Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 2018 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 32 40
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 +6
Contract jobs citing Web Services 923 898 851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.41% 5.62% 4.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.05% 20.54% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 566 621
South East median daily rate £450 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.71% +11.84%
10th Percentile £327 £299 £313
90th Percentile £575 £538 £565
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 26
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +34.62%
10th Percentile £31.40 £41.28 £32.88
90th Percentile £51.50 £74.09 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% +13.79%

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 5,412 4,371 4,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.73% 27.33% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,468 2,672 3,181
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £312 £291 £275
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 85 116
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.74 £13.10 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.63 £56.10 £54.13
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.54% +8.00% +4.17%

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018. 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 -4 343 £439 +7.01% 116
Surrey -8 229 £492 +15.76% 26
Hampshire +3 223 £413 +4.43% 49
Berkshire -10 154 £400 - 55
Oxfordshire +2 101 £450 - 42
Buckinghamshire -3 88 £440 +25.71% 19
West Sussex +8 76 £480 +2.67% 13
East Sussex -8 22 £425 +25.93% 16
Middlesex +5 11 £375 +38.89% 2
Kent -33 9 £420 +24.44% 9
M4 Corridor - 8 - -
Sussex - 1 £438 -
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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.

1 392 (42.47%) Java
2 383 (41.50%) Agile Software Development
3 310 (33.59%) REST
4 285 (30.88%) JavaScript
5 259 (28.06%) Git (software)
6 258 (27.95%) Oracle
7 253 (27.41%) Jenkins
8 251 (27.19%) HTML
9 238 (25.79%) Linux
10 232 (25.14%) RESTful
11 230 (24.92%) SQL
12 213 (23.08%) CSS
13 202 (21.89%) SOAP
14 191 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
15 186 (20.15%) .NET
16 182 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
17 163 (17.66%) Test Automation
18 162 (17.55%) Spring
19 161 (17.44%) SQL Server
20 158 (17.12%) C#
20 158 (17.12%) Scrum
21 156 (16.90%) DevOps
22 154 (16.68%) Microsoft
23 150 (16.25%) TDD
24 148 (16.03%) XML
25 143 (15.49%) Python
26 139 (15.06%) Web Development
27 134 (14.52%) Finance
28 133 (14.41%) Unit Testing
29 122 (13.22%) Relational Database

