Period
to 17 January 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 17 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.

JSON
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 95 106
Rank change year-on-year +23 +11 +31
Contract jobs citing JSON 153 96 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.14% 2.04% 1.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.63% 7.97% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 55 51
West Midlands median daily rate £466 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.78% +4.71% +41.67%
10th Percentile £328 £272 £270
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £488 £470 £438
% change year-on-year +3.72% +7.43% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £32.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £33.28
% change year-on-year -16.67% +26.20% +4.00%

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 1,440 1,205 1,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.53% 25.57% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 796 863
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £270
90th Percentile £575 £561 £538
England median daily rate £494 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +29.79% -19.92%
10th Percentile £32.65 £14.21 £10.68
90th Percentile £62.13 £43.75 £32.74
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +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 17 January 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 17 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
Shropshire -7 78 £450 -10.00% 1
Coventry +14 31 £500 +12.36% 2
Birmingham -2 27 £375 - 11
Warwickshire -8 4 £500 +37.93% 3
Worcestershire - 4 £431 -
West Bromwich - 2 £200 - 1
Staffordshire -7 1 - - 3
Solihull - 1 - -
JSON
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 97 (63.40%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (52.94%) Java
3 79 (51.63%) REST
4 75 (49.02%) Microservices
5 68 (44.44%) XML
6 67 (43.79%) DevOps
7 61 (39.87%) Git (software)
8 60 (39.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 56 (36.60%) SQL
10 51 (33.33%) C#
11 49 (32.03%) Spring
12 48 (31.37%) JavaScript
13 45 (29.41%) TDD
13 45 (29.41%) Docker
14 44 (28.76%) SOAP
15 41 (26.80%) WSO2
16 37 (24.18%) Spring Boot
16 37 (24.18%) Test Automation
17 35 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
18 34 (22.22%) HTML
19 33 (21.57%) Cucumber
20 32 (20.92%) Web Services
20 32 (20.92%) Apache Camel
21 31 (20.26%) CSS
21 31 (20.26%) jQuery
22 30 (19.61%) .NET
22 30 (19.61%) Jenkins
23 28 (18.30%) HTML5
24 27 (17.65%) SQL Server
25 26 (16.99%) Test Strategy

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 15 (9.80%) WebLogic
2 12 (7.84%) Apache
2 12 (7.84%) nginx
3 11 (7.19%) Confluence
3 11 (7.19%) JBoss
4 10 (6.54%) NServiceBus
5 7 (4.58%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.96%) Mule
7 2 (1.31%) CMS
7 2 (1.31%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.31%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.31%) WordPress
8 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.31%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.65%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.61%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (2.61%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 60 (39.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (15.69%) PaaS
3 23 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (15.03%) SaaS
4 19 (12.42%) Azure Data Factory
5 18 (11.76%) IaaS
6 14 (9.15%) GitHub
7 7 (4.58%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (4.58%) Google Analytics
8 5 (3.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (2.61%) npm
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.65%) Apigee
10 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.46%) TCP/IP
2 13 (8.50%) HTTP
2 13 (8.50%) SSL
3 4 (2.61%) DNS
3 4 (2.61%) Firewall
4 2 (1.31%) DHCP
4 2 (1.31%) Extranet
4 2 (1.31%) Intranet
4 2 (1.31%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.31%) SAN
4 2 (1.31%) VPN
5 1 (0.65%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 21 (13.73%) NoSQL
3 18 (11.76%) MySQL
4 12 (7.84%) MongoDB
5 10 (6.54%) Hadoop
5 10 (6.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (5.88%) Big Data
6 9 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (5.88%) SQLite
7 6 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (3.27%) MariaDB
9 4 (2.61%) Power BI
9 4 (2.61%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.61%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon Athena
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon QuickSight
10 1 (0.65%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 61 (39.87%) Git (software)
2 33 (21.57%) Cucumber
3 30 (19.61%) Jenkins
4 25 (16.34%) Visual Studio
5 20 (13.07%) JIRA
6 19 (12.42%) Ant
6 19 (12.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (11.76%) SonarQube
8 17 (11.11%) Eclipse
8 17 (11.11%) Selenium
8 17 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (9.80%) JUnit
9 15 (9.80%) Maven
9 15 (9.80%) SoapUI
10 14 (9.15%) Mockito
11 11 (7.19%) Xcode
12 9 (5.88%) Apache Ivy
12 9 (5.88%) Gradle
13 8 (5.23%) IntelliJ
14 7 (4.58%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 8 (5.23%) Publishing
2 2 (1.31%) Games
2 2 (1.31%) Marketing
3 1 (0.65%) Billing
3 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (52.94%) Developer
2 30 (19.61%) Architect
3 22 (14.38%) Java Developer
4 12 (7.84%) Analyst
4 12 (7.84%) Applications Developer
5 11 (7.19%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.54%) Developer in Test
6 10 (6.54%) Java Architect
6 10 (6.54%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 10 (6.54%) Mobile Developer
6 10 (6.54%) Software Engineer
7 9 (5.88%) XML Developer
8 8 (5.23%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (5.23%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.58%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (4.58%) Java Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) Product Owner
9 7 (4.58%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (51.63%) REST
2 68 (44.44%) XML
3 49 (32.03%) Spring
4 44 (28.76%) SOAP
5 37 (24.18%) Spring Boot
6 34 (22.22%) HTML
7 32 (20.92%) Apache Camel
7 32 (20.92%) Web Services
8 31 (20.26%) CSS
8 31 (20.26%) jQuery
9 30 (19.61%) .NET
10 28 (18.30%) HTML5
11 19 (12.42%) RESTful
12 18 (11.76%) J2EE
12 18 (11.76%) Swagger
12 18 (11.76%) WireMock
12 18 (11.76%) XSD
13 17 (11.11%) CSS3
13 17 (11.11%) Java EE
14 14 (9.15%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) User Experience
2 16 (10.46%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (9.15%) Mobile App
4 10 (6.54%) iPhone
4 10 (6.54%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.61%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.31%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.31%) New Media
7 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.31%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) Animation
8 1 (0.65%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.73%) Linux
2 20 (13.07%) Windows
3 16 (10.46%) Unix
4 12 (7.84%) Apple iOS
5 11 (7.19%) Android
6 7 (4.58%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.96%) AIX
7 3 (1.96%) HPUX
7 3 (1.96%) Solaris
8 2 (1.31%) Debian
8 2 (1.31%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.65%) CentOS
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (63.40%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (49.02%) Microservices
3 67 (43.79%) DevOps
4 45 (29.41%) TDD
5 37 (24.18%) Test Automation
6 35 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (16.99%) Test Strategy
8 23 (15.03%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (13.73%) Process Improvement
9 21 (13.73%) Scrum
10 18 (11.76%) Analytics
10 18 (11.76%) MVC
10 18 (11.76%) Software Architecture
11 14 (9.15%) Mentoring
12 13 (8.50%) Migration
13 12 (7.84%) Dependency Management
13 12 (7.84%) Open Source
13 12 (7.84%) Responsive Web Design
13 12 (7.84%) SOA
13 12 (7.84%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 81 (52.94%) Java
2 56 (36.60%) SQL
3 51 (33.33%) C#
4 48 (31.37%) JavaScript
5 15 (9.80%) PowerShell
6 14 (9.15%) T-SQL
7 13 (8.50%) Python
7 13 (8.50%) Ruby
7 13 (8.50%) Scala
8 12 (7.84%) Apple Swift
8 12 (7.84%) Objective-C
9 10 (6.54%) Groovy
10 8 (5.23%) PL/SQL
11 7 (4.58%) Haskell
11 7 (4.58%) Perl
11 7 (4.58%) XPath
12 5 (3.27%) XQuery
13 4 (2.61%) PHP
14 1 (0.65%) ABAP
14 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (5.23%) Degree
2 2 (1.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) GDPR
1 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 45 (29.41%) Docker
2 4 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (7.19%) HockeyApp
1 11 (7.19%) Puppet
2 7 (4.58%) Grafana
2 7 (4.58%) Kibana
3 3 (1.96%) Ansible
3 3 (1.96%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.31%) cPanel
4 2 (1.31%) Plesk
4 2 (1.31%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (26.80%) WSO2
2 23 (15.03%) Microsoft
3 22 (14.38%) Google
4 15 (9.80%) Xamarin
5 11 (7.19%) Twitter
6 10 (6.54%) Apple
7 9 (5.88%) Atlassian
7 9 (5.88%) SAP
8 8 (5.23%) webMethods
9 5 (3.27%) Adobe
9 5 (3.27%) Cisco
9 5 (3.27%) Oracle
9 5 (3.27%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.61%) VMware
11 2 (1.31%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.65%) HP
12 1 (0.65%) OpenText
12 1 (0.65%) ServiceNow