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 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 13 8
Rank change year-on-year -22 -5  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 0.85% 4.59% 14.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.41% 16.67% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
Median daily rate £400 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +13.79%  
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 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 37 30 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 15.81% 27.52% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 8
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £399 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
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 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 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 Preston region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) OCPJWCD
2 1 (50.00%) OCPJP
2 1 (50.00%) OCMJD
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Java SE
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Apache CXF
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (50.00%) EJB
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) JSP
2 1 (50.00%) Servlets
2 1 (50.00%) Struts
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) UML

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (50.00%) Apache CXF
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) EJB
1 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
1 1 (50.00%) Java SE
1 1 (50.00%) JMS
1 1 (50.00%) JSP
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Servlets
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Struts
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Multithreaded Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (50.00%) RAD
1 1 (50.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) OCMJD
1 1 (50.00%) OCPJP
1 1 (50.00%) OCPJWCD
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Sun