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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 21 23 29
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Contract jobs citing REST 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.73% 1.26% 2.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.63% 2.99% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £285 - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 38 67 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 27.74% 42.14% 51.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 47 63
Median daily rate £338 £320 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% -4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 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
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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +3 1 £285 -
REST
West Midlands

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for REST.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) Docker
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (50.00%) Games
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Ant
2 2 (50.00%) Gradle
2 2 (50.00%) API Design
3 1 (25.00%) Core Data
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office

REST
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Ant
1 2 (50.00%) Gradle
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (25.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Core Data
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) API Design
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker