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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 81 81
Rank change year-on-year +25 0  
Contract jobs citing REST 61 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.71% 1.88% 1.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.09% 7.53% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 32 33
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £353 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £532 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.44 £32.25
% change year-on-year +23.64% +25.38%  

REST is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 550 691 609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.44% 24.96% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 420 388
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -41.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +35 17 £445 -11.00% 4
Birmingham +9 15 £400 +14.28% 6
Coventry +15 14 £486 +2.26% 3
Warwickshire +5 3 £438 +45.83% 3
Staffordshire +3 1 £285 - 1
Solihull - 1 £200 - 2
Herefordshire - 1 £350 - 1
REST
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for REST.

1 52 (47.71%) HTML
2 49 (44.95%) JavaScript
3 48 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (42.20%) SOAP
5 44 (40.37%) Java
6 43 (39.45%) Web Services
6 43 (39.45%) JSON
7 37 (33.94%) CSS
8 33 (30.28%) HTML5
9 28 (25.69%) jQuery
10 26 (23.85%) XML
11 24 (22.02%) Spring
12 22 (20.18%) TDD
13 21 (19.27%) Open Source
13 21 (19.27%) Scala
13 21 (19.27%) AngularJS
14 20 (18.35%) CSS3
14 20 (18.35%) Ajax
14 20 (18.35%) Hibernate
15 19 (17.43%) C#
15 19 (17.43%) Microsoft
16 18 (16.51%) Play Framework
16 18 (16.51%) RESTful
16 18 (16.51%) Microservices
17 17 (15.60%) MongoDB
17 17 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (15.60%) Salesforce.com
17 17 (15.60%) Ruby
18 16 (14.68%) Configuration Management
18 16 (14.68%) SQL

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 5 (4.59%) JBoss
2 4 (3.67%) Confluence
2 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.75%) Apache
3 3 (2.75%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.83%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.92%) Jetty
5 1 (0.92%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.50%) GitHub
4 4 (3.67%) Office 365
5 3 (2.75%) Boomi
6 2 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.83%) Heroku
6 2 (1.83%) IaaS
6 2 (1.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.26%) HTTP
1 9 (8.26%) SSL
2 8 (7.34%) LDAP
3 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.83%) DNS
4 2 (1.83%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.60%) MongoDB
2 15 (13.76%) SQL Server
3 14 (12.84%) NoSQL
3 14 (12.84%) Relational Database
4 13 (11.93%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (11.01%) MySQL
6 11 (10.09%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (7.34%) Hazelcast
8 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.75%) DataStage
11 2 (1.83%) GIS
12 1 (0.92%) PerformancePoint
12 1 (0.92%) Power BI
12 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (14.68%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.42%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.42%) JUnit
2 7 (6.42%) Subversion
3 6 (5.50%) JIRA
3 6 (5.50%) Selenium
3 6 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.59%) gulp
5 4 (3.67%) Ant
5 4 (3.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.67%) Maven
6 3 (2.75%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.75%) IntelliJ
6 3 (2.75%) JHipster
6 3 (2.75%) Protractor
6 3 (2.75%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.83%) Hudson
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.83%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (10.09%) Marketing
2 10 (9.17%) Finance
3 2 (1.83%) Automotive
3 2 (1.83%) Games
4 1 (0.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 82 (75.23%) Developer
2 28 (25.69%) Java Developer
3 17 (15.60%) Architect
4 12 (11.01%) Salesforce Developer
5 10 (9.17%) Technical Architect
6 8 (7.34%) Digital Architect
6 8 (7.34%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.42%) Digital Technical Architect
7 7 (6.42%) Middleware Developer
8 6 (5.50%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.59%) Messaging Developer
9 5 (4.59%) Senior Salesforce Developer
10 4 (3.67%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (3.67%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (3.67%) Scala Developer
10 4 (3.67%) SharePoint Developer
11 3 (2.75%) .NET Developer
11 3 (2.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 3 (2.75%) ServiceNow Developer
11 3 (2.75%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (47.71%) HTML
2 46 (42.20%) SOAP
3 43 (39.45%) JSON
3 43 (39.45%) Web Services
4 37 (33.94%) CSS
5 33 (30.28%) HTML5
6 28 (25.69%) jQuery
7 26 (23.85%) XML
8 24 (22.02%) Spring
9 21 (19.27%) AngularJS
10 20 (18.35%) Ajax
10 20 (18.35%) CSS3
10 20 (18.35%) Hibernate
11 18 (16.51%) Play Framework
11 18 (16.51%) RESTful
12 15 (13.76%) Django
12 15 (13.76%) Visualforce
13 14 (12.84%) .NET
13 14 (12.84%) Ruby on Rails
14 12 (11.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) User Experience
2 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.50%) DataPower
3 6 (5.50%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.75%) NHS
5 3 (2.75%) Wiki
6 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.17%) Linux
1 10 (9.17%) Unix
2 7 (6.42%) Windows
3 3 (2.75%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.83%) Android
4 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.18%) TDD
3 21 (19.27%) Open Source
4 18 (16.51%) Microservices
5 17 (15.60%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (14.68%) Configuration Management
7 15 (13.76%) Scrum
8 13 (11.93%) Web Development
9 12 (11.01%) Visualisation
10 11 (10.09%) SOLID
11 10 (9.17%) API Development
12 9 (8.26%) MVC
12 9 (8.26%) SDLC
13 8 (7.34%) Automated Testing
13 8 (7.34%) High Availability
13 8 (7.34%) Low Latency
13 8 (7.34%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (7.34%) SOA
14 7 (6.42%) Unit Testing
14 7 (6.42%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.95%) JavaScript
2 44 (40.37%) Java
3 21 (19.27%) Scala
4 19 (17.43%) C#
5 17 (15.60%) Ruby
6 16 (14.68%) SQL
7 10 (9.17%) Python
8 4 (3.67%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.83%) PHP
9 2 (1.83%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.92%) C
10 1 (0.92%) C++
10 1 (0.92%) Groovy
10 1 (0.92%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.92%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.83%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.83%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 10 (9.17%) Docker
2 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) Puppet
2 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.83%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.92%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 19 (17.43%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.60%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (9.17%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.50%) IBM
4 6 (5.50%) WSO2
5 5 (4.59%) Oracle
6 4 (3.67%) Adobe
7 3 (2.75%) Dell
7 3 (2.75%) Google
7 3 (2.75%) Informatica
7 3 (2.75%) webMethods
8 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.83%) VMware
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