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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 68 117 153
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +36
Contract jobs citing REST 1617 1038 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.02% 1.85% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.61% 6.73% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 708 548
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.01% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 4
Median hourly rate £31.14 £55.00 £38.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.39% +44.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.23 £25.20 £31.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £96.68 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.59 £55.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-42.57% +29.41%

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
15246 15434 14997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.51% 27.49% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10737 10309 9776
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 222 219
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.40 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +54 1532 £450 +9.09% 381
London +47 768 £475 +11.76% 204
South East +65 297 £475 +18.75% 45
City of London +41 140 £450 +5.88% 50
East of England +26 96 £400 -0.31% 20
South West +16 95 £450 +9.09% 37
West Midlands +38 89 £415 -2.35% 20
North West +13 89 £425 +6.25% 29
West Sussex +31 68 £475 +46.15% 4
Scotland +18 58 £425 +13.33% 8
Yorkshire +28 57 £425 +13.33% 12
Edinburgh +47 51 £500 +5.26% 2
Surrey +14 44 £525 +23.52% 8
Manchester -4 41 £400 - 18
Worthing - 41 £468 -
Hampshire +10 38 £363 -9.37% 11
Wiltshire +25 37 £563 +7.86% 2
West Yorkshire +23 37 £450 +5.88% 8
Berkshire +13 36 £471 +9.41% 11
Leeds +14 34 £450 +5.88% 7
Cambridgeshire +34 33 £400 +6.66% 11
Cheshire +10 29 £475 +18.75% 4
Essex +6 29 £230 -44.24%
Shropshire -8 29 £415 -0.59% 1
Oxfordshire +23 27 £500 +19.04% 3
Telford -10 27 £415 -0.59% 1
Croydon +8 26 £411 - 1
East Midlands +4 24 £463 +8.82% 8
Cambridge +32 23 £400 +11.88% 9
East Sussex +22 23 £450 - 3

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1889 (61.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1832 (60.07%) Java
3 1144 (37.51%) Web Services
4 1070 (35.08%) SOAP
5 1011 (33.15%) HTML
6 1008 (33.05%) JavaScript
7 993 (32.56%) TDD
8 903 (29.61%) Scrum
9 895 (29.34%) JSON
10 855 (28.03%) Spring
11 799 (26.20%) CSS
12 764 (25.05%) XML
13 683 (22.39%) Git (software)
14 665 (21.80%) Continuous Integration
15 654 (21.44%) HTML5
16 653 (21.41%) SQL
17 560 (18.36%) Linux
18 549 (18.00%) AngularJS
19 532 (17.44%) Open Source
20 502 (16.46%) HTTP
21 489 (16.03%) Jenkins
22 465 (15.25%) C#
23 461 (15.11%) NoSQL
24 442 (14.49%) JUnit
24 442 (14.49%) Maven
25 438 (14.36%) SOA
26 436 (14.30%) CSS3
27 430 (14.10%) Oracle
28 425 (13.93%) BDD
29 423 (13.87%) MVC

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
1 234 (7.67%) Tomcat
2 160 (5.25%) Apache
3 154 (5.05%) JBoss
4 129 (4.23%) Confluence
5 106 (3.48%) WebLogic
6 93 (3.05%) CMS
7 89 (2.92%) WebSphere
8 80 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
8 80 (2.62%) Jetty
9 68 (2.23%) Apache Spark
10 67 (2.20%) Mule
11 63 (2.07%) GeoServer
12 50 (1.64%) nginx
13 48 (1.57%) IIS
14 46 (1.51%) SharePoint
15 42 (1.38%) Oracle Service Bus
16 38 (1.25%) MQSeries
16 38 (1.25%) Mule ESB
17 25 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 24 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 74 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 15 (0.49%) MS Office
4 13 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
6 10 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.23%) Gliffy
8 4 (0.13%) MS Project
9 3 (0.098%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.066%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.033%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 31 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
3 18 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
5 15 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.33%) SDL Web 8
7 6 (0.20%) Magento
7 6 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.098%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 3 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.098%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.066%) BigMachines
9 2 (0.066%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.066%) Exchequer
9 2 (0.066%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.066%) Revive Adserver
9 2 (0.066%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.033%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.033%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 216 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (2.52%) GitHub
4 50 (1.64%) SaaS
5 44 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
7 28 (0.92%) Google App Engine
8 27 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (0.89%) PaaS
9 26 (0.85%) Boomi
10 23 (0.75%) Amazon S3
11 21 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
12 20 (0.66%) Force.com
12 20 (0.66%) Google Play
13 12 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (0.36%) TestFlight
15 9 (0.30%) Heroku
15 9 (0.30%) Office 365
16 8 (0.26%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 502 (16.46%) HTTP
2 81 (2.66%) Internet
3 74 (2.43%) SSL
4 66 (2.16%) LDAP
5 44 (1.44%) TCP/IP
6 37 (1.21%) FTP
7 31 (1.02%) DNS
7 31 (1.02%) HTTPS
8 26 (0.85%) Network Security
9 25 (0.82%) DVB
10 17 (0.56%) WinSCP
11 16 (0.52%) SSH
12 15 (0.49%) SNMP
13 13 (0.43%) Firewall
14 10 (0.33%) VPN
15 8 (0.26%) Kerberos
15 8 (0.26%) SAN
15 8 (0.26%) Wireshark
16 7 (0.23%) Intranet
17 6 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 461 (15.11%) NoSQL
2 374 (12.26%) MongoDB
3 273 (8.95%) MySQL
4 272 (8.92%) SQL Server
5 270 (8.85%) Relational Database
6 188 (6.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 154 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
8 119 (3.90%) Oracle Database
9 110 (3.61%) Hadoop
10 107 (3.51%) Big Data
11 97 (3.18%) Neo4j
12 73 (2.39%) RDBMS
13 61 (2.00%) GIS
14 44 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
15 37 (1.21%) Apache Hive
16 33 (1.08%) Redis
17 28 (0.92%) Impala
18 27 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 26 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 23 (0.75%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 683 (22.39%) Git (software)
2 489 (16.03%) Jenkins
3 442 (14.49%) JUnit
3 442 (14.49%) Maven
4 344 (11.28%) Subversion
5 295 (9.67%) JIRA
6 237 (7.77%) Cucumber
7 230 (7.54%) Selenium
8 218 (7.15%) Gradle
9 201 (6.59%) Mockito
10 129 (4.23%) Eclipse
11 88 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 85 (2.79%) Visual Studio
13 80 (2.62%) Ant
13 80 (2.62%) SoapUI
14 77 (2.52%) Hudson
15 75 (2.46%) Grunt
16 62 (2.03%) JBehave
17 56 (1.84%) TeamCity
18 52 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 402 (13.18%) Finance
2 299 (9.80%) Banking
3 112 (3.67%) Retail
4 90 (2.95%) Marketing
5 63 (2.07%) Investment Banking
6 57 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 39 (1.28%) Games
8 36 (1.18%) Publishing
9 27 (0.89%) Front Office
10 25 (0.82%) Legal
10 25 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 21 (0.69%) Advertising
12 18 (0.59%) Electronics
13 17 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.49%) Back Office
15 10 (0.33%) Automotive
16 8 (0.26%) Billing
17 7 (0.23%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.23%) Law
17 7 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2235 (73.28%) Developer
2 992 (32.52%) Java Developer
3 370 (12.13%) Architect
4 337 (11.05%) Senior Developer
5 235 (7.70%) Agile Developer
6 206 (6.75%) Senior Java Developer
7 191 (6.26%) Scala Developer
8 187 (6.13%) Agile Java Developer
9 155 (5.08%) JavaScript Developer
10 141 (4.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 141 (4.62%) Technical Architect
11 138 (4.52%) .NET Developer
12 134 (4.39%) C# Developer
13 106 (3.48%) Lead Developer
14 103 (3.38%) Java Scala Developer
15 98 (3.21%) Android Developer
16 88 (2.89%) Software Developer
16 88 (2.89%) Web Developer
17 86 (2.82%) Angular Developer
18 82 (2.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1144 (37.51%) Web Services
2 1070 (35.08%) SOAP
3 1011 (33.15%) HTML
4 895 (29.34%) JSON
5 855 (28.03%) Spring
6 799 (26.20%) CSS
7 764 (25.05%) XML
8 654 (21.44%) HTML5
9 549 (18.00%) AngularJS
10 436 (14.30%) CSS3
11 385 (12.62%) .NET
12 334 (10.95%) RESTful
13 314 (10.30%) Ajax
14 296 (9.70%) Hibernate
15 292 (9.57%) Node.js
16 291 (9.54%) jQuery
17 244 (8.00%) J2EE
18 222 (7.28%) Play Framework
19 221 (7.25%) Middleware
20 185 (6.07%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 206 (6.75%) User Experience
2 181 (5.93%) Mobile App
3 140 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 121 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 86 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 63 (2.07%) Data Structures
7 51 (1.67%) DataPower
8 49 (1.61%) Algorithms
9 39 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 38 (1.25%) Data Integration
11 35 (1.15%) iPad
12 31 (1.02%) STB
13 26 (0.85%) Digital Media
13 26 (0.85%) Digital TV
14 25 (0.82%) Virtual Team
15 24 (0.79%) MPEG
16 23 (0.75%) Derivative
16 23 (0.75%) NHS
17 22 (0.72%) Fintech
18 19 (0.62%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 560 (18.36%) Linux
2 301 (9.87%) Unix
