Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 163 207
Rank change year-on-year -35 +44 -36
Contract jobs citing WSDL 10 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.46% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 1.84% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 6
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £575 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +67.76% -37.68%
10th Percentile £350 £501 £311
90th Percentile £608 £597 £390
England median daily rate £525 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £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 1,557 1,141 1,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.69% 24.82% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 745 1,013
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £251
90th Percentile £575 £575 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.29 £30.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.66% +29.79% -19.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.15 £11.23
90th Percentile £57.05 £40.18 £39.58
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.68%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -59 7 £595 +3.48%
Birmingham - 3 £350 - 2
WSDL
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 (100.00%) SOAP
1 10 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) Unix
2 7 (70.00%) SOA
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) JSON
2 7 (70.00%) Groovy
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) DevOps
2 7 (70.00%) Ansible
2 7 (70.00%) JSON Schema
3 6 (60.00%) XSLT
3 6 (60.00%) XPath
3 6 (60.00%) SaaS
3 6 (60.00%) REST
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) XSD
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) Mac OS X
4 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) Kanban
4 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (30.00%) SAP MII

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 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (30.00%) JBoss
1 3 (30.00%) Mule
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) SaaS
2 3 (30.00%) IaaS
2 3 (30.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
1 3 (30.00%) SSL
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (40.00%) Subversion
2 3 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (30.00%) Maven
2 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Java Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) SOAP
1 10 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) JSON
2 7 (70.00%) JSON Schema
3 6 (60.00%) REST
3 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 6 (60.00%) XSLT
4 4 (40.00%) XSD
5 3 (30.00%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) Java EE
5 3 (30.00%) Java SE
5 3 (30.00%) Middleware
5 3 (30.00%) OAuth
5 3 (30.00%) Spring
5 3 (30.00%) Spring Boot
5 3 (30.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
1 7 (70.00%) Unix
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (30.00%) AIX
4 3 (30.00%) HPUX
4 3 (30.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) DevOps
1 7 (70.00%) SOA
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Kanban
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) API Design
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
3 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Microservices
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Groovy
2 6 (60.00%) XPath
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Ansible
2 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (30.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
1 3 (30.00%) WSO2
2 1 (10.00%) HP