Period
to 19 July 2018

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 July 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 Description Language (WSDL)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 160 206
Rank change year-on-year -23 +46 -43
Contract jobs citing WSDL 11 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.50% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.71% 2.03% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 6
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £550 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +60.47% -40.39%
10th Percentile £283 £475 £311
90th Percentile £410 £590 £390
England median daily rate £490 £488 £453
% change year-on-year +0.51% +7.73% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 1,549 1,083 1,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.96% 24.64% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 739 955
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £277 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +10.00% -12.86%
10th Percentile £11.63 £21.00 £19.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.25 £39.50
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSDL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 July 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
Shropshire -44 4 £450 -18.18%
Birmingham - 4 £350 -
Coventry - 2 - -
WSDL
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WSDL 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 WSDL.

1 10 (90.91%) XML
2 9 (81.82%) SOA
3 8 (72.73%) SOAP
4 7 (63.64%) XSD
5 6 (54.55%) Linux
5 6 (54.55%) Web Services
5 6 (54.55%) Oracle
6 5 (45.45%) JSON
6 5 (45.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (45.45%) JSON Schema
7 4 (36.36%) Ansible
7 4 (36.36%) DevOps
7 4 (36.36%) SaaS
7 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
7 4 (36.36%) REST
7 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
7 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 4 (36.36%) Kanban
7 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
7 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
7 4 (36.36%) QA
7 4 (36.36%) Groovy
7 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (36.36%) TDD
7 4 (36.36%) Subversion
7 4 (36.36%) HTML
7 4 (36.36%) ERP
7 4 (36.36%) Unix
7 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X
7 4 (36.36%) Scrum

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 5 (45.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
4 1 (9.09%) Anypoint
4 1 (9.09%) Mule
4 1 (9.09%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) SAP MII
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) SaaS
2 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) PuTTY
2 1 (9.09%) SSH
2 1 (9.09%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
1 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
1 4 (36.36%) Subversion
2 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) SOA Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 1 (9.09%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) XML
2 8 (72.73%) SOAP
3 7 (63.64%) XSD
4 6 (54.55%) Web Services
5 5 (45.45%) JSON
5 5 (45.45%) JSON Schema
6 4 (36.36%) HTML
6 4 (36.36%) REST
7 3 (27.27%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (27.27%) WCF
7 3 (27.27%) XSLT
8 2 (18.18%) Middleware
8 2 (18.18%) XSL
9 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (9.09%) JMS
9 1 (9.09%) RAML
9 1 (9.09%) RESTful
9 1 (9.09%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X
2 4 (36.36%) Unix
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) ERP
2 4 (36.36%) Kanban
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 4 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 2 (18.18%) BPEL
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Groovy
2 3 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) XPath
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) SAP