Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 36 51
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 -9
Contract jobs citing Web Services 331 437 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.03% 4.46% 3.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.58% 17.23% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 307 173
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £296 £310 £180
90th Percentile £552 £525 £488
England median daily rate £463 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +5.71% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £39.20 £43.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.09% -9.94% +123.21%
10th Percentile £25.00 £38.10 £37.52
90th Percentile £41.75 £40.30 £48.13
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +6.88% +6.67%

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 2124 2537 1951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.85% 25.92% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1403 1537 1195
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £270 £268 £225
90th Percentile £550 £513 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 22 39
Midlands median hourly rate £31.33 £23.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.30% -21.67% -10.45%
10th Percentile £20.62 £9.03 £11.60
90th Percentile £47.25 £42.28 £45.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Web Services as a percentage 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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 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
West Midlands -9 182 £425 +13.33% 37
East Midlands -2 146 £388 +6.90% 28
Web Services
England

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

1 193 (58.31%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (32.93%) .NET
3 101 (30.51%) C#
4 99 (29.91%) HTML
5 94 (28.40%) Java
5 94 (28.40%) Git (software)
6 83 (25.08%) JavaScript
7 80 (24.17%) CSS
7 80 (24.17%) TDD
8 78 (23.56%) RESTful
9 77 (23.26%) SOAP
10 72 (21.75%) Scrum
11 71 (21.45%) Continuous Integration
12 70 (21.15%) MVC
13 69 (20.85%) Test Automation
14 68 (20.54%) SQL
15 63 (19.03%) ASP.NET
15 63 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
16 62 (18.73%) SQL Server
17 61 (18.43%) Amazon AWS
18 59 (17.82%) Jenkins
19 58 (17.52%) Spring
20 52 (15.71%) Maven
21 49 (14.80%) ASP.NET Web API
22 48 (14.50%) REST
23 45 (13.60%) jQuery
24 43 (12.99%) Oracle
25 41 (12.39%) Linux
25 41 (12.39%) Unit Testing
25 41 (12.39%) Microservices

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 16 (4.83%) CMS
2 10 (3.02%) Umbraco
3 8 (2.42%) IIS
3 8 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.11%) Apache
4 7 (2.11%) nginx
4 7 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.81%) JBoss
6 5 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.60%) Mule
9 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.30%) Confluence
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.91%) Simulink
3 1 (0.30%) GIMP
3 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.51%) SAP Retail
3 3 (0.91%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.60%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.30%) Magento
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 63 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (18.43%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (5.74%) SaaS
4 16 (4.83%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (3.63%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.42%) IaaS
7 7 (2.11%) Amazon S3
7 7 (2.11%) PaaS
8 5 (1.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (1.51%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (1.51%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.51%) Route 53
8 5 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.60%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.60%) Office 365
10 2 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.44%) TCP/IP
2 16 (4.83%) SSL
3 13 (3.93%) Internet
4 12 (3.63%) HTTP
5 10 (3.02%) Intranet
6 4 (1.21%) LDAP
6 4 (1.21%) RTSP
7 3 (0.91%) ATM
7 3 (0.91%) SMS
8 1 (0.30%) FTP
8 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (18.73%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.55%) MySQL
3 22 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (5.74%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.93%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.63%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.72%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.72%) RDBMS
8 8 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.91%) Redis
12 3 (0.91%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 94 (28.40%) Git (software)
2 59 (17.82%) Jenkins
3 52 (15.71%) Maven
4 33 (9.97%) JUnit
5 18 (5.44%) Visual Studio
6 15 (4.53%) Subversion
7 14 (4.23%) Cucumber
8 13 (3.93%) Selenium
8 13 (3.93%) SonarQube
9 12 (3.63%) Mockito
10 9 (2.72%) DbUnit
10 9 (2.72%) jMock
11 8 (2.42%) Eclipse
11 8 (2.42%) Gradle
11 8 (2.42%) SoapUI
12 7 (2.11%) JIRA
12 7 (2.11%) ReSharper
12 7 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (2.11%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.51%) Jasmine
General
1 36 (10.88%) Finance
2 23 (6.95%) Retail
3 16 (4.83%) Banking
4 9 (2.72%) Automotive
5 5 (1.51%) Legal
6 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.21%) Marketing
7 2 (0.60%) Games
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
8 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 197 (59.52%) Developer
2 60 (18.13%) Java Developer
3 41 (12.39%) .NET Developer
4 40 (12.08%) Architect
5 28 (8.46%) C# Developer
6 24 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (5.44%) Analyst
7 18 (5.44%) Lead Developer
8 16 (4.83%) ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (4.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (4.23%) iOS Developer
11 13 (3.93%) Android Developer
12 12 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 12 (3.63%) JavaScript Developer
12 12 (3.63%) Software Developer
13 11 (3.32%) AWS Engineer
13 11 (3.32%) Senior Developer
13 11 (3.32%) WebOps Engineer
14 10 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (32.93%) .NET
2 99 (29.91%) HTML
3 80 (24.17%) CSS
4 78 (23.56%) RESTful
5 77 (23.26%) SOAP
6 63 (19.03%) ASP.NET
7 58 (17.52%) Spring
8 49 (14.80%) ASP.NET Web API
9 48 (14.50%) REST
10 45 (13.60%) jQuery
11 40 (12.08%) HTML5
12 38 (11.48%) CSS3
13 37 (11.18%) XML
14 34 (10.27%) ASP.NET MVC
15 30 (9.06%) JSON
16 25 (7.55%) .NET Framework
17 23 (6.95%) J2EE
17 23 (6.95%) Java SE
18 22 (6.65%) Hibernate
19 20 (6.04%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.25%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (6.34%) Digital Media
3 18 (5.44%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.93%) User Experience
5 9 (2.72%) iPad
5 9 (2.72%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.11%) iPhone
7 5 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.51%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.21%) CMDB
8 4 (1.21%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.60%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.60%) IVR
10 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.30%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.30%) Replication
10 1 (0.30%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.39%) Linux
2 21 (6.34%) Windows
3 14 (4.23%) Android
3 14 (4.23%) Apple iOS
3 14 (4.23%) Unix
4 3 (0.91%) Mac OS X
4 3 (0.91%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.91%) Windows 8
4 3 (0.91%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.60%) AIX
5 2 (0.60%) Amazon Linux
5 2 (0.60%) HPUX
5 2 (0.60%) Solaris
5 2 (0.60%) SUSE
5 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.30%) CentOS
6 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (58.31%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (24.17%) TDD
3 72 (21.75%) Scrum
4 71 (21.45%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (21.15%) MVC
6 69 (20.85%) Test Automation
7 41 (12.39%) Microservices
7 41 (12.39%) Unit Testing
8 37 (11.18%) DevOps
9 30 (9.06%) BDD
9 30 (9.06%) SOA
10 29 (8.76%) Kanban
11 27 (8.16%) OO
12 22 (6.65%) Configuration Management
12 22 (6.65%) E-Commerce
12 22 (6.65%) Open Source
13 21 (6.34%) SOLID
14 18 (5.44%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (5.14%) Front End Development
16 16 (4.83%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 101 (30.51%) C#
2 94 (28.40%) Java
3 83 (25.08%) JavaScript
4 68 (20.54%) SQL
5 25 (7.55%) PHP
6 24 (7.25%) Python
7 21 (6.34%) Ruby
8 15 (4.53%) T-SQL
9 14 (4.23%) Objective-C
10 11 (3.32%) Apple Swift
10 11 (3.32%) Bash Shell
10 11 (3.32%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.72%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.11%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.51%) VB
14 4 (1.21%) C
14 4 (1.21%) PHP 5
15 3 (0.91%) Groovy
15 3 (0.91%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.23%) Degree
3 12 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.91%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.30%) ISEB
6 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.25%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.30%) GDPR
2 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (9.06%) Docker
2 5 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (7.85%) Ansible
2 20 (6.04%) Puppet
3 16 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (3.02%) Salt
5 6 (1.81%) Terraform
6 5 (1.51%) collectd
6 5 (1.51%) Kibana
6 5 (1.51%) logstash
6 5 (1.51%) StatsD
7 2 (0.60%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.30%) MOM
8 1 (0.30%) Packer
Vendors
1 43 (12.99%) Oracle
2 35 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.32%) SAP
4 10 (3.02%) Rackspace
5 9 (2.72%) Perforce
6 6 (1.81%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.81%) Zend
7 5 (1.51%) SaltStack
7 5 (1.51%) VMware
8 4 (1.21%) Apple
8 4 (1.21%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.21%) Tableau
8 4 (1.21%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.60%) ATG
10 2 (0.60%) IBM
10 2 (0.60%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.60%) Remedy
10 2 (0.60%) Telerik
10 2 (0.60%) webMethods