Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 75 55
Rank change year-on-year +18 -20 -12
Contract jobs citing REST 57 15 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.68% 1.30% 3.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.03% 4.35% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 6 29
Wales median daily rate £425 £506 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.05% +2.27% +15.12%
10th Percentile £362 £353 £395
90th Percentile £620 £581 £555
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year - +41.96% -25.41%

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 517 345 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 33.33% 29.82% 25.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 249 217
Wales median daily rate £413 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -2.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £294
90th Percentile £550 £532 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -56.02% +64.36%
10th Percentile £19.00 £16.19 £38.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £23.39 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% +11.11% -3.87%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +13 46 £425 +11.84% 10
West Wales +11 10 £575 +8.24% 1
REST
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 39 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (63.16%) Java
3 28 (49.12%) SOAP
4 27 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (36.84%) Jenkins
6 20 (35.09%) Scrum
7 19 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
8 18 (31.58%) Test Automation
8 18 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (29.82%) TDD
9 17 (29.82%) Web Services
10 15 (26.32%) Selenium
11 14 (24.56%) BDD
11 14 (24.56%) AngularJS
11 14 (24.56%) Docker
12 13 (22.81%) Microservices
12 13 (22.81%) CSS
12 13 (22.81%) HTML
12 13 (22.81%) SQL
13 12 (21.05%) C#
13 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
13 12 (21.05%) Git (software)
13 12 (21.05%) Unit Testing
13 12 (21.05%) Spring
13 12 (21.05%) JSON
14 11 (19.30%) JIRA
14 11 (19.30%) SoapUI
14 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
14 11 (19.30%) Java 8
15 10 (17.54%) Dropwizard

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 9 (15.79%) Confluence
2 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) Anypoint
3 3 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (5.26%) CMS
3 3 (5.26%) Mule
3 3 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.51%) Gunicorn
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) Apache
5 1 (1.75%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.75%) JBoss
5 1 (1.75%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.28%) npm
3 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (7.02%) GitHub
5 2 (3.51%) PaaS
5 2 (3.51%) Slack
5 2 (3.51%) Trello
6 1 (1.75%) Boomi
6 1 (1.75%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) VPN
2 4 (7.02%) HTTP
3 2 (3.51%) AMQP
4 1 (1.75%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.58%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 8 (14.04%) Event Store
3 8 (14.04%) MongoDB
4 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.75%) Big Data
6 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.75%) HBase
6 1 (1.75%) Impala
6 1 (1.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (36.84%) Jenkins
2 15 (26.32%) Selenium
3 12 (21.05%) Git (software)
4 11 (19.30%) Cucumber
4 11 (19.30%) JIRA
4 11 (19.30%) SoapUI
5 9 (15.79%) Maven
6 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
7 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
8 3 (5.26%) Ant
8 3 (5.26%) Eclipse
8 3 (5.26%) Gradle
8 3 (5.26%) JUnit
8 3 (5.26%) Subversion
8 3 (5.26%) TestNG
9 2 (3.51%) GitLab
9 2 (3.51%) Liquibase
9 2 (3.51%) Rational Quality Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Rational Team Concert
9 2 (3.51%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
1 4 (7.02%) Marketing
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (66.67%) Developer
2 14 (24.56%) Java Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Test Automation Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Test Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) .NET Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (7.02%) Angular Developer
6 4 (7.02%) SharePoint Developer
7 3 (5.26%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.26%) MuleSoft Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.51%) PowerShell Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Scrum Master
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Web Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Agile Developer
9 1 (1.75%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (49.12%) SOAP
2 17 (29.82%) Web Services
3 14 (24.56%) AngularJS
4 13 (22.81%) CSS
4 13 (22.81%) HTML
5 12 (21.05%) JSON
5 12 (21.05%) Spring
6 10 (17.54%) Dropwizard
6 10 (17.54%) Node.js
7 9 (15.79%) Play Framework
8 8 (14.04%) React
9 7 (12.28%) .NET
9 7 (12.28%) CSS3
9 7 (12.28%) HTML5
10 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
10 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (8.77%) .NET Framework
11 5 (8.77%) Spring Boot
11 5 (8.77%) WCF
12 4 (7.02%) Aurelia
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Android
2 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.75%) Unix
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (35.09%) Scrum
4 18 (31.58%) Test Automation
5 17 (29.82%) TDD
6 14 (24.56%) BDD
7 13 (22.81%) Microservices
8 12 (21.05%) Unit Testing
9 10 (17.54%) Open Source
10 9 (15.79%) Domain-Driven Design
10 9 (15.79%) Software Engineering
11 8 (14.04%) API Testing
11 8 (14.04%) Collaborative Working
11 8 (14.04%) Performance Testing
11 8 (14.04%) Software Delivery
12 7 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (12.28%) MVC
13 6 (10.53%) CQRS
13 6 (10.53%) Front End Development
14 5 (8.77%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 36 (63.16%) Java
2 13 (22.81%) SQL
3 12 (21.05%) C#
3 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 11 (19.30%) Java 8
5 9 (15.79%) Groovy
6 8 (14.04%) Ruby
7 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.02%) TypeScript
8 3 (5.26%) Python
9 1 (1.75%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.75%) Scala
9 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (24.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) Ansible
2 2 (3.51%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.75%) Automic
3 1 (1.75%) logstash
3 1 (1.75%) Oozie
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) IBM
2 3 (5.26%) MuleSoft
2 3 (5.26%) Nintex
2 3 (5.26%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.75%) Dell
4 1 (1.75%) Google
4 1 (1.75%) Jitterbit
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) SAP
4 1 (1.75%) SnapLogic
4 1 (1.75%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.75%) Xamarin