Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 August 2018 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 66 76
Rank change year-on-year -17 +10 +60
Contract jobs citing REST 117 116 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.31% 2.68% 2.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.75% 11.10% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 73 102
West Midlands median daily rate £419 £500 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +26.58% +1.94%
10th Percentile £288 £276 £310
90th Percentile £575 £587 £521
England median daily rate £500 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £25.00 -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -11.76%

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 1,510 1,045 1,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.82% 24.15% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 713 939
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £245
90th Percentile £573 £563 £516
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 19
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £31.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +29.17% -18.21%
10th Percentile £11.15 £21.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.65 £39.50
England median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +3.93% +8.84% -0.68%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018. 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 -6 41 £375 -26.83% 21
Shropshire -23 27 £500 - 3
Coventry -9 14 £500 +53.85% 6
Warwickshire +9 11 £363 -14.71% 2
Staffordshire +3 6 £350 +16.67% 9
Solihull -8 4 £330 +65.00%
Herefordshire -6 2 £325 +8.33% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £463 - 1
REST
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 70 (59.83%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (43.59%) Java
2 51 (43.59%) SOAP
3 43 (36.75%) HTML
4 41 (35.04%) Scrum
5 40 (34.19%) JavaScript
6 38 (32.48%) Git (software)
7 36 (30.77%) JSON
7 36 (30.77%) CSS
8 35 (29.91%) Spring
9 34 (29.06%) Web Services
9 34 (29.06%) SQL
10 31 (26.50%) HTML5
11 28 (23.93%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (23.08%) Test Automation
13 26 (22.22%) Linux
14 24 (20.51%) Oracle
14 24 (20.51%) Scala
14 24 (20.51%) Selenium
15 23 (19.66%) TDD
16 22 (18.80%) C#
16 22 (18.80%) MongoDB
17 21 (17.95%) AngularJS
17 21 (17.95%) XML
18 20 (17.09%) Hibernate
18 20 (17.09%) Ajax
18 20 (17.09%) Jenkins
19 19 (16.24%) JIRA
19 19 (16.24%) Configuration Management
20 18 (15.38%) Unix

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 16 (13.68%) Confluence
2 10 (8.55%) WebLogic
3 9 (7.69%) JBoss
4 8 (6.84%) Apache
5 6 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (5.13%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.27%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.71%) CMS
8 2 (1.71%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.71%) IIS
8 2 (1.71%) Mule
8 2 (1.71%) nginx
8 2 (1.71%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.85%) Documentum
9 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (2.56%) SAP MII
2 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.85%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.84%) PaaS
2 8 (6.84%) SaaS
3 6 (5.13%) IaaS
4 5 (4.27%) Office 365
5 4 (3.42%) Force.com
5 4 (3.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.71%) Azure Functions
6 2 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.71%) GitHub
6 2 (1.71%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.71%) Serverless
7 1 (0.85%) AdWords
7 1 (0.85%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.11%) HTTP
2 10 (8.55%) TCP/IP
3 9 (7.69%) SSL
4 2 (1.71%) DNS
4 2 (1.71%) Firewall
4 2 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.71%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.80%) MongoDB
2 18 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 17 (14.53%) Relational Database
4 14 (11.97%) MySQL
4 14 (11.97%) SQL Server
5 13 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (9.40%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (9.40%) Oracle Database
7 8 (6.84%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (2.56%) Big Data
9 3 (2.56%) DB2
9 3 (2.56%) Hazelcast
9 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.71%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.85%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (32.48%) Git (software)
2 24 (20.51%) Selenium
3 20 (17.09%) Jenkins
4 19 (16.24%) JIRA
5 16 (13.68%) Maven
6 11 (9.40%) Cucumber
6 11 (9.40%) JUnit
6 11 (9.40%) Subversion
7 10 (8.55%) Bitbucket
7 10 (8.55%) Visual Studio
8 7 (5.98%) Eclipse
8 7 (5.98%) Grunt
8 7 (5.98%) gulp
8 7 (5.98%) IntelliJ
9 5 (4.27%) Ant
9 5 (4.27%) PHPUnit
9 5 (4.27%) TeamCity
10 4 (3.42%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.71%) Gatling
General
1 8 (6.84%) Banking
2 7 (5.98%) Marketing
3 3 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.71%) Advertising
4 2 (1.71%) Billing
4 2 (1.71%) Finance
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (67.52%) Developer
2 20 (17.09%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.68%) Architect
4 10 (8.55%) Scala Developer
5 8 (6.84%) Applications Developer
5 8 (6.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (5.98%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Salesforce Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.13%) PHP Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Selenium Tester
7 6 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.13%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.13%) Tester
8 5 (4.27%) Automation Tester
8 5 (4.27%) Digital Architect
8 5 (4.27%) Node.js Developer
8 5 (4.27%) React Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (43.59%) SOAP
2 43 (36.75%) HTML
3 36 (30.77%) CSS
3 36 (30.77%) JSON
4 35 (29.91%) Spring
5 34 (29.06%) Web Services
6 31 (26.50%) HTML5
7 21 (17.95%) AngularJS
7 21 (17.95%) XML
8 20 (17.09%) Ajax
8 20 (17.09%) Hibernate
9 17 (14.53%) jQuery
10 16 (13.68%) .NET
10 16 (13.68%) CSS3
11 15 (12.82%) Node.js
11 15 (12.82%) RESTful
12 13 (11.11%) Spring Boot
13 11 (9.40%) Java EE
13 11 (9.40%) JPA
14 10 (8.55%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) User Experience
2 5 (4.27%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.71%) Clustering
4 2 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.71%) Wiki
5 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.22%) Linux
2 18 (15.38%) Unix
3 10 (8.55%) Windows
4 8 (6.84%) Mac OS X
5 6 (5.13%) Android
6 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.42%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.71%) AIX
7 2 (1.71%) CentOS
7 2 (1.71%) Debian
7 2 (1.71%) HPUX
7 2 (1.71%) Solaris
7 2 (1.71%) SUSE
7 2 (1.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (59.83%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (35.04%) Scrum
3 28 (23.93%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 23 (19.66%) TDD
6 19 (16.24%) Configuration Management
7 18 (15.38%) Microservices
8 17 (14.53%) BDD
8 17 (14.53%) Kanban
9 16 (13.68%) Open Source
10 14 (11.97%) Continuous Deployment
11 13 (11.11%) Mentoring
11 13 (11.11%) MVC
11 13 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
11 13 (11.11%) Web Design
11 13 (11.11%) Web Development
12 12 (10.26%) DevOps
12 12 (10.26%) Front End Development
13 10 (8.55%) OO
13 10 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 51 (43.59%) Java
2 40 (34.19%) JavaScript
3 34 (29.06%) SQL
4 24 (20.51%) Scala
5 22 (18.80%) C#
6 15 (12.82%) Python
7 14 (11.97%) Ruby
8 13 (11.11%) PHP
9 12 (10.26%) Java 8
10 11 (9.40%) PowerShell
11 5 (4.27%) Go
11 5 (4.27%) PL/SQL
11 5 (4.27%) XPath
12 4 (3.42%) Apex Code
12 4 (3.42%) Groovy
12 4 (3.42%) Perl
13 3 (2.56%) SOQL
13 3 (2.56%) SOSL
13 3 (2.56%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.71%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 9 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.71%) WCAG
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 17 (14.53%) Docker
2 7 (5.98%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.13%) LXC
4 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.71%) NFS
4 2 (1.71%) Samba
4 2 (1.71%) Squid
4 2 (1.71%) Varnish
4 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (12.82%) Puppet
2 10 (8.55%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.56%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.56%) Mesos
4 2 (1.71%) Ansible
4 2 (1.71%) Grafana
4 2 (1.71%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.71%) Kibana
4 2 (1.71%) Nagios
4 2 (1.71%) WMI
5 1 (0.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.85%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 24 (20.51%) Oracle
2 9 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.98%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (5.13%) SAP
4 6 (5.13%) Zend
5 5 (4.27%) webMethods
6 4 (3.42%) Google
6 4 (3.42%) WSO2
7 3 (2.56%) Adobe
7 3 (2.56%) IBM
8 2 (1.71%) Perforce
8 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.71%) Splunk
8 2 (1.71%) VMware
9 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.85%) Aveksa
9 1 (0.85%) Facebook
9 1 (0.85%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.85%) Pega
9 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow