Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 63 91
Rank change year-on-year -23 +28 -12
Contract jobs citing JSON 39 150 108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.86% 3.26% 2.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.83% 12.09% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 106 60
Median daily rate £425 £498 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.57% +24.38% -14.89%
10th Percentile £360 £354 £324
90th Percentile £588 £665 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
England median hourly rate £50.50 £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -8.18% +22.22% +25.00%

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 498 1,241 1,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.74% 26.97% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 811 913
Median daily rate £450 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £269
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27% +10.00%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.71 £42.25
% change year-on-year -19.92% +3.44% +3.05%

JSON
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing JSON as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing JSON in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for JSON in the West Midlands

JSON
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing JSON in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for JSON in the West Midlands

JSON
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing JSON in the West Midlands.

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 26 May 2020. 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 +17 15 £425 -17.07% 1
Shropshire -5 14 £423 -15.50%
Coventry 0 7 £575 +27.78%
Staffordshire +9 1 - -
JSON
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 33 (84.62%) XML
2 25 (64.10%) Java
3 22 (56.41%) REST
3 22 (56.41%) Microservices
4 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
5 19 (48.72%) Unix
5 19 (48.72%) Azure
6 17 (43.59%) Docker
7 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 13 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 13 (33.33%) SQL
8 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 13 (33.33%) Cucumber
8 13 (33.33%) MongoDB
9 12 (30.77%) Confluence
9 12 (30.77%) DevOps
9 12 (30.77%) Oracle
9 12 (30.77%) WebLogic
9 12 (30.77%) JIRA
10 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (28.21%) Windows
11 10 (25.64%) Kanban
11 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
11 10 (25.64%) Spring
11 10 (25.64%) NoSQL
11 10 (25.64%) Gherkin
11 10 (25.64%) Spring Boot
12 9 (23.08%) WireMock
12 9 (23.08%) Bitbucket

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 12 (30.77%) Confluence
1 12 (30.77%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.56%) CMS
4 1 (2.56%) nginx
4 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) SAP FI-CA
1 3 (7.69%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (5.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (48.72%) Azure
2 8 (20.51%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (17.95%) Power Platform
4 4 (10.26%) Office 365
4 4 (10.26%) PowerApps
4 4 (10.26%) ShareGate
5 3 (7.69%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (7.69%) Logic Apps
6 2 (5.13%) AWS
6 2 (5.13%) PaaS
7 1 (2.56%) Apigee
7 1 (2.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (2.56%) GCP
7 1 (2.56%) GitHub
7 1 (2.56%) Google Analytics
7 1 (2.56%) IaaS
7 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) Extranet
2 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.56%) Intranet
2 1 (2.56%) SSL
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (25.64%) NoSQL
3 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.69%) Apache Hive
4 3 (7.69%) Big Data
4 3 (7.69%) Data Lake
4 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (7.69%) Power BI
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 13 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 12 (30.77%) JIRA
3 9 (23.08%) Bitbucket
3 9 (23.08%) Gradle
3 9 (23.08%) JUnit
3 9 (23.08%) Maven
3 9 (23.08%) Mockito
4 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.26%) Selenium
5 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.69%) Postman
6 3 (7.69%) Toad
7 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (2.56%) Ant
8 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.56%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.56%) NetBeans
8 1 (2.56%) Subversion
8 1 (2.56%) Xcode
General
1 6 (15.38%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Azure Developer
5 4 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Data Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Node.js Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Support
6 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Azure Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Lead DevOps
7 2 (5.13%) Remedy Developer
7 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (84.62%) XML
2 22 (56.41%) REST
3 10 (25.64%) Gherkin
3 10 (25.64%) Spring
3 10 (25.64%) Spring Boot
4 9 (23.08%) J2EE
4 9 (23.08%) Node.js
4 9 (23.08%) SOAP
4 9 (23.08%) WireMock
5 8 (20.51%) Web Services
6 7 (17.95%) LDAP
6 7 (17.95%) OpenID
6 7 (17.95%) SAML
7 6 (15.38%) CSS
7 6 (15.38%) HTML
8 5 (12.82%) jQuery
9 4 (10.26%) HTML5
10 3 (7.69%) .NET
10 3 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) PKI
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Unix
2 11 (28.21%) Windows
3 2 (5.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Microservices
2 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 12 (30.77%) DevOps
5 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (25.64%) Kanban
7 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
7 8 (20.51%) Process Improvement
7 8 (20.51%) SOA
7 8 (20.51%) Test Strategy
8 7 (17.95%) Change Control
8 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
8 7 (17.95%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (17.95%) Problem Management
8 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (12.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (10.26%) Analytics
10 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
10 4 (10.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) Java
2 13 (33.33%) SQL
3 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
4 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 9 (23.08%) PL/SQL
4 9 (23.08%) Shell Script
5 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
6 4 (10.26%) C#
7 3 (7.69%) Python
8 2 (5.13%) PHP
9 1 (2.56%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.56%) ES6
9 1 (2.56%) Groovy
9 1 (2.56%) Haskell
9 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.56%) Perl
9 1 (2.56%) Ruby
9 1 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) ISEB
1 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (43.59%) Docker
2 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.69%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Grafana
1 1 (2.56%) Kibana
1 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) Oracle
3 9 (23.08%) BEA
4 4 (10.26%) Nintex
5 3 (7.69%) Databricks
5 3 (7.69%) SAP
5 3 (7.69%) Tableau
5 3 (7.69%) webMethods
6 2 (5.13%) BMC
6 2 (5.13%) Google
6 2 (5.13%) Remedy
7 1 (2.56%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.56%) WSO2