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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 58 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing REST 6 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.83% 1.59% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.59% 6.25% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
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£490 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +42.85%
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%
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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 Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
167 144 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.19% 25.49% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 84 54
Average daily rate £388 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £140.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.78% +723.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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
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 3 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
South Wales -6 4 £445 -11.00% 9
North Wales - - - -
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REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 72 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (70.11%) JSON
3 56 (64.37%) SOAP
4 43 (49.43%) Open Source
5 40 (45.98%) Jenkins
6 38 (43.68%) Java
7 37 (42.53%) MongoDB
8 36 (41.38%) XML
9 34 (39.08%) Scala
10 32 (36.78%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (36.78%) HTML
10 32 (36.78%) Scrum
11 30 (34.48%) CSS
12 29 (33.33%) HTML5
13 28 (32.18%) CSS3
13 28 (32.18%) JavaScript
13 28 (32.18%) Spring
14 27 (31.03%) Ajax
14 27 (31.03%) Relational Database
15 26 (29.89%) SQL Server
16 25 (28.74%) TDD
16 25 (28.74%) RabbitMQ
17 24 (27.59%) jQuery
17 24 (27.59%) Git (software)
17 24 (27.59%) JUnit
17 24 (27.59%) HTTP
18 23 (26.44%) Subversion
19 21 (24.14%) MVC
19 21 (24.14%) Web Services
20 20 (22.99%) SQL

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 10 (11.49%) JBoss
2 9 (10.34%) IIS
3 5 (5.75%) ArcGIS
4 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.30%) FileNet
6 1 (1.15%) ArcSDE
6 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.15%) LiveCycle
6 1 (1.15%) Confluence
6 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Summit
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.24%) GitHub
2 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.15%) PaaS
3 1 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (27.59%) HTTP
2 17 (19.54%) AMQP
3 11 (12.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (42.53%) MongoDB
2 27 (31.03%) Relational Database
3 26 (29.89%) SQL Server
4 15 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (12.64%) RDBMS
6 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (4.60%) MS Access
9 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 40 (45.98%) Jenkins
2 24 (27.59%) JUnit
2 24 (27.59%) Git (software)
3 23 (26.44%) Subversion
4 18 (20.69%) Selenium
5 17 (19.54%) Maven
6 16 (18.39%) Cucumber
6 16 (18.39%) Jasmine
6 16 (18.39%) GitLab
7 14 (16.09%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.90%) Visual Studio
9 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.45%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (3.45%) NUnit
11 2 (2.30%) Ant
11 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
12 1 (1.15%) IntelliJ
12 1 (1.15%) NetBeans
12 1 (1.15%) JIRA
12 1 (1.15%) Hudson
General
1 1 (1.15%) Finance
1 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (58.62%) Developer
2 16 (18.39%) Scala Developer
3 14 (16.09%) Architect
4 13 (14.94%) Technical Architect
5 11 (12.64%) Analyst
5 11 (12.64%) Test Analyst
6 9 (10.34%) Java Developer
7 8 (9.20%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.75%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Integration Test Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Integration Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Build Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.30%) Lead Developer
10 2 (2.30%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Tester
11 1 (1.15%) Software Engineer
11 1 (1.15%) Project Manager
11 1 (1.15%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (70.11%) JSON
2 56 (64.37%) SOAP
3 36 (41.38%) XML
4 32 (36.78%) HTML
5 30 (34.48%) CSS
6 29 (33.33%) HTML5
7 28 (32.18%) CSS3
7 28 (32.18%) Spring
8 27 (31.03%) Ajax
9 25 (28.74%) RabbitMQ
10 24 (27.59%) jQuery
11 21 (24.14%) Web Services
12 17 (19.54%) .NET
13 16 (18.39%) Play Framework
14 13 (14.94%) Apache Camel
14 13 (14.94%) Spring MVC
15 9 (10.34%) KnockoutJS
16 7 (8.05%) AngularJS
16 7 (8.05%) XHTML
17 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 43 (49.43%) Open Source
2 7 (8.05%) Clustering
3 5 (5.75%) User Experience
4 3 (3.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) GIS
5 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) Replication
5 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.69%) Windows
2 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (9.20%) UNIX
3 2 (2.30%) Linux
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (36.78%) Scrum
2 32 (36.78%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (28.74%) TDD
4 21 (24.14%) MVC
5 18 (20.69%) SOA
6 14 (16.09%) Test Scripting
6 14 (16.09%) Waterfall
7 12 (13.79%) UML
8 11 (12.64%) Load Balancing
9 10 (11.49%) User Stories
10 8 (9.20%) DevOps
10 8 (9.20%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.05%) Software Engineering
11 7 (8.05%) Information Architecture
12 6 (6.90%) BDD
12 6 (6.90%) Line Management
12 6 (6.90%) Test Strategy
12 6 (6.90%) Service Management
13 5 (5.75%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 38 (43.68%) Java
2 34 (39.08%) Scala
3 28 (32.18%) JavaScript
4 20 (22.99%) SQL
5 6 (6.90%) C#
6 2 (2.30%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) Ruby
7 1 (1.15%) C
7 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.45%) BC Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) Hyperic
2 6 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.15%) Puppet
3 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.15%) Ansible
3 1 (1.15%) SELinux
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) HP
2 15 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.64%) Oracle
4 9 (10.34%) Red Hat
5 8 (9.20%) BMC
5 8 (9.20%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Splunk
6 1 (1.15%) ILOG
6 1 (1.15%) ESRI
6 1 (1.15%) Kofax
6 1 (1.15%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.15%) IBM
6 1 (1.15%) Adobe
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