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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 113 171 227
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +56
Contract jobs citing REST 936 592 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.18% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.68% 4.37% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 402 271
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 3
Average hourly rate £32.00 £33.75 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% -17.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -20.73%

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
14022 13562 12160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.98% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9222 8450 7632
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 260 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 +65 897 £413 +3.12% 345
London +49 490 £425 - 163
South East +32 118 £369 +2.43% 42
City of London +48 115 £425 -2.29% 48
Yorkshire +39 73 £400 +19.40% 23
West Yorkshire +38 66 £400 +14.28% 17
Leeds +49 64 £400 +26.98% 14
East of England +44 53 £425 +17.97% 15
South West -17 49 £413 -14.28% 30
North West +3 47 £363 -3.33% 34
Hampshire +25 42 £338 -4.25% 14
East Midlands +33 36 £393 +16.29% 12
West Midlands -15 34 £360 +9.50% 18
Gloucestershire - 26 £413 - 5
Berkshire +6 23 £369 -10.06% 11
Southampton - 21 £340 - 4
Essex +24 19 £425 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 19 £345 - 4
Surrey +2 18 £425 +18.05% 7
Scotland -7 18 £400 +2.56% 7
Cheshire +6 15 £325 -21.21% 11
Nottingham - 15 £400 - 4
Suffolk +14 13 £400 -15.78% 1
Reading +8 12 £400 +68.42% 5
Merseyside -3 12 £415 -
Oxfordshire -3 12 £418 +60.57%
Manchester -10 12 £363 +3.57% 18
Northamptonshire - 12 £420 - 4
Glasgow +13 11 £413 +26.92% 3
Ipswich +9 11 £400 -15.78%

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1063 (54.48%) Java
2 1010 (51.77%) Agile Software Development
3 856 (43.87%) HTML
4 785 (40.24%) Web Services
5 714 (36.60%) JavaScript
6 666 (34.14%) SOAP
7 621 (31.83%) XML
8 618 (31.68%) TDD
9 590 (30.24%) CSS
10 589 (30.19%) JSON
11 423 (21.68%) Scrum
12 406 (20.81%) Linux
13 404 (20.71%) Spring
13 404 (20.71%) Git (software)
14 397 (20.35%) .NET
15 394 (20.19%) MVC
16 385 (19.73%) SQL
17 374 (19.17%) HTML5
18 373 (19.12%) HTTP
19 364 (18.66%) BDD
20 358 (18.35%) C#
21 337 (17.27%) OO
22 328 (16.81%) jQuery
23 288 (14.76%) Subversion
24 284 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
25 270 (13.84%) Oracle
25 270 (13.84%) SOA
26 269 (13.79%) Hibernate
27 265 (13.58%) UNIX
27 265 (13.58%) MongoDB

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 119 (6.10%) Tomcat
2 118 (6.05%) Apache
3 97 (4.97%) CMS
4 94 (4.82%) Node.js
5 76 (3.90%) JBoss
6 75 (3.84%) WebLogic
7 73 (3.74%) WebSphere
8 51 (2.61%) Mule
9 49 (2.51%) SharePoint
10 44 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
11 39 (2.00%) IIS
12 32 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 26 (1.33%) nginx
14 23 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
15 19 (0.97%) Confluence
15 19 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
16 18 (0.92%) Drupal
17 17 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
17 17 (0.87%) Apache Solr
18 15 (0.77%) MQSeries
Applications
1 78 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 42 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 40 (2.05%) MS Office
4 39 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (1.44%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.10%) SPSS
10 1 (0.051%) MS Project
10 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.051%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.051%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
4 7 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.31%) Magento
5 6 (0.31%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.26%) Tridion
7 3 (0.15%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.10%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.051%) Radian6
9 1 (0.051%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.051%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (2.26%) GitHub
3 33 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (1.64%) SaaS
5 26 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 13 (0.67%) Force.com
7 13 (0.67%) Heroku
7 13 (0.67%) Office 365
8 10 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (0.46%) PaaS
10 8 (0.41%) IaaS
11 5 (0.26%) ElastiCache
11 5 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.15%) Yammer
12 3 (0.15%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 373 (19.12%) HTTP
2 74 (3.79%) Internet
3 40 (2.05%) LDAP
4 32 (1.64%) Firewall
5 30 (1.54%) SSL
6 21 (1.08%) AMQP
7 17 (0.87%) HTTPS
8 13 (0.67%) DNS
8 13 (0.67%) TCP/IP
8 13 (0.67%) Intranet
9 8 (0.41%) BIG-IP
9 8 (0.41%) DMZ
9 8 (0.41%) VPN
9 8 (0.41%) Kerberos
10 7 (0.36%) X.509
11 6 (0.31%) SAN
11 6 (0.31%) NAS
12 5 (0.26%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.26%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.21%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (13.58%) MongoDB
2 259 (13.28%) Relational Database
3 257 (13.17%) SQL Server
4 194 (9.94%) MySQL
5 143 (7.33%) NoSQL
6 107 (5.48%) Neo4j
7 69 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
8 60 (3.08%) RDBMS
9 57 (2.92%) Oracle Database
10 50 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 40 (2.05%) Big Data
12 36 (1.85%) Redis
12 36 (1.85%) Hadoop
13 31 (1.59%) Couchbase
14 27 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (1.38%) DB2
15 26 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
16 25 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
17 23 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 404 (20.71%) Git (software)
2 288 (14.76%) Subversion
3 247 (12.66%) Maven
4 213 (10.92%) Jenkins
5 194 (9.94%) JUnit
6 167 (8.56%) Cucumber
7 147 (7.53%) Selenium
8 111 (5.69%) Visual Studio
9 98 (5.02%) Eclipse
10 90 (4.61%) JIRA
11 72 (3.69%) Ant
12 69 (3.54%) Jasmine
13 66 (3.38%) Mockito
14 53 (2.72%) WebDriver
15 47 (2.41%) SoapUI
16 45 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
17 42 (2.15%) NUnit
18 39 (2.00%) SpecFlow
19 28 (1.44%) IntelliJ
19 28 (1.44%) JMeter
General
1 197 (10.10%) Finance
2 115 (5.89%) Banking
3 61 (3.13%) Marketing
4 45 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.10%) Games
6 40 (2.05%) Publishing
7 39 (2.00%) Retail
8 33 (1.69%) Front Office
9 30 (1.54%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.08%) Legal
10 21 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.82%) Advertising
12 12 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.36%) Electronics
14 5 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.26%) Back Office
14 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.10%) Greek Language
15 2 (0.10%) Automotive
16 1 (0.051%) Law
Job Titles
1 1412 (72.37%) Developer
2 559 (28.65%) Java Developer
3 207 (10.61%) Architect
4 181 (9.28%) Senior Developer
5 106 (5.43%) .NET Developer
6 83 (4.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 79 (4.05%) Web Developer
8 68 (3.49%) Technical Architect
9 67 (3.43%) Android Developer
10 58 (2.97%) C# Developer
11 57 (2.92%) Analyst
12 55 (2.82%) PHP Developer
13 54 (2.77%) Salesforce.com Developer
14 52 (2.67%) Lead Developer
15 51 (2.61%) iOS Developer
16 49 (2.51%) Front-End Developer
17 48 (2.46%) Consultant
18 47 (2.41%) C# .NET Developer
19 43 (2.20%) JavaScript Developer
20 42 (2.15%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 856 (43.87%) HTML
2 785 (40.24%) Web Services
3 666 (34.14%) SOAP
4 621 (31.83%) XML
5 590 (30.24%) CSS
6 589 (30.19%) JSON
7 404 (20.71%) Spring
8 397 (20.35%) .NET
9 374 (19.17%) HTML5
10 328 (16.81%) jQuery
11 269 (13.79%) Hibernate
12 228 (11.69%) AngularJS
13 222 (11.38%) Ajax
14 207 (10.61%) CSS3
15 195 (9.99%) J2EE
16 163 (8.35%) ASP.NET
17 153 (7.84%) RESTful
18 135 (6.92%) JAX-RS
19 125 (6.41%) JMS
20 122 (6.25%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 204 (10.46%) Open Source
2 116 (5.95%) User Experience
3 85 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (4.25%) Computer Science
5 76 (3.90%) Mobile App
6 71 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
7 48 (2.46%) Visualisation
8 40 (2.05%) Clustering
9 33 (1.69%) Derivative
10 28 (1.44%) Equity Derivative
11 26 (1.33%) Social Media
12 25 (1.28%) Client/Server
13 24 (1.23%) N-Tier
14 23 (1.18%) Data Integration
15 22 (1.13%) Algorithms
16 21 (1.08%) Online Games
16 21 (1.08%) iPad
17 18 (0.92%) iPhone
18 17 (0.87%) Data Structures
18 17 (0.87%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 406 (20.81%) Linux
2 265 (13.58%) UNIX
3 155 (7.94%) Mac OS X
4 128 (6.56%) Android
5 122 (6.25%) Windows
6 118 (6.05%) Apple iOS
7 19 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (0.97%) CentOS
8 16 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.51%) Windows Phone
10 8 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.21%) VMS
13 4 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.15%) Solaris
15 2 (0.10%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.051%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1010 (51.77%) Agile Software Development
2 618 (31.68%) TDD
3 423 (21.68%) Scrum
4 394 (20.19%) MVC
5 364 (18.66%) BDD
6 337 (17.27%) OO
7 284 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
8 270 (13.84%) SOA
9 219 (11.23%) Web Development
10 210 (10.76%) Responsive Web Design
11 182 (9.33%) Web Design
12 148 (7.59%) Unit Testing
13 143 (7.33%) Configuration Management
14 140 (7.18%) Software Engineering
15 112 (5.74%) OOP
16 110 (5.64%) E-Commerce
17 106 (5.43%) Kanban
18 103 (5.28%) UML
19 87 (4.46%) DevOps
20 85 (4.36%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1063 (54.48%) Java
2 714 (36.60%) JavaScript
3 385 (19.73%) SQL
4 358 (18.35%) C#
5 172 (8.82%) Ruby
6 144 (7.38%) PHP
7 142 (7.28%) Scala
8 134 (6.87%) Python
9 84 (4.31%) PL/SQL
10 56 (2.87%) Apex Code
11 41 (2.10%) Objective-C
12 40 (2.05%) C++
13 39 (2.00%) Perl
14 37 (1.90%) T-SQL
15 34 (1.74%) XPath
16 27 (1.38%) Bash Shell
17 26 (1.33%) PHP5
18 21 (1.08%) Groovy
18 21 (1.08%) C
19 17 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 124 (6.36%) Degree
2 55 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.33%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.13%) VCP4
5 9 (0.46%) ISEB
6 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.21%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.21%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.15%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.051%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.051%) MCTS
11 1 (0.051%) MCITP
11 1 (0.051%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (5.28%) QA
2 7 (0.36%) WCAG
3 5 (0.26%) SLA
4 2 (0.10%) COBIT
4 2 (0.10%) HL7
4 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.051%) Basel III
5 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 18 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.51%) KVM
3 8 (0.41%) vCloud
3 8 (0.41%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.36%) vSphere
5 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.26%) NFS
6 3 (0.15%) Docker
6 3 (0.15%) Varnish
7 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.10%) XenApp
7 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.051%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.051%) HDFS
8 1 (0.051%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 77 (3.95%) Puppet
2 50 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (0.97%) Vagrant
4 18 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (0.82%) Ansible
6 10 (0.51%) CA LISA
6 10 (0.51%) yum
7 8 (0.41%) SCOM
7 8 (0.41%) Hyperic
8 7 (0.36%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.31%) OpenIDM
9 6 (0.31%) StatsD
9 6 (0.31%) Kibana
10 5 (0.26%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.21%) Zenoss
11 4 (0.21%) Nagios
11 4 (0.21%) WMI
12 3 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 3 (0.15%) Control-M
13 2 (0.10%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 270 (13.84%) Oracle
2 175 (8.97%) Microsoft
3 132 (6.77%) Salesforce.com
4 53 (2.72%) IBM
5 51 (2.61%) Google
6 42 (2.15%) Adobe
7 38 (1.95%) SAP
8 36 (1.85%) Red Hat
9 34 (1.74%) HP
10 28 (1.44%) TIBCO
10 28 (1.44%) VMware
11 26 (1.33%) Sitecore
12 19 (0.97%) ServiceNow
13 17 (0.87%) Zend
13 17 (0.87%) Cisco
14 15 (0.77%) Software AG
14 15 (0.77%) Splunk
15 13 (0.67%) ForgeRock
16 12 (0.62%) Sencha
17 11 (0.56%) Xamarin
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