Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for WSDL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSDL over the 6 months to 24 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 Description Language (WSDL)
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 255 219
Rank change year-on-year +34 -36 -25
Contract jobs citing WSDL 19 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.23% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 0.62% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 9
Midlands median daily rate £575 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.39% -13.16% +11.76%
10th Percentile £517 £338 £270
90th Percentile £604 £530 £588
England median daily rate £478 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +19.44% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00

WSDL 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 2138 2561 1987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.92% 26.26% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1406 1552 1217
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £269 £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 23 39
Midlands median hourly rate £31.33 £23.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.20% -23.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £20.62 £9.30 £11.60
90th Percentile £47.25 £42.06 £45.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing WSDL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WSDL in the Midlands

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSDL in the Midlands

WSDL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSDL in the Midlands

WSDL
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 WSDL within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 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 +35 18 £575 +78.29% 1
East Midlands -13 1 - -
WSDL
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 19 (100.00%) SOAP
1 19 (100.00%) XML
2 18 (94.74%) Middleware
2 18 (94.74%) JSON
3 17 (89.47%) JSON Schema
4 16 (84.21%) SoapUI
4 16 (84.21%) WSO2
4 16 (84.21%) SOA
4 16 (84.21%) Unix
5 15 (78.95%) Linux
5 15 (78.95%) XSD
5 15 (78.95%) Git (software)
6 14 (73.68%) Subversion
7 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (68.42%) Mac OS X
8 12 (63.16%) MuleSoft
9 9 (47.37%) Sequence Diagram
9 9 (47.37%) TDD
9 9 (47.37%) SSL
9 9 (47.37%) HTTP
10 8 (42.11%) Java
10 8 (42.11%) Scrum
10 8 (42.11%) Kanban
11 7 (36.84%) Maven
11 7 (36.84%) Jenkins
11 7 (36.84%) Ansible
11 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
11 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (31.58%) Coaching
12 6 (31.58%) Conceptual Models

WSDL
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 6 (31.58%) Mule
2 4 (21.05%) Mule ESB
2 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
3 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
4 2 (10.53%) JBoss
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) IaaS
1 2 (10.53%) PaaS
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) HTTP
1 9 (47.37%) SSL
2 3 (15.79%) AMQP
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
1 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (84.21%) SoapUI
2 15 (78.95%) Git (software)
3 14 (73.68%) Subversion
4 7 (36.84%) Jenkins
4 7 (36.84%) Maven
5 2 (10.53%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 12 (63.16%) Senior Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Integration Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Messaging Developer
4 5 (26.32%) MuleSoft Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Architect
5 3 (15.79%) Linux Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Agile Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (15.79%) SOA Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Integration Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Messaging Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior WebLogic Developer
7 1 (5.26%) WebLogic Developer
7 1 (5.26%) XML Developer
7 1 (5.26%) XML XSLT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) SOAP
1 19 (100.00%) XML
2 18 (94.74%) JSON
2 18 (94.74%) Middleware
3 17 (89.47%) JSON Schema
4 15 (78.95%) XSD
5 3 (15.79%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (15.79%) Java EE
5 3 (15.79%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (15.79%) REST
5 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 3 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (15.79%) XSLT
6 2 (10.53%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (10.53%) Java SE
6 2 (10.53%) OAuth
6 2 (10.53%) Spring
6 2 (10.53%) Spring Boot
7 1 (5.26%) HTML
7 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Unix
2 15 (78.95%) Linux
3 13 (68.42%) Mac OS X
4 2 (10.53%) AIX
4 2 (10.53%) HPUX
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Windows
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) SOA
2 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) Sequence Diagram
3 9 (47.37%) TDD
4 8 (42.11%) Kanban
4 8 (42.11%) Scrum
5 7 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
6 6 (31.58%) Coaching
6 6 (31.58%) Conceptual Models
7 4 (21.05%) DevOps
8 3 (15.79%) OO
9 2 (10.53%) API Design
9 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 2 (10.53%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (10.53%) Critical Success Factor
9 2 (10.53%) High Availability
9 2 (10.53%) Microservices
9 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) Groovy
2 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) XPath
3 1 (5.26%) Apple Swift
3 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.53%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) WSO2
2 12 (63.16%) MuleSoft
3 3 (15.79%) webMethods
4 1 (5.26%) Green Hat
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Solace
4 1 (5.26%) TIBCO