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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 78 127 180
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +53
Contract jobs citing REST 1323 902 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.57% 1.74% 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.06% 6.50% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 602 417
Average daily rate £461 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £315 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £31.10 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.10 £36.00 £48.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.24%

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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 +49 1222 £475 +18.75% 427
London +29 664 £500 +17.64% 218
South East +72 185 £388 +1.63% 62
City of London +36 111 £525 +23.52% 37
East of England +38 90 £550 +29.41% 24
North West +6 84 £425 +17.64% 36
Yorkshire -16 65 £450 +18.03% 17
Scotland +39 63 £331 -19.20% 9
West Yorkshire -8 57 £530 +36.77% 12
Manchester +23 55 £425 +25.00% 18
South West +12 53 £375 -9.09% 21
Berkshire +32 48 £400 +4.91% 15
West Midlands +2 43 £450 +26.76% 31
Leeds -22 40 £483 +24.51% 10
Hampshire +2 39 £360 +5.10% 7
Edinburgh +17 36 £400 +11.88% 3
Reading +20 34 £400 +4.57% 6
Surrey +10 34 £425 -1.16% 13
Essex +22 32 £525 +141.37%
East Midlands -23 23 £375 -2.59% 16
Hertfordshire +15 22 £625 +25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +32 20 £500 +53.84% 9
Cambridgeshire +27 19 £368 +5.00% 14
Milton Keynes +20 19 £500 +53.84% 7
Wales -13 19 £450 -10.00% 5
Glasgow +17 18 £288 -36.11% 6
South Wales -14 18 £450 -9.54% 4
Cambridge +7 16 £375 +7.14% 14
Egham +2 16 £425 +3.03%
Bradford +21 15 £575 -

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1602 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
2 1482 (56.48%) Java
3 1012 (38.57%) TDD
4 961 (36.62%) Web Services
5 936 (35.67%) SOAP
6 899 (34.26%) JavaScript
7 846 (32.24%) HTML
8 731 (27.86%) Scrum
9 702 (26.75%) JSON
10 669 (25.50%) SQL
11 611 (23.29%) Git (software)
12 604 (23.02%) CSS
13 560 (21.34%) Spring
14 551 (21.00%) XML
15 498 (18.98%) BDD
16 460 (17.53%) Linux
17 459 (17.49%) C#
18 432 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
19 429 (16.35%) SOA
19 429 (16.35%) AngularJS
20 427 (16.27%) NoSQL
21 422 (16.08%) .NET
22 419 (15.97%) MVC
23 417 (15.89%) HTTP
24 416 (15.85%) HTML5
25 405 (15.43%) Unix
26 372 (14.18%) Finance
27 358 (13.64%) jQuery
28 356 (13.57%) MongoDB
29 350 (13.34%) SQL Server

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 327 (12.46%) Node.js
2 215 (8.19%) Tomcat
3 142 (5.41%) Apache
4 122 (4.65%) JBoss
5 89 (3.39%) WebSphere
6 76 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
7 68 (2.59%) WebLogic
8 63 (2.40%) Confluence
9 62 (2.36%) CMS
10 61 (2.32%) Jetty
11 59 (2.25%) SharePoint
12 47 (1.79%) IIS
13 39 (1.49%) Mule
14 31 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 26 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
16 22 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
17 21 (0.80%) Apache ServiceMix
18 19 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 19 (0.72%) Apache Solr
19 18 (0.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 46 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 25 (0.95%) Photoshop
3 23 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (0.27%) MS Office
7 6 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.038%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.038%) InDesign
8 1 (0.038%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.038%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (0.53%) SDL Web 8
2 13 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
3 12 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
4 9 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.27%) HFM
6 6 (0.23%) Maximo
6 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.19%) Magento
8 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.11%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.076%) BigMachines
10 2 (0.076%) OpenText Process Suite
10 2 (0.076%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.076%) Oracle HRMS
11 1 (0.038%) Eagle PACE
11 1 (0.038%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.038%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.038%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.038%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 211 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (2.59%) SaaS
4 39 (1.49%) GitHub
5 28 (1.07%) Force.com
6 25 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.80%) IaaS
9 18 (0.69%) Amazon S3
10 16 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
10 16 (0.61%) PaaS
11 13 (0.50%) Taleo
12 12 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
13 8 (0.30%) Office 365
14 6 (0.23%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.23%) Heroku
15 5 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.19%) Google App Engine
16 4 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 417 (15.89%) HTTP
2 116 (4.42%) Internet
3 95 (3.62%) TCP/IP
4 68 (2.59%) SSL
5 35 (1.33%) FTP
6 29 (1.11%) HTTPS
7 25 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (0.91%) X.509
9 23 (0.88%) 802.15
9 23 (0.88%) Bluetooth
9 23 (0.88%) LDAP
9 23 (0.88%) ZigBee
10 20 (0.76%) DNS
10 20 (0.76%) SSH
11 19 (0.72%) DVB
12 12 (0.46%) Kerberos
13 11 (0.42%) Firewall
14 10 (0.38%) WAN
15 9 (0.34%) DHCP
15 9 (0.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 427 (16.27%) NoSQL
2 356 (13.57%) MongoDB
3 350 (13.34%) SQL Server
4 263 (10.02%) Relational Database
5 213 (8.12%) MySQL
6 163 (6.21%) Apache Cassandra
7 132 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
8 87 (3.32%) Neo4j
9 68 (2.59%) Oracle Database
9 68 (2.59%) RDBMS
10 66 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
11 53 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
12 45 (1.71%) Big Data
13 38 (1.45%) GIS
14 35 (1.33%) Redis
15 32 (1.22%) Hadoop
15 32 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 31 (1.18%) DB2
17 26 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 24 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 611 (23.29%) Git (software)
2 342 (13.03%) Subversion
3 327 (12.46%) Maven
4 320 (12.20%) Jenkins
5 229 (8.73%) JUnit
6 228 (8.69%) Cucumber
7 214 (8.16%) Selenium
8 206 (7.85%) JIRA
9 196 (7.47%) Mockito
10 156 (5.95%) Gradle
11 142 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 118 (4.50%) Visual Studio
13 87 (3.32%) Eclipse
14 73 (2.78%) Jasmine
15 55 (2.10%) JMeter
16 50 (1.91%) Ant
17 49 (1.87%) SpecFlow
18 48 (1.83%) Grunt
19 45 (1.71%) SoapUI
20 44 (1.68%) Hudson
General
1 372 (14.18%) Finance
2 243 (9.26%) Banking
3 83 (3.16%) Retail
4 54 (2.06%) Games
5 46 (1.75%) Marketing
6 45 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 41 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 38 (1.45%) Publishing
9 30 (1.14%) Back Office
10 24 (0.91%) Front Office
11 18 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.61%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.46%) Billing
13 12 (0.46%) Legal
14 8 (0.30%) Advertising
14 8 (0.30%) Local Government
15 6 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.19%) Automotive
16 5 (0.19%) Interactive Media
16 5 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1949 (74.28%) Developer
2 842 (32.09%) Java Developer
3 329 (12.54%) Architect
4 297 (11.32%) Senior Developer
5 203 (7.74%) Senior Java Developer
6 195 (7.43%) Agile Developer
7 189 (7.20%) .NET Developer
8 166 (6.33%) JavaScript Developer
9 162 (6.17%) Agile Java Developer
10 133 (5.07%) Solutions Architect
11 123 (4.69%) C# Developer
12 115 (4.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 101 (3.85%) Android Developer
14 92 (3.51%) Technical Architect
15 88 (3.35%) Scala Developer
16 84 (3.20%) C# .NET Developer
17 81 (3.09%) SQL Developer
18 77 (2.93%) Python Developer
19 74 (2.82%) HTML Developer
20 73 (2.78%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 961 (36.62%) Web Services
2 936 (35.67%) SOAP
3 846 (32.24%) HTML
4 702 (26.75%) JSON
5 604 (23.02%) CSS
6 560 (21.34%) Spring
7 551 (21.00%) XML
8 429 (16.35%) AngularJS
9 422 (16.08%) .NET
10 416 (15.85%) HTML5
11 358 (13.64%) jQuery
12 281 (10.71%) Hibernate
13 252 (9.60%) RESTful
14 242 (9.22%) CSS3
15 227 (8.65%) Ajax
16 211 (8.04%) J2EE
17 186 (7.09%) WCF
18 175 (6.67%) JMS
19 161 (6.14%) ASP.NET
20 160 (6.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 187 (7.13%) User Experience
2 146 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 141 (5.37%) Mobile App
4 95 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 50 (1.91%) DataPower
6 42 (1.60%) Data Integration
7 37 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 23 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 22 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 21 (0.80%) Fintech
11 21 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
12 20 (0.76%) iPad
13 19 (0.72%) Internet of Things
13 19 (0.72%) Mathematics
14 18 (0.69%) Equities
15 17 (0.65%) DTV
16 16 (0.61%) MPEG
16 16 (0.61%) STB
16 16 (0.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 460 (17.53%) Linux
2 405 (15.43%) Unix
3 178 (6.78%) Windows
4 148 (5.64%) Android
5 129 (4.92%) Mac OS X
6 121 (4.61%) Apple iOS
7 32 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (1.03%) Windows Server
9 15 (0.57%) CentOS
10 13 (0.50%) Solaris
11 7 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.19%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.11%) AIX
14 3 (0.11%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.11%) SmartOS
15 2 (0.076%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.076%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.038%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1602 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
2 1012 (38.57%) TDD
3 731 (27.86%) Scrum
4 498 (18.98%) BDD
5 432 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
6 429 (16.35%) SOA
7 419 (15.97%) MVC
8 336 (12.80%) OO
9 317 (12.08%) Software Engineering
10 278 (10.59%) Unit Testing
11 267 (10.18%) Open Source
12 251 (9.57%) Pair Programming
13 209 (7.96%) SDLC
14 197 (7.51%) E-Commerce
15 192 (7.32%) Microservices
15 192 (7.32%) Responsive Web Design
16 158 (6.02%) Front End Development
17 151 (5.75%) Kanban
18 143 (5.45%) Web Development
19 139 (5.30%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1482 (56.48%) Java
2 899 (34.26%) JavaScript
3 669 (25.50%) SQL
4 459 (17.49%) C#
5 278 (10.59%) Python
6 239 (9.11%) Scala
7 217 (8.27%) Ruby
8 162 (6.17%) PHP
9 91 (3.47%) Groovy
10 86 (3.28%) C++
11 72 (2.74%) Perl
11 72 (2.74%) Shell Script
12 71 (2.71%) PL/SQL
13 66 (2.52%) Objective-C
14 61 (2.32%) C
15 54 (2.06%) T-SQL
16 53 (2.02%) Bash Shell
17 44 (1.68%) XPath
18 43 (1.64%) PowerShell
19 41 (1.56%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 162 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 136 (5.18%) Degree
3 115 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (0.72%) ISEB
6 18 (0.69%) ISTQB
7 17 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.30%) CCNP
8 8 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.15%) OCPJP
10 4 (0.15%) OCPJWCD
10 4 (0.15%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.15%) PMP
11 2 (0.076%) HND
11 2 (0.076%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.076%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.076%) PhD
11 2 (0.076%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.038%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (4.76%) QA
2 36 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 32 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 17 (0.65%) SLA
6 14 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.38%) WCAG
8 9 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.34%) HL7
8 9 (0.34%) SEPA
9 5 (0.19%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.11%) SDET
11 2 (0.076%) EMIR
11 2 (0.076%) MiFID
12 1 (0.038%) COBIT
12 1 (0.038%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 101 (3.85%) Docker
2 25 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.69%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.30%) Varnish
4 8 (0.30%) vSphere
5 6 (0.23%) KVM
6 4 (0.15%) iptables
6 4 (0.15%) LXC
7 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.11%) Btrfs
7 3 (0.11%) Firmware
7 3 (0.11%) NDS
7 3 (0.11%) Novell eDirectory
7 3 (0.11%) Snort
7 3 (0.11%) Squid
7 3 (0.11%) vCloud
8 2 (0.076%) Cygwin
8 2 (0.076%) HDFS
9 1 (0.038%) Xen
Systems Management
1 102 (3.89%) Puppet
2 70 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (1.18%) Graphite
4 28 (1.07%) Ansible
5 18 (0.69%) Control-M
6 17 (0.65%) Nagios
7 14 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (0.42%) Capistrano
9 8 (0.30%) Kubernetes
9 8 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (0.30%) yum
10 5 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.15%) Oozie
12 3 (0.11%) CFEngine
12 3 (0.11%) DBAmp
12 3 (0.11%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.11%) Jitterbit
12 3 (0.11%) Nessus
12 3 (0.11%) systemd
13 2 (0.076%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 305 (11.62%) Oracle
2 206 (7.85%) Microsoft
3 124 (4.73%) IBM
4 66 (2.52%) Google
5 61 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
6 46 (1.75%) VMware
7 44 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 43 (1.64%) Atlassian
9 37 (1.41%) SAP
10 36 (1.37%) Adobe
11 35 (1.33%) hybris
12 33 (1.26%) webMethods
13 32 (1.22%) ServiceNow
14 30 (1.14%) SOASTA, Inc
15 29 (1.11%) ESRI
16 26 (0.99%) WSO2
17 25 (0.95%) Sybase
18 22 (0.84%) TIBCO
19 18 (0.69%) HP
20 17 (0.65%) Sitecore
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