The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 25 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)
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 17 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5  
Contract jobs citing REST 15 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 9.62% 4.86% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.74% 31.82% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 2
Median daily rate £500 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +4.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £441 £400
% change year-on-year -3.51% +10.12%  
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 Luton with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 69 22 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 44.23% 15.28% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 17 21
Median daily rate £313 £475 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.21% +38.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £568
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 Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Luton

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Luton over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Luton

For the 6 months to 25 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 Luton region with a requirement for REST.

1 17 (94.44%) C#
2 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (83.33%) Microservices
3 14 (77.78%) E-Commerce
4 12 (66.67%) SOA
4 12 (66.67%) SOAP
4 12 (66.67%) User Stories
5 11 (61.11%) C++
6 7 (38.89%) API Development
7 4 (22.22%) .NET
7 4 (22.22%) JSON
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (16.67%) High Availability
8 3 (16.67%) SQL
8 3 (16.67%) TDD
9 2 (11.11%) Ruby
9 2 (11.11%) Python
9 2 (11.11%) JUnit
9 2 (11.11%) Java
9 2 (11.11%) Perl
9 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
9 2 (11.11%) ATDD
9 2 (11.11%) Feature Driven Development
9 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
9 2 (11.11%) BDD
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (11.11%) JIRA
9 2 (11.11%) QA
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
1 2 (11.11%) JUnit
1 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
1 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
1 2 (11.11%) TestNG
2 1 (5.56%) JBehave
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
2 12 (66.67%) Designer
2 12 (66.67%) Senior Designer
3 9 (50.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Expert
6 1 (5.56%) Azure Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) SOAP
2 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (83.33%) Microservices
2 14 (77.78%) E-Commerce
3 12 (66.67%) SOA
3 12 (66.67%) User Stories
4 7 (38.89%) API Development
5 3 (16.67%) High Availability
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) API Testing
6 2 (11.11%) ATDD
6 2 (11.11%) BDD
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 2 (11.11%) Feature Driven Development
6 2 (11.11%) SDET
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Low Latency
7 1 (5.56%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) C#
2 11 (61.11%) C++
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) Perl
4 2 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft