Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 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.

API Design
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 191 170 155
Rank change year-on-year -21 -15 -3
Contract jobs citing API Design 5 36 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.11% 0.76% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.89% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 27 21
East of England median daily rate £375 £550 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.82% +16.40% -17.83%
10th Percentile £323 £365 £405
90th Percentile £618 £750 £590
England median daily rate £505 £525 £470
% change year-on-year -3.81% +11.70% -1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.95 - -

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 3,831 4,037 3,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.51% 85.44% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,266 2,330 2,107
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £256 £213
90th Percentile £588 £585 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 231 294
East of England median hourly rate £18.75 £31.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.48% -3.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 3 £375 -30.56%
Bedfordshire 0 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
API Design
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Kanban
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Zephyr
3 2 (40.00%) Microservices
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) API Integration
4 1 (20.00%) git-flow
4 1 (20.00%) SANS
4 1 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+

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 (40.00%) Confluence
1 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (20.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (20.00%) CodeSonar
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) git-flow
3 1 (20.00%) Robot Framework
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) AWS Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Java Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) Django
2 1 (20.00%) Java EE
2 1 (20.00%) LAMP
2 1 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (20.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Microservices
3 2 (40.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) API Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) GIAC
3 1 (20.00%) Linux+ Certification
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (20.00%) SANS
3 1 (20.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft