Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 18 November 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
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 16 29
Rank change year-on-year -11 +13 -6
Contract jobs citing Web Services 21 46 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.30% 7.64% 3.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.80% 25.70% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 18
Merseyside median daily rate £488 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £358 £275 £294
90th Percentile £598 £490 £499
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £30.19
North West median hourly rate - £28.00 £33.64
% change year-on-year - -16.77% +0.90%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 164 179 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 33.61% 29.73% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 114 90
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £292 £275
90th Percentile £535 £509 £503
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +17.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £30.19
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +0.98%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in Merseyside

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Merseyside

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Merseyside over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Merseyside

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Merseyside

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Liverpool -15 13 £500 +21.21% 6
Southport -2 2 £363 -9.38%
Web Services
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 17 (80.95%) Java
2 15 (71.43%) REST
3 12 (57.14%) NoSQL
3 12 (57.14%) HTML
3 12 (57.14%) CSS
4 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
4 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
4 10 (47.62%) JSON
5 9 (42.86%) MongoDB
5 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 9 (42.86%) Scrum
5 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (38.10%) TDD
6 8 (38.10%) E-Commerce
6 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (33.33%) Selenium
7 7 (33.33%) Kanban
7 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 7 (33.33%) C#
7 7 (33.33%) Finance
8 6 (28.57%) Web Design
8 6 (28.57%) JSF
8 6 (28.57%) Java EE
8 6 (28.57%) JSP
8 6 (28.57%) Servlets
8 6 (28.57%) BDD
8 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
8 6 (28.57%) Android
8 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (19.05%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (19.05%) nginx
2 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
2 4 (19.05%) WebSphere
2 4 (19.05%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (9.52%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (19.05%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) NoSQL
2 9 (42.86%) MongoDB
3 4 (19.05%) Big Data
4 2 (9.52%) MySQL
4 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 6 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) Subversion
4 1 (4.76%) Gatling
4 1 (4.76%) MSTest
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Architect
3 6 (28.57%) Digital Architect
3 6 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 4 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Agile Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) User Experience Architect
6 2 (9.52%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) REST
2 12 (57.14%) CSS
2 12 (57.14%) HTML
3 10 (47.62%) JSON
4 6 (28.57%) Dropwizard
4 6 (28.57%) Java EE
4 6 (28.57%) JSF
4 6 (28.57%) JSP
4 6 (28.57%) Servlets
4 6 (28.57%) Spring Boot
5 5 (23.81%) React
5 5 (23.81%) RESTful
6 4 (19.05%) Node.js
7 3 (14.29%) .NET
7 3 (14.29%) SOAP
7 3 (14.29%) Spring
8 2 (9.52%) Hibernate
8 2 (9.52%) SAML
8 2 (9.52%) XML
8 2 (9.52%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (19.05%) iPad
3 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
3 4 (19.05%) User Experience
4 2 (9.52%) Credit Risk
4 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.52%) Social Media
5 1 (4.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Android
1 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Scrum
3 8 (38.10%) E-Commerce
3 8 (38.10%) TDD
4 7 (33.33%) Kanban
5 6 (28.57%) Adaptive Web Design
5 6 (28.57%) BDD
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (28.57%) Web Design
6 5 (23.81%) DevOps
7 4 (19.05%) Open Source
8 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (9.52%) Change Management
9 2 (9.52%) MVC
9 2 (9.52%) OWASP
9 2 (9.52%) Project Management
9 2 (9.52%) SDLC
9 2 (9.52%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (19.05%) C++
4 4 (19.05%) Groovy
4 4 (19.05%) Python
4 4 (19.05%) Ruby
4 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
5 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Docker
1 4 (19.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Ansible
2 4 (19.05%) Kubernetes
2 4 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (19.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle