Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 39 68
Rank change year-on-year -7 +29 -35
Contract jobs citing Web Services 180 272 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.78% 4.41% 2.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.63% 17.29% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 204 81
West Midlands median daily rate £423 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +11.11% -4.53%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £135
90th Percentile £529 £538 £488
England median daily rate £463 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +5.71% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 £39.20 £39.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.09% -0.88% +102.82%
10th Percentile £25.00 £38.10 £36.55
90th Percentile £41.75 £40.30 £42.55
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +6.88% +6.67%

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 1152 1573 1120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.21% 25.48% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 965 684
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £213
90th Percentile £563 £519 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.96% -19.57% +3.98%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.40 £11.08
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%

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 19 November 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
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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -3 91 £390 -8.24% 9
Coventry -6 39 £450 +20.00% 4
Warwickshire +14 18 £403 +15.00% 7
Kingswinford +2 5 £468 +50.81%
Shropshire +9 4 £375 -16.67% 1
Staffordshire +6 4 £376 +15.77% 5
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £562 - 1
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 108 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (32.78%) Java
2 59 (32.78%) .NET
3 52 (28.89%) C#
4 48 (26.67%) HTML
5 47 (26.11%) TDD
5 47 (26.11%) Git (software)
6 43 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (23.89%) JavaScript
7 40 (22.22%) SQL
8 38 (21.11%) CSS
8 38 (21.11%) Scrum
9 35 (19.44%) Spring
9 35 (19.44%) MVC
9 35 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 34 (18.89%) SQL Server
11 33 (18.33%) Maven
11 33 (18.33%) Test Automation
12 31 (17.22%) SOAP
12 31 (17.22%) ASP.NET
13 29 (16.11%) BDD
14 28 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
15 27 (15.00%) Kanban
15 27 (15.00%) XML
16 26 (14.44%) Jenkins
17 25 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
17 25 (13.89%) RESTful
18 23 (12.78%) REST
18 23 (12.78%) Linux
18 23 (12.78%) Java SE

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 7 (3.89%) nginx
2 6 (3.33%) JBoss
2 6 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.11%) Mule
5 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.11%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.56%) Apache
6 1 (0.56%) CMS
6 1 (0.56%) Confluence
6 1 (0.56%) IIS
6 1 (0.56%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) GIMP
2 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.78%) SAP Retail
3 3 (1.67%) SAP SD
4 2 (1.11%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (8.33%) SaaS
4 10 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (3.33%) IaaS
5 6 (3.33%) PaaS
6 5 (2.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (2.78%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (2.78%) Amazon S3
6 5 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.78%) Route 53
6 5 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.11%) Office 365
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.11%) HTTP
1 11 (6.11%) SSL
1 11 (6.11%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.56%) Internet
3 5 (2.78%) Intranet
4 4 (2.22%) LDAP
4 4 (2.22%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.44%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.11%) MySQL
5 8 (4.44%) Oracle Database
5 8 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.67%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.11%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.56%) OLAP
10 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 47 (26.11%) Git (software)
2 33 (18.33%) Maven
3 26 (14.44%) Jenkins
4 16 (8.89%) JUnit
5 11 (6.11%) Mockito
6 10 (5.56%) Subversion
7 9 (5.00%) DbUnit
7 9 (5.00%) jMock
7 9 (5.00%) Selenium
7 9 (5.00%) SonarQube
8 7 (3.89%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.78%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.78%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.22%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.22%) JIRA
10 4 (2.22%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.67%) CircleCI
11 3 (1.67%) JMeter
11 3 (1.67%) NeoLoad
11 3 (1.67%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (5.00%) Retail
2 7 (3.89%) Finance
3 5 (2.78%) Automotive
4 1 (0.56%) Advertising
4 1 (0.56%) Banking
4 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 112 (62.22%) Developer
2 38 (21.11%) Java Developer
3 17 (9.44%) Lead Developer
4 16 (8.89%) .NET Developer
4 16 (8.89%) Architect
5 14 (7.78%) Analyst
6 12 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 11 (6.11%) Android Developer
7 11 (6.11%) Software Developer
8 10 (5.56%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (4.44%) WebOps Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Test Analyst
11 6 (3.33%) Azure Developer
11 6 (3.33%) Designer
11 6 (3.33%) ServiceNow Developer
12 5 (2.78%) iOS Developer
12 5 (2.78%) Senior WebOps Engineer
12 5 (2.78%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (32.78%) .NET
2 48 (26.67%) HTML
3 38 (21.11%) CSS
4 35 (19.44%) Spring
5 31 (17.22%) ASP.NET
5 31 (17.22%) SOAP
6 27 (15.00%) XML
7 25 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 25 (13.89%) RESTful
8 23 (12.78%) Java SE
8 23 (12.78%) REST
9 20 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (9.44%) JSON
11 16 (8.89%) AngularJS
12 14 (7.78%) .NET Framework
12 14 (7.78%) Dapper ORM
13 12 (6.67%) HTML5
13 12 (6.67%) J2EE
13 12 (6.67%) jQuery
14 11 (6.11%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.67%) Digital Media
2 19 (10.56%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (6.11%) User Experience
4 7 (3.89%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.78%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.22%) CMDB
6 4 (2.22%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.22%) iPad
7 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.11%) iPhone
9 1 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.78%) Linux
2 11 (6.11%) Android
2 11 (6.11%) Windows
3 8 (4.44%) Unix
4 5 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.11%) AIX
6 2 (1.11%) HPUX
6 2 (1.11%) Solaris
6 2 (1.11%) SUSE
7 1 (0.56%) CentOS
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (26.11%) TDD
3 43 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (21.11%) Scrum
5 35 (19.44%) MVC
6 33 (18.33%) Test Automation
7 29 (16.11%) BDD
8 27 (15.00%) Kanban
9 22 (12.22%) DevOps
10 20 (11.11%) Open Source
10 20 (11.11%) SOLID
11 13 (7.22%) Configuration Management
11 13 (7.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 13 (7.22%) Unit Testing
12 12 (6.67%) ETL
13 11 (6.11%) Android Development
13 11 (6.11%) CRM
13 11 (6.11%) E-Commerce
13 11 (6.11%) Migration
13 11 (6.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (32.78%) Java
2 52 (28.89%) C#
3 43 (23.89%) JavaScript
4 40 (22.22%) SQL
5 18 (10.00%) Python
6 15 (8.33%) PHP
7 13 (7.22%) Ruby
8 12 (6.67%) T-SQL
9 10 (5.56%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.33%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.78%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.78%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.67%) Groovy
12 3 (1.67%) XPath
13 2 (1.11%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.11%) COBOL
13 2 (1.11%) VB
13 2 (1.11%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.56%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.11%) Degree
2 11 (6.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (1.67%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (0.56%) ISEB
4 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (4.44%) Docker
2 5 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.78%) vSphere
3 3 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (7.78%) Ansible
1 14 (7.78%) Puppet
2 12 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.00%) Salt
4 5 (2.78%) collectd
4 5 (2.78%) Kibana
4 5 (2.78%) logstash
4 5 (2.78%) StatsD
4 5 (2.78%) Terraform
5 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.33%) Oracle
3 9 (5.00%) Rackspace
4 6 (3.33%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.78%) SaltStack
5 5 (2.78%) SAP
5 5 (2.78%) VMware
6 2 (1.11%) ATG
6 2 (1.11%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.11%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.11%) Telerik
6 2 (1.11%) webMethods
6 2 (1.11%) WSO2
7 1 (0.56%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.56%) Facebook
7 1 (0.56%) Jitterbit
7 1 (0.56%) Kaseya
7 1 (0.56%) Kaspersky
7 1 (0.56%) Tableau
7 1 (0.56%) Xamarin