Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 60 77
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17 -6
Contract jobs citing REST 36 40 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.54% 2.55% 1.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.18% 10.03% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 10
Birmingham median daily rate £440 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +42.86% -36.36%
10th Percentile £320 £328 £275
90th Percentile £508 £675 £437
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £488 £415
% change year-on-year -7.69% +17.47% -0.60%
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 392 399 506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.61% 25.41% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 288 331
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £250
90th Percentile £561 £525 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £26.75 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +197.22% -31.88%
10th Percentile £23.30 £15.38 £8.75
90th Percentile £71.50 £38.33 £89.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.58 £23.00
% change year-on-year +47.16% +32.96% -19.83%

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 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 14 (38.89%) XML
1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) SQL
2 13 (36.11%) SOAP
3 12 (33.33%) Web Services
4 11 (30.56%) JSON
5 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (27.78%) Linux
6 9 (25.00%) HTML
6 9 (25.00%) PHP
7 8 (22.22%) C#
7 8 (22.22%) OO
7 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 8 (22.22%) BDD
8 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
8 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
8 7 (19.44%) Java
8 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
9 6 (16.67%) MySQL
9 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
9 6 (16.67%) TIBCO
9 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 6 (16.67%) Scrum
9 6 (16.67%) Zend
9 6 (16.67%) Docker
9 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 6 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment

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 (13.89%) nginx
2 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.78%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.89%) Azure Data Factory
2 5 (13.89%) Dynamics 365
2 5 (13.89%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.56%) Azure Functions
3 2 (5.56%) Serverless
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.78%) PaaS
4 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
1 1 (2.78%) SMS
1 1 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (16.67%) MySQL
3 5 (13.89%) MariaDB
3 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
4 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.78%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 7 (19.44%) Jenkins
3 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 5 (13.89%) PHPUnit
5 3 (8.33%) DbUnit
5 3 (8.33%) jMock
5 3 (8.33%) JUnit
5 3 (8.33%) Maven
5 3 (8.33%) Mockito
5 3 (8.33%) SonarQube
6 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.56%) MSTest
6 2 (5.56%) Selenium
6 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.78%) NUnit
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (77.78%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) PHP Developer
3 6 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.89%) C# Programmer
4 5 (13.89%) Programmer
5 4 (11.11%) Azure Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Salesforce Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.56%) AWS Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# Application Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Digital Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) XML
2 13 (36.11%) SOAP
3 12 (33.33%) Web Services
4 11 (30.56%) JSON
5 9 (25.00%) HTML
6 5 (13.89%) JSON Schema
6 5 (13.89%) XSD
7 4 (11.11%) CSS
7 4 (11.11%) Doctrine
7 4 (11.11%) JMS
7 4 (11.11%) RESTful
7 4 (11.11%) Spring
8 3 (8.33%) Behat
8 3 (8.33%) J2EE
8 3 (8.33%) Laravel
8 3 (8.33%) PowerMock
9 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
9 2 (5.56%) Apache Camel
9 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
9 2 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Mac OS X
2 5 (13.89%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) BDD
2 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (22.22%) OO
2 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 6 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
3 6 (16.67%) Scrum
4 5 (13.89%) CRM
4 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
4 5 (13.89%) Data Virtualisation
4 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
4 5 (13.89%) OO PHP
4 5 (13.89%) TDD
5 4 (11.11%) Data Transformation
5 4 (11.11%) Microservices
5 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Web Design
5 4 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) PHP
3 8 (22.22%) C#
4 7 (19.44%) Java
5 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 5 (13.89%) PL/SQL
5 5 (13.89%) XQuery
6 2 (5.56%) Java 8
7 1 (2.78%) PHP 7
7 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.78%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 6 (16.67%) TIBCO
1 6 (16.67%) Zend
2 5 (13.89%) Cisco
2 5 (13.89%) Google
3 3 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.56%) JD Edwards
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.78%) VMware