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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 44 49 54
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5  
Contract jobs citing REST 13 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.05% 1.40% 0.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.39% 6.77% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
Median daily rate £425 £363 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +17.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £333 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £753 £533 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +24.03%  

REST is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 176 133 166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.72% 20.62% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 93 120
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Birmingham

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 22 (78.57%) JavaScript
2 19 (67.86%) HTML
3 15 (53.57%) Java
4 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (46.43%) jQuery
6 12 (42.86%) CSS
6 12 (42.86%) XML
7 11 (39.29%) SOAP
7 11 (39.29%) AngularJS
8 10 (35.71%) Web Services
8 10 (35.71%) Spring
8 10 (35.71%) Web Development
8 10 (35.71%) Hibernate
9 9 (32.14%) .NET
9 9 (32.14%) SOLID
10 8 (28.57%) Spring Boot
10 8 (28.57%) Finance
10 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
11 7 (25.00%) Scrum
11 7 (25.00%) J2EE
11 7 (25.00%) Hazelcast
11 7 (25.00%) ServiceNow
11 7 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
12 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
12 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
12 6 (21.43%) JSON
13 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
13 5 (17.86%) LDAP

REST
Top Related 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 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.14%) JBoss
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) GitHub
2 3 (10.71%) Office 365
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) LDAP
2 3 (10.71%) SSL
3 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.57%) HTTP
4 1 (3.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) Hazelcast
2 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.71%) gulp
2 3 (10.71%) JHipster
2 3 (10.71%) Protractor
2 3 (10.71%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.14%) Hudson
3 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 2 (7.14%) PhantomJS
3 2 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) eggPlant
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) Java Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (10.71%) ServiceNow Developer
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Angular Developer
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Service Architect
6 1 (3.57%) ITSM Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Principal Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Programmer
6 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (67.86%) HTML
2 13 (46.43%) jQuery
3 12 (42.86%) CSS
3 12 (42.86%) XML
4 11 (39.29%) AngularJS
4 11 (39.29%) SOAP
5 10 (35.71%) Hibernate
5 10 (35.71%) Spring
5 10 (35.71%) Web Services
6 9 (32.14%) .NET
7 8 (28.57%) Spring Boot
8 7 (25.00%) J2EE
9 6 (21.43%) JSON
10 5 (17.86%) Node.js
11 3 (10.71%) CSS3
11 3 (10.71%) Gherkin
11 3 (10.71%) HTML5
11 3 (10.71%) Java EE
11 3 (10.71%) JPA
11 3 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Wiki
3 1 (3.57%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Web Development
3 9 (32.14%) SOLID
4 7 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
5 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Visualisation
7 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.29%) OO
7 4 (14.29%) Open Source
7 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
8 3 (10.71%) ITIL
8 3 (10.71%) ITSM
8 3 (10.71%) Kanban
8 3 (10.71%) SDLC
8 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) JavaScript
2 15 (53.57%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) Groovy
5 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.57%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Zenoss
2 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft