Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 68 101
Rank change year-on-year +14 +33 +44
Contract jobs citing REST 3578 3219 2285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.84% 3.31% 2.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.84% 10.77% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2507 2333 1684
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £344 £320 £306
90th Percentile £625 £588 £590
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 13 26
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -16.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £28.88 £19.77 £34.57
90th Percentile £52.50 £39.90 £56.13
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -16.00% -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30223 29881 30183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.42% 30.68% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21510 20879 20919
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 344 505
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%
10th Percentile £18.58 £14.52 £14.64
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
London +1 2119 £500 +5.26% 164
South East +27 647 £425 -2.86% 49
North of England +21 296 £425 - 59
Midlands +3 176 £400 - 19
East of England -3 164 £425 +6.25% 31
South West -7 160 £375 +7.14% 22
North West +35 153 £421 +5.06% 43
Yorkshire -8 119 £450 +4.65% 14
West Midlands +1 118 £488 +17.47% 8
East Midlands 0 56 £375 +5.63% 11
North East +48 29 £450 +1.41% 2
REST
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 England region with a requirement for REST.

1 2035 (56.88%) Agile Software Development
2 2014 (56.29%) Java
3 1268 (35.44%) JavaScript
4 1262 (35.27%) TDD
5 1260 (35.22%) Web Services
6 1101 (30.77%) SOAP
7 1064 (29.74%) HTML
8 983 (27.47%) Spring
9 960 (26.83%) Git (software)
10 910 (25.43%) Scrum
11 903 (25.24%) CSS
12 872 (24.37%) JSON
13 840 (23.48%) Microservices
14 775 (21.66%) SQL
15 746 (20.85%) Jenkins
16 727 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
17 697 (19.48%) AngularJS
18 689 (19.26%) Test Automation
19 668 (18.67%) Finance
20 651 (18.19%) BDD
21 644 (18.00%) Linux
22 642 (17.94%) MVC
23 618 (17.27%) .NET
24 601 (16.80%) XML
25 600 (16.77%) C#
26 594 (16.60%) JIRA
27 591 (16.52%) HTML5
28 544 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
29 487 (13.61%) Docker
30 473 (13.22%) Node.js

REST
Co-occurring 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
1 391 (10.93%) Confluence
2 185 (5.17%) Apache
3 169 (4.72%) Apache Spark
4 167 (4.67%) Elasticsearch
5 165 (4.61%) JBoss
6 161 (4.50%) Tomcat
7 115 (3.21%) Apache Solr
8 99 (2.77%) WebSphere
9 81 (2.26%) WebLogic
10 71 (1.98%) CMS
10 71 (1.98%) SharePoint
11 55 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 53 (1.48%) WildFly
13 46 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
14 45 (1.26%) IIS
15 44 (1.23%) Mule
16 38 (1.06%) Drupal
17 37 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
18 27 (0.75%) nginx
19 23 (0.64%) MQSeries
Applications
1 37 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.36%) Chatbot
3 13 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.17%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.056%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.056%) SPSS
8 1 (0.028%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 23 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 20 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.25%) Magento
4 7 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
6 5 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.11%) RMDS
8 3 (0.084%) Radian6
8 3 (0.084%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.084%) Social Studio
9 2 (0.056%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.056%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.056%) Maximo
9 2 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.056%) SDL Web 8
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.028%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 544 (15.20%) Amazon AWS
2 248 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 190 (5.31%) GitHub
4 104 (2.91%) SaaS
5 88 (2.46%) PaaS
6 57 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
7 56 (1.57%) Amazon S3
8 55 (1.54%) Slack
9 53 (1.48%) IaaS
10 51 (1.43%) npm
11 41 (1.15%) Serverless
12 36 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
12 36 (1.01%) Heroku
13 33 (0.92%) Office 365