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 64 (6.93%) Confluence
2 53 (5.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 46 (4.98%) Tomcat
4 37 (4.01%) WebLogic
5 35 (3.79%) WebSphere
6 25 (2.71%) IIS
6 25 (2.71%) JBoss
7 22 (2.38%) Apache
8 20 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
9 19 (2.06%) Apache Spark
9 19 (2.06%) CMS
9 19 (2.06%) Liferay
10 18 (1.95%) GlassFish
10 18 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
13 12 (1.30%) OpenStack
13 12 (1.30%) SharePoint
14 10 (1.08%) GemFire
14 10 (1.08%) MQSeries
Applications
1 24 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.22%) InVision
4 2 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.22%) UXPin
5 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.63%) Oracle General Ledger
2 15 (1.63%) Oracle Receivables
3 10 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.76%) Magento
5 7 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
9 2 (0.22%) TIBCO iProcess
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 191 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (5.96%) Serverless
4 25 (2.71%) Office 365
5 23 (2.49%) SaaS
6 19 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (2.06%) OpenShift
7 17 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (1.73%) GitHub
9 14 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 12 (1.30%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.19%) PaaS
12 9 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.98%) Boomi
13 8 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.87%) IaaS
14 7 (0.76%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.12%) HTTP
2 29 (3.14%) DNS
3 24 (2.60%) PuTTY
3 24 (2.60%) WinSCP
4 22 (2.38%) Internet
4 22 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 20 (2.17%) Firewall
6 17 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
7 15 (1.63%) DHCP
8 14 (1.52%) VPN
9 13 (1.41%) Kerberos
10 9 (0.98%) DOCSIS
10 9 (0.98%) SAN
11 7 (0.76%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.76%) MPLS
11 7 (0.76%) SSL
11 7 (0.76%) Wireless
12 6 (0.65%) LAN
12 6 (0.65%) SMTP
12 6 (0.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 122 (13.22%) Relational Database
3 98 (10.62%) Oracle Database
4 55 (5.96%) MySQL
5 52 (5.63%) Redis
6 51 (5.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 49 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
8 46 (4.98%) MongoDB
9 43 (4.66%) NoSQL
9 43 (4.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 35 (3.79%) Big Data
11 34 (3.68%) RDBMS
12 32 (3.47%) SQL Server 2016
13 28 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
14 25 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
15 23 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
16 18 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
17 17 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
18 16 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 259 (28.06%) Git (software)
2 253 (27.41%) Jenkins
3 112 (12.13%) JIRA
4 98 (10.62%) Selenium
5 81 (8.78%) SoapUI
6 71 (7.69%) Maven
7 57 (6.18%) Eclipse
7 57 (6.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 41 (4.44%) Cucumber
8 41 (4.44%) JUnit
8 41 (4.44%) Subversion
9 37 (4.01%) Babel
9 37 (4.01%) webpack
10 36 (3.90%) Oracle APEX
11 35 (3.79%) Mocha
11 35 (3.79%) Visual Studio
12 34 (3.68%) Ant
12 34 (3.68%) SpecFlow
13 33 (3.58%) Gerrit
13 33 (3.58%) Sinon.JS
General
1 134 (14.52%) Finance
2 23 (2.49%) Publishing
3 20 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.06%) Retail
5 15 (1.63%) Banking
6 11 (1.19%) Games
7 10 (1.08%) General Ledger
7 10 (1.08%) Marketing
8 7 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.65%) Billing
9 6 (0.65%) Legal
10 5 (0.54%) Law
11 4 (0.43%) Advertising
11 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.33%) Back Office
12 3 (0.33%) Electronics
13 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
14 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 511 (55.36%) Developer
2 167 (18.09%) Java Developer
3 71 (7.69%) Architect
4 66 (7.15%) Python Developer
5 65 (7.04%) Analyst
6 63 (6.83%) Django Developer
6 63 (6.83%) Python/Django Developer
7 60 (6.50%) .NET Developer
8 57 (6.18%) Senior Developer
9 45 (4.88%) Full Stack Developer
10 44 (4.77%) C# Developer
11 42 (4.55%) React Developer
12 37 (4.01%) Node.js Developer
12 37 (4.01%) Software Engineer
13 36 (3.90%) Senior Java Developer
14 35 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
15 33 (3.58%) Test Analyst
16 32 (3.47%) Java Engineer
16 32 (3.47%) Tester
17 31 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (33.59%) REST
2 251 (27.19%) HTML
3 232 (25.14%) RESTful
4 213 (23.08%) CSS
5 202 (21.89%) SOAP
6 186 (20.15%) .NET
7 162 (17.55%) Spring
8 148 (16.03%) XML
9 113 (12.24%) AngularJS
10 108 (11.70%) JMS
11 92 (9.97%) Spring Boot
12 89 (9.64%) Node.js
13 86 (9.32%) Hibernate
14 84 (9.10%) JSON
15 83 (8.99%) HTML5
16 72 (7.80%) React
17 71 (7.69%) ASP.NET
18 68 (7.37%) jQuery
19 66 (7.15%) Django
20 62 (6.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.39%) User Experience
2 47 (5.09%) Enterprise Software
3 41 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 41 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 25 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.19%) iPad
9 10 (1.08%) Clustering
10 8 (0.87%) Data Centre
10 8 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.76%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.76%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.76%) CMDB
11 7 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.76%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.76%) NHS
11 7 (0.76%) Thin Client
11 7 (0.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 238 (25.79%) Linux
2 103 (11.16%) Windows
3 73 (7.91%) Unix
4 67 (7.26%) Windows Server
5 52 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (4.23%) Apple iOS
7 31 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (2.28%) Windows 10
9 18 (1.95%) Mac OS
10 15 (1.63%) Android
11 11 (1.19%) CentOS
12 7 (0.76%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.54%) Solaris
14 5 (0.54%) SUSE
14 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.22%) AIX
17 1 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (41.50%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
3 163 (17.66%) Test Automation
4 158 (17.12%) Scrum
5 156 (16.90%) DevOps
6 150 (16.25%) TDD
7 139 (15.06%) Web Development
8 133 (14.41%) Unit Testing
9 121 (13.11%) MVC
10 110 (11.92%) Microservices
11 109 (11.81%) BDD
12 104 (11.27%) SOA
13 97 (10.51%) Workflow
14 92 (9.97%) SDLC
15 86 (9.32%) Continuous Delivery
16 84 (9.10%) Kanban
17 83 (8.99%) OO
17 83 (8.99%) Software Engineering
18 74 (8.02%) Continuous Improvement
19 72 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 392 (42.47%) Java
2 285 (30.88%) JavaScript
3 230 (24.92%) SQL
4 158 (17.12%) C#
5 143 (15.49%) Python
6 63 (6.83%) Java 8
7 62 (6.72%) PL/SQL
8 49 (5.31%) Scala
9 43 (4.66%) PowerShell
10 39 (4.23%) TypeScript
11 35 (3.79%) Groovy
12 34 (3.68%) Bash Shell
12 34 (3.68%) Ruby
13 33 (3.58%) ES6
14 29 (3.14%) F#
15 24 (2.60%) C++
16 20 (2.17%) Go
17 18 (1.95%) C
18 17 (1.84%) Shell Script
19 16 (1.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (8.02%) Degree
2 66 (7.15%) Security Cleared
3 58 (6.28%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.82%) ISEB
5 23 (2.49%) ISEB Practitioner
5 23 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.73%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.54%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.54%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.54%) PMP
13 4 (0.43%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.33%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (9.21%) QA
2 28 (3.03%) GDPR
3 19 (2.06%) PMO
4 12 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.65%) NIST 800
5 6 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.54%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) GCP
7 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 97 (10.51%) Docker
2 36 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.71%) vSphere
4 17 (1.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 17 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (1.41%) HDFS
7 12 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.98%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.22%) NFS
11 2 (0.22%) XenApp
12 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 56 (6.07%) Ansible
2 49 (5.31%) Puppet
3 46 (4.98%) HP ALM
4 34 (3.68%) SCCM
5 30 (3.25%) Kubernetes
5 30 (3.25%) Terraform
6 24 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
9 9 (0.98%) SCOM
10 8 (0.87%) NetBackup
10 8 (0.87%) Oozie
11 6 (0.65%) vRealize
12 5 (0.54%) Nagios
12 5 (0.54%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.54%) WSUS
13 3 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.33%) Salt
14 2 (0.22%) Packer
14 2 (0.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 258 (27.95%) Oracle
2 154 (16.68%) Microsoft
3 49 (5.31%) HP
4 45 (4.88%) Red Hat
5 42 (4.55%) VMware
6 34 (3.68%) Atlassian
7 32 (3.47%) Software AG
8 31 (3.36%) webMethods
9 26 (2.82%) Google
10 22 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (2.28%) Hortonworks
12 19 (2.06%) Apple
13 18 (1.95%) IBM
14 16 (1.73%) ServiceNow
15 15 (1.63%) Cloudera
15 15 (1.63%) Remedy
16 13 (1.41%) SAP
17 12 (1.30%) Citrix
17 12 (1.30%) SolarWinds
18 11 (1.19%) Sitecore