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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 63 97
Rank change year-on-year +10 +34  
Contract jobs citing REST 70 84 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.39% 2.77% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.83% 10.74% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 56 6
Median daily rate £500 £395 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.58% -8.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £301 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.85% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

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 506 782 545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.48% 25.79% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 506 341
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Birmingham +25 24 £550 +69.23% 9
Shropshire +1 17 £500 +20.48% 1
Solihull +5 3 - -
Herefordshire - 3 £300 -
Coventry +7 2 £325 -23.52% 1
Walsall - 2 £550 -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 64 (49.23%) Java
1 64 (49.23%) SOAP
2 63 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (39.23%) HTML
4 50 (38.46%) JSON
5 45 (34.62%) Spring
6 39 (30.00%) HTML5
6 39 (30.00%) CSS
6 39 (30.00%) Microservices
7 35 (26.92%) Open Source
7 35 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (26.15%) Web Services
9 30 (23.08%) JavaScript
10 29 (22.31%) C#
10 29 (22.31%) Linux
10 29 (22.31%) Scala
11 28 (21.54%) TDD
12 27 (20.77%) Salesforce.com
12 27 (20.77%) XML
12 27 (20.77%) Git (software)
12 27 (20.77%) Play Framework
13 25 (19.23%) Docker
14 24 (18.46%) Spring Boot
15 23 (17.69%) Amazon AWS
15 23 (17.69%) Ajax
16 22 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
16 22 (16.92%) Test Automation
16 22 (16.92%) RESTful
16 22 (16.92%) MongoDB
16 22 (16.92%) CSS3

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 14 (10.77%) Cloud Foundry
1 14 (10.77%) JBoss
2 11 (8.46%) WebLogic
3 10 (7.69%) Confluence
4 9 (6.92%) Apache
5 4 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.31%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.54%) Mule
7 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.77%) CMS
8 1 (0.77%) Jetty
8 1 (0.77%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.77%) nginx
8 1 (0.77%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.69%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (12.31%) Heroku
4 14 (10.77%) OpenShift
4 14 (10.77%) PaaS
5 13 (10.00%) GitHub
6 11 (8.46%) IaaS
6 11 (8.46%) SaaS
7 3 (2.31%) Boomi
7 3 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.54%) Office 365
9 1 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.85%) HTTP
2 10 (7.69%) SSL
3 8 (6.15%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.85%) LAN
4 5 (3.85%) LDAP
4 5 (3.85%) WAN
5 3 (2.31%) Skype
6 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.92%) MongoDB
2 21 (16.15%) SQL Server
3 14 (10.77%) NoSQL
3 14 (10.77%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (10.00%) MySQL
4 13 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 11 (8.46%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.08%) Hazelcast
8 3 (2.31%) DataStage
8 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.54%) GIS
9 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (20.77%) Git (software)
2 18 (13.85%) JUnit
3 12 (9.23%) IntelliJ
3 12 (9.23%) Jenkins
4 11 (8.46%) GitLab
5 10 (7.69%) Bitbucket
5 10 (7.69%) JIRA
5 10 (7.69%) Selenium
5 10 (7.69%) Subversion
6 9 (6.92%) Eclipse
7 6 (4.62%) Maven
8 5 (3.85%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.31%) Ant
10 3 (2.31%) gulp
10 3 (2.31%) JMeter
10 3 (2.31%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.54%) Grunt
11 2 (1.54%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.54%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (9.23%) Billing
2 9 (6.92%) Finance
3 8 (6.15%) Marketing
4 2 (1.54%) Automotive
5 1 (0.77%) Back Office
5 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 85 (65.38%) Developer
2 34 (26.15%) Architect
3 25 (19.23%) Java Developer
4 15 (11.54%) Technical Architect
5 14 (10.77%) Scala Developer
6 11 (8.46%) .NET Developer
7 9 (6.92%) Salesforce Developer
7 9 (6.92%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Middleware Developer
9 6 (4.62%) Java Architect
9 6 (4.62%) Messaging Developer
10 5 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.85%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Digital Architect
10 5 (3.85%) Digital Technical Architect
10 5 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.08%) DevOps Architect
11 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Architect
11 4 (3.08%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (49.23%) SOAP
2 51 (39.23%) HTML
3 50 (38.46%) JSON
4 45 (34.62%) Spring
5 39 (30.00%) CSS
5 39 (30.00%) HTML5
6 34 (26.15%) Web Services
7 27 (20.77%) Play Framework
7 27 (20.77%) XML
8 24 (18.46%) Spring Boot
9 23 (17.69%) Ajax
10 22 (16.92%) CSS3
10 22 (16.92%) RESTful
11 20 (15.38%) Hibernate
12 19 (14.62%) Django
12 19 (14.62%) jQuery
13 17 (13.08%) .NET
13 17 (13.08%) Ruby on Rails
14 16 (12.31%) J2EE
15 14 (10.77%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.15%) User Experience
2 6 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.08%) DataPower
4 3 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.31%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.31%) NHS
5 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.77%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.31%) Linux
2 15 (11.54%) Unix
3 6 (4.62%) Windows
4 4 (3.08%) Android
5 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.77%) AIX
6 1 (0.77%) HPUX
6 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.77%) Solaris
6 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (48.46%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.00%) Microservices
3 35 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (26.92%) Open Source
4 28 (21.54%) TDD
5 22 (16.92%) API Design
5 22 (16.92%) Test Automation
6 21 (16.15%) MVC
7 20 (15.38%) API Development
8 19 (14.62%) Configuration Management
8 19 (14.62%) Scrum
9 15 (11.54%) API Integration
10 14 (10.77%) DevOps
10 14 (10.77%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (8.46%) CRM
11 11 (8.46%) SDLC
11 11 (8.46%) Web Development
12 10 (7.69%) Mentoring
12 10 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
12 10 (7.69%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 64 (49.23%) Java
2 30 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 29 (22.31%) C#
3 29 (22.31%) Scala
4 22 (16.92%) SQL
5 21 (16.15%) Ruby
6 15 (11.54%) Python
7 5 (3.85%) PHP
8 4 (3.08%) Apex Code
9 3 (2.31%) Groovy
9 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.77%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.77%) C++
10 1 (0.77%) Haskell
10 1 (0.77%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.77%) Perl
10 1 (0.77%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.77%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.54%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.77%) QA
1 1 (0.77%) WAI
1 1 (0.77%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (19.23%) Docker
2 3 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (10.00%) Puppet
2 11 (8.46%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.31%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.77%) Ansible
4 1 (0.77%) Grafana
4 1 (0.77%) Kibana
Vendors
1 27 (20.77%) Salesforce.com
2 16 (12.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.46%) Google
3 11 (8.46%) MuleSoft
4 10 (7.69%) Apigee
4 10 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 10 (7.69%) webMethods
5 7 (5.38%) Adobe
5 7 (5.38%) WSO2
6 6 (4.62%) Oracle
7 5 (3.85%) IBM
8 3 (2.31%) Dell
8 3 (2.31%) Informatica
8 3 (2.31%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.77%) VMware
9 1 (0.77%) Xamarin
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