The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 April 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)
England / Midlands
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 27 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing REST 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.54% 0.95% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.29% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +19.40%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 21 18 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 17.80% 8.53% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 13
Median daily rate £400 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +10.66% +3.44%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the Midlands

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

1 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) MySQL
2 7 (77.78%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (77.78%) Ruby
2 7 (77.78%) Ajax
2 7 (77.78%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (77.78%) JSON
2 7 (77.78%) Django
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (77.78%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) MongoDB
2 7 (77.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (77.78%) NoSQL
2 7 (77.78%) Scala
2 7 (77.78%) CSS3
2 7 (77.78%) Play Framework
3 5 (55.56%) Open Source
3 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
3 5 (55.56%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) User Experience
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (11.11%) Visualforce
6 1 (11.11%) jQuery
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (77.78%) MongoDB
1 7 (77.78%) MySQL
1 7 (77.78%) NoSQL
1 7 (77.78%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Architect
2 5 (55.56%) Developer
3 4 (44.44%) C# Architect
3 4 (44.44%) Lead Architect
4 3 (33.33%) .NET Architect
4 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Lead C# Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Lead Developer
5 2 (22.22%) .NET Technical Architect
5 2 (22.22%) Digital Architect
5 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
6 1 (11.11%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Salesforce Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Senior Salesforce Developer
6 1 (11.11%) SOA Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (11.11%) WebCenter Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) Web Services
2 7 (77.78%) Ajax
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) CSS3
2 7 (77.78%) Django
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) JSON
2 7 (77.78%) Play Framework
2 7 (77.78%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) Visualforce
4 1 (11.11%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
1 5 (55.56%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Ruby
1 7 (77.78%) Scala
2 5 (55.56%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (11.11%) SAP