Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 85 89
Rank change year-on-year +25 +4 +15
Contract jobs citing JSON 124 136 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.17% 2.68% 2.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.89% 8.68% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 69 67
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +20.48%
10th Percentile £375 £335 £325
90th Percentile £588 £588 £581
England median daily rate £496 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +4.32% +3.26% +7.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - £33.00
England median hourly rate £52.25 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +49.29% -22.22% +21.62%

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 962 1,567 1,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.61% 30.88% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 957 756
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £312 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +47.54% +29.79%
10th Percentile £29.38 £13.00 £16.76
90th Percentile £44.88 £62.13 £41.30
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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
Birmingham +27 44 £500 +11.11% 12
Shropshire +7 25 £510 +14.48% 4
Coventry +11 20 £450 -10.00% 2
Warwickshire +9 10 £338 -28.95% 3
Staffordshire +24 4 £413 - 3
Worcestershire - 2 £650 - 5
Solihull +4 1 - -
JSON
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 85 (68.55%) XML
2 61 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (44.35%) Azure
4 50 (40.32%) PowerShell
5 47 (37.90%) Java
6 46 (37.10%) SQL
7 40 (32.26%) Microservices
8 37 (29.84%) REST
9 33 (26.61%) DevOps
10 32 (25.81%) Docker
10 32 (25.81%) Git (software)
10 32 (25.81%) Web Services
11 27 (21.77%) C#
12 26 (20.97%) HTML
12 26 (20.97%) CSS
12 26 (20.97%) SOAP
12 26 (20.97%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (20.97%) Power Platform
13 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
13 25 (20.16%) Spring
14 24 (19.35%) AngularJS
14 24 (19.35%) Power BI
15 23 (18.55%) JIRA
16 22 (17.74%) Confluence
17 21 (16.94%) HTML5
17 21 (16.94%) RESTful
17 21 (16.94%) .NET
18 20 (16.13%) SOA
18 20 (16.13%) Security Cleared
18 20 (16.13%) CSS3

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 22 (17.74%) Confluence
2 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.42%) Apache
3 3 (2.42%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.61%) JBoss
4 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.81%) IIS
5 1 (0.81%) Jetty
5 1 (0.81%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (12.90%) GIMP
1 16 (12.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (44.35%) Azure
2 26 (20.97%) Power Platform
3 19 (15.32%) GitHub
4 16 (12.90%) SaaS
5 12 (9.68%) IaaS
6 11 (8.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (8.06%) AWS
7 10 (8.06%) PaaS
8 7 (5.65%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.61%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (1.61%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.61%) PowerApps
10 2 (1.61%) Serverless
11 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.52%) SNMP
2 11 (8.87%) ICMP
2 11 (8.87%) Telnet
3 9 (7.26%) BGP
3 9 (7.26%) OSPF
4 7 (5.65%) BIG-IP
5 3 (2.42%) HTTP
5 3 (2.42%) Intranet
6 2 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.61%) Firewall
6 2 (1.61%) Internet
6 2 (1.61%) LAN
6 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.61%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.61%) WAN
6 2 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.81%) DSL
7 1 (0.81%) Extranet
7 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.97%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (19.35%) Power BI
3 19 (15.32%) Azure SQL Database
3 19 (15.32%) SQL Server
4 18 (14.52%) Relational Database
5 9 (7.26%) MongoDB
5 9 (7.26%) NoSQL
6 8 (6.45%) Big Data
7 7 (5.65%) Data Lake
7 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2017
7 7 (5.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (4.03%) MySQL
8 5 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.42%) Redis
10 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 23 (18.55%) JIRA
3 17 (13.71%) gulp
4 16 (12.90%) webpack
5 15 (12.10%) Grunt
6 11 (8.87%) Jenkins
6 11 (8.87%) JUnit
6 11 (8.87%) Vagrant
7 8 (6.45%) Maven
7 8 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (4.03%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.23%) Ant
9 4 (3.23%) JMeter
9 4 (3.23%) TestNG
10 3 (2.42%) Bitbucket
10 3 (2.42%) Gradle
11 2 (1.61%) IntelliJ
11 2 (1.61%) Mockito
11 2 (1.61%) Selenium
11 2 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 17 (13.71%) Public Sector
2 13 (10.48%) Finance
3 9 (7.26%) Legal
4 5 (4.03%) Retail
5 4 (3.23%) Games
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (50.00%) Developer
2 31 (25.00%) Architect
3 19 (15.32%) Azure Developer
3 19 (15.32%) UI Developer
4 12 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (8.87%) Technical Architect
6 10 (8.06%) Azure Engineer
6 10 (8.06%) Consultant
6 10 (8.06%) Data Architect
7 9 (7.26%) Azure DevOps
7 9 (7.26%) Java Developer
7 9 (7.26%) Senior Developer
8 8 (6.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.65%) Java Architect
9 7 (5.65%) Java Technical Architect
10 6 (4.84%) Database Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Middleware Architect
11 5 (4.03%) Azure Architect
11 5 (4.03%) Integration Architect
12 4 (3.23%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (68.55%) XML
2 37 (29.84%) REST
3 32 (25.81%) Web Services
4 26 (20.97%) CSS
4 26 (20.97%) HTML
4 26 (20.97%) SOAP
5 25 (20.16%) Spring
6 24 (19.35%) AngularJS
7 21 (16.94%) .NET
7 21 (16.94%) HTML5
7 21 (16.94%) RESTful
8 20 (16.13%) CSS3
9 16 (12.90%) LESS
9 16 (12.90%) Sass
9 16 (12.90%) Semantic HTML
10 13 (10.48%) Angular 2
10 13 (10.48%) OpenID
10 13 (10.48%) SAML
11 12 (9.68%) J2EE
12 11 (8.87%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) User Experience
2 9 (7.26%) PKI
3 7 (5.65%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.42%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.42%) NHS
7 2 (1.61%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.81%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.29%) Unix
2 12 (9.68%) Windows
3 5 (4.03%) Linux
4 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (49.19%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.26%) Microservices
3 33 (26.61%) DevOps
4 20 (16.13%) SOA
5 19 (15.32%) Technical Leadership
6 18 (14.52%) Migration
6 18 (14.52%) TDD
6 18 (14.52%) Test Automation
7 17 (13.71%) Data Security
7 17 (13.71%) ETL
7 17 (13.71%) Performance Optimisation
8 16 (12.90%) Kanban
9 15 (12.10%) Project Management
10 14 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (10.48%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 12 (9.68%) Agile Project Management
12 12 (9.68%) ITIL
12 12 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (8.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 10 (8.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.32%) PowerShell
2 47 (37.90%) Java
3 46 (37.10%) SQL
4 27 (21.77%) C#
5 16 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 15 (12.10%) TypeScript
7 12 (9.68%) Python
8 11 (8.87%) VBA
9 9 (7.26%) Bash Shell
9 9 (7.26%) Perl
10 7 (5.65%) Prolog
11 4 (3.23%) Scala
12 3 (2.42%) Groovy
12 3 (2.42%) PHP
13 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.61%) Ruby
13 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.81%) C++
14 1 (0.81%) Haskell
14 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.26%) CCNP
3 9 (7.26%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.84%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (4.03%) CCIE
6 3 (2.42%) CCNA
7 2 (1.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (1.61%) CCSP
7 2 (1.61%) CISSP
8 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.61%) PMO
3 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 32 (25.81%) Docker
2 12 (9.68%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (8.87%) WMI
2 9 (7.26%) Ansible
3 6 (4.84%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.42%) Puppet
4 3 (2.42%) Terraform
5 2 (1.61%) Kibana
5 2 (1.61%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.81%) Grafana
6 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.26%) Aruba
2 9 (7.26%) CheckPoint
2 9 (7.26%) Cisco
2 9 (7.26%) F5
2 9 (7.26%) Fortinet
2 9 (7.26%) HP
3 7 (5.65%) BMC
3 7 (5.65%) Databricks
3 7 (5.65%) NetScout
3 7 (5.65%) Riverbed
3 7 (5.65%) SolarWinds
3 7 (5.65%) Tableau
4 5 (4.03%) WSO2
5 3 (2.42%) Adobe
5 3 (2.42%) ForgeRock
5 3 (2.42%) Google
6 2 (1.61%) BEA
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle
6 2 (1.61%) VMware