Period
to 26 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 39 58
Rank change year-on-year -16 +19 -7
Contract jobs citing REST 360 518 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.26% 5.68% 3.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.98% 14.32% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 417 226
Central London median daily rate £533 £513 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +8.75% -5.75%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £319
90th Percentile £660 £617 £638
London median daily rate £540 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +2.86% +10.53% -3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £26.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -19.78% -
10th Percentile £32.50 £21.25 £25.52
90th Percentile £41.59 £21.75 £28.09
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £51.25
% change year-on-year +62.79% -58.05% +166.51%

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 3,280 3,618 2,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 38.81% 39.66% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,616 2,953 2,205
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +3.02% +7.57%
10th Percentile £406 £363 £330
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
London median daily rate £525 £510 £480
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 7
Central London median hourly rate £44.57 £22.00 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.57% -11.50% -24.17%
10th Percentile £24.30 £21.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £68.15 £103.50 £31.85
London median hourly rate £44.96 £44.21 £43.13
% change year-on-year +1.70% +2.51% +26.84%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for REST in Central London

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Central London

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Central London over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Central London

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 June 2019. 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 -27 240 £538 +2.38% 24
City of Westminster -8 25 £575 +6.98% 1
West End of London -11 18 £563 +7.14% 2
REST
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 212 (58.89%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (47.50%) Java
3 154 (42.78%) Microservices
4 132 (36.67%) JavaScript
5 123 (34.17%) TDD
6 109 (30.28%) HTML
7 103 (28.61%) Amazon AWS
8 95 (26.39%) SOAP
8 95 (26.39%) Docker
9 94 (26.11%) Git (software)
10 89 (24.72%) Web Services
11 81 (22.50%) CSS
11 81 (22.50%) Spring
12 80 (22.22%) Linux
13 73 (20.28%) Scrum
14 70 (19.44%) Finance
15 69 (19.17%) JSON
15 69 (19.17%) BDD
16 67 (18.61%) Python
16 67 (18.61%) SQL
17 65 (18.06%) Jenkins
18 64 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
19 63 (17.50%) AngularJS
20 62 (17.22%) DevOps
21 61 (16.94%) Kubernetes
22 59 (16.39%) C#
22 59 (16.39%) XML
23 57 (15.83%) .NET
23 57 (15.83%) HTML5
24 56 (15.56%) Java 8

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 18 (5.00%) Confluence
2 17 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (4.44%) Apache
4 10 (2.78%) CMS
5 8 (2.22%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.94%) JBoss
7 6 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.39%) Apache Solr
8 5 (1.39%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.11%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.11%) ArcGIS
9 4 (1.11%) Drupal
9 4 (1.11%) GeoServer
10 3 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.83%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.56%) Magnolia
11 2 (0.56%) Mule
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.83%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.28%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 103 (28.61%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (7.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (3.61%) Amazon SQS
6 11 (3.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (3.06%) Amazon S3
6 11 (3.06%) GitHub
7 10 (2.78%) Serverless
8 9 (2.50%) AWS CloudTrail
9 8 (2.22%) Amazon Glacier
9 8 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (1.94%) Apigee
10 7 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (1.94%) Force.com
10 7 (1.94%) Heroku
10 7 (1.94%) PaaS
11 6 (1.67%) Google Analytics
12 5 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.56%) HTTP
2 16 (4.44%) SSL
2 16 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 15 (4.17%) DNS
4 14 (3.89%) FTP
5 4 (1.11%) Firewall
5 4 (1.11%) WAN
6 3 (0.83%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.83%) LAN
7 2 (0.56%) AMQP
7 2 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.28%) Internet
8 1 (0.28%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.28%) MPLS
8 1 (0.28%) Skype
8 1 (0.28%) SNMP
8 1 (0.28%) VPN
8 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.72%) Relational Database
2 44 (12.22%) MongoDB
3 42 (11.67%) SQL Server
4 39 (10.83%) NoSQL
5 33 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (7.22%) MySQL
7 17 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (4.44%) Big Data
9 15 (4.17%) Neo4j
10 11 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.39%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.39%) Power BI
13 4 (1.11%) Data Lake
13 4 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.11%) Geospatial Data
13 4 (1.11%) GIS
13 4 (1.11%) QGIS
13 4 (1.11%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 94 (26.11%) Git (software)
2 65 (18.06%) Jenkins
3 30 (8.33%) JIRA
4 28 (7.78%) Cucumber
5 27 (7.50%) Subversion
6 26 (7.22%) Selenium
7 22 (6.11%) gulp
7 22 (6.11%) Maven
8 19 (5.28%) Gatling
9 18 (5.00%) GitLab
10 17 (4.72%) Gradle
11 14 (3.89%) Mockito
11 14 (3.89%) TeamCity
12 11 (3.06%) Bitbucket
12 11 (3.06%) Geb
12 11 (3.06%) Spock
12 11 (3.06%) webpack
13 9 (2.50%) CircleCI
13 9 (2.50%) Grunt
14 8 (2.22%) JUnit
General
1 70 (19.44%) Finance
2 31 (8.61%) Banking
3 24 (6.67%) Retail
4 10 (2.78%) Marketing
4 10 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.94%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.94%) Front Office
6 5 (1.39%) Electronics
6 5 (1.39%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.11%) Law
8 3 (0.83%) Games
8 3 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.83%) Publishing
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 247 (68.61%) Developer
2 90 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 40 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 31 (8.61%) Architect
5 30 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 27 (7.50%) Full Stack Developer
7 24 (6.67%) React Developer
8 23 (6.39%) Python Developer
9 20 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
10 16 (4.44%) Python Engineer
11 15 (4.17%) Agile Developer
12 12 (3.33%) Analyst
12 12 (3.33%) Angular Developer
12 12 (3.33%) AWS Developer
12 12 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 12 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
13 11 (3.06%) Agile Java Developer
13 11 (3.06%) HTML Developer
13 11 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (2.78%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (30.28%) HTML
2 95 (26.39%) SOAP
3 89 (24.72%) Web Services
4 81 (22.50%) CSS
4 81 (22.50%) Spring
5 69 (19.17%) JSON
6 63 (17.50%) AngularJS
7 59 (16.39%) XML
8 57 (15.83%) .NET
8 57 (15.83%) HTML5
9 49 (13.61%) RESTful
10 48 (13.33%) Kafka
11 46 (12.78%) Node.js
12 41 (11.39%) Spring Boot
13 39 (10.83%) React
14 33 (9.17%) ASP.NET Web API
15 30 (8.33%) .NET Framework
16 29 (8.06%) GraphQL
17 28 (7.78%) ASP.NET
17 28 (7.78%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.78%) User Experience
2 25 (6.94%) Algorithms
3 21 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (5.28%) Mobile App
5 18 (5.00%) Data Structures
6 11 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.50%) iPad
8 6 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.39%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.39%) Derivative
9 5 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.11%) Equities
10 4 (1.11%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.83%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.83%) Marketing Technology
11 3 (0.83%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 80 (22.22%) Linux
2 30 (8.33%) Unix
3 18 (5.00%) Windows
4 16 (4.44%) Android
4 16 (4.44%) Apple iOS
5 14 (3.89%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.39%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (58.89%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (42.78%) Microservices
3 123 (34.17%) TDD
4 73 (20.28%) Scrum
5 69 (19.17%) BDD
6 62 (17.22%) DevOps
7 51 (14.17%) Test Automation
8 49 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (13.06%) Software Engineering
10 39 (10.83%) MVC
11 38 (10.56%) E-Commerce
12 36 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (10.00%) Unit Testing
13 32 (8.89%) Kanban
14 30 (8.33%) Web Development
15 29 (8.06%) OO
16 28 (7.78%) SDLC
17 26 (7.22%) Coaching
17 26 (7.22%) Front End Development
18 25 (6.94%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 171 (47.50%) Java
2 132 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 67 (18.61%) Python
3 67 (18.61%) SQL
4 59 (16.39%) C#
5 56 (15.56%) Java 8
6 28 (7.78%) TypeScript
7 21 (5.83%) ES6
8 16 (4.44%) Bash Shell
8 16 (4.44%) Go
9 14 (3.89%) Kotlin
10 12 (3.33%) Apex Code
10 12 (3.33%) PHP
10 12 (3.33%) Scala
11 9 (2.50%) SOQL
12 8 (2.22%) SOSL
13 6 (1.67%) Groovy
14 5 (1.39%) Clojure
14 5 (1.39%) Ruby
14 5 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (6.11%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.72%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.89%) Degree
4 7 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.56%) CISSP
7 2 (0.56%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.28%) CSQA
8 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (11.67%) QA
2 7 (1.94%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.94%) SEPA
3 2 (0.56%) GDPR
3 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (0.56%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.28%) PSD2
System Software
1 95 (26.39%) Docker
2 4 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.28%) Firmware
3 1 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 61 (16.94%) Kubernetes
2 16 (4.44%) Ansible
3 13 (3.61%) Docker Swarm
4 9 (2.50%) Terraform
5 7 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.94%) Puppet
6 5 (1.39%) Grafana
6 5 (1.39%) Kibana
7 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.83%) Consul
8 3 (0.83%) Graphite
8 3 (0.83%) logstash
8 3 (0.83%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.56%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.56%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.28%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.28%) rkt
10 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (8.89%) Google
2 26 (7.22%) Oracle
3 19 (5.28%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (2.78%) HP
6 6 (1.67%) IBM
6 6 (1.67%) MuleSoft
7 5 (1.39%) Alteryx
7 5 (1.39%) CA
7 5 (1.39%) hybris
7 5 (1.39%) SaltStack
7 5 (1.39%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.11%) Adobe
8 4 (1.11%) Apple
8 4 (1.11%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.11%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.11%) ESRI
8 4 (1.11%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.83%) SAP
9 3 (0.83%) Sybase