Period
to 23 May 2019

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 May 2019 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 96 64
Rank change year-on-year +39 -32 +25
Contract jobs citing REST 162 97 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.51% 1.98% 2.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.97% 6.73% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 67 85
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £350 £288 £325
90th Percentile £575 £555 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +29.03%

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 1,249 1,441 1,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.08% 29.37% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 926 725
West Midlands median daily rate £445 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.88% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £269 £263
90th Percentile £575 £560 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 22
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33.25 £13.95 £21.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £36.41
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.27 £40.75
% change year-on-year +2.92% +3.72% +7.24%

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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 +28 72 £458 +22.00% 2
Coventry +22 40 £450 +7.46% 1
Birmingham -16 15 £450 +4.90% 1
Solihull +16 11 £375 +15.38% 2
Staffordshire +15 8 £338 -3.57% 1
Warwickshire +5 6 £575 +53.33% 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £425 -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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.

1 115 (70.99%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (57.41%) Microservices
3 81 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 72 (44.44%) Java
5 54 (33.33%) SOAP
5 54 (33.33%) TDD
6 51 (31.48%) .NET
7 50 (30.86%) C#
8 49 (30.25%) JSON
8 49 (30.25%) Docker
9 48 (29.63%) DevOps
10 47 (29.01%) JavaScript
11 45 (27.78%) HTML
12 43 (26.54%) SQL Server
13 42 (25.93%) Spring
14 41 (25.31%) Scrum
15 40 (24.69%) SQL
16 39 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
17 38 (23.46%) Visual Studio
18 36 (22.22%) CSS
19 34 (20.99%) Team Foundation Server
20 31 (19.14%) Spring Boot
21 30 (18.52%) Test Strategy
21 30 (18.52%) Selenium
22 29 (17.90%) Web Services
22 29 (17.90%) XML
22 29 (17.90%) WSO2
23 28 (17.28%) Cucumber
24 26 (16.05%) Jenkins
25 25 (15.43%) Migration

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 22 (13.58%) NServiceBus
2 21 (12.96%) Confluence
3 16 (9.88%) Documentum
4 15 (9.26%) CMS
5 11 (6.79%) SharePoint
5 11 (6.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (6.17%) Tomcat
7 9 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (4.94%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (3.09%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (1.85%) ArcGIS
10 3 (1.85%) nginx
11 1 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.62%) IIS
11 1 (0.62%) Moodle
11 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (14.81%) PaaS
3 19 (11.73%) Azure Data Factory
3 19 (11.73%) SaaS
4 16 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (6.79%) Office 365
6 5 (3.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (3.09%) Azure Functions
6 5 (3.09%) IaaS
6 5 (3.09%) Serverless
7 4 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.47%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.47%) PowerApps
8 3 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (1.85%) GitHub
8 3 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.23%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.23%) Slack
10 1 (0.62%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) Skype
2 1 (0.62%) Firewall
2 1 (0.62%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (26.54%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (9.26%) MongoDB
3 15 (9.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (6.17%) RDBMS
4 10 (6.17%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.85%) GIS
6 3 (1.85%) MariaDB
6 3 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.85%) Power BI
6 3 (1.85%) Spatial Data
7 2 (1.23%) MySQL
8 1 (0.62%) MS Access
8 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 81 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 38 (23.46%) Visual Studio
3 34 (20.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (18.52%) Selenium
5 28 (17.28%) Cucumber
6 26 (16.05%) Jenkins
7 21 (12.96%) JIRA
8 20 (12.35%) Maven
9 19 (11.73%) WebDriver
10 10 (6.17%) GitLab
11 9 (5.56%) JUnit
11 9 (5.56%) Mockito
11 9 (5.56%) SonarQube
11 9 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (4.94%) Jasmine
12 8 (4.94%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (3.70%) SpecFlow
14 5 (3.09%) DbUnit
14 5 (3.09%) jMock
General
1 10 (6.17%) Publishing
2 7 (4.32%) Finance
3 3 (1.85%) Automotive
3 3 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.62%) Advertising
4 1 (0.62%) French Language
4 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 110 (67.90%) Developer
2 25 (15.43%) .NET Developer
2 25 (15.43%) Java Developer
3 17 (10.49%) Tester
4 14 (8.64%) Programmer
5 13 (8.02%) Scala Developer
6 11 (6.79%) Analyst
6 11 (6.79%) Automation Tester
6 11 (6.79%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.17%) Analyst Developer
7 10 (6.17%) Data Analyst
7 10 (6.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 10 (6.17%) Java Automation Tester
7 10 (6.17%) Java Engineer
7 10 (6.17%) Selenium Tester
8 9 (5.56%) Documentum Developer
8 9 (5.56%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 9 (5.56%) SSIS Developer
9 8 (4.94%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.32%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (33.33%) SOAP
2 51 (31.48%) .NET
3 49 (30.25%) JSON
4 45 (27.78%) HTML
5 42 (25.93%) Spring
6 36 (22.22%) CSS
7 31 (19.14%) Spring Boot
8 29 (17.90%) Web Services
8 29 (17.90%) XML
9 23 (14.20%) Apache Camel
10 19 (11.73%) jQuery
11 18 (11.11%) .NET Framework
11 18 (11.11%) AngularJS
12 15 (9.26%) OAuth
13 14 (8.64%) HTML5
14 13 (8.02%) ASP.NET
14 13 (8.02%) Play Framework
14 13 (8.02%) Swagger
15 12 (7.41%) .NET Core
15 12 (7.41%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (5.56%) User Experience
2 7 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.85%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.47%) Linux
2 3 (1.85%) Unix
3 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (70.99%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (57.41%) Microservices
3 54 (33.33%) TDD
4 48 (29.63%) DevOps
5 41 (25.31%) Scrum
6 30 (18.52%) Test Strategy
7 25 (15.43%) Migration
8 24 (14.81%) BDD
8 24 (14.81%) Test Automation
9 23 (14.20%) Kanban
9 23 (14.20%) Process Improvement
10 22 (13.58%) Data Analysis
10 22 (13.58%) Data Migration
11 19 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (11.11%) Content Management
13 14 (8.64%) API Development
13 14 (8.64%) MVC
14 13 (8.02%) SOA
15 12 (7.41%) Front End Development
15 12 (7.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 72 (44.44%) Java
2 50 (30.86%) C#
3 47 (29.01%) JavaScript
4 40 (24.69%) SQL
5 22 (13.58%) T-SQL
6 13 (8.02%) Java 8
6 13 (8.02%) Scala
7 8 (4.94%) ES6
7 8 (4.94%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.09%) Python
9 3 (1.85%) Go
9 3 (1.85%) PHP
9 3 (1.85%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.23%) Groovy
10 2 (1.23%) Ruby
11 1 (0.62%) ABAP
11 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.94%) WCAG
2 4 (2.47%) QA
3 3 (1.85%) GDPR
4 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (30.25%) Docker
2 3 (1.85%) Postfix
3 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (9.26%) Kubernetes
2 9 (5.56%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (3.09%) Puppet
4 3 (1.85%) logstash
4 3 (1.85%) MIIS
5 2 (1.23%) Grafana
5 2 (1.23%) Graphite
5 2 (1.23%) Kibana
Vendors
1 29 (17.90%) WSO2
2 17 (10.49%) Oracle
3 15 (9.26%) Atlassian
3 15 (9.26%) Pega
4 12 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.94%) SAP
6 6 (3.70%) Google
7 5 (3.09%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.47%) ESRI
9 3 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.23%) Splunk
11 1 (0.62%) Adobe
11 1 (0.62%) ATG
11 1 (0.62%) Blackboard
11 1 (0.62%) Demandware
11 1 (0.62%) hybris
11 1 (0.62%) Infor
11 1 (0.62%) Informatica
11 1 (0.62%) VMware