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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 66 100 137
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +37
Contract jobs citing REST 1714 1222 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.24% 2.11% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.55% 7.47% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 895 586
Median daily rate £449 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.68% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 4
Median hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £34.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.87 £36.10 £23.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £55.80 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.48 £33.55
% change year-on-year
-13.27% +11.69%

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
16252 16367 15677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.72% 28.23% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11254 11273 10177
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 306 180
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £17.33 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +34 1619 £448 +2.28% 393
London +31 941 £475 +5.55% 196
South East +54 231 £425 +3.65% 41
City of London +15 127 £475 - 56
Yorkshire +31 104 £425 -1.16% 24
West Midlands +33 83 £383 -4.37% 24
South West +21 80 £350 -21.12% 19
North West +22 63 £395 -7.05% 37
East of England -15 58 £375 -1.31% 36
West Yorkshire +4 55 £450 +5.88% 17
Leeds +2 51 £450 +5.88% 6
Scotland +44 49 £406 +16.07% 10
Hampshire +18 47 £375 - 6
Berkshire +26 46 £400 -15.78% 5
South Yorkshire +25 36 £425 -14.14% 3
Manchester +9 36 £363 -9.93% 29
East Midlands +4 36 £365 -2.66% 10
Sheffield +22 35 £425 -14.14% 3
Glasgow +31 34 £400 +15.94% 7
Oxfordshire +11 34 £463 +19.35% 8
Croydon +7 30 £400 +6.66%
Cambridgeshire +16 29 £388 +12.31% 18
West Sussex +5 29 £475 -5.00% 1
Bristol +1 28 £400 -14.66% 5
Wiltshire +29 24 £340 -22.28% 1
Swindon +26 24 £340 -27.38% 1
Wales -6 24 £470 +4.44% 9
Surrey +18 23 £425 +6.25% 10
Coventry - 23 £400 - 4
East Sussex +20 22 £400 +17.64% 4

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 2017 (61.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1872 (56.74%) Java
3 1256 (38.07%) Web Services
4 1248 (37.83%) JavaScript
5 1217 (36.89%) HTML
6 1151 (34.89%) SOAP
7 1008 (30.55%) CSS
8 994 (30.13%) TDD
9 992 (30.07%) JSON
10 940 (28.49%) Scrum
11 934 (28.31%) Spring
12 778 (23.58%) XML
13 735 (22.28%) HTML5
14 710 (21.52%) AngularJS
15 709 (21.49%) SQL
16 690 (20.92%) Git (software)
17 602 (18.25%) Continuous Integration
18 593 (17.98%) Linux
19 537 (16.28%) MVC
20 533 (16.16%) BDD
21 517 (15.67%) Open Source
22 503 (15.25%) Jenkins
23 489 (14.82%) CSS3
24 471 (14.28%) C#
25 454 (13.76%) .NET
26 431 (13.06%) JUnit
27 425 (12.88%) HTTP
28 418 (12.67%) NoSQL
29 412 (12.49%) Oracle
30 404 (12.25%) Maven

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
1 248 (7.52%) Tomcat
2 187 (5.67%) JBoss
3 157 (4.76%) Confluence
4 145 (4.40%) Apache
5 124 (3.76%) WebSphere
6 112 (3.39%) WebLogic
7 95 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
8 88 (2.67%) CMS
9 84 (2.55%) SharePoint
10 77 (2.33%) Mule
11 69 (2.09%) Apache Spark
12 62 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 57 (1.73%) Mule ESB
14 52 (1.58%) GeoServer
15 47 (1.42%) IIS
16 45 (1.36%) nginx
17 42 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
17 42 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
18 38 (1.15%) Jetty
19 31 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 81 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 21 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.36%) MS Office
5 9 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.27%) InfoPath
5 9 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.15%) MS Project
7 3 (0.091%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.091%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.030%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 27 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 27 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 22 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
3 18 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
6 8 (0.24%) Radian6
6 8 (0.24%) Social Studio
7 6 (0.18%) Magento
7 6 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
8 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.12%) SAP hybris
10 3 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.061%) Adobe Campaign
11 2 (0.061%) Exchequer
11 2 (0.061%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 2 (0.061%) OpenText Process Suite
12 1 (0.030%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 304 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
2 188 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (3.58%) GitHub
4 69 (2.09%) PaaS
5 57 (1.73%) SaaS
6 42 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
7 39 (1.18%) IaaS
8 37 (1.12%) Amazon S3
9 32 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
10 29 (0.88%) Heroku
11 28 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
12 23 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
13 20 (0.61%) Google Play
13 20 (0.61%) TestFlight
14 17 (0.52%) Boomi
14 17 (0.52%) Force.com
14 17 (0.52%) Google App Engine
14 17 (0.52%) Office 365
14 17 (0.52%) OpenShift
15 16 (0.48%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 425 (12.88%) HTTP
2 91 (2.76%) Internet
3 85 (2.58%) LDAP
4 58 (1.76%) SSL
5 43 (1.30%) Network Security
6 33 (1.00%) Firewall
7 30 (0.91%) DNS
7 30 (0.91%) HTTPS
8 24 (0.73%) FTP
9 21 (0.64%) TCP/IP
10 19 (0.58%) Kerberos
11 18 (0.55%) DVB
12 15 (0.45%) SSH
13 13 (0.39%) SNMP
14 12 (0.36%) SAN
15 11 (0.33%) CTI
15 11 (0.33%) WinSCP
16 10 (0.30%) AMQP
17 8 (0.24%) DSL
17 8 (0.24%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 418 (12.67%) NoSQL
2 399 (12.09%) MongoDB
3 323 (9.79%) MySQL
4 278 (8.43%) SQL Server
5 256 (7.76%) Relational Database
6 185 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
7 154 (4.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 143 (4.33%) Big Data
9 136 (4.12%) Hadoop
10 119 (3.61%) Oracle Database
11 77 (2.33%) RDBMS
12 66 (2.00%) Neo4j
13 56 (1.70%) GIS
14 50 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
15 44 (1.33%) CouchDB
16 37 (1.12%) Redis
17 34 (1.03%) Apache Hive
18 31 (0.94%) DB2
19 30 (0.91%) HBase
20 24 (0.73%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 690 (20.92%) Git (software)
2 503 (15.25%) Jenkins
3 431 (13.06%) JUnit
4 404 (12.25%) Maven
5 361 (10.94%) JIRA
6 289 (8.76%) Cucumber
7 264 (8.00%) Subversion
8 223 (6.76%) Selenium
9 209 (6.34%) Gradle
10 159 (4.82%) Mockito
11 128 (3.88%) Eclipse
12 94 (2.85%) IntelliJ
12 94 (2.85%) Visual Studio
13 90 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 87 (2.64%) gulp
15 84 (2.55%) SoapUI
16 83 (2.52%) Ant
17 80 (2.42%) Grunt
18 73 (2.21%) TeamCity
19 71 (2.15%) WebDriver
General
1 391 (11.85%) Finance
2 229 (6.94%) Banking
3 124 (3.76%) Marketing
4 115 (3.49%) Retail
5 74 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 63 (1.91%) Publishing
7 43 (1.30%) Games
8 35 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 31 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 30 (0.91%) Electronics
11 28 (0.85%) Front Office
12 25 (0.76%) Advertising
13 17 (0.52%) Legal
14 15 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.36%) Law
16 11 (0.33%) Automotive
17 10 (0.30%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.30%) Local Government
18 8 (0.24%) Back Office
19 7 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2324 (70.45%) Developer
2 992 (30.07%) Java Developer
3 408 (12.37%) Architect
4 349 (10.58%) Senior Developer
5 218 (6.61%) JavaScript Developer
6 200 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 189 (5.73%) Agile Developer
8 169 (5.12%) Senior Java Developer
9 163 (4.94%) .NET Developer
10 154 (4.67%) C# Developer
11 152 (4.61%) Scala Developer
12 138 (4.18%) Agile Java Developer
13 118 (3.58%) Angular Developer
14 113 (3.43%) Software Engineer
15 112 (3.39%) Technical Architect
16 107 (3.24%) Lead Developer
17 98 (2.97%) Android Developer
17 98 (2.97%) C# .NET Developer
18 97 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
19 96 (2.91%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1256 (38.07%) Web Services
2 1217 (36.89%) HTML
3 1151 (34.89%) SOAP
4 1008 (30.55%) CSS
5 992 (30.07%) JSON
6 934 (28.31%) Spring
7 778 (23.58%) XML
8 735 (22.28%) HTML5
9 710 (21.52%) AngularJS
10 489 (14.82%) CSS3
11 454 (13.76%) .NET
12 399 (12.09%) jQuery
13 378 (11.46%) Node.js
14 352 (10.67%) Hibernate
15 333 (10.09%) RESTful
16 325 (9.85%) Ajax
17 283 (8.58%) J2EE
18 230 (6.97%) Spring MVC
19 225 (6.82%) Play Framework
20 202 (6.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 254 (7.70%) User Experience
2 173 (5.24%) Mobile App
3 156 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 126 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 82 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (1.52%) Data Structures
7 48 (1.45%) Algorithms
8 37 (1.12%) Data Integration
9 36 (1.09%) DataPower
10 35 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 32 (0.97%) NHS
12 31 (0.94%) Digital Media
13 28 (0.85%) Fintech
14 27 (0.82%) Management Information System
15 23 (0.70%) STB
15 23 (0.70%) Visualisation
16 22 (0.67%) Public Cloud
17 21 (0.64%) Private Cloud
17 21 (0.64%) Virtual Team
18 20 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 593 (17.98%) Linux
2 230 (6.97%) Unix
3 161 (4.88%) Android
4 160 (4.85%) Windows
5 149 (4.52%) Apple iOS
6 48 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (0.94%) CentOS
8 29 (0.88%) Mac OS X
8 29 (0.88%) Windows Server
9 24 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 17 (0.52%) Solaris
11 15 (0.45%) Windows Phone
12 10 (0.30%) AIX
13 8 (0.24%) Mesosphere
14 7 (0.21%) VxWorks
14 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.15%) Mac OS X Server
15 5 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2017 (61.14%) Agile Software Development
2 994 (30.13%) TDD
3 940 (28.49%) Scrum
4 602 (18.25%) Continuous Integration
5 537 (16.28%) MVC
6 533 (16.16%) BDD
7 517 (15.67%) Open Source
8 358 (10.85%) SOA
9 345 (10.46%) Microservices
10 340 (10.31%) Software Engineering
11 339 (10.28%) OO
12 310 (9.40%) Web Development
13 273 (8.28%) Front End Development
14 247 (7.49%) Unit Testing
15 243 (7.37%) Automated Testing
16 234 (7.09%) Kanban
17 228 (6.91%) DevOps
18 200 (6.06%) Configuration Management
19 199 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery
20 191 (5.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1872 (56.74%) Java
2 1248 (37.83%) JavaScript
3 709 (21.49%) SQL
4 471 (14.28%) C#
5 380 (11.52%) Scala
6 343 (10.40%) Python
7 288 (8.73%) Ruby
8 175 (5.30%) PHP
9 126 (3.82%) Groovy
10 97 (2.94%) C++
11 90 (2.73%) Objective-C
12 84 (2.55%) C
13 77 (2.33%) T-SQL
14 65 (1.97%) ES6
15 59 (1.79%) Apple Swift
16 56 (1.70%) Shell Script
17 54 (1.64%) Perl
18 49 (1.49%) Bash Shell
18 49 (1.49%) XPath
19 43 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 234 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 222 (6.73%) Degree
3 158 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 30 (0.91%) ISEB
6 26 (0.79%) ISTQB
7 23 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.42%) CCNP
10 12 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.33%) MCSE
12 8 (0.24%) MCSA
12 8 (0.24%) MCSD
12 8 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.15%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.12%) PhD
14 4 (0.12%) VCAP
14 4 (0.12%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (4.94%) QA
2 30 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 30 (0.91%) WCAG
3 26 (0.79%) HL7
4 17 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.33%) SDET
6 8 (0.24%) FATCA
6 8 (0.24%) SLA
7 7 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.18%) GCP
9 4 (0.12%) Dublin Core
10 2 (0.061%) COBIT
10 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.061%) MISRA
10 2 (0.061%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.030%) SEPA
11 1 (0.030%) WAI
System Software
1 290 (8.79%) Docker
2 69 (2.09%) Active Directory
3 67 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.94%) Xen
5 22 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.55%) vSphere
7 10 (0.30%) KVM
8 9 (0.27%) vCloud
9 8 (0.24%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.18%) HDFS
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
11 6 (0.18%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.15%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.12%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.091%) NFS
14 3 (0.091%) Squid
14 3 (0.091%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.061%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 114 (3.46%) Puppet
2 90 (2.73%) Ansible
3 69 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (1.55%) Kubernetes
5 29 (0.88%) OpenAM
6 24 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
7 22 (0.67%) OpenIDM
8 18 (0.55%) Kibana
9 17 (0.52%) logstash
10 16 (0.48%) Nagios
11 13 (0.39%) SCCM
11 13 (0.39%) vRealize
12 12 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.30%) CloudHub
13 10 (0.30%) yum
14 8 (0.24%) Grafana
14 8 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
15 6 (0.18%) Data Guard
15 6 (0.18%) StatsD
15 6 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 412 (12.49%) Oracle
2 249 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 159 (4.82%) Google
4 155 (4.70%) IBM
5 114 (3.46%) VMware
6 75 (2.27%) Adobe
7 73 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
8 64 (1.94%) SAP
9 55 (1.67%) MuleSoft
10 52 (1.58%) ESRI
11 50 (1.52%) Atlassian
11 50 (1.52%) Red Hat
12 46 (1.39%) ServiceNow
13 38 (1.15%) webMethods
14 32 (0.97%) Citrix
14 32 (0.97%) ForgeRock
15 31 (0.94%) TIBCO
16 30 (0.91%) Informatica
17 29 (0.88%) Apple
18 28 (0.85%) hybris
North Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Modis International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £425 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Interact Consulting
Rate: 500 - 600
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 month rolling contracts - Long term projec
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £400 to £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Difrent
Rate: Up to £450 per day Initial contract 5-6 months
Posted: 2 days ago