The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 57 109 96
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -13
Contract jobs citing REST 95 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.11% 1.06% 1.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.54% 3.55% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 19 18
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £200 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £38.03 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+31.49% +0.72%
REST
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
823 902 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.95% 29.80% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 565 386
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 39
Average hourly rate £37.45 £33.73 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.04% +7.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £21.75 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REST across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

REST Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

REST
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REST across the East of England region.

REST Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing REST across the East of England region.

REST Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

REST
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +27 38 £500 +11.73%
Cambridgeshire +8 23 £363 +20.83% 11
Suffolk - 15 £401 - 1
Hertfordshire -4 13 £425 +25.83% 5
Bedfordshire - 4 £575 - 2
Norfolk - 4 £376 -
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST.

1 91 (63.64%) Java
2 77 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (46.85%) SOAP
4 65 (45.45%) HTML
5 57 (39.86%) Web Services
6 53 (37.06%) TDD
7 48 (33.57%) HTML5
8 47 (32.87%) Git (software)
9 43 (30.07%) Linux
10 42 (29.37%) JavaScript
11 41 (28.67%) CSS
12 39 (27.27%) XML
13 38 (26.57%) SQL Server
13 38 (26.57%) SOA
13 38 (26.57%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (25.17%) UNIX
15 35 (24.48%) Scrum
16 34 (23.78%) Ajax
16 34 (23.78%) Jenkins
17 32 (22.38%) Relational Database
18 31 (21.68%) Subversion
19 28 (19.58%) Hibernate
19 28 (19.58%) Mac OS X
20 27 (18.88%) Responsive Web Design
21 26 (18.18%) SQL
22 25 (17.48%) Middleware
22 25 (17.48%) Kanban
23 24 (16.78%) MVC
23 24 (16.78%) J2EE
23 24 (16.78%) Puppet

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (9.79%) JBoss
2 11 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 10 (6.99%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.99%) Node.js
4 7 (4.90%) Apache
5 6 (4.20%) CMS
5 6 (4.20%) GlassFish
6 5 (3.50%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (2.10%) Mule
8 3 (2.10%) Drupal
8 3 (2.10%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.40%) IIS
10 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.70%) Jetty
10 1 (0.70%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Photoshop
1 7 (4.90%) Adobe Illustrator
1 7 (4.90%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (1.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (6.99%) Maximo
2 7 (4.90%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (7.69%) PaaS
2 10 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.99%) SaaS
3 6 (4.20%) GitHub
4 3 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.69%) HTTP
2 14 (9.79%) TCP/IP
3 12 (8.39%) SSL
3 12 (8.39%) FTP
4 6 (4.20%) LDAP
5 2 (1.40%) SMTP
6 1 (0.70%) SNMP
6 1 (0.70%) 3G
6 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.57%) SQL Server
2 32 (22.38%) Relational Database
3 12 (8.39%) MySQL
4 10 (6.99%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.90%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.50%) Neo4j
6 5 (3.50%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (32.87%) Git (software)
2 34 (23.78%) Jenkins
3 31 (21.68%) Subversion
4 12 (8.39%) Maven
5 11 (7.69%) IntelliJ
5 11 (7.69%) Mercurial
5 11 (7.69%) WebStorm
6 8 (5.59%) Grunt
6 8 (5.59%) PhantomJS
6 8 (5.59%) Jasmine
6 8 (5.59%) gulp
6 8 (5.59%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.90%) JUnit
8 6 (4.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (4.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (4.20%) Gradle
8 6 (4.20%) Geb
9 5 (3.50%) Ant
9 5 (3.50%) Selenium
10 4 (2.80%) AccuRev
General
1 7 (4.90%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.50%) Finance
3 3 (2.10%) Automotive
3 3 (2.10%) Marketing
4 2 (1.40%) Retail
4 2 (1.40%) Legal
4 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 96 (67.13%) Developer
2 65 (45.45%) Java Developer
3 28 (19.58%) Architect
4 21 (14.69%) Senior Developer
5 20 (13.99%) Senior Java Developer
6 14 (9.79%) Front-End Developer
7 13 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (8.39%) Technical Architect
9 8 (5.59%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 7 (4.90%) Lead Architect
10 7 (4.90%) Lead Technical Architect
10 7 (4.90%) Lead Developer
11 6 (4.20%) .NET Developer
11 6 (4.20%) C# Developer
11 6 (4.20%) Lead Java Developer
11 6 (4.20%) J2EE Developer
11 6 (4.20%) Applications Architect
12 5 (3.50%) Security Specialist
12 5 (3.50%) Information Security Specialist
12 5 (3.50%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (46.85%) SOAP
2 65 (45.45%) HTML
3 57 (39.86%) Web Services
4 48 (33.57%) HTML5
5 41 (28.67%) CSS
6 39 (27.27%) XML
7 34 (23.78%) Ajax
8 28 (19.58%) Hibernate
9 25 (17.48%) Middleware
10 24 (16.78%) J2EE
10 24 (16.78%) CSS3
11 23 (16.08%) Spring
12 19 (13.29%) jQuery
13 18 (12.59%) TopLink
14 15 (10.49%) JSF
14 15 (10.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 13 (9.09%) EclipseLink
15 13 (9.09%) JPA
16 12 (8.39%) JSON
17 11 (7.69%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) User Experience
2 11 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 10 (6.99%) Data Integration
3 10 (6.99%) GIS
4 7 (4.90%) Graphic Design
4 7 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.80%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.80%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.10%) SecurID
8 2 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.70%) CCTV
9 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.70%) Replication
9 1 (0.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 43 (30.07%) Linux
2 36 (25.17%) UNIX
3 28 (19.58%) Mac OS X
4 8 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.20%) Windows
6 5 (3.50%) Solaris
7 2 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.70%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.06%) TDD
3 38 (26.57%) SOA
3 38 (26.57%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (24.48%) Scrum
5 27 (18.88%) Responsive Web Design
6 25 (17.48%) Kanban
7 24 (16.78%) MVC
8 20 (13.99%) User Stories
9 17 (11.89%) Software Engineering
10 16 (11.19%) Unit Testing
11 13 (9.09%) Web Design
11 13 (9.09%) UX Design
12 12 (8.39%) Coaching
13 11 (7.69%) ETL
13 11 (7.69%) Mentoring
14 10 (6.99%) Configuration Management
14 10 (6.99%) TOGAF
15 9 (6.29%) Web Development
15 9 (6.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 91 (63.64%) Java
2 42 (29.37%) JavaScript
3 26 (18.18%) SQL
4 14 (9.79%) C#
5 11 (7.69%) ECMAScript
5 11 (7.69%) TypeScript
5 11 (7.69%) Dart
6 10 (6.99%) Scala
6 10 (6.99%) Ruby
7 7 (4.90%) Python
8 5 (3.50%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.50%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.10%) C++
9 3 (2.10%) Perl
9 3 (2.10%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.40%) XPath
10 2 (1.40%) PHP
11 1 (0.70%) C
11 1 (0.70%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.70%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 6 (4.20%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.50%) VCAP
2 5 (3.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.10%) CISSP
3 3 (2.10%) GIAC
3 3 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.10%) Degree
4 1 (0.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.10%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.50%) vCloud
2 4 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.10%) vSphere
4 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (16.78%) Puppet
1 24 (16.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (13.99%) Oracle
2 16 (11.19%) IBM
3 13 (9.09%) VMware
4 12 (8.39%) WSO2
5 10 (6.99%) ESRI
5 10 (6.99%) Citrix
6 7 (4.90%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.80%) MuleSoft
7 4 (2.80%) Google
8 3 (2.10%) Rapid7
8 3 (2.10%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.10%) McAfee
8 3 (2.10%) Websense
9 2 (1.40%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.40%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.40%) Coverity
10 1 (0.70%) Zend
10 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.70%) Perforce
10 1 (0.70%) FatWire
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