Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 19 16
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 +9
Contract jobs citing Web Services 6 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 2.93% 3.03% 5.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.00% 12.12% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Preston median daily rate £400 £350 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.16% -11.05%
Lancashire median daily rate £423 £350 £370
% change year-on-year +20.71% -5.41% -17.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Preston median hourly rate - - £34.63
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £34.63

Web Services is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Preston
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30 33 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 14.63% 25.00% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 21
Preston median daily rate £425 £330 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.79% -21.43% -1.18%
10th Percentile £328 £270 £210
90th Percentile £566 £447 £575
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £366 £425
% change year-on-year +9.22% -13.82% +13.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -23.78% +69.42%
10th Percentile £39.13 £24.50 £30.10
90th Percentile £44.00 £43.18 £47.33
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +13.73%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

Job postings citing Web Services as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Preston.

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 22 November 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Apache CXF
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) SAS
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Hudson
2 2 (33.33%) Jasmine
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) Apache Camel
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Kanban
2 2 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (33.33%) Protractor
2 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Fraud Detection
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching

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 2 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 2 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Hudson
1 2 (33.33%) Jasmine
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) Protractor
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
1 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) SAS Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Test Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Camel
1 2 (33.33%) Apache CXF
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) RESTful
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Kanban
2 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Fraud Detection
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared