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 23 June 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.

Web Services
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 30 27
Rank change year-on-year -17 -3  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 116 167 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.27% 5.58% 5.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.72% 21.06% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 109 122
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £638 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £375
% change year-on-year -1.23% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 16
Median hourly rate - £44.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +9.58% -3.43%  

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 738 793 789
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 27.16% 26.50% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 544 548
Median daily rate £351 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.14% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 35
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £38.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -0.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.39 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Devon +2 28 £405 +24.61% 5
Bristol +3 27 £365 -2.66% 10
Wiltshire -16 26 £400 +6.66% 6
Gloucestershire -4 16 £450 +7.14% 4
Somerset -3 11 £425 +13.33% 4
Dorset +3 4 £413 -2.94% 5
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 119 (47.79%) Java
2 113 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (32.93%) XML
4 77 (30.92%) JavaScript
5 73 (29.32%) SQL
5 73 (29.32%) Oracle
6 71 (28.51%) Security Cleared
7 66 (26.51%) HTML
7 66 (26.51%) SOAP
8 63 (25.30%) REST
9 61 (24.50%) CSS
10 58 (23.29%) Amazon AWS
11 54 (21.69%) .NET
12 53 (21.29%) Scrum
13 49 (19.68%) SC Cleared
14 47 (18.88%) Jenkins
14 47 (18.88%) Spring
15 43 (17.27%) Hibernate
15 43 (17.27%) C#
16 40 (16.06%) Git (software)
16 40 (16.06%) DevOps
17 39 (15.66%) Test Automation
17 39 (15.66%) RESTful
18 38 (15.26%) Continuous Integration
18 38 (15.26%) J2EE
19 37 (14.86%) MVC
20 36 (14.46%) Maven
21 33 (13.25%) SQL Server
22 31 (12.45%) WebLogic
22 31 (12.45%) Linux

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 31 (12.45%) WebLogic
2 24 (9.64%) WebSphere
3 21 (8.43%) JBoss
4 18 (7.23%) Apache
5 14 (5.62%) CMS
6 12 (4.82%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (2.81%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.41%) Confluence
8 6 (2.41%) WebSphere Portal
9 5 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (2.01%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.61%) GeoServer
11 3 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.20%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.20%) IIS
11 3 (1.20%) JCAPS
12 2 (0.80%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.80%) Moodle
12 2 (0.80%) SAS
13 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.80%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.80%) SPSS
3 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.80%) OpenText Process Suite
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 58 (23.29%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.22%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (3.61%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (2.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 6 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (2.01%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.01%) Route 53
7 5 (2.01%) SaaS
8 3 (1.20%) GitHub
8 3 (1.20%) IaaS
8 3 (1.20%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.20%) PaaS
9 2 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.80%) AWS OpsWorks
9 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.64%) Internet
2 9 (3.61%) Firewall
3 8 (3.21%) PuTTY
3 8 (3.21%) WinSCP
4 4 (1.61%) WebEx
5 3 (1.20%) HTTP
5 3 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.80%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.80%) LDAP
6 2 (0.80%) VPN
7 1 (0.40%) LAN
7 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.40%) SMTP
7 1 (0.40%) SSH
7 1 (0.40%) SSL
7 1 (0.40%) WAN
7 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.04%) Oracle Database
3 15 (6.02%) Oracle Database 10g
3 15 (6.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (5.62%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.82%) Endeca
6 11 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (4.02%) MySQL
7 10 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (3.61%) MongoDB
8 9 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.41%) NoSQL
11 5 (2.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 5 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.61%) DB2
12 4 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 47 (18.88%) Jenkins
2 40 (16.06%) Git (software)
3 36 (14.46%) Maven
4 27 (10.84%) Selenium
5 24 (9.64%) Eclipse
6 23 (9.24%) JUnit
7 22 (8.84%) Ant
8 21 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (7.23%) TeamCity
10 15 (6.02%) Oracle APEX
10 15 (6.02%) SpecFlow
11 14 (5.62%) JIRA
11 14 (5.62%) Subversion
12 13 (5.22%) HP UFT
13 12 (4.82%) Cucumber
13 12 (4.82%) Gradle
14 10 (4.02%) Toad
14 10 (4.02%) WebDriver
15 9 (3.61%) Mercurial
15 9 (3.61%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (10.84%) Finance
2 10 (4.02%) Banking
3 4 (1.61%) Electronics
4 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.20%) Marketing
4 3 (1.20%) Military
4 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.80%) Advertising
5 2 (0.80%) Retail
6 1 (0.40%) Back Office
6 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 135 (54.22%) Developer
2 57 (22.89%) Java Developer
3 36 (14.46%) Architect
4 26 (10.44%) .NET Developer
5 16 (6.43%) Consultant
6 14 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (5.62%) Tester
7 13 (5.22%) Automation Tester
7 13 (5.22%) C# Developer
8 11 (4.42%) AWS Developer
8 11 (4.42%) AWS DevOps
8 11 (4.42%) AWS Engineer
9 10 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (4.02%) Software Developer
10 9 (3.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.61%) Java Engineer
11 8 (3.21%) .NET Software Developer
11 8 (3.21%) Analyst
11 8 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 8 (3.21%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (32.93%) XML
2 66 (26.51%) HTML
2 66 (26.51%) SOAP
3 63 (25.30%) REST
4 61 (24.50%) CSS
5 54 (21.69%) .NET
6 47 (18.88%) Spring
7 43 (17.27%) Hibernate
8 39 (15.66%) RESTful
9 38 (15.26%) J2EE
10 29 (11.65%) XSLT
11 28 (11.24%) ASP.NET
12 27 (10.84%) AngularJS
12 27 (10.84%) jQuery
13 25 (10.04%) Ajax
13 25 (10.04%) Struts
14 21 (8.43%) JSON
14 21 (8.43%) JSP
15 20 (8.03%) EJB
15 20 (8.03%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.62%) iPad
1 14 (5.62%) Virtual Team
2 12 (4.82%) N-Tier
3 11 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.81%) NHS
4 7 (2.81%) RIA
4 7 (2.81%) User Experience
4 7 (2.81%) Web 2.0
5 6 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.01%) PKI
7 4 (1.61%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.20%) W3C
9 2 (0.80%) CMDB
9 2 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.45%) Linux
2 26 (10.44%) Windows
3 22 (8.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (5.62%) Unix
5 12 (4.82%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.81%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.80%) Debian
9 1 (0.40%) Android
9 1 (0.40%) CentOS
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (21.29%) Scrum
3 40 (16.06%) DevOps
4 39 (15.66%) Test Automation
5 38 (15.26%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (14.86%) MVC
7 30 (12.05%) TDD
8 24 (9.64%) BDD
8 24 (9.64%) E-Commerce
9 21 (8.43%) Software Engineering
10 20 (8.03%) Microservices
11 19 (7.63%) Content Management
11 19 (7.63%) SOA
11 19 (7.63%) Unit Testing
12 17 (6.83%) High Availability
13 16 (6.43%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (6.43%) SDLC
13 16 (6.43%) Web Development
14 15 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
15 13 (5.22%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (47.79%) Java
2 77 (30.92%) JavaScript
3 73 (29.32%) SQL
4 43 (17.27%) C#
5 19 (7.63%) C
6 17 (6.83%) Python
7 16 (6.43%) PL/SQL
8 11 (4.42%) T-SQL
9 10 (4.02%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.21%) F#
10 8 (3.21%) Ruby
11 6 (2.41%) PHP
12 5 (2.01%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.01%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.61%) VB
13 4 (1.61%) XPath
14 3 (1.20%) Perl
14 3 (1.20%) VBScript
15 2 (0.80%) C++
15 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (28.51%) Security Cleared
2 49 (19.68%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.03%) DV Cleared
4 9 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (3.21%) ISEB
6 7 (2.81%) Degree
6 7 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.61%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.61%) CISMP
8 4 (1.61%) CISSP
9 3 (1.20%) GSEC
9 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.04%) QA
2 4 (1.61%) COBIT
2 4 (1.61%) HL7
2 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.80%) GCP
4 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (10.84%) Docker
2 8 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (3.21%) vSphere
3 5 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.80%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.80%) Xen
5 1 (0.40%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (6.02%) Ansible
2 12 (4.82%) Puppet
3 11 (4.42%) vRealize
4 6 (2.41%) SCCM
4 6 (2.41%) Terraform
5 5 (2.01%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.61%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.80%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.40%) Kibana
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 73 (29.32%) Oracle
2 29 (11.65%) Microsoft
3 24 (9.64%) Red Hat
4 22 (8.84%) ATG
5 14 (5.62%) VMware
6 12 (4.82%) IBM
7 8 (3.21%) Citrix
7 8 (3.21%) Google
7 8 (3.21%) HP
8 5 (2.01%) webMethods
9 4 (1.61%) Cisco
10 3 (1.20%) SAP
11 2 (0.80%) Informatica
11 2 (0.80%) OpenText
11 2 (0.80%) Sencha
11 2 (0.80%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.80%) Teradata
11 2 (0.80%) Twitter
12 1 (0.40%) Facebook
12 1 (0.40%) Xamarin
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