Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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.

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

WSO2
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 658 799 840
Rank change year-on-year +141 +41 +19
Contract jobs citing WSO2 219 97 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.093% 0.045%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.20% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 61 26
UK median daily rate £513 £463 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -15.91% -
10th Percentile £376 £363 £375
90th Percentile £619 £565 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 £466 £550
% change year-on-year +13.67% -15.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43242 47490 49684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.64% 45.29% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26864 29037 29297
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1447 1703 2110
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.30% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.21 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

WSO2
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WSO2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSO2 in the UK

WSO2
Top 11 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 6 months to 19 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 +135 209 £513 +13.89% 2
UK excluding London +137 179 £530 +13.67% 1
East of England +71 106 £522 +4.40% 1
Midlands +22 38 £555 +26.14%
West Midlands +21 36 £565 +28.41%
London -27 29 £400 -11.11% 1
South East +29 23 £500 -
South West - 7 £450 -
North of England +61 5 £538 +17.81%
North West +28 5 £538 +7.50%
East Midlands +10 1 £335 -29.47%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 182 (83.11%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (66.67%) Middleware
3 139 (63.47%) SOA
4 121 (55.25%) Oracle
5 120 (54.79%) TDD
6 119 (54.34%) JSON
7 103 (47.03%) XML
7 103 (47.03%) Swagger
8 101 (46.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 96 (43.84%) XSLT
10 95 (43.38%) Mule
11 94 (42.92%) Maven
12 86 (39.27%) Finance
13 82 (37.44%) Java
13 82 (37.44%) XPath
13 82 (37.44%) Apache Camel
14 78 (35.62%) Greenfield Project
15 76 (34.70%) Oracle Service Bus
16 75 (34.25%) Business Intelligence
16 75 (34.25%) Programme Management
16 75 (34.25%) WireMock
17 74 (33.79%) Manufacturing
17 74 (33.79%) Telecoms
18 72 (32.88%) Electronics
18 72 (32.88%) SAP
18 72 (32.88%) Marketing
18 72 (32.88%) Digital Marketing
19 61 (27.85%) Web Services
20 59 (26.94%) SOAP
21 57 (26.03%) Linux

