The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 24 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 112 117
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5  
Contract jobs citing WSDL 1 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.071% 0.54% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 1.52% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Median daily rate £375 £445 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.73% +18.66%  
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 524 724 540
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 37.16% 35.28% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 524 380
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Median hourly rate - £13.85 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -65.37%  
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 West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

WSDL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WSDL in West Yorkshire

WSDL
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Leeds +12 1 £375 -48.09%
WSDL
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WSDL.

1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) J2EE
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) JSP
2 3 (75.00%) XHTML
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Axis
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (50.00%) Confluence
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) DevOps
3 2 (50.00%) Sass
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (50.00%) Adobe
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) XSL
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

WSDL
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (25.00%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Force.com
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Principal Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Principal Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Axis
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) J2EE
2 3 (75.00%) JSP
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) XHTML
3 2 (50.00%) Sass
3 2 (50.00%) XSL
4 1 (25.00%) COM
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) OSGi
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
4 1 (25.00%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) BPMN
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Process Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (25.00%) hybris
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com