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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Services
England / West Midlands
Rank 35 45 47
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2  
Contract jobs citing Web Services 102 100 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.48% 3.77% 3.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.55% 14.99% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 73 48
Median daily rate £450 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +10.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +8.25% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £57.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.68% +62.85%  

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 550 667 590
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.13% 25.14% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 407 364
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.45% -40.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 3 months to 22 March 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
Coventry +10 37 £476 +41.03%
Birmingham +6 26 £425 +13.25% 11
Shropshire +39 9 £313 - 2
Warwickshire -6 9 £425 +34.92% 5
Staffordshire +6 5 £400 +61.61%
Worcestershire +2 3 £350 +2.94% 1
Solihull 0 2 £325 -26.38%
Walsall 0 1 - -
Web Services
England

Web Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 147 (63.09%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (34.76%) JavaScript
2 81 (34.76%) .NET
3 70 (30.04%) C#
3 70 (30.04%) HTML
4 63 (27.04%) MVC
5 61 (26.18%) Microsoft
6 60 (25.75%) Scrum
7 59 (25.32%) CSS
8 57 (24.46%) SQL
9 55 (23.61%) ASP.NET
10 51 (21.89%) Open Source
11 45 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
12 43 (18.45%) REST
12 43 (18.45%) XML
13 42 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
14 41 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (17.17%) MySQL
16 39 (16.74%) TDD
16 39 (16.74%) Subversion
17 38 (16.31%) Java
17 38 (16.31%) ASP.NET MVC
18 37 (15.88%) WCF
19 36 (15.45%) BDD
20 34 (14.59%) Ruby
21 33 (14.16%) Linux
22 31 (13.30%) MongoDB
23 30 (12.88%) Entity Framework
23 30 (12.88%) Configuration Management
23 30 (12.88%) .NET Framework