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
1 101 (46.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 95 (43.38%) Mule
3 76 (34.70%) Oracle Service Bus
4 36 (16.44%) JBoss
5 28 (12.79%) Apache
6 15 (6.85%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.28%) IIS
7 5 (2.28%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.83%) Mule ESB
8 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.91%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.91%) CMS
9 2 (0.91%) Drupal
9 2 (0.91%) Liferay
9 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.46%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.46%) Confluence
10 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.20%) IaaS
3 7 (3.20%) PaaS
3 7 (3.20%) SaaS
4 6 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.91%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.46%) Boomi
6 1 (0.46%) GitHub
6 1 (0.46%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.70%) HTTP
1 30 (13.70%) SSL
2 24 (10.96%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.37%) AMQP
4 2 (0.91%) Internet
5 1 (0.46%) FTP
5 1 (0.46%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.33%) Relational Database
2 18 (8.22%) SQL Server
3 15 (6.85%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.57%) MySQL
5 7 (3.20%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.20%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.46%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.46%) Power BI
7 1 (0.46%) Redis
7 1 (0.46%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 94 (42.92%) Maven
2 44 (20.09%) Git (software)
3 42 (19.18%) Jenkins
4 36 (16.44%) Subversion
5 15 (6.85%) SoapUI
6 8 (3.65%) Selenium
7 7 (3.20%) GitLab
7 7 (3.20%) JMeter
7 7 (3.20%) JUnit
8 4 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.37%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.91%) Appium
10 2 (0.91%) JIRA
10 2 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.91%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.91%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.91%) WebLogic Workshop
11 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.46%) Zephyr
General
1 86 (39.27%) Finance
2 74 (33.79%) Manufacturing
2 74 (33.79%) Telecoms
3 72 (32.88%) Electronics
3 72 (32.88%) Marketing
4 3 (1.37%) Banking
4 3 (1.37%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 136 (62.10%) Developer
2 78 (35.62%) Integration Developer
3 65 (29.68%) Agile Developer
4 62 (28.31%) SOA Developer
5 59 (26.94%) Senior Developer
6 33 (15.07%) Senior Agile Developer
7 30 (13.70%) Architect
8 28 (12.79%) Lead Developer
9 20 (9.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 20 (9.13%) Java Developer
10 16 (7.31%) Technical Architect
11 13 (5.94%) Integration Architect
12 10 (4.57%) AWS Developer
13 9 (4.11%) Messaging Developer
13 9 (4.11%) Technical Leader
14 8 (3.65%) SOA Architect
15 6 (2.74%) Lead Architect
15 6 (2.74%) Middleware Developer
15 6 (2.74%) Project Manager
15 6 (2.74%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (66.67%) Middleware
2 119 (54.34%) JSON
3 103 (47.03%) Swagger
3 103 (47.03%) XML
4 96 (43.84%) XSLT
5 82 (37.44%) Apache Camel
6 75 (34.25%) WireMock
7 61 (27.85%) Web Services
8 59 (26.94%) SOAP
9 46 (21.00%) RESTful
10 32 (14.61%) WSDL
11 28 (12.79%) Spring
12 23 (10.50%) OAuth
12 23 (10.50%) REST
13 21 (9.59%) JSON Schema
14 20 (9.13%) J2EE
15 16 (7.31%) Spring Boot
16 13 (5.94%) Elastic Stack
16 13 (5.94%) Node.js
16 13 (5.94%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 78 (35.62%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (4.57%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.91%) PKI
4 2 (0.91%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.46%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.46%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 57 (26.03%) Linux
2 31 (14.16%) Unix
3 16 (7.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (6.39%) Mac OS X
5 10 (4.57%) Solaris
6 9 (4.11%) Windows
7 7 (3.20%) AIX
7 7 (3.20%) HPUX
8 5 (2.28%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.83%) CentOS
10 2 (0.91%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (83.11%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (63.47%) SOA
3 120 (54.79%) TDD
4 75 (34.25%) Business Intelligence
4 75 (34.25%) Programme Management
5 72 (32.88%) Digital Marketing
6 54 (24.66%) Scrum
7 51 (23.29%) Microservices
8 48 (21.92%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (21.46%) DevOps
10 37 (16.89%) Kanban
11 31 (14.16%) Test Automation
12 28 (12.79%) Mentoring
13 26 (11.87%) Configuration Management
13 26 (11.87%) Open Source
14 23 (10.50%) API Design
14 23 (10.50%) Software Engineering
15 21 (9.59%) Coaching
16 17 (7.76%) API Development
17 16 (7.31%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 82 (37.44%) Java
1 82 (37.44%) XPath
2 21 (9.59%) SQL
3 19 (8.68%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.48%) Perl
5 10 (4.57%) Ruby
6 7 (3.20%) Groovy
6 7 (3.20%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.20%) Python
7 5 (2.28%) C
8 3 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.91%) C#
10 1 (0.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (7.31%) Degree
2 5 (2.28%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.83%) PMO
2 2 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.91%) GCP
3 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.46%) GDPR
3 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 32 (14.61%) Docker
2 3 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (12.33%) Puppet
2 24 (10.96%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (8.22%) Ansible
4 6 (2.74%) Terraform
5 5 (2.28%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.83%) Consul
6 4 (1.83%) Packer
7 1 (0.46%) Salt
Vendors
1 121 (55.25%) Oracle
2 72 (32.88%) SAP
3 53 (24.20%) MuleSoft
4 19 (8.68%) IBM
5 17 (7.76%) Apigee
6 10 (4.57%) Microsoft
6 10 (4.57%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (4.11%) webMethods
8 5 (2.28%) Google
9 4 (1.83%) Gigya
10 2 (0.91%) HP
10 2 (0.91%) OpenText
10 2 (0.91%) Splunk
10 2 (0.91%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.46%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.46%) Dell
11 1 (0.46%) Tableau
11 1 (0.46%) VMware