Microsoft asked 2846 MSDN visitors to describe their experience with the Web services. The results are in:
95% of participants know Web services and 64% of participants implemented a Web service.
Percentage of developer work Developer task 88% Web development 62% Rich desktop applications 51% Business Logic 25% Mobile web development 20% Rich mobile applications
And what do people use Web services for?
1 Public authentication 2 Payment Services 3 Messaging 4 Presence 5 Location 6 Mapping