The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 24 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 22 20
Contract jobs citing Web Services 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 1.69% 3.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 10.00% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £375
% change year-on-year -1.23% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 30 30 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 25.64% 16.95% 34.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 38
Median daily rate £335 £300 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £398 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Staffordshire

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 3 (60.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) JBoss
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) JSF
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (40.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Middleware Developer
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
3 1 (20.00%) UI Developer
3 1 (20.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) JSF
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared