The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Birmingham region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 52 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing REST 9 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.26% 0.33% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.17% 1.19% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £37.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+0.72% -3.20%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
174 168 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.40% 27.72% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 104 81
Average daily rate £350 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
REST
West Midlands

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 25 July 2014.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (80.00%) XML
2 9 (60.00%) HTML
2 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (60.00%) CSS
3 8 (53.33%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) J2EE
3 8 (53.33%) Spring
4 7 (46.67%) Subversion
4 7 (46.67%) SOA
5 6 (40.00%) Eclipse
5 6 (40.00%) Apache
5 6 (40.00%) Tomcat
5 6 (40.00%) XSLT
5 6 (40.00%) UNIX
5 6 (40.00%) Linux
5 6 (40.00%) JSP
5 6 (40.00%) SOAP
5 6 (40.00%) Ant
5 6 (40.00%) Alterian
5 6 (40.00%) CMS
5 6 (40.00%) Maven
5 6 (40.00%) JSTL
5 6 (40.00%) jQuery
6 5 (33.33%) Middleware
6 5 (33.33%) Web Services
6 5 (33.33%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 4 (26.67%) XSD
7 4 (26.67%) ISO 9001
7 4 (26.67%) WSDL

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (40.00%) Apache
1 6 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (40.00%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Subversion
2 6 (40.00%) Maven
2 6 (40.00%) Ant
2 6 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Java Developer
3 7 (46.67%) Architect
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Java Web Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Java Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Scala Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Magento Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.67%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) XML
2 9 (60.00%) HTML
2 9 (60.00%) CSS
3 8 (53.33%) J2EE
3 8 (53.33%) Spring
4 6 (40.00%) XSLT
4 6 (40.00%) JSP
4 6 (40.00%) SOAP
4 6 (40.00%) JSTL
4 6 (40.00%) jQuery
5 5 (33.33%) Web Services
5 5 (33.33%) .NET
5 5 (33.33%) Middleware
6 4 (26.67%) WSDL
6 4 (26.67%) XSD
7 3 (20.00%) HTML5
8 2 (13.33%) Akka
8 2 (13.33%) Play Framework
8 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
8 2 (13.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Kindle
2 2 (13.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) UNIX
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) SOA
2 4 (26.67%) EAI
3 3 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) BDD
4 2 (13.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (53.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Scala
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Alterian
2 4 (26.67%) TIBCO
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Intel