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 29 June 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.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 24 28
Contract jobs citing REST 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 2.15% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 11.43% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £394 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.85% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

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 31 35 66
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 27.43% 18.82% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 76 204
Median daily rate £335 £300 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -16.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £175 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £380 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 1 (100.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript