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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services
North West / Lancashire
Rank 22 48 19
Rank change year-on-year +26 -29  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 11 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.24% 0.70% 6.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.00% 3.00% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 16
Median daily rate £375 £363 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -32.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £353 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £373 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +7.43% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 50 100 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 23.81% 23.36% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 52 56
Median daily rate £325 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -17.39%  
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
Blackburn - 3 £375 -
Blackpool +15 1 £500 +37.93% 1
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 22 (84.62%) SQL
2 20 (76.92%) SQL Server
3 18 (69.23%) XML
4 15 (57.69%) JavaScript
5 14 (53.85%) Oracle
6 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (42.31%) Relational Database
7 10 (38.46%) C#
8 9 (34.62%) .NET
8 9 (34.62%) SOAP
8 9 (34.62%) MongoDB
8 9 (34.62%) NoSQL
9 8 (30.77%) CSS
9 8 (30.77%) Windows
9 8 (30.77%) J2EE
9 8 (30.77%) DB2
9 8 (30.77%) HTML
9 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (26.92%) Java
10 7 (26.92%) Linux
11 6 (23.08%) AIX
11 6 (23.08%) Unix
11 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
11 6 (23.08%) Middleware
11 6 (23.08%) MVC
11 6 (23.08%) SOA
11 6 (23.08%) HTTP
11 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
11 6 (23.08%) JSON
11 6 (23.08%) Finance

Web Services
Top Related 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 6 (23.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (15.38%) Apache
3 3 (11.54%) IIS
3 3 (11.54%) SAS
4 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 11 (42.31%) Relational Database
3 9 (34.62%) MongoDB
3 9 (34.62%) NoSQL
4 8 (30.77%) DB2
4 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (23.08%) Big Data
5 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (15.38%) MySQL
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (11.54%) CouchDB
7 3 (11.54%) Firebird
7 3 (11.54%) Neo4j
7 3 (11.54%) Riak
7 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
8 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
8 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) Babel
3 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.85%) Sahi
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) WATIR
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 3 (11.54%) Electronics
4 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Marketing
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) .NET Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Java Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Data Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.85%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (3.85%) SAS Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SAS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (69.23%) XML
2 9 (34.62%) .NET
2 9 (34.62%) SOAP
3 8 (30.77%) CSS
3 8 (30.77%) HTML
3 8 (30.77%) J2EE
4 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
4 6 (23.08%) JSON
4 6 (23.08%) Middleware
4 6 (23.08%) Spring
5 5 (19.23%) Ajax
6 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
6 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (15.38%) WCF
7 3 (11.54%) Apache Camel
7 3 (11.54%) LINQ
7 3 (11.54%) LINQ to SQL
7 3 (11.54%) REST
7 3 (11.54%) RESTful
7 3 (11.54%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Wiki
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Linux
3 6 (23.08%) AIX
3 6 (23.08%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) MVC
2 6 (23.08%) SOA
3 5 (19.23%) Microservices
4 4 (15.38%) BDD
4 4 (15.38%) OO
4 4 (15.38%) Software Architecture
4 4 (15.38%) TDD
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) Pair Programming
5 3 (11.54%) SDLC
5 3 (11.54%) UML
5 3 (11.54%) Web Development
6 2 (7.69%) Kanban
6 2 (7.69%) Master Data Management
6 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.69%) OOD
6 2 (7.69%) Refactoring
6 2 (7.69%) Software Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) SQL
2 15 (57.69%) JavaScript
3 10 (38.46%) C#
4 7 (26.92%) Java
5 4 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 4 (15.38%) VB
6 3 (11.54%) Ruby
6 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
7 2 (7.69%) Groovy
7 2 (7.69%) Python
7 2 (7.69%) Scala
8 1 (3.85%) PHP
8 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) HNC
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) MetaFrame
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) Perforce
4 2 (7.69%) DataFlux
4 2 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) VMware
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