The first table below looks at the demand for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Essex region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 58 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing REST 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.82% 0.48% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.45% 2.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £425 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £389
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +33.33%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
174 82 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.67% 19.71% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 44 40
Average daily rate £350 £265 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.88% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £190 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 13
Average hourly rate £35.80 £27.50 £29.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.18% -5.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.48 £26.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
REST
East of England

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Essex

REST
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Colchester - - - -
REST
East of England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (66.67%) TDD
1 6 (66.67%) Web Development
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
1 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 6 (66.67%) CSS
1 6 (66.67%) JBoss
1 6 (66.67%) Visualisation
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) LDAP
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) MySQL
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Web Design
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
3 4 (44.44%) HTTP
4 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) SOAP
4 3 (33.33%) Struts
4 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 3 (33.33%) JAAS

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (22.22%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) LDAP
2 4 (44.44%) HTTP
3 2 (22.22%) IPv4
3 2 (22.22%) IPv6
3 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) NAS
4 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) MySQL
1 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (22.22%) Data Mining
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (11.11%) NUnit
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
1 6 (66.67%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) Struts
3 3 (33.33%) JAX-RPC
3 3 (33.33%) JAAS
3 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 3 (33.33%) Spring
3 3 (33.33%) JPA
3 3 (33.33%) Struts2
4 2 (22.22%) Gherkin
4 2 (22.22%) jBPM
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) XSLT
5 1 (11.11%) XHTML
5 1 (11.11%) LINQ
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Visualisation
2 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) TDD
1 6 (66.67%) Web Development
2 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Web Design
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) Data Management
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
2 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) JBoss
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Business Objects