Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 54 40
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14 +14
Contract jobs citing Web Services 239 140 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.60% 3.17% 3.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.35% 12.86% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 94 162
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £444 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% +10.94% +23.08%
10th Percentile £300 £307 £313
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £34.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +51.11% -40.48%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% +13.79%

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 1,557 1,089 1,516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.94% 24.65% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 746 948
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +5.86%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +12.24% -14.60%
10th Percentile £11.63 £21.00 £16.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.25 £39.50
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%

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 July 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
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 July 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 +8 91 £450 - 43
Coventry +7 66 £475 -5.00% 5
Shropshire -10 30 £450 +63.64% 2
Warwickshire +5 16 £395 -21.20% 5
Staffordshire +8 14 £375 +2.74% 12
Solihull -10 2 £375 +15.38% 3
Kingswinford - 2 £350 -
Wolverhampton -11 1 £375 -10.45% 3
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 135 (56.49%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (39.75%) TDD
3 90 (37.66%) Scrum
3 90 (37.66%) HTML
4 89 (37.24%) Java
5 84 (35.15%) JavaScript
6 83 (34.73%) Git (software)
7 82 (34.31%) CSS
8 81 (33.89%) Continuous Integration
9 76 (31.80%) .NET
10 75 (31.38%) Kanban
11 74 (30.96%) Microsoft Azure
12 71 (29.71%) RESTful
12 71 (29.71%) BDD
13 63 (26.36%) SOAP
14 58 (24.27%) Amazon AWS
15 55 (23.01%) C#
16 54 (22.59%) SQL Server
16 54 (22.59%) ASP.NET
17 52 (21.76%) SQL
18 51 (21.34%) Security Cleared
19 50 (20.92%) Jenkins
20 49 (20.50%) MVC
20 49 (20.50%) Spring
21 47 (19.67%) User Experience
22 45 (18.83%) ASP.NET Web API
22 45 (18.83%) Docker
23 41 (17.15%) Dapper ORM
23 41 (17.15%) .NET Framework
24 40 (16.74%) ASP.NET MVC

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 13 (5.44%) Confluence
2 10 (4.18%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.35%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.93%) Apache
4 7 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.67%) nginx
6 4 (1.67%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.26%) IIS
7 3 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.26%) WordPress
8 2 (0.84%) CMS
8 2 (0.84%) JBoss
8 2 (0.84%) Jetty
8 2 (0.84%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.84%) WildFly
9 1 (0.42%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.42%) Mule
9 1 (0.42%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 16 (6.69%) GIMP
1 16 (6.69%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (1.26%) SAP MII
2 2 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (30.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (24.27%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (9.21%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (4.18%) PaaS
5 8 (3.35%) IaaS
6 7 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (2.93%) SaaS
6 7 (2.93%) Serverless
7 5 (2.09%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (2.09%) Amazon S3
7 5 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.26%) Heroku
8 3 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.84%) Route 53
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.42%) GitHub
10 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.77%) SSL
2 7 (2.93%) HTTP
2 7 (2.93%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.09%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.67%) Internet
5 3 (1.26%) Firewall
5 3 (1.26%) FTP
6 2 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.84%) SAN
6 2 (0.84%) SMS
7 1 (0.42%) DHCP
7 1 (0.42%) DNS
7 1 (0.42%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (22.59%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.37%) MySQL
3 18 (7.53%) Oracle Database
4 14 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (5.86%) MongoDB
5 13 (5.44%) NoSQL
6 12 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (4.60%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.93%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.51%) DB2
9 6 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.09%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.67%) Redis
11 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (1.26%) Big Data
12 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 83 (34.73%) Git (software)
2 50 (20.92%) Jenkins
3 39 (16.32%) Maven
4 28 (11.72%) JUnit
4 28 (11.72%) SonarQube
5 25 (10.46%) DbUnit
5 25 (10.46%) jMock
5 25 (10.46%) Mockito
6 21 (8.79%) JIRA
7 19 (7.95%) Selenium
8 18 (7.53%) Visual Studio
9 13 (5.44%) Subversion
10 12 (5.02%) SoapUI
11 9 (3.77%) Eclipse
12 7 (2.93%) Cucumber
12 7 (2.93%) Gradle
12 7 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (2.09%) MSI
13 5 (2.09%) WiX
14 4 (1.67%) HP UFT
General
1 20 (8.37%) Finance
2 15 (6.28%) Retail
3 7 (2.93%) Banking
4 2 (0.84%) Games
4 2 (0.84%) Local Government
5 1 (0.42%) Automotive
5 1 (0.42%) Back Office
5 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 131 (54.81%) Developer
2 53 (22.18%) Java Developer
3 47 (19.67%) .NET Developer
4 28 (11.72%) Analyst
5 27 (11.30%) Architect
6 22 (9.21%) UI Developer
7 21 (8.79%) Azure Developer
8 20 (8.37%) Full Stack Developer
9 16 (6.69%) J2EE Developer
9 16 (6.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 16 (6.69%) JavaScript Developer
10 15 (6.28%) Angular Developer
11 14 (5.86%) C# Developer
11 14 (5.86%) DevOps Engineer
12 13 (5.44%) Business Analyst
12 13 (5.44%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (5.44%) HTML Developer
13 12 (5.02%) AWS Architect
13 12 (5.02%) HTML CSS Developer
13 12 (5.02%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (37.66%) HTML
2 82 (34.31%) CSS
3 76 (31.80%) .NET
4 71 (29.71%) RESTful
5 63 (26.36%) SOAP
6 54 (22.59%) ASP.NET
7 49 (20.50%) Spring
8 45 (18.83%) ASP.NET Web API
9 41 (17.15%) .NET Framework
9 41 (17.15%) Dapper ORM
10 40 (16.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (14.23%) jQuery
12 33 (13.81%) AngularJS
12 33 (13.81%) HTML5
13 32 (13.39%) J2EE
13 32 (13.39%) Spring Boot
14 30 (12.55%) REST
15 28 (11.72%) Ajax
15 28 (11.72%) CSS3
16 25 (10.46%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 47 (19.67%) User Experience
2 39 (16.32%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (4.18%) NHS
5 7 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.09%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) Blog
9 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.42%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.81%) Linux
2 15 (6.28%) Windows
3 5 (2.09%) Unix
4 4 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.26%) Android
5 3 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.84%) Solaris
6 2 (0.84%) VMS
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (56.49%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (39.75%) TDD
3 90 (37.66%) Scrum
4 81 (33.89%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (31.38%) Kanban
6 71 (29.71%) BDD
7 49 (20.50%) MVC
8 35 (14.64%) Open Source
9 33 (13.81%) DevOps
10 24 (10.04%) SOLID
11 23 (9.62%) E-Commerce
12 22 (9.21%) Test Automation
13 21 (8.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 19 (7.95%) Wireframes
15 18 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (6.69%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
17 14 (5.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
18 13 (5.44%) Configuration Management
19 12 (5.02%) SOA
19 12 (5.02%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (37.24%) Java
2 84 (35.15%) JavaScript
3 55 (23.01%) C#
4 52 (21.76%) SQL
5 18 (7.53%) Python
5 18 (7.53%) Ruby
6 13 (5.44%) Java 8
7 11 (4.60%) Scala
8 8 (3.35%) PHP
9 6 (2.51%) Groovy
10 4 (1.67%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.26%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.26%) XPath
12 2 (0.84%) Korn
12 2 (0.84%) PHP 7
12 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.42%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.42%) VB
13 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (21.34%) Security Cleared
2 39 (16.32%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.60%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.51%) AWS Certification
4 6 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.67%) ISEB
6 3 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.84%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) Degree
8 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) MCSD
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.60%) QA
2 9 (3.77%) PMO
3 2 (0.84%) GDPR
System Software
1 45 (18.83%) Docker
2 20 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.86%) vSphere
4 6 (2.51%) LXC
5 5 (2.09%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.84%) NFS
6 2 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.42%) etcd
7 1 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (10.46%) Puppet
2 24 (10.04%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (5.02%) Ansible
4 9 (3.77%) Kubernetes
5 8 (3.35%) Salt
6 6 (2.51%) logstash
7 5 (2.09%) SCCM
7 5 (2.09%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.67%) Terraform
9 2 (0.84%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.84%) Simpana
10 1 (0.42%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.42%) Consul
10 1 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.42%) Kibana
Vendors
1 39 (16.32%) Microsoft
2 38 (15.90%) Oracle
3 26 (10.88%) VMware
4 6 (2.51%) AppDynamics
5 5 (2.09%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.09%) IBM
6 4 (1.67%) SAP
6 4 (1.67%) Teradata
7 3 (1.26%) Capita
7 3 (1.26%) Google
7 3 (1.26%) Perforce
8 2 (0.84%) CommVault
8 2 (0.84%) NetApp
8 2 (0.84%) Netezza
8 2 (0.84%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.84%) Sun
8 2 (0.84%) Unisys
8 2 (0.84%) Veritas
8 2 (0.84%) WSO2
9 1 (0.42%) JD Edwards