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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 114 158 235
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +77
Contract jobs citing REST 1045 726 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.41% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.62% 4.86% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 455 278
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.50 £25.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £53.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £31.27
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +43.90%

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
15790 14953 15025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.03% 28.97% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10476 9711 8996
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 275 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +20 913 £400 +3.22% 316
London +26 489 £425 +3.65% 135
South East +28 137 £350 +6.06% 58
City of London +25 109 £415 -3.76% 48
East of England +42 90 £450 +24.13% 18
Wales +27 68 £386 +5.10% 3
North East - 48 £365 - 4
Essex +22 47 £475 +5.55% 4
Scotland +28 46 £415 +3.75% 8
Yorkshire -13 42 £428 +42.50% 14
West Wales - 40 £350 -
Swansea - 39 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 38 £375 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 38 £375 - 4
Hertfordshire +10 36 £405 -15.84% 8
Berkshire +7 35 £330 -5.71% 13
North West -18 35 £375 -5.06% 45
West Yorkshire +6 34 £430 +43.33% 12
Surrey +10 33 £375 +19.04% 12
Leeds +7 29 £430 +43.33% 9
South Wales +8 25 £393 +6.80% 3
Hampshire +1 25 £344 -14.06% 15
South West -34 23 £325 -7.14% 22
Glasgow +12 20 £613 +22.50% 5
East Midlands +4 20 £455 +25.37% 8
West Midlands -16 20 £444 +26.78% 11
Manchester -5 19 £375 -16.66% 24
Cardiff +10 18 £400 +0.62% 3
Northamptonshire - 15 £467 -
Kent +13 14 £350 - 8

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 944 (51.42%) Java
2 932 (50.76%) Agile Software Development
3 800 (43.57%) HTML
4 751 (40.90%) JavaScript
5 714 (38.89%) Web Services
6 706 (38.45%) XML
7 653 (35.57%) SOAP
8 562 (30.61%) JSON
9 556 (30.28%) CSS
10 545 (29.68%) TDD
11 490 (26.69%) Scrum
12 459 (25.00%) SQL
13 446 (24.29%) MVC
14 408 (22.22%) Spring
15 392 (21.35%) .NET
16 381 (20.75%) C#
17 359 (19.55%) HTML5
18 343 (18.68%) jQuery
19 314 (17.10%) OO
19 314 (17.10%) HTTP
20 301 (16.39%) Linux
21 282 (15.36%) Ajax
22 274 (14.92%) Git (software)
23 273 (14.87%) BDD
24 270 (14.71%) SOA
25 257 (14.00%) Oracle
26 251 (13.67%) SQL Server
27 249 (13.56%) MySQL
28 244 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
29 243 (13.24%) Subversion

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 142 (7.73%) Tomcat
2 124 (6.75%) Apache
3 96 (5.23%) JBoss
4 89 (4.85%) CMS
5 84 (4.58%) Node.js
6 81 (4.41%) WebSphere
7 53 (2.89%) SharePoint
8 45 (2.45%) WebLogic
9 37 (2.02%) IIS
10 25 (1.36%) Drupal
11 24 (1.31%) Jetty
12 22 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 21 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
14 19 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
14 19 (1.03%) FileNet
15 17 (0.93%) Mule
15 17 (0.93%) WebSphere Process Server
16 16 (0.87%) ArcGIS
16 16 (0.87%) Apache Solr
16 16 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 53 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.47%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.76%) InfoPath
4 7 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.33%) MS Office
6 5 (0.27%) Final Cut Pro
7 4 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
8 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.054%) Blender
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.33%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 5 (0.27%) Magento
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.22%) Summit
6 4 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.054%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.054%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.054%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.054%) Zen Cart
9 1 (0.054%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.054%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.054%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.054%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (1.74%) GitHub
4 20 (1.09%) Office 365
5 15 (0.82%) Force.com
6 14 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.60%) SaaS
