The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
UK / England
Rank 66 84 113
Rank change year-on-year +18 +29  
Contract jobs citing REST 1324 1229 881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.23% 2.53% 1.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.25% 8.96% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 873 578
Median daily rate £450 £470 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.25% +13.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 11
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.38 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.98% +22.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £37.88 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £98.40 £56.93 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +24.03%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 12916 13716 12846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.51% 28.20% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8949 9609 8419
Median daily rate £425 £410 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +5.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 215 175
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in England

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in England

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in England

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for REST in England

REST
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
London -5 629 £475 -5.00% 212
South East +44 251 £425 +6.25% 67
North West +13 77 £400 -5.88% 42
South West +35 76 £355 +1.42% 38
Yorkshire +11 74 £450 - 37
West Midlands +26 58 £450 - 23
East of England -17 58 £438 -2.77% 26
North East +37 54 £385 -0.64% 14
East Midlands +25 37 £395 +12.85% 5
Midlands +10 4 £525 -4.54%
REST
UK

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 England region with a requirement for REST.

1 1606 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1500 (53.51%) Java
3 1137 (40.56%) JavaScript
4 1050 (37.46%) Web Services
5 975 (34.78%) HTML
6 929 (33.14%) SOAP
7 925 (33.00%) TDD
8 846 (30.18%) JSON
9 840 (29.97%) CSS
10 788 (28.11%) Spring
11 736 (26.26%) Scrum
12 658 (23.47%) Git (software)
13 636 (22.69%) SQL
14 622 (22.19%) XML
15 574 (20.48%) AngularJS
16 563 (20.09%) Linux
17 537 (19.16%) HTML5
18 505 (18.02%) BDD
19 486 (17.34%) MVC
20 474 (16.91%) Jenkins
21 452 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
22 448 (15.98%) Finance
23 443 (15.80%) C#
24 402 (14.34%) .NET
25 392 (13.99%) Node.js
26 382 (13.63%) Microservices
27 372 (13.27%) NoSQL
28 370 (13.20%) CSS3
29 364 (12.99%) Oracle
30 362 (12.91%) JIRA

REST
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 179 (6.39%) Confluence
2 165 (5.89%) Tomcat
3 136 (4.85%) Apache
4 126 (4.50%) JBoss
5 109 (3.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 102 (3.64%) WebLogic
7 100 (3.57%) WebSphere
8 89 (3.18%) Elasticsearch
9 88 (3.14%) CMS
10 51 (1.82%) Apache Spark
11 42 (1.50%) Mule
12 40 (1.43%) SharePoint
13 33 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 28 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
15 27 (0.96%) Anypoint
15 27 (0.96%) GlassFish
16 24 (0.86%) IIS
17 21 (0.75%) Apache Solr
18 19 (0.68%) nginx
18 19 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (1.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.11%) MS Project
5 3 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.036%) MS Office
6 1 (0.036%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
2 25 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.14%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.14%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
10 2 (0.071%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.071%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.036%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 330 (11.77%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (4.78%) GitHub
4 63 (2.25%) PaaS
5 47 (1.68%) IaaS
6 45 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
6 45 (1.61%) SaaS
7 42 (1.50%) Heroku
8 40 (1.43%) Amazon S3
9 25 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
10 23 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (0.75%) Office 365
12 20 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
13 19 (0.68%) Google App Engine
14 17 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 16 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
15 16 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
16 15 (0.54%) Boomi
17 14 (0.50%) Force.com
17 14 (0.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 327 (11.67%) HTTP
2 58 (2.07%) SSL
3 53 (1.89%) Internet
4 51 (1.82%) LDAP
5 38 (1.36%) DNS
6 33 (1.18%) TCP/IP
7 22 (0.78%) HTTPS
8 21 (0.75%) Firewall
9 18 (0.64%) SSH
10 13 (0.46%) FTP
11 12 (0.43%) SMTP
12 10 (0.36%) AMQP
12 10 (0.36%) DVB
12 10 (0.36%) Intranet
12 10 (0.36%) Kerberos
13 9 (0.32%) VPN
14 6 (0.21%) Bluetooth
14 6 (0.21%) SNMP
14 6 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.18%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (13.27%) NoSQL
2 331 (11.81%) MongoDB
3 292 (10.42%) Relational Database
4 284 (10.13%) MySQL
5 277 (9.88%) SQL Server
6 206 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
7 148 (5.28%) Apache Cassandra
8 144 (5.14%) Big Data
9 102 (3.64%) Hadoop
10 97 (3.46%) Oracle Database
11 52 (1.86%) HBase
12 49 (1.75%) RDBMS
13 42 (1.50%) Neo4j
13 42 (1.50%) Redis
14 39 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
15 30 (1.07%) DB2
16 29 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 26 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
18 25 (0.89%) Apache Hive
19 24 (0.86%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 658 (23.47%) Git (software)
2 474 (16.91%) Jenkins
3 362 (12.91%) JIRA
4 328 (11.70%) JUnit
5 323 (11.52%) Maven
6 203 (7.24%) Cucumber
7 180 (6.42%) Subversion
8 175 (6.24%) Selenium
9 147 (5.24%) Mockito
10 127 (4.53%) Gradle
11 107 (3.82%) Eclipse
12 102 (3.64%) TeamCity
13 80 (2.85%) Ant
14 76 (2.71%) WebDriver
15 73 (2.60%) Bitbucket
16 69 (2.46%) IntelliJ
17 66 (2.35%) Jasmine
18 61 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 59 (2.10%) gulp
19 59 (2.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 448 (15.98%) Finance
2 254 (9.06%) Banking
3 74 (2.64%) Marketing
4 64 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 63 (2.25%) Retail
6 56 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 40 (1.43%) Publishing
8 38 (1.36%) Games
9 30 (1.07%) Front Office
10 26 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 25 (0.89%) Electronics
12 23 (0.82%) Advertising
12 23 (0.82%) Back Office
13 14 (0.50%) Law
14 13 (0.46%) Legal
15 8 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.21%) Automotive
16 6 (0.21%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2051 (73.17%) Developer
2 854 (30.47%) Java Developer
3 302 (10.77%) Architect
4 261 (9.31%) Senior Developer
5 206 (7.35%) .NET Developer
5 206 (7.35%) JavaScript Developer
6 144 (5.14%) C# Developer
7 137 (4.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 132 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
9 119 (4.25%) Agile Developer
10 117 (4.17%) Scala Developer
11 106 (3.78%) Full Stack Developer
12 104 (3.71%) Angular Developer
13 101 (3.60%) Node.js Developer
14 99 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
15 98 (3.50%) C# .NET Developer
16 90 (3.21%) Software Engineer
17 86 (3.07%) Agile Java Developer
18 76 (2.71%) Web Developer
19 74 (2.64%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1050 (37.46%) Web Services
2 975 (34.78%) HTML
3 929 (33.14%) SOAP
4 846 (30.18%) JSON
5 840 (29.97%) CSS
6 788 (28.11%) Spring
7 622 (22.19%) XML
8 574 (20.48%) AngularJS
9 537 (19.16%) HTML5
10 402 (14.34%) .NET
11 392 (13.99%) Node.js
12 370 (13.20%) CSS3
13 347 (12.38%) Hibernate
14 310 (11.06%) RESTful
15 295 (10.52%) jQuery
16 274 (9.78%) J2EE
17 243 (8.67%) Ajax
18 219 (7.81%) React
19 192 (6.85%) JMS
20 189 (6.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 209 (7.46%) User Experience
2 143 (5.10%) Mobile App
3 132 (4.71%) Computer Science
4 108 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 33 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
8 32 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 27 (0.96%) iPad
9 27 (0.96%) Virtual Team
10 24 (0.86%) Fintech
11 20 (0.71%) Algorithms
12 17 (0.61%) Equities
13 15 (0.54%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.54%) CMDB
13 15 (0.54%) N-Tier
13 15 (0.54%) Public Cloud
14 14 (0.50%) Data Centre
14 14 (0.50%) Private Cloud
15 13 (0.46%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 563 (20.09%) Linux
2 261 (9.31%) Unix
3 126 (4.50%) Android
4 120 (4.28%) Windows
5 101 (3.60%) Apple iOS
6 68 (2.43%) Mac OS X
7 32 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (1.11%) CentOS
8 31 (1.11%) Ubuntu
9 20 (0.71%) Windows Server
10 18 (0.64%) Solaris
11 11 (0.39%) CoreOS
11 11 (0.39%) HPUX
12 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.14%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.071%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.071%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 2 (0.071%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.036%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1606 (57.30%) Agile Software Development
2 925 (33.00%) TDD
3 736 (26.26%) Scrum
4 505 (18.02%) BDD
5 486 (17.34%) MVC
6 452 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
7 382 (13.63%) Microservices
8 360 (12.84%) DevOps
9 353 (12.59%) Open Source
10 317 (11.31%) Software Engineering
11 309 (11.02%) OO
12 285 (10.17%) SOA
13 265 (9.45%) Web Development
14 233 (8.31%) Unit Testing
15 206 (7.35%) E-Commerce
16 202 (7.21%) Configuration Management
17 189 (6.74%) Kanban
18 175 (6.24%) Front End Development
19 173 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
20 159 (5.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1500 (53.51%) Java
2 1137 (40.56%) JavaScript
3 636 (22.69%) SQL
4 443 (15.80%) C#
5 331 (11.81%) Python
6 326 (11.63%) Scala
7 267 (9.53%) Ruby
8 129 (4.60%) PHP
9 101 (3.60%) Groovy
10 86 (3.07%) Shell Script
11 79 (2.82%) Bash Shell
12 73 (2.60%) PL/SQL
13 64 (2.28%) Apple Swift
14 63 (2.25%) C++
15 56 (2.00%) XPath
16 54 (1.93%) Objective-C
17 51 (1.82%) T-SQL
18 50 (1.78%) C
19 49 (1.75%) PowerShell
20 48 (1.71%) Go
Qualifications
1 160 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 159 (5.67%) Degree
3 116 (4.14%) SC Cleared
4 40 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.39%) BC Cleared
7 9 (0.32%) ISEB
7 9 (0.32%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.29%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.18%) MBA
11 4 (0.14%) MCSE
12 3 (0.11%) CFA
12 3 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.071%) HNC
14 1 (0.036%) CCA
14 1 (0.036%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.036%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.036%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (3.82%) QA
2 23 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (0.78%) FATCA
4 16 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.29%) SDET
7 7 (0.25%) PA-DSS
8 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.11%) EMIR
8 3 (0.11%) MiFID
9 2 (0.071%) GCP
9 2 (0.071%) PMO
10 1 (0.036%) COBIT
10 1 (0.036%) HL7
10 1 (0.036%) IFRS
10 1 (0.036%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.036%) SLA
System Software
1 313 (11.17%) Docker
2 39 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (0.78%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (0.54%) HDFS
6 13 (0.46%) LXC
7 9 (0.32%) vCloud
8 7 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.25%) vSphere
9 5 (0.18%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.14%) Postfix
10 4 (0.14%) Squid
10 4 (0.14%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.11%) Varnish
12 2 (0.071%) XenApp
13 1 (0.036%) Xen
13 1 (0.036%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.036%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 138 (4.92%) Puppet
2 110 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 71 (2.53%) Ansible
4 52 (1.86%) Kubernetes
5 31 (1.11%) Terraform
6 28 (1.00%) Kibana
7 23 (0.82%) MOM
8 18 (0.64%) logstash
9 14 (0.50%) Grafana
10 11 (0.39%) vRealize
11 10 (0.36%) OpenAM
12 9 (0.32%) Oozie
12 9 (0.32%) rkt
13 8 (0.29%) SCCM
14 6 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
14 6 (0.21%) HockeyApp
14 6 (0.21%) HP Fortify
14 6 (0.21%) Mesos
14 6 (0.21%) Piwik
15 5 (0.18%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 364 (12.99%) Oracle
2 177 (6.31%) Microsoft
3 130 (4.64%) Google
4 107 (3.82%) IBM
5 87 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
6 73 (2.60%) MuleSoft
7 70 (2.50%) SAP
8 52 (1.86%) VMware
9 48 (1.71%) ServiceNow
10 45 (1.61%) Splunk
11 44 (1.57%) Adobe
12 42 (1.50%) Solace
13 41 (1.46%) hybris
14 38 (1.36%) Red Hat
15 37 (1.32%) Sitecore
16 36 (1.28%) Apigee
17 31 (1.11%) Apple
18 29 (1.03%) TIBCO
19 28 (1.00%) Atlassian
20 27 (0.96%) HP
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vadis People
Rate: c£55,000 Pro Rota
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £401 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Talent Analytix
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day Up to £700.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £510 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £425.00 - £465.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday