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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 37 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing REST 23 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.60% 2.91% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.84% 9.09% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 3
Average daily rate
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£583 £448 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.16% -0.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £34.28 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+45.87% -24.67%
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
155 154 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.26% 32.02% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 85 55
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £36.67 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.23% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £25.00 £13.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £40.12 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +7 7 £595 +25.92%
Basildon - 2 - -
REST
East of England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 39 (76.47%) Java
2 33 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (62.75%) HTML
4 28 (54.90%) Linux
5 27 (52.94%) TDD
6 26 (50.98%) UNIX
7 24 (47.06%) HTML5
8 23 (45.10%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (43.14%) SOAP
10 21 (41.18%) Scrum
10 21 (41.18%) Mac OS X
11 20 (39.22%) SOA
11 20 (39.22%) Kanban
11 20 (39.22%) Jenkins
12 19 (37.25%) Opscode Chef
12 19 (37.25%) Puppet
12 19 (37.25%) Ajax
12 19 (37.25%) Web Services
12 19 (37.25%) Middleware
13 18 (35.29%) CSS
13 18 (35.29%) Subversion
13 18 (35.29%) Git (software)
14 16 (31.37%) User Stories
15 15 (29.41%) Relational Database
16 14 (27.45%) TopLink
16 14 (27.45%) Hibernate
16 14 (27.45%) XML
16 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
17 13 (25.49%) J2EE
17 13 (25.49%) HTTP

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (11.76%) WebLogic
1 6 (11.76%) JBoss
1 6 (11.76%) GlassFish
2 5 (9.80%) WebSphere
3 4 (7.84%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.96%) Drupal
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) HTTP
2 12 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 12 (23.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.84%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.88%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (39.22%) Jenkins
2 18 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 18 (35.29%) Subversion
3 6 (11.76%) Eclipse
4 5 (9.80%) Ant
5 4 (7.84%) Maven
6 2 (3.92%) JUnit
6 2 (3.92%) AccuRev
7 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (9.80%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.88%) Marketing
2 3 (5.88%) Automotive
3 2 (3.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (82.35%) Developer
2 36 (70.59%) Java Developer
3 17 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 17 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 9 (17.65%) Architect
5 8 (15.69%) Technical Architect
6 7 (13.73%) Lead Architect
6 7 (13.73%) Lead Technical Architect
7 6 (11.76%) Lead Java Developer
7 6 (11.76%) Lead Developer
8 4 (7.84%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Java Applications Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Applications Developer
10 1 (1.96%) PHP Developer
10 1 (1.96%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.96%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (62.75%) HTML
2 24 (47.06%) HTML5
3 22 (43.14%) SOAP
4 19 (37.25%) Ajax
4 19 (37.25%) Middleware
4 19 (37.25%) Web Services
5 18 (35.29%) CSS
6 14 (27.45%) XML
6 14 (27.45%) Hibernate
6 14 (27.45%) TopLink
7 13 (25.49%) J2EE
8 10 (19.61%) CSS3
8 10 (19.61%) JSON
9 9 (17.65%) JSF
10 8 (15.69%) JPA
10 8 (15.69%) JAX-RS
10 8 (15.69%) EclipseLink
11 7 (13.73%) Play Framework
11 7 (13.73%) Django
11 7 (13.73%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) User Experience
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Replication
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) Web 2.0
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (54.90%) Linux
2 26 (50.98%) UNIX
3 21 (41.18%) Mac OS X
4 8 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.84%) Windows
5 4 (7.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (52.94%) TDD
3 23 (45.10%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (41.18%) Scrum
5 20 (39.22%) SOA
5 20 (39.22%) Kanban
6 16 (31.37%) User Stories
7 12 (23.53%) Coaching
8 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
8 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
9 6 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (9.80%) Open Source
10 5 (9.80%) API Design
10 5 (9.80%) B2C
10 5 (9.80%) MVC
10 5 (9.80%) Web Design
11 3 (5.88%) OO
11 3 (5.88%) CRM
11 3 (5.88%) Critical Success Factor
11 3 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 39 (76.47%) Java
2 10 (19.61%) SQL
3 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
3 8 (15.69%) Ruby
3 8 (15.69%) Scala
4 2 (3.92%) PHP
5 1 (1.96%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 19 (37.25%) Puppet
1 19 (37.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) WSO2
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) Adobe
3 1 (1.96%) FatWire
3 1 (1.96%) Google
3 1 (1.96%) Zend
3 1 (1.96%) IBM