Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 186 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 - -
Contract jobs citing API Design 3 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.064% 0.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.077% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
England median daily rate £513 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +10.22% -2.11% -13.64%
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 3,920 4,377 4,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.28% 82.99% 81.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,470 2,693 2,344
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 144 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.30% +8.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.15 £10.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.43 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

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
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 18 February 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
Birmingham -2 3 £500 +42.86% 2
API Design
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) API Development
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (33.33%) Data Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Symfony
2 1 (33.33%) Zend
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (33.33%) Mule

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 1 (33.33%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) Redis
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Mocha
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) PHP Architect
2 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior PHP Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) LESS
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) OAuth
1 1 (33.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) API Development
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Data Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) MuleSoft
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (33.33%) Zend