The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services
South East / Kent
Rank 9 48 26
Rank change year-on-year +39 -22  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 41 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.44% 2.69% 5.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.65% 6.82% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 5
Median daily rate £338 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.63% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £550 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £613 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +6.75% +3.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £57.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.68% +62.85%  

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 Kent with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 115 176 90
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 40.49% 39.46% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 143 45
Median daily rate £338 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Kent

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Kent

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 23 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
Folkestone - 5 £325 -
Tunbridge Wells - 4 - -
Maidstone +3 3 £250 -37.50% 1
Dover - 1 £200 -
West Malling - 1 £345 -
Web Services
South East

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 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 Kent region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 56 (81.16%) .NET
2 55 (79.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 47 (68.12%) .NET Framework
4 44 (63.77%) XML
5 43 (62.32%) SQL
6 42 (60.87%) Entity Framework
6 42 (60.87%) Algorithms
7 41 (59.42%) JSON
8 38 (55.07%) Data Management
9 37 (53.62%) C#
10 36 (52.17%) Multithreading
10 36 (52.17%) Multithreaded Programming
11 34 (49.28%) TDD
12 33 (47.83%) LINQ
13 32 (46.38%) Concurrent Programming
14 31 (44.93%) LINQ to SQL
14 31 (44.93%) SQL Server
15 20 (28.99%) Migration
16 19 (27.54%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
18 13 (18.84%) Mobile App
19 12 (17.39%) Java
20 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 10 (14.49%) High Availability
20 10 (14.49%) Data Migration
20 10 (14.49%) Statistics
20 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
21 9 (13.04%) Test Scripting
21 9 (13.04%) Android

Web Services
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (1.45%) CMS
1 1 (1.45%) FileNet
1 1 (1.45%) IIS
1 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.45%) Heroku
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (44.93%) SQL Server
2 19 (27.54%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (11.59%) DB2
5 2 (2.90%) MySQL
6 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.45%) Power BI
6 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.45%) Redis
6 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 55 (79.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
3 9 (13.04%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.45%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (5.80%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Banking
2 1 (1.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (85.51%) Developer
2 37 (53.62%) .NET Developer
3 21 (30.43%) C# .NET Developer
3 21 (30.43%) C# Developer
4 16 (23.19%) SQL Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Android Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Java Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Tester
6 8 (11.59%) Java Android Developer
7 5 (7.25%) XML Developer
8 4 (5.80%) WPF Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Mobile Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Mobile Web Developer
9 2 (2.90%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.90%) PHP Web Developer
9 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (2.90%) SSIS Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Web Developer
10 1 (1.45%) Principal Data Architect
10 1 (1.45%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (81.16%) .NET
2 47 (68.12%) .NET Framework
3 44 (63.77%) XML
4 42 (60.87%) Entity Framework
5 41 (59.42%) JSON
6 33 (47.83%) LINQ
7 31 (44.93%) LINQ to SQL
8 9 (13.04%) Android SDK
8 9 (13.04%) OpenGL
8 9 (13.04%) REST
9 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
9 4 (5.80%) RESTful
9 4 (5.80%) WCF
9 4 (5.80%) WPF
10 1 (1.45%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.45%) Backbone.js
10 1 (1.45%) CSS
10 1 (1.45%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (60.87%) Algorithms
2 13 (18.84%) Mobile App
3 9 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.80%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Android
2 1 (1.45%) Windows
2 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.07%) Data Management
2 36 (52.17%) Multithreaded Programming
2 36 (52.17%) Multithreading
3 34 (49.28%) TDD
4 32 (46.38%) Concurrent Programming
5 20 (28.99%) Migration
6 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (14.49%) Data Migration
7 10 (14.49%) High Availability
7 10 (14.49%) Statistics
8 9 (13.04%) Android Development
8 9 (13.04%) API Testing
8 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
8 9 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 9 (13.04%) Memory Management
8 9 (13.04%) Mobile Development
8 9 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 9 (13.04%) Test Strategy
9 5 (7.25%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 43 (62.32%) SQL
2 37 (53.62%) C#
3 12 (17.39%) Java
4 2 (2.90%) PHP
5 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.45%) Go
5 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle
3 4 (5.80%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.45%) Cognos
4 1 (1.45%) Informatica
4 1 (1.45%) Netezza
4 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.45%) Teradata