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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 135 160 231
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +71
Contract jobs citing REST 826 660 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.57% 1.39% 0.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.82% 4.75% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 432 295
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +6.50%
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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
14181 13892 14615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.87% 29.26% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9400 9227 8869
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 226 354
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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
London +12 453 £425 +2.40% 125
South East +65 130 £350 +5.66% 35
East of England +16 70 £405 -1.81% 18
North East - 48 £350 - 2
Yorkshire -15 31 £325 +8.33% 18
South West -18 30 £350 +3.70% 9
North West -28 30 £375 - 40
West Midlands -22 14 £413 +17.85% 9
East Midlands +10 12 £480 +42.22% 6
REST
UK

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 768 (49.04%) Java
2 766 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
3 652 (41.63%) HTML
4 650 (41.51%) JavaScript
5 618 (39.46%) Web Services
6 606 (38.70%) XML
7 556 (35.50%) SOAP
8 484 (30.91%) JSON
9 480 (30.65%) CSS
10 447 (28.54%) TDD
11 424 (27.08%) Scrum
12 407 (25.99%) SQL
13 368 (23.50%) .NET
14 366 (23.37%) MVC
15 357 (22.80%) C#
16 320 (20.43%) Spring
17 306 (19.54%) jQuery
18 299 (19.09%) OO
19 281 (17.94%) HTML5
20 266 (16.99%) HTTP
21 260 (16.60%) Linux
22 254 (16.22%) Git (software)
23 246 (15.71%) SOA
24 238 (15.20%) Ajax
25 236 (15.07%) Oracle
26 231 (14.75%) BDD
27 225 (14.37%) Subversion
28 221 (14.11%) SQL Server
29 207 (13.22%) MySQL
30 206 (13.15%) ASP.NET

REST
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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
1 116 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 95 (6.07%) Apache
3 76 (4.85%) Node.js
4 72 (4.60%) WebSphere
5 68 (4.34%) CMS
6 46 (2.94%) SharePoint
7 36 (2.30%) WebLogic
7 36 (2.30%) IIS
8 22 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 19 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
9 19 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 18 (1.15%) Mule
10 18 (1.15%) Drupal
11 17 (1.09%) Apache Solr
12 16 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
13 15 (0.96%) Jetty
14 14 (0.89%) Adobe CQ
14 14 (0.89%) WebSphere Process Server
15 13 (0.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 65 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.21%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.89%) InfoPath
4 13 (0.83%) MS Office
5 12 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) SPSS
9 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.064%) MS Project
9 1 (0.064%) Blender
Business Applications
1 10 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.45%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.45%) Magento
4 6 (0.38%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 5 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.26%) Summit
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.13%) RMDS
9 1 (0.064%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.064%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.064%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.064%) Zen Cart
9 1 (0.064%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.064%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.72%) Office 365
4 17 (1.09%) GitHub
5 13 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
6 12 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.77%) SaaS
7 11 (0.70%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.64%) Force.com
9 7 (0.45%) PaaS
10 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.38%) IaaS
11 5 (0.32%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.26%) Heroku
13 2 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.13%) ElastiCache
14 1 (0.064%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.064%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 266 (16.99%) HTTP
2 109 (6.96%) Internet
3 49 (3.13%) SSL
4 24 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.34%) LDAP
6 16 (1.02%) DNS
7 13 (0.83%) Firewall
7 13 (0.83%) FTP
8 11 (0.70%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.51%) Extranet
10 7 (0.45%) VoIP
11 6 (0.38%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.32%) AMQP
12 5 (0.32%) Asterisk PBX
13 4 (0.26%) Intranet
13 4 (0.26%) PBX
13 4 (0.26%) BIG-IP
14 3 (0.19%) 2G
14 3 (0.19%) 3G
14 3 (0.19%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (14.11%) SQL Server
2 207 (13.22%) MySQL
3 154 (9.83%) Relational Database
4 152 (9.71%) MongoDB
5 140 (8.94%) NoSQL
6 60 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
7 58 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 53 (3.38%) Oracle Database
9 52 (3.32%) Neo4j
10 42 (2.68%) RDBMS
11 37 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
12 36 (2.30%) Redis
13 30 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
14 27 (1.72%) SQLite
15 25 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (1.15%) Big Data
16 18 (1.15%) Hazelcast
17 16 (1.02%) Hadoop
17 16 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 254 (16.22%) Git (software)
2 225 (14.37%) Subversion
3 149 (9.51%) Maven
4 128 (8.17%) Jenkins
5 103 (6.58%) JUnit
6 99 (6.32%) Eclipse
7 95 (6.07%) Selenium
8 94 (6.00%) Visual Studio
9 82 (5.24%) JIRA
10 72 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 70 (4.47%) Ant
12 68 (4.34%) Cucumber
13 55 (3.51%) SpecFlow
14 46 (2.94%) NUnit
15 40 (2.55%) WebDriver
16 32 (2.04%) IntelliJ
17 31 (1.98%) SoapUI
18 28 (1.79%) Hudson
19 27 (1.72%) Grunt
20 26 (1.66%) Xcode
General
1 167 (10.66%) Finance
2 90 (5.75%) Banking
3 70 (4.47%) Telecoms
4 54 (3.45%) Retail
5 44 (2.81%) Games
6 42 (2.68%) Marketing
7 26 (1.66%) Front Office
8 25 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.34%) Publishing
10 19 (1.21%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.89%) Back Office
12 12 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.64%) Billing
14 8 (0.51%) Advertising
15 7 (0.45%) Law
15 7 (0.45%) Electronics
15 7 (0.45%) French Language
16 6 (0.38%) German Language
16 6 (0.38%) Legal
17 3 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1129 (72.09%) Developer
2 354 (22.61%) Java Developer
3 159 (10.15%) Architect
4 143 (9.13%) Senior Developer
5 125 (7.98%) .NET Developer
6 87 (5.56%) Web Developer
7 70 (4.47%) Software Engineer
8 67 (4.28%) Lead Developer
8 67 (4.28%) C# Developer
9 64 (4.09%) Senior Java Developer
10 58 (3.70%) PHP Developer
10 58 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
11 54 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
12 47 (3.00%) Technical Architect
12 47 (3.00%) C# .NET Developer
13 46 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
13 46 (2.94%) Analyst
14 43 (2.75%) iOS Developer
15 38 (2.43%) Android Developer
16 37 (2.36%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 652 (41.63%) HTML
2 618 (39.46%) Web Services
3 606 (38.70%) XML
4 556 (35.50%) SOAP
5 484 (30.91%) JSON
6 480 (30.65%) CSS
7 368 (23.50%) .NET
8 320 (20.43%) Spring
9 306 (19.54%) jQuery
10 281 (17.94%) HTML5
11 238 (15.20%) Ajax
12 206 (13.15%) ASP.NET
13 193 (12.32%) Hibernate
14 187 (11.94%) CSS3
15 172 (10.98%) J2EE
16 164 (10.47%) AngularJS
17 152 (9.71%) WCF
18 148 (9.45%) JMS
19 117 (7.47%) JSP
20 113 (7.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 153 (9.77%) Open Source
2 147 (9.39%) Mobile App
3 123 (7.85%) User Experience
4 93 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (4.41%) Computer Science
6 38 (2.43%) Visualisation
7 30 (1.92%) N-Tier
8 26 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.47%) Algorithms
10 22 (1.40%) Data Integration
11 19 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 19 (1.21%) iPhone
12 16 (1.02%) Management Information System
12 16 (1.02%) Data Structures
13 15 (0.96%) iPad
14 14 (0.89%) Social Media
15 12 (0.77%) Web 2.0
15 12 (0.77%) Mathematics
15 12 (0.77%) Inversion of Control
15 12 (0.77%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 260 (16.60%) Linux
2 183 (11.69%) UNIX
3 110 (7.02%) Apple iOS
4 109 (6.96%) Android
5 90 (5.75%) Windows
6 76 (4.85%) Mac OS X
7 11 (0.70%) Windows Phone
8 9 (0.57%) Solaris
8 9 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.45%) HPUX
11 6 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.26%) CentOS
14 3 (0.19%) Debian
14 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
16 1 (0.064%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 766 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
2 447 (28.54%) TDD
3 424 (27.08%) Scrum
4 366 (23.37%) MVC
5 299 (19.09%) OO
6 246 (15.71%) SOA
7 231 (14.75%) BDD
8 196 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
9 149 (9.51%) Software Engineering
10 143 (9.13%) Web Development
11 128 (8.17%) Unit Testing
12 123 (7.85%) OOP
13 115 (7.34%) Configuration Management
14 110 (7.02%) E-Commerce
15 96 (6.13%) Responsive Web Design
16 83 (5.30%) Web Design
17 81 (5.17%) Kanban
18 75 (4.79%) Mobile Application Development
19 74 (4.73%) Automated Testing
20 71 (4.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 768 (49.04%) Java
2 650 (41.51%) JavaScript
3 407 (25.99%) SQL
4 357 (22.80%) C#
5 143 (9.13%) PHP
6 137 (8.75%) Ruby
7 107 (6.83%) Python
8 81 (5.17%) Scala
9 56 (3.58%) T-SQL
10 46 (2.94%) C++
11 43 (2.75%) Objective-C
12 42 (2.68%) PL/SQL
13 40 (2.55%) C
14 39 (2.49%) Perl
15 31 (1.98%) XPath
15 31 (1.98%) Groovy
16 29 (1.85%) PHP5
17 27 (1.72%) VB.NET
18 26 (1.66%) Bash Shell
19 25 (1.60%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 110 (7.02%) Degree
2 81 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 39 (2.49%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.40%) ISEB
5 10 (0.64%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.64%) Sun Certification
6 8 (0.51%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.45%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.064%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.064%) MCTS
11 1 (0.064%) HNC
11 1 (0.064%) HND
11 1 (0.064%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.064%) PhD
11 1 (0.064%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (6.70%) QA
2 11 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.51%) COBIT
4 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.26%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.064%) SLA
5 1 (0.064%) WCAG
5 1 (0.064%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (0.70%) KVM
2 4 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.19%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.13%) vCloud
4 2 (0.13%) HDFS
5 1 (0.064%) RHEV
5 1 (0.064%) Docker
5 1 (0.064%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (2.49%) Puppet
2 28 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.57%) Vagrant
5 7 (0.45%) YUM
6 5 (0.32%) Control-M
6 5 (0.32%) Nagios
6 5 (0.32%) Capistrano
7 4 (0.26%) Ansible
7 4 (0.26%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.19%) CA LISA
8 3 (0.19%) SCOM
9 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.13%) MOM
9 2 (0.13%) logstash
10 1 (0.064%) Salt
10 1 (0.064%) Kibana
10 1 (0.064%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.064%) StatsD
10 1 (0.064%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 236 (15.07%) Oracle
2 118 (7.54%) Microsoft
3 80 (5.11%) Google
4 71 (4.53%) JBoss
5 67 (4.28%) IBM
6 55 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
7 49 (3.13%) Facebook
8 48 (3.07%) Twitter
9 40 (2.55%) SAP
10 25 (1.60%) Adobe
11 23 (1.47%) TIBCO
12 20 (1.28%) Zend
13 17 (1.09%) Software AG
14 16 (1.02%) Apple
15 14 (0.89%) HP
15 14 (0.89%) FatWire
15 14 (0.89%) Xamarin
16 13 (0.83%) Sitecore
17 12 (0.77%) ServiceNow
18 10 (0.64%) Informatica
Chester, Cheshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £360 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
RecWorks Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Yoh Company
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago