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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 127 173 250
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +77
Contract jobs citing REST 948 678 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.65% 1.29% 0.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.06% 4.46% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 436 285
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £294 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £346 £360
% change year-on-year
+8.30% -3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 14
Average hourly rate £34.28 £46.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.48% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.72 £45.00 £36.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £46.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-27.06% +9.52%

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
15650 15213 15616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.17% 28.83% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10137 9787 9367
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 266 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +33 829 £400 - 249
London +11 453 £425 +2.40% 123
South East +90 134 £350 +1.44% 37
City of London +7 89 £400 -9.85% 37
East of England +16 61 £415 -2.35% 18
Wales +28 59 £398 +17.77% 24
North East - 44 £350 - 7
Scotland +24 43 £400 +6.66% 10
Kent +26 34 £294 - 5
Surrey +20 31 £375 +38.76% 16
Yorkshire -12 31 £338 +12.50% 15
South West -33 31 £350 +7.69% 12
Tyne and Wear - 30 £375 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 30 £375 - 5
West Wales - 29 £300 - 16
Essex +15 28 £484 +7.50% 2
North West -27 28 £375 +7.14% 24
Swansea - 28 £295 - 16
South Wales +12 26 £400 +18.51% 8
West Yorkshire +3 23 £688 +129.16% 10
Berkshire +8 22 £350 -16.91% 4
West Midlands -14 21 £425 +21.42% 12
Hertfordshire -14 19 £391 -5.15% 6
Oxfordshire +10 16 £300 +11.11% 2
Leeds -7 16 £688 +129.16% 8
Cardiff +2 15 £400 +0.62% 4
Hampshire -1 15 £400 +14.28% 4
Glasgow - 15 £613 - 6
Tunbridge Wells - 14 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +14 13 £300 +2.12% 7

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 899 (51.08%) Java
2 867 (49.26%) Agile Software Development
3 734 (41.70%) HTML
4 701 (39.83%) Web Services
5 692 (39.32%) JavaScript
6 690 (39.20%) XML
7 639 (36.31%) SOAP
8 552 (31.36%) JSON
9 506 (28.75%) TDD
10 500 (28.41%) CSS
11 473 (26.88%) Scrum
12 464 (26.36%) SQL
13 414 (23.52%) .NET
14 404 (22.95%) MVC
15 391 (22.22%) C#
16 381 (21.65%) Spring
17 333 (18.92%) jQuery
18 326 (18.52%) HTML5
19 310 (17.61%) HTTP
20 296 (16.82%) OO
21 286 (16.25%) Linux
22 282 (16.02%) SOA
23 267 (15.17%) Oracle
24 263 (14.94%) SQL Server
25 261 (14.83%) BDD
26 260 (14.77%) Git (software)
27 252 (14.32%) Ajax
28 250 (14.20%) Subversion
29 232 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
30 220 (12.50%) MySQL

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 125 (7.10%) Tomcat
2 96 (5.45%) Apache
3 82 (4.66%) WebSphere
4 77 (4.38%) Node.js
5 66 (3.75%) CMS
6 54 (3.07%) SharePoint
7 43 (2.44%) IIS
8 41 (2.33%) WebLogic
9 22 (1.25%) Jetty
10 21 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
10 21 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (1.08%) Mule
13 18 (1.02%) FileNet
13 18 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
14 17 (0.97%) Apache Solr
15 16 (0.91%) Adobe CQ
15 16 (0.91%) WebSphere Process Server
16 15 (0.85%) Drupal
17 14 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 66 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.74%) InfoPath
5 12 (0.68%) MS Office
6 10 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.23%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
9 1 (0.057%) MS Project
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.057%) Blender
Business Applications
1 13 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.57%) Magento
3 9 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.51%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.23%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 4 (0.23%) Summit
7 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.11%) RMDS
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.057%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.057%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.057%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.057%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.42%) GitHub
3 25 (1.42%) Office 365
4 13 (0.74%) SaaS
4 13 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
5 12 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (0.63%) PaaS
7 10 (0.57%) Force.com
7 10 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.28%) Heroku
9 5 (0.28%) CloudFront
10 4 (0.23%) IaaS
11 1 (0.057%) ElastiCache
11 1 (0.057%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.057%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 310 (17.61%) HTTP
2 115 (6.53%) Internet
3 52 (2.95%) SSL
4 31 (1.76%) TCP/IP
5 25 (1.42%) Firewall
6 22 (1.25%) LDAP
7 18 (1.02%) AMQP
7 18 (1.02%) DNS
8 13 (0.74%) FTP
9 12 (0.68%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.45%) Extranet
11 7 (0.40%) 3G
11 7 (0.40%) VoIP
11 7 (0.40%) 2G
11 7 (0.40%) 4G
12 6 (0.34%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.28%) Intranet
13 5 (0.28%) Asterisk PBX
14 4 (0.23%) PBX
14 4 (0.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 220 (12.50%) MySQL
3 205 (11.65%) Relational Database
4 204 (11.59%) MongoDB
5 160 (9.09%) NoSQL
6 82 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
7 71 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 63 (3.58%) Neo4j
9 62 (3.52%) Oracle Database
10 52 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 49 (2.78%) RDBMS
12 37 (2.10%) Redis
13 32 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 29 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 28 (1.59%) SQLite
16 25 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
17 18 (1.02%) Hazelcast
17 18 (1.02%) Big Data
18 17 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 14 (0.80%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 260 (14.77%) Git (software)
2 250 (14.20%) Subversion
3 192 (10.91%) Maven
4 154 (8.75%) Jenkins
5 133 (7.56%) JUnit
6 128 (7.27%) Selenium
7 116 (6.59%) Visual Studio
8 109 (6.19%) Eclipse
9 91 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 87 (4.94%) JIRA
11 86 (4.89%) Cucumber
12 73 (4.15%) Ant
13 55 (3.13%) SpecFlow
14 49 (2.78%) SoapUI
15 46 (2.61%) Jasmine
16 44 (2.50%) WebDriver
17 42 (2.39%) Hudson
18 40 (2.27%) NUnit
19 35 (1.99%) IntelliJ
20 29 (1.65%) Mockito
General
1 171 (9.72%) Finance
2 91 (5.17%) Banking
3 67 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 60 (3.41%) Retail
5 48 (2.73%) Games
6 47 (2.67%) Marketing
7 32 (1.82%) Front Office
8 24 (1.36%) Publishing
8 24 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.74%) Back Office
11 10 (0.57%) Billing
12 9 (0.51%) Advertising
12 9 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.45%) German Language
14 7 (0.40%) Law
14 7 (0.40%) Electronics
14 7 (0.40%) French Language
15 6 (0.34%) Legal
16 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1239 (70.40%) Developer
2 414 (23.52%) Java Developer
3 184 (10.45%) Architect
4 149 (8.47%) Senior Developer
5 136 (7.73%) .NET Developer
6 95 (5.40%) Web Developer
7 77 (4.38%) Lead Developer
8 74 (4.20%) Software Engineer
9 69 (3.92%) Technical Architect
9 69 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
10 68 (3.86%) C# Developer
11 67 (3.81%) Analyst
12 60 (3.41%) Front-End Developer
12 60 (3.41%) Mobile Developer
13 56 (3.18%) PHP Developer
14 47 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
15 46 (2.61%) iOS Developer
16 45 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
17 44 (2.50%) Test Analyst
18 41 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 734 (41.70%) HTML
2 701 (39.83%) Web Services
3 690 (39.20%) XML
4 639 (36.31%) SOAP
5 552 (31.36%) JSON
6 500 (28.41%) CSS
7 414 (23.52%) .NET
8 381 (21.65%) Spring
9 333 (18.92%) jQuery
10 326 (18.52%) HTML5
11 252 (14.32%) Ajax
12 220 (12.50%) ASP.NET
13 214 (12.16%) Hibernate
14 211 (11.99%) CSS3
15 181 (10.28%) J2EE
16 177 (10.06%) AngularJS
17 175 (9.94%) WCF
18 158 (8.98%) JMS
19 124 (7.05%) JSP
19 124 (7.05%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 188 (10.68%) Open Source
2 160 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 142 (8.07%) User Experience
4 97 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
5 74 (4.20%) Computer Science
6 40 (2.27%) Visualisation
7 33 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (1.70%) N-Tier
9 28 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.25%) iPhone
11 21 (1.19%) Data Integration
