Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 29 35
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 -4
Contract jobs citing Web Services 272 361 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.29% 6.18% 5.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.69% 18.26% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 234 213
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -0.60% +3.75%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £595 £553 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
North West median hourly rate £36.23 - £55.00
10th Percentile £27.61 - £40.25
90th Percentile £40.80 - £57.50
England median hourly rate £44.18 £35.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +26.23% -18.60% +12.42%

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 1,630 1,977 1,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.71% 33.86% 31.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,119 1,340 1,159
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -0.27%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £540 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 53
North West median hourly rate £35.61 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.03% -6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.83 £20.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £43.91 £42.27 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% +3.09% +7.89%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -8 132 £425 +3.03% 16
Cheshire 0 75 £425 +7.94% 10
Merseyside 0 32 £425 - 6
Lancashire -21 25 £505 +14.12% 3
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 134 (49.26%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (34.56%) .NET
3 92 (33.82%) JavaScript
4 91 (33.46%) C#
5 80 (29.41%) Java
5 80 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
6 71 (26.10%) Test Automation
7 63 (23.16%) Git (software)
8 62 (22.79%) TDD
9 60 (22.06%) HTML
10 59 (21.69%) Jenkins
11 56 (20.59%) DevOps
11 56 (20.59%) SQL
12 55 (20.22%) SQL Server
13 54 (19.85%) REST
14 48 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
15 45 (16.54%) CSS
15 45 (16.54%) Scrum
16 43 (15.81%) Microsoft
17 42 (15.44%) RESTful
18 40 (14.71%) SOAP
19 39 (14.34%) ASP.NET
19 39 (14.34%) JIRA
19 39 (14.34%) Docker
20 38 (13.97%) AngularJS
21 37 (13.60%) Visual Studio
22 36 (13.24%) Python
22 36 (13.24%) Node.js
22 36 (13.24%) JSON
23 35 (12.87%) BDD

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 11 (4.04%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.31%) JBoss
3 8 (2.94%) Confluence
3 8 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.57%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (2.21%) Apache
5 6 (2.21%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.84%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.47%) CMS
7 4 (1.47%) WordPress
8 3 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.74%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.74%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.37%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.37%) Appian
10 1 (0.37%) IIS
10 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 29 (10.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.21%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.37%) HFM
4 1 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 80 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.04%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (3.31%) PaaS
5 8 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.57%) SaaS
6 7 (2.57%) Serverless
7 6 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (2.21%) Boomi
8 5 (1.84%) GitHub
8 5 (1.84%) IaaS
9 4 (1.47%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.10%) iPaaS
10 3 (1.10%) Office 365
11 2 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.25%) HTTP
2 4 (1.47%) SSL
3 3 (1.10%) DMZ
3 3 (1.10%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.74%) AMQP
4 2 (0.74%) DHCP
4 2 (0.74%) DNS
4 2 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.74%) SAN
5 1 (0.37%) Firewall
5 1 (0.37%) FTP
5 1 (0.37%) Internet
5 1 (0.37%) IPsec
5 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.37%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.93%) MongoDB
3 15 (5.51%) MySQL
4 14 (5.15%) Big Data
5 13 (4.78%) Hadoop
6 10 (3.68%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.94%) DB2
7 8 (2.94%) GIS
7 8 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.84%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.84%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.10%) Redis
9 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.10%) SQLite
10 2 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.74%) Infinispan
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 63 (23.16%) Git (software)
2 59 (21.69%) Jenkins
3 39 (14.34%) JIRA
4 37 (13.60%) Visual Studio
5 22 (8.09%) Selenium
6 19 (6.99%) Bitbucket
7 12 (4.41%) Cucumber
7 12 (4.41%) JUnit
8 11 (4.04%) WebDriver
9 9 (3.31%) SonarQube
9 9 (3.31%) TeamCity
10 8 (2.94%) IntelliJ
11 7 (2.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (2.57%) Mockito
12 6 (2.21%) Gradle
12 6 (2.21%) gulp
12 6 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (1.84%) Gatling
13 5 (1.84%) JMeter
13 5 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (9.56%) Finance
2 16 (5.88%) Banking
3 12 (4.41%) Law
4 9 (3.31%) Retail
5 7 (2.57%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.21%) Back Office
7 4 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.47%) Marketing
8 3 (1.10%) Legal
9 2 (0.74%) Automotive
9 2 (0.74%) Electronics
9 2 (0.74%) Games
9 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 141 (51.84%) Developer
2 36 (13.24%) .NET Developer
3 26 (9.56%) Java Developer
4 23 (8.46%) Architect
4 23 (8.46%) C# Developer
5 22 (8.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (7.35%) Analyst
7 14 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (5.15%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (4.78%) Consultant
9 11 (4.04%) Full Stack Developer
9 11 (4.04%) Software Developer
10 10 (3.68%) Cloud Developer
10 10 (3.68%) CRM Developer
10 10 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.68%) Test Analyst
11 9 (3.31%) Agile Developer
11 9 (3.31%) Microsoft Developer
12 8 (2.94%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (34.56%) .NET
2 60 (22.06%) HTML
3 54 (19.85%) REST
4 45 (16.54%) CSS
5 42 (15.44%) RESTful
6 40 (14.71%) SOAP
7 39 (14.34%) ASP.NET
8 38 (13.97%) AngularJS
9 36 (13.24%) JSON
9 36 (13.24%) Node.js
10 34 (12.50%) Spring
11 31 (11.40%) .NET Framework
12 29 (10.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 28 (10.29%) XML
14 27 (9.93%) WCF
15 26 (9.56%) ASP.NET Web API
16 24 (8.82%) HTML5
17 20 (7.35%) jQuery
17 20 (7.35%) React
18 18 (6.62%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.19%) Public Cloud
2 12 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.04%) User Experience
4 10 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.31%) Mainframe
6 7 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.47%) NHS
10 3 (1.10%) Clustering
10 3 (1.10%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.74%) Life Science
11 2 (0.74%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.37%) Analytical Mindset
12 1 (0.37%) Fintech
12 1 (0.37%) PKI
12 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.76%) Linux
2 25 (9.19%) Windows
3 13 (4.78%) Android
3 13 (4.78%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.68%) Unix
5 5 (1.84%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.84%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.10%) SUSE
7 2 (0.74%) CentOS
7 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) AIX
8 1 (0.37%) HPUX
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Solaris
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (49.26%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (26.10%) Test Automation
3 62 (22.79%) TDD
4 56 (20.59%) DevOps
5 48 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (16.54%) Scrum
7 35 (12.87%) BDD
7 35 (12.87%) CRM
8 34 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
9 30 (11.03%) Microservices
9 30 (11.03%) MVC
10 25 (9.19%) Migration
11 23 (8.46%) Workflow
12 20 (7.35%) Software Engineering
13 19 (6.99%) ITIL
14 18 (6.62%) Collaborative Working
14 18 (6.62%) Unit Testing
15 17 (6.25%) SDLC
16 15 (5.51%) Data Modelling
16 15 (5.51%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 92 (33.82%) JavaScript
2 91 (33.46%) C#
3 80 (29.41%) Java
4 56 (20.59%) SQL
5 36 (13.24%) Python
6 19 (6.99%) Groovy
7 18 (6.62%) Java 8
8 15 (5.51%) Scala
9 14 (5.15%) VB.NET
10 13 (4.78%) Ruby
10 13 (4.78%) T-SQL
11 10 (3.68%) PHP
12 9 (3.31%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.57%) Bash Shell
14 6 (2.21%) Apple Swift
14 6 (2.21%) XPath
15 5 (1.84%) Shell Script
16 3 (1.10%) Go
16 3 (1.10%) Kotlin
16 3 (1.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.51%) Degree
2 10 (3.68%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (3.31%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.94%) CCA
5 6 (2.21%) CISM
5 6 (2.21%) CISSP
5 6 (2.21%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.74%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.74%) MCP
8 2 (0.74%) MCSE
8 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.25%) QA
2 4 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) GxP
3 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (14.34%) Docker
2 5 (1.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.74%) vSphere
4 1 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 27 (9.93%) Kubernetes
2 23 (8.46%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (6.99%) Puppet
4 10 (3.68%) Ansible
5 8 (2.94%) Terraform
6 4 (1.47%) SCCM
7 2 (0.74%) logstash
7 2 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.74%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.37%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.37%) Grafana
8 1 (0.37%) Mesos
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.37%) Packer
8 1 (0.37%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.37%) SCOM
8 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 43 (15.81%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.82%) Oracle
3 14 (5.15%) SAP
4 11 (4.04%) Cloudera
5 8 (2.94%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.94%) Hortonworks
6 6 (2.21%) Dell
6 6 (2.21%) MuleSoft
6 6 (2.21%) Siebel
6 6 (2.21%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.84%) VMware
8 4 (1.47%) Xamarin
9 3 (1.10%) Google
9 3 (1.10%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.74%) Adobe
10 2 (0.74%) Citrix
10 2 (0.74%) Forcepoint
10 2 (0.74%) hybris
10 2 (0.74%) IBM
10 2 (0.74%) SnapLogic