The table below looks at the statistics for REST 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 REST over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 106 94 106
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs citing REST 22 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.75% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.43% 2.68% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 1
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£425 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £26.53 £101.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £45.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-26.26% +10.97%
REST
England

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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
641 598 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.76% 28.19% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 371 332
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £24.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

REST
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

REST Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

REST
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

REST Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

REST
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 REST within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 6 £425 +3.03% 4
Warwickshire -10 4 £230 -34.28%
Coventry -11 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - - 3
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 24 (68.57%) XML
2 21 (60.00%) HTML
3 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
3 17 (48.57%) CSS
4 15 (42.86%) SOAP
5 14 (40.00%) SOA
6 13 (37.14%) .NET
6 13 (37.14%) jQuery
7 12 (34.29%) Spring
7 12 (34.29%) Java
7 12 (34.29%) XSLT
8 11 (31.43%) Eclipse
8 11 (31.43%) Subversion
9 10 (28.57%) Middleware
9 10 (28.57%) Web Services
10 9 (25.71%) JSP
10 9 (25.71%) UNIX
10 9 (25.71%) Linux
10 9 (25.71%) Apache
10 9 (25.71%) Tomcat
10 9 (25.71%) J2EE
10 9 (25.71%) Ant
10 9 (25.71%) IBM
10 9 (25.71%) Alterian
10 9 (25.71%) Maven
10 9 (25.71%) CMS
10 9 (25.71%) JSTL
11 8 (22.86%) Oracle
12 6 (17.14%) WSDL
12 6 (17.14%) TIBCO

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 9 (25.71%) Apache
1 9 (25.71%) Tomcat
1 9 (25.71%) CMS
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.86%) Blender
2 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQLite
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Eclipse
1 11 (31.43%) Subversion
2 9 (25.71%) Maven
2 9 (25.71%) Ant
3 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.71%) Grunt
4 1 (2.86%) JUnit
4 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) Architect
3 9 (25.71%) Java Developer
4 8 (22.86%) Integration Architect
5 7 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 7 (20.00%) Java Web Developer
6 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Applications Architect
7 2 (5.71%) UI Developer
7 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) UI Programmer
8 1 (2.86%) Magento Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Microstrategy Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (68.57%) XML
2 21 (60.00%) HTML
3 17 (48.57%) CSS
4 15 (42.86%) SOAP
5 13 (37.14%) .NET
5 13 (37.14%) jQuery
6 12 (34.29%) Spring
6 12 (34.29%) XSLT
7 10 (28.57%) Middleware
7 10 (28.57%) Web Services
8 9 (25.71%) JSP
8 9 (25.71%) J2EE
8 9 (25.71%) JSTL
9 6 (17.14%) HTML5
9 6 (17.14%) WSDL
9 6 (17.14%) XSD
10 5 (14.29%) JSON
11 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
11 4 (11.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Kindle
2 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) DataPower
3 1 (2.86%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (2.86%) Open Source
3 1 (2.86%) Social Media
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) UNIX
1 9 (25.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) SOA
2 6 (17.14%) EAI
3 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (8.57%) Time Management
3 3 (8.57%) Network Management
4 2 (5.71%) Low Latency
4 2 (5.71%) iOS Development
4 2 (5.71%) Data Mapping
4 2 (5.71%) Web Development
4 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.71%) Use Case
4 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.71%) OOP
4 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.71%) TDD
5 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
2 12 (34.29%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) C#
4 3 (8.57%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) VB
4 3 (8.57%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.71%) Objective-C
5 2 (5.71%) VB6
5 2 (5.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) CITP
2 1 (2.86%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) MOM
1 2 (5.71%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) IBM
1 9 (25.71%) Alterian
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle
3 6 (17.14%) TIBCO
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) webMethods
5 2 (5.71%) Google
5 2 (5.71%) SAP
5 2 (5.71%) Green Hat
6 1 (2.86%) Facebook
6 1 (2.86%) Twitter
6 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.86%) Intel
6 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
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