Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 48 83
Rank change year-on-year -10 +35 -3
Contract jobs citing REST 47 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.05% 2.86% 1.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.87% 10.19% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 11
Birmingham median daily rate £429 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.20% +42.86% +13.82%
10th Percentile £325 £372 £310
90th Percentile £600 £575 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £450 £415
% change year-on-year -8.33% +8.43% +7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 530 363 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 34.39% 28.05% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 251 272
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £33.25 £28.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +29.55% +84.49%
10th Percentile £16.80 £18.75 £11.35
90th Percentile £68.25 £38.65 £34.65
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year - +12.24% -14.60%

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 15 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) JavaScript
3 17 (36.17%) Java
4 16 (34.04%) PHP
4 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
5 15 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (31.91%) JSON
6 13 (27.66%) SQL
6 13 (27.66%) HTML
6 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
6 13 (27.66%) OO
6 13 (27.66%) Git (software)
6 13 (27.66%) Relational Database
6 13 (27.66%) Continuous Deployment
7 12 (25.53%) Linux
8 11 (23.40%) Web Services
8 11 (23.40%) Configuration Management
9 10 (21.28%) Mac OS X
9 10 (21.28%) Unix
9 10 (21.28%) Zend
9 10 (21.28%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
9 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
9 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
9 10 (21.28%) BDD
10 9 (19.15%) PHPUnit
10 9 (19.15%) OO PHP
10 9 (19.15%) Docker
10 9 (19.15%) Spring
11 8 (17.02%) Web Development

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 5 (10.64%) JBoss
1 5 (10.64%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.51%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.38%) Apache
3 3 (6.38%) nginx
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.38%) WildFly
4 2 (4.26%) GlassFish
4 2 (4.26%) IIS
5 1 (2.13%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) SAP MII
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.64%) SaaS
3 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.26%) PaaS
4 2 (4.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) DNS
1 2 (4.26%) Firewall
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
1 2 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
1 2 (4.26%) SMS
1 2 (4.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.66%) Relational Database
1 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.28%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (14.89%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.51%) MySQL
5 3 (6.38%) Hazelcast
5 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (4.26%) Couchbase
7 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.13%) Blockchain
7 1 (2.13%) Neo4j
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Git (software)
2 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
3 9 (19.15%) PHPUnit
4 5 (10.64%) Selenium
5 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.38%) Subversion
7 2 (4.26%) Bugzilla
7 2 (4.26%) JIRA
7 2 (4.26%) Maven
7 2 (4.26%) MSBuild
8 1 (2.13%) JMeter
8 1 (2.13%) MSTest
General
1 3 (6.38%) Banking
1 3 (6.38%) Games
1 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Advertising
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (70.21%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) PHP Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Java Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Senior Developer
5 6 (12.77%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Backend Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (10.64%) Lead Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Node.js Developer
6 5 (10.64%) React Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Automation Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Backend Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Software Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Tester
8 3 (6.38%) Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.91%) JSON
2 13 (27.66%) HTML
3 11 (23.40%) Web Services
4 9 (19.15%) Spring
5 8 (17.02%) Doctrine
5 8 (17.02%) JMS
5 8 (17.02%) SOAP
6 7 (14.89%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (14.89%) XML
7 6 (12.77%) .NET
7 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
7 6 (12.77%) Behat
7 6 (12.77%) CSS
7 6 (12.77%) Hibernate
7 6 (12.77%) HTML5
8 5 (10.64%) Node.js
8 5 (10.64%) React
9 4 (8.51%) Gherkin
9 4 (8.51%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (8.51%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.26%) Clustering
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.26%) Wiki
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Linux
2 10 (21.28%) Mac OS X
2 10 (21.28%) Unix
3 5 (10.64%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) CentOS
4 2 (4.26%) Debian
4 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Test Automation
3 15 (31.91%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (27.66%) Continuous Deployment
4 13 (27.66%) OO
5 11 (23.40%) Configuration Management
6 10 (21.28%) BDD
7 9 (19.15%) OO PHP
8 8 (17.02%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (17.02%) Web Design
8 8 (17.02%) Web Development
9 6 (12.77%) Scrum
9 6 (12.77%) SOA
9 6 (12.77%) Software Architecture
9 6 (12.77%) TDD
9 6 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (10.64%) ERP
11 4 (8.51%) Functional Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Line Management
11 4 (8.51%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) JavaScript
2 17 (36.17%) Java
3 16 (34.04%) PHP
4 13 (27.66%) SQL
5 7 (14.89%) C#
6 6 (12.77%) Scala
7 5 (10.64%) Go
7 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
8 3 (6.38%) Java 8
8 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
8 3 (6.38%) XPath
9 2 (4.26%) Perl
9 2 (4.26%) Python
9 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.26%) VB
10 1 (2.13%) PHP 7
10 1 (2.13%) Ruby
10 1 (2.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Docker
2 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.26%) NFS
2 2 (4.26%) Samba
2 2 (4.26%) Squid
2 2 (4.26%) Varnish
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.51%) Puppet
2 2 (4.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (4.26%) HAProxy
2 2 (4.26%) Nagios
2 2 (4.26%) Terraform
2 2 (4.26%) WMI
3 1 (2.13%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Zend
2 7 (14.89%) WSO2
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle
4 3 (6.38%) SAP
4 3 (6.38%) Unisys
5 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.26%) Splunk
5 2 (4.26%) VMware
6 1 (2.13%) JD Edwards