The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 31 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing REST 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.74% 0.50% 0.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.74% 1.45% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£450 £415 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -24.54%
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 £41.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +9.21%
REST
South Yorkshire

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 Sheffield region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
73 69 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 26.84% 34.67% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 52 28
Average daily rate £375 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £253 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £30.75 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) Kerberos
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) XQuery
4 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (20.00%) IIS

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 2 (40.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (20.00%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) MSMQ
4 1 (20.00%) JAX-WS
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (20.00%) JAX-RS
4 1 (20.00%) Ember.js
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) Java EE
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) XQuery
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
3 1 (20.00%) XPath
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft