The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 26 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)
South West / Dorset
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 32 23
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9  
Contract jobs citing REST 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.75% 0.79% 1.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.00% 3.17% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £325 £400 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +32.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £439 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% +9.68%  
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 Dorset with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 25 63 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 18.80% 24.90% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 50 14
Median daily rate £338 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.11% +1.17%  
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 Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Dorset

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in Dorset

REST
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 26 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
Poole +6 1 £325 -
REST
South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Dorset region with a requirement for REST.

1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) JSON
2 12 (85.71%) HTML
2 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 12 (85.71%) CSS
3 11 (78.57%) JSP
3 11 (78.57%) Servlets
3 11 (78.57%) SQL
3 11 (78.57%) Java
3 11 (78.57%) Struts
3 11 (78.57%) Hibernate
3 11 (78.57%) Spring
3 11 (78.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (14.29%) Microservices
4 2 (14.29%) API Testing
4 2 (14.29%) QA
4 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (7.14%) MySQL
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Apache
5 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
5 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (7.14%) nginx
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
5 1 (7.14%) jQuery

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) nginx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 11 (78.57%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) CSS
1 12 (85.71%) HTML
1 12 (85.71%) JSON
2 11 (78.57%) Hibernate
2 11 (78.57%) JSP
2 11 (78.57%) Servlets
2 11 (78.57%) Spring
2 11 (78.57%) Struts
3 2 (14.29%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) React
4 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) API Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Microservices
2 2 (14.29%) SOA
2 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Development
3 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 11 (78.57%) Java
2 11 (78.57%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA