Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 18 November 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 65 37
Rank change year-on-year +16 -28 +1
Contract jobs citing REST 66 31 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.99% 2.59% 5.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.54% 8.20% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 22 59
Wales median daily rate £425 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +2.50% +16.28%
10th Percentile £366 £350 £405
90th Percentile £625 £600 £578
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +42.86% -16.00%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 572 378 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 34.58% 31.63% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 266 298
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +20.69%
10th Percentile £314 £250 £294
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Wales median hourly rate £24.50 £23.14 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.63% -27.12%
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.90% +2.67%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for REST in Wales

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Wales

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Wales over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Wales

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in Wales

REST
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
South Wales +25 56 £425 +6.25% 13
West Wales -5 9 £594 +7.95% 2
REST
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for REST.

1 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (59.09%) Java
2 39 (59.09%) SOAP
3 28 (42.42%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (37.88%) Scrum
5 23 (34.85%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (34.85%) Jenkins
6 22 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (31.82%) Web Services
8 18 (27.27%) Test Automation
8 18 (27.27%) Docker
9 16 (24.24%) Git (software)
9 16 (24.24%) SoapUI
9 16 (24.24%) SQL
10 15 (22.73%) TDD
10 15 (22.73%) Spring
10 15 (22.73%) BDD
10 15 (22.73%) Selenium
11 14 (21.21%) Cucumber
12 13 (19.70%) Microservices
13 12 (18.18%) Maven
13 12 (18.18%) Confluence
13 12 (18.18%) JIRA
13 12 (18.18%) Groovy
14 11 (16.67%) Performance Testing
14 11 (16.67%) Unit Testing
14 11 (16.67%) Ruby
14 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 11 (16.67%) WebDriver
14 11 (16.67%) HTML

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 12 (18.18%) Confluence
2 10 (15.15%) Anypoint
2 10 (15.15%) Mule
3 3 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.03%) Gunicorn
4 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.52%) IIS
5 1 (1.52%) JBoss
5 1 (1.52%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 22 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.61%) npm
3 5 (7.58%) GitHub
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.55%) PaaS
4 3 (4.55%) Slack
4 3 (4.55%) Trello
5 1 (1.52%) Boomi
5 1 (1.52%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) VPN
2 5 (7.58%) HTTP
3 3 (4.55%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (34.85%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 8 (12.12%) Event Store
3 8 (12.12%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.52%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.52%) GIS
6 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (34.85%) Jenkins
2 16 (24.24%) Git (software)
2 16 (24.24%) SoapUI
3 15 (22.73%) Selenium
4 14 (21.21%) Cucumber
5 12 (18.18%) JIRA
5 12 (18.18%) Maven
6 11 (16.67%) WebDriver
7 5 (7.58%) Eclipse
8 3 (4.55%) Ant
8 3 (4.55%) Fiddler
8 3 (4.55%) Gradle
8 3 (4.55%) JUnit
8 3 (4.55%) Liquibase
8 3 (4.55%) SonarQube
8 3 (4.55%) Subversion
8 3 (4.55%) TestNG
9 2 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (3.03%) Rational Quality Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 5 (7.58%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Marketing
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (65.15%) Developer
2 14 (21.21%) Java Developer
2 14 (21.21%) Test Automation Engineer
2 14 (21.21%) Test Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) MuleSoft Developer
4 6 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 6 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (6.06%) Angular Developer
6 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Web Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Python Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Scrum Master
7 2 (3.03%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Backend Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Integration Test Analyst
8 1 (1.52%) PowerShell Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (59.09%) SOAP
2 21 (31.82%) Web Services
3 15 (22.73%) Spring
4 11 (16.67%) CSS
4 11 (16.67%) HTML
5 10 (15.15%) AngularJS
6 9 (13.64%) Dropwizard
6 9 (13.64%) JSON
7 8 (12.12%) Node.js
7 8 (12.12%) Play Framework
8 7 (10.61%) .NET
8 7 (10.61%) CSS3
8 7 (10.61%) HTML5
8 7 (10.61%) Spring Boot
9 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
10 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (7.58%) XML
11 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (4.55%) Java SE
12 3 (4.55%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.52%) Linux
1 1 (1.52%) Unix
1 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (42.42%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (37.88%) Scrum
4 18 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 15 (22.73%) BDD
5 15 (22.73%) TDD
6 13 (19.70%) Microservices
7 11 (16.67%) API Testing
7 11 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 11 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 10 (15.15%) Open Source
9 9 (13.64%) Domain-Driven Design
10 8 (12.12%) Collaborative Working
10 8 (12.12%) Software Delivery
11 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
12 6 (9.09%) CQRS
12 6 (9.09%) Front End Development
13 5 (7.58%) Continuous Deployment
14 4 (6.06%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 39 (59.09%) Java
2 16 (24.24%) SQL
3 12 (18.18%) Groovy
4 11 (16.67%) Ruby
5 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 9 (13.64%) Java 8
7 8 (12.12%) C#
8 3 (4.55%) Python
9 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (27.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) Ansible
2 3 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.52%) Automic
3 1 (1.52%) logstash
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) MuleSoft
2 7 (10.61%) IBM
3 1 (1.52%) Dell
3 1 (1.52%) Google
3 1 (1.52%) Jitterbit
3 1 (1.52%) Nintex
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) OutSystems
3 1 (1.52%) SAP
3 1 (1.52%) SnapLogic
3 1 (1.52%) TIBCO