Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 65 92
Rank change year-on-year -34 +27 +26
Contract jobs citing REST 97 116 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.97% 2.69% 2.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.75% 10.53% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 82 85
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £288 £325 £313
90th Percentile £558 £575 £531
England median daily rate £500 £450 £465
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.23% +12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -15.00% +29.03% +20.16%

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 1,437 1,102 1,332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.24% 25.53% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 724 828
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £264 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -25.50%
10th Percentile £13.95 £21.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.41 £38.53
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +7.89% +8.57%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 45 £479 -1.03% 18
Coventry -19 11 £419 -6.94% 1
Shropshire -34 11 £375 -21.05% 5
Staffordshire +5 6 £350 +22.81% 8
Warwickshire +4 6 £375 -16.67% 3
Herefordshire +3 2 £325 +6.12%
REST
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 56 (57.73%) Java
2 54 (55.67%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (41.24%) SOAP
4 35 (36.08%) Web Services
5 33 (34.02%) Spring
6 31 (31.96%) JavaScript
7 30 (30.93%) SQL
8 28 (28.87%) JSON
9 22 (22.68%) Hibernate
9 22 (22.68%) Jenkins
10 21 (21.65%) Oracle
10 21 (21.65%) HTML
10 21 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (21.65%) TDD
10 21 (21.65%) Git (software)
11 19 (19.59%) OO
11 19 (19.59%) Scrum
11 19 (19.59%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (17.53%) Linux
12 17 (17.53%) Test Automation
13 16 (16.49%) XML
13 16 (16.49%) SQL Server
13 16 (16.49%) Java 8
14 15 (15.46%) Puppet
14 15 (15.46%) CSS
14 15 (15.46%) Tomcat
14 15 (15.46%) Amazon AWS
15 14 (14.43%) HTML5
15 14 (14.43%) Kanban
15 14 (14.43%) JPA

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 15 (15.46%) Tomcat
2 11 (11.34%) WebSphere
3 10 (10.31%) JBoss
4 8 (8.25%) Confluence
5 7 (7.22%) Apache
6 4 (4.12%) nginx
6 4 (4.12%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.09%) WildFly
8 2 (2.06%) Anypoint
8 2 (2.06%) GlassFish
8 2 (2.06%) IIS
8 2 (2.06%) Mule
8 2 (2.06%) Mule ESB
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.03%) Sonic ESB
9 1 (1.03%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.06%) SAP MII
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.46%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.25%) SaaS
4 4 (4.12%) Office 365
5 3 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.09%) GitHub
6 1 (1.03%) AdWords
6 1 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.03%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.03%) Bluemix
6 1 (1.03%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.03%) IaaS
6 1 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) PaaS
6 1 (1.03%) Serverless
6 1 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.28%) HTTP
2 3 (3.09%) DNS
2 3 (3.09%) SSL
3 2 (2.06%) Firewall
3 2 (2.06%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.06%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.06%) SMS
4 1 (1.03%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.03%) OpenVPN
4 1 (1.03%) SSH
4 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.59%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (16.49%) SQL Server
3 14 (14.43%) MySQL
4 13 (13.40%) MongoDB
5 12 (12.37%) Relational Database
6 8 (8.25%) NoSQL
7 6 (6.19%) DB2
7 6 (6.19%) RDBMS
8 5 (5.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (5.15%) MariaDB
8 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database
9 3 (3.09%) Hazelcast
10 2 (2.06%) Couchbase
10 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (1.03%) Blockchain
11 1 (1.03%) Neo4j
11 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (22.68%) Jenkins
2 21 (21.65%) Git (software)
3 14 (14.43%) Maven
4 10 (10.31%) JIRA
4 10 (10.31%) Selenium
5 7 (7.22%) Eclipse
5 7 (7.22%) JUnit
6 6 (6.19%) SonarQube
6 6 (6.19%) Visual Studio
7 5 (5.15%) Subversion
8 4 (4.12%) Cucumber
8 4 (4.12%) IntelliJ
8 4 (4.12%) PHPUnit
9 3 (3.09%) Android Studio
9 3 (3.09%) Ant
9 3 (3.09%) Bitbucket
9 3 (3.09%) Gradle
9 3 (3.09%) JProfiler
9 3 (3.09%) Xcode
10 2 (2.06%) Bugzilla
General
1 9 (9.28%) Banking
2 3 (3.09%) Advertising
2 3 (3.09%) Games
2 3 (3.09%) Investment Banking
2 3 (3.09%) Marketing
3 1 (1.03%) German Language
3 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (65.98%) Developer
2 31 (31.96%) Java Developer
3 12 (12.37%) Architect
4 8 (8.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Lead Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.19%) Backend Developer
6 6 (6.19%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.15%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (5.15%) Lead Java Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Node.js Developer
7 5 (5.15%) React Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Agile Developer
8 4 (4.12%) iOS Developer
8 4 (4.12%) PHP Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (4.12%) Tester
9 3 (3.09%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.09%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (41.24%) SOAP
2 35 (36.08%) Web Services
3 33 (34.02%) Spring
4 28 (28.87%) JSON
5 22 (22.68%) Hibernate
6 21 (21.65%) HTML
7 16 (16.49%) XML
8 15 (15.46%) CSS
9 14 (14.43%) .NET
9 14 (14.43%) HTML5
9 14 (14.43%) J2EE
9 14 (14.43%) JPA
10 12 (12.37%) AngularJS
10 12 (12.37%) JMS
10 12 (12.37%) RESTful
11 11 (11.34%) Spring Boot
12 9 (9.28%) Ajax
12 9 (9.28%) CSS3
13 7 (7.22%) Java EE
13 7 (7.22%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.19%) User Experience
2 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.06%) Clustering
4 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.06%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.06%) Wiki
5 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.53%) Linux
2 9 (9.28%) Unix
3 6 (6.19%) Mac OS X
4 5 (5.15%) Android
4 5 (5.15%) Windows
5 4 (4.12%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.09%) CentOS
6 3 (3.09%) SUSE
6 3 (3.09%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.06%) Debian
7 2 (2.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (55.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (21.65%) TDD
3 19 (19.59%) OO
3 19 (19.59%) Scrum
4 17 (17.53%) Test Automation
5 14 (14.43%) Kanban
6 13 (13.40%) Configuration Management
7 12 (12.37%) Microservices
7 12 (12.37%) MVC
8 11 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (10.31%) BDD
10 9 (9.28%) Continuous Deployment
11 8 (8.25%) Deployment Automation
11 8 (8.25%) SOA
12 7 (7.22%) Open Source
13 6 (6.19%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (6.19%) DevOps
13 6 (6.19%) OWASP
13 6 (6.19%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 56 (57.73%) Java
2 31 (31.96%) JavaScript
3 30 (30.93%) SQL
4 16 (16.49%) Java 8
5 14 (14.43%) C#
6 13 (13.40%) Scala
7 10 (10.31%) PHP
8 9 (9.28%) PowerShell
9 8 (8.25%) Python
10 7 (7.22%) Ruby
11 6 (6.19%) Go
12 4 (4.12%) Objective-C
12 4 (4.12%) PL/SQL
13 3 (3.09%) Perl
14 2 (2.06%) Groovy
14 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
14 2 (2.06%) TypeScript
14 2 (2.06%) VB
14 2 (2.06%) XPath
15 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) SC Cleared
1 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.12%) OCP
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.06%) Degree
4 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.03%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (14.43%) Docker
2 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.09%) LXC
4 3 (3.09%) Squid
5 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.06%) NFS
5 2 (2.06%) Samba
5 2 (2.06%) Varnish
5 2 (2.06%) vSphere
5 2 (2.06%) Xen
6 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.03%) Postfix
6 1 (1.03%) vCloud
6 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.03%) XenApp
6 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (15.46%) Puppet
2 13 (13.40%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (9.28%) Terraform
4 5 (5.15%) Ansible
4 5 (5.15%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.06%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.06%) Kibana
5 2 (2.06%) Nagios
5 2 (2.06%) WMI
6 1 (1.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.03%) Grafana
6 1 (1.03%) logstash
6 1 (1.03%) Rancher
6 1 (1.03%) Rsyslog
6 1 (1.03%) SCCM
6 1 (1.03%) Sysdig
6 1 (1.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (21.65%) Oracle
2 7 (7.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.22%) WSO2
3 5 (5.15%) IBM
3 5 (5.15%) VMware
4 4 (4.12%) Zend
5 3 (3.09%) Perforce
5 3 (3.09%) Unisys
6 2 (2.06%) Google
6 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.06%) SAP
6 2 (2.06%) Splunk
7 1 (1.03%) Adobe
7 1 (1.03%) Aveksa
7 1 (1.03%) BT
7 1 (1.03%) Citrix
7 1 (1.03%) Facebook
7 1 (1.03%) Sonatype
7 1 (1.03%) webMethods