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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 17 21 25
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 5 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.70% 2.53% 4.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.16% 5.97% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Median daily rate £400 £275 £322
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -14.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £231 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £275 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +6.75% +3.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £57.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.68% +62.85%  

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 38 67 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 28.15% 42.41% 52.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 47 63
Median daily rate £338 £320 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% -4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Staffordshire

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Staffordshire

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Stoke-on-Trent +5 3 £425 +54.54%
Web Services
West Midlands

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) MySQL
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) RESTful
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) WPF
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (20.00%) JBoss
6 2 (20.00%) SOA
6 2 (20.00%) JSF
6 2 (20.00%) Java
7 1 (10.00%) jQuery
7 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (10.00%) Web Development
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) Middleware
7 1 (10.00%) CRM
7 1 (10.00%) Back Office
7 1 (10.00%) MVC
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (10.00%) HTML
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (10.00%) REST

Web Services
Top Related 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 (20.00%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MySQL
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Web Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Java Middleware Developer
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (10.00%) UI Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) RESTful
3 4 (40.00%) WPF
4 3 (30.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) JSF
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (10.00%) HTML
6 1 (10.00%) jQuery
6 1 (10.00%) Middleware
6 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft