Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 52 85
Rank change year-on-year +17 +33 +30
Contract jobs citing REST 370 277 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.22% 4.20% 2.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.73% 11.70% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 251 214
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £394 £338 £363
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £187.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £187.50

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 2694 2367 2843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.01% 35.89% 31.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2259 2006 2349
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
City of London median hourly rate £22.99 £35.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.31% -9.68% +29.17%
10th Percentile £20.28 £19.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £33.75 £56.31 £66.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -38.57% -9.68% +29.17%

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 20 November 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

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 20 November 2017. 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 20 November 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.

1 206 (55.68%) Java
2 205 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (43.51%) TDD
4 114 (30.81%) SOAP
5 111 (30.00%) Web Services
6 98 (26.49%) JavaScript
7 97 (26.22%) Finance
8 95 (25.68%) JSON
9 87 (23.51%) SQL
10 81 (21.89%) Spring
11 79 (21.35%) MVC
12 74 (20.00%) Banking
12 74 (20.00%) .NET
13 73 (19.73%) HTML
13 73 (19.73%) Microservices
14 71 (19.19%) AngularJS
15 68 (18.38%) Git (software)
16 67 (18.11%) Test Automation
16 67 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
16 67 (18.11%) C#
17 66 (17.84%) Scrum
18 62 (16.76%) Amazon AWS
19 59 (15.95%) XML
20 58 (15.68%) BDD
21 50 (13.51%) Jenkins
22 48 (12.97%) HTML5
22 48 (12.97%) Node.js
23 47 (12.70%) NoSQL
24 46 (12.43%) CSS
25 45 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure

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 16 (4.32%) Confluence
2 15 (4.05%) JBoss
3 14 (3.78%) Apache
3 14 (3.78%) Tomcat
4 13 (3.51%) Apache Spark
5 9 (2.43%) IIS
5 9 (2.43%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.81%) CMS
7 3 (0.81%) Drupal
7 3 (0.81%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.81%) Mule
7 3 (0.81%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.54%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.54%) nginx
8 2 (0.54%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.27%) Liferay
9 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (0.81%) Radian6
1 3 (0.81%) Social Studio
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 62 (16.76%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.22%) GitHub
4 19 (5.14%) SaaS
5 17 (4.59%) Serverless
6 9 (2.43%) npm
7 7 (1.89%) Heroku
8 6 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.35%) PaaS
9 5 (1.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.81%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.81%) IaaS
11 3 (0.81%) Slack
12 2 (0.54%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.54%) Office 365
12 2 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.54%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.84%) HTTP
2 7 (1.89%) Internet
2 7 (1.89%) SSL
2 7 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.62%) DNS
3 6 (1.62%) FTP
3 6 (1.62%) LDAP
4 4 (1.08%) Bluetooth
4 4 (1.08%) DMZ
4 4 (1.08%) DSL
4 4 (1.08%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.81%) CTI
6 2 (0.54%) Firewall
6 2 (0.54%) SMS
6 2 (0.54%) VPN
7 1 (0.27%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.27%) IPsec
7 1 (0.27%) VoIP
7 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.70%) NoSQL
2 42 (11.35%) SQL Server
3 41 (11.08%) Relational Database
4 28 (7.57%) RDBMS
5 25 (6.76%) MongoDB
6 22 (5.95%) MySQL
7 21 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (4.86%) Big Data
9 15 (4.05%) Hadoop
10 9 (2.43%) CouchDB
10 9 (2.43%) HBase
11 7 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.62%) Hazelcast
13 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (1.08%) DocumentDB
14 4 (1.08%) MarkLogic
14 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 68 (18.38%) Git (software)
2 50 (13.51%) Jenkins
3 35 (9.46%) JIRA
4 25 (6.76%) Maven
5 23 (6.22%) JUnit
6 18 (4.86%) TeamCity
7 16 (4.32%) Gradle
8 15 (4.05%) Cucumber
9 14 (3.78%) Selenium
9 14 (3.78%) webpack
10 13 (3.51%) Codeception
10 13 (3.51%) Codeship
10 13 (3.51%) PHPUnit
11 11 (2.97%) Mockito
11 11 (2.97%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (2.43%) Subversion
13 9 (2.43%) TestNG
14 7 (1.89%) Babel
15 6 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 97 (26.22%) Finance
2 74 (20.00%) Banking
3 23 (6.22%) Telecoms
4 22 (5.95%) Games
5 18 (4.86%) Legal
6 17 (4.59%) Retail
7 14 (3.78%) Law
8 13 (3.51%) Investment Banking
9 10 (2.70%) Manufacturing
10 9 (2.43%) Marketing
11 8 (2.16%) Front Office
12 6 (1.62%) Publishing
13 3 (0.81%) Advertising
14 2 (0.54%) Back Office
15 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 288 (77.84%) Developer
2 120 (32.43%) Java Developer
3 37 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 33 (8.92%) .NET Developer
5 21 (5.68%) JavaScript Developer
6 20 (5.41%) C# Developer
6 20 (5.41%) Games Developer
6 20 (5.41%) Java Games Developer
6 20 (5.41%) Telecoms Developer
6 20 (5.41%) Telecoms Java Developer
7 19 (5.14%) Agile Developer
7 19 (5.14%) Scala Developer
8 18 (4.86%) Android Developer
9 15 (4.05%) E-Commerce Developer
10 14 (3.78%) J2EE Developer
10 14 (3.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 14 (3.78%) Web Developer
11 13 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (3.24%) Architect
12 12 (3.24%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (30.81%) SOAP
2 111 (30.00%) Web Services
3 95 (25.68%) JSON
4 81 (21.89%) Spring
5 74 (20.00%) .NET
6 73 (19.73%) HTML
7 71 (19.19%) AngularJS
8 59 (15.95%) XML
9 48 (12.97%) HTML5
9 48 (12.97%) Node.js
10 46 (12.43%) CSS
11 37 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 37 (10.00%) RESTful
12 32 (8.65%) Hibernate
12 32 (8.65%) jQuery
13 29 (7.84%) React
14 28 (7.57%) CSS3
15 22 (5.95%) J2EE
16 20 (5.41%) ASP.NET
17 19 (5.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.16%) Computer Science
2 24 (6.49%) Equities
3 20 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (5.14%) User Experience
5 15 (4.05%) Fintech
6 14 (3.78%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (2.70%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.89%) Social Media
10 5 (1.35%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.35%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.08%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.08%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.81%) IVR
12 3 (0.81%) PKI
12 3 (0.81%) Semantic Web
13 2 (0.54%) Blog
13 2 (0.54%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.00%) Android
2 31 (8.38%) Apple iOS
2 31 (8.38%) Linux
3 19 (5.14%) Unix
4 16 (4.32%) Windows
5 6 (1.62%) CoreOS
6 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.27%) HPUX
8 1 (0.27%) Solaris
8 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (43.51%) TDD
3 79 (21.35%) MVC
4 73 (19.73%) Microservices
5 67 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (18.11%) Test Automation
6 66 (17.84%) Scrum
7 58 (15.68%) BDD
8 42 (11.35%) DevOps
9 39 (10.54%) SOA
10 38 (10.27%) E-Commerce
11 33 (8.92%) API Development
11 33 (8.92%) Kanban
12 30 (8.11%) Pair Programming
13 29 (7.84%) Software Engineering
13 29 (7.84%) Web Development
14 27 (7.30%) Android Development
14 27 (7.30%) OO
15 26 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
15 26 (7.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 206 (55.68%) Java
2 98 (26.49%) JavaScript
3 87 (23.51%) SQL
4 67 (18.11%) C#
5 38 (10.27%) Scala
6 34 (9.19%) Python
7 20 (5.41%) PHP
8 19 (5.14%) Objective-C
9 18 (4.86%) Apple Swift
10 15 (4.05%) Groovy
10 15 (4.05%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.97%) XPath
12 10 (2.70%) ES6
12 10 (2.70%) Ruby
13 7 (1.89%) ECMAScript
13 7 (1.89%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.62%) Apex Code
14 6 (1.62%) Kotlin
14 6 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.35%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 44 (11.89%) Degree
2 20 (5.41%) Numerate Degree
3 18 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.08%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.54%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.95%) QA
2 9 (2.43%) MiFID
3 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (10.54%) Docker
2 15 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.27%) HDFS
3 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (3.51%) Puppet
2 11 (2.97%) Ansible
3 9 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (1.62%) Terraform
5 3 (0.81%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.81%) Oozie
6 2 (0.54%) Graphite
6 2 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.54%) Mesos
7 1 (0.27%) Piwik
7 1 (0.27%) Rancher
7 1 (0.27%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.27%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 35 (9.46%) Oracle
2 21 (5.68%) Sybase
3 19 (5.14%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.51%) Apigee
5 11 (2.97%) IBM
5 11 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.43%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.62%) Apple
7 6 (1.62%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.35%) Reuters
8 5 (1.35%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.08%) Google
9 4 (1.08%) Informatica
9 4 (1.08%) Pardot
9 4 (1.08%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 3 (0.81%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.81%) Conga
10 3 (0.81%) DocuSign
10 3 (0.81%) Telerik
10 3 (0.81%) Xero