The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of WSO2 products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSO2 over the 3 months to 28 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within WSO2.

WSO2
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 575 630
Rank change year-on-year +22 +55  
Contract jobs citing WSO2 55 64 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.022%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.27% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 18 7
Median daily rate £495 £419 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.20% +7.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £347 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £543 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +35.81% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

WSO2 is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19880 23441 24407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.09% 43.75% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12294 14240 13819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 708 804 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

WSO2
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WSO2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for WSO2 in the UK

WSO2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WSO2.

Contractor daily rate trend for WSO2 in the UK

WSO2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSO2 over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSO2 in the UK

WSO2
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSO2 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +22 55 £495 +18.20% 3
East of England +5 24 £537 +34.25% 1
Essex -3 21 £537 +34.25% 1
London +32 12 £425 -5.55% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 11 £543 -
West Midlands -10 9 £475 -
Telford +17 7 £475 +18.75%
Shropshire +17 7 £475 +18.75%
East Midlands -4 5 - -
Midlands +13 4 £600 -
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSO2 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 WSO2.

1 70 (80.46%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (75.86%) SOA
3 57 (65.52%) TDD
4 54 (62.07%) Middleware
5 48 (55.17%) Oracle
6 46 (52.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 36 (41.38%) Java
7 36 (41.38%) Scrum
7 36 (41.38%) JSON
8 35 (40.23%) Maven
9 32 (36.78%) XSLT
10 31 (35.63%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (34.48%) Mule
11 30 (34.48%) Finance
11 30 (34.48%) SAP
12 29 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (33.33%) Manufacturing
12 29 (33.33%) Electronics
12 29 (33.33%) Telecoms
12 29 (33.33%) Programme Management
12 29 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 29 (33.33%) Marketing
12 29 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
12 29 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
13 28 (32.18%) Apache Camel
14 26 (29.89%) Kanban
14 26 (29.89%) J2EE
15 25 (28.74%) Microservices
16 24 (27.59%) DevOps
17 23 (26.44%) Open Source

WSO2
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 46 (52.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 30 (34.48%) Mule
3 29 (33.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 18 (20.69%) Apache
4 18 (20.69%) JBoss
5 7 (8.05%) Confluence
6 3 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (3.45%) IIS
6 3 (3.45%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.30%) Liferay
7 2 (2.30%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.15%) Alfresco
8 1 (1.15%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (1.15%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.15%) Jetty
8 1 (1.15%) Mongrel
8 1 (1.15%) Mule ESB
8 1 (1.15%) nginx
8 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.15%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.30%) G Suite
3 2 (2.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.15%) Force.com
4 1 (1.15%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.69%) HTTP
1 18 (20.69%) SSL
2 16 (18.39%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.45%) Intranet
4 2 (2.30%) Firewall
4 2 (2.30%) Network Security
5 1 (1.15%) DHCP
5 1 (1.15%) DNS
5 1 (1.15%) FTP
5 1 (1.15%) IPsec
5 1 (1.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.30%) MySQL
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (40.23%) Maven
2 21 (24.14%) Git (software)
3 20 (22.99%) Jenkins
4 18 (20.69%) Subversion
5 7 (8.05%) JIRA
6 5 (5.75%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.30%) git-flow
7 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.15%) JMeter
8 1 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.15%) Travis CI
General
1 30 (34.48%) Finance
2 29 (33.33%) Electronics
2 29 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 29 (33.33%) Marketing
2 29 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (47.13%) Developer
2 24 (27.59%) SOA Developer
3 19 (21.84%) Middleware Developer
4 18 (20.69%) Integration Developer
5 15 (17.24%) Java Developer
6 12 (13.79%) Architect
6 12 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (12.64%) Agile Developer
7 11 (12.64%) Java Middleware Developer
8 7 (8.05%) Integration Architect
9 6 (6.90%) Analyst
9 6 (6.90%) Integration Analyst
9 6 (6.90%) Integration Specialist
9 6 (6.90%) Messaging Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Lead DevOps
10 3 (3.45%) Scrum Master
11 2 (2.30%) Consultant
11 2 (2.30%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 2 (2.30%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (62.07%) Middleware
2 36 (41.38%) JSON
3 32 (36.78%) XSLT
4 28 (32.18%) Apache Camel
5 26 (29.89%) J2EE
6 22 (25.29%) Swagger
6 22 (25.29%) WireMock
6 22 (25.29%) XML
7 21 (24.14%) SOAP
8 15 (17.24%) Web Services
9 10 (11.49%) REST
9 10 (11.49%) RESTful
10 5 (5.75%) JMS
11 3 (3.45%) .NET
11 3 (3.45%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (2.30%) ActiveMQ
12 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
12 2 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (2.30%) WSDL
12 2 (2.30%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.60%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.45%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.30%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.15%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.29%) Linux
2 12 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.60%) Unix
4 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (80.46%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (75.86%) SOA
3 57 (65.52%) TDD
4 36 (41.38%) Scrum
5 31 (35.63%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
6 29 (33.33%) Programme Management
7 26 (29.89%) Kanban
8 25 (28.74%) Microservices
9 24 (27.59%) DevOps
10 23 (26.44%) Open Source
11 20 (22.99%) Configuration Management
11 20 (22.99%) Mentoring
12 19 (21.84%) API Design
12 19 (21.84%) Coaching
13 16 (18.39%) User Stories
14 15 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (14.94%) Software Engineering
16 9 (10.34%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 36 (41.38%) Java
2 22 (25.29%) XPath
3 12 (13.79%) Perl
4 11 (12.64%) C
5 4 (4.60%) Python
5 4 (4.60%) Scala
6 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.15%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 18 (20.69%) Docker
2 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.45%) Xen
4 2 (2.30%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 15 (17.24%) Puppet
2 14 (16.09%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (9.20%) Ansible
4 1 (1.15%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 48 (55.17%) Oracle
2 30 (34.48%) SAP
3 6 (6.90%) VMware
4 5 (5.75%) MuleSoft
5 3 (3.45%) Google
5 3 (3.45%) IBM
5 3 (3.45%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.30%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.15%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco
7 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.15%) Talend
7 1 (1.15%) webMethods
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