The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for WSDL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 23 April 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 Description Language (WSDL)
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 99 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs citing WSDL 3 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.29% 0.52% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 1.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £440 £1,000 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.09% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.17 - -

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 453 579 454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 43.56% 37.77% 34.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 439 286
Median daily rate £375 £413 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +16.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.46%  

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing WSDL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WSDL in Leeds

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WSDL in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for WSDL in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL 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 Leeds region with a requirement for WSDL.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) JSP
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Apache Axis
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) Confluence
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (33.33%) HipChat
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins

WSDL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (66.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (33.33%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Principal Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Principal Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Apache Axis
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) JSP
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Sass
2 2 (66.67%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) OSGi
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe
2 1 (33.33%) hybris