The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 78 131 126
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -5
Contract jobs citing REST 218 148 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.62% 1.50% 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.39% 5.84% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 81 79
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.48 £33.55
% change year-on-year
-13.27% +11.69%
REST
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2322 2534 2225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.89% 25.62% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1434 1688 1284
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 54 36
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.87 £17.50 £15.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing REST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

REST Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

REST
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in the South East

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

REST Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

REST
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

REST Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

REST
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +18 44 £400 -17.94% 4
Hampshire +16 38 £413 +10.00% 8
Oxfordshire +11 35 £464 +23.66% 14
West Sussex +5 30 £475 -5.00% 3
Surrey +12 23 £425 +6.25% 8
East Sussex +15 20 £400 +17.64% 2
Buckinghamshire +22 15 £450 +45.16% 6
Kent +5 5 £325 - 1
Middlesex -1 2 £375 - 1
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for REST.

1 325 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (60.15%) Java
3 182 (34.87%) Web Services
4 181 (34.67%) JSON
5 180 (34.48%) Spring
6 169 (32.38%) HTML
7 151 (28.93%) SOAP
8 147 (28.16%) JUnit
9 142 (27.20%) Scrum
10 137 (26.25%) Linux
11 134 (25.67%) SQL
12 133 (25.48%) TDD
13 131 (25.10%) HTML5
14 129 (24.71%) CSS
15 121 (23.18%) Git (software)
16 120 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
17 115 (22.03%) Jenkins
18 107 (20.50%) XML
19 105 (20.11%) JavaScript
20 92 (17.62%) Ajax
21 90 (17.24%) Open Source
22 89 (17.05%) CSS3
23 88 (16.86%) jQuery
24 87 (16.67%) Cucumber
25 84 (16.09%) C#
26 80 (15.33%) Automated Testing
27 78 (14.94%) Python
27 78 (14.94%) BDD
28 76 (14.56%) Scala
29 75 (14.37%) HTTP

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (9.58%) Confluence
2 49 (9.39%) JBoss
3 47 (9.00%) Tomcat
4 37 (7.09%) WebSphere
5 32 (6.13%) WebLogic
6 28 (5.36%) Apache
7 21 (4.02%) WebSphere Application Server
8 18 (3.45%) MQSeries
9 17 (3.26%) IIS
10 12 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (1.15%) CMS
13 6 (1.15%) SharePoint
13 6 (1.15%) WordPress
14 4 (0.77%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.57%) Drupal
16 2 (0.38%) nginx
16 2 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
16 2 (0.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 23 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (3.45%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.38%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.19%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.41%) Amazon S3
3 22 (4.21%) Amazon SQS
4 21 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.53%) GitHub
6 7 (1.34%) PaaS
6 7 (1.34%) SaaS
7 6 (1.15%) AWS CloudTrail
8 4 (0.77%) Boomi
9 3 (0.57%) HP Helion
9 3 (0.57%) IaaS
9 3 (0.57%) Office 365
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.38%) Force.com
10 2 (0.38%) Heroku
10 2 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.19%) AtomSphere
11 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.19%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (14.37%) HTTP
2 27 (5.17%) LDAP
3 15 (2.87%) Network Security
3 15 (2.87%) SSL
4 13 (2.49%) Firewall
5 12 (2.30%) DVB
6 8 (1.53%) SSH
7 7 (1.34%) HTTPS
8 6 (1.15%) SNMP
9 5 (0.96%) FTP
9 5 (0.96%) Internet
10 3 (0.57%) SAN
10 3 (0.57%) WinSCP
11 2 (0.38%) DNS
11 2 (0.38%) PuTTY
12 1 (0.19%) Asterisk PBX
12 1 (0.19%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 1 (0.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (8.81%) MongoDB
2 42 (8.05%) SQL Server
3 38 (7.28%) NoSQL
3 38 (7.28%) Oracle Database
4 35 (6.70%) MySQL
5 34 (6.51%) Relational Database
6 20 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.53%) Redis
9 6 (1.15%) Big Data
9 6 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.57%) HBase
11 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.38%) Hazelcast
12 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 147 (28.16%) JUnit
2 121 (23.18%) Git (software)
3 115 (22.03%) Jenkins
4 87 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 70 (13.41%) JIRA
6 69 (13.22%) Subversion
7 54 (10.34%) Maven
8 49 (9.39%) Selenium
9 40 (7.66%) Mockito
10 35 (6.70%) Hamcrest
11 32 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 31 (5.94%) Gradle
13 27 (5.17%) SoapUI
14 22 (4.21%) Eclipse
15 20 (3.83%) Ant
16 18 (3.45%) Hudson
17 17 (3.26%) JMeter
17 17 (3.26%) jMock
17 17 (3.26%) WebDriver
18 15 (2.87%) PHPUnit
General
1 75 (14.37%) Finance
2 19 (3.64%) Retail
3 16 (3.07%) Banking
4 15 (2.87%) Publishing
5 8 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.96%) Marketing
8 4 (0.77%) Billing
8 4 (0.77%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.57%) Legal
10 2 (0.38%) Automotive
10 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 354 (67.82%) Developer
2 162 (31.03%) Java Developer
3 46 (8.81%) Architect
3 46 (8.81%) Scala Developer
4 33 (6.32%) Senior Developer
5 32 (6.13%) C# Developer
6 28 (5.36%) Java Scala Developer
7 27 (5.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 24 (4.60%) Java Engineer
9 22 (4.21%) Software Engineer
10 21 (4.02%) Agile Developer
10 21 (4.02%) Senior Java Developer
11 20 (3.83%) .NET Developer
11 20 (3.83%) Analyst
11 20 (3.83%) PHP Developer
12 18 (3.45%) AWS Developer
12 18 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (3.26%) Agile Java Developer
13 17 (3.26%) JavaScript Developer
14 15 (2.87%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (34.87%) Web Services
2 181 (34.67%) JSON
3 180 (34.48%) Spring
4 169 (32.38%) HTML
5 151 (28.93%) SOAP
6 131 (25.10%) HTML5
7 129 (24.71%) CSS
8 107 (20.50%) XML
9 92 (17.62%) Ajax
10 89 (17.05%) CSS3
11 88 (16.86%) jQuery
12 71 (13.60%) RESTful
13 67 (12.84%) .NET
14 56 (10.73%) Django
15 54 (10.34%) Play Framework
16 49 (9.39%) AngularJS
16 49 (9.39%) Ruby on Rails
17 43 (8.24%) Guice
18 42 (8.05%) JAX-RS
19 39 (7.47%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.58%) Computer Science
2 31 (5.94%) User Experience
3 23 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (2.30%) Digital TV
5 12 (2.30%) iPad
5 12 (2.30%) MPEG
5 12 (2.30%) STB
6 11 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.92%) iPhone
7 10 (1.92%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.53%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.53%) Cryptography
10 5 (0.96%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.96%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.96%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.96%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.77%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 137 (26.25%) Linux
2 29 (5.56%) Unix
3 22 (4.21%) Android
4 19 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.87%) CentOS
6 14 (2.68%) Windows
7 13 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.34%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.19%) Debian
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (27.20%) Scrum
3 133 (25.48%) TDD
4 120 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
5 90 (17.24%) Open Source
6 80 (15.33%) Automated Testing
7 78 (14.94%) BDD
8 73 (13.98%) MVC
9 72 (13.79%) Web Development
10 59 (11.30%) Domain-Driven Design
11 52 (9.96%) SOA
12 47 (9.00%) Unit Testing
13 44 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
14 43 (8.24%) Software Engineering
15 42 (8.05%) Configuration Management
15 42 (8.05%) Responsive Web Design
15 42 (8.05%) User Stories
16 41 (7.85%) CQRS
16 41 (7.85%) Web Design
17 39 (7.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 314 (60.15%) Java
2 134 (25.67%) SQL
3 105 (20.11%) JavaScript
4 84 (16.09%) C#
5 78 (14.94%) Python
6 76 (14.56%) Scala
7 74 (14.18%) Ruby
8 55 (10.54%) Groovy
9 40 (7.66%) PHP
10 15 (2.87%) C++
11 14 (2.68%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.30%) C
12 12 (2.30%) Objective-C
13 11 (2.11%) Perl
14 10 (1.92%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.72%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.96%) XPath
17 4 (0.77%) Apex Code
17 4 (0.77%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (10.15%) Degree
2 19 (3.64%) ISEB
3 17 (3.26%) ISTQB
4 16 (3.07%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.30%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.11%) CCNP
6 11 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.57%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.38%) CISSP
8 2 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.62%) QA
2 6 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.96%) SLA
4 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) SDET
System Software
1 29 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.83%) Docker
3 10 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.72%) vSphere
5 4 (0.77%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.38%) KVM
6 2 (0.38%) NFS
6 2 (0.38%) oVirt
6 2 (0.38%) RHEV
7 1 (0.19%) Firmware
7 1 (0.19%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.19%) Gluster
7 1 (0.19%) SpamAssassin
7 1 (0.19%) Squid
7 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (3.45%) OpenAM
1 18 (3.45%) OpenIDM
2 17 (3.26%) Puppet
3 12 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.15%) logstash
5 4 (0.77%) Ansible
5 4 (0.77%) Nagios
6 3 (0.57%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 3 (0.57%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.38%) Kibana
7 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.19%) Cacti
8 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 62 (11.88%) Oracle
2 45 (8.62%) Google
3 33 (6.32%) Microsoft
4 20 (3.83%) TIBCO
5 18 (3.45%) ForgeRock
6 16 (3.07%) Atlassian
6 16 (3.07%) Rally
7 15 (2.87%) Axway
8 9 (1.72%) IBM
9 8 (1.53%) ServiceNow
9 8 (1.53%) Splunk
10 7 (1.34%) CA
10 7 (1.34%) VMware
11 6 (1.15%) SAP
11 6 (1.15%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.96%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.77%) Avaya
13 4 (0.77%) Dell
13 4 (0.77%) Genesys
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