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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 115 148 177
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +29
Contract jobs citing REST 1047 807 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.48% 1.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.72% 5.30% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 533 403
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 11
Average hourly rate £50.00 £38.03 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.49% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.84 £23.72 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.73 £49.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £38.03 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+31.49% +0.72%

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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +41 998 £425 +6.25% 326
London +32 527 £438 +2.94% 148
South East +21 159 £400 +14.28% 36
City of London +5 126 £438 +2.94% 39
East of England +52 95 £410 +9.33% 19
South West +22 78 £413 +15.78% 27
North West +4 48 £425 +25.92% 41
Hampshire +23 45 £400 - 6
Yorkshire -5 41 £430 +32.30% 16
Bristol +21 39 £413 +10.00% 6
Essex +27 38 £500 +11.73%
Manchester +12 27 £400 +23.07% 32
Surrey +4 27 £388 -8.82% 6
Berkshire +17 26 £475 +65.21% 11
West Yorkshire -15 25 £430 +20.27% 10
Leeds -4 24 £430 +7.50% 9
Cambridgeshire +8 23 £363 +20.83% 11
Scotland -18 23 £350 -6.66% 3
East Midlands +2 22 £375 +10.29% 14
Buckinghamshire +16 18 £320 -1.53% 3
Devon +11 18 £394 +18.86% 2
Exeter +10 18 £394 +18.86% 2
Nottinghamshire +5 18 £375 - 5
Nottingham +1 18 £375 - 4
West Midlands -2 16 £450 +5.88% 17
Wales -14 15 £425 +3.65% 8
Kent -21 15 £325 +8.33% 1
Suffolk - 15 £401 - 1
Slough +10 13 £481 +60.41% 2
South Yorkshire +3 13 £344 -17.16% 2

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1164 (56.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1099 (53.01%) Java
3 852 (41.10%) Web Services
4 788 (38.01%) SOAP
5 760 (36.66%) TDD
6 759 (36.61%) HTML
7 696 (33.57%) JavaScript
8 580 (27.98%) JSON
9 556 (26.82%) XML
10 548 (26.44%) Scrum
11 540 (26.05%) CSS
12 463 (22.33%) Git (software)
13 455 (21.95%) Spring
14 412 (19.87%) .NET
15 409 (19.73%) SQL
16 386 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
17 379 (18.28%) BDD
18 370 (17.85%) HTML5
19 357 (17.22%) MVC
20 351 (16.93%) Linux
21 340 (16.40%) C#
22 321 (15.48%) SOA
23 311 (15.00%) SQL Server
24 276 (13.31%) Hibernate
25 275 (13.27%) MongoDB
26 273 (13.17%) HTTP
27 272 (13.12%) Jenkins
28 260 (12.54%) Relational Database
29 256 (12.35%) Subversion
30 254 (12.25%) jQuery

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 145 (6.99%) Tomcat
2 135 (6.51%) Apache
3 124 (5.98%) JBoss
4 114 (5.50%) Node.js
5 96 (4.63%) WebSphere
6 90 (4.34%) WebLogic
7 69 (3.33%) CMS
8 68 (3.28%) IIS
9 45 (2.17%) SharePoint
10 42 (2.03%) Mule
11 40 (1.93%) Jetty
12 33 (1.59%) Confluence
13 29 (1.40%) GlassFish
14 28 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
15 26 (1.25%) Mule ESB
16 23 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
17 22 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 22 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
18 21 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
19 19 (0.92%) Liferay
Applications
1 54 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.25%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.68%) MS Office
4 11 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
8 4 (0.19%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.096%) SPSS
10 1 (0.048%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (0.53%) Magento
2 11 (0.53%) Tridion
3 10 (0.48%) Maximo
4 7 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
4 7 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.19%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.14%) Summit
8 2 (0.096%) Radian6
8 2 (0.096%) BigMachines
8 2 (0.096%) AWD
9 1 (0.048%) Unica
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.048%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.048%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 137 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.83%) GitHub
4 27 (1.30%) SaaS
5 22 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (1.01%) PaaS
7 14 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 14 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.48%) Heroku
8 10 (0.48%) Office 365
9 9 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (0.43%) Force.com
10 7 (0.34%) IaaS
10 7 (0.34%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.29%) Boomi
12 5 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.19%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 273 (13.17%) HTTP
2 105 (5.07%) Internet
3 45 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 39 (1.88%) LDAP
5 34 (1.64%) HTTPS
6 25 (1.21%) SSL
7 15 (0.72%) Kerberos
7 15 (0.72%) X.509
8 14 (0.68%) DNS
9 12 (0.58%) FTP
10 10 (0.48%) SSH
11 7 (0.34%) OpenLDAP
11 7 (0.34%) SAN
11 7 (0.34%) Firewall
12 6 (0.29%) Intranet
13 5 (0.24%) AMQP
13 5 (0.24%) LAN
13 5 (0.24%) WAN
13 5 (0.24%) SMTP
14 4 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 275 (13.27%) MongoDB
3 260 (12.54%) Relational Database
4 193 (9.31%) MySQL
5 177 (8.54%) NoSQL
6 80 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
7 69 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 67 (3.23%) Neo4j
9 57 (2.75%) Oracle Database
10 53 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 52 (2.51%) Big Data
12 46 (2.22%) RDBMS
13 41 (1.98%) DB2
14 37 (1.78%) Hadoop
15 35 (1.69%) Redis
16 28 (1.35%) CouchDB
17 23 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (1.01%) Couchbase
19 20 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
19 20 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 463 (22.33%) Git (software)
2 272 (13.12%) Jenkins
3 256 (12.35%) Subversion
4 253 (12.20%) Maven
5 210 (10.13%) JUnit
6 129 (6.22%) Cucumber
7 127 (6.13%) Selenium
8 103 (4.97%) Visual Studio
9 101 (4.87%) JIRA
10 96 (4.63%) Eclipse
11 73 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 62 (2.99%) Mockito
13 59 (2.85%) Ant
14 57 (2.75%) Gradle
15 39 (1.88%) JMeter
15 39 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 36 (1.74%) Xcode
17 32 (1.54%) Grunt
18 31 (1.50%) Jasmine
18 31 (1.50%) Hudson
General
1 209 (10.08%) Finance
2 116 (5.60%) Banking
3 63 (3.04%) Retail
4 52 (2.51%) Marketing
5 36 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 33 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 31 (1.50%) Publishing
7 31 (1.50%) Games
8 26 (1.25%) Back Office
9 19 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.82%) Front Office
11 16 (0.77%) Legal
12 15 (0.72%) Automotive
13 10 (0.48%) Advertising
14 8 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.34%) Electronics
15 7 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.29%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.24%) Law
18 3 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 1557 (75.11%) Developer
2 613 (29.57%) Java Developer
3 210 (10.13%) Architect
4 191 (9.21%) Senior Developer
5 168 (8.10%) .NET Developer
6 123 (5.93%) Senior Java Developer
7 94 (4.53%) Android Developer
8 88 (4.25%) Software Engineer
9 78 (3.76%) Technical Architect
10 76 (3.67%) iOS Developer
11 71 (3.42%) Web Developer
12 60 (2.89%) Front-End Developer
13 58 (2.80%) C# Developer
14 50 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
14 50 (2.41%) Mobile Developer
15 48 (2.32%) Lead Developer
16 46 (2.22%) C# .NET Developer
17 43 (2.07%) Salesforce.com Developer
17 43 (2.07%) Analyst
17 43 (2.07%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 852 (41.10%) Web Services
2 788 (38.01%) SOAP
3 759 (36.61%) HTML
4 580 (27.98%) JSON
5 556 (26.82%) XML
6 540 (26.05%) CSS
7 455 (21.95%) Spring
8 412 (19.87%) .NET
9 370 (17.85%) HTML5
10 276 (13.31%) Hibernate
11 254 (12.25%) jQuery
12 241 (11.63%) AngularJS
13 230 (11.10%) ASP.NET
14 208 (10.03%) J2EE
15 191 (9.21%) CSS3
16 172 (8.30%) Ajax
17 149 (7.19%) .NET Framework
18 142 (6.85%) ASP.NET MVC
19 138 (6.66%) RESTful
20 126 (6.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 169 (8.15%) Mobile App
2 128 (6.17%) User Experience
3 90 (4.34%) Computer Science
4 68 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (1.50%) Visualisation
7 30 (1.45%) Client/Server
8 29 (1.40%) iPad
9 27 (1.30%) iPhone
9 27 (1.30%) Social Media
10 24 (1.16%) N-Tier
11 23 (1.11%) Data Integration
12 20 (0.96%) Data Centre
12 20 (0.96%) Algorithms
13 18 (0.87%) W3C
13 18 (0.87%) GIS
13 18 (0.87%) Clustering
14 17 (0.82%) Mathematics
14 17 (0.82%) DataPower
15 16 (0.77%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 351 (16.93%) Linux
2 210 (10.13%) UNIX
3 183 (8.83%) Android
4 166 (8.01%) Apple iOS
5 117 (5.64%) Mac OS X
6 77 (3.71%) Windows
7 21 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.68%) Solaris
9 12 (0.58%) CentOS
10 10 (0.48%) AIX
11 8 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.34%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.29%) SUSE
14 5 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.19%) Windows CE
15 4 (0.19%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.096%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.096%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1164 (56.15%) Agile Software Development
2 760 (36.66%) TDD
3 548 (26.44%) Scrum
4 386 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
5 379 (18.28%) BDD
6 357 (17.22%) MVC
7 321 (15.48%) SOA
8 253 (12.20%) OO
9 223 (10.76%) Unit Testing
10 218 (10.52%) Software Engineering
11 195 (9.41%) E-Commerce
12 192 (9.26%) Web Development
13 184 (8.88%) Responsive Web Design
14 153 (7.38%) Kanban
15 151 (7.28%) Android Development
16 140 (6.75%) Open Source
17 133 (6.42%) iOS Development
18 126 (6.08%) Web Design
19 121 (5.84%) Configuration Management
20 116 (5.60%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1099 (53.01%) Java
2 696 (33.57%) JavaScript
3 409 (19.73%) SQL
4 340 (16.40%) C#
5 169 (8.15%) Python
6 158 (7.62%) Ruby
7 124 (5.98%) Scala
8 122 (5.89%) PHP
9 115 (5.55%) Objective-C
10 54 (2.60%) Apex Code
11 51 (2.46%) PL/SQL
12 41 (1.98%) Groovy
13 40 (1.93%) Apple Swift
14 37 (1.78%) XPath
15 36 (1.74%) C++
16 30 (1.45%) PowerShell
17 29 (1.40%) T-SQL
18 25 (1.21%) Perl
19 22 (1.06%) XQuery
20 21 (1.01%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 125 (6.03%) Degree
2 89 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 70 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.53%) ISEB
5 8 (0.39%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.24%) CISSP
6 5 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.24%) CCNP
6 5 (0.24%) VCAP
7 3 (0.14%) CCNA
7 3 (0.14%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.14%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.14%) GIAC
7 3 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.14%) JNCIA
7 3 (0.14%) JNCIS
8 2 (0.096%) LPIC
8 2 (0.096%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.096%) CCIE
8 2 (0.096%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (5.07%) QA
2 17 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.24%) SLA
3 5 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.14%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.096%) COBIT
5 2 (0.096%) HL7
5 2 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.096%) COSO
5 2 (0.096%) Basel III
6 1 (0.048%) Basel II
System Software
1 50 (2.41%) Docker
2 25 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.87%) Squid
5 14 (0.68%) vCloud
6 11 (0.53%) Varnish
7 7 (0.34%) HDFS
8 5 (0.24%) vSphere
9 4 (0.19%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.14%) NFS
11 2 (0.096%) Firmware
11 2 (0.096%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.096%) Snort
11 2 (0.096%) GridGain
11 2 (0.096%) KVM
11 2 (0.096%) LXC
11 2 (0.096%) iptables
11 2 (0.096%) Btrfs
Systems Management
1 119 (5.74%) Puppet
2 63 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (1.54%) Ansible
4 17 (0.82%) Salt
5 14 (0.68%) Kibana
6 13 (0.63%) Vagrant
7 12 (0.58%) CA LISA
7 12 (0.58%) HAProxy
8 11 (0.53%) Nagios
9 10 (0.48%) yum
9 10 (0.48%) Graphite
10 8 (0.39%) logstash
10 8 (0.39%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.34%) Rundeck
12 5 (0.24%) CloudHub
12 5 (0.24%) Kubernetes
13 4 (0.19%) Jitterbit
13 4 (0.19%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 230 (11.10%) Oracle
2 123 (5.93%) Microsoft
3 95 (4.58%) Salesforce.com
4 79 (3.81%) IBM
5 45 (2.17%) Google
6 40 (1.93%) TIBCO
7 36 (1.74%) Adobe
7 36 (1.74%) VMware
8 28 (1.35%) webMethods
8 28 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 27 (1.30%) hybris
10 26 (1.25%) Splunk
10 26 (1.25%) SAP
11 24 (1.16%) Sybase
12 23 (1.11%) Xamarin
13 22 (1.06%) Atlassian
14 19 (0.92%) Sitecore
15 18 (0.87%) Twitter
16 16 (0.77%) Informatica
17 15 (0.72%) Citrix
Central London / West End
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TechnoRecruit
Rate: £500 - £600 DOE.
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Vertical IT
Rate: Competitive Rates!
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + D.O.E.
Posted: 4 days ago