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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services
England / North West
Rank 30 32 39
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 149 209 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.73% 5.47% 4.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.35% 20.51% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 157 94
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £477 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +7.43% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £57.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £57.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.68% +62.85%  

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 812 1019 815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.23% 26.65% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 679 503
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £20.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Web Services as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Services in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in the North West

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 March 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 -3 73 £400 -2.14% 58
Cheshire +19 49 £425 +6.25% 17
Merseyside -7 13 £388 +19.23% 6
Lancashire +26 11 £375 +3.44% 8
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 167 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (40.30%) Java
3 121 (36.12%) JavaScript
4 115 (34.33%) SQL
5 93 (27.76%) RESTful
6 80 (23.88%) XML
7 78 (23.28%) Scrum
7 78 (23.28%) REST
8 73 (21.79%) Linux
9 71 (21.19%) HTML
9 71 (21.19%) Amazon AWS
10 70 (20.90%) SOAP
11 69 (20.60%) SQL Server
12 68 (20.30%) Spring
13 66 (19.70%) TDD
14 60 (17.91%) Oracle
15 59 (17.61%) NoSQL
16 53 (15.82%) J2EE
17 52 (15.52%) OO
18 51 (15.22%) Windows
18 51 (15.22%) Finance
18 51 (15.22%) Software Engineering
19 50 (14.93%) JSON
20 49 (14.63%) .NET
21 47 (14.03%) CSS
21 47 (14.03%) AngularJS
22 44 (13.13%) C#
23 43 (12.84%) Git (software)
24 41 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
25 39 (11.64%) BDD

Web Services
Top Related 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 (5.37%) WebSphere
2 17 (5.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (3.88%) Apache
4 12 (3.58%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.28%) IIS
6 9 (2.69%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.79%) JBoss
9 5 (1.49%) GlassFish
9 5 (1.49%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.19%) CICS
10 4 (1.19%) CMS
10 4 (1.19%) Confluence
10 4 (1.19%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.19%) SAS
11 3 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.60%) nginx
12 2 (0.60%) OpenEdge
12 2 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 17 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 71 (21.19%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (8.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.69%) GitHub
4 8 (2.39%) SaaS
5 7 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.49%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.19%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.19%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.90%) AWS CloudTrail
8 3 (0.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.90%) IaaS
9 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.60%) PaaS
9 2 (0.60%) Route 53
10 1 (0.30%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.15%) HTTP
2 27 (8.06%) Firewall
3 13 (3.88%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.99%) LAN
4 10 (2.99%) LDAP
4 10 (2.99%) VPN
4 10 (2.99%) WAN
5 9 (2.69%) WebEx
6 8 (2.39%) Internet
6 8 (2.39%) VoIP
7 5 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.49%) VLAN
7 5 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.19%) Wireless
9 3 (0.90%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.60%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.60%) FTP
10 2 (0.60%) Network Security
10 2 (0.60%) NFC
11 1 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (20.60%) SQL Server
2 59 (17.61%) NoSQL
3 34 (10.15%) Relational Database
4 31 (9.25%) MongoDB
4 31 (9.25%) MySQL
5 16 (4.78%) DB2
6 15 (4.48%) Big Data
7 13 (3.88%) Oracle Database
8 12 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (2.39%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.39%) Redis
11 8 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.49%) CouchDB
14 5 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 43 (12.84%) Git (software)
2 33 (9.85%) JUnit
3 32 (9.55%) Jenkins
4 27 (8.06%) JIRA
5 19 (5.67%) Selenium
6 13 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (3.58%) Visual Studio
8 10 (2.99%) Maven
8 10 (2.99%) SoapUI
9 9 (2.69%) Eclipse
9 9 (2.69%) NUnit
10 8 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (2.39%) IntelliJ
11 7 (2.09%) Mockito
11 7 (2.09%) Subversion
12 6 (1.79%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.79%) Gradle
12 6 (1.79%) Hudson
13 5 (1.49%) Ant
14 4 (1.19%) ClearCase
General
1 51 (15.22%) Finance
2 38 (11.34%) Banking
3 8 (2.39%) Retail
4 7 (2.09%) Games
5 6 (1.79%) Marketing
6 4 (1.19%) Electronics
7 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.60%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.30%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 192 (57.31%) Developer
2 88 (26.27%) Java Developer
3 37 (11.04%) Architect
4 28 (8.36%) .NET Developer
5 24 (7.16%) Consultant
6 23 (6.87%) Software Engineer
7 21 (6.27%) Agile Developer
8 17 (5.07%) JavaScript Developer
9 14 (4.18%) Security Consultant
10 13 (3.88%) Agile Java Developer
10 13 (3.88%) Senior Developer
10 13 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.58%) AWS Developer
12 10 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (2.99%) IT Consultant
12 10 (2.99%) IT Security Consultant
13 9 (2.69%) C# Developer
13 9 (2.69%) Java Architect
13 9 (2.69%) Technical Leader
14 8 (2.39%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (27.76%) RESTful
2 80 (23.88%) XML
3 78 (23.28%) REST
4 71 (21.19%) HTML
5 70 (20.90%) SOAP
6 68 (20.30%) Spring
7 53 (15.82%) J2EE
8 50 (14.93%) JSON
9 49 (14.63%) .NET
10 47 (14.03%) AngularJS
10 47 (14.03%) CSS
11 27 (8.06%) Node.js
12 26 (7.76%) ASP.NET
13 23 (6.87%) Middleware
14 21 (6.27%) Hibernate
14 21 (6.27%) Spring Boot
15 20 (5.97%) Ajax
15 20 (5.97%) JPA
16 19 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (5.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.69%) Web 2.0
3 8 (2.39%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.39%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.39%) User Experience
4 6 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.49%) Algorithms
5 5 (1.49%) Cyber Attack
5 5 (1.49%) Replication
6 4 (1.19%) SWIFT
7 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.90%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.60%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.60%) New Media
8 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.60%) Wiki
9 1 (0.30%) iPad
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 73 (21.79%) Linux
2 51 (15.22%) Windows
3 27 (8.06%) Unix
4 16 (4.78%) AIX
5 14 (4.18%) Windows Server
6 12 (3.58%) Android
6 12 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.28%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.19%) CentOS
9 4 (1.19%) HPUX
9 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.19%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.90%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.30%) Fedora
12 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (23.28%) Scrum
3 66 (19.70%) TDD
4 52 (15.52%) OO
5 51 (15.22%) Software Engineering
6 41 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (11.64%) BDD
7 39 (11.64%) Microservices
8 35 (10.45%) High Availability
8 35 (10.45%) MVC
9 27 (8.06%) DevOps
10 25 (7.46%) SOA
11 23 (6.87%) Unit Testing
12 20 (5.97%) E-Commerce
12 20 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (5.97%) SDLC
13 19 (5.67%) OOP
14 18 (5.37%) ITIL
14 18 (5.37%) OOD
14 18 (5.37%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 135 (40.30%) Java
2 121 (36.12%) JavaScript
3 115 (34.33%) SQL
4 44 (13.13%) C#
5 25 (7.46%) Python
6 20 (5.97%) Scala
7 13 (3.88%) PHP
8 12 (3.58%) Ruby
9 9 (2.69%) Perl
9 9 (2.69%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.09%) Groovy
11 6 (1.79%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.19%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.19%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.19%) VB
14 3 (0.90%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.90%) Korn
14 3 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.37%) CISSP
4 11 (3.28%) Degree
5 9 (2.69%) CISMP
6 8 (2.39%) SANS
6 8 (2.39%) SSCP
7 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.49%) ISEB
9 3 (0.90%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.90%) MCSE
10 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.60%) CCNA
10 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.60%) HNC
10 2 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.37%) QA
2 11 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.69%) COBIT
3 9 (2.69%) ISO27002
4 3 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.69%) Docker
3 8 (2.39%) ProxySG
3 8 (2.39%) XenApp
4 5 (1.49%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.30%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.30%) Varnish
6 1 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (3.28%) Puppet
2 9 (2.69%) Kibana
3 8 (2.39%) logstash
4 7 (2.09%) QRadar
5 6 (1.79%) Ansible
6 4 (1.19%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.19%) RSA enVision
7 3 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.90%) SCCM
7 3 (0.90%) Terraform
8 2 (0.60%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.60%) Nagios
8 2 (0.60%) Salt
8 2 (0.60%) SCOM
8 2 (0.60%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.60%) SCSM
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.30%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 60 (17.91%) Oracle
2 34 (10.15%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.37%) Cisco
4 15 (4.48%) ServiceNow
5 14 (4.18%) IBM
6 12 (3.58%) Twitter
6 12 (3.58%) VMware
7 10 (2.99%) Apple
7 10 (2.99%) Citrix
8 9 (2.69%) Google
8 9 (2.69%) Splunk
9 8 (2.39%) Blue Coat
10 7 (2.09%) LogRhythm
10 7 (2.09%) Perforce
10 7 (2.09%) Sybase
10 7 (2.09%) Zend
11 6 (1.79%) NetApp
11 6 (1.79%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.49%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.19%) hybris
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
NHS Blood And Transplant
Rate: £46,625 to £57,640 (AfC band 8b) per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago