Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 59 79
Rank change year-on-year -11 +20 -2
Contract jobs citing REST 110 195 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.82% 3.82% 2.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.54% 12.51% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 98 57
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -7.69% +17.47%
10th Percentile £364 £341 £316
90th Percentile £565 £588 £590
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £28.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +95.85% -
England median hourly rate £51.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +42.86%

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 953 1,559 1,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.44% 30.56% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 942 768
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £310 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £30.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +47.16% +32.96%
10th Percentile £29.38 £14.00 £18.38
90th Percentile £44.88 £61.94 £41.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing REST as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the West Midlands

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the West Midlands

REST
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 REST in the West Midlands.

Contractor 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 19 November 2019. 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 +12 49 £475 +7.95% 21
Coventry +15 25 £488 -2.50% 8
Solihull +11 15 £400 +1.27% 6
Warwickshire -4 10 £365 -14.12% 9
Shropshire -20 9 £479 +6.39% 2
REST
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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 66 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (55.45%) Java
3 53 (48.18%) Microservices
4 48 (43.64%) SOAP
5 46 (41.82%) Git (software)
6 45 (40.91%) AngularJS
7 41 (37.27%) Spring
8 40 (36.36%) Scrum
9 39 (35.45%) JSON
10 38 (34.55%) CSS
11 37 (33.64%) HTML
12 36 (32.73%) Web Services
13 33 (30.00%) Docker
14 30 (27.27%) SQL Server
15 29 (26.36%) JavaScript
15 29 (26.36%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (25.45%) Security Cleared
16 28 (25.45%) HTML5
16 28 (25.45%) SQL
16 28 (25.45%) Public Sector
17 27 (24.55%) JUnit
18 26 (23.64%) SC Cleared
19 25 (22.73%) Jenkins
19 25 (22.73%) C#
20 24 (21.82%) TDD
20 24 (21.82%) XML
20 24 (21.82%) Kanban
21 23 (20.91%) RESTful
22 22 (20.00%) .NET
22 22 (20.00%) ActiveMQ

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 19 (17.27%) Confluence
2 5 (4.55%) Apache
2 5 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.64%) JBoss
3 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.73%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.82%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.82%) nginx
6 1 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.91%) IIS
6 1 (0.91%) Jetty
6 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (10.00%) GIMP
1 11 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.09%) Azure
2 17 (15.45%) AWS
3 16 (14.55%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (14.55%) Amazon SQS
4 9 (8.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.64%) Office 365
5 4 (3.64%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.73%) Azure Functions
6 3 (2.73%) SaaS
6 3 (2.73%) Serverless
7 2 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.82%) GitHub
7 2 (1.82%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.82%) PaaS
7 2 (1.82%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.91%) GCP
8 1 (0.91%) IaaS
8 1 (0.91%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) HTTP
2 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.73%) SSL
4 2 (1.82%) Intranet
5 1 (0.91%) DSL
5 1 (0.91%) Extranet
5 1 (0.91%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.91%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.27%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (14.55%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (8.18%) MySQL
5 6 (5.45%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.55%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.73%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.82%) GIS
8 2 (1.82%) Power BI
8 2 (1.82%) Spatial Data
8 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.91%) Redis
9 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (41.82%) Git (software)
2 27 (24.55%) JUnit
3 25 (22.73%) Jenkins
4 21 (19.09%) Maven
5 20 (18.18%) JIRA
6 19 (17.27%) Mockito
7 17 (15.45%) DbUnit
7 17 (15.45%) jMock
7 17 (15.45%) SonarQube
8 13 (11.82%) gulp
9 11 (10.00%) Grunt
9 11 (10.00%) Vagrant
9 11 (10.00%) webpack
10 8 (7.27%) Cucumber
11 6 (5.45%) Selenium
12 5 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
13 4 (3.64%) JMeter
13 4 (3.64%) TestNG
14 3 (2.73%) Ant
14 3 (2.73%) Subversion
General
1 28 (25.45%) Public Sector
2 3 (2.73%) Local Government
2 3 (2.73%) Retail
3 2 (1.82%) Finance
4 1 (0.91%) Games
Job Titles
1 102 (92.73%) Developer
2 25 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 16 (14.55%) Senior Developer
3 16 (14.55%) UI Developer
4 14 (12.73%) .NET Developer
5 10 (9.09%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 8 (7.27%) Angular Developer
6 8 (7.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (6.36%) Azure Developer
7 7 (6.36%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (6.36%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (5.45%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (5.45%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.64%) Consultant
9 4 (3.64%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (2.73%) IAM Developer
10 3 (2.73%) Node.js Developer
10 3 (2.73%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (2.73%) WSO2 Consultant
11 2 (1.82%) WSO2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (43.64%) SOAP
2 45 (40.91%) AngularJS
3 41 (37.27%) Spring
4 39 (35.45%) JSON
5 38 (34.55%) CSS
6 37 (33.64%) HTML
7 36 (32.73%) Web Services
8 28 (25.45%) HTML5
9 24 (21.82%) XML
10 23 (20.91%) RESTful
11 22 (20.00%) .NET
11 22 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
11 22 (20.00%) Hibernate
12 21 (19.09%) Node.js
12 21 (19.09%) OpenID
13 18 (16.36%) JPA
14 17 (15.45%) PowerMock
15 16 (14.55%) Angular 2
16 15 (13.64%) CSS3
16 15 (13.64%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.55%) User Experience
2 13 (11.82%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (10.00%) N-Tier
4 9 (8.18%) PKI
5 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.73%) NHS
6 2 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.91%) iPhone
7 1 (0.91%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.73%) Unix
2 11 (10.00%) Windows
3 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.73%) Linux
4 2 (1.82%) Android
4 2 (1.82%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (48.18%) Microservices
3 40 (36.36%) Scrum
4 29 (26.36%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (21.82%) Kanban
5 24 (21.82%) TDD
6 18 (16.36%) BDD
6 18 (16.36%) Open Source
7 17 (15.45%) BPMN
7 17 (15.45%) Migration
8 14 (12.73%) Test Automation
9 13 (11.82%) Web Development
10 11 (10.00%) DevOps
11 10 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (8.18%) Biometrics
12 9 (8.18%) Change Control
12 9 (8.18%) Identity Access Management
13 8 (7.27%) Front End Development
13 8 (7.27%) Use Case
13 8 (7.27%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 61 (55.45%) Java
2 29 (26.36%) JavaScript
3 28 (25.45%) SQL
4 25 (22.73%) C#
5 18 (16.36%) TypeScript
6 17 (15.45%) Bash Shell
6 17 (15.45%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.55%) Python
8 4 (3.64%) PHP
8 4 (3.64%) Scala
9 3 (2.73%) ES6
9 3 (2.73%) Groovy
9 3 (2.73%) Ruby
10 2 (1.82%) Haskell
10 2 (1.82%) Perl
10 2 (1.82%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.91%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.91%) C++
11 1 (0.91%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 28 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 26 (23.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) QA
2 3 (2.73%) WCAG
3 2 (1.82%) GDPR
4 1 (0.91%) COBIT
4 1 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.91%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (30.00%) Docker
2 15 (13.64%) Postfix
3 9 (8.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.82%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) Kibana
1 3 (2.73%) Puppet
2 2 (1.82%) Grafana
Vendors
1 13 (11.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.45%) Oracle
3 5 (4.55%) ForgeRock
3 5 (4.55%) WSO2
4 4 (3.64%) Adobe
5 3 (2.73%) Google
5 3 (2.73%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.73%) webMethods
6 2 (1.82%) BEA
6 2 (1.82%) ESRI
6 2 (1.82%) Nintex
7 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.91%) Splunk
7 1 (0.91%) Zend