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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 62 87 124
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +37
Contract jobs citing REST 1677 1353 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.39% 2.44% 1.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.94% 8.49% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1215 987 706
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 2
Median hourly rate £30.64 £36.98 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.13% -17.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.15 £36.15 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.13 £43.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.64 £36.98 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-17.13% -17.83%

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
15333 15939 15512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.99% 28.79% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10591 11100 10567
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 261 171
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £19.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +24 1570 £450 - 386
London +27 949 £486 - 192
South East -1 187 £425 +6.25% 52
City of London +23 142 £500 -4.76% 42
Yorkshire +21 85 £430 -11.79% 14
North West +17 80 £410 +2.50% 31
East of England -8 75 £400 -20.00% 21
South West +23 73 £353 -9.03% 43
Wales +4 59 £488 +14.70% 6
Manchester +9 58 £413 +3.12% 21
West Yorkshire +8 56 £438 -10.25% 11
Leeds +24 53 £450 +2.56% 7
West Midlands +18 51 £425 -15.00% 21
Cambridgeshire +7 42 £400 +11.11% 10
Surrey -5 41 £419 -1.47% 18
East Midlands +1 38 £350 -15.15% 7
Scotland +12 36 £400 +18.51% 8
Berkshire +7 34 £405 +9.45% 10
South Wales -4 31 £450 +5.88% 6
Oxfordshire 0 30 £475 +18.75% 5
North East -7 30 £463 +54.16% 2
Tyne and Wear -19 28 £481 +60.41% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 27 £481 +60.41% 1
Hampshire +17 26 £438 +31.08% 7
Glasgow +23 25 £400 +16.36% 4
Cambridge +8 24 £409 +13.14% 9
Sheffield +5 24 £425 -14.14% 2
South Yorkshire +5 24 £425 -14.14% 2
West Wales +1 23 £540 +27.05%
Swansea 0 23 £540 +27.05%

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 1961 (59.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1791 (54.16%) Java
3 1312 (39.67%) JavaScript
4 1289 (38.98%) Web Services
5 1180 (35.68%) HTML
6 1077 (32.57%) SOAP
7 1060 (32.05%) TDD
8 1002 (30.30%) JSON
9 974 (29.45%) CSS
10 948 (28.67%) Scrum
11 898 (27.15%) Spring
12 741 (22.41%) SQL
13 734 (22.20%) Git (software)
14 728 (22.01%) XML
14 728 (22.01%) AngularJS
15 651 (19.69%) HTML5
16 631 (19.08%) BDD
17 598 (18.08%) Linux
18 561 (16.96%) MVC
19 549 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
20 529 (16.00%) Jenkins
21 469 (14.18%) .NET
22 456 (13.79%) C#
23 454 (13.73%) MongoDB
24 451 (13.64%) Node.js
25 448 (13.55%) NoSQL
25 448 (13.55%) Open Source
26 440 (13.31%) CSS3
27 426 (12.88%) Amazon AWS
27 426 (12.88%) Finance

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
1 186 (5.62%) Tomcat
2 165 (4.99%) Confluence
3 153 (4.63%) JBoss
4 134 (4.05%) WebSphere
5 118 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
6 107 (3.24%) Apache
7 95 (2.87%) WebLogic
8 88 (2.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 84 (2.54%) SharePoint
10 80 (2.42%) CMS
11 68 (2.06%) Apache Spark
12 67 (2.03%) Mule
13 66 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 56 (1.69%) Mule ESB
15 49 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
16 38 (1.15%) IIS
17 32 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
18 31 (0.94%) OpenStack
19 27 (0.82%) GeoServer
20 26 (0.79%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 58 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.18%) MS Office
5 6 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.12%) MS Project
8 3 (0.091%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.030%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 39 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 33 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
3 24 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.24%) Radian6
6 8 (0.24%) Social Studio
7 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
8 4 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 4 (0.12%) SAP hybris
9 3 (0.091%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.091%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.091%) Magento
9 3 (0.091%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.060%) OpenText Process Suite
10 2 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.060%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.060%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 426 (12.88%) Amazon AWS
2 220 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 129 (3.90%) GitHub
4 99 (2.99%) PaaS
5 68 (2.06%) IaaS
6 64 (1.94%) SaaS
7 52 (1.57%) Amazon S3
8 45 (1.36%) Heroku
9 44 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
10 41 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
11 37 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
12 26 (0.79%) OpenShift
13 25 (0.76%) CloudBees
14 23 (0.70%) TestFlight
15 21 (0.64%) Office 365
16 20 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
17 18 (0.54%) Force.com
18 15 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
19 14 (0.42%) AWS CloudTrail
19 14 (0.42%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 369 (11.16%) HTTP
2 94 (2.84%) Internet
3 66 (2.00%) LDAP
4 48 (1.45%) SSL
5 38 (1.15%) Firewall
6 36 (1.09%) DNS
7 30 (0.91%) HTTPS
8 28 (0.85%) Network Security
9 20 (0.60%) TCP/IP
10 18 (0.54%) Kerberos
11 16 (0.48%) AMQP
12 14 (0.42%) FTP
13 13 (0.39%) DVB
13 13 (0.39%) SSH
14 11 (0.33%) CTI
15 9 (0.27%) X.509
16 8 (0.24%) DSL
17 7 (0.21%) FCAPS
17 7 (0.21%) SNMP
17 7 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 454 (13.73%) MongoDB
2 448 (13.55%) NoSQL
3 343 (10.37%) Relational Database
4 325 (9.83%) MySQL
5 262 (7.92%) SQL Server
6 204 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
7 177 (5.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 163 (4.93%) Big Data
9 135 (4.08%) Hadoop
10 106 (3.21%) Oracle Database
11 89 (2.69%) RDBMS
12 57 (1.72%) HBase
13 54 (1.63%) Neo4j
14 51 (1.54%) Redis
15 47 (1.42%) CouchDB
16 38 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
17 34 (1.03%) GIS
18 33 (1.00%) DB2
19 28 (0.85%) SQLite
20 25 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 734 (22.20%) Git (software)
2 529 (16.00%) Jenkins
3 402 (12.16%) JUnit
4 396 (11.97%) JIRA
5 342 (10.34%) Maven
6 288 (8.71%) Cucumber
7 206 (6.23%) Subversion
8 193 (5.84%) Selenium
9 187 (5.65%) Mockito
10 171 (5.17%) Gradle
11 123 (3.72%) Eclipse
12 98 (2.96%) IntelliJ
13 93 (2.81%) TeamCity
14 86 (2.60%) Jasmine
15 85 (2.57%) Visual Studio
16 83 (2.51%) gulp
16 83 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
17 81 (2.45%) WebDriver
18 76 (2.30%) SoapUI
19 74 (2.24%) Ant
General
1 426 (12.88%) Finance
2 251 (7.59%) Banking
3 117 (3.54%) Marketing
4 99 (2.99%) Retail
5 88 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 75 (2.27%) Publishing
7 50 (1.51%) Games
8 42 (1.27%) Electronics
8 42 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 41 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 29 (0.88%) Front Office
11 24 (0.73%) Advertising
12 13 (0.39%) Back Office
13 9 (0.27%) Automotive
13 9 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.27%) Law
14 8 (0.24%) French Language
14 8 (0.24%) Legal
14 8 (0.24%) Local Government
15 6 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2367 (71.58%) Developer
2 993 (30.03%) Java Developer
3 361 (10.92%) Architect
4 358 (10.83%) Senior Developer
5 260 (7.86%) JavaScript Developer
6 186 (5.62%) Agile Developer
7 185 (5.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 179 (5.41%) .NET Developer
9 165 (4.99%) Senior Java Developer
10 147 (4.45%) Agile Java Developer
11 142 (4.29%) C# Developer
12 123 (3.72%) Angular Developer
13 122 (3.69%) Software Engineer
14 114 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
15 111 (3.36%) Full Stack Developer
16 104 (3.14%) Scala Developer
17 101 (3.05%) C# .NET Developer
18 96 (2.90%) Android Developer
19 95 (2.87%) Web Developer
20 88 (2.66%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1289 (38.98%) Web Services
2 1180 (35.68%) HTML
3 1077 (32.57%) SOAP
4 1002 (30.30%) JSON
5 974 (29.45%) CSS
6 898 (27.15%) Spring
7 728 (22.01%) AngularJS
7 728 (22.01%) XML
8 651 (19.69%) HTML5
9 469 (14.18%) .NET
10 451 (13.64%) Node.js
11 440 (13.31%) CSS3
12 412 (12.46%) jQuery
13 385 (11.64%) Hibernate
14 381 (11.52%) RESTful
15 310 (9.37%) J2EE
16 275 (8.32%) Ajax
17 269 (8.13%) React
18 231 (6.99%) Spring MVC
19 212 (6.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 249 (7.53%) User Experience
2 167 (5.05%) Computer Science
3 164 (4.96%) Mobile App
4 124 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 80 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
6 47 (1.42%) Data Structures
7 45 (1.36%) Data Integration
8 44 (1.33%) Visualisation
9 40 (1.21%) Algorithms
10 39 (1.18%) Fintech
11 31 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 29 (0.88%) DataPower
12 29 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
13 27 (0.82%) Public Cloud
14 26 (0.79%) Management Information System
15 22 (0.67%) CMDB
15 22 (0.67%) Virtual Team
16 21 (0.64%) N-Tier
17 20 (0.60%) Private Cloud
18 17 (0.51%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 598 (18.08%) Linux
2 273 (8.26%) Unix
3 156 (4.72%) Android
4 146 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 143 (4.32%) Windows
6 57 (1.72%) Mac OS X
7 42 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (0.82%) Ubuntu
9 24 (0.73%) CentOS
10 22 (0.67%) Windows Server
11 16 (0.48%) Solaris
12 8 (0.24%) AIX
12 8 (0.24%) Mesosphere
13 6 (0.18%) HPUX
14 4 (0.12%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.091%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.091%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.091%) zOS
16 2 (0.060%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1961 (59.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1060 (32.05%) TDD
3 948 (28.67%) Scrum
4 631 (19.08%) BDD
5 561 (16.96%) MVC
6 549 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
7 448 (13.55%) Open Source
8 399 (12.07%) Software Engineering
9 361 (10.92%) Microservices
10 351 (10.61%) OO
11 320 (9.68%) Web Development
12 316 (9.56%) DevOps
13 277 (8.38%) Kanban
14 272 (8.22%) SOA
14 272 (8.22%) Unit Testing
15 257 (7.77%) Configuration Management
16 244 (7.38%) Front End Development
17 220 (6.65%) E-Commerce
18 212 (6.41%) Continuous Delivery
19 188 (5.68%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1791 (54.16%) Java
2 1312 (39.67%) JavaScript
3 741 (22.41%) SQL
4 456 (13.79%) C#
5 360 (10.89%) Python
6 358 (10.83%) Scala
7 296 (8.95%) Ruby
8 193 (5.84%) PHP
9 120 (3.63%) Groovy
10 94 (2.84%) Shell Script
11 91 (2.75%) Objective-C
12 82 (2.48%) XPath
13 76 (2.30%) Apple Swift
14 75 (2.27%) C++
15 64 (1.94%) C
16 62 (1.87%) T-SQL
17 61 (1.84%) Bash Shell
18 58 (1.75%) ES6
18 58 (1.75%) Perl
19 48 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 224 (6.77%) Security Cleared
2 216 (6.53%) Degree
3 164 (4.96%) SC Cleared
4 42 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 26 (0.79%) DV Cleared
6 19 (0.57%) ISEB
7 14 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (0.42%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.33%) CCNP
9 8 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.18%) BC Cleared
10 6 (0.18%) MCSE
10 6 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.12%) PhD
12 3 (0.091%) RHCE
13 2 (0.060%) CCIE
13 2 (0.060%) CCSP
13 2 (0.060%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.060%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (4.05%) QA
2 31 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 24 (0.73%) FATCA
4 19 (0.57%) WCAG
5 15 (0.45%) SDET
6 12 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.24%) GCP
9 7 (0.21%) SLA
10 5 (0.15%) PA-DSS
11 4 (0.12%) Dublin Core
11 4 (0.12%) HL7
12 3 (0.091%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.091%) EMIR
12 3 (0.091%) MiFID
13 2 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (0.060%) MISRA
14 1 (0.030%) COBIT
14 1 (0.030%) WAI
System Software
1 329 (9.95%) Docker
2 53 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 38 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
4 32 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.45%) HDFS
5 15 (0.45%) vSphere
6 10 (0.30%) LXC
7 6 (0.18%) vCloud
7 6 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.12%) KVM
8 4 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
8 4 (0.12%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.12%) Xen
9 3 (0.091%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.030%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.030%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.030%) Squid
11 1 (0.030%) XenApp
11 1 (0.030%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 134 (4.05%) Puppet
2 126 (3.81%) Ansible
3 120 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (1.36%) Kubernetes
5 26 (0.79%) Kibana
6 23 (0.70%) OpenAM
7 20 (0.60%) logstash
8 19 (0.57%) MOM
8 19 (0.57%) OpenIDM
9 15 (0.45%) Terraform
10 14 (0.42%) Grafana
11 11 (0.33%) CloudHub
12 10 (0.30%) vRealize
13 9 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (0.24%) Nagios
14 8 (0.24%) Oozie
15 7 (0.21%) rkt
15 7 (0.21%) Salt
15 7 (0.21%) SCCM
15 7 (0.21%) yum
Vendors
1 380 (11.49%) Oracle
2 191 (5.78%) Microsoft
3 154 (4.66%) IBM
4 109 (3.30%) Google
5 92 (2.78%) MuleSoft
6 78 (2.36%) Adobe
7 73 (2.21%) SAP
8 70 (2.12%) VMware
9 69 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
10 51 (1.54%) hybris
11 49 (1.48%) Red Hat
12 48 (1.45%) Solace
13 46 (1.39%) Atlassian
14 42 (1.27%) ServiceNow
15 36 (1.09%) Apple
16 33 (1.00%) HP
16 33 (1.00%) Splunk
17 30 (0.91%) Apigee
18 28 (0.85%) Cloudera
18 28 (0.85%) Sitecore
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