Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 21 February 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 55 76
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21 +25
Contract jobs citing REST 1,935 1,672 1,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.12% 4.05% 3.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.49% 11.39% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,474 1,267 1,044
London median daily rate £513 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £391 £341 £325
90th Percentile £625 £625 £612
England median daily rate £480 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
London median hourly rate £21.50 £51.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.05% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £38.13
% change year-on-year +3.45% +14.10% +18.22%

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 London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 16,834 14,685 14,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.86% 35.54% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,055 11,024 10,686
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £310
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 75 87
London median hourly rate £33.77 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.96% +28.57% -1.41%
10th Percentile £20.75 £20.60 £15.65
90th Percentile £50.50 £80.45 £58.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for REST in London

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in London

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in London over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in London

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in London

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in London over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for REST in London

REST
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the London region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Central London +6 460 £500 - 135
South London +27 133 £550 +23.94% 10
West London -3 73 £494 +19.70% 60
East London -3 20 £525 +5.00% 17
North London +3 7 £431 +1.47% 13
REST
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 London region with a requirement for REST.

1 1,194 (61.71%) Java
2 1,114 (57.57%) Agile Software Development
3 724 (37.42%) TDD
4 680 (35.14%) Web Services
5 635 (32.82%) JavaScript
6 511 (26.41%) SOAP
7 498 (25.74%) Git (software)
8 492 (25.43%) Microservices
9 477 (24.65%) Spring
10 418 (21.60%) HTML
11 408 (21.09%) Scrum
12 406 (20.98%) Amazon AWS
13 402 (20.78%) BDD
14 392 (20.26%) Test Automation
15 388 (20.05%) JSON
16 377 (19.48%) Finance
17 368 (19.02%) SQL
18 360 (18.60%) AngularJS
19 333 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
20 330 (17.05%) Jenkins
21 324 (16.74%) CSS
22 312 (16.12%) MVC
23 309 (15.97%) Docker
24 303 (15.66%) Node.js
25 296 (15.30%) XML
26 291 (15.04%) JIRA
27 287 (14.83%) Hibernate
28 279 (14.42%) Maven
29 278 (14.37%) .NET
30 264 (13.64%) RESTful

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 185 (9.56%) Confluence
2 114 (5.89%) Tomcat
3 110 (5.68%) Apache
4 81 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
5 79 (4.08%) JBoss
6 69 (3.57%) WildFly
7 56 (2.89%) WebSphere
8 47 (2.43%) Apache Spark
9 39 (2.02%) Apache Solr
10 37 (1.91%) CMS
11 33 (1.71%) MQSeries
12 28 (1.45%) SharePoint
13 18 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 18 (0.93%) Mule
14 17 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
15 16 (0.83%) OpenStack
16 15 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
17 14 (0.72%) nginx
18 13 (0.67%) Jetty
19 12 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.41%) Chatbot
4 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.10%) GIMP
8 1 (0.052%) HipChat
8 1 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.31%) Elite 3E
3 6 (0.31%) Magento
4 4 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.10%) Radian6
6 2 (0.10%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.052%) Maximo
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.052%) Pivotal CRM
7 1 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.052%) Revive Adserver
7 1 (0.052%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 406 (20.98%) Amazon AWS
2 158 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (4.44%) GitHub
4 43 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
4 43 (2.22%) SaaS
5 38 (1.96%) Amazon S3
6 37 (1.91%) Heroku
7 36 (1.86%) Serverless
8 35 (1.81%) PaaS
9 26 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
9 26 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 25 (1.29%) npm
11 23 (1.19%) Office 365
12 17 (0.88%) IaaS
13 16 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
13 16 (0.83%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 15 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 14 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
15 14 (0.72%) BrowserStack
15 14 (0.72%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 148 (7.65%) HTTP
2 51 (2.64%) TCP/IP
3 36 (1.86%) Internet
4 34 (1.76%) SSL
5 28 (1.45%) Kerberos
6 26 (1.34%) DNS
7 22 (1.14%) Bluetooth
8 18 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (0.88%) FTP
10 13 (0.67%) Firewall
10 13 (0.67%) SMS
11 7 (0.36%) OpenLDAP
12 6 (0.31%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.31%) Intranet
12 6 (0.31%) OpenVPN
12 6 (0.31%) SSH
13 4 (0.21%) LAN
13 4 (0.21%) Software-Defined Networking
13 4 (0.21%) VXLAN
14 3 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (12.82%) Relational Database
2 236 (12.20%) NoSQL
3 184 (9.51%) SQL Server
4 163 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
5 139 (7.18%) MongoDB
6 137 (7.08%) RDBMS
7 114 (5.89%) MySQL
8 109 (5.63%) Big Data
9 90 (4.65%) Hadoop
10 71 (3.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 63 (3.26%) HBase
12 54 (2.79%) Neo4j
13 35 (1.81%) Redis
14 20 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (0.98%) Oracle Database
16 18 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
17 16 (0.83%) Couchbase
18 15 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 15 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
19 13 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 498 (25.74%) Git (software)
2 330 (17.05%) Jenkins
3 291 (15.04%) JIRA
4 279 (14.42%) Maven
5 240 (12.40%) JUnit
6 151 (7.80%) Mockito
7 139 (7.18%) Cucumber
8 134 (6.93%) TeamCity
9 118 (6.10%) Gradle
10 108 (5.58%) Selenium
11 98 (5.06%) Subversion
12 94 (4.86%) SonarQube
13 81 (4.19%) Vagrant
14 78 (4.03%) Liquibase
15 71 (3.67%) Checkstyle
16 61 (3.15%) Octopus Deploy
17 47 (2.43%) GitLab
17 47 (2.43%) gulp
18 43 (2.22%) TestNG
19 40 (2.07%) IntelliJ
General
1 377 (19.48%) Finance
2 236 (12.20%) Banking
3 64 (3.31%) Games
4 63 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 55 (2.84%) Retail
6 34 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 33 (1.71%) Law
8 28 (1.45%) Financial Institution
9 25 (1.29%) Advertising
9 25 (1.29%) Marketing
10 19 (0.98%) Legal
11 17 (0.88%) Front Office
12 12 (0.62%) Publishing
13 4 (0.21%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.16%) Automotive
14 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.10%) Back Office
15 2 (0.10%) Billing
15 2 (0.10%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,358 (70.18%) Developer
2 660 (34.11%) Java Developer
3 217 (11.21%) Senior Developer
4 160 (8.27%) Architect
5 124 (6.41%) Agile Developer
6 112 (5.79%) Senior Java Developer
7 106 (5.48%) JavaScript Developer
8 101 (5.22%) .NET Developer
9 87 (4.50%) Full Stack Developer
10 74 (3.82%) C# Developer
11 73 (3.77%) Agile Java Developer
11 73 (3.77%) React Developer
12 69 (3.57%) Tester
13 63 (3.26%) Java Engineer
14 61 (3.15%) Node.js Developer
15 59 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
16 57 (2.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 53 (2.74%) Angular Developer
17 53 (2.74%) SC Cleared Java Developer
18 52 (2.69%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 680 (35.14%) Web Services
2 511 (26.41%) SOAP
3 477 (24.65%) Spring
4 418 (21.60%) HTML
5 388 (20.05%) JSON
6 360 (18.60%) AngularJS
7 324 (16.74%) CSS
8 303 (15.66%) Node.js
9 296 (15.30%) XML
10 287 (14.83%) Hibernate
11 278 (14.37%) .NET
12 264 (13.64%) RESTful
13 257 (13.28%) HTML5
14 225 (11.63%) React
15 191 (9.87%) Spring Boot
16 172 (8.89%) JMS
17 154 (7.96%) Java EE
18 146 (7.55%) Kafka
19 121 (6.25%) CSS3
20 111 (5.74%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 129 (6.67%) User Experience
2 122 (6.30%) Greenfield Project
3 83 (4.29%) Mobile App
4 79 (4.08%) Linux Command Line
5 67 (3.46%) Fintech
6 64 (3.31%) Computer Science
7 62 (3.20%) Algorithms
8 53 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
9 47 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
10 34 (1.76%) Data Structures
11 32 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 29 (1.50%) Equities
13 25 (1.29%) iPad
14 24 (1.24%) Video on Demand
15 20 (1.03%) Hedge funds
16 19 (0.98%) Mainframe
17 16 (0.83%) Fixed Income
18 15 (0.78%) Virtual Team
19 14 (0.72%) Smart Home
20 13 (0.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 230 (11.89%) Linux
2 220 (11.37%) Unix
3 104 (5.37%) Android
4 92 (4.75%) Windows
5 71 (3.67%) VMS
6 55 (2.84%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.09%) CentOS
7 21 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (1.03%) Windows Server
9 15 (0.78%) Mac OS X
10 13 (0.67%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.62%) HPUX
11 12 (0.62%) Solaris
12 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.10%) Fedora
13 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.052%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,114 (57.57%) Agile Software Development
2 724 (37.42%) TDD
3 492 (25.43%) Microservices
4 408 (21.09%) Scrum
5 402 (20.78%) BDD
6 392 (20.26%) Test Automation
7 333 (17.21%) Continuous Integration
8 312 (16.12%) MVC
9 243 (12.56%) DevOps
10 235 (12.14%) OO
11 179 (9.25%) E-Commerce
12 176 (9.10%) Kanban
13 164 (8.48%) Software Engineering
13 164 (8.48%) Unit Testing
14 149 (7.70%) Pair Programming
15 145 (7.49%) Open Source
16 141 (7.29%) SOA
17 130 (6.72%) Dependency Injection
18 123 (6.36%) Web Development
19 117 (6.05%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 1,194 (61.71%) Java
2 635 (32.82%) JavaScript
3 368 (19.02%) SQL
4 262 (13.54%) C#
5 189 (9.77%) Python
6 163 (8.42%) Scala
7 112 (5.79%) Groovy
8 80 (4.13%) ES6
9 71 (3.67%) JPQL
10 67 (3.46%) TypeScript
11 55 (2.84%) PHP
12 52 (2.69%) Ruby
13 48 (2.48%) Go
14 44 (2.27%) PowerShell
15 42 (2.17%) XPath
16 39 (2.02%) Bash Shell
17 27 (1.40%) Apex Code
17 27 (1.40%) Kotlin
18 26 (1.34%) Objective-C
19 23 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 167 (8.63%) Security Cleared
2 130 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 98 (5.06%) Degree
4 36 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (1.14%) Master's Degree
6 15 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.52%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.31%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.21%) PMP
11 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.10%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.052%) CISSP
13 1 (0.052%) IBM Certification
13 1 (0.052%) ISEB
13 1 (0.052%) MCP
13 1 (0.052%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (8.06%) QA
2 8 (0.41%) GCP
2 8 (0.41%) MiFID
3 7 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.10%) COBIT
7 1 (0.052%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.052%) PMO
7 1 (0.052%) SEPA
7 1 (0.052%) SLA
7 1 (0.052%) UCITS
7 1 (0.052%) WCAG
System Software
1 309 (15.97%) Docker
2 51 (2.64%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.29%) HDFS
4 12 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.57%) Firmware
6 8 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.36%) vSphere
8 6 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.31%) Postfix
8 6 (0.31%) Squid
8 6 (0.31%) vCloud
9 3 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.16%) Varnish
10 1 (0.052%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.052%) GridGain
10 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.052%) KVM
10 1 (0.052%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 111 (5.74%) Kubernetes
2 59 (3.05%) Puppet
3 53 (2.74%) Ansible
4 44 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (1.76%) Terraform
6 30 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
7 23 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (0.52%) Kibana
9 8 (0.41%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.36%) logstash
10 7 (0.36%) Rancher
11 6 (0.31%) Rsyslog
11 6 (0.31%) Salt
11 6 (0.31%) Sysdig
12 5 (0.26%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.26%) Nagios
12 5 (0.26%) SCCM
12 5 (0.26%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.21%) TrustSec
14 3 (0.16%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 154 (7.96%) Oracle
2 95 (4.91%) Microsoft
3 79 (4.08%) IBM
4 53 (2.74%) Google
4 53 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
5 42 (2.17%) ServiceNow
6 30 (1.55%) MuleSoft
7 28 (1.45%) Splunk
8 26 (1.34%) Atlassian
9 25 (1.29%) VMware
10 24 (1.24%) Sybase
11 23 (1.19%) Adobe
11 23 (1.19%) Apigee
12 22 (1.14%) Red Hat
13 18 (0.93%) Reuters
14 16 (0.83%) SAP
14 16 (0.83%) TIBCO
15 15 (0.78%) Informatica
16 14 (0.72%) hybris
16 14 (0.72%) Kony