Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 50 59
Rank change year-on-year +13 +9 +51
Contract jobs citing REST 395 260 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.66% 4.22% 3.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.73% 11.46% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 208 203
City of London median daily rate £503 £457 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.08% -13.05% +23.53%
10th Percentile £399 £325 £350
90th Percentile £613 £629 £575
Central London median daily rate £513 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 £26.80 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.78% - -
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £26.80 -
% change year-on-year -19.78% - -

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 2,682 2,269 2,160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.44% 36.83% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,198 1,871 1,825
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £365 £333 £313
90th Percentile £673 £644 £638
Central London median daily rate £505 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +6.32% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 5
City of London median hourly rate £21.75 £24.86 £43.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.51% -42.94% +79.82%
10th Percentile £21.08 £23.98 £17.09
90th Percentile £58.23 £33.73 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.86 £43.57
% change year-on-year -11.50% -42.94% +59.19%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Moorgate -8 2 - -
London Bridge - 1 £575 -
REST
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 267 (67.59%) Java
2 204 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (46.33%) TDD
4 143 (36.20%) SOAP
5 119 (30.13%) JavaScript
6 116 (29.37%) Web Services
6 116 (29.37%) Microservices
7 113 (28.61%) Spring
8 111 (28.10%) Git (software)
9 110 (27.85%) Amazon AWS
9 110 (27.85%) Finance
10 109 (27.59%) Java 8
11 92 (23.29%) Docker
11 92 (23.29%) AngularJS
12 89 (22.53%) HTML
13 88 (22.28%) JSON
14 81 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
15 78 (19.75%) BDD
16 73 (18.48%) .NET
16 73 (18.48%) Scrum
17 72 (18.23%) C#
18 70 (17.72%) Jenkins
19 69 (17.47%) HTTP
20 65 (16.46%) CSS
20 65 (16.46%) Banking
20 65 (16.46%) DevOps
21 64 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
22 62 (15.70%) HTML5
23 61 (15.44%) React
24 60 (15.19%) Node.js

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 49 (12.41%) Apache
2 29 (7.34%) Tomcat
3 23 (5.82%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (5.06%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.04%) Apache Spark
5 12 (3.04%) JBoss
6 10 (2.53%) Confluence
7 8 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.01%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.76%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.76%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.51%) CMS
10 2 (0.51%) nginx
10 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.25%) GemFire
11 1 (0.25%) Mule
11 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.76%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.25%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 110 (27.85%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (9.11%) Heroku
4 10 (2.53%) IaaS
5 9 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (2.28%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (1.77%) GitHub
6 7 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.77%) PaaS
6 7 (1.77%) Serverless
7 6 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.01%) npm
8 4 (1.01%) SaaS
9 3 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (0.76%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 69 (17.47%) HTTP
2 40 (10.13%) TCP/IP
3 35 (8.86%) SSL
4 34 (8.61%) DNS
5 32 (8.10%) FTP
6 5 (1.27%) Internet
7 3 (0.76%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.76%) X.509
8 2 (0.51%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.51%) DWDM
8 2 (0.51%) Intranet
8 2 (0.51%) NAS
8 2 (0.51%) SAN
9 1 (0.25%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.25%) snoop
9 1 (0.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.18%) MongoDB
2 53 (13.42%) NoSQL
3 46 (11.65%) PostgreSQL
4 42 (10.63%) SQL Server
5 30 (7.59%) Relational Database
6 19 (4.81%) Redis
7 18 (4.56%) RDBMS
8 14 (3.54%) Big Data
9 13 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (3.29%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.53%) Blockchain
10 10 (2.53%) MySQL
11 7 (1.77%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (1.27%) Power BI
12 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.01%) HBase
14 3 (0.76%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 111 (28.10%) Git (software)
2 70 (17.72%) Jenkins
3 58 (14.68%) JUnit
4 52 (13.16%) Gradle
5 48 (12.15%) Maven
6 31 (7.85%) JIRA
7 30 (7.59%) TestNG
8 28 (7.09%) GitLab
8 28 (7.09%) gulp
9 26 (6.58%) TeamCity
10 25 (6.33%) Visual Studio
11 24 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (5.32%) Spock
13 20 (5.06%) Gatling
13 20 (5.06%) Geb
14 19 (4.81%) Mockito
14 19 (4.81%) Selenium
15 18 (4.56%) Visual Studio Team System
16 13 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
17 10 (2.53%) Cucumber
General
1 110 (27.85%) Finance
2 65 (16.46%) Banking
3 21 (5.32%) Financial Institution
4 20 (5.06%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.80%) Retail
6 11 (2.78%) Games
6 11 (2.78%) Law
7 9 (2.28%) Advertising
7 9 (2.28%) Legal
8 7 (1.77%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.01%) Front Office
10 3 (0.76%) Marketing
10 3 (0.76%) Publishing
10 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 295 (74.68%) Developer
2 169 (42.78%) Java Developer
3 55 (13.92%) Senior Developer
4 38 (9.62%) Senior Java Developer
5 29 (7.34%) Agile Developer
5 29 (7.34%) Web Developer
6 28 (7.09%) Java Web Developer
7 26 (6.58%) .NET Developer
8 25 (6.33%) Full Stack Developer
9 23 (5.82%) Architect
10 22 (5.57%) Agile Java Developer
10 22 (5.57%) E-Commerce Developer
11 20 (5.06%) Cloud Developer
11 20 (5.06%) E-Commerce Web Developer
11 20 (5.06%) Java E-Commerce Developer
12 17 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
13 16 (4.05%) Azure DevOps
13 16 (4.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 16 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.80%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (36.20%) SOAP
2 116 (29.37%) Web Services
3 113 (28.61%) Spring
4 92 (23.29%) AngularJS
5 89 (22.53%) HTML
6 88 (22.28%) JSON
7 73 (18.48%) .NET
8 65 (16.46%) CSS
9 62 (15.70%) HTML5
10 61 (15.44%) React
11 60 (15.19%) Node.js
12 56 (14.18%) Dropwizard
12 56 (14.18%) RESTful
13 53 (13.42%) XML
14 49 (12.41%) Hibernate
14 49 (12.41%) OAuth
15 46 (11.65%) Spring Boot
16 41 (10.38%) OAuth2
17 35 (8.86%) ASP.NET Web API
17 35 (8.86%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.85%) Fintech
2 22 (5.57%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (5.06%) User Experience
4 14 (3.54%) Hedge funds
5 12 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.53%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.28%) iPad
8 8 (2.03%) Credit Risk
8 8 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.03%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.77%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.77%) Equities
9 7 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.77%) Mobile Payment
9 7 (1.77%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.27%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.27%) Derivative
11 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 59 (14.94%) Linux
2 44 (11.14%) Windows
3 40 (10.13%) Unix
4 17 (4.30%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.28%) Android
7 6 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.52%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.27%) CentOS
9 3 (0.76%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.76%) VMS
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.25%) Solaris
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (46.33%) TDD
3 116 (29.37%) Microservices
4 81 (20.51%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (19.75%) BDD
6 73 (18.48%) Scrum
7 65 (16.46%) DevOps
8 58 (14.68%) MVC
8 58 (14.68%) Software Engineering
9 48 (12.15%) E-Commerce
9 48 (12.15%) Test Automation
10 42 (10.63%) SOA
11 34 (8.61%) Continuous Delivery
11 34 (8.61%) Unit Testing
11 34 (8.61%) Web Development
12 33 (8.35%) Kanban
12 33 (8.35%) Pair Programming
13 32 (8.10%) OWASP
14 29 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (6.84%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 267 (67.59%) Java
2 119 (30.13%) JavaScript
3 109 (27.59%) Java 8
4 72 (18.23%) C#
5 55 (13.92%) SQL
6 39 (9.87%) Groovy
6 39 (9.87%) Scala
7 37 (9.37%) Python
8 33 (8.35%) ES6
9 30 (7.59%) PowerShell
10 29 (7.34%) TypeScript
11 22 (5.57%) XPath
12 19 (4.81%) Ruby
13 11 (2.78%) Kotlin
14 10 (2.53%) BeanShell
15 8 (2.03%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.27%) Apple Swift
17 4 (1.01%) C++
17 4 (1.01%) Go
18 3 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (2.78%) Degree
2 6 (1.52%) Master's Degree
3 4 (1.01%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.76%) A+ Certification
4 3 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.51%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.25%) CCNA
6 1 (0.25%) CCSA
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.25%) CISM
6 1 (0.25%) CISSP
6 1 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.28%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.76%) PSD2
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (23.29%) Docker
2 41 (10.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (0.51%) HDFS
4 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (5.82%) Docker Swarm
2 15 (3.80%) Kubernetes
3 13 (3.29%) Puppet
4 11 (2.78%) Ansible
5 9 (2.28%) Prometheus
6 8 (2.03%) Marathon
6 8 (2.03%) Mesos
7 7 (1.77%) Terraform
8 6 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.51%) Control-M
11 2 (0.51%) EMC VPLEX
11 2 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.51%) Matomo
12 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.25%) HockeyApp
12 1 (0.25%) Kibana
12 1 (0.25%) rkt
12 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 24 (6.08%) Microsoft
1 24 (6.08%) Oracle
2 22 (5.57%) IBM
3 14 (3.54%) ServiceNow
4 8 (2.03%) Google
5 7 (1.77%) New Relic
5 7 (1.77%) Rollbar
6 6 (1.52%) Solace
6 6 (1.52%) Sybase
7 5 (1.27%) Adobe
7 5 (1.27%) Apigee
7 5 (1.27%) MuleSoft
7 5 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.76%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.76%) Cloudera
8 3 (0.76%) CyberArk
8 3 (0.76%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.51%) F5
9 2 (0.51%) Splunk
9 2 (0.51%) Tableau