The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 27 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing REST 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.72% 0.73% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.00% 1.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£210 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £39.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-14.10% -4.87%
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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 Watford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
50 52 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 36.23% 37.96% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 17
Average daily rate £388 £363 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Watford

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

REST Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
2 2 (66.67%) OOP
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Fiddler
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Confluence
2 2 (66.67%) StyleCop
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) Couchbase
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 2 (66.67%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (66.67%) Couchbase
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
1 2 (66.67%) Fiddler
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) StyleCop
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) OOP
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
1 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) XPath
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle