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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 117 168 207
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +39
Contract jobs citing REST 947 647 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.25% 0.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.69% 4.58% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 447 306
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 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 4
Average hourly rate £32.25 £37.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £37.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £47.50 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £39.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-17.30% -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
14151 14119 12451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.37% 27.20% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9202 8972 7852
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 221 325
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.50 £43.50
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 27 March 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 March 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 March 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 +59 904 £413 +3.12% 377
London +36 471 £425 +0.59% 182
South East +15 117 £400 +22.13% 57
City of London +41 110 £415 -4.59% 36
Yorkshire +51 92 £425 +34.92% 18
West Yorkshire +61 84 £425 +32.81% 10
Leeds +50 81 £425 +32.81% 6
South West +5 52 £400 -5.88% 29
East of England +31 51 £425 +13.33% 18
North West +2 50 £375 +3.09% 36
West Midlands +5 41 £400 +23.07% 9
Berkshire +6 32 £400 +68.42% 16
East Midlands +17 30 £400 +6.66% 19
Gloucestershire - 30 £400 - 3
Hampshire +4 26 £334 +4.29% 12
Scotland +3 26 £400 - 5
Essex +28 25 £390 -8.23%
Reading +9 20 £400 +91.38% 7
Cheshire +5 20 £325 -18.75% 10
Surrey +7 17 £325 -9.09% 6
Oxfordshire -3 16 £410 +57.69% 3
Manchester -10 15 £363 +3.57% 20
Northamptonshire - 15 £420 - 10
Northampton - 14 £420 - 7
Glasgow +9 13 £450 +12.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 12 £450 -10.00% 6
Merseyside -5 12 £415 - 1
Milton Keynes +4 11 £450 -10.00% 4
Liverpool - 11 £415 - 1
Hertfordshire +8 10 £438 +21.44% 4

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1031 (54.46%) Java
2 961 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
3 847 (44.74%) HTML
4 764 (40.36%) Web Services
5 669 (35.34%) JavaScript
6 619 (32.70%) TDD
7 604 (31.91%) SOAP
8 558 (29.48%) CSS
9 531 (28.05%) JSON
10 518 (27.36%) XML
11 412 (21.76%) Linux
12 385 (20.34%) .NET
13 381 (20.13%) Git (software)
14 376 (19.86%) BDD
15 371 (19.60%) SQL
15 371 (19.60%) Scrum
16 366 (19.33%) HTML5
17 363 (19.18%) Spring
18 352 (18.59%) HTTP
19 341 (18.01%) C#
20 326 (17.22%) MVC
21 310 (16.38%) jQuery
22 309 (16.32%) OO
23 288 (15.21%) MongoDB
24 286 (15.11%) Hibernate
25 265 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
26 259 (13.68%) Subversion
27 252 (13.31%) SQL Server
28 248 (13.10%) Oracle
29 245 (12.94%) SOA

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 107 (5.65%) Apache
2 103 (5.44%) Tomcat
3 84 (4.44%) CMS
3 84 (4.44%) Node.js
4 74 (3.91%) WebLogic
5 59 (3.12%) JBoss
6 52 (2.75%) WebSphere
7 50 (2.64%) Mule
8 44 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
9 39 (2.06%) SharePoint
10 34 (1.80%) IIS
11 26 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
12 25 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
13 22 (1.16%) nginx
14 20 (1.06%) Confluence
15 18 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
16 17 (0.90%) MQSeries
17 16 (0.85%) Apache Solr
18 15 (0.79%) Drupal
19 14 (0.74%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 73 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 41 (2.17%) MS Visio
2 41 (2.17%) MS Office
3 40 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (1.69%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.21%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.11%) SPSS
9 1 (0.053%) MS Project
9 1 (0.053%) InDesign
9 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.053%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 19 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.42%) Tridion
3 8 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
3 8 (0.42%) Magento
4 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.21%) WebTrends
6 4 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.16%) Maximo
8 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.053%) Summit
9 1 (0.053%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.053%) Radian6
9 1 (0.053%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 54 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.95%) SaaS
3 31 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (1.22%) GitHub
6 14 (0.74%) Amazon S3
7 13 (0.69%) Force.com
7 13 (0.69%) PaaS
7 13 (0.69%) Heroku
8 10 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (0.53%) Office 365
9 8 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.21%) ElastiCache
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (0.21%) IaaS
11 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.053%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.053%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 352 (18.59%) HTTP
2 83 (4.38%) Internet
3 44 (2.32%) LDAP
4 25 (1.32%) HTTPS
5 21 (1.11%) Firewall
6 16 (0.85%) DNS
7 15 (0.79%) Kerberos
8 14 (0.74%) SSL
8 14 (0.74%) X.509
9 12 (0.63%) Intranet
9 12 (0.63%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.42%) SAN
10 8 (0.42%) DMZ
11 7 (0.37%) VPN
11 7 (0.37%) BIG-IP
12 5 (0.26%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.26%) NAS
12 5 (0.26%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.21%) AMQP
13 4 (0.21%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (15.21%) MongoDB
2 252 (13.31%) SQL Server
3 239 (12.63%) Relational Database
4 182 (9.61%) MySQL
5 147 (7.77%) NoSQL
6 115 (6.08%) Neo4j
7 54 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
8 53 (2.80%) Oracle Database
9 50 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
10 48 (2.54%) Big Data
11 46 (2.43%) RDBMS
12 36 (1.90%) Redis
13 35 (1.85%) Couchbase
14 33 (1.74%) Hadoop
15 27 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
15 27 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (1.27%) DB2
16 24 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 19 (1.00%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 381 (20.13%) Git (software)
2 259 (13.68%) Subversion
3 222 (11.73%) Maven
4 188 (9.93%) Jenkins
5 182 (9.61%) JUnit
6 152 (8.03%) Cucumber
7 120 (6.34%) Selenium
8 110 (5.81%) Visual Studio
9 87 (4.60%) JIRA
10 81 (4.28%) Eclipse
11 62 (3.28%) Jasmine
12 60 (3.17%) Mockito
13 59 (3.12%) Ant
14 42 (2.22%) WebDriver
15 38 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
15 38 (2.01%) NUnit
16 37 (1.95%) SpecFlow
17 27 (1.43%) SoapUI
17 27 (1.43%) JMeter
18 26 (1.37%) Hudson
General
1 186 (9.83%) Finance
2 112 (5.92%) Banking
3 52 (2.75%) Marketing
4 44 (2.32%) Publishing
5 43 (2.27%) Games
6 41 (2.17%) Retail
7 35 (1.85%) Investment Banking
8 31 (1.64%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.37%) Front Office
10 24 (1.27%) Legal
11 20 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.85%) Advertising
13 7 (0.37%) Electronics
14 6 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.21%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.21%) Back Office
16 4 (0.21%) Automotive
17 2 (0.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 1387 (73.27%) Developer
2 580 (30.64%) Java Developer
3 199 (10.51%) Architect
4 171 (9.03%) Senior Developer
5 106 (5.60%) .NET Developer
6 87 (4.60%) Senior Java Developer
7 68 (3.59%) Web Developer
8 67 (3.54%) Android Developer
9 59 (3.12%) C# Developer
10 58 (3.06%) Technical Architect
11 56 (2.96%) Salesforce.com Developer
12 51 (2.69%) Lead Developer
13 49 (2.59%) Analyst
13 49 (2.59%) PHP Developer
14 47 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
14 47 (2.48%) JavaScript Developer
14 47 (2.48%) iOS Developer
15 46 (2.43%) Front-End Developer
15 46 (2.43%) Consultant
16 45 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 847 (44.74%) HTML
2 764 (40.36%) Web Services
3 604 (31.91%) SOAP
4 558 (29.48%) CSS
5 531 (28.05%) JSON
6 518 (27.36%) XML
7 385 (20.34%) .NET
8 366 (19.33%) HTML5
9 363 (19.18%) Spring
10 310 (16.38%) jQuery
11 286 (15.11%) Hibernate
12 210 (11.09%) AngularJS
13 201 (10.62%) Ajax
14 198 (10.46%) CSS3
15 177 (9.35%) J2EE
16 157 (8.29%) ASP.NET
17 152 (8.03%) JAX-RS
18 133 (7.03%) RESTful
19 129 (6.81%) .NET Framework
20 122 (6.44%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 174 (9.19%) Open Source
2 109 (5.76%) User Experience
3 89 (4.70%) Mobile App
4 88 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 77 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
6 67 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
7 40 (2.11%) Visualisation
8 32 (1.69%) Derivative
8 32 (1.69%) Clustering
8 32 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 29 (1.53%) Social Media
10 27 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
11 21 (1.11%) N-Tier
11 21 (1.11%) iPad
12 20 (1.06%) Data Integration
12 20 (1.06%) Online Games
13 18 (0.95%) iPhone
13 18 (0.95%) Digital Media
13 18 (0.95%) Algorithms
13 18 (0.95%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 412 (21.76%) Linux
2 230 (12.15%) UNIX
3 154 (8.14%) Mac OS X
4 129 (6.81%) Android
5 118 (6.23%) Apple iOS
6 95 (5.02%) Windows
7 22 (1.16%) CentOS
8 19 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.53%) Windows Phone
10 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
11 7 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.32%) SUSE
13 5 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.21%) Solaris
14 4 (0.21%) VMS
15 3 (0.16%) Windows CE
16 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 961 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 619 (32.70%) TDD
3 376 (19.86%) BDD
4 371 (19.60%) Scrum
5 326 (17.22%) MVC
6 309 (16.32%) OO
7 265 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
8 245 (12.94%) SOA
9 224 (11.83%) Responsive Web Design
10 192 (10.14%) Web Development
11 190 (10.04%) Web Design
12 139 (7.34%) Configuration Management
13 133 (7.03%) Unit Testing
14 128 (6.76%) E-Commerce
15 123 (6.50%) Kanban
16 119 (6.29%) Software Engineering
17 111 (5.86%) OOP
18 95 (5.02%) DevOps
19 87 (4.60%) Android Development
20 82 (4.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1031 (54.46%) Java
2 669 (35.34%) JavaScript
3 371 (19.60%) SQL
4 341 (18.01%) C#
5 163 (8.61%) Ruby
6 135 (7.13%) Python
7 129 (6.81%) PHP
8 126 (6.66%) Scala
9 81 (4.28%) PL/SQL
10 63 (3.33%) Apex Code
11 45 (2.38%) Objective-C
12 43 (2.27%) C++
13 36 (1.90%) T-SQL
14 33 (1.74%) XPath
15 29 (1.53%) Perl
16 22 (1.16%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.06%) PHP5
18 18 (0.95%) Groovy
18 18 (0.95%) PowerShell
19 16 (0.85%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 130 (6.87%) Degree
2 50 (2.64%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.58%) ISEB
5 6 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (0.26%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.16%) JNCIA
7 3 (0.16%) JNCIS
7 3 (0.16%) CCNP
7 3 (0.16%) CCNA
7 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.11%) CISSP
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.053%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.053%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.053%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.34%) QA
2 6 (0.32%) WCAG
3 5 (0.26%) SLA
4 2 (0.11%) COBIT
4 2 (0.11%) HL7
4 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.053%) Basel III
5 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 11 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.42%) NFS
2 8 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.42%) vCloud
2 8 (0.42%) Docker
3 7 (0.37%) vSphere
4 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.26%) KVM
5 3 (0.16%) Varnish
6 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.11%) XenApp
6 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.11%) HDFS
7 1 (0.053%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.053%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 83 (4.38%) Puppet
2 56 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.00%) Vagrant
4 18 (0.95%) Ansible
5 12 (0.63%) Kibana
6 11 (0.58%) yum
7 10 (0.53%) CA LISA
8 8 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.37%) Capistrano
9 7 (0.37%) SCOM
10 6 (0.32%) Nagios
10 6 (0.32%) OpenIDM
10 6 (0.32%) StatsD
11 5 (0.26%) OpenAM
12 4 (0.21%) WMI
12 4 (0.21%) Zenoss
13 3 (0.16%) Control-M
13 3 (0.16%) Salt
14 2 (0.11%) HAProxy
14 2 (0.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 248 (13.10%) Oracle
2 156 (8.24%) Microsoft
3 138 (7.29%) Salesforce.com
4 44 (2.32%) Adobe
5 40 (2.11%) SAP
6 39 (2.06%) IBM
6 39 (2.06%) Google
7 33 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 31 (1.64%) Sitecore
9 29 (1.53%) TIBCO
10 23 (1.22%) VMware
11 21 (1.11%) Cisco
12 20 (1.06%) ForgeRock
13 17 (0.90%) Zend
14 15 (0.79%) HP
15 14 (0.74%) hybris
16 11 (0.58%) Sencha
16 11 (0.58%) Splunk
16 11 (0.58%) ServiceNow
17 10 (0.53%) Citrix
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £340 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum £450-500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
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