Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 41 50
Rank change year-on-year -36 +9 -10
Contract jobs citing Web Services 184 244 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.95% 4.40% 4.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.65% 17.02% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 146 187
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £324 £309 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £563
England median daily rate £480 £460 £433
% change year-on-year +4.35% +6.36% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £23.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +101.91% -57.23%
10th Percentile £35.80 £43.25 £21.45
90th Percentile £69.50 £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 1,728 1,434 1,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.71% 25.85% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,151 912 1,159
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +6.16% -2.67%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £575 £532 £525
England median daily rate £475 £462 £425
% change year-on-year +2.76% +8.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 22
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £24.05 £34.00 £18.64
90th Percentile £63.38 £58.75 £53.25
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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
Wiltshire -12 57 £500 +21.21% 25
Bristol -16 55 £406 +1.56% 48
Gloucestershire -12 39 £525 +10.53% 9
Devon -26 18 £390 -2.50% 19
Somerset -14 6 £400 +10.34% 12
Dorset -16 4 - - 11
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 93 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (45.65%) Java
3 63 (34.24%) SQL
3 63 (34.24%) Security Cleared
4 60 (32.61%) REST
5 59 (32.07%) SOAP
6 58 (31.52%) XML
7 57 (30.98%) JavaScript
8 53 (28.80%) C#
9 49 (26.63%) .NET
10 47 (25.54%) HTML
11 46 (25.00%) CSS
11 46 (25.00%) Test Automation
12 43 (23.37%) SQL Server
13 42 (22.83%) Scrum
13 42 (22.83%) Amazon AWS
14 41 (22.28%) Oracle
15 39 (21.20%) JSON
16 38 (20.65%) Linux
17 37 (20.11%) Microsoft
17 37 (20.11%) Software Engineering
18 36 (19.57%) DV Cleared
19 34 (18.48%) C
20 32 (17.39%) SC Cleared
21 31 (16.85%) J2EE
22 29 (15.76%) Python
22 29 (15.76%) TDD
22 29 (15.76%) Finance
22 29 (15.76%) MVC
22 29 (15.76%) Analytical Skills

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 22 (11.96%) JBoss
2 9 (4.89%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.35%) IIS
4 7 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (3.80%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.26%) Apache
5 6 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.26%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.72%) ColdFusion
6 5 (2.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (2.17%) Confluence
8 3 (1.63%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.63%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.09%) CMS
9 2 (1.09%) Mule
10 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.09%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.54%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.54%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 42 (22.83%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.89%) SaaS
4 5 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.17%) GitHub
6 3 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.63%) IaaS
6 3 (1.63%) Office 365
6 3 (1.63%) PaaS
7 2 (1.09%) Apigee
7 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.09%) Google Play
8 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.54%) Datadog
8 1 (0.54%) npm
8 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.72%) Internet
2 3 (1.63%) HTTP
3 2 (1.09%) Network Security
4 1 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.54%) DNS
4 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.54%) Intranet
4 1 (0.54%) IPv6
4 1 (0.54%) LAN
4 1 (0.54%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.54%) WAN
4 1 (0.54%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (23.37%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.61%) Relational Database
3 13 (7.07%) MySQL
4 8 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.80%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.17%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.63%) DB2
7 3 (1.63%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.09%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.09%) JasperReports
8 2 (1.09%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (14.67%) JUnit
2 24 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 24 (13.04%) Visual Studio
3 21 (11.41%) Git (software)
4 16 (8.70%) JIRA
4 16 (8.70%) Selenium
5 15 (8.15%) Maven
5 15 (8.15%) Rational Team Concert
6 13 (7.07%) SoapUI
7 10 (5.43%) JMeter
8 9 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.80%) Ant
9 7 (3.80%) Eclipse
10 6 (3.26%) SpecFlow
11 5 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (2.72%) Mockito
12 4 (2.17%) CruiseControl
12 4 (2.17%) NUnit
12 4 (2.17%) SonarQube
