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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 55 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing REST 19 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.92% 3.15% 0.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.80% 11.76% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 3
Average daily rate £450 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £66.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.24%
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
216 187 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.18% 26.75% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 120 69
Average daily rate £370 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £66.00 £22.50 £140.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+193.33% -83.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 2016.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

REST Hourly Rate Trend 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 10 February 2016. 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 -14 18 £450 -9.54% 5
REST
UK

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 66 (70.21%) Scrum
2 62 (65.96%) TDD
3 58 (61.70%) Unit Testing
4 55 (58.51%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (58.51%) SQL Server
4 55 (58.51%) Visual Studio
5 53 (56.38%) C#
5 53 (56.38%) Git (software)
6 52 (55.32%) MVC
7 50 (53.19%) .NET
8 49 (52.13%) BDD
9 47 (50.00%) .NET Framework
9 47 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 47 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 45 (47.87%) jQuery
11 41 (43.62%) SOA
11 41 (43.62%) Entity Framework
12 40 (42.55%) ASP.NET Web API
12 40 (42.55%) Java
12 40 (42.55%) SOAP
12 40 (42.55%) Selenium
12 40 (42.55%) WCF
12 40 (42.55%) Security Cleared
13 37 (39.36%) Elasticsearch
13 37 (39.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 36 (38.30%) SC Cleared
15 33 (35.11%) Ajax
16 32 (34.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 32 (34.04%) SpecFlow
17 31 (32.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 37 (39.36%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (21.28%) JBoss
2 20 (21.28%) Tomcat
3 17 (18.09%) IIS
4 12 (12.77%) FileNet
5 10 (10.64%) Mule
6 6 (6.38%) Confluence
6 6 (6.38%) LiveCycle
7 3 (3.19%) Apache
7 3 (3.19%) Node.js
8 1 (1.06%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.06%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) HTTP
2 3 (3.19%) Multicast
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (58.51%) SQL Server
2 47 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (39.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (7.45%) MongoDB
4 7 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (6.38%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.26%) MySQL
6 4 (4.26%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.19%) GIS
8 2 (2.13%) Neo4j
8 2 (2.13%) Redis
8 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.06%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 55 (58.51%) Visual Studio
2 53 (56.38%) Git (software)
3 47 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (42.55%) Selenium
5 32 (34.04%) SpecFlow
6 22 (23.40%) Subversion
7 15 (15.96%) Eclipse
8 12 (12.77%) Jenkins
9 9 (9.57%) JIRA
10 7 (7.45%) Hudson
11 6 (6.38%) Ant
11 6 (6.38%) DbUnit
11 6 (6.38%) JUnit
11 6 (6.38%) Maven
11 6 (6.38%) Spock
12 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (3.19%) CruiseControl
13 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
13 3 (3.19%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (3.19%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (19.15%) Back Office
2 13 (13.83%) Finance
3 3 (3.19%) Games
3 3 (3.19%) Military
4 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 91 (96.81%) Developer
2 50 (53.19%) .NET Developer
3 37 (39.36%) Java Developer
4 18 (19.15%) SQL Developer
5 10 (10.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (10.64%) C# Developer
6 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.32%) Agile Developer
10 4 (4.26%) Digital Developer
10 4 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (3.19%) Agile .NET Developer
11 3 (3.19%) Agile C# Developer
11 3 (3.19%) Lead Developer
11 3 (3.19%) Software Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Developer
12 2 (2.13%) Agile Java Developer
12 2 (2.13%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (53.19%) .NET
2 47 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 45 (47.87%) jQuery
4 41 (43.62%) Entity Framework
5 40 (42.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 40 (42.55%) SOAP
5 40 (42.55%) WCF
6 33 (35.11%) Ajax
7 31 (32.98%) Web Services
8 30 (31.91%) Spring
9 21 (22.34%) Hibernate
10 18 (19.15%) Java SE
11 16 (17.02%) JPA
12 15 (15.96%) XML
13 14 (14.89%) ASP.NET
13 14 (14.89%) HTML
14 13 (13.83%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (12.77%) EJB
15 12 (12.77%) EJB 3.0
16 11 (11.70%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.38%) Replication
3 3 (3.19%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.38%) Windows
2 5 (5.32%) Linux
2 5 (5.32%) Mac OS X
3 3 (3.19%) Unix
3 3 (3.19%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (70.21%) Scrum
2 62 (65.96%) TDD
3 58 (61.70%) Unit Testing
4 55 (58.51%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (55.32%) MVC
6 49 (52.13%) BDD
7 41 (43.62%) SOA
8 19 (20.21%) Software Engineering
9 16 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (10.64%) Workflow
11 5 (5.32%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (5.32%) Document Management
11 5 (5.32%) OO
11 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
12 4 (4.26%) Domain-Driven Design
12 4 (4.26%) Mentoring
13 3 (3.19%) API Design
13 3 (3.19%) Multithreading
13 3 (3.19%) Software Architecture
13 3 (3.19%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (56.38%) C#
2 40 (42.55%) Java
3 26 (27.66%) SQL
4 22 (23.40%) JavaScript
5 9 (9.57%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.32%) Scala
7 4 (4.26%) Go
8 3 (3.19%) C++
8 3 (3.19%) Perl
9 2 (2.13%) Ruby
10 1 (1.06%) C
10 1 (1.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (42.55%) Security Cleared
2 36 (38.30%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) BC Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (34.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (32.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (5.32%) QA
4 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 11 (11.70%) Atlassian
2 6 (6.38%) Adobe
2 6 (6.38%) ILOG
2 6 (6.38%) Kofax
2 6 (6.38%) Splunk
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle
4 2 (2.13%) Microsoft