Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 6 months to 20 January 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 37 64
Rank change year-on-year +7 +27 -28
Contract jobs citing Web Services 233 264 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.01% 4.82% 2.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.32% 18.55% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 205 96
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £269 £313 £305
90th Percentile £538 £575 £500
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +15.38%
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +6.67%

Web Services 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,206 1,423 1,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.91% 25.98% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 861 726
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +7.86% -0.23%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £258
90th Percentile £563 £538 £516
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -16.35% -3.56%
10th Percentile £14.21 £10.40 £11.15
90th Percentile £43.75 £33.82 £43.77
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Web Services as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Web Services in the West Midlands

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Services in the West Midlands

Web Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Services in the West Midlands

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Services in the West Midlands

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Services in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Web Services in the West Midlands

Web Services
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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
Birmingham +5 110 £375 - 21
Coventry -8 65 £450 +7.91% 11
Warwickshire +9 17 £420 +5.00% 14
Staffordshire +8 12 £380 +1.33% 7
Shropshire +6 6 £375 -21.05% 6
Kingswinford 0 5 £468 +50.81%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £562 - 3
Worcestershire -2 1 £325 -23.53% 2
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 152 (65.24%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (38.20%) Java
3 87 (37.34%) TDD
4 76 (32.62%) Git (software)
5 74 (31.76%) .NET
6 71 (30.47%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (27.90%) HTML
7 65 (27.90%) C#
8 63 (27.04%) Scrum
9 61 (26.18%) JavaScript
10 56 (24.03%) Microsoft Azure
10 56 (24.03%) BDD
11 55 (23.61%) CSS
11 55 (23.61%) MVC
12 54 (23.18%) SQL Server
12 54 (23.18%) Kanban
13 51 (21.89%) Spring
14 49 (21.03%) Maven
15 46 (19.74%) ASP.NET
16 43 (18.45%) ASP.NET Web API
17 42 (18.03%) SOAP
18 40 (17.17%) SQL
19 39 (16.74%) ASP.NET MVC
20 38 (16.31%) RESTful
20 38 (16.31%) SOLID
21 37 (15.88%) Enterprise Software
22 36 (15.45%) XML
23 35 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
24 34 (14.59%) Dapper ORM
25 32 (13.73%) REST

Web Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (4.29%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.86%) JBoss
3 7 (3.00%) nginx
3 7 (3.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.15%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.72%) Apache
6 3 (1.29%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.86%) CMS
7 2 (0.86%) Mule
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.43%) Confluence
8 1 (0.43%) Liferay
8 1 (0.43%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.43%) GIMP
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.15%) SAP Retail
3 3 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.29%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.86%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.43%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 56 (24.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (7.73%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (6.44%) SaaS
5 6 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (2.15%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (2.15%) IaaS
6 5 (2.15%) Route 53
6 5 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.29%) PaaS
8 2 (0.86%) GitHub
8 2 (0.86%) Office 365
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.72%) HTTP
1 11 (4.72%) SSL
1 11 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.15%) Internet
2 5 (2.15%) RTSP
3 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.43%) Intranet
3 1 (0.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (23.18%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.30%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (4.72%) MySQL
4 10 (4.29%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.00%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.29%) JasperReports
9 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.43%) OLAP
11 1 (0.43%) Power BI
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 76 (32.62%) Git (software)
2 49 (21.03%) Maven
3 31 (13.30%) Jenkins
4 24 (10.30%) JUnit
5 18 (7.73%) Mockito
6 17 (7.30%) SonarQube
7 16 (6.87%) DbUnit
7 16 (6.87%) jMock
8 12 (5.15%) Subversion
9 9 (3.86%) Visual Studio
10 7 (3.00%) Eclipse
10 7 (3.00%) Selenium
11 4 (1.72%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.29%) Android Studio
12 3 (1.29%) Ant
12 3 (1.29%) JIRA
12 3 (1.29%) JMeter
12 3 (1.29%) SpecFlow
12 3 (1.29%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.29%) Xcode
General
1 11 (4.72%) Finance
1 11 (4.72%) Retail
2 2 (0.86%) Advertising
2 2 (0.86%) Banking
3 1 (0.43%) Automotive
3 1 (0.43%) Games
3 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 152 (65.24%) Developer
2 62 (26.61%) Java Developer
3 27 (11.59%) Lead Developer
4 24 (10.30%) .NET Developer
5 22 (9.44%) Architect
6 19 (8.15%) Lead Java Developer
7 15 (6.44%) C# Developer
8 12 (5.15%) Android Developer
9 11 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (4.72%) Senior Developer
10 10 (4.29%) Designer
10 10 (4.29%) Software Developer
11 9 (3.86%) Analyst
11 9 (3.86%) Azure Developer
11 9 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.43%) Angular Developer
12 8 (3.43%) iOS Developer
13 7 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
14 6 (2.58%) Agile Java Developer
14 6 (2.58%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (31.76%) .NET
2 65 (27.90%) HTML
3 55 (23.61%) CSS
4 51 (21.89%) Spring
5 46 (19.74%) ASP.NET
6 43 (18.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 42 (18.03%) SOAP
8 39 (16.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 38 (16.31%) RESTful
10 36 (15.45%) XML
11 34 (14.59%) Dapper ORM
12 32 (13.73%) REST
13 29 (12.45%) Java SE
14 28 (12.02%) .NET Framework
15 24 (10.30%) JSON
16 21 (9.01%) AngularJS
16 21 (9.01%) J2EE
17 16 (6.87%) PowerMock
18 15 (6.44%) Apache Camel
18 15 (6.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.88%) Enterprise Software
2 29 (12.45%) Digital Media
3 20 (8.58%) User Experience
4 12 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (3.00%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.15%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.29%) CMDB
7 3 (1.29%) FMCG
7 3 (1.29%) iPad
7 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.29%) PMI
8 2 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.86%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.86%) NHS
9 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.43%) iPhone
9 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.43%) PKI
9 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.73%) Linux
2 15 (6.44%) Android
3 8 (3.43%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.43%) Windows
4 5 (2.15%) Unix
5 3 (1.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.86%) SUSE
7 1 (0.43%) CentOS
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (65.24%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (37.34%) TDD
3 71 (30.47%) Continuous Integration
4 63 (27.04%) Scrum
5 56 (24.03%) BDD
6 55 (23.61%) MVC
7 54 (23.18%) Kanban
8 38 (16.31%) SOLID
9 27 (11.59%) Test Automation
10 22 (9.44%) DevOps
11 21 (9.01%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 18 (7.73%) Open Source
13 16 (6.87%) E-Commerce
14 14 (6.01%) SOA
15 13 (5.58%) Android Development
15 13 (5.58%) Configuration Management
15 13 (5.58%) CRM
15 13 (5.58%) ETL
15 13 (5.58%) Migration
15 13 (5.58%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 89 (38.20%) Java
2 65 (27.90%) C#
3 61 (26.18%) JavaScript
4 40 (17.17%) SQL
5 14 (6.01%) Python
5 14 (6.01%) Ruby
6 12 (5.15%) PHP
7 8 (3.43%) Objective-C
7 8 (3.43%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.00%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.58%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.29%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.29%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.86%) C++
11 2 (0.86%) COBOL
11 2 (0.86%) Scala
11 2 (0.86%) VB
12 1 (0.43%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (5.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.86%) Degree
3 8 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.29%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.29%) PMP
5 2 (0.86%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.44%) QA
2 3 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) GDPR
3 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (5.58%) Docker
1 13 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
1 13 (5.58%) vSphere
2 3 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (7.30%) Puppet
2 15 (6.44%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (4.72%) Salt
4 10 (4.29%) Ansible
5 8 (3.43%) Terraform
6 5 (2.15%) collectd
6 5 (2.15%) Kibana
6 5 (2.15%) logstash
6 5 (2.15%) StatsD
7 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.43%) SCCM
7 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (9.01%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.30%) Oracle
3 14 (6.01%) VMware
4 7 (3.00%) Rackspace
5 5 (2.15%) SaltStack
5 5 (2.15%) SAP
5 5 (2.15%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.29%) Ingenico
7 2 (0.86%) ATG
7 2 (0.86%) Google
7 2 (0.86%) Micro Focus
7 2 (0.86%) Telerik
8 1 (0.43%) BMC
8 1 (0.43%) BT
8 1 (0.43%) Capita
8 1 (0.43%) IBM
8 1 (0.43%) Informatica
8 1 (0.43%) Pegasus
8 1 (0.43%) Remedy
8 1 (0.43%) Unisys