Period
to 21 January 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 21 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 Development
England > South West
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 195 181 196
Rank change year-on-year -14 +15 +22
Contract jobs citing API Development 35 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.55% 0.29% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.35% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 4
South West median daily rate £445 £445 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +24.04% +10.38%
10th Percentile £320 £350 £294
90th Percentile £530 £532 £402
England median daily rate £486 £450 £465
% change year-on-year +8.06% -3.23% +3.33%
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 5,451 4,276 4,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.88% 82.39% 82.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,508 2,670 2,905
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £283 £256 £233
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 175 293
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -11.43% -10.54%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.45 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.45 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 21 January 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 21 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
Bristol -12 12 £300 -20.00% 5
Wiltshire -30 11 £475 -12.04%
Somerset -3 6 £443 -1.67%
Gloucestershire - 3 £500 - 1
Devon - 2 £475 - 2
API Development
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) Java
3 14 (40.00%) TDD
3 14 (40.00%) Scrum
4 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
4 13 (37.14%) .NET
5 12 (34.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (34.29%) REST
6 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (31.43%) C#
6 11 (31.43%) SOAP
6 11 (31.43%) Microservices
7 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 9 (25.71%) CSS
8 9 (25.71%) HTML
8 9 (25.71%) Web Development
8 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
9 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
9 8 (22.86%) Apache
10 7 (20.00%) Spring
10 7 (20.00%) Finance
10 7 (20.00%) WCF
10 7 (20.00%) BDD
10 7 (20.00%) Bitbucket
10 7 (20.00%) Docker
10 7 (20.00%) DevOps
10 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (17.14%) API Integration
11 6 (17.14%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (17.14%) Jenkins

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 8 (22.86%) Apache
2 4 (11.43%) Jetty
2 4 (11.43%) Mule
2 4 (11.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (34.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (17.14%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (14.29%) PaaS
4 4 (11.43%) Apigee
4 4 (11.43%) GitHub
4 4 (11.43%) IaaS
4 4 (11.43%) SaaS
5 3 (8.57%) Azure Functions
5 3 (8.57%) Serverless
6 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) MariaDB
2 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 7 (20.00%) Bitbucket
3 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
4 5 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 5 (14.29%) Maven
4 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (11.43%) Ant
5 4 (11.43%) Cobertura
5 4 (11.43%) Gradle
5 4 (11.43%) Selenium
5 4 (11.43%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.86%) JIRA
6 1 (2.86%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Back Office
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Electronics
4 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.71%) Marketing
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (82.86%) Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) Hybris Developer
3 4 (11.43%) Technical Architect
4 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Integration Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Java E-Commerce Developer
4 2 (5.71%) PHP Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Product Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Project Leader
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Software Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) .NET
2 12 (34.29%) REST
3 11 (31.43%) SOAP
4 9 (25.71%) CSS
4 9 (25.71%) HTML
5 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (20.00%) Spring
5 7 (20.00%) WCF
6 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 5 (14.29%) JSON
6 5 (14.29%) RESTful
7 4 (11.43%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (11.43%) Apache Camel
7 4 (11.43%) CSS3
7 4 (11.43%) HTML5
7 4 (11.43%) Middleware
7 4 (11.43%) OSGi
7 4 (11.43%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
8 3 (8.57%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) User Experience
2 2 (5.71%) Robotics
3 1 (2.86%) Fintech
3 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) Scrum
2 14 (40.00%) TDD
3 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (31.43%) Microservices
4 9 (25.71%) Web Development
5 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
6 7 (20.00%) BDD
6 7 (20.00%) DevOps
7 6 (17.14%) API Integration
8 5 (14.29%) API Design
8 5 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (11.43%) B2C
9 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
9 4 (11.43%) Kanban
9 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Migration
9 4 (11.43%) Open Source
10 3 (8.57%) Continuous Deployment
11 2 (5.71%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) Java
2 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
3 11 (31.43%) C#
4 4 (11.43%) PHP
5 2 (5.71%) F#
5 2 (5.71%) Go
5 2 (5.71%) PHP 5
5 2 (5.71%) Scala
6 1 (2.86%) Java 8
6 1 (2.86%) Python
6 1 (2.86%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.86%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) hybris
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.86%) Splunk