The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 36 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing REST 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.33% - 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.65% - 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate £350 - £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.32%
REST
South East

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 Kent region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
124 79 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 41.20% 28.62% 31.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 38 42
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +135.29%
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 Kent

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Kent

REST
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Kent 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
Maidstone - 6 £350 -
West Malling - 1 £380 -
REST
South East

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 11 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 10 (90.91%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) Spring
3 6 (54.55%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) Spring Integration
3 6 (54.55%) JSON
3 6 (54.55%) Dojo
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) Java EE
4 5 (45.45%) HTML5
4 5 (45.45%) CSS3
4 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 5 (45.45%) CSS
5 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (36.36%) SOA
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) Hibernate
5 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 4 (36.36%) jQuery
5 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (36.36%) Front End Development
6 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (27.27%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) Workflow
6 3 (27.27%) Web Services
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) UML
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
1 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (18.18%) K2 blackpearl
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
1 2 (18.18%) SMTP
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Java Developer
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Senior Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Java Swing Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (54.55%) Dojo
2 6 (54.55%) JSON
2 6 (54.55%) Spring
2 6 (54.55%) Spring Integration
3 5 (45.45%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) CSS3
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) HTML5
3 5 (45.45%) Java EE
4 4 (36.36%) Hibernate
4 4 (36.36%) jQuery
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) Swing
7 1 (9.09%) .NET
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (9.09%) RESTful
7 1 (9.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Front End Development
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) UML
3 3 (27.27%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) SOLID
4 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft