Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 42 33
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9 +2
Contract jobs citing Web Services 351 247 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.86% 4.24% 4.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.72% 13.42% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 193 257
North West median daily rate £406 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £287
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £24.39
England median hourly rate £43.25 £40.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.79% -4.71% +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 2,099 1,841 1,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.07% 31.58% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,425 1,231 1,346
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +0.58% -3.69%
10th Percentile £300 £290 £275
90th Percentile £550 £500 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 39
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £17.00 £18.14
90th Percentile £62.20 £49.38 £44.80
England median hourly rate £41.92 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +4.81% +9.59% -1.35%

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 September 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 September 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 +12 186 £400 -2.44% 85
Cheshire -3 91 £380 -15.56% 26
Lancashire +13 39 £448 +5.29% 9
Merseyside +25 19 £400 +6.67% 15
Cumbria - 1 £300 -
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 205 (58.40%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (39.32%) Java
3 118 (33.62%) .NET
4 117 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 102 (29.06%) C#
6 99 (28.21%) SQL
7 82 (23.36%) SOAP
7 82 (23.36%) Scrum
8 80 (22.79%) RESTful
9 76 (21.65%) XML
10 74 (21.08%) HTML
11 73 (20.80%) TDD
11 73 (20.80%) Test Automation
12 69 (19.66%) SQL Server
13 66 (18.80%) JSON
13 66 (18.80%) Amazon AWS
14 64 (18.23%) CSS
14 64 (18.23%) Spring
14 64 (18.23%) MVC
15 61 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
16 60 (17.09%) ASP.NET
17 55 (15.67%) Git (software)
18 53 (15.10%) Oracle
18 53 (15.10%) Linux
19 52 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
19 52 (14.81%) REST
20 51 (14.53%) DevOps
21 49 (13.96%) MySQL
22 48 (13.68%) Microsoft
23 44 (12.54%) JIRA

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 23 (6.55%) Apache
2 16 (4.56%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (4.27%) CMS
3 15 (4.27%) JBoss
4 14 (3.99%) IIS
4 14 (3.99%) WebSphere
5 13 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.70%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.85%) Confluence
6 10 (2.85%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (2.56%) Orchard CMS
8 7 (1.99%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.71%) IBM Domino
9 6 (1.71%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.71%) Umbraco
10 4 (1.14%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.85%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (3.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.85%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.28%) HFM
4 1 (0.28%) Magento
4 1 (0.28%) Maximo
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 66 (18.80%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.56%) GitHub
4 12 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (3.13%) SaaS
6 9 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (1.71%) Boomi
7 6 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.71%) OpenShift
8 5 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.42%) PaaS
9 4 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.14%) iPaaS
10 3 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.85%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (0.85%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.57%) AtomSphere
11 2 (0.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.56%) Firewall
1 16 (4.56%) SAN
2 11 (3.13%) DNS
3 10 (2.85%) DMZ
3 10 (2.85%) VLAN
4 7 (1.99%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (1.42%) HTTP
6 4 (1.14%) SMS
6 4 (1.14%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.85%) VPN
8 1 (0.28%) AMQP
8 1 (0.28%) BGP
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.28%) Internet
8 1 (0.28%) MPLS
8 1 (0.28%) OSPF
8 1 (0.28%) SNMP
8 1 (0.28%) SSL
8 1 (0.28%) TACACS
8 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (19.66%) SQL Server
2 49 (13.96%) MySQL
3 38 (10.83%) NoSQL
4 37 (10.54%) Relational Database
5 32 (9.12%) MongoDB
6 21 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (5.13%) DB2
7 18 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (4.56%) Redis
9 14 (3.99%) RavenDB
10 11 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (1.99%) CouchDB
12 7 (1.99%) Neo4j
12 7 (1.99%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (1.42%) Big Data
14 5 (1.42%) Hadoop
15 4 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 55 (15.67%) Git (software)
2 44 (12.54%) JIRA
3 43 (12.25%) Jenkins
3 43 (12.25%) Visual Studio
4 39 (11.11%) Selenium
5 19 (5.41%) Octopus Deploy
6 17 (4.84%) SoapUI
7 14 (3.99%) Bitbucket
8 13 (3.70%) JUnit
9 11 (3.13%) Maven
10 10 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (2.85%) TeamCity
11 9 (2.56%) Gradle
12 8 (2.28%) Oracle APEX
13 7 (1.99%) JSUnit
13 7 (1.99%) Subversion
14 6 (1.71%) gulp
14 6 (1.71%) Vagrant
15 5 (1.42%) Mockito
15 5 (1.42%) TestNG
General
1 14 (3.99%) Finance
2 10 (2.85%) Back Office
3 9 (2.56%) Retail
4 8 (2.28%) Banking
4 8 (2.28%) Publishing
5 5 (1.42%) Law
6 4 (1.14%) Games
6 4 (1.14%) Legal
7 3 (0.85%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 214 (60.97%) Developer
2 55 (15.67%) Java Developer
3 51 (14.53%) .NET Developer
4 29 (8.26%) Architect
5 22 (6.27%) Analyst
6 16 (4.56%) C# Developer
6 16 (4.56%) Lead Developer
7 15 (4.27%) Consultant
7 15 (4.27%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (4.27%) Technical Architect
8 12 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (3.42%) Test Analyst
9 10 (2.85%) Software Developer
9 10 (2.85%) Tester
10 9 (2.56%) Python Developer
10 9 (2.56%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (2.56%) WebOps Engineer
11 7 (1.99%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (1.99%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (33.62%) .NET
2 82 (23.36%) SOAP
3 80 (22.79%) RESTful
4 76 (21.65%) XML
5 74 (21.08%) HTML
6 66 (18.80%) JSON
7 64 (18.23%) CSS
7 64 (18.23%) Spring
8 60 (17.09%) ASP.NET
9 52 (14.81%) REST
10 41 (11.68%) AngularJS
11 38 (10.83%) jQuery
12 33 (9.40%) HTML5
13 32 (9.12%) .NET Framework
14 31 (8.83%) ASP.NET Web API
15 30 (8.55%) Middleware
16 28 (7.98%) Spring Boot
17 27 (7.69%) .NET Core
18 26 (7.41%) Entity Framework
19 25 (7.12%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.55%) Mobile App
2 22 (6.27%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.42%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.56%) User Experience
6 8 (2.28%) Semantic Web
7 7 (1.99%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.71%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.42%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.42%) NHS
9 5 (1.42%) Replication
9 5 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.14%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.57%) Clustering
12 2 (0.57%) iPad
12 2 (0.57%) iPhone
12 2 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (15.10%) Linux
2 35 (9.97%) Unix
3 22 (6.27%) Android
3 22 (6.27%) Windows
4 18 (5.13%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.42%) AIX
6 11 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.85%) Solaris
7 10 (2.85%) Windows 2000
7 10 (2.85%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 10 (2.85%) Windows NT
8 9 (2.56%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.57%) CentOS
9 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.28%) Debian
10 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (58.40%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (23.36%) Scrum
3 73 (20.80%) TDD
3 73 (20.80%) Test Automation
4 64 (18.23%) MVC
5 61 (17.38%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (14.53%) DevOps
7 37 (10.54%) BDD
7 37 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (9.40%) Microservices
8 33 (9.40%) SDLC
9 23 (6.55%) SOA
9 23 (6.55%) Web Development
10 21 (5.98%) Kanban
11 20 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (5.70%) Open Source
12 19 (5.41%) Unit Testing
13 18 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (4.84%) API Testing
14 17 (4.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (39.32%) Java
2 117 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 102 (29.06%) C#
4 99 (28.21%) SQL
5 40 (11.40%) Python
6 19 (5.41%) Groovy
6 19 (5.41%) Java 8
7 17 (4.84%) T-SQL
8 15 (4.27%) PHP
9 13 (3.70%) Scala
10 12 (3.42%) Ruby
11 10 (2.85%) C
12 6 (1.71%) LotusScript
13 5 (1.42%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.42%) Perl
14 4 (1.14%) C++
14 4 (1.14%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.14%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.13%) Degree
4 10 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.57%) MCTS
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.28%) APMG
6 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.98%) QA
2 6 (1.71%) WAI
3 1 (0.28%) GDPR
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (11.11%) Docker
2 11 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.28%) Varnish
4 4 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (1.14%) etcd
5 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.57%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.28%) Gluster
6 1 (0.28%) iptables
6 1 (0.28%) KVM
6 1 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (5.13%) Puppet
3 15 (4.27%) Kubernetes
4 13 (3.70%) Ansible
4 13 (3.70%) Kibana
5 12 (3.42%) Terraform
6 10 (2.85%) CA Single Sign-On
7 8 (2.28%) SCCM
8 7 (1.99%) Consul
9 4 (1.14%) logstash
10 3 (0.85%) Packer
10 3 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.57%) Nagios
11 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.28%) Cacti
12 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.28%) Netcool
12 1 (0.28%) Observium
12 1 (0.28%) OpenNMS
12 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (15.10%) Oracle
2 48 (13.68%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.98%) IBM
4 14 (3.99%) Teradata
5 13 (3.70%) Kony
5 13 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.85%) CA
6 10 (2.85%) EMC
6 10 (2.85%) Hitachi
6 10 (2.85%) Sun
7 9 (2.56%) Palo Alto
8 8 (2.28%) Google
9 7 (1.99%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.71%) Lotus
10 6 (1.71%) Siebel
11 5 (1.42%) Dell
11 5 (1.42%) SAP
11 5 (1.42%) Xamarin
12 4 (1.14%) MuleSoft
12 4 (1.14%) VMware