The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 28 March 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 14
Contract jobs citing Web Services 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston - - 4.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.76% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £56.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.32% +60.00%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 20 24 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 22.47% 24.74% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 14
Median daily rate £325 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £282 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £450 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 Preston

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Preston

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Preston

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Preston region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) OOD
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft