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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 135 170 245
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +75
Contract jobs citing REST 890 666 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 1.25% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.76% 4.36% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 447 299
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 £280 £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 5 13 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £33.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.28 £45.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +12.34%

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
15459 15268 15752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.81% 28.61% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9792 9812 9695
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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 217 270 375
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 814 £400 - 244
London +8 458 £425 +3.03% 124
South East +87 143 £350 - 41
City of London +15 93 £400 -5.88% 36
Kent +28 47 £313 - 10
East of England 0 47 £375 -9.09% 9
South West -11 41 £350 +7.69% 19
Scotland +9 37 £375 - 9
North East - 30 £350 - 4
Surrey +19 27 £400 +66.32% 8
Yorkshire -6 25 £358 +19.16% 9
Tunbridge Wells - 25 £350 - 2
Wales +2 21 £420 +24.44% 7
West Midlands +2 21 £413 +10.00% 9
East Midlands +15 20 £480 +92.00% 4
North West -22 20 £375 +7.14% 24
Berkshire +12 19 £350 -18.60% 4
West Yorkshire 0 19 £688 +129.16% 5
Cambridgeshire +14 18 £300 +20.00% 5
Cambridge +8 18 £300 +20.00% 5
Oxfordshire +16 17 £300 +7.14% 4
South Wales +5 17 £420 +24.44% 7
Tyne and Wear - 16 £375 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire -8 15 £379 -5.31%
Essex +4 14 £448 -0.55% 3
Bristol -15 13 £375 +36.36% 5
Hampshire 0 12 £400 +14.28% 8
Edinburgh -1 11 £370 -32.72% 4
Leeds -10 11 £738 +145.83% 3

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 803 (48.37%) Java
2 691 (41.63%) HTML
2 691 (41.63%) Web Services
3 655 (39.46%) JavaScript
4 618 (37.23%) XML
5 590 (35.54%) SOAP
6 507 (30.54%) JSON
7 472 (28.43%) TDD
8 468 (28.19%) CSS
9 440 (26.51%) SQL
10 438 (26.39%) Scrum
11 403 (24.28%) Agile Software Development
12 399 (24.04%) .NET
13 385 (23.19%) C#
14 359 (21.63%) MVC
15 343 (20.66%) Spring
16 324 (19.52%) jQuery
17 309 (18.61%) HTML5
18 273 (16.45%) HTTP
19 268 (16.14%) Linux
20 267 (16.08%) OO
21 254 (15.30%) BDD
22 248 (14.94%) SOA
23 245 (14.76%) SQL Server
24 241 (14.52%) Oracle
25 240 (14.46%) Ajax
26 237 (14.28%) Git (software)
27 235 (14.16%) Subversion
28 225 (13.55%) ASP.NET
29 214 (12.89%) Continuous Integration

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 119 (7.17%) Tomcat
2 93 (5.60%) Apache
3 76 (4.58%) Node.js
4 65 (3.92%) CMS
5 52 (3.13%) WebSphere
6 46 (2.77%) SharePoint
7 41 (2.47%) IIS
8 34 (2.05%) WebLogic
9 21 (1.27%) Jetty
10 19 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
10 19 (1.14%) Apache Solr
11 18 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (1.02%) Mule
12 17 (1.02%) FileNet
13 15 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
14 14 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
14 14 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.84%) Drupal
15 12 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 64 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.66%) MS Office
3 11 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.54%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.12%) SPSS
7 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.060%) Blender
7 1 (0.060%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (0.96%) Magento
2 12 (0.72%) 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
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.12%) RMDS
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
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 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.39%) 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 10 (0.60%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.60%) Force.com
8 10 (0.60%) GitHub
9 9 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.30%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.24%) Heroku
12 2 (0.12%) IaaS
13 1 (0.060%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.060%) ElastiCache
13 1 (0.060%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.060%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 273 (16.45%) HTTP
2 113 (6.81%) Internet
3 39 (2.35%) SSL
4 31 (1.87%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.14%) LDAP
6 17 (1.02%) DNS
7 16 (0.96%) Firewall
8 14 (0.84%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.66%) FTP
9 11 (0.66%) 3G
9 11 (0.66%) 2G
9 11 (0.66%) 4G
10 8 (0.48%) AMQP
11 7 (0.42%) Wireshark
11 7 (0.42%) Extranet
11 7 (0.42%) VoIP
12 5 (0.30%) SNMP
12 5 (0.30%) Asterisk PBX
13 4 (0.24%) Network Security
13 4 (0.24%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (14.76%) SQL Server
2 208 (12.53%) MySQL
3 188 (11.33%) MongoDB
4 159 (9.58%) NoSQL
5 151 (9.10%) Relational Database
6 68 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 66 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
8 56 (3.37%) Oracle Database
9 53 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 52 (3.13%) Neo4j
11 42 (2.53%) Redis
12 31 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
12 31 (1.87%) RDBMS
13 26 (1.57%) SQLite
14 25 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 25 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (1.08%) Hazelcast
16 15 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (0.78%) Big Data
18 12 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 237 (14.28%) Git (software)
2 235 (14.16%) Subversion
3 183 (11.02%) Maven
4 145 (8.73%) Jenkins
5 122 (7.35%) JUnit
6 118 (7.11%) Visual Studio
7 116 (6.99%) Eclipse
8 115 (6.93%) Selenium
9 95 (5.72%) JIRA
10 92 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 80 (4.82%) Ant
12 75 (4.52%) Cucumber
13 55 (3.31%) SpecFlow
14 48 (2.89%) Hudson
15 45 (2.71%) NUnit
16 41 (2.47%) SoapUI
17 40 (2.41%) Jasmine
18 36 (2.17%) WebDriver
19 31 (1.87%) IntelliJ
20 29 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 157 (9.46%) Finance
2 87 (5.24%) Banking
3 63 (3.80%) Retail
4 60 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.77%) Games
6 43 (2.59%) Marketing
7 28 (1.69%) Publishing
8 27 (1.63%) Front Office
9 21 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.08%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.84%) Back Office
12 10 (0.60%) Billing
13 8 (0.48%) German Language
14 7 (0.42%) French Language
14 7 (0.42%) Electronics
14 7 (0.42%) Law
14 7 (0.42%) Advertising
15 6 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1163 (70.06%) Developer
2 394 (23.73%) Java Developer
3 165 (9.94%) Architect
4 137 (8.25%) .NET Developer
5 130 (7.83%) Senior Developer
6 94 (5.66%) Web Developer
7 70 (4.22%) Lead Developer
8 67 (4.04%) C# Developer
9 66 (3.98%) Software Engineer
10 62 (3.73%) Mobile Developer
11 61 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
12 60 (3.61%) Analyst
13 56 (3.37%) PHP Developer
14 52 (3.13%) Front-End Developer
15 47 (2.83%) Technical Architect
16 45 (2.71%) C# .NET Developer
17 44 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
18 42 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
19 40 (2.41%) Test Engineer
20 39 (2.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 691 (41.63%) HTML
1 691 (41.63%) Web Services
2 618 (37.23%) XML
3 590 (35.54%) SOAP
4 507 (30.54%) JSON
5 468 (28.19%) CSS
6 399 (24.04%) .NET
7 343 (20.66%) Spring
8 324 (19.52%) jQuery
9 309 (18.61%) HTML5
10 240 (14.46%) Ajax
11 225 (13.55%) ASP.NET
12 205 (12.35%) CSS3
13 193 (11.63%) Hibernate
14 184 (11.08%) WCF
15 153 (9.22%) J2EE
15 153 (9.22%) AngularJS
16 144 (8.67%) JMS
17 128 (7.71%) .NET Framework
18 127 (7.65%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 166 (10.00%) Open Source
1 166 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 73 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 29 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (1.63%) Visualisation
4 27 (1.63%) N-Tier
5 26 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 21 (1.27%) iPhone
7 17 (1.02%) iPad
8 15 (0.90%) Social Media
8 15 (0.90%) Data Integration
8 15 (0.90%) Management Information System
9 14 (0.84%) Smartphone
9 14 (0.84%) Derivative
10 12 (0.72%) Web 2.0
10 12 (0.72%) Mathematics
10 12 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
11 11 (0.66%) Handset
12 10 (0.60%) GIS
13 9 (0.54%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 268 (16.14%) Linux
2 169 (10.18%) UNIX
3 103 (6.20%) Android
4 102 (6.14%) Apple iOS
5 95 (5.72%) Windows
6 64 (3.86%) Mac OS X
7 17 (1.02%) Windows Phone
8 13 (0.78%) Solaris
9 9 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.42%) HPUX
11 7 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.42%) CentOS
12 6 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
14 3 (0.18%) Debian
15 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (28.43%) TDD
2 438 (26.39%) Scrum
3 403 (24.28%) Agile Software Development
4 359 (21.63%) MVC
5 267 (16.08%) OO
6 254 (15.30%) BDD
7 248 (14.94%) SOA
8 214 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
9 155 (9.34%) Software Engineering
10 148 (8.92%) Unit Testing
11 127 (7.65%) Configuration Management
12 124 (7.47%) OOP
13 118 (7.11%) E-Commerce
14 116 (6.99%) Web Development
15 92 (5.54%) Kanban
16 91 (5.48%) Responsive Web Design
17 88 (5.30%) Web Design
18 78 (4.70%) Mobile Application Development
19 73 (4.40%) Automated Testing
20 67 (4.04%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 803 (48.37%) Java
2 655 (39.46%) JavaScript
3 440 (26.51%) SQL
4 385 (23.19%) C#
5 145 (8.73%) Ruby
6 144 (8.67%) PHP
7 117 (7.05%) Python
8 86 (5.18%) Scala
9 57 (3.43%) T-SQL
10 49 (2.95%) C++
11 41 (2.47%) PL/SQL
12 39 (2.35%) Objective-C
13 38 (2.29%) C
14 36 (2.17%) Perl
14 36 (2.17%) Groovy
15 32 (1.93%) VB.NET
16 29 (1.75%) PowerShell
16 29 (1.75%) XPath
16 29 (1.75%) PHP5
17 27 (1.63%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 116 (6.99%) Degree
2 96 (5.78%) Security Cleared
3 55 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.69%) ISEB
5 15 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.54%) Sun Certification
8 6 (0.36%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.24%) 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
1 127 (7.65%) 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 4 (0.24%) 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
5 1 (0.060%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 55 (3.31%) Puppet
2 38 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (0.72%) 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
1 241 (14.52%) Oracle
2 113 (6.81%) Microsoft
3 77 (4.64%) Google
4 64 (3.86%) JBoss
5 63 (3.80%) IBM
6 53 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
7 51 (3.07%) Facebook
7 51 (3.07%) Twitter
8 42 (2.53%) SAP
9 26 (1.57%) Adobe
10 25 (1.51%) Apple
11 22 (1.33%) Zend
12 20 (1.20%) TIBCO
13 19 (1.14%) HP
14 18 (1.08%) Sun
15 14 (0.84%) FatWire
15 14 (0.84%) Sitecore
16 13 (0.78%) Telerik
17 11 (0.66%) Splunk
17 11 (0.66%) Software AG
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £405.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
QUANTICA
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Recital Consulting
Rate: £200 - £270 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day Dependent on experiance
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago