Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for API Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited API Design over the 6 months to 18 October 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.

API Design
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 159 152
Rank change year-on-year -48 -7 +43
Contract jobs citing API Design 8 50 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.16% 0.99% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 1.16% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 36 28
East of England median daily rate £400 £545 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.61% +15.65% +45.00%
10th Percentile £331 £419 £280
90th Percentile £600 £750 £610
England median daily rate £505 £538 £450
% change year-on-year -6.05% +19.44% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 - -

API Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,337 4,315 4,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.02% 85.02% 83.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,542 2,485 2,306
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 265 324
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.55% +14.81% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.47 £12.00 £13.58
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £46.53
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

API Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing API Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for API Design in the East of England

API Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing API Design in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for API Design in the East of England

API Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing API Design in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for API Design in the East of England

API Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing API Design in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for API Design in the East of England

API Design
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing API Design within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -42 7 £400 -24.71%
Suffolk - 1 - - 2
API Design
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing API Design 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 East of England region with a requirement for API Design.

1 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) SOAP
3 5 (62.50%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) Kanban
4 4 (50.00%) BDD
4 4 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (50.00%) Zephyr
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) SOA
5 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (37.50%) HTTP
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) SSL
5 3 (37.50%) Docker
5 3 (37.50%) User Stories
5 3 (37.50%) REST
5 3 (37.50%) Microservices
5 3 (37.50%) JIRA
5 3 (37.50%) Puppet
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) Open Source

API Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Confluence
1 2 (25.00%) JBoss
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) HTTP
1 3 (37.50%) SSL
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Hive
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (50.00%) Zephyr
3 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (25.00%) JMeter
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
5 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
5 1 (12.50%) CodeSonar
5 1 (12.50%) git-flow
5 1 (12.50%) Robot Framework
General
1 2 (25.00%) Electronics
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) SOA Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) XML Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) AWS Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Java Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) SOAP
2 4 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) REST
4 2 (25.00%) J2EE
4 2 (25.00%) JSON
4 2 (25.00%) JSON Schema
4 2 (25.00%) Middleware
4 2 (25.00%) XML Messaging
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) Django
5 1 (12.50%) Java EE
5 1 (12.50%) LAMP
5 1 (12.50%) Node.js
5 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
5 1 (12.50%) STL
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Scrum
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Kanban
4 4 (50.00%) BDD
4 4 (50.00%) SOA
5 3 (37.50%) Microservices
5 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) User Stories
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
6 2 (25.00%) API Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Coaching
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (25.00%) Open Source
6 2 (25.00%) SDLC
6 2 (25.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) GIAC
3 1 (12.50%) Linux+ Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SANS
3 1 (12.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (12.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) WSO2
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft