Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 32 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Web Services 294 313 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.19% 5.79% 5.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.17% 17.90% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 235 220
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.62% +1.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
North West median hourly rate £36.23 - £55.00
10th Percentile £27.61 - £32.90
90th Percentile £40.80 - £57.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% +4.12% +6.25%

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 1,818 1,749 1,824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.07% 32.38% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,255 1,218 1,265
North West median daily rate £405 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% - -
10th Percentile £306 £281 £275
90th Percentile £565 £538 £525
England median daily rate £490 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +3.16% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 22
North West median hourly rate £35.61 £38.88 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.39% +0.32% +14.58%
10th Percentile £12.83 £17.98 £15.95
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.20 £51.01
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

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 15 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in the North West over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 January 2019. 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 -6 147 £410 +5.13% 84
Cheshire -12 73 £400 -13.75% 22
Merseyside -6 27 £428 -2.29% 10
Lancashire -10 27 £475 +12.09% 19
Cumbria - 3 £450 -
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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.

1 184 (62.59%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (38.10%) .NET
3 101 (34.35%) C#
4 97 (32.99%) Java
5 96 (32.65%) RESTful
6 89 (30.27%) JavaScript
7 77 (26.19%) SQL
8 71 (24.15%) HTML
9 69 (23.47%) SOAP
10 65 (22.11%) Test Automation
11 64 (21.77%) XML
12 63 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
13 62 (21.09%) CSS
13 62 (21.09%) Microsoft
14 61 (20.75%) Scrum
15 60 (20.41%) TDD
15 60 (20.41%) Git (software)
15 60 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
16 59 (20.07%) JSON
17 52 (17.69%) DevOps
18 49 (16.67%) SQL Server
19 45 (15.31%) Spring
19 45 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
20 43 (14.63%) Visual Studio
21 39 (13.27%) Jenkins
22 38 (12.93%) AngularJS
23 37 (12.59%) Node.js
23 37 (12.59%) REST
23 37 (12.59%) SOA
24 36 (12.24%) Python

