The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 52 60 58
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing REST 7 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.94% 0.91% 0.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.24% 3.68% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £353 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £463 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £34.28 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+45.87% -24.67%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
165 190 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.21% 24.61% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 109 148
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REST across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REST across the Birmingham region.

REST Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST.

1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Web Services
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) HTML5
4 5 (38.46%) JSON
4 5 (38.46%) jQuery
4 5 (38.46%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) CSS
4 5 (38.46%) Workflow
4 5 (38.46%) OO
4 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) .NET
5 4 (30.77%) WCF
5 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
6 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Telerik
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
6 3 (23.08%) OOD
6 3 (23.08%) SOA
6 3 (23.08%) Change Management
6 3 (23.08%) MVC

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) Mockito
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) Spock
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
2 3 (23.08%) iOS Developer
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Android Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior iOS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Hybris Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 6 (46.15%) HTML
2 6 (46.15%) HTML5
3 5 (38.46%) jQuery
3 5 (38.46%) CSS
3 5 (38.46%) JSON
3 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 4 (30.77%) WCF
4 4 (30.77%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) iOS SDK
6 2 (15.38%) Android SDK
6 2 (15.38%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) OAuth
7 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
7 1 (7.69%) WPF
7 1 (7.69%) SOAP
7 1 (7.69%) JMS
7 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
7 1 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) iPhone
1 1 (7.69%) iPad
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 2 (15.38%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) OO
3 5 (38.46%) Workflow
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) OOD
4 3 (23.08%) SOA
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Open Source
4 3 (23.08%) iOS Development
5 2 (15.38%) OO PHP
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Android Development
5 2 (15.38%) Mobile Development
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Objective-C
5 2 (15.38%) PHP
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby
6 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Telerik
1 3 (23.08%) Nintex
2 2 (15.38%) hybris
3 1 (7.69%) Demandware
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.69%) ATG