Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 58 37
Rank change year-on-year +18 -21 +30
Contract jobs citing Web Services 261 143 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.09% 3.17% 4.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.81% 12.91% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 85 187
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% +14.50%
10th Percentile £308 £279 £313
90th Percentile £571 £533 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £34.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.94% +43.16% -37.17%
10th Percentile £23.20 £25.75 £20.50
90th Percentile £57.20 £39.80 £39.28
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 1,553 1,108 1,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.28% 24.58% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 718 1,002
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £250
90th Percentile £573 £575 £523
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.29 £27.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.33% +20.88% -20.70%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.51 £11.23
90th Percentile £53.83 £39.58 £39.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.59% -1.35%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 0 78 £425 - 43
Coventry +13 57 £450 +5.88% 9
Shropshire -4 52 £450 +38.46% 3
Staffordshire +23 30 £375 +2.74% 13
Warwickshire +14 21 £425 +5.59% 8
Solihull - 6 £375 - 15
Wolverhampton -6 2 £419 - 2
Kingswinford -1 1 - -
Web Services
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 141 (54.02%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (36.78%) Scrum
3 92 (35.25%) Java
4 88 (33.72%) TDD
5 85 (32.57%) HTML
6 84 (32.18%) JavaScript
7 81 (31.03%) SOAP
8 78 (29.89%) SQL
8 78 (29.89%) .NET
9 77 (29.50%) CSS
10 76 (29.12%) Microsoft Azure
11 73 (27.97%) RESTful
11 73 (27.97%) Continuous Integration
12 72 (27.59%) Kanban
13 69 (26.44%) C#
14 65 (24.90%) Git (software)
15 60 (22.99%) Amazon AWS
15 60 (22.99%) BDD
16 58 (22.22%) ASP.NET
17 57 (21.84%) MVC
18 56 (21.46%) SQL Server
19 52 (19.92%) REST
20 50 (19.16%) Spring
21 49 (18.77%) Jenkins
21 49 (18.77%) Docker
21 49 (18.77%) User Experience
22 45 (17.24%) Security Cleared
23 44 (16.86%) jQuery
24 43 (16.48%) .NET Framework
24 43 (16.48%) Test Automation

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 20 (7.66%) Confluence
2 8 (3.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (3.07%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.92%) nginx
4 5 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.53%) JBoss
5 4 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.15%) Apache
6 3 (1.15%) Mule
7 2 (0.77%) CMS
7 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.38%) Documentum
8 1 (0.38%) Drupal
8 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (4.98%) GIMP
1 13 (4.98%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (1.15%) SAP MII
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 76 (29.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (22.99%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (6.13%) SaaS
4 14 (5.36%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (3.83%) PaaS
6 9 (3.45%) IaaS
7 7 (2.68%) Force.com
7 7 (2.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 5 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (1.92%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.92%) Serverless
9 3 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.15%) Heroku
9 3 (1.15%) Office 365
9 3 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.77%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.77%) GitHub
10 2 (0.77%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.68%) Firewall
2 4 (1.53%) HTTP
2 4 (1.53%) SSL
2 4 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.15%) Internet
4 2 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.77%) FTP
4 2 (0.77%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.77%) SAN
5 1 (0.38%) DHCP
5 1 (0.38%) DNS
5 1 (0.38%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (21.46%) SQL Server
2 32 (12.26%) MySQL
3 27 (10.34%) NoSQL
4 20 (7.66%) Relational Database
5 19 (7.28%) Oracle Database
6 13 (4.98%) MongoDB
6 13 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (4.21%) DB2
7 11 (4.21%) Redis
8 10 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (3.07%) SQLite
10 6 (2.30%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.92%) MariaDB
11 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 65 (24.90%) Git (software)
2 49 (18.77%) Jenkins
3 40 (15.33%) Maven
4 39 (14.94%) JIRA
5 31 (11.88%) Selenium
6 27 (10.34%) Visual Studio
7 24 (9.20%) SoapUI
8 22 (8.43%) JUnit
8 22 (8.43%) SonarQube
9 21 (8.05%) DbUnit
9 21 (8.05%) jMock
9 21 (8.05%) Mockito
10 14 (5.36%) Eclipse
11 12 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (3.83%) Cucumber
13 9 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (3.45%) Xcode
14 8 (3.07%) Subversion
15 7 (2.68%) Gradle
16 5 (1.92%) HP UFT
General
1 12 (4.60%) Retail
2 9 (3.45%) Finance
3 5 (1.92%) Marketing
4 4 (1.53%) Banking
5 1 (0.38%) Automotive
5 1 (0.38%) Back Office
5 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 147 (56.32%) Developer
2 59 (22.61%) .NET Developer
3 44 (16.86%) Java Developer
4 28 (10.73%) Architect
5 24 (9.20%) Analyst
5 24 (9.20%) C# Developer
6 22 (8.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (8.05%) Full Stack Developer
8 18 (6.90%) Azure Developer
9 17 (6.51%) Applications Developer
10 16 (6.13%) J2EE Developer
10 16 (6.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 16 (6.13%) UI Developer
11 13 (4.98%) JavaScript Developer
11 13 (4.98%) Test Analyst
12 12 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (4.60%) Microsoft Developer
12 12 (4.60%) Tester
13 11 (4.21%) Angular Developer
14 10 (3.83%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (32.57%) HTML
2 81 (31.03%) SOAP
3 78 (29.89%) .NET
4 77 (29.50%) CSS
5 73 (27.97%) RESTful
6 58 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 52 (19.92%) REST
8 50 (19.16%) Spring
9 44 (16.86%) jQuery
10 43 (16.48%) .NET Framework
11 37 (14.18%) XML
12 35 (13.41%) Spring Boot
13 34 (13.03%) ASP.NET Web API
14 33 (12.64%) HTML5
15 32 (12.26%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (11.88%) Dapper ORM
17 30 (11.49%) CSS3
17 30 (11.49%) J2EE
18 29 (11.11%) JSON
19 26 (9.96%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (18.77%) User Experience
2 35 (13.41%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (4.98%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.45%) iPhone
4 9 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.07%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.68%) NHS
7 6 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.53%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.53%) EFT
9 3 (1.15%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.38%) Blog
10 1 (0.38%) CMDB
10 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.79%) Linux
2 17 (6.51%) Windows
3 12 (4.60%) Android
3 12 (4.60%) Apple iOS
3 12 (4.60%) Unix
4 5 (1.92%) Solaris
5 3 (1.15%) AIX
5 3 (1.15%) HPUX
5 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.15%) VMS
5 3 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (54.02%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (36.78%) Scrum
3 88 (33.72%) TDD
4 73 (27.97%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (27.59%) Kanban
6 60 (22.99%) BDD
7 57 (21.84%) MVC
8 43 (16.48%) Test Automation
9 34 (13.03%) DevOps
10 25 (9.58%) Open Source
10 25 (9.58%) SOLID
11 23 (8.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (8.43%) Mentoring
13 21 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (7.66%) API Testing
14 20 (7.66%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (6.90%) SDLC
16 17 (6.51%) E-Commerce
17 16 (6.13%) User Stories
18 15 (5.75%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 92 (35.25%) Java
2 84 (32.18%) JavaScript
3 78 (29.89%) SQL
4 69 (26.44%) C#
5 20 (7.66%) Scala
6 18 (6.90%) Groovy
7 12 (4.60%) Python
7 12 (4.60%) Ruby
8 11 (4.21%) Java 8
8 11 (4.21%) PL/SQL
9 9 (3.45%) Apple Swift
9 9 (3.45%) Objective-C
10 8 (3.07%) Apex Code
11 7 (2.68%) PHP
12 6 (2.30%) SOQL
12 6 (2.30%) SOSL
12 6 (2.30%) XPath
13 5 (1.92%) XQuery
14 3 (1.15%) Delphi
14 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 39 (14.94%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.13%) ISTQB
4 10 (3.83%) Degree
5 8 (3.07%) ISEB
5 8 (3.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.92%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.90%) QA
2 6 (2.30%) PMO
3 2 (0.77%) GDPR
System Software
1 49 (18.77%) Docker
2 14 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.45%) vSphere
4 6 (2.30%) LXC
5 4 (1.53%) XenApp
6 3 (1.15%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.77%) etcd
7 2 (0.77%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.77%) NFS
7 2 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (7.66%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (7.66%) Puppet
2 17 (6.51%) Ansible
3 10 (3.83%) Kubernetes
4 9 (3.45%) HockeyApp
5 6 (2.30%) logstash
6 4 (1.53%) Terraform
7 2 (0.77%) Consul
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.77%) SCCM
7 2 (0.77%) Simpana
7 2 (0.77%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.38%) Kibana
8 1 (0.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 42 (16.09%) Oracle
2 38 (14.56%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.51%) VMware
4 16 (6.13%) Atlassian
5 11 (4.21%) Teradata
6 9 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.45%) Twitter
6 9 (3.45%) Xamarin
7 8 (3.07%) Apple
7 8 (3.07%) Google
8 6 (2.30%) AppDynamics
8 6 (2.30%) Cisco
9 5 (1.92%) TIBCO
10 4 (1.53%) Ab Initio
10 4 (1.53%) Citrix
10 4 (1.53%) SAP
10 4 (1.53%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.15%) Borland
11 3 (1.15%) IBM
11 3 (1.15%) WSO2