Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 50 76
Rank change year-on-year +16 +26 +32
Contract jobs citing REST 371 257 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.26% 4.14% 2.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.82% 11.48% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 228 179
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £394 £329 £363
90th Percentile £599 £625 £575
Central London median daily rate £500 £485 £500
% change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £21.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 - -

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 2,685 2,239 2,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.04% 36.08% 31.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,282 1,888 1,876
City of London median daily rate £511 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
City of London median hourly rate £27.55 £52.12 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.15% +30.31% +61.62%
10th Percentile £21.00 £45.66 £20.00
90th Percentile £57.88 £56.68 £60.00
Central London median hourly rate £27.09 £52.12 £40.00
% change year-on-year -48.03% +30.31% +61.62%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 - 1 - -
REST
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 227 (61.19%) Java
2 216 (58.22%) Agile Software Development
3 174 (46.90%) TDD
4 125 (33.69%) JavaScript
5 124 (33.42%) SOAP
6 107 (28.84%) Web Services
7 92 (24.80%) Spring
8 91 (24.53%) Finance
9 86 (23.18%) MVC
9 86 (23.18%) JSON
9 86 (23.18%) SQL
9 86 (23.18%) Git (software)
10 80 (21.56%) HTML
10 80 (21.56%) Microservices
11 75 (20.22%) AngularJS
12 74 (19.95%) Amazon AWS
12 74 (19.95%) .NET
13 72 (19.41%) Banking
14 71 (19.14%) Scrum
15 69 (18.60%) C#
16 68 (18.33%) BDD
17 61 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
18 60 (16.17%) Node.js
19 58 (15.63%) XML
20 55 (14.82%) Jenkins
21 52 (14.02%) HTML5
21 52 (14.02%) Docker
22 48 (12.94%) Test Automation
22 48 (12.94%) NoSQL
22 48 (12.94%) CSS

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 19 (5.12%) Apache
1 19 (5.12%) Tomcat
2 17 (4.58%) Confluence
3 13 (3.50%) JBoss
4 8 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.89%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.35%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.08%) CMS
7 4 (1.08%) Drupal
8 3 (0.81%) IIS
8 3 (0.81%) Mule
8 3 (0.81%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.54%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.27%) Gunicorn
10 1 (0.27%) nginx
10 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Radian6
1 3 (0.81%) Social Studio
2 2 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (19.95%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.93%) GitHub
4 16 (4.31%) SaaS
4 16 (4.31%) Serverless
5 10 (2.70%) Heroku
6 8 (2.16%) npm
7 6 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.08%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 4 (1.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (0.81%) BrowserStack
9 3 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.81%) PaaS
9 3 (0.81%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (0.81%) Slack
10 2 (0.54%) Office 365
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.27%) IaaS
11 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.36%) HTTP
2 15 (4.04%) SSL
3 12 (3.23%) LDAP
4 10 (2.70%) DNS
4 10 (2.70%) FTP
4 10 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.35%) Bluetooth
5 5 (1.35%) Internet
6 4 (1.08%) DMZ
6 4 (1.08%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.81%) CTI
8 2 (0.54%) DSL
8 2 (0.54%) SMS
8 2 (0.54%) snoop
9 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.27%) LAN
9 1 (0.27%) VoIP
9 1 (0.27%) VPN
9 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.94%) NoSQL
2 44 (11.86%) Relational Database
3 43 (11.59%) SQL Server
4 32 (8.63%) RDBMS
5 31 (8.36%) MongoDB
6 30 (8.09%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (4.85%) MySQL
8 15 (4.04%) Big Data
9 10 (2.70%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.89%) Redis
11 6 (1.62%) HBase
12 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (1.08%) Blockchain
13 4 (1.08%) MarkLogic
14 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
15 2 (0.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 86 (23.18%) Git (software)
2 55 (14.82%) Jenkins
3 39 (10.51%) JIRA
4 34 (9.16%) JUnit
5 33 (8.89%) Maven
6 28 (7.55%) Gradle
7 26 (7.01%) TeamCity
8 22 (5.93%) TestNG
9 17 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (4.31%) Cucumber
11 15 (4.04%) Selenium
11 15 (4.04%) Subversion
12 14 (3.77%) gulp
13 12 (3.23%) Codeception
13 12 (3.23%) Codeship
13 12 (3.23%) PHPUnit
13 12 (3.23%) Spock
14 11 (2.96%) Mockito
14 11 (2.96%) Visual Studio
14 11 (2.96%) webpack
General
1 91 (24.53%) Finance
2 72 (19.41%) Banking
3 21 (5.66%) Investment Banking
4 20 (5.39%) Games
5 19 (5.12%) Telecoms
6 18 (4.85%) Law
6 18 (4.85%) Legal
7 12 (3.23%) Retail
8 8 (2.16%) Marketing
9 7 (1.89%) Advertising
10 5 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.35%) Publishing
11 2 (0.54%) Front Office
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 293 (78.98%) Developer
2 142 (38.27%) Java Developer
3 43 (11.59%) Senior Developer
4 34 (9.16%) .NET Developer
5 31 (8.36%) Agile Developer
6 23 (6.20%) C# Developer
6 23 (6.20%) JavaScript Developer
7 22 (5.93%) E-Commerce Developer
7 22 (5.93%) Senior Java Developer
8 19 (5.12%) Full Stack Developer
8 19 (5.12%) Web Developer
9 18 (4.85%) Java Web Developer
10 17 (4.58%) Games Developer
10 17 (4.58%) Java E-Commerce Developer
10 17 (4.58%) Scala Developer
11 16 (4.31%) Java Games Developer
11 16 (4.31%) Telecoms Developer
11 16 (4.31%) Telecoms Java Developer
12 15 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
12 15 (4.04%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (33.42%) SOAP
2 107 (28.84%) Web Services
3 92 (24.80%) Spring
4 86 (23.18%) JSON
5 80 (21.56%) HTML
6 75 (20.22%) AngularJS
7 74 (19.95%) .NET
8 60 (16.17%) Node.js
9 58 (15.63%) XML
10 52 (14.02%) HTML5
11 48 (12.94%) CSS
12 45 (12.13%) Hibernate
13 44 (11.86%) ASP.NET Web API
13 44 (11.86%) RESTful
14 32 (8.63%) React
15 27 (7.28%) Dropwizard
16 26 (7.01%) ASP.NET
16 26 (7.01%) CSS3
17 25 (6.74%) jQuery
18 22 (5.93%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.12%) Equities
3 14 (3.77%) Fintech
3 14 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.96%) User Experience
6 8 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.16%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.62%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.62%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.08%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.08%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.08%) Social Media
9 3 (0.81%) IVR
9 3 (0.81%) Semantic Web
9 3 (0.81%) Wiki
10 2 (0.54%) Derivative
10 2 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.24%) Linux
2 28 (7.55%) Unix
3 24 (6.47%) Windows
4 22 (5.93%) Android
5 17 (4.58%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.81%) VMS
7 3 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.54%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.27%) CentOS
9 1 (0.27%) HPUX
9 1 (0.27%) Solaris
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (58.22%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (46.90%) TDD
3 86 (23.18%) MVC
4 80 (21.56%) Microservices
5 71 (19.14%) Scrum
6 68 (18.33%) BDD
7 61 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (12.94%) E-Commerce
8 48 (12.94%) Test Automation
9 38 (10.24%) API Development
10 36 (9.70%) DevOps
11 32 (8.63%) SOA
12 31 (8.36%) Pair Programming
13 30 (8.09%) Kanban
13 30 (8.09%) Web Development
14 29 (7.82%) Software Engineering
15 25 (6.74%) Unit Testing
16 23 (6.20%) Continuous Delivery
17 22 (5.93%) OO
18 21 (5.66%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 227 (61.19%) Java
2 125 (33.69%) JavaScript
3 86 (23.18%) SQL
4 69 (18.60%) C#
5 43 (11.59%) Scala
6 28 (7.55%) Python
7 20 (5.39%) Groovy
7 20 (5.39%) PHP
8 17 (4.58%) ES6
9 13 (3.50%) TypeScript
10 12 (3.23%) XPath
11 10 (2.70%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.43%) Kotlin
12 9 (2.43%) Objective-C
13 8 (2.16%) Apple Swift
13 8 (2.16%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.16%) Ruby
14 6 (1.62%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.35%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.08%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 37 (9.97%) Degree
2 16 (4.31%) Numerate Degree
3 13 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.62%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.58%) QA
2 7 (1.89%) MiFID
3 5 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (14.02%) Docker
2 24 (6.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.27%) HDFS
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (2.70%) Docker Swarm
1 10 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (2.70%) Puppet
2 9 (2.43%) Ansible
3 3 (0.81%) Oozie
4 2 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.54%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.54%) Terraform
5 1 (0.27%) Matomo
5 1 (0.27%) Mesos
5 1 (0.27%) Rancher
5 1 (0.27%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 34 (9.16%) Oracle
2 18 (4.85%) Sybase
3 14 (3.77%) Apigee
3 14 (3.77%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.50%) ServiceNow
5 10 (2.70%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.43%) IBM
6 9 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.89%) Google
8 4 (1.08%) Informatica
8 4 (1.08%) Pardot
8 4 (1.08%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 3 (0.81%) Adobe
9 3 (0.81%) Apple
9 3 (0.81%) Conga
9 3 (0.81%) DocuSign
9 3 (0.81%) Solace
9 3 (0.81%) Telerik
9 3 (0.81%) Xero
10 2 (0.54%) Infragistics