Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 30 45
Rank change year-on-year -24 +15 -27
Contract jobs citing REST 8 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.56% 4.20% 3.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.42% 15.67% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 6
Kent median daily rate £550 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -18.75% +33.33%
10th Percentile £405 £263 £244
90th Percentile £575 £385 £494
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +21.43%

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 181 134 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 35.21% 26.80% 49.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 80 179
Kent median daily rate £350 £345 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +2.22% +3.85%
10th Percentile £300 £252 £263
90th Percentile £456 £569 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Kent median hourly rate - - £38.00
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Kent over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 November 2017. 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 - 2 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells -1 1 £550 +69.23%
REST
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 6 (75.00%) C#
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) WCF
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
3 4 (50.00%) SOAP
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) JSON
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) SOLID
5 2 (25.00%) MuleSoft
5 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Advertising
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) XSLT
5 2 (25.00%) Windows

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) AMQP
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) SMTP
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Fiddler
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) ReSharper
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Advertising
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) MuleSoft Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) WCF
2 5 (62.50%) XML
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (50.00%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (37.50%) HTML5
4 3 (37.50%) JSON
5 2 (25.00%) Apache CXF
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (25.00%) EDI
5 2 (25.00%) RESTful
5 2 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (25.00%) XSLT
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Core
6 1 (12.50%) CSS3
6 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) Matrix Management
3 2 (25.00%) Microservices
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) SOLID
4 1 (12.50%) API Design
4 1 (12.50%) API Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Database Optimisation
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Development
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) PSD2
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) MuleSoft
2 2 (25.00%) Xamarin