The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 April 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 10 19
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 9 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 6.43% 10.00% 5.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.68% 25.00% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Median daily rate £350 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +29.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.00% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.17 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +37.28% +8.57%  

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 Watford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 38 40 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 27.14% 40.00% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 21
Median daily rate £350 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.82%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in Watford

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in Watford over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in Watford

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in Watford

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

1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
3 9 (69.23%) T-SQL
3 9 (69.23%) Java
4 8 (61.54%) J2EE
4 8 (61.54%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (53.85%) Sybase
5 7 (53.85%) JSP
5 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
5 7 (53.85%) Spring
5 7 (53.85%) Sybase ASE
5 7 (53.85%) AngularJS
6 6 (46.15%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
6 6 (46.15%) Windows
6 6 (46.15%) Linux
6 6 (46.15%) Finance
6 6 (46.15%) HTML
6 6 (46.15%) C
7 5 (38.46%) .NET
8 3 (23.08%) C#
8 3 (23.08%) XML
8 3 (23.08%) CSS
8 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (23.08%) Microservices
8 3 (23.08%) Spring Boot
9 2 (15.38%) Appium
9 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
9 2 (15.38%) DbVisualizer

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (7.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (53.85%) Sybase ASE
3 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
3 6 (46.15%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (15.38%) DB2
4 2 (15.38%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Appium
1 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
1 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Java Automation Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Java Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Angular Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) J2EE
2 7 (53.85%) AngularJS
2 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
2 7 (53.85%) JSP
2 7 (53.85%) Spring
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) Spring Boot
5 3 (23.08%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 2 (15.38%) Classic ASP
6 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
7 1 (7.69%) HTML5
7 1 (7.69%) REST
7 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Microservices
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
2 2 (15.38%) BDD
2 2 (15.38%) Coaching
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (15.38%) Document Management
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) System Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
2 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Content Management
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (7.69%) Product Management
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
3 9 (69.23%) Java
3 9 (69.23%) T-SQL
4 6 (46.15%) C
5 3 (23.08%) C#
6 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Sybase
2 2 (15.38%) hybris
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) F5
3 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow