Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 61 63
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing REST 29 40 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.16% 2.52% 2.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.88% 8.75% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 18
Birmingham median daily rate £463 £436 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.20% +12.39% -22.50%
10th Percentile £373 £328 £301
90th Percentile £568 £625 £583
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £28.08 -
% change year-on-year +95.85% - -

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 368 457 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.40% 28.83% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 316 263
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.82% +11.18%
10th Percentile £313 £248 £275
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £45.00 £27.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +200.00% -35.71%
10th Percentile £34.00 £15.40 £8.75
90th Percentile £73.00 £39.00 £89.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08% +4.35%

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 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 14 (48.28%) SOAP
2 13 (44.83%) XML
3 12 (41.38%) Web Services
3 12 (41.38%) SQL
4 11 (37.93%) JSON
5 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (24.14%) C#
7 7 (24.14%) Java
8 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
8 6 (20.69%) BDD
8 6 (20.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
8 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
8 6 (20.69%) XSD
8 6 (20.69%) CRM
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.69%) TIBCO
8 6 (20.69%) TDD
8 6 (20.69%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (20.69%) Scrum
8 6 (20.69%) JSON Schema
8 6 (20.69%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (20.69%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (17.24%) PL/SQL
9 5 (17.24%) Cisco
9 5 (17.24%) Spring
9 5 (17.24%) Maven
9 5 (17.24%) XQuery
9 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce

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 5 (17.24%) nginx
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (20.69%) Azure Data Factory
2 6 (20.69%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (17.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.45%) Azure Functions
5 1 (3.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Azure SQL Database
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) MariaDB
2 5 (17.24%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
2 5 (17.24%) DbUnit
2 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
2 5 (17.24%) jMock
2 5 (17.24%) JUnit
2 5 (17.24%) Maven
2 5 (17.24%) Mockito
2 5 (17.24%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) MSTest
3 1 (3.45%) NUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
3 6 (20.69%) C# Developer
3 6 (20.69%) C# Programmer
3 6 (20.69%) Programmer
4 4 (13.79%) Azure Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Salesforce Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.90%) AWS Developer
6 2 (6.90%) C# Application Developer
6 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Java Automation Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Java Developer in Test
7 1 (3.45%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) SOAP
2 13 (44.83%) XML
3 12 (41.38%) Web Services
4 11 (37.93%) JSON
5 6 (20.69%) JSON Schema
5 6 (20.69%) XSD
6 5 (17.24%) J2EE
6 5 (17.24%) PowerMock
6 5 (17.24%) RESTful
6 5 (17.24%) Spring
7 4 (13.79%) HTML
8 3 (10.34%) Spring Boot
9 2 (6.90%) Apache Camel
9 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
9 2 (6.90%) JPA
10 1 (3.45%) .NET
10 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
10 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
10 1 (3.45%) CSS
10 1 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) BDD
2 6 (20.69%) CRM
2 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
2 6 (20.69%) Scrum
2 6 (20.69%) TDD
3 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (17.24%) Data Modelling
3 5 (17.24%) Data Virtualisation
3 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
3 5 (17.24%) Kanban
4 4 (13.79%) Data Transformation
4 4 (13.79%) Microservices
4 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (10.34%) OO
6 2 (6.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (3.45%) Content Management
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (3.45%) MVC
7 1 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) C#
2 7 (24.14%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) PL/SQL
3 5 (17.24%) XQuery
4 3 (10.34%) Go
5 2 (6.90%) Java 8
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
1 6 (20.69%) TIBCO
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco
2 5 (17.24%) Google
3 3 (10.34%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) SAP