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 3 months to 29 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.

Web Services
England / Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 24 20
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 6 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 5.00% 2.33% 3.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.57% 25.00% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £450 £350 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -25.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +3.64% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £56.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.76% +60.00%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 21 20 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 17.50% 9.30% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 16
Median daily rate £400 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +37.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £470
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 £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in the Midlands

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
1 8 (72.73%) REST
2 7 (63.64%) Open Source
2 7 (63.64%) CSS3
2 7 (63.64%) Play Framework
2 7 (63.64%) CSS
2 7 (63.64%) C#
2 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 7 (63.64%) MySQL
2 7 (63.64%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (63.64%) Ruby
2 7 (63.64%) Ajax
2 7 (63.64%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (63.64%) JSON
2 7 (63.64%) Django
2 7 (63.64%) Scala
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (63.64%) HTML5
2 7 (63.64%) MongoDB
2 7 (63.64%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (63.64%) NoSQL
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) User Experience
6 3 (27.27%) ETL
6 3 (27.27%) QA
7 2 (18.18%) Blog
7 2 (18.18%) TDD

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 1 (9.09%) CICS
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (63.64%) MongoDB
1 7 (63.64%) MySQL
1 7 (63.64%) NoSQL
1 7 (63.64%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (9.09%) DataStage
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) ChangeMan
General
1 2 (18.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Architect
2 6 (54.55%) C# Architect
3 5 (45.45%) .NET Architect
3 5 (45.45%) Developer
4 4 (36.36%) .NET Technical Architect
4 4 (36.36%) Lead Architect
4 4 (36.36%) Lead Developer
4 4 (36.36%) Technical Architect
5 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
5 3 (27.27%) Lead C# Developer
6 2 (18.18%) Digital Architect
7 1 (9.09%) .NET Solutions Architect
7 1 (9.09%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 1 (9.09%) SOA Developer
7 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (9.09%) TIBCO Developer
7 1 (9.09%) WebCenter Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) REST
2 7 (63.64%) Ajax
2 7 (63.64%) CSS
2 7 (63.64%) CSS3
2 7 (63.64%) Django
2 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 7 (63.64%) HTML5
2 7 (63.64%) JSON
2 7 (63.64%) Play Framework
2 7 (63.64%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (9.09%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) User Experience
2 2 (18.18%) Blog
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Open Source
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Line Management
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) Ruby
1 7 (63.64%) Scala
2 1 (9.09%) COBOL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) R
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO