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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 76 93 95
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing REST 42 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.57% 1.02% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.31% 4.12% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £285 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -32.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.58% -10.00%
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
666 582 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.89% 24.82% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 324 229
Average daily rate £335 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 15
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.00 £15.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 April 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 April 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 -4 8 £308 -12.14% 7
Shropshire - 8 £375 -
Coventry +5 7 £400 -20.00% 1
Warwickshire -3 6 £295 +11.32%
Staffordshire - 5 £325 - 2
Wolverhampton +7 2 £220 -16.98%
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (52.54%) SOAP
2 28 (47.46%) Web Services
3 26 (44.07%) XML
4 18 (30.51%) .NET
5 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
6 16 (27.12%) Oracle
7 15 (25.42%) TIBCO
7 15 (25.42%) Middleware
7 15 (25.42%) Finance
8 14 (23.73%) JSON
8 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
8 14 (23.73%) MongoDB
9 13 (22.03%) HTML
9 13 (22.03%) CSS
9 13 (22.03%) SOA
10 12 (20.34%) C#
11 11 (18.64%) MySQL
11 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
11 11 (18.64%) Relational Database
12 10 (16.95%) Open Source
12 10 (16.95%) PHP
12 10 (16.95%) XSD
12 10 (16.95%) IBM
12 10 (16.95%) EAI
12 10 (16.95%) WSDL
12 10 (16.95%) webMethods
12 10 (16.95%) Use Case
12 10 (16.95%) Clustering
12 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (15.25%) WebSphere Message Broker

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (15.25%) WebSphere
2 8 (13.56%) Apache
3 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.39%) CMS
4 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.69%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.69%) Mule
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) RFID
2 1 (1.69%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) MongoDB
2 11 (18.64%) Relational Database
2 11 (18.64%) MySQL
2 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.08%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) SoapUI
2 5 (8.47%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (5.08%) PHPUnit
3 3 (5.08%) Subversion
4 2 (3.39%) Maven
4 2 (3.39%) Ant
4 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.69%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Legal
2 3 (5.08%) Publishing
2 3 (5.08%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (52.54%) Developer
2 20 (33.90%) Architect
3 10 (16.95%) Integration Architect
4 8 (13.56%) PHP Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Website Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Systems Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Java Web Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Senior PHP Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (3.39%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.39%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (52.54%) SOAP
2 28 (47.46%) Web Services
3 26 (44.07%) XML
4 18 (30.51%) .NET
5 15 (25.42%) Middleware
6 14 (23.73%) JSON
7 13 (22.03%) CSS
7 13 (22.03%) HTML
8 10 (16.95%) XSD
8 10 (16.95%) WSDL
9 9 (15.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 7 (11.86%) Apache Camel
11 6 (10.17%) D3.js
11 6 (10.17%) Flot
11 6 (10.17%) Apache CXF
11 6 (10.17%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (8.47%) WinForms
12 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
12 5 (8.47%) jQuery
12 5 (8.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Clustering
1 10 (16.95%) Open Source
2 9 (15.25%) DataPower
3 6 (10.17%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) SUSE
3 3 (5.08%) Android
3 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.39%) UNIX
5 1 (1.69%) Windows
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) SOA
2 10 (16.95%) EAI
2 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.95%) Use Case
3 9 (15.25%) Integration Testing
3 9 (15.25%) Web Development
4 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
4 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
4 6 (10.17%) Web Design
4 6 (10.17%) ETL
4 6 (10.17%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (10.17%) Microservices
5 5 (8.47%) Workflow
5 5 (8.47%) Asset Management
6 4 (6.78%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.08%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.08%) OO
8 2 (3.39%) UML
8 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
2 12 (20.34%) C#
3 10 (16.95%) PHP
4 8 (13.56%) SQL
4 8 (13.56%) Java
5 4 (6.78%) VB
6 3 (5.08%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) HL7
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) CA LISA
2 6 (10.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.12%) Oracle
3 15 (25.42%) TIBCO
4 10 (16.95%) webMethods
4 10 (16.95%) IBM
5 9 (15.25%) Green Hat
5 9 (15.25%) Solace
6 6 (10.17%) Red Hat
7 5 (8.47%) Talend
8 4 (6.78%) Akamai
9 2 (3.39%) Alterian
9 2 (3.39%) MuleSoft
10 1 (1.69%) Syclo
10 1 (1.69%) Twitter
10 1 (1.69%) Kony
10 1 (1.69%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.69%) Sybase
10 1 (1.69%) SAP
10 1 (1.69%) Adobe
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