The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
UK
Rank 67 77 128
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +51
Contract jobs citing REST 1428 1381 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.19% 2.66% 1.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.21% 9.30% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1014 985 598
Median daily rate £450 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 9
Median hourly rate £50.63 £40.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £38.00 £31.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.50 £56.65 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.00%

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
13985 14854 14038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.24% 28.59% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9761 10218 9258
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 244 193
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.85 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing REST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 1327 £450 -5.26% 410
London +5 665 £475 -5.00% 212
South East +30 222 £425 +11.84% 52
City of London +2 126 £475 -9.52% 50
South West +49 92 £348 -7.33% 30
Yorkshire +30 71 £450 - 20
West Midlands +15 67 £450 -5.26% 20
North West -9 67 £375 -11.76% 41
Surrey +32 61 £425 - 12
East of England -28 55 £365 -32.09% 15
West Yorkshire +19 53 £450 -6.73% 14
Scotland +2 53 £375 -3.22% 11
Leeds +12 51 £450 -5.26% 10
North East +27 48 £385 -9.41% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 41 £385 -9.41% 7
Tyne and Wear +12 41 £385 -9.41% 7
Hampshire +7 38 £378 +3.42% 9
West Sussex 0 37 £488 +30.20% 4
Manchester -13 37 £320 -24.70% 27
Berkshire -3 34 £450 +12.50% 13
Wales +20 32 £425 -5.55% 3
East Midlands +17 31 £385 +2.66% 13
Bristol +19 26 £350 -6.66% 8
Edinburgh +5 26 £375 -6.25% 4
South Wales +22 25 £413 -8.33% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 23 £350 -34.88% 6
Cheshire +47 22 £445 +14.83% 10
Sheffield +18 22 £463 +17.08% 1
South Yorkshire +15 22 £463 +18.58% 2
Worthing -1 22 £512 -16.48% 2

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for REST.

1 1834 (58.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1677 (53.66%) Java
3 1260 (40.32%) JavaScript
4 1185 (37.92%) Web Services
5 1131 (36.19%) HTML
6 1005 (32.16%) SOAP
7 1000 (32.00%) TDD
8 959 (30.69%) JSON
9 921 (29.47%) CSS
10 892 (28.54%) Scrum
11 849 (27.17%) Spring
12 711 (22.75%) Git (software)
13 677 (21.66%) XML
14 669 (21.41%) SQL
15 651 (20.83%) AngularJS
16 633 (20.26%) Linux
17 607 (19.42%) HTML5
18 577 (18.46%) BDD
19 543 (17.38%) Jenkins
20 535 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
21 534 (17.09%) MVC
22 482 (15.42%) C#
23 461 (14.75%) .NET
24 460 (14.72%) Finance
25 434 (13.89%) NoSQL
26 428 (13.70%) JIRA
27 425 (13.60%) Microservices
28 418 (13.38%) Open Source
29 413 (13.22%) Node.js
29 413 (13.22%) CSS3

REST
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 208 (6.66%) Confluence
2 169 (5.41%) Tomcat
3 142 (4.54%) Apache
4 140 (4.48%) JBoss
5 116 (3.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 111 (3.55%) WebSphere
7 101 (3.23%) WebLogic
8 97 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
9 96 (3.07%) CMS
10 60 (1.92%) SharePoint
11 56 (1.79%) Apache Spark
12 50 (1.60%) Mule
13 38 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 32 (1.02%) Anypoint
15 31 (0.99%) IIS
16 29 (0.93%) Mule ESB
17 26 (0.83%) Drupal
17 26 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
18 24 (0.77%) GlassFish
18 24 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.26%) InfoPath
2 8 (0.26%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.13%) MS Project
5 1 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.032%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.032%) MS Office
5 1 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (1.31%) Oracle BPM
2 36 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 19 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 6 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.13%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.096%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.096%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.064%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.064%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.032%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.032%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.032%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.032%) SAP MDG
10 1 (0.032%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 395 (12.64%) Amazon AWS
2 190 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (4.38%) GitHub
4 74 (2.37%) PaaS
5 57 (1.82%) IaaS
6 46 (1.47%) Amazon S3
7 45 (1.44%) SaaS
8 42 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
9 40 (1.28%) Heroku
10 28 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
11 25 (0.80%) Office 365
12 24 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
13 23 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (0.58%) OpenShift
15 17 (0.54%) Google App Engine
16 15 (0.48%) CloudBees
16 15 (0.48%) Slack
17 14 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
17 14 (0.45%) Boomi
17 14 (0.45%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 384 (12.29%) HTTP
2 75 (2.40%) SSL
3 65 (2.08%) Internet
4 43 (1.38%) LDAP
5 38 (1.22%) Firewall
6 36 (1.15%) DNS
6 36 (1.15%) HTTPS
7 34 (1.09%) TCP/IP
8 21 (0.67%) FTP
9 15 (0.48%) DVB
10 14 (0.45%) SSH
11 13 (0.42%) AMQP
11 13 (0.42%) Kerberos
11 13 (0.42%) SMTP
12 11 (0.35%) Network Security
13 8 (0.26%) VPN
14 7 (0.22%) WinSCP
15 6 (0.19%) SNMP
16 5 (0.16%) Bluetooth
16 5 (0.16%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 434 (13.89%) NoSQL
2 388 (12.42%) MongoDB
3 331 (10.59%) Relational Database
4 312 (9.98%) MySQL
5 278 (8.90%) SQL Server
6 227 (7.26%) PostgreSQL
7 175 (5.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 157 (5.02%) Big Data
9 109 (3.49%) Hadoop
10 104 (3.33%) Oracle Database
11 64 (2.05%) Neo4j
12 60 (1.92%) RDBMS
13 59 (1.89%) HBase
14 50 (1.60%) Redis
15 37 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
16 34 (1.09%) DB2
17 26 (0.83%) Apache Hive
17 26 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
18 25 (0.80%) CouchDB
19 24 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 711 (22.75%) Git (software)
2 543 (17.38%) Jenkins
3 428 (13.70%) JIRA
4 358 (11.46%) Maven
5 340 (10.88%) JUnit
6 248 (7.94%) Cucumber
7 204 (6.53%) Selenium
8 201 (6.43%) Subversion
9 160 (5.12%) Mockito
10 153 (4.90%) Gradle
11 113 (3.62%) Eclipse
12 105 (3.36%) TeamCity
13 84 (2.69%) WebDriver
14 81 (2.59%) Ant
15 78 (2.50%) IntelliJ
16 70 (2.24%) Visual Studio
17 67 (2.14%) SoapUI
18 66 (2.11%) Bitbucket
19 65 (2.08%) Jasmine
20 61 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 460 (14.72%) Finance
2 258 (8.26%) Banking
3 92 (2.94%) Marketing
4 74 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 66 (2.11%) Retail
6 55 (1.76%) Publishing
7 51 (1.63%) Investment Banking
8 40 (1.28%) Electronics
9 37 (1.18%) Games
9 37 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 26 (0.83%) Front Office
11 24 (0.77%) Advertising
12 22 (0.70%) Back Office
13 12 (0.38%) Law
14 8 (0.26%) Legal
15 7 (0.22%) Local Government
16 6 (0.19%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.16%) Automotive
17 5 (0.16%) German Language
17 5 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2289 (73.25%) Developer
2 948 (30.34%) Java Developer
3 341 (10.91%) Architect
4 304 (9.73%) Senior Developer
5 229 (7.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 216 (6.91%) .NET Developer
7 155 (4.96%) Senior Java Developer
8 148 (4.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 145 (4.64%) C# Developer
10 142 (4.54%) Agile Developer
11 121 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
12 120 (3.84%) Scala Developer
13 117 (3.74%) Angular Developer
14 108 (3.46%) Full Stack Developer
15 107 (3.42%) Agile Java Developer
15 107 (3.42%) Software Engineer
16 106 (3.39%) C# .NET Developer
17 94 (3.01%) Node.js Developer
18 85 (2.72%) Android Developer
19 81 (2.59%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1185 (37.92%) Web Services
2 1131 (36.19%) HTML
3 1005 (32.16%) SOAP
4 959 (30.69%) JSON
5 921 (29.47%) CSS
6 849 (27.17%) Spring
7 677 (21.66%) XML
8 651 (20.83%) AngularJS
9 607 (19.42%) HTML5
10 461 (14.75%) .NET
11 413 (13.22%) CSS3
11 413 (13.22%) Node.js
12 377 (12.06%) Hibernate
13 369 (11.81%) RESTful
14 341 (10.91%) jQuery
15 298 (9.54%) J2EE
16 279 (8.93%) Ajax
17 224 (7.17%) JMS
18 222 (7.10%) React
19 216 (6.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 223 (7.14%) User Experience
2 152 (4.86%) Mobile App
3 144 (4.61%) Computer Science
4 109 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 67 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
6 46 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 37 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 33 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
9 31 (0.99%) Fintech
10 27 (0.86%) Virtual Team
11 25 (0.80%) DataPower
12 23 (0.74%) Algorithms
13 22 (0.70%) iPad
14 18 (0.58%) CMDB
14 18 (0.58%) N-Tier
15 17 (0.54%) Public Cloud
16 16 (0.51%) Wiki
17 15 (0.48%) Management Information System
17 15 (0.48%) Private Cloud
17 15 (0.48%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 633 (20.26%) Linux
2 290 (9.28%) Unix
3 139 (4.45%) Android
4 137 (4.38%) Windows
5 120 (3.84%) Apple iOS
6 81 (2.59%) Mac OS X
7 37 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 27 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (0.80%) CentOS
10 19 (0.61%) Windows Server
11 15 (0.48%) Solaris
12 11 (0.35%) HPUX
13 8 (0.26%) CoreOS
14 7 (0.22%) AIX
14 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.096%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (0.096%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.096%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.064%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.064%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1834 (58.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1000 (32.00%) TDD
3 892 (28.54%) Scrum
4 577 (18.46%) BDD
5 535 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
6 534 (17.09%) MVC
7 425 (13.60%) Microservices
8 418 (13.38%) Open Source
9 371 (11.87%) Software Engineering
10 355 (11.36%) DevOps
11 320 (10.24%) OO
12 317 (10.14%) SOA
13 289 (9.25%) Web Development
14 255 (8.16%) Configuration Management
15 246 (7.87%) Unit Testing
16 232 (7.42%) Kanban
17 213 (6.82%) E-Commerce
18 204 (6.53%) Front End Development
19 191 (6.11%) Continuous Delivery
20 174 (5.57%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1677 (53.66%) Java
2 1260 (40.32%) JavaScript
3 669 (21.41%) SQL
4 482 (15.42%) C#
5 373 (11.94%) Python
6 362 (11.58%) Scala
7 288 (9.22%) Ruby
8 168 (5.38%) PHP
9 105 (3.36%) Groovy
10 91 (2.91%) Shell Script
11 83 (2.66%) Bash Shell
12 75 (2.40%) C++
13 72 (2.30%) XPath
14 71 (2.27%) Apple Swift
15 67 (2.14%) PL/SQL
16 66 (2.11%) C
16 66 (2.11%) Objective-C
17 63 (2.02%) Go
18 53 (1.70%) PowerShell
19 50 (1.60%) Korn
Qualifications
1 223 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 181 (5.79%) Degree
3 165 (5.28%) SC Cleared
4 44 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 25 (0.80%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.42%) ISEB
7 11 (0.35%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.32%) BC Cleared
9 9 (0.29%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.13%) MCSE
12 3 (0.096%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.096%) PhD
13 2 (0.064%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.064%) MBA
13 2 (0.064%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.032%) AAT
14 1 (0.032%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.032%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (3.90%) QA
2 27 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 26 (0.83%) FATCA
4 16 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.45%) SDET
6 12 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.29%) PA-DSS
8 4 (0.13%) Dublin Core
8 4 (0.13%) GCP
8 4 (0.13%) WCAG
9 3 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.096%) EMIR
9 3 (0.096%) MiFID
10 2 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.064%) PMO
10 2 (0.064%) SLA
11 1 (0.032%) HL7
11 1 (0.032%) IFRS
11 1 (0.032%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.032%) WAI
System Software
1 329 (10.53%) Docker
2 40 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
3 24 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 24 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.45%) HDFS
5 12 (0.38%) LXC
6 9 (0.29%) vSphere
7 7 (0.22%) vCloud
8 6 (0.19%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.096%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.096%) Varnish
9 3 (0.096%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.064%) XenApp
11 1 (0.032%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.032%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.032%) Squid
11 1 (0.032%) Xen
11 1 (0.032%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.032%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 136 (4.35%) Puppet
2 115 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
3 108 (3.46%) Ansible
4 53 (1.70%) Kubernetes
5 26 (0.83%) Kibana
6 25 (0.80%) Terraform
7 24 (0.77%) MOM
8 15 (0.48%) Grafana
9 14 (0.45%) logstash
10 10 (0.32%) vRealize
11 9 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.29%) OpenAM
12 8 (0.26%) CloudHub
12 8 (0.26%) Oozie
12 8 (0.26%) rkt
13 7 (0.22%) SCCM
14 6 (0.19%) HockeyApp
14 6 (0.19%) HP Fortify
14 6 (0.19%) Nagios
14 6 (0.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 377 (12.06%) Oracle
2 188 (6.02%) Microsoft
3 134 (4.29%) Google
4 130 (4.16%) IBM
5 82 (2.62%) MuleSoft
6 77 (2.46%) SAP
7 74 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
8 53 (1.70%) VMware
9 49 (1.57%) Sitecore
10 48 (1.54%) Solace
11 47 (1.50%) Adobe
11 47 (1.50%) ServiceNow
12 46 (1.47%) Atlassian
12 46 (1.47%) Red Hat
13 45 (1.44%) Splunk
14 42 (1.34%) hybris
15 38 (1.22%) Apigee
16 37 (1.18%) HP
17 30 (0.96%) Apple
18 26 (0.83%) Zend
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London
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