Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 41 40
Rank change year-on-year -31 -1 +14
Contract jobs citing REST 268 480 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.51% 5.33% 4.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.49% 12.91% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 394 320
Central London median daily rate £538 £525 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.53% +4.74%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £374
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £41.75 - -
London median hourly rate £42.12 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -6.39% +16.13% +101.51%

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 2,823 3,717 2,980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 36.95% 41.24% 37.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,298 3,049 2,410
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +6.61%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £350
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 12
Central London median hourly rate £46.85 £32.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.40% +48.84% -38.57%
10th Percentile £31.06 £19.76 £18.55
90th Percentile £60.25 £70.15 £25.80
London median hourly rate £47.50 £43.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +9.20% +45.00% -29.41%

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 14 October 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 14 October 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 -25 202 £550 +4.76% 121
West End of London -3 12 £500 -
City of Westminster -15 4 £500 -9.09%
Southwark 0 2 £575 +35.29%
REST
London

For the 6 months to 14 October 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.

1 137 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (41.04%) Java
3 100 (37.31%) Microservices
4 99 (36.94%) JavaScript
5 80 (29.85%) TDD
6 73 (27.24%) SQL
7 65 (24.25%) Web Services
8 62 (23.13%) SOAP
9 61 (22.76%) AWS
10 59 (22.01%) JSON
11 58 (21.64%) CSS
12 57 (21.27%) HTML
12 57 (21.27%) Docker
12 57 (21.27%) AngularJS
13 55 (20.52%) DevOps
14 54 (20.15%) Azure
14 54 (20.15%) Git (software)
15 52 (19.40%) Spring
16 50 (18.66%) C#
16 50 (18.66%) Python
17 47 (17.54%) Linux
17 47 (17.54%) SOA
17 47 (17.54%) SQL Server
17 47 (17.54%) React
18 41 (15.30%) XML
19 40 (14.93%) Software Engineering
19 40 (14.93%) Unit Testing
20 39 (14.55%) .NET
21 38 (14.18%) Finance
21 38 (14.18%) Scrum

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 12 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (3.36%) Apache
3 7 (2.61%) ArcGIS
3 7 (2.61%) GeoServer
4 6 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.87%) CMS
5 5 (1.87%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.49%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.49%) Confluence
6 4 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.12%) IIS
7 3 (1.12%) JBoss
8 2 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.75%) Luigi
8 2 (0.75%) Magnolia
8 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Adobe Campaign
1 4 (1.49%) Distributed Ledger
1 4 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.75%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.37%) Social Studio
3 1 (0.37%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 61 (22.76%) AWS
2 54 (20.15%) Azure
3 20 (7.46%) GCP
4 6 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (2.24%) Force.com
4 6 (2.24%) GitHub
4 6 (2.24%) Office 365
4 6 (2.24%) Serverless
5 5 (1.87%) Apigee
5 5 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.87%) SaaS
6 4 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.49%) Google Sheets
6 4 (1.49%) PaaS
6 4 (1.49%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.12%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.46%) HTTP
2 13 (4.85%) DNS
3 12 (4.48%) FTP
4 10 (3.73%) SSL
4 10 (3.73%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.75%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 2 (0.75%) VPN
6 1 (0.37%) AMQP
6 1 (0.37%) Internet
6 1 (0.37%) Intranet
6 1 (0.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 30 (11.19%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (11.19%) Relational Database
3 28 (10.45%) NoSQL
4 26 (9.70%) MySQL
5 18 (6.72%) MongoDB
6 13 (4.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.99%) Big Data
9 7 (2.61%) Geospatial Data
9 7 (2.61%) GIS
9 7 (2.61%) QGIS
10 6 (2.24%) Blockchain
10 6 (2.24%) Neo4j
10 6 (2.24%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.87%) Redis
12 4 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.49%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.49%) Data Lake
12 4 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 54 (20.15%) Git (software)
2 35 (13.06%) Jenkins
3 14 (5.22%) Gatling
4 13 (4.85%) Gradle
5 12 (4.48%) GitLab
5 12 (4.48%) Maven
6 11 (4.10%) Subversion
7 10 (3.73%) Geb
7 10 (3.73%) Spock
8 9 (3.36%) gulp
8 9 (3.36%) JIRA
9 7 (2.61%) Mocha
9 7 (2.61%) NUnit
9 7 (2.61%) Selenium
9 7 (2.61%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.24%) Bitbucket
10 6 (2.24%) SonarQube
10 6 (2.24%) SpecFlow
10 6 (2.24%) webpack
11 5 (1.87%) Babel
General
1 38 (14.18%) Finance
2 21 (7.84%) Banking
3 11 (4.10%) Retail
4 9 (3.36%) Marketing
5 8 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.87%) Advertising
7 4 (1.49%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.49%) Publishing
8 3 (1.12%) Law
8 3 (1.12%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.75%) Front Office
9 2 (0.75%) Games
9 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.75%) Legal
9 2 (0.75%) Local Government
9 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) French Language
10 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 191 (71.27%) Developer
2 46 (17.16%) Java Developer
3 27 (10.07%) Architect
3 27 (10.07%) Senior Developer
4 25 (9.33%) React Developer
5 22 (8.21%) .NET Developer
6 19 (7.09%) Angular Developer
6 19 (7.09%) Python Developer
7 18 (6.72%) Full Stack Developer
8 15 (5.60%) C# Developer
9 14 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (4.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (4.48%) Python Engineer
12 11 (4.10%) .NET Web Developer
12 11 (4.10%) Agile Developer
12 11 (4.10%) Web Developer
13 10 (3.73%) Agile Java Developer
13 10 (3.73%) Salesforce Developer
14 9 (3.36%) AWS Developer
15 8 (2.99%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (24.25%) Web Services
2 62 (23.13%) SOAP
3 59 (22.01%) JSON
4 58 (21.64%) CSS
5 57 (21.27%) AngularJS
5 57 (21.27%) HTML
6 52 (19.40%) Spring
7 47 (17.54%) React
8 41 (15.30%) XML
9 39 (14.55%) .NET
10 34 (12.69%) Spring Boot
11 29 (10.82%) HTML5
12 27 (10.07%) Kafka
13 26 (9.70%) Node.js
14 25 (9.33%) Redux
15 19 (7.09%) CSS3
16 18 (6.72%) .NET Framework
16 18 (6.72%) ASP.NET Web API
16 18 (6.72%) RESTful
17 17 (6.34%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.72%) User Experience
2 12 (4.48%) Algorithms
2 12 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.61%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.24%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.87%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.49%) Derivative
7 4 (1.49%) Equities
7 4 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.12%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.12%) Marketing Technology
8 3 (1.12%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.75%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.75%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.37%) DataPower
10 1 (0.37%) iPad
10 1 (0.37%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 47 (17.54%) Linux
2 13 (4.85%) Unix
3 6 (2.24%) Windows
4 5 (1.87%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.12%) Android
5 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.75%) CentOS
6 2 (0.75%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X Server
6 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (37.31%) Microservices
3 80 (29.85%) TDD
4 55 (20.52%) DevOps
5 47 (17.54%) SOA
6 40 (14.93%) Software Engineering
6 40 (14.93%) Unit Testing
7 38 (14.18%) Scrum
8 32 (11.94%) BDD
9 29 (10.82%) Test Automation
10 26 (9.70%) Front End Development
11 25 (9.33%) Fintech
11 25 (9.33%) MVC
12 24 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (8.96%) SDLC
13 23 (8.58%) Computer Science
14 20 (7.46%) E-Commerce
15 19 (7.09%) Kanban
15 19 (7.09%) OO
15 19 (7.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 110 (41.04%) Java
2 99 (36.94%) JavaScript
3 73 (27.24%) SQL
4 50 (18.66%) C#
4 50 (18.66%) Python
5 33 (12.31%) TypeScript
6 26 (9.70%) Java 8
7 12 (4.48%) Apex Code
7 12 (4.48%) ES6
8 11 (4.10%) Scala
9 10 (3.73%) Go
10 8 (2.99%) SOQL
11 7 (2.61%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.24%) Kotlin
12 6 (2.24%) PHP
12 6 (2.24%) SOSL
13 5 (1.87%) C++
14 4 (1.49%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.12%) Perl
15 3 (1.12%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (6.72%) Degree
2 10 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.87%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (0.75%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.72%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.37%) EMIR
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.37%) MiFID
System Software
1 57 (21.27%) Docker
2 5 (1.87%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.37%) Firmware
3 1 (0.37%) NFS
3 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (12.69%) Kubernetes
2 13 (4.85%) Terraform
3 10 (3.73%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (1.87%) Ansible
5 2 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (0.75%) Puppet
6 1 (0.37%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.37%) MIIS
6 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (8.58%) Google
2 21 (7.84%) Salesforce.com
3 17 (6.34%) Oracle
4 12 (4.48%) Microsoft
5 7 (2.61%) ESRI
5 7 (2.61%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.24%) WSO2
7 5 (1.87%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.49%) Adobe
8 4 (1.49%) Alteryx
8 4 (1.49%) Bloomberg
8 4 (1.49%) Facebook
8 4 (1.49%) IBM
8 4 (1.49%) Informatica
9 3 (1.12%) CA
9 3 (1.12%) Criteo
9 3 (1.12%) ForgeRock
9 3 (1.12%) InterSystems
10 2 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.75%) Sencha