The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 30 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.

Web Services
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 16 28
Rank change year-on-year -17 +12  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 2 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.77% 8.74% 6.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.94% 28.41% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 17 15
Median daily rate - £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +3.14% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £56.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -22.76% +60.00%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 68 88 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 26.05% 30.77% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 55 73
Median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +226.92% -42.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Web Services in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Southampton

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Web Services in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) Python
3 5 (38.46%) PHP
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
3 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 5 (38.46%) Ansible
3 5 (38.46%) DevOps
4 4 (30.77%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (30.77%) Splunk
4 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
4 4 (30.77%) Maven
4 4 (30.77%) Groovy
4 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) REST
6 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) C#
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (15.38%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) XSLT
6 2 (15.38%) MVC
6 2 (15.38%) Finance

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 4 (30.77%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) PaaS
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (30.77%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Mockito
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) XSLT
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) Django
3 1 (7.69%) Flask
3 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) JPA
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) PostGIS
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Microservices
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Service Design
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) PHP
2 5 (38.46%) Python
3 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 4 (30.77%) Groovy
4 2 (15.38%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Splunk
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Cloudera
4 1 (7.69%) Sitecore