Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 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.

JSON
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 71 88
Rank change year-on-year -16 +17 +41
Contract jobs citing JSON 125 116 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.48% 2.60% 2.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.20% 10.60% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 81 87
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £488 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.83% +17.65% +23.88%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £530
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £32.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.67% -
England median hourly rate £53.79 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +26.55% - +26.34%

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 1,524 1,094 1,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.26% 24.57% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 712 1,003
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £299 £263 £250
90th Percentile £574 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.29 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.33% +19.57% -19.83%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.51 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.83 £39.58 £39.50
England median hourly rate £42.13 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% +9.59% -1.35%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 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 -36 57 £450 -15.89% 6
Birmingham +18 28 £463 +42.31% 11
Coventry +4 23 £475 +7.34% 1
Warwickshire -1 2 £475 +11.76%
Worcestershire - 2 - - 2
JSON
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 78 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (44.80%) REST
3 50 (40.00%) Java
4 46 (36.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 45 (36.00%) CSS
6 44 (35.20%) C#
6 44 (35.20%) HTML
7 43 (34.40%) Git (software)
8 41 (32.80%) Scrum
8 41 (32.80%) DevOps
9 40 (32.00%) HTML5
9 40 (32.00%) Test Automation
10 39 (31.20%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (31.20%) SOAP
11 37 (29.60%) XML
11 37 (29.60%) TDD
12 36 (28.80%) SQL
13 35 (28.00%) Spring
14 34 (27.20%) JavaScript
15 31 (24.80%) CSS3
16 28 (22.40%) Linux
17 27 (21.60%) PowerShell
17 27 (21.60%) Docker
18 26 (20.80%) Microservices
18 26 (20.80%) Selenium
18 26 (20.80%) jQuery
18 26 (20.80%) .NET
19 25 (20.00%) Web Services
19 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
19 25 (20.00%) Scala

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 14 (11.20%) Apache
1 14 (11.20%) JBoss
2 13 (10.40%) Confluence
3 12 (9.60%) WebLogic
4 9 (7.20%) Tomcat
5 8 (6.40%) nginx
6 3 (2.40%) Mule
7 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (1.60%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.60%) IIS
7 2 (1.60%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 46 (36.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (16.80%) PaaS
3 19 (15.20%) IaaS
4 14 (11.20%) SaaS
5 13 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (5.60%) GitHub
7 6 (4.80%) Google Analytics
8 4 (3.20%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.60%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.60%) npm
10 2 (1.60%) Office 365
10 2 (1.60%) Serverless
11 1 (0.80%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.80%) Force.com
11 1 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.80%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.80%) SSL
2 15 (12.00%) HTTP
2 15 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (8.80%) DNS
3 11 (8.80%) Firewall
4 9 (7.20%) DHCP
5 7 (5.60%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.60%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.80%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.40%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.80%) NoSQL
3 20 (16.00%) MongoDB
3 20 (16.00%) MySQL
4 8 (6.40%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (6.40%) Azure SQL Database
4 8 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (6.40%) SQLite
5 6 (4.80%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.20%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.40%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.60%) Big Data
8 2 (1.60%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.60%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.60%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.80%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 43 (34.40%) Git (software)
2 26 (20.80%) Selenium
3 23 (18.40%) Cucumber
3 23 (18.40%) JIRA
4 22 (17.60%) Jenkins
5 21 (16.80%) Visual Studio Team System
6 19 (15.20%) Eclipse
7 15 (12.00%) JUnit
8 12 (9.60%) Ant
8 12 (9.60%) SoapUI
8 12 (9.60%) Visual Studio
9 11 (8.80%) SonarQube
9 11 (8.80%) Subversion
9 11 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (7.20%) IntelliJ
10 9 (7.20%) Maven
10 9 (7.20%) Xcode
11 8 (6.40%) Grunt
11 8 (6.40%) gulp
11 8 (6.40%) Mockito
General
1 1 (0.80%) Finance
1 1 (0.80%) Games
1 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (48.80%) Developer
2 23 (18.40%) Architect
3 20 (16.00%) Azure Engineer
4 11 (8.80%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.00%) Applications Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Mobile Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Scala Developer
7 8 (6.40%) Azure DevOps
7 8 (6.40%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 7 (5.60%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.60%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) UI Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Developer in Test
9 6 (4.80%) Digital Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (44.80%) REST
2 45 (36.00%) CSS
3 44 (35.20%) HTML
4 40 (32.00%) HTML5
5 39 (31.20%) SOAP
6 37 (29.60%) XML
7 35 (28.00%) Spring
8 31 (24.80%) CSS3
9 26 (20.80%) .NET
9 26 (20.80%) jQuery
10 25 (20.00%) Web Services
11 23 (18.40%) Ajax
12 19 (15.20%) RESTful
13 18 (14.40%) AngularJS
14 17 (13.60%) J2EE
14 17 (13.60%) KnockoutJS
15 15 (12.00%) Spring Boot
16 12 (9.60%) Hibernate
17 11 (8.80%) Apache Camel
17 11 (8.80%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.00%) User Experience
2 11 (8.80%) Mobile App
2 11 (8.80%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.40%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.40%) iPhone
4 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.60%) Clustering
6 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Wiki
7 1 (0.80%) Animation
7 1 (0.80%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.40%) Linux
2 23 (18.40%) Windows
3 19 (15.20%) Unix
4 12 (9.60%) Android
5 11 (8.80%) Windows Server
6 10 (8.00%) Apple iOS
7 8 (6.40%) Ubuntu
8 7 (5.60%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.40%) AIX
9 3 (2.40%) HPUX
9 3 (2.40%) Solaris
9 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.60%) CentOS
10 2 (1.60%) Debian
10 2 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (62.40%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (32.80%) DevOps
2 41 (32.80%) Scrum
3 40 (32.00%) Test Automation
4 39 (31.20%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (29.60%) TDD
6 26 (20.80%) Microservices
7 21 (16.80%) Open Source
8 18 (14.40%) Kanban
9 16 (12.80%) Configuration Management
10 15 (12.00%) Mentoring
11 14 (11.20%) MVC
12 13 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (9.60%) Responsive Web Design
13 12 (9.60%) Test Strategy
14 11 (8.80%) Deployment Automation
14 11 (8.80%) Test Scripting
15 10 (8.00%) MVVM
15 10 (8.00%) Web Design
16 9 (7.20%) OO
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.00%) Java
2 44 (35.20%) C#
3 36 (28.80%) SQL
4 34 (27.20%) JavaScript
5 27 (21.60%) PowerShell
6 25 (20.00%) Scala
7 21 (16.80%) Python
8 19 (15.20%) Ruby
9 13 (10.40%) Groovy
10 10 (8.00%) Apple Swift
10 10 (8.00%) Objective-C
11 8 (6.40%) Perl
12 6 (4.80%) Haskell
13 5 (4.00%) PL/SQL
14 3 (2.40%) Go
14 3 (2.40%) Java 8
14 3 (2.40%) PHP
14 3 (2.40%) T-SQL
14 3 (2.40%) VBA
14 3 (2.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.60%) Degree
2 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) QA
1 5 (4.00%) WAI
System Software
1 27 (21.60%) Docker
2 6 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.80%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.80%) LXC
3 4 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.60%) NFS
4 2 (1.60%) Samba
4 2 (1.60%) Squid
4 2 (1.60%) Varnish
4 2 (1.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (16.00%) Puppet
2 11 (8.80%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (7.20%) HockeyApp
4 7 (5.60%) Ansible
5 6 (4.80%) Grafana
5 6 (4.80%) Kibana
6 3 (2.40%) WSUS
7 2 (1.60%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.60%) Nagios
7 2 (1.60%) SCCM
7 2 (1.60%) SCOM
7 2 (1.60%) Terraform
7 2 (1.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.40%) WSO2
3 11 (8.80%) Google
3 11 (8.80%) Xamarin
4 9 (7.20%) Oracle
4 9 (7.20%) Twitter
5 8 (6.40%) Apple
6 7 (5.60%) Atlassian
6 7 (5.60%) webMethods
7 6 (4.80%) VMware
8 5 (4.00%) Adobe
9 3 (2.40%) SAP
10 2 (1.60%) Cisco
10 2 (1.60%) Perforce
10 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.60%) Splunk
10 2 (1.60%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.80%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.80%) HP
11 1 (0.80%) OpenText