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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 21 26
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Contract jobs citing REST 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.48% 1.04% 1.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.82% 2.22% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £488 £305 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.83% -14.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £305 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £305 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.44 £32.25
% change year-on-year +23.64% +25.38%  

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 34 45 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 28.10% 46.88% 43.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 24
Median daily rate £350 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 30 March 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 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) HTTPS
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (66.67%) DataPower
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Boomi
3 1 (33.33%) SAP HCM
3 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Sybase
3 1 (33.33%) SAP

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 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (33.33%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Boomi
1 1 (33.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Sybase ASE
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Java WebSphere Developer
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Architect
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) JSP
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Sybase