Period
to 24 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 51 68
Rank change year-on-year -14 +17 +14
Contract jobs citing REST 43 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.81% 2.74% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.27% 9.48% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 24
Birmingham median daily rate £502 £390 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.72% -22.00% +62.60%
10th Percentile £366 £313 £325
90th Percentile £600 £497 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £440 £450
% change year-on-year -9.09% -2.22% +25.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 - -

REST is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 520 348 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 34.03% 28.86% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 223 205
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £269 £264 £250
90th Percentile £575 £500 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.31% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% +21.43% -3.20%
10th Percentile £39.65 £16.50 £9.79
90th Percentile £71.75 £17.50 £30.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% +16.28% -31.62%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for REST in Birmingham

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Birmingham

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for REST.

1 24 (55.81%) Java
2 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
4 16 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (32.56%) Web Services
5 14 (32.56%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (32.56%) JSON
6 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
6 13 (30.23%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
7 12 (27.91%) Spring
8 11 (25.58%) Linux
8 11 (25.58%) Tomcat
8 11 (25.58%) Configuration Management
8 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
8 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
9 10 (23.26%) Puppet
9 10 (23.26%) SOAP
9 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
10 9 (20.93%) Scrum
10 9 (20.93%) Maven
10 9 (20.93%) SQL
10 9 (20.93%) OO
10 9 (20.93%) Apache
10 9 (20.93%) Docker
11 8 (18.60%) Relational Database
11 8 (18.60%) BDD
11 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
11 8 (18.60%) HTML
11 8 (18.60%) VMware

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (25.58%) Tomcat
2 9 (20.93%) Apache
3 5 (11.63%) JBoss
4 4 (9.30%) Confluence
4 4 (9.30%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (6.98%) nginx
5 3 (6.98%) WildFly
6 2 (4.65%) GlassFish
6 2 (4.65%) IIS
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.23%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.95%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (11.63%) SaaS
4 4 (9.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (9.30%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (9.30%) Amazon S3
4 4 (9.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) DNS
2 5 (11.63%) HTTP
3 4 (9.30%) OpenLDAP
3 4 (9.30%) OpenVPN
3 4 (9.30%) SSH
4 2 (4.65%) Firewall
4 2 (4.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.65%) SSL
5 1 (2.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
3 8 (18.60%) Relational Database
4 7 (16.28%) MongoDB
5 4 (9.30%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (9.30%) MySQL
6 3 (6.98%) Hazelcast
6 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
6 3 (6.98%) RDBMS
7 2 (4.65%) Couchbase
8 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.33%) Blockchain
8 1 (2.33%) MariaDB
8 1 (2.33%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Git (software)
1 13 (30.23%) Jenkins
2 9 (20.93%) Maven
3 6 (13.95%) JIRA
3 6 (13.95%) JUnit
3 6 (13.95%) SonarQube
4 4 (9.30%) Ant
4 4 (9.30%) Bitbucket
4 4 (9.30%) Liquibase
4 4 (9.30%) PHPUnit
4 4 (9.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (6.98%) Selenium
5 3 (6.98%) Subversion
6 2 (4.65%) Bugzilla
6 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.65%) DbUnit
6 2 (4.65%) jMock
6 2 (4.65%) Mockito
6 2 (4.65%) MSBuild
7 1 (2.33%) JMeter
General
1 3 (6.98%) Banking
1 3 (6.98%) Games
1 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Developer
2 10 (23.26%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Architect
3 6 (13.95%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Lead Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Node.js Developer
4 5 (11.63%) React Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Agile Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Backend Developer
5 4 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (9.30%) PHP Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Java Software Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Lead Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) JSON
1 14 (32.56%) Web Services
2 12 (27.91%) Spring
3 10 (23.26%) SOAP
4 8 (18.60%) HTML
5 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
5 7 (16.28%) Hibernate
6 6 (13.95%) .NET
6 6 (13.95%) HTML5
6 6 (13.95%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (11.63%) CSS
7 5 (11.63%) J2EE
7 5 (11.63%) JMS
7 5 (11.63%) Node.js
7 5 (11.63%) React
7 5 (11.63%) XML
8 4 (9.30%) Doctrine
8 4 (9.30%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (9.30%) MCollective
8 4 (9.30%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Greenfield Project
1 4 (9.30%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Clustering
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.65%) User Experience
3 2 (4.65%) Wiki
4 1 (2.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) CentOS
3 5 (11.63%) Mac OS X
3 5 (11.63%) Unix
4 2 (4.65%) Debian
4 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.65%) Windows
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (25.58%) Configuration Management
4 9 (20.93%) OO
4 9 (20.93%) Scrum
5 8 (18.60%) BDD
5 8 (18.60%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (18.60%) Test Automation
6 7 (16.28%) Continuous Deployment
6 7 (16.28%) TDD
7 6 (13.95%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (13.95%) DevOps
7 6 (13.95%) Software Architecture
8 5 (11.63%) Coaching
8 5 (11.63%) Data Transformation
8 5 (11.63%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (11.63%) Microservices
9 4 (9.30%) OO PHP
9 4 (9.30%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (9.30%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) Java
2 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.93%) SQL
4 7 (16.28%) PHP
5 6 (13.95%) Scala
6 5 (11.63%) Go
7 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
7 4 (9.30%) Groovy
8 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
9 2 (4.65%) C#
9 2 (4.65%) Java 8
9 2 (4.65%) Perl
9 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
9 2 (4.65%) Python
9 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.65%) VB
10 1 (2.33%) Ruby
10 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
1 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Docker
2 6 (13.95%) Squid
3 4 (9.30%) Postfix
3 4 (9.30%) vCloud
3 4 (9.30%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.65%) NFS
4 2 (4.65%) Samba
4 2 (4.65%) Varnish
4 2 (4.65%) vSphere
4 2 (4.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Puppet
2 8 (18.60%) Terraform
3 6 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (9.30%) Ansible
4 4 (9.30%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (9.30%) Kibana
4 4 (9.30%) Kubernetes
4 4 (9.30%) logstash
4 4 (9.30%) Rancher
4 4 (9.30%) Rsyslog
4 4 (9.30%) Sysdig
4 4 (9.30%) ZABBIX
5 2 (4.65%) HAProxy
5 2 (4.65%) Nagios
5 2 (4.65%) WMI
6 1 (2.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) VMware
2 7 (16.28%) WSO2
3 4 (9.30%) Sonatype
3 4 (9.30%) Zend
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.98%) Oracle
4 3 (6.98%) Unisys
5 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.65%) Splunk
6 1 (2.33%) BT
6 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow