Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 24 9
Rank change year-on-year -6 -15 +34
Contract jobs citing Web Services 37 84 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 5.95% 10.23% 16.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.05% 31.11% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 72 94
Median daily rate £550 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +10.81%
10th Percentile £425 £409 £438
90th Percentile £606 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £500 £480 £500
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
East of England median hourly rate - £26.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -41.11% +14.47%

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 205 270 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 32.96% 32.89% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 182 204
Median daily rate £450 £508 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.33% -0.98% +21.73%
10th Percentile £362 £350 £350
90th Percentile £588 £600 £638
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £33.00 £26.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -26.76% -1.39%
Median hourly rate £44.00 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.37% +18.75% +11.11%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in Essex

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Web Services in Essex.

Daily rate trend for Web Services in Essex

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Web Services in Essex over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Web Services in Essex

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Web Services in Essex.

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 6 months to 1 April 2020. 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 +33 19 £555 +13.85% 4
Colchester - 2 - -
Web Services
East of England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (45.95%) AWS
2 16 (43.24%) SC Cleared
2 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
3 15 (40.54%) Java
4 14 (37.84%) SOAP
5 13 (35.14%) Programme Management
6 11 (29.73%) Risk Assessment
6 11 (29.73%) CISSP
6 11 (29.73%) XML
6 11 (29.73%) Security Testing
6 11 (29.73%) Open Source
6 11 (29.73%) Business Transformation
6 11 (29.73%) DevOps
7 10 (27.03%) REST
7 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
7 10 (27.03%) Oracle
8 9 (24.32%) IBM
8 9 (24.32%) Scrum
8 9 (24.32%) TDD
9 8 (21.62%) Spring
9 8 (21.62%) Oracle Database
9 8 (21.62%) Product Roadmap
9 8 (21.62%) NCSC
10 7 (18.92%) RESTful
10 7 (18.92%) SOA
11 6 (16.22%) WSDL
11 6 (16.22%) Middleware
11 6 (16.22%) JSON
11 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning

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 3 (8.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (5.41%) Magento
2 2 (5.41%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 17 (45.95%) AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle CX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle Database
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (8.11%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
1 5 (13.51%) Selenium
1 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
2 4 (10.81%) Zephyr
3 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) JMeter
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.41%) Electronics
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Architect
2 11 (29.73%) Security Architect
3 5 (13.51%) DBA
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Development Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Development Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning DBA
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Product Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Product Owner
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) SOAP
2 11 (29.73%) XML
3 10 (27.03%) REST
4 8 (21.62%) Spring
5 7 (18.92%) RESTful
6 6 (16.22%) JSON
6 6 (16.22%) Middleware
6 6 (16.22%) WSDL
7 4 (10.81%) Spring Boot
7 4 (10.81%) XML Schema
8 3 (8.11%) .NET
8 3 (8.11%) CSS
8 3 (8.11%) HTML
8 3 (8.11%) JMS
8 3 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (5.41%) jQuery
9 2 (5.41%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (5.41%) Node.js
9 2 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.41%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Programme Management
3 11 (29.73%) Business Transformation
3 11 (29.73%) DevOps
3 11 (29.73%) Open Source
3 11 (29.73%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (29.73%) Security Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
5 9 (24.32%) Scrum
5 9 (24.32%) TDD
6 8 (21.62%) Product Roadmap
7 7 (18.92%) SOA
8 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (13.51%) API Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Kanban
9 5 (13.51%) Microservices
9 5 (13.51%) User Stories
10 4 (10.81%) Application Performance Management
10 4 (10.81%) Performance Management
10 4 (10.81%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) Java
2 3 (8.11%) C#
2 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.11%) Perl
3 2 (5.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) SC Cleared
1 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
2 11 (29.73%) CISSP
3 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) NCSC
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Oracle
2 9 (24.32%) IBM
3 4 (10.81%) AppDynamics
4 2 (5.41%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft