Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for WSDL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSDL 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 Description Language (WSDL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 209 176
Rank change year-on-year +44 -33 -2
Contract jobs citing WSDL 18 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.049% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.56% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 3
West Midlands median daily rate £575 £323 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +78.29% -43.91% +35.29%
10th Percentile £517 £311 £513
90th Percentile £604 £334 £588
England median daily rate £484 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +13.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00

WSDL 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%

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WSDL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WSDL in the West Midlands

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WSDL in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for WSDL in the West Midlands

WSDL
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 WSDL 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
Shropshire - 17 £575 -
Warwickshire +1 1 £550 +70.54%
WSDL
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 18 (100.00%) SOAP
1 18 (100.00%) XML
1 18 (100.00%) Middleware
2 17 (94.44%) JSON
2 17 (94.44%) JSON Schema
3 16 (88.89%) SoapUI
3 16 (88.89%) WSO2
3 16 (88.89%) SOA
3 16 (88.89%) Unix
4 15 (83.33%) Linux
4 15 (83.33%) XSD
5 14 (77.78%) Subversion
5 14 (77.78%) Git (software)
6 13 (72.22%) Mac OS X
7 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (66.67%) MuleSoft
8 9 (50.00%) Sequence Diagram
8 9 (50.00%) HTTP
8 9 (50.00%) SSL
9 8 (44.44%) Scrum
9 8 (44.44%) TDD
9 8 (44.44%) Kanban
10 7 (38.89%) Maven
10 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (38.89%) Java
10 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
10 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
10 7 (38.89%) Ansible
11 6 (33.33%) Coaching
11 6 (33.33%) Conceptual Models

WSDL
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 6 (33.33%) Mule
2 4 (22.22%) Mule ESB
2 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
3 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (11.11%) JBoss
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) IaaS
1 2 (11.11%) PaaS
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) HTTP
1 9 (50.00%) SSL
2 3 (16.67%) AMQP
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (88.89%) SoapUI
2 14 (77.78%) Git (software)
2 14 (77.78%) Subversion
3 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
3 7 (38.89%) Maven
4 2 (11.11%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 12 (66.67%) Senior Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Integration Developer
4 5 (27.78%) Java Developer
4 5 (27.78%) Messaging Developer
4 5 (27.78%) MuleSoft Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Architect
5 3 (16.67%) Linux Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Agile Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (16.67%) SOA Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Integration Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Messaging Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior WebLogic Developer
7 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Developer
7 1 (5.56%) XML Developer
7 1 (5.56%) XML XSLT Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) Middleware
1 18 (100.00%) SOAP
1 18 (100.00%) XML
2 17 (94.44%) JSON
2 17 (94.44%) JSON Schema
3 15 (83.33%) XSD
4 3 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (16.67%) REST
4 3 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (16.67%) XSLT
5 2 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (11.11%) Java EE
5 2 (11.11%) Java SE
5 2 (11.11%) OAuth
5 2 (11.11%) Spring
5 2 (11.11%) Spring Boot
5 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Unix
2 15 (83.33%) Linux
3 13 (72.22%) Mac OS X
4 2 (11.11%) AIX
4 2 (11.11%) HPUX
4 2 (11.11%) Solaris
4 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) SOA
2 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) Sequence Diagram
4 8 (44.44%) Kanban
4 8 (44.44%) Scrum
4 8 (44.44%) TDD
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
6 6 (33.33%) Coaching
6 6 (33.33%) Conceptual Models
7 4 (22.22%) DevOps
8 2 (11.11%) API Design
8 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (11.11%) Critical Success Factor
8 2 (11.11%) High Availability
8 2 (11.11%) Microservices
8 2 (11.11%) OO
8 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Groovy
2 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) XPath
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Ansible
2 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (11.11%) Puppet
3 1 (5.56%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) WSO2
2 12 (66.67%) MuleSoft
3 3 (16.67%) webMethods
4 1 (5.56%) Green Hat
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Solace
4 1 (5.56%) TIBCO