The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 115 95 109
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs citing REST 30 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.91% 0.87% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.77% 3.26% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £368 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +6.50%
REST
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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
796 613 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.05% 26.68% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 429 356
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 39
Average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.05 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

REST
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in the South West

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

REST Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

REST
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
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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
Wiltshire +1 9 £350 - 1
Bristol -18 8 £341 -2.50% 3
Gloucestershire - 6 £510 - 3
Dorset -1 3 £315 - 1
Somerset - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 2
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 42 (60.87%) Java
2 29 (42.03%) Web Services
3 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (37.68%) SOAP
5 24 (34.78%) HTML
5 24 (34.78%) .NET
6 22 (31.88%) JavaScript
6 22 (31.88%) MVC
6 22 (31.88%) Spring
7 17 (24.64%) Software Engineering
7 17 (24.64%) CSS
7 17 (24.64%) XML
8 15 (21.74%) ASP.NET
8 15 (21.74%) C#
8 15 (21.74%) jQuery
8 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
9 14 (20.29%) Scrum
10 13 (18.84%) TDD
11 12 (17.39%) J2EE
11 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (15.94%) HTML5
12 11 (15.94%) Degree
12 11 (15.94%) Computer Science
12 11 (15.94%) SOA
13 10 (14.49%) Linux
13 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
13 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
13 10 (14.49%) JSON
14 9 (13.04%) Unit Testing

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.25%) IIS
3 4 (5.80%) CMS
4 3 (4.35%) Drupal
5 2 (2.90%) Apache
5 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.45%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.35%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.90%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) GitHub
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) HTTP
2 3 (4.35%) HTTPS
2 3 (4.35%) Internet
3 2 (2.90%) SSL
4 1 (1.45%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.80%) MySQL
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Big Data
5 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) NUnit
1 6 (8.70%) Subversion
2 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.25%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.80%) JUnit
4 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.90%) Xcode
5 2 (2.90%) NuGet
5 2 (2.90%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.45%) xUnit.net
6 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.45%) MSTest
6 1 (1.45%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.45%) Moq
6 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.45%) Maven
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Manufacturing
3 6 (8.70%) Marketing
4 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.80%) Electronics
6 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (73.91%) Developer
2 25 (36.23%) Java Developer
3 11 (15.94%) Architect
4 10 (14.49%) .NET Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Software Developer
6 6 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Digital Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Java Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Senior Java Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (4.35%) PHP Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.90%) PHP Symfony Developer
10 2 (2.90%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (42.03%) Web Services
2 26 (37.68%) SOAP
3 24 (34.78%) HTML
3 24 (34.78%) .NET
4 22 (31.88%) Spring
5 17 (24.64%) CSS
5 17 (24.64%) XML
6 15 (21.74%) ASP.NET
6 15 (21.74%) jQuery
7 12 (17.39%) J2EE
7 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (15.94%) HTML5
9 10 (14.49%) JSON
10 9 (13.04%) Apache CXF
10 9 (13.04%) AngularJS
10 9 (13.04%) Hibernate
10 9 (13.04%) Ajax
11 7 (10.14%) Spring MVC
11 7 (10.14%) CSS3
12 6 (8.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.14%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.70%) Open Source
4 5 (7.25%) Visualisation
4 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.80%) DTV
6 3 (4.35%) Reference Data
6 3 (4.35%) PKI
6 3 (4.35%) Mathematics
6 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.35%) N-Tier
6 3 (4.35%) User Experience
7 2 (2.90%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.90%) Web 2.0
8 1 (1.45%) iPhone
8 1 (1.45%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.45%) Social Media
8 1 (1.45%) NHS
8 1 (1.45%) STB
8 1 (1.45%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Linux
2 8 (11.59%) Apple iOS
2 8 (11.59%) Android
3 2 (2.90%) UNIX
3 2 (2.90%) Windows
4 1 (1.45%) Solaris
4 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.58%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) MVC
3 17 (24.64%) Software Engineering
4 14 (20.29%) Scrum
5 13 (18.84%) TDD
6 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (15.94%) SOA
8 9 (13.04%) Unit Testing
9 6 (8.70%) TOGAF
9 6 (8.70%) UML
9 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (7.25%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (7.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (7.25%) ITIL
10 5 (7.25%) E-Commerce
11 4 (5.80%) Programme Management
11 4 (5.80%) Automated Testing
11 4 (5.80%) CRM
11 4 (5.80%) OO
11 4 (5.80%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 42 (60.87%) Java
2 22 (31.88%) JavaScript
3 15 (21.74%) C#
4 9 (13.04%) SQL
5 7 (10.14%) PHP
6 6 (8.70%) Python
7 4 (5.80%) Perl
8 3 (4.35%) C++
8 3 (4.35%) C
9 2 (2.90%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.90%) ABAP
10 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.94%) Degree
3 9 (13.04%) DV Cleared
4 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) HNC
6 1 (1.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) ISO 14001
1 2 (2.90%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.59%) SAP
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle
4 3 (4.35%) EPiServer
4 3 (4.35%) JBoss
4 3 (4.35%) TIBCO
4 3 (4.35%) Google
5 2 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.90%) IBM
5 2 (2.90%) Facebook
5 2 (2.90%) Twitter
5 2 (2.90%) Rackspace
5 2 (2.90%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.45%) Zend
6 1 (1.45%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (1.45%) Software AG
6 1 (1.45%) Remedy