The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 26 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
South West / Somerset
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 28 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 -14  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 11 7 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.24% 2.90% 9.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.94% 9.09% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 13
Median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 12
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
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 Somerset with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 69 77 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 32.86% 31.95% 37.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 45 75
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £263 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 23
Median hourly rate £52.50 £38.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -29.54%  
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 Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Somerset

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Somerset

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 26 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
Bath +5 8 £425 +13.33% 1
Yeovil - 1 - -
Web Services
South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 23 (85.19%) Java
2 22 (81.48%) XML
3 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (70.37%) SQL
5 17 (62.96%) Oracle
6 16 (59.26%) Hibernate
6 16 (59.26%) RESTful
7 15 (55.56%) Test Automation
7 15 (55.56%) Scrum
7 15 (55.56%) TDD
8 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
8 13 (48.15%) Unit Testing
9 12 (44.44%) Jenkins
9 12 (44.44%) Maven
10 11 (40.74%) CSS
10 11 (40.74%) SOAP
10 11 (40.74%) Docker
11 10 (37.04%) HTML
11 10 (37.04%) Ajax
11 10 (37.04%) Pair Programming
12 9 (33.33%) Subversion
12 9 (33.33%) Spring
12 9 (33.33%) MVC
12 9 (33.33%) ATG
12 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (33.33%) Refactoring
12 9 (33.33%) JPA
12 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
13 8 (29.63%) Mercurial
13 8 (29.63%) JSON

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.41%) Moodle
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.41%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Jenkins
1 12 (44.44%) Maven
2 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 9 (33.33%) Subversion
3 8 (29.63%) Ant
3 8 (29.63%) Apache Buildr
3 8 (29.63%) Eclipse
3 8 (29.63%) jMock
3 8 (29.63%) JUnit
3 8 (29.63%) Mercurial
4 7 (25.93%) Gradle
4 7 (25.93%) IntelliJ
5 6 (22.22%) Selenium
5 6 (22.22%) WATIR
6 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
6 5 (18.52%) HP UFT
6 5 (18.52%) Sahi
6 5 (18.52%) SpecFlow
7 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.70%) MSTest
General
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) Architect
3 7 (25.93%) Java Developer
3 7 (25.93%) Technical Architect
4 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Developer in Test
4 3 (11.11%) Java Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Strategy Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Web Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.70%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (81.48%) XML
2 16 (59.26%) Hibernate
2 16 (59.26%) RESTful
3 11 (40.74%) CSS
3 11 (40.74%) SOAP
4 10 (37.04%) Ajax
4 10 (37.04%) HTML
5 9 (33.33%) JPA
5 9 (33.33%) Spring
6 8 (29.63%) EJB
6 8 (29.63%) JDBC
6 8 (29.63%) JSF
6 8 (29.63%) JSON
6 8 (29.63%) JSP
6 8 (29.63%) Struts
7 6 (22.22%) .NET
8 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
8 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
8 5 (18.52%) Java EE
9 2 (7.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) RIA
1 7 (25.93%) Web 2.0
2 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) Scrum
2 15 (55.56%) TDD
2 15 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 13 (48.15%) Unit Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Pair Programming
5 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (33.33%) MVC
5 9 (33.33%) Refactoring
6 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce
6 8 (29.63%) XML Parsing
7 7 (25.93%) DevOps
7 7 (25.93%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (22.22%) BDD
9 5 (18.52%) Open Source
9 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
10 4 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (11.11%) Coaching
11 3 (11.11%) Microservices
12 2 (7.41%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) Java
2 19 (70.37%) SQL
3 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.93%) Ruby
5 6 (22.22%) C#
6 5 (18.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Oracle
2 9 (33.33%) ATG
3 1 (3.70%) BEA
3 1 (3.70%) hybris
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft