Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 18 November 2018 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 67 52
Rank change year-on-year +25 -15 -18
Contract jobs citing REST 56 11 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.06% 1.16% 3.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.64% 4.35% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 9 33
South Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -20.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £362 £323 £376
90th Percentile £588 £450 £575
Wales median daily rate £425 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -17.07% +2.50% +16.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - -

REST is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 481 253 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 34.86% 26.63% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 185 204
South Wales median daily rate £414 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.33% -11.76% +16.44%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £277
90th Percentile £575 £500 £542
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +20.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
South Wales median hourly rate £24.00 £23.14 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.69% +7.63% +34.38%
Wales median hourly rate £24.50 £23.14 £21.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +7.63% -27.12%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for REST in South Wales

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in South Wales

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in South Wales

REST
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -6 23 £425 +17.24% 6
Newport -3 7 £444 +10.94% 6
REST
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for REST.

1 38 (67.86%) SOAP
2 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (51.79%) Java
4 24 (42.86%) Scrum
5 19 (33.93%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (32.14%) Test Automation
6 18 (32.14%) Docker
7 16 (28.57%) SoapUI
7 16 (28.57%) Git (software)
7 16 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (28.57%) SQL
8 15 (26.79%) Selenium
8 15 (26.79%) BDD
8 15 (26.79%) Jenkins
9 14 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 14 (25.00%) Spring
10 13 (23.21%) TDD
10 13 (23.21%) Web Services
10 13 (23.21%) Microservices
11 12 (21.43%) Maven
11 12 (21.43%) Confluence
11 12 (21.43%) JIRA
11 12 (21.43%) Groovy
12 11 (19.64%) Performance Testing
12 11 (19.64%) Unit Testing
12 11 (19.64%) WebDriver
12 11 (19.64%) Ruby
12 11 (19.64%) VPN
12 11 (19.64%) HTML

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 12 (21.43%) Confluence
2 9 (16.07%) Anypoint
2 9 (16.07%) Mule
3 3 (5.36%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.57%) Gunicorn
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.50%) npm
3 5 (8.93%) GitHub
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.36%) PaaS
4 3 (5.36%) Slack
4 3 (5.36%) Trello
5 1 (1.79%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) VPN
2 5 (8.93%) HTTP
3 3 (5.36%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.79%) Event Store
5 1 (1.79%) GIS
5 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 16 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 15 (26.79%) Jenkins
2 15 (26.79%) Selenium
3 14 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 12 (21.43%) JIRA
4 12 (21.43%) Maven
5 11 (19.64%) WebDriver
6 5 (8.93%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.36%) Ant
7 3 (5.36%) Fiddler
7 3 (5.36%) Gradle
7 3 (5.36%) JUnit
7 3 (5.36%) Liquibase
7 3 (5.36%) SonarQube
7 3 (5.36%) Subversion
7 3 (5.36%) TestNG
8 2 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (3.57%) Rational Quality Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Banking
2 3 (5.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (66.07%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 14 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Java Developer
3 10 (17.86%) MuleSoft Developer
4 6 (10.71%) .NET Developer
4 6 (10.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (7.14%) Angular Developer
6 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Web Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Python Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Scrum Master
7 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (1.79%) Backend Developer
8 1 (1.79%) Chief Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.79%) PowerShell Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (67.86%) SOAP
2 14 (25.00%) Spring
3 13 (23.21%) Web Services
4 11 (19.64%) CSS
4 11 (19.64%) HTML
5 10 (17.86%) AngularJS
6 8 (14.29%) JSON
6 8 (14.29%) Node.js
7 7 (12.50%) .NET
7 7 (12.50%) CSS3
7 7 (12.50%) HTML5
7 7 (12.50%) Spring Boot
8 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET
9 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (7.14%) XML
11 3 (5.36%) Gherkin
11 3 (5.36%) iBATIS
11 3 (5.36%) LESS
11 3 (5.36%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
1 1 (1.79%) Unix
1 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) Scrum
3 19 (33.93%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (32.14%) Test Automation
5 15 (26.79%) BDD
6 13 (23.21%) Microservices
6 13 (23.21%) TDD
7 11 (19.64%) API Testing
7 11 (19.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (19.64%) Performance Testing
7 11 (19.64%) Unit Testing
8 6 (10.71%) Front End Development
9 5 (8.93%) Continuous Deployment
10 4 (7.14%) MVC
11 3 (5.36%) Regression Testing
11 3 (5.36%) Software Architecture
11 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
12 2 (3.57%) Kanban
12 2 (3.57%) RAD
12 2 (3.57%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) Java
2 16 (28.57%) SQL
3 12 (21.43%) Groovy
4 11 (19.64%) Ruby
5 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
6 7 (12.50%) C#
7 3 (5.36%) Python
8 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.79%) Java 8
9 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (32.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.79%) Ansible
2 1 (1.79%) Automic
2 1 (1.79%) logstash
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) MuleSoft
2 7 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (1.79%) Dell
3 1 (1.79%) Jitterbit
3 1 (1.79%) Nintex
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) OutSystems
3 1 (1.79%) SnapLogic
3 1 (1.79%) TIBCO