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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 123 171 231
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +60
Contract jobs citing REST 899 580 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.20% 0.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.50% 4.47% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 394 270
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.52% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £32.00 £36.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £33.50 £35.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £51.29 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £39.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-18.98% +1.93%

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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
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 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +58 841 £413 +3.12% 316
London +52 494 £425 - 130
City of London +38 115 £444 -1.38% 34
South East +43 108 £388 +3.33% 54
North West +19 56 £363 - 34
East of England +44 51 £450 +40.62% 22
Yorkshire +8 44 £375 +5.26% 18
Hampshire +11 41 £343 -14.37% 9
South West -9 39 £400 +7.38% 25
West Yorkshire +18 37 £375 - 11
Leeds +17 37 £375 +25.00% 9
East Midlands +28 28 £368 +17.60% 8
Berkshire +3 27 £388 - 19
Southampton - 23 £353 - 2
Wales +5 22 £498 +17.05% 6
Scotland -10 22 £400 - 6
Cardiff +10 20 £495 +16.47% 6
South Wales +3 20 £495 +16.47% 6
West Midlands -10 20 £360 +35.84% 15
Suffolk - 19 £425 - 2
Nottinghamshire +10 18 £333 +10.83% 1
Surrey +6 18 £430 +10.96% 6
Manchester -2 17 £325 -10.65% 17
Ipswich - 17 £400 - 2
Lancashire -2 16 £375 +3.44% 4
Hertfordshire +15 15 £475 +48.43% 2
Nottingham +4 15 £345 +15.00% 1
Bristol +1 14 £425 +14.09% 8
Reading +7 11 £390 +47.16% 6
Glasgow +5 11 £450 +50.00% 1

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1071 (55.35%) Java
2 1016 (52.51%) Agile Software Development
3 883 (45.63%) HTML
4 742 (38.35%) JavaScript
4 742 (38.35%) Web Services
5 656 (33.90%) SOAP
6 641 (33.13%) XML
7 608 (31.42%) CSS
8 599 (30.96%) JSON
9 583 (30.13%) TDD
10 452 (23.36%) Scrum
11 415 (21.45%) Git (software)
12 407 (21.03%) HTML5
13 405 (20.93%) Spring
14 404 (20.88%) MVC
15 395 (20.41%) SQL
16 393 (20.31%) Linux
17 382 (19.74%) HTTP
18 378 (19.53%) .NET
19 371 (19.17%) C#
20 365 (18.86%) jQuery
21 348 (17.98%) OO
22 346 (17.88%) BDD
23 303 (15.66%) Subversion
24 295 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
25 286 (14.78%) Hibernate
26 276 (14.26%) MongoDB
27 267 (13.80%) Ajax
28 260 (13.44%) Oracle
29 258 (13.33%) UNIX

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 130 (6.72%) Apache
1 130 (6.72%) Tomcat
2 100 (5.17%) Node.js
3 95 (4.91%) CMS
4 80 (4.13%) JBoss
5 65 (3.36%) WebLogic
6 64 (3.31%) WebSphere
7 50 (2.58%) SharePoint
8 40 (2.07%) IIS
9 38 (1.96%) Mule
9 38 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
10 27 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 25 (1.29%) nginx
12 24 (1.24%) Drupal
13 23 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
14 21 (1.09%) Confluence
15 19 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
15 19 (0.98%) Apache Solr
16 18 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
17 17 (0.88%) Jetty
Applications
1 76 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.96%) MS Visio
2 38 (1.96%) MS Office
3 35 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.09%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.47%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.10%) SPSS
7 1 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.052%) InDesign
7 1 (0.052%) MS Project
7 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (0.36%) Magento
4 6 (0.31%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.16%) Tridion
6 3 (0.16%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.10%) Summit
8 1 (0.052%) Radian6
8 1 (0.052%) osCommerce
8 1 (0.052%) SAP MII
8 1 (0.052%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (2.27%) GitHub
3 37 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (1.34%) SaaS
5 23 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (0.83%) Office 365
7 15 (0.78%) Heroku
7 15 (0.78%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.57%) Force.com
9 9 (0.47%) PaaS
10 8 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (0.41%) IaaS
11 6 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.21%) Yammer
12 4 (0.21%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.16%) ElastiCache
14 1 (0.052%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 382 (19.74%) HTTP
2 67 (3.46%) Internet
3 40 (2.07%) SSL
4 30 (1.55%) Firewall
5 28 (1.45%) LDAP
6 20 (1.03%) AMQP
7 13 (0.67%) Intranet
8 11 (0.57%) DNS
8 11 (0.57%) TCP/IP
9 10 (0.52%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.41%) BIG-IP
11 6 (0.31%) NAS
11 6 (0.31%) SAN
11 6 (0.31%) DMZ
11 6 (0.31%) Extranet
11 6 (0.31%) VPN
11 6 (0.31%) FTP
12 5 (0.26%) SSH
12 5 (0.26%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (14.26%) MongoDB
2 246 (12.71%) SQL Server
3 242 (12.51%) Relational Database
4 211 (10.90%) MySQL
5 147 (7.60%) NoSQL
6 116 (5.99%) Neo4j
7 81 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
8 63 (3.26%) Oracle Database
9 58 (3.00%) RDBMS
10 57 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 33 (1.71%) Redis
12 32 (1.65%) Hadoop
13 31 (1.60%) Big Data
14 28 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 27 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
15 27 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
16 26 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 24 (1.24%) Couchbase
17 24 (1.24%) DB2
18 20 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 415 (21.45%) Git (software)
2 303 (15.66%) Subversion
3 246 (12.71%) Maven
4 224 (11.58%) Jenkins
5 192 (9.92%) JUnit
6 162 (8.37%) Cucumber
7 158 (8.17%) Selenium
8 113 (5.84%) Visual Studio
9 112 (5.79%) Eclipse
10 99 (5.12%) JIRA
11 80 (4.13%) Ant
12 77 (3.98%) Jasmine
13 62 (3.20%) Mockito
14 58 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 56 (2.89%) WebDriver
16 51 (2.64%) SpecFlow
17 44 (2.27%) SoapUI
18 35 (1.81%) NUnit
19 34 (1.76%) Hudson
19 34 (1.76%) JMeter
General
1 189 (9.77%) Finance
2 111 (5.74%) Banking
3 55 (2.84%) Marketing
4 51 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.22%) Publishing
6 36 (1.86%) Front Office
7 34 (1.76%) Retail
7 34 (1.76%) Games
8 24 (1.24%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.03%) Legal
9 20 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.78%) Advertising
11 12 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.36%) Law
12 7 (0.36%) Electronics
13 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.21%) German Language
16 3 (0.16%) French Language
17 2 (0.10%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 1381 (71.37%) Developer
2 534 (27.60%) Java Developer
3 187 (9.66%) Architect
4 186 (9.61%) Senior Developer
5 100 (5.17%) .NET Developer
6 94 (4.86%) Senior Java Developer
7 85 (4.39%) Web Developer
8 72 (3.72%) Android Developer
9 68 (3.51%) Technical Architect
10 61 (3.15%) C# Developer
11 59 (3.05%) Analyst
12 58 (3.00%) PHP Developer
13 56 (2.89%) Lead Developer
14 55 (2.84%) Front-End Developer
15 48 (2.48%) Software Engineer
15 48 (2.48%) Consultant
16 47 (2.43%) C# .NET Developer
17 45 (2.33%) iOS Developer
18 44 (2.27%) Scala Developer
19 42 (2.17%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 883 (45.63%) HTML
2 742 (38.35%) Web Services
3 656 (33.90%) SOAP
4 641 (33.13%) XML
5 608 (31.42%) CSS
6 599 (30.96%) JSON
7 407 (21.03%) HTML5
8 405 (20.93%) Spring
9 378 (19.53%) .NET
10 365 (18.86%) jQuery
11 286 (14.78%) Hibernate
12 267 (13.80%) Ajax
13 247 (12.76%) AngularJS
14 242 (12.51%) CSS3
15 196 (10.13%) J2EE
16 170 (8.79%) ASP.NET
17 140 (7.24%) JAX-RS
18 137 (7.08%) RESTful
19 133 (6.87%) Spring MVC
20 123 (6.36%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 209 (10.80%) Open Source
2 135 (6.98%) User Experience
3 94 (4.86%) Mobile App
4 92 (4.75%) Computer Science
5 85 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
6 58 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
7 43 (2.22%) Visualisation
8 36 (1.86%) Clustering
9 34 (1.76%) Derivative
10 26 (1.34%) Social Media
10 26 (1.34%) N-Tier
11 25 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
11 25 (1.29%) Algorithms
12 24 (1.24%) Data Integration
13 21 (1.09%) Client/Server
14 19 (0.98%) Online Games
15 18 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
16 16 (0.83%) Digital Media
16 16 (0.83%) Data Structures
17 15 (0.78%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 393 (20.31%) Linux
2 258 (13.33%) UNIX
3 151 (7.80%) Mac OS X
4 142 (7.34%) Android
5 125 (6.46%) Apple iOS
6 116 (5.99%) Windows
7 20 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (0.93%) CentOS
9 15 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.57%) Windows Phone
11 9 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.21%) Solaris
14 4 (0.21%) VMS
15 3 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.16%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.10%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.052%) Debian
17 1 (0.052%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1016 (52.51%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (30.13%) TDD
3 452 (23.36%) Scrum
4 404 (20.88%) MVC
5 348 (17.98%) OO
6 346 (17.88%) BDD
7 295 (15.25%) Continuous Integration
8 249 (12.87%) SOA
9 215 (11.11%) Web Development
10 196 (10.13%) Responsive Web Design
11 178 (9.20%) Web Design
12 153 (7.91%) Unit Testing
12 153 (7.91%) Software Engineering
13 151 (7.80%) Configuration Management
14 107 (5.53%) OOP
15 103 (5.32%) Kanban
16 100 (5.17%) UML
17 98 (5.06%) E-Commerce
18 90 (4.65%) Automated Testing
18 90 (4.65%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1071 (55.35%) Java
2 742 (38.35%) JavaScript
3 395 (20.41%) SQL
4 371 (19.17%) C#
5 194 (10.03%) Ruby
6 154 (7.96%) Scala
7 148 (7.65%) PHP
8 147 (7.60%) Python
9 71 (3.67%) PL/SQL
10 49 (2.53%) C++
11 42 (2.17%) Perl
12 41 (2.12%) T-SQL
13 36 (1.86%) Bash Shell
14 35 (1.81%) Objective-C
15 33 (1.71%) XPath
16 30 (1.55%) PHP5
17 27 (1.40%) C
17 27 (1.40%) Apex Code
18 21 (1.09%) Groovy
19 20 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 130 (6.72%) Degree
2 62 (3.20%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.14%) SC Cleared
4 12 (0.62%) ISEB
5 11 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (0.47%) BC Cleared
7 6 (0.31%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.10%) MCITP
11 2 (0.10%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.10%) MCTS
12 1 (0.052%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.052%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.052%) PhD
12 1 (0.052%) HNC
12 1 (0.052%) HND
12 1 (0.052%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (5.89%) QA
2 10 (0.52%) COBIT
3 7 (0.36%) WCAG
4 5 (0.26%) SLA
5 2 (0.10%) HL7
5 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.052%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.052%) Basel III
System Software
1 18 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.72%) KVM
3 9 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.41%) vCloud
5 5 (0.26%) NFS
5 5 (0.26%) vSphere
5 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.16%) Docker
7 2 (0.10%) Varnish
7 2 (0.10%) XenApp
7 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.052%) HDFS
8 1 (0.052%) RHEV
8 1 (0.052%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.052%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 63 (3.26%) Puppet
2 49 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.09%) Vagrant
4 18 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.72%) Ansible
6 8 (0.41%) yum
6 8 (0.41%) SCOM
6 8 (0.41%) Hyperic
7 7 (0.36%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.26%) OpenIDM
8 5 (0.26%) OpenAM
8 5 (0.26%) StatsD
8 5 (0.26%) Kibana
9 4 (0.21%) WMI
9 4 (0.21%) CA LISA
10 3 (0.16%) Control-M
10 3 (0.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 3 (0.16%) Zenoss
10 3 (0.16%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.10%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 260 (13.44%) Oracle
2 169 (8.73%) Microsoft
3 93 (4.81%) Salesforce.com
4 53 (2.74%) Google
5 47 (2.43%) IBM
6 38 (1.96%) Adobe
7 37 (1.91%) SAP
8 36 (1.86%) HP
9 34 (1.76%) Red Hat
10 26 (1.34%) Sitecore
11 24 (1.24%) VMware
12 19 (0.98%) ServiceNow
12 19 (0.98%) TIBCO
13 17 (0.88%) Zend
14 16 (0.83%) Software AG
15 15 (0.78%) Cisco
16 14 (0.72%) Splunk
17 13 (0.67%) Xamarin
18 12 (0.62%) Twitter
19 11 (0.57%) ESRI
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Zetman
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £28 - £36 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago