The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 97 137 170
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +33
Contract jobs citing REST 1118 815 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.10% 1.62% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.38% 5.72% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 503 433
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 13
Average hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.64 £25.12 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £41.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £34.28 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+45.87% -24.67%
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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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15141 14259 14334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.49% 28.34% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10442 9185 9380
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 195 249
Average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in England

REST
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in England

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in England

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

REST Hourly Rate Trend in England

REST
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

REST Hourly Rate Histogram in England

REST
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
London +30 608 £450 +5.88% 165
South East -4 161 £410 +17.14% 53
East of England +41 89 £411 +9.66% 22
South West +20 72 £425 +21.42% 30
Yorkshire +9 63 £419 +17.13% 25
North West +4 57 £450 +20.00% 41
East Midlands -1 26 £375 -21.87% 15
West Midlands +1 22 £405 -1.81% 16
North East -35 20 £558 +59.28% 14
Midlands +2 1 - -
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REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1113 (56.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1023 (52.35%) Java
3 760 (38.89%) Web Services
4 733 (37.51%) SOAP
5 705 (36.08%) HTML
6 700 (35.82%) TDD
7 689 (35.26%) JavaScript
8 559 (28.61%) JSON
9 512 (26.20%) Scrum
9 512 (26.20%) CSS
10 470 (24.05%) Git (software)
11 465 (23.80%) XML
12 406 (20.78%) Spring
13 399 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
14 366 (18.73%) HTML5
15 358 (18.32%) SQL
16 353 (18.07%) .NET
17 335 (17.14%) BDD
18 318 (16.27%) C#
19 314 (16.07%) SOA
20 308 (15.76%) Linux
20 308 (15.76%) MVC
21 282 (14.43%) MongoDB
22 276 (14.12%) Jenkins
23 273 (13.97%) SQL Server
24 262 (13.41%) jQuery
25 249 (12.74%) HTTP
26 234 (11.98%) AngularJS
27 232 (11.87%) Maven
28 226 (11.57%) OO

REST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 137 (7.01%) Node.js
2 129 (6.60%) Tomcat
3 128 (6.55%) Apache
4 107 (5.48%) JBoss
5 85 (4.35%) WebSphere
6 81 (4.15%) WebLogic
7 66 (3.38%) CMS
8 56 (2.87%) SharePoint
9 45 (2.30%) Jetty
10 41 (2.10%) IIS
10 41 (2.10%) Confluence
11 37 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
12 33 (1.69%) Mule
13 31 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
14 25 (1.28%) GlassFish
15 23 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
16 21 (1.07%) Apache Spark
17 20 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
17 20 (1.02%) Mule ESB
17 20 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 40 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
4 7 (0.36%) MS Office
5 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.051%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.051%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (0.61%) Maximo
4 10 (0.51%) Tridion
5 9 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
5 9 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (0.46%) Magento
6 8 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.15%) BigMachines
8 3 (0.15%) Summit
9 2 (0.10%) Radian6
9 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.10%) AWD
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.051%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.051%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 145 (7.42%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.00%) GitHub
4 25 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (1.23%) SaaS
6 21 (1.07%) PaaS
7 17 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.72%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.51%) IaaS
9 10 (0.51%) Office 365
10 9 (0.46%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.41%) Heroku
11 8 (0.41%) Taleo
11 8 (0.41%) Boomi
11 8 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.31%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 249 (12.74%) HTTP
2 97 (4.96%) Internet
3 41 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 40 (2.05%) SSL
5 33 (1.69%) LDAP
6 25 (1.28%) HTTPS
7 22 (1.13%) SSH
8 18 (0.92%) FTP
9 12 (0.61%) DNS
10 9 (0.46%) OpenLDAP
11 8 (0.41%) SAN
11 8 (0.41%) X.509
11 8 (0.41%) Firewall
12 7 (0.36%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.26%) VPN
13 5 (0.26%) LAN
13 5 (0.26%) WAN
13 5 (0.26%) SMTP
13 5 (0.26%) DHCP
13 5 (0.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (14.43%) MongoDB
2 273 (13.97%) SQL Server
3 214 (10.95%) Relational Database
4 178 (9.11%) NoSQL
5 170 (8.70%) MySQL
6 105 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
7 70 (3.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 62 (3.17%) Oracle Database
9 56 (2.87%) Neo4j
10 47 (2.41%) Big Data
10 47 (2.41%) DB2
11 38 (1.94%) Redis
12 37 (1.89%) RDBMS
13 36 (1.84%) Hadoop
14 35 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
15 26 (1.33%) CouchDB
16 25 (1.28%) SQLite
17 21 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
18 19 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
19 16 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 470 (24.05%) Git (software)
2 276 (14.12%) Jenkins
3 232 (11.87%) Maven
4 222 (11.36%) Subversion
5 196 (10.03%) JUnit
6 130 (6.65%) Selenium
7 110 (5.63%) JIRA
8 95 (4.86%) Cucumber
9 73 (3.74%) Eclipse
10 67 (3.43%) Mockito
11 64 (3.28%) Visual Studio
12 62 (3.17%) Gradle
13 51 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 47 (2.41%) JMeter
14 47 (2.41%) Ant
15 41 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 40 (2.05%) Grunt
17 38 (1.94%) IntelliJ
18 35 (1.79%) Xcode
19 32 (1.64%) Jasmine
General
1 204 (10.44%) Finance
2 117 (5.99%) Banking
3 62 (3.17%) Retail
4 39 (2.00%) Marketing
5 37 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 35 (1.79%) Publishing
7 31 (1.59%) Investment Banking
8 24 (1.23%) Games
9 19 (0.97%) Back Office
10 18 (0.92%) Legal
11 16 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.82%) Front Office
12 14 (0.72%) Automotive
13 12 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.46%) Advertising
16 8 (0.41%) Electronics
17 6 (0.31%) Spanish Language
18 5 (0.26%) Law
19 3 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1423 (72.82%) Developer
2 524 (26.82%) Java Developer
3 222 (11.36%) Architect
4 173 (8.85%) Senior Developer
5 126 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 109 (5.58%) Senior Java Developer
7 101 (5.17%) Android Developer
8 86 (4.40%) Software Engineer
8 86 (4.40%) Technical Architect
9 80 (4.09%) iOS Developer
10 70 (3.58%) Web Developer
11 69 (3.53%) Front-End Developer
12 60 (3.07%) C# Developer
13 55 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
14 47 (2.41%) Mobile Developer
15 46 (2.35%) Lead Developer
16 43 (2.20%) Analyst
17 40 (2.05%) C# .NET Developer
18 39 (2.00%) Python Developer
18 39 (2.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 760 (38.89%) Web Services
2 733 (37.51%) SOAP
3 705 (36.08%) HTML
4 559 (28.61%) JSON
5 512 (26.20%) CSS
6 465 (23.80%) XML
7 406 (20.78%) Spring
8 366 (18.73%) HTML5
9 353 (18.07%) .NET
10 262 (13.41%) jQuery
11 234 (11.98%) AngularJS
12 209 (10.70%) Hibernate
13 202 (10.34%) ASP.NET
14 192 (9.83%) J2EE
15 189 (9.67%) CSS3
16 149 (7.63%) Ajax
17 135 (6.91%) Middleware
18 131 (6.70%) RESTful
19 112 (5.73%) ASP.NET Web API
20 109 (5.58%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 179 (9.16%) Mobile App
2 137 (7.01%) User Experience
3 91 (4.66%) Computer Science
4 64 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 24 (1.23%) N-Tier
7 24 (1.23%) Algorithms
8 22 (1.13%) Social Media
8 22 (1.13%) Data Integration
9 21 (1.07%) Visualisation
10 20 (1.02%) iPhone
11 18 (0.92%) Mathematics
11 18 (0.92%) iPad
11 18 (0.92%) Data Centre
12 17 (0.87%) DataPower
12 17 (0.87%) W3C
13 16 (0.82%) Video on Demand
14 15 (0.77%) Data Structures
15 14 (0.72%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 308 (15.76%) Linux
2 182 (9.31%) UNIX
3 179 (9.16%) Android
4 158 (8.09%) Apple iOS
5 89 (4.55%) Mac OS X
6 56 (2.87%) Windows
7 21 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.77%) Solaris
8 15 (0.77%) CentOS
9 13 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.56%) AIX
11 7 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.31%) SUSE
13 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.26%) SmartOS
13 5 (0.26%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.20%) Windows CE
15 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1113 (56.96%) Agile Software Development
2 700 (35.82%) TDD
3 512 (26.20%) Scrum
4 399 (20.42%) Continuous Integration
5 335 (17.14%) BDD
6 314 (16.07%) SOA
7 308 (15.76%) MVC
8 226 (11.57%) OO
9 223 (11.41%) Software Engineering
10 201 (10.29%) Unit Testing
11 191 (9.77%) E-Commerce
12 161 (8.24%) Web Development
13 153 (7.83%) Android Development
14 151 (7.73%) Open Source
15 145 (7.42%) Kanban
16 137 (7.01%) Responsive Web Design
17 133 (6.81%) iOS Development
18 118 (6.04%) Configuration Management
19 113 (5.78%) Microservices
20 107 (5.48%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1023 (52.35%) Java
2 689 (35.26%) JavaScript
3 358 (18.32%) SQL
4 318 (16.27%) C#
5 177 (9.06%) Python
6 162 (8.29%) Ruby
7 138 (7.06%) Scala
8 120 (6.14%) Objective-C
9 105 (5.37%) PHP
10 47 (2.41%) Groovy
11 45 (2.30%) Apple Swift
12 42 (2.15%) XPath
13 39 (2.00%) C++
14 38 (1.94%) PowerShell
15 31 (1.59%) T-SQL
16 28 (1.43%) PL/SQL
16 28 (1.43%) XQuery
17 24 (1.23%) Shell Script
18 21 (1.07%) Apex Code
19 18 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 125 (6.40%) Degree
2 83 (4.25%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.12%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.46%) ISEB
5 7 (0.36%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.26%) VCAP
6 5 (0.26%) CISSP
6 5 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.26%) CCNP
7 4 (0.20%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.15%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.15%) CCNA
8 3 (0.15%) GIAC
8 3 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.15%) JNCIA
8 3 (0.15%) JNCIS
9 2 (0.10%) LPIC
9 2 (0.10%) RHCE
9 2 (0.10%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.66%) QA
2 9 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.36%) SLA
4 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.15%) COBIT
4 3 (0.15%) COSO
4 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.10%) Basel III
6 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.051%) EMIR
6 1 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.051%) MiFID
6 1 (0.051%) Basel II
6 1 (0.051%) HL7
System Software
1 63 (3.22%) Docker
2 39 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.43%) Active Directory
4 23 (1.18%) Squid
5 19 (0.97%) vCloud
6 18 (0.92%) Varnish
7 12 (0.61%) HDFS
8 9 (0.46%) vSphere
9 8 (0.41%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.26%) Snort
10 5 (0.26%) LXC
10 5 (0.26%) iptables
10 5 (0.26%) Btrfs
10 5 (0.26%) KVM
11 4 (0.20%) GridGain
12 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.15%) NFS
13 2 (0.10%) Firmware
13 2 (0.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 115 (5.89%) Puppet
2 65 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (2.10%) Ansible
4 19 (0.97%) Salt
5 16 (0.82%) HAProxy
6 15 (0.77%) Kibana
7 14 (0.72%) Vagrant
8 11 (0.56%) Kubernetes
9 10 (0.51%) Graphite
9 10 (0.51%) logstash
9 10 (0.51%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.46%) Oozie
10 9 (0.46%) Rundeck
11 8 (0.41%) Nagios
12 7 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 6 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (0.31%) yum
14 5 (0.26%) CFEngine
14 5 (0.26%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 209 (10.70%) Oracle
2 118 (6.04%) Microsoft
3 81 (4.15%) IBM
4 57 (2.92%) VMware
5 49 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
6 43 (2.20%) Google
7 35 (1.79%) TIBCO
8 34 (1.74%) Red Hat
9 30 (1.54%) Splunk
10 29 (1.48%) SAP
11 28 (1.43%) Adobe
11 28 (1.43%) hybris
12 27 (1.38%) Sybase
12 27 (1.38%) Xamarin
13 25 (1.28%) webMethods
14 24 (1.23%) Atlassian
15 22 (1.13%) ServiceNow
16 18 (0.92%) MuleSoft
16 18 (0.92%) Citrix
17 17 (0.87%) SaltStack
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