The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 51 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing REST 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.13% 2.10% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.97% 7.77% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +13.20%
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 Cardiff region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
126 103 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 28.44% 27.03% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 78 30
Average daily rate £270 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 £145.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-93.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (75.00%) TDD
2 7 (58.33%) Scrum
3 6 (50.00%) HTML
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) SOAP
3 6 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (33.33%) MVC
5 4 (33.33%) IIS
5 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 4 (33.33%) jQuery
5 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (33.33%) HTML5
5 4 (33.33%) JSON
5 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (33.33%) CSS3
5 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (25.00%) Backbone.js

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) QUnit
2 3 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 3 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) CSS
1 6 (50.00%) SOAP
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 4 (33.33%) JSON
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (33.33%) HTML5
3 4 (33.33%) jQuery
3 4 (33.33%) CSS3
3 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (25.00%) Ember.js
4 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (25.00%) Backbone.js
4 3 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (25.00%) D3.js
4 3 (25.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (75.00%) TDD
2 7 (58.33%) Scrum
3 6 (50.00%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) MVC
4 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (8.33%) Open Source
7 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
7 1 (8.33%) CRM
7 1 (8.33%) SOA
7 1 (8.33%) RDF
7 1 (8.33%) UML
7 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (8.33%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) SPARQL
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle