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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 52 89
Rank change year-on-year +6 +37  
Contract jobs citing REST 150 135 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.52% 4.06% 2.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.97% 11.65% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 124 105
Median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £568 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £439 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% +9.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

REST is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1253 1159 1729
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.76% 34.86% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1023 998 1394
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for REST.

1 144 (53.93%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (52.81%) Java
3 111 (41.57%) TDD
4 74 (27.72%) JSON
5 72 (26.97%) Web Services
6 69 (25.84%) JavaScript
7 68 (25.47%) SOAP
8 62 (23.22%) Scrum
9 61 (22.85%) BDD
10 57 (21.35%) Microservices
10 57 (21.35%) Finance
11 56 (20.97%) Spring
12 55 (20.60%) HTML
13 49 (18.35%) SQL
13 49 (18.35%) XML
13 49 (18.35%) Banking
13 49 (18.35%) Test Automation
14 48 (17.98%) CSS
15 43 (16.10%) DevOps
15 43 (16.10%) Jenkins
16 41 (15.36%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (14.98%) Node.js
18 39 (14.61%) NoSQL
18 39 (14.61%) OO
19 35 (13.11%) MongoDB
19 35 (13.11%) HTML5
19 35 (13.11%) Git (software)
19 35 (13.11%) AngularJS
20 34 (12.73%) Unit Testing
21 33 (12.36%) RESTful

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 18 (6.74%) Tomcat
2 12 (4.49%) Confluence
3 11 (4.12%) IIS
3 11 (4.12%) JBoss
4 10 (3.75%) Mule
5 8 (3.00%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (2.62%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.87%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.50%) Apache
8 4 (1.50%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.50%) nginx
8 4 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.12%) Liferay
9 3 (1.12%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.12%) WordPress
10 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.75%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.36%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (9.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.62%) Heroku
3 7 (2.62%) Slack
4 6 (2.25%) GitHub
5 4 (1.50%) Akamai
5 4 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.50%) TestFlight
6 3 (1.12%) Google Play
6 3 (1.12%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.37%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.37%) Firebase
8 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.37%) Office 365
8 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.24%) HTTP
2 7 (2.62%) SSL
3 5 (1.87%) DNS
3 5 (1.87%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.50%) Internet
5 3 (1.12%) FTP
6 2 (0.75%) SAN
7 1 (0.37%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.37%) DSL
7 1 (0.37%) Firewall
7 1 (0.37%) Intranet
7 1 (0.37%) LDAP
7 1 (0.37%) SNMP
7 1 (0.37%) SSH
7 1 (0.37%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.61%) NoSQL
2 35 (13.11%) MongoDB
3 27 (10.11%) Relational Database
4 24 (8.99%) MySQL
5 20 (7.49%) SQL Server
6 15 (5.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (3.75%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.00%) CouchDB
9 8 (3.00%) Hazelcast
9 8 (3.00%) MarkLogic
10 7 (2.62%) Big Data
11 6 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.87%) SQLite
13 4 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (1.50%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.50%) QlikView
13 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (1.12%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 43 (16.10%) Jenkins
2 35 (13.11%) Git (software)
3 25 (9.36%) Cucumber
4 24 (8.99%) JIRA
4 24 (8.99%) JUnit
5 22 (8.24%) Maven
6 19 (7.12%) Selenium
7 13 (4.87%) Mockito
8 11 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (3.37%) NUnit
10 8 (3.00%) Ant
10 8 (3.00%) MSTest
10 8 (3.00%) TeamCity
11 7 (2.62%) webpack
12 6 (2.25%) EasyMock
12 6 (2.25%) Jasmine
12 6 (2.25%) Moq
12 6 (2.25%) Subversion
13 5 (1.87%) Capybara
13 5 (1.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (21.35%) Finance
2 49 (18.35%) Banking
3 14 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.37%) Retail
5 8 (3.00%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.62%) Front Office
6 7 (2.62%) Games
6 7 (2.62%) Publishing
7 5 (1.87%) Legal
8 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.12%) Advertising
10 2 (0.75%) Law
10 2 (0.75%) Marketing
11 1 (0.37%) Automotive
11 1 (0.37%) Billing
11 1 (0.37%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 207 (77.53%) Developer
2 87 (32.58%) Java Developer
3 26 (9.74%) Senior Developer
4 22 (8.24%) Android Developer
5 21 (7.87%) Architect
5 21 (7.87%) iOS Developer
6 13 (4.87%) Mobile Developer
7 12 (4.49%) .NET Developer
8 11 (4.12%) Angular Developer
9 10 (3.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 10 (3.75%) Node.js Developer
10 9 (3.37%) Scala Developer
11 8 (3.00%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.00%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (3.00%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (3.00%) Web Developer
12 7 (2.62%) Games Developer
12 7 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.62%) Telecoms Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (27.72%) JSON
2 72 (26.97%) Web Services
3 68 (25.47%) SOAP
4 56 (20.97%) Spring
5 55 (20.60%) HTML
6 49 (18.35%) XML
7 48 (17.98%) CSS
8 40 (14.98%) Node.js
9 35 (13.11%) AngularJS
9 35 (13.11%) HTML5
10 33 (12.36%) .NET
10 33 (12.36%) RESTful
11 29 (10.86%) jQuery
12 26 (9.74%) Hibernate
13 24 (8.99%) React
14 21 (7.87%) CSS3
15 20 (7.49%) Spring Boot
16 16 (5.99%) J2EE
16 16 (5.99%) JMS
17 13 (4.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.24%) Mobile App
2 21 (7.87%) User Experience
3 18 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.62%) Computer Science
4 15 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (4.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (4.12%) iPad
7 9 (3.37%) Data Structures
8 8 (3.00%) Equities
9 7 (2.62%) Public Cloud
10 6 (2.25%) Fintech
11 5 (1.87%) Social Media
12 4 (1.50%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.50%) Derivative
12 4 (1.50%) iPhone
12 4 (1.50%) N-Tier
13 3 (1.12%) Mainframe
13 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
13 3 (1.12%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.36%) Apple iOS
2 31 (11.61%) Android
2 31 (11.61%) Linux
3 10 (3.75%) Unix
4 9 (3.37%) Windows
5 7 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.87%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (53.93%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (41.57%) TDD
3 62 (23.22%) Scrum
4 61 (22.85%) BDD
5 57 (21.35%) Microservices
6 49 (18.35%) Test Automation
7 43 (16.10%) DevOps
8 41 (15.36%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (14.61%) OO
10 34 (12.73%) Unit Testing
11 31 (11.61%) Software Engineering
12 27 (10.11%) Android Development
12 27 (10.11%) iOS Development
12 27 (10.11%) MVC
13 26 (9.74%) Web Development
14 24 (8.99%) Open Source
15 23 (8.61%) Kanban
15 23 (8.61%) SOA
16 22 (8.24%) E-Commerce
17 17 (6.37%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 141 (52.81%) Java
2 69 (25.84%) JavaScript
3 49 (18.35%) SQL
4 28 (10.49%) C#
5 27 (10.11%) Apple Swift
6 22 (8.24%) Objective-C
7 21 (7.87%) Python
8 19 (7.12%) Scala
9 11 (4.12%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.75%) PHP
10 10 (3.75%) Ruby
11 8 (3.00%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.00%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.62%) Perl
12 7 (2.62%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.25%) Apex Code
13 6 (2.25%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.25%) XPath
14 4 (1.50%) Groovy
15 3 (1.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (4.49%) Degree
2 7 (2.62%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (1.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.75%) CFA
5 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.75%) PMP
6 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.49%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) MiFID
3 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (5.99%) Docker
2 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (4.12%) Ansible
1 11 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (4.12%) Puppet
2 8 (3.00%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.25%) Terraform
4 3 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.75%) Mesos
5 2 (0.75%) MOM
5 2 (0.75%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.37%) Graphite
6 1 (0.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (6.37%) Oracle
2 14 (5.24%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.75%) Apple
4 9 (3.37%) IBM
4 9 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.62%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.62%) Sybase
6 6 (2.25%) Google
6 6 (2.25%) Telerik
6 6 (2.25%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.87%) Reuters
7 5 (1.87%) Splunk
7 5 (1.87%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.50%) Perforce
9 3 (1.12%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.12%) Informatica
10 2 (0.75%) hybris
10 2 (0.75%) Marketo
10 2 (0.75%) Pega
10 2 (0.75%) Tableau
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TDA Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Norton Blake
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Social Superstore
Rate: From £250 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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TDA Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £435 per day + none
Posted: 4 days ago