Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 46 40
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 +29
Contract jobs citing Web Services 285 174 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.54% 3.62% 4.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.02% 14.82% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 112 198
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £310
90th Percentile £587 £536 £525
England median daily rate £475 £463 £433
% change year-on-year +2.70% +6.94% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £32.50 £39.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -17.09% -0.88%
10th Percentile £42.50 £25.00 £38.10
90th Percentile £61.38 £41.75 £40.30
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%

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 1,582 1,174 1,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.77% 24.42% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 772 997
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £311 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £513
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 35 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +32.61% -19.83%
10th Percentile £14.00 £16.76 £10.40
90th Percentile £61.94 £41.30 £39.82
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% -

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -12 71 £444 +10.94% 53
Shropshire +9 63 £453 +20.67% 8
Coventry +11 60 £450 - 10
Staffordshire +21 46 £375 -0.33% 20
Warwickshire +16 20 £410 +1.86% 4
Solihull - 6 £550 - 2
Kingswinford +1 1 - -
Wolverhampton -3 1 £463 - 3
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Web Services also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 166 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (37.19%) .NET
3 105 (36.84%) SQL
4 101 (35.44%) JavaScript
5 99 (34.74%) Scrum
6 98 (34.39%) TDD
7 95 (33.33%) SOAP
8 94 (32.98%) Java
9 90 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 85 (29.82%) HTML
11 82 (28.77%) C#
12 78 (27.37%) Continuous Integration
13 77 (27.02%) RESTful
13 77 (27.02%) CSS
14 73 (25.61%) Kanban
15 72 (25.26%) SQL Server
16 68 (23.86%) Git (software)
17 67 (23.51%) Amazon AWS
17 67 (23.51%) MVC
17 67 (23.51%) ASP.NET
18 64 (22.46%) BDD
19 59 (20.70%) REST
20 56 (19.65%) Jenkins
21 49 (17.19%) Maven
21 49 (17.19%) .NET Framework
22 48 (16.84%) Security Cleared
23 46 (16.14%) jQuery
23 46 (16.14%) Test Automation
23 46 (16.14%) DevOps
23 46 (16.14%) Oracle

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 17 (5.96%) Confluence
2 9 (3.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.11%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.75%) nginx
6 4 (1.40%) JBoss
6 4 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.05%) Apache
7 3 (1.05%) Mule
8 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.70%) CMS
8 2 (0.70%) Documentum
9 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (2.81%) GIMP
1 8 (2.81%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.35%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 90 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (23.51%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (5.26%) SaaS
4 13 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.81%) Force.com
5 8 (2.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 6 (2.11%) IaaS
6 6 (2.11%) Office 365
6 6 (2.11%) PaaS
7 5 (1.75%) GitHub
7 5 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.05%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.05%) Heroku
9 3 (1.05%) Serverless
10 2 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.11%) Firewall
2 4 (1.40%) DHCP
2 4 (1.40%) DNS
3 3 (1.05%) HTTP
3 3 (1.05%) Internet
3 3 (1.05%) SSL
3 3 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.70%) SAN
5 1 (0.35%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (25.26%) SQL Server
2 35 (12.28%) NoSQL
3 27 (9.47%) MySQL
4 20 (7.02%) Relational Database
5 16 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (5.61%) MongoDB
6 14 (4.91%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.86%) DB2
7 11 (3.86%) Redis
7 11 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (3.51%) Big Data
9 8 (2.81%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.81%) SQLite
10 6 (2.11%) MariaDB
10 6 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (2.11%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.05%) OLAP
13 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 68 (23.86%) Git (software)
2 56 (19.65%) Jenkins
3 49 (17.19%) Maven
4 43 (15.09%) JIRA
5 32 (11.23%) Visual Studio
6 29 (10.18%) Selenium
7 26 (9.12%) SoapUI
8 20 (7.02%) DbUnit
8 20 (7.02%) jMock
8 20 (7.02%) JUnit
8 20 (7.02%) Mockito
8 20 (7.02%) SonarQube
9 16 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
11 14 (4.91%) Cucumber
12 13 (4.56%) Ant
12 13 (4.56%) Eclipse
12 13 (4.56%) Gradle
13 10 (3.51%) Xcode
14 9 (3.16%) Subversion
General
1 10 (3.51%) Finance
2 9 (3.16%) Retail
3 6 (2.11%) Marketing
4 1 (0.35%) Automotive
4 1 (0.35%) Back Office
4 1 (0.35%) Legal
4 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 154 (54.04%) Developer
2 70 (24.56%) .NET Developer
3 40 (14.04%) Architect
4 35 (12.28%) Java Developer
5 28 (9.82%) Analyst
6 27 (9.47%) C# Developer
7 25 (8.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 19 (6.67%) Test Analyst
9 17 (5.96%) Applications Developer
9 17 (5.96%) Azure Developer
10 16 (5.61%) Full Stack Developer
11 14 (4.91%) Cloud Architect
11 14 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (4.91%) J2EE Developer
11 14 (4.91%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 12 (4.21%) Agile Developer
12 12 (4.21%) AWS Architect
12 12 (4.21%) Lead Developer
13 11 (3.86%) DevOps Architect
13 11 (3.86%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (37.19%) .NET
2 95 (33.33%) SOAP
3 85 (29.82%) HTML
4 77 (27.02%) CSS
4 77 (27.02%) RESTful
5 67 (23.51%) ASP.NET
6 59 (20.70%) REST
7 49 (17.19%) .NET Framework
8 46 (16.14%) jQuery
9 45 (15.79%) XML
10 44 (15.44%) Spring
11 39 (13.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 36 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
13 34 (11.93%) JSON
14 33 (11.58%) Dapper ORM
15 32 (11.23%) J2EE
16 29 (10.18%) Spring Boot
17 28 (9.82%) HTML5
18 23 (8.07%) CSS3
19 21 (7.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.74%) Enterprise Software
1 42 (14.74%) User Experience
2 16 (5.61%) Mobile App
3 14 (4.91%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.86%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.51%) iPhone
7 9 (3.16%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.46%) NHS
9 4 (1.40%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.40%) EFT
10 3 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.70%) PKI
12 1 (0.35%) Blog
12 1 (0.35%) CMDB
12 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.68%) Linux
2 21 (7.37%) Windows
3 15 (5.26%) Unix
4 13 (4.56%) Android
4 13 (4.56%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.86%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.75%) Solaris
9 3 (1.05%) AIX
9 3 (1.05%) HPUX
10 2 (0.70%) VMS
11 1 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (34.74%) Scrum
3 98 (34.39%) TDD
4 78 (27.37%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (25.61%) Kanban
6 67 (23.51%) MVC
7 64 (22.46%) BDD
8 46 (16.14%) DevOps
8 46 (16.14%) Test Automation
9 33 (11.58%) SOLID
10 27 (9.47%) Microservices
11 25 (8.77%) SOA
12 23 (8.07%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (8.07%) SDLC
13 22 (7.72%) E-Commerce
13 22 (7.72%) Mentoring
13 22 (7.72%) Open Source
14 19 (6.67%) API Testing
15 17 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 105 (36.84%) SQL
2 101 (35.44%) JavaScript
3 94 (32.98%) Java
4 82 (28.77%) C#
5 17 (5.96%) Groovy
5 17 (5.96%) Scala
6 11 (3.86%) PL/SQL
7 10 (3.51%) Apple Swift
7 10 (3.51%) Objective-C
7 10 (3.51%) Python
8 9 (3.16%) Apex Code
8 9 (3.16%) Ruby
9 8 (2.81%) Java 8
9 8 (2.81%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.46%) PHP
10 7 (2.46%) SOQL
10 7 (2.46%) SOSL
11 5 (1.75%) XQuery
12 4 (1.40%) XPath
13 3 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (16.84%) Security Cleared
2 44 (15.44%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.77%) Degree
4 18 (6.32%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.51%) ISEB
6 8 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.05%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.32%) QA
2 6 (2.11%) PMO
3 2 (0.70%) GDPR
4 1 (0.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 40 (14.04%) Docker
2 11 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.81%) vSphere
4 6 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.11%) XenApp
5 3 (1.05%) LXC
6 2 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.70%) etcd
6 2 (0.70%) NFS
6 2 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (7.02%) Ansible
2 16 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (5.61%) Puppet
3 10 (3.51%) HockeyApp
3 10 (3.51%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.11%) logstash
4 6 (2.11%) Terraform
5 2 (0.70%) Consul
5 2 (0.70%) Icinga
5 2 (0.70%) Nagios
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.70%) Simpana
6 1 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.35%) Kibana
6 1 (0.35%) Packer
Vendors
1 46 (16.14%) Oracle
2 38 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.67%) Atlassian
4 17 (5.96%) VMware
5 14 (4.91%) Google
6 11 (3.86%) Teradata
7 10 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (3.51%) Twitter
7 10 (3.51%) Xamarin
8 9 (3.16%) Apple
9 7 (2.46%) Citrix
9 7 (2.46%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.11%) AppDynamics
10 6 (2.11%) Cisco
11 5 (1.75%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.40%) Ab Initio
12 4 (1.40%) SAP
12 4 (1.40%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.05%) Borland
13 3 (1.05%) WSO2