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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 30 32
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 120 188 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.06% 5.00% 4.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.50% 19.54% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 148 104
Median daily rate £428 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.32% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.78 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.80
% change year-on-year +10.34% -4.10%  

Web Services is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 889 962 820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 30.07% 25.59% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2240 2609 2164
Median daily rate £388 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £526 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 49 45
Median hourly rate £41.25 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -32.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +2 57 £425 +13.33% 65
Cheshire +3 48 £450 +11.80% 23
Merseyside -22 7 £388 -3.12% 8
Lancashire 0 5 £413 +10.73% 3
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 142 (53.99%) Java
2 131 (49.81%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (34.22%) JavaScript
4 76 (28.90%) SQL
4 76 (28.90%) Spring
5 69 (26.24%) HTML
6 65 (24.71%) RESTful
7 62 (23.57%) XML
8 61 (23.19%) REST
9 56 (21.29%) SOAP
10 54 (20.53%) SQL Server
11 52 (19.77%) Oracle
12 49 (18.63%) Finance
13 48 (18.25%) .NET
14 45 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
15 44 (16.73%) Scrum
16 43 (16.35%) Banking
17 42 (15.97%) CSS
18 41 (15.59%) C#
19 39 (14.83%) TDD
20 38 (14.45%) J2EE
21 37 (14.07%) Git (software)
21 37 (14.07%) Test Automation
21 37 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
22 36 (13.69%) OO
23 35 (13.31%) MVC
24 30 (11.41%) Linux
24 30 (11.41%) Jenkins
25 29 (11.03%) ASP.NET
25 29 (11.03%) JSON

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 18 (6.84%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.42%) Apache
4 8 (3.04%) IIS
4 8 (3.04%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.14%) CMS
8 3 (1.14%) ColdFusion
8 3 (1.14%) Confluence
8 3 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.76%) JBoss
9 2 (0.76%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.76%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.76%) SAS
9 2 (0.76%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.28%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.42%) GitHub
3 8 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.28%) Office 365
5 4 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.52%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.52%) SaaS
6 3 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.14%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.14%) PaaS
6 3 (1.14%) Yammer
7 2 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.76%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.38%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.38%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Route 53
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.56%) HTTP
2 9 (3.42%) LAN
2 9 (3.42%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.42%) WAN
3 8 (3.04%) Internet
4 7 (2.66%) DNS
4 7 (2.66%) VPN
5 6 (2.28%) Firewall
5 6 (2.28%) LDAP
5 6 (2.28%) VoIP
6 5 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.52%) Intranet
7 4 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.14%) Bluetooth
8 3 (1.14%) NFC
8 3 (1.14%) RTSP
8 3 (1.14%) Wireless
9 2 (0.76%) DHCP
9 2 (0.76%) FTP
9 2 (0.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (20.53%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.51%) Relational Database
3 24 (9.13%) NoSQL
4 20 (7.60%) MongoDB
4 20 (7.60%) MySQL
5 17 (6.46%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.42%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.28%) Redis
8 6 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.52%) Big Data
10 4 (1.52%) Couchbase
10 4 (1.52%) CouchDB
10 4 (1.52%) Riak
10 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 37 (14.07%) Git (software)
2 30 (11.41%) Jenkins
3 27 (10.27%) JUnit
4 22 (8.37%) JIRA
5 18 (6.84%) Selenium
6 11 (4.18%) Eclipse
7 9 (3.42%) NUnit
7 9 (3.42%) Subversion
8 8 (3.04%) Gradle
8 8 (3.04%) IntelliJ
8 8 (3.04%) SoapUI
8 8 (3.04%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.66%) Maven
9 7 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (2.66%) Xcode
10 5 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.90%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.90%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.90%) Hudson
10 5 (1.90%) Mockito
General
1 49 (18.63%) Finance
2 43 (16.35%) Banking
3 6 (2.28%) Billing
3 6 (2.28%) Retail
4 3 (1.14%) Marketing
5 2 (0.76%) Back Office
5 2 (0.76%) Electronics
5 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.38%) Games
6 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 172 (65.40%) Developer
2 102 (38.78%) Java Developer
3 30 (11.41%) Agile Developer
