Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for RESTful skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RESTful over the 6 months to 18 July 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.

RESTful
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 89 139
Rank change year-on-year -1 +50 -2
Contract jobs citing RESTful 117 93 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.27% 2.12% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.56% 8.60% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 62 63
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £313
90th Percentile £525 £499 £520
England median daily rate £490 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +8.89% +1.12% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £100.50 £42.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year +139.29% -17.65% +31.61%

RESTful 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 1,548 1,082 1,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.99% 24.68% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 738 954
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £512
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +10.00% -12.86%
10th Percentile £11.63 £21.00 £19.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.25 £39.50
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.54% +8.00% +4.17%

RESTful
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing RESTful as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for RESTful in the West Midlands

RESTful
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RESTful in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for RESTful in the West Midlands

RESTful
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RESTful in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RESTful in the West Midlands

RESTful
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 RESTful within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 July 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 +14 66 £425 +6.25% 18
Shropshire -24 14 £475 +5.56% 2
Coventry -15 13 £350 -3.45% 3
Warwickshire -1 8 £313 +8.70% 3
Solihull -11 3 £425 +30.77% 4
Wolverhampton -5 1 £375 +25.00%
RESTful
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing RESTful 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 RESTful.

1 78 (66.67%) Java
2 72 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (59.83%) Web Services
4 65 (55.56%) TDD
5 54 (46.15%) Scrum
6 46 (39.32%) Security Cleared
7 44 (37.61%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (36.75%) Kanban
8 43 (36.75%) SOAP
9 41 (35.04%) Jenkins
10 38 (32.48%) JavaScript
11 37 (31.62%) CSS
11 37 (31.62%) BDD
11 37 (31.62%) SC Cleared
12 36 (30.77%) Spring
13 35 (29.91%) HTML
13 35 (29.91%) Git (software)
14 31 (26.50%) HTML5
14 31 (26.50%) CSS3
15 29 (24.79%) Ajax
15 29 (24.79%) Docker
16 28 (23.93%) J2EE
17 27 (23.08%) Maven
17 27 (23.08%) AngularJS
18 26 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
18 26 (22.22%) JUnit
18 26 (22.22%) Spring Boot
19 25 (21.37%) SonarQube
19 25 (21.37%) DbUnit
19 25 (21.37%) jMock

RESTful
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 18 (15.38%) Confluence
2 4 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.85%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.85%) Apache
4 1 (0.85%) Mule
4 1 (0.85%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (12.82%) GIMP
1 15 (12.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.85%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 26 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.97%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (6.84%) Serverless
5 4 (3.42%) Cloudflare
6 2 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (1.71%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (1.71%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.71%) GitHub
6 2 (1.71%) PaaS
6 2 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.42%) SMS
2 2 (1.71%) HTTP
3 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.38%) MySQL
2 13 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 11 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (9.40%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (8.55%) NoSQL
5 8 (6.84%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (6.84%) MongoDB
5 8 (6.84%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.71%) Big Data
7 2 (1.71%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.71%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.71%) Redis
8 1 (0.85%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 41 (35.04%) Jenkins
2 35 (29.91%) Git (software)
3 27 (23.08%) Maven
4 26 (22.22%) JUnit
5 25 (21.37%) DbUnit
5 25 (21.37%) jMock
5 25 (21.37%) Mockito
5 25 (21.37%) SonarQube
6 22 (18.80%) Selenium
7 21 (17.95%) JIRA
8 12 (10.26%) SoapUI
9 11 (9.40%) Cucumber
10 6 (5.13%) Eclipse
11 5 (4.27%) Gradle
11 5 (4.27%) WebDriver
12 4 (3.42%) Ant
12 4 (3.42%) JMeter
12 4 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (2.56%) HP UFT
13 3 (2.56%) WATIR
General
1 11 (9.40%) Retail
2 2 (1.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 70 (59.83%) Developer
2 42 (35.90%) Java Developer
3 22 (18.80%) Full Stack Developer
4 16 (13.68%) J2EE Developer
4 16 (13.68%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 16 (13.68%) UI Developer
5 15 (12.82%) Angular Developer
6 13 (11.11%) Architect
6 13 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (9.40%) HTML CSS Developer
7 11 (9.40%) HTML Developer
8 9 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (6.84%) Analyst
10 7 (5.98%) .NET Developer
11 6 (5.13%) Test Analyst
12 5 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (4.27%) C# Developer
12 5 (4.27%) Digital Architect
12 5 (4.27%) Digital Solutions Architect
13 4 (3.42%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (59.83%) Web Services
2 43 (36.75%) SOAP
3 37 (31.62%) CSS
4 36 (30.77%) Spring
5 35 (29.91%) HTML
6 31 (26.50%) CSS3
6 31 (26.50%) HTML5
7 29 (24.79%) Ajax
8 28 (23.93%) J2EE
9 27 (23.08%) AngularJS
10 26 (22.22%) Spring Boot
11 25 (21.37%) Apache Camel
11 25 (21.37%) PowerMock
12 24 (20.51%) JSON
13 22 (18.80%) jQuery
13 22 (18.80%) React
14 21 (17.95%) Sass
15 20 (17.09%) Angular 2
15 20 (17.09%) Backbone.js
15 20 (17.09%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.51%) User Experience
2 10 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.55%) NHS
3 9 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.71%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.71%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.71%) Social Media
6 1 (0.85%) Blog
6 1 (0.85%) Fintech
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.26%) Linux
2 4 (3.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (55.56%) TDD
3 54 (46.15%) Scrum
4 44 (37.61%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (36.75%) Kanban
6 37 (31.62%) BDD
7 21 (17.95%) Test Automation
8 17 (14.53%) E-Commerce
9 16 (13.68%) Open Source
10 15 (12.82%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 15 (12.82%) Wireframes
11 14 (11.97%) API Testing
11 14 (11.97%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 12 (10.26%) DevOps
13 10 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (8.55%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
14 9 (7.69%) Performance Testing
15 8 (6.84%) OWASP
15 8 (6.84%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 78 (66.67%) Java
2 38 (32.48%) JavaScript
3 17 (14.53%) C#
3 17 (14.53%) SQL
4 14 (11.97%) PHP
5 13 (11.11%) Scala
6 12 (10.26%) Python
7 11 (9.40%) Ruby
8 6 (5.13%) Groovy
9 5 (4.27%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.42%) Java 8
10 4 (3.42%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.42%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.85%) PHP 7
11 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (39.32%) Security Cleared
2 37 (31.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.56%) ISEB
5 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) PMO
2 8 (6.84%) QA
System Software
1 29 (24.79%) Docker
2 14 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (11.97%) vSphere
3 6 (5.13%) LXC
4 1 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.85%) etcd
Systems Management
1 7 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.13%) Puppet
3 4 (3.42%) Graylog
3 4 (3.42%) logstash
3 4 (3.42%) Nagios
3 4 (3.42%) Observium
4 1 (0.85%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.85%) Consul
4 1 (0.85%) Kibana
4 1 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (14.53%) Oracle
2 14 (11.97%) VMware
3 7 (5.98%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.42%) ArcSight
4 4 (3.42%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.42%) Netskope
5 3 (2.56%) Capita
6 2 (1.71%) Apigee
6 2 (1.71%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.71%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.71%) OpenText
6 2 (1.71%) webMethods
7 1 (0.85%) SAP
7 1 (0.85%) Splunk