Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 88 113
Rank change year-on-year +12 +25 +18
Contract jobs citing RESTful 149 99 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.94% 2.15% 1.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.57% 8.68% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 67 81
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £316 £227 £300
90th Percentile £548 £498 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £448
% change year-on-year +5.26% +6.15% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.44 -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £51.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% -1.96% +36.00%

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 1,557 1,141 1,596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.69% 24.82% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 745 1,013
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £251
90th Percentile £575 £575 £513
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.29 £30.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.66% +29.79% -19.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.15 £11.23
90th Percentile £57.05 £40.18 £39.58
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +0.68%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +22 61 £413 -2.94% 15
Shropshire -4 51 £450 -10.00% 3
Coventry -16 13 £413 +17.86% 5
Staffordshire -6 7 £360 +2.86% 13
Solihull +2 4 £425 +26.87% 2
Warwickshire -8 3 £313 +68.92% 3
RESTful
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 111 (74.50%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (65.77%) Java
3 78 (52.35%) Web Services
4 61 (40.94%) Scrum
4 61 (40.94%) Continuous Integration
5 60 (40.27%) TDD
5 60 (40.27%) Jenkins
6 53 (35.57%) JavaScript
7 52 (34.90%) Spring
8 50 (33.56%) Git (software)
9 48 (32.21%) CSS
10 47 (31.54%) Kanban
11 45 (30.20%) Test Automation
11 45 (30.20%) SOAP
12 44 (29.53%) Selenium
13 40 (26.85%) Security Cleared
13 40 (26.85%) AngularJS
14 39 (26.17%) Spring Boot
15 36 (24.16%) JIRA
15 36 (24.16%) C#
16 35 (23.49%) BDD
17 34 (22.82%) NoSQL
17 34 (22.82%) SC Cleared
18 33 (22.15%) CSS3
18 33 (22.15%) HTML5
18 33 (22.15%) HTML
18 33 (22.15%) Docker
18 33 (22.15%) Microservices
19 31 (20.81%) Ruby
19 31 (20.81%) jQuery

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 25 (16.78%) Confluence
2 13 (8.72%) Tomcat
3 12 (8.05%) nginx
4 2 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.67%) Apache
5 1 (0.67%) CMS
5 1 (0.67%) Drupal
5 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (7.38%) GIMP
1 11 (7.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.67%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (13.42%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (10.74%) GitHub
4 12 (8.05%) Google Analytics
5 11 (7.38%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (4.03%) Serverless
7 2 (1.34%) Azure Functions
7 2 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.34%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.34%) PaaS
8 1 (0.67%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.67%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.05%) HTTP
1 12 (8.05%) SSL
1 12 (8.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.01%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.82%) NoSQL
2 27 (18.12%) MongoDB
3 21 (14.09%) MySQL
4 18 (12.08%) SQL Server
5 17 (11.41%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (8.72%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (8.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (4.70%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.36%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.68%) Big Data
10 4 (2.68%) Hadoop
11 3 (2.01%) Redis
12 2 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 60 (40.27%) Jenkins
2 50 (33.56%) Git (software)
3 44 (29.53%) Selenium
4 36 (24.16%) JIRA
5 30 (20.13%) Cucumber
5 30 (20.13%) JUnit
5 30 (20.13%) Maven
6 23 (15.44%) DbUnit
6 23 (15.44%) jMock
6 23 (15.44%) Mockito
6 23 (15.44%) SonarQube
7 22 (14.77%) SoapUI
8 17 (11.41%) Ant
8 17 (11.41%) Bitbucket
9 16 (10.74%) Grunt
10 14 (9.40%) gulp
11 12 (8.05%) Gatling
11 12 (8.05%) IntelliJ
11 12 (8.05%) Karma Test Runner
11 12 (8.05%) Sublime Text
General
1 10 (6.71%) Retail
2 2 (1.34%) Billing
2 2 (1.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 89 (59.73%) Developer
2 42 (28.19%) Java Developer
3 17 (11.41%) Architect
3 17 (11.41%) Full Stack Developer
4 16 (10.74%) .NET Developer
5 15 (10.07%) J2EE Developer
5 15 (10.07%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 14 (9.40%) UI Developer
7 12 (8.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (8.05%) C# Developer
8 10 (6.71%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (6.04%) Analyst
9 9 (6.04%) Angular Developer
9 9 (6.04%) Test Analyst
10 8 (5.37%) HTML CSS Developer
10 8 (5.37%) HTML Developer
10 8 (5.37%) Software Engineer
10 8 (5.37%) Tester
11 7 (4.70%) Integration Architect
11 7 (4.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (52.35%) Web Services
2 52 (34.90%) Spring
3 48 (32.21%) CSS
4 45 (30.20%) SOAP
5 40 (26.85%) AngularJS
6 39 (26.17%) Spring Boot
7 33 (22.15%) CSS3
7 33 (22.15%) HTML
7 33 (22.15%) HTML5
8 31 (20.81%) jQuery
9 29 (19.46%) .NET
10 27 (18.12%) J2EE
11 25 (16.78%) Ajax
12 24 (16.11%) Gherkin
12 24 (16.11%) JSON
13 23 (15.44%) PowerMock
14 22 (14.77%) Apache Camel
15 18 (12.08%) React
16 15 (10.07%) Angular 2
16 15 (10.07%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.77%) User Experience
2 14 (9.40%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.71%) NHS
4 9 (6.04%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.67%) Blog
6 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.67%) Fintech
6 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.45%) Linux
2 14 (9.40%) Windows
3 12 (8.05%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.67%) Android
4 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (74.50%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (40.94%) Continuous Integration
2 61 (40.94%) Scrum
3 60 (40.27%) TDD
4 47 (31.54%) Kanban
5 45 (30.20%) Test Automation
6 35 (23.49%) BDD
7 33 (22.15%) Microservices
8 30 (20.13%) Open Source
9 25 (16.78%) DevOps
10 24 (16.11%) API Testing
11 19 (12.75%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (12.75%) E-Commerce
11 19 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (12.08%) Configuration Management
13 17 (11.41%) Software Engineering
14 16 (10.74%) Analytics
14 16 (10.74%) Unit Testing
15 15 (10.07%) Process Improvement
15 15 (10.07%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 98 (65.77%) Java
2 53 (35.57%) JavaScript
3 36 (24.16%) C#
4 31 (20.81%) Ruby
5 26 (17.45%) Python
6 25 (16.78%) SQL
7 24 (16.11%) Groovy
8 21 (14.09%) Scala
9 12 (8.05%) Haskell
9 12 (8.05%) Perl
10 9 (6.04%) PHP
11 7 (4.70%) PL/SQL
12 6 (4.03%) VB.NET
13 5 (3.36%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.34%) C
14 2 (1.34%) Java 8
15 1 (0.67%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.67%) Go
15 1 (0.67%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (26.85%) Security Cleared
2 34 (22.82%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.38%) Degree
4 7 (4.70%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.03%) ISEB
6 3 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.67%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.08%) QA
2 9 (6.04%) PMO
3 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (22.15%) Docker
2 11 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.38%) vSphere
3 6 (4.03%) LXC
4 2 (1.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.34%) etcd
Systems Management
1 18 (12.08%) Puppet
2 13 (8.72%) Kibana
3 12 (8.05%) Grafana
4 8 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (4.03%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.34%) Consul
6 2 (1.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (10.74%) Google
2 11 (7.38%) Oracle
2 11 (7.38%) VMware
3 7 (4.70%) Atlassian
3 7 (4.70%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.01%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.34%) IBM
6 1 (0.67%) SAP
6 1 (0.67%) Splunk
6 1 (0.67%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.67%) Xamarin