The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing REST 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 3.66% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
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 Watford with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 39 30 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 23.78% 22.06% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 55 98
Median daily rate £350 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £231 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £588 £403
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 Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for REST in Watford

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Watford

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in Watford

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 Watford region with a requirement for REST.

1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Spring
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) JSP
4 4 (44.44%) SOAP
4 4 (44.44%) Web Services
4 4 (44.44%) RAD
4 4 (44.44%) JSON
4 4 (44.44%) IBM
5 3 (33.33%) Python
5 3 (33.33%) MVC
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Maven
5 3 (33.33%) J2EE
5 3 (33.33%) JUnit
5 3 (33.33%) JDBC
5 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 2 (22.22%) Spring Boot
6 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 2 (22.22%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (22.22%) Apache Camel
6 2 (22.22%) Dependency Management
6 2 (22.22%) Spring Security
6 2 (22.22%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (22.22%) DataPower

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) MQSeries
2 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (11.11%) CMS
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (11.11%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Boomi
1 1 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
1 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
1 2 (22.22%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Log4j
2 2 (22.22%) Mockito
2 2 (22.22%) Subversion
2 2 (22.22%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
3 1 (11.11%) jMock
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Java Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Java Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Python Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Leader
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Architect
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) Spring
1 5 (55.56%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) JSON
2 4 (44.44%) JSP
2 4 (44.44%) SOAP
2 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) J2EE
3 3 (33.33%) JDBC
4 2 (22.22%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 2 (22.22%) EJB
4 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
4 2 (22.22%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (22.22%) JMS
4 2 (22.22%) Spring MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Spring Security
4 2 (22.22%) XSD
4 2 (22.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) DataPower
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) HPUX
2 2 (22.22%) Solaris
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) RAD
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Dependency Management
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Microservices
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (11.11%) C#
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Sybase
2 2 (22.22%) Talend
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) SAP