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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 102 105 90
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing REST 24 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 0.52% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.27% 2.10% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 1
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£388 £300 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -0.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £41.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +9.21%
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
562 572 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.88% 24.72% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 319 209
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 11
Average hourly rate £31.47 £22.75 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.32% -20.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £11.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £37.41 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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 £295 - 1
Shropshire - 6 £388 -
Birmingham -8 5 - - 10
Coventry +1 1 £550 +3.77%
Staffordshire -1 1 £358 +19.16%
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 29 (49.15%) SOAP
2 26 (44.07%) XML
3 24 (40.68%) Web Services
4 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
4 18 (30.51%) .NET
4 18 (30.51%) Oracle
5 17 (28.81%) TIBCO
5 17 (28.81%) Middleware
6 15 (25.42%) SOA
7 14 (23.73%) HTML
7 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
7 14 (23.73%) CSS
7 14 (23.73%) MongoDB
8 13 (22.03%) Finance
9 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (20.34%) JSON
9 12 (20.34%) Use Case
9 12 (20.34%) XSD
9 12 (20.34%) EAI
9 12 (20.34%) WSDL
9 12 (20.34%) webMethods
9 12 (20.34%) IBM
10 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
10 11 (18.64%) C#
10 11 (18.64%) MySQL
10 11 (18.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 11 (18.64%) Integration Testing
10 11 (18.64%) WebSphere
10 11 (18.64%) SoapUI
10 11 (18.64%) DataPower

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (18.64%) WebSphere
2 8 (13.56%) Apache
3 5 (8.47%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.39%) CMS
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.69%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.69%) Mule
5 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) NFC
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.73%) MongoDB
2 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.64%) MySQL
2 11 (18.64%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.08%) PerformancePoint
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (18.64%) SoapUI
2 3 (5.08%) PHPUnit
2 3 (5.08%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (5.08%) Subversion
2 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.39%) Ant
3 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.39%) Maven
4 1 (1.69%) Dreamweaver
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Legal
2 3 (5.08%) Publishing
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (52.54%) Developer
2 22 (37.29%) Architect
3 12 (20.34%) Integration Architect
4 8 (13.56%) PHP Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Website Developer
5 5 (8.47%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Systems Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.08%) iOS Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Senior PHP Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Java Web Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Android Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Mobile Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Senior iOS Developer
9 1 (1.69%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (49.15%) SOAP
2 26 (44.07%) XML
3 24 (40.68%) Web Services
4 18 (30.51%) .NET
5 17 (28.81%) Middleware
6 14 (23.73%) HTML
6 14 (23.73%) CSS
7 12 (20.34%) JSON
7 12 (20.34%) XSD
7 12 (20.34%) WSDL
8 11 (18.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 6 (10.17%) jQuery
9 6 (10.17%) WCF
9 6 (10.17%) D3.js
9 6 (10.17%) Apache Camel
9 6 (10.17%) Flot
10 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET
11 4 (6.78%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (6.78%) WinForms
11 4 (6.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) DataPower
2 8 (13.56%) Clustering
3 6 (10.17%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.08%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.69%) iPad
6 1 (1.69%) iPhone
6 1 (1.69%) User Experience
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) SUSE
3 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.08%) Android
5 2 (3.39%) UNIX
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) SOA
2 12 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.34%) Use Case
2 12 (20.34%) EAI
3 11 (18.64%) Integration Testing
4 10 (16.95%) Open Source
5 9 (15.25%) Web Development
6 8 (13.56%) Configuration Management
7 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
7 6 (10.17%) ETL
7 6 (10.17%) Workflow
7 6 (10.17%) Web Design
7 6 (10.17%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (10.17%) Microservices
8 5 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.47%) Asset Management
8 5 (8.47%) OO
9 4 (6.78%) Project Planning
10 3 (5.08%) iOS Development
10 3 (5.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
2 11 (18.64%) C#
3 10 (16.95%) PHP
4 8 (13.56%) Java
5 7 (11.86%) SQL
6 4 (6.78%) VB
7 3 (5.08%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) Degree
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) CA LISA
2 6 (10.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
1 18 (30.51%) Oracle
2 17 (28.81%) TIBCO
3 12 (20.34%) webMethods
3 12 (20.34%) IBM
4 11 (18.64%) Green Hat
4 11 (18.64%) Solace
5 6 (10.17%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.78%) Akamai
7 3 (5.08%) Talend
8 2 (3.39%) Alterian
8 2 (3.39%) Telerik
8 2 (3.39%) MuleSoft
8 2 (3.39%) Nintex
9 1 (1.69%) Syclo
9 1 (1.69%) Kony
9 1 (1.69%) ClickSoftware Technologies
9 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.69%) Adobe
9 1 (1.69%) Dell
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