Period
to 20 April 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 April 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 8 41
Rank change year-on-year -16 +33 -24
Contract jobs citing Web Services 76 116 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.42% 16.43% 6.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.46% 40.14% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 96 42
Essex median daily rate £525 £525 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.07% +30.36%
10th Percentile £413 £438 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £506
East of England median daily rate £478 £500 £422
% change year-on-year -4.50% +18.48% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Essex median hourly rate - £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% +10.67%
East of England median hourly rate £26.50 £45.00 £39.31
% change year-on-year -41.11% +14.47% +7.71%

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 267 289 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 33.09% 40.93% 35.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 210 212
Essex median daily rate £500 £513 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +20.59% +13.33%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £263
90th Percentile £600 £638 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 23
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £35.54 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.84% -1.28% -1.37%
East of England median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% +9.59% -2.67%

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 April 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 April 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 -17 12 £488 -6.25% 1
Basildon +5 1 £475 -2.56%
Colchester - 1 £525 -
Web Services
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 72 (94.74%) Java
2 64 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (78.95%) SOAP
4 58 (76.32%) TDD
5 57 (75.00%) Marketing
5 57 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
5 57 (75.00%) Manufacturing
6 56 (73.68%) Programme Management
6 56 (73.68%) Electronics
6 56 (73.68%) Telecoms
6 56 (73.68%) Finance
6 56 (73.68%) SOA
6 56 (73.68%) SAP
6 56 (73.68%) Digital Marketing
6 56 (73.68%) RESTful
7 53 (69.74%) Oracle
8 52 (68.42%) Middleware
9 51 (67.11%) Mule
9 51 (67.11%) WSO2
9 51 (67.11%) Apache Camel
10 49 (64.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 49 (64.47%) Oracle Service Bus
11 40 (52.63%) Greenfield Project
11 40 (52.63%) Java 8
12 32 (42.11%) XML
13 29 (38.16%) Maven
14 28 (36.84%) JSON
15 26 (34.21%) XPath
15 26 (34.21%) XSLT
15 26 (34.21%) WireMock

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 51 (67.11%) Mule
2 49 (64.47%) Oracle Service Bus
2 49 (64.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (7.89%) JBoss
4 4 (5.26%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.95%) Confluence
5 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.63%) Apache
6 2 (2.63%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.63%) WildFly
7 1 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon SageMaker
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.32%) MySQL
1 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (38.16%) Maven
2 10 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.16%) JIRA
3 9 (11.84%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.84%) JUnit
4 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.95%) Selenium
6 2 (2.63%) Ant
6 2 (2.63%) JMeter
6 2 (2.63%) Robot Framework
6 2 (2.63%) Subversion
6 2 (2.63%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.32%) CA Gen
7 1 (1.32%) Checkstyle
7 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.32%) git-flow
7 1 (1.32%) GitLab
7 1 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 57 (75.00%) Manufacturing
1 57 (75.00%) Marketing
2 56 (73.68%) Electronics
2 56 (73.68%) Finance
2 56 (73.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 65 (85.53%) Developer
2 54 (71.05%) Java Developer
3 42 (55.26%) Senior Developer
4 35 (46.05%) Senior Java Developer
5 23 (30.26%) Integration Developer
6 13 (17.11%) SOA Developer
7 12 (15.79%) Lead Developer
8 8 (10.53%) Lead Java Developer
9 5 (6.58%) Agile Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Product Business Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Product Owner
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Agile Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Technical Business Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Technical Product Owner
11 2 (2.63%) Analyst
11 2 (2.63%) Author
11 2 (2.63%) Oracle Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Technical Author
11 2 (2.63%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (78.95%) SOAP
2 56 (73.68%) RESTful
3 52 (68.42%) Middleware
4 51 (67.11%) Apache Camel
5 32 (42.11%) XML
6 28 (36.84%) JSON
7 26 (34.21%) Swagger
7 26 (34.21%) WireMock
7 26 (34.21%) XSLT
8 14 (18.42%) Spring
9 13 (17.11%) JMS
10 7 (9.21%) Lambda Expressions
11 6 (7.89%) REST
12 5 (6.58%) Spring Boot
13 4 (5.26%) EJB
14 3 (3.95%) J2EE
14 3 (3.95%) RabbitMQ
15 2 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
15 2 (2.63%) Sensu
15 2 (2.63%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 40 (52.63%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (3.95%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Linux
2 3 (3.95%) Unix
3 1 (1.32%) CentOS
3 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Solaris
3 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (76.32%) TDD
3 57 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
4 56 (73.68%) Digital Marketing
4 56 (73.68%) Programme Management
4 56 (73.68%) SOA
5 14 (18.42%) Scrum
6 10 (13.16%) Technical Leadership
7 6 (7.89%) Microservices
8 5 (6.58%) DevOps
8 5 (6.58%) Migration
9 4 (5.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 4 (5.26%) Kanban
9 4 (5.26%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.26%) Test Planning
10 3 (3.95%) Business Analysis
10 3 (3.95%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 3 (3.95%) Sequence Diagram
10 3 (3.95%) User Stories
11 2 (2.63%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (94.74%) Java
2 40 (52.63%) Java 8
3 26 (34.21%) XPath
4 3 (3.95%) Perl
4 3 (3.95%) SQL
5 2 (2.63%) Java 9
5 2 (2.63%) Python
6 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Ansible
2 2 (2.63%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (2.63%) Kibana
2 2 (2.63%) logstash
Vendors
1 56 (73.68%) SAP
2 53 (69.74%) Oracle
3 51 (67.11%) WSO2
4 20 (26.32%) Talend
5 4 (5.26%) IBM
6 2 (2.63%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.32%) Adobe
7 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.32%) BEA
7 1 (1.32%) Informatica
7 1 (1.32%) Pega
7 1 (1.32%) webMethods