Web Services
Top Related 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 7 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.58%) Apache
3 4 (1.72%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.72%) NServiceBus
3 4 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.29%) Confluence
4 3 (1.29%) JBoss
4 3 (1.29%) nginx
4 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.86%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.86%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Documentum
6 1 (0.43%) IIS
6 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (9.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) MS Office
2 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (9.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.43%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.43%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 45 (19.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.72%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (1.72%) Google Analytics
4 3 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.29%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.29%) Office 365
4 3 (1.29%) Route 53
4 3 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.86%) AdWords
5 2 (0.86%) IaaS
5 2 (0.86%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.87%) SSL
2 18 (7.73%) HTTP
3 17 (7.30%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.15%) LDAP
5 3 (1.29%) Internet
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.43%) FTP
6 1 (0.43%) Intranet
6 1 (0.43%) LAN
6 1 (0.43%) RTSP
6 1 (0.43%) WAN
6 1 (0.43%) Wireless
6 1 (0.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.17%) MySQL
2 31 (13.30%) MongoDB
3 30 (12.88%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (8.15%) SQL Server
5 12 (5.15%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (4.72%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.15%) Big Data
7 5 (2.15%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.29%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.86%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.86%) Redis
9 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.43%) HBase
10 1 (0.43%) Impala
10 1 (0.43%) Mahout
10 1 (0.43%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 39 (16.74%) Subversion
2 24 (10.30%) Jenkins
2 24 (10.30%) NUnit
3 22 (9.44%) Git (software)
4 19 (8.15%) Moq
5 18 (7.73%) Visual Studio
6 10 (4.29%) CruiseControl
7 8 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.58%) Selenium
9 5 (2.15%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.15%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.72%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (1.72%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.72%) MSBuild
10 4 (1.72%) MSTest
10 4 (1.72%) ReSharper
10 4 (1.72%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (1.29%) JIRA
11 3 (1.29%) JMeter
11 3 (1.29%) JUnit
General
1 23 (9.87%) Marketing
2 21 (9.01%) Finance
3 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.29%) Automotive
4 3 (1.29%) Retail
5 2 (0.86%) Electronics
5 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.43%) Back Office
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Local Government
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 135 (57.94%) Developer
2 38 (16.31%) Analyst
3 36 (15.45%) .NET Developer
4 32 (13.73%) Business Analyst
5 27 (11.59%) Architect
6 21 (9.01%) CRM Developer
7 20 (8.58%) Digital Analyst
7 20 (8.58%) Digital Business Analyst
8 19 (8.15%) C# Developer
9 17 (7.30%) Agile Business Analyst
10 15 (6.44%) Senior Developer
11 14 (6.01%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (5.58%) JavaScript Developer
13 12 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 11 (4.72%) Microsoft Developer
14 11 (4.72%) Technical Architect
15 9 (3.86%) COBOL Developer
15 9 (3.86%) Senior DevOps
15 9 (3.86%) ServiceNow Developer
16 8 (3.43%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (34.76%) .NET
2 70 (30.04%) HTML
3 59 (25.32%) CSS
4 55 (23.61%) ASP.NET
5 43 (18.45%) REST
5 43 (18.45%) XML
6 38 (16.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 37 (15.88%) WCF
8 30 (12.88%) .NET Framework
8 30 (12.88%) Entity Framework
9 29 (12.45%) jQuery
9 29 (12.45%) SOAP
10 25 (10.73%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (10.73%) JSON
10 25 (10.73%) RESTful
11 20 (8.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 19 (8.15%) HTML5
13 18 (7.73%) Ajax
14 14 (6.01%) CSS3
14 14 (6.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.30%) User Experience
2 12 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.58%) DataPower
3 6 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.15%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.29%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.29%) Wiki
6 2 (0.86%) CMDB
6 2 (0.86%) iPad
6 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.43%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.43%) RIA
7 1 (0.43%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.16%) Linux
2 10 (4.29%) Unix
3 8 (3.43%) Windows
4 3 (1.29%) Android
4 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.29%) SUSE
5 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) CentOS
6 1 (0.43%) Fedora
6 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (63.09%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (27.04%) MVC
3 60 (25.75%) Scrum
4 51 (21.89%) Open Source
5 41 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (16.74%) TDD
7 36 (15.45%) BDD
8 30 (12.88%) Configuration Management
9 25 (10.73%) Migration
10 23 (9.87%) CRM
10 23 (9.87%) Web Development
11 22 (9.44%) Data Migration
11 22 (9.44%) OOD
11 22 (9.44%) Project Management
11 22 (9.44%) SOLID
11 22 (9.44%) Waterfall
12 21 (9.01%) Campaign Management
12 21 (9.01%) Data Conversion
13 18 (7.73%) DevOps
14 17 (7.30%) OO
Programming Languages
1 81 (34.76%) JavaScript
2 70 (30.04%) C#
3 57 (24.46%) SQL
4 38 (16.31%) Java
5 34 (14.59%) Ruby
6 26 (11.16%) Python
7 25 (10.73%) PHP
8 12 (5.15%) Scala
9 9 (3.86%) COBOL
10 7 (3.00%) Perl
11 6 (2.58%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.15%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.15%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.29%) Korn
14 2 (0.86%) Go
14 2 (0.86%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.86%) PHP 5
14 2 (0.86%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (8.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 10 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.15%) Degree
4 1 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.58%) QA
2 2 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.29%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (10.73%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (9.44%) Ansible
2 22 (9.44%) Puppet
3 18 (7.73%) Salt
4 6 (2.58%) Terraform
5 4 (1.72%) Kibana
5 4 (1.72%) logstash
6 3 (1.29%) collectd
6 3 (1.29%) StatsD
7 1 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.43%) Oozie
7 1 (0.43%) OpenView
7 1 (0.43%) SCCM
7 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 61 (26.18%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.30%) Rackspace
2 17 (7.30%) ServiceNow
3 14 (6.01%) Oracle
4 8 (3.43%) IBM
4 8 (3.43%) Micro Focus
5 6 (2.58%) Google
5 6 (2.58%) WSO2
6 4 (1.72%) Talend
7 3 (1.29%) Informatica
7 3 (1.29%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.29%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.86%) Guidewire
8 2 (0.86%) Pega
8 2 (0.86%) SAP
8 2 (0.86%) VMware
9 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.43%) OpenText
9 1 (0.43%) Splunk
9 1 (0.43%) Xamarin
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