Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 January 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 97 129
Rank change year-on-year -4 +32 +18
Contract jobs citing REST 157 178 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.01% 2.03% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.45% 7.62% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 102 100
Midlands median daily rate £380 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £272 £307 £275
90th Percentile £530 £571 £600
England median daily rate £483 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +7.22% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate £28.08 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +7.14%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,106 2,335 2,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 26.90% 26.68% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,382 1,398 1,232
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £268 £256
90th Percentile £560 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 22 49
Midlands median hourly rate £30.66 £23.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.47% -24.19% +0.49%
10th Percentile £14.09 £11.85 £10.99
90th Percentile £45.15 £40.27 £45.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the Midlands

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the Midlands

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the Midlands

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the Midlands

REST
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
West Midlands 0 99 £400 -5.88% 44
East Midlands -3 56 £355 +1.43% 32
REST
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for REST.

1 83 (52.87%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (49.68%) Java
3 76 (48.41%) SOAP
4 62 (39.49%) JSON
5 56 (35.67%) XML
6 53 (33.76%) Web Services
7 52 (33.12%) SQL
8 51 (32.48%) Git (software)
9 46 (29.30%) HTML
10 43 (27.39%) JavaScript
11 41 (26.11%) CSS
12 38 (24.20%) Spring
13 34 (21.66%) Scrum
14 33 (21.02%) .NET
15 31 (19.75%) TDD
16 28 (17.83%) MVC
17 27 (17.20%) Oracle
17 27 (17.20%) Jenkins
18 26 (16.56%) JUnit
18 26 (16.56%) OO
18 26 (16.56%) Maven
19 25 (15.92%) Security Cleared
20 24 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
20 24 (15.29%) HTML5
21 23 (14.65%) SOA
22 22 (14.01%) Tomcat
22 22 (14.01%) C#
22 22 (14.01%) Hibernate
22 22 (14.01%) Amazon AWS
23 20 (12.74%) DevOps

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 22 (14.01%) Tomcat
2 15 (9.55%) Apache
3 13 (8.28%) WebSphere
4 11 (7.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (6.37%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (5.73%) JBoss
7 8 (5.10%) Confluence
8 4 (2.55%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.91%) Documentum
9 3 (1.91%) IIS
9 3 (1.91%) WordPress
10 2 (1.27%) CMS
10 2 (1.27%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.27%) Umbraco
10 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.01%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.01%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (7.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (5.73%) Boomi
4 8 (5.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 8 (5.10%) Amazon ELB
4 8 (5.10%) Amazon S3
4 8 (5.10%) SaaS
4 8 (5.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.55%) GitHub
5 4 (2.55%) iPaaS
6 2 (1.27%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.64%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.64%) IaaS
7 1 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.74%) HTTP
2 8 (5.10%) DNS
2 8 (5.10%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (5.10%) OpenVPN
2 8 (5.10%) SSH
3 5 (3.18%) LAN
3 5 (3.18%) WAN
4 4 (2.55%) HTTPS
4 4 (2.55%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.27%) Internet
5 2 (1.27%) Intranet
5 2 (1.27%) MQTT
5 2 (1.27%) SMS
5 2 (1.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.74%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (11.46%) MongoDB
3 17 (10.83%) SQL Server
4 12 (7.64%) MySQL
5 10 (6.37%) NoSQL
5 10 (6.37%) Relational Database
6 9 (5.73%) Oracle Database
7 8 (5.10%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (5.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (5.10%) RDBMS
8 7 (4.46%) MariaDB
9 4 (2.55%) DB2
10 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.27%) Power BI
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 51 (32.48%) Git (software)
2 27 (17.20%) Jenkins
3 26 (16.56%) JUnit
3 26 (16.56%) Maven
4 16 (10.19%) Eclipse
4 16 (10.19%) SonarQube
5 11 (7.01%) Ant
5 11 (7.01%) JIRA
6 10 (6.37%) Liquibase
7 9 (5.73%) Bitbucket
7 9 (5.73%) Xcode
8 8 (5.10%) Mockito
8 8 (5.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (4.46%) IntelliJ
9 7 (4.46%) Subversion
10 6 (3.82%) Gradle
11 4 (2.55%) DbUnit
11 4 (2.55%) jMock
11 4 (2.55%) JProfiler
11 4 (2.55%) Selenium
General
1 15 (9.55%) Finance
2 12 (7.64%) Banking
3 9 (5.73%) Marketing
4 6 (3.82%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.91%) Automotive
5 3 (1.91%) Back Office
5 3 (1.91%) Electronics
5 3 (1.91%) Local Government
5 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Games
6 1 (0.64%) German Language
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (61.15%) Developer
2 35 (22.29%) Java Developer
3 24 (15.29%) Architect
4 16 (10.19%) iOS Developer
5 11 (7.01%) Web Developer
6 9 (5.73%) .NET Developer
6 9 (5.73%) Analyst
6 9 (5.73%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.10%) Integration Analyst
7 8 (5.10%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.46%) React Developer
9 6 (3.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (3.82%) Objective-C Developer
9 6 (3.82%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (3.18%) ServiceNow Developer
11 4 (2.55%) Business Integration Analyst
11 4 (2.55%) Lead Architect
11 4 (2.55%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (48.41%) SOAP
2 62 (39.49%) JSON
3 56 (35.67%) XML
4 53 (33.76%) Web Services
5 46 (29.30%) HTML
6 41 (26.11%) CSS
7 38 (24.20%) Spring
8 33 (21.02%) .NET
9 24 (15.29%) HTML5
10 22 (14.01%) Hibernate
11 17 (10.83%) CSS3
11 17 (10.83%) jQuery
11 17 (10.83%) Node.js
12 16 (10.19%) J2EE
12 16 (10.19%) RESTful
13 15 (9.55%) Ajax
14 14 (8.92%) JPA
15 13 (8.28%) ASP.NET Web API
16 12 (7.64%) React
17 11 (7.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.10%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (4.46%) iPad
2 7 (4.46%) User Experience
3 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.82%) iPhone
4 5 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.18%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.91%) CMDB
6 3 (1.91%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.27%) Infotainment
7 2 (1.27%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.64%) DataPower
8 1 (0.64%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.64%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.10%) Linux
2 16 (10.19%) Apple iOS
3 12 (7.64%) Unix
4 9 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (5.10%) CentOS
6 6 (3.82%) Mac OS X
7 5 (3.18%) Android
7 5 (3.18%) Windows
7 5 (3.18%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (52.87%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.66%) Scrum
3 31 (19.75%) TDD
4 28 (17.83%) MVC
5 26 (16.56%) OO
6 24 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (14.65%) SOA
8 20 (12.74%) DevOps
9 17 (10.83%) Unit Testing
10 16 (10.19%) Test Automation
10 16 (10.19%) Web Development
11 15 (9.55%) iOS Development
12 14 (8.92%) Kanban
13 13 (8.28%) Open Source
13 13 (8.28%) UML
14 12 (7.64%) E-Commerce
14 12 (7.64%) Microservices
15 11 (7.01%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (7.01%) Data Modelling
15 11 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (49.68%) Java
2 52 (33.12%) SQL
3 43 (27.39%) JavaScript
4 22 (14.01%) C#
5 16 (10.19%) Objective-C
6 12 (7.64%) Apple Swift
7 10 (6.37%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.73%) Groovy
8 9 (5.73%) Shell Script
9 8 (5.10%) Bash Shell
9 8 (5.10%) PHP
9 8 (5.10%) Scala
9 8 (5.10%) XPath
9 8 (5.10%) XQuery
10 4 (2.55%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.55%) Ruby
11 2 (1.27%) Python
11 2 (1.27%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (15.92%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.46%) Degree
4 4 (2.55%) OCP
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.27%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) QA
2 3 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (10.83%) Docker
2 8 (5.10%) Postfix
2 8 (5.10%) Squid
2 8 (5.10%) vCloud
2 8 (5.10%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.91%) vSphere
4 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (10.83%) Puppet
2 15 (9.55%) Terraform
3 12 (7.64%) Ansible
3 12 (7.64%) Kubernetes
4 8 (5.10%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (5.10%) Kibana
4 8 (5.10%) logstash
4 8 (5.10%) Rancher
4 8 (5.10%) Rsyslog
4 8 (5.10%) Sysdig
4 8 (5.10%) ZABBIX
5 7 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.27%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.64%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.64%) MOM
7 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (17.20%) Oracle
2 11 (7.01%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.01%) VMware
3 9 (5.73%) Dell
3 9 (5.73%) Red Hat
4 8 (5.10%) Perforce
4 8 (5.10%) Sonatype
5 6 (3.82%) Apple
5 6 (3.82%) IBM
6 5 (3.18%) Google
6 5 (3.18%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.91%) OpenText
8 3 (1.91%) SAP
8 3 (1.91%) webMethods
8 3 (1.91%) WSO2
9 2 (1.27%) ATG
10 1 (0.64%) BT
10 1 (0.64%) Capita
10 1 (0.64%) Telerik