4 26 (9.89%) Architect
5 23 (8.75%) Agile Java Developer
6 22 (8.37%) .NET Developer
7 14 (5.32%) Consultant
7 14 (5.32%) Senior Developer
8 13 (4.94%) Analyst
9 11 (4.18%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.42%) Lead Architect
12 8 (3.04%) C# Developer
12 8 (3.04%) Technical Leader
13 7 (2.66%) C# .NET Developer
14 6 (2.28%) ABAP Developer
14 6 (2.28%) ASP.NET Developer
14 6 (2.28%) SAP Developer
14 6 (2.28%) Software Engineer
14 6 (2.28%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (28.90%) Spring
2 69 (26.24%) HTML
3 65 (24.71%) RESTful
4 62 (23.57%) XML
5 61 (23.19%) REST
6 56 (21.29%) SOAP
7 48 (18.25%) .NET
8 42 (15.97%) CSS
9 38 (14.45%) J2EE
10 29 (11.03%) ASP.NET
10 29 (11.03%) JSON
11 27 (10.27%) Hibernate
12 22 (8.37%) AngularJS
13 20 (7.60%) HTML5
14 19 (7.22%) Apache Camel
15 18 (6.84%) Spring Boot
16 17 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (6.46%) Node.js
17 16 (6.08%) jQuery
17 16 (6.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.04%) User Experience
3 7 (2.66%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.66%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.52%) Cyber Attack
5 4 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.14%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.14%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.76%) CMDB
7 2 (0.76%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.76%) PlayStation
7 2 (0.76%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.76%) Wiki
8 1 (0.38%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.38%) Life Science
8 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.41%) Linux
2 18 (6.84%) Windows
3 12 (4.56%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.18%) Android
4 11 (4.18%) Unix
5 5 (1.90%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.52%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.52%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.14%) CentOS
7 3 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.38%) AIX
9 1 (0.38%) Debian
9 1 (0.38%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (49.81%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (16.73%) Scrum
3 39 (14.83%) TDD
4 37 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (14.07%) Test Automation
5 36 (13.69%) OO
6 35 (13.31%) MVC
7 27 (10.27%) Microservices
8 26 (9.89%) DevOps
9 22 (8.37%) Software Engineering
10 20 (7.60%) Unit Testing
11 19 (7.22%) SDLC
12 17 (6.46%) BDD
12 17 (6.46%) SOA
13 16 (6.08%) E-Commerce
14 15 (5.70%) Open Source
14 15 (5.70%) Waterfall
15 13 (4.94%) ITIL
16 12 (4.56%) Data Modelling
16 12 (4.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 142 (53.99%) Java
2 90 (34.22%) JavaScript
3 76 (28.90%) SQL
4 41 (15.59%) C#
5 23 (8.75%) Python
6 10 (3.80%) Ruby
6 10 (3.80%) Scala
7 8 (3.04%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.66%) ABAP
8 7 (2.66%) Apple Swift
8 7 (2.66%) Groovy
8 7 (2.66%) Objective-C
9 6 (2.28%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.90%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.52%) PHP
11 4 (1.52%) VB
12 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.14%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (4.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.18%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.28%) CISSP
3 6 (2.28%) SANS
3 6 (2.28%) SSCP
4 5 (1.90%) Degree
5 4 (1.52%) ISEB
6 3 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.76%) HNC
7 2 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.38%) CCNA
8 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.38%) MCSA
8 1 (0.38%) MCSE
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.56%) QA
2 5 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.14%) COBIT
4 2 (0.76%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (3.42%) Docker
2 5 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.14%) UAG
3 3 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.76%) vSphere
4 2 (0.76%) XenApp
5 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (5.70%) Puppet
2 11 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.28%) Ansible
3 6 (2.28%) Kibana
4 5 (1.90%) logstash
4 5 (1.90%) QRadar
4 5 (1.90%) Terraform
5 3 (1.14%) RSA enVision
5 3 (1.14%) Salt
6 2 (0.76%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.76%) Nagios
6 2 (0.76%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.76%) vMotion
7 1 (0.38%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.38%) Packer
7 1 (0.38%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 52 (19.77%) Oracle
2 21 (7.98%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.56%) Apple
4 11 (4.18%) Perforce
5 10 (3.80%) IBM
5 10 (3.80%) ServiceNow
5 10 (3.80%) TIBCO
6 9 (3.42%) Sybase
7 8 (3.04%) SAP
8 6 (2.28%) Splunk
8 6 (2.28%) Twitter
9 5 (1.90%) LogRhythm
9 5 (1.90%) VMware
10 4 (1.52%) Google
10 4 (1.52%) HP
10 4 (1.52%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.52%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.76%) CA
11 2 (0.76%) DataFlux
11 2 (0.76%) Sitecore
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Inspire Corporation Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago