The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 126 170 250
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +80
Contract jobs citing REST 910 662 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 1.24% 0.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.83% 4.33% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 440 299
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 17
Average hourly rate £34.28 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.83% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.72 £33.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £45.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-26.26% +10.97%

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
15621 15299 15582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 28.62% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9921 9837 9564
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 270 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REST within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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
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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
England +28 827 £400 - 272
London +13 462 £425 +2.40% 138
South East +99 144 £350 - 43
City of London +28 95 £400 -6.97% 36
East of England +3 49 £379 -10.88% 15
Kent +30 46 £313 - 8
South West -12 42 £356 +9.61% 21
Scotland +18 37 £375 - 9
North East - 32 £350 - 3
Wales +12 30 £420 +24.44% 10
Surrey +22 29 £388 +61.12% 10
Yorkshire -12 27 £333 +10.83% 13
Tunbridge Wells - 24 £350 - 2
South Wales +9 23 £423 +25.18% 9
Berkshire +14 22 £350 -18.60% 6
West Midlands -12 22 £425 +13.33% 9
West Yorkshire -1 21 £650 +116.66% 8
North West -25 21 £375 +7.14% 26
East Midlands +16 19 £480 +92.00% 4
Oxfordshire +13 17 £300 +7.14% 6
Cambridgeshire +7 17 £300 +20.00% 8
Cambridge +7 17 £300 +20.00% 7
Hertfordshire -4 17 £387 -6.21%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £375 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 17 £375 - 2
Essex +4 15 £448 -0.55% 6
Bristol -15 13 £375 +36.36% 6
Cardiff +5 12 £425 +6.91% 6
Leeds -6 12 £725 +141.66% 4
Cheshire +12 11 £375 -0.66% 10

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 812 (48.51%) Java
2 699 (41.76%) HTML
3 698 (41.70%) Web Services
4 665 (39.73%) JavaScript
5 637 (38.05%) XML
6 587 (35.07%) SOAP
7 510 (30.47%) JSON
8 479 (28.61%) CSS
9 471 (28.14%) TDD
10 443 (26.46%) SQL
11 440 (26.28%) Scrum
12 406 (24.25%) .NET
13 401 (23.95%) Agile Software Development
14 386 (23.06%) C#
15 361 (21.57%) MVC
16 339 (20.25%) Spring
17 324 (19.35%) jQuery
18 318 (19.00%) HTML5
19 277 (16.55%) HTTP
20 272 (16.25%) OO
21 270 (16.13%) Linux
22 255 (15.23%) BDD
23 254 (15.17%) SQL Server
24 252 (15.05%) SOA
25 251 (14.99%) Oracle
26 243 (14.52%) Ajax
27 241 (14.40%) Git (software)
28 238 (14.22%) Subversion
29 226 (13.50%) ASP.NET
30 213 (12.72%) MySQL

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 117 (6.99%) Tomcat
2 96 (5.73%) Apache
3 74 (4.42%) Node.js
4 65 (3.88%) CMS
5 58 (3.46%) WebSphere
6 49 (2.93%) SharePoint
7 39 (2.33%) IIS
8 35 (2.09%) WebLogic
9 20 (1.19%) Jetty
9 20 (1.19%) Mule
10 19 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 18 (1.08%) Apache Solr
11 18 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
12 17 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
12 17 (1.02%) FileNet
13 15 (0.90%) Drupal
14 14 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
14 14 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 12 (0.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 66 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.72%) MS Office
4 11 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.60%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.12%) SPSS
9 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.060%) MS Project
9 1 (0.060%) Blender
Business Applications
1 14 (0.84%) Magento
2 13 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.42%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.24%) Summit
7 3 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.12%) RMDS
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.060%) Zen Cart
9 1 (0.060%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.060%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.060%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.060%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 41 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.43%) Office 365
4 19 (1.14%) SaaS
5 15 (0.90%) PaaS
6 13 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
7 12 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.66%) GitHub
9 10 (0.60%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.60%) Force.com
10 9 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.30%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.24%) Heroku
13 2 (0.12%) IaaS
14 1 (0.060%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.060%) ElastiCache
14 1 (0.060%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 277 (16.55%) HTTP
2 113 (6.75%) Internet
3 38 (2.27%) SSL
4 30 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.19%) LDAP
6 16 (0.96%) DNS
6 16 (0.96%) Firewall
7 13 (0.78%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.66%) FTP
8 11 (0.66%) 3G
8 11 (0.66%) 2G
8 11 (0.66%) 4G
9 8 (0.48%) AMQP
10 7 (0.42%) Wireshark
10 7 (0.42%) Extranet
10 7 (0.42%) VoIP
11 5 (0.30%) Asterisk PBX
12 4 (0.24%) Network Security
12 4 (0.24%) PBX
12 4 (0.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (15.17%) SQL Server
2 213 (12.72%) MySQL
3 186 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 161 (9.62%) Relational Database
5 157 (9.38%) NoSQL
6 68 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
7 67 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 56 (3.35%) Oracle Database
9 53 (3.17%) Neo4j
10 52 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 41 (2.45%) Redis
12 33 (1.97%) RDBMS
13 31 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
14 28 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 27 (1.61%) SQLite
16 26 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
17 18 (1.08%) Hazelcast
18 17 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 14 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 13 (0.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 241 (14.40%) Git (software)
2 238 (14.22%) Subversion
3 180 (10.75%) Maven
4 143 (8.54%) Jenkins
5 125 (7.47%) JUnit
6 118 (7.05%) Eclipse
7 117 (6.99%) Visual Studio
8 116 (6.93%) Selenium
9 95 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 93 (5.56%) JIRA
11 81 (4.84%) Ant
12 72 (4.30%) Cucumber
13 56 (3.35%) SpecFlow
14 45 (2.69%) NUnit
15 44 (2.63%) Hudson
16 40 (2.39%) SoapUI
16 40 (2.39%) Jasmine
17 37 (2.21%) WebDriver
18 33 (1.97%) IntelliJ
19 27 (1.61%) Mercurial
General
1 160 (9.56%) Finance
2 88 (5.26%) Banking
3 65 (3.88%) Retail
4 59 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 48 (2.87%) Games
6 45 (2.69%) Marketing
7 27 (1.61%) Publishing
7 27 (1.61%) Front Office
8 21 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.84%) Back Office
11 10 (0.60%) Billing
12 8 (0.48%) German Language
13 7 (0.42%) French Language
13 7 (0.42%) Electronics
13 7 (0.42%) Law
13 7 (0.42%) Advertising
14 6 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.30%) Legal
15 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1178 (70.37%) Developer
2 392 (23.42%) Java Developer
3 173 (10.33%) Architect
4 139 (8.30%) .NET Developer
5 127 (7.59%) Senior Developer
6 95 (5.68%) Web Developer
7 72 (4.30%) Lead Developer
8 68 (4.06%) C# Developer
9 64 (3.82%) Software Engineer
10 62 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
11 59 (3.52%) Analyst
12 58 (3.46%) Senior Java Developer
13 57 (3.41%) PHP Developer
14 56 (3.35%) Front-End Developer
15 54 (3.23%) Technical Architect
16 46 (2.75%) C# .NET Developer
17 43 (2.57%) JavaScript Developer
18 41 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
19 39 (2.33%) Test Engineer
20 38 (2.27%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 699 (41.76%) HTML
2 698 (41.70%) Web Services
3 637 (38.05%) XML
4 587 (35.07%) SOAP
5 510 (30.47%) JSON
6 479 (28.61%) CSS
7 406 (24.25%) .NET
8 339 (20.25%) Spring
9 324 (19.35%) jQuery
10 318 (19.00%) HTML5
11 243 (14.52%) Ajax
12 226 (13.50%) ASP.NET
13 209 (12.49%) CSS3
14 194 (11.59%) Hibernate
15 183 (10.93%) WCF
16 163 (9.74%) J2EE
17 154 (9.20%) AngularJS
18 145 (8.66%) JMS
19 126 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC
20 124 (7.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 165 (9.86%) Open Source
2 164 (9.80%) Mobile App
3 71 (4.24%) Computer Science
4 30 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (1.67%) Visualisation
6 27 (1.61%) N-Tier
6 27 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 21 (1.25%) iPhone
8 17 (1.02%) iPad
9 15 (0.90%) Social Media
9 15 (0.90%) Data Integration
10 14 (0.84%) Management Information System
10 14 (0.84%) Smartphone
10 14 (0.84%) Derivative
11 12 (0.72%) Web 2.0
11 12 (0.72%) Mathematics
11 12 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
12 11 (0.66%) Handset
13 9 (0.54%) GIS
13 9 (0.54%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 270 (16.13%) Linux
2 175 (10.45%) UNIX
3 105 (6.27%) Android
3 105 (6.27%) Apple iOS
4 96 (5.73%) Windows
5 66 (3.94%) Mac OS X
6 17 (1.02%) Windows Phone
7 13 (0.78%) Solaris
8 9 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.42%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.42%) CentOS
10 7 (0.42%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.42%) HPUX
11 6 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (0.18%) Debian
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (28.14%) TDD
2 440 (26.28%) Scrum
3 401 (23.95%) Agile Software Development
4 361 (21.57%) MVC
5 272 (16.25%) OO
6 255 (15.23%) BDD
7 252 (15.05%) SOA
8 211 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
9 157 (9.38%) Unit Testing
10 153 (9.14%) Software Engineering
11 131 (7.83%) Configuration Management
12 125 (7.47%) OOP
13 121 (7.23%) E-Commerce
14 119 (7.11%) Web Development
15 93 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
16 90 (5.38%) Web Design
17 88 (5.26%) Kanban
18 78 (4.66%) Mobile Application Development
19 73 (4.36%) Automated Testing
20 66 (3.94%) UML
Programming Languages
1 812 (48.51%) Java
2 665 (39.73%) JavaScript
3 443 (26.46%) SQL
4 386 (23.06%) C#
5 147 (8.78%) PHP
6 142 (8.48%) Ruby
7 117 (6.99%) Python
8 86 (5.14%) Scala
9 57 (3.41%) T-SQL
10 51 (3.05%) C++
11 42 (2.51%) PL/SQL
12 41 (2.45%) Objective-C
13 38 (2.27%) C
14 36 (2.15%) Perl
15 34 (2.03%) Groovy
16 32 (1.91%) VB.NET
17 31 (1.85%) PHP5
18 29 (1.73%) XPath
18 29 (1.73%) PowerShell
19 27 (1.61%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 113 (6.75%) Degree
2 98 (5.85%) Security Cleared
3 55 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.67%) ISEB
5 15 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.54%) Sun Certification
8 7 (0.42%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.12%) MCSD
13 1 (0.060%) HNC
13 1 (0.060%) HND
13 1 (0.060%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.060%) PhD
13 1 (0.060%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.060%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (7.47%) QA
2 14 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.48%) COBIT
4 4 (0.24%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.060%) HL7
5 1 (0.060%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.30%) KVM
3 3 (0.18%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.12%) vCloud
4 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.12%) HDFS
5 1 (0.060%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 54 (3.23%) Puppet
2 37 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.66%) Vagrant
5 9 (0.54%) Nagios
5 9 (0.54%) Ansible
6 7 (0.42%) Capistrano
7 6 (0.36%) YUM
8 5 (0.30%) Control-M
9 3 (0.18%) CA LISA
9 3 (0.18%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.12%) logstash
10 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.12%) MOM
10 2 (0.12%) SCOM
11 1 (0.060%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.060%) WMI
11 1 (0.060%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.060%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.060%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 251 (14.99%) Oracle
2 124 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 77 (4.60%) Google
4 68 (4.06%) IBM
5 66 (3.94%) JBoss
6 57 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
7 51 (3.05%) Facebook
7 51 (3.05%) Twitter
8 41 (2.45%) SAP
9 26 (1.55%) Adobe
10 25 (1.49%) Apple
11 22 (1.31%) Zend
12 20 (1.19%) TIBCO
13 19 (1.14%) HP
14 18 (1.08%) Sun
15 14 (0.84%) FatWire
16 13 (0.78%) Telerik
16 13 (0.78%) Sitecore
17 11 (0.66%) Splunk
17 11 (0.66%) Software AG
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Saffron Walden, Essex
EMBL
Posted: Yesterday
Saffron Walden, Essex
EMBL
Posted: Yesterday
Saffron Walden, Essex
EMBL
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day Dependent on experiance
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Grinstead, Sussex
Ballard Chalmers
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago