Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 49 33
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16 +5
Contract jobs citing REST 83 61 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.97% 4.20% 5.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.17% 13.62% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 43 64
Wales median daily rate £438 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £344 £326 £373
90th Percentile £622 £629 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +11.11% +4.52%

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 547 448 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 32.75% 30.85% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 321 371
Wales median daily rate £425 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +17.24%
10th Percentile £318 £283 £274
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £485 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +4.86% +8.82% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Wales median hourly rate £23.49 £55.00 £20.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.29% +170.90% -41.58%
10th Percentile £18.83 £32.50 £19.30
90th Percentile £36.99 £77.50 £21.27
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% - +3.90%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 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
South Wales +21 69 £425 +13.33% 13
West Wales -9 13 £556 -3.35% 5
Mid Wales - 1 £200 - 1
REST
UK

For the 6 months to 16 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 Wales region with a requirement for REST.

1 54 (65.06%) SOAP
2 52 (62.65%) Java
3 45 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (31.33%) Git (software)
4 26 (31.33%) HTML
5 22 (26.51%) Web Services
5 22 (26.51%) CSS
5 22 (26.51%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (26.51%) Scrum
6 20 (24.10%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (24.10%) Jenkins
7 19 (22.89%) Confluence
7 19 (22.89%) AngularJS
7 19 (22.89%) JIRA
8 18 (21.69%) Unit Testing
8 18 (21.69%) Amazon AWS
8 18 (21.69%) Spring
9 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
9 17 (20.48%) SQL
9 17 (20.48%) MuleSoft
10 15 (18.07%) Docker
10 15 (18.07%) Anypoint
10 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
10 15 (18.07%) Mule
11 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
11 14 (16.87%) HTML5
12 13 (15.66%) SoapUI
12 13 (15.66%) Node.js
12 13 (15.66%) CSS3
12 13 (15.66%) LESS

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 19 (22.89%) Confluence
2 15 (18.07%) Anypoint
2 15 (18.07%) Mule
3 5 (6.02%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.02%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.82%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (3.61%) JBoss
6 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.20%) IIS
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (1.20%) LongView
1 1 (1.20%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.69%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (14.46%) npm
3 7 (8.43%) GitHub
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.41%) PaaS
4 2 (2.41%) Slack
4 2 (2.41%) Trello
5 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) HTTP
1 7 (8.43%) VPN
2 2 (2.41%) AMQP
2 2 (2.41%) SSL
3 1 (1.20%) DNS
3 1 (1.20%) SSH
3 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.20%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.10%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (14.46%) MongoDB
2 12 (14.46%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.64%) Event Store
4 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
5 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.82%) Neo4j
7 3 (3.61%) Redis
8 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.20%) GIS
Development Applications
1 26 (31.33%) Git (software)
2 20 (24.10%) Jenkins
3 19 (22.89%) JIRA
4 13 (15.66%) SoapUI
5 10 (12.05%) Maven
6 9 (10.84%) Cucumber
6 9 (10.84%) Selenium
7 7 (8.43%) WebDriver
8 5 (6.02%) Eclipse
8 5 (6.02%) Fiddler
9 3 (3.61%) SonarQube
9 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.41%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.41%) ClearCase
10 2 (2.41%) Liquibase
10 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.20%) Capybara
11 1 (1.20%) Grunt
11 1 (1.20%) gulp
11 1 (1.20%) IntelliJ
General
1 5 (6.02%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.20%) Electronics
3 1 (1.20%) Law
3 1 (1.20%) Legal
3 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (79.52%) Developer
2 21 (25.30%) Java Developer
3 17 (20.48%) MuleSoft Developer
4 12 (14.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 10 (12.05%) Angular Developer
5 10 (12.05%) Test Automation Engineer
5 10 (12.05%) Test Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) .NET Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Digital Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Web Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Web Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.61%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Python Developer
9 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.41%) HTML CSS Developer
9 2 (2.41%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (65.06%) SOAP
2 26 (31.33%) HTML
3 22 (26.51%) CSS
3 22 (26.51%) Web Services
4 19 (22.89%) AngularJS
5 18 (21.69%) Spring
6 14 (16.87%) HTML5
7 13 (15.66%) CSS3
7 13 (15.66%) Dropwizard
7 13 (15.66%) LESS
7 13 (15.66%) Node.js
8 12 (14.46%) JSON
9 9 (10.84%) .NET
9 9 (10.84%) Hibernate
9 9 (10.84%) Spring Boot
10 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET
10 8 (9.64%) Play Framework
11 5 (6.02%) EJB
11 5 (6.02%) iBATIS
11 5 (6.02%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Linux
2 4 (4.82%) Mac OS X
2 4 (4.82%) Unix
3 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (26.51%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (26.51%) Scrum
3 18 (21.69%) Unit Testing
4 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
5 12 (14.46%) Microservices
6 11 (13.25%) Front End Development
7 10 (12.05%) TDD
8 9 (10.84%) BDD
8 9 (10.84%) Domain-Driven Design
8 9 (10.84%) Open Source
8 9 (10.84%) Software Engineering
8 9 (10.84%) Web Design
8 9 (10.84%) Web Development
9 8 (9.64%) Collaborative Working
9 8 (9.64%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (9.64%) Decision-Making
9 8 (9.64%) Software Delivery
10 7 (8.43%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (8.43%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 52 (62.65%) Java
2 17 (20.48%) SQL
3 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
4 13 (15.66%) Java 8
5 9 (10.84%) C#
6 7 (8.43%) Groovy
6 7 (8.43%) Ruby
7 4 (4.82%) Python
8 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.20%) Perl
10 1 (1.20%) PHP
10 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.20%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) iptables
2 1 (1.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) Ansible
2 3 (3.61%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.20%) Automic
3 1 (1.20%) logstash
3 1 (1.20%) Puppet
3 1 (1.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) MuleSoft
2 7 (8.43%) IBM
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle
4 2 (2.41%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.41%) CA
4 2 (2.41%) OutSystems
5 1 (1.20%) Google
5 1 (1.20%) Nintex
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.20%) SAP
5 1 (1.20%) VMware