Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 57 49
Rank change year-on-year +20 -8 -15
Contract jobs citing REST 71 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.94% 2.83% 3.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.17% 10.37% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 26 38
South Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -16.67% +4.65%
10th Percentile £360 £323 £361
90th Percentile £600 £538 £575
Wales median daily rate £450 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 468 328 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 32.59% 27.27% 27.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 241 238
South Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +13.79%
10th Percentile £316 £283 £200
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
Wales median daily rate £428 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.85% -1.18% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
South Wales median hourly rate £23.16 £55.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.89% +155.81% -58.67%
Wales median hourly rate £24.00 £55.00 £20.30
% change year-on-year -56.37% +170.90% -49.24%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 +9 41 £423 +14.19% 13
Newport -3 12 £450 +5.88% 2
REST
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 55 (77.46%) SOAP
2 40 (56.34%) Java
3 35 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (36.62%) Git (software)
5 22 (30.99%) Scrum
6 21 (29.58%) CSS
6 21 (29.58%) HTML
7 19 (26.76%) Confluence
7 19 (26.76%) JIRA
7 19 (26.76%) AngularJS
8 18 (25.35%) MuleSoft
8 18 (25.35%) Unit Testing
8 18 (25.35%) Spring
9 16 (22.54%) Mule
9 16 (22.54%) SQL
9 16 (22.54%) Anypoint
9 16 (22.54%) Docker
10 14 (19.72%) Web Services
10 14 (19.72%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (18.31%) HTML5
11 13 (18.31%) Test Automation
11 13 (18.31%) SoapUI
11 13 (18.31%) Node.js
11 13 (18.31%) CSS3
11 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
11 13 (18.31%) Microservices
12 12 (16.90%) LESS
12 12 (16.90%) npm
12 12 (16.90%) JSON

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 19 (26.76%) Confluence
2 16 (22.54%) Anypoint
2 16 (22.54%) Mule
3 5 (7.04%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (7.04%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.04%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.23%) JBoss
5 1 (1.41%) IIS
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (1.41%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.90%) npm
2 10 (14.08%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (11.27%) GitHub
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.82%) PaaS
4 2 (2.82%) Slack
4 2 (2.82%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) VPN
2 3 (4.23%) HTTP
3 2 (2.82%) AMQP
4 1 (1.41%) DNS
4 1 (1.41%) SSH
4 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.41%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.72%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.63%) Redis
5 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.41%) Event Store
6 1 (1.41%) GIS
6 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (36.62%) Git (software)
2 19 (26.76%) JIRA
3 13 (18.31%) SoapUI
4 11 (15.49%) Jenkins
5 10 (14.08%) Maven
6 9 (12.68%) Cucumber
6 9 (12.68%) Selenium
7 7 (9.86%) WebDriver
8 5 (7.04%) Eclipse
8 5 (7.04%) Fiddler
9 3 (4.23%) SonarQube
9 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.82%) Liquibase
11 1 (1.41%) Capybara
11 1 (1.41%) IntelliJ
General
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Law
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 58 (81.69%) Developer
2 18 (25.35%) MuleSoft Developer
3 13 (18.31%) Java Developer
4 11 (15.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 10 (14.08%) Angular Developer
5 10 (14.08%) Test Automation Engineer
5 10 (14.08%) Test Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Python Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Web Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (2.82%) HTML CSS Developer
9 2 (2.82%) HTML Developer
10 1 (1.41%) Backend Developer
10 1 (1.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (77.46%) SOAP
2 21 (29.58%) CSS
2 21 (29.58%) HTML
3 19 (26.76%) AngularJS
4 18 (25.35%) Spring
5 14 (19.72%) Web Services
6 13 (18.31%) CSS3
6 13 (18.31%) HTML5
6 13 (18.31%) Node.js
7 12 (16.90%) JSON
7 12 (16.90%) LESS
8 10 (14.08%) Spring Boot
9 9 (12.68%) .NET
10 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET
11 5 (7.04%) EJB
11 5 (7.04%) Hibernate
11 5 (7.04%) iBATIS
11 5 (7.04%) Java SE
11 5 (7.04%) Spring Integration
12 4 (5.63%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (49.30%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.99%) Scrum
3 18 (25.35%) Unit Testing
4 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (18.31%) Microservices
5 13 (18.31%) Test Automation
6 11 (15.49%) Front End Development
7 9 (12.68%) BDD
7 9 (12.68%) TDD
8 8 (11.27%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (11.27%) Decision-Making
8 8 (11.27%) Web Development
9 7 (9.86%) API Testing
9 7 (9.86%) Performance Testing
9 7 (9.86%) Sprint Planning
10 5 (7.04%) Software Engineering
10 5 (7.04%) Web Design
11 3 (4.23%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (4.23%) MVC
11 3 (4.23%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (56.34%) Java
2 16 (22.54%) SQL
3 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.68%) C#
5 7 (9.86%) Groovy
5 7 (9.86%) Ruby
6 5 (7.04%) Java 8
6 5 (7.04%) Python
7 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.41%) Perl
9 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.41%) Degree
System Software
1 16 (22.54%) Docker
2 1 (1.41%) iptables
2 1 (1.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.82%) Ansible
3 1 (1.41%) Automic
3 1 (1.41%) logstash
3 1 (1.41%) Puppet
3 1 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (25.35%) MuleSoft
2 7 (9.86%) IBM
3 3 (4.23%) Oracle
4 2 (2.82%) OutSystems
5 1 (1.41%) Nintex
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.41%) VMware