Period
to 24 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for API Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited API Development over the 6 months to 24 May 2020 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 Development
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 356 376 403
Rank change year-on-year +20 +27 +107
Contract jobs citing API Development 272 566 542
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.77% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 432 399
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £340
90th Percentile £675 £624 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £80.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.89% -72.05% +142.11%
10th Percentile £36.25 £22.25 £80.25
90th Percentile £44.75 £22.75 £80.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £80.50
% change year-on-year +88.89% -72.05% +142.11%

API Development 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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 36,927 73,480 80,218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.65% 87.67% 87.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,610 48,927 53,289
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,241 1,906 2,120
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.54 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.07% +11.53% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.21 £50.00
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +11.36% -12.00%

API Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing API Development as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for API Development in England

API Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing API Development in England.

Daily rate trend for API Development in England

API Development
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing API Development in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for API Development in England

API Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing API Development in England.

Hourly rate trend for API Development in England

API Development
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing API Development within the England region over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. 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
London +55 155 £550 +10.00% 26
North of England +54 42 £475 +5.56% 15
Yorkshire +78 32 £500 +25.00% 3
South East +24 32 £513 +7.89% 4
South West +38 16 £500 +14.29% 5
East of England +42 13 £400 -20.00% 3
Midlands +47 10 £444 -7.79% 9
North West +15 9 £463 -0.43% 12
West Midlands +43 8 £431 -11.54% 7
East Midlands +42 2 £450 +21.62% 2
North East +19 1 £463 -2.63%
API Development
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing API Development 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 England region with a requirement for API Development.

1 138 (50.74%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (34.56%) Java
3 85 (31.25%) DevOps
4 66 (24.26%) Azure
4 66 (24.26%) JavaScript
5 65 (23.90%) AWS
5 65 (23.90%) Git (software)
6 61 (22.43%) TDD
7 60 (22.06%) .NET
8 56 (20.59%) Python
8 56 (20.59%) React
9 55 (20.22%) Microservices
9 55 (20.22%) REST
10 53 (19.49%) Docker
11 51 (18.75%) Jenkins
11 51 (18.75%) C#
12 49 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
13 48 (17.65%) AngularJS
13 48 (17.65%) Node.js
14 47 (17.28%) Finance
15 46 (16.91%) SQL
16 45 (16.54%) RESTful
17 43 (15.81%) Web Services
18 41 (15.07%) Spring
19 37 (13.60%) CSS
20 36 (13.24%) JSON
21 35 (12.87%) XML
21 35 (12.87%) Microsoft
22 34 (12.50%) HTML
22 34 (12.50%) Scrum

API Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 16 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 13 (4.78%) Confluence
3 12 (4.41%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (4.04%) WebLogic
5 10 (3.68%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.57%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.21%) Anypoint
8 5 (1.84%) Mule
9 4 (1.47%) ArcGIS
9 4 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (1.47%) JBoss
9 4 (1.47%) TYPO3
10 3 (1.10%) CMS
11 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.74%) Drupal
11 2 (0.74%) Jetty
11 2 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.74%) WordPress
12 1 (0.37%) Kentico
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Adobe XD
1 1 (0.37%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) NetSuite
1 2 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 66 (24.26%) Azure
2 65 (23.90%) AWS
3 25 (9.19%) GCP
3 25 (9.19%) Serverless
4 21 (7.72%) AWS Lambda
4 21 (7.72%) GitHub
5 15 (5.51%) PaaS
6 13 (4.78%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (4.41%) IaaS
8 11 (4.04%) Apigee
9 10 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (3.68%) SaaS
10 9 (3.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
11 8 (2.94%) Amazon EKS
11 8 (2.94%) AWS CodePipeline
11 8 (2.94%) Logic Apps
12 7 (2.57%) Office 365
13 5 (1.84%) Amazon S3
13 5 (1.84%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.51%) HTTP
2 7 (2.57%) Internet
3 6 (2.21%) SAN
4 2 (0.74%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.74%) MQTT
5 1 (0.37%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.19%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (7.72%) SQL Server
3 18 (6.62%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.15%) MongoDB
4 14 (5.15%) MySQL
5 12 (4.41%) Big Data
5 12 (4.41%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.84%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.47%) Redis
10 3 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.10%) DB2
11 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.37%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.37%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.37%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 65 (23.90%) Git (software)
2 51 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 27 (9.93%) JUnit
4 23 (8.46%) Maven
5 22 (8.09%) GitLab
6 17 (6.25%) JIRA
7 15 (5.51%) Ant
8 14 (5.15%) git-flow
9 13 (4.78%) Cucumber
9 13 (4.78%) Gradle
9 13 (4.78%) Mockito
10 12 (4.41%) JMeter
11 9 (3.31%) Mocha
11 9 (3.31%) webpack
12 8 (2.94%) Android Studio
12 8 (2.94%) Selenium
13 7 (2.57%) Cypress.io
13 7 (2.57%) Subversion
13 7 (2.57%) Xcode
14 6 (2.21%) SonarQube
General
1 47 (17.28%) Finance
2 29 (10.66%) Banking
3 16 (5.88%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.68%) Retail
5 7 (2.57%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.84%) Billing
7 4 (1.47%) German Language
8 3 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.74%) Front Office
9 2 (0.74%) Marketing
9 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Games
10 1 (0.37%) Law
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 186 (68.38%) Developer
2 45 (16.54%) Java Developer
3 27 (9.93%) Senior Developer
4 21 (7.72%) C# Developer
4 21 (7.72%) Consultant
5 19 (6.99%) .NET Developer
5 19 (6.99%) Full Stack Developer
6 16 (5.88%) AWS Developer
7 14 (5.15%) AWS Engineer
8 13 (4.78%) Angular Developer
8 13 (4.78%) Node.js Developer
8 13 (4.78%) Python Developer
9 12 (4.41%) React Developer
10 11 (4.04%) Architect
11 10 (3.68%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (3.31%) Integration Developer
12 9 (3.31%) iOS Developer
12 9 (3.31%) Python Engineer
12 9 (3.31%) Software Developer
13 8 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (22.06%) .NET
2 56 (20.59%) React
3 55 (20.22%) REST
4 48 (17.65%) AngularJS
4 48 (17.65%) Node.js
5 45 (16.54%) RESTful
6 43 (15.81%) Web Services
7 41 (15.07%) Spring
8 37 (13.60%) CSS
9 36 (13.24%) JSON
10 35 (12.87%) XML
11 34 (12.50%) HTML
12 29 (10.66%) Spring Boot
13 27 (9.93%) .NET Core
13 27 (9.93%) SOAP
13 27 (9.93%) Swagger
14 18 (6.62%) HTML5
15 17 (6.25%) J2EE
16 16 (5.88%) ASP.NET
17 14 (5.15%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.99%) Mobile App
2 15 (5.51%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (5.15%) Cloud Native
4 13 (4.78%) User Experience
5 11 (4.04%) Public Cloud
6 10 (3.68%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.57%) Mobile Payment
9 6 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.84%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.84%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.47%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (1.10%) EPoS
12 3 (1.10%) FMCG
12 3 (1.10%) Handset
12 3 (1.10%) iPad
12 3 (1.10%) iPhone
12 3 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.41%) Linux
2 11 (4.04%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.31%) Android
4 5 (1.84%) Windows
5 3 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (50.74%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (31.25%) DevOps
3 61 (22.43%) TDD
4 55 (20.22%) Microservices
5 49 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (12.50%) Scrum
7 32 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 28 (10.29%) Web Development
9 27 (9.93%) MVC
9 27 (9.93%) Test Automation
10 26 (9.56%) BDD
11 25 (9.19%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (9.19%) SDLC
12 21 (7.72%) API Design
13 19 (6.99%) API Integration
13 19 (6.99%) Computer Science
14 16 (5.88%) Pair Programming
15 14 (5.15%) Analytics
15 14 (5.15%) OOP
16 13 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 94 (34.56%) Java
2 66 (24.26%) JavaScript
3 56 (20.59%) Python
4 51 (18.75%) C#
5 46 (16.91%) SQL
6 24 (8.82%) Java 8
7 23 (8.46%) TypeScript
8 19 (6.99%) PHP
9 17 (6.25%) Kotlin
10 14 (5.15%) Ruby
11 9 (3.31%) Apple Swift
12 7 (2.57%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.21%) Apex Code
13 6 (2.21%) ES6
13 6 (2.21%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.84%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.47%) R
16 3 (1.10%) Go
17 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.74%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 19 (6.99%) Degree
2 14 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (4.04%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.47%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.10%) MCSE
8 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.37%) MCP
8 1 (0.37%) MCPD
8 1 (0.37%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.47%) PSD2
2 3 (1.10%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) HL7
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 53 (19.49%) Docker
2 5 (1.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.74%) BusyBox
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 30 (11.03%) Kubernetes
2 18 (6.62%) Ansible
3 16 (5.88%) Terraform
4 14 (5.15%) Puppet
5 8 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.74%) Graphite
6 2 (0.74%) Nagios
6 2 (0.74%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.37%) Kibana
7 1 (0.37%) logstash
7 1 (0.37%) MIIS
Vendors
1 35 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.19%) Google
3 17 (6.25%) MuleSoft
3 17 (6.25%) Oracle
4 13 (4.78%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.57%) SAP
6 6 (2.21%) Apiary
6 6 (2.21%) Cisco
6 6 (2.21%) EMC
6 6 (2.21%) Splunk
7 4 (1.47%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.47%) ESRI
7 4 (1.47%) Zend
8 3 (1.10%) Apple
8 3 (1.10%) Dell
8 3 (1.10%) IBM
9 2 (0.74%) Jitterbit
9 2 (0.74%) Mashery
9 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.74%) webMethods