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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 104 141 171
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +30
Contract jobs citing REST 1179 891 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.01% 1.60% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.22% 5.70% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 549 444
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 13
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.31 £25.12 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.35 £41.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £34.28 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+45.87% -24.67%

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
16337 15619 15306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.89% 28.09% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11094 9900 9829
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 218 264
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +40 1118 £438 +9.37% 368
London +30 608 £450 +5.88% 159
South East -4 161 £410 +17.14% 53
City of London +37 137 £463 +15.62% 42
East of England +41 89 £411 +9.66% 19
South West +20 72 £425 +21.42% 31
Yorkshire +9 63 £419 +17.13% 24
North West +4 57 £450 +20.00% 38
Hampshire +32 54 £400 - 9
West Yorkshire +5 46 £425 -38.18% 16
Leeds +7 45 £425 -42.37% 16
Bristol +15 32 £450 +20.00% 9
Berkshire +9 32 £430 +22.85% 18
Cambridgeshire +5 29 £350 +16.66% 11
Wales +1 26 £480 +14.28% 10
East Midlands -1 26 £375 -21.87% 16
Essex +7 24 £583 +30.16%
Scotland -18 24 £370 -1.33% 11
West Midlands +1 22 £405 -1.81% 17
South Wales -4 22 £485 +15.47% 10
Surrey -8 22 £388 -3.12% 7
Nottinghamshire +5 20 £375 - 3
Nottingham +4 20 £375 - 3
Manchester -6 20 £405 +8.00% 23
North East -35 20 £558 +59.28% 13
Tyne and Wear -22 19 £615 +64.00% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 19 £615 +64.00% 12
Hertfordshire +4 17 £425 +12.21% 7
Devon +11 16 £438 +10.06% 1
Newport +5 16 £493 +17.26% 2

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1198 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1105 (52.59%) Java
3 851 (40.50%) Web Services
4 808 (38.46%) SOAP
5 779 (37.08%) TDD
6 732 (34.84%) HTML
7 724 (34.46%) JavaScript
8 588 (27.99%) JSON
9 580 (27.61%) Scrum
10 535 (25.46%) CSS
11 529 (25.18%) XML
12 494 (23.51%) Git (software)
13 456 (21.70%) Spring
14 415 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
15 405 (19.28%) .NET
16 390 (18.56%) SQL
17 387 (18.42%) BDD
18 377 (17.94%) HTML5
19 370 (17.61%) C#
20 365 (17.37%) MVC
21 352 (16.75%) SOA
22 329 (15.66%) SQL Server
23 324 (15.42%) Linux
24 294 (13.99%) MongoDB
25 289 (13.76%) jQuery
26 288 (13.71%) Jenkins
27 259 (12.33%) HTTP
28 258 (12.28%) Maven
28 258 (12.28%) Unit Testing
29 248 (11.80%) Hibernate

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 152 (7.23%) Tomcat
2 139 (6.62%) Node.js
3 135 (6.43%) JBoss
4 134 (6.38%) Apache
5 104 (4.95%) WebSphere
6 89 (4.24%) WebLogic
7 69 (3.28%) IIS
8 67 (3.19%) CMS
9 56 (2.67%) SharePoint
10 50 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
11 45 (2.14%) Jetty
12 41 (1.95%) Confluence
13 34 (1.62%) Mule
14 31 (1.48%) Oracle Service Bus
15 30 (1.43%) GlassFish
16 28 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
17 21 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 21 (1.00%) Apache Spark
17 21 (1.00%) Mule ESB
18 20 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 44 (2.09%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.95%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (0.48%) MS Office
4 10 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.048%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (0.57%) Maximo
4 10 (0.48%) Tridion
4 10 (0.48%) Magento
5 9 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
5 9 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
6 8 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.19%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.14%) Summit
8 3 (0.14%) BigMachines
9 2 (0.095%) AWD
9 2 (0.095%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.095%) Radian6
9 2 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.048%) Unica
10 1 (0.048%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.048%) SAP MM
10 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.048%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 152 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.86%) GitHub