12 19 (1.08%) Management Information System
13 18 (1.02%) iPad
14 17 (0.97%) Social Media
15 15 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
16 14 (0.80%) Derivative
16 14 (0.80%) Web 2.0
17 13 (0.74%) Mathematics
18 12 (0.68%) GIS
19 11 (0.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 286 (16.25%) Linux
2 211 (11.99%) UNIX
3 114 (6.48%) Apple iOS
4 109 (6.19%) Android
5 108 (6.14%) Windows
6 88 (5.00%) Mac OS X
7 15 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (0.85%) Windows Phone
8 11 (0.63%) Solaris
9 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.40%) HPUX
10 7 (0.40%) CentOS
11 6 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.17%) Debian
13 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone 7
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 867 (49.26%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (28.75%) TDD
3 473 (26.88%) Scrum
4 404 (22.95%) MVC
5 296 (16.82%) OO
6 282 (16.02%) SOA
7 261 (14.83%) BDD
8 232 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
9 166 (9.43%) Software Engineering
10 160 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 157 (8.92%) Configuration Management
12 145 (8.24%) Web Development
13 131 (7.44%) OOP
14 122 (6.93%) E-Commerce
15 108 (6.14%) Responsive Web Design
16 102 (5.80%) Web Design
17 93 (5.28%) Kanban
18 89 (5.06%) UML
19 81 (4.60%) Automated Testing
20 79 (4.49%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 899 (51.08%) Java
2 692 (39.32%) JavaScript
3 464 (26.36%) SQL
4 391 (22.22%) C#
5 151 (8.58%) Ruby
6 146 (8.30%) PHP
7 120 (6.82%) Python
8 101 (5.74%) Scala
9 57 (3.24%) T-SQL
10 51 (2.90%) C++
11 46 (2.61%) PL/SQL
12 45 (2.56%) C
12 45 (2.56%) Objective-C
13 37 (2.10%) Perl
14 36 (2.05%) Groovy
15 35 (1.99%) VB.NET
16 31 (1.76%) XPath
17 28 (1.59%) PHP5
18 27 (1.53%) XQuery
18 27 (1.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 120 (6.82%) Degree
2 100 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 53 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.53%) ISEB
5 12 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.57%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.45%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.057%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.057%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.057%) MCSD
11 1 (0.057%) HNC
11 1 (0.057%) HND
11 1 (0.057%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.057%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (6.82%) QA
2 13 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.45%) COBIT
4 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.23%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.057%) SLA
5 1 (0.057%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.40%) KVM
3 5 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.17%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.11%) HDFS
5 2 (0.11%) vCloud
6 1 (0.057%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.057%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 45 (2.56%) Puppet
2 31 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.45%) Vagrant
4 8 (0.45%) Nagios
5 7 (0.40%) Ansible
6 6 (0.34%) Hyperic
6 6 (0.34%) YUM
6 6 (0.34%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.28%) Control-M
8 3 (0.17%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.17%) CA LISA
9 2 (0.11%) StatsD
9 2 (0.11%) logstash
9 2 (0.11%) SCOM
9 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.11%) MOM
10 1 (0.057%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.057%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.057%) WMI
Vendors
1 267 (15.17%) Oracle
2 129 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 88 (5.00%) Google
4 84 (4.77%) IBM
5 82 (4.66%) JBoss
6 59 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
7 53 (3.01%) Facebook
7 53 (3.01%) Twitter
8 43 (2.44%) SAP
9 29 (1.65%) HP
10 28 (1.59%) Adobe
11 22 (1.25%) Apple
11 22 (1.25%) TIBCO
12 18 (1.02%) Zend
13 17 (0.97%) Software AG
14 14 (0.80%) FatWire
14 14 (0.80%) Red Hat
14 14 (0.80%) Sun
15 13 (0.74%) Sitecore
15 13 (0.74%) Xamarin
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Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
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Rate: £130.00 per day
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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