Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 41 14
Rank change year-on-year +32 -27 +1
Contract jobs citing Web Services 106 51 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.23% 6.29% 10.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 37.99% 15.89% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 38 54
Essex median daily rate £525 £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +32.14% -11.95%
10th Percentile £438 £262 £207
90th Percentile £600 £531 £450
East of England median daily rate £500 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +19.05% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Essex median hourly rate - £37.50 £31.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.92% -13.14%
East of England median hourly rate - £38.75 £34.80
% change year-on-year - +11.35% -3.67%

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 279 321 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 40.09% 39.58% 29.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 218 158
Essex median daily rate £513 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +24.14% -5.84%
10th Percentile £386 £275 £224
90th Percentile £638 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 18
Essex median hourly rate £35.54 £37.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +2.78% -3.03%
10th Percentile £31.15 £30.80 £29.05
90th Percentile £83.50 £63.75 £62.50
East of England median hourly rate £35.52 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -5.28% +1.35% -2.63%

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 25 May 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
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 25 May 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 14 £520 +9.47% 4
Basildon - 3 £525 - 2
Brentwood 0 2 £488 +71.73% 1
Harlow -4 1 - - 2
Web Services
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 95 (89.62%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (75.47%) TDD
3 73 (68.87%) Java
3 73 (68.87%) SOAP
3 73 (68.87%) RESTful
4 68 (64.15%) SOA
5 66 (62.26%) Oracle
6 62 (58.49%) Middleware
7 61 (57.55%) Greenfield Project
8 60 (56.60%) Manufacturing
9 59 (55.66%) Programme Management
9 59 (55.66%) Marketing
10 58 (54.72%) Digital Marketing
10 58 (54.72%) Electronics
10 58 (54.72%) Telecoms
10 58 (54.72%) Finance
10 58 (54.72%) Business Intelligence
10 58 (54.72%) SAP
10 58 (54.72%) XML
11 55 (51.89%) Maven
12 54 (50.94%) WSO2
13 53 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 53 (50.00%) JSON
14 52 (49.06%) Oracle Service Bus
14 52 (49.06%) Mule
15 50 (47.17%) Apache Camel
16 48 (45.28%) XPath
16 48 (45.28%) XSLT
17 43 (40.57%) WireMock
17 43 (40.57%) Swagger

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 53 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 52 (49.06%) Mule
2 52 (49.06%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (8.49%) JBoss
4 8 (7.55%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.72%) Apache
6 4 (3.77%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.89%) CMS
7 2 (1.89%) Confluence
8 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.94%) Magento
1 1 (0.94%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.83%) GitHub
3 2 (1.89%) G Suite
4 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.94%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.94%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.32%) HTTP
2 4 (3.77%) SSL
2 4 (3.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) MySQL
1 11 (10.38%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.55%) Geospatial Data
2 8 (7.55%) GIS
3 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.72%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.77%) JasperReports
7 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.94%) Big Data
8 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.94%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 55 (51.89%) Maven
2 18 (16.98%) Jenkins
3 14 (13.21%) JUnit
3 14 (13.21%) SoapUI
4 13 (12.26%) Git (software)
5 10 (9.43%) JIRA
6 9 (8.49%) Hudson
7 8 (7.55%) CruiseControl
7 8 (7.55%) FishEye
7 8 (7.55%) Selenium
7 8 (7.55%) TeamCity
8 7 (6.60%) Subversion
9 5 (4.72%) Ant
9 5 (4.72%) Zephyr
10 4 (3.77%) Bitbucket
10 4 (3.77%) ClearQuest
10 4 (3.77%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.83%) Mockito
12 2 (1.89%) AccuRev
12 2 (1.89%) Gradle
General
1 60 (56.60%) Manufacturing
2 59 (55.66%) Marketing
3 58 (54.72%) Electronics
3 58 (54.72%) Finance
3 58 (54.72%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.94%) Advertising
4 1 (0.94%) Automotive
4 1 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (64.15%) Developer
2 51 (48.11%) Integration Developer
3 40 (37.74%) Senior Developer
4 23 (21.70%) SOA Developer
5 18 (16.98%) Java Developer
6 14 (13.21%) Lead Developer
7 12 (11.32%) Agile Developer
8 11 (10.38%) Senior Agile Developer
9 7 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (6.60%) Lead Java Developer
10 6 (5.66%) Automation Tester
10 6 (5.66%) Java Automation Tester
10 6 (5.66%) Tester
11 5 (4.72%) Architect
11 5 (4.72%) Senior Automation Tester
11 5 (4.72%) Senior Tester
12 4 (3.77%) Information Security Architect
12 4 (3.77%) Lead Architect
12 4 (3.77%) Lead Security Architect
12 4 (3.77%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (68.87%) RESTful
1 73 (68.87%) SOAP
2 62 (58.49%) Middleware
3 58 (54.72%) XML
4 53 (50.00%) JSON
5 50 (47.17%) Apache Camel
6 48 (45.28%) XSLT
7 43 (40.57%) Swagger
7 43 (40.57%) WireMock
8 17 (16.04%) Spring
9 12 (11.32%) CSS
10 11 (10.38%) JMS
10 11 (10.38%) REST
11 9 (8.49%) Hibernate
11 9 (8.49%) HTML
12 8 (7.55%) GWT
13 7 (6.60%) Ajax
13 7 (6.60%) Spring Boot
14 6 (5.66%) J2EE
14 6 (5.66%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 61 (57.55%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (5.66%) CESG
3 4 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.83%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.83%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.89%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.94%) Clustering
6 1 (0.94%) Replication
6 1 (0.94%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.21%) Linux
2 6 (5.66%) Unix
3 3 (2.83%) Android
3 3 (2.83%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.89%) Windows
5 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (89.62%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (75.47%) TDD
3 68 (64.15%) SOA
4 59 (55.66%) Programme Management
5 58 (54.72%) Business Intelligence
5 58 (54.72%) Digital Marketing
6 25 (23.58%) Scrum
7 24 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (17.92%) Open Source
9 16 (15.09%) Test Automation
10 15 (14.15%) DevOps
11 13 (12.26%) OO
12 11 (10.38%) Configuration Management
12 11 (10.38%) Continuous Deployment
13 10 (9.43%) Kanban
14 9 (8.49%) UML
15 8 (7.55%) API Testing
15 8 (7.55%) Issue Tracking
16 7 (6.60%) Deployment Automation
16 7 (6.60%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 73 (68.87%) Java
2 48 (45.28%) XPath
3 15 (14.15%) C
4 12 (11.32%) Java 8
5 10 (9.43%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.55%) SQL
7 7 (6.60%) Groovy
8 6 (5.66%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.77%) Python
10 3 (2.83%) Ruby
11 2 (1.89%) Go
11 2 (1.89%) Perl
12 1 (0.94%) C#
12 1 (0.94%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.94%) PHP
12 1 (0.94%) R
12 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.83%) CLAS
4 2 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) Docker
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) Ansible
2 5 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.72%) Puppet
3 3 (2.83%) Terraform
4 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.94%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 66 (62.26%) Oracle
2 58 (54.72%) SAP
3 54 (50.94%) WSO2
4 9 (8.49%) IBM
5 8 (7.55%) Atlassian
6 7 (6.60%) Adobe
6 7 (6.60%) Google
7 4 (3.77%) Talend
8 2 (1.89%) HP
8 2 (1.89%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.94%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.94%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.94%) Omniture
9 1 (0.94%) Sage