Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 85 102
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17 +16
Contract jobs citing REST 97 121 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.02% 2.28% 1.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.40% 8.64% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 78 80
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £445 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% -6.32% +31.94%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £293
90th Percentile £600 £541 £591
England median daily rate £480 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.34 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £38.13
% change year-on-year +3.45% +14.10% +18.22%

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 1,310 1,400 1,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.31% 26.44% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 881 758
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £396 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +7.99% -2.01%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £261
90th Percentile £563 £538 £513
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% +11.11% -24.37%
10th Percentile £14.01 £16.40 £11.45
90th Percentile £44.65 £36.25 £45.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +5 43 £490 +25.92% 21
Coventry -7 16 £463 +2.78% 1
Shropshire -23 9 £375 -15.73% 4
Warwickshire +2 7 £375 -16.67% 9
Staffordshire +7 6 £313 +9.65% 5
Solihull +10 4 - - 2
REST
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 55 (56.70%) Java
1 55 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (45.36%) SOAP
3 38 (39.18%) SQL
4 36 (37.11%) Web Services
5 33 (34.02%) JavaScript
6 31 (31.96%) Spring
7 30 (30.93%) HTML
8 28 (28.87%) XML
8 28 (28.87%) JSON
9 24 (24.74%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (24.74%) Git (software)
9 24 (24.74%) Jenkins
10 23 (23.71%) OO
10 23 (23.71%) Scrum
11 22 (22.68%) CSS
12 21 (21.65%) HTML5
13 20 (20.62%) Tomcat
13 20 (20.62%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (19.59%) Amazon AWS
15 18 (18.56%) Maven
15 18 (18.56%) Hibernate
15 18 (18.56%) Docker
16 17 (17.53%) .NET
16 17 (17.53%) TDD
17 16 (16.49%) jQuery
17 16 (16.49%) HTTP
17 16 (16.49%) MVC
18 15 (15.46%) JMS
18 15 (15.46%) J2EE

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 20 (20.62%) Tomcat
2 12 (12.37%) Apache
2 12 (12.37%) WebSphere
3 10 (10.31%) JBoss
4 7 (7.22%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (6.19%) Confluence
6 4 (4.12%) OpenStack
7 3 (3.09%) nginx
7 3 (3.09%) WildFly
8 2 (2.06%) Anypoint
8 2 (2.06%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (2.06%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (2.06%) Mule
8 2 (2.06%) Mule ESB
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.59%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.28%) SaaS
4 8 (8.25%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (5.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (5.15%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (5.15%) Amazon S3
5 5 (5.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (4.12%) GitHub
7 2 (2.06%) PaaS
8 1 (1.03%) Bluemix
8 1 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.03%) IaaS
8 1 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.49%) HTTP
2 5 (5.15%) DNS
2 5 (5.15%) LAN
2 5 (5.15%) OpenLDAP
2 5 (5.15%) OpenVPN
2 5 (5.15%) SSH
2 5 (5.15%) WAN
3 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.06%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.06%) MQTT
4 2 (2.06%) SMS
4 2 (2.06%) SSL
5 1 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.62%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (11.34%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.31%) MySQL
4 8 (8.25%) MongoDB
5 7 (7.22%) MariaDB
6 5 (5.15%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (5.15%) DB2
6 5 (5.15%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.09%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (24.74%) Git (software)
1 24 (24.74%) Jenkins
2 18 (18.56%) Maven
3 14 (14.43%) JUnit
4 10 (10.31%) SonarQube
5 8 (8.25%) Ant
5 8 (8.25%) Eclipse
6 7 (7.22%) JIRA
6 7 (7.22%) Liquibase
6 7 (7.22%) Mockito
7 6 (6.19%) Bitbucket
8 5 (5.15%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (4.12%) DbUnit
9 4 (4.12%) IntelliJ
9 4 (4.12%) jMock
9 4 (4.12%) PHPUnit
10 3 (3.09%) Android Studio
10 3 (3.09%) Gradle
10 3 (3.09%) Selenium
10 3 (3.09%) Xcode
