Period
to 21 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 75 75
Rank change year-on-year +17 0 +48
Contract jobs citing REST 198 119 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.86% 2.46% 2.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.60% 10.10% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 58 95
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £481 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.49% +15.96% -0.60%
10th Percentile £342 £313 £313
90th Percentile £588 £590 £519
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
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 £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +42.86% -16.00%

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 1,572 1,178 1,595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.64% 24.34% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 781 981
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £270
90th Percentile £575 £563 £513
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 38 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.58 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.16% +32.96% -19.83%
10th Percentile £14.55 £18.38 £10.40
90th Percentile £62.13 £41.15 £39.82
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% 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 21 November 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
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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 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
Shropshire +14 94 £450 -10.00% 17
Birmingham +1 36 £440 -12.00% 7
Staffordshire +9 22 £480 +60.00% 16
Coventry -9 18 £500 +25.00% 3
Warwickshire +13 13 £425 - 4
Solihull +6 10 £400 - 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £463 -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 123 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (44.44%) Microservices
3 78 (39.39%) Java
4 76 (38.38%) Git (software)
5 75 (37.88%) SOAP
6 74 (37.37%) HTML
7 69 (34.85%) Scrum
8 67 (33.84%) JavaScript
9 66 (33.33%) TDD
10 65 (32.83%) CSS
11 61 (30.81%) Web Services
11 61 (30.81%) Test Automation
12 60 (30.30%) JSON
13 59 (29.80%) DevOps
14 58 (29.29%) Jenkins
14 58 (29.29%) SQL
15 57 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (28.79%) Cucumber
16 56 (28.28%) Docker
17 54 (27.27%) Spring
18 49 (24.75%) HTML5
19 46 (23.23%) Selenium
20 42 (21.21%) C#
21 41 (20.71%) XML
22 38 (19.19%) Scala
23 37 (18.69%) JIRA
23 37 (18.69%) .NET
24 35 (17.68%) Oracle
24 35 (17.68%) Linux
24 35 (17.68%) Confluence

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 35 (17.68%) Confluence
2 16 (8.08%) WebLogic
3 13 (6.57%) JBoss
4 12 (6.06%) nginx
5 11 (5.56%) Apache
6 9 (4.55%) Documentum
6 9 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.53%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.52%) CMS
8 3 (1.52%) Mule
9 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 5 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.52%) Magento
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.51%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.60%) GitHub
1 19 (9.60%) Google Analytics
1 19 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (7.58%) Slack
3 8 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.04%) Force.com
3 8 (4.04%) PaaS
3 8 (4.04%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 7 (3.54%) IaaS
5 5 (2.53%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.53%) SaaS
6 2 (1.01%) Azure Functions
6 2 (1.01%) Office 365
6 2 (1.01%) Serverless
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.51%) Firebase
7 1 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.08%) HTTP
1 16 (8.08%) TCP/IP
2 14 (7.07%) SSL
3 10 (5.05%) Skype
4 1 (0.51%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 32 (16.16%) SQL Server
3 18 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 14 (7.07%) MySQL
5 12 (6.06%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (3.03%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.53%) Big Data
8 5 (2.53%) MariaDB
8 5 (2.53%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (1.01%) DB2
12 1 (0.51%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 76 (38.38%) Git (software)
2 58 (29.29%) Jenkins
3 57 (28.79%) Cucumber
4 46 (23.23%) Selenium
5 37 (18.69%) JIRA
6 27 (13.64%) gulp
7 24 (12.12%) Maven
7 24 (12.12%) WebDriver
8 22 (11.11%) IntelliJ
9 20 (10.10%) Visual Studio
10 19 (9.60%) Gatling
10 19 (9.60%) Sublime Text
11 17 (8.59%) JUnit
11 17 (8.59%) SonarQube
12 16 (8.08%) Mockito
13 15 (7.58%) SoapUI
14 12 (6.06%) Artifactory
14 12 (6.06%) Grunt
14 12 (6.06%) Visual Studio Code
15 10 (5.05%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (3.54%) Marketing
2 3 (1.52%) Finance
3 2 (1.01%) Billing
3 2 (1.01%) Retail
4 1 (0.51%) Automotive
4 1 (0.51%) Military
4 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 129 (65.15%) Developer
2 27 (13.64%) Scala Developer
3 22 (11.11%) Architect
3 22 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 20 (10.10%) .NET Developer
5 16 (8.08%) Automation Tester
5 16 (8.08%) Tester
6 14 (7.07%) Senior Developer
7 13 (6.57%) Programmer
7 13 (6.57%) Salesforce Developer
7 13 (6.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 13 (6.57%) Selenium Tester
8 10 (5.05%) Applications Developer
8 10 (5.05%) Java Automation Tester
9 9 (4.55%) Developer in Test
9 9 (4.55%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.55%) Web Developer
10 8 (4.04%) Java Architect
10 8 (4.04%) PHP Developer
10 8 (4.04%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (37.88%) SOAP
2 74 (37.37%) HTML
3 65 (32.83%) CSS
4 61 (30.81%) Web Services
5 60 (30.30%) JSON
6 54 (27.27%) Spring
7 49 (24.75%) HTML5
8 41 (20.71%) XML
9 37 (18.69%) .NET
10 34 (17.17%) jQuery
11 33 (16.67%) Play Framework
11 33 (16.67%) Spring Boot
12 32 (16.16%) Node.js
13 26 (13.13%) Apache Camel
14 25 (12.63%) AngularJS
15 24 (12.12%) Gherkin
16 23 (11.62%) Sass
17 19 (9.60%) ASP.NET
17 19 (9.60%) Hibernate
18 18 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (5.05%) User Experience
5 7 (3.54%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.53%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.53%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.01%) iPad
7 2 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.51%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.68%) Linux
2 24 (12.12%) Unix
3 18 (9.09%) Windows
4 10 (5.05%) Mac OS
5 7 (3.54%) Ubuntu
6 6 (3.03%) Mac OS X
7 5 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.53%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.02%) Android
8 4 (2.02%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.52%) AIX
9 3 (1.52%) HPUX
9 3 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (44.44%) Microservices
3 69 (34.85%) Scrum
4 66 (33.33%) TDD
5 61 (30.81%) Test Automation
6 59 (29.80%) DevOps
7 57 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (14.14%) BDD
9 27 (13.64%) MVC
10 25 (12.63%) Kanban
11 24 (12.12%) Analytics
12 23 (11.62%) SOA
12 23 (11.62%) Test Strategy
13 22 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
13 22 (11.11%) Mentoring
14 20 (10.10%) Continuous Deployment
14 20 (10.10%) Web Development
15 18 (9.09%) OO
15 18 (9.09%) Service Delivery
16 17 (8.59%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 78 (39.39%) Java
2 67 (33.84%) JavaScript
3 58 (29.29%) SQL
4 42 (21.21%) C#
5 38 (19.19%) Scala
6 26 (13.13%) Ruby
7 22 (11.11%) Groovy
8 15 (7.58%) Java 8
9 14 (7.07%) Python
10 13 (6.57%) PHP
11 12 (6.06%) Bash Shell
12 11 (5.56%) PL/SQL
13 8 (4.04%) Apex Code
14 7 (3.54%) Haskell
14 7 (3.54%) Perl
14 7 (3.54%) SOQL
14 7 (3.54%) SOSL
15 5 (2.53%) XQuery
16 4 (2.02%) XPath
17 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.62%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.03%) Degree
4 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.05%) QA
2 6 (3.03%) WCAG
3 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 56 (28.28%) Docker
2 3 (1.52%) LXC
3 2 (1.01%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (12.12%) Puppet
2 19 (9.60%) Grafana
2 19 (9.60%) Kibana
3 12 (6.06%) Graphite
4 6 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.53%) Nessus
6 3 (1.52%) Ansible
6 3 (1.52%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.52%) Mesos
7 1 (0.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.51%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 35 (17.68%) Oracle
2 26 (13.13%) Google
2 26 (13.13%) WSO2
3 13 (6.57%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.57%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (6.06%) Splunk
5 9 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 9 (4.55%) Pega
6 6 (3.03%) SAP
6 6 (3.03%) TIBCO
6 6 (3.03%) VMware
6 6 (3.03%) webMethods
6 6 (3.03%) Zend
7 5 (2.53%) Cisco
7 5 (2.53%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.02%) Adobe
8 4 (2.02%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.01%) Demandware
9 2 (1.01%) hybris
9 2 (1.01%) IBM