Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 60 50
Rank change year-on-year -8 -10 +32
Contract jobs citing REST 23 42 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.67% 2.87% 2.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.53% 8.75% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 24
Birmingham median daily rate £463 £375 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -26.83% +46.43%
10th Percentile £394 £289 £338
90th Percentile £586 £480 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £425 £500
% change year-on-year -1.18% -15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 352 480 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.62% 32.83% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 306 250
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £254 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -15.79% +216.67%
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +4.55% +14.58%

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 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 17 (73.91%) Microservices
2 16 (69.57%) Java
3 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (60.87%) Web Services
5 13 (56.52%) Git (software)
5 13 (56.52%) AngularJS
6 12 (52.17%) Spring
6 12 (52.17%) Scrum
6 12 (52.17%) SQL
7 11 (47.83%) RESTful
8 10 (43.48%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (43.48%) AWS
8 10 (43.48%) Postfix
8 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (43.48%) Kanban
8 10 (43.48%) DbUnit
8 10 (43.48%) Mockito
8 10 (43.48%) BDD
8 10 (43.48%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (43.48%) Maven
8 10 (43.48%) TDD
8 10 (43.48%) ActiveMQ
8 10 (43.48%) jMock
8 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
8 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
8 10 (43.48%) JPA
8 10 (43.48%) JUnit
8 10 (43.48%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (43.48%) Hibernate
8 10 (43.48%) SOAP

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 3 (13.04%) nginx
2 2 (8.70%) Confluence
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) GIMP
1 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (43.48%) Amazon SQS
1 10 (43.48%) AWS
2 3 (13.04%) GCP
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) Amazon RDS
1 10 (43.48%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.04%) MariaDB
4 2 (8.70%) MySQL
5 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Git (software)
2 10 (43.48%) DbUnit
2 10 (43.48%) Jenkins
2 10 (43.48%) jMock
2 10 (43.48%) JUnit
2 10 (43.48%) Maven
2 10 (43.48%) Mockito
2 10 (43.48%) SonarQube
3 3 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (13.04%) Bitbucket Server
4 2 (8.70%) Grunt
4 2 (8.70%) gulp
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
4 2 (8.70%) Vagrant
4 2 (8.70%) webpack
General
1 9 (39.13%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) Java Developer
3 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (13.04%) WSO2 Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) UI Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Angular Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) Web Services
2 13 (56.52%) AngularJS
3 12 (52.17%) Spring
4 11 (47.83%) RESTful
5 10 (43.48%) ActiveMQ
5 10 (43.48%) Hibernate
5 10 (43.48%) JPA
5 10 (43.48%) PowerMock
5 10 (43.48%) SOAP
5 10 (43.48%) Spring Cloud
6 5 (21.74%) OAuth
6 5 (21.74%) OAuth2
7 4 (17.39%) .NET
7 4 (17.39%) CSS
8 3 (13.04%) Middleware
8 3 (13.04%) Swagger
9 2 (8.70%) Angular 2
9 2 (8.70%) CSS3
9 2 (8.70%) dotless
9 2 (8.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Microservices
2 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (52.17%) Scrum
4 10 (43.48%) BDD
4 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (43.48%) Kanban
4 10 (43.48%) TDD
5 9 (39.13%) BPMN
5 9 (39.13%) Migration
5 9 (39.13%) Open Source
6 3 (13.04%) API Design
7 2 (8.70%) API Development
7 2 (8.70%) API Integration
7 2 (8.70%) SOLID
8 1 (4.35%) Biometrics
8 1 (4.35%) ITIL
8 1 (4.35%) Web Development
8 1 (4.35%) Wireframes
8 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) Java
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.70%) PHP
5 2 (8.70%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.35%) Java 8
6 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Postfix
2 2 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) MIIS
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Google
1 3 (13.04%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (13.04%) SAP
1 3 (13.04%) WSO2
2 1 (4.35%) Nintex