3 173 (5.67%) Windows
4 152 (4.98%) Android
5 121 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 70 (2.30%) Mac OS X
7 39 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (1.25%) Windows Server
9 22 (0.72%) CentOS
10 15 (0.49%) Windows Phone
11 11 (0.36%) Solaris
12 8 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.23%) VxWorks
13 7 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X Server
16 4 (0.13%) Mesosphere
17 3 (0.098%) AIX
18 2 (0.066%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1889 (61.93%) Agile Software Development
2 993 (32.56%) TDD
3 903 (29.61%) Scrum
4 665 (21.80%) Continuous Integration
5 532 (17.44%) Open Source
6 438 (14.36%) SOA
7 425 (13.93%) BDD
8 423 (13.87%) MVC
9 333 (10.92%) OO
10 320 (10.49%) Microservices
11 310 (10.16%) Software Engineering
12 298 (9.77%) Web Development
13 237 (7.77%) Automated Testing
13 237 (7.77%) SDLC
14 231 (7.57%) Responsive Web Design
15 229 (7.51%) Pair Programming
16 216 (7.08%) Unit Testing
17 213 (6.98%) High Availability
18 201 (6.59%) Kanban
19 199 (6.52%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1832 (60.07%) Java
2 1008 (33.05%) JavaScript
3 653 (21.41%) SQL
4 465 (15.25%) C#
5 389 (12.75%) Scala
6 343 (11.25%) Python
7 271 (8.89%) Ruby
8 155 (5.08%) PHP
9 109 (3.57%) Groovy
10 98 (3.21%) C++
11 76 (2.49%) C
12 75 (2.46%) T-SQL
13 71 (2.33%) Objective-C
14 62 (2.03%) PL/SQL
15 52 (1.70%) Perl
16 50 (1.64%) Apex Code
17 43 (1.41%) Bash Shell
18 40 (1.31%) Apple Swift
19 38 (1.25%) PowerShell
20 34 (1.11%) ES6
Qualifications
1 217 (7.11%) Security Cleared
2 194 (6.36%) Degree
3 146 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 30 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 22 (0.72%) ISEB
5 22 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 14 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (0.36%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.30%) MCSD
10 8 (0.26%) BC Cleared
10 8 (0.26%) MCSA
10 8 (0.26%) MCSE
11 7 (0.23%) CCNP
11 7 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.13%) VCAP
13 4 (0.13%) VCP6
14 3 (0.098%) MCITP
14 3 (0.098%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (4.59%) QA
2 37 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 36 (1.18%) HL7
4 26 (0.85%) WCAG
5 19 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.46%) SEPA
8 10 (0.33%) SLA
9 7 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.098%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.066%) COBIT
12 2 (0.066%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.066%) SDET
13 1 (0.033%) FATCA
13 1 (0.033%) GCP
System Software
1 211 (6.92%) Docker
2 63 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (1.67%) Active Directory
4 30 (0.98%) Xen
5 11 (0.36%) vSphere
6 10 (0.33%) HDFS
7 9 (0.30%) KVM
8 8 (0.26%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.26%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.20%) Platform Symphony
10 6 (0.20%) vCloud
11 5 (0.16%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.098%) NFS
12 3 (0.098%) Squid
12 3 (0.098%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.066%) FreeRADIUS
13 2 (0.066%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 103 (3.38%) Puppet
2 60 (1.97%) Ansible
3 57 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (1.18%) Kubernetes
5 25 (0.82%) Nagios
6 24 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 22 (0.72%) OpenAM
8 18 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (0.49%) OpenIDM
10 14 (0.46%) Graphite
10 14 (0.46%) Kibana
10 14 (0.46%) logstash
11 12 (0.39%) SCCM
12 9 (0.30%) Capistrano
13 8 (0.26%) yum
14 7 (0.23%) vRealize
15 6 (0.20%) CloudHub
15 6 (0.20%) Data Guard
16 5 (0.16%) Control-M
16 5 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 430 (14.10%) Oracle
2 283 (9.28%) Microsoft
3 203 (6.66%) Google
4 159 (5.21%) IBM
5 105 (3.44%) VMware
6 66 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
7 58 (1.90%) SAP
8 53 (1.74%) ESRI
9 52 (1.70%) Atlassian
10 50 (1.64%) Red Hat
11 47 (1.54%) webMethods
12 45 (1.48%) ServiceNow
13 42 (1.38%) TIBCO
14 37 (1.21%) Adobe
15 32 (1.05%) WSO2
16 30 (0.98%) Citrix
17 26 (0.85%) HP
17 26 (0.85%) MuleSoft
18 24 (0.79%) Dell
19 23 (0.75%) Informatica
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Source Technology
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £680 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxfordshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Skilliantech Limited
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
83Zero
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day TBC
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day Initial contract until December 2016
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago