Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 91 96
Rank change year-on-year +50 +5 +25
Contract jobs citing REST 230 101 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.72% 2.14% 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.01% 8.29% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 48 62
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £411 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.62% -3.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £364 £301 £326
90th Percentile £588 £549 £538
England median daily rate £513 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +6.77% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £28.08 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.85% - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -

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 1,437 1,218 1,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.51% 25.81% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 805 857
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £270
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £495 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +29.79% -18.09%
10th Percentile £32.65 £14.21 £10.68
90th Percentile £62.13 £43.75 £32.74
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +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 18 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 January 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
Shropshire +21 117 £450 +12.50% 7
Coventry +11 34 £475 +2.70% 3
Birmingham -5 29 £463 +2.78% 10
Staffordshire +5 23 £480 +60.00% 6
Warwickshire +11 11 £425 - 4
Solihull +14 8 £400 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £444 - 1
REST
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 144 (62.61%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (57.39%) Microservices
3 102 (44.35%) Java
4 98 (42.61%) Git (software)
5 85 (36.96%) SOAP
6 82 (35.65%) TDD
7 79 (34.35%) JSON
8 77 (33.48%) DevOps
9 76 (33.04%) Cucumber
10 72 (31.30%) Docker
11 69 (30.00%) Test Automation
12 68 (29.57%) SQL
12 68 (29.57%) Scrum
12 68 (29.57%) Jenkins
13 67 (29.13%) JavaScript
14 66 (28.70%) HTML
15 63 (27.39%) Spring
16 61 (26.52%) Continuous Integration
16 61 (26.52%) Web Services
17 57 (24.78%) Selenium
18 55 (23.91%) CSS
18 55 (23.91%) C#
19 53 (23.04%) .NET
20 52 (22.61%) XML
21 50 (21.74%) SQL Server
22 47 (20.43%) Spring Boot
23 45 (19.57%) JIRA
24 44 (19.13%) Confluence
25 40 (17.39%) Scala
26 38 (16.52%) HTML5

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 44 (19.13%) Confluence
2 20 (8.70%) Documentum
3 13 (5.65%) NServiceBus
3 13 (5.65%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.65%) WebLogic
4 12 (5.22%) nginx
5 11 (4.78%) JBoss
6 9 (3.91%) Apache
7 7 (3.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (2.61%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (2.17%) CMS
10 3 (1.30%) Mule
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.30%) Magento
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.43%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 29 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (9.57%) GitHub
3 21 (9.13%) Google Analytics
4 18 (7.83%) Azure Data Factory
4 18 (7.83%) PaaS
5 17 (7.39%) Slack
6 15 (6.52%) SaaS
7 13 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (3.04%) Force.com
8 7 (3.04%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 6 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (2.61%) IaaS
10 5 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.43%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.43%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.43%) Firebase
12 1 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.09%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.22%) HTTP
2 12 (5.22%) Skype
2 12 (5.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 33 (14.35%) MongoDB
3 14 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (5.22%) NoSQL
5 11 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (4.35%) MySQL
7 9 (3.91%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.91%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (2.17%) MariaDB
10 4 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.87%) Big Data
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.43%) SAP BW
13 1 (0.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 98 (42.61%) Git (software)
2 76 (33.04%) Cucumber
3 68 (29.57%) Jenkins
4 57 (24.78%) Selenium
5 45 (19.57%) JIRA
6 36 (15.65%) WebDriver
7 35 (15.22%) Maven
7 35 (15.22%) Visual Studio
8 25 (10.87%) gulp
9 23 (10.00%) SonarQube
10 22 (9.57%) Gatling
10 22 (9.57%) IntelliJ
11 21 (9.13%) Mockito
11 21 (9.13%) Sublime Text
12 20 (8.70%) JUnit
13 18 (7.83%) SoapUI
14 14 (6.09%) Artifactory
14 14 (6.09%) Visual Studio Code
15 10 (4.35%) Ant
15 10 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (3.48%) Publishing
2 7 (3.04%) Marketing
3 2 (0.87%) Billing
3 2 (0.87%) Finance
3 2 (0.87%) Retail
4 1 (0.43%) Automotive
4 1 (0.43%) Military
4 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 150 (65.22%) Developer
2 33 (14.35%) .NET Developer
3 32 (13.91%) Scala Developer
4 29 (12.61%) Java Developer
5 26 (11.30%) Tester
6 25 (10.87%) Automation Tester
7 22 (9.57%) Programmer
8 21 (9.13%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 21 (9.13%) Selenium Tester
9 20 (8.70%) Architect
9 20 (8.70%) Java Automation Tester
10 14 (6.09%) Analyst
10 14 (6.09%) Senior Developer
11 13 (5.65%) Software Engineer
12 12 (5.22%) Salesforce Developer
13 11 (4.78%) Developer in Test
14 10 (4.35%) Applications Developer
14 10 (4.35%) C# Developer
14 10 (4.35%) Java Engineer
15 9 (3.91%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (36.96%) SOAP
2 79 (34.35%) JSON
3 66 (28.70%) HTML
4 63 (27.39%) Spring
5 61 (26.52%) Web Services
6 55 (23.91%) CSS
7 53 (23.04%) .NET
8 52 (22.61%) XML
9 47 (20.43%) Spring Boot
10 38 (16.52%) HTML5
11 37 (16.09%) Play Framework
12 35 (15.22%) Apache Camel
13 29 (12.61%) .NET Framework
13 29 (12.61%) jQuery
14 28 (12.17%) Node.js
15 26 (11.30%) Gherkin
16 23 (10.00%) Sass
17 21 (9.13%) Middleware
18 20 (8.70%) AngularJS
18 20 (8.70%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.17%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.30%) iPad
7 3 (1.30%) User Experience
8 2 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.43%) CMDB
9 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.87%) Linux
2 17 (7.39%) Windows
3 15 (6.52%) Unix
4 12 (5.22%) Mac OS
5 7 (3.04%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.17%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.30%) AIX
7 3 (1.30%) HPUX
7 3 (1.30%) Solaris
8 1 (0.43%) Android
8 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (62.61%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (57.39%) Microservices
3 82 (35.65%) TDD
4 77 (33.48%) DevOps
5 69 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 68 (29.57%) Scrum
7 61 (26.52%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (14.35%) Test Strategy
9 32 (13.91%) Kanban
10 31 (13.48%) BDD
11 29 (12.61%) SOA
12 27 (11.74%) Service Delivery
13 26 (11.30%) Domain-Driven Design
13 26 (11.30%) MVC
14 25 (10.87%) Analytics
15 24 (10.43%) Mentoring
15 24 (10.43%) Process Improvement
16 21 (9.13%) Coaching
17 20 (8.70%) Migration
17 20 (8.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 102 (44.35%) Java
2 68 (29.57%) SQL
3 67 (29.13%) JavaScript
4 55 (23.91%) C#
5 40 (17.39%) Scala
6 25 (10.87%) Ruby
7 24 (10.43%) Groovy
8 22 (9.57%) Java 8
9 14 (6.09%) Bash Shell
10 13 (5.65%) T-SQL
11 11 (4.78%) Python
12 10 (4.35%) PL/SQL
13 7 (3.04%) Apex Code
13 7 (3.04%) Haskell
13 7 (3.04%) Perl
13 7 (3.04%) SOQL
13 7 (3.04%) SOSL
14 5 (2.17%) XQuery
15 4 (1.74%) PHP
16 3 (1.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.61%) Degree
4 3 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.65%) QA
2 5 (2.17%) WCAG
3 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 72 (31.30%) Docker
2 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (10.87%) Puppet
2 21 (9.13%) Grafana
2 21 (9.13%) Kibana
3 14 (6.09%) Graphite
4 10 (4.35%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.17%) Nessus
6 4 (1.74%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (1.30%) Ansible
7 3 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (15.65%) WSO2
2 33 (14.35%) Oracle
3 29 (12.61%) Google
4 20 (8.70%) Pega
5 19 (8.26%) Atlassian
6 14 (6.09%) Splunk
7 12 (5.22%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (3.91%) Microsoft
9 7 (3.04%) VMware
10 6 (2.61%) SAP
10 6 (2.61%) TIBCO
11 5 (2.17%) Cisco
11 5 (2.17%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.74%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.74%) webMethods
13 3 (1.30%) Adobe
13 3 (1.30%) ATG
13 3 (1.30%) Demandware
13 3 (1.30%) hybris
14 2 (0.87%) IBM