The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 27 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -
Contract jobs citing REST 45 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.03% 0.71% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.83% 3.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 35 4 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £46.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-27.06% +10.84%
REST
UK

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 Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
239 106 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 32.04% 18.93% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 69 83
Average daily rate £375 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £382 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £21.80 £11.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.56% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £13.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Wales

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

REST
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South Wales +11 27 £415 +22.96% 7
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UK

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 47 (71.21%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (60.61%) Web Services
3 39 (59.09%) SOAP
4 35 (53.03%) XML
5 34 (51.52%) Java
6 28 (42.42%) TDD
7 27 (40.91%) HTML
7 27 (40.91%) Relational Database
8 25 (37.88%) SQL Server
8 25 (37.88%) .NET
9 22 (33.33%) SQL
10 20 (30.30%) Spring
10 20 (30.30%) JSON
11 19 (28.79%) Selenium
11 19 (28.79%) BDD
12 18 (27.27%) Oracle
12 18 (27.27%) Configuration Management
13 17 (25.76%) Scrum
13 17 (25.76%) Security Cleared
13 17 (25.76%) Open Source
14 15 (22.73%) MongoDB
14 15 (22.73%) JUnit
15 14 (21.21%) C#
15 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
15 14 (21.21%) Subversion
15 14 (21.21%) MVC
16 13 (19.70%) ASP.NET
17 12 (18.18%) HTML5
17 12 (18.18%) jQuery
17 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 9 (13.64%) FileNet
1 9 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.06%) ArcGIS
2 4 (6.06%) Apache
2 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) GitHub
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) HTTP
2 5 (7.58%) AMQP
3 4 (6.06%) 2G
3 4 (6.06%) 3G
3 4 (6.06%) 4G
4 3 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (40.91%) Relational Database
2 25 (37.88%) SQL Server
3 15 (22.73%) MongoDB
4 9 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (4.55%) MS Access
7 3 (4.55%) RDBMS
7 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (28.79%) Selenium
2 15 (22.73%) JUnit
3 14 (21.21%) Subversion
4 11 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 8 (12.12%) Maven
5 8 (12.12%) SoapUI
6 6 (9.09%) Git (software)
6 6 (9.09%) Jasmine
7 5 (7.58%) Cucumber
8 4 (6.06%) JIRA
8 4 (6.06%) Ant
8 4 (6.06%) Toad
8 4 (6.06%) LoadRunner
8 4 (6.06%) eggPlant
8 4 (6.06%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (1.52%) TestNG
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (62.12%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) Java Developer
3 15 (22.73%) Architect
4 13 (19.70%) Technical Architect
5 10 (15.15%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Scala Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.06%) QA Leader
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Integration Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Integration Test Analyst
10 1 (1.52%) .NET Software Developer
10 1 (1.52%) C# .NET Developer
10 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Architect
10 1 (1.52%) Build Engineer
10 1 (1.52%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (60.61%) Web Services
2 39 (59.09%) SOAP
3 35 (53.03%) XML
4 27 (40.91%) HTML
5 25 (37.88%) .NET
6 20 (30.30%) Spring
6 20 (30.30%) JSON
7 13 (19.70%) ASP.NET
8 12 (18.18%) HTML5
8 12 (18.18%) jQuery
9 11 (16.67%) CSS
9 11 (16.67%) Struts
9 11 (16.67%) Ajax
9 11 (16.67%) Java SE
10 10 (15.15%) XSLT
10 10 (15.15%) CSS3
10 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (13.64%) MyBatis
11 9 (13.64%) WCF
11 9 (13.64%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Open Source
2 4 (6.06%) Handset
2 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.06%) User Experience
3 3 (4.55%) NHS
4 2 (3.03%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.52%) iSeries
5 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) GIS
5 1 (1.52%) AS400
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) UNIX
3 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.03%) Solaris
3 2 (3.03%) Linux
3 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (71.21%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (42.42%) TDD
3 19 (28.79%) BDD
4 18 (27.27%) Configuration Management
5 17 (25.76%) Scrum
6 14 (21.21%) MVC
7 11 (16.67%) SOA
8 10 (15.15%) UML
9 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (10.61%) Unit Testing
11 6 (9.09%) Information Architecture
11 6 (9.09%) Test Automation
11 6 (9.09%) Line Management
12 5 (7.58%) User Stories
12 5 (7.58%) Workflow
13 4 (6.06%) Regression Testing
13 4 (6.06%) Test Scripting
13 4 (6.06%) Manual Testing
13 4 (6.06%) Waterfall
13 4 (6.06%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 34 (51.52%) Java
2 22 (33.33%) SQL
3 14 (21.21%) C#
4 11 (16.67%) Scala
5 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.52%) Groovy
7 1 (1.52%) PHP
7 1 (1.52%) C++
7 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (25.76%) Security Cleared
2 12 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) MCSD
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.03%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 18 (27.27%) Oracle
2 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.15%) IBM
4 9 (13.64%) HP
5 4 (6.06%) Sun
5 4 (6.06%) Apple
6 2 (3.03%) VMware
6 2 (3.03%) BMC
6 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.03%) JBoss
7 1 (1.52%) Informatica
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