The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 41 62 61
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -1
Contract jobs citing REST 16 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.42% 0.32% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.80% 0.98% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £320 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £320 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £39.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-18.98% +1.93%
REST
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
205 204 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 31.01% 32.48% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 117 187
Average daily rate £365 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £11.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.90% -75.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

REST Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

REST
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 2 £500 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £385 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
REST
East of England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 31 (60.78%) Java
2 30 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (56.86%) TDD
4 27 (52.94%) SOAP
4 27 (52.94%) BDD
5 25 (49.02%) Linux
6 23 (45.10%) XML
6 23 (45.10%) HTML
6 23 (45.10%) Subversion
7 22 (43.14%) Ant
7 22 (43.14%) UNIX
7 22 (43.14%) Web Services
7 22 (43.14%) Eclipse
8 20 (39.22%) CSS
8 20 (39.22%) SQL
8 20 (39.22%) Spring
8 20 (39.22%) Maven
8 20 (39.22%) Scrum
9 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
10 18 (35.29%) JUnit
10 18 (35.29%) MySQL
11 17 (33.33%) Tomcat
11 17 (33.33%) JSON
12 16 (31.37%) MVC
12 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
13 15 (29.41%) Finance
13 15 (29.41%) Ajax
13 15 (29.41%) Apache
14 14 (27.45%) NoSQL
15 13 (25.49%) E-Commerce

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 17 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 15 (29.41%) Apache
3 6 (11.76%) CMS
3 6 (11.76%) Confluence
4 3 (5.88%) JBoss
5 2 (3.92%) MQSeries
5 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.92%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (1.96%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) Internet
2 3 (5.88%) NetScaler
2 3 (5.88%) BIG-IP
2 3 (5.88%) iSCSI
2 3 (5.88%) LDAP
2 3 (5.88%) DNS
2 3 (5.88%) HTTP
3 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) MySQL
2 14 (27.45%) NoSQL
3 12 (23.53%) Relational Database
4 10 (19.61%) RDBMS
4 10 (19.61%) Couchbase
5 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (45.10%) Subversion
2 22 (43.14%) Ant
2 22 (43.14%) Eclipse
3 20 (39.22%) Maven
4 18 (35.29%) JUnit
5 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
6 11 (21.57%) Jenkins
7 10 (19.61%) Selenium
7 10 (19.61%) IntelliJ
7 10 (19.61%) Mockito
8 8 (15.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (15.69%) SpecFlow
9 6 (11.76%) JIRA
9 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
10 5 (9.80%) SoapUI
10 5 (9.80%) WebDriver
11 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
12 3 (5.88%) StyleCop
12 3 (5.88%) Fiddler
12 3 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 11 (21.57%) Marketing
3 5 (9.80%) Retail
4 3 (5.88%) Games
5 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (74.51%) Developer
2 22 (43.14%) Java Developer
3 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
3 5 (9.80%) Lead Developer
3 5 (9.80%) Tester
4 4 (7.84%) Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Automation Tester
5 3 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Java Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Microstrategy Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (52.94%) SOAP
2 23 (45.10%) XML
2 23 (45.10%) HTML
3 22 (43.14%) Web Services
4 20 (39.22%) CSS
4 20 (39.22%) Spring
5 17 (33.33%) JSON
6 15 (29.41%) Ajax
7 13 (25.49%) .NET
7 13 (25.49%) JSP
8 10 (19.61%) JDBC
9 8 (15.69%) WCF
10 7 (13.73%) Hibernate
10 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
10 7 (13.73%) XSLT
11 5 (9.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (9.80%) HTML5
11 5 (9.80%) jQuery
11 5 (9.80%) .NET Framework
11 5 (9.80%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) User Experience
2 3 (5.88%) Online Games
2 3 (5.88%) Replication
3 2 (3.92%) EMV
3 2 (3.92%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) Linux
2 22 (43.14%) UNIX
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Windows
4 2 (3.92%) HPUX
4 2 (3.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (56.86%) TDD
3 27 (52.94%) BDD
4 20 (39.22%) Scrum
5 16 (31.37%) MVC
6 13 (25.49%) E-Commerce
7 12 (23.53%) Waterfall
8 10 (19.61%) Pair Programming
8 10 (19.61%) Unit Testing
8 10 (19.61%) DevOps
9 9 (17.65%) SOA
9 9 (17.65%) OOP
10 8 (15.69%) OO
10 8 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (13.73%) Performance Testing
12 5 (9.80%) User Stories
12 5 (9.80%) Load Testing
12 5 (9.80%) Test Automation
12 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
13 4 (7.84%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (60.78%) Java
2 20 (39.22%) SQL
3 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
4 13 (25.49%) C#
5 5 (9.80%) XPath
6 3 (5.88%) Scala
6 3 (5.88%) Ruby
6 3 (5.88%) Python
7 2 (3.92%) VBScript
8 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Sun Certification
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) vCloud
1 3 (5.88%) vSphere
1 3 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) SCOM
2 3 (5.88%) Puppet
2 3 (5.88%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle
2 3 (5.88%) Splunk
2 3 (5.88%) VMware
2 3 (5.88%) NetApp
2 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco
2 3 (5.88%) Dell
2 3 (5.88%) Citrix
3 2 (3.92%) Progress
3 2 (3.92%) Interwoven
3 2 (3.92%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (3.92%) IBM
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) Sun
4 1 (1.96%) ESRI