Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 26 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
London > Central London
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 52 38
Rank change year-on-year 0 -14 +18
Contract jobs citing REST 148 378 518
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 3.85% 4.50% 5.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.20% 11.28% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 286 416
Median daily rate £525 £535 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% +4.39% +13.83%
10th Percentile £413 £379 £400
90th Percentile £725 £675 £600
London median daily rate £550 £550 £513
% change year-on-year - +7.32% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.79% -19.78%
London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +62.79% -58.05%

REST is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,322 3,350 3,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 34.35% 39.85% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 2,665 2,954
Median daily rate £525 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.96% +5.21%
10th Percentile £381 £406 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £528 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +0.48% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 16
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.85 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.29% +112.94% -11.50%
10th Percentile £24.50 £32.50 £21.13
90th Percentile £59.38 £69.08 £127.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.05 £43.25
% change year-on-year -20.54% +1.84% -2.81%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing REST as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for REST in Central London

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing REST in Central London.

Daily rate trend for REST in Central London

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing REST in Central London over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for REST in Central London

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing REST in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for REST in Central London

REST
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing REST in Central London over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for REST in Central London

REST
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Central London region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 101 £525 -1.64% 25
Southwark - 7 £450 -
West End of London +12 4 £600 +6.67%
City of Westminster +5 4 £675 +17.39%
Camden - 2 £608 -
REST
London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for REST.

1 69 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (45.95%) Java
3 55 (37.16%) Microservices
4 45 (30.41%) Web Services
5 44 (29.73%) AngularJS
6 37 (25.00%) SOAP
7 35 (23.65%) Finance
8 33 (22.30%) DevOps
9 32 (21.62%) Spring
10 30 (20.27%) JavaScript
11 28 (18.92%) SQL
11 28 (18.92%) Docker
12 27 (18.24%) Spring Boot
12 27 (18.24%) AWS
12 27 (18.24%) JSON
12 27 (18.24%) Java 8
13 26 (17.57%) Scrum
13 26 (17.57%) CSS
13 26 (17.57%) Kubernetes
14 24 (16.22%) XML
15 23 (15.54%) React
16 22 (14.86%) C#
17 21 (14.19%) SQL Server
18 20 (13.51%) Git (software)
18 20 (13.51%) Test Automation
19 19 (12.84%) BDD
19 19 (12.84%) Elasticsearch
19 19 (12.84%) TypeScript
19 19 (12.84%) HTML
20 18 (12.16%) TDD

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 19 (12.84%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (8.78%) Confluence
3 4 (2.70%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.03%) Anypoint
4 3 (2.03%) Apache
4 3 (2.03%) Mule
5 2 (1.35%) CMS
5 2 (1.35%) Drupal
5 2 (1.35%) Mule ESB
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.68%) JBoss
6 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.68%) Figma
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Magento
1 2 (1.35%) Shopify
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.24%) AWS
2 10 (6.76%) Azure
3 9 (6.08%) GCP
4 7 (4.73%) GitHub
5 6 (4.05%) SaaS
5 6 (4.05%) Stackdriver
6 4 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.70%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.70%) PaaS
6 4 (2.70%) Power Platform
6 4 (2.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (2.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (2.03%) Azure Stack
7 3 (2.03%) iPaaS
7 3 (2.03%) npm
7 3 (2.03%) OpenShift
7 3 (2.03%) Tricentis Tosca
8 2 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.14%) HTTP
2 6 (4.05%) SSL
3 4 (2.70%) DNS
3 4 (2.70%) VPN
4 3 (2.03%) FTP
4 3 (2.03%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.35%) Internet
6 1 (0.68%) AMQP
6 1 (0.68%) Broadband
6 1 (0.68%) DHCP
6 1 (0.68%) DOCSIS
6 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.68%) MQTT
6 1 (0.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.14%) MySQL
3 10 (6.76%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.08%) Big Data
5 7 (4.73%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.73%) Relational Database
6 6 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.70%) Power BI
7 4 (2.70%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.70%) Redis
8 3 (2.03%) Data Lake
8 3 (2.03%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.35%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (1.35%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 20 (13.51%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.81%) Gradle
2 16 (10.81%) JIRA
3 13 (8.78%) Xcode
4 12 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 12 (8.11%) JUnit
5 11 (7.43%) Jasmine
5 11 (7.43%) Maven
5 11 (7.43%) Selenium
6 9 (6.08%) Protractor
7 7 (4.73%) Postman
8 6 (4.05%) Mockito
9 5 (3.38%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.38%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.70%) GitLab
10 4 (2.70%) SonarQube
11 3 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.03%) gulp
11 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.35%) Babel
General
1 35 (23.65%) Finance
2 14 (9.46%) Banking
3 6 (4.05%) Front Office
4 5 (3.38%) Law
4 5 (3.38%) Marketing
5 4 (2.70%) Retail
6 3 (2.03%) Legal
7 2 (1.35%) Advertising
7 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.35%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 99 (66.89%) Developer
2 33 (22.30%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.81%) Architect
4 14 (9.46%) C# Developer
5 11 (7.43%) Applications Developer
6 10 (6.76%) Angular Developer
6 10 (6.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (5.41%) Backend Developer
7 8 (5.41%) React Developer
8 7 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.05%) Android Developer
9 6 (4.05%) iOS Developer
10 5 (3.38%) Salesforce Developer
11 4 (2.70%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.70%) Analyst
11 4 (2.70%) Java Applications Developer
11 4 (2.70%) Java Mobile Developer
11 4 (2.70%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.70%) UI Developer
12 3 (2.03%) Messaging Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (30.41%) Web Services
2 44 (29.73%) AngularJS
3 37 (25.00%) SOAP
4 32 (21.62%) Spring
5 27 (18.24%) JSON
5 27 (18.24%) Spring Boot
6 26 (17.57%) CSS
7 24 (16.22%) XML
8 23 (15.54%) React
9 19 (12.84%) HTML
10 17 (11.49%) Node.js
11 16 (10.81%) Redux
12 12 (8.11%) .NET
12 12 (8.11%) WCF
13 11 (7.43%) OAuth
14 10 (6.76%) HTML5
14 10 (6.76%) Reactive Extensions
15 9 (6.08%) Kafka
15 9 (6.08%) OAuth2
16 8 (5.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.81%) Mobile App
2 14 (9.46%) User Experience
3 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.38%) Video on Demand
4 4 (2.70%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.03%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.35%) Equities
6 2 (1.35%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.35%) iPad
6 2 (1.35%) NHS
6 2 (1.35%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.35%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.35%) Replication
6 2 (1.35%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (1.35%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.68%) Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.46%) Android
1 14 (9.46%) Linux
2 12 (8.11%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.38%) Unix
4 3 (2.03%) Windows
5 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (37.16%) Microservices
3 33 (22.30%) DevOps
4 26 (17.57%) Scrum
5 20 (13.51%) Test Automation
6 19 (12.84%) BDD
7 18 (12.16%) Pair Programming
7 18 (12.16%) TDD
8 13 (8.78%) Front End Development
9 12 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (8.11%) E-Commerce
9 12 (8.11%) SDLC
10 11 (7.43%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (6.76%) SOA
11 10 (6.76%) User Stories
12 9 (6.08%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.08%) Unit Testing
13 8 (5.41%) Analytics
13 8 (5.41%) Open Source
13 8 (5.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 68 (45.95%) Java
2 30 (20.27%) JavaScript
3 28 (18.92%) SQL
4 27 (18.24%) Java 8
5 22 (14.86%) C#
6 19 (12.84%) TypeScript
7 12 (8.11%) Python
8 8 (5.41%) Groovy
9 7 (4.73%) Kotlin
10 5 (3.38%) Apex Code
10 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.38%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.70%) Apple Swift
11 4 (2.70%) Perl
11 4 (2.70%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.03%) PHP
13 2 (1.35%) ES6
13 2 (1.35%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.35%) Ruby
13 2 (1.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (7.43%) SC Cleared
1 11 (7.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.41%) Degree
3 4 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (1.35%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.76%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.35%) MiFID
3 1 (0.68%) GDPR
System Software
1 28 (18.92%) Docker
2 2 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (17.57%) Kubernetes
2 12 (8.11%) Terraform
3 3 (2.03%) Ansible
3 3 (2.03%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (2.03%) Kibana
4 2 (1.35%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.35%) Grafana
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.35%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.68%) Istio
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (6.76%) Oracle
2 8 (5.41%) MuleSoft
3 7 (4.73%) Google
4 6 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.38%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.70%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.70%) Splunk
7 3 (2.03%) Aderant
7 3 (2.03%) iManage
7 3 (2.03%) Intapp
7 3 (2.03%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.03%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.35%) Demandware
8 2 (1.35%) HP
8 2 (1.35%) hybris
8 2 (1.35%) WooCommerce
9 1 (0.68%) Broadcom
9 1 (0.68%) Gemalto
9 1 (0.68%) MapR
9 1 (0.68%) Veracode