The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 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 Description Language (WSDL)
England / London
Rank 395 391 392
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1  
Contract jobs citing WSDL 5 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.026% 0.17% 0.081%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.074% 0.53% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 14
Median daily rate £513 £375 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.66% -29.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.17 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +15.93% -  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6784 7020 6323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.85% 31.84% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5050 5255 4574
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 30 28
Median hourly rate £47.00 £48.92 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% +78.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £22.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSDL in London

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSDL in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSDL in London

WSDL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the London 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
City of London +4 1 £400 +6.66%
WSDL
England

WSDL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 London region with a requirement for WSDL.

1 17 (94.44%) SOAP
2 16 (88.89%) XML
3 14 (77.78%) REST
4 10 (55.56%) JSON
4 10 (55.56%) Web Services
5 9 (50.00%) Java
5 9 (50.00%) XSD
5 9 (50.00%) Finance
6 8 (44.44%) Oracle
7 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (33.33%) Java EE
8 6 (33.33%) Middleware
8 6 (33.33%) SAP
8 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 6 (33.33%) SQL
8 6 (33.33%) .NET
9 5 (27.78%) Unix
9 5 (27.78%) UML
9 5 (27.78%) SAP HANA
10 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (22.22%) Workday HCM
10 4 (22.22%) Regular Expression
10 4 (22.22%) User Experience
10 4 (22.22%) Workday
10 4 (22.22%) ERP
11 3 (16.67%) SOA
11 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
11 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 3 (16.67%) Degree

WSDL
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) Drupal
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) NetWeaver
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Workday HCM
2 1 (5.56%) Eloqua
2 1 (5.56%) Markit EDM
2 1 (5.56%) PolarLake
2 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Boomi
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) FTP
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SAP HANA
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (5.56%) PowerCenter
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) Bower
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Gradle
2 1 (5.56%) Grunt
2 1 (5.56%) gulp
2 1 (5.56%) JBehave
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.56%) SonarQube
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (16.67%) .NET Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Azure Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) ABAP Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.56%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Product Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) SAP Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SOA Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (94.44%) SOAP
2 16 (88.89%) XML
3 14 (77.78%) REST
4 10 (55.56%) JSON
4 10 (55.56%) Web Services
5 9 (50.00%) XSD
6 6 (33.33%) .NET
6 6 (33.33%) Java EE
6 6 (33.33%) Middleware
7 4 (22.22%) Regular Expression
8 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
9 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 2 (11.11%) OAuth
9 2 (11.11%) RESTful
9 2 (11.11%) SAML
9 2 (11.11%) Swagger
10 1 (5.56%) Hystrix
10 1 (5.56%) SAP Fiori
10 1 (5.56%) SAPUI5
10 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) User Experience
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) iPad
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) UML
3 4 (22.22%) ERP
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps
4 3 (16.67%) SDLC
4 3 (16.67%) SOA
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) API Design
5 2 (11.11%) BPEL
5 2 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) MVC
5 2 (11.11%) OO
5 2 (11.11%) Open Source
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Service Management
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) ABAP
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) SAPscript
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) SAP
3 4 (22.22%) Workday
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Informatica
6 1 (5.56%) Adobe
6 1 (5.56%) MuleSoft
6 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
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