The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 25 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 10 19
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 30 39 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 9.23% 13.22% 7.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.27% 30.95% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 24
Median daily rate £450 £475 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Oxford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 148 126 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 45.54% 42.71% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 94 97
Median daily rate £425 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +11.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £328 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.57%  
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Oxford

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Oxford over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Oxford

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 44 (75.86%) Java
2 30 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (43.10%) REST
4 23 (39.66%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (36.21%) Google App Engine
5 21 (36.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (36.21%) Google
6 20 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (32.76%) Google Compute Engine
8 18 (31.03%) TDD
8 18 (31.03%) Pair Programming
9 17 (29.31%) Scrum
9 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
10 16 (27.59%) SOAP
10 16 (27.59%) Test Automation
11 15 (25.86%) JSON
12 14 (24.14%) CSS
12 14 (24.14%) E-Commerce
12 14 (24.14%) HTML
12 14 (24.14%) RESTful
12 14 (24.14%) AngularJS
13 13 (22.41%) Kanban
13 13 (22.41%) JBoss
13 13 (22.41%) Web Development
13 13 (22.41%) Software Engineering
14 12 (20.69%) Spring
15 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
15 11 (18.97%) Dropwizard
16 10 (17.24%) Maven
17 9 (15.52%) MVC

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 13 (22.41%) JBoss
2 7 (12.07%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.62%) WebSphere
3 5 (8.62%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.72%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) nginx
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Magento
2 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.72%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 23 (39.66%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (36.21%) Google App Engine
2 21 (36.21%) Google Cloud Platform
3 19 (32.76%) Google Compute Engine
4 5 (8.62%) GitHub
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.72%) Force.com
5 1 (1.72%) Google Container Engine
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.72%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.72%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) SSL
2 1 (1.72%) BGP
2 1 (1.72%) DNS
2 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.72%) Firewall
2 1 (1.72%) FTP
2 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.72%) Network Security
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.72%) VoIP
2 1 (1.72%) VPN
2 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) NoSQL
2 6 (10.34%) MongoDB
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) Big Data
5 1 (1.72%) MySQL
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Maven
2 9 (15.52%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.07%) Mockito
4 6 (10.34%) Grunt
4 6 (10.34%) gulp
4 6 (10.34%) IntelliJ
4 6 (10.34%) Selenium
5 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.62%) JUnit
6 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.45%) JIRA
8 1 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.72%) Gradle
8 1 (1.72%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.72%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.72%) Subversion
8 1 (1.72%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (6.90%) Publishing
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 51 (87.93%) Developer
2 34 (58.62%) Java Developer
3 10 (17.24%) AWS Developer
3 10 (17.24%) E-Commerce Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Agile Developer
5 7 (12.07%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Node.js Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Software Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) C++ Developer
7 4 (6.90%) C++/Java Developer
7 4 (6.90%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (6.90%) HTML Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (6.90%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Java E-Commerce Developer
8 3 (5.17%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.10%) REST
2 16 (27.59%) SOAP
3 15 (25.86%) JSON
4 14 (24.14%) AngularJS
4 14 (24.14%) CSS
4 14 (24.14%) HTML
4 14 (24.14%) RESTful
5 12 (20.69%) Spring
6 11 (18.97%) Dropwizard
7 7 (12.07%) Apache Camel
7 7 (12.07%) CSS3
7 7 (12.07%) LESS
7 7 (12.07%) Node.js
7 7 (12.07%) Play Framework
7 7 (12.07%) Sass
8 6 (10.34%) HTML5
8 6 (10.34%) Hystrix
8 6 (10.34%) React
8 6 (10.34%) Scalatra
9 5 (8.62%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (1.72%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Linux
2 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (31.03%) Pair Programming
3 18 (31.03%) TDD
4 17 (29.31%) Scrum
5 16 (27.59%) Test Automation
6 14 (24.14%) E-Commerce
7 13 (22.41%) Kanban
7 13 (22.41%) Software Engineering
7 13 (22.41%) Web Development
8 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
9 9 (15.52%) MVC
10 7 (12.07%) API Development
10 7 (12.07%) Open Source
11 6 (10.34%) BDD
11 6 (10.34%) DevOps
11 6 (10.34%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 6 (10.34%) Domain-Driven Design
11 6 (10.34%) Front End Development
11 6 (10.34%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 44 (75.86%) Java
2 17 (29.31%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.07%) PHP
4 6 (10.34%) C++
4 6 (10.34%) Groovy
4 6 (10.34%) SQL
5 5 (8.62%) C#
5 5 (8.62%) Scala
6 3 (5.17%) Python
7 2 (3.45%) Perl
8 1 (1.72%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.72%) C
8 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.72%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) SOQL
8 1 (1.72%) SOSL
8 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) QA
2 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) Terraform
2 1 (1.72%) Nagios
2 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (36.21%) Google
2 6 (10.34%) New Relic
3 4 (6.90%) Infor
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle
4 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.72%) Juniper
5 1 (1.72%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.72%) PayPal
5 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.72%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.72%) Talend