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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 97 92 99
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing REST 20 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.74% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.13% 2.99% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 4
Average daily rate
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£444 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.53% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £160 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £390 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £20.04
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +124.55%
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
640 502 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.68% 24.68% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 303 319
Average daily rate £370 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 17
Average hourly rate £29.75 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.95% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 30 October 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
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 30 October 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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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
Coventry - 7 £500 - 1
Birmingham -12 3 £463 +81.37% 4
Warwickshire -16 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 20 (48.78%) XML
2 19 (46.34%) SOAP
2 19 (46.34%) Web Services
3 18 (43.90%) SOA
4 16 (39.02%) HTML
5 15 (36.59%) .NET
6 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
7 13 (31.71%) C#
7 13 (31.71%) XSLT
8 12 (29.27%) CSS
8 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
8 12 (29.27%) Middleware
9 11 (26.83%) IBM
9 11 (26.83%) WCF
10 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
10 10 (24.39%) Oracle
11 9 (21.95%) EAI
11 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (19.51%) jQuery
12 8 (19.51%) Java
13 7 (17.07%) XSD
13 7 (17.07%) WSDL
13 7 (17.07%) TIBCO
13 7 (17.07%) WF
13 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (14.63%) HTML5
14 6 (14.63%) JSON
14 6 (14.63%) Spring
14 6 (14.63%) MS Excel

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.32%) Apache
1 3 (7.32%) Tomcat
1 3 (7.32%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.44%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.44%) JBoss
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.44%) Blender
3 1 (2.44%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP MII
2 1 (2.44%) Magento
2 1 (2.44%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) Extranet
2 1 (2.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (9.76%) MySQL
6 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Eclipse
1 5 (12.20%) Subversion
2 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
2 3 (7.32%) Ant
2 3 (7.32%) Maven
3 2 (4.88%) NUnit
3 2 (4.88%) ReSharper
3 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.88%) NCover
3 2 (4.88%) StyleCop
3 2 (4.88%) MSTest
3 2 (4.88%) NDepend
3 2 (4.88%) NuGet
3 2 (4.88%) MSBuild
3 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.88%) Grunt
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) JUnit
General
1 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Automotive
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Developer
2 17 (41.46%) Architect
3 12 (29.27%) Integration Architect
4 5 (12.20%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Java Web Developer
6 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.88%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.88%) UI Developer
7 2 (4.88%) UI Programmer
8 1 (2.44%) Magento Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Agile C# Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (48.78%) XML
2 19 (46.34%) SOAP
2 19 (46.34%) Web Services
3 16 (39.02%) HTML
4 15 (36.59%) .NET
5 13 (31.71%) XSLT
6 12 (29.27%) CSS
6 12 (29.27%) Middleware
7 11 (26.83%) WCF
8 8 (19.51%) jQuery
9 7 (17.07%) XSD
9 7 (17.07%) WSDL
9 7 (17.07%) WF
10 6 (14.63%) HTML5
10 6 (14.63%) JSON
10 6 (14.63%) Spring
11 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
11 5 (12.20%) Ajax
12 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
12 4 (9.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Kindle
1 4 (9.76%) Open Source
1 4 (9.76%) User Experience
2 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.32%) DataPower
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.88%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) UNIX
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) SOA
2 9 (21.95%) EAI
3 5 (12.20%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.76%) TDD
4 4 (9.76%) CRM
4 4 (9.76%) Network Management
4 4 (9.76%) Time Management
5 3 (7.32%) Data Mapping
5 3 (7.32%) Use Case
5 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
5 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.32%) Scrum
6 2 (4.88%) Pair Programming
6 2 (4.88%) Validation
6 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.88%) Web Development
6 2 (4.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
2 13 (31.71%) C#
3 8 (19.51%) Java
4 5 (12.20%) SQL
5 3 (7.32%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.88%) VB6
6 2 (4.88%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.88%) VB
6 2 (4.88%) PHP
6 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (2.44%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) CA LISA
2 2 (4.88%) MOM
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) IBM
2 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 10 (24.39%) Oracle
3 7 (17.07%) TIBCO
4 3 (7.32%) Green Hat
4 3 (7.32%) webMethods
4 3 (7.32%) SAP
4 3 (7.32%) Alterian
5 2 (4.88%) Google
6 1 (2.44%) Facebook
6 1 (2.44%) Twitter
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe
6 1 (2.44%) Intel
6 1 (2.44%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.44%) CODA
6 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft