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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 23 10 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +30
Contract jobs citing REST 23 34 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.07% 14.23% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.43% 34.00% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 1
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£325 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -17.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+29.41% +13.33%
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
140 100 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 49.12% 41.84% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 47 35
Average daily rate £338 £303 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% -13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £235 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

REST Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 June 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
Tunbridge Wells 0 20 - - 2
Maidstone - 2 £275 -
Tonbridge - 1 £325 -
REST
South East

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 21 (87.50%) JSON
2 18 (75.00%) OpenGL
2 18 (75.00%) Mobile App
3 14 (58.33%) Mobile Development
4 13 (54.17%) Web Services
5 12 (50.00%) Android
5 12 (50.00%) Android Development
6 11 (45.83%) iOS Development
6 11 (45.83%) Apple iOS
6 11 (45.83%) XML
7 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (37.50%) OAuth
8 9 (37.50%) Degree
8 9 (37.50%) Computer Science
8 9 (37.50%) Social Media
8 9 (37.50%) Memory Management
8 9 (37.50%) Mobile Application Development
9 6 (25.00%) iPad
9 6 (25.00%) Cocoa Touch
9 6 (25.00%) iPhone
9 6 (25.00%) Cocoa
9 6 (25.00%) Xcode
9 6 (25.00%) Objective-C
9 6 (25.00%) Java
10 4 (16.67%) Game Development
10 4 (16.67%) Games
11 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
11 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (12.50%) Dojo
11 3 (12.50%) Eclipse

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Xcode
2 3 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) CruiseControl
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) Maven
3 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (16.67%) Games
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Android Developer
3 6 (25.00%) iOS Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Mobile Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Applications Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Integration Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Junior
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Junior Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Junior Java Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (87.50%) JSON
2 18 (75.00%) OpenGL
3 13 (54.17%) Web Services
4 11 (45.83%) XML
5 9 (37.50%) OAuth
6 6 (25.00%) Cocoa Touch
6 6 (25.00%) Cocoa
7 3 (12.50%) Spring
7 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 3 (12.50%) Dojo
7 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 3 (12.50%) Android SDK
8 2 (8.33%) Java EE
8 2 (8.33%) XSD
8 2 (8.33%) XSLT
8 2 (8.33%) JMS
8 2 (8.33%) .NET
8 2 (8.33%) SOAP
9 1 (4.17%) HTML
9 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 9 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 9 (37.50%) Social Media
3 6 (25.00%) iPad
3 6 (25.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Android
2 11 (45.83%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Mobile Development
2 12 (50.00%) Android Development
3 11 (45.83%) iOS Development
4 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (37.50%) Memory Management
5 9 (37.50%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (16.67%) Game Development
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.33%) MVC
8 2 (8.33%) TDD
8 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 2 (8.33%) SOA
8 2 (8.33%) UML
8 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 1 (4.17%) OOD
9 1 (4.17%) OO
9 1 (4.17%) Project Management
9 1 (4.17%) System Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Time Management
9 1 (4.17%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
1 6 (25.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) VB6
3 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) webMethods
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle