Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 81 71
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10 +5
Contract jobs citing REST 39 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.49% 1.60% 1.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.92% 4.88% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 15
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £350 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -36.36% +29.41%
10th Percentile £328 £275 £425
90th Percentile £675 £475 £600
West Midlands median daily rate £488 £415 £418
% change year-on-year +17.47% -0.60% -1.76%
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 393 492 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.06% 32.76% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 317 189
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.78%
10th Percentile £253 £250 £257
90th Percentile £523 £518 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £26.75 £9.00 £13.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +197.22% -31.88% -51.95%
10th Percentile £15.38 £8.75 £10.96
90th Percentile £38.33 £89.85 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.60
% change year-on-year +32.96% -19.57% +3.98%

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 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 24 (61.54%) Java
2 18 (46.15%) SOAP
2 18 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (41.03%) Git (software)
5 15 (38.46%) Spring
6 14 (35.90%) Scrum
6 14 (35.90%) XML
7 13 (33.33%) HTML
7 13 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 13 (33.33%) Docker
8 12 (30.77%) DevOps
8 12 (30.77%) Web Services
9 11 (28.21%) Linux
9 11 (28.21%) JUnit
9 11 (28.21%) Maven
9 11 (28.21%) Bitbucket
9 11 (28.21%) Kubernetes
10 10 (25.64%) Spring Boot
10 10 (25.64%) SonarQube
10 10 (25.64%) Open Source
10 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
11 9 (23.08%) SQL
11 9 (23.08%) OO
11 9 (23.08%) Apache
11 9 (23.08%) Tomcat
11 9 (23.08%) JSON
12 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
12 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared

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 9 (23.08%) Apache
1 9 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 8 (20.51%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (17.95%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (15.38%) Confluence
5 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 13 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (17.95%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (17.95%) GitHub
2 7 (17.95%) PaaS
2 7 (17.95%) SaaS
3 6 (15.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 6 (15.38%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (15.38%) Amazon S3
3 6 (15.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (12.82%) Heroku
4 5 (12.82%) IaaS
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (12.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) DNS
1 6 (15.38%) HTTP
1 6 (15.38%) OpenLDAP
1 6 (15.38%) OpenVPN
1 6 (15.38%) SSH
2 4 (10.26%) LDAP
3 3 (7.69%) LAN
3 3 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (15.38%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
4 3 (7.69%) MySQL
5 2 (5.13%) MariaDB
5 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) Git (software)
2 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 11 (28.21%) Bitbucket
3 11 (28.21%) JUnit
3 11 (28.21%) Maven
4 10 (25.64%) SonarQube
5 8 (20.51%) Liquibase
6 6 (15.38%) Ant
6 6 (15.38%) JIRA
6 6 (15.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (12.82%) GitLab
7 5 (12.82%) Mockito
8 4 (10.26%) DbUnit
8 4 (10.26%) jMock
9 2 (5.13%) JHipster
10 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (2.56%) IntelliJ
10 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
10 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.56%) WebStorm
General
1 5 (12.82%) Billing
2 1 (2.56%) Automotive
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Developer
2 12 (30.77%) Architect
3 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
4 6 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) ServiceNow Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Angular Developer
7 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Integration Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Platform Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Salesforce Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (46.15%) SOAP
2 15 (38.46%) Spring
3 14 (35.90%) XML
4 13 (33.33%) HTML
5 12 (30.77%) Web Services
6 10 (25.64%) Spring Boot
7 9 (23.08%) JSON
8 8 (20.51%) CSS
9 7 (17.95%) AngularJS
9 7 (17.95%) jQuery
9 7 (17.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (15.38%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (15.38%) HTML5
10 6 (15.38%) MCollective
11 5 (12.82%) .NET
11 5 (12.82%) CSS3
11 5 (12.82%) J2EE
11 5 (12.82%) Node.js
11 5 (12.82%) RESTful
12 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (10.26%) CMDB
3 2 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.90%) Scrum
4 12 (30.77%) DevOps
5 10 (25.64%) Open Source
6 9 (23.08%) OO
7 8 (20.51%) Kanban
8 7 (17.95%) Microservices
8 7 (17.95%) TDD
9 6 (15.38%) Coaching
9 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
9 6 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
9 6 (15.38%) MVC
9 6 (15.38%) Service Management
9 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (12.82%) BDD
10 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
10 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (61.54%) Java
2 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
3 9 (23.08%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) Groovy
5 6 (15.38%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.69%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
1 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Docker
2 6 (15.38%) Postfix
2 6 (15.38%) Squid
2 6 (15.38%) vCloud
2 6 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) Kubernetes
2 6 (15.38%) Ansible
2 6 (15.38%) Docker Swarm
2 6 (15.38%) Kibana
2 6 (15.38%) logstash
2 6 (15.38%) Puppet
2 6 (15.38%) Rancher
2 6 (15.38%) Rsyslog
2 6 (15.38%) Sysdig
2 6 (15.38%) Terraform
2 6 (15.38%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Salesforce.com
1 7 (17.95%) VMware
2 6 (15.38%) ServiceNow
2 6 (15.38%) Sonatype
3 5 (12.82%) Apigee
3 5 (12.82%) MuleSoft
3 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) Telerik