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 27 June 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.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 28 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10  
Contract jobs citing REST 19 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.32% 3.11% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.32% 18.52% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 3
Median daily rate £500 £595 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.96% +3.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.85% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

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 124 54 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 34.73% 16.77% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 39 36
Median daily rate £375 £425 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +20.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £329 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +3 16 £500 -16.66% 2
REST
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 18 (78.26%) C#
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (78.26%) Microservices
2 17 (73.91%) SOAP
2 17 (73.91%) E-Commerce
3 13 (56.52%) SOA
3 13 (56.52%) User Stories
4 12 (52.17%) C++
5 8 (34.78%) API Development
6 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (26.09%) Java
8 5 (21.74%) SQL
8 5 (21.74%) Web Services
8 5 (21.74%) TDD
9 4 (17.39%) Retail
9 4 (17.39%) JSON
9 4 (17.39%) JIRA
9 4 (17.39%) QA
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (17.39%) .NET
9 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
9 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
10 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
10 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (13.04%) High Availability
10 3 (13.04%) API Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Selenium
11 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
11 2 (8.70%) Banking
11 2 (8.70%) TOGAF

REST
Co-occurring 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 2 (8.70%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
1 4 (17.39%) JIRA
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.70%) Appium
3 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (8.70%) Bitbucket
3 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.70%) Jasmine
3 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.70%) JUnit
3 2 (8.70%) Protractor
3 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
3 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
3 2 (8.70%) TestNG
4 1 (4.35%) JBehave
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 13 (56.52%) Designer
2 13 (56.52%) Senior Designer
3 10 (43.48%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Hybris Architect
5 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (73.91%) SOAP
2 5 (21.74%) Web Services
3 4 (17.39%) .NET
3 4 (17.39%) JSON
4 2 (8.70%) JMS
4 2 (8.70%) JPA
4 2 (8.70%) Spring
4 2 (8.70%) Spring MVC
5 1 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.35%) MSMQ
5 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Android
1 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
1 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (78.26%) Microservices
2 17 (73.91%) E-Commerce
3 13 (56.52%) SOA
3 13 (56.52%) User Stories
4 8 (34.78%) API Development
5 5 (21.74%) TDD
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.04%) API Testing
7 3 (13.04%) High Availability
8 2 (8.70%) ATDD
8 2 (8.70%) BDD
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (8.70%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
8 2 (8.70%) Feature Driven Development
8 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.70%) QA Automation
8 2 (8.70%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) C#
2 12 (52.17%) C++
3 6 (26.09%) Java
4 5 (21.74%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Apple Swift
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) Perl
5 2 (8.70%) Python
5 2 (8.70%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) hybris
1 2 (8.70%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft