Period
to 27 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 January 2022 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 89 65 120
Rank change year-on-year -24 +55 -65
Contract jobs citing REST 54 33 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.17% 2.27% 1.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.66% 9.57% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 29
10th Percentile £400 £387 £338
25th Percentile £430 £431 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £498 £500 £538
Median % change year-on-year -0.50% -6.98% +26.47%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £600
90th Percentile £638 £565 £700
England median daily rate £563 £500 £520
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.85% +1.46%

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 East of England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 463 345 772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.56% 23.71% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 228 512
10th Percentile £325 £261 £319
25th Percentile £406 £363 £367
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £447
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.61% -0.61%
75th Percentile £585 £538 £525
90th Percentile £640 £625 £600
England median daily rate £550 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 4
10th Percentile £24.94 £35.40 £41.30
25th Percentile £47.75 £40.13 £41.75
Median hourly rate £49.00 £50.00 £49.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.00% +1.01% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.50 £51.25 £58.06
90th Percentile £56.00 £55.00 £59.08
England median hourly rate £49.75 £45.00 £46.40
% change year-on-year +10.56% -3.02% +10.68%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing REST as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the East of England

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing REST in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for REST in the East of England

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing REST in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for REST in the East of England

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing REST in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for REST in the East of England

REST
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the East of England region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Essex -5 22 £500 +5.82% 11
Hertfordshire -25 15 £500 - 10
Cambridgeshire - 12 £500 - 12
Suffolk - 4 £450 -
Bedfordshire -18 1 £400 +14.29% 3
REST
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 East of England region with a requirement for REST.

1 36 (66.67%) Java
2 29 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (46.30%) AWS
4 23 (42.59%) Jenkins
5 22 (40.74%) JSON
6 21 (38.89%) CI/CD
7 20 (37.04%) Spring
7 20 (37.04%) Azure
8 19 (35.19%) JIRA
9 18 (33.33%) SOAP
9 18 (33.33%) XML
9 18 (33.33%) Git (software)
10 17 (31.48%) Docker
10 17 (31.48%) DevOps
10 17 (31.48%) Spring Boot
10 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
11 16 (29.63%) Confluence
12 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
12 15 (27.78%) Microservices
12 15 (27.78%) SQL
12 15 (27.78%) Web Services
13 14 (25.93%) SoapUI
14 13 (24.07%) Selenium
14 13 (24.07%) Scrum
15 12 (22.22%) BDD
15 12 (22.22%) React
15 12 (22.22%) Ansible
16 11 (20.37%) Node.js
16 11 (20.37%) RabbitMQ
16 11 (20.37%) Linux

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (29.63%) Confluence
2 3 (5.56%) CMS
2 3 (5.56%) OpenStack
2 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.85%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Shopify
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (46.30%) AWS
2 20 (37.04%) Azure
3 9 (16.67%) Serverless
4 8 (14.81%) Amazon S3
5 6 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (9.26%) Amazon EKS
7 4 (7.41%) GCP
7 4 (7.41%) GitHub
8 3 (5.56%) Akamai
8 3 (5.56%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (5.56%) Power Platform
9 2 (3.70%) Algolia
9 2 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (3.70%) Amplience
9 2 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (3.70%) CloudFront
10 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (1.85%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) HTTP
2 2 (3.70%) DNS
2 2 (3.70%) Intranet
3 1 (1.85%) AMQP
3 1 (1.85%) FTP
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
3 1 (1.85%) MQTT
3 1 (1.85%) PBX
3 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) MySQL
2 4 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.56%) Power BI
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.70%) Data Mart
4 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.70%) InfluxDB
4 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.85%) Big Data
5 1 (1.85%) Flink
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (42.59%) Jenkins
2 19 (35.19%) JIRA
3 18 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 14 (25.93%) SoapUI
5 13 (24.07%) Selenium
6 8 (14.81%) JMeter
6 8 (14.81%) Postman
7 7 (12.96%) Cucumber
7 7 (12.96%) JUnit
7 7 (12.96%) REST Assured
8 5 (9.26%) LoadRunner
9 4 (7.41%) Artifactory
9 4 (7.41%) Maven
9 4 (7.41%) SonarQube
10 3 (5.56%) GitLab
10 3 (5.56%) Gradle
11 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket
11 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket Server
11 2 (3.70%) Flyway
11 2 (3.70%) IntelliJ
General
1 7 (12.96%) Social Skills
2 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.11%) Public Sector
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (1.85%) Finance
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (57.41%) Developer
2 11 (20.37%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Architect
4 6 (11.11%) Tester
5 5 (9.26%) React Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.41%) Azure Developer
6 4 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.41%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Functional Tester
7 3 (5.56%) SailPoint Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) AWS DevOps
8 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.74%) JSON
2 20 (37.04%) Spring
3 18 (33.33%) SOAP
3 18 (33.33%) XML
4 17 (31.48%) Spring Boot
5 15 (27.78%) Web Services
6 12 (22.22%) React
7 11 (20.37%) Node.js
7 11 (20.37%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (14.81%) CSS
8 8 (14.81%) JMS
9 7 (12.96%) HTML
9 7 (12.96%) WireMock
10 6 (11.11%) WSDL
11 5 (9.26%) .NET
11 5 (9.26%) AngularJS
11 5 (9.26%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (9.26%) RESTful
11 5 (9.26%) Spring Batch
12 4 (7.41%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) User Experience
2 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.70%) iPad
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.85%) Life Science
3 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.85%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Linux
2 8 (14.81%) Unix
3 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.56%) Windows
5 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.85%) VMS
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (53.70%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.89%) CI/CD
3 17 (31.48%) DevOps
4 15 (27.78%) Microservices
4 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 13 (24.07%) Scrum
6 12 (22.22%) BDD
7 11 (20.37%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (18.52%) Full Stack Development
8 10 (18.52%) Software Engineering
9 8 (14.81%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (12.96%) API Testing
10 7 (12.96%) Data-Driven Testing
10 7 (12.96%) Open Source
10 7 (12.96%) Scenario Testing
11 6 (11.11%) TDD
12 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (9.26%) Functional Programming
12 5 (9.26%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 36 (66.67%) Java
2 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
3 15 (27.78%) SQL
4 9 (16.67%) C#
4 9 (16.67%) Python
5 6 (11.11%) Java 8
5 6 (11.11%) TypeScript
6 5 (9.26%) Java 11
7 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.56%) Bash
8 3 (5.56%) C
8 3 (5.56%) C++
9 2 (3.70%) ES6
9 2 (3.70%) Kotlin
9 2 (3.70%) Perl
9 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.85%) Ruby
10 1 (1.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) DICOM
System Software
1 17 (31.48%) Docker
2 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (22.22%) Ansible
2 11 (20.37%) Terraform
3 9 (16.67%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.70%) Packer
4 2 (3.70%) Prometheus
4 2 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.85%) Grafana
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) AppDynamics
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle
3 5 (9.26%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.56%) IBM
4 3 (5.56%) Pega
4 3 (5.56%) SAP
4 3 (5.56%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.56%) WSO2
5 2 (3.70%) Checkmarx
5 2 (3.70%) Elastic Path
5 2 (3.70%) Nintex
5 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.85%) BT
6 1 (1.85%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.85%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.85%) New Relic
6 1 (1.85%) Okta
6 1 (1.85%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.85%) Splunk