Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 89 97 87
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 +15
Contract jobs citing RESTful 32 95 111
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.57% 2.07% 2.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.60% 7.77% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 62 57
Median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £365 £357 £305
90th Percentile £585 £588 £518
England median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £70.00
% change year-on-year -41.67% -14.29% +78.34%

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 485 1,222 1,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.75% 26.58% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 795 909
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £273
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27% +10.00%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.92 £42.27
% change year-on-year -20.30% +3.90% +3.09%

RESTful
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing RESTful as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing RESTful in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for RESTful in the West Midlands

RESTful
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing RESTful in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for RESTful in the West Midlands

RESTful
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing RESTful in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend 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 29 May 2020. 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 +10 26 £450 - 6
Coventry +23 3 £500 +11.11%
Shropshire +22 2 £413 -28.26%
Solihull +9 1 £375 -12.79%
RESTful
England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 24 (75.00%) Java
2 23 (71.88%) Microservices
3 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (68.75%) TDD
3 22 (68.75%) Git (software)
4 21 (65.63%) Spring
5 20 (62.50%) JUnit
5 20 (62.50%) Web Services
5 20 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (56.25%) BDD
7 17 (53.13%) AWS
7 17 (53.13%) Open Source
7 17 (53.13%) SOAP
7 17 (53.13%) Scrum
8 16 (50.00%) Maven
8 16 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (50.00%) Jenkins
8 16 (50.00%) SonarQube
9 15 (46.88%) Amazon RDS
9 15 (46.88%) PowerMock
9 15 (46.88%) Amazon SQS
9 15 (46.88%) DbUnit
9 15 (46.88%) Mockito
9 15 (46.88%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (46.88%) Postfix
9 15 (46.88%) jMock
9 15 (46.88%) ActiveMQ
10 14 (43.75%) Kanban
11 13 (40.63%) Spring Cloud
11 13 (40.63%) Public Sector

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 2 (6.25%) CMS
1 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 17 (53.13%) AWS
2 15 (46.88%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (46.88%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (18.75%) Azure
4 3 (9.38%) PaaS
4 3 (9.38%) Serverless
5 2 (6.25%) IaaS
6 1 (3.13%) GCP
6 1 (3.13%) SaaS
6 1 (3.13%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
1 1 (3.13%) Network Security
1 1 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (46.88%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (68.75%) Git (software)
2 20 (62.50%) JUnit
3 16 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 16 (50.00%) Maven
3 16 (50.00%) SonarQube
4 15 (46.88%) DbUnit
4 15 (46.88%) jMock
4 15 (46.88%) Mockito
5 3 (9.38%) Spock
6 2 (6.25%) JMeter
6 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket
7 1 (3.13%) Burp Suite
7 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.13%) Cypress.io
7 1 (3.13%) Protractor
7 1 (3.13%) REST Assured
7 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (40.63%) Public Sector
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (84.38%) Developer
2 20 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Azure Developer
6 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Java Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (65.63%) Spring
2 20 (62.50%) Web Services
3 17 (53.13%) SOAP
4 15 (46.88%) ActiveMQ
4 15 (46.88%) PowerMock
5 13 (40.63%) Spring Cloud
6 12 (37.50%) AngularJS
7 11 (34.38%) Hibernate
7 11 (34.38%) JPA
8 8 (25.00%) REST
8 8 (25.00%) Spring Boot
9 5 (15.63%) .NET
9 5 (15.63%) CSS
9 5 (15.63%) HTML
9 5 (15.63%) React
10 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
10 4 (12.50%) Vue.js
11 3 (9.38%) J2EE
11 3 (9.38%) Java EE
11 3 (9.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Unix
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Microservices
2 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (68.75%) TDD
3 20 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (56.25%) BDD
5 17 (53.13%) Open Source
5 17 (53.13%) Scrum
6 14 (43.75%) Kanban
7 8 (25.00%) BPMN
8 7 (21.88%) Migration
9 5 (15.63%) Biometrics
10 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 3 (9.38%) Asynchronous Programming
11 3 (9.38%) DevOps
11 3 (9.38%) MVC
11 3 (9.38%) Pair Programming
12 2 (6.25%) Architectural Design
12 2 (6.25%) Content Management
12 2 (6.25%) Progressive Web App
12 2 (6.25%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) Java
2 12 (37.50%) SQL
3 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.50%) Java 8
5 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
5 3 (9.38%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) ES6
6 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.13%) Java 9
7 1 (3.13%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) Postfix
2 1 (3.13%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Kibana
1 2 (6.25%) logstash
2 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle