Period
to

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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 67 63 61
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing REST 1,373 1,041 819
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.59% 4.29% 4.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.53% 11.76% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,009 774 623
10th Percentile £425 £400 £413
25th Percentile £513 £456 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £535 £550
Median % change year-on-year +12.15% -2.73% -
75th Percentile £688 £650 £625
90th Percentile £763 £700 £700
England median daily rate £575 £517 £525
% change year-on-year +11.16% -1.48% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
10th Percentile £36.50 - -
25th Percentile £53.75 - £53.75
Median hourly rate £73.60 - £57.50
75th Percentile £75.39 - £61.25
90th Percentile £75.66 - -
England median hourly rate £65.48 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +30.96% - -

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 11,903 8,850 7,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 31.10% 36.45% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,251 6,621 5,599
10th Percentile £425 £381 £375
25th Percentile £506 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £711 £638 £625
90th Percentile £800 £713 £700
England median daily rate £574 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +14.80% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 33 33
10th Percentile £27.25 £19.39 £23.80
25th Percentile £35.00 £36.75 £31.25
Median hourly rate £46.00 £50.00 £48.85
Median % change year-on-year -8.00% +2.35% +8.66%
75th Percentile £66.13 £65.00 £63.00
90th Percentile £75.75 £68.00 £68.71
England median hourly rate £50.25 £47.00 £46.42
% change year-on-year +6.91% +1.26% +3.24%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for REST in London

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing REST in London.

Daily rate trend for REST in London

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing REST in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for REST in London

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing REST in London.

Hourly rate trend for REST in London

REST
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing REST in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +31 210 £600 +9.09% 65
West London +13 24 £625 - 27
South London -17 13 £625 +56.25% 6
East London -4 4 £580 +9.95% 20
REST
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 675 (49.16%) Agile
2 622 (45.30%) Java
3 531 (38.67%) JavaScript
4 427 (31.10%) CI/CD
5 425 (30.95%) Microservices
6 369 (26.88%) React
7 350 (25.49%) SQL
8 337 (24.54%) Azure
9 332 (24.18%) Spring
10 313 (22.80%) HTML
10 313 (22.80%) DevOps
11 308 (22.43%) Git (software)
12 304 (22.14%) Python
12 304 (22.14%) Finance
13 299 (21.78%) AWS
14 288 (20.98%) Web Services
15 280 (20.39%) Docker
16 278 (20.25%) Kubernetes
17 272 (19.81%) TDD
18 267 (19.45%) Test Automation
19 258 (18.79%) SOAP
20 256 (18.65%) Jenkins
21 253 (18.43%) CSS
22 239 (17.41%) AngularJS
23 235 (17.12%) Social Skills
24 228 (16.61%) JSON
25 225 (16.39%) Software Engineering
26 221 (16.10%) Scrum
27 219 (15.95%) TypeScript
28 210 (15.29%) C#

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 80 (5.83%) Confluence
2 49 (3.57%) JBoss
3 41 (2.99%) Tomcat
4 35 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
5 33 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
5 33 (2.40%) Red Hat Fuse
6 27 (1.97%) WebSphere
7 25 (1.82%) Mule
8 24 (1.75%) Apache
9 22 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
9 22 (1.60%) CMS
10 16 (1.17%) nginx
10 16 (1.17%) SharePoint
11 15 (1.09%) Apache Spark
12 13 (0.95%) IIS
13 11 (0.80%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
15 9 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.51%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 13 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.15%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.073%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.073%) Oracle Smart View
4 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.09%) Shopify
2 11 (0.80%) SunGard Martini
3 6 (0.44%) Carpe Diem
3 6 (0.44%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.29%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.22%) assyst
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.22%) Magento
6 3 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 337 (24.54%) Azure
2 299 (21.78%) AWS
3 136 (9.91%) GitHub
4 98 (7.14%) Serverless
5 73 (5.32%) GCP
6 72 (5.24%) SaaS
7 64 (4.66%) AWS Lambda
8 63 (4.59%) PaaS
9 42 (3.06%) OpenShift
10 38 (2.77%) IaaS
11 35 (2.55%) Power Platform
12 32 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
13 31 (2.26%) Amazon S3
13 31 (2.26%) Azure Monitor
13 31 (2.26%) BrowserStack
14 30 (2.18%) Sauce Labs
15 29 (2.11%) npm
16 26 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 26 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
17 22 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 82 (5.97%) HTTP
2 40 (2.91%) Internet
3 32 (2.33%) HTTPS
4 25 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.75%) Firewall
6 18 (1.31%) DNS
7 12 (0.87%) Kerberos
7 12 (0.87%) SSL
8 8 (0.58%) FTP
9 6 (0.44%) 5G
9 6 (0.44%) Network Security
9 6 (0.44%) SAN
10 5 (0.36%) 3G
10 5 (0.36%) 4G
10 5 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.29%) SMTP
11 4 (0.29%) Wireless
12 3 (0.22%) DHCP
12 3 (0.22%) DMZ
12 3 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (13.62%) SQL Server
2 165 (12.02%) NoSQL
3 145 (10.56%) MongoDB
4 139 (10.12%) Relational Database
5 118 (8.59%) PostgreSQL
6 57 (4.15%) MySQL
7 48 (3.50%) Redis
8 36 (2.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 32 (2.33%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 25 (1.82%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
13 17 (1.24%) Big Data
14 16 (1.17%) Power BI
15 14 (1.02%) Data Lake
15 14 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
16 13 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.73%) Couchbase
17 10 (0.73%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 308 (22.43%) Git (software)
2 256 (18.65%) Jenkins
3 166 (12.09%) JIRA
4 161 (11.73%) Maven
5 100 (7.28%) JUnit
6 87 (6.34%) Cucumber
7 83 (6.05%) Cypress.io
7 83 (6.05%) GitLab
8 75 (5.46%) Postman
8 75 (5.46%) Selenium
9 68 (4.95%) webpack
10 59 (4.30%) Bitbucket
10 59 (4.30%) JMeter
11 58 (4.22%) Subversion
12 52 (3.79%) Gradle
13 48 (3.50%) TeamCity
14 39 (2.84%) Protractor
15 38 (2.77%) Mockito
15 38 (2.77%) Visual Studio
16 36 (2.62%) Gatling
General
1 304 (22.14%) Finance
2 235 (17.12%) Social Skills
3 171 (12.45%) Banking
4 95 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
5 89 (6.48%) Investment Banking
6 65 (4.73%) Front Office
7 51 (3.71%) Public Sector
8 37 (2.69%) Marketing
9 36 (2.62%) Retail
10 26 (1.89%) Telecoms
11 25 (1.82%) Legal
12 23 (1.68%) Law
13 21 (1.53%) Manufacturing
13 21 (1.53%) Presentation Skills
14 16 (1.17%) Financial Institution
15 15 (1.09%) Electronics
16 11 (0.80%) Billing
17 10 (0.73%) Publishing
18 9 (0.66%) Automotive
19 8 (0.58%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 834 (60.74%) Developer
2 274 (19.96%) Java Developer
3 143 (10.42%) Senior Developer
4 111 (8.08%) Architect
5 101 (7.36%) React Developer
6 89 (6.48%) Full Stack Developer
7 74 (5.39%) Python Developer
8 65 (4.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 65 (4.73%) Senior Java Developer
9 60 (4.37%) .NET Developer
10 58 (4.22%) JavaScript Developer
11 55 (4.01%) Software Engineer
12 49 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
13 37 (2.69%) Java Engineer
14 36 (2.62%) Angular Developer
14 36 (2.62%) Backend Developer
15 35 (2.55%) QA Engineer
16 32 (2.33%) Consultant
17 29 (2.11%) C# Developer
18 27 (1.97%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (26.88%) React
2 332 (24.18%) Spring
3 313 (22.80%) HTML
4 288 (20.98%) Web Services
5 258 (18.79%) SOAP
6 253 (18.43%) CSS
7 239 (17.41%) AngularJS
8 228 (16.61%) JSON
9 210 (15.29%) Spring Boot
10 204 (14.86%) Node.js
11 192 (13.98%) .NET
12 157 (11.43%) XML
13 146 (10.63%) HTML5
14 139 (10.12%) Kafka
15 134 (9.76%) GraphQL
16 91 (6.63%) Redux
17 88 (6.41%) Swagger
18 84 (6.12%) CSS3
18 84 (6.12%) RESTful
19 78 (5.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.59%) User Experience
2 56 (4.08%) Cloud Native
3 55 (4.01%) Mobile App
3 55 (4.01%) Public Cloud
4 48 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
6 40 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (2.04%) Data Structures
7 28 (2.04%) Derivative
7 28 (2.04%) Private Cloud
7 28 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 25 (1.82%) Video\Live Streaming
9 24 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
10 23 (1.68%) Media Streaming
11 21 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 19 (1.38%) Algorithms
12 19 (1.38%) iPad
12 19 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
13 17 (1.24%) Wiki
14 16 (1.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 139 (10.12%) Linux
2 85 (6.19%) Unix
3 77 (5.61%) Windows
4 40 (2.91%) Apple iOS
5 32 (2.33%) Android
6 12 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.73%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.22%) zOS
11 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.15%) Solaris
11 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 675 (49.16%) Agile
2 427 (31.10%) CI/CD
3 425 (30.95%) Microservices
4 313 (22.80%) DevOps
5 272 (19.81%) TDD
6 267 (19.45%) Test Automation
7 225 (16.39%) Software Engineering
8 221 (16.10%) Scrum
9 187 (13.62%) Full Stack Development
10 184 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
11 181 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
12 157 (11.43%) BDD
13 143 (10.42%) OO
14 120 (8.74%) SDLC
15 118 (8.59%) Front End Development
16 98 (7.14%) Analytics
17 94 (6.85%) Unit Testing
18 77 (5.61%) API Design
18 77 (5.61%) Event-Driven
19 75 (5.46%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 622 (45.30%) Java
2 531 (38.67%) JavaScript
3 350 (25.49%) SQL
4 304 (22.14%) Python
5 219 (15.95%) TypeScript
6 210 (15.29%) C#
7 69 (5.03%) PowerShell
8 68 (4.95%) Bash
9 53 (3.86%) ES6
10 46 (3.35%) Ruby
11 41 (2.99%) Kotlin
12 38 (2.77%) Shell Script
13 36 (2.62%) Go
13 36 (2.62%) PHP
14 32 (2.33%) T-SQL
15 26 (1.89%) C++
15 26 (1.89%) Scala
16 24 (1.75%) Groovy
17 22 (1.60%) Apple Swift
18 21 (1.53%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 66 (4.81%) Degree
2 60 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 49 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.95%) AWS Certification
6 10 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.66%) CISSP
8 8 (0.58%) CEH
9 7 (0.51%) CCNA
9 7 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.44%) CISM
10 6 (0.44%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.36%) MBA
11 5 (0.36%) PhD
12 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.22%) CSSLP
13 3 (0.22%) GIAC
13 3 (0.22%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (10.92%) QA
2 30 (2.18%) Accessibility
3 12 (0.87%) GDPR
4 11 (0.80%) SLA
5 8 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.51%) WCAG
7 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.22%) GRC
10 2 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.073%) FATCA
11 1 (0.073%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 280 (20.39%) Docker
2 25 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.29%) OpenAM
5 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.22%) OpenDJ
6 3 (0.22%) vSphere
7 2 (0.15%) NFS
7 2 (0.15%) OpenIDM
7 2 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.15%) Postfix
7 2 (0.15%) vCloud
7 2 (0.15%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.073%) zsh
Systems Management
1 278 (20.25%) Kubernetes
2 117 (8.52%) Terraform
3 80 (5.83%) Ansible
4 24 (1.75%) Kibana
5 22 (1.60%) Prometheus
6 19 (1.38%) Puppet
7 17 (1.24%) Grafana
8 15 (1.09%) logstash
9 12 (0.87%) BladeLogic
9 12 (0.87%) Consul
10 8 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.58%) Rancher
10 8 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.51%) Argo
11 7 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
11 7 (0.51%) Mesos
12 6 (0.44%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.36%) Netcool
13 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 143 (10.42%) Oracle
2 130 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 44 (3.20%) Google
4 37 (2.69%) ServiceNow
5 36 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (2.48%) IBM
7 31 (2.26%) SAP
8 30 (2.18%) Red Hat
9 28 (2.04%) MuleSoft
10 23 (1.68%) Splunk
11 20 (1.46%) Atlassian
12 19 (1.38%) Sybase
13 18 (1.31%) Apple
13 18 (1.31%) Dynatrace
14 17 (1.24%) VMware
15 14 (1.02%) Databricks
16 13 (0.95%) Verint
17 12 (0.87%) ForgeRock
18 11 (0.80%) AppDynamics
18 11 (0.80%) SunGard