The first table below looks at the demand for JSON skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited JSON over the 3 months to 16 April 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 West Midlands 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
JSON
Rank 97 95 92
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing JSON 16 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.64% 0.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.69% 2.42% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Average daily rate £325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £208 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £368 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +74.35%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
594 496 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.80% 26.29% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 262 274
Average daily rate £320 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 19
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +42.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
JSON
England

JSON
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

JSON Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

JSON
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

JSON Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

JSON
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing JSON across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

JSON Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

JSON
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JSON across the West Midlands region.

JSON Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

JSON
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JSON within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 8 £325 -23.52% 3
Warwickshire - 6 - -
Staffordshire 0 2 £325 +23.80% 1
Coventry -7 2 £500 +81.81%
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
JSON
England

JSON
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing JSON 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 JSON.

1 19 (86.36%) JavaScript
2 18 (81.82%) HTML
2 18 (81.82%) HTML5
3 14 (63.64%) XML
4 13 (59.09%) CSS
5 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 12 (54.55%) jQuery
6 11 (50.00%) PHP
6 11 (50.00%) REST
7 10 (45.45%) CSS3
8 9 (40.91%) SOAP
9 7 (31.82%) Web Services
9 7 (31.82%) SQL
9 7 (31.82%) Ajax
9 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (27.27%) Android
10 6 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (27.27%) Android Development
10 6 (27.27%) C#
10 6 (27.27%) .NET
10 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
11 5 (22.73%) MySQL
11 5 (22.73%) Windows
11 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
11 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
11 5 (22.73%) Adobe
11 5 (22.73%) Windows CE
11 5 (22.73%) SEO
11 5 (22.73%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (22.73%) Automotive

JSON
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing JSON 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 JSON. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (22.73%) WordPress
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) MySQL
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (22.73%) Automotive
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Web Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Applications Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Scala Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Java Architect
5 2 (9.09%) DBA
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.55%) HTML Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Report Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.55%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (81.82%) HTML
1 18 (81.82%) HTML5
2 14 (63.64%) XML
3 13 (59.09%) CSS
4 12 (54.55%) jQuery
5 11 (50.00%) REST
6 10 (45.45%) CSS3
7 9 (40.91%) SOAP
8 7 (31.82%) Web Services
8 7 (31.82%) Ajax
9 6 (27.27%) .NET
9 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
10 5 (22.73%) Sass
11 3 (13.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 2 (9.09%) Akka
12 2 (9.09%) Play Framework
12 2 (9.09%) Spring
12 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
12 2 (9.09%) J2EE
13 1 (4.55%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Open Source
1 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Android
2 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows CE
2 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
1 6 (27.27%) Android Development
2 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
2 5 (22.73%) SEO
2 5 (22.73%) iOS Development
2 5 (22.73%) Web Application Development
3 4 (18.18%) SOA
3 4 (18.18%) MVC
4 3 (13.64%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) BDD
5 2 (9.09%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Web Development
6 1 (4.55%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) JavaScript
2 11 (50.00%) PHP
3 7 (31.82%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (13.64%) Java
6 2 (9.09%) Scala
6 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.55%) C
7 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
1 5 (22.73%) Adobe
2 2 (9.09%) Business Objects