Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 57 27
Rank change year-on-year +17 -30 +19
Contract jobs citing REST 16 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.63% 0.98% 4.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.26% 2.89% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 8
Kent median daily rate £400 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +46.15% -18.75%
10th Percentile £345 £390 £263
90th Percentile £488 £560 £404
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%

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 156 173 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 35.37% 33.86% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 138 78
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £281 £296 £255
90th Percentile £488 £425 £629
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £44.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -4.49% +8.54% +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 23 October 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 +18 6 £400 - 2
West Malling - 3 £400 - 1
Tunbridge Wells -3 2 £400 -27.27% 1
Tonbridge - 2 £375 -
Dover - 1 £450 -
REST
South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 14 (87.50%) .NET
1 14 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 13 (81.25%) C#
3 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (50.00%) Selenium
6 7 (43.75%) RESTful
6 7 (43.75%) MVC
6 7 (43.75%) Windows
6 7 (43.75%) SOA
7 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
7 6 (37.50%) WCF
7 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (37.50%) API Testing
8 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
8 5 (31.25%) TDD
8 5 (31.25%) CSS
8 5 (31.25%) HTML
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
9 4 (25.00%) .NET Core
9 4 (25.00%) HTML5
9 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
10 3 (18.75%) React
10 3 (18.75%) BDD

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 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) WebDriver
3 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) PhpStorm
4 1 (6.25%) PHPUnit
4 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 5 (31.25%) WCF Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Automation Tester
4 4 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 4 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (25.00%) Tester
5 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
7 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
7 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior PHP Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) .NET
1 14 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (43.75%) RESTful
4 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (37.50%) WCF
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 5 (31.25%) HTML
6 4 (25.00%) .NET Core
6 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (25.00%) HTML5
7 3 (18.75%) Angular 2
7 3 (18.75%) Enzyme
7 3 (18.75%) Jest
7 3 (18.75%) JSON
7 3 (18.75%) React
8 2 (12.50%) LESS
8 2 (12.50%) SOAP
8 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) MVC
2 7 (43.75%) SOA
3 6 (37.50%) API Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (18.75%) BDD
6 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) Web Development
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
8 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 1 (6.25%) Scrum
8 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
8 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle