The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 34 21 45
Rank change year-on-year -13 +24  
Contract jobs citing REST 4 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.44% 4.90% 0.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.48% 21.43% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Median daily rate £469 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £588 £515
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £610 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +24.03%  

REST is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 73 70 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 26.35% 22.88% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 57
Median daily rate £318 £438 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.42% -9.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for REST in Bedfordshire

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Bedfordshire

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Bedfordshire

REST
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -1 3 £365 -39.16% 1
REST
East of England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for REST.

1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) JIRA
3 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (33.33%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) JUnit
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) CMS
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) Web Development
4 4 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (33.33%) Ruby
4 4 (33.33%) TestNG
4 4 (33.33%) TeamCity
4 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Drupal
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (33.33%) JSON
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) Feature Driven Development
4 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 4 (33.33%) ATDD
4 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 4 (33.33%) SDET
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) API Testing

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) CMS
1 4 (33.33%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (33.33%) JUnit
2 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 4 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 4 (33.33%) TestNG
3 3 (25.00%) JBehave
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Drupal Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Android Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Expert
5 1 (8.33%) Hybris Architect
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Objective-C Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (8.33%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (16.67%) JMS
3 2 (16.67%) RESTful
3 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) Core Animation
4 1 (8.33%) JPA
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
4 1 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (33.33%) ATDD
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 4 (33.33%) Feature Driven Development
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Web Development
4 3 (25.00%) API Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (8.33%) B2B
6 1 (8.33%) B2C
6 1 (8.33%) Content Management
6 1 (8.33%) MVC
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) Perl
2 4 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) Apple Swift
3 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
1 4 (33.33%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) hybris
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £595 per day + potentially negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago