The first table below looks at the demand for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 152 128 226
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +98
Contract jobs citing REST 100 112 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.03% 1.34% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.46% 5.62% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 83 11
Average daily rate £345 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £288 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £390
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £41.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +28.12%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2244 1994 2366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.17% 23.83% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1296 1033 1183
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 133 107
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.00 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
REST
England

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REST across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +18 33 £350 -12.50% 14
Berkshire -6 16 £238 -15.17% 9
Kent +19 14 £388 +24.00% 1
Hampshire -38 14 £320 -8.57% 3
Buckinghamshire -19 10 £500 +17.64% 4
West Sussex -14 5 £475 +15.85%
Oxfordshire - 4 £355 - 6
Middlesex - - - - 2
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 92 (53.49%) XML
2 91 (52.91%) Web Services
3 78 (45.35%) JSON
4 77 (44.77%) C#
5 76 (44.19%) .NET
6 75 (43.60%) SOAP
7 71 (41.28%) SQL
8 70 (40.70%) JavaScript
9 56 (32.56%) SQL Server
10 51 (29.65%) HTML
10 51 (29.65%) CSS
11 50 (29.07%) WCF
12 48 (27.91%) Java
13 47 (27.33%) Scrum
14 39 (22.67%) jQuery
14 39 (22.67%) Visual Studio
15 36 (20.93%) SOA
16 35 (20.35%) BDD
17 33 (19.19%) Team Foundation Server
18 32 (18.60%) Windows
18 32 (18.60%) QA
19 31 (18.02%) TDD
19 31 (18.02%) OO
20 30 (17.44%) MVC
21 28 (16.28%) Internet
21 28 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
22 27 (15.70%) WPF
22 27 (15.70%) HTML5
23 25 (14.53%) Automated Testing
23 25 (14.53%) Ajax

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (5.23%) IIS
2 8 (4.65%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.07%) Node.js
3 7 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.49%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.49%) Drupal
4 6 (3.49%) CMS
5 5 (2.91%) Mule
5 5 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.33%) Apache
6 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.16%) LiveCycle
8 2 (1.16%) Confluence
9 1 (0.58%) WordPress
9 1 (0.58%) Jetty
9 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (12.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.74%) MS Office
4 1 (0.58%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.74%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.07%) Office 365
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (1.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.28%) Internet
2 12 (6.98%) HTTP
3 4 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.33%) AMQP
4 3 (1.74%) DNS
5 2 (1.16%) SSH
5 2 (1.16%) WEP
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.58%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.58%) SNMP
6 1 (0.58%) LAN
6 1 (0.58%) PBX
6 1 (0.58%) VoIP
6 1 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (6.40%) MySQL
3 10 (5.81%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.91%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.74%) Big Data
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.16%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.16%) Apache Accumulo
7 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.58%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 39 (22.67%) Visual Studio
2 33 (19.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (10.47%) Jenkins
4 14 (8.14%) Selenium
5 13 (7.56%) Git (software)
6 12 (6.98%) JIRA
6 12 (6.98%) Subversion
7 10 (5.81%) Eclipse
7 10 (5.81%) SpecFlow
8 8 (4.65%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.91%) Talend Open Studio
9 5 (2.91%) Mercurial
9 5 (2.91%) Hudson
9 5 (2.91%) Maven
9 5 (2.91%) Ant
10 4 (2.33%) PHPUnit
10 4 (2.33%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.74%) PhoneGap
11 3 (1.74%) MSTest
12 2 (1.16%) JUnit
General
1 18 (10.47%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.14%) Games
3 9 (5.23%) Marketing
4 8 (4.65%) Finance
5 7 (4.07%) Publishing
6 4 (2.33%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Law
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 101 (58.72%) Developer
2 26 (15.12%) Test Engineer
3 20 (11.63%) Analyst
3 20 (11.63%) Mobile Developer
4 19 (11.05%) Test Analyst
5 17 (9.88%) Java Developer
6 16 (9.30%) .NET Developer
7 15 (8.72%) QA Analyst
7 15 (8.72%) Architect
8 12 (6.98%) Software Engineer
8 12 (6.98%) Lead Developer
9 11 (6.40%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (5.81%) Consultant
10 10 (5.81%) Software Development Engineer
10 10 (5.81%) Development Engineer
11 9 (5.23%) Web Developer
12 8 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
12 8 (4.65%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 8 (4.65%) Front-End Developer
13 7 (4.07%) Mobile Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (53.49%) XML
2 91 (52.91%) Web Services
3 78 (45.35%) JSON
4 76 (44.19%) .NET
5 75 (43.60%) SOAP
6 51 (29.65%) HTML
6 51 (29.65%) CSS
7 50 (29.07%) WCF
8 39 (22.67%) jQuery
9 27 (15.70%) WPF
9 27 (15.70%) HTML5
10 25 (14.53%) Ajax
11 24 (13.95%) Spring
12 19 (11.05%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (10.47%) CSS3
14 17 (9.88%) XSLT
15 16 (9.30%) .NET Framework
15 16 (9.30%) OAuth
16 13 (7.56%) ASP.NET
17 12 (6.98%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.37%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.23%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.65%) IPTV
4 7 (4.07%) Open Source
4 7 (4.07%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.33%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.33%) Blog
5 4 (2.33%) iPad
6 2 (1.16%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.16%) Wiki
6 2 (1.16%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.58%) iPhone
7 1 (0.58%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.58%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.58%) Social Media
7 1 (0.58%) Mashup
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.60%) Windows
2 15 (8.72%) Linux
3 13 (7.56%) Apple iOS
3 13 (7.56%) Android
4 6 (3.49%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.58%) CentOS
5 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.58%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.33%) Scrum
2 36 (20.93%) SOA
3 35 (20.35%) BDD
4 31 (18.02%) TDD
4 31 (18.02%) OO
5 30 (17.44%) MVC
6 28 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (14.53%) Automated Testing
8 22 (12.79%) Software Testing
9 17 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (9.88%) Unit Testing
10 15 (8.72%) Test Automation
10 15 (8.72%) Rapid Prototyping
10 15 (8.72%) Workflow
10 15 (8.72%) OOD
11 13 (7.56%) Mobile Application Development
11 13 (7.56%) Use Case
11 13 (7.56%) Web Development
12 12 (6.98%) Android Development
12 12 (6.98%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 77 (44.77%) C#
2 71 (41.28%) SQL
3 70 (40.70%) JavaScript
4 48 (27.91%) Java
5 12 (6.98%) Python
6 10 (5.81%) PHP
7 6 (3.49%) C++
8 5 (2.91%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.33%) Perl
9 4 (2.33%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.74%) PHP5
11 2 (1.16%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.16%) Ruby
11 2 (1.16%) Scala
11 2 (1.16%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (1.16%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (1.16%) Groovy
12 1 (0.58%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (10.47%) ISEB
2 10 (5.81%) Degree
3 4 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.74%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) CCNA
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (18.60%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (7.56%) Puppet
2 8 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.49%) Ansible
4 4 (2.33%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.16%) WMI
6 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.58%) MOM
Vendors
1 25 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.72%) Facebook
3 14 (8.14%) Twitter
4 13 (7.56%) Google
5 12 (6.98%) Oracle
6 8 (4.65%) Sencha
7 5 (2.91%) Talend
7 5 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.33%) Splunk
9 3 (1.74%) webMethods
9 3 (1.74%) JBoss
10 2 (1.16%) SAP
10 2 (1.16%) Adobe
11 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.58%) NetCracker
11 1 (0.58%) Zend
11 1 (0.58%) Comptel
11 1 (0.58%) HP
11 1 (0.58%) Software AG
11 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
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