Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for WSDL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSDL over the 6 months to 16 January 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 Description Language (WSDL)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 202 200
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 -25
Contract jobs citing WSDL 8 15 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.24% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.83% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 36
North West median daily rate £425 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £413 £296 £338
90th Percentile £468 £525 £463
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.10% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +37.50% -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -27.27% +37.50% -

WSDL 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 1,755 1,814 2,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.28% 29.62% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,224 1,259 1,326
North West median daily rate £390 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £287 £275 £264
90th Percentile £545 £525 £530
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 78
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £33.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +13.84% +12.73%
10th Percentile £18.00 £16.40 £16.93
90th Percentile £48.00 £50.32 £42.88
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing WSDL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for WSDL in the North West

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WSDL in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for WSDL in the North West

WSDL
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 WSDL in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSDL in the North West

WSDL
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 WSDL within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 January 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 +4 5 - - 2
Merseyside +10 2 £425 -
Cheshire +2 1 £450 -2.17%
WSDL
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 6 (75.00%) HTML
1 6 (75.00%) Java
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) WPF
2 5 (62.50%) VB
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) C++
2 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) XSLT
3 3 (37.50%) XPath
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) XSD
4 2 (25.00%) JMS
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) FTP
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (25.00%) Service Design
4 2 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) RESTful

WSDL
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 2 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) FTP
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) C++ Developer
3 4 (50.00%) C++ Software Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Consultant
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
4 2 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) WPF
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) XSLT
4 2 (25.00%) JMS
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) XSD
5 1 (12.50%) Ajax
5 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (12.50%) Apache Axis
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) CSS3
5 1 (12.50%) DOM
5 1 (12.50%) ICEfaces
5 1 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) JSF
5 1 (12.50%) PrimeFaces
5 1 (12.50%) RESTful
5 1 (12.50%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) RIA
1 1 (12.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 2 (25.00%) Service Design
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) C++
2 5 (62.50%) VB
3 3 (37.50%) XPath
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Perforce