Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 34 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Web Services 308 345 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.40% 5.05% 4.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.00% 17.90% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 233 278
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £535 £525 £550
England median daily rate £463 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +6.32% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
North West median hourly rate - £28.00 £33.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.77% +0.90%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +6.88% +6.67%

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 1812 1927 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.77% 28.19% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1246 1354 1258
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +14.71%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £275
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 26 68
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £18.38 £15.38 £16.16
90th Percentile £50.86 £44.88 £47.33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +4 160 £400 - 50
Cheshire +13 95 £450 +5.88% 22
Lancashire +20 23 £423 +20.71% 3
Merseyside -12 21 £488 +21.88% 4
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Web Services also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 153 (49.68%) Java
2 144 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (23.38%) Spring
4 70 (22.73%) HTML
5 68 (22.08%) JavaScript
6 64 (20.78%) JUnit
7 63 (20.45%) Finance
7 63 (20.45%) REST
8 61 (19.81%) SOAP
9 59 (19.16%) Jenkins
10 57 (18.51%) CSS
10 57 (18.51%) C#
11 55 (17.86%) .NET
11 55 (17.86%) Git (software)
11 55 (17.86%) RESTful
11 55 (17.86%) DevOps
12 53 (17.21%) Test Automation
12 53 (17.21%) SQL
13 52 (16.88%) TDD
14 51 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
14 51 (16.56%) Apache Camel
15 49 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
16 47 (15.26%) Apache CXF
17 44 (14.29%) Scrum
18 43 (13.96%) Linux
19 42 (13.64%) XML
19 42 (13.64%) Microsoft
20 38 (12.34%) JSON
21 37 (12.01%) Windows
21 37 (12.01%) Hibernate

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 (4.87%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (4.55%) CMS
2 14 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.25%) Umbraco
4 9 (2.92%) Apache
4 9 (2.92%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.27%) nginx
6 6 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.62%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.30%) IIS
9 3 (0.97%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.97%) SAS
10 2 (0.65%) Confluence
10 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.65%) PegaRULES
10 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.30%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.32%) HFM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 49 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.22%) GitHub
4 9 (2.92%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.95%) PaaS
6 5 (1.62%) Office 365
6 5 (1.62%) SaaS
7 3 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.97%) Yammer
8 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.65%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.65%) Serverless
8 2 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.95%) HTTP
2 5 (1.62%) DNS
2 5 (1.62%) Internet
2 5 (1.62%) SNMP
3 4 (1.30%) Intranet
3 4 (1.30%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.97%) ISDN
4 3 (0.97%) LAN
4 3 (0.97%) VoIP
4 3 (0.97%) WAN
4 3 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.65%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.65%) RTSP
5 2 (0.65%) Skype
5 2 (0.65%) VPN
6 1 (0.32%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.32%) Firewall
6 1 (0.32%) NFC
6 1 (0.32%) SMS
6 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.77%) Relational Database
3 20 (6.49%) NoSQL
4 18 (5.84%) MongoDB
5 16 (5.19%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.60%) Big Data
6 8 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.27%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (1.95%) MySQL
9 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.30%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.97%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 64 (20.78%) JUnit
2 59 (19.16%) Jenkins
3 55 (17.86%) Git (software)
4 27 (8.77%) TeamCity
5 21 (6.82%) Maven
5 21 (6.82%) Visual Studio
6 18 (5.84%) Selenium
7 14 (4.55%) Gradle
7 14 (4.55%) JIRA
8 11 (3.57%) Cucumber
8 11 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.92%) Eclipse
9 9 (2.92%) SonarQube
9 9 (2.92%) Subversion
10 8 (2.60%) Bitbucket
10 8 (2.60%) GitLab
10 8 (2.60%) WebDriver
11 7 (2.27%) gulp
11 7 (2.27%) IntelliJ
11 7 (2.27%) JProfiler
General
1 63 (20.45%) Finance
2 35 (11.36%) Banking
3 6 (1.95%) Billing
4 5 (1.62%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.62%) Marketing
5 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.97%) Law
6 3 (0.97%) Retail
7 2 (0.65%) Legal
7 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 192 (62.34%) Developer
2 121 (39.29%) Java Developer
3 37 (12.01%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 31 (10.06%) Senior Java Developer
6 28 (9.09%) Architect
7 22 (7.14%) .NET Developer
8 21 (6.82%) Agile Developer
8 21 (6.82%) Agile Java Developer
9 16 (5.19%) C# Developer
10 14 (4.55%) WebOps Engineer
11 12 (3.90%) Analyst
11 12 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (3.90%) Consultant
11 12 (3.90%) Software Engineer
12 10 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.92%) Java Engineer
13 9 (2.92%) Java Software Developer
14 8 (2.60%) Lead Developer
14 8 (2.60%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (23.38%) Spring
2 70 (22.73%) HTML
3 63 (20.45%) REST
4 61 (19.81%) SOAP
5 57 (18.51%) CSS
6 55 (17.86%) .NET
6 55 (17.86%) RESTful
7 51 (16.56%) Apache Camel
8 47 (15.26%) Apache CXF
9 42 (13.64%) XML
10 38 (12.34%) JSON
11 37 (12.01%) Hibernate
12 34 (11.04%) AngularJS
13 30 (9.74%) ASP.NET
14 28 (9.09%) HTML5
14 28 (9.09%) Spring Boot
15 26 (8.44%) CSS3
16 25 (8.12%) Java EE
17 24 (7.79%) jQuery
18 18 (5.84%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.22%) User Experience
3 10 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.95%) CMDB
4 6 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.62%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.30%) iPad
7 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.97%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.97%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.97%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.65%) NHS
8 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) STB
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.96%) Linux
2 37 (12.01%) Windows
3 14 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.90%) Unix
5 11 (3.57%) Android
6 5 (1.62%) CentOS
6 5 (1.62%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.32%) AIX
9 1 (0.32%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (17.86%) DevOps
3 53 (17.21%) Test Automation
4 52 (16.88%) TDD
5 51 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (14.29%) Scrum
7 33 (10.71%) Unit Testing
8 32 (10.39%) MVC
9 31 (10.06%) OO
10 30 (9.74%) Configuration Management
11 29 (9.42%) Microservices
12 24 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
13 22 (7.14%) Data Modelling
13 22 (7.14%) Software Engineering
14 21 (6.82%) BDD
15 19 (6.17%) SOA
16 16 (5.19%) E-Commerce
16 16 (5.19%) ITIL
17 15 (4.87%) Kanban
17 15 (4.87%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 153 (49.68%) Java
2 68 (22.08%) JavaScript
3 57 (18.51%) C#
4 53 (17.21%) SQL
5 35 (11.36%) PowerShell
6 32 (10.39%) Python
7 30 (9.74%) Ruby
8 27 (8.77%) Bash Shell
9 11 (3.57%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.27%) ABAP
10 7 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.27%) VB
11 6 (1.95%) C++
11 6 (1.95%) Groovy
12 5 (1.62%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.30%) C
13 4 (1.30%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.30%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.97%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.97%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 14 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.30%) Degree
2 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.97%) MCSE
3 3 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (0.65%) APMG
5 1 (0.32%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.60%) QA
2 6 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.62%) GPG13
4 3 (0.97%) SLA
5 2 (0.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (5.84%) Docker
2 10 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (2.60%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.65%) UAG
6 1 (0.32%) KVM
6 1 (0.32%) LXC
6 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (11.04%) Ansible
2 31 (10.06%) Puppet
3 23 (7.47%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (3.90%) Terraform
5 6 (1.95%) Rancher
6 5 (1.62%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.30%) Kibana
7 4 (1.30%) logstash
8 3 (0.97%) Packer
8 3 (0.97%) Salt
9 2 (0.65%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.65%) Nagios
10 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.32%) Icinga
10 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.06%) Oracle
3 17 (5.52%) Perforce
4 9 (2.92%) SAP
5 8 (2.60%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.27%) DevExpress
6 7 (2.27%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.62%) Snow
7 5 (1.62%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.62%) VMware
8 4 (1.30%) Apple
8 4 (1.30%) IBM
8 4 (1.30%) SendGrid
9 3 (0.97%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (0.97%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.65%) CA
10 2 (0.65%) HP
10 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco
11 1 (0.32%) Hyperion