Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 20 August 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.

API Design
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 142 213
Rank change year-on-year -22 +71 -
Contract jobs citing API Design 26 29 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.67% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.80% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 2
West Midlands median daily rate £591 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £406 £525 £503
90th Percentile £624 £670 £568
England median daily rate £500 £525 £455
% change year-on-year -4.76% +15.38% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,232 3,615 5,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.57% 83.53% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 2,286 2,965
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £541
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 124 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £20.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.51% +25.76% -26.67%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.96 £10.67
90th Percentile £32.75 £51.50 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

API Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for API Design in the West Midlands

API Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for API Design in the West Midlands

API Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing API Design in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for API Design in the West Midlands

API Design
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Shropshire -17 18 £595 +1.28%
Birmingham -16 3 £425 -22.73%
Coventry - 3 £600 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £475 -
API Design
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for API Design.

1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (76.92%) Microservices
3 19 (73.08%) Middleware
4 14 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (50.00%) Scrum
6 12 (46.15%) SOA
6 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
6 12 (46.15%) Deployment Automation
7 11 (42.31%) DevOps
7 11 (42.31%) Java
8 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
8 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
8 9 (34.62%) API Development
9 8 (30.77%) WSO2
9 8 (30.77%) TOGAF
9 8 (30.77%) CITP
10 6 (23.08%) TDD
10 6 (23.08%) Linux
10 6 (23.08%) MuleSoft
10 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (23.08%) Kanban
11 5 (19.23%) Windows
12 4 (15.38%) Data Analytics
12 4 (15.38%) Analytics
12 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
13 3 (11.54%) Ansible
13 3 (11.54%) SDLC
13 3 (11.54%) User Experience
13 3 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (11.54%) Jenkins

API Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 2 (7.69%) JBoss
1 2 (7.69%) Mule
1 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) IaaS
2 3 (11.54%) PaaS
2 3 (11.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
1 2 (7.69%) SSL
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MySQL
1 3 (11.54%) Redis
2 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (11.54%) Bitbucket
1 3 (11.54%) Jasmine
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
1 3 (11.54%) Maven
1 3 (11.54%) Mocha
1 3 (11.54%) Selenium
1 3 (11.54%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.54%) Automotive
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Marketing
1 3 (11.54%) Persian Language
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Architect
2 10 (38.46%) Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Java Developer
4 8 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Developer
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Java Developer
5 6 (23.08%) Java Middleware Developer
5 6 (23.08%) Middleware Developer
6 4 (15.38%) Azure Architect
6 4 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (15.38%) Technical Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Messaging Architect
7 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) AWS Architect
8 1 (3.85%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.85%) DevOps Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Lead Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) Middleware
2 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
2 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 3 (11.54%) HTML5
2 3 (11.54%) LESS
2 3 (11.54%) Node.js
2 3 (11.54%) Sass
2 3 (11.54%) Symfony
2 3 (11.54%) XSLT
3 2 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (7.69%) Java SE
3 2 (7.69%) JSON Schema
3 2 (7.69%) OAuth
3 2 (7.69%) REST
3 2 (7.69%) SOAP
3 2 (7.69%) Spring
3 2 (7.69%) Spring Boot
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) WSDL
3 2 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
1 3 (11.54%) User Experience
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 3 (11.54%) Unix
4 2 (7.69%) AIX
4 2 (7.69%) HPUX
4 2 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (76.92%) Microservices
3 14 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (50.00%) Scrum
5 12 (46.15%) Deployment Automation
5 12 (46.15%) SOA
5 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
6 11 (42.31%) DevOps
7 9 (34.62%) API Development
7 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
7 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
8 8 (30.77%) TOGAF
9 6 (23.08%) Kanban
9 6 (23.08%) TDD
10 4 (15.38%) Analytics
10 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (15.38%) Data Analytics
11 3 (11.54%) SDLC
11 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
11 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
2 3 (11.54%) PHP
2 3 (11.54%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) Groovy
3 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) CITP
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Ansible
2 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) WSO2
2 6 (23.08%) MuleSoft
3 3 (11.54%) Atlassian
3 3 (11.54%) Zend
4 1 (3.85%) Capita
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft