The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 25 48 55
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +7
Contract jobs citing REST 31 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.87% 1.61% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.81% 6.93% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 1
Average daily rate £525 £218 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+141.37% -35.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.32%
REST
East of 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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
149 101 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.22% 23.17% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 58 75
Average daily rate £438 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 20
Average hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Essex

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Essex region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

REST Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

REST
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Essex region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Southend-on-Sea - 9 £553 -
Basildon - 2 - -
REST
East of England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 34 (79.07%) Web Services
2 30 (69.77%) Java
2 30 (69.77%) SOAP
3 28 (65.12%) XML
4 25 (58.14%) HTML
5 24 (55.81%) SOA
6 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (46.51%) JSON
7 20 (46.51%) HTML5
8 18 (41.86%) TDD
9 17 (39.53%) TopLink
10 16 (37.21%) Open Source
10 16 (37.21%) WSO2
11 14 (32.56%) Apache Camel
11 14 (32.56%) Google
11 14 (32.56%) J2EE
11 14 (32.56%) XSD
12 13 (30.23%) MySQL
12 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
12 13 (30.23%) Scrum
12 13 (30.23%) JSF
13 12 (27.91%) XSLT
14 11 (25.58%) Unix
14 11 (25.58%) Linux
14 11 (25.58%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (25.58%) User Stories
15 10 (23.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (23.26%) Apache ServiceMix
15 10 (23.26%) Ajax
15 10 (23.26%) Middleware

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 10 (23.26%) Apache ServiceMix
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (9.30%) Apache
2 4 (9.30%) GlassFish
2 4 (9.30%) JBoss
2 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
2 4 (9.30%) WebLogic Portal
2 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.30%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) HTTP
2 6 (13.95%) SSL
2 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) MySQL
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) AccuRev
1 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
1 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
1 7 (16.28%) Subversion
2 4 (9.30%) Ant
2 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
2 4 (9.30%) Maven
2 4 (9.30%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.98%) EasyMock
3 3 (6.98%) Mockito
4 1 (2.33%) JUnit
General
1 4 (9.30%) Legal
1 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
1 4 (9.30%) Marketing
2 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 39 (90.70%) Developer
2 22 (51.16%) Java Developer
3 9 (20.93%) J2EE Developer
3 9 (20.93%) Senior Developer
3 9 (20.93%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (16.28%) SOA Developer
5 6 (13.95%) XML Developer
6 4 (9.30%) C++ Developer
6 4 (9.30%) C++/Java Developer
6 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Scrum Master
6 4 (9.30%) SQL Developer
6 4 (9.30%) XML XSLT Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Agile Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Digital Developer
8 2 (4.65%) HTML Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Agile Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (79.07%) Web Services
2 30 (69.77%) SOAP
3 28 (65.12%) XML
4 25 (58.14%) HTML
5 20 (46.51%) HTML5
5 20 (46.51%) JSON
6 17 (39.53%) TopLink
7 14 (32.56%) Apache Camel
7 14 (32.56%) J2EE
7 14 (32.56%) XSD
8 13 (30.23%) JSF
9 12 (27.91%) XSLT
10 10 (23.26%) Ajax
10 10 (23.26%) CSS
10 10 (23.26%) Middleware
11 9 (20.93%) PrimeFaces
12 7 (16.28%) JAX-RS
13 6 (13.95%) CSS3
13 6 (13.95%) Hibernate
13 6 (13.95%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.30%) Clustering
1 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
1 4 (9.30%) Replication
1 4 (9.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Linux
1 11 (25.58%) Unix
2 7 (16.28%) Mac OS X
3 6 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (9.30%) Solaris
4 4 (9.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) SOA
2 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (41.86%) TDD
4 16 (37.21%) Open Source
5 13 (30.23%) Scrum
6 11 (25.58%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (25.58%) User Stories
7 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
8 8 (18.60%) Kanban
9 6 (13.95%) API Design
9 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
10 5 (11.63%) Coaching
10 5 (11.63%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (11.63%) Web Design
11 4 (9.30%) B2C
11 4 (9.30%) CRM
11 4 (9.30%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (9.30%) Information Management
11 4 (9.30%) MVC
11 4 (9.30%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) Java
2 5 (11.63%) Ruby
2 5 (11.63%) Scala
2 5 (11.63%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) C++
3 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (16.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) WSO2
2 14 (32.56%) Google
3 10 (23.26%) Oracle