Period
to 19 April 2018

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 April 2018 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 35 48
Rank change year-on-year -1 +13 0
Contract jobs citing Web Services 241 216 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.05% 4.61% 3.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.94% 18.45% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 164 123
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.12%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £550 £575 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.28% -41.10%
10th Percentile £18.60 £23.40 £19.40
90th Percentile £41.20 £31.60 £23.53
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -1.16% -9.47% +31.94%

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 1,343 1,171 1,286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.16% 25.01% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 749 768
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £538 £506
England median daily rate £475 £443 £425
% change year-on-year +7.34% +4.12% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% +19.05% -30.46%
10th Percentile £18.20 £16.50 £13.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £35.00 £43.63
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year +0.61% +5.16% +10.71%

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 April 2018.

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 April 2018.

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 April 2018. 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 +10 108 £425 +11.11% 23
Coventry -4 79 £475 - 5
Staffordshire +12 16 £365 -2.67% 15
Warwickshire -5 11 £450 +2.86% 6
Shropshire -23 6 £375 -1.64% 6
Kingswinford -1 2 £350 +12.90%
Wolverhampton -3 1 £375 -16.67% 2
Worcestershire -10 1 £325 -7.14% 2
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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.

1 152 (63.07%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (42.74%) TDD
3 98 (40.66%) Java
4 95 (39.42%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (36.93%) Git (software)
6 81 (33.61%) JavaScript
6 81 (33.61%) HTML
6 81 (33.61%) Scrum
7 74 (30.71%) .NET
8 73 (30.29%) CSS
9 72 (29.88%) Kanban
9 72 (29.88%) BDD
10 69 (28.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 59 (24.48%) SQL Server
12 58 (24.07%) MVC
13 55 (22.82%) C#
14 52 (21.58%) ASP.NET
14 52 (21.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 51 (21.16%) RESTful
15 51 (21.16%) SOAP
15 51 (21.16%) Spring
16 49 (20.33%) Maven
17 48 (19.92%) Enterprise Software
18 47 (19.50%) ASP.NET MVC
19 46 (19.09%) Dapper ORM
20 44 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
21 41 (17.01%) SOLID
22 37 (15.35%) Jenkins
23 35 (14.52%) SQL
24 34 (14.11%) XML

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 14 (5.81%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.32%) JBoss
2 8 (3.32%) nginx
3 7 (2.90%) Apache
4 5 (2.07%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.66%) WordPress
6 3 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.24%) IIS
6 3 (1.24%) Mule
6 3 (1.24%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.24%) WildFly
7 2 (0.83%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.83%) CMS
7 2 (0.83%) Jetty
7 2 (0.83%) Mongrel
7 2 (0.83%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (2.90%) GIMP
1 7 (2.90%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.83%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.41%) Scribe Insight
2 1 (0.41%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (28.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (9.54%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (3.73%) SaaS
5 8 (3.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (3.32%) IaaS
6 6 (2.49%) PaaS
7 4 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (1.24%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.24%) Route 53
8 3 (1.24%) Serverless
8 3 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.83%) GitHub
9 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.64%) SSL
2 14 (5.81%) HTTP
2 14 (5.81%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.49%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.24%) Internet
5 2 (0.83%) RTSP
5 2 (0.83%) SMS
6 1 (0.41%) DHCP
6 1 (0.41%) DNS
6 1 (0.41%) FTP
6 1 (0.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (24.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (4.98%) MySQL
4 9 (3.73%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 7 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.66%) Big Data
7 4 (1.66%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.66%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.24%) JasperReports
8 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.83%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.83%) DB2
9 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 89 (36.93%) Git (software)
2 49 (20.33%) Maven
3 37 (15.35%) Jenkins
4 27 (11.20%) JUnit
4 27 (11.20%) SonarQube
5 25 (10.37%) Mockito
6 23 (9.54%) DbUnit
6 23 (9.54%) jMock
7 15 (6.22%) Subversion
8 10 (4.15%) Eclipse
9 9 (3.73%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.49%) Selenium
11 5 (2.07%) Gradle
11 5 (2.07%) MSI
11 5 (2.07%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.07%) WiX
12 4 (1.66%) JIRA
12 4 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.24%) JMeter
13 3 (1.24%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (8.71%) Finance
2 16 (6.64%) Retail
3 5 (2.07%) Banking
4 3 (1.24%) Games
5 2 (0.83%) Local Government
6 1 (0.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 152 (63.07%) Developer
2 70 (29.05%) Java Developer
3 33 (13.69%) .NET Developer
4 21 (8.71%) Architect
4 21 (8.71%) Lead Developer
5 18 (7.47%) Azure Developer
6 17 (7.05%) Analyst
7 16 (6.64%) Lead Java Developer
8 14 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
8 14 (5.81%) C# Developer
8 14 (5.81%) Full Stack Developer
9 13 (5.39%) UI Developer
10 12 (4.98%) Angular Developer
11 10 (4.15%) J2EE Developer
11 10 (4.15%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 10 (4.15%) Senior Developer
12 9 (3.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 8 (3.32%) Consultant
13 8 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.32%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (33.61%) HTML
2 74 (30.71%) .NET
3 73 (30.29%) CSS
4 52 (21.58%) ASP.NET
4 52 (21.58%) ASP.NET Web API
5 51 (21.16%) RESTful
5 51 (21.16%) SOAP
5 51 (21.16%) Spring
6 47 (19.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 46 (19.09%) Dapper ORM
8 34 (14.11%) .NET Framework
8 34 (14.11%) XML
9 33 (13.69%) REST
10 32 (13.28%) J2EE
11 26 (10.79%) AngularJS
12 23 (9.54%) Apache Camel
12 23 (9.54%) PowerMock
13 20 (8.30%) Java SE
14 18 (7.47%) jQuery
14 18 (7.47%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 48 (19.92%) Enterprise Software
2 31 (12.86%) User Experience
3 23 (9.54%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (8.30%) Digital Media
5 7 (2.90%) NHS
6 6 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.66%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.24%) CMDB
8 3 (1.24%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.24%) FMCG
8 3 (1.24%) PMI
9 2 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.41%) Fintech
10 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.41%) PKI
10 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.41%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.71%) Linux
2 8 (3.32%) Windows
3 6 (2.49%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.07%) Android
5 4 (1.66%) Unix
6 1 (0.41%) SUSE
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (63.07%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (42.74%) TDD
3 95 (39.42%) Continuous Integration
4 81 (33.61%) Scrum
5 72 (29.88%) BDD
5 72 (29.88%) Kanban
6 58 (24.07%) MVC
7 41 (17.01%) SOLID
8 29 (12.03%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 24 (9.96%) Open Source
10 20 (8.30%) E-Commerce
11 19 (7.88%) DevOps
12 17 (7.05%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 16 (6.64%) Test Automation
14 14 (5.81%) Configuration Management
14 14 (5.81%) SOA
15 13 (5.39%) Migration
16 12 (4.98%) Continuous Delivery
17 11 (4.56%) Collaborative Working
17 11 (4.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 98 (40.66%) Java
2 81 (33.61%) JavaScript
3 55 (22.82%) C#
4 35 (14.52%) SQL
5 25 (10.37%) Java 8
6 17 (7.05%) Python
7 16 (6.64%) Ruby
8 9 (3.73%) PHP
9 5 (2.07%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.24%) C++
10 3 (1.24%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.24%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.83%) Scala
12 1 (0.41%) COBOL
12 1 (0.41%) Groovy
12 1 (0.41%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.24%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.24%) PMP
5 2 (0.83%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.83%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.83%) Degree
6 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.41%) MCSD
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.32%) QA
2 5 (2.07%) PMO
3 3 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.83%) GDPR
5 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.05%) Docker
2 17 (7.05%) vSphere
3 5 (2.07%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (7.88%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (7.88%) Puppet
2 15 (6.22%) Salt
3 7 (2.90%) Terraform
4 5 (2.07%) SCCM
4 5 (2.07%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.66%) Ansible
6 3 (1.24%) collectd
6 3 (1.24%) Kibana
6 3 (1.24%) logstash
6 3 (1.24%) StatsD
7 1 (0.41%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.37%) VMware
3 17 (7.05%) Oracle
4 5 (2.07%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.66%) Rackspace
6 3 (1.24%) IBM
6 3 (1.24%) Ingenico
6 3 (1.24%) Perforce
6 3 (1.24%) SaltStack
6 3 (1.24%) SAP
6 3 (1.24%) Unisys
6 3 (1.24%) WSO2
7 2 (0.83%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.83%) Google
8 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.41%) BMC
8 1 (0.41%) Capita
8 1 (0.41%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.41%) Remedy
8 1 (0.41%) Xamarin