Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 31 38
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +27
Contract jobs citing Web Services 250 233 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.13% 5.03% 4.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.40% 19.40% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 163 205
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £317 £269 £313
90th Percentile £598 £538 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £42.50 £25.00 £24.40
90th Percentile £61.38 £41.20 £34.18
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%

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 1,437 1,201 1,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.50% 25.92% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 788 855
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.82% +8.00%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £494 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.06% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £32.65 £14.21 £10.40
90th Percentile £62.13 £43.75 £33.82
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.79% - +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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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
Coventry -3 60 £488 +8.33% 6
Birmingham -20 55 £450 +20.00% 30
Shropshire -8 51 £543 +44.80% 5
Staffordshire +13 41 £370 -2.63% 13
Warwickshire +6 18 £425 +1.19% 7
Solihull - 7 £550 - 5
Wolverhampton - 1 £463 -
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 149 (59.60%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (42.40%) JavaScript
3 101 (40.40%) .NET
4 99 (39.60%) SQL
5 87 (34.80%) Scrum
6 86 (34.40%) C#
7 85 (34.00%) SOAP
7 85 (34.00%) TDD
8 84 (33.60%) HTML
8 84 (33.60%) Microsoft Azure
9 78 (31.20%) SQL Server
10 73 (29.20%) Java
11 72 (28.80%) Continuous Integration
11 72 (28.80%) Git (software)
12 67 (26.80%) Kanban
12 67 (26.80%) CSS
13 66 (26.40%) ASP.NET
13 66 (26.40%) MVC
14 61 (24.40%) Amazon AWS
14 61 (24.40%) REST
15 56 (22.40%) RESTful
16 55 (22.00%) BDD
17 54 (21.60%) Jenkins
18 49 (19.60%) Maven
19 45 (18.00%) XML
20 44 (17.60%) .NET Framework
21 42 (16.80%) Oracle
22 41 (16.40%) ASP.NET Web API
23 40 (16.00%) DevOps
24 39 (15.60%) Security Cleared

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 (5.20%) Confluence
2 9 (3.60%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (2.80%) CMS
5 6 (2.40%) Documentum
5 6 (2.40%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (2.00%) JBoss
6 5 (2.00%) nginx
6 5 (2.00%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.20%) Mule
8 2 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.40%) GIMP
3 1 (0.40%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 84 (33.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (24.40%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (6.40%) SaaS
4 11 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (3.20%) Office 365
6 7 (2.80%) Force.com
6 7 (2.80%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 5 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.60%) GitHub
8 4 (1.60%) IaaS
8 4 (1.60%) PaaS
9 3 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.80%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.80%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (0.80%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.80%) Serverless
10 2 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.40%) DNS
1 6 (2.40%) Firewall
2 5 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.60%) DHCP
4 3 (1.20%) HTTP
4 3 (1.20%) SAN
4 3 (1.20%) SSL
5 2 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.80%) VPN
6 1 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.40%) Internet
6 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (31.20%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.00%) NoSQL
3 18 (7.20%) MySQL
4 17 (6.80%) Relational Database
5 12 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (4.40%) Big Data
7 9 (3.60%) Hadoop
7 9 (3.60%) MongoDB
7 9 (3.60%) RDBMS
8 8 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (3.20%) SQLite
9 7 (2.80%) DB2
9 7 (2.80%) Redis
10 6 (2.40%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.20%) MS Access
12 3 (1.20%) OLAP
12 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 72 (28.80%) Git (software)
2 54 (21.60%) Jenkins
3 49 (19.60%) Maven
4 39 (15.60%) JIRA
5 28 (11.20%) Visual Studio
6 22 (8.80%) Selenium
7 18 (7.20%) SoapUI
8 17 (6.80%) DbUnit
8 17 (6.80%) jMock
8 17 (6.80%) JUnit
8 17 (6.80%) Mockito
8 17 (6.80%) SonarQube
8 17 (6.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (4.80%) Cucumber
11 11 (4.40%) Ant
11 11 (4.40%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (4.00%) Gradle
12 10 (4.00%) Subversion
12 10 (4.00%) Xcode
General
1 6 (2.40%) Marketing
2 5 (2.00%) Finance
2 5 (2.00%) Retail
3 3 (1.20%) Games
4 2 (0.80%) Military
5 1 (0.40%) Automotive
5 1 (0.40%) Billing
5 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 147 (58.80%) Developer
2 64 (25.60%) .NET Developer
3 33 (13.20%) Architect
3 33 (13.20%) C# Developer
4 29 (11.60%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (9.20%) Java Developer
6 19 (7.60%) Applications Developer
6 19 (7.60%) Full Stack Developer
7 17 (6.80%) Lead Developer
8 16 (6.40%) Analyst
9 13 (5.20%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (5.20%) Test Analyst
10 12 (4.80%) Agile Developer
10 12 (4.80%) Azure Developer
11 11 (4.40%) Integration Architect
12 10 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
13 9 (3.60%) Agile C# Developer
13 9 (3.60%) Cloud Architect
13 9 (3.60%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 9 (3.60%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (40.40%) .NET
2 85 (34.00%) SOAP
3 84 (33.60%) HTML
4 67 (26.80%) CSS
5 66 (26.40%) ASP.NET
6 61 (24.40%) REST
7 56 (22.40%) RESTful
8 45 (18.00%) XML
9 44 (17.60%) .NET Framework
10 41 (16.40%) ASP.NET Web API
11 37 (14.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 34 (13.60%) jQuery
13 32 (12.80%) JSON
14 31 (12.40%) Dapper ORM
14 31 (12.40%) Spring
15 28 (11.20%) J2EE
16 27 (10.80%) Middleware
17 23 (9.20%) Spring Boot
18 19 (7.60%) XSD
19 17 (6.80%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.40%) Enterprise Software
2 23 (9.20%) User Experience
3 14 (5.60%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (4.40%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.40%) Public Cloud
6 10 (4.00%) iPhone
7 9 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.60%) EFT
10 3 (1.20%) iPad
10 3 (1.20%) NHS
11 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.80%) Replication
11 2 (0.80%) SCADA
12 1 (0.40%) Blog
12 1 (0.40%) CMDB
12 1 (0.40%) PKI
12 1 (0.40%) Social Media
12 1 (0.40%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.00%) Linux
2 23 (9.20%) Windows
3 13 (5.20%) Unix
4 11 (4.40%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.00%) Android
5 10 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 10 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.60%) Solaris
8 3 (1.20%) AIX
8 3 (1.20%) HPUX
9 1 (0.40%) CentOS
9 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (59.60%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (34.80%) Scrum
3 85 (34.00%) TDD
4 72 (28.80%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (26.80%) Kanban
6 66 (26.40%) MVC
7 55 (22.00%) BDD
8 40 (16.00%) DevOps
9 38 (15.20%) SOLID
10 33 (13.20%) Test Automation
11 31 (12.40%) Microservices
12 28 (11.20%) SOA
13 26 (10.40%) Technical Leadership
14 20 (8.00%) SDLC
15 19 (7.60%) E-Commerce
15 19 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
17 16 (6.40%) Mentoring
17 16 (6.40%) Migration
18 15 (6.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (42.40%) JavaScript
2 99 (39.60%) SQL
3 86 (34.40%) C#
4 73 (29.20%) Java
5 14 (5.60%) Python
6 12 (4.80%) Groovy
7 10 (4.00%) Apple Swift
7 10 (4.00%) Objective-C
7 10 (4.00%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.00%) Scala
8 8 (3.20%) Apex Code
8 8 (3.20%) VB.NET
9 7 (2.80%) SOQL
9 7 (2.80%) SOSL
10 6 (2.40%) Java 8
10 6 (2.40%) Perl
11 5 (2.00%) XQuery
12 4 (1.60%) C
12 4 (1.60%) PHP
12 4 (1.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 35 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 25 (10.00%) Degree
4 8 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (3.20%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.80%) ISEB
6 2 (0.80%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.80%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.20%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) COBIT
2 3 (1.20%) GDPR
3 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.80%) PMO
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (8.80%) Docker
2 10 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.20%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.80%) vSphere
5 6 (2.40%) XenApp
6 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.40%) etcd
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.40%) NFS
7 1 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (6.80%) Ansible
2 11 (4.40%) Kubernetes
3 10 (4.00%) HockeyApp
3 10 (4.00%) Puppet
4 6 (2.40%) Terraform
5 5 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.80%) CASB
7 2 (0.80%) Icinga
7 2 (0.80%) Mesos
7 2 (0.80%) Nagios
7 2 (0.80%) rkt
7 2 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.40%) Consul
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.40%) Packer
8 1 (0.40%) Simpana
Vendors
1 42 (16.80%) Oracle
2 35 (14.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.00%) Atlassian
4 15 (6.00%) VMware
5 14 (5.60%) Google
6 11 (4.40%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.00%) Twitter
7 10 (4.00%) Xamarin
8 9 (3.60%) Apple
8 9 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.80%) Citrix
9 7 (2.80%) ServiceNow
9 7 (2.80%) Teradata
10 6 (2.40%) Pega
11 5 (2.00%) Cisco
11 5 (2.00%) SAP
11 5 (2.00%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.60%) Ab Initio
13 3 (1.20%) ATG
13 3 (1.20%) hybris