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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 59 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing REST 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 1.22% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.09% 3.96% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £346 £360
% change year-on-year
+8.30% -3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £46.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-27.06% +9.52%
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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
194 202 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.36% 30.84% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 143 81
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +337.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (81.82%) XML
2 6 (54.55%) SOAP
2 6 (54.55%) SOA
3 5 (45.45%) Middleware
4 4 (36.36%) Kindle
4 4 (36.36%) ISO 9001
4 4 (36.36%) WSDL
4 4 (36.36%) IBM
4 4 (36.36%) EAI
4 4 (36.36%) TIBCO
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) XSD
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) jQuery
5 3 (27.27%) Subversion
6 2 (18.18%) CMS
6 2 (18.18%) Spring
6 2 (18.18%) Maven
6 2 (18.18%) JSTL
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) J2EE
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) XSLT
6 2 (18.18%) UNIX
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Apache
6 2 (18.18%) Tomcat

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) Maven
2 2 (18.18%) Ant
2 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Java Web Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Magento Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Microstrategy Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) XML
2 6 (54.55%) SOAP
3 5 (45.45%) Middleware
4 4 (36.36%) WSDL
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) XSD
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
5 3 (27.27%) jQuery
6 2 (18.18%) Spring
6 2 (18.18%) JSTL
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) J2EE
6 2 (18.18%) XSLT
6 2 (18.18%) JSP
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (9.09%) WCF
7 1 (9.09%) CSS3
7 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) EAI
3 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
1 4 (36.36%) TIBCO
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Alterian
3 1 (9.09%) Intel
3 1 (9.09%) MicroStrategy