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 3 months to 25 April 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 41 89
Rank change year-on-year -20 +48  
Contract jobs citing REST 70 88 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.33% 3.39% 1.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.46% 14.40% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 41 29
Median daily rate £425 £455 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.59% +13.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £31.27 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +19.40%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 611 611 810
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.04% 23.54% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 380 451
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 34
Median hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.31% -19.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £9.00 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +10.66% +3.44%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the East of England

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the East of England over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the East of England

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in the East of England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +14 27 £350 -2.77% 14
Essex -12 19 £445 +85.41% 3
Hertfordshire +4 14 £450 -13.46% 9
Bedfordshire -16 6 £522 -12.95% 4
Norfolk 0 4 £350 -12.50% 1
REST
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 East of England region with a requirement for REST.

1 72 (60.00%) Java
2 66 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (52.50%) JavaScript
4 54 (45.00%) TDD
5 44 (36.67%) Git (software)
6 43 (35.83%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (35.00%) JSON
7 42 (35.00%) SQL
8 41 (34.17%) HTML
8 41 (34.17%) Spring
9 36 (30.00%) MVC
9 36 (30.00%) XML
9 36 (30.00%) Linux
10 35 (29.17%) .NET
11 33 (27.50%) Web Services
11 33 (27.50%) Scrum
12 32 (26.67%) SOAP
12 32 (26.67%) E-Commerce
13 28 (23.33%) CSS
14 27 (22.50%) C#
15 24 (20.00%) Python
15 24 (20.00%) Node.js
15 24 (20.00%) Jenkins
16 22 (18.33%) JUnit
16 22 (18.33%) Hibernate
17 21 (17.50%) OO
18 20 (16.67%) JPA
18 20 (16.67%) AngularJS
18 20 (16.67%) BDD
19 19 (15.83%) HTTP

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 10 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 8 (6.67%) IIS
3 6 (5.00%) JBoss
4 5 (4.17%) Confluence
4 5 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.33%) CMS
5 4 (3.33%) Drupal
5 4 (3.33%) nginx
5 4 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.83%) Apache
7 1 (0.83%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (2.50%) OmniGraffle
1 3 (2.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.50%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.67%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.83%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.83%) IaaS
2 13 (10.83%) PaaS
3 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.33%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.67%) GitHub
5 2 (1.67%) Route 53
6 1 (0.83%) Boomi
6 1 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.83%) HTTP
2 14 (11.67%) TCP/IP
3 10 (8.33%) DNS
3 10 (8.33%) SSL
4 6 (5.00%) LDAP
5 2 (1.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.00%) NoSQL
1 18 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 15 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 14 (11.67%) MongoDB
4 10 (8.33%) MySQL
5 7 (5.83%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.17%) MariaDB
6 5 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (2.50%) Neo4j
8 3 (2.50%) Redis
9 2 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.67%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.83%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (36.67%) Git (software)
2 24 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 22 (18.33%) JUnit
4 15 (12.50%) JIRA
5 13 (10.83%) Subversion
6 12 (10.00%) Mockito
7 10 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (8.33%) Cucumber
7 10 (8.33%) Maven
8 8 (6.67%) Mercurial
9 7 (5.83%) gulp
9 7 (5.83%) SoapUI
10 6 (5.00%) Grunt
10 6 (5.00%) IntelliJ
10 6 (5.00%) Selenium
10 6 (5.00%) WebStorm
11 5 (4.17%) FxCop
11 5 (4.17%) Gradle
11 5 (4.17%) ReSharper
11 5 (4.17%) StyleCop
General
1 7 (5.83%) Finance
2 4 (3.33%) Marketing
3 3 (2.50%) Automotive
3 3 (2.50%) Retail
4 2 (1.67%) Legal
4 2 (1.67%) Publishing
5 1 (0.83%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Billing
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (70.00%) Developer
2 38 (31.67%) Java Developer
3 14 (11.67%) Architect
4 12 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 10 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 8 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (5.83%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (5.83%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (5.83%) Platform Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Web Developer
9 5 (4.17%) Android Developer
9 5 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
10 4 (3.33%) Angular Developer
10 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (3.33%) C# WCF Developer
10 4 (3.33%) Drupal Developer
10 4 (3.33%) E-Commerce Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.33%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (35.00%) JSON
2 41 (34.17%) HTML
2 41 (34.17%) Spring
3 36 (30.00%) XML
4 35 (29.17%) .NET
5 33 (27.50%) Web Services
6 32 (26.67%) SOAP
7 28 (23.33%) CSS
8 24 (20.00%) Node.js
9 22 (18.33%) Hibernate
10 20 (16.67%) AngularJS
10 20 (16.67%) JPA
11 16 (13.33%) Spring MVC
12 14 (11.67%) HTML5
13 13 (10.83%) ASP.NET
14 12 (10.00%) EclipseLink
14 12 (10.00%) jQuery
14 12 (10.00%) RESTful
14 12 (10.00%) XSLT
15 10 (8.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Mobile App
2 8 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (5.83%) User Experience
4 6 (5.00%) iPad
5 5 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.33%) Contactless
6 4 (3.33%) EMV
6 4 (3.33%) Replication
7 3 (2.50%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.67%) Clustering
8 2 (1.67%) DataPower
8 2 (1.67%) Life Science
8 2 (1.67%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.83%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.83%) Social Media
9 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.00%) Linux
2 17 (14.17%) Unix
3 10 (8.33%) CoreOS
3 10 (8.33%) Ubuntu
4 9 (7.50%) Mac OS X
5 6 (5.00%) Windows
6 5 (4.17%) Android
7 2 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (45.00%) TDD
3 43 (35.83%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (30.00%) MVC
5 33 (27.50%) Scrum
6 32 (26.67%) E-Commerce
7 21 (17.50%) OO
8 20 (16.67%) BDD
9 17 (14.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (13.33%) SOA
10 16 (13.33%) Web Development
11 15 (12.50%) SOLID
12 13 (10.83%) Microservices
13 12 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
14 11 (9.17%) Responsive Web Design
15 10 (8.33%) Configuration Management
15 10 (8.33%) Kanban
16 9 (7.50%) DevOps
16 9 (7.50%) Unit Testing
17 8 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 72 (60.00%) Java
2 63 (52.50%) JavaScript
3 42 (35.00%) SQL
4 27 (22.50%) C#
5 24 (20.00%) Python
6 8 (6.67%) PHP
6 8 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 7 (5.83%) C++
7 7 (5.83%) Ruby
8 6 (5.00%) Groovy
8 6 (5.00%) VBScript
9 5 (4.17%) TypeScript
10 4 (3.33%) Scala
10 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.50%) Go
11 3 (2.50%) Lua
11 3 (2.50%) Perl
12 2 (1.67%) Dart
12 2 (1.67%) ECMAScript
12 2 (1.67%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.00%) QA
2 3 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.50%) SDET
System Software
1 18 (15.00%) Docker
2 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 17 (14.17%) Oracle
2 5 (4.17%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.33%) IBM
3 4 (3.33%) SAP
4 2 (1.67%) Adobe
4 2 (1.67%) hybris
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.67%) Sybase
4 2 (1.67%) webMethods
5 1 (0.83%) Dell
5 1 (0.83%) JDA
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
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Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
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