The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 50 41 25
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Contract jobs citing REST 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.91% 0.26% 1.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.81% 0.98% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £238 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -39.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £238 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £238 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £39.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-14.10% -4.87%
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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 Southampton region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
105 102 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 23.97% 26.77% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 71 40
Average daily rate £375 £325 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

REST Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 23 (76.67%) Java
2 20 (66.67%) JSON
3 19 (63.33%) Unit Testing
4 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (56.67%) Web Services
6 15 (50.00%) Subversion
6 15 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 14 (46.67%) Maven
8 13 (43.33%) Linux
9 12 (40.00%) OO
9 12 (40.00%) XML
9 12 (40.00%) Android
9 12 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
9 12 (40.00%) Android SDK
9 12 (40.00%) Android Development
10 11 (36.67%) Ant
11 10 (33.33%) OOP
11 10 (33.33%) Scrum
11 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
12 8 (26.67%) RoboGuice
12 8 (26.67%) RESTful
12 8 (26.67%) MVC
12 8 (26.67%) HTML
12 8 (26.67%) CSS
13 7 (23.33%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (23.33%) TDD
13 7 (23.33%) Spring
13 7 (23.33%) Mockito
14 6 (20.00%) BDD

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (20.00%) Apache
1 6 (20.00%) CMS
2 5 (16.67%) TeamSite
3 4 (13.33%) JBoss
4 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (50.00%) Subversion
1 15 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (46.67%) Maven
3 11 (36.67%) Ant
4 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 7 (23.33%) Mockito
6 5 (16.67%) Robotium
6 5 (16.67%) JUnit
6 5 (16.67%) Appium
6 5 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (16.67%) Artifactory
7 4 (13.33%) Gradle
7 4 (13.33%) Selenium
7 4 (13.33%) PHPUnit
8 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
General
1 5 (16.67%) Publishing
2 3 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (40.00%) Android Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.67%) PHP Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior PHP Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.33%) CMS Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Umbraco Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) JSON
2 17 (56.67%) Web Services
3 12 (40.00%) XML
3 12 (40.00%) Android SDK
4 8 (26.67%) RoboGuice
4 8 (26.67%) HTML
4 8 (26.67%) CSS
4 8 (26.67%) RESTful
5 7 (23.33%) Spring
6 5 (16.67%) JNI
6 5 (16.67%) HTML5
6 5 (16.67%) Spring MVC
6 5 (16.67%) jQuery
6 5 (16.67%) XSLT
6 5 (16.67%) Android NDK
6 5 (16.67%) PostGIS
7 4 (13.33%) SOAP
7 4 (13.33%) Struts
7 4 (13.33%) iOS SDK
8 3 (10.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) W3C
2 1 (3.33%) Web 2.0
2 1 (3.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
2 12 (40.00%) Android
3 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Unit Testing
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
4 12 (40.00%) OO
4 12 (40.00%) Android Development
5 10 (33.33%) OOP
5 10 (33.33%) Scrum
6 8 (26.67%) MVC
7 7 (23.33%) TDD
8 6 (20.00%) BDD
8 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Web Development
9 5 (16.67%) Change Control
10 3 (10.00%) Content Management
10 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 3 (10.00%) iOS Development
10 3 (10.00%) User Stories
11 2 (6.67%) SEO
11 2 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (16.67%) PHP
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Red Hat