8 11 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.44%) Heroku
10 6 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.33%) PaaS
10 6 (0.33%) IaaS
11 5 (0.27%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.11%) ElastiCache
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.054%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.054%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 314 (17.10%) HTTP
2 92 (5.01%) Internet
3 55 (3.00%) SSL
4 32 (1.74%) LDAP
5 22 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 21 (1.14%) AMQP
6 21 (1.14%) Firewall
7 16 (0.87%) DNS
8 14 (0.76%) FTP
9 11 (0.60%) HTTPS
10 9 (0.49%) Extranet
11 8 (0.44%) Intranet
11 8 (0.44%) VoIP
12 6 (0.33%) Asterisk PBX
13 5 (0.27%) NAS
13 5 (0.27%) 4G
13 5 (0.27%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.27%) PBX
13 5 (0.27%) 3G
13 5 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 249 (13.56%) MySQL
3 217 (11.82%) Relational Database
4 215 (11.71%) MongoDB
5 151 (8.22%) NoSQL
6 79 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
7 73 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
8 72 (3.92%) Neo4j
9 60 (3.27%) RDBMS
10 59 (3.21%) Oracle Database
11 55 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 37 (2.02%) Redis
13 33 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 30 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
15 29 (1.58%) SQLite
16 27 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
17 23 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 22 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 19 (1.03%) Big Data
19 19 (1.03%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 274 (14.92%) Git (software)
2 243 (13.24%) Subversion
3 192 (10.46%) Maven
4 155 (8.44%) Selenium
5 153 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 138 (7.52%) JUnit
7 123 (6.70%) Eclipse
8 105 (5.72%) Visual Studio
9 97 (5.28%) Cucumber
10 96 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 93 (5.07%) JIRA
12 84 (4.58%) Ant
13 57 (3.10%) SpecFlow
14 54 (2.94%) NUnit
15 53 (2.89%) WebDriver
16 52 (2.83%) SoapUI
17 47 (2.56%) Jasmine
18 42 (2.29%) IntelliJ
19 40 (2.18%) Hudson
20 32 (1.74%) Mockito
General
1 200 (10.89%) Finance
2 104 (5.66%) Banking
3 64 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 44 (2.40%) Marketing
4 44 (2.40%) Retail
5 40 (2.18%) Games
6 36 (1.96%) Front Office
7 28 (1.53%) Publishing
8 23 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.60%) Billing
11 11 (0.60%) Legal
12 10 (0.54%) Back Office
13 9 (0.49%) Advertising
14 7 (0.38%) Law
15 6 (0.33%) Electronics
15 6 (0.33%) German Language
16 5 (0.27%) French Language
17 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1320 (71.90%) Developer
2 441 (24.02%) Java Developer
3 179 (9.75%) Architect
4 160 (8.71%) Senior Developer
5 138 (7.52%) .NET Developer
6 94 (5.12%) Web Developer
7 75 (4.08%) Software Engineer
7 75 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
8 71 (3.87%) C# Developer
9 70 (3.81%) Technical Architect
10 68 (3.70%) Lead Developer
11 63 (3.43%) Front-End Developer
12 55 (3.00%) Analyst
13 54 (2.94%) PHP Developer
14 52 (2.83%) C# .NET Developer
14 52 (2.83%) JavaScript Developer
15 50 (2.72%) Mobile Developer
16 49 (2.67%) Android Developer
17 48 (2.61%) Tester
18 45 (2.45%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 800 (43.57%) HTML
2 714 (38.89%) Web Services
3 706 (38.45%) XML
4 653 (35.57%) SOAP
5 562 (30.61%) JSON
6 556 (30.28%) CSS
7 408 (22.22%) Spring
8 392 (21.35%) .NET
9 359 (19.55%) HTML5
10 343 (18.68%) jQuery
11 282 (15.36%) Ajax
12 234 (12.75%) Hibernate
13 227 (12.36%) CSS3
14 217 (11.82%) ASP.NET
15 197 (10.73%) J2EE
16 196 (10.68%) AngularJS
17 159 (8.66%) WCF
18 134 (7.30%) JMS
19 131 (7.14%) Spring MVC
20 130 (7.08%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 210 (11.44%) Open Source
2 161 (8.77%) User Experience
3 143 (7.79%) Mobile App
4 88 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
5 75 (4.08%) Computer Science
6 44 (2.40%) Visualisation
7 38 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (1.85%) N-Tier
9 22 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.20%) Data Integration
9 22 (1.20%) Algorithms
10 19 (1.03%) Social Media
10 19 (1.03%) Derivative
10 19 (1.03%) Management Information System
11 17 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
12 16 (0.87%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.76%) GIS
13 14 (0.76%) iPhone
13 14 (0.76%) Mathematics
14 12 (0.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 301 (16.39%) Linux
2 237 (12.91%) UNIX
3 112 (6.10%) Android
4 111 (6.05%) Apple iOS
5 104 (5.66%) Mac OS X
6 100 (5.45%) Windows
7 18 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.65%) Windows Phone
9 9 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.49%) Solaris
10 8 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.44%) CentOS
11 7 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.27%) HPUX
13 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.16%) Debian
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.054%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.054%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 932 (50.76%) Agile Software Development
2 545 (29.68%) TDD
3 490 (26.69%) Scrum
4 446 (24.29%) MVC
5 314 (17.10%) OO
6 273 (14.87%) BDD
7 270 (14.71%) SOA
8 244 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
9 175 (9.53%) Unit Testing
10 169 (9.20%) Configuration Management
10 169 (9.20%) Software Engineering
11 162 (8.82%) Web Development
12 130 (7.08%) Responsive Web Design
13 123 (6.70%) OOP
14 118 (6.43%) Web Design
15 105 (5.72%) E-Commerce
16 94 (5.12%) Kanban
17 84 (4.58%) Automated Testing
18 78 (4.25%) UML
19 73 (3.98%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 944 (51.42%) Java
2 751 (40.90%) JavaScript
3 459 (25.00%) SQL
4 381 (20.75%) C#
5 168 (9.15%) Ruby
6 155 (8.44%) PHP
7 122 (6.64%) Scala
8 117 (6.37%) Python
9 61 (3.32%) T-SQL
10 52 (2.83%) C++
11 49 (2.67%) PL/SQL
12 46 (2.51%) Objective-C
13 36 (1.96%) C
14 33 (1.80%) Perl
14 33 (1.80%) Bash Shell
14 33 (1.80%) Groovy
15 32 (1.74%) PowerShell
15 32 (1.74%) XPath
16 31 (1.69%) VB.NET
16 31 (1.69%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 113 (6.15%) Degree
2 90 (4.90%) Security Cleared
3 44 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.03%) ISEB
5 11 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (0.49%) Sun Certification
7 8 (0.44%) BC Cleared
8 7 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.11%) MCTS
11 2 (0.11%) MCITP
12 1 (0.054%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.054%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.054%) CITP
12 1 (0.054%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.054%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (6.54%) QA
2 11 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.44%) COBIT
4 4 (0.22%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) SLA
6 1 (0.054%) HL7
6 1 (0.054%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (0.76%) KVM
2 11 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.16%) vCloud
4 2 (0.11%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.11%) HDFS
5 1 (0.054%) RHEV
5 1 (0.054%) Docker
5 1 (0.054%) vSphere
5 1 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.054%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.054%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.054%) NFS
Systems Management
1 54 (2.94%) Puppet
2 36 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.76%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.44%) Ansible
5 8 (0.44%) Hyperic
6 7 (0.38%) YUM
7 6 (0.33%) Nagios
8 5 (0.27%) Capistrano
9 4 (0.22%) SCOM
9 4 (0.22%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.22%) CA LISA
10 3 (0.16%) Control-M
11 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.11%) MOM
12 1 (0.054%) Salt
12 1 (0.054%) logstash
12 1 (0.054%) StatsD
12 1 (0.054%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.054%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 257 (14.00%) Oracle
2 129 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 83 (4.52%) IBM
4 80 (4.36%) Google
5 58 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
6 40 (2.18%) SAP
7 39 (2.12%) Adobe
8 37 (2.02%) Facebook
8 37 (2.02%) Twitter
9 29 (1.58%) HP
10 21 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 21 (1.14%) TIBCO
11 17 (0.93%) ServiceNow
11 17 (0.93%) Zend
11 17 (0.93%) Software AG
11 17 (0.93%) Telerik
12 15 (0.82%) Xamarin
12 15 (0.82%) Apple
13 14 (0.76%) FatWire
13 14 (0.76%) Sitecore
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Riding
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £420 - £480 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salt
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Annapurna
Rate: £345 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £425 - £460 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago