) JMS
9 7 (14.89%) LESS
10 6 (12.77%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.26%) Replication
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
2 2 (4.26%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.13%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.13%) HP Storage
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) RIA
3 1 (2.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) Linux
2 14 (29.79%) Unix
3 5 (10.64%) Windows
4 4 (8.51%) Mac OS X
5 3 (6.38%) Solaris
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (78.72%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (59.57%) TDD
3 24 (51.06%) SOA
4 16 (34.04%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (29.79%) Scrum
6 13 (27.66%) DevOps
7 12 (25.53%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (25.53%) Digital Marketing
7 12 (25.53%) Programme Management
8 10 (21.28%) OO
9 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Open Source
9 7 (14.89%) RAD
9 7 (14.89%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.77%) Extreme Programming
10 6 (12.77%) Pair Programming
10 6 (12.77%) SDLC
10 6 (12.77%) Software Engineering
10 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
10 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (89.36%) Java
2 20 (42.55%) JavaScript
3 17 (36.17%) SQL
4 9 (19.15%) Groovy
5 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.51%) PHP
7 1 (2.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Ansible
1 1 (2.13%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Oracle
2 12 (25.53%) IBM
2 12 (25.53%) SAP
3 4 (8.51%) WSO2
4 3 (6.38%) Adobe
4 3 (6.38%) Google
5 2 (4.26%) Omniture
5 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.13%) Brocade
6 1 (2.13%) EMC
6 1 (2.13%) Epicor
6 1 (2.13%) FatWire
6 1 (2.13%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.13%) NetApp
6 1 (2.13%) Sage
6 1 (2.13%) SolidFire
6 1 (2.13%) VMware
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