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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 116 157 196
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +39
Contract jobs citing REST 1001 734 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.30% 1.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.73% 4.83% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 505 346
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 7
Average hourly rate £33.50 £40.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.28% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £32.50 £39.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £39.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-14.10% -4.87%

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
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 +44 926 £413 +3.12% 346
London +34 465 £425 - 164
South East +3 124 £400 +15.94% 52
City of London +42 116 £413 -5.28% 47
Yorkshire +52 99 £425 +32.81% 15
West Yorkshire +54 90 £425 +32.81% 14
Leeds +41 86 £425 +31.78% 9
North West +19 70 £400 +10.34% 37
South West +7 49 £390 -14.52% 31
East of England +30 46 £425 +30.76% 15
West Midlands -2 41 £400 +40.35% 14
Wales +10 33 £430 -14.00% 10
East Midlands +23 30 £420 +20.00% 10
Berkshire +21 30 £400 +68.42% 15
South Wales +14 30 £430 +1.17% 10
Cheshire +10 29 £400 - 9
Scotland +12 28 £400 -3.61% 2
Essex +32 26 £390 -8.23% 2
Gloucestershire - 26 £400 - 2
Manchester +2 25 £375 +7.14% 24
Hampshire +2 24 £338 +5.46% 8
Newport 0 24 £430 +4.24% 4
Reading +20 23 £400 +68.42% 3
Oxfordshire +2 21 £410 +15.49% 7
Buckinghamshire +9 16 £450 -10.00% 4
Glasgow +8 15 £388 -3.12%
Milton Keynes +4 14 £450 -10.00% 3
Surrey -15 14 £325 -7.14% 9
Oxford -2 13 £410 -8.88% 2
Merseyside -7 12 £408 - 1

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1054 (54.92%) Java
2 993 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
3 824 (42.94%) HTML
4 805 (41.95%) Web Services
5 641 (33.40%) SOAP
6 640 (33.35%) TDD
7 630 (32.83%) JavaScript
8 545 (28.40%) JSON
9 529 (27.57%) CSS
10 516 (26.89%) XML
11 404 (21.05%) Scrum
12 391 (20.38%) .NET
13 389 (20.27%) Linux
14 382 (19.91%) Git (software)
15 381 (19.85%) BDD
16 370 (19.28%) Spring
17 366 (19.07%) HTML5
18 349 (18.19%) SQL
19 348 (18.13%) C#
20 338 (17.61%) HTTP
21 308 (16.05%) MVC
22 305 (15.89%) jQuery
23 302 (15.74%) OO
24 292 (15.22%) Hibernate
25 287 (14.96%) MongoDB
26 276 (14.38%) SOA
27 272 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
28 265 (13.81%) SQL Server
28 265 (13.81%) Subversion
29 246 (12.82%) Oracle

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 102 (5.32%) Tomcat
2 87 (4.53%) Apache
3 84 (4.38%) Node.js
4 74 (3.86%) CMS
5 70 (3.65%) WebSphere
6 68 (3.54%) WebLogic
6 68 (3.54%) JBoss
7 50 (2.61%) IIS
7 50 (2.61%) Mule
8 44 (2.29%) SharePoint
9 42 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
10 29 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 26 (1.35%) Mule ESB
12 25 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
12 25 (1.30%) Confluence
13 19 (0.99%) nginx
14 18 (0.94%) MQSeries
15 17 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.89%) Adobe CQ
16 16 (0.83%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 73 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 42 (2.19%) MS Visio
2 42 (2.19%) MS Office
3 41 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.25%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.21%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.10%) SPSS
9 1 (0.052%) MS Project
9 1 (0.052%) InDesign
9 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.42%) Magento
3 8 (0.42%) Tridion
3 8 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
4 7 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.26%) Maximo
6 4 (0.21%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.16%) Radian6
8 2 (0.10%) BigMachines
8 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.052%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.052%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.052%) Summit
9 1 (0.052%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 101 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.88%) SaaS
3 28 (1.46%) GitHub
4 25 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (0.83%) Amazon S3
