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 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 36 46
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 109 148 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.97% 5.04% 3.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.82% 22.22% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 70 51
Median daily rate £400 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 648 666 620
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.54% 22.66% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 388 291
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -8.12%  
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -8 62 £450 +20.00% 12
Glasgow +23 44 £370 +8.82% 8
Aberdeen -11 2 £520 - 1
West Lothian -3 1 £375 -11.76%
Dundee - 1 £450 -
Web Services
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 109 (56.48%) Java
2 79 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (36.27%) JavaScript
4 65 (33.68%) HTML
5 54 (27.98%) C#
6 52 (26.94%) CSS
7 49 (25.39%) .NET
7 49 (25.39%) AngularJS
8 48 (24.87%) Oracle
9 45 (23.32%) SQL
9 45 (23.32%) Finance
9 45 (23.32%) TDD
9 45 (23.32%) Scrum
10 41 (21.24%) MVC
11 38 (19.69%) Linux
12 36 (18.65%) Git (software)
13 35 (18.13%) Test Automation
13 35 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
14 34 (17.62%) REST
14 34 (17.62%) SQL Server
15 32 (16.58%) ASP.NET
15 32 (16.58%) Jenkins
16 28 (14.51%) Microsoft
16 28 (14.51%) Software Engineering
17 26 (13.47%) JSON
17 26 (13.47%) MySQL
17 26 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
18 25 (12.95%) OO
18 25 (12.95%) Migration

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 16 (8.29%) EPiServer
2 13 (6.74%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.59%) JBoss
4 5 (2.59%) SAS
5 4 (2.07%) Apache
6 3 (1.55%) CMS
6 3 (1.55%) Confluence
7 2 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.04%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.04%) OpenEdge
7 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.52%) Drupal
8 1 (0.52%) FileNet
8 1 (0.52%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.52%) IIS
8 1 (0.52%) Mule
Applications
1 9 (4.66%) Adobe Illustrator
1 9 (4.66%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.04%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.04%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.04%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (1.04%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.70%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (5.18%) Amazon S3
4 10 (5.18%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (4.66%) GitHub
6 4 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.04%) PaaS
7 2 (1.04%) SaaS
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.52%) IaaS
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Route 53
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.11%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.59%) Firewall
2 5 (2.59%) LAN
2 5 (2.59%) VLAN
2 5 (2.59%) WAN
3 1 (0.52%) DNS
3 1 (0.52%) HTTP
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.52%) Network Security
3 1 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.52%) SSL
3 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.62%) SQL Server
2 26 (13.47%) MySQL
3 16 (8.29%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (6.74%) NoSQL
4 13 (6.74%) Oracle Database
5 8 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (4.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (4.15%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.63%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (2.07%) Big Data
9 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.55%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.55%) Spatial Data
9 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.52%) DB2
10 1 (0.52%) GIS
10 1 (0.52%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (18.65%) Git (software)
2 32 (16.58%) Jenkins
3 18 (9.33%) Maven
3 18 (9.33%) Selenium
4 15 (7.77%) SoapUI
5 14 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (6.74%) gulp
6 13 (6.74%) Moq
6 13 (6.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (6.74%) WebDriver
7 11 (5.70%) Cucumber
7 11 (5.70%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (5.70%) Subversion
8 10 (5.18%) Mockito
9 9 (4.66%) Bugzilla
9 9 (4.66%) Microsoft Blend
10 7 (3.63%) GitLab
11 5 (2.59%) Bitbucket
11 5 (2.59%) JIRA
12 4 (2.07%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (23.32%) Finance
2 14 (7.25%) Financial Institution
3 13 (6.74%) Banking
4 6 (3.11%) Retail
5 5 (2.59%) Legal
6 4 (2.07%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.55%) Back Office
8 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (48.19%) Developer
2 34 (17.62%) Java Developer
3 31 (16.06%) Architect
4 20 (10.36%) Analyst
5 17 (8.81%) .NET Developer
6 15 (7.77%) Test Engineer
7 14 (7.25%) Cloud Engineer
8 12 (6.22%) Angular Developer
8 12 (6.22%) Software Engineer
9 11 (5.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (5.18%) AWS Developer
10 10 (5.18%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (4.66%) Java Engineer
12 8 (4.15%) Technical Engineer
12 8 (4.15%) WPF Developer
13 7 (3.63%) C# Developer
13 7 (3.63%) Data Analyst
13 7 (3.63%) Senior Developer
13 7 (3.63%) Senior Test Engineer
13 7 (3.63%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (33.68%) HTML
2 52 (26.94%) CSS
3 49 (25.39%) .NET
3 49 (25.39%) AngularJS
4 34 (17.62%) REST
5 32 (16.58%) ASP.NET
6 26 (13.47%) JSON
7 25 (12.95%) .NET Framework
8 24 (12.44%) Spring
9 23 (11.92%) Entity Framework
9 23 (11.92%) jQuery
9 23 (11.92%) RESTful
10 22 (11.40%) XSLT
11 21 (10.88%) XML
12 20 (10.36%) HTML5
13 19 (9.84%) LINQ
14 17 (8.81%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (8.81%) SOAP
15 16 (8.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 13 (6.74%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.33%) User Experience
2 11 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.18%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.66%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (4.15%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.59%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.55%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.04%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.04%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.04%) Social Media
8 2 (1.04%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.04%) W3C
9 1 (0.52%) Animation
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.52%) New Media
9 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (19.69%) Linux
2 24 (12.44%) Windows
3 14 (7.25%) Unix
4 5 (2.59%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.59%) Solaris
5 4 (2.07%) Debian
6 2 (1.04%) Android
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (40.93%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.32%) Scrum
2 45 (23.32%) TDD
3 41 (21.24%) MVC
4 35 (18.13%) Test Automation
5 28 (14.51%) Software Engineering
6 26 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (12.95%) Migration
7 25 (12.95%) OO
7 25 (12.95%) Web Development
8 23 (11.92%) Responsive Web Design
9 19 (9.84%) SOA
10 18 (9.33%) Front End Development
11 16 (8.29%) BDD
12 15 (7.77%) Kanban
13 14 (7.25%) OOP
13 14 (7.25%) Unit Testing
14 13 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (6.74%) SDLC
15 11 (5.70%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (56.48%) Java
2 70 (36.27%) JavaScript
3 54 (27.98%) C#
4 45 (23.32%) SQL
5 15 (7.77%) Python
6 12 (6.22%) C++
7 11 (5.70%) Ruby
8 9 (4.66%) XAML
9 6 (3.11%) Perl
10 4 (2.07%) Groovy
10 4 (2.07%) PHP
11 3 (1.55%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.55%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.04%) C
12 2 (1.04%) Jython
12 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.04%) VB
12 2 (1.04%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (9.84%) Degree
2 9 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.59%) CISSP
3 5 (2.59%) MCTS
3 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.07%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.55%) APMP
6 2 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) ISEB
7 1 (0.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.07%) QA
3 3 (1.55%) COBIT
3 3 (1.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (3.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (8.29%) Ansible
2 10 (5.18%) Puppet
3 8 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.04%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 48 (24.87%) Oracle
2 28 (14.51%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.70%) Adobe
4 9 (4.66%) CA Agile Central
5 6 (3.11%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.07%) Cloudera
6 4 (2.07%) Teradata
6 4 (2.07%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.04%) Apigee
7 2 (1.04%) Apple
7 2 (1.04%) IBM
7 2 (1.04%) OpenText
7 2 (1.04%) Progress
7 2 (1.04%) webMethods
8 1 (0.52%) ESRI
8 1 (0.52%) Google
8 1 (0.52%) SAP
8 1 (0.52%) Sybase
8 1 (0.52%) Telerik
8 1 (0.52%) Xamarin
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