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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 104 96 96
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing REST 16 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.96% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.91% 3.95% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 3
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£450 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% -16.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £26.53 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £38.03 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+31.49% +0.72%
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
550 582 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.01% 24.21% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 337 288
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 10
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £34.90 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 28 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 6 - - 7
Shropshire - 5 £418 -
Coventry +4 1 - - 1
Warwickshire -1 1 - - 4
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 31 (53.45%) SOAP
2 27 (46.55%) XML
3 23 (39.66%) HTML
4 20 (34.48%) .NET
5 17 (29.31%) Web Services
5 17 (29.31%) webMethods
6 16 (27.59%) CSS
6 16 (27.59%) SQL
6 16 (27.59%) Java
6 16 (27.59%) JavaScript
6 16 (27.59%) Oracle
6 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
7 15 (25.86%) Apache
7 15 (25.86%) TIBCO
7 15 (25.86%) Middleware
7 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (24.14%) Open Source
9 13 (22.41%) SOA
9 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
9 13 (22.41%) C#
10 12 (20.69%) JSON
10 12 (20.69%) HTML5
11 11 (18.97%) Use Case
11 11 (18.97%) MongoDB
11 11 (18.97%) Relational Database
11 11 (18.97%) Spring
11 11 (18.97%) MySQL
12 10 (17.24%) XSD
12 10 (17.24%) EAI
12 10 (17.24%) WSDL

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 15 (25.86%) Apache
2 10 (17.24%) WebSphere
3 7 (12.07%) WebLogic
4 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
4 6 (10.34%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (5.17%) JBoss
5 3 (5.17%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (3.45%) CMS
6 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.72%) IIS
7 1 (1.72%) Mule
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.72%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) HTTP
2 1 (1.72%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) RFID
2 1 (1.72%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.97%) MongoDB
2 11 (18.97%) MySQL
2 11 (18.97%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.17%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (17.24%) SoapUI
2 9 (15.52%) Eclipse
3 8 (13.79%) JUnit
3 8 (13.79%) Selenium
4 4 (6.90%) ClearCase
5 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.17%) IntelliJ
5 3 (5.17%) Subversion
5 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.45%) Maven
6 2 (3.45%) Ant
7 1 (1.72%) JIRA
7 1 (1.72%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.72%) Mockito
7 1 (1.72%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.72%) Spock
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Legal
2 3 (5.17%) Publishing
3 2 (3.45%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Developer
2 25 (43.10%) Architect
3 10 (17.24%) Integration Architect
4 5 (8.62%) Web Developer
4 5 (8.62%) SharePoint Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Website Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Systems Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Software Architect
6 3 (5.17%) iOS Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior PHP Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.45%) PHP Developer
7 2 (3.45%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (53.45%) SOAP
2 27 (46.55%) XML
3 23 (39.66%) HTML
4 20 (34.48%) .NET
5 17 (29.31%) Web Services
6 16 (27.59%) CSS
7 15 (25.86%) Middleware
8 12 (20.69%) JSON
8 12 (20.69%) HTML5
9 11 (18.97%) Spring
10 10 (17.24%) WSDL
10 10 (17.24%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 10 (17.24%) XSD
11 9 (15.52%) J2EE
12 8 (13.79%) WCF
13 7 (12.07%) jQuery
13 7 (12.07%) J2SE
13 7 (12.07%) Hibernate
14 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
14 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) DataPower
2 6 (10.34%) Visualisation
3 5 (8.62%) Clustering
4 3 (5.17%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.72%) User Experience
6 1 (1.72%) iPad
6 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) UNIX
1 9 (15.52%) Linux
2 6 (10.34%) SUSE
3 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.17%) Android
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.14%) Open Source
3 13 (22.41%) SOA
4 11 (18.97%) Use Case
5 10 (17.24%) Integration Testing
5 10 (17.24%) EAI
6 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
6 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (15.52%) Web Development
6 9 (15.52%) Microservices
7 8 (13.79%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (13.79%) DevOps
8 7 (12.07%) Software Architecture
8 7 (12.07%) Workflow
8 7 (12.07%) Scrum
9 6 (10.34%) Web Design
9 6 (10.34%) ETL
9 6 (10.34%) OO
9 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
9 6 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.59%) Java
1 16 (27.59%) JavaScript
1 16 (27.59%) SQL
2 13 (22.41%) C#
3 4 (6.90%) VB
3 4 (6.90%) PHP
3 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.17%) Objective-C
4 3 (5.17%) Scala
5 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.72%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) CA LISA
2 6 (10.34%) Kibana
3 3 (5.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) webMethods
2 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.59%) Oracle
3 15 (25.86%) TIBCO
4 10 (17.24%) Solace
4 10 (17.24%) Green Hat
4 10 (17.24%) IBM
5 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.90%) Akamai
6 4 (6.90%) Informatica
7 3 (5.17%) Telerik
7 3 (5.17%) Nintex
8 2 (3.45%) MuleSoft
8 2 (3.45%) Alterian
9 1 (1.72%) hybris
9 1 (1.72%) Syclo
9 1 (1.72%) Talend
9 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.72%) Sybase
9 1 (1.72%) SAP
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