Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 34 35
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Web Services 311 296 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.26% 5.24% 4.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.43% 16.52% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 237 229
North West median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £320 £313 £300
90th Percentile £525 £525 £525
England median daily rate £480 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +3.78% +5.71% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £28.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +6.88%

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 2,015 1,792 1,930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.09% 31.70% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,401 1,215 1,355
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £550 £535 £500
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 26
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.70 £18.53 £15.38
90th Percentile £57.70 £50.51 £44.88
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +1 163 £400 - 86
Cheshire -16 67 £400 -11.11% 29
Lancashire -5 32 £437 +3.17% 10
Merseyside +6 28 £400 -17.95% 21
Cumbria - 2 £375 - 1
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 192 (61.74%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (42.12%) Java
3 110 (35.37%) .NET
4 108 (34.73%) JavaScript
5 105 (33.76%) RESTful
6 96 (30.87%) C#
7 88 (28.30%) HTML
8 85 (27.33%) XML
9 84 (27.01%) SQL
10 79 (25.40%) SOAP
10 79 (25.40%) Test Automation
11 74 (23.79%) CSS
12 72 (23.15%) TDD
13 69 (22.19%) Git (software)
14 68 (21.86%) JSON
15 63 (20.26%) Microsoft
16 62 (19.94%) Scrum
17 59 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
18 56 (18.01%) Spring
19 55 (17.68%) Continuous Integration
20 51 (16.40%) DevOps
21 48 (15.43%) SQL Server
21 48 (15.43%) AngularJS
22 47 (15.11%) Jenkins
23 44 (14.15%) REST
24 42 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
24 42 (13.50%) Selenium
25 41 (13.18%) JIRA
25 41 (13.18%) ASP.NET
25 41 (13.18%) Visual Studio

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 15 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.50%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (4.50%) CMS
3 12 (3.86%) Apache
3 12 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (3.86%) Umbraco
4 7 (2.25%) Apache Solr
4 7 (2.25%) IIS
5 6 (1.93%) Confluence
5 6 (1.93%) Mule
5 6 (1.93%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.61%) IBM Domino
6 5 (1.61%) JBoss
7 4 (1.29%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.96%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.96%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.32%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 30 (9.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.64%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.32%) HFM
3 1 (0.32%) Magento
3 1 (0.32%) Maximo
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 59 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.47%) Dynamics 365
4 14 (4.50%) GitHub
5 13 (4.18%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (3.54%) SaaS
7 10 (3.22%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (2.25%) Boomi
9 6 (1.93%) Apigee
10 4 (1.29%) PaaS
11 3 (0.96%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.96%) AtomSphere
11 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.96%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.64%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.54%) Firewall
1 11 (3.54%) SAN
2 7 (2.25%) DNS
2 7 (2.25%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (1.61%) DMZ
3 5 (1.61%) VLAN
4 4 (1.29%) HTTP
5 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.64%) FTP
6 2 (0.64%) SSL
6 2 (0.64%) VPN
7 1 (0.32%) AMQP
7 1 (0.32%) BGP
7 1 (0.32%) Internet
7 1 (0.32%) Junos
7 1 (0.32%) MPLS
7 1 (0.32%) Network Security
7 1 (0.32%) OSPF
7 1 (0.32%) SNMP
7 1 (0.32%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.29%) MySQL
3 30 (9.65%) MongoDB
4 24 (7.72%) NoSQL
4 24 (7.72%) Relational Database
5 17 (5.47%) RavenDB
6 15 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (4.50%) RDBMS
8 11 (3.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.61%) Big Data
9 5 (1.61%) DB2
9 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.29%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.96%) Hazelcast
11 3 (0.96%) Redis
11 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.64%) GIS
Development Applications
1 69 (22.19%) Git (software)
2 47 (15.11%) Jenkins
3 42 (13.50%) Selenium
4 41 (13.18%) JIRA
4 41 (13.18%) Visual Studio
5 26 (8.36%) Octopus Deploy
6 21 (6.75%) Bitbucket
7 20 (6.43%) TeamCity
8 16 (5.14%) JUnit
8 16 (5.14%) SoapUI
9 15 (4.82%) Subversion
10 14 (4.50%) gulp
11 12 (3.86%) Maven
12 8 (2.57%) AccuRev
12 8 (2.57%) Eclipse
12 8 (2.57%) JMeter
13 7 (2.25%) JSUnit
13 7 (2.25%) Mercurial
13 7 (2.25%) Xcode
14 6 (1.93%) NeoLoad
General
1 11 (3.54%) Finance
2 9 (2.89%) Retail
3 8 (2.57%) Back Office
3 8 (2.57%) Banking
4 5 (1.61%) Law
5 4 (1.29%) Legal
5 4 (1.29%) Publishing
6 3 (0.96%) Marketing
7 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.64%) Games
7 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 204 (65.59%) Developer
2 55 (17.68%) Java Developer
3 49 (15.76%) .NET Developer
4 25 (8.04%) Architect
5 22 (7.07%) C# Developer
6 20 (6.43%) Analyst
7 16 (5.14%) CRM Developer
7 16 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 16 (5.14%) Software Developer
8 15 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 15 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (4.18%) Consultant
10 11 (3.54%) Tester
11 10 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (3.22%) Senior Developer
12 9 (2.89%) Agile Developer
12 9 (2.89%) Business Analyst
12 9 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
12 9 (2.89%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (2.89%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (35.37%) .NET
2 105 (33.76%) RESTful
3 88 (28.30%) HTML
4 85 (27.33%) XML
5 79 (25.40%) SOAP
6 74 (23.79%) CSS
7 68 (21.86%) JSON
8 56 (18.01%) Spring
9 48 (15.43%) AngularJS
10 44 (14.15%) REST
11 41 (13.18%) ASP.NET
12 39 (12.54%) HTML5
13 38 (12.22%) Node.js
14 37 (11.90%) jQuery
15 31 (9.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 29 (9.32%) CSS3
17 27 (8.68%) Spring Boot
18 25 (8.04%) Middleware
19 23 (7.40%) .NET Framework
20 22 (7.07%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.07%) User Experience
2 21 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (4.18%) Semantic Web
5 12 (3.86%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.22%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.89%) NHS
8 5 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.61%) Replication
9 4 (1.29%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.96%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) iPad
11 2 (0.64%) iPhone
11 2 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.64%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.64%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.32%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.32%) PKI
12 1 (0.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.00%) Linux
2 23 (7.40%) Unix
3 20 (6.43%) Windows
4 12 (3.86%) Android
5 7 (2.25%) AIX
5 7 (2.25%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.61%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.61%) Solaris
6 5 (1.61%) Windows 2000
6 5 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.61%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 5 (1.61%) Windows NT
7 4 (1.29%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.96%) CentOS
9 2 (0.64%) Debian
9 2 (0.64%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (61.74%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (25.40%) Test Automation
3 72 (23.15%) TDD
4 62 (19.94%) Scrum
5 55 (17.68%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (16.40%) DevOps
7 36 (11.58%) MVC
8 34 (10.93%) Microservices
9 33 (10.61%) BDD
9 33 (10.61%) SDLC
10 32 (10.29%) SOA
11 31 (9.97%) Workflow
12 30 (9.65%) CRM
13 26 (8.36%) Continuous Improvement
14 22 (7.07%) Front End Development
14 22 (7.07%) ITIL
14 22 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (6.75%) Collaborative Working
16 20 (6.43%) Deployment Automation
16 20 (6.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 131 (42.12%) Java
2 108 (34.73%) JavaScript
3 96 (30.87%) C#
4 84 (27.01%) SQL
5 37 (11.90%) Python
6 24 (7.72%) Java 8
7 16 (5.14%) Scala
8 13 (4.18%) PHP
8 13 (4.18%) Ruby
9 12 (3.86%) T-SQL
10 11 (3.54%) Groovy
11 9 (2.89%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.25%) Objective-C
12 7 (2.25%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.93%) Perl
13 6 (1.93%) R
14 5 (1.61%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.61%) Kotlin
15 4 (1.29%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (7.40%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.47%) Degree
3 12 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.96%) ISEB
4 3 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.64%) CISM
5 2 (0.64%) CISSP
5 2 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) MCTS
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.86%) QA
2 8 (2.57%) WAI
3 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (7.40%) Docker
2 9 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.64%) etcd
4 2 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) KVM
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (5.47%) Ansible
2 15 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (4.50%) Kubernetes
3 14 (4.50%) Puppet
4 10 (3.22%) Terraform
5 8 (2.57%) Kibana
5 8 (2.57%) logstash
6 4 (1.29%) SCCM
7 3 (0.96%) Consul
8 2 (0.64%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.64%) Nagios
8 2 (0.64%) Salt
8 2 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.32%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.32%) collectd
9 1 (0.32%) Graphite
9 1 (0.32%) Icinga
9 1 (0.32%) Mesos
9 1 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 63 (20.26%) Microsoft
2 33 (10.61%) Oracle
3 14 (4.50%) Kony
4 12 (3.86%) IBM
5 10 (3.22%) Google
6 7 (2.25%) Dell
6 7 (2.25%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.25%) VMware
7 5 (1.61%) Apple
7 5 (1.61%) EMC
7 5 (1.61%) Hitachi
7 5 (1.61%) Palo Alto
7 5 (1.61%) SAP
7 5 (1.61%) Sun
8 3 (0.96%) Cloudera
8 3 (0.96%) Lotus
8 3 (0.96%) MuleSoft
8 3 (0.96%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.96%) Zend
9 2 (0.64%) Hortonworks