Period
to 13 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 13 July 2020 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 40 42
Rank change year-on-year -58 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing Web Services 46 325 371
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.70% 4.71% 4.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.43% 17.39% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 225 214
Median daily rate £463 £475 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +14.11% +4.06%
10th Percentile £255 £344 £300
90th Percentile £640 £588 £538
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.81% -12.31%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £48.34 £42.50
% change year-on-year -27.59% +13.73% -2.30%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 619 1,869 2,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.88% 27.09% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 1,274 1,542
Median daily rate £435 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £575 £570 £550
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 33
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.85% -15.14%
10th Percentile £21.16 £16.70 £15.40
90th Percentile £41.13 £48.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year -20.45% +5.95% +2.54%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Web Services as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in the Midlands

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Web Services in the Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Web Services in the Midlands

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Web Services in the Midlands over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Web Services in the Midlands

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Web Services in the Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Web Services in the Midlands

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 July 2020. 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
West Midlands -39 36 £475 - 24
East Midlands -17 10 £264 -41.33% 14
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) .NET
3 15 (32.61%) C#
3 15 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (32.61%) Git (software)
4 14 (30.43%) HTML
4 14 (30.43%) Java
4 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
4 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET
5 13 (28.26%) CSS
5 13 (28.26%) Azure
5 13 (28.26%) Microservices
6 12 (26.09%) RESTful
6 12 (26.09%) Scrum
7 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
8 10 (21.74%) .NET Framework
9 9 (19.57%) Kanban
9 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
9 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (19.57%) TDD
9 9 (19.57%) MVC
10 8 (17.39%) SOAP
10 8 (17.39%) DevOps
10 8 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (17.39%) AWS
10 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
10 8 (17.39%) Architectural Design
11 7 (15.22%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 7 (15.22%) User Experience

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (4.35%) Apache
1 2 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.17%) JBoss
2 1 (2.17%) nginx
2 1 (2.17%) Sonic ESB
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Sketch
2 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.26%) Azure
2 8 (17.39%) AWS
3 4 (8.70%) PaaS
4 3 (6.52%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (6.52%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (4.35%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (4.35%) Heroku
5 2 (4.35%) IaaS
5 2 (4.35%) Logic Apps
5 2 (4.35%) Power Platform
5 2 (4.35%) Serverless
6 1 (2.17%) Azure Functions
6 1 (2.17%) Azure Stack
6 1 (2.17%) GCP
6 1 (2.17%) Power Automate
6 1 (2.17%) SaaS
6 1 (2.17%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Firewall
1 2 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (2.17%) BGP
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.17%) DMVPN
2 1 (2.17%) DNS
2 1 (2.17%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.17%) LAN
2 1 (2.17%) Network Security
2 1 (2.17%) OSPF
2 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.17%) VoIP
2 1 (2.17%) WAN
2 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.52%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (6.52%) Couchbase
4 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.35%) Big Data
5 2 (4.35%) Data Lake
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.35%) Power BI
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.17%) Redis
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (32.61%) Git (software)
2 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.87%) JUnit
4 4 (8.70%) Bitbucket
4 4 (8.70%) JIRA
4 4 (8.70%) Maven
4 4 (8.70%) Selenium
4 4 (8.70%) SonarQube
4 4 (8.70%) SpecFlow
4 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (6.52%) DbUnit
5 3 (6.52%) jMock
5 3 (6.52%) MbUnit
5 3 (6.52%) Mercurial
5 3 (6.52%) Mockito
5 3 (6.52%) MSTest
5 3 (6.52%) NUnit
5 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
5 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.87%) Public Sector
2 2 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (56.52%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) .NET Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Java Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Azure Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Designer
5 4 (8.70%) Digital Designer
5 4 (8.70%) Digital UX Designer
5 4 (8.70%) UX Designer
5 4 (8.70%) Web Designer
6 3 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Lead DevOps
7 2 (4.35%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (50.00%) .NET
2 14 (30.43%) HTML
3 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET
3 13 (28.26%) CSS
4 12 (26.09%) RESTful
5 10 (21.74%) .NET Framework
6 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (17.39%) SOAP
8 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (13.04%) HTML5
8 6 (13.04%) XML
9 5 (10.87%) Dapper ORM
9 5 (10.87%) REST
9 5 (10.87%) Spring
10 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
10 4 (8.70%) jQuery
10 4 (8.70%) JSON
10 4 (8.70%) Swagger
11 3 (6.52%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (6.52%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Enterprise Software
1 7 (15.22%) User Experience
2 3 (6.52%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (28.26%) Microservices
4 12 (26.09%) Scrum
5 9 (19.57%) Kanban
5 9 (19.57%) MVC
5 9 (19.57%) TDD
6 8 (17.39%) Architectural Design
6 8 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (17.39%) DevOps
6 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
7 7 (15.22%) BDD
7 7 (15.22%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.87%) Migration
8 5 (10.87%) Prototyping
8 5 (10.87%) SOA
8 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Open Source
9 4 (8.70%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) C#
2 14 (30.43%) Java
3 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.22%) SQL
5 4 (8.70%) Python
6 3 (6.52%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.17%) ABAP
8 1 (2.17%) Java 8
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
8 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.17%) VB
8 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) CCDE
3 1 (2.17%) CCDP
3 1 (2.17%) CCIE
3 1 (2.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (2.17%) CCNA
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.17%) MCITP
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Postfix
2 2 (4.35%) Docker
3 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (2.17%) HAProxy
2 1 (2.17%) Kibana
2 1 (2.17%) logstash
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco
3 2 (4.35%) Databricks
3 2 (4.35%) Dell
3 2 (4.35%) SAP
3 2 (4.35%) Tableau
4 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.17%) Citrix
4 1 (2.17%) F5
4 1 (2.17%) Google
4 1 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Juniper
4 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.17%) Splunk
4 1 (2.17%) VMware