The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 27 June 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 12 5
Rank change year-on-year -13 -7  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 43 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.98% 7.84% 19.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.63% 28.57% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 1 8
Median daily rate £413 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +1.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £395 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £395 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +9.58% -3.43%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 190 28 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 52.92% 27.45% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 13 11
Median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £413 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.78 £13.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.03% -57.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Web Services in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Northern Ireland

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Northern Ireland

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Northern Ireland

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
County Antrim -14 43 £413 +4.43%
Web Services
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 43 (76.79%) JSON
2 42 (75.00%) Finance
3 36 (64.29%) XML
4 35 (62.50%) Banking
5 34 (60.71%) SQL
6 33 (58.93%) C#
6 33 (58.93%) .NET
7 32 (57.14%) WCF
8 28 (50.00%) SQL Server
9 26 (46.43%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (44.64%) Oracle
10 25 (44.64%) JavaScript
11 24 (42.86%) HTML
11 24 (42.86%) CSS
12 23 (41.07%) PL/SQL
12 23 (41.07%) MVC
13 22 (39.29%) RESTful
14 20 (35.71%) Relational Database
15 19 (33.93%) Multithreading
16 18 (32.14%) .NET Framework
16 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
17 16 (28.57%) SOA
17 16 (28.57%) ASP.NET
17 16 (28.57%) jQuery
17 16 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 15 (26.79%) User Experience
18 15 (26.79%) HTML5
18 15 (26.79%) CRM
18 15 (26.79%) Siebel
19 14 (25.00%) Java

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 10 (17.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (16.07%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.36%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.57%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.57%) Confluence
4 2 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.79%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) Jetty
5 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (1.79%) GitHub
1 1 (1.79%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (35.71%) Relational Database
3 7 (12.50%) DB2
3 7 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 5 (8.93%) Big Data
4 5 (8.93%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.57%) Endeca
5 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.79%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.79%) IDOL
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Bitbucket
1 8 (14.29%) JIRA
2 7 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 6 (10.71%) NUnit
4 5 (8.93%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (3.57%) Ant
5 2 (3.57%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.57%) JUnit
5 2 (3.57%) Maven
5 2 (3.57%) Subversion
6 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 42 (75.00%) Finance
2 35 (62.50%) Banking
3 10 (17.86%) Front Office
4 3 (5.36%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (92.86%) Developer
2 20 (35.71%) C# Developer
3 16 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 15 (26.79%) UI Developer
5 11 (19.64%) .NET Developer
6 10 (17.86%) Java Developer
7 9 (16.07%) Angular Developer
7 9 (16.07%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (16.07%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (14.29%) HTML CSS Developer
8 8 (14.29%) HTML Developer
8 8 (14.29%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 8 (14.29%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 6 (10.71%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (8.93%) C# WPF Developer
10 5 (8.93%) C++ Developer
10 5 (8.93%) C++/C# Developer
10 5 (8.93%) Senior C++ Developer
10 5 (8.93%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (76.79%) JSON
2 36 (64.29%) XML
3 33 (58.93%) .NET
4 32 (57.14%) WCF
5 26 (46.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 24 (42.86%) CSS
6 24 (42.86%) HTML
7 22 (39.29%) RESTful
8 18 (32.14%) .NET Framework
9 16 (28.57%) ASP.NET
9 16 (28.57%) jQuery
9 16 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (26.79%) HTML5
11 12 (21.43%) AngularJS
12 11 (19.64%) ADO.NET
12 11 (19.64%) REST
12 11 (19.64%) WF
12 11 (19.64%) WPF
13 9 (16.07%) Node.js
14 8 (14.29%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) User Experience
2 11 (19.64%) Algorithms
3 8 (14.29%) Virtual Team
4 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Unix
2 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) MVC
2 19 (33.93%) Multithreading
3 16 (28.57%) SOA
4 15 (26.79%) CRM
5 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (19.64%) Memory Management
6 11 (19.64%) OO
6 11 (19.64%) Scrum
7 10 (17.86%) OOP
8 8 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
8 8 (14.29%) Data Modelling
9 7 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.71%) Issue Tracking
10 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
11 5 (8.93%) ETL
11 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (8.93%) Process Improvement
12 4 (7.14%) Metaprogramming
12 4 (7.14%) Resource Management
12 4 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (60.71%) SQL
2 33 (58.93%) C#
3 25 (44.64%) JavaScript
4 23 (41.07%) PL/SQL
5 14 (25.00%) Java
6 10 (17.86%) T-SQL
7 9 (16.07%) TypeScript
8 7 (12.50%) Bash Shell
8 7 (12.50%) Korn
9 6 (10.71%) C
9 6 (10.71%) C++
9 6 (10.71%) C++/CLI
10 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
11 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
11 3 (5.36%) Python
12 1 (1.79%) VBA
12 1 (1.79%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) MCDBA
1 3 (5.36%) MCP
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) Oracle
2 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 15 (26.79%) Siebel
4 12 (21.43%) Sybase
5 6 (10.71%) Google
5 6 (10.71%) Perforce
6 5 (8.93%) Talend
7 4 (7.14%) Ab Initio
8 2 (3.57%) Atlassian