Period
to 14 July 2020

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 July 2020 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 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 40 43
Rank change year-on-year -41 +3 +8
Contract jobs citing Web Services 33 212 240
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.81% 4.60% 4.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.09% 17.79% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 161 139
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £421 £363 £299
90th Percentile £675 £588 £550
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +105.88% -47.69%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -30.00% +17.65% -2.30%

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 408 1,192 1,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.39% 25.88% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 810 975
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £326 £315 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £560
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27% -
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year -20.45% +5.95% +2.54%

Web Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Web Services as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Web Services in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Web Services in the West Midlands

Web Services
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Web Services in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Web Services in the West Midlands

Web Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Web Services in the West Midlands.

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 14 July 2020. 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 +2 16 £463 +2.78% 2
Birmingham -16 10 £550 +15.79% 11
Shropshire +4 3 £435 -24.35% 2
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 23 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) .NET
3 12 (36.36%) Azure
4 11 (33.33%) Java
5 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
6 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (27.27%) HTML
6 9 (27.27%) CSS
6 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 9 (27.27%) Scrum
6 9 (27.27%) Microservices
7 8 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (24.24%) DevOps
8 7 (21.21%) User Experience
8 7 (21.21%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 7 (21.21%) Architectural Design
8 7 (21.21%) MVC
8 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
8 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
8 7 (21.21%) C#
8 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
8 7 (21.21%) Kanban
9 6 (18.18%) TDD
9 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework
9 6 (18.18%) XML
9 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (18.18%) RESTful
10 5 (15.15%) AWS
10 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (15.15%) Jenkins

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 2 (6.06%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.03%) JBoss
2 1 (3.03%) nginx
2 1 (3.03%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Azure
2 5 (15.15%) AWS
3 4 (12.12%) PaaS
4 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (6.06%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (6.06%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (6.06%) Heroku
4 2 (6.06%) IaaS
4 2 (6.06%) Logic Apps
4 2 (6.06%) Power Platform
4 2 (6.06%) Serverless
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Functions
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Stack
5 1 (3.03%) GCP
5 1 (3.03%) Power Automate
5 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Firewall
1 2 (6.06%) VPN
2 1 (3.03%) BGP
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.03%) DMVPN
2 1 (3.03%) EIGRP
2 1 (3.03%) LAN
2 1 (3.03%) Network Security
2 1 (3.03%) OSPF
2 1 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.03%) VoIP
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
2 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (6.06%) Big Data
3 2 (6.06%) Data Lake
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (6.06%) Power BI
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.03%) Redis
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
2 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.12%) JUnit
3 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (9.09%) JIRA
4 3 (9.09%) Maven
4 3 (9.09%) SonarQube
5 2 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (6.06%) Axure RP
5 2 (6.06%) DbUnit
5 2 (6.06%) jMock
5 2 (6.06%) Mockito
6 1 (3.03%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.03%) JMeter
General
1 4 (12.12%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) .NET Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Azure Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Designer
4 4 (12.12%) Digital Designer
4 4 (12.12%) Digital UX Designer
4 4 (12.12%) UX Designer
4 4 (12.12%) Web Designer
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Lead DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) .NET
2 9 (27.27%) CSS
2 9 (27.27%) HTML
3 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
4 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 6 (18.18%) RESTful
4 6 (18.18%) XML
5 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (15.15%) SOAP
6 4 (12.12%) Dapper ORM
6 4 (12.12%) JSON
6 4 (12.12%) Spring
7 3 (9.09%) HTML5
7 3 (9.09%) REST
8 2 (6.06%) .NET Core
8 2 (6.06%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (6.06%) Flask
8 2 (6.06%) PowerMock
8 2 (6.06%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) User Experience
2 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (27.27%) Microservices
2 9 (27.27%) Scrum
3 8 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (24.24%) DevOps
4 7 (21.21%) Architectural Design
4 7 (21.21%) Kanban
4 7 (21.21%) MVC
4 7 (21.21%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 6 (18.18%) TDD
6 5 (15.15%) Prototyping
6 5 (15.15%) SOA
7 4 (12.12%) BDD
7 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.09%) Open Source
8 3 (9.09%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) C#
2 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.12%) Python
4 3 (9.09%) SQL
5 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.03%) VB
6 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) CCDE
2 1 (3.03%) CCDP
2 1 (3.03%) CCIE
2 1 (3.03%) CCIE Routing and Switching
2 1 (3.03%) CCNA
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Docker
1 2 (6.06%) Postfix
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.03%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (3.03%) HAProxy
2 1 (3.03%) Kibana
2 1 (3.03%) logstash
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Databricks
3 2 (6.06%) Tableau
4 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Dell
4 1 (3.03%) F5
4 1 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) Juniper
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.03%) Splunk