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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 69 110 140
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +30
Contract jobs citing REST 1622 1175 902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.04% 2.01% 1.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.21% 7.20% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 845 562
Median daily rate £450 £436 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% +9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 6
Median hourly rate £31.50 £50.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.23 £37.55 £26.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £65.18 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-29.09% +57.14%

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
15889 16310 15708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 27.96% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11016 11043 9971
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 289 217
Median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +31 1520 £450 +3.44% 382
London +36 892 £475 +5.55% 204
South East +45 230 £425 +4.87% 36
City of London +33 154 £450 - 54
West Midlands +34 96 £400 -2.43% 18
Yorkshire +21 82 £425 - 17
South West +6 72 £350 -17.64% 40
East of England -8 53 £388 -6.06% 18
North West +13 52 £350 -22.22% 33
Hampshire 0 47 £363 -9.37% 8
Scotland +34 46 £419 +13.17% 8
West Yorkshire +5 46 £463 +8.82% 15
Berkshire +17 41 £400 -6.97% 10
Leeds -4 40 £440 +2.92% 10
Croydon +14 38 £400 +14.28%
Manchester +13 35 £345 -14.81% 25
Oxfordshire +21 32 £525 +28.04% 6
Wales +21 32 £495 +10.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +28 29 £400 +14.28% 9
Edinburgh +28 27 £450 +4.04% 4
Shropshire 0 27 £415 -0.59% 1
Wiltshire +20 26 £345 -33.84% 2
West Sussex +12 26 £425 -12.59% 2
Surrey +3 26 £494 +27.41% 3
Telford +1 25 £415 -0.59% 1
East Midlands -3 25 £350 -6.66% 10
South Yorkshire +9 24 £425 +25.92% 1
Sheffield +7 23 £425 +25.92% 1
East Sussex +27 22 £400 +15.94% 2
Coventry +7 22 £430 - 3

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1927 (61.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1832 (58.25%) Java
3 1195 (38.00%) Web Services
4 1170 (37.20%) JavaScript
5 1123 (35.71%) HTML
6 1117 (35.52%) SOAP
7 952 (30.27%) CSS
8 940 (29.89%) JSON
9 933 (29.67%) TDD
10 920 (29.25%) Spring
11 896 (28.49%) Scrum
12 762 (24.23%) XML
13 710 (22.58%) HTML5
14 693 (22.03%) Git (software)
15 666 (21.18%) SQL
16 648 (20.60%) AngularJS
17 623 (19.81%) Continuous Integration
18 556 (17.68%) Linux
19 529 (16.82%) Open Source
20 510 (16.22%) MVC
21 504 (16.03%) Jenkins
22 471 (14.98%) BDD
22 471 (14.98%) CSS3
23 464 (14.75%) C#
24 438 (13.93%) JUnit
25 419 (13.32%) Oracle
26 417 (13.26%) HTTP
27 405 (12.88%) .NET
28 400 (12.72%) Maven
29 394 (12.53%) NoSQL

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
1 247 (7.85%) Tomcat
2 175 (5.56%) JBoss
3 141 (4.48%) Apache
4 137 (4.36%) Confluence
5 110 (3.50%) WebSphere
6 102 (3.24%) WebLogic
7 93 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
8 86 (2.73%) CMS
9 76 (2.42%) Apache Spark
10 71 (2.26%) SharePoint
11 69 (2.19%) Mule
12 56 (1.78%) Jetty
13 51 (1.62%) nginx
14 50 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 50 (1.59%) GeoServer
14 50 (1.59%) Mule ESB
15 46 (1.46%) IIS
16 37 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
17 35 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
18 25 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 78 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 15 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 11 (0.35%) MS Office
4 11 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
5 10 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.13%) MS Project
8 3 (0.095%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.064%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.032%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 31 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 25 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
4 18 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
6 10 (0.32%) SDL Web 8
7 8 (0.25%) Radian6
7 8 (0.25%) Social Studio
8 6 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
8 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.16%) Magento
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.064%) Exchequer
11 2 (0.064%) OpenText Process Suite
11 2 (0.064%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.064%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.064%) SAP hybris
12 1 (0.032%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 272 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (3.31%) GitHub
4 56 (1.78%) PaaS
5 52 (1.65%) SaaS
6 47 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (0.86%) Amazon S3
8 27 (0.86%) IaaS
9 26 (0.83%) Boomi
10 24 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
11 23 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
12 22 (0.70%) Heroku
13 21 (0.67%) Google Play
14 19 (0.60%) Google App Engine
15 17 (0.54%) Force.com
15 17 (0.54%) TestFlight
16 13 (0.41%) OpenShift
17 11 (0.35%) CloudBees
17 11 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 417 (13.26%) HTTP
2 90 (2.86%) LDAP
3 77 (2.45%) Internet
4 47 (1.49%) SSL
5 38 (1.21%) Network Security
6 29 (0.92%) DNS
7 21 (0.67%) TCP/IP
8 20 (0.64%) SSH
9 18 (0.57%) Firewall
9 18 (0.57%) FTP
9 18 (0.57%) HTTPS
10 16 (0.51%) SNMP
11 15 (0.48%) CTI
12 14 (0.45%) DVB
13 13 (0.41%) Kerberos
14 11 (0.35%) SAN
15 10 (0.32%) AMQP
15 10 (0.32%) VPN
16 7 (0.22%) DSL
17 6 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 394 (12.53%) NoSQL
2 364 (11.57%) MongoDB
3 305 (9.70%) MySQL
4 276 (8.78%) SQL Server
5 247 (7.85%) Relational Database
6 156 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
7 142 (4.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 132 (4.20%) Big Data
8 132 (4.20%) Hadoop
9 121 (3.85%) Oracle Database
10 74 (2.35%) Neo4j
11 63 (2.00%) RDBMS
12 55 (1.75%) GIS
13 52 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
14 42 (1.34%) Apache Hive
15 35 (1.11%) CouchDB
16 34 (1.08%) HBase
17 31 (0.99%) Redis
18 28 (0.89%) Impala
19 27 (0.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 693 (22.03%) Git (software)
2 504 (16.03%) Jenkins
3 438 (13.93%) JUnit
4 400 (12.72%) Maven
5 327 (10.40%) JIRA
6 299 (9.51%) Subversion
7 261 (8.30%) Cucumber
8 216 (6.87%) Selenium
9 206 (6.55%) Gradle
10 170 (5.41%) Mockito
11 129 (4.10%) Eclipse
12 93 (2.96%) Grunt
13 89 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
14 88 (2.80%) gulp
15 86 (2.73%) Visual Studio
16 81 (2.58%) SoapUI
17 78 (2.48%) Ant
18 75 (2.38%) IntelliJ
19 71 (2.26%) Jasmine
19 71 (2.26%) TeamCity
General
1 382 (12.15%) Finance
2 230 (7.31%) Banking
3 118 (3.75%) Retail
4 113 (3.59%) Marketing
5 77 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 54 (1.72%) Publishing
7 43 (1.37%) Games
8 41 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 33 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 29 (0.92%) Front Office
11 27 (0.86%) Electronics
12 24 (0.76%) Advertising
13 18 (0.57%) Legal
14 16 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.41%) Law
16 11 (0.35%) Automotive
17 10 (0.32%) Back Office
18 9 (0.29%) Financial Institution
19 8 (0.25%) Billing
20 7 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2244 (71.35%) Developer
2 972 (30.91%) Java Developer
3 383 (12.18%) Architect
4 343 (10.91%) Senior Developer
5 205 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
6 194 (6.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 189 (6.01%) Agile Developer
8 174 (5.53%) Senior Java Developer
9 169 (5.37%) Scala Developer
10 157 (4.99%) C# Developer
11 155 (4.93%) .NET Developer
12 141 (4.48%) Agile Java Developer
13 116 (3.69%) Technical Architect
14 115 (3.66%) Lead Developer
15 109 (3.47%) Angular Developer
16 103 (3.28%) Java Scala Developer
17 98 (3.12%) Full Stack Developer
18 97 (3.08%) Android Developer
18 97 (3.08%) Web Developer
19 96 (3.05%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1195 (38.00%) Web Services
2 1123 (35.71%) HTML
3 1117 (35.52%) SOAP
4 952 (30.27%) CSS
5 940 (29.89%) JSON
6 920 (29.25%) Spring
7 762 (24.23%) XML
8 710 (22.58%) HTML5
9 648 (20.60%) AngularJS
10 471 (14.98%) CSS3
11 405 (12.88%) .NET
12 354 (11.26%) jQuery
12 354 (11.26%) Node.js
13 331 (10.52%) Hibernate
14 329 (10.46%) RESTful
15 317 (10.08%) Ajax
16 280 (8.90%) J2EE
17 230 (7.31%) Play Framework
18 220 (7.00%) Spring MVC
19 185 (5.88%) React
Miscellaneous
1 241 (7.66%) User Experience
2 179 (5.69%) Mobile App
3 137 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 127 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 91 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (1.59%) Algorithms
6 50 (1.59%) Data Structures
7 39 (1.24%) Data Integration
8 32 (1.02%) Digital Media
9 30 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 26 (0.83%) DataPower
10 26 (0.83%) iPad
11 25 (0.79%) NHS
12 22 (0.70%) Fintech
13 21 (0.67%) Management Information System
14 20 (0.64%) STB
15 19 (0.60%) iPhone
16 18 (0.57%) Private Cloud
16 18 (0.57%) Public Cloud
16 18 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 556 (17.68%) Linux
2 222 (7.06%) Unix
3 161 (5.12%) Android
4 154 (4.90%) Windows
5 136 (4.32%) Apple iOS
6 45 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (0.92%) Windows Server
8 28 (0.89%) CentOS
9 25 (0.79%) Mac OS X
10 15 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 14 (0.45%) Solaris
11 14 (0.45%) Windows Phone
12 7 (0.22%) Mesosphere
12 7 (0.22%) VxWorks
12 7 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (0.095%) AIX
16 2 (0.064%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1927 (61.27%) Agile Software Development
2 933 (29.67%) TDD
3 896 (28.49%) Scrum
4 623 (19.81%) Continuous Integration
5 529 (16.82%) Open Source
6 510 (16.22%) MVC
7 471 (14.98%) BDD
8 361 (11.48%) SOA
9 339 (10.78%) Microservices
10 327 (10.40%) OO
11 307 (9.76%) Software Engineering
11 307 (9.76%) Web Development
12 266 (8.46%) Front End Development
13 265 (8.43%) Automated Testing
14 223 (7.09%) Unit Testing
15 214 (6.80%) Kanban
16 208 (6.61%) DevOps
17 195 (6.20%) High Availability
18 190 (6.04%) Configuration Management
19 187 (5.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1832 (58.25%) Java
2 1170 (37.20%) JavaScript
3 666 (21.18%) SQL
4 464 (14.75%) C#
5 389 (12.37%) Scala
6 337 (10.72%) Python
7 288 (9.16%) Ruby
8 162 (5.15%) PHP
9 124 (3.94%) Groovy
10 94 (2.99%) C++
11 86 (2.73%) Objective-C
12 78 (2.48%) T-SQL
13 73 (2.32%) C
14 68 (2.16%) ES6
15 50 (1.59%) Apple Swift
16 47 (1.49%) Perl
16 47 (1.49%) PowerShell
17 43 (1.37%) PL/SQL
18 40 (1.27%) Bash Shell
19 39 (1.24%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 223 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 209 (6.65%) Degree
3 147 (4.67%) SC Cleared
4 34 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (0.89%) ISEB
6 25 (0.79%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.67%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.45%) CCNP
10 13 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.35%) MCSE
12 8 (0.25%) MCSA
12 8 (0.25%) MCSD
12 8 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.13%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.13%) VCAP
13 4 (0.13%) VCP6
14 3 (0.095%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (4.83%) QA
2 28 (0.89%) WCAG
3 27 (0.86%) HL7
4 25 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
5 19 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.29%) SLA
8 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.22%) SDET
9 4 (0.13%) FATCA
9 4 (0.13%) GCP
10 2 (0.064%) COBIT
10 2 (0.064%) MISRA
10 2 (0.064%) SEPA
11 1 (0.032%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 261 (8.30%) Docker
2 70 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 62 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.02%) Xen
5 16 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.51%) vSphere
6 13 (0.41%) HDFS
7 10 (0.32%) KVM
8 9 (0.29%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.25%) vCloud
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.19%) Platform Symphony
11 5 (0.16%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.16%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.095%) NFS
12 3 (0.095%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.064%) SpamAssassin
13 2 (0.064%) Squid
Systems Management
1 103 (3.28%) Puppet
2 81 (2.58%) Ansible
3 60 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (1.49%) Kubernetes
5 32 (1.02%) OpenAM
6 25 (0.79%) OpenIDM
7 24 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (0.60%) Kibana
8 19 (0.60%) logstash
9 17 (0.54%) Nagios
10 13 (0.41%) SCCM
11 10 (0.32%) Grafana
11 10 (0.32%) vRealize
12 9 (0.29%) StatsD
12 9 (0.29%) yum
13 8 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
14 7 (0.22%) CloudHub
15 6 (0.19%) Data Guard
15 6 (0.19%) Graphite
15 6 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 419 (13.32%) Oracle
2 257 (8.17%) Microsoft
3 177 (5.63%) Google
4 142 (4.52%) IBM
5 108 (3.43%) VMware
6 70 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
7 69 (2.19%) SAP
8 64 (2.03%) Adobe
9 49 (1.56%) ESRI
9 49 (1.56%) ServiceNow
10 45 (1.43%) Red Hat
11 42 (1.34%) MuleSoft
12 40 (1.27%) webMethods
13 38 (1.21%) Atlassian
14 36 (1.14%) TIBCO
15 35 (1.11%) ForgeRock
16 33 (1.05%) Informatica
17 31 (0.99%) Citrix
18 28 (0.89%) Apple
19 24 (0.76%) Dell
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £465 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £370 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day TBC
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £375.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
IT Talent Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Suffolk
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £185 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago