The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 27 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 Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 37 26
Rank change year-on-year +13 -11  
Contract jobs citing REST 12 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 5.04% 2.88% 2.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.12% 8.46% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 5
Median daily rate £500 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.85% +9.37%  
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 Sheffield with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 85 130 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 35.71% 34.03% 27.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 100 44
Median daily rate £400 £383 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.64% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Sheffield

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Sheffield over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 27 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for REST.

1 32 (84.21%) Java
1 32 (84.21%) JavaScript
1 32 (84.21%) CSS
2 31 (81.58%) Git (software)
3 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (78.95%) Web Services
4 29 (76.32%) TDD
4 29 (76.32%) BDD
5 27 (71.05%) Relational Database
6 26 (68.42%) Front End Development
7 25 (65.79%) User Experience
7 25 (65.79%) Linux
8 24 (63.16%) Unix
8 24 (63.16%) Test Automation
9 23 (60.53%) Mac OS X
10 22 (57.89%) Configuration Management
11 21 (55.26%) Prototyping
12 20 (52.63%) Line Management
12 20 (52.63%) Mentoring
13 17 (44.74%) DevOps
14 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (34.21%) Web Development
16 12 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
17 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
17 11 (28.95%) HTML
18 9 (23.68%) React
19 8 (21.05%) SOAP
19 8 (21.05%) CTC Cleared
20 7 (18.42%) Spring
21 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 3 (7.89%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.63%) GitHub
2 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (71.05%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.16%) NoSQL
3 4 (10.53%) MySQL
4 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.26%) Big Data
5 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (5.26%) Redis
6 1 (2.63%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (81.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) JUnit
3 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.53%) Maven
4 3 (7.89%) Mockito
5 2 (5.26%) DbUnit
5 2 (5.26%) FitNesse
5 2 (5.26%) jMock
5 2 (5.26%) NUnit
5 2 (5.26%) Selenium
5 2 (5.26%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.63%) Gradle
6 1 (2.63%) Hudson
6 1 (2.63%) JIRA
6 1 (2.63%) Spock
6 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Electronics
2 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.16%) Marketing
2 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (94.74%) Developer
2 22 (57.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 22 (57.89%) Java Developer
3 13 (34.21%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.26%) HTML Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.63%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.63%) MySQL Developer
6 1 (2.63%) PHP Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (84.21%) CSS
2 30 (78.95%) Web Services
3 11 (28.95%) HTML
4 9 (23.68%) React
5 8 (21.05%) SOAP
6 7 (18.42%) Spring
7 6 (15.79%) CSS3
7 6 (15.79%) HTML5
8 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
8 5 (13.16%) Apache Camel
8 5 (13.16%) Node.js
9 4 (10.53%) JMS
10 3 (7.89%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
10 3 (7.89%) Sass
10 3 (7.89%) XML
11 2 (5.26%) Apache CXF
11 2 (5.26%) JSON
11 2 (5.26%) PowerMock
11 2 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (65.79%) User Experience
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Linux
2 24 (63.16%) Unix
3 23 (60.53%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.26%) Android
4 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Windows
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (76.32%) BDD
2 29 (76.32%) TDD
3 26 (68.42%) Front End Development
4 24 (63.16%) Test Automation
5 22 (57.89%) Configuration Management
6 21 (55.26%) Prototyping
7 20 (52.63%) Line Management
7 20 (52.63%) Mentoring
8 17 (44.74%) DevOps
9 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (34.21%) Web Development
11 12 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (13.16%) Digital Marketing
13 5 (13.16%) Open Source
13 5 (13.16%) Programme Management
13 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
14 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
14 4 (10.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 32 (84.21%) Java
1 32 (84.21%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.89%) C#
2 3 (7.89%) Python
2 3 (7.89%) Ruby
3 2 (5.26%) Go
3 2 (5.26%) Scala
4 1 (2.63%) ECMAScript
4 1 (2.63%) ES6
4 1 (2.63%) Korn
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.63%) SQL
4 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.63%) XAML
4 1 (2.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) CTC Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (5.26%) BC Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.26%) QA
3 1 (2.63%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) SAP
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.63%) Solace
3 1 (2.63%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.63%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) Xamarin