The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 147 166 263
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +97
Contract jobs citing REST 795 623 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.22% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.26% 4.38% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 411 257
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 18
Average hourly rate £38.03 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.72 £28.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £37.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+0.72% -3.20%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15100 14239 14923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.62% 27.86% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9730 9049 9104
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 291 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%

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 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(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 +22 722 £400 - 263
London +5 423 £425 +3.34% 133
South East +56 120 £350 - 41
City of London +16 106 £431 +1.47% 40
South West 0 43 £363 +20.83% 23
Kent - 39 £281 - 5
Scotland -3 33 £375 - 6
East of England -25 31 £301 -24.87% 11
Wales -1 26 £410 +21.48% 4
Yorkshire +2 24 £325 +8.33% 15
West Midlands +5 22 £380 -6.46% 6
Surrey +11 21 £425 +41.66% 12
East Midlands +15 20 £340 +39.48% 11
Tunbridge Wells - 20 £350 - 2
South Wales -7 19 £405 +20.00% 4
North West -27 18 £338 +4.65% 17
West Yorkshire +3 17 £358 +19.16% 8
Hampshire +2 17 £400 +14.28% 12
Cambridge +7 16 £300 - 4
Cambridgeshire +3 16 £300 - 5
Berkshire +10 14 £288 -20.68% 4
Bristol -9 14 £375 +36.36% 7
Oxfordshire +9 13 £300 -20.00% 4
North East - 13 £250 - 7
Hertfordshire -1 12 £300 -24.93% 5
Wiltshire -3 12 £350 +12.00% 8
Cheshire +9 9 £350 -5.40% 5
Birmingham +1 9 £425 +3.03% 1
Edinburgh -15 9 £375 -31.81% 2
Oxford +6 8 £250 -41.17% 2

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 736 (47.12%) Java
2 694 (44.43%) Web Services
3 625 (40.01%) HTML
4 624 (39.95%) JavaScript
5 570 (36.49%) XML
6 551 (35.28%) SOAP
7 476 (30.47%) JSON
8 470 (30.09%) TDD
9 434 (27.78%) CSS
10 423 (27.08%) Scrum
11 400 (25.61%) .NET
12 399 (25.54%) SQL
13 374 (23.94%) C#
14 373 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
15 338 (21.64%) MVC
16 322 (20.61%) Spring
17 292 (18.69%) jQuery
18 289 (18.50%) HTML5
19 250 (16.01%) Linux
20 245 (15.69%) BDD
21 243 (15.56%) SOA
22 240 (15.36%) SQL Server
23 235 (15.04%) OO
24 218 (13.96%) HTTP
25 215 (13.76%) Oracle
26 214 (13.70%) Ajax
27 201 (12.87%) ASP.NET
28 199 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
29 190 (12.16%) Maven
30 188 (12.04%) Subversion

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 104 (6.66%) Tomcat
2 78 (4.99%) Apache
3 75 (4.80%) CMS
4 73 (4.67%) Node.js
5 47 (3.01%) WebSphere
6 46 (2.94%) IIS
7 36 (2.30%) SharePoint
8 35 (2.24%) WebLogic
9 22 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
10 19 (1.22%) Apache Solr
10 19 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (1.09%) FileNet
11 17 (1.09%) Jetty
12 16 (1.02%) Adobe CQ
12 16 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
13 15 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (0.96%) Drupal
14 14 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 58 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.90%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.64%) MS Office
5 6 (0.38%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.26%) MS Project
7 3 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.064%) Blender
9 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.064%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (1.02%) Magento
2 11 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.38%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.19%) Summit
7 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.13%) RMDS
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.064%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.064%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.064%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.064%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.064%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.22%) SaaS
4 18 (1.15%) Office 365
5 13 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
5 13 (0.83%) PaaS
6 11 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.58%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.38%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.32%) Force.com
11 4 (0.26%) GitHub
12 2 (0.13%) IaaS
13 1 (0.064%) ElastiCache
13 1 (0.064%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.064%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 218 (13.96%) HTTP
2 100 (6.40%) Internet
3 29 (1.86%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.66%) SSL
5 21 (1.34%) LDAP
6 17 (1.09%) Firewall
7 16 (1.02%) DNS
7 16 (1.02%) HTTPS
8 14 (0.90%) 2G
8 14 (0.90%) 3G
8 14 (0.90%) 4G
9 10 (0.64%) AMQP
10 8 (0.51%) FTP
11 7 (0.45%) Wireshark
12 6 (0.38%) VoIP
12 6 (0.38%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.32%) SNMP
13 5 (0.32%) Network Security
13 5 (0.32%) Extranet
14 4 (0.26%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (15.36%) SQL Server
2 184 (11.78%) MySQL
3 158 (10.12%) MongoDB
4 142 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 132 (8.45%) Relational Database
6 69 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 55 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
8 53 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
9 45 (2.88%) Oracle Database
10 37 (2.37%) Redis
11 32 (2.05%) Neo4j
12 27 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 27 (1.73%) RDBMS
13 26 (1.66%) SQLite
14 25 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
15 23 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 22 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (1.15%) Hazelcast
18 17 (1.09%) Big Data
18 17 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 190 (12.16%) Maven
2 188 (12.04%) Subversion
3 171 (10.95%) Git (software)
4 122 (7.81%) Jenkins
5 113 (7.23%) Selenium
6 111 (7.11%) Visual Studio
7 107 (6.85%) JUnit
8 105 (6.72%) Eclipse
9 91 (5.83%) Ant
9 91 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 86 (5.51%) JIRA
11 72 (4.61%) Cucumber
12 46 (2.94%) SoapUI
13 42 (2.69%) NUnit
14 41 (2.62%) SpecFlow
15 40 (2.56%) Hudson
16 33 (2.11%) WebDriver
16 33 (2.11%) Jasmine
17 31 (1.98%) TeamCity
18 26 (1.66%) JBehave
General
1 171 (10.95%) Finance
2 95 (6.08%) Banking
3 61 (3.91%) Retail
4 56 (3.59%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.94%) Games
6 42 (2.69%) Marketing
7 24 (1.54%) Publishing
8 21 (1.34%) Front Office
9 18 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.09%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.96%) Back Office
12 10 (0.64%) Billing
13 8 (0.51%) Advertising
14 7 (0.45%) Electronics
14 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.32%) Automotive
16 5 (0.32%) Legal
16 5 (0.32%) French Language
16 5 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1069 (68.44%) Developer
2 364 (23.30%) Java Developer
3 182 (11.65%) Architect
4 137 (8.77%) .NET Developer
5 111 (7.11%) Senior Developer
6 96 (6.15%) Web Developer
7 67 (4.29%) C# Developer
8 66 (4.23%) Analyst
9 56 (3.59%) Technical Architect
9 56 (3.59%) Lead Developer
10 55 (3.52%) Mobile Developer
11 54 (3.46%) Software Engineer
12 49 (3.14%) Front-End Developer
13 48 (3.07%) JavaScript Developer
13 48 (3.07%) PHP Developer
14 47 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
14 47 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
15 42 (2.69%) Test Engineer
15 42 (2.69%) Senior Java Developer
16 39 (2.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 694 (44.43%) Web Services
2 625 (40.01%) HTML
3 570 (36.49%) XML
4 551 (35.28%) SOAP
5 476 (30.47%) JSON
6 434 (27.78%) CSS
7 400 (25.61%) .NET
8 322 (20.61%) Spring
9 292 (18.69%) jQuery
10 289 (18.50%) HTML5
11 214 (13.70%) Ajax
12 201 (12.87%) ASP.NET
13 187 (11.97%) CSS3
14 183 (11.72%) WCF
15 155 (9.92%) Hibernate
16 153 (9.80%) J2EE
17 136 (8.71%) .NET Framework
18 132 (8.45%) AngularJS
19 130 (8.32%) JMS
20 108 (6.91%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 157 (10.05%) Mobile App
2 152 (9.73%) Open Source
3 60 (3.84%) Computer Science
4 37 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (1.66%) Visualisation
6 25 (1.60%) iPhone
6 25 (1.60%) N-Tier
7 21 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (1.22%) iPad
