Period
to 14 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 14 December 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 Development
England > South West
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 208 204 189
Rank change year-on-year -4 -15 +17
Contract jobs citing API Development 15 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.24% 0.49% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.57% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 10
South West median daily rate £438 £440 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% -0.56% +23.34%
10th Percentile £325 £309 £350
90th Percentile £560 £525 £531
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £26.91 -

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,327 5,609 4,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.53% 86.01% 83.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,388 3,590 2,940
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £253
90th Percentile £625 £575 £558
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 234 199
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +24.24% -
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.54 £11.63
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.88 £49.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £22.20 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -11.22% +9.06%

API Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing API Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for API Development in the South West

API Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing API Development in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for API Development in the South West

API Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing API Development in the South West over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for API Development in the South West

API Development
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Bristol +13 9 £375 +25.00% 2
Devon - 3 £463 - 1
Wiltshire -11 2 £700 +64.71% 1
API Development
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 South West region with a requirement for API Development.

1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) RESTful
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) React
4 4 (26.67%) DevOps
4 4 (26.67%) User Stories
4 4 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (26.67%) .NET
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Web Design
4 4 (26.67%) Azure
4 4 (26.67%) PaaS
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) Node.js
4 4 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (26.67%) IaaS
4 4 (26.67%) Web Development
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
5 3 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (20.00%) Electronics
5 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (20.00%) Marketing
5 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence

API Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (13.33%) Jetty
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Azure
1 4 (26.67%) IaaS
1 4 (26.67%) PaaS
2 2 (13.33%) Serverless
3 1 (6.67%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Gradle
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Electronics
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 3 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Django Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Python/Django Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (33.33%) React
2 5 (33.33%) RESTful
3 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 4 (26.67%) Node.js
3 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Core
4 2 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (13.33%) Apache Camel
4 2 (13.33%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) Middleware
4 2 (13.33%) Spring Boot
5 1 (6.67%) CoreNLP
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) Keras
5 1 (6.67%) Spring
5 1 (6.67%) Swagger
5 1 (6.67%) TensorFlow
5 1 (6.67%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (13.33%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (26.67%) DevOps
2 4 (26.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (26.67%) User Stories
2 4 (26.67%) Web Design
2 4 (26.67%) Web Development
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (13.33%) API Design
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Open Source
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (6.67%) Machine Learning
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Java 8
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (26.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Micro Focus
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) NetIQ