Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 192 189
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 0
Contract jobs citing WSDL 12 42 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.21% 0.55% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 2.11% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 38 34
North West median daily rate £450 £475 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.60% +18.67%
10th Percentile £380 £345 £352
90th Percentile £494 £525 £500
England median daily rate £488 £455 £444
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.54% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
North West median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 1790 1989 1722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.63% 25.92% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1206 1374 1089
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +11.76%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £268
90th Percentile £500 £513 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 57 44
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +15.57%
10th Percentile £19.15 £19.52 £15.70
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.33 £46.06
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +9.33% +3.45% +3.57%

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 2017. 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
Cheshire -1 7 £456 -3.95%
Manchester +12 5 £330 -17.50%
WSDL
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 12 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 8 (66.67%) XML
3 7 (58.33%) SOAP
3 7 (58.33%) J2EE
3 7 (58.33%) Spring
3 7 (58.33%) XSLT
4 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (50.00%) AOP
4 6 (50.00%) JSON
4 6 (50.00%) Banking
4 6 (50.00%) JDBC
4 6 (50.00%) JAXB
4 6 (50.00%) JAX-WS
4 6 (50.00%) RESTful
4 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (50.00%) POJO
5 5 (41.67%) JiBX
5 5 (41.67%) HTML
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) C#
6 4 (33.33%) C++
6 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle
6 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 4 (33.33%) WPF
7 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (25.00%) WebSphere

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 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (8.33%) JBoss
3 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) JUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) Gradle
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Business Developer
4 3 (25.00%) C++ Developer
4 3 (25.00%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
6 1 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Database Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
1 8 (66.67%) XML
2 7 (58.33%) J2EE
2 7 (58.33%) SOAP
2 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 7 (58.33%) XSLT
3 6 (50.00%) JAXB
3 6 (50.00%) JAX-WS
3 6 (50.00%) JDBC
3 6 (50.00%) JSON
3 6 (50.00%) POJO
3 6 (50.00%) RESTful
4 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) JiBX
5 4 (33.33%) WPF
6 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
7 2 (16.67%) jQuery
7 2 (16.67%) Struts
7 2 (16.67%) Struts2
8 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) AOP
1 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) CMMI
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (25.00%) VB
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) Groovy
6 1 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Chordiant