Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 77 127
Rank change year-on-year +1 +50 +7
Contract jobs citing REST 117 151 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.42% 2.44% 0.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.97% 9.53% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 95 40
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £415 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.45% -0.60% -1.76%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £261
90th Percentile £590 £519 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.08 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -16.00% +7.14%

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 1173 1585 1123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.23% 25.63% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 972 687
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £268 £213
90th Percentile £568 £513 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.96% -19.83% +4.33%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.82 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +18 37 £450 +28.57% 6
Shropshire -7 18 £500 +11.11% 3
Coventry -6 13 £400 -6.98% 5
Warwickshire +6 10 £425 +21.43% 1
Solihull +10 8 - - 1
Walsall - 6 £580 -
Staffordshire +13 4 £300 - 3
Worcestershire - 1 £425 - 1
REST
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 60 (51.28%) Java
2 58 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (41.88%) SOAP
4 47 (40.17%) HTML
5 46 (39.32%) JSON
6 42 (35.90%) Spring
7 39 (33.33%) CSS
8 37 (31.62%) XML
9 34 (29.06%) Git (software)
9 34 (29.06%) HTML5
10 33 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (28.21%) SQL
11 32 (27.35%) Scrum
12 30 (25.64%) JavaScript
13 26 (22.22%) HTTP
13 26 (22.22%) Open Source
14 25 (21.37%) JUnit
14 25 (21.37%) Jenkins
14 25 (21.37%) Docker
15 24 (20.51%) Web Services
16 23 (19.66%) Amazon AWS
16 23 (19.66%) Ajax
16 23 (19.66%) Microservices
16 23 (19.66%) CSS3
17 22 (18.80%) Puppet
17 22 (18.80%) Linux
18 20 (17.09%) Scala
19 19 (16.24%) Test Automation
19 19 (16.24%) Maven
19 19 (16.24%) Configuration Management

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 (14.53%) Apache
2 15 (12.82%) Tomcat
3 13 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
4 12 (10.26%) Confluence
4 12 (10.26%) JBoss
5 9 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (6.84%) WebLogic
7 6 (5.13%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.71%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (1.71%) Mule
8 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.85%) IIS
9 1 (0.85%) nginx
9 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.85%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.66%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.97%) PaaS
3 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (9.40%) Heroku
5 10 (8.55%) SaaS
6 9 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (5.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 7 (5.98%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (5.98%) Amazon S3
7 7 (5.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (5.13%) GitHub
8 6 (5.13%) OpenShift
9 5 (4.27%) IaaS
10 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.22%) HTTP
2 11 (9.40%) LAN
2 11 (9.40%) WAN
3 8 (6.84%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.98%) DNS
4 7 (5.98%) OpenLDAP
4 7 (5.98%) OpenVPN
4 7 (5.98%) SSH
5 6 (5.13%) SSL
6 4 (3.42%) LDAP
7 3 (2.56%) Internet
8 2 (1.71%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 16 (13.68%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (9.40%) MySQL
4 10 (8.55%) NoSQL
5 9 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 7 (5.98%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (5.13%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.56%) MariaDB
8 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.85%) DB2
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (29.06%) Git (software)
2 25 (21.37%) Jenkins
2 25 (21.37%) JUnit
3 19 (16.24%) Maven
4 13 (11.11%) JIRA
5 12 (10.26%) SonarQube
6 11 (9.40%) Bitbucket
7 10 (8.55%) Ant
8 9 (7.69%) IntelliJ
8 9 (7.69%) Liquibase
9 8 (6.84%) Eclipse
9 8 (6.84%) Mockito
9 8 (6.84%) Selenium
10 7 (5.98%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (5.98%) Subversion
11 5 (4.27%) DbUnit
11 5 (4.27%) jMock
12 3 (2.56%) GitLab
13 2 (1.71%) Gradle
13 2 (1.71%) Protractor
General
1 9 (7.69%) Billing
2 3 (2.56%) Automotive
2 3 (2.56%) Back Office
2 3 (2.56%) Local Government
3 2 (1.71%) Finance
3 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.71%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (56.41%) Developer
2 39 (33.33%) Architect
3 21 (17.95%) Java Developer
4 12 (10.26%) Technical Architect
5 11 (9.40%) Scala Developer
6 10 (8.55%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Java Architect
8 6 (5.13%) Java Scala Developer
8 6 (5.13%) Network Architect
8 6 (5.13%) ServiceNow Developer
9 5 (4.27%) Angular Developer
9 5 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.42%) .NET Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Android Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Architect
10 4 (3.42%) Senior Software Developer
11 3 (2.56%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (41.88%) SOAP
2 47 (40.17%) HTML
3 46 (39.32%) JSON
4 42 (35.90%) Spring
5 39 (33.33%) CSS
6 37 (31.62%) XML
7 34 (29.06%) HTML5
8 24 (20.51%) Web Services
9 23 (19.66%) Ajax
9 23 (19.66%) CSS3
10 18 (15.38%) Play Framework
10 18 (15.38%) Spring Boot
11 16 (13.68%) .NET
11 16 (13.68%) jQuery
12 15 (12.82%) J2EE
13 14 (11.97%) RESTful
14 12 (10.26%) Django
14 12 (10.26%) Ruby on Rails
15 11 (9.40%) AngularJS
15 11 (9.40%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.84%) User Experience
2 7 (5.98%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (4.27%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.42%) CMDB
4 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.42%) iPad
4 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.71%) Infotainment
5 2 (1.71%) iPhone
5 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.71%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.71%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.85%) Animation
6 1 (0.85%) DataPower
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.80%) Linux
2 8 (6.84%) Unix
3 7 (5.98%) CentOS
4 6 (5.13%) Android
5 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.56%) Windows
6 2 (1.71%) AIX
6 2 (1.71%) HPUX
6 2 (1.71%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.71%) Solaris
7 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (27.35%) Scrum
4 26 (22.22%) Open Source
5 23 (19.66%) Microservices
6 19 (16.24%) Configuration Management
6 19 (16.24%) Test Automation
7 18 (15.38%) DevOps
8 17 (14.53%) Kanban
9 16 (13.68%) MVC
9 16 (13.68%) TDD
10 14 (11.97%) OO
11 13 (11.11%) API Design
12 12 (10.26%) API Integration
12 12 (10.26%) Web Development
13 11 (9.40%) API Development
13 11 (9.40%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (9.40%) Presales
13 11 (9.40%) Test Strategy
14 10 (8.55%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 60 (51.28%) Java
2 33 (28.21%) SQL
3 30 (25.64%) JavaScript
4 20 (17.09%) Scala
5 14 (11.97%) C#
5 14 (11.97%) Ruby
6 11 (9.40%) Groovy
7 7 (5.98%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.13%) PHP
8 6 (5.13%) Python
9 4 (3.42%) Apple Swift
9 4 (3.42%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.56%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.71%) ES6
11 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.71%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.71%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.71%) XPath
12 1 (0.85%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 13 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 13 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.27%) Degree
3 2 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.71%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.85%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.85%) OCP
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.71%) QA
System Software
1 25 (21.37%) Docker
2 7 (5.98%) Postfix
2 7 (5.98%) Squid
2 7 (5.98%) vCloud
2 7 (5.98%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (18.80%) Puppet
2 16 (13.68%) Kubernetes
3 15 (12.82%) Ansible
4 9 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (6.84%) Kibana
5 8 (6.84%) Terraform
6 7 (5.98%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (5.98%) logstash
6 7 (5.98%) Rancher
6 7 (5.98%) Rsyslog
6 7 (5.98%) Sysdig
6 7 (5.98%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.85%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.85%) Grafana
7 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (11.97%) Salesforce.com
2 9 (7.69%) VMware
2 9 (7.69%) webMethods
3 8 (6.84%) Google
4 7 (5.98%) Sonatype
5 6 (5.13%) ServiceNow
6 5 (4.27%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.27%) Oracle
7 3 (2.56%) Apigee
7 3 (2.56%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.71%) Adobe
8 2 (1.71%) ATG
8 2 (1.71%) IBM
8 2 (1.71%) WSO2
9 1 (0.85%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.85%) Solace
9 1 (0.85%) Telerik
9 1 (0.85%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.85%) Xamarin