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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 127 152 188
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +36
Contract jobs citing REST 950 744 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 1.41% 1.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.37% 5.09% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 649 521 341
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 £325 £285 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 9
Average hourly rate £36.25 £40.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.49% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £34.50 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £65.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-10.49% +6.57%

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
14925 14611 12668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.71% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9832 9673 7948
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 189 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +26 867 £410 +2.50% 286
London +12 431 £425 - 139
South East +27 139 £400 +11.11% 46
City of London -3 101 £425 -5.55% 45
North West +25 67 £388 +24.00% 25
South West +39 62 £375 +7.14% 21
East of England +24 56 £400 +25.00% 13
Yorkshire +5 54 £425 +28.78% 6
West Yorkshire +10 49 £425 +22.74% 4
Leeds +16 47 £425 +28.78% 1
Manchester +25 42 £388 +10.71% 17
Wales +12 37 £430 +7.50% 7
South Wales +18 34 £430 +7.50% 7
Berkshire +16 31 £400 +32.78% 11
Newport +12 28 £430 +32.30% 4
Essex - 27 £390 - 1
Bristol +18 23 £413 +10.00% 9
West Midlands +1 23 £375 +25.00% 15
Surrey 0 23 £363 +0.69% 10
Cheshire +7 22 £400 +33.33% 6
East Midlands -10 22 £425 +54.54% 10
Scotland -19 22 £375 +25.00% 4
Reading +8 19 £400 +44.01% 4
Hampshire +6 18 £388 +21.56% 4
West Sussex -3 18 £325 -31.57% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 16 £425 +30.76% 3
Devon +7 15 £381 +22.48% 3
Exeter +7 14 £381 +22.48% 2
Oxfordshire -8 14 £415 -7.77% 5
Milton Keynes +14 13 £425 -15.00% 1

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 985 (52.76%) Java
2 969 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
3 825 (44.19%) Web Services
4 732 (39.21%) HTML
5 686 (36.74%) SOAP
6 636 (34.07%) TDD
7 613 (32.83%) JavaScript
8 544 (29.14%) JSON
9 530 (28.39%) XML
10 514 (27.53%) CSS
11 420 (22.50%) Scrum
12 391 (20.94%) .NET
13 382 (20.46%) Spring
14 377 (20.19%) Git (software)
15 354 (18.96%) HTML5
16 344 (18.43%) SQL
17 330 (17.68%) Linux
18 325 (17.41%) BDD
19 324 (17.35%) C#
20 322 (17.25%) MVC
21 296 (15.85%) SOA
22 294 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
23 289 (15.48%) OO
24 288 (15.43%) HTTP
25 284 (15.21%) SQL Server
26 253 (13.55%) jQuery
27 244 (13.07%) Hibernate
28 234 (12.53%) Oracle
29 229 (12.27%) MongoDB
30 227 (12.16%) Subversion

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 98 (5.25%) Tomcat
2 87 (4.66%) JBoss
3 86 (4.61%) WebLogic
3 86 (4.61%) Apache
3 86 (4.61%) WebSphere
4 80 (4.28%) Node.js
5 71 (3.80%) CMS
6 61 (3.27%) IIS
7 54 (2.89%) Mule
8 41 (2.20%) SharePoint
9 36 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
10 34 (1.82%) Mule ESB
11 26 (1.39%) Confluence
12 23 (1.23%) GlassFish
13 22 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (1.12%) nginx
15 20 (1.07%) MQSeries
16 19 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
17 18 (0.96%) Jetty
17 18 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 72 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.98%) MS Office
3 36 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 33 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 25 (1.34%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.11%) MS Project
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
9 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.48%) Tridion
2 9 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
2 9 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.43%) Maximo
4 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.27%) Magento
5 5 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.21%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.16%) Summit
8 2 (0.11%) AWD
8 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.11%) Radian6
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.054%) Unica
9 1 (0.054%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.054%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 110 (5.89%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.09%) SaaS
2 39 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.66%) GitHub
4 30 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (1.02%) PaaS
6 16 (0.86%) Heroku
6 16 (0.86%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (0.54%) Office 365
8 10 (0.54%) Force.com
9 8 (0.43%) IaaS
9 8 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.37%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.11%) Boomi
14 1 (0.054%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.054%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 288 (15.43%) HTTP
2 93 (4.98%) Internet
3 31 (1.66%) HTTPS
4 30 (1.61%) LDAP
5 23 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.86%) Firewall
7 15 (0.80%) X.509
7 15 (0.80%) Kerberos
8 13 (0.70%) SSL
9 10 (0.54%) DNS
10 8 (0.43%) DMZ
10 8 (0.43%) FTP
11 7 (0.37%) SAN
11 7 (0.37%) Intranet
12 5 (0.27%) CTI
12 5 (0.27%) WAN
12 5 (0.27%) LAN
13 4 (0.21%) VPN
13 4 (0.21%) RFID
13 4 (0.21%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (15.21%) SQL Server
2 229 (12.27%) MongoDB
3 212 (11.36%) Relational Database
4 159 (8.52%) MySQL
5 146 (7.82%) NoSQL
6 66 (3.54%) Neo4j
7 59 (3.16%) Oracle Database
8 52 (2.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 48 (2.57%) Big Data
10 45 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
11 43 (2.30%) RDBMS
12 38 (2.04%) Redis
13 37 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
14 35 (1.87%) DB2
15 30 (1.61%) Couchbase
16 29 (1.55%) Hadoop
17 26 (1.39%) CouchDB
17 26 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
18 23 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
19 19 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 377 (20.19%) Git (software)
2 227 (12.16%) Subversion
3 209 (11.19%) Maven
4 199 (10.66%) Jenkins
5 172 (9.21%) JUnit
6 129 (6.91%) Cucumber
7 113 (6.05%) Visual Studio
8 102 (5.46%) Selenium
9 77 (4.12%) Eclipse
10 76 (4.07%) JIRA
11 58 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 56 (3.00%) Ant
13 47 (2.52%) Mockito
14 42 (2.25%) Jasmine
15 31 (1.66%) Gradle
16 30 (1.61%) SoapUI
17 28 (1.50%) Xcode
18 27 (1.45%) NUnit
19 24 (1.29%) WebDriver
20 22 (1.18%) JMeter
General
1 168 (9.00%) Finance
2 88 (4.71%) Banking
3 52 (2.79%) Marketing
4 44 (2.36%) Retail
5 42 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 37 (1.98%) Publishing
7 31 (1.66%) Games
8 28 (1.50%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.86%) Legal
11 15 (0.80%) Front Office
12 13 (0.70%) Automotive
13 12 (0.64%) Back Office
14 11 (0.59%) Advertising
15 7 (0.37%) Electronics
16 5 (0.27%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.27%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.21%) French Language
17 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1373 (73.54%) Developer
2 531 (28.44%) Java Developer
3 208 (11.14%) Architect
4 165 (8.84%) Senior Developer
5 134 (7.18%) .NET Developer
6 99 (5.30%) Android Developer
7 96 (5.14%) Senior Java Developer
8 71 (3.80%) Web Developer
9 67 (3.59%) iOS Developer
10 62 (3.32%) Software Engineer
11 61 (3.27%) Technical Architect
12 55 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
13 51 (2.73%) Analyst
13 51 (2.73%) C# Developer
14 50 (2.68%) Salesforce.com Developer
15 49 (2.62%) Front-End Developer
16 46 (2.46%) PHP Developer
17 45 (2.41%) Lead Developer
18 41 (2.20%) C# .NET Developer
19 40 (2.14%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 825 (44.19%) Web Services
2 732 (39.21%) HTML
3 686 (36.74%) SOAP
4 544 (29.14%) JSON
5 530 (28.39%) XML
6 514 (27.53%) CSS
7 391 (20.94%) .NET
8 382 (20.46%) Spring
9 354 (18.96%) HTML5
10 253 (13.55%) jQuery
11 244 (13.07%) Hibernate
12 212 (11.36%) AngularJS
13 191 (10.23%) ASP.NET
14 170 (9.11%) CSS3
15 168 (9.00%) J2EE
16 157 (8.41%) Ajax
17 141 (7.55%) .NET Framework
18 123 (6.59%) RESTful
19 114 (6.11%) JMS
20 112 (6.00%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 145 (7.77%) Mobile App
2 111 (5.95%) User Experience
3 101 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 75 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 36 (1.93%) Visualisation
7 30 (1.61%) Social Media
8 28 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 28 (1.50%) N-Tier
9 27 (1.45%) Clustering
9 27 (1.45%) iPad
10 25 (1.34%) iPhone
11 21 (1.12%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.07%) Data Integration
13 19 (1.02%) W3C
14 17 (0.91%) Algorithms
15 15 (0.80%) Management Information System
16 14 (0.75%) GIS
16 14 (0.75%) DataPower
16 14 (0.75%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 330 (17.68%) Linux
2 187 (10.02%) Android
3 168 (9.00%) UNIX
4 160 (8.57%) Apple iOS
5 105 (5.62%) Mac OS X
6 94 (5.03%) Windows
7 14 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.70%) Solaris
8 13 (0.70%) CentOS
9 11 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.43%) Windows Phone
11 7 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.32%) SUSE
12 6 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.21%) AIX
14 3 (0.16%) Windows CE
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.054%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 969 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 636 (34.07%) TDD
3 420 (22.50%) Scrum
4 325 (17.41%) BDD
5 322 (17.25%) MVC
6 296 (15.85%) SOA
7 294 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
8 289 (15.48%) OO
9 178 (9.53%) Unit Testing
10 175 (9.37%) Software Engineering
11 172 (9.21%) Responsive Web Design
12 164 (8.78%) Web Development
13 149 (7.98%) E-Commerce
14 144 (7.71%) Android Development
15 134 (7.18%) Open Source
16 132 (7.07%) Kanban
17 121 (6.48%) Web Design
18 112 (6.00%) iOS Development
19 110 (5.89%) OOP
20 94 (5.03%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 985 (52.76%) Java
2 613 (32.83%) JavaScript
3 344 (18.43%) SQL
4 324 (17.35%) C#
5 146 (7.82%) Ruby
6 131 (7.02%) Python
7 112 (6.00%) PHP
8 92 (4.93%) Objective-C
9 86 (4.61%) Scala
10 63 (3.37%) PL/SQL
11 59 (3.16%) Apex Code
12 42 (2.25%) XPath
13 32 (1.71%) C++
14 30 (1.61%) Apple Swift
15 29 (1.55%) Perl
16 28 (1.50%) T-SQL
17 25 (1.34%) XQuery
18 22 (1.18%) Groovy
19 18 (0.96%) PHP5
20 17 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 135 (7.23%) Degree
2 60 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 45 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.32%) ISEB
5 5 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.27%) CCNP
6 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.16%) JNCIA
7 3 (0.16%) JNCIS
7 3 (0.16%) CCNA
8 2 (0.11%) CCIE
8 2 (0.11%) CISSP
8 2 (0.11%) LPIC
8 2 (0.11%) RHCE
8 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.11%) HP ASE
8 2 (0.11%) HP MASE
9 1 (0.054%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.054%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.054%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.55%) QA
2 16 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.32%) WCAG
4 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.11%) COBIT
6 1 (0.054%) SLA
6 1 (0.054%) HL7
6 1 (0.054%) Basel III
6 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.86%) Docker
3 11 (0.59%) Squid
3 11 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.43%) Varnish
5 6 (0.32%) vCloud
6 4 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.21%) NFS
7 3 (0.16%) HDFS
7 3 (0.16%) vSphere
8 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.11%) Firmware
9 1 (0.054%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.054%) XenApp
9 1 (0.054%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.054%) GridGain
9 1 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 81 (4.34%) Puppet
2 51 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.07%) Ansible
4 14 (0.75%) Kibana
5 13 (0.70%) CloudHub
5 13 (0.70%) CA LISA
6 12 (0.64%) yum
7 10 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.48%) Vagrant
8 9 (0.48%) TeamSite
9 7 (0.37%) Capistrano
9 7 (0.37%) HAProxy
9 7 (0.37%) Salt
10 5 (0.27%) StatsD
10 5 (0.27%) Zenoss
10 5 (0.27%) Nagios
11 4 (0.21%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.21%) logstash
11 4 (0.21%) Rundeck
11 4 (0.21%) Jitterbit
Vendors
1 234 (12.53%) Oracle
2 148 (7.93%) Microsoft
3 131 (7.02%) Salesforce.com
4 61 (3.27%) IBM
5 41 (2.20%) SAP
6 39 (2.09%) Google
7 36 (1.93%) Adobe
8 28 (1.50%) TIBCO
9 26 (1.39%) VMware
10 24 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 24 (1.29%) Sybase
11 22 (1.18%) Sitecore
12 19 (1.02%) HP
13 18 (0.96%) ForgeRock
14 17 (0.91%) webMethods
15 16 (0.86%) Cisco
15 16 (0.86%) Xamarin
15 16 (0.86%) MuleSoft
16 15 (0.80%) hybris
16 15 (0.80%) Citrix
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £48000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Dundee, Angus
TEKsystems
Rate: £325.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago