The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 27 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing REST 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.81% 0.89% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.00% 3.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £34.28 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+45.87% -24.67%
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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 Staffordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
75 32 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 45.18% 28.57% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 29
Average daily rate £363 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £330 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £8.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

REST
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) JSON
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Android
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (75.00%) Android SDK
2 3 (75.00%) Android Development
2 3 (75.00%) J2ME
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Android Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Development Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Software Development Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Web Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) Android SDK
2 3 (75.00%) J2ME
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Android Development
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft