Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 69 85
Rank change year-on-year -20 +16 +43
Contract jobs citing JSON 113 120 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.19% 2.74% 2.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.26% 11.03% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 92 77
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £478 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.61% +15.06% +23.88%
10th Percentile £308 £375 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.25 - £37.50
10th Percentile £21.28 - £36.25
90th Percentile £45.83 - £38.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.62% -17.78% +20.00%

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 1,556 1,088 1,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.21% 24.80% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 736 947
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £560 £550 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.24% -14.60%
10th Percentile £12.00 £21.00 £19.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.10 £39.50
England median hourly rate £41.52 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +8.00% +4.17%

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 16 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing JSON in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 July 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
Birmingham +16 37 £425 +13.33% 9
Coventry -7 27 £375 -28.57% 1
Shropshire -51 22 £475 -5.94% 3
Warwickshire +16 10 £375 -21.88% 4
Worcestershire - 2 - - 3
Staffordshire -3 1 £375 +50.00% 2
Kingswinford - 1 £400 -
Solihull - 1 £400 - 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 -
JSON
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (38.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (30.97%) C#
3 35 (30.97%) JavaScript
4 32 (28.32%) HTML
5 31 (27.43%) Java
5 31 (27.43%) .NET
5 31 (27.43%) CSS
5 31 (27.43%) PowerShell
5 31 (27.43%) REST
6 30 (26.55%) DevOps
6 30 (26.55%) SQL
7 28 (24.78%) SQL Server
8 27 (23.89%) XML
9 26 (23.01%) Scrum
9 26 (23.01%) HTML5
10 24 (21.24%) SOAP
10 24 (21.24%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (21.24%) RESTful
11 23 (20.35%) Microsoft
11 23 (20.35%) MongoDB
12 22 (19.47%) Linux
12 22 (19.47%) Scala
13 21 (18.58%) Git (software)
14 20 (17.70%) TDD
14 20 (17.70%) Ajax
15 19 (16.81%) Visual Studio Team System
15 19 (16.81%) AngularJS
16 18 (15.93%) CSS3
16 18 (15.93%) Node.js

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 (8.85%) Tomcat
2 9 (7.96%) Confluence
3 8 (7.08%) JBoss
4 6 (5.31%) nginx
5 5 (4.42%) Apache
6 4 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (3.54%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.65%) WildFly
8 2 (1.77%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (1.77%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.77%) IIS
8 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.88%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.88%) Mule
9 1 (0.88%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.88%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 44 (38.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (13.27%) PaaS
3 12 (10.62%) IaaS
4 8 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.54%) Cloudflare
5 4 (3.54%) GitHub
6 3 (2.65%) Google Analytics
6 3 (2.65%) npm
6 3 (2.65%) SaaS
7 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.77%) Office 365
7 2 (1.77%) Serverless
8 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.88%) Force.com
8 1 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.85%) DNS
1 10 (8.85%) Firewall
2 8 (7.08%) DHCP
2 8 (7.08%) SSL
3 7 (6.19%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (5.31%) HTTP
5 5 (4.42%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.77%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.77%) VPN
7 1 (0.88%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.78%) SQL Server
2 23 (20.35%) MongoDB
3 14 (12.39%) NoSQL
4 12 (10.62%) MySQL
5 9 (7.96%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (7.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (5.31%) Oracle Database
8 4 (3.54%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (3.54%) Big Data
8 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.77%) BigQuery
10 2 (1.77%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.77%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (18.58%) Git (software)
2 19 (16.81%) Visual Studio Team System
3 15 (13.27%) Selenium
4 12 (10.62%) JIRA
5 11 (9.73%) Jenkins
5 11 (9.73%) Visual Studio
6 7 (6.19%) Ant
6 7 (6.19%) Eclipse
7 6 (5.31%) Subversion
7 6 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (4.42%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.42%) Gradle
8 5 (4.42%) Grunt
8 5 (4.42%) gulp
8 5 (4.42%) IntelliJ
8 5 (4.42%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.54%) Mercurial
10 3 (2.65%) Gatling
10 3 (2.65%) JUnit
10 3 (2.65%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (3.54%) Finance
1 4 (3.54%) Games
2 1 (0.88%) Automotive
2 1 (0.88%) Legal
2 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (42.48%) Developer
2 21 (18.58%) Azure Engineer
3 14 (12.39%) Architect
4 11 (9.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 10 (8.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.96%) Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) Azure DevOps
6 9 (7.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 8 (7.08%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (7.08%) Test Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Java Developer
8 7 (6.19%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (6.19%) UI Developer
9 6 (5.31%) .NET Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (5.31%) Digital Architect
9 6 (5.31%) Lead Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Node.js Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.32%) HTML
2 31 (27.43%) .NET
2 31 (27.43%) CSS
2 31 (27.43%) REST
3 27 (23.89%) XML
4 26 (23.01%) HTML5
5 24 (21.24%) RESTful
5 24 (21.24%) SOAP
6 20 (17.70%) Ajax
7 19 (16.81%) AngularJS
8 18 (15.93%) CSS3
8 18 (15.93%) Node.js
8 18 (15.93%) React
9 17 (15.04%) Web Services
10 16 (14.16%) ASP.NET
10 16 (14.16%) jQuery
11 13 (11.50%) Spring
12 11 (9.73%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (7.08%) Django
14 7 (6.19%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) User Experience
2 9 (7.96%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (7.96%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.77%) Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.77%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.77%) Wiki
7 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.47%) Linux
2 17 (15.04%) Windows
3 11 (9.73%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.08%) Unix
5 6 (5.31%) Android
5 6 (5.31%) Mac OS X
6 5 (4.42%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.77%) CentOS
7 2 (1.77%) Debian
7 2 (1.77%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.55%) DevOps
3 26 (23.01%) Scrum
4 24 (21.24%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (17.70%) TDD
6 17 (15.04%) Kanban
7 15 (13.27%) Open Source
7 15 (13.27%) Test Automation
8 11 (9.73%) Configuration Management
8 11 (9.73%) Test Scripting
9 9 (7.96%) SOA
10 8 (7.08%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (7.08%) OOP
10 8 (7.08%) OWASP
10 8 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (7.08%) Prototyping
11 7 (6.19%) Deployment Automation
11 7 (6.19%) Front End Development
11 7 (6.19%) Mentoring
11 7 (6.19%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.97%) C#
1 35 (30.97%) JavaScript
2 31 (27.43%) Java
2 31 (27.43%) PowerShell
3 30 (26.55%) SQL
4 22 (19.47%) Scala
5 18 (15.93%) Python
6 12 (10.62%) Ruby
7 8 (7.08%) Go
7 8 (7.08%) PHP
8 7 (6.19%) Groovy
9 6 (5.31%) Shell Script
10 5 (4.42%) Perl
10 5 (4.42%) VB
11 4 (3.54%) Java 8
11 4 (3.54%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.54%) VB.NET
12 3 (2.65%) Haskell
13 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.42%) Degree
2 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB
5 1 (0.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) WAI
2 4 (3.54%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.73%) Docker
2 7 (6.19%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.31%) LXC
4 5 (4.42%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.77%) NFS
6 2 (1.77%) Samba
6 2 (1.77%) Squid
6 2 (1.77%) Varnish
6 2 (1.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (11.50%) Puppet
2 8 (7.08%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.31%) Nagios
4 4 (3.54%) Ansible
4 4 (3.54%) Graylog
4 4 (3.54%) logstash
4 4 (3.54%) Observium
4 4 (3.54%) SCOM
5 3 (2.65%) Grafana
5 3 (2.65%) Kibana
6 2 (1.77%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.77%) SCCM
6 2 (1.77%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.77%) WMI
6 2 (1.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (20.35%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.16%) Oracle
3 7 (6.19%) WSO2
4 5 (4.42%) Google
4 5 (4.42%) VMware
5 4 (3.54%) ArcSight
5 4 (3.54%) Capita
5 4 (3.54%) Netskope
5 4 (3.54%) webMethods
6 3 (2.65%) Unisys
7 2 (1.77%) Adobe
7 2 (1.77%) Perforce
7 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.77%) Splunk
7 2 (1.77%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.88%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.88%) MapR
8 1 (0.88%) Tableau
8 1 (0.88%) WorldPay