Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 20 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 34 34
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Web Services 234 215 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.70% 5.00% 4.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.51% 18.20% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 130 128
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.39% -3.44%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £296
90th Percentile £538 £475 £516
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Scotland median hourly rate - £52.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +160.00% -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +6.67%

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 Scotland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1336 1181 1254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.85% 27.49% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 710 671
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £269
90th Percentile £525 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 17
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% +5.25% +1.58%
10th Percentile £18.75 £22.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in Scotland

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Scotland

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Scotland

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Scotland

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 176 £400 +12.68% 6
Glasgow -24 42 £413 +6.45% 13
Aberdeen -10 2 £520 - 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £179 -
Lothian - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £570 -
Web Services
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 128 (54.70%) Java
2 107 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (34.62%) Linux
4 73 (31.20%) Finance
5 72 (30.77%) RESTful
6 71 (30.34%) Spring
7 65 (27.78%) Git (software)
8 62 (26.50%) JavaScript
9 59 (25.21%) Scrum
10 58 (24.79%) Oracle
11 57 (24.36%) HTML
12 55 (23.50%) XML
12 55 (23.50%) JSON
13 53 (22.65%) Continuous Integration
14 49 (20.94%) Jenkins
15 48 (20.51%) CSS
16 47 (20.09%) SQL
17 45 (19.23%) REST
18 43 (18.38%) Puppet
18 43 (18.38%) GitHub
18 43 (18.38%) SOA
19 41 (17.52%) Amazon AWS
20 40 (17.09%) Software Engineering
21 39 (16.67%) Test Automation
21 39 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 37 (15.81%) SOAP
23 35 (14.96%) Mockito
24 33 (14.10%) Cucumber
24 33 (14.10%) TDD
24 33 (14.10%) Degree

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 25 (10.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 19 (8.12%) CMS
2 19 (8.12%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.56%) JBoss
4 11 (4.70%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (3.42%) Drupal
5 8 (3.42%) nginx
6 7 (2.99%) Apache
7 6 (2.56%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.28%) IIS
9 2 (0.85%) SAS
10 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.43%) CICS
10 1 (0.43%) Confluence
10 1 (0.43%) Mule
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 10 (4.27%) OmniGraffle
3 4 (1.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.71%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.43%) Maximo
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 43 (18.38%) GitHub
2 41 (17.52%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.27%) Lucidchart
4 9 (3.85%) Amazon S3
4 9 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (2.99%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.28%) npm
8 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.85%) Serverless
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.43%) PaaS
9 1 (0.43%) Route 53
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.99%) HTTP
2 4 (1.71%) DNS
2 4 (1.71%) Firewall
2 4 (1.71%) SSL
3 3 (1.28%) LDAP
3 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.85%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (0.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (0.85%) Internet
4 2 (0.85%) Intranet
4 2 (0.85%) LAN
4 2 (0.85%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.85%) WAN
5 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.43%) Network Security
5 1 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.43%) SMS
5 1 (0.43%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.27%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.99%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.14%) MySQL
7 5 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.28%) DB2
8 3 (1.28%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.85%) Big Data
9 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.85%) Spatial Data
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.43%) DTS
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 65 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 49 (20.94%) Jenkins
3 35 (14.96%) Mockito
4 33 (14.10%) Cucumber
5 31 (13.25%) GitLab
6 20 (8.55%) JIRA
7 17 (7.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (5.98%) Maven
9 11 (4.70%) Axure RP
9 11 (4.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 9 (3.85%) Subversion
11 7 (2.99%) JUnit
12 6 (2.56%) Artifactory
12 6 (2.56%) Bitbucket
12 6 (2.56%) Eclipse
12 6 (2.56%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.56%) Visual Studio
13 5 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (2.14%) NUnit
14 4 (1.71%) Log4j
General
1 73 (31.20%) Finance
2 23 (9.83%) Banking
3 10 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.42%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.99%) Electronics
5 7 (2.99%) Marketing
6 6 (2.56%) Law
6 6 (2.56%) Publishing
7 2 (0.85%) Legal
7 2 (0.85%) Retail
7 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 113 (48.29%) Developer
2 41 (17.52%) Java Developer
3 24 (10.26%) Analyst
3 24 (10.26%) Java Engineer
4 17 (7.26%) Cloud Engineer
4 17 (7.26%) Software Engineer
5 16 (6.84%) Architect
5 16 (6.84%) Consultant
6 15 (6.41%) .NET Developer
6 15 (6.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 13 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 13 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
8 12 (5.13%) Java Software Engineer
8 12 (5.13%) ServiceNow Developer
9 11 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.70%) Digital Analyst
9 11 (4.70%) Digital Business Analyst
10 10 (4.27%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (30.77%) RESTful
2 71 (30.34%) Spring
3 57 (24.36%) HTML
4 55 (23.50%) JSON
4 55 (23.50%) XML
5 48 (20.51%) CSS
6 45 (19.23%) REST
7 37 (15.81%) SOAP
8 31 (13.25%) AngularJS
9 29 (12.39%) JMX
10 27 (11.54%) .NET
11 24 (10.26%) Hibernate
12 21 (8.97%) HTML5
13 20 (8.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 18 (7.69%) XSLT
15 16 (6.84%) Ajax
16 15 (6.41%) CSS3
16 15 (6.41%) J2EE
17 14 (5.98%) JPA
17 14 (5.98%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 19 (8.12%) User Experience
3 12 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.28%) DataPower
6 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.43%) Blog
7 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.43%) Derivative
7 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.43%) NHS
7 1 (0.43%) Swaptions
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 81 (34.62%) Linux
2 39 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (9.83%) Windows
4 4 (1.71%) Unix
5 3 (1.28%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.43%) Android
7 1 (0.43%) CentOS
7 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (25.21%) Scrum
3 53 (22.65%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (18.38%) SOA
5 40 (17.09%) Software Engineering
6 39 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 33 (14.10%) TDD
8 32 (13.68%) Configuration Management
9 27 (11.54%) OO
10 24 (10.26%) Microservices
11 20 (8.55%) DevOps
11 20 (8.55%) Use Case
12 19 (8.12%) Continuous Delivery
12 19 (8.12%) Mentoring
13 18 (7.69%) Web Development
14 17 (7.26%) High Availability
14 17 (7.26%) Responsive Web Design
15 16 (6.84%) BDD
15 16 (6.84%) Workflow
16 15 (6.41%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 128 (54.70%) Java
2 62 (26.50%) JavaScript
3 47 (20.09%) SQL
4 26 (11.11%) C#
5 10 (4.27%) PHP
6 9 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.99%) C++
7 7 (2.99%) Ruby
7 7 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.14%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.71%) ES6
9 4 (1.71%) XAML
10 3 (1.28%) Python
11 2 (0.85%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.85%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.85%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.85%) XPath
12 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 33 (14.10%) Degree
2 19 (8.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (4.70%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.14%) BC Cleared
5 4 (1.71%) ISEB
6 2 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) APMP
7 1 (0.43%) HND
7 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.69%) GDPR
2 13 (5.56%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.28%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 43 (18.38%) Puppet
2 27 (11.54%) Ansible
3 7 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.85%) Salt
5 1 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 58 (24.79%) Oracle
2 18 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 16 (6.84%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.56%) ServiceNow
5 11 (4.70%) Sitecore
6 9 (3.85%) SAP
7 7 (2.99%) Facebook
7 7 (2.99%) Google
7 7 (2.99%) Twitter
8 4 (1.71%) Adobe
9 3 (1.28%) Guidewire
9 3 (1.28%) IBM
10 2 (0.85%) Blue Coat
10 2 (0.85%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.85%) Cisco
10 2 (0.85%) Citrix
10 2 (0.85%) F5
10 2 (0.85%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.85%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.85%) Teradata