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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 65 102 101
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -1
Contract jobs citing REST 82 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.75% 0.85% 0.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.95% 3.63% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 6 9
Median daily rate £402 £430 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.51% +43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £347 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £575 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £55.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-42.00% +15.78%
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
749 551 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.09% 23.34% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 345 344
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £428 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 20
Median hourly rate £24.00 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.55 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Shropshire -8 27 £415 +1.21%
Warwickshire +2 14 £324 -3.57% 1
Birmingham -3 10 £325 - 7
Solihull - 9 - - 1
Coventry -1 8 £450 - 8
Staffordshire +8 4 £394 +10.13% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £113 -
REST
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REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 64 (48.85%) SOAP
2 52 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (38.93%) Java
4 48 (36.64%) SQL
4 48 (36.64%) JSON
5 45 (34.35%) JavaScript
6 44 (33.59%) Web Services
7 42 (32.06%) Unix
8 40 (30.53%) HTML
9 38 (29.01%) XML
10 37 (28.24%) C#
11 34 (25.95%) CSS
12 32 (24.43%) Open Source
13 31 (23.66%) HTML5
13 31 (23.66%) Spring
13 31 (23.66%) .NET
14 30 (22.90%) MongoDB
15 27 (20.61%) Microservices
16 26 (19.85%) Docker
16 26 (19.85%) Puppet
16 26 (19.85%) Linux
16 26 (19.85%) Microsoft
17 24 (18.32%) Team Foundation Server
18 23 (17.56%) Hadoop
19 22 (16.79%) Scala
19 22 (16.79%) Play Framework
20 21 (16.03%) DevOps
20 21 (16.03%) Software Engineering
20 21 (16.03%) Selenium
20 21 (16.03%) webMethods

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 21 (16.03%) WebLogic
2 19 (14.50%) SAS
3 12 (9.16%) Apache
4 11 (8.40%) JBoss
5 10 (7.63%) WebLogic Portal
6 8 (6.11%) Mule
7 6 (4.58%) Mule ESB
7 6 (4.58%) nginx
8 4 (3.05%) CMS
9 3 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (2.29%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.76%) IIS
11 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.53%) MS Office
2 2 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.76%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.63%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (6.11%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (6.11%) Google App Engine
4 8 (6.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.53%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.76%) GitHub
6 1 (0.76%) Heroku
6 1 (0.76%) IaaS
6 1 (0.76%) PaaS
6 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.16%) HTTP
2 7 (5.34%) SSL
2 7 (5.34%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.05%) Network Security
4 1 (0.76%) DNS
4 1 (0.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.90%) MongoDB
2 23 (17.56%) Hadoop
3 20 (15.27%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (13.74%) Pentaho
5 16 (12.21%) Cloudera CDH
6 14 (10.69%) SQL Server
7 12 (9.16%) RDBMS
7 12 (9.16%) Relational Database
8 7 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (2.29%) Power BI
11 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (1.53%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.76%) Jackrabbit
13 1 (0.76%) MySQL
13 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (18.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (16.03%) Selenium
3 18 (13.74%) Git (software)
4 11 (8.40%) Eclipse
4 11 (8.40%) IntelliJ
4 11 (8.40%) JUnit
5 10 (7.63%) Visual Studio
6 8 (6.11%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.58%) NUnit
8 5 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (3.82%) Maven
8 5 (3.82%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.29%) Subversion
10 2 (1.53%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.76%) Ant
11 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.76%) Grunt
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.76%) PHPUnit
11 1 (0.76%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (7.63%) Finance
2 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (59.54%) Developer
2 34 (25.95%) Architect
3 25 (19.08%) Java Developer
4 20 (15.27%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 20 (15.27%) Software Engineer
5 18 (13.74%) Technical Architect
6 16 (12.21%) .NET Developer
7 15 (11.45%) Consultant
7 15 (11.45%) Middleware Consultant
8 14 (10.69%) Software Developer
9 13 (9.92%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (9.92%) Java Engineer
9 13 (9.92%) Java Scala Developer
9 13 (9.92%) Java Scala Software Engineer
9 13 (9.92%) Java Software Developer
9 13 (9.92%) Java Software Engineer
9 13 (9.92%) Scala Developer
9 13 (9.92%) Scala Software Engineer
10 12 (9.16%) C# Developer
11 11 (8.40%) Hadoop Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (48.85%) SOAP
2 48 (36.64%) JSON
3 44 (33.59%) Web Services
4 40 (30.53%) HTML
5 38 (29.01%) XML
6 34 (25.95%) CSS
7 31 (23.66%) .NET
7 31 (23.66%) HTML5
7 31 (23.66%) Spring
8 22 (16.79%) Play Framework
9 21 (16.03%) J2EE
9 21 (16.03%) J2SE
10 20 (15.27%) Hibernate
10 20 (15.27%) RESTful
11 18 (13.74%) Middleware
12 16 (12.21%) ASP.NET
12 16 (12.21%) CSS3
13 15 (11.45%) XSD
14 11 (8.40%) EJB
14 11 (8.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.27%) DataPower
2 16 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.69%) Data Structures
4 10 (7.63%) Data Integration
5 5 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.05%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.29%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.53%) Data Conversion
8 2 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.76%) Life Science
9 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.76%) User Experience
9 1 (0.76%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 42 (32.06%) Unix
2 26 (19.85%) Linux
3 21 (16.03%) Windows
4 2 (1.53%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (24.43%) Open Source
3 27 (20.61%) Microservices
4 21 (16.03%) DevOps
4 21 (16.03%) SOA
4 21 (16.03%) Software Engineering
5 16 (12.21%) MVC
6 14 (10.69%) Data Architecture
7 13 (9.92%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (8.40%) TDD
9 10 (7.63%) Migration
9 10 (7.63%) Scrum
10 9 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.87%) Network Management
11 8 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (6.11%) Configuration Management
11 8 (6.11%) Web Development
12 7 (5.34%) CRM
12 7 (5.34%) Data Migration
12 7 (5.34%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 51 (38.93%) Java
2 48 (36.64%) SQL
3 45 (34.35%) JavaScript
4 37 (28.24%) C#
5 22 (16.79%) Scala
6 8 (6.11%) PHP
7 7 (5.34%) Haskell
7 7 (5.34%) R
7 7 (5.34%) T-SQL
8 6 (4.58%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.29%) Ruby
9 3 (2.29%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.53%) C
10 2 (1.53%) Lua
10 2 (1.53%) Perl
10 2 (1.53%) Python
11 1 (0.76%) Groovy
11 1 (0.76%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.53%) Degree
5 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.76%) EMC Certification
5 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (19.85%) Docker
2 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (19.85%) Puppet
2 5 (3.82%) Graphite
3 4 (3.05%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (2.29%) Kibana
5 2 (1.53%) Consul
5 2 (1.53%) logstash
6 1 (0.76%) Grafana
Vendors
1 26 (19.85%) Microsoft
2 21 (16.03%) webMethods
3 20 (15.27%) VMware
4 19 (14.50%) Cloudera
5 18 (13.74%) IBM
6 15 (11.45%) Adobe
7 14 (10.69%) Platfora
8 10 (7.63%) Google
9 4 (3.05%) CA
9 4 (3.05%) Oracle
9 4 (3.05%) SevOne
10 3 (2.29%) DevExpress
11 2 (1.53%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (1.53%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.76%) Apple
12 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.76%) CODA
12 1 (0.76%) EMC
12 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
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