The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 39 32 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing REST 4 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.08% 3.43% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.70% 8.28% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £415 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £40.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.58% -10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
108 145 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 29.27% 41.43% 24.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 92 45
Average daily rate £325 £311 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £429 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REST across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REST across the Cambridge region.

REST Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing REST across the Cambridge region.

REST Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST.

1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) HTML5
3 3 (42.86%) Scala
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) J2EE
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
4 2 (28.57%) UX Design
4 2 (28.57%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) HTTP
4 2 (28.57%) Temenos
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Temenos T24
4 2 (28.57%) Ajax
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) SSH
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) PhoneGap
5 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
5 1 (14.29%) LESS

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Temenos T24
2 1 (14.29%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
1 2 (28.57%) SSH
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) NWDS
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Firebug
1 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
1 1 (14.29%) IntelliJ
1 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
1 1 (14.29%) WebStorm
1 1 (14.29%) Grunt
1 1 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware Architect
4 1 (14.29%) SAP Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) HTML5
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (28.57%) Ajax
3 2 (28.57%) CSS3
3 2 (28.57%) PhoneGap
4 1 (14.29%) LESS
4 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 1 (14.29%) Semantic HTML
4 1 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (14.29%) SAP PI
4 1 (14.29%) XHTML
4 1 (14.29%) EDI
4 1 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 2 (28.57%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) UX Design
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) B2B
3 1 (14.29%) SEO
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) Scala
3 3 (42.86%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (14.29%) ABAP
5 1 (14.29%) PHP
5 1 (14.29%) ECMAScript
5 1 (14.29%) Dart
5 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Temenos
2 1 (14.29%) SAP