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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
South East / Kent
Rank 47 53 39
Rank change year-on-year +6 -14  
Contract jobs citing REST 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.35% 0.44% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 1.12% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £375 £390 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +24.03%  

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 117 179 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 40.63% 39.34% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 145 44
Median daily rate £338 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.32%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 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 Kent region with a requirement for REST.

1 12 (92.31%) Java
1 12 (92.31%) OpenGL
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (92.31%) Android
1 12 (92.31%) Android Development
2 11 (84.62%) Memory Management
2 11 (84.62%) Mobile App
2 11 (84.62%) Android SDK
2 11 (84.62%) XML
3 10 (76.92%) JSON
4 9 (69.23%) Web Services
4 9 (69.23%) Eclipse
4 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
4 9 (69.23%) Mobile Development
5 8 (61.54%) Degree
5 8 (61.54%) Computer Science
6 2 (15.38%) Games
6 2 (15.38%) Game Development
7 1 (7.69%) ATDD
7 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (7.69%) LESS
7 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
7 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (7.69%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
7 1 (7.69%) Confluence
7 1 (7.69%) BDD
7 1 (7.69%) HTML5
7 1 (7.69%) Social Media
7 1 (7.69%) Mockito

REST
Top Related 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%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) GlassFish
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Eclipse
1 9 (69.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (7.69%) jMock
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) Mockito
General
1 2 (15.38%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 11 (84.62%) Android Developer
3 9 (69.23%) Java Developer
4 8 (61.54%) Java Android Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.69%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) OpenGL
2 11 (84.62%) Android SDK
2 11 (84.62%) XML
3 10 (76.92%) JSON
4 9 (69.23%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) Ajax
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
5 1 (7.69%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) HTML5
5 1 (7.69%) J2EE
5 1 (7.69%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) LESS
5 1 (7.69%) OAuth
5 1 (7.69%) Spring
5 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (84.62%) Mobile App
2 8 (61.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (92.31%) Android Development
2 11 (84.62%) Memory Management
3 9 (69.23%) Mobile Development
4 2 (15.38%) Game Development
5 1 (7.69%) ATDD
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Degree