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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 84 89 70
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing REST 41 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.62% 1.02% 1.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.63% 4.80% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 27
Average daily rate £450 £368 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% +38.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £292 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £575 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £361
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +9.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.32%
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
618 458 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.41% 21.25% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 285 307
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 11
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.35 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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
Birmingham +5 10 £525 +61.53% 17
Shropshire - 6 £519 - 3
Warwickshire +1 3 £500 +52.67% 3
Coventry -4 2 £500 +25.00% 4
Staffordshire - 2 - - 5
Worcestershire - 2 £500 - 2
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 43 (58.90%) SOAP
2 35 (47.95%) Web Services
3 30 (41.10%) SQL
4 28 (38.36%) Unix
5 24 (32.88%) HTML
6 23 (31.51%) Java
6 23 (31.51%) DataPower
6 23 (31.51%) RESTful
6 23 (31.51%) HTML5
7 21 (28.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (28.77%) Windows
8 20 (27.40%) IBM
8 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
8 20 (27.40%) JSON
8 20 (27.40%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (26.03%) Finance
9 19 (26.03%) Middleware
9 19 (26.03%) XML
9 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
10 18 (24.66%) SOA
10 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (20.55%) .NET
12 13 (17.81%) CSS
13 11 (15.07%) PHP
14 10 (13.70%) TDD
14 10 (13.70%) MongoDB
14 10 (13.70%) Open Source
15 9 (12.33%) CSS3
15 9 (12.33%) Spring
15 9 (12.33%) jQuery

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 8 (10.96%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
1 8 (10.96%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (8.22%) WebLogic
2 6 (8.22%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.85%) Apache
4 3 (4.11%) SAS
4 3 (4.11%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (2.74%) CMS
5 2 (2.74%) JBoss
6 1 (1.37%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.37%) Drupal
6 1 (1.37%) Node.js
6 1 (1.37%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.48%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.37%) IaaS
3 1 (1.37%) PaaS
3 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) HTTP
2 2 (2.74%) SSL
2 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) MongoDB
2 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.96%) DTS
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.48%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.11%) Pentaho
5 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (28.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.85%) Eclipse
3 5 (6.85%) JUnit
3 5 (6.85%) Selenium
4 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.11%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.74%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.37%) Grunt
7 1 (1.37%) gulp
7 1 (1.37%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (26.03%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (39.73%) Developer
2 23 (31.51%) Architect
3 19 (26.03%) Consultant
3 19 (26.03%) Middleware Consultant
4 9 (12.33%) Senior Developer
5 8 (10.96%) PHP Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Applications Architect
6 7 (9.59%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Angular Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (8.22%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Senior PHP Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.48%) Integration Architect
9 4 (5.48%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.11%) .NET Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Android Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Software Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (58.90%) SOAP
2 35 (47.95%) Web Services
3 24 (32.88%) HTML
4 23 (31.51%) HTML5
4 23 (31.51%) RESTful
5 20 (27.40%) JSON
6 19 (26.03%) Middleware
6 19 (26.03%) XML
7 15 (20.55%) .NET
8 13 (17.81%) CSS
9 9 (12.33%) CSS3
9 9 (12.33%) jQuery
9 9 (12.33%) Spring
10 8 (10.96%) AngularJS
10 8 (10.96%) Backbone.js
10 8 (10.96%) EDI
11 7 (9.59%) J2EE
11 7 (9.59%) KnockoutJS
12 6 (8.22%) Hibernate
13 5 (6.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (31.51%) DataPower
2 20 (27.40%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.59%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.11%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.74%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.74%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.37%) Social Media
7 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.36%) Unix
2 21 (28.77%) Windows
3 4 (5.48%) Android
4 3 (4.11%) Linux
5 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (24.66%) SOA
2 10 (13.70%) Open Source
2 10 (13.70%) TDD
3 9 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (12.33%) CRM
4 8 (10.96%) EAI
4 8 (10.96%) ERP
5 7 (9.59%) Analytics
5 7 (9.59%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (9.59%) Software Architecture
5 7 (9.59%) Workflow
6 6 (8.22%) MVC
6 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.85%) DevOps
7 5 (6.85%) Project Management
8 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.48%) Service Management
9 3 (4.11%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (4.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.10%) SQL
2 23 (31.51%) Java
3 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
4 11 (15.07%) PHP
5 8 (10.96%) VB
5 8 (10.96%) XPath
6 7 (9.59%) C#
6 7 (9.59%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.48%) Ruby
8 3 (4.11%) Scala
9 2 (2.74%) Haskell
9 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.37%) ECMAScript
10 1 (1.37%) ES6
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (27.40%) IBM
1 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) webMethods
3 4 (5.48%) Cloudera
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle
4 3 (4.11%) Informatica
4 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) Adobe
5 2 (2.74%) ATG
5 2 (2.74%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.74%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.74%) hybris
5 2 (2.74%) Platfora
6 1 (1.37%) Demandware
6 1 (1.37%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) TIBCO
West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago