Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 January 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 30 42
Rank change year-on-year +8 +12 -7
Contract jobs citing REST 23 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.31% 2.28% 1.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.21% 7.59% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £480 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £55.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £28.08 -
% change year-on-year +95.85% - -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 95 79 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 38.46% 30.04% 32.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 56 85
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.32%
10th Percentile £318 £275 £263
90th Percentile £464 £438 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.82% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £52.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08% -7.14%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for REST in Staffordshire

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Staffordshire

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Staffordshire

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for REST in Staffordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Lichfield - 9 £490 -
Stafford +4 1 - -
REST
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for REST.

1 21 (91.30%) SQL
1 21 (91.30%) Oracle
1 21 (91.30%) SQL Server
1 21 (91.30%) SOAP
1 21 (91.30%) Web Services
2 20 (86.96%) SC Cleared
2 20 (86.96%) Security Cleared
3 16 (69.57%) ASP.NET
3 16 (69.57%) CSS
3 16 (69.57%) .NET
3 16 (69.57%) C#
3 16 (69.57%) HTML
3 16 (69.57%) JavaScript
3 16 (69.57%) TDD
4 15 (65.22%) Visual Studio
4 15 (65.22%) Middleware
5 13 (56.52%) MVC
5 13 (56.52%) NHibernate
5 13 (56.52%) .NET Framework
5 13 (56.52%) jQuery
6 12 (52.17%) Use Case
7 11 (47.83%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (30.43%) Windows
9 7 (30.43%) Linux
10 6 (26.09%) Degree
11 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
11 5 (21.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (21.74%) MongoDB

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 5 (21.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (91.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) MongoDB
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (8.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Visual Studio
2 5 (21.74%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 15 (65.22%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Web Developer
5 3 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Developer
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Full Stack Web Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (91.30%) SOAP
1 21 (91.30%) Web Services
2 16 (69.57%) .NET
2 16 (69.57%) ASP.NET
2 16 (69.57%) CSS
2 16 (69.57%) HTML
3 15 (65.22%) Middleware
4 13 (56.52%) .NET Framework
4 13 (56.52%) jQuery
4 13 (56.52%) NHibernate
5 5 (21.74%) XML
6 2 (8.70%) Spring
7 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) TDD
2 13 (56.52%) MVC
3 12 (52.17%) Use Case
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) SDLC
5 5 (21.74%) SOA
5 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
6 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
6 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Software Delivery
6 4 (17.39%) V-Model
6 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
6 4 (17.39%) Web Development
7 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) SQL
2 16 (69.57%) C#
2 16 (69.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) SC Cleared
1 20 (86.96%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Informatica
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft