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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services
North West / Merseyside
Rank 26 18 26
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 13 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.05% 7.10% 3.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.13% 25.53% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 3
Median daily rate £388 £338 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -18.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £423 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +6.41% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 92 94 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 28.66% 27.81% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 79 24
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Liverpool -7 11 £400 +18.51% 5
Web Services
North West

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) XML
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle
3 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) HTML
4 5 (23.81%) Java
4 5 (23.81%) CSS
4 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) Open Source
5 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
5 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
6 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 3 (14.29%) J2EE
6 3 (14.29%) SOA
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) MVC
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (14.29%) C#
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) JSON
6 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Ajax
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

Web Services
Top Related 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 3 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (4.76%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) FTP
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (9.52%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) JDeveloper
3 1 (4.76%) Xcode
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Research Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
3 2 (9.52%) User Experience Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) User Experience Researcher
3 2 (9.52%) User Researcher
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Developer
4 1 (4.76%) WebCenter Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) XML
2 5 (23.81%) CSS
2 5 (23.81%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) .NET
3 3 (14.29%) Ajax
3 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 3 (14.29%) J2EE
3 3 (14.29%) JSON
3 3 (14.29%) Node.js
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (9.52%) CSS3
4 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
4 2 (9.52%) REST
4 2 (9.52%) WCF
4 2 (9.52%) XSD
5 1 (4.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Android
2 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Open Source
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
4 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) MVC
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) SDLC
4 3 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (9.52%) Facilities Management
5 2 (9.52%) Line Management
5 2 (9.52%) Matrix Management
5 2 (9.52%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (9.52%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) CCA
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) Siebel
2 2 (9.52%) Software AG
2 2 (9.52%) webMethods
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
3 1 (4.76%) Sybase
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