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 3 months to 26 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 40 45
Rank change year-on-year -21 +5  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 57 119 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.79% 3.99% 3.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.38% 15.62% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 72 53
Median daily rate £400 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £325 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Median hourly rate £34.50 £22.50 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.33% -40.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.55 £21.30 £37.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.35 £31.90 £39.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year +9.58% -3.43%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 501 762 551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.51% 25.52% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 491 345
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 26 June 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
Birmingham -6 22 £425 - 12
Coventry +6 7 £425 +6.25% 2
Shropshire +20 6 £275 - 1
Warwickshire +1 6 £403 +0.62% 4
Wolverhampton - 6 £419 -
Wednesbury - 1 - -
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Web Services.

1 79 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (31.58%) HTML
3 46 (30.26%) JavaScript
4 44 (28.95%) CSS
5 42 (27.63%) Microsoft
6 40 (26.32%) C#
7 39 (25.66%) .NET
8 33 (21.71%) REST
9 32 (21.05%) SQL
10 31 (20.39%) Java
11 28 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (17.76%) TDD
13 26 (17.11%) XML
13 26 (17.11%) Linux
14 25 (16.45%) ASP.NET
14 25 (16.45%) MySQL
14 25 (16.45%) MVC
14 25 (16.45%) Scrum
15 24 (15.79%) SOAP
15 24 (15.79%) Open Source
16 22 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
19 19 (12.50%) Ruby
19 19 (12.50%) JSON
19 19 (12.50%) SQL Server
19 19 (12.50%) MongoDB
20 18 (11.84%) Test Automation
21 17 (11.18%) Middleware
21 17 (11.18%) RESTful

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 9 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.63%) CMS
2 4 (2.63%) JBoss
2 4 (2.63%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.97%) DNN
3 3 (1.97%) Mule
3 3 (1.97%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.97%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.32%) Confluence
4 2 (1.32%) Mule ESB
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.66%) Apache
5 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.66%) IIS
5 1 (0.66%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.66%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.63%) Office 365
4 3 (1.97%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.97%) Trello
5 2 (1.32%) AdWords
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.66%) IaaS
6 1 (0.66%) PaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Route 53
6 1 (0.66%) SaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.21%) LDAP
2 13 (8.55%) SSL
2 13 (8.55%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.58%) HTTP
4 6 (3.95%) Internet
5 5 (3.29%) Intranet
5 5 (3.29%) SNMP
6 3 (1.97%) Firewall
6 3 (1.97%) FTP
7 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.66%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.45%) MySQL
2 20 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 19 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 9 (5.92%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.97%) SSDT
8 2 (1.32%) Redis
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 14 (9.21%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.24%) Subversion
4 8 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.61%) JIRA
5 7 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.95%) Maven
7 5 (3.29%) JUnit
7 5 (3.29%) MSTest
7 5 (3.29%) NUnit
7 5 (3.29%) Selenium
8 4 (2.63%) ReSharper
8 4 (2.63%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.97%) jMock
9 3 (1.97%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.97%) NDepend
9 3 (1.97%) NeoLoad
9 3 (1.97%) NuGet
9 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.97%) XMLSpy
General
1 14 (9.21%) Finance
2 6 (3.95%) Marketing
3 5 (3.29%) Automotive
4 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Back Office
5 1 (0.66%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Electronics
5 1 (0.66%) Local Government
5 1 (0.66%) Retail
5 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 86 (56.58%) Developer
2 18 (11.84%) .NET Developer
2 18 (11.84%) Analyst
3 17 (11.18%) Architect
4 11 (7.24%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.58%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (5.92%) Java Developer
6 9 (5.92%) Senior Developer
6 9 (5.92%) ServiceNow Developer
6 9 (5.92%) Technical Architect
7 8 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.26%) Middleware Developer
8 7 (4.61%) Digital Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) Digital Business Analyst
8 7 (4.61%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Messaging Developer
9 6 (3.95%) Web Developer
10 5 (3.29%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (31.58%) HTML
2 44 (28.95%) CSS
3 39 (25.66%) .NET
4 33 (21.71%) REST
5 26 (17.11%) XML
6 25 (16.45%) ASP.NET
7 24 (15.79%) SOAP
8 19 (12.50%) JSON
9 17 (11.18%) HTML5
9 17 (11.18%) Middleware
9 17 (11.18%) RESTful
10 16 (10.53%) Ajax
10 16 (10.53%) CSS3
11 15 (9.87%) jQuery
12 12 (7.89%) WCF
13 11 (7.24%) Spring
14 10 (6.58%) .NET Framework
14 10 (6.58%) XSLT
15 9 (5.92%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (5.26%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.87%) User Experience
2 7 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.63%) CMDB
4 4 (2.63%) DataPower
5 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) AS400
6 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.66%) RIA
6 1 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.66%) Social Network
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.66%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.11%) Linux
2 12 (7.89%) Unix
2 12 (7.89%) Windows
3 3 (1.97%) Android
4 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.32%) HPUX
4 2 (1.32%) Solaris
5 1 (0.66%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (17.76%) TDD
3 25 (16.45%) MVC
3 25 (16.45%) Scrum
4 24 (15.79%) Open Source
5 21 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (11.84%) Test Automation
7 17 (11.18%) BDD
8 15 (9.87%) Configuration Management
8 15 (9.87%) Project Management
9 14 (9.21%) Migration
10 13 (8.55%) Mentoring
10 13 (8.55%) Web Development
11 11 (7.24%) ITIL
11 11 (7.24%) Microservices
11 11 (7.24%) SDLC
11 11 (7.24%) SOA
11 11 (7.24%) Waterfall
12 10 (6.58%) DevOps
12 10 (6.58%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.26%) JavaScript
2 40 (26.32%) C#
3 32 (21.05%) SQL
4 31 (20.39%) Java
5 19 (12.50%) Ruby
6 15 (9.87%) PHP
6 15 (9.87%) Python
7 11 (7.24%) T-SQL
8 8 (5.26%) Scala
9 5 (3.29%) COBOL
10 4 (2.63%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.32%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.32%) Perl
11 2 (1.32%) PHP 5
11 2 (1.32%) XPath
12 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.66%) C
12 1 (0.66%) Groovy
12 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (5.92%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (2.63%) Degree
3 4 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.66%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.92%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) Docker
2 1 (0.66%) RACF
2 1 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (7.89%) Puppet
2 10 (6.58%) Ansible
2 10 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.92%) Salt
4 1 (0.66%) collectd
4 1 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.66%) Kibana
4 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.66%) logstash
4 1 (0.66%) OpenView
4 1 (0.66%) SCCM
4 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.66%) StatsD
4 1 (0.66%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (27.63%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.55%) ServiceNow
3 12 (7.89%) Oracle
4 11 (7.24%) IBM
5 8 (5.26%) Rackspace
6 7 (4.61%) WSO2
7 6 (3.95%) McAfee
8 5 (3.29%) Micro Focus
9 4 (2.63%) SAP
10 3 (1.97%) Google
11 2 (1.32%) VMware
12 1 (0.66%) BMC
12 1 (0.66%) Guidewire
12 1 (0.66%) HP
12 1 (0.66%) Pega
12 1 (0.66%) Remedy
12 1 (0.66%) Sun
12 1 (0.66%) Talend
12 1 (0.66%) webMethods
12 1 (0.66%) Xamarin
Worcester, Worcestershire
ESA Group
Rate: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago