Period
to 19 May 2019

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 6 months to 19 May 2019 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
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 40 35
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing Web Services 608 893 806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.12% 5.31% 5.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.85% 17.77% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 600 514
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +11.11% -2.99%
10th Percentile £313 £326 £296
90th Percentile £575 £588 £544
England median daily rate £500 £475 £449
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.85% +2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 13
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +11.52%
10th Percentile £35.63 £38.75 £41.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £74.34
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year +16.13% -9.88% +4.88%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 4,389 5,025 4,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.74% 29.86% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,837 3,171 2,535
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £325 £310 £290
90th Percentile £588 £575 £544
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 92 76
South East median hourly rate £47.69 £43.75 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.01% +1.74% +7.50%
10th Percentile £20.91 £8.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £57.50 £57.50
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +7.89%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Web Services as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 May 2019.

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 6 months to 19 May 2019.

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 6 months to 19 May 2019. 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
Thames Valley -4 259 £450 - 20
Berkshire +11 197 £469 +4.17% 10
Hampshire -25 132 £425 +6.25% 14
Surrey -15 107 £425 -13.92% 11
West Sussex -17 39 £458 -4.69% 2
Buckinghamshire -23 36 £410 -11.35% 3
Kent -6 33 £400 +21.21% 2
Oxfordshire -13 26 £400 -11.11% 8
East Sussex -2 20 £425 +9.68% 2
Middlesex +1 2 £520 +38.67%
M4 Corridor 0 2 - -
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Web Services also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 267 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (30.92%) JavaScript
3 175 (28.78%) Java
4 173 (28.45%) C#
5 164 (26.97%) .NET
6 163 (26.81%) SQL
7 146 (24.01%) XML
8 143 (23.52%) HTML
9 142 (23.36%) REST
10 137 (22.53%) SOAP
11 126 (20.72%) Amazon AWS
12 125 (20.56%) CSS
13 121 (19.90%) TDD
13 121 (19.90%) RESTful
14 118 (19.41%) SQL Server
15 110 (18.09%) Microsoft
16 108 (17.76%) Microsoft Azure
17 107 (17.60%) DevOps
18 100 (16.45%) Scrum
19 97 (15.95%) Test Automation
20 94 (15.46%) Oracle
21 92 (15.13%) Git (software)
22 87 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
23 84 (13.82%) JSON
24 83 (13.65%) OO
24 83 (13.65%) MVC
25 82 (13.49%) .NET Framework
26 74 (12.17%) JIRA
27 73 (12.01%) AngularJS
28 71 (11.68%) Team Foundation Server

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 44 (7.24%) Confluence
2 30 (4.93%) SharePoint
3 25 (4.11%) CMS
4 20 (3.29%) WebSphere
5 18 (2.96%) IIS
5 18 (2.96%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.14%) JBoss
6 13 (2.14%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.97%) Apache
7 12 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.48%) Drupal
11 8 (1.32%) Mule
11 8 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.99%) Liferay
14 5 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.15%) Magento
3 6 (0.99%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (0.99%) Oracle CRM On Demand
3 6 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.49%) assyst
4 3 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 126 (20.72%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (17.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
3 27 (4.44%) SaaS
3 27 (4.44%) Serverless
4 18 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
5 17 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (2.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 17 (2.80%) Office 365
5 17 (2.80%) PaaS
6 14 (2.30%) IaaS
7 13 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.97%) OpenShift
9 11 (1.81%) GitHub
10 10 (1.64%) Amazon Kinesis
11 9 (1.48%) Amazon S3
11 9 (1.48%) Azure Functions
12 7 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (1.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.43%) VPN
2 31 (5.10%) DNS
3 30 (4.93%) Internet
4 27 (4.44%) Firewall
4 27 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 26 (4.28%) Reverse Proxy
6 13 (2.14%) SAN
7 11 (1.81%) NAS
8 10 (1.64%) HTTP
9 7 (1.15%) 4G
9 7 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (0.99%) SSL
11 5 (0.82%) FTP
11 5 (0.82%) Network Security
11 5 (0.82%) NFC
12 4 (0.66%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.49%) LAN
13 3 (0.49%) WAN
14 2 (0.33%) SSH
14 2 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (19.41%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.24%) Relational Database
3 34 (5.59%) MySQL
4 29 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (3.95%) Oracle Database
6 18 (2.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 17 (2.80%) MongoDB
7 17 (2.80%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.97%) DB2
9 10 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.32%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.15%) Pentaho
12 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.82%) DB2 UDB
13 5 (0.82%) SAP BW
13 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 92 (15.13%) Git (software)
2 74 (12.17%) JIRA
3 71 (11.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (8.55%) Selenium
5 51 (8.39%) Jenkins
6 44 (7.24%) Visual Studio
7 39 (6.41%) Subversion
8 35 (5.76%) Cucumber
8 35 (5.76%) Maven
9 27 (4.44%) SoapUI
10 26 (4.28%) JUnit
11 20 (3.29%) Bitbucket
12 19 (3.13%) Eclipse
12 19 (3.13%) TeamCity
13 17 (2.80%) SonarQube
13 17 (2.80%) WebDriver
14 14 (2.30%) NUnit
15 13 (2.14%) Oracle APEX
15 13 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
16 12 (1.97%) SpecFlow
General
1 45 (7.40%) Telecoms
2 44 (7.24%) Finance
3 21 (3.45%) Retail
4 20 (3.29%) Marketing
5 14 (2.30%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.14%) Banking
7 11 (1.81%) Billing
8 8 (1.32%) Back Office
8 8 (1.32%) Publishing
9 7 (1.15%) Electronics
10 6 (0.99%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.99%) Legal
11 5 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.33%) German Language
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Avionics
13 1 (0.16%) Law
13 1 (0.16%) Local Government
13 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 279 (45.89%) Developer
2 112 (18.42%) Architect
3 74 (12.17%) .NET Developer
4 48 (7.89%) C# Developer
5 47 (7.73%) Java Developer
6 44 (7.24%) C# .NET Developer
7 35 (5.76%) Senior Developer
8 32 (5.26%) Analyst
8 32 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 29 (4.77%) Full Stack Developer
10 28 (4.61%) DevOps Engineer
11 27 (4.44%) React Developer
12 25 (4.11%) Software Developer
12 25 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
13 21 (3.45%) Tester
14 20 (3.29%) Test Analyst
15 19 (3.13%) Consultant
15 19 (3.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 16 (2.63%) Angular Developer
16 16 (2.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (26.97%) .NET
2 146 (24.01%) XML
3 143 (23.52%) HTML
4 142 (23.36%) REST
5 137 (22.53%) SOAP
6 125 (20.56%) CSS
7 121 (19.90%) RESTful
8 84 (13.82%) JSON
9 82 (13.49%) .NET Framework
10 73 (12.01%) AngularJS
11 71 (11.68%) ASP.NET
12 68 (11.18%) Entity Framework
13 57 (9.38%) jQuery
14 56 (9.21%) Node.js
15 49 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC
16 46 (7.57%) ASP.NET Web API
17 41 (6.74%) Spring
18 38 (6.25%) .NET Core
19 37 (6.09%) HTML5
20 36 (5.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.41%) User Experience
2 28 (4.61%) Public Cloud
3 21 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (2.96%) Replication
5 17 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.47%) Algorithms
7 15 (2.47%) Microsoft Licensing
8 14 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (2.30%) Data Centre
9 12 (1.97%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.81%) CMDB
10 11 (1.81%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.64%) Life Science
