Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 June 2018 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 > North West
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 37 34
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing Web Services 346 260 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.91% 4.74% 5.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.03% 15.36% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 201 306
North West median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
North West median hourly rate - £55.00 £39.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.07% -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £43.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year -13.29% +0.58% +19.44%

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 North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,032 1,693 2,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.69% 30.87% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,374 1,126 1,372
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +1.33%
10th Percentile £290 £274 £270
90th Percentile £538 £500 £519
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 57 60
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +12.91%
10th Percentile £12.83 £18.78 £17.26
90th Percentile £61.91 £50.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.13 £38.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.61% +8.57%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Web Services as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in the North West

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in the North West

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in the North West over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in the North West

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in the North West

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. 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
Manchester +4 171 £413 +3.13% 88
Cheshire -16 83 £388 -11.43% 27
Lancashire +13 47 £445 +13.38% 14
Merseyside +25 29 £425 +9.68% 16
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 185 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (40.17%) Java
3 119 (34.39%) JavaScript
4 113 (32.66%) .NET
5 105 (30.35%) C#
6 102 (29.48%) SQL
7 92 (26.59%) SOAP
8 77 (22.25%) HTML
9 76 (21.97%) Scrum
10 74 (21.39%) XML
11 72 (20.81%) Linux
11 72 (20.81%) REST
12 70 (20.23%) Oracle
13 68 (19.65%) ASP.NET
13 68 (19.65%) CSS
14 67 (19.36%) SQL Server
15 65 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (18.21%) Amazon AWS
16 63 (18.21%) MVC
17 60 (17.34%) RESTful
18 59 (17.05%) Git (software)
19 58 (16.76%) MySQL
20 55 (15.90%) TDD
21 54 (15.61%) Test Automation
22 53 (15.32%) Security Cleared
23 52 (15.03%) Spring
23 52 (15.03%) JSON
24 51 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
25 46 (13.29%) Visual Studio
25 46 (13.29%) Microsoft