4 26 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (1.14%) SaaS
6 22 (1.05%) PaaS
7 17 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.67%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.48%) IaaS
9 10 (0.48%) Office 365
10 9 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.43%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.43%) Heroku
11 8 (0.38%) Taleo
11 8 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.38%) Boomi
12 7 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
13 6 (0.29%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.29%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 259 (12.33%) HTTP
2 97 (4.62%) Internet
3 43 (2.05%) TCP/IP
4 42 (2.00%) SSL
5 33 (1.57%) LDAP
6 26 (1.24%) HTTPS
7 22 (1.05%) SSH
8 18 (0.86%) FTP
9 13 (0.62%) DNS
10 9 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
11 8 (0.38%) SAN
11 8 (0.38%) X.509
11 8 (0.38%) Firewall
12 7 (0.33%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.24%) VPN
13 5 (0.24%) LAN
13 5 (0.24%) WAN
13 5 (0.24%) SMTP
13 5 (0.24%) DHCP
13 5 (0.24%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 294 (13.99%) MongoDB
3 226 (10.76%) Relational Database
4 185 (8.81%) NoSQL
5 178 (8.47%) MySQL
6 106 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
7 79 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 74 (3.52%) Apache Cassandra
9 67 (3.19%) Oracle Database
10 57 (2.71%) Neo4j
11 48 (2.28%) Big Data
12 47 (2.24%) DB2
13 41 (1.95%) RDBMS
14 38 (1.81%) Redis
15 37 (1.76%) Hadoop
16 36 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
17 27 (1.29%) CouchDB
18 25 (1.19%) SQLite
19 21 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
20 16 (0.76%) HBase
Development Applications
1 494 (23.51%) Git (software)
2 288 (13.71%) Jenkins
3 258 (12.28%) Maven
4 236 (11.23%) Subversion
5 210 (10.00%) JUnit
6 151 (7.19%) Selenium
7 121 (5.76%) Cucumber
8 115 (5.47%) JIRA
9 112 (5.33%) Visual Studio
10 95 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 91 (4.33%) Eclipse
12 70 (3.33%) Mockito
13 67 (3.19%) Gradle
14 63 (3.00%) Ant
15 47 (2.24%) JMeter
16 42 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 40 (1.90%) Grunt
18 39 (1.86%) Xcode
19 38 (1.81%) IntelliJ
20 37 (1.76%) Jasmine
General
1 219 (10.42%) Finance
2 130 (6.19%) Banking
3 66 (3.14%) Retail
4 43 (2.05%) Marketing
5 40 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 35 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 35 (1.67%) Publishing
7 32 (1.52%) Back Office
8 24 (1.14%) Games
9 18 (0.86%) Legal
9 18 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.81%) Front Office
11 14 (0.67%) Automotive
12 12 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.43%) Advertising
15 8 (0.38%) Electronics
16 6 (0.29%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.24%) Law
18 3 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1548 (73.68%) Developer
2 583 (27.75%) Java Developer
3 223 (10.61%) Architect
4 187 (8.90%) Senior Developer
5 174 (8.28%) .NET Developer
6 123 (5.85%) Senior Java Developer
7 101 (4.81%) Android Developer
8 89 (4.24%) Software Engineer
9 87 (4.14%) Technical Architect
10 81 (3.86%) iOS Developer
11 74 (3.52%) Web Developer
12 72 (3.43%) Front-End Developer
13 62 (2.95%) C# Developer
14 55 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
15 47 (2.24%) Lead Developer
15 47 (2.24%) Mobile Developer
16 45 (2.14%) Analyst
17 42 (2.00%) C# .NET Developer
18 41 (1.95%) Consultant
19 40 (1.90%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 851 (40.50%) Web Services
2 808 (38.46%) SOAP
3 732 (34.84%) HTML
4 588 (27.99%) JSON
5 535 (25.46%) CSS
6 529 (25.18%) XML
7 456 (21.70%) Spring
8 405 (19.28%) .NET
9 377 (17.94%) HTML5
10 289 (13.76%) jQuery
11 248 (11.80%) Hibernate
11 248 (11.80%) AngularJS
12 231 (10.99%) ASP.NET
13 210 (10.00%) J2EE
14 198 (9.42%) CSS3
15 180 (8.57%) Ajax
16 157 (7.47%) .NET Framework
17 139 (6.62%) Middleware
17 139 (6.62%) ASP.NET Web API
18 136 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 180 (8.57%) Mobile App
2 144 (6.85%) User Experience
3 91 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 70 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 24 (1.14%) N-Tier
7 24 (1.14%) Visualisation
7 24 (1.14%) Algorithms
8 23 (1.09%) Social Media
9 22 (1.05%) Data Integration
10 20 (0.95%) iPhone
11 19 (0.90%) Data Centre
12 18 (0.86%) Mathematics
12 18 (0.86%) iPad
13 17 (0.81%) DataPower
13 17 (0.81%) W3C
14 16 (0.76%) GIS
14 16 (0.76%) Video on Demand
15 15 (0.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 324 (15.42%) Linux
2 192 (9.14%) UNIX
3 185 (8.81%) Android
4 165 (7.85%) Apple iOS
5 91 (4.33%) Mac OS X
6 64 (3.05%) Windows
7 23 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (1.00%) Solaris
9 15 (0.71%) CentOS
10 13 (0.62%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.52%) AIX
12 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.29%) SUSE
14 5 (0.24%) SmartOS
14 5 (0.24%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.19%) Windows CE
16 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.095%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1198 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
2 779 (37.08%) TDD
3 580 (27.61%) Scrum
4 415 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
5 387 (18.42%) BDD
6 365 (17.37%) MVC
7 352 (16.75%) SOA
8 258 (12.28%) Unit Testing
9 241 (11.47%) OO
10 236 (11.23%) Software Engineering
11 192 (9.14%) E-Commerce
12 169 (8.04%) Web Development
13 161 (7.66%) Open Source
14 158 (7.52%) Android Development
15 149 (7.09%) Kanban
16 142 (6.76%) Responsive Web Design
17 139 (6.62%) iOS Development
18 121 (5.76%) Configuration Management
19 117 (5.57%) Microservices
20 113 (5.38%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1105 (52.59%) Java
2 724 (34.46%) JavaScript
3 390 (18.56%) SQL
4 370 (17.61%) C#
5 181 (8.61%) Python
6 166 (7.90%) Ruby
7 143 (6.81%) Scala
8 121 (5.76%) Objective-C
9 109 (5.19%) PHP
10 47 (2.24%) Groovy
11 45 (2.14%) Apple Swift
12 42 (2.00%) XPath
13 39 (1.86%) C++
14 38 (1.81%) PowerShell
15 32 (1.52%) T-SQL
16 30 (1.43%) PL/SQL
17 28 (1.33%) XQuery
18 24 (1.14%) Shell Script
19 21 (1.00%) Apex Code
20 19 (0.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 126 (6.00%) Degree
2 112 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 86 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.52%) ISEB
5 8 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.24%) CISSP
6 5 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.24%) CCNP
6 5 (0.24%) VCAP
6 5 (0.24%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.14%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.14%) CCNA
7 3 (0.14%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.14%) GIAC
7 3 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.14%) JNCIA
7 3 (0.14%) JNCIS
8 2 (0.095%) LPIC
8 2 (0.095%) PMP
8 2 (0.095%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.57%) QA
2 31 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.33%) SLA
5 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.14%) COBIT
5 3 (0.14%) COSO
5 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.095%) Basel III
7 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.048%) EMIR
7 1 (0.048%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.048%) MiFID
7 1 (0.048%) HL7
7 1 (0.048%) Basel II
System Software
1 64 (3.05%) Docker
2 39 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.33%) Active Directory
4 23 (1.09%) Squid
5 19 (0.90%) vCloud
6 18 (0.86%) Varnish
7 12 (0.57%) HDFS
8 9 (0.43%) vSphere
9 8 (0.38%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.24%) Snort
10 5 (0.24%) LXC
10 5 (0.24%) iptables
10 5 (0.24%) Btrfs
10 5 (0.24%) KVM
11 4 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.19%) GridGain
12 3 (0.14%) NFS
13 2 (0.095%) Firmware
13 2 (0.095%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 118 (5.62%) Puppet
2 67 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (2.00%) Ansible
4 19 (0.90%) Salt
5 16 (0.76%) HAProxy
6 15 (0.71%) Kibana
6 15 (0.71%) Vagrant
7 11 (0.52%) Graphite
7 11 (0.52%) Kubernetes
8 10 (0.48%) logstash
8 10 (0.48%) ZABBIX
9 9 (0.43%) Nagios
9 9 (0.43%) Oozie
9 9 (0.43%) Rundeck
10 7 (0.33%) CA LISA
10 7 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.29%) yum
12 5 (0.24%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 227 (10.80%) Oracle
2 122 (5.81%) Microsoft
3 87 (4.14%) IBM
4 57 (2.71%) VMware
5 52 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
6 47 (2.24%) Google
7 35 (1.67%) TIBCO
8 34 (1.62%) Red Hat
9 30 (1.43%) SAP
9 30 (1.43%) Splunk
10 29 (1.38%) Adobe
11 28 (1.33%) hybris
11 28 (1.33%) Xamarin
12 27 (1.29%) Sybase
13 25 (1.19%) webMethods
14 24 (1.14%) Atlassian
15 22 (1.05%) ServiceNow
16 18 (0.86%) MuleSoft
16 18 (0.86%) Citrix
17 17 (0.81%) SaltStack
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