Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 14 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 53 34
Rank change year-on-year +9 -19 +11
Contract jobs citing REST 13 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.30% 2.20% 3.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.88% 5.69% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 9
Kent median daily rate £400 £525 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +61.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £338 £416 £263
90th Percentile £488 £564 £385
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 165 211 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 41.88% 38.72% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 148 95
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £255
90th Percentile £489 £525 £505
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for REST in Kent

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Kent

REST
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Kent region over the 6 months to 14 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
Maidstone +15 2 £475 -9.52% 5
Tonbridge - 2 £375 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £400 -
West Malling - 2 £438 -
Chatham - 1 - - 1
Dover - 1 £450 -
REST
South East

For the 6 months to 14 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 Kent region with a requirement for REST.

1 11 (84.62%) .NET
2 10 (76.92%) ASP.NET
3 9 (69.23%) C#
3 9 (69.23%) Finance
3 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (69.23%) Selenium
4 7 (53.85%) MVC
4 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
4 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
5 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
5 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (46.15%) API Testing
6 5 (38.46%) TDD
6 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 4 (30.77%) Web Services
7 4 (30.77%) HTML
7 4 (30.77%) CSS
7 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
7 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
7 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
7 4 (30.77%) BDD
7 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (30.77%) .NET Core
8 3 (23.08%) React
8 3 (23.08%) Angular 2
8 3 (23.08%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (23.08%) Jest
8 3 (23.08%) Enzyme

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
3 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 4 (30.77%) SpecFlow
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) Appium
5 1 (7.69%) Fiddler
5 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.69%) JMeter
5 1 (7.69%) MSTest
5 1 (7.69%) NUnit
5 1 (7.69%) PhpStorm
5 1 (7.69%) PHPUnit
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Automation Tester
3 5 (38.46%) Tester
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
7 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (7.69%) QA Tester
7 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Senior Full Stack Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 1 (7.69%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) .NET
2 10 (76.92%) ASP.NET
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
5 4 (30.77%) .NET Core
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (30.77%) CSS
5 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) Angular 2
6 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
6 3 (23.08%) Enzyme
6 3 (23.08%) HTML5
6 3 (23.08%) Jest
6 3 (23.08%) JSON
6 3 (23.08%) React
7 2 (15.38%) LESS
7 2 (15.38%) RESTful
7 2 (15.38%) SOAP
8 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) MVC
2 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) API Testing
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
5 4 (30.77%) BDD
5 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) SOA
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 3 (23.08%) Web Development
7 2 (15.38%) DevOps
8 1 (7.69%) Analytics
8 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
8 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 1 (7.69%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle