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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
England / West Midlands
Rank 57 73 78
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Contract jobs citing REST 67 55 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.82% 2.11% 1.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.81% 8.36% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 24
Median daily rate £450 £475 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +31.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £375 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £518 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.00%

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
620 658 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.12% 25.21% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 408 316
Median daily rate £388 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing REST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 17 £390 -25.71% 5
Shropshire +27 16 £440 -12.00% 4
Coventry +7 15 £523 +4.65% 2
Warwickshire +3 4 £450 -10.00% 1
Staffordshire +1 2 £285 - 1
Solihull - 1 £200 - 5
Herefordshire - 1 £350 -
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for REST.

1 62 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (48.33%) HTML
3 54 (45.00%) JavaScript
4 53 (44.17%) Java
5 48 (40.00%) CSS
5 48 (40.00%) Web Services
6 47 (39.17%) JSON
7 44 (36.67%) SOAP
8 34 (28.33%) HTML5
9 29 (24.17%) Spring
10 26 (21.67%) Ajax
10 26 (21.67%) RESTful
11 25 (20.83%) jQuery
11 25 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (20.83%) CSS3
11 25 (20.83%) TDD
11 25 (20.83%) XML
12 24 (20.00%) Scrum
12 24 (20.00%) Scala
13 23 (19.17%) Open Source
13 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
14 22 (18.33%) AngularJS
15 21 (17.50%) Play Framework
16 20 (16.67%) Ruby
17 19 (15.83%) Git (software)
17 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Azure
17 19 (15.83%) NoSQL
17 19 (15.83%) Configuration Management
17 19 (15.83%) Relational Database
18 18 (15.00%) C#

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.83%) Confluence
1 7 (5.83%) SharePoint
1 7 (5.83%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (3.33%) JBoss
2 4 (3.33%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.67%) Apache
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.83%) Jetty
5 1 (0.83%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.83%) Office 365
4 6 (5.00%) GitHub
5 4 (3.33%) IaaS
5 4 (3.33%) PaaS
6 3 (2.50%) Boomi
7 2 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.83%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.83%) HTTP
2 9 (7.50%) LDAP
3 7 (5.83%) SSL
4 4 (3.33%) DNS
5 2 (1.67%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.83%) FTP
6 1 (0.83%) Network Security
6 1 (0.83%) Skype
6 1 (0.83%) SSH
6 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.83%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.83%) NoSQL
1 19 (15.83%) Relational Database
2 18 (15.00%) MongoDB
3 14 (11.67%) MySQL
3 14 (11.67%) SQL Server
4 13 (10.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (10.83%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (5.83%) Hazelcast
5 7 (5.83%) RDBMS
6 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.50%) DataStage
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.67%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.67%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (1.67%) Power BI
8 2 (1.67%) Riak
9 1 (0.83%) GIS
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (15.83%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.00%) JIRA
3 11 (9.17%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.17%) Subversion
4 9 (7.50%) JUnit
4 9 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.17%) gulp
5 5 (4.17%) Selenium
6 4 (3.33%) Ant
6 4 (3.33%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.33%) Maven
6 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.50%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.50%) IntelliJ
7 3 (2.50%) JHipster
7 3 (2.50%) Protractor
7 3 (2.50%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.67%) Gradle
8 2 (1.67%) Hudson
8 2 (1.67%) PhantomJS
General
1 9 (7.50%) Finance
1 9 (7.50%) Marketing
2 3 (2.50%) Games
3 2 (1.67%) Automotive
4 1 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 92 (76.67%) Developer
2 38 (31.67%) Java Developer
3 18 (15.00%) Architect
4 10 (8.33%) Salesforce Developer
4 10 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 9 (7.50%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.67%) Digital Architect
7 7 (5.83%) Digital Technical Architect
7 7 (5.83%) SharePoint Developer
7 7 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.17%) Middleware Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Senior Salesforce Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Platform Engineer
10 3 (2.50%) Administrator
10 3 (2.50%) CRM Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (2.50%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (48.33%) HTML
2 48 (40.00%) CSS
2 48 (40.00%) Web Services
3 47 (39.17%) JSON
4 44 (36.67%) SOAP
5 34 (28.33%) HTML5
6 29 (24.17%) Spring
7 26 (21.67%) Ajax
7 26 (21.67%) RESTful
8 25 (20.83%) CSS3
8 25 (20.83%) jQuery
8 25 (20.83%) XML
9 22 (18.33%) AngularJS
10 21 (17.50%) Play Framework
11 16 (13.33%) .NET
11 16 (13.33%) Django
11 16 (13.33%) Hibernate
11 16 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
12 13 (10.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (10.83%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) User Experience
2 8 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.00%) DataPower
3 6 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.33%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.50%) NHS
6 3 (2.50%) Wiki
7 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.83%) CMDB
8 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.67%) Linux
2 10 (8.33%) Windows
3 8 (6.67%) Unix
4 4 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.67%) Android
7 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (20.83%) TDD
3 24 (20.00%) Scrum
4 23 (19.17%) Open Source
5 19 (15.83%) Configuration Management
6 15 (12.50%) Microservices
7 14 (11.67%) MVC
7 14 (11.67%) Web Development
8 11 (9.17%) API Development
8 11 (9.17%) Automated Testing
8 11 (9.17%) Visualisation
9 10 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 10 (8.33%) SOLID
9 10 (8.33%) Web Design
10 9 (7.50%) High Availability
10 9 (7.50%) Low Latency
11 8 (6.67%) BDD
11 8 (6.67%) CRM
12 7 (5.83%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (45.00%) JavaScript
2 53 (44.17%) Java
3 24 (20.00%) Scala
4 20 (16.67%) Ruby
5 18 (15.00%) C#
5 18 (15.00%) SQL
6 9 (7.50%) Python
7 4 (3.33%) Apex Code
8 3 (2.50%) PHP
9 2 (1.67%) Groovy
9 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.67%) XQuery
10 1 (0.83%) C
10 1 (0.83%) C++
10 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.83%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (9.17%) Docker
2 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.17%) Puppet
2 4 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.67%) Zenoss
4 1 (0.83%) Grafana
4 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.67%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (8.33%) ServiceNow
4 9 (7.50%) Oracle
5 6 (5.00%) IBM
6 5 (4.17%) Google
7 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.33%) VMware
7 4 (3.33%) WSO2
8 3 (2.50%) Dell
8 3 (2.50%) Informatica
9 2 (1.67%) Adobe
10 1 (0.83%) Splunk
10 1 (0.83%) webMethods