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 27 June 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 16 33
Rank change year-on-year +11 +17  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 46 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.01% 7.25% 4.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 58.23% 22.86% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 2
Median daily rate £345 £750 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.00% +172.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £680 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £770 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +9.58% -3.43%  

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 79 105 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 32.64% 31.72% 47.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 63 68
Median daily rate £345 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £750 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Kent over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Kent

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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
Maidstone - 11 £343 -
Tunbridge Wells -2 7 £350 -
West Malling - 5 £340 - 1
Web Services
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 86 (97.73%) .NET
2 68 (77.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 65 (73.86%) .NET Framework
4 59 (67.05%) C#
5 51 (57.95%) SQL Server
6 50 (56.82%) SQL
6 50 (56.82%) Algorithms
7 48 (54.55%) Entity Framework
8 46 (52.27%) Data Management
9 44 (50.00%) Multithreading
9 44 (50.00%) Multithreaded Programming
10 43 (48.86%) TDD
11 38 (43.18%) LINQ
12 35 (39.77%) XML
13 33 (37.50%) JSON
13 33 (37.50%) Concurrent Programming
13 33 (37.50%) LINQ to SQL
14 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
15 24 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (27.27%) Migration
16 20 (22.73%) WCF
17 18 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
18 16 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 16 (18.18%) ASP.NET
18 16 (18.18%) MVVM
19 15 (17.05%) High Availability
19 15 (17.05%) Oracle
19 15 (17.05%) MVC
19 15 (17.05%) Statistics
20 13 (14.77%) Sitecore

Web Services
Co-occurring 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 10 (11.36%) CMS
1 10 (11.36%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (5.68%) IIS
3 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (57.95%) SQL Server
2 24 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.27%) MySQL
6 1 (1.14%) DB2
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 68 (77.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.68%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (6.82%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) Banking
2 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (87.50%) Developer
2 57 (64.77%) .NET Developer
3 28 (31.82%) C# .NET Developer
3 28 (31.82%) C# Developer
4 21 (23.86%) SQL Developer
5 11 (12.50%) WPF Developer
6 9 (10.23%) Tester
7 8 (9.09%) Sitecore Developer
8 4 (4.55%) CMS Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Database Developer
8 4 (4.55%) SQL Database Developer
8 4 (4.55%) SSIS Developer
8 4 (4.55%) T-SQL Developer
8 4 (4.55%) XML Developer
9 2 (2.27%) Mobile Developer
9 2 (2.27%) Mobile Web Developer
9 2 (2.27%) PHP Developer
9 2 (2.27%) PHP Web Developer
9 2 (2.27%) Web Developer
10 1 (1.14%) Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (97.73%) .NET
2 65 (73.86%) .NET Framework
3 48 (54.55%) Entity Framework
4 38 (43.18%) LINQ
5 35 (39.77%) XML
6 33 (37.50%) JSON
6 33 (37.50%) LINQ to SQL
7 20 (22.73%) WCF
8 16 (18.18%) ASP.NET
9 11 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (12.50%) CSS
9 11 (12.50%) HTML
9 11 (12.50%) RESTful
9 11 (12.50%) WPF
10 6 (6.82%) HTML5
11 5 (5.68%) AngularJS
11 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (5.68%) Backbone.js
11 5 (5.68%) CSS3
11 5 (5.68%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (56.82%) Algorithms
2 11 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 11 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 9 (10.23%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.55%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.68%) Windows
1 5 (5.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (52.27%) Data Management
2 44 (50.00%) Multithreaded Programming
2 44 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 43 (48.86%) TDD
4 33 (37.50%) Concurrent Programming
5 24 (27.27%) Migration
6 18 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (18.18%) MVVM
8 15 (17.05%) High Availability
8 15 (17.05%) MVC
8 15 (17.05%) Statistics
9 12 (13.64%) Unit Testing
10 11 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (10.23%) API Testing
11 9 (10.23%) Data Migration
11 9 (10.23%) Functional Testing
11 9 (10.23%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (10.23%) Test Automation
11 9 (10.23%) Test Scripting
11 9 (10.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 59 (67.05%) C#
2 50 (56.82%) SQL
3 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.41%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.27%) Java
6 2 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.05%) Oracle
3 13 (14.77%) Sitecore
4 11 (12.50%) Infragistics
5 3 (3.41%) Blue Prism