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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 45 34 39
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing REST 12 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.31% 3.71% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.15% 9.68% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 1
Average daily rate
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£355 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £34.28 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+45.87% -24.67%
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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
195 186 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.50% 38.35% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 130 49
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £47.50 £18.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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
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 31 August 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 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
2 13 (76.47%) Java
2 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (70.59%) HTML
4 11 (64.71%) CSS
4 11 (64.71%) jQuery
4 11 (64.71%) HTML5
5 10 (58.82%) CSS3
5 10 (58.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 10 (58.82%) User Experience
5 10 (58.82%) UX Design
5 10 (58.82%) Ajax
6 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
6 8 (47.06%) Mercurial
6 8 (47.06%) IntelliJ
6 8 (47.06%) WebStorm
7 7 (41.18%) TypeScript
7 7 (41.18%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (41.18%) Dart
7 7 (41.18%) ECMAScript
7 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (35.29%) PhoneGap
8 6 (35.29%) Mobile App
9 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
9 5 (29.41%) MVC
9 5 (29.41%) XML
10 4 (23.53%) C#
10 4 (23.53%) .NET
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
10 4 (23.53%) SOAP

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4 (23.53%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Jetty
2 1 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Photoshop
1 3 (17.65%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (17.65%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) IntelliJ
1 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
1 8 (47.06%) Mercurial
1 8 (47.06%) WebStorm
2 4 (23.53%) Grunt
2 4 (23.53%) PhantomJS
2 4 (23.53%) gulp
2 4 (23.53%) Jasmine
3 3 (17.65%) Selenium
4 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.88%) Maven
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) Mockito
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Sitecore Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) HTML
2 11 (64.71%) CSS
2 11 (64.71%) jQuery
2 11 (64.71%) HTML5
3 10 (58.82%) CSS3
3 10 (58.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 10 (58.82%) Ajax
4 6 (35.29%) PhoneGap
5 5 (29.41%) XML
6 4 (23.53%) SOAP
6 4 (23.53%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) Sass
7 3 (17.65%) Web Services
7 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
8 2 (11.76%) Spring
8 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
8 2 (11.76%) WCF
8 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
9 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) User Experience
2 6 (35.29%) Mobile App
3 3 (17.65%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) UX Design
3 7 (41.18%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
4 5 (29.41%) MVC
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Open Source
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
7 1 (5.88%) Garbage Collection
7 1 (5.88%) OO
7 1 (5.88%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (5.88%) Kanban
7 1 (5.88%) BPMN
7 1 (5.88%) Pair Programming
7 1 (5.88%) Content Management
7 1 (5.88%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
2 13 (76.47%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) ECMAScript
3 7 (41.18%) TypeScript
3 7 (41.18%) Dart
4 4 (23.53%) C#
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 2 (11.76%) Scala
7 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.88%) Python
7 1 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (5.88%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Google
1 1 (5.88%) Sitecore