Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 28 29
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Web Services 310 348 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.81% 5.89% 5.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.80% 19.05% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 252 315
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £550 £538 £523
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
North West median hourly rate - £55.00 £31.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +72.33% -8.81%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +10.96%

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 1,742 1,827 2,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.66% 30.93% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,196 1,269 1,318
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £523
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 87
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% +44.44%
10th Percentile £17.90 £20.00 £16.66
90th Percentile £45.00 £51.67 £47.13
England median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.88% +3.90% +10.00%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -9 147 £400 - 114
Cheshire +2 88 £470 +10.59% 41
Lancashire +11 33 £426 +13.53% 13
Merseyside +3 28 £450 +12.50% 11
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 138 (44.52%) Java
2 132 (42.58%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (29.03%) JavaScript
3 90 (29.03%) HTML
4 78 (25.16%) REST
5 75 (24.19%) Jenkins
6 67 (21.61%) Continuous Integration
6 67 (21.61%) SQL
7 66 (21.29%) CSS
8 65 (20.97%) SOAP
9 64 (20.65%) .NET
10 61 (19.68%) Linux
11 60 (19.35%) C#
11 60 (19.35%) Scrum
12 58 (18.71%) Python
12 58 (18.71%) Git (software)
12 58 (18.71%) RESTful
13 57 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
13 57 (18.39%) DevOps
14 53 (17.10%) Microsoft Azure
14 53 (17.10%) XML
15 49 (15.81%) TDD
15 49 (15.81%) Ansible
16 48 (15.48%) Ruby
17 46 (14.84%) PowerShell
17 46 (14.84%) Finance
17 46 (14.84%) Windows
17 46 (14.84%) SQL Server
17 46 (14.84%) Microsoft
18 45 (14.52%) TeamCity

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 13 (4.19%) CMS
2 12 (3.87%) Apache
2 12 (3.87%) WebSphere
3 11 (3.55%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.23%) nginx
5 8 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (2.58%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.58%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.58%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.29%) Confluence
7 4 (1.29%) Oracle Beehive
7 4 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.29%) SAS
7 4 (1.29%) WildFly
8 3 (0.97%) IIS
8 3 (0.97%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.65%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.61%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.29%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.97%) HFM
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.65%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.65%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 57 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (17.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.84%) PaaS
4 8 (2.58%) IaaS
5 6 (1.94%) SaaS
6 5 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.29%) Boomi
7 4 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.97%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.97%) GitHub
8 3 (0.97%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.97%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 3 (0.97%) Serverless
9 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.87%) HTTP
2 8 (2.58%) SNMP
3 6 (1.94%) SSL
4 5 (1.61%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.29%) DNS
5 4 (1.29%) Internet
6 3 (0.97%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.65%) DMZ
7 2 (0.65%) Firewall
7 2 (0.65%) FTP
7 2 (0.65%) ISDN
7 2 (0.65%) LAN
7 2 (0.65%) SAN
7 2 (0.65%) VLAN
7 2 (0.65%) VoIP
7 2 (0.65%) WAN
8 1 (0.32%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.06%) NoSQL
3 24 (7.74%) MongoDB
4 22 (7.10%) MySQL
5 21 (6.77%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.55%) Big Data
7 10 (3.23%) CouchDB
8 8 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.26%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.26%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.94%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.61%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (1.61%) Couchbase
11 5 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.29%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 75 (24.19%) Jenkins
2 58 (18.71%) Git (software)
3 45 (14.52%) TeamCity
4 35 (11.29%) JUnit
5 24 (7.74%) Visual Studio
6 22 (7.10%) Selenium
7 19 (6.13%) Maven
8 15 (4.84%) Gradle
8 15 (4.84%) JIRA
9 11 (3.55%) Subversion
9 11 (3.55%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (2.90%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.90%) SonarQube
11 7 (2.26%) Bitbucket
11 7 (2.26%) SpecFlow
12 6 (1.94%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.61%) ReSharper
14 4 (1.29%) IntelliJ
14 4 (1.29%) Xcode
General
1 46 (14.84%) Finance
2 18 (5.81%) Banking
3 6 (1.94%) Marketing
4 5 (1.61%) Law
5 4 (1.29%) Billing
5 4 (1.29%) General Ledger
5 4 (1.29%) Legal
6 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.65%) Retail
7 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 172 (55.48%) Developer
2 90 (29.03%) Java Developer
3 39 (12.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (10.97%) Architect
5 27 (8.71%) .NET Developer
6 26 (8.39%) WebOps Engineer
7 21 (6.77%) Senior Developer
8 20 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
9 17 (5.48%) C# Developer
10 16 (5.16%) Consultant
11 15 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (4.19%) Lead Developer
13 12 (3.87%) Agile Developer
13 12 (3.87%) Agile Java Developer
13 12 (3.87%) Analyst
14 11 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
14 11 (3.55%) Lead Java Developer
15 10 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
15 10 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
16 9 (2.90%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (29.03%) HTML
2 78 (25.16%) REST
3 66 (21.29%) CSS
4 65 (20.97%) SOAP
5 64 (20.65%) .NET
6 58 (18.71%) RESTful
7 53 (17.10%) XML
8 44 (14.19%) JSON
9 41 (13.23%) Spring
10 40 (12.90%) ASP.NET
11 39 (12.58%) AngularJS
12 32 (10.32%) jQuery
13 28 (9.03%) Apache Camel
14 26 (8.39%) Ajax
15 25 (8.06%) Apache CXF
16 24 (7.74%) J2EE
17 22 (7.10%) ASP.NET Web API
17 22 (7.10%) React
18 21 (6.77%) Node.js
18 21 (6.77%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (5.81%) User Experience
2 15 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.58%) CMDB
6 7 (2.26%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.26%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.61%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.61%) iPad
7 5 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.29%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.65%) Minimum Viable Product
9 2 (0.65%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) RIA
9 2 (0.65%) Social Media
9 2 (0.65%) STB
Operating Systems
1 61 (19.68%) Linux
2 46 (14.84%) Windows
3 23 (7.42%) Apple iOS
4 17 (5.48%) Android
4 17 (5.48%) Unix
5 10 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.94%) CentOS
7 4 (1.29%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.29%) Solaris
7 4 (1.29%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.29%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.97%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.65%) AIX
9 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.65%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 2 (0.65%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (42.58%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (21.61%) Continuous Integration
3 60 (19.35%) Scrum
4 57 (18.39%) DevOps
5 49 (15.81%) TDD
6 43 (13.87%) Microservices
7 42 (13.55%) Test Automation
8 41 (13.23%) MVC
9 38 (12.26%) Configuration Management
10 33 (10.65%) Continuous Delivery
11 30 (9.68%) Unit Testing
12 27 (8.71%) BDD
12 27 (8.71%) Web Operations
13 24 (7.74%) Data Modelling
13 24 (7.74%) Kanban
13 24 (7.74%) OO
14 20 (6.45%) SOA
15 18 (5.81%) E-Commerce
16 17 (5.48%) OOP
17 16 (5.16%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 138 (44.52%) Java
2 90 (29.03%) JavaScript
3 67 (21.61%) SQL
4 60 (19.35%) C#
5 58 (18.71%) Python
6 48 (15.48%) Ruby
7 46 (14.84%) PowerShell
8 37 (11.94%) Bash Shell
9 14 (4.52%) Groovy
9 14 (4.52%) Shell Script
10 13 (4.19%) VB
11 12 (3.87%) XPath
12 11 (3.55%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.58%) Apple Swift
13 8 (2.58%) C++
14 7 (2.26%) Objective-C
14 7 (2.26%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.94%) PHP
15 6 (1.94%) Scala
16 5 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (7.10%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.29%) APMG
3 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.97%) Degree
5 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.65%) MCSE
5 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.32%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.58%) PCI DSS
1 8 (2.58%) QA
2 4 (1.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) GCP
System Software
1 16 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.52%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (3.87%) Docker
4 3 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.32%) KVM
5 1 (0.32%) LXC
Systems Management
1 49 (15.81%) Ansible
2 38 (12.26%) Puppet
3 24 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (7.10%) Terraform
5 9 (2.90%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.29%) Packer
7 3 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.65%) SCCM
8 2 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.32%) Icinga
9 1 (0.32%) Nagios
9 1 (0.32%) Salt
9 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 38 (12.26%) Oracle
3 12 (3.87%) Red Hat
4 10 (3.23%) IBM
4 10 (3.23%) ServiceNow
5 8 (2.58%) Snow
6 7 (2.26%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.94%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.61%) Apple
8 5 (1.61%) Capita
8 5 (1.61%) Perforce
9 4 (1.29%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.29%) Google
9 4 (1.29%) Informatica
9 4 (1.29%) Intapp
9 4 (1.29%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.29%) SendGrid
9 4 (1.29%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.97%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.97%) SnapLogic