Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 37 38
Rank change year-on-year -25 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing REST 31 78 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.60% 5.52% 5.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.20% 19.16% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 59 79
Wales median daily rate £513 £500 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +16.28% +1.18%
10th Percentile £350 £405 £375
90th Percentile £600 £578 £527
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Wales median hourly rate - - £58.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £37.50
% 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 378 407 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.66% 28.78% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 298 429
Wales median daily rate £400 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +20.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £250 £294 £244
90th Percentile £550 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 15
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -27.12% +24.21%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £59.15
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 2017.

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

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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 2017. 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
West Wales -5 19 £550 +6.54% 1
South Wales -15 11 £400 -20.00% 5
REST
UK

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

1 26 (83.87%) Java
2 24 (77.42%) MongoDB
2 24 (77.42%) Relational Database
3 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (64.52%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (64.52%) Open Source
5 19 (61.29%) Software Delivery
6 17 (54.84%) Collaborative Working
6 17 (54.84%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (41.94%) Web Services
7 13 (41.94%) Dropwizard
8 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
9 11 (35.48%) SOAP
9 11 (35.48%) Domain-Driven Design
9 11 (35.48%) Ansible
9 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
10 10 (32.26%) Play Framework
10 10 (32.26%) Analytics
10 10 (32.26%) Event Store
10 10 (32.26%) Google
10 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
10 10 (32.26%) PCI DSS
10 10 (32.26%) Google Analytics
10 10 (32.26%) Data Security
11 8 (25.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (25.81%) GDPR
11 8 (25.81%) PSD2
12 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
12 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared

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 1 (3.23%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 17 (54.84%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (32.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (77.42%) MongoDB
1 24 (77.42%) Relational Database
2 20 (64.52%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (32.26%) Event Store
4 3 (9.68%) Neo4j
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) NUnit
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Local Government
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Developer
2 11 (35.48%) Java Developer
3 10 (32.26%) Architect
3 10 (32.26%) Technical Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Payments Architect
6 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Cloud Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.23%) SAP Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) SAP HCM Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (41.94%) Dropwizard
1 13 (41.94%) Web Services
2 11 (35.48%) SOAP
3 10 (32.26%) Play Framework
4 5 (16.13%) HTML
5 3 (9.68%) .NET
5 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (9.68%) Hibernate
5 3 (9.68%) JAX-RS
6 2 (6.45%) NHibernate
6 2 (6.45%) Spring
6 2 (6.45%) Spring Boot
7 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.23%) CSS
7 1 (3.23%) JSON
7 1 (3.23%) React
7 1 (3.23%) RxJS
7 1 (3.23%) WCF
7 1 (3.23%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
1 4 (12.90%) Mac OS X
2 3 (9.68%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (64.52%) Open Source
3 19 (61.29%) Software Delivery
4 17 (54.84%) Collaborative Working
5 13 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (35.48%) Domain-Driven Design
7 10 (32.26%) Analytics
7 10 (32.26%) Data Security
8 7 (22.58%) E-Commerce
9 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
9 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
10 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
11 3 (9.68%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (9.68%) Microservices
11 3 (9.68%) TDD
12 2 (6.45%) API Design
12 2 (6.45%) CQRS
12 2 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
12 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
12 2 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) Java
2 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) Go
3 3 (9.68%) Perl
4 2 (6.45%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) ABAP
5 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) PCI DSS
2 8 (25.81%) GDPR
2 8 (25.81%) PSD2
3 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Google
2 3 (9.68%) SAP