11 10 (1.64%) Mainframe
12 9 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.48%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.32%) Driving Licence
14 7 (1.15%) iPad
14 7 (1.15%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 67 (11.02%) Linux
2 63 (10.36%) Windows
3 25 (4.11%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.95%) Unix
5 15 (2.47%) Android
6 12 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.48%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.15%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.99%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.82%) Solaris
11 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.33%) CentOS
12 2 (0.33%) Debian
13 1 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.16%) Fedora
13 1 (0.16%) HPUX
13 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (19.90%) TDD
3 107 (17.60%) DevOps
4 100 (16.45%) Scrum
5 97 (15.95%) Test Automation
6 87 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
7 83 (13.65%) MVC
7 83 (13.65%) OO
8 63 (10.36%) BDD
9 61 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
10 54 (8.88%) Software Engineering
11 53 (8.72%) SOA
12 52 (8.55%) ITIL
13 48 (7.89%) Web Development
14 43 (7.07%) OOP
14 43 (7.07%) SOLID
14 43 (7.07%) Unit Testing
15 42 (6.91%) Microservices
16 40 (6.58%) E-Commerce
17 39 (6.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 188 (30.92%) JavaScript
2 175 (28.78%) Java
3 173 (28.45%) C#
4 163 (26.81%) SQL
5 58 (9.54%) PowerShell
6 35 (5.76%) Python
7 31 (5.10%) PL/SQL
8 26 (4.28%) PHP
9 25 (4.11%) TypeScript
10 23 (3.78%) C
10 23 (3.78%) T-SQL
11 22 (3.62%) Java 8
12 18 (2.96%) Groovy
13 14 (2.30%) Bash Shell
13 14 (2.30%) C++
13 14 (2.30%) Scala
14 12 (1.97%) ABAP
15 9 (1.48%) Perl
16 7 (1.15%) ES6
16 7 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 66 (10.86%) Degree
2 52 (8.55%) Security Cleared
3 39 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (2.80%) ISEB
7 16 (2.63%) ISTQB
8 13 (2.14%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (1.32%) CISSP
10 7 (1.15%) Master's Degree
10 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.99%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.99%) PMP
12 5 (0.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (0.82%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.82%) CISA
12 5 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.82%) CISM
12 5 (0.82%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.55%) QA
2 11 (1.81%) SLA
3 8 (1.32%) GDPR
4 7 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.82%) ISAE 3402
6 5 (0.82%) ISO 22301
6 5 (0.82%) ISO 31000
6 5 (0.82%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 5 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.49%) GxP
8 2 (0.33%) COBIT
9 1 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.16%) PMO
9 1 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 46 (7.57%) Docker
2 35 (5.76%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.82%) ISA Server
4 5 (0.82%) RACF
4 5 (0.82%) vSphere
5 4 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.33%) HDFS
6 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.16%) Firmware
7 1 (0.16%) Snort
7 1 (0.16%) Squid
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) zsh
Systems Management
1 37 (6.09%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.78%) Amdocs OSS
3 16 (2.63%) Puppet
4 15 (2.47%) Ansible
5 12 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
6 11 (1.81%) HP ALM
7 8 (1.32%) Kibana
7 8 (1.32%) Terraform
8 5 (0.82%) Grafana
8 5 (0.82%) IBM Guardium
8 5 (0.82%) Nessus
8 5 (0.82%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 4 (0.66%) nmon
9 4 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.49%) Marathon
11 2 (0.33%) Oozie
11 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 110 (18.09%) Microsoft
2 94 (15.46%) Oracle
3 35 (5.76%) SAP
4 32 (5.26%) Google
4 32 (5.26%) IBM
5 30 (4.93%) Atlassian
6 27 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (3.78%) Cramer
8 22 (3.62%) Red Hat
9 17 (2.80%) VMware
10 14 (2.30%) Adobe
10 14 (2.30%) Cisco
10 14 (2.30%) HP
11 11 (1.81%) Telerik
12 9 (1.48%) Nokia
13 8 (1.32%) MuleSoft
13 8 (1.32%) Okta
13 8 (1.32%) Remedy
13 8 (1.32%) Workday
14 7 (1.15%) WSO2