Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 February 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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 22 29
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 +3
Contract jobs citing Web Services 149 188 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.45% 6.26% 5.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.80% 18.18% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 138 121
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £267 £300 £313
90th Percentile £500 £502 £488
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +13.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Manchester median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.60% -
North West median hourly rate - £55.00 £31.92
% change year-on-year - +72.33% -8.81%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,007 1,034 1,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.81% 34.44% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 709 622
Manchester median daily rate £388 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.31% +12.15%
10th Percentile £290 £285 £263
90th Percentile £547 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £398 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +2.58% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 29
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% +27.12% -9.23%
10th Percentile £13.86 £15.03 £12.25
90th Percentile £45.60 £46.08 £40.20
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% +44.44%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in Manchester

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Manchester

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Manchester

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Manchester

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
Stockport +13 15 £400 +33.33% 8
Bolton -1 7 £238 -32.14% 6
Altrincham - 3 £275 -
Cheadle - 1 £375 - 4
Web Services
North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 63 (42.28%) Java
2 61 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (36.91%) JavaScript
4 51 (34.23%) REST
5 47 (31.54%) .NET
6 46 (30.87%) SOAP
7 41 (27.52%) C#
8 40 (26.85%) HTML
9 39 (26.17%) CSS
10 35 (23.49%) SQL Server
11 34 (22.82%) SQL
11 34 (22.82%) AngularJS
12 33 (22.15%) ASP.NET
12 33 (22.15%) Amazon AWS
13 32 (21.48%) XML
14 31 (20.81%) TDD
15 30 (20.13%) MVC
15 30 (20.13%) Microsoft
16 29 (19.46%) Scrum
17 28 (18.79%) RESTful
18 27 (18.12%) Linux
19 25 (16.78%) DevOps
19 25 (16.78%) Microservices
20 23 (15.44%) jQuery
21 22 (14.77%) Test Automation
21 22 (14.77%) JSON
21 22 (14.77%) ASP.NET Web API
22 20 (13.42%) Unit Testing
23 18 (12.08%) Ajax
23 18 (12.08%) Spring

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (8.72%) CMS
2 12 (8.05%) Apache
3 8 (5.37%) Umbraco
4 5 (3.36%) nginx
5 4 (2.68%) Oracle Beehive
5 4 (2.68%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.68%) WildFly
6 3 (2.01%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.34%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.34%) Confluence
7 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.34%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.67%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.15%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.68%) IaaS
3 4 (2.68%) SaaS
4 3 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.01%) Boomi
4 3 (2.01%) iPaaS
4 3 (2.01%) Serverless
5 2 (1.34%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.34%) PaaS
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.37%) SNMP
2 3 (2.01%) SSL
3 2 (1.34%) DNS
3 2 (1.34%) ISDN
3 2 (1.34%) LAN
3 2 (1.34%) VoIP
3 2 (1.34%) WAN
4 1 (0.67%) HTTP
4 1 (0.67%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (23.49%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.74%) MySQL
3 12 (8.05%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.04%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.04%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.37%) CouchDB
6 6 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.36%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.01%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.34%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.34%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.34%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.67%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (11.41%) Visual Studio
2 16 (10.74%) JUnit
3 15 (10.07%) Jenkins
4 12 (8.05%) Selenium
5 11 (7.38%) JIRA
5 11 (7.38%) TeamCity
6 9 (6.04%) Git (software)
7 7 (4.70%) SpecFlow
8 6 (4.03%) Bitbucket
9 5 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (3.36%) SonarQube
9 5 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.68%) Liquibase
10 4 (2.68%) Maven
10 4 (2.68%) ReSharper
10 4 (2.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (2.01%) Gradle
11 3 (2.01%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (1.34%) JMeter
12 2 (1.34%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (8.72%) Finance
2 5 (3.36%) Law
3 4 (2.68%) Billing
3 4 (2.68%) General Ledger
3 4 (2.68%) Legal
4 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.01%) Marketing
4 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.67%) Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.67%) Games
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (63.76%) Developer
2 48 (32.21%) Java Developer
3 18 (12.08%) Architect
4 16 (10.74%) .NET Developer
5 11 (7.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (7.38%) C# Developer
5 11 (7.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (7.38%) Lead Developer
6 10 (6.71%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (6.71%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (6.71%) Lead Java Developer
6 10 (6.71%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (6.04%) Agile Developer
7 9 (6.04%) Agile Java Developer
8 8 (5.37%) Consultant
9 7 (4.70%) Implementation Consultant
9 7 (4.70%) ServiceNow Consultant
9 7 (4.70%) Team Leader
9 7 (4.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (34.23%) REST
2 47 (31.54%) .NET
3 46 (30.87%) SOAP
4 40 (26.85%) HTML
5 39 (26.17%) CSS
6 34 (22.82%) AngularJS
7 33 (22.15%) ASP.NET
8 32 (21.48%) XML
9 28 (18.79%) RESTful
10 23 (15.44%) jQuery
11 22 (14.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 22 (14.77%) JSON
12 18 (12.08%) Ajax
12 18 (12.08%) Spring
13 16 (10.74%) Apache Camel
13 16 (10.74%) Apache CXF
13 16 (10.74%) XML Schema
14 15 (10.07%) HTML5
15 14 (9.40%) CSS3
16 13 (8.72%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.71%) User Experience
2 9 (6.04%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.37%) CMDB
4 7 (4.70%) Algorithms
4 7 (4.70%) Data Structures
4 7 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.03%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.34%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.34%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.67%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.12%) Linux
2 14 (9.40%) Windows
3 10 (6.71%) Unix
4 8 (5.37%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.03%) Android
5 6 (4.03%) CentOS
6 4 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.81%) TDD
3 30 (20.13%) MVC
4 29 (19.46%) Scrum
5 25 (16.78%) DevOps
5 25 (16.78%) Microservices
6 22 (14.77%) Test Automation
7 20 (13.42%) Unit Testing
8 16 (10.74%) Data Modelling
9 14 (9.40%) ITIL
9 14 (9.40%) Pair Programming
10 13 (8.72%) BDD
10 13 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (8.72%) Kanban
11 12 (8.05%) Mentoring
11 12 (8.05%) SOA
12 11 (7.38%) Refactoring
12 11 (7.38%) Responsive Web Design
13 10 (6.71%) Change Management
14 9 (6.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 63 (42.28%) Java
2 55 (36.91%) JavaScript
3 41 (27.52%) C#
4 34 (22.82%) SQL
5 16 (10.74%) Python
6 11 (7.38%) PowerShell
7 9 (6.04%) XPath
8 8 (5.37%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.70%) Ruby
10 6 (4.03%) T-SQL
11 5 (3.36%) Groovy
11 5 (3.36%) Scala
12 4 (2.68%) Apple Swift
12 4 (2.68%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.68%) VB
13 3 (2.01%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.01%) PHP
13 3 (2.01%) VB.NET
13 3 (2.01%) XAML
14 2 (1.34%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.01%) Degree
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.34%) MCSE
3 2 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.67%) APMG
4 1 (0.67%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.37%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.03%) QA
3 2 (1.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.67%) GCP
System Software
1 8 (5.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.70%) Docker
3 5 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.67%) KVM
5 1 (0.67%) LXC
Systems Management
1 11 (7.38%) Terraform
2 9 (6.04%) Puppet
3 5 (3.36%) Ansible
4 4 (2.68%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.68%) Packer
5 2 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.67%) Icinga
6 1 (0.67%) Nagios
6 1 (0.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 30 (20.13%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.71%) Oracle
3 8 (5.37%) ServiceNow
3 8 (5.37%) Snow
4 7 (4.70%) DevExpress
5 6 (4.03%) Sitecore
6 4 (2.68%) Google
6 4 (2.68%) Intapp
6 4 (2.68%) MuleSoft
6 4 (2.68%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.68%) SendGrid
7 3 (2.01%) BT
7 3 (2.01%) IBM
7 3 (2.01%) Informatica
7 3 (2.01%) SnapLogic
7 3 (2.01%) VMware
8 2 (1.34%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.34%) HP
8 2 (1.34%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.34%) TIBCO