7 15 (0.78%) PaaS
7 15 (0.78%) Heroku
8 12 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
8 12 (0.63%) Office 365
8 12 (0.63%) Force.com
9 9 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.21%) IaaS
12 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.052%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.052%) Yammer
14 1 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 338 (17.61%) HTTP
2 86 (4.48%) Internet
3 35 (1.82%) LDAP
4 25 (1.30%) HTTPS
5 21 (1.09%) Firewall
6 15 (0.78%) Kerberos
7 14 (0.73%) X.509
8 13 (0.68%) TCP/IP
8 13 (0.68%) DNS
9 11 (0.57%) Intranet
10 8 (0.42%) DMZ
10 8 (0.42%) SSL
11 7 (0.36%) SAN
12 6 (0.31%) FTP
12 6 (0.31%) VPN
12 6 (0.31%) CTI
13 5 (0.26%) BIG-IP
13 5 (0.26%) iSCSI
13 5 (0.26%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (14.96%) MongoDB
2 265 (13.81%) SQL Server
3 241 (12.56%) Relational Database
4 151 (7.87%) MySQL
5 148 (7.71%) NoSQL
6 114 (5.94%) Neo4j
7 62 (3.23%) Oracle Database
8 55 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
9 52 (2.71%) Big Data
10 51 (2.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 41 (2.14%) RDBMS
12 38 (1.98%) Redis
13 36 (1.88%) Hadoop
14 34 (1.77%) Couchbase
15 30 (1.56%) DB2
16 28 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
17 27 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
17 27 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
18 19 (0.99%) CouchDB
19 18 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 382 (19.91%) Git (software)
2 265 (13.81%) Subversion
3 214 (11.15%) Maven
4 195 (10.16%) Jenkins
5 188 (9.80%) JUnit
6 155 (8.08%) Cucumber
7 125 (6.51%) Visual Studio
8 104 (5.42%) Selenium
9 78 (4.06%) JIRA
10 77 (4.01%) Eclipse
11 61 (3.18%) Jasmine
12 58 (3.02%) Mockito
13 50 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 46 (2.40%) Ant
15 35 (1.82%) NUnit
16 34 (1.77%) WebDriver
17 29 (1.51%) Hudson
18 28 (1.46%) SpecFlow
19 27 (1.41%) JMeter
20 24 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 180 (9.38%) Finance
2 108 (5.63%) Banking
3 51 (2.66%) Marketing
4 47 (2.45%) Games
5 44 (2.29%) Retail
6 39 (2.03%) Publishing
7 38 (1.98%) Investment Banking
8 31 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.25%) Front Office
10 21 (1.09%) Legal
10 21 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.83%) Advertising
12 8 (0.42%) Electronics
13 6 (0.31%) Back Office
14 5 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.26%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.21%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.21%) Automotive
16 2 (0.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 1418 (73.89%) Developer
2 596 (31.06%) Java Developer
3 203 (10.58%) Architect
4 173 (9.02%) Senior Developer
5 121 (6.31%) .NET Developer
6 92 (4.79%) Senior Java Developer
7 76 (3.96%) Android Developer
8 69 (3.60%) Web Developer
9 65 (3.39%) Technical Architect
10 58 (3.02%) C# Developer
11 56 (2.92%) Analyst
12 54 (2.81%) iOS Developer
12 54 (2.81%) Salesforce.com Developer
13 51 (2.66%) Front-End Developer
14 50 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
14 50 (2.61%) Lead Developer
15 47 (2.45%) PHP Developer
16 46 (2.40%) Consultant
17 45 (2.34%) C# .NET Developer
18 44 (2.29%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 824 (42.94%) HTML
2 805 (41.95%) Web Services
3 641 (33.40%) SOAP
4 545 (28.40%) JSON
5 529 (27.57%) CSS
6 516 (26.89%) XML
7 391 (20.38%) .NET
8 370 (19.28%) Spring
9 366 (19.07%) HTML5
10 305 (15.89%) jQuery
11 292 (15.22%) Hibernate
12 213 (11.10%) AngularJS
13 193 (10.06%) CSS3
14 182 (9.48%) J2EE
15 181 (9.43%) Ajax
16 174 (9.07%) ASP.NET
17 146 (7.61%) JAX-RS
18 143 (7.45%) .NET Framework
19 135 (7.03%) RESTful
20 134 (6.98%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 162 (8.44%) Open Source
2 106 (5.52%) User Experience
3 103 (5.37%) Mobile App
4 99 (5.16%) Computer Science
5 75 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 53 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (1.72%) Visualisation
8 32 (1.67%) Clustering
9 30 (1.56%) Derivative
10 29 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 29 (1.51%) Social Media
11 27 (1.41%) N-Tier
12 25 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
13 24 (1.25%) iPad
14 22 (1.15%) Online Games
14 22 (1.15%) Data Integration
15 21 (1.09%) iPhone
16 19 (0.99%) Data Structures
17 17 (0.89%) W3C
18 16 (0.83%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 389 (20.27%) Linux
2 208 (10.84%) UNIX
3 146 (7.61%) Mac OS X
4 138 (7.19%) Android
5 127 (6.62%) Apple iOS
6 93 (4.85%) Windows
7 21 (1.09%) CentOS
8 19 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.47%) Windows Phone
11 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (0.31%) SUSE
14 5 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.21%) Solaris
15 4 (0.21%) VMS
16 3 (0.16%) Windows CE
16 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 993 (51.75%) Agile Software Development
2 640 (33.35%) TDD
3 404 (21.05%) Scrum
4 381 (19.85%) BDD
5 308 (16.05%) MVC
6 302 (15.74%) OO
7 276 (14.38%) SOA
8 272 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
9 216 (11.26%) Responsive Web Design
10 188 (9.80%) Web Development
11 184 (9.59%) Web Design
12 164 (8.55%) Unit Testing
13 138 (7.19%) E-Commerce
14 130 (6.77%) Configuration Management
15 127 (6.62%) Kanban
16 125 (6.51%) Software Engineering
17 120 (6.25%) OOP
18 100 (5.21%) Android Development
19 95 (4.95%) UML
20 94 (4.90%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1054 (54.92%) Java
2 630 (32.83%) JavaScript
3 349 (18.19%) SQL
4 348 (18.13%) C#
5 154 (8.03%) Ruby
6 142 (7.40%) Python
7 124 (6.46%) PHP
7 124 (6.46%) Scala
8 67 (3.49%) PL/SQL
9 63 (3.28%) Apex Code
10 59 (3.07%) Objective-C
11 38 (1.98%) C++
12 37 (1.93%) XPath
13 33 (1.72%) T-SQL
14 28 (1.46%) Perl
15 20 (1.04%) PHP5
16 19 (0.99%) Groovy
17 17 (0.89%) XQuery
18 15 (0.78%) VB
18 15 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 142 (7.40%) Degree
2 61 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 41 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.36%) ISEB
5 5 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (0.26%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.16%) JNCIA
6 3 (0.16%) JNCIS
6 3 (0.16%) CCNP
6 3 (0.16%) CCNA
6 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.10%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.10%) CISSP
7 2 (0.10%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.052%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.052%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.052%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.95%) QA
2 14 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.31%) WCAG
4 5 (0.26%) SLA
5 2 (0.10%) COBIT
5 2 (0.10%) HL7
5 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.052%) Basel III
6 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.47%) Docker
3 8 (0.42%) vCloud
3 8 (0.42%) NFS
3 8 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.36%) vSphere
5 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.16%) Squid
6 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.16%) HDFS
6 3 (0.16%) Varnish
7 2 (0.10%) XenApp
7 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.10%) Firmware
7 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 70 (3.65%) Puppet
2 45 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.89%) Ansible
4 14 (0.73%) Vagrant
5 13 (0.68%) CloudHub
6 12 (0.63%) Kibana
7 11 (0.57%) CA LISA
7 11 (0.57%) yum
8 7 (0.36%) Capistrano
8 7 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.36%) SCOM
9 6 (0.31%) OpenIDM
9 6 (0.31%) StatsD
10 5 (0.26%) OpenAM
10 5 (0.26%) Nagios
10 5 (0.26%) Zenoss
11 4 (0.21%) WMI
11 4 (0.21%) Jitterbit
12 3 (0.16%) Salt
12 3 (0.16%) Control-M
Vendors
1 246 (12.82%) Oracle
2 150 (7.82%) Microsoft
3 141 (7.35%) Salesforce.com
4 48 (2.50%) IBM
5 44 (2.29%) SAP
6 43 (2.24%) Google
7 38 (1.98%) Adobe
8 35 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 31 (1.62%) Sitecore
10 28 (1.46%) TIBCO
11 26 (1.35%) VMware
12 22 (1.15%) Cisco
13 20 (1.04%) ForgeRock
14 16 (0.83%) HP
15 14 (0.73%) Sybase
15 14 (0.73%) hybris
15 14 (0.73%) MuleSoft
16 13 (0.68%) Zend
17 12 (0.63%) Citrix
18 11 (0.57%) Sencha
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £350 - £380 Per Day + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day call for details
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Red10
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago