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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 27 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing REST 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.67% 3.20% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.71% 6.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £255 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -20.73%
REST
West Midlands

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
85 59 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 56.67% 47.20% 43.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 34 41
Average daily rate £330 £308 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -6.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +61.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

REST
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
Lichfield - - - - 1
Stafford - - - -
REST
West Midlands

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) VB
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) WinForms
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) Back Office
3 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (25.00%) OOD
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (25.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) VB.NET

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Software Architect
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SOAP
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) WinForms
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) NancyFx
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft