Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for WSDL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSDL over the 6 months to 20 November 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 Description Language (WSDL)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 702 715 640
Rank change year-on-year +13 -75 +12
Contract jobs citing WSDL 177 173 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.55% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 97 164
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £331 £263 £305
90th Percentile £575 £550 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £460 £400
% change year-on-year +8.15% +15.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £52.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +30.00% -3.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £52.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% +30.00% -5.88%

WSDL 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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32796 31564 32386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23154 21883 22196
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 362 558
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £14.35 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +11.48%

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WSDL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WSDL in the UK

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSDL in the UK

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSDL over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSDL in the UK

WSDL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WSDL in the UK

WSDL
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England +26 159 £484 +13.88% 19
UK excluding London +50 126 £498 +8.15% 10
London -23 50 £413 +17.86% 9
South East +23 41 £408 +16.43% 1
East of England +2 20 £523 +46.67%
Midlands +23 19 £575 +39.39% 1
West Midlands +39 18 £575 +78.29% 1
South West +14 16 £481 -12.64%
North of England +24 12 £375 -21.05% 8
Northern Ireland - 11 £450 -
North West +1 8 £390 -17.89% 7
Scotland -17 7 £488 +39.29%
Yorkshire +5 4 £375 -6.25% 1
East Midlands -10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WSDL.

1 128 (72.32%) SOAP
2 118 (66.67%) XML
3 110 (62.15%) Web Services
4 86 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (44.07%) SOA
6 66 (37.29%) XSD
7 65 (36.72%) Java
8 63 (35.59%) JSON
9 58 (32.77%) REST
10 54 (30.51%) SQL
11 45 (25.42%) TDD
12 44 (24.86%) Oracle
13 43 (24.29%) Scrum
14 42 (23.73%) Finance
15 40 (22.60%) Git (software)
16 39 (22.03%) SoapUI
17 36 (20.34%) HTML
17 36 (20.34%) Middleware
18 34 (19.21%) SQL Server
18 34 (19.21%) Unix
19 32 (18.08%) WSO2
20 31 (17.51%) XSLT
21 29 (16.38%) Linux
21 29 (16.38%) JSON Schema
22 28 (15.82%) RESTful
23 27 (15.25%) Jenkins
24 26 (14.69%) HTTP
25 25 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
25 25 (14.12%) JavaScript
25 25 (14.12%) Maven

WSDL
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 23 (12.99%) WebLogic
2 22 (12.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (7.34%) JBoss
4 11 (6.21%) Mule
5 10 (5.65%) WebSphere
6 9 (5.08%) Oracle Service Bus
7 7 (3.95%) Apache
8 5 (2.82%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.26%) Confluence
9 4 (2.26%) Mule ESB
10 3 (1.69%) IIS
11 2 (1.13%) SAS
12 1 (0.56%) CICS
12 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.56%) Liferay
12 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.13%) SPSS
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (7.91%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (1.13%) Maximo
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.34%) PaaS
2 12 (6.78%) SaaS
3 9 (5.08%) IaaS
4 5 (2.82%) GitHub
5 4 (2.26%) Force.com
6 3 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 3 (1.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.13%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.56%) CloudSense
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.69%) HTTP
2 19 (10.73%) SSL
3 7 (3.95%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.82%) Internet
5 3 (1.69%) AMQP
5 3 (1.69%) Intranet
6 2 (1.13%) CTI
7 1 (0.56%) Firewall
7 1 (0.56%) LDAP
7 1 (0.56%) Network Security
7 1 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 21 (11.86%) Relational Database
3 20 (11.30%) Oracle Database
4 11 (6.21%) NoSQL
4 11 (6.21%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.52%) DB2
6 6 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.82%) Snowflake Schema
7 5 (2.82%) Star Schema
8 4 (2.26%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.13%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.13%) MySQL
10 2 (1.13%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.13%) Redis
10 2 (1.13%) Text Mining
11 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (22.60%) Git (software)
2 39 (22.03%) SoapUI
3 27 (15.25%) Jenkins
4 25 (14.12%) Maven
5 22 (12.43%) Subversion
6 18 (10.17%) Eclipse
7 13 (7.34%) JIRA
7 13 (7.34%) XMLSpy
8 8 (4.52%) JUnit
8 8 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (4.52%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.39%) Gerrit
10 5 (2.82%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.82%) JBehave
10 5 (2.82%) Selenium
11 4 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (1.69%) Ant
12 3 (1.69%) GDB
13 2 (1.13%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 42 (23.73%) Finance
2 23 (12.99%) Telecoms
3 20 (11.30%) Banking
4 17 (9.60%) Marketing
5 16 (9.04%) Manufacturing
6 15 (8.47%) Electronics
7 4 (2.26%) Legal
8 3 (1.69%) Games
8 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.69%) Retail
9 1 (0.56%) Front Office
9 1 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (48.59%) Developer
2 33 (18.64%) Architect
3 28 (15.82%) Java Developer
4 18 (10.17%) Analyst
5 16 (9.04%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.21%) Software Developer
6 11 (6.21%) TIBCO Developer
7 10 (5.65%) Business Analyst
7 10 (5.65%) Technical Architect
8 9 (5.08%) Designer
9 8 (4.52%) C++ Developer
9 8 (4.52%) Integration Developer
10 7 (3.95%) Agile Developer
10 7 (3.95%) Senior Tester
10 7 (3.95%) SOA Designer
10 7 (3.95%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Technical Business Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Tester
11 6 (3.39%) Agile Tester
11 6 (3.39%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (72.32%) SOAP
2 118 (66.67%) XML
3 110 (62.15%) Web Services
4 66 (37.29%) XSD
5 63 (35.59%) JSON
6 58 (32.77%) REST
7 36 (20.34%) HTML
7 36 (20.34%) Middleware
8 31 (17.51%) XSLT
9 29 (16.38%) JSON Schema
10 28 (15.82%) RESTful
11 24 (13.56%) Java EE
12 22 (12.43%) Spring
13 20 (11.30%) .NET
13 20 (11.30%) JMS
14 16 (9.04%) jQuery
15 15 (8.47%) AngularJS
16 14 (7.91%) J2EE
16 14 (7.91%) Rendezvous
16 14 (7.91%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.39%) DataPower
2 6 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.26%) NHS
4 4 (2.26%) Web 2.0
5 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.69%) RIA
6 2 (1.13%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.13%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.13%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.13%) Robotics
6 2 (1.13%) Tandem
7 1 (0.56%) Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) Derivative
7 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.56%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.21%) Unix
2 29 (16.38%) Linux
3 18 (10.17%) Windows
4 13 (7.34%) Mac OS X
5 7 (3.95%) AIX
5 7 (3.95%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.95%) HPUX
5 7 (3.95%) Solaris
6 2 (1.13%) Android
6 2 (1.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.56%) CentOS
7 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (48.59%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (44.07%) SOA
3 45 (25.42%) TDD
4 43 (24.29%) Scrum
5 25 (14.12%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (12.43%) CRM
7 21 (11.86%) Data Modelling
8 20 (11.30%) BDD
8 20 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (10.73%) Kanban
10 17 (9.60%) Microservices
11 15 (8.47%) Digital Marketing
11 15 (8.47%) Migration
11 15 (8.47%) Programme Management
11 15 (8.47%) Waterfall
12 14 (7.91%) API Design
13 13 (7.34%) Sequence Diagram
14 12 (6.78%) Mentoring
14 12 (6.78%) MVC
14 12 (6.78%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 65 (36.72%) Java
2 54 (30.51%) SQL
3 25 (14.12%) JavaScript
4 24 (13.56%) XPath
5 21 (11.86%) C#
6 15 (8.47%) C++
7 14 (7.91%) Groovy
8 13 (7.34%) PL/SQL
9 11 (6.21%) Apex Code
10 9 (5.08%) T-SQL
11 8 (4.52%) SOQL
11 8 (4.52%) SOSL
12 7 (3.95%) VB
13 4 (2.26%) Python
14 3 (1.69%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.69%) C
14 3 (1.69%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.69%) Perl
15 2 (1.13%) R
15 2 (1.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (5.65%) SC Cleared
1 10 (5.65%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.52%) Degree
3 2 (1.13%) MCSD
3 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.82%) QA
2 2 (1.13%) HL7
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (2.26%) Docker
2 2 (1.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.13%) Xen
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (6.78%) Ansible
2 10 (5.65%) TIBCO Hawk
3 7 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.95%) Puppet
4 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.56%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.56%) SCCM
5 1 (0.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 44 (24.86%) Oracle
2 32 (18.08%) WSO2
3 21 (11.86%) Microsoft
4 17 (9.60%) SAP
5 16 (9.04%) IBM
5 16 (9.04%) MuleSoft
5 16 (9.04%) TIBCO
6 14 (7.91%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (4.52%) webMethods
8 5 (2.82%) HP
9 3 (1.69%) CA
10 2 (1.13%) Apple
10 2 (1.13%) Avaya
10 2 (1.13%) BEA
10 2 (1.13%) Citrix
10 2 (1.13%) Google
10 2 (1.13%) Perforce
10 2 (1.13%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.13%) Sun
10 2 (1.13%) VMware