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 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 23 50 50
Rank change year-on-year
+27 0
Contract jobs citing REST 38 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.09% 0.62% 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.46% 2.31% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £448 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.73% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £448 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £486 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £38.03 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+31.49% +0.72%
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
162 130 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.96% 26.92% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 76 75
Average daily rate £400 £410 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +51.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £281 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 20
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.73 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +22.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £25.00 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 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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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 -3 8 £595 +32.96%
Basildon - 6 £425 -
REST
East of England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 52 (81.25%) Java
2 45 (70.31%) HTML
3 43 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (57.81%) TDD
5 35 (54.69%) Linux
6 33 (51.56%) UNIX
7 30 (46.88%) HTML5
8 29 (45.31%) Web Services
9 28 (43.75%) SOAP
10 27 (42.19%) Mac OS X
10 27 (42.19%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (39.06%) XML
12 24 (37.50%) CSS
12 24 (37.50%) Jenkins
13 23 (35.94%) Hibernate
14 22 (34.38%) Git (software)
14 22 (34.38%) Relational Database
15 21 (32.81%) Scrum
16 20 (31.25%) SQL Server
16 20 (31.25%) SOA
16 20 (31.25%) Kanban
17 19 (29.69%) Puppet
17 19 (29.69%) Ajax
17 19 (29.69%) J2EE
17 19 (29.69%) Middleware
17 19 (29.69%) HTTP
17 19 (29.69%) Opscode Chef
18 18 (28.13%) SQL
18 18 (28.13%) Subversion
18 18 (28.13%) TopLink

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 11 (17.19%) WebLogic
1 11 (17.19%) JBoss
2 6 (9.38%) GlassFish
3 5 (7.81%) WebSphere
4 4 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.56%) Drupal
5 1 (1.56%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (29.69%) HTTP
2 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 12 (18.75%) SSL
3 5 (7.81%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (34.38%) Relational Database
2 20 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 6 (9.38%) MySQL
4 5 (7.81%) Neo4j
4 5 (7.81%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 24 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 22 (34.38%) Git (software)
3 18 (28.13%) Subversion
4 6 (9.38%) Eclipse
5 5 (7.81%) Ant
6 4 (6.25%) JUnit
6 4 (6.25%) Maven
6 4 (6.25%) AccuRev
7 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (10.94%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.69%) Marketing
2 3 (4.69%) Automotive
3 2 (3.13%) Finance
4 1 (1.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (85.94%) Developer
2 48 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 17 (26.56%) Senior Developer
3 17 (26.56%) Senior Java Developer
4 9 (14.06%) Architect
5 8 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 7 (10.94%) Lead Technical Architect
6 7 (10.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Lead Architect
7 6 (9.38%) Lead Java Developer
7 6 (9.38%) Lead Developer
8 5 (7.81%) J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Java Applications Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Applications Developer
10 1 (1.56%) Web Developer
10 1 (1.56%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.56%) PHP Developer
10 1 (1.56%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (70.31%) HTML
2 30 (46.88%) HTML5
3 29 (45.31%) Web Services
4 28 (43.75%) SOAP
5 25 (39.06%) XML
6 24 (37.50%) CSS
7 23 (35.94%) Hibernate
8 19 (29.69%) Middleware
8 19 (29.69%) J2EE
8 19 (29.69%) Ajax
9 18 (28.13%) TopLink
10 15 (23.44%) JSF
11 13 (20.31%) JPA
11 13 (20.31%) EclipseLink
12 12 (18.75%) Spring
13 10 (15.63%) CSS3
13 10 (15.63%) JAX-RS
13 10 (15.63%) JSON
13 10 (15.63%) Spring MVC
13 10 (15.63%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (6.25%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.69%) User Experience
4 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
5 1 (1.56%) Clustering
5 1 (1.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 35 (54.69%) Linux
2 33 (51.56%) UNIX
3 27 (42.19%) Mac OS X
4 8 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.25%) Windows
5 4 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (67.19%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (57.81%) TDD
3 27 (42.19%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (32.81%) Scrum
5 20 (31.25%) SOA
5 20 (31.25%) Kanban
6 16 (25.00%) User Stories
7 12 (18.75%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (18.75%) Coaching
8 11 (17.19%) Web Design
8 11 (17.19%) Mentoring
9 10 (15.63%) MVC
10 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
11 7 (10.94%) Configuration Management
12 6 (9.38%) Web Development
13 5 (7.81%) Open Source
13 5 (7.81%) Microservices
13 5 (7.81%) B2C
13 5 (7.81%) API Design
14 4 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 52 (81.25%) Java
2 18 (28.13%) SQL
3 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.50%) Ruby
4 8 (12.50%) Scala
5 5 (7.81%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.13%) PHP
7 1 (1.56%) C#
7 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 19 (29.69%) Puppet
1 19 (29.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) WSO2
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe
4 1 (1.56%) FatWire
4 1 (1.56%) Google
4 1 (1.56%) Zend
4 1 (1.56%) IBM