Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 62 75
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13 +31
Contract jobs citing REST 2,042 1,398 1,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.47% 3.52% 3.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.27% 10.01% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,546 1,013 1,080
London median daily rate £513 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £400 £350 £350
90th Percentile £625 £638 £610
England median daily rate £500 £450 £464
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.96% +13.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 0
London median hourly rate £21.50 £51.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.05% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -15.00% +29.03% +21.09%

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 16,645 13,968 13,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.44% 35.22% 32.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,729 10,406 10,534
London median daily rate £500 £475 £457
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.00% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £328 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 86 67
London median hourly rate £44.21 £44.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.66% +4.71% +63.46%
10th Percentile £20.98 £19.50 £18.62
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £76.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +7.89% +8.57%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +19 513 £500 +11.11% 113
South London +5 103 £550 +22.22% 11
West London +23 80 £478 -9.05% 64
East London +1 47 £450 -18.18% 26
North London +6 4 £425 - 7
REST
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 1,196 (58.57%) Java
2 1,158 (56.71%) Agile Software Development
3 835 (40.89%) TDD
4 710 (34.77%) JavaScript
5 671 (32.86%) Web Services
6 618 (30.26%) Git (software)
7 569 (27.86%) Microservices
8 509 (24.93%) Spring
9 498 (24.39%) BDD
10 485 (23.75%) SOAP
11 471 (23.07%) HTML
12 456 (22.33%) Amazon AWS
13 449 (21.99%) Scrum
14 448 (21.94%) JSON
15 436 (21.35%) Java 8
16 417 (20.42%) Jenkins
17 406 (19.88%) Docker
18 400 (19.59%) Test Automation
18 400 (19.59%) Finance
19 398 (19.49%) SQL
20 396 (19.39%) AngularJS
21 376 (18.41%) Continuous Integration
22 370 (18.12%) CSS
23 354 (17.34%) Node.js
24 346 (16.94%) DevOps
25 323 (15.82%) MVC
26 313 (15.33%) Maven
27 303 (14.84%) Hibernate
27 303 (14.84%) XML
28 300 (14.69%) .NET

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
1 156 (7.64%) Confluence
2 136 (6.66%) Apache
3 128 (6.27%) Elasticsearch
4 117 (5.73%) Tomcat
5 64 (3.13%) JBoss
5 64 (3.13%) WebSphere
6 48 (2.35%) Apache Spark
7 38 (1.86%) MQSeries
8 36 (1.76%) CMS
9 28 (1.37%) WildFly
10 26 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 24 (1.18%) Mule
12 19 (0.93%) SharePoint
13 18 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 16 (0.78%) NServiceBus
15 15 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
16 14 (0.69%) Apache Solr
16 14 (0.69%) nginx
17 13 (0.64%) WebLogic
18 12 (0.59%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.64%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.29%) GIMP
5 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.098%) CATIA
8 1 (0.049%) HipChat
8 1 (0.049%) InVision
8 1 (0.049%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.049%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.39%) Elite 3E
2 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.34%) Magento
3 6 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.098%) DELMIA
7 2 (0.098%) ENOVIA
7 2 (0.098%) Pivotal CRM
7 2 (0.098%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.049%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.049%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.049%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.049%) Revive Adserver
8 1 (0.049%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.049%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 456 (22.33%) Amazon AWS
2 255 (12.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (3.28%) GitHub
4 52 (2.55%) PaaS
5 49 (2.40%) Heroku
5 49 (2.40%) Serverless
6 47 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
7 39 (1.91%) Amazon S3
8 35 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
9 34 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 33 (1.62%) npm
11 32 (1.57%) IaaS
12 30 (1.47%) SaaS
13 21 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
14 19 (0.93%) Force.com
15 18 (0.88%) BrowserStack
16 14 (0.69%) Algolia
16 14 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 13 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
17 13 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 221 (10.82%) HTTP
2 64 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 44 (2.15%) SSL
4 43 (2.11%) DNS
5 38 (1.86%) FTP
6 35 (1.71%) Internet
7 18 (0.88%) SMS
8 11 (0.54%) Kerberos
9 9 (0.44%) SSH
10 8 (0.39%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.24%) BIG-IP
11 5 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.20%) Firewall
12 4 (0.20%) Intranet
12 4 (0.20%) MQTT
12 4 (0.20%) OpenLDAP
12 4 (0.20%) OpenVPN
12 4 (0.20%) SMTP
13 3 (0.15%) NAS
13 3 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (13.12%) Relational Database
2 262 (12.83%) NoSQL
3 204 (9.99%) SQL Server
4 194 (9.50%) PostgreSQL
5 185 (9.06%) MongoDB
6 123 (6.02%) MySQL
7 122 (5.97%) Big Data
8 102 (5.00%) RDBMS
9 87 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 84 (4.11%) Neo4j
11 83 (4.06%) Hadoop
12 73 (3.57%) Redis
13 53 (2.60%) HBase
14 34 (1.67%) Cosmos DB
15 26 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
16 25 (1.22%) Couchbase
17 24 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
17 24 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
18 23 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 20 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 618 (30.26%) Git (software)
2 417 (20.42%) Jenkins
3 313 (15.33%) Maven
4 282 (13.81%) JIRA
5 224 (10.97%) JUnit
6 147 (7.20%) Cucumber
7 141 (6.90%) Subversion
8 139 (6.81%) Mockito
9 135 (6.61%) Gradle
10 134 (6.56%) Selenium
11 104 (5.09%) TeamCity
12 98 (4.80%) Visual Studio
13 70 (3.43%) SonarQube
14 62 (3.04%) gulp
15 57 (2.79%) webpack
16 54 (2.64%) GitLab
16 54 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
17 51 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
18 47 (2.30%) Liquibase
19 44 (2.15%) Checkstyle
General
1 400 (19.59%) Finance
2 236 (11.56%) Banking
3 77 (3.77%) Retail
4 58 (2.84%) Investment Banking
5 55 (2.69%) Games
6 40 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 31 (1.52%) Advertising
8 29 (1.42%) Front Office
9 28 (1.37%) Law
10 24 (1.18%) Telecoms
11 18 (0.88%) Marketing
12 17 (0.83%) Legal
12 17 (0.83%) Publishing
13 5 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.20%) Automotive
14 4 (0.20%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.15%) Billing
15 3 (0.15%) Electronics
15 3 (0.15%) French Language
15 3 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,493 (73.11%) Developer
2 661 (32.37%) Java Developer
3 280 (13.71%) Senior Developer
4 150 (7.35%) Architect
5 147 (7.20%) Senior Java Developer
6 137 (6.71%) JavaScript Developer
7 128 (6.27%) .NET Developer
8 122 (5.97%) Agile Developer
9 106 (5.19%) Full Stack Developer
10 84 (4.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 83 (4.06%) React Developer
12 77 (3.77%) Python Developer
13 73 (3.57%) Agile Java Developer
13 73 (3.57%) C# Developer
14 71 (3.48%) Angular Developer
15 60 (2.94%) Tester
16 54 (2.64%) Web Developer
17 49 (2.40%) Automation Tester
17 49 (2.40%) AWS Developer
18 48 (2.35%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 671 (32.86%) Web Services
2 509 (24.93%) Spring
3 485 (23.75%) SOAP
4 471 (23.07%) HTML
5 448 (21.94%) JSON
6 396 (19.39%) AngularJS
7 370 (18.12%) CSS
8 354 (17.34%) Node.js
9 303 (14.84%) Hibernate
9 303 (14.84%) XML
10 300 (14.69%) .NET
11 291 (14.25%) React
12 280 (13.71%) HTML5
13 268 (13.12%) RESTful
14 188 (9.21%) Spring Boot
15 184 (9.01%) Kafka
16 167 (8.18%) JMS
17 139 (6.81%) CSS3
18 138 (6.76%) Dropwizard
19 129 (6.32%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 186 (9.11%) User Experience
2 157 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 145 (7.10%) Mobile App
4 99 (4.85%) Fintech
5 69 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (2.69%) Algorithms
6 55 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
7 54 (2.64%) Computer Science
8 49 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
9 38 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
10 33 (1.62%) Hedge funds
11 30 (1.47%) Data Structures
11 30 (1.47%) Equities
12 29 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 21 (1.03%) iPad
13 21 (1.03%) Video on Demand
