Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 43 66
Rank change year-on-year +8 +23 -27
Contract jobs citing Web Services 198 224 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.52% 4.39% 2.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.79% 14.90% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 119 76
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £294 £295
90th Percentile £588 £550 £549
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.88% -50.72% +45.26%
England median hourly rate £49.21 £42.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year +15.79% +1.80% -1.76%

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 1,113 1,503 1,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.41% 29.45% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 934 709
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £567 £563
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -7.26% +26.53%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.95% +4.22% +11.11%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +14 79 £475 +11.76% 33
Coventry +2 52 £450 - 12
Shropshire +14 29 £575 +27.78% 1
Warwickshire +6 17 £400 +1.27% 11
Staffordshire -4 5 £356 -5.00% 18
Solihull +7 1 £500 +33.33% 3
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 128 (64.65%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (50.00%) Scrum
3 97 (48.99%) Java
4 90 (45.45%) Git (software)
5 82 (41.41%) .NET
6 81 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (40.91%) Kanban
7 80 (40.40%) SOAP
7 80 (40.40%) Microsoft Azure
8 74 (37.37%) TDD
9 71 (35.86%) Amazon AWS
10 69 (34.85%) RESTful
10 69 (34.85%) BDD
10 69 (34.85%) C#
11 68 (34.34%) JavaScript
12 64 (32.32%) SQL Server
13 63 (31.82%) Jenkins
14 55 (27.78%) Spring
15 54 (27.27%) Microservices
16 50 (25.25%) Enterprise Software
16 50 (25.25%) Maven
17 49 (24.75%) ASP.NET
17 49 (24.75%) XML
17 49 (24.75%) MVC
18 47 (23.74%) HTML
19 46 (23.23%) JUnit
20 45 (22.73%) SQL
20 45 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
21 44 (22.22%) CSS
21 44 (22.22%) JSON

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 8 (4.04%) nginx
2 7 (3.54%) Confluence
3 5 (2.53%) Apache
4 4 (2.02%) CMS
5 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.01%) Documentum
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
7 1 (0.51%) Jetty
7 1 (0.51%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) GIMP
1 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 80 (40.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (35.86%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (17.68%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (12.12%) Amazon SQS
5 9 (4.55%) Amazon EKS
5 9 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
5 9 (4.55%) Amazon S3
5 9 (4.55%) Office 365
5 9 (4.55%) Serverless
6 8 (4.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (4.04%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (4.04%) Power Platform
7 7 (3.54%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (2.02%) GitHub
8 4 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (2.02%) PaaS
9 2 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.01%) IaaS
9 2 (1.01%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.52%) DNS
1 3 (1.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.01%) DHCP
2 2 (1.01%) Firewall
2 2 (1.01%) VPN
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.51%) FTP
3 1 (0.51%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) Intranet
3 1 (0.51%) IPsec
3 1 (0.51%) Skype
3 1 (0.51%) SSL
3 1 (0.51%) VLAN
3 1 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (32.32%) SQL Server
2 30 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (13.13%) Amazon RDS
4 15 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (7.07%) NoSQL
6 12 (6.06%) Big Data
7 9 (4.55%) MongoDB
8 8 (4.04%) Power BI
8 8 (4.04%) SQL Server 2017
9 7 (3.54%) Data Lake
9 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (3.54%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (3.03%) MySQL
11 4 (2.02%) Hadoop
11 4 (2.02%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.52%) MariaDB
12 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
13 2 (1.01%) Cosmos DB
13 2 (1.01%) Redis
Development Applications
1 90 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 63 (31.82%) Jenkins
3 50 (25.25%) Maven
4 46 (23.23%) JUnit
5 35 (17.68%) jMock
5 35 (17.68%) Mockito
6 31 (15.66%) DbUnit
6 31 (15.66%) SonarQube
7 10 (5.05%) JIRA
8 7 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (3.54%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (3.03%) Bitbucket
9 6 (3.03%) JMeter
10 5 (2.53%) TestNG
11 4 (2.02%) Ant
11 4 (2.02%) Apache Ivy
11 4 (2.02%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.02%) Gradle
11 4 (2.02%) Selenium
12 3 (1.52%) GitLab
General
1 10 (5.05%) Retail
2 7 (3.54%) Finance
3 5 (2.53%) Banking
4 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 121 (61.11%) Developer
2 48 (24.24%) Java Developer
3 43 (21.72%) Architect
4 33 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 23 (11.62%) Lead Developer
6 16 (8.08%) Technical Architect
7 14 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (7.07%) Java Architect
8 13 (6.57%) Integration Architect
8 13 (6.57%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 12 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
9 12 (6.06%) Java Technical Architect
10 11 (5.56%) C# Developer
10 11 (5.56%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
11 9 (4.55%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.04%) Azure Developer
12 8 (4.04%) Backend Developer
12 8 (4.04%) Cybersecurity Architect
12 8 (4.04%) Lead Architect
12 8 (4.04%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (41.41%) .NET
2 80 (40.40%) SOAP
3 69 (34.85%) RESTful
4 55 (27.78%) Spring
5 49 (24.75%) ASP.NET
5 49 (24.75%) XML
6 47 (23.74%) HTML
7 45 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 44 (22.22%) CSS
8 44 (22.22%) JSON
9 43 (21.72%) ASP.NET Web API
10 37 (18.69%) Dapper ORM
11 36 (18.18%) .NET Framework
12 32 (16.16%) ActiveMQ
13 31 (15.66%) PowerMock
14 28 (14.14%) J2EE
15 25 (12.63%) REST
16 23 (11.62%) XSD
17 22 (11.11%) Java EE
17 22 (11.11%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 50 (25.25%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.04%) SCADA
3 6 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.02%) NHS
5 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.52%) User Experience
6 2 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.51%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.51%) Derivative
7 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.51%) Tandem
7 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.61%) Linux
2 11 (5.56%) Unix
3 7 (3.54%) Windows
4 1 (0.51%) Android
4 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.51%) CentOS
4 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (64.65%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (50.00%) Scrum
3 81 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 81 (40.91%) Kanban
4 74 (37.37%) TDD
5 69 (34.85%) BDD
6 54 (27.27%) Microservices
7 49 (24.75%) MVC
8 40 (20.20%) Migration
9 36 (18.18%) SOLID
10 34 (17.17%) SOA
11 32 (16.16%) DevOps
12 29 (14.65%) Technical Leadership
13 28 (14.14%) Architectural Design
14 26 (13.13%) Open Source
15 25 (12.63%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 16 (8.08%) Software Architecture
17 14 (7.07%) Workflow
18 13 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (6.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 97 (48.99%) Java
2 69 (34.85%) C#
3 68 (34.34%) JavaScript
4 45 (22.73%) SQL
5 8 (4.04%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.03%) PHP
6 6 (3.03%) Python
7 4 (2.02%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.51%) C
10 1 (0.51%) Java 8
10 1 (0.51%) Ruby
10 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (14.65%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.02%) Degree
4 3 (1.52%) CISM
4 3 (1.52%) CISSP
5 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.51%) ISEB
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.05%) GDPR
2 8 (4.04%) COBIT
2 8 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 8 (4.04%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.52%) QA
4 2 (1.01%) PMO
5 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.51%) NCSC
5 1 (0.51%) NIST
5 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (11.62%) Postfix
2 16 (8.08%) Docker
3 5 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.51%) vSphere
4 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (4.04%) CASB
1 8 (4.04%) Terraform
2 6 (3.03%) Docker Swarm
2 6 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.53%) Ansible
3 5 (2.53%) Puppet
4 4 (2.02%) HAProxy
5 3 (1.52%) MIIS
6 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.51%) Consul
7 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.51%) Grafana
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.51%) Nagios
7 1 (0.51%) Packer
7 1 (0.51%) SCCM
7 1 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.06%) Google
3 11 (5.56%) WSO2
4 10 (5.05%) UiPath
5 8 (4.04%) Oracle
6 7 (3.54%) Databricks
6 7 (3.54%) Tableau
7 6 (3.03%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.53%) VMware
9 4 (2.02%) SAP
10 3 (1.52%) Blue Prism
10 3 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.52%) TOWER Software
11 2 (1.01%) Pega
11 2 (1.01%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.51%) Adobe
12 1 (0.51%) Apple
12 1 (0.51%) Infor
12 1 (0.51%) Polycom
12 1 (0.51%) Sitecore