Period
to 28 February 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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 43 29
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14 +7
Contract jobs citing Web Services 116 247 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.74% 4.90% 5.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.95% 17.16% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 150 177
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +8.82% -
10th Percentile £423 £340 £269
90th Percentile £576 £588 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +120.00% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% - +5.88%

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 776 1,439 1,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.05% 28.54% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 860 850
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £48.50 £30.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.84% +58.19% +22.64%
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.18% +3.66% +2.50%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 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
Birmingham +6 72 £488 +8.33% 21
Coventry -15 26 £525 +10.53% 8
Warwickshire -5 3 - - 4
Shropshire +13 2 £450 -19.06%
Staffordshire -7 1 £325 -12.16% 15
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £400 -
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 83 (71.55%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (55.17%) Git (software)
3 58 (50.00%) Scrum
4 57 (49.14%) Java
4 57 (49.14%) Microservices
5 55 (47.41%) Continuous Integration
6 53 (45.69%) RESTful
6 53 (45.69%) TDD
6 53 (45.69%) Spring
7 51 (43.97%) BDD
8 50 (43.10%) SOAP
9 48 (41.38%) AWS
9 48 (41.38%) Jenkins
10 46 (39.66%) Kanban
11 45 (38.79%) Maven
11 45 (38.79%) JUnit
12 44 (37.93%) ActiveMQ
12 44 (37.93%) jMock
12 44 (37.93%) DbUnit
12 44 (37.93%) Mockito
12 44 (37.93%) PowerMock
12 44 (37.93%) SonarQube
13 43 (37.07%) REST
14 42 (36.21%) Amazon SQS
14 42 (36.21%) Amazon EC2
14 42 (36.21%) PostgreSQL
14 42 (36.21%) Amazon RDS
14 42 (36.21%) AngularJS
15 41 (35.34%) Postfix
16 40 (34.48%) Open Source

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 10 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.03%) Confluence
3 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.72%) CMS
4 2 (1.72%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.86%) Apache
5 1 (0.86%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) GIMP
1 6 (5.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.86%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 48 (41.38%) AWS
2 42 (36.21%) Amazon EC2
2 42 (36.21%) Amazon SQS
3 32 (27.59%) Azure
4 10 (8.62%) Office 365
5 9 (7.76%) PaaS
5 9 (7.76%) Power Platform
6 8 (6.90%) PowerApps
7 7 (6.03%) SaaS
8 6 (5.17%) ShareGate
9 3 (2.59%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (2.59%) GitHub
10 2 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.72%) IaaS
11 1 (0.86%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.86%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.86%) GCP
11 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.86%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) Firewall
2 3 (2.59%) Extranet
2 3 (2.59%) Intranet
3 2 (1.72%) VPN
3 2 (1.72%) WAN
4 1 (0.86%) BGP
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.86%) DHCP
4 1 (0.86%) DMVPN
4 1 (0.86%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.86%) LAN
4 1 (0.86%) OSPF
4 1 (0.86%) Skype
4 1 (0.86%) VLAN
4 1 (0.86%) VoIP
4 1 (0.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (36.21%) Amazon RDS
1 42 (36.21%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (18.10%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.59%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2017
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.72%) MySQL
4 2 (1.72%) Power BI
4 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.86%) Big Data
5 1 (0.86%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.86%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (55.17%) Git (software)
2 48 (41.38%) Jenkins
3 45 (38.79%) JUnit
3 45 (38.79%) Maven
4 44 (37.93%) DbUnit
4 44 (37.93%) jMock
4 44 (37.93%) Mockito
4 44 (37.93%) SonarQube
5 9 (7.76%) JIRA
6 7 (6.03%) gulp
7 6 (5.17%) Vagrant
7 6 (5.17%) webpack
8 5 (4.31%) Grunt
9 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.72%) RStudio
11 1 (0.86%) AccuRev
11 1 (0.86%) Ant
11 1 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.86%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (21.55%) Public Sector
2 9 (7.76%) Retail
3 3 (2.59%) Finance
3 3 (2.59%) Marketing
4 1 (0.86%) Automotive
4 1 (0.86%) Back Office
4 1 (0.86%) Billing
4 1 (0.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 78 (67.24%) Developer
2 46 (39.66%) Java Developer
3 18 (15.52%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 13 (11.21%) .NET Developer
5 11 (9.48%) Architect
6 8 (6.90%) UI Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Azure Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Lead Developer
9 5 (4.31%) Designer
9 5 (4.31%) Digital Designer
9 5 (4.31%) Digital UX Designer
9 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Developer
9 5 (4.31%) SharePoint Support
9 5 (4.31%) UX Designer
9 5 (4.31%) Web Designer
10 4 (3.45%) Analyst
11 3 (2.59%) Consultant
11 3 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.59%) Support Specialist
11 3 (2.59%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (45.69%) RESTful
1 53 (45.69%) Spring
2 50 (43.10%) SOAP
3 44 (37.93%) ActiveMQ
3 44 (37.93%) PowerMock
4 43 (37.07%) REST
5 42 (36.21%) AngularJS
6 33 (28.45%) Hibernate
6 33 (28.45%) Spring Cloud
7 32 (27.59%) JPA
8 28 (24.14%) CSS
8 28 (24.14%) HTML
9 20 (17.24%) .NET
10 15 (12.93%) ASP.NET
10 15 (12.93%) JSON
11 13 (11.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (11.21%) HTML5
12 12 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (10.34%) XML
13 9 (7.76%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) User Experience
2 16 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.90%) NHS
4 6 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.59%) Marketing Technology
7 3 (2.59%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.59%) SCADA
8 2 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.86%) Tandem
9 1 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.31%) Linux
2 2 (1.72%) Windows
3 1 (0.86%) Unix
3 1 (0.86%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (71.55%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (50.00%) Scrum
3 57 (49.14%) Microservices
4 55 (47.41%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (45.69%) TDD
6 51 (43.97%) BDD
7 46 (39.66%) Kanban
8 40 (34.48%) Open Source
9 32 (27.59%) Migration
10 30 (25.86%) BPMN
11 20 (17.24%) Biometrics
12 16 (13.79%) MVC
13 11 (9.48%) Architectural Design
14 10 (8.62%) DevOps
15 9 (7.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 9 (7.76%) SOA
16 8 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
16 8 (6.90%) CRM
16 8 (6.90%) SOLID
17 6 (5.17%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (49.14%) Java
2 32 (27.59%) SQL
3 22 (18.97%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.93%) C#
5 6 (5.17%) TypeScript
6 5 (4.31%) Apex Code
7 3 (2.59%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.59%) Python
8 2 (1.72%) R
8 2 (1.72%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.86%) Java 8
9 1 (0.86%) Java 9
9 1 (0.86%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 39 (33.62%) Security Cleared
2 35 (30.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.59%) CISM
3 3 (2.59%) CISSP
4 2 (1.72%) Degree
5 1 (0.86%) CCDE
5 1 (0.86%) CCDP
5 1 (0.86%) CCIE
5 1 (0.86%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (0.86%) CCNA
5 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.86%) CSPO
5 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.86%) ISEB
5 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) COBIT
1 4 (3.45%) GDPR
2 3 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (2.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.86%) PMO
3 1 (0.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (35.34%) Postfix
2 7 (6.03%) Docker
3 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) CASB
1 3 (2.59%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.72%) Terraform
3 1 (0.86%) Ansible
3 1 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.86%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.86%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.86%) Puppet
3 1 (0.86%) SCCM
3 1 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (19.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.17%) Nintex
3 5 (4.31%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (4.31%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.59%) Adobe
5 2 (1.72%) Cisco
5 2 (1.72%) Juniper
5 2 (1.72%) Splunk
6 1 (0.86%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (0.86%) Apple
6 1 (0.86%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.86%) Dell
6 1 (0.86%) Google
6 1 (0.86%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.86%) Meraki
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle
6 1 (0.86%) Polycom
6 1 (0.86%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.86%) Tableau
6 1 (0.86%) VMware