Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 58 80
Rank change year-on-year 0 +22 0
Contract jobs citing REST 45 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.06% 2.54% 1.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.83% 9.81% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 13
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +50.00% -36.36%
10th Percentile £290 £338 £311
90th Percentile £546 £575 £473
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £500 £395
% change year-on-year -10.00% +26.58% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £53.50 £27.67 -
% change year-on-year +93.37% - -

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 458 367 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 31.11% 25.86% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 258 312
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £294 £263 £250
90th Percentile £563 £529 £524
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% +88.89% -38.83%
10th Percentile £16.20 £13.50 £8.75
90th Percentile £35.40 £36.30 £9.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.29 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -15.33% +19.57% -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 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) XML
3 14 (31.11%) SOAP
3 14 (31.11%) JSON
4 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
5 12 (26.67%) HTML
5 12 (26.67%) PHP
5 12 (26.67%) SQL
5 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 11 (24.44%) Java
6 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
6 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (22.22%) C#
8 9 (20.00%) Web Services
8 9 (20.00%) Linux
8 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (17.78%) Relational Database
9 8 (17.78%) Continuous Deployment
9 8 (17.78%) Visual Studio
10 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
10 7 (15.56%) Scrum
10 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
10 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
10 7 (15.56%) BDD
11 6 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
11 6 (13.33%) Docker
11 6 (13.33%) Microservices
11 6 (13.33%) Zend

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 4 (8.89%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.67%) Apache
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.44%) GlassFish
3 2 (4.44%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) JBoss
3 2 (4.44%) nginx
3 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.22%) CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.67%) SAP MII
3 1 (2.22%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.89%) Azure Data Factory
2 4 (8.89%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (6.67%) Azure Functions
3 3 (6.67%) SaaS
3 3 (6.67%) Serverless
4 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (4.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) SSL
2 2 (4.44%) DNS
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (4.44%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (2.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.78%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (13.33%) MySQL
4 5 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
5 4 (8.89%) NoSQL
6 3 (6.67%) Hazelcast
6 3 (6.67%) RDBMS
6 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.44%) Couchbase
7 2 (4.44%) MariaDB
8 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.22%) Blockchain
8 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
8 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (17.78%) Visual Studio
3 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.11%) PHPUnit
4 5 (11.11%) Selenium
5 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.44%) Bugzilla
6 2 (4.44%) JIRA
6 2 (4.44%) Maven
6 2 (4.44%) MSBuild
6 2 (4.44%) MSTest
6 2 (4.44%) Subversion
7 1 (2.22%) JMeter
7 1 (2.22%) NUnit
General
1 3 (6.67%) Banking
1 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Advertising
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (71.11%) Developer
2 6 (13.33%) Java Developer
2 6 (13.33%) PHP Developer
3 5 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Automation Tester
4 4 (8.89%) Azure Developer
4 4 (8.89%) C# Programmer
4 4 (8.89%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Programmer
4 4 (8.89%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 4 (8.89%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (8.89%) Tester
5 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Node.js Developer
5 3 (6.67%) React Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) XML
2 14 (31.11%) JSON
2 14 (31.11%) SOAP
3 12 (26.67%) HTML
4 9 (20.00%) Web Services
5 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 5 (11.11%) CSS
6 4 (8.89%) Ajax
6 4 (8.89%) Doctrine
6 4 (8.89%) Gherkin
6 4 (8.89%) HTML5
6 4 (8.89%) JMS
6 4 (8.89%) JSON Schema
6 4 (8.89%) Spring
6 4 (8.89%) WCF
6 4 (8.89%) XSD
7 3 (6.67%) .NET
7 3 (6.67%) J2EE
7 3 (6.67%) WSDL
7 3 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.44%) Wiki
3 1 (2.22%) CMDB
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) Mac OS X
2 5 (11.11%) Unix
2 5 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) CentOS
3 2 (4.44%) Debian
3 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) Test Automation
3 8 (17.78%) Continuous Deployment
3 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (15.56%) BDD
4 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
4 7 (15.56%) Scrum
5 6 (13.33%) Microservices
5 6 (13.33%) OO
6 5 (11.11%) ERP
6 5 (11.11%) OO PHP
6 5 (11.11%) SOA
7 4 (8.89%) CRM
7 4 (8.89%) Functional Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Line Management
7 4 (8.89%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Web Design
7 4 (8.89%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) JavaScript
2 12 (26.67%) PHP
2 12 (26.67%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) Java
4 10 (22.22%) C#
5 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 4 (8.89%) Scala
7 3 (6.67%) Go
7 3 (6.67%) XPath
8 2 (4.44%) Perl
8 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.44%) Python
8 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.44%) XQuery
9 1 (2.22%) Java 8
9 1 (2.22%) PHP 7
9 1 (2.22%) Ruby
9 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
1 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Docker
2 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.44%) NFS
2 2 (4.44%) Samba
2 2 (4.44%) Squid
2 2 (4.44%) Varnish
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HAProxy
1 2 (4.44%) Nagios
1 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.44%) Puppet
1 2 (4.44%) WMI
2 1 (2.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.22%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Zend
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) SAP
4 3 (6.67%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) Google
5 2 (4.44%) JD Edwards
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.44%) Splunk
5 2 (4.44%) VMware
5 2 (4.44%) WSO2