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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services
England / South West
Rank 33 44 38
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 134 119 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.21% 4.10% 4.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.16% 16.76% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 72 93
Median daily rate £403 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £300 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +6.41% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 9
Median hourly rate £41.00 £57.00 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.07% +76.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £57.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.68% +62.85%  

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 West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 738 710 759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.67% 24.47% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 472 495
Median daily rate £393 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Services in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 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
Bristol +11 30 £438 +16.66% 15
Gloucestershire +4 27 £425 +13.33% 11
Wiltshire +12 20 £355 +5.18% 8
Devon -7 18 £303 -6.92% 4
Somerset -5 16 £289 -32.00% 8
Dorset +5 1 - - 4
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 135 (56.49%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (53.14%) Java
3 79 (33.05%) JavaScript
4 75 (31.38%) Security Cleared
5 74 (30.96%) SOAP
6 67 (28.03%) SQL
7 65 (27.20%) REST
8 63 (26.36%) XML
9 62 (25.94%) Oracle
9 62 (25.94%) HTML
10 58 (24.27%) Scrum
11 56 (23.43%) .NET
12 55 (23.01%) CSS
13 54 (22.59%) J2EE
14 43 (17.99%) C#
14 43 (17.99%) Spring
15 41 (17.15%) SC Cleared
16 39 (16.32%) RESTful
17 38 (15.90%) Hibernate
18 37 (15.48%) TDD
19 36 (15.06%) MVC
20 35 (14.64%) BDD
20 35 (14.64%) Jenkins
21 34 (14.23%) Selenium
22 33 (13.81%) WebLogic
23 32 (13.39%) ASP.NET
24 31 (12.97%) DV Cleared
24 31 (12.97%) AngularJS
25 30 (12.55%) Git (software)
25 30 (12.55%) Amazon AWS

Web Services
Top Related 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 33 (13.81%) WebLogic
2 25 (10.46%) JBoss
3 24 (10.04%) WebSphere
4 18 (7.53%) Apache
5 12 (5.02%) CMS
5 12 (5.02%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (4.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (3.35%) IIS
8 7 (2.93%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.51%) WebSphere Portal
10 4 (1.67%) Confluence
10 4 (1.67%) GeoServer
10 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.84%) ATG Dynamo
11 2 (0.84%) Drupal
11 2 (0.84%) Moodle
11 2 (0.84%) Mule
11 2 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.42%) nginx
12 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.26%) MS Project
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.55%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.26%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.26%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.26%) IaaS
4 3 (1.26%) Route 53
5 1 (0.42%) GitHub
5 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.37%) Internet
2 10 (4.18%) Firewall
3 8 (3.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (2.09%) PuTTY
4 5 (2.09%) WinSCP
5 4 (1.67%) DNS
5 4 (1.67%) HTTP
5 4 (1.67%) LAN
5 4 (1.67%) Network Security
5 4 (1.67%) WAN
6 3 (1.26%) SSH
6 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.26%) WebEx
7 2 (0.84%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.84%) VPN
7 2 (0.84%) Wireless
8 1 (0.42%) AMQP
8 1 (0.42%) LDAP
8 1 (0.42%) SMTP
8 1 (0.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.28%) Oracle Database
3 13 (5.44%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.02%) Endeca
4 12 (5.02%) Oracle Database 10g
4 12 (5.02%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (3.77%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.77%) MySQL
5 9 (3.77%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.35%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (2.09%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.67%) DB2
9 4 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.26%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (14.64%) Jenkins
2 34 (14.23%) Selenium
3 30 (12.55%) Git (software)
4 20 (8.37%) JUnit
5 19 (7.95%) Cucumber
5 19 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (7.53%) Maven
7 17 (7.11%) Ant
7 17 (7.11%) Eclipse
7 17 (7.11%) WebDriver
8 16 (6.69%) JIRA
8 16 (6.69%) TeamCity
9 12 (5.02%) Oracle APEX
9 12 (5.02%) SpecFlow
10 11 (4.60%) Subversion
11 10 (4.18%) HP UFT
12 9 (3.77%) SoapUI
13 7 (2.93%) Gradle
13 7 (2.93%) Toad
14 6 (2.51%) IntelliJ
General
1 25 (10.46%) Finance
2 14 (5.86%) Banking
3 10 (4.18%) Marketing
3 10 (4.18%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.35%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.93%) Electronics
6 2 (0.84%) Advertising
6 2 (0.84%) Retail
7 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 140 (58.58%) Developer
2 65 (27.20%) Java Developer
3 25 (10.46%) Architect
4 24 (10.04%) .NET Developer
5 21 (8.79%) Tester
6 19 (7.95%) C# Developer
7 18 (7.53%) Consultant
8 16 (6.69%) Software Developer
9 15 (6.28%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (5.86%) Automation Tester
10 14 (5.86%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 12 (5.02%) .NET Software Developer
12 12 (5.02%) C# Software Developer
12 12 (5.02%) Senior Developer
13 9 (3.77%) Analyst
13 9 (3.77%) Applications Developer
13 9 (3.77%) ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 8 (3.35%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (30.96%) SOAP
2 65 (27.20%) REST
3 63 (26.36%) XML
4 62 (25.94%) HTML
5 56 (23.43%) .NET
6 55 (23.01%) CSS
7 54 (22.59%) J2EE
8 43 (17.99%) Spring
9 39 (16.32%) RESTful
10 38 (15.90%) Hibernate
11 32 (13.39%) ASP.NET
12 31 (12.97%) AngularJS
13 28 (11.72%) XSLT
14 26 (10.88%) jQuery
15 24 (10.04%) JMS
16 23 (9.62%) Struts
17 22 (9.21%) EJB
17 22 (9.21%) WCF
18 21 (8.79%) Ajax
18 21 (8.79%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.69%) iPad
2 14 (5.86%) User Experience
3 12 (5.02%) Virtual Team
4 11 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.18%) N-Tier
6 6 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.09%) PKI
7 5 (2.09%) RIA
7 5 (2.09%) Web 2.0
8 4 (1.67%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.84%) W3C
11 1 (0.42%) Clustering
11 1 (0.42%) CMDB
11 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.42%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.13%) Linux
2 25 (10.46%) Windows
3 16 (6.69%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (6.28%) Unix
5 8 (3.35%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.93%) Android
6 7 (2.93%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.42%) Debian
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (56.49%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (24.27%) Scrum
3 37 (15.48%) TDD
4 36 (15.06%) MVC
5 35 (14.64%) BDD
6 30 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (9.62%) DevOps
8 22 (9.21%) E-Commerce
9 20 (8.37%) Software Engineering
10 19 (7.95%) High Availability
10 19 (7.95%) Web Development
11 18 (7.53%) Content Management
12 17 (7.11%) SDLC
13 16 (6.69%) Microservices
13 16 (6.69%) Unit Testing
14 15 (6.28%) Performance Testing
14 15 (6.28%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (6.28%) Software Testing
15 14 (5.86%) Load Testing
15 14 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (53.14%) Java
2 79 (33.05%) JavaScript
3 67 (28.03%) SQL
4 43 (17.99%) C#
5 23 (9.62%) C
6 20 (8.37%) PL/SQL
7 15 (6.28%) Ruby
8 11 (4.60%) Python
9 8 (3.35%) PHP
9 8 (3.35%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.35%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.51%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.09%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.09%) F#
12 4 (1.67%) XPath
13 3 (1.26%) VB
14 2 (0.84%) C++
14 2 (0.84%) Perl
14 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (31.38%) Security Cleared
2 41 (17.15%) SC Cleared
3 31 (12.97%) DV Cleared
4 15 (6.28%) ISEB
5 8 (3.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (3.35%) ISTQB
6 5 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.67%) CHECK Team Member
7 4 (1.67%) CISM
7 4 (1.67%) CREST Certified
7 4 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.84%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.84%) CISMP
8 2 (0.84%) CISSP
8 2 (0.84%) Degree
8 2 (0.84%) GSEC
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.88%) QA
2 6 (2.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.84%) COBIT
3 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.84%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (6.69%) Docker
2 8 (3.35%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.09%) Snort
3 5 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.09%) vSphere
4 3 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.42%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (5.02%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (4.18%) Ansible
3 8 (3.35%) vRealize
4 5 (2.09%) Puppet
4 5 (2.09%) SCCM
5 4 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.67%) Terraform
6 2 (0.84%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 62 (25.94%) Oracle
2 26 (10.88%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.79%) ATG
4 15 (6.28%) Red Hat
5 10 (4.18%) HP
6 9 (3.77%) VMware
7 7 (2.93%) IBM
7 7 (2.93%) SAP
8 6 (2.51%) Citrix
8 6 (2.51%) Google
9 5 (2.09%) Sourcefire
9 5 (2.09%) webMethods
10 2 (0.84%) Cisco
10 2 (0.84%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.84%) Sencha
11 1 (0.42%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.42%) Facebook
11 1 (0.42%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.42%) Xamarin
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £540 - £560 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago