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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 73 81 97
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +16
Contract jobs citing REST 65 42 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.25% 1.57% 1.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.21% 6.33% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 29 16
Average daily rate £438 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £290 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.58%
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
706 663 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.41% 24.76% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 425 321
Average daily rate £384 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.20 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +5.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Shropshire -20 21 £500 +33.33% 1
Birmingham +7 11 £350 +13.82% 9
Warwickshire +2 9 £325 +10.16% 6
Solihull - 5 - -
Coventry -10 4 £438 +9.37% 3
Staffordshire +10 2 £425 +30.76% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £113 - 2
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 55 (56.70%) SOAP
2 45 (46.39%) Web Services
3 37 (38.14%) SQL
4 36 (37.11%) Unix
5 32 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (31.96%) Java
6 31 (31.96%) JavaScript
7 30 (30.93%) JSON
8 28 (28.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (28.87%) Microsoft
9 27 (27.84%) HTML
10 25 (25.77%) XML
10 25 (25.77%) RESTful
10 25 (25.77%) DataPower
11 24 (24.74%) Windows
11 24 (24.74%) C#
11 24 (24.74%) .NET
12 23 (23.71%) HTML5
13 22 (22.68%) CSS
13 22 (22.68%) IBM
13 22 (22.68%) Middleware
13 22 (22.68%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (21.65%) SOA
15 15 (15.46%) Open Source
15 15 (15.46%) Spring
16 14 (14.43%) Hadoop
16 14 (14.43%) Linux
17 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
17 13 (13.40%) MongoDB
18 12 (12.37%) CSS3

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (10.31%) SAS
2 9 (9.28%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.22%) Apache
4 6 (6.19%) JBoss
4 6 (6.19%) Mule
4 6 (6.19%) Node.js
5 5 (5.15%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (4.12%) CMS
6 4 (4.12%) Mule ESB
6 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.09%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (3.09%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (1.03%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS Office
2 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.06%) IaaS
2 2 (2.06%) PaaS
2 2 (2.06%) SaaS
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.03%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.03%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) HTTP
2 6 (6.19%) SSL
2 6 (6.19%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.03%) DNS
3 1 (1.03%) Firewall
3 1 (1.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.43%) Hadoop
2 13 (13.40%) MongoDB
2 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
3 11 (11.34%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (10.31%) Pentaho
5 7 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (5.15%) RDBMS
6 5 (5.15%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.12%) DTS
7 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.03%) Big Data
10 1 (1.03%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (1.03%) MySQL
10 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.03%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 28 (28.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (10.31%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.28%) Selenium
4 8 (8.25%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.19%) Eclipse
5 6 (6.19%) IntelliJ
5 6 (6.19%) JUnit
5 6 (6.19%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.09%) NUnit
6 3 (3.09%) Subversion
7 2 (2.06%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.03%) Maven
8 1 (1.03%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.03%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (10.31%) Finance
2 2 (2.06%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (46.39%) Developer
2 26 (26.80%) Architect
3 22 (22.68%) Consultant
3 22 (22.68%) Middleware Consultant
4 12 (12.37%) Technical Architect
5 11 (11.34%) Java Developer
6 9 (9.28%) .NET Developer
6 9 (9.28%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 9 (9.28%) Software Developer
6 9 (9.28%) Software Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) C# Developer
7 7 (7.22%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.19%) Digital Developer
8 6 (6.19%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Hadoop Architect
9 5 (5.15%) SQL Developer
10 4 (4.12%) Angular Developer
11 3 (3.09%) Java Scala Developer
11 3 (3.09%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (56.70%) SOAP
2 45 (46.39%) Web Services
3 30 (30.93%) JSON
4 27 (27.84%) HTML
5 25 (25.77%) RESTful
5 25 (25.77%) XML
6 24 (24.74%) .NET
7 23 (23.71%) HTML5
8 22 (22.68%) CSS
8 22 (22.68%) Middleware
9 15 (15.46%) Spring
10 12 (12.37%) CSS3
11 10 (10.31%) ASP.NET
11 10 (10.31%) Play Framework
11 10 (10.31%) XSD
12 9 (9.28%) J2EE
12 9 (9.28%) J2SE
12 9 (9.28%) WCF
13 7 (7.22%) Ajax
13 7 (7.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.77%) DataPower
2 22 (22.68%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.22%) Data Structures
4 6 (6.19%) Data Integration
5 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.06%) Data Conversion
6 2 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.06%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.03%) Social Media
7 1 (1.03%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.11%) Unix
2 24 (24.74%) Windows
3 14 (14.43%) Linux
4 2 (2.06%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.03%) Android
5 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.65%) SOA
3 15 (15.46%) Open Source
4 12 (12.37%) Software Engineering
5 11 (11.34%) Microservices
6 9 (9.28%) DevOps
6 9 (9.28%) MVC
7 8 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.22%) Configuration Management
8 7 (7.22%) CRM
8 7 (7.22%) Data Architecture
8 7 (7.22%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (6.19%) Analytics
9 6 (6.19%) Migration
9 6 (6.19%) Scrum
9 6 (6.19%) TDD
9 6 (6.19%) Web Development
10 5 (5.15%) ERP
10 5 (5.15%) Network Management
10 5 (5.15%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.14%) SQL
2 31 (31.96%) Java
2 31 (31.96%) JavaScript
3 24 (24.74%) C#
4 10 (10.31%) Scala
5 6 (6.19%) Haskell
5 6 (6.19%) PHP
5 6 (6.19%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.15%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.15%) XPath
7 4 (4.12%) VB
8 3 (3.09%) Ruby
9 2 (2.06%) C
9 2 (2.06%) Lua
10 1 (1.03%) Perl
10 1 (1.03%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.03%) Python
10 1 (1.03%) R
10 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.12%) Degree
4 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.03%) EMC Certification
4 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (10.31%) Docker
2 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.03%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (10.31%) Puppet
2 3 (3.09%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.03%) Graphite
3 1 (1.03%) Kibana
3 1 (1.03%) logstash
Vendors
1 28 (28.87%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.68%) IBM
3 11 (11.34%) Cloudera
3 11 (11.34%) VMware
4 9 (9.28%) webMethods
5 7 (7.22%) Adobe
5 7 (7.22%) Platfora
6 3 (3.09%) CA
6 3 (3.09%) Oracle
6 3 (3.09%) SevOne
7 2 (2.06%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.06%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (2.06%) DevExpress
7 2 (2.06%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.03%) EMC
8 1 (1.03%) Google
8 1 (1.03%) SAP
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