Period
to 28 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 28 March 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.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 52 97
Rank change year-on-year -5 +45 -15
Contract jobs citing REST 102 205 92
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.55% 4.12% 1.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.57% 14.75% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 112 57
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £390 £369 £316
90th Percentile £588 £573 £570
England median daily rate £520 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £56.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +80.65% -
England median hourly rate £46.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11% -10.00%

REST 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 700 1,390 1,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.34% 27.93% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 859 869
Median daily rate £450 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £30.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +45.96% +23.32%
Median hourly rate £37.60 £42.50 £41.21
% change year-on-year -11.53% +3.14% +2.35%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing REST as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the West Midlands

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Daily rate trend for REST in the West Midlands

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing REST in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for REST in the West Midlands

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Hourly rate trend for REST in the West Midlands

REST
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 REST within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 March 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 +37 54 £475 +4.11% 15
Coventry +7 26 £488 +8.33% 3
Shropshire -10 14 £425 -5.56% 1
Warwickshire +5 4 £425 -26.09% 3
Solihull +2 3 £425 +3.66% 4
REST
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, IT contractor jobs citing REST 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 REST.

1 78 (76.47%) Java
2 54 (52.94%) SOAP
3 50 (49.02%) Microservices
4 49 (48.04%) Spring
5 45 (44.12%) JSON
5 45 (44.12%) Git (software)
6 44 (43.14%) Docker
7 43 (42.16%) XML
8 42 (41.18%) SQL
9 41 (40.20%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (37.25%) Web Services
12 37 (36.27%) JUnit
12 37 (36.27%) AngularJS
13 35 (34.31%) Kanban
13 35 (34.31%) Maven
14 34 (33.33%) Unix
14 34 (33.33%) Azure
14 34 (33.33%) Mockito
15 32 (31.37%) CSS
15 32 (31.37%) HTML
16 29 (28.43%) Scrum
16 29 (28.43%) Public Sector
17 28 (27.45%) Jenkins
18 27 (26.47%) Node.js
19 26 (25.49%) OpenID
19 26 (25.49%) Security Cleared
20 25 (24.51%) PowerShell
20 25 (24.51%) Bash Shell
20 25 (24.51%) Open Source

REST
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 (16.67%) Confluence
2 14 (13.73%) WebLogic
3 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.90%) Apache
5 3 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.96%) JBoss
6 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.96%) WordPress
7 1 (0.98%) IIS
7 1 (0.98%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) GIMP
1 4 (3.92%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.98%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 34 (33.33%) Azure
2 22 (21.57%) AWS
3 21 (20.59%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (20.59%) Amazon SQS
4 17 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (8.82%) Power Platform
5 9 (8.82%) PowerApps
6 8 (7.84%) Office 365
7 6 (5.88%) GCP
7 6 (5.88%) ShareGate
8 5 (4.90%) SaaS
9 1 (0.98%) Apigee
9 1 (0.98%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.98%) GitHub
9 1 (0.98%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) HTTP
1 6 (5.88%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.94%) Extranet
2 3 (2.94%) Intranet
3 2 (1.96%) SSL
3 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.98%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.98%) SMS
4 1 (0.98%) SSH
4 1 (0.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.51%) PostgreSQL
1 25 (24.51%) SQL Server
2 21 (20.59%) Amazon RDS
3 19 (18.63%) NoSQL
4 14 (13.73%) MongoDB
5 10 (9.80%) MySQL
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.98%) Redis
Development Applications
1 45 (44.12%) Git (software)
2 37 (36.27%) JUnit
3 35 (34.31%) Maven
4 34 (33.33%) Mockito
5 28 (27.45%) Jenkins
6 24 (23.53%) SonarQube
7 22 (21.57%) DbUnit
7 22 (21.57%) jMock
8 19 (18.63%) JIRA
9 16 (15.69%) Cucumber
10 12 (11.76%) Bitbucket
10 12 (11.76%) Gradle
11 7 (6.86%) webpack
12 6 (5.88%) gulp
13 5 (4.90%) Selenium
14 4 (3.92%) Grunt
14 4 (3.92%) Vagrant
15 3 (2.94%) Babel
15 3 (2.94%) Eclipse
15 3 (2.94%) Travis CI
General
1 29 (28.43%) Public Sector
2 3 (2.94%) Retail
3 2 (1.96%) Automotive
3 2 (1.96%) Finance
3 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Electronics
4 1 (0.98%) Games
4 1 (0.98%) Law
4 1 (0.98%) Marketing
4 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (87.25%) Developer
2 42 (41.18%) Java Developer
3 14 (13.73%) Azure Developer
4 12 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 9 (8.82%) UI Developer
6 6 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (5.88%) Node.js Developer
7 5 (4.90%) SharePoint Support
8 4 (3.92%) Angular Developer
8 4 (3.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (2.94%) Backend Developer
9 3 (2.94%) Consultant
9 3 (2.94%) IAM Developer
9 3 (2.94%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (2.94%) SharePoint Specialist
9 3 (2.94%) Support Specialist
9 3 (2.94%) Technical Leader
10 2 (1.96%) React Developer
10 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (52.94%) SOAP
2 49 (48.04%) Spring
3 45 (44.12%) JSON
4 43 (42.16%) XML
5 38 (37.25%) Web Services
6 37 (36.27%) AngularJS
7 32 (31.37%) CSS
7 32 (31.37%) HTML
8 27 (26.47%) Node.js
9 26 (25.49%) OpenID
10 25 (24.51%) Hibernate
11 24 (23.53%) RESTful
12 23 (22.55%) JPA
13 22 (21.57%) ActiveMQ
13 22 (21.57%) PowerMock
14 20 (19.61%) Spring Cloud
15 18 (17.65%) LDAP
15 18 (17.65%) SAML
16 17 (16.67%) HTML5
17 14 (13.73%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.65%) PKI
2 13 (12.75%) User Experience
3 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.94%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.96%) NHS
6 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.98%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.33%) Unix
2 19 (18.63%) Windows
3 5 (4.90%) Linux
4 1 (0.98%) Android
4 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (49.02%) Microservices
2 41 (40.20%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (34.31%) Kanban
5 29 (28.43%) Scrum
6 25 (24.51%) Open Source
6 25 (24.51%) TDD
7 22 (21.57%) BDD
8 21 (20.59%) BPMN
8 21 (20.59%) DevOps
8 21 (20.59%) Migration
8 21 (20.59%) Test Automation
9 19 (18.63%) Biometrics
10 18 (17.65%) Change Control
10 18 (17.65%) Identity Access Management
11 17 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (12.75%) Process Improvement
12 13 (12.75%) Test Strategy
13 12 (11.76%) Configuration Management
13 12 (11.76%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 78 (76.47%) Java
2 42 (41.18%) SQL
3 25 (24.51%) Bash Shell
3 25 (24.51%) PowerShell
4 24 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 13 (12.75%) Shell Script
6 12 (11.76%) PL/SQL
7 8 (7.84%) TypeScript
8 5 (4.90%) C#
9 4 (3.92%) PHP
10 2 (1.96%) Python
10 2 (1.96%) Ruby
10 2 (1.96%) Scala
11 1 (0.98%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.98%) C++
11 1 (0.98%) Groovy
11 1 (0.98%) Haskell
11 1 (0.98%) Perl
11 1 (0.98%) SOQL
11 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 24 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.98%) Degree
3 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.98%) MCPD
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
System Software
1 44 (43.14%) Docker
2 20 (19.61%) Postfix
3 18 (17.65%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.94%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.98%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.98%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.96%) Puppet
3 1 (0.98%) Ansible
3 1 (0.98%) Grafana
3 1 (0.98%) Kibana
Vendors
1 25 (24.51%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.71%) Oracle
3 12 (11.76%) BEA
4 8 (7.84%) Google
5 7 (6.86%) Nintex
6 6 (5.88%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.96%) Adobe
7 2 (1.96%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.96%) webMethods
8 1 (0.98%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.98%) SAP
8 1 (0.98%) WSO2