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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 95 76 93
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Contract jobs citing REST 17 31 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 1.48% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.56% 5.79% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 8
Average daily rate
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£360 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.84% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £375 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £39.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-18.98% +1.93%
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
477 535 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.04% 25.52% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 314 277
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 22
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Warwickshire -7 6 £328 -12.66% 3
Coventry +1 2 £463 +23.33% 4
Birmingham -4 2 £275 +14.58% 5
Brierley Hill - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 27 (72.97%) Web Services
2 17 (45.95%) XML
2 17 (45.95%) SOAP
3 15 (40.54%) C#
4 14 (37.84%) .NET
5 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
6 11 (29.73%) XSLT
6 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
6 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (29.73%) JSON
6 11 (29.73%) WCF
7 10 (27.03%) SOA
7 10 (27.03%) Finance
8 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
8 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (18.92%) WF
11 6 (16.22%) EAI
11 6 (16.22%) PHP
11 6 (16.22%) HTML
11 6 (16.22%) CSS
11 6 (16.22%) Open Source
11 6 (16.22%) MongoDB
11 6 (16.22%) Apache Camel
12 5 (13.51%) TDD
12 5 (13.51%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (13.51%) Web Development
12 5 (13.51%) Apache CXF

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.70%) JBoss
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) SMTP
2 1 (2.70%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (16.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
2 3 (8.11%) PHPUnit
3 2 (5.41%) NUnit
3 2 (5.41%) ReSharper
3 2 (5.41%) NCover
3 2 (5.41%) StyleCop
3 2 (5.41%) MSTest
3 2 (5.41%) NDepend
3 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.41%) MSBuild
3 2 (5.41%) NuGet
4 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (2.70%) Maven
4 1 (2.70%) Ant
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) Architect
3 7 (18.92%) Integration Architect
4 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
4 6 (16.22%) PHP Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.70%) CRM Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Lead Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Microstrategy Developer
8 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Agile C# Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (72.97%) Web Services
2 17 (45.95%) XML
2 17 (45.95%) SOAP
3 14 (37.84%) .NET
4 11 (29.73%) XSLT
4 11 (29.73%) JSON
4 11 (29.73%) WCF
5 7 (18.92%) WF
6 6 (16.22%) HTML
6 6 (16.22%) CSS
6 6 (16.22%) Apache Camel
7 5 (13.51%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (13.51%) Apache CXF
7 5 (13.51%) Middleware
8 4 (10.81%) WSDL
8 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
8 4 (10.81%) XSD
8 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
8 4 (10.81%) jQuery
9 3 (8.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Open Source
2 5 (13.51%) Clustering
3 3 (8.11%) DataPower
4 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
4 2 (5.41%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) UNIX
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) SOA
3 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (16.22%) EAI
5 5 (13.51%) TDD
5 5 (13.51%) Web Development
6 4 (10.81%) CRM
7 3 (8.11%) Use Case
7 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Scrum
8 2 (5.41%) Validation
8 2 (5.41%) Workflow
8 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.41%) OOP
8 2 (5.41%) Pair Programming
8 2 (5.41%) Time Management
8 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.41%) BDD
8 2 (5.41%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) C#
2 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.22%) PHP
4 5 (13.51%) SQL
5 4 (10.81%) Java
6 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
7 2 (5.41%) VB
7 2 (5.41%) VB6
7 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) HL7
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) IBM
3 4 (10.81%) TIBCO
3 4 (10.81%) webMethods
3 4 (10.81%) Talend
4 3 (8.11%) Green Hat
5 1 (2.70%) Twitter
5 1 (2.70%) Alterian
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Adobe
5 1 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.70%) CODA
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