Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 46 36
Rank change year-on-year +34 -10 -13
Contract jobs citing Web Services 167 63 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.14% 7.51% 5.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 42.07% 15.91% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 40 25
Essex median daily rate £525 £488 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +39.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £425 £310 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £488
East of England median daily rate £525 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Essex median hourly rate £33.08 £40.00 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.30% +26.18% -13.55%
10th Percentile £24.86 £39.90 £29.40
90th Percentile £54.06 £47.75 £39.13
East of England median hourly rate £33.08 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -17.30% +11.11% -1.60%

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 397 396 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 38.36% 47.20% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 261 106
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +46.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £408 £338 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 25
Essex median hourly rate £33.08 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.30% +14.29% -4.33%
10th Percentile £21.65 £28.93 £30.85
90th Percentile £51.19 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -1.60%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +17 29 £529 +11.32% 3
Basildon +6 6 £500 +33.33% 1
Harlow - 5 £475 - 2
Brentwood -1 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £575 -
Colchester - 1 £700 - 8
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
Web Services
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 115 (68.86%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (67.07%) Marketing
3 109 (65.27%) Manufacturing
4 108 (64.67%) Programme Management
5 106 (63.47%) Finance
5 106 (63.47%) Telecoms
6 105 (62.87%) Electronics
6 105 (62.87%) SAP
6 105 (62.87%) Business Intelligence
6 105 (62.87%) Digital Marketing
7 103 (61.68%) TDD
8 102 (61.08%) SOAP
9 100 (59.88%) Java
10 95 (56.89%) SOA
11 89 (53.29%) RESTful
12 86 (51.50%) Greenfield Project
13 81 (48.50%) Middleware
14 75 (44.91%) XML
15 69 (41.32%) Oracle
16 57 (34.13%) Mule
16 57 (34.13%) WSO2
16 57 (34.13%) Apache Camel
17 56 (33.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 56 (33.53%) Oracle Service Bus
18 52 (31.14%) JSON
19 46 (27.54%) Scrum
20 45 (26.95%) Maven
20 45 (26.95%) Java 8
21 43 (25.75%) DevOps
22 41 (24.55%) Amazon AWS

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 57 (34.13%) Mule
2 56 (33.53%) Oracle Service Bus
2 56 (33.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (7.78%) Apache
4 10 (5.99%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.79%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (4.19%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (4.19%) Confluence
7 6 (3.59%) JBoss
8 5 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.60%) CMS
9 1 (0.60%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Magento
2 1 (0.60%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 41 (24.55%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.99%) SSH
2 6 (3.59%) SAN
3 2 (1.20%) HTTP
3 2 (1.20%) Internet
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.19%) MySQL
2 11 (6.59%) Hadoop
3 10 (5.99%) Ingres
4 9 (5.39%) SQL Server
5 8 (4.79%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.19%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.99%) Geospatial Data
7 5 (2.99%) GIS
7 5 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.60%) Big Data
10 1 (0.60%) HBase
10 1 (0.60%) Impala
10 1 (0.60%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.60%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.60%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 45 (26.95%) Maven
2 31 (18.56%) Jenkins
3 30 (17.96%) Git (software)
4 29 (17.37%) SoapUI
5 16 (9.58%) JUnit
6 14 (8.38%) JIRA
6 14 (8.38%) Selenium
7 10 (5.99%) Cucumber
8 9 (5.39%) Ant
8 9 (5.39%) Subversion
9 8 (4.79%) Eclipse
10 7 (4.19%) AccuRev
11 6 (3.59%) Gradle
11 6 (3.59%) JMeter
12 5 (2.99%) Rational Rhapsody
13 4 (2.40%) Hudson
14 3 (1.80%) HP UFT
15 2 (1.20%) CruiseControl
15 2 (1.20%) FishEye
15 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 112 (67.07%) Marketing
2 109 (65.27%) Manufacturing
3 106 (63.47%) Finance
3 106 (63.47%) Telecoms
4 105 (62.87%) Electronics
5 3 (1.80%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Local Government
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (53.29%) Developer
2 49 (29.34%) Java Developer
3 48 (28.74%) Senior Developer
4 40 (23.95%) Integration Developer
5 25 (14.97%) SOA Developer
6 24 (14.37%) Senior Java Developer
7 22 (13.17%) Agile Developer
7 22 (13.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (13.17%) Tester
8 18 (10.78%) Automation Tester
9 17 (10.18%) Senior Agile Developer
10 15 (8.98%) Senior DevOps
10 15 (8.98%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 14 (8.38%) Lead Developer
11 14 (8.38%) Lead Java Developer
12 11 (6.59%) Analyst
13 9 (5.39%) Business Analyst
13 9 (5.39%) Technical Business Analyst
13 9 (5.39%) Unix Developer
14 8 (4.79%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (61.08%) SOAP
2 89 (53.29%) RESTful
3 81 (48.50%) Middleware
4 75 (44.91%) XML
5 57 (34.13%) Apache Camel
6 52 (31.14%) JSON
7 35 (20.96%) Swagger
7 35 (20.96%) WireMock
7 35 (20.96%) XSLT
8 28 (16.77%) REST
9 17 (10.18%) Spring
10 16 (9.58%) CSS
11 15 (8.98%) HTML
12 10 (5.99%) Ajax
12 10 (5.99%) jQuery
13 9 (5.39%) WSDL
14 8 (4.79%) AngularJS
14 8 (4.79%) Spring Boot
14 8 (4.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (4.79%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (51.50%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (7.78%) Replication
3 8 (4.79%) Clustering
4 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.99%) NHS
6 4 (2.40%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.60%) Life Science
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.60%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.56%) Linux
2 24 (14.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 24 (14.37%) Windows
3 20 (11.98%) Unix
4 16 (9.58%) Solaris
5 9 (5.39%) AIX
5 9 (5.39%) CentOS
6 4 (2.40%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (68.86%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (64.67%) Programme Management
3 105 (62.87%) Business Intelligence
3 105 (62.87%) Digital Marketing
4 103 (61.68%) TDD
5 95 (56.89%) SOA
6 46 (27.54%) Scrum
7 43 (25.75%) DevOps
8 28 (16.77%) Configuration Management
9 25 (14.97%) Test Automation
10 24 (14.37%) Open Source
11 20 (11.98%) API Testing
12 19 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (10.18%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (7.19%) OO
15 11 (6.59%) Analytics
15 11 (6.59%) SDET
15 11 (6.59%) User Stories
16 10 (5.99%) Functional Testing
16 10 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 100 (59.88%) Java
2 45 (26.95%) Java 8
3 35 (20.96%) XPath
4 22 (13.17%) JavaScript
5 20 (11.98%) Groovy
6 11 (6.59%) SQL
7 10 (5.99%) C#
7 10 (5.99%) Java 9
7 10 (5.99%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.40%) Scala
9 3 (1.80%) C
10 2 (1.20%) PHP
11 1 (0.60%) Dart
11 1 (0.60%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.60%) Ruby
11 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (5.99%) SC Cleared
1 10 (5.99%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.80%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.60%) ISEB
4 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) HL7
2 5 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 12 (7.19%) Active Directory
1 12 (7.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (22.16%) Ansible
2 22 (13.17%) Terraform
3 10 (5.99%) Opsview
4 4 (2.40%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.20%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 105 (62.87%) SAP
2 69 (41.32%) Oracle
3 57 (34.13%) WSO2
4 16 (9.58%) Microsoft
5 10 (5.99%) Adobe
6 8 (4.79%) Talend
7 7 (4.19%) IBM
8 6 (3.59%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.40%) Google
9 4 (2.40%) HP
9 4 (2.40%) InterSystems
10 2 (1.20%) Cisco
11 1 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.60%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.60%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.60%) MapR
11 1 (0.60%) Omniture
11 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.60%) Sage
11 1 (0.60%) Twitter