12 4 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (15.76%) Finance
2 28 (15.22%) Banking
3 6 (3.26%) Retail Banking
4 5 (2.72%) Marketing
4 5 (2.72%) Retail
5 4 (2.17%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.17%) Games
6 2 (1.09%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Local Government
7 1 (0.54%) Military
7 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (52.72%) Developer
2 44 (23.91%) Java Developer
3 33 (17.93%) Architect
4 22 (11.96%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (11.41%) .NET Developer
6 13 (7.07%) Analyst
7 12 (6.52%) C# Developer
7 12 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.43%) Applications Architect
9 9 (4.89%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (4.35%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.80%) Performance Test Leader
11 7 (3.80%) Test Leader
11 7 (3.80%) Web Developer
12 6 (3.26%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (3.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (32.61%) REST
2 59 (32.07%) SOAP
3 58 (31.52%) XML
4 49 (26.63%) .NET
5 47 (25.54%) HTML
6 46 (25.00%) CSS
7 39 (21.20%) JSON
8 31 (16.85%) J2EE
9 27 (14.67%) ASP.NET
9 27 (14.67%) Hibernate
9 27 (14.67%) jQuery
10 24 (13.04%) RESTful
10 24 (13.04%) XSD
11 21 (11.41%) .NET Framework
11 21 (11.41%) HTML5
12 18 (9.78%) EJB
12 18 (9.78%) JPA
12 18 (9.78%) JSP
13 17 (9.24%) AngularJS
13 17 (9.24%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (3.80%) DataPower
4 6 (3.26%) User Experience
5 5 (2.72%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.17%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.09%) Clustering
8 2 (1.09%) CMDB
8 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.09%) NHS
9 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.65%) Linux
2 26 (14.13%) Windows
3 13 (7.07%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.35%) Unix
5 7 (3.80%) Windows 10
6 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.09%) Android
8 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.09%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (50.54%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 42 (22.83%) Scrum
4 37 (20.11%) Software Engineering
5 29 (15.76%) MVC
5 29 (15.76%) TDD
6 26 (14.13%) Microservices
7 24 (13.04%) SDLC
8 22 (11.96%) DevOps
9 21 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (10.33%) Software Testing
10 19 (10.33%) Workflow
11 18 (9.78%) OO
12 17 (9.24%) TOGAF
13 16 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
13 16 (8.70%) Waterfall
14 15 (8.15%) DSDM
14 15 (8.15%) Enterprise Architecture
14 15 (8.15%) Information Security
14 15 (8.15%) UML
Programming Languages
1 84 (45.65%) Java
2 63 (34.24%) SQL
3 57 (30.98%) JavaScript
4 53 (28.80%) C#
5 34 (18.48%) C
6 29 (15.76%) Python
7 25 (13.59%) C++
8 18 (9.78%) PowerShell
9 15 (8.15%) T-SQL
10 11 (5.98%) Bash Shell
11 8 (4.35%) PL/SQL
12 7 (3.80%) Java 8
13 6 (3.26%) VB
14 5 (2.72%) PHP
15 3 (1.63%) VB.NET
16 2 (1.09%) Perl
16 2 (1.09%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.54%) F#
17 1 (0.54%) SOQL
17 1 (0.54%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 63 (34.24%) Security Cleared
2 36 (19.57%) DV Cleared
3 32 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.43%) Degree
5 3 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.63%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.54%) CCNA
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.54%) ISEB
7 1 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.15%) HMG Infosec
1 15 (8.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 15 (8.15%) JSP 440
2 7 (3.80%) QA
3 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) GDPR
4 1 (0.54%) HL7
4 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (8.70%) Docker
2 4 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.63%) vSphere
4 2 (1.09%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (5.98%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.80%) CA Service Virtualization
3 6 (3.26%) Terraform
4 5 (2.72%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.63%) Ansible
5 3 (1.63%) Nessus
5 3 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.63%) SCCM
6 2 (1.09%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.09%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.09%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (1.09%) Kibana
6 2 (1.09%) logstash
6 2 (1.09%) Puppet
6 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.54%) Control-M
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.54%) Packer
7 1 (0.54%) Suricata
Vendors
1 41 (22.28%) Oracle
2 37 (20.11%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.89%) Google
4 8 (4.35%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.80%) CA
5 7 (3.80%) VMware
6 5 (2.72%) Adobe
6 5 (2.72%) Micro Focus
7 4 (2.17%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.17%) Twitter
8 3 (1.63%) HP
8 3 (1.63%) IBM
8 3 (1.63%) Infragistics
8 3 (1.63%) SAP
8 3 (1.63%) Telerik
9 2 (1.09%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.09%) NetIQ
9 2 (1.09%) Perforce
9 2 (1.09%) Temenos
9 2 (1.09%) Xamarin