The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 93 97 104
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing REST 21 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.63% 1.34% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate
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£380 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.15% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £33.55 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
578 449 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.46% 24.44% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 238 306
Average daily rate £325 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £25.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £92.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
REST
England

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 10 July 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 10 July 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
Birmingham +1 9 £425 +3.03% 2
Coventry -14 2 £530 -
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £300 - 1
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 34 (68.00%) XML
2 33 (66.00%) HTML
3 29 (58.00%) JavaScript
4 24 (48.00%) Java
4 24 (48.00%) jQuery
5 23 (46.00%) SOAP
6 22 (44.00%) CSS
6 22 (44.00%) .NET
6 22 (44.00%) Spring
7 19 (38.00%) Subversion
7 19 (38.00%) J2EE
8 18 (36.00%) Eclipse
9 17 (34.00%) Linux
9 17 (34.00%) Apache
9 17 (34.00%) Tomcat
9 17 (34.00%) Ant
9 17 (34.00%) JSP
9 17 (34.00%) XSLT
9 17 (34.00%) UNIX
9 17 (34.00%) CMS
9 17 (34.00%) Maven
9 17 (34.00%) Alterian
9 17 (34.00%) JSTL
10 15 (30.00%) SOA
11 13 (26.00%) HTML5
12 12 (24.00%) Middleware
12 12 (24.00%) IBM
12 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
12 12 (24.00%) Web Services
13 11 (22.00%) Ajax

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 17 (34.00%) Apache
1 17 (34.00%) Tomcat
1 17 (34.00%) CMS
2 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.00%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (38.00%) Subversion
2 18 (36.00%) Eclipse
3 17 (34.00%) Ant
3 17 (34.00%) Maven
4 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.00%) Grunt
6 1 (2.00%) JUnit
6 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (12.00%) Automotive
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Front Office
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (64.00%) Developer
2 19 (38.00%) Java Developer
3 17 (34.00%) Architect
4 12 (24.00%) Java Web Developer
4 12 (24.00%) Web Developer
5 8 (16.00%) Integration Architect
6 7 (14.00%) Applications Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Java Architect
9 2 (4.00%) UI Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Technical Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.00%) UI Programmer
9 2 (4.00%) Scala Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Applications Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (4.00%) Programmer
9 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
9 2 (4.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (68.00%) XML
2 33 (66.00%) HTML
3 24 (48.00%) jQuery
4 23 (46.00%) SOAP
5 22 (44.00%) CSS
5 22 (44.00%) .NET
5 22 (44.00%) Spring
6 19 (38.00%) J2EE
7 17 (34.00%) JSP
7 17 (34.00%) XSLT
7 17 (34.00%) JSTL
8 13 (26.00%) HTML5
9 12 (24.00%) Middleware
9 12 (24.00%) Web Services
10 11 (22.00%) Ajax
11 8 (16.00%) JSON
12 7 (14.00%) XSD
13 5 (10.00%) WSDL
13 5 (10.00%) Hibernate
13 5 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Open Source
2 4 (8.00%) Kindle
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) DataPower
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) UNIX
1 17 (34.00%) Linux
2 7 (14.00%) Windows
3 6 (12.00%) Apple iOS
4 5 (10.00%) Windows CE
4 5 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) SOA
2 6 (12.00%) EAI
2 6 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
2 6 (12.00%) Network Management
2 6 (12.00%) iOS Development
3 5 (10.00%) Android Development
3 5 (10.00%) Web Application Development
4 4 (8.00%) MVC
5 3 (6.00%) Information Security
5 3 (6.00%) TDD
5 3 (6.00%) CRM
5 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (6.00%) Data Mapping
6 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.00%) Information Architecture
6 2 (4.00%) BDD
6 2 (4.00%) Time Management
6 2 (4.00%) OOP
6 2 (4.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 29 (58.00%) JavaScript
2 24 (48.00%) Java
3 7 (14.00%) PHP
4 4 (8.00%) C#
5 3 (6.00%) VB
5 3 (6.00%) SQL
6 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.00%) VBScript
6 2 (4.00%) VBA
6 2 (4.00%) LotusScript
6 2 (4.00%) Scala
7 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) CITP
2 1 (2.00%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) MOM
2 1 (2.00%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Alterian
2 12 (24.00%) IBM
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.00%) Oracle
4 5 (10.00%) SAP
4 5 (10.00%) TIBCO
5 4 (8.00%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (4.00%) DevExpress
6 2 (4.00%) Lotus
7 1 (2.00%) Green Hat
7 1 (2.00%) Northgate
7 1 (2.00%) Google
7 1 (2.00%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.00%) webMethods
7 1 (2.00%) Intel