Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 21 August 2018 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)
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 74 42
Rank change year-on-year -4 -32 -5
Contract jobs citing REST 29 34 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.93% 3.91% 4.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.46% 8.19% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 12
Essex median daily rate £550 £425 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +84.78% -48.89%
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Essex median hourly rate £59.38 - £31.39
10th Percentile £57.81 - £29.05
90th Percentile £60.94 - £34.58
East of England median hourly rate £59.38 - £31.50

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 389 415 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 39.33% 47.76% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 283 124
Essex median daily rate £525 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +42.86% -10.26%
10th Percentile £407 £300 £225
90th Percentile £600 £600 £502
East of England median daily rate £450 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +6.64% +5.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 23
Essex median hourly rate £36.50 £38.88 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +12.68% -9.21%
10th Percentile £25.31 £28.22 £30.75
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £42.73
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -5.56%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for REST in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Essex over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in Essex

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Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Essex region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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
Harlow - 3 £475 -
Basildon - 2 £525 - 1
Southend-on-Sea -10 1 £400 -10.31% 1
Colchester - 1 - - 2
Grays - 1 £550 -
REST
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 Essex region with a requirement for REST.

1 23 (79.31%) SOAP
1 23 (79.31%) Scrum
2 20 (68.97%) TDD
3 18 (62.07%) Web Services
3 18 (62.07%) XML
4 16 (55.17%) JSON
5 15 (51.72%) SOA
6 14 (48.28%) Marketing
6 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (48.28%) Manufacturing
6 14 (48.28%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (44.83%) Java
8 12 (41.38%) SAP
8 12 (41.38%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (41.38%) Electronics
8 12 (41.38%) Telecoms
8 12 (41.38%) Finance
8 12 (41.38%) Programme Management
8 12 (41.38%) Digital Marketing
8 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (37.93%) Business Analysis
10 10 (34.48%) Spring
10 10 (34.48%) JUnit
11 9 (31.03%) DevOps
12 8 (27.59%) SoapUI
12 8 (27.59%) SQL
12 8 (27.59%) Selenium
13 7 (24.14%) JIRA
13 7 (24.14%) RESTful
13 7 (24.14%) JMeter

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 5 (17.24%) Confluence
2 3 (10.34%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) JBoss
3 2 (6.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) AtomSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Boomi
2 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Geospatial Data
1 5 (17.24%) GIS
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
1 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
2 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
3 3 (10.34%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.45%) JasperReports
5 1 (3.45%) MySQL
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (3.45%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) JUnit
2 8 (27.59%) Selenium
2 8 (27.59%) SoapUI
3 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
3 7 (24.14%) JIRA
3 7 (24.14%) JMeter
4 6 (20.69%) Maven
5 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
5 4 (13.79%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (13.79%) Vagrant
6 3 (10.34%) Ant
6 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
6 3 (10.34%) Subversion
7 2 (6.90%) AccuRev
7 2 (6.90%) CruiseControl
7 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
7 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
7 2 (6.90%) FishEye
7 2 (6.90%) Hudson
7 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (48.28%) Manufacturing
1 14 (48.28%) Marketing
2 12 (41.38%) Electronics
2 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 12 (41.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Business Analyst
1 10 (34.48%) Developer
1 10 (34.48%) Technical Business Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Java Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Technical Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) XML Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) SOA Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Integration Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Product Owner
5 3 (10.34%) Web Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Product Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Product Owner
7 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Automation Tester
7 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (79.31%) SOAP
2 18 (62.07%) Web Services
2 18 (62.07%) XML
3 16 (55.17%) JSON
4 10 (34.48%) Spring
5 7 (24.14%) RESTful
6 6 (20.69%) Spring Boot
7 5 (17.24%) JMS
7 5 (17.24%) JSON Schema
8 4 (13.79%) CSS
8 4 (13.79%) GWT
8 4 (13.79%) Spring Batch
8 4 (13.79%) XML Schema
8 4 (13.79%) XSLT
9 3 (10.34%) Ajax
9 3 (10.34%) Apache Flex
9 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
9 3 (10.34%) HTML
9 3 (10.34%) WSDL
10 2 (6.90%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (13.79%) User Experience
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
4 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Unix
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Scrum
2 20 (68.97%) TDD
3 15 (51.72%) SOA
4 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (41.38%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (41.38%) Digital Marketing
5 12 (41.38%) Programme Management
6 11 (37.93%) Business Analysis
7 9 (31.03%) DevOps
8 7 (24.14%) OO
9 6 (20.69%) Microservices
9 6 (20.69%) UML
10 5 (17.24%) API Design
10 5 (17.24%) Kanban
11 4 (13.79%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 3 (10.34%) Continuous Deployment
12 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
12 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (10.34%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) Java 8
4 5 (17.24%) PL/SQL
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.90%) C
7 1 (3.45%) Perl
7 1 (3.45%) PHP
7 1 (3.45%) PHP 5
7 1 (3.45%) PHP 7
7 1 (3.45%) Python
7 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
1 4 (13.79%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) SAP
2 5 (17.24%) Adobe
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) Google
4 2 (6.90%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft