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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 119 90
Rank change year-on-year +37 -29  
Contract jobs citing RESTful 34 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.69% 0.76% 1.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.94% 3.00% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 25
Median daily rate £351 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.52% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £411 £375
% change year-on-year -2.67% +9.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 - £40.00

RESTful is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 490 766 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.41% 25.37% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 490 353
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

RESTful
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing RESTful as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +25 16 £388 +19.23% 5
Coventry +11 6 £351 -17.52% 6
Warwickshire +8 2 - - 5
Shropshire - 2 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £335 - 2
RESTful
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RESTful also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for RESTful.

1 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.86%) HTML
3 32 (41.56%) CSS
4 31 (40.26%) TDD
5 29 (37.66%) Java
6 26 (33.77%) MySQL
6 26 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (32.47%) JavaScript
7 25 (32.47%) MVC
8 24 (31.17%) PHP
9 23 (29.87%) Git (software)
10 22 (28.57%) REST
11 20 (25.97%) Scrum
12 19 (24.68%) JUnit
13 18 (23.38%) Spring
14 17 (22.08%) Web Services
14 17 (22.08%) HTML5
14 17 (22.08%) CSS3
14 17 (22.08%) Open Source
15 15 (19.48%) Jenkins
16 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
16 14 (18.18%) C#
17 13 (16.88%) .NET
17 13 (16.88%) JSON
17 13 (16.88%) AngularJS
18 12 (15.58%) BDD
18 12 (15.58%) Scala
18 12 (15.58%) Kanban
18 12 (15.58%) Google
18 12 (15.58%) SOAP

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 6 (7.79%) Confluence
2 4 (5.19%) JBoss
3 3 (3.90%) Apache
3 3 (3.90%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.90%) GlassFish
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.90%) WildFly
4 2 (2.60%) ColdFusion
4 2 (2.60%) WordPress
5 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Google Analytics
2 4 (5.19%) GitHub
3 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.60%) AdWords
5 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) HTTP
2 2 (2.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (33.77%) MySQL
2 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.39%) MongoDB
4 6 (7.79%) NoSQL
4 6 (7.79%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.90%) Big Data
6 3 (3.90%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.60%) Redis
8 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (29.87%) Git (software)
2 19 (24.68%) JUnit
3 15 (19.48%) Jenkins
4 10 (12.99%) Mockito
4 10 (12.99%) Subversion
5 7 (9.09%) Maven
6 6 (7.79%) JIRA
6 6 (7.79%) jMock
6 6 (7.79%) SonarQube
7 5 (6.49%) DbUnit
7 5 (6.49%) PHPUnit
8 4 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.90%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.90%) Hudson
9 3 (3.90%) JBehave
10 2 (2.60%) Gradle
11 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
11 1 (1.30%) JProfiler
11 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (5.19%) Marketing
2 3 (3.90%) Automotive
2 3 (3.90%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (92.21%) Developer
2 21 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 19 (24.68%) PHP Developer
4 16 (20.78%) Senior Developer
5 9 (11.69%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.79%) MySQL Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Scala Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Digital Developer
7 5 (6.49%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Senior PHP Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Symfony Developer
8 4 (5.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.19%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (5.19%) HTML CSS Developer
8 4 (5.19%) HTML Developer
8 4 (5.19%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (5.19%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (42.86%) HTML
2 32 (41.56%) CSS
3 22 (28.57%) REST
4 18 (23.38%) Spring
5 17 (22.08%) CSS3
5 17 (22.08%) HTML5
5 17 (22.08%) Web Services
6 13 (16.88%) .NET
6 13 (16.88%) AngularJS
6 13 (16.88%) JSON
7 12 (15.58%) SOAP
8 11 (14.29%) jQuery
9 9 (11.69%) Ajax
9 9 (11.69%) LAMP
10 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET
10 8 (10.39%) Laravel
10 8 (10.39%) Play Framework
10 8 (10.39%) Spring Boot
10 8 (10.39%) Spring MVC
11 7 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.19%) DataPower
3 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) Graphic Design
3 2 (2.60%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.30%) RIA
4 1 (1.30%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (6.49%) Unix
3 4 (5.19%) Android
3 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.19%) Windows
4 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (40.26%) TDD
3 26 (33.77%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (32.47%) MVC
5 20 (25.97%) Scrum
6 17 (22.08%) Open Source
7 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
8 12 (15.58%) BDD
8 12 (15.58%) Kanban
9 11 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
9 11 (14.29%) Unit Testing
9 11 (14.29%) Web Development
10 10 (12.99%) High Availability
10 10 (12.99%) Microservices
10 10 (12.99%) OO
11 8 (10.39%) Analytics
12 7 (9.09%) Low Latency
12 7 (9.09%) Web Design
13 6 (7.79%) OO PHP
13 6 (7.79%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.66%) Java
2 25 (32.47%) JavaScript
3 24 (31.17%) PHP
4 14 (18.18%) C#
5 12 (15.58%) Scala
6 11 (14.29%) SQL
7 7 (9.09%) PHP 5
7 7 (9.09%) Ruby
8 4 (5.19%) PHP 4
9 3 (3.90%) Python
9 3 (3.90%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.30%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.30%) Groovy
10 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Grafana
1 3 (3.90%) Kibana
1 3 (3.90%) logstash
1 3 (3.90%) rkt
2 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) Google
2 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.49%) IBM
4 3 (3.90%) AppDynamics
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle
4 3 (3.90%) Splunk
5 2 (2.60%) Apple
6 1 (1.30%) Xamarin
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