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 3 months to 30 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.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 28 32
Rank change year-on-year -25 +4  
Contract jobs citing REST 12 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.95% 5.11% 5.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.22% 19.17% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 13
Median daily rate £470 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £410 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.44 £32.25
% change year-on-year +23.64% +25.38%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 146 120 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 35.87% 26.67% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 67 85
Median daily rate £425 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 19
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +1.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £36.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £54.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 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
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £488 -
Brentwood - 1 £265 -
REST
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Essex region with a requirement for REST.

1 14 (93.33%) Java
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (60.00%) Spring
3 9 (60.00%) SOAP
3 9 (60.00%) Web Services
3 9 (60.00%) XML
3 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (53.33%) JPA
4 8 (53.33%) EclipseLink
4 8 (53.33%) Unix
4 8 (53.33%) HTML
4 8 (53.33%) TDD
4 8 (53.33%) Hibernate
5 7 (46.67%) Oracle
5 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (46.67%) SQL
6 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
6 6 (40.00%) Linux
6 6 (40.00%) Scrum
6 6 (40.00%) Subversion
6 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
6 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
7 5 (33.33%) JAX-RS
7 5 (33.33%) Maven
8 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (26.67%) Mac OS X
8 4 (26.67%) MVC

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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 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (20.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Confluence
3 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (6.67%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (13.33%) Neo4j
4 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (6.67%) MariaDB
5 1 (6.67%) MySQL
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (40.00%) Subversion
2 5 (33.33%) Maven
3 4 (26.67%) Gradle
3 4 (26.67%) JUnit
4 3 (20.00%) AccuRev
4 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (13.33%) Android Studio
5 2 (13.33%) Ant
5 2 (13.33%) Calabash
5 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (13.33%) Selenium
5 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (6.67%) Mockito
General
1 3 (20.00%) Automotive
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (93.33%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Android Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Digital Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Android Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) SOAP
1 9 (60.00%) Spring
1 9 (60.00%) Web Services
1 9 (60.00%) XML
2 8 (53.33%) EclipseLink
2 8 (53.33%) Hibernate
2 8 (53.33%) HTML
2 8 (53.33%) JPA
3 5 (33.33%) JAX-RS
4 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 4 (26.67%) EJB
4 4 (26.67%) EJB 3.0
4 4 (26.67%) JMS
4 4 (26.67%) Spring MVC
4 4 (26.67%) Struts
4 4 (26.67%) XSD
4 4 (26.67%) XSLT
5 3 (20.00%) Ajax
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle ADF
5 3 (20.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (13.33%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Unix
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (26.67%) Mac OS X
4 3 (20.00%) Android
5 2 (13.33%) Solaris
5 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (53.33%) TDD
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
5 4 (26.67%) MVC
5 4 (26.67%) SDLC
5 4 (26.67%) SOA
6 3 (20.00%) Android Development
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (20.00%) Web Design
7 2 (13.33%) B2C
7 2 (13.33%) BDD
7 2 (13.33%) Information Management
7 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
7 2 (13.33%) OO
7 2 (13.33%) SOLID
7 2 (13.33%) User Stories
8 1 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Adobe
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) SAP