Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 30 50
Rank change year-on-year +14 +20 -17
Contract jobs citing Web Services 159 81 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.82% 10.52% 3.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 39.36% 24.25% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 60 16
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +26.67%
10th Percentile £427 £315 £278
90th Percentile £600 £600 £494
East of England median daily rate £525 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Essex median hourly rate £37.79 £40.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.53% +15.94% -5.70%
10th Percentile £26.62 £39.90 £30.75
90th Percentile £55.78 £48.50 £39.63
East of England median hourly rate £37.79 £40.00 £41.13
% change year-on-year -5.53% -2.74% +12.67%

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 404 334 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 37.65% 43.38% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 241 115
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +46.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £375 £313 £250
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 25
Essex median hourly rate £33.08 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.30% +11.11% -1.37%
10th Percentile £18.80 £26.44 £30.85
90th Percentile £53.63 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £43.50 £43.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -0.57% +21.53% -4.00%

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 13 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Essex over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 13 December 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 -3 32 £525 +0.96% 3
Basildon +8 6 £500 +11.11% 1
Harlow - 5 £475 - 1
Brentwood -3 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £575 - 1
Colchester - 1 £700 - 2
Web Services
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 109 (68.55%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (66.04%) Marketing
3 101 (63.52%) Manufacturing
4 100 (62.89%) Programme Management
4 100 (62.89%) Java
5 98 (61.64%) Telecoms
5 98 (61.64%) Finance
6 97 (61.01%) Electronics
6 97 (61.01%) SAP
6 97 (61.01%) Business Intelligence
6 97 (61.01%) Digital Marketing
7 93 (58.49%) SOAP
8 91 (57.23%) TDD
9 85 (53.46%) SOA
10 78 (49.06%) RESTful
11 76 (47.80%) Greenfield Project
12 75 (47.17%) Middleware
13 63 (39.62%) XML
14 60 (37.74%) Oracle
15 51 (32.08%) Mule
15 51 (32.08%) WSO2
15 51 (32.08%) Apache Camel
16 50 (31.45%) Oracle Service Bus
16 50 (31.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 47 (29.56%) Amazon AWS
18 45 (28.30%) JSON
18 45 (28.30%) DevOps
19 44 (27.67%) Scrum
20 40 (25.16%) Ansible
20 40 (25.16%) Java 8

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 (32.08%) Mule
2 50 (31.45%) Oracle Service Bus
2 50 (31.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (6.92%) Apache
3 11 (6.92%) WebSphere
4 10 (6.29%) Confluence
4 10 (6.29%) JBoss
5 8 (5.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (5.03%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (5.03%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.26%) WildFly
7 1 (0.63%) CMS
7 1 (0.63%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (29.56%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (2.52%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.03%) SSH
2 4 (2.52%) SAN
3 2 (1.26%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.29%) MySQL
2 9 (5.66%) Hadoop
2 9 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.03%) Ingres
3 8 (5.03%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.14%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (3.14%) GIS
5 4 (2.52%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.26%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.63%) Big Data
7 1 (0.63%) HBase
7 1 (0.63%) Impala
7 1 (0.63%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.63%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.63%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 39 (24.53%) Maven
2 32 (20.13%) Git (software)
2 32 (20.13%) Jenkins
3 24 (15.09%) SoapUI
4 22 (13.84%) JIRA
5 21 (13.21%) JUnit
6 13 (8.18%) Selenium
7 10 (6.29%) Ant
7 10 (6.29%) Cucumber
7 10 (6.29%) Subversion
8 8 (5.03%) Eclipse
9 7 (4.40%) AccuRev
9 7 (4.40%) Gradle
10 4 (2.52%) JMeter
11 3 (1.89%) Bitbucket
12 2 (1.26%) FishEye
12 2 (1.26%) Hudson
12 2 (1.26%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.26%) TeamCity
General
1 105 (66.04%) Marketing
2 101 (63.52%) Manufacturing
3 98 (61.64%) Finance
3 98 (61.64%) Telecoms
4 97 (61.01%) Electronics
5 2 (1.26%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Local Government
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 88 (55.35%) Developer
2 54 (33.96%) Java Developer
3 43 (27.04%) Senior Developer
4 40 (25.16%) Integration Developer
5 23 (14.47%) Senior Java Developer
6 22 (13.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (12.58%) Agile Developer
7 20 (12.58%) SOA Developer
8 18 (11.32%) Tester
9 15 (9.43%) Lead Developer
9 15 (9.43%) Senior DevOps
9 15 (9.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 14 (8.81%) Automation Tester
10 14 (8.81%) Lead Java Developer
10 14 (8.81%) Senior Agile Developer
11 8 (5.03%) Analyst
11 8 (5.03%) Business Analyst
11 8 (5.03%) Technical Business Analyst
11 8 (5.03%) Unix Developer
12 7 (4.40%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (58.49%) SOAP
2 78 (49.06%) RESTful
3 75 (47.17%) Middleware
4 63 (39.62%) XML
5 51 (32.08%) Apache Camel
6 45 (28.30%) JSON
7 31 (19.50%) REST
8 28 (17.61%) Swagger
8 28 (17.61%) WireMock
8 28 (17.61%) XSLT
9 23 (14.47%) Spring
10 15 (9.43%) CSS
11 14 (8.81%) HTML
12 12 (7.55%) JMS
13 11 (6.92%) Ajax
13 11 (6.92%) Spring Boot
14 10 (6.29%) jQuery
15 9 (5.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (5.66%) WSDL
15 9 (5.66%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (47.80%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (8.18%) Replication
3 8 (5.03%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.40%) Clustering
5 5 (3.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.26%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.26%) NHS
7 2 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.63%) Life Science
8 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.63%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 37 (23.27%) Linux
2 23 (14.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (11.95%) Windows
4 18 (11.32%) Unix
5 14 (8.81%) Solaris
6 7 (4.40%) AIX
6 7 (4.40%) CentOS
7 2 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.26%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (68.55%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (62.89%) Programme Management
3 97 (61.01%) Business Intelligence
3 97 (61.01%) Digital Marketing
4 91 (57.23%) TDD
5 85 (53.46%) SOA
6 45 (28.30%) DevOps
7 44 (27.67%) Scrum
8 26 (16.35%) Configuration Management
9 21 (13.21%) Open Source
9 21 (13.21%) Test Automation
10 18 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
11 17 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (10.06%) API Testing
13 14 (8.81%) Microservices
14 12 (7.55%) Technical Leadership
15 11 (6.92%) OO
15 11 (6.92%) User Stories
16 10 (6.29%) Functional Testing
16 10 (6.29%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 100 (62.89%) Java
2 40 (25.16%) Java 8
3 28 (17.61%) XPath
4 17 (10.69%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.06%) Groovy
6 11 (6.92%) SQL
7 8 (5.03%) Java 9
7 8 (5.03%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.77%) C#
9 4 (2.52%) Scala
10 3 (1.89%) C
11 1 (0.63%) Dart
11 1 (0.63%) PHP
11 1 (0.63%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.89%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) ISEB
5 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.14%) QA
2 2 (1.26%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (7.55%) Docker
2 11 (6.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 40 (25.16%) Ansible
2 21 (13.21%) Terraform
3 8 (5.03%) Opsview
4 2 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.26%) Kibana
4 2 (1.26%) logstash
Vendors
1 97 (61.01%) SAP
2 60 (37.74%) Oracle
3 51 (32.08%) WSO2
4 15 (9.43%) Microsoft
5 11 (6.92%) Adobe
5 11 (6.92%) IBM
6 7 (4.40%) Atlassian
6 7 (4.40%) Talend
7 4 (2.52%) Google
8 2 (1.26%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.26%) Cisco
8 2 (1.26%) InterSystems
8 2 (1.26%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.63%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.63%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.63%) HP
9 1 (0.63%) MapR
9 1 (0.63%) Omniture