Period
to 17 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 January 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 West
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 41 48
Rank change year-on-year -20 +7 -7
Contract jobs citing Web Services 240 241 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.77% 4.57% 4.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.25% 17.45% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 144 155
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £335 £300 £263
90th Percentile £608 £563 £563
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
South West median hourly rate £61.50 £47.50 £23.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.47% +101.91% -58.73%
10th Percentile £36.60 £43.25 £21.45
90th Percentile £69.00 £49.75 £46.11
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% +4.12% +6.25%

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 West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,811 1,381 1,463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.43% 26.20% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,206 875 1,044
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £600 £563 £538
England median daily rate £494 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 14 29
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £27.90 £27.65 £18.64
90th Percentile £64.75 £52.63 £43.05
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in the South West

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in the South West

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in the South West over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in the South West

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in the South West

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in the South West over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Web Services in the South West

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Bristol -3 91 £450 +12.50% 48
Wiltshire +15 82 £550 +49.15% 15
Gloucestershire -14 27 £525 - 20
Devon -25 20 £370 -8.64% 18
Dorset -3 9 £425 -0.58% 13
Somerset -24 8 £400 -3.03% 13
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 West region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 124 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (46.67%) Java
3 88 (36.67%) SQL
4 86 (35.83%) Security Cleared
5 82 (34.17%) SOAP
6 77 (32.08%) JavaScript
7 64 (26.67%) XML
7 64 (26.67%) REST
8 63 (26.25%) Test Automation
9 61 (25.42%) C#
10 60 (25.00%) HTML
10 60 (25.00%) JSON
11 59 (24.58%) SC Cleared
12 55 (22.92%) Finance
13 54 (22.50%) Scrum
13 54 (22.50%) Linux
14 51 (21.25%) .NET
15 49 (20.42%) CSS
15 49 (20.42%) Analytical Skills
16 48 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
16 48 (20.00%) Microsoft
16 48 (20.00%) Software Engineering
17 45 (18.75%) Oracle
18 44 (18.33%) SQL Server
19 41 (17.08%) Python
20 39 (16.25%) Banking
20 39 (16.25%) RESTful
21 37 (15.42%) C
22 36 (15.00%) jQuery
22 36 (15.00%) Continuous Integration

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 16 (6.67%) JBoss
2 11 (4.58%) Tomcat
2 11 (4.58%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.33%) IIS
4 6 (2.50%) CMS
5 5 (2.08%) Apache
5 5 (2.08%) Apache Solr
5 5 (2.08%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.08%) ColdFusion
5 5 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.25%) Confluence
7 2 (0.83%) Drupal
7 2 (0.83%) Mule
7 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.17%) Teamcenter
2 8 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.83%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.42%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 48 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (7.08%) SaaS
4 11 (4.58%) GitHub
5 8 (3.33%) Boomi
5 8 (3.33%) iPaaS
5 8 (3.33%) PaaS
6 5 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (2.08%) IaaS
7 4 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.83%) Apigee
9 2 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.83%) Google Play
9 2 (0.83%) Serverless
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.42%) Datadog
10 1 (0.42%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.08%) Internet
2 3 (1.25%) HTTP
3 2 (0.83%) Network Security
4 1 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.42%) DNS
4 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.42%) Intranet
4 1 (0.42%) IPv6
4 1 (0.42%) LAN
4 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 18 (7.50%) RDBMS
4 15 (6.25%) MySQL
5 6 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.08%) DB2
7 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.83%) Big Data
9 2 (0.83%) GIS
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.83%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 35 (14.58%) Jenkins
2 29 (12.08%) Visual Studio
3 28 (11.67%) Maven
4 24 (10.00%) Selenium
5 22 (9.17%) JIRA
6 21 (8.75%) Git (software)
6 21 (8.75%) JMeter
6 21 (8.75%) JUnit
7 16 (6.67%) SoapUI
8 10 (4.17%) Cucumber
8 10 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (3.75%) Eclipse
10 8 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (3.33%) Rational Team Concert
10 8 (3.33%) SpecFlow
11 7 (2.92%) HP UFT
12 6 (2.50%) Ant
12 6 (2.50%) CruiseControl
12 6 (2.50%) Hudson
12 6 (2.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 55 (22.92%) Finance
2 39 (16.25%) Banking
3 7 (2.92%) Retail
4 6 (2.50%) Games
4 6 (2.50%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.25%) Legal
5 3 (1.25%) Marketing
6 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.42%) Billing
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Law
6 1 (0.42%) Local Government
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Military
6 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 110 (45.83%) Developer
2 56 (23.33%) Architect
3 52 (21.67%) Java Developer
4 32 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
5 24 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 22 (9.17%) Analyst
7 15 (6.25%) Applications Architect
8 14 (5.83%) Automation Tester
8 14 (5.83%) Tester
9 13 (5.42%) Test Analyst
10 12 (5.00%) Senior Developer
11 11 (4.58%) C# Developer
12 9 (3.75%) ASP.NET Developer
12 9 (3.75%) Lead Architect
12 9 (3.75%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
14 7 (2.92%) Agile Developer
14 7 (2.92%) Automation Test Analyst
14 7 (2.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 7 (2.92%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (34.17%) SOAP
2 64 (26.67%) REST
2 64 (26.67%) XML
3 60 (25.00%) HTML
3 60 (25.00%) JSON
4 51 (21.25%) .NET
5 49 (20.42%) CSS
6 39 (16.25%) RESTful
7 36 (15.00%) jQuery
8 33 (13.75%) JSP
9 28 (11.67%) ASP.NET
10 27 (11.25%) AngularJS
11 26 (10.83%) J2EE
12 24 (10.00%) HTML5
13 23 (9.58%) .NET Framework
13 23 (9.58%) Hibernate
13 23 (9.58%) Middleware
14 19 (7.92%) Spring
14 19 (7.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 18 (7.50%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (20.42%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.50%) User Experience
5 5 (2.08%) DataPower
6 4 (1.67%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.67%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.67%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.25%) CMDB
7 3 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.83%) Clustering
8 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.83%) NHS
9 1 (0.42%) CESG
9 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.42%) LIMS
9 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.42%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 54 (22.50%) Linux
2 25 (10.42%) Windows
3 11 (4.58%) Unix
4 9 (3.75%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.83%) Android
6 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.83%) MVS
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.42%) AIX
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (26.25%) Test Automation
3 54 (22.50%) Scrum
4 48 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 36 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (14.58%) DevOps
7 32 (13.33%) TDD
8 31 (12.92%) Microservices
9 30 (12.50%) Information Security
9 30 (12.50%) OO
9 30 (12.50%) TOGAF
10 29 (12.08%) Waterfall
11 28 (11.67%) Critical Thinking
11 28 (11.67%) DSDM
11 28 (11.67%) Enterprise Architecture
12 27 (11.25%) MVC
13 25 (10.42%) UML
14 21 (8.75%) SDLC
14 21 (8.75%) Unit Testing
14 21 (8.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 112 (46.67%) Java
2 88 (36.67%) SQL
3 77 (32.08%) JavaScript
4 61 (25.42%) C#
5 41 (17.08%) Python
6 37 (15.42%) C
7 33 (13.75%) C++
8 30 (12.50%) PowerShell
9 14 (5.83%) Bash Shell
10 11 (4.58%) T-SQL
11 10 (4.17%) PL/SQL
12 9 (3.75%) PHP
12 9 (3.75%) VB
13 6 (2.50%) Java 8
14 5 (2.08%) VBScript
15 2 (0.83%) ABAP
15 2 (0.83%) Perl
15 2 (0.83%) SAPscript
15 2 (0.83%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.42%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 86 (35.83%) Security Cleared
2 59 (24.58%) SC Cleared
3 35 (14.58%) DV Cleared
4 11 (4.58%) Degree
5 4 (1.67%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.42%) APMP
8 1 (0.42%) CCNA
8 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.42%) PMP
8 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.67%) HMG Infosec
1 28 (11.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 28 (11.67%) JSP 440
2 8 (3.33%) QA
3 5 (2.08%) HL7
4 2 (0.83%) GDPR
4 2 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.42%) PMO
5 1 (0.42%) PSD2
5 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (7.08%) Docker
2 14 (5.83%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.83%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.83%) vSphere
4 2 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (5.42%) Single Sign-On
2 12 (5.00%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.92%) HP ALM
4 6 (2.50%) Terraform
5 3 (1.25%) CA Service Virtualization
5 3 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.83%) Ansible
6 2 (0.83%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.83%) Kibana
6 2 (0.83%) logstash
6 2 (0.83%) Puppet
6 2 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.42%) Control-M
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.42%) Packer
7 1 (0.42%) Suricata
Vendors
1 48 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (18.75%) Oracle
3 8 (3.33%) Dell
3 8 (3.33%) HP
4 7 (2.92%) Atlassian
4 7 (2.92%) Google
5 6 (2.50%) SAP
5 6 (2.50%) VMware
6 5 (2.08%) Adobe
6 5 (2.08%) Perforce
7 3 (1.25%) CA
7 3 (1.25%) IBM
7 3 (1.25%) Micro Focus
7 3 (1.25%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.25%) Twitter
8 2 (0.83%) Apple
8 2 (0.83%) ESRI
8 2 (0.83%) NetIQ
8 2 (0.83%) Temenos
8 2 (0.83%) Xamarin