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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 117 144 227
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +83
Contract jobs citing REST 960 720 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.41% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.52% 5.11% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 483 289
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £27.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +32.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £36.20 £21.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.89 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £20.04
% change year-on-year
+23.28% +82.13%

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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +23 884 £420 +8.38% 222
London +44 503 £425 - 103
City of London +33 126 £438 +2.94% 38
South East -16 116 £350 +6.06% 41
East of England +49 73 £450 +33.82% 9
North West +21 59 £350 -3.44% 19
Yorkshire +6 52 £400 +18.51% 16
Leeds +21 45 £400 - 8
West Yorkshire +18 45 £400 +6.66% 9
Hampshire +7 39 £328 -18.12% 7
Berkshire -11 36 £375 +7.14% 10
Wales +5 32 £495 +38.46% 14
South West -29 29 £413 +17.85% 9
Hertfordshire +33 27 £425 -12.82%
Scotland -16 27 £375 -6.25% 4
Manchester -3 26 £330 -12.00% 9
Cardiff +14 25 £495 +38.46% 11
South Wales +6 25 £495 +38.46% 13
East Midlands +5 25 £388 +24.00% 10
Essex +11 23 £475 +62.39%
Surrey -6 19 £428 +18.75% 5
West Midlands -14 19 £355 +33.96% 7
Southampton - 18 £343 - 3
Cheshire +12 15 £350 +21.73% 6
Reading +11 15 £375 +10.29% 3
Nottinghamshire +5 15 £333 +10.83% 2
Lancashire - 15 £375 - 1
Nottingham 0 13 £340 +13.33% 2
Bristol -19 13 £438 +25.00% 4
Edinburgh -19 13 £375 -6.25% 1

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1026 (53.91%) Java
2 976 (51.29%) Agile Software Development
3 866 (45.51%) HTML
4 769 (40.41%) JavaScript
5 708 (37.20%) Web Services
6 682 (35.84%) XML
7 653 (34.31%) SOAP
8 614 (32.26%) JSON
9 600 (31.53%) CSS
10 551 (28.95%) TDD
11 454 (23.86%) Scrum
12 440 (23.12%) SQL
13 435 (22.86%) MVC
14 397 (20.86%) HTML5
15 395 (20.76%) C#
16 389 (20.44%) .NET
16 389 (20.44%) Spring
17 377 (19.81%) Linux
18 373 (19.60%) jQuery
19 372 (19.55%) Git (software)
20 368 (19.34%) HTTP
21 339 (17.81%) OO
22 317 (16.66%) BDD
23 282 (14.82%) Subversion
24 279 (14.66%) Hibernate
25 277 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
26 276 (14.50%) Ajax
27 273 (14.35%) MongoDB
28 267 (14.03%) UNIX
29 262 (13.77%) Oracle

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 140 (7.36%) Apache
2 134 (7.04%) Tomcat
3 98 (5.15%) Node.js
4 93 (4.89%) CMS
5 77 (4.05%) JBoss
6 59 (3.10%) WebSphere
7 56 (2.94%) SharePoint
8 49 (2.57%) WebLogic
9 35 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
10 31 (1.63%) IIS
11 26 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
12 25 (1.31%) Drupal
12 25 (1.31%) Mule
13 22 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
14 19 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
15 18 (0.95%) Jetty
15 18 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
16 17 (0.89%) Confluence
16 17 (0.89%) Adobe CQ
17 16 (0.84%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 72 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.47%) MS Visio
2 28 (1.47%) MS Office
3 25 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.05%) Photoshop
5 14 (0.74%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
8 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.053%) InDesign
8 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.053%) Blender
8 1 (0.053%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (0.37%) Magento
3 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.32%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 3 (0.16%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.11%) Summit
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.053%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.053%) Zen Cart
7 1 (0.053%) osCommerce
7 1 (0.053%) SAP MII
7 1 (0.053%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.053%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 45 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (2.05%) GitHub
3 36 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.89%) SaaS
4 17 (0.89%) Force.com
5 15 (0.79%) Office 365
6 12 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.53%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.47%) PaaS
8 9 (0.47%) Heroku
9 8 (0.42%) IaaS
10 6 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
10 6 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.21%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.053%) ElastiCache
12 1 (0.053%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.053%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.053%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 368 (19.34%) HTTP
2 72 (3.78%) Internet
3 48 (2.52%) SSL
4 30 (1.58%) LDAP
5 26 (1.37%) Firewall
6 23 (1.21%) TCP/IP
7 21 (1.10%) AMQP
8 13 (0.68%) DNS
9 12 (0.63%) Intranet
10 11 (0.58%) Extranet
11 8 (0.42%) BIG-IP
12 7 (0.37%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.37%) SAN
12 7 (0.37%) Asterisk PBX
12 7 (0.37%) NAS
13 6 (0.32%) PBX
13 6 (0.32%) VoIP
13 6 (0.32%) FTP
14 5 (0.26%) SSH
14 5 (0.26%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (14.35%) MongoDB
2 254 (13.35%) SQL Server
3 230 (12.09%) MySQL
3 230 (12.09%) Relational Database
4 160 (8.41%) NoSQL
5 104 (5.47%) Neo4j
6 83 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
7 69 (3.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 63 (3.31%) RDBMS
9 54 (2.84%) Oracle Database
10 46 (2.42%) Redis
10 46 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 33 (1.73%) Hadoop
12 31 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 31 (1.63%) Big Data
12 31 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (1.16%) Couchbase
13 22 (1.16%) CouchDB
13 22 (1.16%) DB2
14 20 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 372 (19.55%) Git (software)
2 282 (14.82%) Subversion
3 231 (12.14%) Maven
4 218 (11.46%) Jenkins
5 176 (9.25%) JUnit
6 163 (8.57%) Selenium
7 132 (6.94%) Cucumber
8 122 (6.41%) Eclipse
9 121 (6.36%) Visual Studio
10 101 (5.31%) JIRA
11 84 (4.41%) Ant
12 81 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 66 (3.47%) WebDriver
14 64 (3.36%) Jasmine
15 59 (3.10%) SpecFlow
16 53 (2.79%) Mockito
17 48 (2.52%) SoapUI
18 47 (2.47%) NUnit
19 42 (2.21%) JMeter
20 38 (2.00%) Hudson
General
1 194 (10.19%) Finance
2 108 (5.68%) Banking
3 60 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 55 (2.89%) Marketing
5 48 (2.52%) Games
6 41 (2.15%) Retail
7 35 (1.84%) Front Office
8 29 (1.52%) Publishing
9 26 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.89%) Legal
12 15 (0.79%) Advertising
13 13 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.37%) Electronics
14 7 (0.37%) Law
15 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.32%) German Language
16 5 (0.26%) French Language
17 4 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1365 (71.73%) Developer
2 489 (25.70%) Java Developer
3 184 (9.67%) Architect
4 180 (9.46%) Senior Developer
5 120 (6.31%) .NET Developer
6 96 (5.04%) Web Developer
7 90 (4.73%) Senior Java Developer
8 72 (3.78%) C# Developer
9 65 (3.42%) Technical Architect
10 62 (3.26%) Lead Developer
11 59 (3.10%) Front-End Developer
12 58 (3.05%) PHP Developer
13 56 (2.94%) Software Engineer
13 56 (2.94%) Android Developer
14 54 (2.84%) C# .NET Developer
15 52 (2.73%) JavaScript Developer
16 51 (2.68%) Analyst
16 51 (2.68%) Consultant
17 45 (2.36%) Tester
18 44 (2.31%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 866 (45.51%) HTML
2 708 (37.20%) Web Services
3 682 (35.84%) XML
4 653 (34.31%) SOAP
5 614 (32.26%) JSON
6 600 (31.53%) CSS
7 397 (20.86%) HTML5
8 389 (20.44%) .NET
8 389 (20.44%) Spring
9 373 (19.60%) jQuery
10 279 (14.66%) Hibernate
11 276 (14.50%) Ajax
12 234 (12.30%) CSS3
13 233 (12.24%) AngularJS
14 205 (10.77%) ASP.NET
15 194 (10.19%) J2EE
16 134 (7.04%) WCF
17 133 (6.99%) RESTful
18 130 (6.83%) Spring MVC
19 128 (6.73%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 216 (11.35%) Open Source
2 147 (7.72%) User Experience
3 118 (6.20%) Mobile App
4 99 (5.20%) Computer Science
5 81 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 50 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 42 (2.21%) Visualisation
8 35 (1.84%) Derivative
9 34 (1.79%) N-Tier
10 29 (1.52%) Clustering
11 26 (1.37%) Data Integration
12 23 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
12 23 (1.21%) Algorithms
13 21 (1.10%) Data Structures
13 21 (1.10%) Social Media
14 20 (1.05%) Online Games
15 17 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
15 17 (0.89%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.79%) W3C
17 14 (0.74%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 377 (19.81%) Linux
2 267 (14.03%) UNIX
3 136 (7.15%) Mac OS X
4 127 (6.67%) Android
5 124 (6.52%) Apple iOS
6 107 (5.62%) Windows
7 20 (1.05%) CentOS
8 17 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.74%) Windows Phone
10 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.58%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.26%) HPUX
12 5 (0.26%) Solaris
13 4 (0.21%) VMS
14 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.16%) Debian
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.053%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 976 (51.29%) Agile Software Development
2 551 (28.95%) TDD
3 454 (23.86%) Scrum
4 435 (22.86%) MVC
5 339 (17.81%) OO
6 317 (16.66%) BDD
7 277 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
8 257 (13.50%) SOA
9 198 (10.40%) Web Development
10 171 (8.99%) Responsive Web Design
11 170 (8.93%) Unit Testing
12 162 (8.51%) Web Design
13 161 (8.46%) Software Engineering
14 155 (8.15%) Configuration Management
15 114 (5.99%) OOP
16 109 (5.73%) E-Commerce
17 91 (4.78%) Automated Testing
17 91 (4.78%) Kanban
18 90 (4.73%) UML
19 81 (4.26%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1026 (53.91%) Java
2 769 (40.41%) JavaScript
3 440 (23.12%) SQL
4 395 (20.76%) C#
5 192 (10.09%) Ruby
6 162 (8.51%) PHP
7 156 (8.20%) Scala
8 142 (7.46%) Python
9 60 (3.15%) PL/SQL
10 55 (2.89%) T-SQL
11 53 (2.79%) C++
12 42 (2.21%) Perl
13 38 (2.00%) Objective-C
14 34 (1.79%) Bash Shell
15 32 (1.68%) PHP5
16 30 (1.58%) C
17 29 (1.52%) VB.NET
18 28 (1.47%) XPath
19 27 (1.42%) Apex Code
20 23 (1.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 140 (7.36%) Degree
2 71 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 30 (1.58%) SC Cleared
4 12 (0.63%) ISEB
5 11 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (0.47%) BC Cleared
6 9 (0.47%) Sun Certification
7 5 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.21%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.16%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.11%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.11%) MCTS
10 2 (0.11%) MCITP
11 1 (0.053%) PhD
11 1 (0.053%) HNC
11 1 (0.053%) HND
11 1 (0.053%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.053%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (6.15%) QA
2 9 (0.47%) COBIT
3 6 (0.32%) WCAG
4 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.26%) SLA
5 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.11%) HL7
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.053%) Basel III
7 1 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 17 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.74%) KVM
3 7 (0.37%) vCloud
3 7 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.26%) vSphere
4 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.26%) NFS
5 3 (0.16%) Docker
6 2 (0.11%) HDFS
6 2 (0.11%) Varnish
7 1 (0.053%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.053%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.053%) XenApp
7 1 (0.053%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.053%) RHEV
7 1 (0.053%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 67 (3.52%) Puppet
2 52 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.10%) Vagrant
4 15 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.74%) Ansible
6 9 (0.47%) yum
7 8 (0.42%) Hyperic
8 7 (0.37%) SCOM
9 5 (0.26%) OpenIDM
9 5 (0.26%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.21%) Nagios
10 4 (0.21%) WMI
11 3 (0.16%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.16%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.16%) StatsD
11 3 (0.16%) CA LISA
11 3 (0.16%) Kibana
12 2 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 2 (0.11%) logstash
12 2 (0.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 262 (13.77%) Oracle
2 151 (7.93%) Microsoft
3 82 (4.31%) Salesforce.com
4 62 (3.26%) Google
5 56 (2.94%) IBM
6 36 (1.89%) Adobe
6 36 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 35 (1.84%) SAP
8 32 (1.68%) HP
9 22 (1.16%) Sitecore
9 22 (1.16%) VMware
10 21 (1.10%) TIBCO
10 21 (1.10%) Zend
10 21 (1.10%) Twitter
11 19 (1.00%) ServiceNow
11 19 (1.00%) Facebook
12 18 (0.95%) Software AG
13 17 (0.89%) Telerik
14 14 (0.74%) Cisco
15 13 (0.68%) Xamarin
Surrey
Yoh
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £440 per day DOE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Execellence ltd
Rate: VAT
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Parity Resources
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago