The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 March 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
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 42 41
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 452 371 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.74% 3.97% 4.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.47% 16.62% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 283 240
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £315 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +3.64% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 11
Median hourly rate £54.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.10% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.00 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.89 £38.00 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £56.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.76% +60.00%  

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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2105 2232 2323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.75% 23.89% 23.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1500 1347
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 50
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in the South East

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in the South East

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in the South East

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Web Services in the South East

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Hampshire +10 87 £400 +0.62% 30
Berkshire +20 81 £418 +0.60% 25
Surrey +6 80 £453 +13.12% 23
Oxfordshire +11 60 £450 +28.57% 15
West Sussex +25 50 £468 +37.50% 6
Kent +33 43 £338 -38.63% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 34 £375 +7.14% 12
Middlesex +9 10 £283 -38.08%
East Sussex -12 4 £325 -2.98% 3
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 310 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (38.91%) Java
3 248 (33.74%) SQL
4 247 (33.61%) XML
5 213 (28.98%) Oracle
6 200 (27.21%) .NET
6 200 (27.21%) REST
7 189 (25.71%) JavaScript
8 163 (22.18%) C#
9 151 (20.54%) SQL Server
10 150 (20.41%) TDD
11 140 (19.05%) HTML
11 140 (19.05%) SOAP
12 130 (17.69%) Finance
13 127 (17.28%) CSS
14 117 (15.92%) Spring
15 116 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
16 115 (15.65%) Scrum
16 115 (15.65%) Microsoft
17 111 (15.10%) Git (software)
18 110 (14.97%) RESTful
18 110 (14.97%) Amazon AWS
19 109 (14.83%) Linux
20 99 (13.47%) MVC
21 96 (13.06%) OO
21 96 (13.06%) JSON
22 94 (12.79%) Team Foundation Server
22 94 (12.79%) Python
23 92 (12.52%) Oracle Database
24 87 (11.84%) SOA

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 51 (6.94%) JBoss
2 44 (5.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 42 (5.71%) WebLogic
4 36 (4.90%) WebSphere
5 28 (3.81%) Apache
6 27 (3.67%) CMS
7 24 (3.27%) Confluence
8 23 (3.13%) SharePoint
9 18 (2.45%) Tomcat
10 16 (2.18%) IIS
11 13 (1.77%) ATG Dynamo
12 12 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (1.50%) Mule
13 11 (1.50%) Mule ESB
13 11 (1.50%) OpenStack
13 11 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
13 11 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.95%) NServiceBus
15 6 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 24 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.68%) MS Office
3 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.82%) Remedy AR System
6 5 (0.68%) Magento
7 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.27%) BASE24
9 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.27%) Postilion
10 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.14%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 110 (14.97%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (4.49%) PaaS
4 31 (4.22%) SaaS
5 27 (3.67%) IaaS
6 16 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (2.04%) GitHub
7 15 (2.04%) Google App Engine
8 14 (1.90%) Google Compute Engine
9 10 (1.36%) Office 365
10 9 (1.22%) AWS CloudTrail
11 7 (0.95%) Boomi
12 6 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.82%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.68%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.08%) HTTP
2 18 (2.45%) Internet
3 16 (2.18%) DNS
4 12 (1.63%) SSL
5 10 (1.36%) LDAP
6 9 (1.22%) Firewall
6 9 (1.22%) WAN
7 8 (1.09%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.95%) LAN
9 6 (0.82%) SMTP
10 5 (0.68%) DHCP
10 5 (0.68%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.68%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.68%) Skype
10 5 (0.68%) SNMP
11 4 (0.54%) MVNO
11 4 (0.54%) Network Security
11 4 (0.54%) VPN
12 3 (0.41%) BGP
12 3 (0.41%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (20.54%) SQL Server
2 92 (12.52%) Oracle Database
3 82 (11.16%) Relational Database
4 41 (5.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (5.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 34 (4.63%) MySQL
7 29 (3.95%) Oracle Database 10g
8 28 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (3.40%) Oracle Database 12c
10 24 (3.27%) NoSQL
11 16 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (2.04%) MongoDB
13 14 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (1.50%) DB2
14 11 (1.50%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (1.36%) Big Data
15 10 (1.36%) Redis
16 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 111 (15.10%) Git (software)
2 94 (12.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 84 (11.43%) Maven
4 81 (11.02%) Jenkins
5 66 (8.98%) JIRA
6 52 (7.07%) Selenium
7 43 (5.85%) Eclipse
8 40 (5.44%) Gradle
9 38 (5.17%) Ant
10 36 (4.90%) JUnit
11 35 (4.76%) Subversion
11 35 (4.76%) Visual Studio
12 22 (2.99%) Cucumber
13 21 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
14 20 (2.72%) Mockito
14 20 (2.72%) SoapUI
15 18 (2.45%) TeamCity
16 17 (2.31%) WebDriver
17 16 (2.18%) Grunt
18 14 (1.90%) Bower
General
1 130 (17.69%) Finance
2 24 (3.27%) Publishing
3 23 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.99%) Retail
5 14 (1.90%) Back Office
6 12 (1.63%) Legal
7 11 (1.50%) Banking
8 6 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.54%) Games
9 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.54%) Marketing
10 3 (0.41%) Electronics
10 3 (0.41%) Law
11 2 (0.27%) Automotive
11 2 (0.27%) Billing
11 2 (0.27%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 434 (59.05%) Developer
2 152 (20.68%) Java Developer
3 113 (15.37%) .NET Developer
4 85 (11.56%) Analyst
5 66 (8.98%) C# Developer
6 57 (7.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 56 (7.62%) Architect
7 56 (7.62%) Systems Analyst
8 42 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 39 (5.31%) Oracle Analyst
10 36 (4.90%) Pensions Analyst
10 36 (4.90%) SQL Developer
11 33 (4.49%) Insurance Systems Analyst
12 27 (3.67%) Tester
13 26 (3.54%) Web Developer
14 25 (3.40%) Senior Java Developer
15 24 (3.27%) Integration Developer
16 23 (3.13%) Angular Developer
16 23 (3.13%) Consultant
17 22 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (33.61%) XML
2 200 (27.21%) .NET
2 200 (27.21%) REST
3 140 (19.05%) HTML
3 140 (19.05%) SOAP
4 127 (17.28%) CSS
5 117 (15.92%) Spring
6 110 (14.97%) RESTful
7 96 (13.06%) JSON
8 82 (11.16%) .NET Framework
9 72 (9.80%) AngularJS
10 62 (8.44%) Entity Framework
11 61 (8.30%) ASP.NET
12 60 (8.16%) JMS
13 57 (7.76%) jQuery
14 50 (6.80%) Hibernate
15 49 (6.67%) HTML5
16 48 (6.53%) J2EE
17 46 (6.26%) XSLT
18 43 (5.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.53%) Algorithms
3 37 (5.03%) Mobile App
4 25 (3.40%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.45%) Public Cloud
7 14 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.77%) User Experience
9 11 (1.50%) CMDB
10 10 (1.36%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.95%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.54%) BYOD
12 4 (0.54%) Clustering
12 4 (0.54%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.41%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.27%) EFT
14 2 (0.27%) EFTPOS
14 2 (0.27%) EPoS
14 2 (0.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 109 (14.83%) Linux
2 63 (8.57%) Windows
3 42 (5.71%) Unix
4 25 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.59%) Android
7 15 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.54%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.27%) Solaris
14 1 (0.14%) AIX
14 1 (0.14%) CentOS
14 1 (0.14%) Debian
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (42.18%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (20.41%) TDD
3 116 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
4 115 (15.65%) Scrum
5 99 (13.47%) MVC
6 96 (13.06%) OO
7 87 (11.84%) SOA
8 85 (11.56%) SDLC
9 82 (11.16%) Unit Testing
10 79 (10.75%) DevOps
11 59 (8.03%) Software Engineering
12 58 (7.89%) BDD
12 58 (7.89%) OOD
12 58 (7.89%) Web Development
13 56 (7.62%) E-Commerce
14 54 (7.35%) Data Analysis
15 50 (6.80%) Migration
16 48 (6.53%) Multithreading
17 45 (6.12%) Business Analysis
18 43 (5.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 286 (38.91%) Java
2 248 (33.74%) SQL
3 189 (25.71%) JavaScript
4 163 (22.18%) C#
5 94 (12.79%) Python
6 35 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 30 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 28 (3.81%) Ruby
9 27 (3.67%) PHP
10 25 (3.40%) Groovy
10 25 (3.40%) PL/SQL
11 18 (2.45%) VB.NET
12 17 (2.31%) C++
13 16 (2.18%) VB
14 15 (2.04%) C
15 14 (1.90%) Perl
16 12 (1.63%) Scala
17 10 (1.36%) TypeScript
18 9 (1.22%) Apple Swift
18 9 (1.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 79 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 64 (8.71%) Degree
3 52 (7.07%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.63%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.09%) ISEB
6 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.82%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.54%) MCSD
9 3 (0.41%) CISSP
10 2 (0.27%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.27%) CISA
10 2 (0.27%) CISM
10 2 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.27%) PMP
10 2 (0.27%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.44%) QA
2 14 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.82%) PA-DSS
5 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.27%) HL7
6 2 (0.27%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.27%) PMO
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS
7 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) SLA
7 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (3.27%) Docker
2 15 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.09%) vSphere
5 6 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.54%) XenApp
7 4 (0.54%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.41%) Shibboleth
8 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (2.45%) Ansible
1 18 (2.45%) Puppet
2 17 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.09%) SCOM
4 6 (0.82%) HP Fortify
5 5 (0.68%) logstash
5 5 (0.68%) SCCM
6 4 (0.54%) AppDNA
6 4 (0.54%) EdgeSight
6 4 (0.54%) Fluentd
6 4 (0.54%) Graphite
6 4 (0.54%) Salt
6 4 (0.54%) StatsD
6 4 (0.54%) Terraform
6 4 (0.54%) vRealize
6 4 (0.54%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.41%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.41%) Nagios
Vendors
1 213 (28.98%) Oracle
2 115 (15.65%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.67%) Google
4 24 (3.27%) VMware
5 21 (2.86%) IBM
6 20 (2.72%) Red Hat
6 20 (2.72%) ServiceNow
7 17 (2.31%) Sitecore
8 15 (2.04%) HP
9 14 (1.90%) ATG
10 13 (1.77%) SAP
10 13 (1.77%) Splunk
11 12 (1.63%) BMC
11 12 (1.63%) Remedy
12 8 (1.09%) Talend
12 8 (1.09%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.95%) Bluefish Communications
14 6 (0.82%) Dell
14 6 (0.82%) Rackspace
14 6 (0.82%) Twitter
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