The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 144 176 282
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +106
Contract jobs citing REST 775 603 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 1.19% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.29% 4.27% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 393 249
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 13
Average hourly rate £38.03 £35.25 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% -3.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.72 £28.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £62.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +15.38%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14644 14130 14792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 27.78% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9473 8977 8994
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 295 355
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £42.50
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +20 699 £400 - 264
London +10 418 £425 +5.59% 123
South East +66 110 £355 +1.42% 46
City of London +33 110 £438 +2.94% 42
Scotland +14 44 £350 -6.66% 6
South West +5 41 £350 +3.70% 17
Kent - 36 £275 - 5
East of England -17 29 £301 -24.87% 15
West Midlands +7 23 £335 -18.78% 9
Yorkshire 0 23 £325 +8.33% 19
East Midlands +10 19 £265 +8.71% 9
Surrey +6 19 £400 +33.33% 10
Glasgow +13 18 £300 - 3
Hampshire +7 18 £400 +14.28% 8
Wales -6 18 £431 +27.77% 4
Tunbridge Wells - 18 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire +5 17 £358 +19.16% 13
North West -30 17 £338 +4.65% 19
Cambridge +12 16 £300 - 4
Cambridgeshire +5 16 £300 - 6
Bristol - 15 £375 - 9
North East - 13 £250 - 7
Berkshire +4 12 £325 -10.34% 5
South Wales -6 12 £413 +22.22% 4
Hertfordshire +2 10 £300 -24.93% 5
Oxfordshire +6 9 £300 -20.00% 12
Cheshire +4 9 £350 -5.40% 5
Birmingham +1 9 £425 +3.03% 1
Wiltshire -4 9 £350 +12.00% 4
Edinburgh -18 9 £375 +7.14% 1

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 734 (47.48%) Java
2 683 (44.18%) Web Services
3 621 (40.17%) HTML
4 614 (39.72%) JavaScript
5 562 (36.35%) XML
6 542 (35.06%) SOAP
7 469 (30.34%) JSON
8 458 (29.62%) TDD
9 430 (27.81%) CSS
10 422 (27.30%) Scrum
11 396 (25.61%) SQL
12 391 (25.29%) .NET
13 371 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
14 363 (23.48%) C#
15 329 (21.28%) MVC
16 319 (20.63%) Spring
17 290 (18.76%) HTML5
18 287 (18.56%) jQuery
19 247 (15.98%) Linux
20 244 (15.78%) SOA
21 231 (14.94%) BDD
22 227 (14.68%) SQL Server
23 224 (14.49%) OO
24 218 (14.10%) Ajax
25 215 (13.91%) HTTP
26 214 (13.84%) Oracle
27 196 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
28 191 (12.35%) ASP.NET
29 189 (12.23%) Maven
30 186 (12.03%) Subversion

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 105 (6.79%) Tomcat
2 77 (4.98%) Apache
3 75 (4.85%) CMS
4 74 (4.79%) Node.js
5 47 (3.04%) IIS
5 47 (3.04%) WebSphere
6 35 (2.26%) WebLogic
7 34 (2.20%) SharePoint
8 21 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (1.29%) Apache Solr
9 20 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
11 17 (1.10%) FileNet
12 16 (1.03%) Adobe CQ
12 16 (1.03%) Jetty
13 15 (0.97%) Drupal
13 15 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 56 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 12 (0.78%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (0.65%) MS Office
4 6 (0.39%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.26%) MS Project
6 3 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.065%) Blender
7 1 (0.065%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.03%) Magento
2 11 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.39%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.19%) Summit
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.13%) RMDS
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.065%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.065%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.065%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.065%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.065%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 35 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.23%) SaaS
2 19 (1.23%) Office 365
3 13 (0.84%) PaaS
3 13 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
4 11 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.39%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.19%) Force.com
9 2 (0.13%) GitHub
9 2 (0.13%) IaaS
10 1 (0.065%) ElastiCache
10 1 (0.065%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.065%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 215 (13.91%) HTTP
2 98 (6.34%) Internet
3 28 (1.81%) TCP/IP
4 25 (1.62%) SSL
5 22 (1.42%) LDAP
6 17 (1.10%) Firewall
7 16 (1.03%) HTTPS
8 15 (0.97%) DNS
9 14 (0.91%) 4G
9 14 (0.91%) 2G
9 14 (0.91%) 3G
10 10 (0.65%) AMQP
11 8 (0.52%) FTP
12 7 (0.45%) Wireshark
13 6 (0.39%) Network Security
13 6 (0.39%) Kerberos
14 5 (0.32%) VoIP
14 5 (0.32%) Extranet
15 4 (0.26%) SNMP
16 2 (0.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (14.68%) SQL Server
2 183 (11.84%) MySQL
3 161 (10.41%) MongoDB
4 143 (9.25%) NoSQL
5 131 (8.47%) Relational Database
6 71 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
7 56 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 45 (2.91%) Oracle Database
10 38 (2.46%) Redis
11 32 (2.07%) Neo4j
12 27 (1.75%) RDBMS
12 27 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
13 26 (1.68%) SQLite
14 23 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 22 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (1.16%) Hazelcast
17 17 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
18 16 (1.03%) Big Data
19 15 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 189 (12.23%) Maven
2 186 (12.03%) Subversion
3 168 (10.87%) Git (software)
4 118 (7.63%) Jenkins
5 107 (6.92%) Selenium
6 105 (6.79%) JUnit
7 103 (6.66%) Eclipse
8 98 (6.34%) Visual Studio
9 94 (6.08%) Ant
10 85 (5.50%) JIRA
11 80 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 70 (4.53%) Cucumber
13 47 (3.04%) SoapUI
14 42 (2.72%) NUnit
15 41 (2.65%) Hudson
16 38 (2.46%) SpecFlow
17 33 (2.13%) Jasmine
18 31 (2.01%) WebDriver
18 31 (2.01%) TeamCity
19 26 (1.68%) JBehave
General
1 171 (11.06%) Finance
2 94 (6.08%) Banking
3 60 (3.88%) Retail
4 54 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.98%) Games
6 45 (2.91%) Marketing
7 25 (1.62%) Publishing
8 21 (1.36%) Front Office
9 17 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.97%) Back Office
11 10 (0.65%) Billing
12 8 (0.52%) Advertising
13 7 (0.45%) Electronics
13 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.39%) Automotive
14 6 (0.39%) Legal
15 5 (0.32%) French Language
15 5 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1054 (68.18%) Developer
2 361 (23.35%) Java Developer
3 186 (12.03%) Architect
4 132 (8.54%) .NET Developer
5 110 (7.12%) Senior Developer
6 97 (6.27%) Web Developer
7 67 (4.33%) C# Developer
8 63 (4.08%) Analyst
9 57 (3.69%) Technical Architect
10 53 (3.43%) Mobile Developer
11 52 (3.36%) Lead Developer
11 52 (3.36%) Software Engineer
12 48 (3.10%) JavaScript Developer
12 48 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
13 47 (3.04%) Front-End Developer
13 47 (3.04%) C# .NET Developer
14 45 (2.91%) PHP Developer
15 42 (2.72%) Senior Java Developer
16 41 (2.65%) Test Engineer
17 36 (2.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 683 (44.18%) Web Services
2 621 (40.17%) HTML
3 562 (36.35%) XML
4 542 (35.06%) SOAP
5 469 (30.34%) JSON
6 430 (27.81%) CSS
7 391 (25.29%) .NET
8 319 (20.63%) Spring
9 290 (18.76%) HTML5
10 287 (18.56%) jQuery
11 218 (14.10%) Ajax
12 191 (12.35%) ASP.NET
13 186 (12.03%) CSS3
14 180 (11.64%) WCF
15 153 (9.90%) Hibernate
16 150 (9.70%) J2EE
17 130 (8.41%) JMS
18 124 (8.02%) AngularJS
19 123 (7.96%) .NET Framework
20 106 (6.86%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 151 (9.77%) Mobile App
2 149 (9.64%) Open Source
3 60 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 38 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (1.68%) Visualisation
6 24 (1.55%) N-Tier
7 23 (1.49%) iPhone
8 21 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.23%) iPad
10 17 (1.10%) Video on Demand
11 16 (1.03%) Social Media
12 14 (0.91%) Handset
13 13 (0.84%) Smartphone
14 10 (0.65%) Data Integration
14 10 (0.65%) Web 2.0
14 10 (0.65%) Derivative
14 10 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
15 9 (0.58%) Blackberry
15 9 (0.58%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 247 (15.98%) Linux
2 147 (9.51%) UNIX
3 110 (7.12%) Windows
3 110 (7.12%) Android
4 100 (6.47%) Apple iOS
5 39 (2.52%) Mac OS X
6 21 (1.36%) Windows Phone
7 13 (0.84%) Windows Phone 8
8 10 (0.65%) Solaris
9 9 (0.58%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.39%) CentOS
11 6 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.32%) Windows CE
12 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.26%) HPUX
14 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
14 2 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (29.62%) TDD
2 422 (27.30%) Scrum
3 371 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 329 (21.28%) MVC
5 244 (15.78%) SOA
6 231 (14.94%) BDD
7 224 (14.49%) OO
8 196 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
9 144 (9.31%) Unit Testing
10 137 (8.86%) Software Engineering
11 115 (7.44%) E-Commerce
11 115 (7.44%) OOP
12 103 (6.66%) Configuration Management
13 98 (6.34%) Web Development
14 96 (6.21%) Kanban
15 78 (5.05%) Content Management
16 64 (4.14%) Android Development
17 63 (4.08%) Web Design
18 62 (4.01%) Responsive Web Design
19 61 (3.95%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 734 (47.48%) Java
2 614 (39.72%) JavaScript
3 396 (25.61%) SQL
4 363 (23.48%) C#
5 130 (8.41%) PHP
6 123 (7.96%) Ruby
7 92 (5.95%) Python
8 76 (4.92%) Scala
9 62 (4.01%) T-SQL
10 38 (2.46%) XPath
11 37 (2.39%) Objective-C
12 36 (2.33%) PL/SQL
12 36 (2.33%) Groovy
13 34 (2.20%) C++
14 29 (1.88%) C
15 27 (1.75%) VB.NET
16 26 (1.68%) Perl
17 23 (1.49%) XQuery
17 23 (1.49%) PowerShell
18 20 (1.29%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 97 (6.27%) Degree
2 80 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 48 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 31 (2.01%) ISEB
5 14 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.71%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (0.26%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.19%) MCSD
8 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.065%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.065%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.065%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (7.83%) QA
2 13 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.19%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.13%) SLA
6 1 (0.065%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.26%) Cygwin
3 3 (0.19%) HDFS
4 2 (0.13%) vCloud
4 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.065%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 52 (3.36%) Puppet
2 42 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (0.84%) Vagrant
4 13 (0.84%) Nagios
5 10 (0.65%) Capistrano
6 8 (0.52%) Ansible
7 5 (0.32%) Control-M
8 3 (0.19%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.13%) WMI
9 2 (0.13%) SCOM
9 2 (0.13%) MOM
9 2 (0.13%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.065%) StatsD
10 1 (0.065%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.065%) Kibana
10 1 (0.065%) logstash
10 1 (0.065%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.065%) YUM
Vendors
1 214 (13.84%) Oracle
2 123 (7.96%) Microsoft
3 68 (4.40%) Google
4 66 (4.27%) JBoss
5 52 (3.36%) IBM
6 48 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
7 47 (3.04%) Facebook
8 46 (2.98%) Twitter
9 42 (2.72%) SAP
10 29 (1.88%) Apple
11 25 (1.62%) Adobe
12 23 (1.49%) TIBCO
13 22 (1.42%) Zend
13 22 (1.42%) Telerik
14 20 (1.29%) HP
15 18 (1.16%) Alterian
15 18 (1.16%) Sun
16 16 (1.03%) Sitecore
17 15 (0.97%) FatWire
18 12 (0.78%) VMware
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 21 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Acorn
Rate: £26400 per annum + plus full benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £0
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago