Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 63 72
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 -24
Contract jobs citing REST 43 34 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.00% 4.46% 1.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.59% 10.33% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 3
Essex median daily rate £525 £450 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +69.81% -52.25%
10th Percentile £338 £310 £233
90th Percentile £550 £550 £325
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Essex median hourly rate £46.23 £43.75 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +26.81% -5.48%
10th Percentile £34.20 £41.63 £30.75
90th Percentile £58.30 £44.88 £39.63
East of England median hourly rate £46.23 £43.75 £34.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +26.81% -5.48%

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 406 329 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 37.77% 43.18% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 237 115
Essex median daily rate £525 £513 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +46.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £373 £313 £250
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 25
Essex median hourly rate £33.08 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.30% +11.11% -1.37%
10th Percentile £18.80 £26.44 £30.85
90th Percentile £53.63 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -1.71% +21.53% -4.00%

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

REST
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

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Essex over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Essex

REST
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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Essex over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 9 December 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
Southend-on-Sea -15 7 £500 -6.54% 1
Basildon +8 6 £500 +21.21%
Harlow - 3 £475 - 1
Grays - 1 £550 -
REST
East of England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 34 (79.07%) SOAP
2 31 (72.09%) Web Services
3 30 (69.77%) Java
3 30 (69.77%) TDD
4 26 (60.47%) XML
5 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (55.81%) Marketing
7 23 (53.49%) Scrum
8 22 (51.16%) Spring
9 20 (46.51%) Manufacturing
9 20 (46.51%) JUnit
10 18 (41.86%) Jenkins
10 18 (41.86%) Microservices
11 17 (39.53%) Digital Marketing
11 17 (39.53%) Programme Management
11 17 (39.53%) Electronics
11 17 (39.53%) Telecoms
11 17 (39.53%) Finance
11 17 (39.53%) Selenium
11 17 (39.53%) SAP
11 17 (39.53%) SQL
11 17 (39.53%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (37.21%) Spring Boot
13 15 (34.88%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
13 15 (34.88%) JSON
14 14 (32.56%) SOA
15 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
15 13 (30.23%) CSS
15 13 (30.23%) Maven

REST
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 10 (23.26%) Confluence
2 8 (18.60%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (18.60%) WebSphere
3 7 (16.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (13.95%) Apache
5 5 (11.63%) JBoss
6 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (4.65%) nginx
6 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
6 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.23%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.30%) GitHub
4 2 (4.65%) Google Analytics
5 1 (2.33%) AtomSphere
5 1 (2.33%) Boomi
5 1 (2.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) SSL
2 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) NoSQL
1 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
2 7 (16.28%) MongoDB
3 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database
4 5 (11.63%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (11.63%) GIS
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
6 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.33%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 20 (46.51%) JUnit
2 18 (41.86%) Jenkins
3 17 (39.53%) Selenium
4 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
5 13 (30.23%) Maven
6 12 (27.91%) Eclipse
6 12 (27.91%) JIRA
6 12 (27.91%) SoapUI
7 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
8 10 (23.26%) Ant
9 9 (20.93%) Gradle
9 9 (20.93%) JMeter
10 8 (18.60%) Subversion
11 7 (16.28%) AccuRev
12 4 (9.30%) IntelliJ
13 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
13 3 (6.98%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (6.98%) Vagrant
14 2 (4.65%) Gatling
14 2 (4.65%) gulp
General
1 24 (55.81%) Marketing
2 20 (46.51%) Manufacturing
3 17 (39.53%) Electronics
3 17 (39.53%) Finance
3 17 (39.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Developer
2 19 (44.19%) Java Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Business Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Technical Business Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Product Owner
5 6 (13.95%) Author
5 6 (13.95%) Product Business Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Technical Author
5 6 (13.95%) Technical Product Owner
5 6 (13.95%) Technical Writer
6 5 (11.63%) Tester
7 4 (9.30%) Integration Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Agile Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Web Tester
9 2 (4.65%) Java Team Leader
9 2 (4.65%) Lead Java Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.65%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (79.07%) SOAP
2 31 (72.09%) Web Services
3 26 (60.47%) XML
4 22 (51.16%) Spring
5 16 (37.21%) Spring Boot
6 15 (34.88%) JSON
7 13 (30.23%) CSS
8 12 (27.91%) HTML
9 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
9 10 (23.26%) JPA
9 10 (23.26%) RESTful
10 9 (20.93%) Ajax
11 8 (18.60%) JAX-WS
11 8 (18.60%) JSR 170
11 8 (18.60%) OSGi
11 8 (18.60%) SAML
11 8 (18.60%) Spring MVC
11 8 (18.60%) Struts
11 8 (18.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (18.60%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.95%) Public Cloud
4 5 (11.63%) Clustering
4 5 (11.63%) Replication
5 3 (6.98%) User Experience
6 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Unix
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Linux
3 7 (16.28%) Solaris
4 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (69.77%) TDD
2 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (53.49%) Scrum
4 18 (41.86%) Microservices
5 17 (39.53%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (39.53%) Digital Marketing
5 17 (39.53%) Programme Management
6 15 (34.88%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (32.56%) SOA
8 12 (27.91%) DevOps
9 11 (25.58%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (23.26%) MVC
10 10 (23.26%) OO
11 9 (20.93%) BDD
11 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
12 8 (18.60%) UML
13 7 (16.28%) User Stories
14 5 (11.63%) Kanban
14 5 (11.63%) Mathematics
14 5 (11.63%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 30 (69.77%) Java
2 17 (39.53%) SQL
3 13 (30.23%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.60%) Java 8
5 5 (11.63%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.65%) C
6 2 (4.65%) C#
6 2 (4.65%) Groovy
6 2 (4.65%) Haskell
6 2 (4.65%) Perl
6 2 (4.65%) Python
6 2 (4.65%) Ruby
6 2 (4.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Docker
2 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Kibana
2 3 (6.98%) Ansible
3 2 (4.65%) Grafana
3 2 (4.65%) logstash
3 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.65%) Puppet
4 1 (2.33%) Mesos
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) SAP
2 12 (27.91%) Adobe
3 8 (18.60%) Oracle
4 7 (16.28%) IBM
4 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.63%) Google
6 2 (4.65%) Atlassian
6 2 (4.65%) webMethods
7 1 (2.33%) Dell
7 1 (2.33%) WSO2