Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 72 47
Rank change year-on-year +18 -25 -7
Contract jobs citing Web Services 262 171 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.13% 3.11% 4.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.07% 11.44% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 118 142
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £325 £309 £305
90th Percentile £625 £570 £557
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
South West median hourly rate £50.46 £54.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.56% +31.71% -23.36%
England median hourly rate £48.42 £42.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year +13.93% +1.80% -1.76%

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 1,535 1,495 1,474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.20% 27.21% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,034 989 921
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £278
90th Percentile £619 £563 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 40
South West median hourly rate £44.00 £44.75 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +2.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £22.40 £35.25 £31.25
90th Percentile £54.13 £51.75 £54.13
England median hourly rate £44.92 £41.57 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.05% +3.93% +8.84%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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 +30 88 £450 +5.88% 25
Wiltshire +7 73 £519 +22.06% 13
Somerset +14 31 £495 +8.79% 9
Devon -5 30 £400 +1.91% 8
Gloucestershire -24 26 £450 -14.29% 12
Dorset -3 4 £413 - 19
Cornwall - 2 £400 - 2
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 107 (40.84%) Java
2 106 (40.46%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (34.35%) JavaScript
4 87 (33.21%) C#
5 80 (30.53%) Microsoft
6 67 (25.57%) .NET
6 67 (25.57%) Amazon AWS
7 62 (23.66%) RESTful
7 62 (23.66%) Security Cleared
7 62 (23.66%) REST
8 61 (23.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 61 (23.28%) HTML
9 60 (22.90%) CSS
9 60 (22.90%) XML
10 57 (21.76%) Linux
10 57 (21.76%) Scrum
11 50 (19.08%) SOAP
12 49 (18.70%) SQL
13 46 (17.56%) JSON
14 44 (16.79%) SC Cleared
14 44 (16.79%) Software Engineering
15 43 (16.41%) Finance
15 43 (16.41%) Jenkins
16 42 (16.03%) Windows
17 36 (13.74%) Git (software)
18 34 (12.98%) DevOps
19 33 (12.60%) Docker
19 33 (12.60%) Microservices
19 33 (12.60%) PowerShell
19 33 (12.60%) jQuery

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 11 (4.20%) Apache
1 11 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.82%) JBoss
3 7 (2.67%) Confluence
3 7 (2.67%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.91%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.53%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.76%) IIS
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.38%) Appian
9 1 (0.38%) CMS
9 1 (0.38%) Liferay
9 1 (0.38%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.38%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 9 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (8.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.76%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.38%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.38%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 67 (25.57%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (23.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (4.96%) Office 365
5 11 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (3.82%) Amazon S3
6 10 (3.82%) Serverless
7 9 (3.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (3.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 9 (3.44%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (3.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (2.67%) Amazon ELB
9 7 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (2.67%) CloudFront
9 7 (2.67%) SaaS
10 5 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (1.53%) GitHub
12 3 (1.15%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (1.15%) Azure Stack
13 2 (0.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.96%) Ethernet
2 11 (4.20%) Firewall
2 11 (4.20%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.29%) Network Security
3 6 (2.29%) VPN
4 5 (1.91%) SSL
5 4 (1.53%) DNS
5 4 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.15%) FTP
6 3 (1.15%) SMTP
7 2 (0.76%) DHCP
7 2 (0.76%) X.500
8 1 (0.38%) HTTP
8 1 (0.38%) Internet
8 1 (0.38%) Intranet
8 1 (0.38%) LAN
8 1 (0.38%) VoIP
8 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 16 (6.11%) NoSQL
4 15 (5.73%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (4.20%) DB2
6 9 (3.44%) MySQL
7 8 (3.05%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.05%) RDBMS
8 7 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.29%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.91%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.53%) Big Data
11 4 (1.53%) Cosmos DB
11 4 (1.53%) Redis
12 3 (1.15%) Amazon Aurora
12 3 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 43 (16.41%) Jenkins
2 36 (13.74%) Git (software)
3 29 (11.07%) Eclipse
4 23 (8.78%) NetBeans
5 21 (8.02%) Maven
5 21 (8.02%) Visual Studio
6 15 (5.73%) Selenium
7 14 (5.34%) JIRA
8 12 (4.58%) Cucumber
8 12 (4.58%) JUnit
8 12 (4.58%) TeamCity
9 11 (4.20%) Ant
9 11 (4.20%) Bitbucket Server
10 9 (3.44%) IntelliJ
11 8 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (3.05%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (2.29%) Artifactory
12 6 (2.29%) SonarQube
13 5 (1.91%) SoapUI
13 5 (1.91%) Vagrant
General
1 43 (16.41%) Finance
2 26 (9.92%) Banking
3 18 (6.87%) Public Sector
4 13 (4.96%) Military
5 11 (4.20%) Aerospace
5 11 (4.20%) Retail
