The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 28 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)
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 38 41
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Contract jobs citing REST 2 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.80% 2.18% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.28% 7.26% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £325 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £436 £400
% change year-on-year -2.57% +9.06%  
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 Coventry with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 61 124 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 24.40% 30.02% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 244 295
Median daily rate £351 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.37% +26.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £281 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £493 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 20
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £23.75
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 Coventry

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for REST in Coventry

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Coventry

For the 6 months to 28 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 Coventry region with a requirement for REST.

1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 10 (62.50%) Web Services
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (50.00%) Django
2 8 (50.00%) HTML5
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) MySQL
4 6 (37.50%) C#
4 6 (37.50%) CSS
4 6 (37.50%) Scala
4 6 (37.50%) JSON
4 6 (37.50%) Ruby
4 6 (37.50%) Ajax
4 6 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
4 6 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
4 6 (37.50%) CSS3
4 6 (37.50%) Play Framework
5 5 (31.25%) User Experience
5 5 (31.25%) SOAP
6 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) RESTful
7 3 (18.75%) DataPower
7 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 1 (6.25%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Heroku
3 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 6 (37.50%) MySQL
2 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
3 2 (12.50%) GIS
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) Ant
2 2 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) MSTest
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
3 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
3 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.25%) Xcode
General
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Digital Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Digital Technical Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Django Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Python Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Python/Django Developer
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) iOS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Salesforce Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Web Services
2 8 (50.00%) Django
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) HTML5
3 6 (37.50%) Ajax
3 6 (37.50%) CSS
3 6 (37.50%) CSS3
3 6 (37.50%) JSON
3 6 (37.50%) Play Framework
3 6 (37.50%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (31.25%) SOAP
5 3 (18.75%) jQuery
5 3 (18.75%) Middleware
5 3 (18.75%) RESTful
6 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
6 2 (12.50%) JPA
6 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (6.25%) Cocoa
7 1 (6.25%) MSMQ
7 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) User Experience
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) DataPower
3 2 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
5 1 (6.25%) Android Development
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) SOLID
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
5 1 (6.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
1 6 (37.50%) Ruby
1 6 (37.50%) Scala
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Apple Swift
4 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.25%) Xamarin