Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 22 November 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 49 25
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24 +5
Contract jobs citing Web Services 23 16 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.09% 2.43% 5.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.66% 10.19% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 71
Lancashire median daily rate £423 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.71% -5.41% -17.78%
10th Percentile £350 £217 £263
90th Percentile £490 £388 £563
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £34.63
North West median hourly rate - £28.00 £33.64
% change year-on-year - -16.77% +0.90%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 117 157 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 25.88% 23.86% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 114 151
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £366 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.22% -13.82% +13.71%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £210
90th Percentile £540 £465 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 14
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +13.73%
10th Percentile £37.75 £24.60 £28.67
90th Percentile £43.93 £42.50 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Web Services as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in Lancashire

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Lancashire

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Lancashire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Lancashire

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Lancashire

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Blackpool +21 6 £423 +20.71%
Preston -6 6 £400 +14.29% 1
Carnforth 0 1 £350 -
Blackburn -4 1 £375 - 1
Chorley - 1 £300 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Web Services
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 15 (65.22%) Java
2 13 (56.52%) Apache CXF
2 13 (56.52%) JUnit
2 13 (56.52%) Apache Camel
3 9 (39.13%) Finance
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
6 4 (17.39%) XML
6 4 (17.39%) RESTful
7 3 (13.04%) BDD
7 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) SOAP
7 3 (13.04%) SQL
7 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
7 3 (13.04%) TDD
8 2 (8.70%) Subversion
8 2 (8.70%) Ajax
8 2 (8.70%) WinForms
8 2 (8.70%) Kanban
8 2 (8.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
8 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
8 2 (8.70%) JSON
8 2 (8.70%) Selenium
8 2 (8.70%) WCF
8 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (8.70%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (8.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) JUnit
2 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) Hudson
3 2 (8.70%) Jasmine
3 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.70%) Protractor
3 2 (8.70%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (8.70%) Subversion
3 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 15 (65.22%) Java Developer
3 13 (56.52%) Senior Developer
4 12 (52.17%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SAS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) iOS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Product Owner
6 1 (4.35%) Senior iOS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Product Owner
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) Apache Camel
1 13 (56.52%) Apache CXF
2 4 (17.39%) RESTful
2 4 (17.39%) XML
3 3 (13.04%) SOAP
4 2 (8.70%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.70%) Ajax
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (8.70%) CSS
4 2 (8.70%) HTML
4 2 (8.70%) J2EE
4 2 (8.70%) JSON
4 2 (8.70%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (8.70%) WCF
4 2 (8.70%) WinForms
5 1 (4.35%) JMS
5 1 (4.35%) Spring
5 1 (4.35%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 3 (13.04%) BDD
3 3 (13.04%) Scrum
3 3 (13.04%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) Coaching
4 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
4 2 (8.70%) Kanban
4 2 (8.70%) MVC
4 2 (8.70%) OO
4 2 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (8.70%) SDLC
4 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (4.35%) API Development
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Microservices
5 1 (4.35%) Service Design
5 1 (4.35%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Apple Swift
4 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) APMG
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) IBM