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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 90 99 96
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing REST 23 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 0.85% 0.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.09% 3.44% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £26.53 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -84.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.55 £46.00
% change year-on-year
+49.03% -27.06%
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
562 639 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.79% 24.72% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 359 371
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 £213 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Birmingham +6 6 £450 +5.88% 8
Warwickshire +9 5 £265 +15.21% 4
Shropshire - 5 £418 -
Staffordshire -10 4 £400 -
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 23 (47.92%) HTML
1 23 (47.92%) Java
2 19 (39.58%) JSON
3 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (37.50%) SOAP
3 18 (37.50%) XML
3 18 (37.50%) Open Source
4 16 (33.33%) HTML5
4 16 (33.33%) MongoDB
5 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 14 (29.17%) Apache
6 14 (29.17%) CSS
7 12 (25.00%) SQL
8 11 (22.92%) webMethods
8 11 (22.92%) Spring
8 11 (22.92%) Finance
8 11 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (20.83%) Web Development
10 9 (18.75%) Hibernate
10 9 (18.75%) Workflow
10 9 (18.75%) Selenium
10 9 (18.75%) Configuration Management
10 9 (18.75%) SOA
10 9 (18.75%) JUnit
10 9 (18.75%) WebLogic
10 9 (18.75%) J2EE
10 9 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (18.75%) DevOps
10 9 (18.75%) Microservices
10 9 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 14 (29.17%) Apache
2 9 (18.75%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.33%) WebLogic Portal
3 4 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (6.25%) JBoss
4 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 6 (12.50%) MySQL
2 6 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) JUnit
1 9 (18.75%) Selenium
2 8 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.42%) ClearCase
4 3 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.25%) IntelliJ
5 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.08%) Spock
6 1 (2.08%) Mockito
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Legal
2 3 (6.25%) Publishing
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) Architect
3 8 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Android Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Senior PHP Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Website Developer
5 5 (10.42%) PHP Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Integration Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Software Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) iOS Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Consultant
8 1 (2.08%) Data Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (47.92%) HTML
2 19 (39.58%) JSON
3 18 (37.50%) SOAP
3 18 (37.50%) XML
4 16 (33.33%) HTML5
5 14 (29.17%) CSS
6 11 (22.92%) Spring
7 9 (18.75%) J2EE
7 9 (18.75%) Hibernate
8 8 (16.67%) J2SE
8 8 (16.67%) Web Services
9 7 (14.58%) jQuery
9 7 (14.58%) AngularJS
10 6 (12.50%) Flot
10 6 (12.50%) Android SDK
10 6 (12.50%) D3.js
11 5 (10.42%) .NET Framework
11 5 (10.42%) .NET
12 4 (8.33%) WCF
12 4 (8.33%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Visualisation
2 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.25%) DataPower
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) iPad
5 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) UNIX
2 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) SUSE
3 6 (12.50%) Android
4 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (37.50%) Open Source
2 11 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (20.83%) Web Development
4 9 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
4 9 (18.75%) Workflow
4 9 (18.75%) SOA
4 9 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 9 (18.75%) DevOps
4 9 (18.75%) Microservices
4 9 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (16.67%) Scrum
5 8 (16.67%) TDD
6 6 (12.50%) Web Design
6 6 (12.50%) OO
6 6 (12.50%) Software Architecture
6 6 (12.50%) Android Development
7 4 (8.33%) Use Case
8 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (47.92%) Java
2 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 12 (25.00%) SQL
4 8 (16.67%) PHP
5 6 (12.50%) C#
6 5 (10.42%) Shell Script
7 4 (8.33%) Scala
8 3 (6.25%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.08%) Ruby
9 1 (2.08%) Apex Code
9 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
1 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Kibana
2 3 (6.25%) Puppet
2 3 (6.25%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) webMethods
2 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 5 (10.42%) Informatica
4 4 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.25%) IBM
5 3 (6.25%) Telerik
5 3 (6.25%) Green Hat
5 3 (6.25%) Nintex
5 3 (6.25%) Solace
6 2 (4.17%) MuleSoft
6 2 (4.17%) hybris
7 1 (2.08%) Demandware
7 1 (2.08%) ATG
7 1 (2.08%) Dell
7 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
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