14 30 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 28 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 25 (0.70%) OpenShift
17 22 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
18 21 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 19 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 258 (7.21%) HTTP
2 111 (3.10%) Internet
3 91 (2.54%) Kerberos
4 66 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 56 (1.57%) SSL
6 53 (1.48%) LDAP
7 31 (0.87%) SMS
8 26 (0.73%) DNS
9 24 (0.67%) Intranet
10 22 (0.61%) Bluetooth
11 19 (0.53%) SSH
12 16 (0.45%) DSL
12 16 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (0.42%) AMQP
13 15 (0.42%) Firewall
13 15 (0.42%) LAN
13 15 (0.42%) OpenLDAP
14 14 (0.39%) OpenVPN
15 11 (0.31%) WAN
16 10 (0.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 431 (12.05%) NoSQL
2 377 (10.54%) SQL Server
3 358 (10.01%) Relational Database
4 330 (9.22%) MongoDB
5 314 (8.78%) PostgreSQL
6 289 (8.08%) MySQL
7 268 (7.49%) Big Data
8 258 (7.21%) Hadoop
9 197 (5.51%) HBase
10 159 (4.44%) RDBMS
11 121 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 76 (2.12%) Oracle Database
13 53 (1.48%) Redis
14 44 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 39 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
16 34 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
17 30 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
18 29 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 24 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
20 23 (0.64%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 960 (26.83%) Git (software)
2 746 (20.85%) Jenkins
3 594 (16.60%) JIRA
4 452 (12.63%) Maven
5 442 (12.35%) JUnit
6 344 (9.61%) Cucumber
7 226 (6.32%) Selenium
8 195 (5.45%) Subversion
9 176 (4.92%) Mockito
10 151 (4.22%) TeamCity
11 150 (4.19%) IntelliJ
12 134 (3.75%) Gradle
13 124 (3.47%) Eclipse
14 111 (3.10%) Ant
14 111 (3.10%) Jasmine
15 103 (2.88%) Bitbucket
16 98 (2.74%) SonarQube
17 94 (2.63%) Visual Studio
18 84 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
18 84 (2.35%) Vagrant
General
1 668 (18.67%) Finance
2 378 (10.56%) Banking
3 118 (3.30%) Retail
4 116 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 104 (2.91%) Marketing
6 77 (2.15%) Investment Banking
7 69 (1.93%) Games
8 68 (1.90%) Manufacturing
9 62 (1.73%) Front Office
10 53 (1.48%) Electronics
11 37 (1.03%) Legal
12 31 (0.87%) Law
12 31 (0.87%) Publishing
13 17 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 16 (0.45%) Advertising
15 15 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.36%) Automotive
16 13 (0.36%) Billing
16 13 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
17 12 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2467 (68.95%) Developer
2 1057 (29.54%) Java Developer
3 364 (10.17%) Architect
4 260 (7.27%) .NET Developer
5 258 (7.21%) Senior Developer
6 187 (5.23%) JavaScript Developer
7 180 (5.03%) C# Developer
8 160 (4.47%) Agile Developer
9 133 (3.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 132 (3.69%) Full Stack Developer
11 131 (3.66%) Scala Developer
12 128 (3.58%) Web Developer
13 124 (3.47%) Senior Java Developer
14 121 (3.38%) Software Engineer
15 116 (3.24%) Angular Developer
16 114 (3.19%) Java Engineer
17 110 (3.07%) C# .NET Developer
18 106 (2.96%) Software Developer
19 100 (2.79%) Python Developer
20 99 (2.77%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1260 (35.22%) Web Services
2 1101 (30.77%) SOAP
3 1064 (29.74%) HTML
4 983 (27.47%) Spring
5 903 (25.24%) CSS
6 872 (24.37%) JSON
7 697 (19.48%) AngularJS
8 618 (17.27%) .NET
9 601 (16.80%) XML
10 591 (16.52%) HTML5
11 473 (13.22%) Node.js
12 429 (11.99%) RESTful
13 403 (11.26%) Hibernate
14 397 (11.10%) Spring Boot
15 344 (9.61%) CSS3
16 330 (9.22%) jQuery
17 298 (8.33%) React
18 268 (7.49%) Ajax
18 268 (7.49%) Kafka
19 255 (7.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 229 (6.40%) User Experience
2 170 (4.75%) Greenfield Project
3 153 (4.28%) Mobile App
4 132 (3.69%) Computer Science
5 119 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 104 (2.91%) Algorithms
7 77 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
8 76 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 59 (1.65%) Fintech
10 53 (1.48%) Data Structures
11 39 (1.09%) iPad
12 38 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 37 (1.03%) Virtual Team
14 30 (0.84%) N-Tier
15 28 (0.78%) CMDB
16 26 (0.73%) Equities
16 26 (0.73%) Management Information System
17 23 (0.64%) Data Centre
18 20 (0.56%) PKI
19 19 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 644 (18.00%) Linux
2 305 (8.52%) Unix
3 164 (4.58%) Windows
4 160 (4.47%) Android
5 145 (4.05%) Apple iOS
6 81 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (1.48%) VMS
8 35 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 30 (0.84%) CentOS
10 25 (0.70%) Ubuntu
11 21 (0.59%) HPUX
11 21 (0.59%) Solaris
12 11 (0.31%) Windows Server
13 8 (0.22%) AIX
14 7 (0.20%) CoreOS
15 6 (0.17%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.14%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2035 (56.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1262 (35.27%) TDD
3 910 (25.43%) Scrum
4 840 (23.48%) Microservices
5 727 (20.32%) Continuous Integration
6 689 (19.26%) Test Automation
7 651 (18.19%) BDD
8 642 (17.94%) MVC
9 440 (12.30%) DevOps
10 417 (11.65%) OO
11 360 (10.06%) Open Source
12 313 (8.75%) Web Development
13 302 (8.44%) Unit Testing
14 300 (8.38%) SOA
15 281 (7.85%) Kanban
16 280 (7.83%) Software Engineering
17 249 (6.96%) E-Commerce
18 239 (6.68%) Front End Development
19 224 (6.26%) API Development
20 211 (5.90%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2014 (56.29%) Java
2 1268 (35.44%) JavaScript
3 775 (21.66%) SQL
4 600 (16.77%) C#
5 387 (10.82%) Python
6 291 (8.13%) Scala
7 174 (4.86%) Ruby
8 133 (3.72%) Groovy
9 130 (3.63%) PHP
10 111 (3.10%) TypeScript
11 110 (3.07%) ES6
12 108 (3.02%) T-SQL
13 91 (2.54%) PowerShell
14 80 (2.24%) Apple Swift
15 77 (2.15%) Bash Shell
16 70 (1.96%) PL/SQL
17 67 (1.87%) Objective-C
18 53 (1.48%) Go
19 52 (1.45%) XPath
20 49 (1.37%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 284 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 221 (6.18%) SC Cleared
3 179 (5.00%) Degree
4 66 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
7 18 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 16 (0.45%) DBS Check
9 13 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.28%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.20%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.20%) PMP
12 6 (0.17%) ISEB
13 4 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.11%) MCP
13 4 (0.11%) MCSD
14 3 (0.084%) CISSP
14 3 (0.084%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.084%) Sun Certification
15 2 (0.056%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (6.37%) QA
2 31 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.34%) MiFID
4 11 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.31%) WCAG
5 9 (0.25%) SLA
6 6 (0.17%) GCP
7 4 (0.11%) FedRAMP
7 4 (0.11%) HL7
7 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.11%) WAI
8 3 (0.084%) UCITS
9 2 (0.056%) COBIT
9 2 (0.056%) GDPR
10 1 (0.028%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.028%) PMO
10 1 (0.028%) PSD2
System Software
1 487 (13.61%) Docker
2 97 (2.71%) HDFS
3 74 (2.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 71 (1.98%) Active Directory
5 28 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (0.45%) vCloud
8 14 (0.39%) Postfix
8 14 (0.39%) Squid
9 9 (0.25%) Firmware
9 9 (0.25%) LXC
10 8 (0.22%) oVirt
10 8 (0.22%) RHEV
11 6 (0.17%) vSphere
12 5 (0.14%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.14%) OpenAM
12 5 (0.14%) OpenIDM
13 4 (0.11%) Varnish
13 4 (0.11%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 210 (5.87%) Kubernetes
2 157 (4.39%) Puppet
3 140 (3.91%) Ansible
4 111 (3.10%) Terraform
5 79 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (1.09%) Kibana
7 33 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
8 21 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
9 19 (0.53%) Grafana
9 19 (0.53%) logstash
10 17 (0.48%) Rancher
11 16 (0.45%) ZABBIX
12 14 (0.39%) Rsyslog
12 14 (0.39%) Sysdig
13 11 (0.31%) Oozie
14 10 (0.28%) Graphite
15 8 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
16 7 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
16 7 (0.20%) SCOrch
17 6 (0.17%) Mesos
Vendors
1 402 (11.24%) Oracle
2 304 (8.50%) Microsoft
3 121 (3.38%) IBM
4 96 (2.68%) Google
5 94 (2.63%) SAP
6 73 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
7 67 (1.87%) Red Hat
8 63 (1.76%) ServiceNow
9 51 (1.43%) VMware
10 49 (1.37%) Atlassian
11 43 (1.20%) Sybase
12 42 (1.17%) MuleSoft
13 38 (1.06%) Apigee
14 37 (1.03%) Sitecore
15 34 (0.95%) Apple
16 32 (0.89%) webMethods
17 31 (0.87%) Adobe
18 29 (0.81%) hybris
19 25 (0.70%) ATG
19 25 (0.70%) HP