Period
to 20 September 2018

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 September 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 West
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 46 38
Rank change year-on-year -27 -8 -1
Contract jobs citing Web Services 168 243 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.88% 4.42% 4.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.51% 16.90% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 149 210
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £299
90th Percentile £573 £559 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
South West median hourly rate £67.50 £50.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +29.87% -30.00%
10th Percentile £42.85 £50.00 £24.90
90th Percentile £69.75 £50.00 £48.05
England median hourly rate £43.25 £40.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.79% -4.71% +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 1,599 1,438 1,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.37% 26.16% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,067 902 1,205
South West median daily rate £418 £386 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.09% +5.82% -2.67%
10th Percentile £291 £289 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 32
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +22.58% -7.74%
10th Percentile £35.25 £31.25 £18.68
90th Percentile £67.50 £55.25 £51.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% -1.46%

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 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 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
Bristol -18 47 £425 +6.25% 31
Wiltshire -6 42 £450 +12.50% 18
Gloucestershire -12 28 £525 +25.00% 10
Devon -16 24 £393 -1.88% 14
Somerset -4 16 £400 +8.84% 11
Dorset -10 6 - - 22
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 West region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 101 (60.12%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (44.64%) Java
3 65 (38.69%) JavaScript
4 57 (33.93%) .NET
5 56 (33.33%) REST
6 54 (32.14%) XML
7 53 (31.55%) HTML
8 52 (30.95%) SQL
8 52 (30.95%) CSS
9 51 (30.36%) C#
10 50 (29.76%) SOAP
10 50 (29.76%) Scrum
11 44 (26.19%) Security Cleared
12 39 (23.21%) SQL Server
13 38 (22.62%) Oracle
14 37 (22.02%) Test Automation
15 36 (21.43%) Finance
16 35 (20.83%) J2EE
16 35 (20.83%) JSON
17 34 (20.24%) RESTful
18 31 (18.45%) Amazon AWS
19 30 (17.86%) Jenkins
19 30 (17.86%) TDD
19 30 (17.86%) Microsoft
20 28 (16.67%) MVC
20 28 (16.67%) Hibernate
20 28 (16.67%) Microservices
21 27 (16.07%) Banking
21 27 (16.07%) Software Engineering
21 27 (16.07%) 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 (9.52%) JBoss
2 14 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 12 (7.14%) Confluence
4 8 (4.76%) IIS
4 8 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.57%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.38%) GeoServer
8 3 (1.79%) Apache
9 2 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.19%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.19%) CMS
9 2 (1.19%) ColdFusion
9 2 (1.19%) Mule
9 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 31 (18.45%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (13.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.17%) SaaS
4 3 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.79%) Office 365
5 2 (1.19%) GitHub
5 2 (1.19%) Google Play
6 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.60%) G Suite
6 1 (0.60%) npm
6 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) DHCP
2 1 (0.60%) DNS
2 1 (0.60%) eduroam
2 1 (0.60%) Internet
2 1 (0.60%) Intranet
2 1 (0.60%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.60%) SMS
2 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.60%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.36%) DB2
2 9 (5.36%) MySQL
3 8 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.98%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.19%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.19%) JasperReports
7 2 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.19%) SQLite
8 1 (0.60%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.60%) OrientDB
8 1 (0.60%) Power BI
8 1 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 30 (17.86%) Jenkins
2 22 (13.10%) Git (software)
2 22 (13.10%) JUnit
3 21 (12.50%) Maven
4 17 (10.12%) Visual Studio
5 16 (9.52%) JIRA
6 13 (7.74%) Rational Team Concert
7 12 (7.14%) Ant
7 12 (7.14%) Eclipse
7 12 (7.14%) Selenium
8 11 (6.55%) TeamCity
9 10 (5.95%) NUnit
10 9 (5.36%) Artifactory
10 9 (5.36%) SoapUI
10 9 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (4.17%) JMeter
12 6 (3.57%) Cucumber
13 4 (2.38%) Mockito
13 4 (2.38%) SonarQube
13 4 (2.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 36 (21.43%) Finance
2 27 (16.07%) Banking
3 6 (3.57%) Games
4 4 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.38%) Marketing
4 4 (2.38%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.79%) Retail
6 2 (1.19%) Advertising
6 2 (1.19%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Local Government
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (58.33%) Developer
2 44 (26.19%) Java Developer
3 28 (16.67%) Architect
4 26 (15.48%) .NET Developer
5 18 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (10.12%) C# Developer
7 11 (6.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (5.95%) Technical Architect
9 9 (5.36%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.76%) Automation Tester
10 8 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (4.76%) Tester
11 7 (4.17%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.57%) Administrator
12 6 (3.57%) Analyst
12 6 (3.57%) Applications Architect
12 6 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
13 5 (2.98%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (33.93%) .NET
2 56 (33.33%) REST
3 54 (32.14%) XML
4 53 (31.55%) HTML
5 52 (30.95%) CSS
6 50 (29.76%) SOAP
7 35 (20.83%) J2EE
7 35 (20.83%) JSON
8 34 (20.24%) RESTful
9 28 (16.67%) Hibernate
10 26 (15.48%) jQuery
11 24 (14.29%) EJB
12 23 (13.69%) HTML5
13 22 (13.10%) .NET Framework
13 22 (13.10%) ASP.NET
14 20 (11.90%) Spring
14 20 (11.90%) XSD
15 19 (11.31%) JSP
16 16 (9.52%) JMS
16 16 (9.52%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.98%) DataPower
3 5 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.98%) User Experience
4 2 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.19%) iPad
4 2 (1.19%) NHS
4 2 (1.19%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.60%) CMDB
5 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Robotics
5 1 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.31%) Linux
2 17 (10.12%) Windows
3 10 (5.95%) Unix
3 10 (5.95%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.19%) Android
6 2 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (60.12%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (29.76%) Scrum
3 37 (22.02%) Test Automation
4 30 (17.86%) TDD
5 28 (16.67%) Microservices
5 28 (16.67%) MVC
6 27 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (16.07%) Software Engineering
7 21 (12.50%) BDD
8 15 (8.93%) DevOps
8 15 (8.93%) SDLC
8 15 (8.93%) Unit Testing
8 15 (8.93%) Workflow
9 14 (8.33%) Software Testing
10 13 (7.74%) Requirements Analysis
11 12 (7.14%) OO
11 12 (7.14%) Web Development
12 11 (6.55%) SOA
13 10 (5.95%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (5.36%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 75 (44.64%) Java
2 65 (38.69%) JavaScript
3 52 (30.95%) SQL
4 51 (30.36%) C#
5 27 (16.07%) C
6 16 (9.52%) C++
6 16 (9.52%) Python
7 15 (8.93%) T-SQL
8 14 (8.33%) PL/SQL
9 11 (6.55%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.98%) Java 8
11 4 (2.38%) VB
12 3 (1.79%) PHP
12 3 (1.79%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.79%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.19%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.60%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.60%) F#
14 1 (0.60%) SOQL
14 1 (0.60%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 44 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.88%) DV Cleared
3 20 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.98%) Degree
5 4 (2.38%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.60%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ISEB
7 1 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.76%) HMG Infosec
1 8 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 8 (4.76%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.38%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) PMO
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.36%) Docker
2 3 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (1.79%) vSphere
3 2 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.60%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.98%) CA Service Virtualization
3 4 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (2.38%) Terraform
4 3 (1.79%) Nessus
4 3 (1.79%) SCCM
5 2 (1.19%) Ansible
5 2 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.19%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (1.19%) Kibana
5 2 (1.19%) logstash
6 1 (0.60%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.60%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (22.62%) Oracle
2 30 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.17%) Atlassian
3 7 (4.17%) Google
4 5 (2.98%) CA
4 5 (2.98%) Splunk
4 5 (2.98%) VMware
5 4 (2.38%) IBM
6 3 (1.79%) Adobe
6 3 (1.79%) Infragistics
6 3 (1.79%) Micro Focus
6 3 (1.79%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.79%) Telerik
7 2 (1.19%) Apigee
7 2 (1.19%) Apple
7 2 (1.19%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.19%) NetIQ
7 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.19%) Twitter
7 2 (1.19%) Xamarin