The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 66 122 158
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +36
Contract jobs citing REST 1663 1033 775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.07% 1.81% 1.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.62% 6.59% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 697 526
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 4
Median hourly rate £31.50 £55.00 £38.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.72% +44.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.23 £26.02 £23.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £83.70 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £55.00 £38.03
% change year-on-year
-42.00% +44.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15657 15670 14656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.93% 27.52% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10952 10538 9499
Median daily rate £415 £397 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.53% +5.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 220 208
Median hourly rate £38.75 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.44 £16.51 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

REST
Daily Rate Trend

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in the UK

REST
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

REST
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing REST within the UK.

REST Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

REST
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

REST Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

REST
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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
England +50 1577 £450 +5.88% 467
London +47 831 £475 +9.19% 255
South East +57 289 £450 +12.50% 56
City of London +53 151 £450 +1.40% 50
South West +14 104 £400 -3.03% 36
West Midlands +45 96 £415 -7.77% 25
East of England +9 80 £400 -3.03% 28
North West +12 67 £403 -5.29% 32
Yorkshire +39 61 £438 +6.06% 19
Scotland +36 54 £425 +21.42% 6
Edinburgh +37 48 £500 +5.26% 2
West Sussex +28 48 £475 +46.15% 7
Hampshire +5 44 £361 -9.68% 9
Manchester -1 42 £388 -3.12% 23
Wiltshire +32 41 £438 -16.10% 4
Surrey +7 41 £525 +61.53% 11
Berkshire +20 40 £425 -6.07% 10
West Yorkshire +31 37 £475 -8.43% 9
Croydon +10 35 £394 +12.50% 7
Oxfordshire +32 34 £513 +20.58% 4
Leeds +27 34 £475 -13.63% 6
Cambridgeshire +28 33 £400 +6.66% 17
Shropshire -5 31 £415 -0.59%
East Midlands +6 29 £475 +26.66% 12
Telford -6 29 £415 -0.59%
East Sussex +31 28 £400 -11.11% 10
Worthing - 26 £485 -
Coventry +7 24 £425 - 5
Brighton +25 22 £475 +48.43% 9
Bristol -18 22 £350 -15.15% 9

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 with a requirement for REST.

1 1970 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1914 (60.40%) Java
3 1165 (36.76%) Web Services
4 1133 (35.75%) SOAP
5 1091 (34.43%) JavaScript
6 1086 (34.27%) HTML
7 1010 (31.87%) TDD
8 935 (29.50%) JSON
9 920 (29.03%) Scrum
10 902 (28.46%) Spring
11 871 (27.49%) CSS
12 803 (25.34%) XML
13 702 (22.15%) Git (software)
14 687 (21.68%) HTML5
15 684 (21.58%) SQL
16 657 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
17 593 (18.71%) AngularJS
18 572 (18.05%) Linux
19 554 (17.48%) Open Source
20 494 (15.59%) Jenkins
21 487 (15.37%) HTTP
22 477 (15.05%) C#
23 466 (14.70%) MVC
24 454 (14.33%) CSS3
25 452 (14.26%) JUnit
26 450 (14.20%) BDD
27 449 (14.17%) SOA
28 441 (13.92%) Oracle
29 434 (13.70%) NoSQL
30 429 (13.54%) Maven

REST
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 247 (7.79%) Tomcat
2 178 (5.62%) JBoss
3 151 (4.76%) Apache
4 133 (4.20%) Confluence
5 112 (3.53%) WebLogic
6 96 (3.03%) WebSphere
7 91 (2.87%) CMS
8 87 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
9 76 (2.40%) Apache Spark
9 76 (2.40%) Mule
10 66 (2.08%) Jetty
11 62 (1.96%) GeoServer
12 56 (1.77%) SharePoint
13 52 (1.64%) IIS
14 51 (1.61%) nginx
15 48 (1.51%) Mule ESB
16 39 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
17 34 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 33 (1.04%) MQSeries
19 28 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 74 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 21 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.54%) Photoshop
4 15 (0.47%) MS Office
5 14 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
6 13 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.22%) Gliffy
8 4 (0.13%) MS Project
9 3 (0.095%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.063%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.032%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 32 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
3 21 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
3 21 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
5 13 (0.41%) SDL Web 8
6 8 (0.25%) Radian6
6 8 (0.25%) Social Studio
7 6 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
7 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.13%) Magento
10 3 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.095%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.063%) BigMachines
11 2 (0.063%) Eloqua
11 2 (0.063%) Exchequer
11 2 (0.063%) Revive Adserver
11 2 (0.063%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.063%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 226 (7.13%) Amazon AWS
2 170 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (2.65%) GitHub
4 53 (1.67%) SaaS
5 49 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (1.04%) PaaS
7 30 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 29 (0.92%) Google App Engine
9 28 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
10 26 (0.82%) Boomi
11 25 (0.79%) Amazon S3
12 22 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
13 21 (0.66%) Google Play
14 19 (0.60%) Force.com
15 13 (0.41%) TestFlight
16 12 (0.38%) Office 365
17 11 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (0.35%) Heroku
18 10 (0.32%) IaaS
19 8 (0.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 487 (15.37%) HTTP
2 77 (2.43%) Internet
3 74 (2.34%) LDAP
4 72 (2.27%) SSL
5 35 (1.10%) DNS
6 30 (0.95%) FTP
7 29 (0.92%) Network Security
8 28 (0.88%) TCP/IP
9 24 (0.76%) HTTPS
10 21 (0.66%) DVB
11 20 (0.63%) SSH
12 17 (0.54%) SNMP
13 15 (0.47%) CTI
14 13 (0.41%) Firewall
15 12 (0.38%) Kerberos
15 12 (0.38%) WinSCP
16 10 (0.32%) VPN
17 9 (0.28%) AMQP
18 8 (0.25%) SAN
18 8 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 434 (13.70%) NoSQL
2 387 (12.21%) MongoDB
3 293 (9.25%) SQL Server
4 284 (8.96%) Relational Database
5 283 (8.93%) MySQL
6 164 (5.18%) Apache Cassandra
7 155 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
8 130 (4.10%) Oracle Database
9 123 (3.88%) Hadoop
10 121 (3.82%) Big Data
11 100 (3.16%) Neo4j
12 79 (2.49%) RDBMS
13 60 (1.89%) GIS
14 55 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
15 38 (1.20%) Apache Hive
16 33 (1.04%) Redis
17 28 (0.88%) Impala
18 27 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 26 (0.82%) CouchDB
20 24 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 702 (22.15%) Git (software)
2 494 (15.59%) Jenkins
3 452 (14.26%) JUnit
4 429 (13.54%) Maven
5 335 (10.57%) Subversion
6 315 (9.94%) JIRA
7 245 (7.73%) Cucumber
8 234 (7.38%) Selenium
9 204 (6.44%) Gradle
10 197 (6.22%) Mockito
11 139 (4.39%) Eclipse
12 99 (3.12%) Visual Studio
13 92 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
14 85 (2.68%) Ant
14 85 (2.68%) SoapUI
15 80 (2.52%) Grunt
16 75 (2.37%) gulp
17 69 (2.18%) Hudson
18 65 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 64 (2.02%) JBehave
General
1 408 (12.87%) Finance
2 287 (9.06%) Banking
3 121 (3.82%) Retail
4 106 (3.34%) Marketing
5 72 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 59 (1.86%) Investment Banking
7 41 (1.29%) Games
8 39 (1.23%) Publishing
9 28 (0.88%) Front Office
10 27 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 26 (0.82%) Advertising
12 21 (0.66%) Electronics
13 20 (0.63%) Legal
14 17 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.50%) Back Office
16 11 (0.35%) Law
17 10 (0.32%) Automotive
17 10 (0.32%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.25%) Billing
19 7 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2316 (73.08%) Developer
2 1024 (32.31%) Java Developer
3 382 (12.05%) Architect
4 361 (11.39%) Senior Developer
5 232 (7.32%) Agile Developer
6 208 (6.56%) Senior Java Developer
7 189 (5.96%) Scala Developer
8 180 (5.68%) Agile Java Developer
9 179 (5.65%) JavaScript Developer
10 163 (5.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 152 (4.80%) .NET Developer
12 150 (4.73%) C# Developer
13 137 (4.32%) Technical Architect
14 122 (3.85%) Lead Developer
15 104 (3.28%) Java Scala Developer
16 100 (3.16%) Android Developer
17 95 (3.00%) Angular Developer
18 88 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
19 87 (2.75%) Software Developer
19 87 (2.75%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1165 (36.76%) Web Services
2 1133 (35.75%) SOAP
3 1086 (34.27%) HTML
4 935 (29.50%) JSON
5 902 (28.46%) Spring
6 871 (27.49%) CSS
7 803 (25.34%) XML
8 687 (21.68%) HTML5
9 593 (18.71%) AngularJS
10 454 (14.33%) CSS3
11 404 (12.75%) .NET
12 340 (10.73%) RESTful
13 328 (10.35%) Hibernate
14 325 (10.26%) Ajax
15 316 (9.97%) Node.js
16 309 (9.75%) jQuery
17 266 (8.39%) J2EE
18 233 (7.35%) Play Framework
19 211 (6.66%) Middleware
20 186 (5.87%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 235 (7.42%) User Experience
2 188 (5.93%) Mobile App
3 143 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 132 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 94 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
6 65 (2.05%) Data Structures
7 52 (1.64%) Algorithms
8 42 (1.33%) Data Integration
9 39 (1.23%) DataPower
9 39 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 31 (0.98%) iPad
11 29 (0.92%) Digital Media
12 27 (0.85%) STB
13 25 (0.79%) NHS
14 24 (0.76%) Fintech
15 23 (0.73%) Derivative
16 22 (0.69%) Digital TV
17 20 (0.63%) MPEG
18 19 (0.60%) iPhone
19 18 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 572 (18.05%) Linux
2 282 (8.90%) Unix
3 169 (5.33%) Windows
4 160 (5.05%) Android
5 134 (4.23%) Apple iOS
6 66 (2.08%) Mac OS X
7 44 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (1.17%) Windows Server
9 28 (0.88%) CentOS
10 15 (0.47%) Windows Phone
11 14 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.41%) Solaris
13 8 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.22%) VxWorks
14 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.19%) Mesosphere
16 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X Server
17 3 (0.095%) AIX
17 3 (0.095%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1970 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1010 (31.87%) TDD
3 920 (29.03%) Scrum
4 657 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
5 554 (17.48%) Open Source
6 466 (14.70%) MVC
7 450 (14.20%) BDD
8 449 (14.17%) SOA
9 342 (10.79%) OO
10 333 (10.51%) Microservices
11 312 (9.85%) Web Development
12 306 (9.66%) Software Engineering
13 258 (8.14%) Automated Testing
14 230 (7.26%) Responsive Web Design
15 228 (7.19%) Front End Development
16 227 (7.16%) Unit Testing
17 224 (7.07%) SDLC
18 213 (6.72%) Pair Programming
19 208 (6.56%) High Availability
20 206 (6.50%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1914 (60.40%) Java
2 1091 (34.43%) JavaScript
3 684 (21.58%) SQL
4 477 (15.05%) C#
5 403 (12.72%) Scala
6 343 (10.82%) Python
7 281 (8.87%) Ruby
8 152 (4.80%) PHP
9 118 (3.72%) Groovy
10 94 (2.97%) C++
11 85 (2.68%) T-SQL
12 79 (2.49%) Objective-C
13 71 (2.24%) C
14 53 (1.67%) PL/SQL
15 48 (1.51%) Perl
16 47 (1.48%) ES6
17 45 (1.42%) Apple Swift
18 43 (1.36%) Apex Code
19 41 (1.29%) Bash Shell
20 39 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 236 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 206 (6.50%) Degree
3 156 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (0.82%) ISEB
6 24 (0.76%) ISTQB
7 18 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.35%) CCNP
9 11 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.28%) MCSD
11 8 (0.25%) BC Cleared
11 8 (0.25%) MCSA
11 8 (0.25%) MCSE
12 5 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.13%) VCAP
13 4 (0.13%) VCP6
14 3 (0.095%) MCITP
14 3 (0.095%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (4.86%) QA
2 36 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 31 (0.98%) HL7
4 28 (0.88%) WCAG
5 16 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.28%) SEPA
7 8 (0.25%) SLA
8 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.095%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.095%) SDET
11 2 (0.063%) COBIT
11 2 (0.063%) GCP
11 2 (0.063%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.032%) FATCA
12 1 (0.032%) MISRA
System Software
1 230 (7.26%) Docker
2 63 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (1.80%) Active Directory
4 32 (1.01%) Xen
5 11 (0.35%) KVM
5 11 (0.35%) vSphere
6 10 (0.32%) HDFS
7 8 (0.25%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.25%) vCloud
8 7 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.19%) Platform Symphony
10 5 (0.16%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.095%) NFS
11 3 (0.095%) Squid
11 3 (0.095%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.063%) SpamAssassin
12 2 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 108 (3.41%) Puppet
2 68 (2.15%) Ansible
3 54 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (1.33%) Kubernetes
5 25 (0.79%) Nagios
6 24 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
6 24 (0.76%) OpenAM
7 17 (0.54%) OpenIDM
8 16 (0.50%) Kibana
8 16 (0.50%) logstash
9 13 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (0.41%) SCCM
10 9 (0.28%) vRealize
11 8 (0.25%) Capistrano
11 8 (0.25%) CloudHub
12 7 (0.22%) Graphite
12 7 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
12 7 (0.22%) yum
13 6 (0.19%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.19%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 441 (13.92%) Oracle
2 275 (8.68%) Microsoft
3 202 (6.37%) Google
4 164 (5.18%) IBM
5 110 (3.47%) VMware
6 71 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
7 64 (2.02%) SAP
8 58 (1.83%) Adobe
9 52 (1.64%) ESRI
9 52 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 48 (1.51%) webMethods
11 45 (1.42%) Atlassian
12 43 (1.36%) ServiceNow
13 40 (1.26%) TIBCO
14 35 (1.10%) MuleSoft
15 33 (1.04%) Informatica
16 30 (0.95%) Citrix
17 28 (0.88%) ForgeRock
18 27 (0.85%) WSO2
19 25 (0.79%) Cloudera
West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Rate: £425.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 33 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Call to discuss
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Ebury
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Yoh
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Searchability
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £317.50 - £324.72 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Call to discuss
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago