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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 59 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing REST 8 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.97% 0.99% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.32% 3.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
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£308 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £39.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-14.10% -4.87%
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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
185 161 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.48% 26.52% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 102 87
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £36.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.42% -1.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (81.82%) Web Services
2 6 (54.55%) SOAP
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) JSON
4 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
4 4 (36.36%) Akamai
4 4 (36.36%) Clustering
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) TIBCO
4 4 (36.36%) Middleware
4 4 (36.36%) MySQL
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
4 4 (36.36%) ETL
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
6 2 (18.18%) Adobe
6 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
6 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
6 2 (18.18%) iOS SDK
6 2 (18.18%) CSS3
6 2 (18.18%) Ajax
6 2 (18.18%) Android

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
1 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Android Developer
3 2 (18.18%) iOS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Magento Developer
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) Web Services
2 6 (54.55%) SOAP
3 5 (45.45%) JSON
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) Middleware
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) iOS SDK
6 2 (18.18%) CSS3
6 2 (18.18%) Ajax
6 2 (18.18%) Android SDK
7 1 (9.09%) Marionette.js
7 1 (9.09%) jQuery
7 1 (9.09%) HTML5
7 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
7 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (9.09%) Sass
7 1 (9.09%) LESS
7 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
1 4 (36.36%) ETL
1 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
2 2 (18.18%) Android Development
2 2 (18.18%) iOS Development
2 2 (18.18%) OO
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile Development
3 1 (9.09%) OO PHP
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) HL7
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) TIBCO
1 4 (36.36%) Akamai
2 2 (18.18%) Adobe
3 1 (9.09%) Twitter