6 9 (3.44%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.44%) Marketing
6 9 (3.44%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.67%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 106 (40.46%) Developer
2 42 (16.03%) Architect
2 42 (16.03%) Java Developer
3 20 (7.63%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (5.73%) Technical Architect
5 14 (5.34%) C# Developer
5 14 (5.34%) Java Engineer
5 14 (5.34%) Software Engineer
6 13 (4.96%) .NET Developer
6 13 (4.96%) Java Software Engineer
6 13 (4.96%) Senior Developer
7 12 (4.58%) C# Software Engineer
7 12 (4.58%) C++ Software Engineer
8 11 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (4.20%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.82%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (3.82%) CRM Developer
10 9 (3.44%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (3.44%) Backend Developer
10 9 (3.44%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (25.57%) .NET
2 62 (23.66%) REST
2 62 (23.66%) RESTful
3 61 (23.28%) HTML
4 60 (22.90%) CSS
4 60 (22.90%) XML
5 50 (19.08%) SOAP
6 46 (17.56%) JSON
7 33 (12.60%) jQuery
8 32 (12.21%) Spring
9 27 (10.31%) Node.js
10 23 (8.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 22 (8.40%) JSP
12 21 (8.02%) Middleware
13 17 (6.49%) ASP.NET
13 17 (6.49%) Hibernate
13 17 (6.49%) J2EE
14 16 (6.11%) .NET Framework
15 13 (4.96%) HTML5
15 13 (4.96%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.44%) Robotics
4 7 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (2.29%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.29%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.91%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.91%) iPad
7 4 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.53%) User Experience
8 2 (0.76%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.76%) NHS
8 2 (0.76%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.38%) CMDB
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.38%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 57 (21.76%) Linux
2 42 (16.03%) Windows
3 17 (6.49%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.20%) Unix
4 11 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.91%) zOS
7 3 (1.15%) AIX
8 2 (0.76%) Android
8 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.38%) CentOS
9 1 (0.38%) Solaris
9 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (40.46%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (21.76%) Scrum
3 44 (16.79%) Software Engineering
4 34 (12.98%) DevOps
5 33 (12.60%) Microservices
6 31 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (10.69%) TDD
7 28 (10.69%) Test Automation
8 25 (9.54%) SOA
9 24 (9.16%) CRM
10 21 (8.02%) Infrastructure as Code
10 21 (8.02%) MVC
11 18 (6.87%) E-Commerce
12 17 (6.49%) Technical Architecture
13 16 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (6.11%) Project Delivery
13 16 (6.11%) SDLC
14 15 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 14 (5.34%) BDD
15 14 (5.34%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 107 (40.84%) Java
2 90 (34.35%) JavaScript
3 87 (33.21%) C#
4 49 (18.70%) SQL
5 33 (12.60%) PowerShell
6 29 (11.07%) C++
7 24 (9.16%) Python
8 16 (6.11%) Bash Shell
9 14 (5.34%) C
10 10 (3.82%) GLSL
10 10 (3.82%) HLSL
10 10 (3.82%) Java 8
11 4 (1.53%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.53%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.76%) ES6
13 2 (0.76%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.76%) PHP
13 2 (0.76%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (23.66%) Security Cleared
2 44 (16.79%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.11%) Degree
4 15 (5.73%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.15%) CISA
5 3 (1.15%) CISM
5 3 (1.15%) CISSP
5 3 (1.15%) SANS
6 2 (0.76%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.76%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.82%) SLA
2 7 (2.67%) QA
3 5 (1.91%) HMG Infosec
3 5 (1.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (1.91%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.38%) HL7
System Software
1 33 (12.60%) Active Directory
1 33 (12.60%) Docker
2 6 (2.29%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.29%) LXC
2 6 (2.29%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (1.53%) BitLocker
3 4 (1.53%) NDS
3 4 (1.53%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 4 (1.53%) Terminal Services
3 4 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.53%) XenApp
4 2 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (9.16%) Ansible
2 15 (5.73%) Single Sign-On
3 13 (4.96%) Kubernetes
3 13 (4.96%) Puppet
4 12 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.20%) SCCM
5 11 (4.20%) Terraform
6 6 (2.29%) SCOM
6 6 (2.29%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.53%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.15%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 3 (1.15%) Packer
9 2 (0.76%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.76%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.76%) MOM
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.76%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.38%) Amdocs OSS
10 1 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 80 (30.53%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.45%) Oracle
3 10 (3.82%) Pega
4 9 (3.44%) Google
4 9 (3.44%) SAP
5 6 (2.29%) HP
5 6 (2.29%) IBM
5 6 (2.29%) VMware
6 5 (1.91%) Citrix
6 5 (1.91%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.53%) Adobe
7 4 (1.53%) McAfee
7 4 (1.53%) NetApp
7 4 (1.53%) NetIQ
8 2 (0.76%) ATG
8 2 (0.76%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.76%) Micro Focus
8 2 (0.76%) Novell
8 2 (0.76%) Ping Identity
8 2 (0.76%) Veritas