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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 131 113
Rank change year-on-year +23 -18  
Contract jobs citing WSDL 13 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.33% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.57% 1.28% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 4
Median daily rate £550 £343 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.46% -39.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £321 £471
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £390 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

WSDL is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 506 782 545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.48% 25.79% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 506 341
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

WSDL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing WSDL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WSDL in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 13 £550 -
WSDL
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 16 (100.00%) XML
1 16 (100.00%) Unix
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
1 16 (100.00%) Middleware
1 16 (100.00%) JSON
1 16 (100.00%) JSON Schema
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (93.75%) Subversion
2 15 (93.75%) Git (software)
2 15 (93.75%) Mac OS X
2 15 (93.75%) SOA
2 15 (93.75%) XSD
2 15 (93.75%) SOAP
3 14 (87.50%) HTTP
3 14 (87.50%) Scrum
3 14 (87.50%) Kanban
3 14 (87.50%) TDD
3 14 (87.50%) SSL
3 14 (87.50%) SoapUI
4 13 (81.25%) WSO2
4 13 (81.25%) Conceptual Models
5 12 (75.00%) XSLT
6 10 (62.50%) MuleSoft
6 10 (62.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (56.25%) Ansible
7 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
7 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (56.25%) Maven
8 8 (50.00%) DevOps
9 4 (25.00%) Mentoring

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 2 (12.50%) Mule
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Mule ESB
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) HTTP
1 14 (87.50%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) AMQP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (93.75%) Git (software)
1 15 (93.75%) Subversion
2 14 (87.50%) SoapUI
3 9 (56.25%) Jenkins
3 9 (56.25%) Maven
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 12 (75.00%) SOA Developer
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Developer
3 11 (68.75%) Linux Developer
4 8 (50.00%) Senior Developer
5 5 (31.25%) Senior Agile Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Lead Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Messaging Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Team Leader
7 1 (6.25%) Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) JSON
1 16 (100.00%) JSON Schema
1 16 (100.00%) Middleware
1 16 (100.00%) XML
2 15 (93.75%) SOAP
2 15 (93.75%) XSD
3 12 (75.00%) XSLT
4 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (6.25%) Java EE
4 1 (6.25%) Java SE
4 1 (6.25%) OAuth
4 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) Spring
4 1 (6.25%) Spring Boot
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
1 16 (100.00%) Unix
2 15 (93.75%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) HPUX
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (93.75%) SOA
2 14 (87.50%) Kanban
2 14 (87.50%) Scrum
2 14 (87.50%) TDD
3 13 (81.25%) Conceptual Models
4 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (50.00%) DevOps
6 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (18.75%) Coaching
8 1 (6.25%) API Design
8 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Deployment
8 1 (6.25%) Critical Success Factor
8 1 (6.25%) High Availability
8 1 (6.25%) Microservices
8 1 (6.25%) OO
8 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Groovy
2 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) WSO2
2 10 (62.50%) MuleSoft
3 1 (6.25%) webMethods