Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 57 44
Rank change year-on-year +17 -13 -9
Contract jobs citing REST 11 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.57% 0.74% 3.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.82% 2.19% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 6
Kent median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +13.85%
10th Percentile £348 £285 £263
90th Percentile £455 £545 £461
South East median daily rate £484 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +13.88% -2.30% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.59% +13.75% -

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 112 183 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 26.17% 33.76% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 131 158
Kent median daily rate £400 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -1.43% +3.70%
10th Percentile £278 £275 £252
90th Percentile £463 £438 £690
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Kent median hourly rate £41.61 - £40.00
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +11.89%

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 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 - 4 £388 - 1
West Malling - 2 £400 -
Tunbridge Wells +6 1 £400 -27.27% 1
REST
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 9 (81.82%) C#
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) WCF
2 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) SOA
4 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
4 6 (54.55%) RESTful
5 5 (45.45%) Finance
6 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
7 3 (27.27%) Selenium
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (27.27%) HTML5
7 3 (27.27%) CSS
7 3 (27.27%) HTML
7 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
8 2 (18.18%) DevOps
8 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
8 2 (18.18%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) CSS3
8 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
9 1 (9.09%) PKI
9 1 (9.09%) JIRA
9 1 (9.09%) QA
9 1 (9.09%) TDD
9 1 (9.09%) NUnit
9 1 (9.09%) WF

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 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
3 1 (9.09%) Appium
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) NUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) TestRail
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
2 5 (45.45%) WCF Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Architect
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Implementation Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (72.73%) WCF
3 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 6 (54.55%) RESTful
4 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) HTML5
5 2 (18.18%) CSS3
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (9.09%) Ember.js
6 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (9.09%) SOAP
6 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (9.09%) Web Services
6 1 (9.09%) WF
6 1 (9.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (9.09%) PKI
1 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (9.09%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) API Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Asynchronous Programming
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
4 1 (9.09%) Microservices
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (9.09%) Product Management
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) SOLID
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft