Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 70 44
Rank change year-on-year +16 -26 -1
Contract jobs citing REST 79 286 491
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 3.90% 3.60% 5.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.95% 9.81% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 226 416
Median daily rate £550 £545 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% +5.53%
10th Percentile £375 £405 £413
90th Percentile £761 £675 £669
London median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £41.75 -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.12 £45.00
% change year-on-year -16.91% -6.39% +15.31%

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 610 2,915 3,731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 30.11% 36.74% 41.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 2,366 3,055
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £400 £375
90th Percentile £688 £675 £663
London median daily rate £525 £525 £520
% change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 £46.85 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.95% +46.40% +48.84%
10th Percentile £27.20 £21.95 £19.76
90th Percentile £44.65 £86.25 £70.15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.83 £43.83
% change year-on-year -26.82% +9.12% +25.24%

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 23 September 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
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 23 September 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 +22 70 £550 - 57
West End of London +7 5 £575 +6.98%
City of Westminster +13 4 £575 -
Southwark +37 2 £450 -21.74%
Camden - 1 £721 -
REST
London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 42 (53.16%) Java
2 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (41.77%) Microservices
4 27 (34.18%) Finance
4 27 (34.18%) JavaScript
5 22 (27.85%) AngularJS
6 21 (26.58%) CSS
6 21 (26.58%) Banking
6 21 (26.58%) Spring
7 20 (25.32%) Web Services
8 17 (21.52%) SQL Server
8 17 (21.52%) C#
8 17 (21.52%) SQL
8 17 (21.52%) React
9 16 (20.25%) Jenkins
10 15 (18.99%) Scrum
10 15 (18.99%) TDD
10 15 (18.99%) SOAP
10 15 (18.99%) Linux
10 15 (18.99%) Python
10 15 (18.99%) JSON
11 14 (17.72%) Git (software)
11 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
11 14 (17.72%) HTML
11 14 (17.72%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (17.72%) DevOps
12 13 (16.46%) Docker
12 13 (16.46%) Oracle
12 13 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (15.19%) Azure

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 8 (10.13%) Confluence
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.80%) Apache
3 3 (3.80%) nginx
3 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Fuse
3 3 (3.80%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.53%) IIS
4 2 (2.53%) JBoss
4 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.27%) Anypoint
5 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.19%) Azure
2 9 (11.39%) AWS
3 7 (8.86%) GitHub
3 7 (8.86%) SaaS
4 6 (7.59%) PaaS
5 3 (3.80%) Apigee
5 3 (3.80%) GCP
5 3 (3.80%) Serverless
6 2 (2.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (2.53%) Azure Stack
6 2 (2.53%) iPaaS
7 1 (1.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.27%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.27%) IaaS
7 1 (1.27%) Office 365
7 1 (1.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) DNS
1 3 (3.80%) VPN
2 2 (2.53%) AMQP
2 2 (2.53%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) Firewall
3 1 (1.27%) FTP
3 1 (1.27%) SSH
3 1 (1.27%) SSL
3 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.39%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.86%) MongoDB
3 7 (8.86%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (7.59%) MySQL
4 6 (7.59%) NoSQL
5 5 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.53%) HBase
7 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.27%) Flink
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.27%) Power BI
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (20.25%) Jenkins
2 14 (17.72%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.66%) Maven
4 9 (11.39%) JIRA
5 7 (8.86%) JUnit
6 5 (6.33%) TeamCity
7 4 (5.06%) Subversion
8 3 (3.80%) Android Studio
8 3 (3.80%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.80%) Gradle
8 3 (3.80%) Jasmine
8 3 (3.80%) MSBuild
8 3 (3.80%) Selenium
8 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.53%) Appium
9 2 (2.53%) Artifactory
9 2 (2.53%) Codeship
9 2 (2.53%) GitLab
9 2 (2.53%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (2.53%) Liquibase
General
1 27 (34.18%) Finance
2 21 (26.58%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.80%) Back Office
4 3 (3.80%) Front Office
4 3 (3.80%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.27%) International Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Law
6 1 (1.27%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (72.15%) Developer
2 16 (20.25%) Java Developer
3 12 (15.19%) C# Developer
4 9 (11.39%) Architect
5 7 (8.86%) Android Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Angular Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (5.06%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Applications Developer
8 4 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (5.06%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (5.06%) React Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.06%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Azure Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Azure Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Data Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.85%) AngularJS
2 21 (26.58%) CSS
2 21 (26.58%) Spring
3 20 (25.32%) Web Services
4 17 (21.52%) React
5 15 (18.99%) JSON
5 15 (18.99%) SOAP
6 14 (17.72%) HTML
7 11 (13.92%) Kafka
7 11 (13.92%) Reactive Extensions
7 11 (13.92%) Redux
7 11 (13.92%) WCF
7 11 (13.92%) XML
8 10 (12.66%) Spring Boot
9 9 (11.39%) .NET
9 9 (11.39%) Middleware
10 8 (10.13%) Node.js
10 8 (10.13%) XSLT
11 6 (7.59%) Hibernate
11 6 (7.59%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) User Experience
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Fixed Income
3 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.06%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.53%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.53%) Clustering
4 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.53%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.27%) CMDB
5 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.27%) Industry 4.0
5 1 (1.27%) iPad
5 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.99%) Linux
2 7 (8.86%) Android
3 6 (7.59%) Unix
4 3 (3.80%) Windows
5 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.77%) Microservices
3 15 (18.99%) Scrum
3 15 (18.99%) TDD
4 14 (17.72%) DevOps
4 14 (17.72%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
5 13 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (13.92%) BDD
6 11 (13.92%) OO
7 9 (11.39%) SDLC
7 9 (11.39%) SOA
8 8 (10.13%) Pair Programming
9 7 (8.86%) Android Development
9 7 (8.86%) API Development
9 7 (8.86%) Kanban
9 7 (8.86%) Open Source
10 6 (7.59%) Analytics
10 6 (7.59%) Multithreading
11 5 (6.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (53.16%) Java
2 27 (34.18%) JavaScript
3 17 (21.52%) C#
3 17 (21.52%) SQL
4 15 (18.99%) Python
5 12 (15.19%) TypeScript
6 10 (12.66%) Java 8
7 8 (10.13%) PL/SQL
8 5 (6.33%) Kotlin
8 5 (6.33%) Perl
9 3 (3.80%) PHP
9 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.53%) C
10 2 (2.53%) C++
10 2 (2.53%) Groovy
10 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.53%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (1.27%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.27%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.53%) Degree
3 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.27%) ISEB
3 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (16.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.80%) Terraform
3 1 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.27%) Istio
3 1 (1.27%) Rundeck
3 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) Oracle
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.33%) ServiceNow
3 3 (3.80%) MuleSoft
3 3 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.80%) Splunk
4 2 (2.53%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.53%) Google
4 2 (2.53%) Infor
4 2 (2.53%) Micro Focus
4 2 (2.53%) Murex
4 2 (2.53%) RedGate
4 2 (2.53%) SAP
4 2 (2.53%) Sybase
4 2 (2.53%) WSO2
5 1 (1.27%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.27%) Broadcom
5 1 (1.27%) HP
5 1 (1.27%) IBM