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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 68 127
Rank change year-on-year +10 +59  
Contract jobs citing REST 1570 1526 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.63% 3.08% 1.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.28% 10.59% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 1046 634
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.85% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £31.59 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.47% -42.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.06 £24.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £109.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

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 13919 14406 14028
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.05% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10258 9554
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 175 197
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 +1 827 £498 +4.73% 214
South East +8 331 £425 -10.52% 54
South West -3 82 £400 -13.04% 35
East of England -12 78 £425 +6.25% 42
Yorkshire +39 74 £425 - 19
West Midlands +10 70 £500 +26.58% 31
North West -7 58 £388 -8.82% 49
East Midlands -3 25 £480 +3.78% 7
North East +78 20 £475 +26.66% 8
REST
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1714 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1579 (53.49%) Java
3 1081 (36.62%) JavaScript
4 1068 (36.18%) Web Services
5 986 (33.40%) SOAP
6 962 (32.59%) HTML
7 939 (31.81%) TDD
8 870 (29.47%) CSS
9 837 (28.35%) Spring
10 797 (27.00%) JSON
11 779 (26.39%) Scrum
12 767 (25.98%) Git (software)
13 692 (23.44%) SQL
14 612 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
15 581 (19.68%) AngularJS
16 572 (19.38%) Test Automation
16 572 (19.38%) Linux
17 570 (19.31%) Jenkins
18 559 (18.94%) HTML5
19 549 (18.60%) MVC
20 533 (18.06%) C#
21 532 (18.02%) Microservices
22 529 (17.92%) XML
23 520 (17.62%) Finance
24 473 (16.02%) .NET
25 467 (15.82%) BDD
26 417 (14.13%) DevOps
27 400 (13.55%) Python
28 394 (13.35%) JIRA
29 376 (12.74%) Open Source

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
1 237 (8.03%) Confluence
2 174 (5.89%) Apache
3 173 (5.86%) Tomcat
4 171 (5.79%) JBoss
5 121 (4.10%) WebLogic
6 106 (3.59%) CMS
7 102 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
7 102 (3.46%) WebSphere
8 71 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 47 (1.59%) Apache Spark
10 42 (1.42%) Mule
11 39 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 36 (1.22%) SharePoint
13 35 (1.19%) Apache Solr
14 34 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
15 33 (1.12%) nginx
16 30 (1.02%) IIS
17 28 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
18 26 (0.88%) GlassFish
19 21 (0.71%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (0.44%) Photoshop
2 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.10%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.10%) SPSS
6 2 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.034%) GIMP
7 1 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.20%) Pega PRPC
6 6 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
6 6 (0.20%) SAP WM
6 6 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
9 3 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.10%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.068%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 2 (0.068%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.068%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.068%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 353 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
2 169 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (4.07%) GitHub
4 71 (2.41%) PaaS
5 67 (2.27%) SaaS
6 47 (1.59%) OpenShift
7 45 (1.52%) Heroku
8 43 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
9 39 (1.32%) Amazon S3
10 36 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
11 34 (1.15%) IaaS
12 30 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
13 25 (0.85%) Google App Engine
14 24 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
15 22 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 22 (0.75%) Google Compute Engine
15 22 (0.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 21 (0.71%) Office 365
17 18 (0.61%) Slack
18 16 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 323 (10.94%) HTTP
2 101 (3.42%) Internet
3 72 (2.44%) SSL
4 65 (2.20%) LDAP
5 58 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 41 (1.39%) DNS
7 25 (0.85%) SSH
8 22 (0.75%) Kerberos
9 19 (0.64%) Firewall
10 17 (0.58%) Intranet
11 15 (0.51%) FTP
12 14 (0.47%) SNMP
13 13 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (0.41%) VPN
15 11 (0.37%) HTTPS
15 11 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
16 10 (0.34%) OpenVPN
16 10 (0.34%) SMTP
17 8 (0.27%) Intelligent Network
17 8 (0.27%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (11.31%) Relational Database
2 319 (10.81%) NoSQL
3 311 (10.54%) SQL Server
4 281 (9.52%) MongoDB
5 250 (8.47%) MySQL
6 224 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
7 139 (4.71%) Big Data
8 130 (4.40%) Hadoop
9 120 (4.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 78 (2.64%) Oracle Database
11 62 (2.10%) HBase
12 61 (2.07%) RDBMS
13 42 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 37 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
14 37 (1.25%) Redis
15 34 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
16 25 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
17 24 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
18 23 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 767 (25.98%) Git (software)
2 570 (19.31%) Jenkins
3 394 (13.35%) JIRA
4 345 (11.69%) JUnit
5 317 (10.74%) Maven
6 202 (6.84%) Cucumber
7 197 (6.67%) Subversion
8 188 (6.37%) Selenium
9 109 (3.69%) IntelliJ
10 101 (3.42%) Gradle
11 99 (3.35%) Bitbucket
12 98 (3.32%) Mockito
12 98 (3.32%) TeamCity
13 95 (3.22%) Eclipse
14 82 (2.78%) Jasmine
15 78 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
16 75 (2.54%) gulp
17 71 (2.41%) Ant
18 68 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
19 64 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 520 (17.62%) Finance
2 292 (9.89%) Banking
3 76 (2.57%) Retail
4 72 (2.44%) Marketing
5 66 (2.24%) Front Office
5 66 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 58 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 38 (1.29%) Games
8 32 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 29 (0.98%) Electronics
10 28 (0.95%) Publishing
11 22 (0.75%) Legal
12 20 (0.68%) Billing
13 18 (0.61%) Law
14 15 (0.51%) Back Office
15 14 (0.47%) Advertising
16 12 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
17 8 (0.27%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2160 (73.17%) Developer
2 851 (28.83%) Java Developer
3 295 (9.99%) Architect
4 239 (8.10%) Senior Developer
5 237 (8.03%) .NET Developer
6 167 (5.66%) JavaScript Developer
7 159 (5.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 159 (5.39%) Scala Developer
8 158 (5.35%) C# Developer
9 110 (3.73%) Full Stack Developer
10 107 (3.62%) Angular Developer
11 105 (3.56%) Agile Developer
11 105 (3.56%) C# .NET Developer
12 92 (3.12%) Web Developer
13 86 (2.91%) Node.js Developer
14 85 (2.88%) Senior Java Developer
15 84 (2.85%) Python Developer
16 82 (2.78%) Software Engineer
17 74 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
18 72 (2.44%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1068 (36.18%) Web Services
2 986 (33.40%) SOAP
3 962 (32.59%) HTML
4 870 (29.47%) CSS
5 837 (28.35%) Spring
6 797 (27.00%) JSON
7 581 (19.68%) AngularJS
8 559 (18.94%) HTML5
9 529 (17.92%) XML
10 473 (16.02%) .NET
11 368 (12.47%) CSS3
12 344 (11.65%) Hibernate
13 334 (11.31%) Node.js
14 327 (11.08%) RESTful
15 272 (9.21%) jQuery
16 269 (9.11%) Ajax
17 250 (8.47%) J2EE
18 238 (8.06%) Spring Boot
19 216 (7.32%) React
20 200 (6.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 224 (7.59%) User Experience
2 171 (5.79%) Mobile App
3 164 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 132 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
5 124 (4.20%) Computer Science
6 70 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
7 52 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
8 46 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 40 (1.36%) Algorithms
9 40 (1.36%) iPad
10 34 (1.15%) Data Structures
11 32 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 29 (0.98%) Private Cloud
13 27 (0.91%) Fintech
14 20 (0.68%) Equities
14 20 (0.68%) N-Tier
15 19 (0.64%) Management Information System
16 17 (0.58%) DataPower
16 17 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
17 15 (0.51%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 572 (19.38%) Linux
2 243 (8.23%) Unix
3 133 (4.51%) Android
4 129 (4.37%) Apple iOS
5 108 (3.66%) Windows
6 55 (1.86%) Mac OS X
7 48 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (1.52%) CentOS
9 31 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 21 (0.71%) Solaris
11 17 (0.58%) CoreOS
12 15 (0.51%) HPUX
13 13 (0.44%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
14 10 (0.34%) Windows Server
15 5 (0.17%) AIX
15 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.14%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.068%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1714 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
2 939 (31.81%) TDD
3 779 (26.39%) Scrum
4 612 (20.73%) Continuous Integration
5 572 (19.38%) Test Automation
6 549 (18.60%) MVC
7 532 (18.02%) Microservices
8 467 (15.82%) BDD
9 417 (14.13%) DevOps
10 376 (12.74%) Open Source
11 337 (11.42%) SOA
12 295 (9.99%) OO
13 260 (8.81%) Unit Testing
14 258 (8.74%) Web Development
15 255 (8.64%) Software Engineering
16 250 (8.47%) Front End Development
17 225 (7.62%) Configuration Management
18 208 (7.05%) E-Commerce
19 173 (5.86%) Continuous Delivery
20 168 (5.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1579 (53.49%) Java
2 1081 (36.62%) JavaScript
3 692 (23.44%) SQL
4 533 (18.06%) C#
5 400 (13.55%) Python
6 316 (10.70%) Scala
7 257 (8.71%) Ruby
8 86 (2.91%) PHP
9 85 (2.88%) ES6
10 83 (2.81%) Bash Shell
10 83 (2.81%) Groovy
11 81 (2.74%) PL/SQL
12 77 (2.61%) T-SQL
13 66 (2.24%) Apple Swift
13 66 (2.24%) C++
14 63 (2.13%) TypeScript
15 60 (2.03%) Shell Script
16 57 (1.93%) Objective-C
17 52 (1.76%) Apex Code
18 49 (1.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 169 (5.72%) Security Cleared
2 144 (4.88%) Degree
3 126 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 27 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.44%) Master's Degree
8 11 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (0.27%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.24%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.20%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.20%) MBA
12 5 (0.17%) CISA
12 5 (0.17%) CISM
12 5 (0.17%) CISSP
12 5 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.10%) ISEB
13 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (5.59%) QA
2 23 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.24%) FATCA
5 7 (0.24%) FedRAMP
5 7 (0.24%) MiFID
6 5 (0.17%) SLA
7 4 (0.14%) HL7
8 2 (0.068%) GDPR
8 2 (0.068%) PMO
8 2 (0.068%) WCAG
9 1 (0.034%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.034%) COBIT
9 1 (0.034%) IFRS
9 1 (0.034%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.034%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.034%) WAI
System Software
1 326 (11.04%) Docker
2 34 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 26 (0.88%) HDFS
4 24 (0.81%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.58%) vCloud
6 13 (0.44%) LXC
6 13 (0.44%) VirtualBox
7 10 (0.34%) Postfix
7 10 (0.34%) Squid
8 8 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.17%) vSphere
11 4 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
12 3 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.10%) Xen
13 2 (0.068%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 132 (4.47%) Puppet
2 100 (3.39%) Kubernetes
3 97 (3.29%) Ansible
4 79 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (1.59%) Terraform
6 33 (1.12%) Kibana
7 22 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
7 22 (0.75%) logstash
8 15 (0.51%) OpenAM
9 13 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
9 13 (0.44%) Grafana
10 11 (0.37%) vRealize
11 10 (0.34%) Piwik
11 10 (0.34%) Rancher
11 10 (0.34%) Rsyslog
11 10 (0.34%) Sysdig
11 10 (0.34%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.30%) HP Fortify
13 7 (0.24%) Mesos
14 6 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 305 (10.33%) Oracle
2 218 (7.38%) Microsoft
3 164 (5.56%) Google
4 113 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
5 110 (3.73%) IBM
6 78 (2.64%) SAP
7 63 (2.13%) Adobe
8 62 (2.10%) Red Hat
9 58 (1.96%) Sitecore
10 45 (1.52%) MuleSoft
11 44 (1.49%) VMware
12 42 (1.42%) ServiceNow
13 41 (1.39%) Apple
14 37 (1.25%) webMethods
15 35 (1.19%) Splunk
16 32 (1.08%) Apigee
17 29 (0.98%) hybris
18 28 (0.95%) Pega
19 25 (0.85%) Informatica
20 21 (0.71%) TIBCO
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