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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 102 94 104
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing REST 20 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.75% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.22% 2.64% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 1
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£425 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
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 £35.00 £45.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +12.34%
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
621 606 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.91% 28.25% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 367 300
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 17
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 £18.80 £16.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +3 7 £425 +48.47% 2
Warwickshire -7 4 £230 -34.28%
Worcestershire - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 4
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 23 (62.16%) XML
2 22 (59.46%) HTML
3 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
3 18 (48.65%) CSS
4 17 (45.95%) SOAP
4 17 (45.95%) Java
5 14 (37.84%) Spring
5 14 (37.84%) jQuery
6 13 (35.14%) SOA
6 13 (35.14%) .NET
7 12 (32.43%) Eclipse
7 12 (32.43%) IBM
7 12 (32.43%) Middleware
7 12 (32.43%) Subversion
8 11 (29.73%) J2EE
8 11 (29.73%) XSLT
9 10 (27.03%) UNIX
9 10 (27.03%) Linux
9 10 (27.03%) Apache
9 10 (27.03%) Tomcat
9 10 (27.03%) JSP
9 10 (27.03%) Ant
9 10 (27.03%) CMS
9 10 (27.03%) Maven
9 10 (27.03%) Alterian
9 10 (27.03%) JSTL
10 9 (24.32%) Web Services
11 8 (21.62%) Oracle
12 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
12 7 (18.92%) HTML5

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 10 (27.03%) Apache
1 10 (27.03%) Tomcat
1 10 (27.03%) CMS
2 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.70%) Blender
2 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.70%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MySQL
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.70%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Eclipse
1 12 (32.43%) Subversion
2 10 (27.03%) Maven
2 10 (27.03%) Ant
3 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.41%) Grunt
4 1 (2.70%) JUnit
4 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Automotive
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Developer
2 16 (43.24%) Architect
3 11 (29.73%) Java Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Integration Architect
5 6 (16.22%) Web Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Java Web Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Applications Architect
8 2 (5.41%) UI Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.41%) UI Programmer
9 1 (2.70%) Scala Developer
9 1 (2.70%) SAP Enterprise Architect
9 1 (2.70%) Magento Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Technical Developer
9 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (62.16%) XML
2 22 (59.46%) HTML
3 18 (48.65%) CSS
4 17 (45.95%) SOAP
5 14 (37.84%) Spring
5 14 (37.84%) jQuery
6 13 (35.14%) .NET
7 12 (32.43%) Middleware
8 11 (29.73%) XSLT
8 11 (29.73%) J2EE
9 10 (27.03%) JSP
9 10 (27.03%) JSTL
10 9 (24.32%) Web Services
11 7 (18.92%) HTML5
12 6 (16.22%) WSDL
12 6 (16.22%) XSD
13 5 (13.51%) JSON
14 4 (10.81%) Ajax
14 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
14 4 (10.81%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Open Source
2 4 (10.81%) Kindle
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.41%) DataPower
4 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (2.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) UNIX
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) SOA
2 6 (16.22%) EAI
3 5 (13.51%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (13.51%) Network Management
4 3 (8.11%) Time Management
4 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (8.11%) Information Security
4 3 (8.11%) TDD
4 3 (8.11%) MVC
5 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.41%) Data Mapping
5 2 (5.41%) Information Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.41%) Use Case
5 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.41%) iOS Development
6 1 (2.70%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (2.70%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
2 17 (45.95%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) PHP
4 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) VB
4 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.41%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.70%) VB6
5 1 (2.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) CITP
2 1 (2.70%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) MOM
1 2 (5.41%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) IBM
2 10 (27.03%) Alterian
3 8 (21.62%) Oracle
4 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 6 (16.22%) TIBCO
6 5 (13.51%) SAP
7 4 (10.81%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (5.41%) webMethods
8 2 (5.41%) Google
8 2 (5.41%) Green Hat
9 1 (2.70%) Facebook
9 1 (2.70%) Twitter
9 1 (2.70%) Intel
9 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
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