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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 76 117 161
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +44
Contract jobs citing REST 1487 1016 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.66% 1.82% 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.65% 6.80% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 695 525
Average daily rate £458 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £310 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 15
Average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £32.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.48 £37.60 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.58%

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
15412 14935 14816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 26.79% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9676 9667
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 199 203
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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 +44 1401 £463 +12.12% 389
London +40 745 £500 +14.28% 189
South East +60 254 £418 +4.37% 67
City of London +43 122 £525 +26.50% 47
West Sussex +47 103 £425 +20.99% 11
North West +13 92 £420 +8.38% 23
Yorkshire -2 87 £425 - 18
East of England +39 86 £475 +11.76% 21
West Yorkshire -12 69 £450 +5.88% 11
Leeds -14 66 £450 +5.88% 9
Worthing - 66 £450 - 6
West Midlands +8 65 £438 +16.66% 24
Scotland +19 60 £400 +4.91% 13
Berkshire +25 45 £425 +6.25% 6
South West -7 43 £375 -6.25% 27
Surrey +4 34 £500 +53.84% 17
Manchester -6 34 £400 +6.66% 14
Hampshire +6 30 £340 -9.33% 9
Reading +1 29 £450 +12.50% 4
Edinburgh +14 27 £500 +21.21% 4
Cheshire -9 26 £500 +25.00% 2
Essex +2 25 £240 -43.52% 2
Shropshire -20 21 £500 +33.33%
Bedfordshire +19 20 £600 +20.00% 1
Bristol +13 20 £375 -4.76% 9
Cambridgeshire +20 19 £360 +2.85% 12
Buckinghamshire +18 19 £500 +11.11% 1
Glasgow +12 19 £300 -21.31% 9
Warrington -4 16 £560 +35.75%
East Midlands -8 16 £350 -16.66% 11

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1746 (63.54%) Agile Software Development
2 1705 (62.05%) Java
3 989 (35.99%) TDD
4 985 (35.84%) SOAP
5 969 (35.26%) Web Services
6 949 (34.53%) HTML
7 919 (33.44%) JavaScript
8 837 (30.46%) Scrum
9 802 (29.18%) JSON
10 719 (26.16%) Spring
11 710 (25.84%) CSS
12 628 (22.85%) SQL
13 624 (22.71%) XML
14 619 (22.53%) Git (software)
15 591 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
16 530 (19.29%) HTML5
17 519 (18.89%) Linux
18 517 (18.81%) HTTP
19 498 (18.12%) NoSQL
20 482 (17.54%) AngularJS
21 465 (16.92%) BDD
22 448 (16.30%) C#
23 429 (15.61%) SOA
24 407 (14.81%) MVC
25 399 (14.52%) Jenkins
26 392 (14.26%) Unix
27 391 (14.23%) Finance
27 391 (14.23%) Open Source
28 387 (14.08%) Maven
28 387 (14.08%) Subversion

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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
1 311 (11.32%) Node.js
2 230 (8.37%) Tomcat
3 160 (5.82%) Apache
4 117 (4.26%) JBoss
5 102 (3.71%) Confluence
6 97 (3.53%) Jetty
7 84 (3.06%) WebSphere
8 79 (2.87%) WebLogic
9 66 (2.40%) CMS
10 50 (1.82%) Apache Spark
10 50 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
11 47 (1.71%) IIS
12 45 (1.64%) GeoServer
13 44 (1.60%) nginx
14 40 (1.46%) SharePoint
15 36 (1.31%) Mule
16 35 (1.27%) MQSeries
17 34 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
18 29 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
19 28 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 55 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.44%) MS Office
5 9 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
6 7 (0.25%) Gliffy
7 2 (0.073%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.073%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (0.73%) BusinessWorks
2 15 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
5 8 (0.29%) SDL Web 8
6 7 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.18%) Magento
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.11%) BigMachines
9 3 (0.11%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 3 (0.11%) Maximo
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.11%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.073%) OpenText Process Suite
10 2 (0.073%) Revive Adserver
10 2 (0.073%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.036%) Eagle PACE
11 1 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 204 (7.42%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (2.37%) SaaS
4 41 (1.49%) GitHub
5 36 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (1.16%) Force.com
7 22 (0.80%) Boomi
8 21 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (0.69%) Google App Engine
10 18 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
11 15 (0.55%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.55%) IaaS
12 14 (0.51%) PaaS
13 11 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 7 (0.25%) iPaaS
16 6 (0.22%) Heroku
17 5 (0.18%) Lucidchart
18 4 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
18 4 (0.15%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 517 (18.81%) HTTP
2 98 (3.57%) SSL
3 93 (3.38%) TCP/IP
4 92 (3.35%) Internet
5 46 (1.67%) HTTPS
6 40 (1.46%) FTP
7 39 (1.42%) LDAP
8 27 (0.98%) DNS
9 24 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
9 24 (0.87%) X.509
10 23 (0.84%) 802.15
10 23 (0.84%) Bluetooth
10 23 (0.84%) ZigBee
11 22 (0.80%) DVB
12 18 (0.66%) Network Security
13 17 (0.62%) WinSCP
14 16 (0.58%) SSH
15 15 (0.55%) VPN
16 11 (0.40%) Firewall
16 11 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 498 (18.12%) NoSQL
2 353 (12.85%) MongoDB
3 291 (10.59%) Relational Database
4 252 (9.17%) MySQL
5 248 (9.02%) SQL Server
6 196 (7.13%) Apache Cassandra
7 125 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
8 114 (4.15%) Neo4j
9 94 (3.42%) Oracle Database
10 88 (3.20%) Big Data
11 78 (2.84%) Hadoop
12 64 (2.33%) RDBMS
13 43 (1.56%) GIS
14 30 (1.09%) Apache Hive
14 30 (1.09%) Redis
15 27 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 26 (0.95%) DB2
16 26 (0.95%) Impala
16 26 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 619 (22.53%) Git (software)
2 399 (14.52%) Jenkins
3 387 (14.08%) Maven
3 387 (14.08%) Subversion
4 355 (12.92%) JUnit
5 256 (9.32%) JIRA
6 225 (8.19%) Cucumber
7 213 (7.75%) Selenium
8 208 (7.57%) Mockito
9 190 (6.91%) Gradle
10 104 (3.78%) Eclipse
11 91 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 76 (2.77%) Ant
13 65 (2.37%) SoapUI
14 63 (2.29%) Grunt
14 63 (2.29%) Hudson
15 58 (2.11%) Jasmine
15 58 (2.11%) Visual Studio
16 52 (1.89%) JMeter
17 50 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 391 (14.23%) Finance
2 313 (11.39%) Banking
3 106 (3.86%) Retail
4 73 (2.66%) Marketing
5 59 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 48 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 40 (1.46%) Games
8 35 (1.27%) Publishing
9 26 (0.95%) Front Office
10 20 (0.73%) Legal
11 17 (0.62%) Back Office
12 13 (0.47%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.40%) Billing
15 10 (0.36%) Advertising
15 10 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.29%) Automotive
16 8 (0.29%) Electronics
17 7 (0.25%) Local Government
17 7 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2062 (75.04%) Developer
2 943 (34.32%) Java Developer
3 332 (12.08%) Senior Developer
4 325 (11.83%) Architect
5 236 (8.59%) Senior Java Developer
6 230 (8.37%) Agile Developer
7 194 (7.06%) Agile Java Developer
8 169 (6.15%) Scala Developer
9 140 (5.09%) JavaScript Developer
10 126 (4.59%) C# Developer
11 125 (4.55%) .NET Developer
12 121 (4.40%) Technical Architect
13 115 (4.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 106 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
15 91 (3.31%) Lead Developer
15 91 (3.31%) Software Developer
16 88 (3.20%) Android Developer
17 85 (3.09%) Java Scala Developer
18 82 (2.98%) Full Stack Developer
19 73 (2.66%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 985 (35.84%) SOAP
2 969 (35.26%) Web Services
3 949 (34.53%) HTML
4 802 (29.18%) JSON
5 719 (26.16%) Spring
6 710 (25.84%) CSS
7 624 (22.71%) XML
8 530 (19.29%) HTML5
9 482 (17.54%) AngularJS
10 370 (13.46%) .NET
11 339 (12.34%) CSS3
12 304 (11.06%) RESTful
13 296 (10.77%) Ajax
14 289 (10.52%) Hibernate
15 258 (9.39%) jQuery
16 240 (8.73%) J2EE
17 219 (7.97%) Middleware
18 193 (7.02%) JMS
19 170 (6.19%) Play Framework
20 141 (5.13%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 176 (6.40%) User Experience
2 152 (5.53%) Mobile App
3 150 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
4 97 (3.53%) Computer Science
5 73 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
6 54 (1.97%) DataPower
7 49 (1.78%) Data Structures
8 39 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 34 (1.24%) Data Integration
10 30 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 30 (1.09%) iPad
11 23 (0.84%) DTV
11 23 (0.84%) Fintech
11 23 (0.84%) STB
12 22 (0.80%) MPEG
13 21 (0.76%) Derivative
14 20 (0.73%) Mathematics
15 19 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
16 18 (0.66%) Internet of Things
17 17 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 519 (18.89%) Linux
2 392 (14.26%) Unix
3 165 (6.00%) Windows
4 138 (5.02%) Android
5 116 (4.22%) Mac OS X
6 102 (3.71%) Apple iOS
7 28 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.91%) Windows Server
9 17 (0.62%) Solaris
10 13 (0.47%) CentOS
11 7 (0.25%) VxWorks
12 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.073%) Debian
16 2 (0.073%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.073%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.073%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.073%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1746 (63.54%) Agile Software Development
2 989 (35.99%) TDD
3 837 (30.46%) Scrum
4 591 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
5 465 (16.92%) BDD
6 429 (15.61%) SOA
7 407 (14.81%) MVC
8 391 (14.23%) Open Source
9 319 (11.61%) Software Engineering
10 314 (11.43%) OO
11 268 (9.75%) Microservices
12 263 (9.57%) Pair Programming
13 259 (9.43%) Web Development
14 252 (9.17%) SDLC
15 234 (8.52%) Responsive Web Design
16 211 (7.68%) Unit Testing
17 201 (7.31%) E-Commerce
18 197 (7.17%) High Availability
19 183 (6.66%) Kanban
20 181 (6.59%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1705 (62.05%) Java
2 919 (33.44%) JavaScript
3 628 (22.85%) SQL
4 448 (16.30%) C#
5 351 (12.77%) Scala
6 336 (12.23%) Python
7 257 (9.35%) Ruby
8 166 (6.04%) PHP
9 115 (4.18%) C++
10 112 (4.08%) Groovy
11 86 (3.13%) C
12 82 (2.98%) PL/SQL
13 74 (2.69%) Perl
14 61 (2.22%) T-SQL
15 56 (2.04%) Apex Code
16 55 (2.00%) Shell Script
17 53 (1.93%) Bash Shell
18 47 (1.71%) Objective-C
19 43 (1.56%) PowerShell
20 39 (1.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 165 (6.00%) Degree
2 162 (5.90%) Security Cleared
3 103 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 24 (0.87%) ISEB
6 23 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.33%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.22%) BC Cleared
8 6 (0.22%) CCNP
8 6 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.18%) PhD
10 3 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.11%) MCITP
10 3 (0.11%) MCTS
11 2 (0.073%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.073%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.036%) EMC Certification
12 1 (0.036%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.036%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (5.09%) QA
2 43 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.51%) HL7
4 14 (0.51%) SEPA
4 14 (0.51%) SLA
5 9 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.18%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.11%) SDET
11 2 (0.073%) WCAG
12 1 (0.036%) COBIT
12 1 (0.036%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 143 (5.20%) Docker
2 34 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 22 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.36%) HDFS
5 8 (0.29%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.18%) KVM
7 4 (0.15%) Varnish
8 3 (0.11%) Squid
9 2 (0.073%) Cygwin
9 2 (0.073%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.073%) Gluster
9 2 (0.073%) iptables
9 2 (0.073%) LXC
9 2 (0.073%) NFS
9 2 (0.073%) SpamAssassin
9 2 (0.073%) vCloud
9 2 (0.073%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.073%) Xen
10 1 (0.036%) Btrfs
10 1 (0.036%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 94 (3.42%) Puppet
2 66 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (0.98%) Graphite
4 24 (0.87%) Nagios
5 23 (0.84%) Ansible
6 21 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
7 17 (0.62%) Kubernetes
8 14 (0.51%) Capistrano
9 8 (0.29%) Control-M
10 7 (0.25%) Kibana
10 7 (0.25%) yum
11 6 (0.22%) logstash
11 6 (0.22%) OpenAM
11 6 (0.22%) OpenIDM
12 5 (0.18%) SCCM
13 4 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.15%) Grafana
13 4 (0.15%) StatsD
14 3 (0.11%) CA Spectrum
14 3 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 382 (13.90%) Oracle
2 227 (8.26%) Microsoft
3 159 (5.79%) IBM
4 145 (5.28%) Google
5 62 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
6 50 (1.82%) SAP
6 50 (1.82%) VMware
7 48 (1.75%) Red Hat
8 43 (1.56%) Atlassian
9 39 (1.42%) webMethods
10 37 (1.35%) TIBCO
11 33 (1.20%) ESRI
11 33 (1.20%) WSO2
12 28 (1.02%) ServiceNow
13 27 (0.98%) hybris
14 25 (0.91%) SOASTA, Inc
15 24 (0.87%) Adobe
16 23 (0.84%) HP
17 22 (0.80%) Dell
18 20 (0.73%) Sitecore
Liverpool, Merseyside
LA International
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 3 months contract
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £375 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Bagshot, Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Coded People
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £500 to £575 per day 6 months minimum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day 6 months minimum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago