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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 56 58
Rank change year-on-year +24 +2  
Contract jobs citing REST 23 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.74% 1.47% 1.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.45% 5.11% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 0
Median daily rate £550 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

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 171 235 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.80% 28.69% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 177 122
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 25 (69.44%) Java
2 22 (61.11%) Spring
3 20 (55.56%) SOAP
4 18 (50.00%) Spring Boot
5 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (33.33%) Web Services
8 11 (30.56%) Open Source
9 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
9 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
9 10 (27.78%) Linux
9 10 (27.78%) Kubernetes
9 10 (27.78%) Docker
9 10 (27.78%) Microservices
10 9 (25.00%) GitLab
10 9 (25.00%) DevOps
10 9 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (25.00%) IaaS
10 9 (25.00%) OpenShift
10 9 (25.00%) MuleSoft
10 9 (25.00%) Apigee
10 9 (25.00%) API Development
10 9 (25.00%) API Design
10 9 (25.00%) API Integration
10 9 (25.00%) .NET
10 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
10 9 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (25.00%) Hibernate
10 9 (25.00%) Heroku

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 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.56%) JBoss
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (25.00%) GitHub
2 9 (25.00%) Heroku
2 9 (25.00%) IaaS
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (25.00%) OpenShift
2 9 (25.00%) PaaS
2 9 (25.00%) SaaS
3 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) LDAP
2 3 (8.33%) Skype
3 2 (5.56%) HTTP
3 2 (5.56%) LAN
3 2 (5.56%) SSL
3 2 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Hazelcast
2 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 9 (25.00%) GitLab
2 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.56%) DbUnit
3 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.56%) jMock
3 2 (5.56%) JUnit
3 2 (5.56%) Maven
3 2 (5.56%) Mockito
3 2 (5.56%) SonarQube
3 2 (5.56%) Subversion
4 1 (2.78%) eggPlant
4 1 (2.78%) Grunt
4 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.78%) PhantomJS
4 1 (2.78%) Sublime Text
4 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.78%) WebStorm
General
1 9 (25.00%) Billing
2 8 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (36.11%) Architect
3 8 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 5 (13.89%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Developer
5 4 (11.11%) DevOps Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Java Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Java Programmer
6 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Programmer
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (61.11%) Spring
2 20 (55.56%) SOAP
3 18 (50.00%) Spring Boot
4 12 (33.33%) Web Services
5 9 (25.00%) .NET
5 9 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 8 (22.22%) HTML
7 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 6 (16.67%) J2EE
7 6 (16.67%) jQuery
8 5 (13.89%) Java EE
8 5 (13.89%) JPA
8 5 (13.89%) XML
9 4 (11.11%) CSS
9 4 (11.11%) RESTful
10 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
10 3 (8.33%) Entity Framework
11 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
11 2 (5.56%) JDBC
11 2 (5.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (30.56%) Open Source
4 10 (27.78%) Microservices
5 9 (25.00%) API Design
5 9 (25.00%) API Development
5 9 (25.00%) API Integration
5 9 (25.00%) DevOps
5 9 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (16.67%) MVC
6 6 (16.67%) Scrum
6 6 (16.67%) SOLID
6 6 (16.67%) TDD
6 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 6 (16.67%) Web Development
7 4 (11.11%) BDD
7 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 4 (11.11%) OO
7 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (8.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) Java
2 10 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) Groovy
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
1 1 (2.78%) WAI
1 1 (2.78%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) Docker
2 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) Kubernetes
2 3 (8.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Apigee
1 9 (25.00%) MuleSoft
1 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 9 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) VMware
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