Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for JSON skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JSON over the 6 months to 24 June 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.

JSON
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 95 67
Rank change year-on-year +33 -28 +30
Contract jobs citing JSON 137 100 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.00% 2.04% 2.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.46% 6.85% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 61 84
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £413 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -13.16% +14.46%
10th Percentile £329 £325 £363
90th Percentile £666 £600 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% +25.00% -27.27%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,195 1,460 1,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.19% 29.79% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 924 703
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.44% +4.81% +8.33%
10th Percentile £33.60 £11.63 £21.00
90th Percentile £44.75 £48.75 £40.18
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.27 £41.25
% change year-on-year +4.11% +2.46% +8.55%

JSON
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for JSON in the West Midlands

JSON
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for JSON in the West Midlands

JSON
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JSON in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JSON in the West Midlands

JSON
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for JSON in the West Midlands

JSON
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 JSON within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 June 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
Shropshire +35 70 £525 +5.00% 2
Birmingham -9 23 £525 +23.53% 7
Coventry -4 20 £450 +20.00%
Warwickshire +15 13 £400 +6.67% 1
Worcestershire -12 4 £419 -
Staffordshire +10 2 £413 +10.00%
Solihull +4 2 £650 +62.50% 1
JSON
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing JSON 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 JSON.

1 79 (57.66%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (55.47%) XML
3 72 (52.55%) Microservices
4 69 (50.36%) Java
5 68 (49.64%) DevOps
6 45 (32.85%) SOAP
6 45 (32.85%) Microsoft Azure
7 43 (31.39%) Web Services
8 37 (27.01%) SOA
8 37 (27.01%) Amazon AWS
8 37 (27.01%) Git (software)
9 34 (24.82%) Migration
10 33 (24.09%) RESTful
11 32 (23.36%) SQL
11 32 (23.36%) .NET
12 31 (22.63%) Jenkins
13 30 (21.90%) REST
13 30 (21.90%) Spring
14 28 (20.44%) JavaScript
15 24 (17.52%) XSD
15 24 (17.52%) PowerShell
16 23 (16.79%) Enterprise Software
16 23 (16.79%) WSO2
17 22 (16.06%) Docker
17 22 (16.06%) Spring Boot
17 22 (16.06%) Serverless
18 21 (15.33%) AWS Lambda
19 20 (14.60%) Unix
19 20 (14.60%) Amazon S3
19 20 (14.60%) PaaS

JSON
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 17 (12.41%) Confluence
2 9 (6.57%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.92%) Apache
3 4 (2.92%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.92%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.73%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.92%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.19%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) SAP FI-CA
1 4 (2.92%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.73%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 45 (32.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (27.01%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (16.06%) Serverless
4 21 (15.33%) AWS Lambda
5 20 (14.60%) Amazon S3
5 20 (14.60%) IaaS
5 20 (14.60%) PaaS
6 17 (12.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 17 (12.41%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (7.30%) AWS CloudTrail
7 10 (7.30%) Azure Data Factory
7 10 (7.30%) SaaS
8 7 (5.11%) Amazon EKS
8 7 (5.11%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (4.38%) Power Platform
10 5 (3.65%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (2.19%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (2.19%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (2.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) BGP
1 5 (3.65%) OSPF
2 4 (2.92%) HTTP
2 4 (2.92%) SSL
3 3 (2.19%) BIG-IP
3 3 (2.19%) SNMP
4 2 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.46%) Firewall
4 2 (1.46%) LAN
4 2 (1.46%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.46%) WAN
4 2 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.73%) Internet
5 1 (0.73%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) MongoDB
2 14 (10.22%) SQL Server
3 13 (9.49%) NoSQL
4 10 (7.30%) Big Data
5 9 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (5.84%) Data Lake
6 8 (5.84%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.38%) Power BI
8 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2017
8 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.19%) Amazon QuickSight
10 3 (2.19%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (2.19%) Parquet
10 3 (2.19%) Presto
10 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (27.01%) Git (software)
2 31 (22.63%) Jenkins
3 17 (12.41%) JIRA
4 16 (11.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 15 (10.95%) Maven
6 13 (9.49%) SoapUI
7 10 (7.30%) JUnit
8 9 (6.57%) Cucumber
8 9 (6.57%) Selenium
8 9 (6.57%) Toad
9 7 (5.11%) GitLab
9 7 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (4.38%) Visual Studio
11 4 (2.92%) Ant
11 4 (2.92%) Apache Ivy
11 4 (2.92%) Gradle
11 4 (2.92%) JMeter
11 4 (2.92%) Subversion
11 4 (2.92%) TestNG
12 3 (2.19%) Grunt
General
1 4 (2.92%) Manufacturing
1 4 (2.92%) Publishing
1 4 (2.92%) Retail
2 3 (2.19%) Automotive
2 3 (2.19%) Finance
3 1 (0.73%) French Language
3 1 (0.73%) Marketing
3 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (27.74%) Developer
2 34 (24.82%) Architect
3 21 (15.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (15.33%) Java Developer
4 19 (13.87%) Technical Architect
5 17 (12.41%) Java Architect
6 15 (10.95%) Java Technical Architect
7 12 (8.76%) Azure Engineer
8 11 (8.03%) Analyst
8 11 (8.03%) Azure DevOps
9 10 (7.30%) Consultant
9 10 (7.30%) Integration Architect
10 9 (6.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 8 (5.84%) Cloud Architect
11 8 (5.84%) Middleware Architect
11 8 (5.84%) Test Analyst
12 7 (5.11%) AWS Architect
12 7 (5.11%) Migration Architect
13 6 (4.38%) .NET Developer
14 5 (3.65%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (55.47%) XML
2 45 (32.85%) SOAP
3 43 (31.39%) Web Services
4 33 (24.09%) RESTful
5 32 (23.36%) .NET
6 30 (21.90%) REST
6 30 (21.90%) Spring
7 24 (17.52%) XSD
8 22 (16.06%) Spring Boot
9 20 (14.60%) Apache Camel
10 19 (13.87%) Java EE
11 14 (10.22%) J2EE
11 14 (10.22%) Middleware
12 11 (8.03%) HTML
12 11 (8.03%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (7.30%) CSS
14 9 (6.57%) XSLT
15 8 (5.84%) Kafka
15 8 (5.84%) OAuth
16 7 (5.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.79%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (8.03%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.46%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.46%) User Experience
4 1 (0.73%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.73%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.73%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.73%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.60%) Unix
2 16 (11.68%) Linux
3 10 (7.30%) Windows
4 3 (2.19%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.73%) Android
5 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.73%) Debian
5 1 (0.73%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (57.66%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (52.55%) Microservices
3 68 (49.64%) DevOps
4 37 (27.01%) SOA
5 34 (24.82%) Migration
6 17 (12.41%) TDD
7 16 (11.68%) Test Strategy
8 15 (10.95%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (9.49%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (9.49%) Test Automation
10 12 (8.76%) Analytics
10 12 (8.76%) Data Migration
10 12 (8.76%) Process Improvement
11 11 (8.03%) Cloud Operations
11 11 (8.03%) Scrum
11 11 (8.03%) Technical Leadership
12 10 (7.30%) OO
13 9 (6.57%) Deployment Automation
13 9 (6.57%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 69 (50.36%) Java
2 32 (23.36%) SQL
3 28 (20.44%) JavaScript
4 24 (17.52%) PowerShell
5 17 (12.41%) C#
6 14 (10.22%) Python
7 5 (3.65%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.92%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.92%) Scala
9 3 (2.19%) Perl
9 3 (2.19%) Prolog
9 3 (2.19%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.19%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.46%) C
11 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.73%) PHP
11 1 (0.73%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (13.14%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.41%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.11%) ISEB
3 7 (5.11%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.65%) CCNP
4 5 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.65%) Degree
5 3 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.19%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (1.46%) CCIE
6 2 (1.46%) CCNA
6 2 (1.46%) CCSP
6 2 (1.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.73%) GDPR
1 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 22 (16.06%) Docker
2 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (10.95%) Ansible
2 9 (6.57%) Terraform
3 3 (2.19%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.19%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.19%) logstash
4 1 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 23 (16.79%) WSO2
2 17 (12.41%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.76%) Oracle
4 8 (5.84%) Google
5 7 (5.11%) SAP
6 5 (3.65%) Aruba
6 5 (3.65%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.65%) Cisco
6 5 (3.65%) Databricks
6 5 (3.65%) F5
6 5 (3.65%) Fortinet
6 5 (3.65%) HP
6 5 (3.65%) Tableau
6 5 (3.65%) webMethods
7 3 (2.19%) BMC
7 3 (2.19%) NetScout
7 3 (2.19%) Riverbed
7 3 (2.19%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.19%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.46%) Adobe