The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 29 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.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 39 35
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4  
Contract jobs citing REST 12 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.80% 1.93% 0.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.63% 6.61% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
Median daily rate £350 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -4.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
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 Cambridge with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 82 121 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 25.95% 29.16% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 76 61
Median daily rate £350 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £505 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Cambridge

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for REST.

1 21 (65.63%) Java
2 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (43.75%) SQL
5 13 (40.63%) MVC
6 11 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (31.25%) Spring
7 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
7 10 (31.25%) MongoDB
8 9 (28.13%) TDD
8 9 (28.13%) .NET
8 9 (28.13%) C#
9 8 (25.00%) HTML
9 8 (25.00%) NoSQL
9 8 (25.00%) Node.js
9 8 (25.00%) JSON
9 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
10 7 (21.88%) HTML5
10 7 (21.88%) Mercurial
10 7 (21.88%) XML
11 6 (18.75%) Scrum
11 6 (18.75%) CSS
11 6 (18.75%) Linux
11 6 (18.75%) Python
11 6 (18.75%) jQuery
11 6 (18.75%) User Experience
12 5 (15.63%) WebStorm
12 5 (15.63%) TypeScript
12 5 (15.63%) Django
12 5 (15.63%) Hibernate

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (9.38%) OmniGraffle
1 3 (9.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (9.38%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) MongoDB
2 8 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
4 4 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (3.13%) Big Data
6 1 (3.13%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (3.13%) MySQL
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 7 (21.88%) Mercurial
3 5 (15.63%) IntelliJ
3 5 (15.63%) JUnit
3 5 (15.63%) WebStorm
4 4 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (12.50%) Mockito
5 3 (9.38%) Grunt
5 3 (9.38%) gulp
5 3 (9.38%) Jasmine
5 3 (9.38%) Maven
6 2 (6.25%) NUnit
6 2 (6.25%) PhantomJS
7 1 (3.13%) JMeter
7 1 (3.13%) Mocha
7 1 (3.13%) NetBeans
7 1 (3.13%) RSpec
7 1 (3.13%) Selenium
7 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (75.00%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Angular Developer
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Node.js Developer
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) AWS Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Python Developer
6 2 (6.25%) SDLC Manager
6 2 (6.25%) SDLC Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) Spring
2 9 (28.13%) .NET
3 8 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 8 (25.00%) HTML
3 8 (25.00%) JSON
3 8 (25.00%) Node.js
4 7 (21.88%) HTML5
4 7 (21.88%) XML
5 6 (18.75%) CSS
5 6 (18.75%) jQuery
6 5 (15.63%) Django
6 5 (15.63%) Hibernate
6 5 (15.63%) JPA
7 4 (12.50%) CSS3
7 4 (12.50%) Web Services
8 3 (9.38%) MyBatis
8 3 (9.38%) SOAP
8 3 (9.38%) Spring Boot
8 3 (9.38%) Spring MVC
8 3 (9.38%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) User Experience
2 3 (9.38%) Graphic Design
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.25%) Life Science
4 1 (3.13%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Unix
3 3 (9.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) MVC
3 11 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (28.13%) TDD
5 6 (18.75%) Scrum
6 5 (15.63%) OO
7 4 (12.50%) BDD
7 4 (12.50%) BPMN
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (12.50%) Front End Development
7 4 (12.50%) Open Source
7 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.38%) API Design
8 3 (9.38%) Information Security
8 3 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.38%) UX Design
9 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
9 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) Java
2 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 14 (43.75%) SQL
4 9 (28.13%) C#
5 6 (18.75%) Python
6 5 (15.63%) TypeScript
7 4 (12.50%) Groovy
7 4 (12.50%) Ruby
8 3 (9.38%) PHP
8 3 (9.38%) Scala
9 2 (6.25%) Dart
9 2 (6.25%) ECMAScript
10 1 (3.13%) C++
10 1 (3.13%) ES6
10 1 (3.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) webMethods