Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 68 66
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +13
Contract jobs citing REST 40 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.57% 2.10% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.91% 6.73% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 33
Birmingham median daily rate £436 £388 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.39% -22.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £328 £301 £475
90th Percentile £625 £583 £600
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.08 - -

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 449 431 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 28.82% 31.28% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 265 198
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +8.00% -4.11%
10th Percentile £247 £272 £250
90th Percentile £575 £525 £508
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +5.82% +8.00% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £27.00 £9.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% -35.71% -49.09%
10th Percentile £15.40 £8.75 £10.96
90th Percentile £39.00 £89.85 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.00 £25.85
% change year-on-year +27.08% -7.14% -13.13%

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 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for REST.

1 26 (65.00%) Java
2 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (45.00%) Git (software)
4 16 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (40.00%) Scrum
4 16 (40.00%) Web Services
4 16 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 15 (37.50%) XML
6 14 (35.00%) Tomcat
6 14 (35.00%) HTML
6 14 (35.00%) Maven
7 13 (32.50%) Spring
7 13 (32.50%) JUnit
7 13 (32.50%) SOAP
7 13 (32.50%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (32.50%) Apache
8 12 (30.00%) JSON
8 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 12 (30.00%) SonarQube
9 11 (27.50%) Terraform
9 11 (27.50%) Docker
9 11 (27.50%) Puppet
9 11 (27.50%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (27.50%) VMware
10 10 (25.00%) OO
10 10 (25.00%) SQL
10 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 10 (25.00%) Elasticsearch

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 14 (35.00%) Tomcat
2 13 (32.50%) Apache
3 10 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (20.00%) Confluence
5 2 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.50%) JBoss
6 1 (2.50%) nginx
6 1 (2.50%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (27.50%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (20.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 8 (20.00%) Amazon ELB
3 8 (20.00%) Amazon S3
3 8 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (12.50%) SaaS
5 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (5.00%) GitHub
6 2 (5.00%) PaaS
7 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) DNS
1 8 (20.00%) HTTP
1 8 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
1 8 (20.00%) OpenVPN
1 8 (20.00%) SSH
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (10.00%) MySQL
5 3 (7.50%) MariaDB
6 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (45.00%) Git (software)
2 16 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 14 (35.00%) Maven
4 13 (32.50%) JUnit
5 12 (30.00%) SonarQube
6 10 (25.00%) Liquibase
7 8 (20.00%) Ant
7 8 (20.00%) Bitbucket
7 8 (20.00%) JIRA
7 8 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (12.50%) Mockito
9 4 (10.00%) DbUnit
9 4 (10.00%) jMock
10 2 (5.00%) JHipster
11 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (2.50%) IntelliJ
11 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
11 1 (2.50%) WebStorm
General
1 1 (2.50%) Games
1 1 (2.50%) German Language
1 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) Java Developer
3 8 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Architect
5 5 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
5 5 (12.50%) ServiceNow Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.00%) Agile Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Angular Developer
7 3 (7.50%) BPM Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Integration Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Integration Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Lead Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) Web Services
2 15 (37.50%) XML
3 14 (35.00%) HTML
4 13 (32.50%) SOAP
4 13 (32.50%) Spring
5 12 (30.00%) JSON
6 9 (22.50%) CSS
7 8 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (20.00%) HTML5
7 8 (20.00%) MCollective
8 7 (17.50%) .NET
8 7 (17.50%) AngularJS
8 7 (17.50%) jQuery
8 7 (17.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (15.00%) CSS3
10 5 (12.50%) Node.js
10 5 (12.50%) RESTful
11 4 (10.00%) J2EE
11 4 (10.00%) PowerMock
12 3 (7.50%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (7.50%) CMDB
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) CentOS
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (40.00%) Scrum
3 10 (25.00%) OO
4 9 (22.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (22.50%) DevOps
5 8 (20.00%) Coaching
5 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (20.00%) Kanban
5 8 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 8 (20.00%) Service Management
5 8 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (20.00%) TDD
6 6 (15.00%) BDD
6 6 (15.00%) Data Transformation
7 5 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (12.50%) Open Source
7 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 9 (22.50%) Groovy
4 8 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.00%) C#
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
6 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.50%) Scala
6 1 (2.50%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Docker
2 8 (20.00%) Postfix
2 8 (20.00%) Squid
2 8 (20.00%) vCloud
2 8 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) Puppet
1 11 (27.50%) Terraform
2 8 (20.00%) Ansible
2 8 (20.00%) Docker Swarm
2 8 (20.00%) Kibana
2 8 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 8 (20.00%) logstash
2 8 (20.00%) Rancher
2 8 (20.00%) Rsyslog
2 8 (20.00%) Sysdig
2 8 (20.00%) ZABBIX
3 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) VMware
2 8 (20.00%) Sonatype
3 5 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle
6 2 (5.00%) WSO2
7 1 (2.50%) BT
7 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.50%) Telerik
7 1 (2.50%) Unisys