The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 19 28
Rank change year-on-year -13 +9  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 28 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.77% 6.11% 5.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.57% 28.57% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 30
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £325 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +3.64% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £56.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.76% +60.00%  

Web Services is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 169 147 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 28.79% 21.40% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 85 116
Median daily rate £360 £345 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -10.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Web Services as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in Hertfordshire

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Web Services in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Hertfordshire

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Hertfordshire

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Hertfordshire

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -4 8 £350 -30.00% 4
Stevenage +5 5 £325 -10.95% 1
Hatfield -11 5 £525 +27.27% 3
St Albans +1 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £300 -
Web Services
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Web Services also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 36 (56.25%) Java
2 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (40.63%) JavaScript
4 23 (35.94%) Spring
5 22 (34.38%) Hibernate
6 21 (32.81%) SQL
6 21 (32.81%) HTML
7 18 (28.13%) C#
7 18 (28.13%) TDD
7 18 (28.13%) RESTful
8 16 (25.00%) BDD
8 16 (25.00%) Scrum
8 16 (25.00%) CSS
8 16 (25.00%) E-Commerce
9 15 (23.44%) .NET
9 15 (23.44%) Kanban
9 15 (23.44%) AngularJS
9 15 (23.44%) Concurrent Programming
10 14 (21.88%) Scala
10 14 (21.88%) Windows
11 12 (18.75%) XML
11 12 (18.75%) Visual Studio
11 12 (18.75%) Oracle
12 11 (17.19%) J2EE
12 11 (17.19%) WebLogic
12 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET
12 11 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
13 10 (15.63%) T-SQL
14 9 (14.06%) XSLT

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 11 (17.19%) WebLogic
2 6 (9.38%) WebLogic Portal
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.13%) Apache
5 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.13%) IIS
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.56%) CMS
6 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.69%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.69%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.56%) GitHub
5 1 (1.56%) IaaS
5 1 (1.56%) PaaS
5 1 (1.56%) Route 53
5 1 (1.56%) SaaS
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) Ethernet
1 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.69%) Internet
3 2 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.56%) Intranet
4 1 (1.56%) IPsec
4 1 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.94%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (9.38%) Sybase ASE
4 5 (7.81%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (3.13%) DB2
6 2 (3.13%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.56%) MySQL
7 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.38%) Eclipse
3 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.25%) NetBeans
4 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.69%) Subversion
4 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.13%) Appium
5 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.13%) JIRA
5 2 (3.13%) Selenium
5 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.56%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.56%) Ant
6 1 (1.56%) Maven
6 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.56%) Xcode
General
1 8 (12.50%) Retail
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
3 4 (6.25%) Military
4 2 (3.13%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
5 1 (1.56%) Games
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (71.88%) Developer
2 24 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 10 (15.63%) E-Commerce Developer
3 10 (15.63%) Java E-Commerce Developer
4 9 (14.06%) .NET Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Architect
6 7 (10.94%) Agile Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Agile Java Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Applications Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.69%) AWS Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Middleware Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Oracle Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Oracle Middleware Architect
8 3 (4.69%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Java Automation Tester
9 2 (3.13%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (35.94%) Spring
2 22 (34.38%) Hibernate
3 21 (32.81%) HTML
4 18 (28.13%) RESTful
5 16 (25.00%) CSS
6 15 (23.44%) .NET
6 15 (23.44%) AngularJS
7 12 (18.75%) XML
8 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET
8 11 (17.19%) J2EE
9 9 (14.06%) XSLT
10 8 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (10.94%) jQuery
12 6 (9.38%) JSP
12 6 (9.38%) SOAP
13 5 (7.81%) .NET Framework
13 5 (7.81%) Entity Framework
13 5 (7.81%) HTML5
13 5 (7.81%) Middleware
13 5 (7.81%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) iPad
3 3 (4.69%) Clustering
3 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.56%) EPoS
4 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.56%) Pricing Data
4 1 (1.56%) Social Media
4 1 (1.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Windows
2 8 (12.50%) Linux
3 7 (10.94%) Android
4 6 (9.38%) Unix
5 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.56%) Solaris
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (28.13%) TDD
3 16 (25.00%) BDD
3 16 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 16 (25.00%) Scrum
4 15 (23.44%) Concurrent Programming
4 15 (23.44%) Kanban
5 8 (12.50%) MVC
6 6 (9.38%) Web Development
7 5 (7.81%) Information Security
7 5 (7.81%) SOA
8 4 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.25%) Microservices
8 4 (6.25%) OO
9 3 (4.69%) Software Architecture
9 3 (4.69%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (3.13%) Document Management
10 2 (3.13%) Mathematics
10 2 (3.13%) System Testing
10 2 (3.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 36 (56.25%) Java
2 26 (40.63%) JavaScript
3 21 (32.81%) SQL
4 18 (28.13%) C#
5 14 (21.88%) Scala
6 10 (15.63%) T-SQL
7 6 (9.38%) XPath
8 5 (7.81%) C
9 4 (6.25%) C++
9 4 (6.25%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.56%) Python
10 1 (1.56%) Ruby
10 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) Degree
1 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.13%) Docker
2 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) Oracle
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.38%) Google
3 6 (9.38%) Sybase
4 3 (4.69%) hybris
4 3 (4.69%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco
5 1 (1.56%) EMC
5 1 (1.56%) F5
5 1 (1.56%) NetApp
5 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.56%) Telerik
5 1 (1.56%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) Xamarin
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