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 26 (7.51%) WebLogic
2 25 (7.23%) Apache
3 15 (4.34%) JBoss
3 15 (4.34%) WebSphere
4 13 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (3.76%) IIS
5 11 (3.18%) CMS
5 11 (3.18%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.18%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (2.89%) Confluence
7 9 (2.60%) Orchard CMS
8 8 (2.31%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.16%) Oracle Beehive
10 4 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (1.16%) WildFly
11 3 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.87%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.87%) nginx
11 3 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (0.58%) HipChat
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.58%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.58%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.29%) Magento
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 63 (18.21%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (12.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.34%) GitHub
4 9 (2.60%) PaaS
5 7 (2.02%) OpenShift
5 7 (2.02%) SaaS
6 6 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.45%) Boomi
7 5 (1.45%) Serverless
8 4 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.87%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.87%) IaaS
9 3 (0.87%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.58%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.47%) Firewall
1 12 (3.47%) HTTP
1 12 (3.47%) SAN
2 11 (3.18%) DMZ
2 11 (3.18%) DNS
2 11 (3.18%) VLAN
3 6 (1.73%) SMS
3 6 (1.73%) SSL
4 4 (1.16%) FTP
4 4 (1.16%) SNMP
5 3 (0.87%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.58%) Internet
6 2 (0.58%) VPN
7 1 (0.29%) BGP
7 1 (0.29%) Intranet
7 1 (0.29%) MPLS
7 1 (0.29%) OSPF
7 1 (0.29%) TACACS
7 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (19.36%) SQL Server
2 58 (16.76%) MySQL
3 43 (12.43%) NoSQL
4 40 (11.56%) Relational Database
5 28 (8.09%) MongoDB
6 27 (7.80%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (4.91%) Redis
7 17 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (4.34%) DB2
9 14 (4.05%) RavenDB
10 10 (2.89%) CouchDB
11 9 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (2.31%) Neo4j
13 6 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (1.45%) RDBMS
15 4 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (1.16%) Big Data
15 4 (1.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 59 (17.05%) Git (software)
2 46 (13.29%) Visual Studio
3 45 (13.01%) Jenkins
4 33 (9.54%) JIRA
5 24 (6.94%) Selenium
6 15 (4.34%) JUnit
6 15 (4.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (3.47%) Gradle
8 9 (2.60%) Maven
8 9 (2.60%) Oracle APEX
8 9 (2.60%) SonarQube
9 8 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (2.31%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.31%) SoapUI
10 7 (2.02%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.73%) JDeveloper
11 6 (1.73%) Subversion
12 5 (1.45%) eggPlant
12 5 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.16%) Liquibase
General
1 27 (7.80%) Finance
2 10 (2.89%) Banking
3 8 (2.31%) Back Office
3 8 (2.31%) Law
3 8 (2.31%) Publishing
4 6 (1.73%) Games
5 5 (1.45%) Legal
5 5 (1.45%) Retail
6 4 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.58%) Billing
7 2 (0.58%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 198 (57.23%) Developer
2 60 (17.34%) Java Developer
3 34 (9.83%) .NET Developer
4 33 (9.54%) Architect
5 23 (6.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (5.78%) Lead Developer
7 19 (5.49%) Consultant
8 18 (5.20%) Analyst
9 16 (4.62%) C# Developer
9 16 (4.62%) Technical Architect
10 12 (3.47%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (3.47%) WebOps Engineer
11 10 (2.89%) Python Developer
12 9 (2.60%) Backend Developer
12 9 (2.60%) Full Stack Developer
12 9 (2.60%) ServiceNow Developer
12 9 (2.60%) Technical Analyst
12 9 (2.60%) Test Analyst
12 9 (2.60%) WebCenter Developer
13 8 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (32.66%) .NET
2 92 (26.59%) SOAP
3 77 (22.25%) HTML
4 74 (21.39%) XML
5 72 (20.81%) REST
6 68 (19.65%) ASP.NET
6 68 (19.65%) CSS
7 60 (17.34%) RESTful
8 52 (15.03%) JSON
8 52 (15.03%) Spring
9 41 (11.85%) Ajax
9 41 (11.85%) jQuery
10 36 (10.40%) .NET Framework
11 35 (10.12%) Node.js
12 33 (9.54%) ASP.NET Web API
12 33 (9.54%) J2EE
13 32 (9.25%) AngularJS
14 28 (8.09%) HTML5
15 25 (7.23%) Entity Framework
16 24 (6.94%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.80%) Mobile App
2 20 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.62%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (4.34%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (3.47%) Algorithms
6 10 (2.89%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.89%) User Experience
7 9 (2.60%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.31%) Semantic Web
9 7 (2.02%) Web 2.0
10 5 (1.45%) NHS
10 5 (1.45%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.87%) CMDB
12 3 (0.87%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.58%) Clustering
13 2 (0.58%) Minimum Viable Product
13 2 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 72 (20.81%) Linux
2 34 (9.83%) Unix
3 30 (8.67%) Android
4 29 (8.38%) Apple iOS
5 27 (7.80%) Windows
6 21 (6.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (4.05%) Solaris
8 12 (3.47%) AIX
9 11 (3.18%) Windows 2000
9 11 (3.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 11 (3.18%) Windows NT
10 10 (2.89%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.87%) CentOS
12 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.29%) Debian
13 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (21.97%) Scrum
3 65 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
4 63 (18.21%) MVC
5 55 (15.90%) TDD
6 54 (15.61%) Test Automation
7 51 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (13.01%) DevOps
9 39 (11.27%) Microservices
10 29 (8.38%) SOA
11 27 (7.80%) BDD
12 24 (6.94%) Android Development
13 23 (6.65%) Kanban
13 23 (6.65%) Unit Testing
14 22 (6.36%) iOS Development
15 20 (5.78%) Migration
15 20 (5.78%) Open Source
15 20 (5.78%) SDLC
16 19 (5.49%) Data Modelling
16 19 (5.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (40.17%) Java
2 119 (34.39%) JavaScript
3 105 (30.35%) C#
4 102 (29.48%) SQL
5 41 (11.85%) Python
6 22 (6.36%) Groovy
7 19 (5.49%) Ruby
8 15 (4.34%) PHP
9 14 (4.05%) Java 8
9 14 (4.05%) T-SQL
10 12 (3.47%) XPath
11 11 (3.18%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.18%) Scala
12 10 (2.89%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.89%) VB
13 8 (2.31%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.31%) Shell Script
14 7 (2.02%) C
15 4 (1.16%) C++
15 4 (1.16%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 53 (15.32%) Security Cleared
2 43 (12.43%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.49%) Degree
4 12 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.87%) APMG
5 3 (0.87%) MCTS
5 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.29%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.29%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.49%) QA
2 6 (1.73%) WAI
3 5 (1.45%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) GCP
5 1 (0.29%) GDPR
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 30 (8.67%) Docker
2 17 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.31%) Varnish
4 5 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (1.16%) etcd
6 3 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.58%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.29%) Gluster
8 1 (0.29%) iptables
8 1 (0.29%) KVM
8 1 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (5.78%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (5.78%) Puppet
2 16 (4.62%) Terraform
3 15 (4.34%) Ansible
4 10 (2.89%) CA Single Sign-On
4 10 (2.89%) Kibana
4 10 (2.89%) Kubernetes
4 10 (2.89%) SCCM
5 6 (1.73%) Consul
6 5 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.87%) Packer
9 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.29%) Cacti
10 1 (0.29%) Nagios
10 1 (0.29%) Netcool
10 1 (0.29%) OpenNMS
10 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 70 (20.23%) Oracle
2 46 (13.29%) Microsoft
3 28 (8.09%) IBM
4 25 (7.23%) Red Hat
5 14 (4.05%) Teradata
6 13 (3.76%) ServiceNow
7 11 (3.18%) CA
7 11 (3.18%) EMC
7 11 (3.18%) Hitachi
7 11 (3.18%) Sun
7 11 (3.18%) Xamarin
8 10 (2.89%) Palo Alto
9 8 (2.31%) Atlassian
10 7 (2.02%) Google
11 6 (1.73%) Siebel
11 6 (1.73%) Splunk
12 5 (1.45%) VMware
13 4 (1.16%) Capita
13 4 (1.16%) Snow
14 3 (0.87%) Tealium