The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 April 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 51 34
Rank change year-on-year +22 -17  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 28 29 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.17% 2.84% 3.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.58% 12.03% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 21
Median daily rate £375 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -1.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £502 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.84 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.88% +8.57%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 143 241 257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.31% 23.63% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 146 168
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £330 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £9.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -52.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.46%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Reading

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Reading over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Reading

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Reading region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) Java
3 13 (26.53%) .NET
3 13 (26.53%) Windows
3 13 (26.53%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
5 10 (20.41%) SOA
5 10 (20.41%) SQL
5 10 (20.41%) Oracle
5 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
5 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
5 10 (20.41%) REST
6 9 (18.37%) Mentoring
6 9 (18.37%) Public Cloud
6 9 (18.37%) SOAP
6 9 (18.37%) CRM
6 9 (18.37%) Scrum
7 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
7 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 7 (14.29%) QA
8 7 (14.29%) Ansible
8 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 7 (14.29%) ERP
8 7 (14.29%) DNS
8 7 (14.29%) Project Management
9 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
9 6 (12.24%) Python
9 6 (12.24%) SMTP

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.12%) Apache
3 3 (6.12%) JBoss
4 2 (4.08%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.04%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (4.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.04%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.53%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (24.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.24%) IaaS
4 5 (10.20%) PaaS
5 2 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (4.08%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle CX
5 2 (4.08%) SoftLayer
6 1 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.04%) GitHub
6 1 (2.04%) HP Helion
6 1 (2.04%) Office 365
6 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) DNS
2 6 (12.24%) HTTP
2 6 (12.24%) SMTP
3 3 (6.12%) SSH
4 2 (4.08%) Internet
4 2 (4.08%) SSL
5 1 (2.04%) LDAP
5 1 (2.04%) Network Security
5 1 (2.04%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (2.04%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.12%) Big Data
3 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.04%) OLTP
5 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) SoapUI
2 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.16%) JIRA
3 4 (8.16%) JUnit
3 4 (8.16%) Selenium
4 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.12%) Maven
4 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
5 2 (4.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (4.08%) Subversion
6 1 (2.04%) DbUnit
6 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.04%) GitLab
6 1 (2.04%) jMock
6 1 (2.04%) Mockito
6 1 (2.04%) NUnit
6 1 (2.04%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.04%) Xcode
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Developer
2 9 (18.37%) .NET Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Integration Developer
4 6 (12.24%) Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Developer
5 5 (10.20%) WCF Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Azure Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Engagement Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Software Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.08%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) .NET
2 10 (20.41%) REST
3 9 (18.37%) SOAP
4 6 (12.24%) J2EE
4 6 (12.24%) RESTful
4 6 (12.24%) WCF
5 5 (10.20%) CSS
5 5 (10.20%) HTML
5 5 (10.20%) JSON
5 5 (10.20%) XML
6 4 (8.16%) Apache Camel
6 4 (8.16%) Spring
7 3 (6.12%) Hibernate
7 3 (6.12%) OSGi
8 2 (4.08%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (4.08%) Middleware
8 2 (4.08%) SAML
8 2 (4.08%) WSDL
8 2 (4.08%) XSD
8 2 (4.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Public Cloud
2 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.08%) Life Science
4 2 (4.08%) PMI
4 2 (4.08%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Linux
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Server
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.12%) Android
3 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.08%) Unix
5 1 (2.04%) AIX
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
5 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.41%) SOA
3 9 (18.37%) CRM
3 9 (18.37%) Mentoring
3 9 (18.37%) Scrum
4 8 (16.33%) Software Engineering
4 8 (16.33%) Unit Testing
5 7 (14.29%) ERP
5 7 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 7 (14.29%) Project Management
6 6 (12.24%) DevOps
6 6 (12.24%) Load Balancing
6 6 (12.24%) Patch Management
6 6 (12.24%) UML
7 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.20%) Migration
8 4 (8.16%) Data Security
8 4 (8.16%) MSF
8 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.16%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) Java
2 10 (20.41%) SQL
3 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.24%) Python
4 5 (10.20%) C#
5 3 (6.12%) PHP
5 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.12%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.04%) C
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby
7 1 (2.04%) Scala
7 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.08%) PMP
3 2 (4.08%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) IFRS
2 1 (2.04%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Docker
3 1 (2.04%) vCloud
3 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.04%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (2.04%) yum
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle
3 5 (10.20%) VMware
4 4 (8.16%) Jaspersoft
5 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.08%) BMC
6 2 (4.08%) Capita
6 2 (4.08%) IBM
6 2 (4.08%) Rackspace
6 2 (4.08%) Remedy
7 1 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (2.04%) Sony