The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Wales region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 42 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing REST 26 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.30% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.04% 2.86% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 2
Average daily rate
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£410 £338 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.48% +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £338 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £37.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+0.72% -3.20%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
216 70 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.41% 13.31% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 53 95
Average daily rate £385 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% -0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £41.38 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.28 £40.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
REST
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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
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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
South Wales +1 19 £405 +20.00% 4
West Wales - - - -
REST
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REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 37 (78.72%) Web Services
2 25 (53.19%) Java
3 22 (46.81%) HTML
3 22 (46.81%) SOAP
3 22 (46.81%) XML
3 22 (46.81%) TDD
4 18 (38.30%) BDD
4 18 (38.30%) SQL
5 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
6 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (34.04%) Selenium
7 14 (29.79%) Scrum
7 14 (29.79%) Configuration Management
8 13 (27.66%) .NET
8 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
8 13 (27.66%) JUnit
8 13 (27.66%) Spring
8 13 (27.66%) Relational Database
9 12 (25.53%) Java SE
9 12 (25.53%) Subversion
9 12 (25.53%) SC Cleared
9 12 (25.53%) C#
9 12 (25.53%) MVC
10 11 (23.40%) ASP.NET
10 11 (23.40%) XSLT
10 11 (23.40%) .NET Framework
10 11 (23.40%) JSON
10 11 (23.40%) WCF
11 10 (21.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (21.28%) Team Foundation Server

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (17.02%) FileNet
1 8 (17.02%) WebSphere
2 7 (14.89%) Apache
3 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) 3G
1 7 (14.89%) 2G
1 7 (14.89%) 4G
2 5 (10.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
1 13 (27.66%) Relational Database
2 10 (21.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (12.77%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.13%) MySQL
5 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Selenium
2 13 (27.66%) JUnit
3 12 (25.53%) Subversion
4 10 (21.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (17.02%) Visual Studio
6 7 (14.89%) Toad
6 7 (14.89%) LoadRunner
6 7 (14.89%) Maven
6 7 (14.89%) JIRA
6 7 (14.89%) SoapUI
6 7 (14.89%) Ant
6 7 (14.89%) Apache Ivy
6 7 (14.89%) eggPlant
7 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
7 5 (10.64%) Jasmine
7 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.13%) TestNG
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (74.47%) Developer
2 18 (38.30%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.02%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.89%) QA Leader
4 7 (14.89%) Scala Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Lead Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Java Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Support Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Support Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Support
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.13%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.13%) GIS Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (78.72%) Web Services
2 22 (46.81%) XML
2 22 (46.81%) SOAP
2 22 (46.81%) HTML
3 13 (27.66%) .NET
3 13 (27.66%) Spring
4 12 (25.53%) Java SE
5 11 (23.40%) JSON
5 11 (23.40%) WCF
5 11 (23.40%) .NET Framework
5 11 (23.40%) XSLT
5 11 (23.40%) ASP.NET
6 10 (21.28%) Struts
7 9 (19.15%) CSS
7 9 (19.15%) HTML5
7 9 (19.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 9 (19.15%) Play Framework
8 8 (17.02%) MyBatis
9 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Handset
1 7 (14.89%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.51%) Open Source
2 4 (8.51%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) iSeries
4 1 (2.13%) GIS
4 1 (2.13%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Solaris
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
2 2 (4.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) TDD
2 18 (38.30%) BDD
3 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (29.79%) Configuration Management
4 14 (29.79%) Scrum
5 12 (25.53%) MVC
6 9 (19.15%) SOA
6 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
7 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
8 5 (10.64%) OO
9 4 (8.51%) Workflow
10 3 (6.38%) Automation Testing
11 2 (4.26%) Web Application Development
11 2 (4.26%) Release Management
12 1 (2.13%) Automated Testing
12 1 (2.13%) Kanban
12 1 (2.13%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (2.13%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) Java
2 18 (38.30%) SQL
3 12 (25.53%) C#
4 9 (19.15%) Scala
4 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.38%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) Groovy
6 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) MCSD
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
2 9 (19.15%) IBM
3 7 (14.89%) Sun
3 7 (14.89%) HP
3 7 (14.89%) Apple
4 3 (6.38%) Zend
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.13%) Informatica
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