Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 95 129
Rank change year-on-year +15 +34 +22
Contract jobs citing JSON 116 114 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.39% 1.94% 1.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.32% 7.59% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 64 36
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +30.77% -
10th Percentile £288 £324 £270
90th Percentile £590 £550 £463
England median daily rate £460 £430 £410
% change year-on-year +6.98% +4.88% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £35.57
% change year-on-year +25.00% +1.21% -3.86%

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 1245 1502 1128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.66% 25.52% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 921 684
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £260 £270 £228
90th Percentile £563 £525 £504
England median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 14 30
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £22.00 £29.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.00% -25.03% +2.28%
10th Percentile £14.31 £9.58 £11.00
90th Percentile £42.35 £35.41 £43.90
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 +19 40 £530 +8.72% 1
Birmingham -4 29 £375 -17.58% 7
Warwickshire +19 18 £425 -17.48% 2
Coventry +18 14 £425 -19.05%
Staffordshire +9 2 £200 -27.27% 1
JSON
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JSON also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for JSON.

1 70 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (48.28%) XML
3 48 (41.38%) Git (software)
4 46 (39.66%) Java
5 44 (37.93%) Scrum
6 42 (36.21%) REST
7 36 (31.03%) Linux
8 34 (29.31%) HTML
9 33 (28.45%) Unix
9 33 (28.45%) CSS
10 31 (26.72%) Subversion
11 30 (25.86%) Test Automation
11 30 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (24.14%) Android
13 27 (23.28%) JavaScript
13 27 (23.28%) Middleware
13 27 (23.28%) DevOps
14 26 (22.41%) SQL
14 26 (22.41%) SOAP
15 25 (21.55%) HTML5
16 23 (19.83%) Web Services
16 23 (19.83%) Jenkins
17 22 (18.97%) HTTP
18 21 (18.10%) Open Source
18 21 (18.10%) Android Development
19 20 (17.24%) WSO2
19 20 (17.24%) User Experience
19 20 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
19 20 (17.24%) Kanban
19 20 (17.24%) TDD

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 10 (8.62%) Apache
1 10 (8.62%) JBoss
2 7 (6.03%) Mule
2 7 (6.03%) Tomcat
2 7 (6.03%) WebLogic
3 6 (5.17%) IIS
4 4 (3.45%) Mule ESB
4 4 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.59%) Confluence
5 3 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.59%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.21%) PaaS
3 12 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (10.34%) IaaS
4 11 (9.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (4.31%) SaaS
6 4 (3.45%) GitHub
6 4 (3.45%) Heroku
7 1 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.97%) HTTP
2 19 (16.38%) SSL
3 9 (7.76%) Bluetooth
4 8 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (4.31%) RTSP
5 5 (4.31%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.59%) AMQP
6 3 (2.59%) VPN
7 2 (1.72%) Network Security
8 1 (0.86%) Firewall
8 1 (0.86%) LAN
8 1 (0.86%) SMS
8 1 (0.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.52%) MongoDB
2 11 (9.48%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.76%) MySQL
3 9 (7.76%) NoSQL
3 9 (7.76%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.03%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.31%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.31%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.72%) Big Data
6 2 (1.72%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (41.38%) Git (software)
2 31 (26.72%) Subversion
3 23 (19.83%) Jenkins
4 16 (13.79%) SoapUI
5 14 (12.07%) JUnit
5 14 (12.07%) Selenium
6 11 (9.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (8.62%) GitLab
7 10 (8.62%) JMeter
7 10 (8.62%) TeamCity
8 8 (6.90%) Android Studio
8 8 (6.90%) Maven
9 7 (6.03%) Eclipse
9 7 (6.03%) JIRA
10 6 (5.17%) Gradle
10 6 (5.17%) IntelliJ
11 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (3.45%) WebDriver
12 3 (2.59%) CocoaPods
12 3 (2.59%) Xcode
General
1 7 (6.03%) Automotive
2 3 (2.59%) Back Office
2 3 (2.59%) Local Government
2 3 (2.59%) Retail
3 2 (1.72%) Finance
4 1 (0.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 74 (63.79%) Developer
2 20 (17.24%) Android Developer
3 17 (14.66%) Architect
4 15 (12.93%) Java Developer
5 13 (11.21%) Senior Developer
6 10 (8.62%) Integration Developer
7 9 (7.76%) Messaging Developer
8 8 (6.90%) Azure Consultant
8 8 (6.90%) Consultant
8 8 (6.90%) iOS Developer
8 8 (6.90%) Technical Architect
9 7 (6.03%) Angular Developer
9 7 (6.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 6 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Digital Architect
11 5 (4.31%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (4.31%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (4.31%) MuleSoft Developer
11 5 (4.31%) Scala Developer
12 4 (3.45%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (48.28%) XML
2 42 (36.21%) REST
3 34 (29.31%) HTML
4 33 (28.45%) CSS
5 27 (23.28%) Middleware
6 26 (22.41%) SOAP
7 25 (21.55%) HTML5
8 23 (19.83%) Web Services
9 18 (15.52%) Spring
10 17 (14.66%) JSON Schema
10 17 (14.66%) WSDL
11 16 (13.79%) Ajax
11 16 (13.79%) CSS3
12 15 (12.93%) Play Framework
13 14 (12.07%) XSD
14 13 (11.21%) jQuery
15 11 (9.48%) .NET
15 11 (9.48%) Android SDK
15 11 (9.48%) AngularJS
15 11 (9.48%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.24%) User Experience
2 10 (8.62%) PKI
3 8 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.17%) Enterprise Cloud
4 6 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (5.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.17%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.31%) DataPower
6 3 (2.59%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.59%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.72%) Animation
7 2 (1.72%) iPad
7 2 (1.72%) iPhone
8 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.86%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.03%) Linux
2 33 (28.45%) Unix
3 28 (24.14%) Android
4 19 (16.38%) Windows
5 15 (12.93%) Mac OS X
6 10 (8.62%) Apple iOS
7 6 (5.17%) Windows Server
8 4 (3.45%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.72%) AIX
10 2 (1.72%) HPUX
10 2 (1.72%) Solaris
11 1 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (37.93%) Scrum
3 30 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (25.86%) Test Automation
4 27 (23.28%) DevOps
5 21 (18.10%) Android Development
5 21 (18.10%) Open Source
6 20 (17.24%) Kanban
6 20 (17.24%) TDD
7 19 (16.38%) SOA
8 14 (12.07%) Continuous Deployment
9 13 (11.21%) OO
10 12 (10.34%) ITIL
10 12 (10.34%) Microservices
10 12 (10.34%) Unit Testing
11 11 (9.48%) Infrastructure Management
12 10 (8.62%) Load Balancing
12 10 (8.62%) Mentoring
13 9 (7.76%) iOS Development
13 9 (7.76%) Release Automation
Programming Languages
1 46 (39.66%) Java
2 27 (23.28%) JavaScript
3 26 (22.41%) SQL
4 17 (14.66%) Scala
5 12 (10.34%) Shell Script
6 11 (9.48%) PowerShell
7 10 (8.62%) Objective-C
8 7 (6.03%) Apple Swift
8 7 (6.03%) Ruby
9 5 (4.31%) PHP
10 3 (2.59%) C#
10 3 (2.59%) Groovy
10 3 (2.59%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.59%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.72%) ES6
11 2 (1.72%) Python
11 2 (1.72%) XPath
12 1 (0.86%) C
12 1 (0.86%) C++
12 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.90%) Degree
2 7 (6.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.59%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.72%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.86%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.86%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (0.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (7.76%) Docker
2 4 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (2.59%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (15.52%) Ansible
2 17 (14.66%) Puppet
3 10 (8.62%) Graylog
3 10 (8.62%) logstash
3 10 (8.62%) Nagios
3 10 (8.62%) Tivoli
4 9 (7.76%) Rundeck
5 8 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.72%) SCOM
7 1 (0.86%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.86%) Packer
Vendors
1 20 (17.24%) WSO2
2 16 (13.79%) MuleSoft
3 10 (8.62%) Splunk
4 9 (7.76%) CA
4 9 (7.76%) Micro Focus
4 9 (7.76%) Serena
5 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.90%) Oracle
6 5 (4.31%) IBM
6 5 (4.31%) Teradata
6 5 (4.31%) webMethods
7 4 (3.45%) VMware
8 3 (2.59%) Google
9 2 (1.72%) Apple
9 2 (1.72%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.86%) Altova
10 1 (0.86%) BMC
10 1 (0.86%) Informatica
10 1 (0.86%) Jitterbit
10 1 (0.86%) Remedy