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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 54 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing REST 10 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.35% 1.73% 2.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.33% 6.32% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £268 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £413 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-10.49% +6.57%
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
158 190 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.27% 27.34% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 103 109
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £268 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stevenage -1 1 £400 +81.81%
REST
East of England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (63.64%) SOAP
2 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 13 (59.09%) SOA
3 12 (54.55%) Java
4 11 (50.00%) Web Services
5 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
6 9 (40.91%) ESRI
7 8 (36.36%) VMware
7 8 (36.36%) Maximo
7 8 (36.36%) GIS
7 8 (36.36%) TOGAF
7 8 (36.36%) FTP
7 8 (36.36%) RDBMS
7 8 (36.36%) IBM
7 8 (36.36%) Citrix
7 8 (36.36%) ETL
7 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
7 8 (36.36%) Data Integration
7 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (36.36%) SaaS
7 8 (36.36%) PaaS
7 8 (36.36%) Relational Database
8 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (31.82%) TDD
8 7 (31.82%) Spring
9 6 (27.27%) Pair Programming
9 6 (27.27%) JUnit
9 6 (27.27%) DevOps
10 5 (22.73%) BDD
10 5 (22.73%) NoSQL

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) Confluence
3 3 (13.64%) JBoss
4 2 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (4.55%) Alfresco
5 1 (4.55%) Mule
Business Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (36.36%) SaaS
1 8 (36.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) RDBMS
2 8 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
4 4 (18.18%) Couchbase
5 3 (13.64%) MySQL
6 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) JUnit
2 5 (22.73%) Selenium
3 4 (18.18%) JIRA
3 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 3 (13.64%) Maven
4 3 (13.64%) Subversion
5 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.55%) StyleCop
6 1 (4.55%) Fiddler
6 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (4.55%) CruiseControl
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (31.82%) Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Applications Architect
4 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Java Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Tester
7 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.55%) AWS Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Maximo Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) SOAP
2 11 (50.00%) Web Services
3 7 (31.82%) Spring
4 5 (22.73%) Hibernate
5 4 (18.18%) HTML
6 3 (13.64%) .NET
6 3 (13.64%) J2EE
6 3 (13.64%) CSS
7 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 2 (9.09%) JSON
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 2 (9.09%) XML
7 2 (9.09%) jQuery
7 2 (9.09%) HTML5
7 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.55%) CSS3
8 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (4.55%) Apache Camel
8 1 (4.55%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) GIS
1 8 (36.36%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) SOA
2 8 (36.36%) TOGAF
2 8 (36.36%) ETL
3 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) TDD
4 6 (27.27%) Pair Programming
4 6 (27.27%) DevOps
5 5 (22.73%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
6 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 4 (18.18%) Kanban
7 3 (13.64%) Loose Coupling
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (13.64%) OOP
7 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
8 2 (9.09%) MVC
8 2 (9.09%) Content Management
8 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) Ruby
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) Scala
3 3 (13.64%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) XPath
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) ESRI
3 8 (36.36%) VMware
3 8 (36.36%) IBM
3 8 (36.36%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Splunk