Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 189 202
Rank change year-on-year -16 +13 -14
Contract jobs citing WSDL 12 13 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.23% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 0.73% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 38
North West median daily rate £400 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -5.26% +18.60%
10th Percentile £347 £380 £345
90th Percentile £478 £494 £525
England median daily rate £490 £488 £455
% change year-on-year +0.51% +7.14% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 2,160 1,790 2,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.08% 31.60% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,457 1,200 1,386
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £269
90th Percentile £546 £500 £522
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 65 57
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -0.69%
10th Percentile £12.75 £24.15 £19.52
90th Percentile £52.60 £50.00 £47.33
England median hourly rate £41.57 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.64% +8.00% +4.17%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSDL in the North West over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 17 July 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 -13 10 £400 +21.21% 1
Cheshire -14 1 £525 +15.07%
Merseyside - 1 £325 -
WSDL
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 11 (91.67%) C#
2 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
3 8 (66.67%) Web Services
4 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (58.33%) .NET
4 7 (58.33%) SOA
4 7 (58.33%) SOAP
5 6 (50.00%) CSS
5 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (50.00%) WAI
5 6 (50.00%) jQuery
5 6 (50.00%) HTML5
5 6 (50.00%) RavenDB
5 6 (50.00%) CSS3
5 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (41.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Core
6 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (41.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (41.67%) Ontologies
6 5 (41.67%) Semantic Web
6 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
6 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
7 4 (33.33%) Windows
7 4 (33.33%) VB
7 4 (33.33%) Java
7 4 (33.33%) C++
7 4 (33.33%) WPF

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 1 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (8.33%) PegaRULES
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (8.33%) Intranet
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) RavenDB
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) FxCop
2 1 (8.33%) MSBuild
2 1 (8.33%) ReSharper
2 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) T4 Templates
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C++ Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 8 (66.67%) Web Services
3 7 (58.33%) .NET
3 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (58.33%) SOAP
4 6 (50.00%) CSS
4 6 (50.00%) CSS3
4 6 (50.00%) HTML5
4 6 (50.00%) jQuery
5 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Core
5 5 (41.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (33.33%) WPF
7 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET
7 1 (8.33%) JMS
7 1 (8.33%) REST
7 1 (8.33%) WCF
7 1 (8.33%) XML
7 1 (8.33%) XSD
7 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Semantic Web
2 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (8.33%) DataPower
3 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) SOA
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Ontologies
3 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Data Extraction
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Content Development
5 1 (8.33%) Service Design
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C#
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) C++
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) WAI
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) CA
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle