Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 71 58
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 -29
Contract jobs citing REST 46 4 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.45% 0.42% 2.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.85% 1.57% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 1 20
South Wales median daily rate £425 £260 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.46% -48.00% +15.61%
10th Percentile £360 £230 £367
90th Percentile £575 £290 £553
Wales median daily rate £425 £550 £495
% change year-on-year -22.73% +11.11% +15.12%
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 467 254 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 35.01% 26.68% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 193 191
South Wales median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £294
90th Percentile £538 £500 £525
Wales median daily rate £413 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +5.77% -2.50% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
South Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -56.02% +159.38%
10th Percentile £19.00 £16.19 £38.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £23.39 £44.75
Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year +9.59% -56.02% +97.62%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -4 22 £410 +57.69% 5
Newport - 6 £413 - 3
REST
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (58.70%) SOAP
3 25 (54.35%) Java
4 20 (43.48%) Scrum
5 19 (41.30%) Test Automation
6 18 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (34.78%) Selenium
8 14 (30.43%) TDD
8 14 (30.43%) SQL
8 14 (30.43%) AngularJS
8 14 (30.43%) Docker
9 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
9 13 (28.26%) HTML
9 13 (28.26%) CSS
9 13 (28.26%) BDD
10 12 (26.09%) Cucumber
10 12 (26.09%) SoapUI
10 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
10 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
10 12 (26.09%) JIRA
10 12 (26.09%) Unit Testing
10 12 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (23.91%) C#
11 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
11 11 (23.91%) JSON
11 11 (23.91%) Microservices
12 10 (21.74%) Node.js
12 10 (21.74%) Confluence
12 10 (21.74%) Groovy
12 10 (21.74%) Spring

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 10 (21.74%) Confluence
2 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (6.52%) CMS
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (6.52%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (6.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.35%) Anypoint
4 2 (4.35%) Gunicorn
4 2 (4.35%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) Mule
5 1 (2.17%) Apache
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (15.22%) npm
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (8.70%) GitHub
5 2 (4.35%) PaaS
5 2 (4.35%) Slack
5 2 (4.35%) Trello
6 1 (2.17%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) VPN
2 4 (8.70%) HTTP
3 2 (4.35%) AMQP
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.17%) Big Data
4 1 (2.17%) Event Store
4 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.17%) HBase
4 1 (2.17%) Impala
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (34.78%) Selenium
2 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
3 12 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 12 (26.09%) Git (software)
3 12 (26.09%) JIRA
3 12 (26.09%) SoapUI
4 9 (19.57%) Maven
4 9 (19.57%) WebDriver
5 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.52%) Ant
6 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
6 3 (6.52%) Gradle
6 3 (6.52%) JUnit
6 3 (6.52%) Subversion
6 3 (6.52%) TestNG
7 2 (4.35%) GitLab
7 2 (4.35%) Liquibase
7 2 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (4.35%) Rational Team Concert
7 2 (4.35%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (6.52%) Banking
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
1 3 (6.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (65.22%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Test Automation Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) Test Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Java Developer
4 7 (15.22%) .NET Developer
5 6 (13.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (8.70%) Angular Developer
6 4 (8.70%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (6.52%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) MuleSoft Developer
8 2 (4.35%) PowerShell Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Scrum Master
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Web Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) Chief Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.17%) Senior SQL Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (58.70%) SOAP
2 14 (30.43%) AngularJS
3 13 (28.26%) CSS
3 13 (28.26%) HTML
4 11 (23.91%) JSON
5 10 (21.74%) Node.js
5 10 (21.74%) Spring
6 9 (19.57%) Web Services
7 8 (17.39%) React
8 7 (15.22%) .NET
8 7 (15.22%) CSS3
8 7 (15.22%) HTML5
9 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
9 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (10.87%) .NET Framework
10 5 (10.87%) WCF
11 4 (8.70%) Aurelia
11 4 (8.70%) Entity Framework
11 4 (8.70%) jQuery
11 4 (8.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) Scrum
3 19 (41.30%) Test Automation
4 18 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (30.43%) TDD
6 13 (28.26%) BDD
7 12 (26.09%) Unit Testing
8 11 (23.91%) Microservices
9 9 (19.57%) API Testing
9 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
10 8 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (15.22%) MVC
12 6 (13.04%) Front End Development
13 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering
14 4 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment
15 3 (6.52%) Capacity Management
15 3 (6.52%) DevOps
15 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
15 3 (6.52%) SDLC
15 3 (6.52%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (54.35%) Java
2 14 (30.43%) SQL
3 11 (23.91%) C#
3 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.74%) Groovy
5 9 (19.57%) Ruby
6 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 4 (8.70%) TypeScript
7 3 (6.52%) Python
8 2 (4.35%) Java 8
9 1 (2.17%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.17%) Scala
9 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) Automic
2 1 (2.17%) logstash
2 1 (2.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) IBM
2 3 (6.52%) Nintex
2 3 (6.52%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.35%) MuleSoft
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.17%) Dell
4 1 (2.17%) Jitterbit
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) SnapLogic
4 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.17%) Xamarin