Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 15 October 2018 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 39 60
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21 +28
Contract jobs citing REST 359 345 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.13% 5.08% 3.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.78% 13.35% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 280 233
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.54%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £325
90th Percentile £663 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £525 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +5.53% +4.74% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,808 2,584 2,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.11% 38.08% 35.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,341 2,125 1,998
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £465
% change year-on-year +5.00% +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 4
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.36 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.36% -30.40% -
10th Percentile £19.14 £19.80 £19.00
90th Percentile £73.98 £26.61 £56.31
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +48.84% -38.57% -

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for REST in the City of London

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the City of London

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the City of London

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the City of London

REST
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. 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
London Bridge - 1 £425 -
REST
Central London

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for REST.

1 203 (56.55%) Java
2 159 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (41.50%) TDD
4 129 (35.93%) JavaScript
5 120 (33.43%) Spring
6 114 (31.75%) Microservices
7 108 (30.08%) Amazon AWS
7 108 (30.08%) AngularJS
8 99 (27.58%) SOAP
9 89 (24.79%) Docker
10 88 (24.51%) HTML
10 88 (24.51%) JSON
11 86 (23.96%) Java 8
12 85 (23.68%) Git (software)
13 83 (23.12%) Web Services
14 82 (22.84%) CSS
15 80 (22.28%) BDD
16 78 (21.73%) Banking
16 78 (21.73%) React
17 71 (19.78%) Finance
18 65 (18.11%) .NET
19 64 (17.83%) MVC
20 62 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
21 61 (16.99%) C#
22 58 (16.16%) Spring Boot
22 58 (16.16%) Fintech
23 57 (15.88%) OAuth
23 57 (15.88%) Node.js
24 56 (15.60%) HTML5
24 56 (15.60%) Software Engineering

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 37 (10.31%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (6.41%) Apache
3 22 (6.13%) Apache Spark
4 13 (3.62%) JBoss
4 13 (3.62%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.79%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.79%) WordPress
6 9 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (2.23%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (2.23%) Confluence
8 6 (1.67%) CMS
9 4 (1.11%) NServiceBus
9 4 (1.11%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.84%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.84%) nginx
11 2 (0.56%) IIS
11 2 (0.56%) Jetty
11 2 (0.56%) Mule
11 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.28%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 108 (30.08%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (17.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (11.98%) Heroku
4 15 (4.18%) Serverless
5 12 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (3.34%) Amazon S3
5 12 (3.34%) Amazon SQS
6 11 (3.06%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (2.51%) AWS Lambda
7 9 (2.51%) GitHub
7 9 (2.51%) IaaS
8 5 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.39%) npm
9 4 (1.11%) Azure Functions
9 4 (1.11%) PaaS
9 4 (1.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.56%) Force.com
11 2 (0.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 48 (13.37%) HTTP
2 39 (10.86%) TCP/IP
3 32 (8.91%) FTP
4 31 (8.64%) DNS
4 31 (8.64%) SSL
5 4 (1.11%) Junos
6 3 (0.84%) X.509
7 2 (0.56%) AMQP
7 2 (0.56%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.56%) Internet
7 2 (0.56%) Intranet
7 2 (0.56%) SSH
8 1 (0.28%) BGP
8 1 (0.28%) MPLS
8 1 (0.28%) MRTG
8 1 (0.28%) OSPF
8 1 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.28%) SNMP
8 1 (0.28%) TACACS
8 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.76%) MongoDB
2 40 (11.14%) NoSQL
3 38 (10.58%) SQL Server
4 33 (9.19%) Relational Database
5 26 (7.24%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (6.96%) Hadoop
7 24 (6.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 24 (6.69%) Big Data
8 22 (6.13%) RDBMS
9 18 (5.01%) Redis
10 13 (3.62%) Cosmos DB
11 12 (3.34%) MySQL
12 7 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (1.39%) Cloud Spanner
14 4 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (1.11%) Data Lake
14 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 85 (23.68%) Git (software)
2 55 (15.32%) Jenkins
3 44 (12.26%) Maven
4 37 (10.31%) Gradle
5 31 (8.64%) GitLab
6 30 (8.36%) JUnit
7 25 (6.96%) gulp
8 21 (5.85%) JIRA
8 21 (5.85%) Mockito
9 15 (4.18%) Cucumber
10 13 (3.62%) Selenium
11 12 (3.34%) webpack
12 10 (2.79%) Spock
13 9 (2.51%) TeamCity
14 8 (2.23%) Gatling
14 8 (2.23%) Geb
14 8 (2.23%) SoapUI
15 7 (1.95%) Ant
15 7 (1.95%) NUnit
15 7 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 78 (21.73%) Banking
2 71 (19.78%) Finance
3 34 (9.47%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.51%) Retail
5 7 (1.95%) Law
5 7 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.67%) Marketing
7 5 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.39%) Legal
8 4 (1.11%) Front Office
8 4 (1.11%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.84%) Games
9 3 (0.84%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.56%) Advertising
10 2 (0.56%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 276 (76.88%) Developer
2 140 (39.00%) Java Developer
3 50 (13.93%) Senior Developer
4 44 (12.26%) Full Stack Developer
5 35 (9.75%) .NET Developer
5 35 (9.75%) Senior Java Developer
6 24 (6.69%) Architect
7 18 (5.01%) C# Developer
7 18 (5.01%) Technical Leader
8 17 (4.74%) Python Developer
9 14 (3.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 12 (3.34%) Agile Developer
10 12 (3.34%) Agile Java Developer
10 12 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
10 12 (3.34%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 10 (2.79%) Angular Developer
12 9 (2.51%) Lead Developer
13 8 (2.23%) Lead Java Developer
13 8 (2.23%) Technical Architect
13 8 (2.23%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (33.43%) Spring
2 108 (30.08%) AngularJS
3 99 (27.58%) SOAP
4 88 (24.51%) HTML
4 88 (24.51%) JSON
5 83 (23.12%) Web Services
6 82 (22.84%) CSS
7 78 (21.73%) React
8 65 (18.11%) .NET
9 58 (16.16%) Spring Boot
10 57 (15.88%) Node.js
10 57 (15.88%) OAuth
11 56 (15.60%) HTML5
12 42 (11.70%) Hibernate
13 41 (11.42%) Kafka
14 40 (11.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 39 (10.86%) RESTful
16 37 (10.31%) Dropwizard
17 36 (10.03%) OAuth2
18 32 (8.91%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.16%) Fintech
2 33 (9.19%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (7.80%) User Experience
4 17 (4.74%) iPad
5 15 (4.18%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.06%) Algorithms
6 11 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.06%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.51%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.95%) Credit Risk
8 7 (1.95%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.95%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.67%) Derivative
10 5 (1.39%) Equities
10 5 (1.39%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.84%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.84%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.21%) Linux
2 44 (12.26%) Unix
3 20 (5.57%) Windows
4 18 (5.01%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.95%) Android
6 6 (1.67%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.11%) CentOS
7 4 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.84%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.84%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) Debian
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (41.50%) TDD
3 114 (31.75%) Microservices
4 80 (22.28%) BDD
5 64 (17.83%) MVC
6 56 (15.60%) Software Engineering
7 51 (14.21%) Test Automation
8 50 (13.93%) Scrum
9 48 (13.37%) DevOps
10 46 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (10.03%) SOA
12 32 (8.91%) OWASP
13 31 (8.64%) Pair Programming
14 27 (7.52%) Domain-Driven Design
14 27 (7.52%) Multithreading
15 24 (6.69%) E-Commerce
15 24 (6.69%) Front End Development
15 24 (6.69%) OO
15 24 (6.69%) Problem-Solving
16 23 (6.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 203 (56.55%) Java
2 129 (35.93%) JavaScript
3 86 (23.96%) Java 8
4 61 (16.99%) C#
5 43 (11.98%) SQL
6 39 (10.86%) ES6
6 39 (10.86%) Python
7 37 (10.31%) TypeScript
8 31 (8.64%) Ruby
9 11 (3.06%) Groovy
10 9 (2.51%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.23%) PHP
12 7 (1.95%) Apple Swift
12 7 (1.95%) C
13 6 (1.67%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.39%) Apex Code
14 5 (1.39%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.11%) Go
15 4 (1.11%) Perl
15 4 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (5.01%) Degree
2 12 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.39%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.84%) A+ Certification
4 3 (0.84%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.84%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.56%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.56%) CCNA
5 2 (0.56%) CCSA
5 2 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.56%) CISM
5 2 (0.56%) CISSP
6 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.95%) QA
3 5 (1.39%) PSD2
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 89 (24.79%) Docker
2 3 (0.84%) VirtualBox
2 3 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.28%) KVM
4 1 (0.28%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.28%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 45 (12.53%) Kubernetes
2 25 (6.96%) Docker Swarm
3 14 (3.90%) Ansible
4 12 (3.34%) Puppet
4 12 (3.34%) Terraform
5 9 (2.51%) Prometheus
6 7 (1.95%) Marathon
6 7 (1.95%) Mesos
7 5 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.56%) Control-M
8 2 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.56%) Kibana
8 2 (0.56%) logstash
8 2 (0.56%) Matomo
8 2 (0.56%) rkt
8 2 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
9 1 (0.28%) Grafana
9 1 (0.28%) Observium
Vendors
1 19 (5.29%) Oracle
2 14 (3.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
3 11 (3.06%) Apple
4 10 (2.79%) Google
5 6 (1.67%) CA
5 6 (1.67%) Escenic
5 6 (1.67%) IBM
6 5 (1.39%) Kony
6 5 (1.39%) New Relic
6 5 (1.39%) Rollbar
6 5 (1.39%) Splunk
7 4 (1.11%) Apigee
7 4 (1.11%) CyberArk
7 4 (1.11%) Juniper
7 4 (1.11%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.11%) VMware
8 3 (0.84%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.84%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.56%) Pardot