Period
to 26 January 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 22 14
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8 +28
Contract jobs citing Web Services 32 116 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.06% 12.24% 14.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.70% 33.33% 33.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 99 79
Essex median daily rate £535 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +2.44% +8.41%
10th Percentile £450 £414 £411
90th Percentile £563 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.05% +5.32% +15.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Essex median hourly rate - £33.08 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.16% +13.33%
East of England median hourly rate - £18.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -57.65% +4.78%

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 135 348 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 25.57% 36.71% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 238 214
Essex median daily rate £450 £513 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.20% - +36.67%
10th Percentile £353 £363 £327
90th Percentile £550 £600 £627
East of England median daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 14
Essex median hourly rate - £40.29 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.03% +11.15%
East of England median hourly rate £44.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +3.53% +13.33%

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 26 January 2020.

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 26 January 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 +15 10 £553 +7.80% 1
Chelmsford -4 2 £450 -21.74% 2
Colchester - 2 - - 1
Harlow +2 1 £450 - 1
Web Services
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (50.00%) AWS
3 15 (46.88%) Programme Management
3 15 (46.88%) DevOps
4 12 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
4 12 (37.50%) CISSP
4 12 (37.50%) Security Testing
4 12 (37.50%) Open Source
4 12 (37.50%) Business Transformation
4 12 (37.50%) TDD
5 10 (31.25%) Java
5 10 (31.25%) SOAP
6 9 (28.13%) Scrum
6 9 (28.13%) NCSC
7 8 (25.00%) Product Roadmap
7 8 (25.00%) XML
7 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (25.00%) REST
8 7 (21.88%) RESTful
8 7 (21.88%) .NET
8 7 (21.88%) SOA
9 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 6 (18.75%) HTML
9 6 (18.75%) SoapUI
9 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
9 6 (18.75%) Selenium
10 5 (15.63%) AngularJS
10 5 (15.63%) SQL

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 (9.38%) Apache
1 3 (9.38%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Magento
1 2 (6.25%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (50.00%) AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle CX
2 2 (6.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
1 6 (18.75%) Selenium
1 6 (18.75%) SoapUI
2 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.38%) Bitbucket
3 3 (9.38%) JIRA
3 3 (9.38%) JUnit
3 3 (9.38%) Zephyr
4 2 (6.25%) Artifactory
4 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.25%) FitNesse
4 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.25%) Gradle
4 2 (6.25%) IntelliJ
4 2 (6.25%) JMeter
4 2 (6.25%) Maven
4 2 (6.25%) Mockito
4 2 (6.25%) NeoLoad
4 2 (6.25%) Postman
4 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 3 (9.38%) Electronics
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.38%) Marketing
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Architect
1 12 (37.50%) Security Architect
2 7 (21.88%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Technical Business Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Product Business Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Product Owner
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Product Owner
5 2 (6.25%) Build and Release Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Build Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) CISSP Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Development Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Development Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Java Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Software Build Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) SOAP
2 8 (25.00%) REST
2 8 (25.00%) XML
3 7 (21.88%) .NET
3 7 (21.88%) RESTful
4 6 (18.75%) HTML
5 5 (15.63%) AngularJS
6 4 (12.50%) CSS
6 4 (12.50%) Spring
7 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
7 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
7 3 (9.38%) JMS
7 3 (9.38%) Spring Boot
8 2 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (6.25%) Sass
8 2 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (6.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
1 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) DevOps
2 15 (46.88%) Programme Management
3 12 (37.50%) Business Transformation
3 12 (37.50%) Open Source
3 12 (37.50%) Risk Assessment
3 12 (37.50%) Security Testing
3 12 (37.50%) TDD
4 9 (28.13%) Scrum
5 8 (25.00%) Product Roadmap
6 7 (21.88%) SOA
7 4 (12.50%) API Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 4 (12.50%) Kanban
7 4 (12.50%) Sequence Diagram
7 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.50%) User Stories
8 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (9.38%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) SQL
4 4 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (6.25%) Perl
5 2 (6.25%) PHP
5 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (37.50%) CISSP
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) NCSC
2 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Docker
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Ansible
1 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) Kibana
2 2 (6.25%) logstash
2 2 (6.25%) Mesos
3 1 (3.13%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (3.13%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.13%) Google