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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 48 28
Rank change year-on-year +19 -20  
Contract jobs citing REST 26 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 7.07% 2.04% 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.98% 8.11% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 3
Median daily rate £388 £390 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +24.03%  

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 137 111 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 37.23% 25.17% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 85 33
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £241 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Sheffield over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Sheffield

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 39 (88.64%) Java
2 33 (75.00%) Web Services
2 33 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (61.36%) JavaScript
4 23 (52.27%) TDD
4 23 (52.27%) Git (software)
4 23 (52.27%) BDD
5 22 (50.00%) CSS
6 18 (40.91%) Linux
6 18 (40.91%) Relational Database
7 17 (38.64%) User Experience
7 17 (38.64%) Unix
7 17 (38.64%) SOAP
8 16 (36.36%) Configuration Management
9 15 (34.09%) Spring
9 15 (34.09%) Front End Development
10 14 (31.82%) DevOps
10 14 (31.82%) Mac OS X
11 13 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (29.55%) Automated Testing
12 12 (27.27%) Prototyping
13 11 (25.00%) Line Management
13 11 (25.00%) Mentoring
14 10 (22.73%) Node.js
15 9 (20.45%) Scala
15 9 (20.45%) Web Development
15 9 (20.45%) HTML
16 8 (18.18%) XML
17 7 (15.91%) XSD
17 7 (15.91%) Hibernate

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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 (6.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.27%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (2.27%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) GitHub
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.27%) Office 365
4 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.91%) Relational Database
2 7 (15.91%) NoSQL
3 4 (9.09%) MySQL
4 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.55%) Big Data
5 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.55%) Redis
6 1 (2.27%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.27%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.27%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (2.27%) Power BI
6 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (52.27%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.64%) Maven
3 5 (11.36%) Gradle
3 5 (11.36%) JUnit
3 5 (11.36%) Mockito
4 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 4 (9.09%) jMock
5 3 (6.82%) Selenium
5 3 (6.82%) Spock
6 2 (4.55%) Ant
6 2 (4.55%) Bitbucket
6 2 (4.55%) DbUnit
6 2 (4.55%) EasyMock
6 2 (4.55%) FitNesse
6 2 (4.55%) NUnit
6 2 (4.55%) SonarQube
6 2 (4.55%) Subversion
7 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Advertising
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (81.82%) Developer
2 23 (52.27%) Java Developer
3 14 (31.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (15.91%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
5 6 (13.64%) Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Digital Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Digital Technical Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Angular Developer
8 2 (4.55%) HTML Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Java Architect
8 2 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Java Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (2.27%) MySQL Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.27%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (75.00%) Web Services
2 22 (50.00%) CSS
3 17 (38.64%) SOAP
4 15 (34.09%) Spring
5 10 (22.73%) Node.js
6 9 (20.45%) HTML
7 8 (18.18%) XML
8 7 (15.91%) Hibernate
8 7 (15.91%) XSD
9 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
9 5 (11.36%) Java EE
9 5 (11.36%) RESTful
9 5 (11.36%) WSDL
10 4 (9.09%) CSS3
10 4 (9.09%) HTML5
10 4 (9.09%) JSON
11 3 (6.82%) Apache Camel
12 2 (4.55%) Backbone.js
12 2 (4.55%) PowerMock
12 2 (4.55%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) User Experience
2 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.91%) Linux
2 17 (38.64%) Unix
3 14 (31.82%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.55%) Windows
5 1 (2.27%) Android
5 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (52.27%) BDD
2 23 (52.27%) TDD
3 16 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 15 (34.09%) Front End Development
5 14 (31.82%) DevOps
6 13 (29.55%) Automated Testing
6 13 (29.55%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (27.27%) Prototyping
8 11 (25.00%) Line Management
8 11 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 9 (20.45%) Web Development
10 7 (15.91%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (15.91%) Open Source
11 6 (13.64%) OO
12 5 (11.36%) Scrum
12 5 (11.36%) Service Design
12 5 (11.36%) UML
13 4 (9.09%) Microservices
13 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (88.64%) Java
2 27 (61.36%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.45%) Scala
4 6 (13.64%) Groovy
5 3 (6.82%) C#
5 3 (6.82%) Python
5 3 (6.82%) Ruby
5 3 (6.82%) SQL
6 2 (4.55%) Clojure
6 2 (4.55%) Go
7 1 (2.27%) ECMAScript
7 1 (2.27%) ES6
7 1 (2.27%) Jython
7 1 (2.27%) Korn
7 1 (2.27%) PHP
7 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.27%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Google
3 1 (2.27%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.27%) Solace
3 1 (2.27%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.27%) VMware