Period
to 19 June 2019

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 June 2019 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 43 60
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17 -5
Contract jobs citing REST 14 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.75% 2.81% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.52% 11.30% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
Kent median daily rate £635 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.75% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £455 £333 £283
90th Percentile £659 £473 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% -7.22% +21.25%

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 147 115 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 28.88% 24.89% 38.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 91 154
Kent median daily rate £450 £368 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.45% +6.52% -1.43%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £239
90th Percentile £638 £475 £438
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Kent median hourly rate - £41.61 -
South East median hourly rate £48.40 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +13.88% -1.16% +7.50%

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 June 2019.

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 June 2019. 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
Chatham - 4 - -
Maidstone -1 3 £500 +29.03%
West Malling -7 1 - -
Tonbridge - 1 £635 -
REST
South East

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) Web Services
2 9 (64.29%) Finance
3 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 7 (50.00%) MVC
4 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (42.86%) C#
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (35.71%) Scrum
6 5 (35.71%) RESTful
6 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
6 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (28.57%) Sass
7 4 (28.57%) TypeScript
7 4 (28.57%) RxJS
7 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 4 (28.57%) SOLID
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (28.57%) CISM
7 4 (28.57%) TDD
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (28.57%) SOAP
7 4 (28.57%) CISSP
7 4 (28.57%) SOA
7 4 (28.57%) SAML

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 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
1 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) AMQP
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Security Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Angular Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) Web Services
3 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (35.71%) RESTful
6 4 (28.57%) RxJS
6 4 (28.57%) SAML
6 4 (28.57%) Sass
6 4 (28.57%) SOAP
6 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (21.43%) LDAP
8 1 (7.14%) .NET Core
8 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
8 1 (7.14%) HTML
8 1 (7.14%) JSP
8 1 (7.14%) NHibernate
8 1 (7.14%) Spring
8 1 (7.14%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (21.43%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) MVC
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) SOA
3 4 (28.57%) SOLID
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Asynchronous Programming
4 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
4 3 (21.43%) Matrix Management
4 3 (21.43%) Privileged Access Management
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) Security Management
4 3 (21.43%) Security Monitoring
4 3 (21.43%) Workflow
5 2 (14.29%) Information Security
5 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) TypeScript
4 3 (21.43%) C
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CISM
1 4 (28.57%) CISSP
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle