The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for WSDL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSDL over the 3 months to 28 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 Description Language (WSDL)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 250 227
Rank change year-on-year +24 -23  
Contract jobs citing WSDL 17 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.21% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.81% 0.79% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 20
Median daily rate £445 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.30% +9.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £402 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £483 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

WSDL 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 2109 2395 2371
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.29% 26.68% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1535 1502
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 56 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing WSDL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for WSDL in the South East

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSDL in the South East

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSDL in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSDL in the South East

WSDL
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 WSDL in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSDL in the South East

WSDL
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 WSDL within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Buckinghamshire -14 7 - -
Berkshire - 4 £475 -
West Sussex - 3 £440 -
Hampshire -5 2 £431 -7.25%
Surrey - 1 - -
WSDL
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 20 (80.00%) SOAP
2 13 (52.00%) XML
3 11 (44.00%) Web Services
3 11 (44.00%) HTML
4 10 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 10 (40.00%) Finance
4 10 (40.00%) JSON
5 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (36.00%) REST
5 9 (36.00%) XSD
6 8 (32.00%) Oracle
7 7 (28.00%) Java
7 7 (28.00%) SOA
8 6 (24.00%) Data Architecture
8 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
8 6 (24.00%) IT Strategy
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (20.00%) API Development
9 5 (20.00%) Spring
9 5 (20.00%) Migration
10 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (16.00%) RDBMS
10 4 (16.00%) IBM
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.00%) XML Messaging
10 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (16.00%) Data Security
10 4 (16.00%) ETL
10 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (16.00%) CSS

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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 5 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (12.00%) FileNet
4 2 (8.00%) JBoss
4 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (4.00%) SMS
1 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.00%) DB2
2 4 (16.00%) RDBMS
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) ERwin
2 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.00%) JIRA
2 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (12.00%) XMLSpy
3 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.00%) Checkstyle
3 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.00%) FindBugs
3 1 (4.00%) Gradle
3 1 (4.00%) JUnit
3 1 (4.00%) Maven
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Data Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
3 3 (12.00%) ETL Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Designer
3 3 (12.00%) XML Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Netezza Architect
4 2 (8.00%) SOA Designer
4 2 (8.00%) SOA Solution Designer
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Teradata Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (80.00%) SOAP
2 13 (52.00%) XML
3 11 (44.00%) HTML
3 11 (44.00%) Web Services
4 10 (40.00%) JSON
5 9 (36.00%) REST
5 9 (36.00%) XSD
6 5 (20.00%) Spring
7 4 (16.00%) CSS
7 4 (16.00%) Node.js
7 4 (16.00%) OAuth
7 4 (16.00%) RESTful
7 4 (16.00%) Spring Boot
7 4 (16.00%) Swagger
7 4 (16.00%) XML Messaging
7 4 (16.00%) XSLT
8 3 (12.00%) HTML5
8 3 (12.00%) Visualforce
8 3 (12.00%) XSL
9 2 (8.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) EMV
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) SOA
4 6 (24.00%) Data Architecture
4 6 (24.00%) IT Strategy
5 5 (20.00%) API Development
5 5 (20.00%) Migration
6 4 (16.00%) Business Continuity
6 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.00%) Data Integration
6 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (16.00%) Data Security
6 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (16.00%) ETL
6 4 (16.00%) Logical Data Model
6 4 (16.00%) Microservices
6 4 (16.00%) Physical Data Model
7 3 (12.00%) Data Management
7 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Content Management
7 3 (12.00%) Loose Coupling
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) Apex Code
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) IBM
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Cognos
3 3 (12.00%) Informatica
3 3 (12.00%) Netezza
3 3 (12.00%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (12.00%) Teradata
4 1 (4.00%) Apigee
4 1 (4.00%) MuleSoft
4 1 (4.00%) TEOCO