Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 2020 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
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 46 36
Rank change year-on-year -16 -10 +1
Contract jobs citing Web Services 80 242 344
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 3.15% 4.52% 5.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.64% 14.58% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 168 226
Median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £725 £525 £525
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.75 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £48.34 £42.50
% change year-on-year -27.59% +13.73% -2.30%

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 633 1,660 2,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 24.94% 30.99% 35.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 1,165 1,467
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £281 £313 £300
90th Percentile £594 £575 £548
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 34
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £19.68 £15.39 £12.76
90th Percentile £68.75 £47.30 £51.40
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year -20.45% +5.95% +2.54%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Web Services as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Web Services in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Web Services in the North West

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Web Services in the North West over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Web Services in the North West

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Web Services in the North West.

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 13 July 2020. 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
Cheshire -4 24 £360 -15.29% 11
Manchester -20 20 £375 -10.71% 30
Merseyside -12 7 £406 - 2
Lancashire +11 6 £463 -7.50% 1
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 40 (50.00%) AWS
2 32 (40.00%) Java
3 31 (38.75%) DevOps
4 26 (32.50%) SOAP
5 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (28.75%) Docker
6 21 (26.25%) Big Data
7 20 (25.00%) Cloudera
7 20 (25.00%) Hadoop
7 20 (25.00%) Kubernetes
8 19 (23.75%) Hortonworks
8 19 (23.75%) JavaScript
9 18 (22.50%) SQL
10 17 (21.25%) CCA
10 17 (21.25%) Azure
10 17 (21.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 15 (18.75%) JSON
12 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
12 14 (17.50%) XML
13 13 (16.25%) Python
14 12 (15.00%) REST
14 12 (15.00%) Terraform
14 12 (15.00%) Jenkins
15 11 (13.75%) SOA
16 9 (11.25%) .NET
16 9 (11.25%) Oracle
16 9 (11.25%) C#
16 9 (11.25%) HTML
16 9 (11.25%) Spring
16 9 (11.25%) Groovy

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 6 (7.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.00%) Anypoint
2 4 (5.00%) Mule
2 4 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.75%) CMS
3 3 (3.75%) IIS
3 3 (3.75%) JBoss
3 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.50%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (2.50%) SAS
4 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.25%) Apache
5 1 (1.25%) Appian
5 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.25%) Moodle
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (1.25%) Sitefinity
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (50.00%) AWS
2 17 (21.25%) Azure
3 8 (10.00%) OpenShift
4 4 (5.00%) Apigee
4 4 (5.00%) GitHub
5 3 (3.75%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (3.75%) Serverless
6 2 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.50%) GCP
6 2 (2.50%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (1.25%) Boomi
7 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.25%) IaaS
7 1 (1.25%) Office 365
7 1 (1.25%) PaaS
7 1 (1.25%) SaaS
7 1 (1.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) HTTP
2 6 (7.50%) FTP
3 4 (5.00%) LAN
3 4 (5.00%) SAN
3 4 (5.00%) WAN
4 2 (2.50%) DMZ
4 2 (2.50%) Extranet
4 2 (2.50%) Internet
4 2 (2.50%) Intranet
5 1 (1.25%) Firewall
5 1 (1.25%) Network Security
5 1 (1.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (26.25%) Big Data
2 20 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.00%) MySQL
5 2 (2.50%) Power BI
5 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.75%) JIRA
2 7 (8.75%) SoapUI
3 5 (6.25%) Selenium
4 4 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.00%) GitLab
4 4 (5.00%) Gradle
4 4 (5.00%) JMeter
4 4 (5.00%) JUnit
4 4 (5.00%) SOAtest
4 4 (5.00%) SonarQube
5 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.75%) Postman
6 2 (2.50%) Maven
7 1 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.25%) Pivotal Tracker
7 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Local Government
3 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Back Office
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Publishing
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (26.25%) Developer
2 16 (20.00%) Architect
3 11 (13.75%) Head of DevOps
4 8 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.50%) Consultant
6 5 (6.25%) Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Server Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) AWS Architect
8 3 (3.75%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (3.75%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Cloud Administrator
8 3 (3.75%) Designer
8 3 (3.75%) DevOps Administrator
8 3 (3.75%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Lead DevOps
8 3 (3.75%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.50%) SOAP
2 15 (18.75%) JSON
3 14 (17.50%) XML
4 12 (15.00%) REST
5 9 (11.25%) .NET
5 9 (11.25%) HTML
5 9 (11.25%) Spring
6 8 (10.00%) JMS
6 8 (10.00%) RESTful
6 8 (10.00%) Spring Boot
7 7 (8.75%) J2EE
8 6 (7.50%) CSS
9 5 (6.25%) jQuery
10 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
10 4 (5.00%) JDBC
10 4 (5.00%) RAML
10 4 (5.00%) Spring Batch
10 4 (5.00%) Spring Cloud
10 4 (5.00%) Spring Security
10 4 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.00%) Clustering
3 4 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.00%) Private Cloud
3 4 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.75%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) User Experience
5 1 (1.25%) CMDB
5 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.25%) PKI
5 1 (1.25%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.00%) Linux
3 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.75%) Unix
5 1 (1.25%) Android
5 1 (1.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) DevOps
2 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (21.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 11 (13.75%) SOA
5 9 (11.25%) Test Automation
6 6 (7.50%) ITIL
6 6 (7.50%) Migration
6 6 (7.50%) Project Management
6 6 (7.50%) Scrum
7 5 (6.25%) CRM
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure as Code
7 5 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (6.25%) Kanban
7 5 (6.25%) Microservices
7 5 (6.25%) MVC
7 5 (6.25%) OO
7 5 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 5 (6.25%) Validation
7 5 (6.25%) Waterfall
7 5 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.00%) Java
2 19 (23.75%) JavaScript
3 18 (22.50%) SQL
4 13 (16.25%) Python
5 9 (11.25%) C#
5 9 (11.25%) Groovy
6 5 (6.25%) Perl
7 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.50%) ActionScript
8 2 (2.50%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (2.50%) Lua
8 2 (2.50%) R
8 2 (2.50%) Ruby
8 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.50%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.25%) Go
9 1 (1.25%) SOQL
9 1 (1.25%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) CCA
2 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.25%) CISSP
3 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.25%) Degree
3 1 (1.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) GDPR
3 1 (1.25%) PMO
3 1 (1.25%) RMADS
3 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (28.75%) Docker
2 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.00%) XenApp
4 3 (3.75%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (25.00%) Kubernetes
2 12 (15.00%) Terraform
3 9 (11.25%) Ansible
4 4 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (5.00%) Packer
4 4 (5.00%) Puppet
4 4 (5.00%) SCOM
4 4 (5.00%) vRealize
5 3 (3.75%) SCCM
6 2 (2.50%) logstash
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.25%) Rancher
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Cloudera
2 19 (23.75%) Hortonworks
3 9 (11.25%) MuleSoft
3 9 (11.25%) Oracle
4 6 (7.50%) CA
5 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.25%) VMware
6 4 (5.00%) Citrix
6 4 (5.00%) Pega
6 4 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.75%) Ivanti
7 3 (3.75%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.50%) Nimsoft
8 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.50%) Tableau
8 2 (2.50%) Twitter
9 1 (1.25%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.25%) Dell
9 1 (1.25%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.25%) SAP