Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 91 106
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 +20
Contract jobs citing JSON 137 102 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.66% 2.12% 1.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.69% 8.69% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 69 71
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £500 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +20.48% +23.88%
10th Percentile £315 £324 £313
90th Percentile £588 £578 £550
England median daily rate £475 £460 £428
% change year-on-year +3.26% +7.60% +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.00% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +23.29% -2.67%

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 1,577 1,174 1,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.60% 24.39% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 774 1,004
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £513
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 35 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +32.61% -19.83%
10th Percentile £14.00 £16.76 £10.40
90th Percentile £61.94 £41.30 £39.82
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% 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 15 November 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

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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 November 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 -19 79 £446 -16.73% 4
Coventry +2 22 £500 +8.70% 3
Birmingham +8 21 £413 +16.61% 12
Warwickshire -2 2 £475 +11.76% 5
Solihull - 1 - - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £200 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
JSON
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 91 (66.42%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (51.09%) Java
3 63 (45.99%) DevOps
4 58 (42.34%) XML
4 58 (42.34%) REST
5 51 (37.23%) Microsoft Azure
6 50 (36.50%) Microservices
7 48 (35.04%) SQL
8 47 (34.31%) Git (software)
9 44 (32.12%) SOAP
10 43 (31.39%) JavaScript
11 42 (30.66%) Test Automation
11 42 (30.66%) TDD
11 42 (30.66%) Spring
12 40 (29.20%) C#
13 37 (27.01%) HTML
13 37 (27.01%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (26.28%) CSS
15 35 (25.55%) Docker
16 34 (24.82%) Web Services
17 32 (23.36%) Cucumber
18 31 (22.63%) HTML5
18 31 (22.63%) Scrum
19 30 (21.90%) Jenkins
19 30 (21.90%) WSO2
20 28 (20.44%) Linux
20 28 (20.44%) jQuery
21 27 (19.71%) Microsoft
22 26 (18.98%) Selenium
22 26 (18.98%) JIRA

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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%) WebLogic
2 16 (11.68%) Confluence
3 14 (10.22%) Apache
4 13 (9.49%) JBoss
5 12 (8.76%) nginx
6 7 (5.11%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.19%) Mule
8 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.73%) CMS
8 1 (0.73%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.73%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.73%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.73%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.73%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.73%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.92%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (2.92%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 51 (37.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (17.52%) PaaS
3 23 (16.79%) IaaS
4 19 (13.87%) SaaS
5 18 (13.14%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (8.76%) GitHub
7 7 (5.11%) Google Analytics
8 5 (3.65%) Azure Data Factory
8 5 (3.65%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (3.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (2.92%) npm
10 3 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.73%) Apigee
11 1 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.73%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.73%) Force.com
11 1 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.68%) HTTP
1 16 (11.68%) SSL
1 16 (11.68%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.92%) DHCP
2 4 (2.92%) DNS
2 4 (2.92%) Firewall
3 2 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.73%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.73%) Extranet
4 1 (0.73%) Intranet
4 1 (0.73%) Skype
4 1 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.33%) NoSQL
1 21 (15.33%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.87%) MySQL
3 17 (12.41%) MongoDB
4 9 (6.57%) SQLite
5 8 (5.84%) Big Data
5 8 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.84%) Hadoop
6 7 (5.11%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (3.65%) MariaDB
8 4 (2.92%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.19%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.73%) MS Access
11 1 (0.73%) Power BI
11 1 (0.73%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 47 (34.31%) Git (software)
2 32 (23.36%) Cucumber
3 30 (21.90%) Jenkins
4 26 (18.98%) JIRA
4 26 (18.98%) Selenium
5 25 (18.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 19 (13.87%) Eclipse
7 18 (13.14%) Ant
7 18 (13.14%) SoapUI
8 16 (11.68%) JUnit
8 16 (11.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (10.22%) Maven
10 13 (9.49%) SonarQube
11 12 (8.76%) Visual Studio
12 11 (8.03%) Xcode
13 10 (7.30%) IntelliJ
13 10 (7.30%) Mockito
14 9 (6.57%) Gradle
14 9 (6.57%) Subversion
15 8 (5.84%) Apache Ivy
General
1 2 (1.46%) Games
2 1 (0.73%) Finance
2 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (45.26%) Developer
2 27 (19.71%) Architect
3 17 (12.41%) Java Developer
4 16 (11.68%) Azure Engineer
5 13 (9.49%) Analyst
6 12 (8.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (8.03%) Applications Developer
7 11 (8.03%) Test Analyst
8 10 (7.30%) Azure DevOps
8 10 (7.30%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 10 (7.30%) Mobile Developer
9 9 (6.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 9 (6.57%) Java Architect
10 8 (5.84%) Developer in Test
11 7 (5.11%) Product Owner
11 7 (5.11%) Scala Developer
12 6 (4.38%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (4.38%) Senior DevOps
12 6 (4.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 6 (4.38%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (42.34%) REST
1 58 (42.34%) XML
2 44 (32.12%) SOAP
3 42 (30.66%) Spring
4 37 (27.01%) HTML
5 36 (26.28%) CSS
6 34 (24.82%) Web Services
7 31 (22.63%) HTML5
8 28 (20.44%) jQuery
9 25 (18.25%) .NET
9 25 (18.25%) RESTful
9 25 (18.25%) Spring Boot
10 21 (15.33%) Apache Camel
11 20 (14.60%) J2EE
12 19 (13.87%) CSS3
12 19 (13.87%) XSD
13 16 (11.68%) Java EE
14 13 (9.49%) AngularJS
14 13 (9.49%) Hibernate
14 13 (9.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.87%) User Experience
2 16 (11.68%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (10.22%) Mobile App
4 13 (9.49%) Public Cloud
5 10 (7.30%) iPhone
6 7 (5.11%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.92%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.73%) Animation
9 1 (0.73%) New Media
9 1 (0.73%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.73%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.44%) Linux
2 24 (17.52%) Unix
2 24 (17.52%) Windows
3 12 (8.76%) Android
3 12 (8.76%) Apple iOS
4 7 (5.11%) Ubuntu
5 6 (4.38%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.65%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.19%) AIX
7 3 (2.19%) HPUX
7 3 (2.19%) Solaris
7 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.73%) CentOS
8 1 (0.73%) Debian
8 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (66.42%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (45.99%) DevOps
3 50 (36.50%) Microservices
4 42 (30.66%) TDD
4 42 (30.66%) Test Automation
5 37 (27.01%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (22.63%) Scrum
7 20 (14.60%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (14.60%) Test Strategy
8 17 (12.41%) Analytics
8 17 (12.41%) MVC
8 17 (12.41%) Open Source
9 16 (11.68%) Mentoring
9 16 (11.68%) SOA
10 15 (10.95%) Software Architecture
11 14 (10.22%) Process Improvement
12 12 (8.76%) Kanban
12 12 (8.76%) Responsive Web Design
12 12 (8.76%) SDLC
12 12 (8.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 70 (51.09%) Java
2 48 (35.04%) SQL
3 43 (31.39%) JavaScript
4 40 (29.20%) C#
5 20 (14.60%) PowerShell
6 17 (12.41%) Scala
7 15 (10.95%) Python
8 14 (10.22%) Groovy
8 14 (10.22%) Ruby
9 12 (8.76%) Apple Swift
9 12 (8.76%) Objective-C
10 8 (5.84%) PL/SQL
11 7 (5.11%) Haskell
11 7 (5.11%) Perl
12 5 (3.65%) XQuery
13 4 (2.92%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.92%) XPath
14 3 (2.19%) PHP
14 3 (2.19%) VBA
15 1 (0.73%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (5.11%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (5.11%) Degree
2 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.73%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.65%) QA
System Software
1 35 (25.55%) Docker
2 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.19%) LXC
4 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (11.68%) Puppet
2 11 (8.03%) HockeyApp
3 7 (5.11%) Ansible
3 7 (5.11%) Grafana
3 7 (5.11%) Kibana
4 6 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.19%) WSUS
6 2 (1.46%) Terraform
7 1 (0.73%) cPanel
7 1 (0.73%) Plesk
Vendors
1 30 (21.90%) WSO2
2 27 (19.71%) Microsoft
3 21 (15.33%) Google
4 11 (8.03%) Twitter
4 11 (8.03%) Xamarin
5 10 (7.30%) Apple
5 10 (7.30%) webMethods
6 9 (6.57%) Atlassian
7 8 (5.84%) SAP
8 7 (5.11%) Oracle
9 5 (3.65%) Adobe
9 5 (3.65%) Cisco
9 5 (3.65%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.46%) VMware
11 1 (0.73%) HP
11 1 (0.73%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.73%) OpenText
11 1 (0.73%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.73%) ServiceNow