9 17 (1.09%) Video on Demand
9 17 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.02%) Social Media
11 14 (0.90%) Handset
12 13 (0.83%) Smartphone
13 11 (0.70%) Web 2.0
14 10 (0.64%) Derivative
14 10 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
15 9 (0.58%) Data Integration
15 9 (0.58%) Blackberry
16 8 (0.51%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 250 (16.01%) Linux
2 150 (9.60%) UNIX
3 110 (7.04%) Android
4 109 (6.98%) Windows
5 100 (6.40%) Apple iOS
6 40 (2.56%) Mac OS X
7 21 (1.34%) Windows Phone
8 13 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
9 11 (0.70%) Solaris
10 9 (0.58%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.38%) CentOS
12 6 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.32%) HPUX
13 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.26%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.13%) Debian
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (30.09%) TDD
2 423 (27.08%) Scrum
3 373 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
4 338 (21.64%) MVC
5 245 (15.69%) BDD
6 243 (15.56%) SOA
7 235 (15.04%) OO
8 199 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
9 147 (9.41%) Unit Testing
10 140 (8.96%) Software Engineering
11 115 (7.36%) OOP
11 115 (7.36%) E-Commerce
12 103 (6.59%) Configuration Management
13 97 (6.21%) Kanban
14 95 (6.08%) Web Development
15 77 (4.93%) Content Management
16 64 (4.10%) Automated Testing
16 64 (4.10%) Mobile Application Development
17 62 (3.97%) Android Development
17 62 (3.97%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 736 (47.12%) Java
2 624 (39.95%) JavaScript
3 399 (25.54%) SQL
4 374 (23.94%) C#
5 131 (8.39%) PHP
6 124 (7.94%) Ruby
7 93 (5.95%) Python
8 76 (4.87%) Scala
9 57 (3.65%) T-SQL
10 37 (2.37%) Objective-C
11 36 (2.30%) XPath
11 36 (2.30%) Groovy
11 36 (2.30%) PL/SQL
12 35 (2.24%) C++
13 29 (1.86%) C
14 28 (1.79%) VB.NET
14 28 (1.79%) Perl
15 25 (1.60%) PowerShell
16 23 (1.47%) XQuery
17 21 (1.34%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 98 (6.27%) Degree
2 84 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 53 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.11%) ISEB
5 15 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.32%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.19%) MCSD
9 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.064%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.064%) CITP
10 1 (0.064%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (7.68%) QA
2 13 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.19%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.26%) Cygwin
3 3 (0.19%) HDFS
4 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.13%) vCloud
5 1 (0.064%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 53 (3.39%) Puppet
2 43 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (0.83%) Vagrant
4 13 (0.83%) Nagios
5 10 (0.64%) Capistrano
6 8 (0.51%) Ansible
7 5 (0.32%) Control-M
8 3 (0.19%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.13%) CA LISA
9 2 (0.13%) YUM
9 2 (0.13%) MOM
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.13%) SCOM
10 1 (0.064%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.064%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.064%) WMI
10 1 (0.064%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.064%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.064%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 215 (13.76%) Oracle
2 118 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 69 (4.42%) Google
4 65 (4.16%) JBoss
5 54 (3.46%) IBM
6 50 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
7 49 (3.14%) Facebook
8 48 (3.07%) Twitter
9 42 (2.69%) SAP
10 29 (1.86%) Apple
11 26 (1.66%) Adobe
12 24 (1.54%) Zend
13 23 (1.47%) TIBCO
14 21 (1.34%) HP
14 21 (1.34%) Telerik
15 19 (1.22%) Sun
16 18 (1.15%) Alterian
17 16 (1.02%) Sitecore
18 15 (0.96%) FatWire
19 11 (0.70%) Splunk
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £0 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: based on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Trust In Soda
Rate: Up to £425 per day FLIGHTS AND ACCOMMODATION PAID FOR
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day 3-6 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 4 days ago