Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 11 56
Rank change year-on-year -7 +45 -36
Contract jobs citing Web Services 84 154 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.99% 15.51% 6.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.88% 39.59% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 124 37
Essex median daily rate £525 £525 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.98% +27.14%
10th Percentile £419 £443 £265
90th Percentile £550 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £455 £525 £400
% change year-on-year -13.33% +31.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 £34.70 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.86% -13.25% +26.98%
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.70 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.86% -13.25% +26.18%

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 272 389 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 35.60% 39.17% 47.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 256 283
Essex median daily rate £468 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.90% +5.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £363 £407 £302
90th Percentile £550 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £424
% change year-on-year - +6.26% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 26
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £36.50 £38.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.77% -6.11% +12.68%
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%

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 20 August 2019.

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 20 August 2019. 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 -5 13 £445 -14.83% 1
Harlow -2 5 £450 -5.26% 1
Brentwood +8 2 £450 -7.69%
Colchester 0 2 £550 -21.43%
Chelmsford - 2 £450 -
Web Services
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 67 (79.76%) Java
2 65 (77.38%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (71.43%) TDD
4 57 (67.86%) SOA
5 53 (63.10%) SOAP
5 53 (63.10%) RESTful
6 51 (60.71%) Public Sector
7 50 (59.52%) Programme Management
7 50 (59.52%) Marketing
7 50 (59.52%) Digital Marketing
7 50 (59.52%) Business Intelligence
7 50 (59.52%) Oracle
7 50 (59.52%) SAP
7 50 (59.52%) Electronics
7 50 (59.52%) Telecoms
7 50 (59.52%) Finance
7 50 (59.52%) Manufacturing
8 46 (54.76%) Middleware
8 46 (54.76%) Mule
8 46 (54.76%) Oracle Service Bus
8 46 (54.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 46 (54.76%) WSO2
8 46 (54.76%) Apache Camel
9 40 (47.62%) Greenfield Project
10 36 (42.86%) Java 8
11 29 (34.52%) Talend
12 16 (19.05%) XML
13 14 (16.67%) Spring
14 13 (15.48%) Scrum
15 12 (14.29%) XSLT

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 46 (54.76%) Mule
1 46 (54.76%) Oracle Service Bus
1 46 (54.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (8.33%) JBoss
3 3 (3.57%) Apache
3 3 (3.57%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.38%) IIS
5 1 (1.19%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (1.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.14%) GitHub
3 3 (3.57%) Amazon SageMaker
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.19%) AWS Fargate
4 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (14.29%) Maven
2 10 (11.90%) JUnit
3 7 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.57%) JIRA
5 3 (3.57%) JMeter
5 3 (3.57%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.57%) Zephyr
6 2 (2.38%) Selenium
6 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.19%) LoadUI
General
1 51 (60.71%) Public Sector
2 50 (59.52%) Electronics
2 50 (59.52%) Finance
2 50 (59.52%) Manufacturing
2 50 (59.52%) Marketing
2 50 (59.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 66 (78.57%) Developer
2 56 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 44 (52.38%) Senior Developer
3 44 (52.38%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (8.33%) Integration Developer
5 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (4.76%) Product Business Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Product Owner
5 4 (4.76%) SOA Developer
5 4 (4.76%) Technical Business Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Technical Product Owner
6 3 (3.57%) .NET Developer
6 3 (3.57%) Agile Developer
6 3 (3.57%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (3.57%) Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (3.57%) Data Engineer
6 3 (3.57%) Test Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (63.10%) RESTful
1 53 (63.10%) SOAP
2 46 (54.76%) Apache Camel
2 46 (54.76%) Middleware
3 16 (19.05%) XML
4 14 (16.67%) Spring
5 12 (14.29%) JSON
5 12 (14.29%) Swagger
5 12 (14.29%) WireMock
5 12 (14.29%) XSLT
6 10 (11.90%) JMS
7 8 (9.52%) Java EE
7 8 (9.52%) Lambda Expressions
8 5 (5.95%) .NET
8 5 (5.95%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.95%) Hibernate
9 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (4.76%) GWT
9 4 (4.76%) REST
9 4 (4.76%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 40 (47.62%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.38%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Unix
2 3 (3.57%) Windows
3 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (77.38%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (71.43%) TDD
3 57 (67.86%) SOA
4 50 (59.52%) Business Intelligence
4 50 (59.52%) Digital Marketing
4 50 (59.52%) Programme Management
5 13 (15.48%) Scrum
6 9 (10.71%) Migration
6 9 (10.71%) OO
7 8 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.33%) Loose Coupling
8 7 (8.33%) UML
9 6 (7.14%) Product Roadmap
9 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.76%) Analytics
10 4 (4.76%) Data Migration
10 4 (4.76%) Sequence Diagram
10 4 (4.76%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 67 (79.76%) Java
2 36 (42.86%) Java 8
3 12 (14.29%) XPath
4 5 (5.95%) C
4 5 (5.95%) SQL
5 3 (3.57%) C#
5 3 (3.57%) Python
6 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.38%) Perl
6 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.19%) ISEB
2 1 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 50 (59.52%) Oracle
1 50 (59.52%) SAP
2 46 (54.76%) WSO2
3 29 (34.52%) Talend
4 6 (7.14%) Remedy
5 4 (4.76%) Google
6 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.38%) hybris