Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 43 48
Rank change year-on-year +15 +5 -25
Contract jobs citing Web Services 39 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.14% 2.41% 2.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.00% 11.67% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 18
Lancashire median daily rate £448 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £408 £355 £240
90th Percentile £519 £438 £523
North West median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £24.39

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 195 120 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 30.71% 20.65% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 74 103
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +7.38% -20.02%
10th Percentile £325 £302 £253
90th Percentile £574 £543 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £387
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 18
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.19 £36.88 £24.50
90th Percentile £69.12 £44.00 £42.65
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -13.33%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 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
Chorley - 21 £450 - 2
Blackpool - 9 £427 -
Preston +21 6 £475 +18.75% 4
Blackburn - 2 - -
Web Services
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 22 (56.41%) Security Cleared
2 20 (51.28%) Unix
2 20 (51.28%) Linux
3 19 (48.72%) IBM
4 17 (43.59%) SC Cleared
5 15 (38.46%) SAN
6 14 (35.90%) Firewall
6 14 (35.90%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (33.33%) Apache
8 12 (30.77%) WebSphere
9 11 (28.21%) JBoss
9 11 (28.21%) Oracle
10 10 (25.64%) Windows
10 10 (25.64%) AIX
10 10 (25.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (25.64%) WebLogic
10 10 (25.64%) CA
10 10 (25.64%) CA Single Sign-On
11 9 (23.08%) Sun
11 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
11 9 (23.08%) Hitachi
11 9 (23.08%) Red Hat
11 9 (23.08%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 9 (23.08%) DMZ
11 9 (23.08%) EMC
11 9 (23.08%) TOGAF
11 9 (23.08%) IIS
11 9 (23.08%) Solaris
11 9 (23.08%) Java

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 13 (33.33%) Apache
2 12 (30.77%) WebSphere
3 11 (28.21%) JBoss
4 10 (25.64%) WebLogic
4 10 (25.64%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (23.08%) IIS
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.69%) Boomi
2 3 (7.69%) iPaaS
2 3 (7.69%) PaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) SAN
2 14 (35.90%) Firewall
3 9 (23.08%) DMZ
3 9 (23.08%) DNS
3 9 (23.08%) VLAN
4 6 (15.38%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
1 4 (10.26%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.69%) MySQL
2 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) DB2
3 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (17.95%) JUnit
3 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.56%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Architect
2 9 (23.08%) Technical Architect
3 8 (20.51%) Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Integration Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Backend Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Design Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Middleware Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Technical Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Storage Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) Middleware
2 6 (15.38%) Apache Camel
2 6 (15.38%) Apache CXF
3 2 (5.13%) Node.js
3 2 (5.13%) Spring
4 1 (2.56%) .NET
4 1 (2.56%) Dropwizard
4 1 (2.56%) J2EE
4 1 (2.56%) JMS
4 1 (2.56%) JSON
4 1 (2.56%) RESTful
4 1 (2.56%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.90%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (23.08%) Client/Server
3 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
4 5 (12.82%) Replication
5 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Linux
1 20 (51.28%) Unix
2 10 (25.64%) AIX
2 10 (25.64%) Windows
3 9 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (23.08%) Solaris
3 9 (23.08%) Windows 2000
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 9 (23.08%) Windows NT
4 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.56%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.08%) TOGAF
3 7 (17.95%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (17.95%) SOA
3 7 (17.95%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (15.38%) Data Flow Diagram
4 6 (15.38%) Data Privacy
4 6 (15.38%) IDEF
4 6 (15.38%) Network Design
4 6 (15.38%) Project Planning
4 6 (15.38%) UML
5 5 (12.82%) BPR
5 5 (12.82%) Business Transformation
5 5 (12.82%) DevOps
5 5 (12.82%) SDLC
6 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) Java
2 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) C
3 2 (5.13%) Groovy
3 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.56%) Java 8
4 1 (2.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.56%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (56.41%) Security Cleared
2 17 (43.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (17.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) CA Single Sign-On
2 7 (17.95%) SCCM
3 2 (5.13%) Ansible
4 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.56%) Puppet
4 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) IBM
2 11 (28.21%) Oracle
3 10 (25.64%) CA
4 9 (23.08%) EMC
4 9 (23.08%) Hitachi
4 9 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 9 (23.08%) Sun
5 8 (20.51%) Palo Alto
6 3 (7.69%) Dell
6 3 (7.69%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.56%) Cloudera
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.56%) Xamarin