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 14 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
2 13 (4.42%) CMS
2 13 (4.42%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (4.42%) Umbraco
3 9 (3.06%) Apache
4 7 (2.38%) Apache Solr
5 6 (2.04%) Mule
6 5 (1.70%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.36%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.02%) IIS
8 3 (1.02%) JBoss
9 2 (0.68%) Confluence
9 2 (0.68%) nginx
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.34%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 29 (9.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.02%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.34%) HFM
4 1 (0.34%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 60 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (15.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.44%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (4.08%) GitHub
4 12 (4.08%) SaaS
5 11 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (3.40%) Boomi
7 9 (3.06%) PaaS
8 7 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (2.04%) Apigee
9 6 (2.04%) IaaS
10 5 (1.70%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.36%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (1.02%) AtomSphere
12 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (1.02%) iPaaS
13 2 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.38%) SAN
2 6 (2.04%) Firewall
2 6 (2.04%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (1.36%) HTTP
4 3 (1.02%) DNS
4 3 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.68%) AMQP
5 2 (0.68%) FTP
5 2 (0.68%) SSL
6 1 (0.34%) DHCP
6 1 (0.34%) DMZ
6 1 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.34%) Internet
6 1 (0.34%) Network Security
6 1 (0.34%) VLAN
6 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.52%) MySQL
3 21 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 17 (5.78%) RavenDB
5 16 (5.44%) MongoDB
5 16 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (5.10%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.40%) Big Data
7 10 (3.40%) RDBMS
8 9 (3.06%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (2.38%) GIS
11 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.02%) DB2
13 2 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.68%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.68%) Impala
13 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 60 (20.41%) Git (software)
2 43 (14.63%) Visual Studio
3 39 (13.27%) Jenkins
4 35 (11.90%) Selenium
5 30 (10.20%) JIRA
6 23 (7.82%) Octopus Deploy
7 18 (6.12%) Bitbucket
7 18 (6.12%) TeamCity
8 13 (4.42%) gulp
9 12 (4.08%) Subversion
10 11 (3.74%) Maven
11 10 (3.40%) SoapUI
12 9 (3.06%) AccuRev
12 9 (3.06%) JUnit
13 8 (2.72%) Eclipse
14 7 (2.38%) JMeter
14 7 (2.38%) Mercurial
15 6 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (2.04%) NeoLoad
16 5 (1.70%) Android Studio
General
1 16 (5.44%) Finance
2 12 (4.08%) Banking
3 11 (3.74%) Retail
4 9 (3.06%) Law
5 7 (2.38%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.04%) Back Office
7 5 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.36%) Marketing
8 4 (1.36%) Publishing
9 3 (1.02%) Legal
10 2 (0.68%) Electronics
10 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.34%) Automotive
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 182 (61.90%) Developer
2 46 (15.65%) .NET Developer
3 45 (15.31%) Java Developer
4 26 (8.84%) Architect
4 26 (8.84%) C# Developer
5 22 (7.48%) Analyst
6 17 (5.78%) Agile Developer
6 17 (5.78%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (5.44%) CRM Developer
7 16 (5.44%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 16 (5.44%) Software Developer
8 15 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (4.76%) Agile Java Developer
9 14 (4.76%) Consultant
10 12 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
10 12 (4.08%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.74%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.74%) Tester
12 10 (3.40%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (38.10%) .NET
2 96 (32.65%) RESTful
3 71 (24.15%) HTML
4 69 (23.47%) SOAP
5 64 (21.77%) XML
6 62 (21.09%) CSS
7 59 (20.07%) JSON
8 45 (15.31%) Spring
9 38 (12.93%) AngularJS
10 37 (12.59%) Node.js
10 37 (12.59%) REST
11 35 (11.90%) ASP.NET
12 33 (11.22%) jQuery
12 33 (11.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 29 (9.86%) HTML5
14 26 (8.84%) CSS3
15 25 (8.50%) Spring Boot
16 20 (6.80%) .NET Framework
16 20 (6.80%) ASP.NET Core
16 20 (6.80%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.80%) Mobile App
2 18 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.78%) User Experience
4 13 (4.42%) Semantic Web
5 11 (3.74%) NHS
6 10 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.70%) Replication
8 4 (1.36%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.36%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.68%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.34%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.34%) Fintech
11 1 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.34%) PKI
11 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.82%) Android
2 22 (7.48%) Linux
3 18 (6.12%) Apple iOS
4 17 (5.78%) Windows
5 8 (2.72%) Unix
6 5 (1.70%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.70%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.70%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.36%) CentOS
8 3 (1.02%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.68%) AIX
9 2 (0.68%) SUSE
9 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.34%) Debian
10 1 (0.34%) Solaris
10 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (62.59%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (22.11%) Test Automation
3 63 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (20.75%) Scrum
5 60 (20.41%) TDD
6 52 (17.69%) DevOps
7 37 (12.59%) SOA
8 36 (12.24%) Microservices
9 35 (11.90%) MVC
10 31 (10.54%) CRM
11 29 (9.86%) SDLC
11 29 (9.86%) Workflow
12 28 (9.52%) BDD
13 21 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (6.80%) ITIL
15 19 (6.46%) Collaborative Working
15 19 (6.46%) Front End Development
15 19 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (6.46%) Unit Testing
16 18 (6.12%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 101 (34.35%) C#
2 97 (32.99%) Java
3 89 (30.27%) JavaScript
4 77 (26.19%) SQL
5 36 (12.24%) Python
6 26 (8.84%) Java 8
7 13 (4.42%) Scala
8 12 (4.08%) VB.NET
9 11 (3.74%) Ruby
9 11 (3.74%) T-SQL
10 10 (3.40%) PHP
11 8 (2.72%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.38%) Apple Swift
12 7 (2.38%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.38%) Kotlin
13 6 (2.04%) R
14 5 (1.70%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.36%) PHP 7
16 3 (1.02%) Groovy
16 3 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (6.46%) Degree
2 13 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.38%) CISM
3 7 (2.38%) CISSP
4 6 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.70%) CCA
6 3 (1.02%) ISEB
7 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.34%) MCP
8 1 (0.34%) MCSE
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.74%) QA
2 8 (2.72%) WAI
3 4 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (7.48%) Docker
2 7 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) XenApp
5 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (5.10%) Ansible
1 15 (5.10%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.08%) Puppet
3 11 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.38%) Kibana
4 7 (2.38%) logstash
4 7 (2.38%) Terraform
5 3 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.68%) SCCM
7 1 (0.34%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.34%) Consul
7 1 (0.34%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.34%) Mesos
7 1 (0.34%) Nagios
7 1 (0.34%) Packer
7 1 (0.34%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.34%) Salt
7 1 (0.34%) SCOM
7 1 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 62 (21.09%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.52%) Oracle
3 10 (3.40%) Dell
3 10 (3.40%) Google
3 10 (3.40%) SAP
4 8 (2.72%) Cloudera
5 7 (2.38%) Hortonworks
5 7 (2.38%) VMware
6 6 (2.04%) hybris
6 6 (2.04%) Kony
7 5 (1.70%) Apple
8 4 (1.36%) Adobe
8 4 (1.36%) Tealium
9 3 (1.02%) IBM
9 3 (1.02%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.02%) Zend
10 2 (0.68%) HP
10 2 (0.68%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.68%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.34%) Telerik