General
1 3 (3.09%) Automotive
1 3 (3.09%) Games
2 2 (2.06%) Back Office
2 2 (2.06%) Local Government
2 2 (2.06%) Marketing
3 1 (1.03%) Advertising
3 1 (1.03%) Banking
3 1 (1.03%) German Language
3 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (69.07%) Developer
2 32 (32.99%) Java Developer
3 19 (19.59%) Architect
4 11 (11.34%) Senior Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Full Stack Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Lead Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.19%) Senior Software Developer
6 6 (6.19%) Software Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Agile Developer
7 5 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (5.15%) Lead Java Developer
7 5 (5.15%) ServiceNow Developer
8 4 (4.12%) iOS Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.12%) PHP Developer
9 3 (3.09%) Java Software Developer
9 3 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.09%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (45.36%) SOAP
2 36 (37.11%) Web Services
3 31 (31.96%) Spring
4 30 (30.93%) HTML
5 28 (28.87%) JSON
5 28 (28.87%) XML
6 22 (22.68%) CSS
7 21 (21.65%) HTML5
8 18 (18.56%) Hibernate
9 17 (17.53%) .NET
10 16 (16.49%) jQuery
11 15 (15.46%) J2EE
11 15 (15.46%) JMS
12 14 (14.43%) CSS3
13 10 (10.31%) AngularJS
14 9 (9.28%) Ajax
14 9 (9.28%) JPA
15 8 (8.25%) RESTful
16 7 (7.22%) Spring MVC
16 7 (7.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.15%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (5.15%) User Experience
3 4 (4.12%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.09%) CMDB
4 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.06%) Infotainment
5 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.06%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.03%) iPad
6 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.37%) Linux
2 8 (8.25%) Unix
3 5 (5.15%) CentOS
4 4 (4.12%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.12%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.09%) Android
6 1 (1.03%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (24.74%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (23.71%) OO
3 23 (23.71%) Scrum
4 17 (17.53%) TDD
5 16 (16.49%) MVC
6 14 (14.43%) Kanban
7 12 (12.37%) Test Automation
8 11 (11.34%) Open Source
8 11 (11.34%) Unit Testing
9 10 (10.31%) Configuration Management
9 10 (10.31%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (10.31%) Software Architecture
10 9 (9.28%) DevOps
11 8 (8.25%) BDD
11 8 (8.25%) Microservices
11 8 (8.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (8.25%) Web Development
12 7 (7.22%) Data Transformation
12 7 (7.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (56.70%) Java
2 38 (39.18%) SQL
3 33 (34.02%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.37%) C#
5 8 (8.25%) PHP
5 8 (8.25%) Scala
6 6 (6.19%) Groovy
7 5 (5.15%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.12%) Objective-C
8 4 (4.12%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.09%) Ruby
10 2 (2.06%) VB
10 2 (2.06%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.03%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.03%) Go
11 1 (1.03%) Python
11 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.40%) SC Cleared
1 13 (13.40%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.19%) Degree
3 4 (4.12%) OCP
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.06%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 18 (18.56%) Docker
2 5 (5.15%) Postfix
2 5 (5.15%) Squid
2 5 (5.15%) vCloud
2 5 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) vSphere
4 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.03%) XenApp
4 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (15.46%) Puppet
2 13 (13.40%) Terraform
3 9 (9.28%) Ansible
3 9 (9.28%) Kubernetes
4 8 (8.25%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.15%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (5.15%) Kibana
5 5 (5.15%) logstash
5 5 (5.15%) Rancher
5 5 (5.15%) Rsyslog
5 5 (5.15%) Sysdig
5 5 (5.15%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (11.34%) Oracle
2 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.25%) VMware
3 5 (5.15%) ServiceNow
3 5 (5.15%) Sonatype
3 5 (5.15%) WSO2
4 4 (4.12%) IBM
4 4 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.12%) Zend
5 3 (3.09%) Unisys
6 2 (2.06%) Google
6 2 (2.06%) webMethods
7 1 (1.03%) ATG
7 1 (1.03%) Aveksa
7 1 (1.03%) BT
7 1 (1.03%) Citrix
7 1 (1.03%) Perforce