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 3 months to 28 April 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 Description Language (WSDL)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 144 131
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13  
Contract jobs citing WSDL 7 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.25% 0.55% 0.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% 2.14% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 20
Median daily rate £456 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £396 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £478 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.09% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.17 - -

WSDL 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 894 1027 890
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.94% 25.50% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 703 562
Median daily rate £375 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 28 April 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
Cheshire +24 7 £456 +7.35% 1
WSDL
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 10 (90.91%) SOAP
1 10 (90.91%) Web Services
1 10 (90.91%) XML
2 9 (81.82%) Spring
3 7 (63.64%) Java
3 7 (63.64%) J2EE
4 6 (54.55%) Oracle
4 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 6 (54.55%) JDBC
4 6 (54.55%) XSLT
4 6 (54.55%) JAXB
4 6 (54.55%) Banking
4 6 (54.55%) AOP
4 6 (54.55%) JAX-WS
4 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
4 6 (54.55%) POJO
5 5 (45.45%) JiBX
5 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
5 5 (45.45%) RESTful
5 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
5 5 (45.45%) JSON
5 5 (45.45%) JIRA
5 5 (45.45%) Finance
5 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (36.36%) Apache Camel
6 4 (36.36%) SDLC
7 3 (27.27%) Software Architecture
7 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
7 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared

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 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (9.09%) JBoss
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Firebird
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
1 5 (45.45%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) Subversion
3 2 (18.18%) JUnit
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) ClearCase
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) Gradle
General
1 6 (54.55%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Electronics
4 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) Java Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Software Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Business Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Java Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Java Middleware Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (9.09%) LAMP Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (9.09%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) SOAP
1 10 (90.91%) Web Services
1 10 (90.91%) XML
2 9 (81.82%) Spring
3 7 (63.64%) J2EE
4 6 (54.55%) JAXB
4 6 (54.55%) JAX-WS
4 6 (54.55%) JDBC
4 6 (54.55%) POJO
4 6 (54.55%) XSLT
5 5 (45.45%) JiBX
5 5 (45.45%) JSON
5 5 (45.45%) RESTful
6 4 (36.36%) Apache Camel
7 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
7 2 (18.18%) jQuery
8 1 (9.09%) Ajax
8 1 (9.09%) HTML5
8 1 (9.09%) JDOM
8 1 (9.09%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) PMI
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) AOP
1 6 (54.55%) Waterfall
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Software Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) UML
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 1 (9.09%) Kanban
6 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
6 1 (9.09%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Groovy
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Perforce
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Chordiant