14 20 (0.98%) Fixed Income
14 20 (0.98%) Mainframe
14 20 (0.98%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 277 (13.57%) Linux
2 205 (10.04%) Unix
3 122 (5.97%) Android
4 103 (5.04%) Windows
5 83 (4.06%) Apple iOS
6 40 (1.96%) Mac OS X
7 34 (1.67%) VMS
8 23 (1.13%) Windows Server
9 22 (1.08%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.93%) CentOS
10 19 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.69%) Solaris
12 11 (0.54%) HPUX
13 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.098%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.098%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.098%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.049%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.049%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,158 (56.71%) Agile Software Development
2 835 (40.89%) TDD
3 569 (27.86%) Microservices
4 498 (24.39%) BDD
5 449 (21.99%) Scrum
6 400 (19.59%) Test Automation
7 376 (18.41%) Continuous Integration
8 346 (16.94%) DevOps
9 323 (15.82%) MVC
10 213 (10.43%) OO
11 194 (9.50%) Pair Programming
12 189 (9.26%) Kanban
13 181 (8.86%) SOA
13 181 (8.86%) Web Development
14 178 (8.72%) Unit Testing
15 166 (8.13%) Software Engineering
16 163 (7.98%) E-Commerce
17 155 (7.59%) Open Source
18 138 (6.76%) Continuous Delivery
19 133 (6.51%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1,196 (58.57%) Java
2 710 (34.77%) JavaScript
3 436 (21.35%) Java 8
4 398 (19.49%) SQL
5 290 (14.20%) C#
6 232 (11.36%) Python
7 161 (7.88%) Scala
8 117 (5.73%) Groovy
9 111 (5.44%) ES6
10 88 (4.31%) Ruby
11 78 (3.82%) TypeScript
12 61 (2.99%) PowerShell
13 55 (2.69%) XPath
14 50 (2.45%) PHP
15 46 (2.25%) Bash Shell
15 46 (2.25%) Go
16 43 (2.11%) JPQL
17 36 (1.76%) Kotlin
18 29 (1.42%) C++
18 29 (1.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 142 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 116 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 86 (4.21%) Degree
4 30 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 29 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.03%) Master's Degree
7 13 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.24%) CCNA
10 5 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.24%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.20%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.15%) CCSA
12 3 (0.15%) CISM
12 3 (0.15%) CISSP
12 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.15%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.15%) PMP
13 2 (0.098%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (6.07%) QA
2 35 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.54%) GCP
4 9 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.34%) SLA
6 5 (0.24%) PMO
7 4 (0.20%) GDPR
7 4 (0.20%) PSD2
8 1 (0.049%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.049%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.049%) SEPA
System Software
1 406 (19.88%) Docker
2 59 (2.89%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.49%) vSphere
5 6 (0.29%) HDFS
6 5 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.20%) Postfix
7 4 (0.20%) Squid
7 4 (0.20%) vCloud
8 3 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (0.15%) Varnish
9 2 (0.098%) Firmware
9 2 (0.098%) Platform Symphony
9 2 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.098%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.049%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.049%) KVM
10 1 (0.049%) Xen
Systems Management
1 109 (5.34%) Kubernetes
2 58 (2.84%) Puppet
3 52 (2.55%) Ansible
4 44 (2.15%) Terraform
5 42 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
7 28 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
8 15 (0.73%) Kibana
8 15 (0.73%) Mesos
9 12 (0.59%) Prometheus
10 11 (0.54%) Marathon
11 8 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
12 7 (0.34%) Grafana
12 7 (0.34%) logstash
13 6 (0.29%) HockeyApp
14 5 (0.24%) Control-M
14 5 (0.24%) Rancher
14 5 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.24%) Tivoli
15 4 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 134 (6.56%) Oracle
2 96 (4.70%) Microsoft
3 89 (4.36%) IBM
4 79 (3.87%) Google
5 68 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 41 (2.01%) MuleSoft
7 35 (1.71%) ServiceNow
8 27 (1.32%) VMware
9 24 (1.18%) Splunk
10 22 (1.08%) Informatica
11 20 (0.98%) Atlassian
12 19 (0.93%) Adobe
12 19 (0.93%) Tableau
13 18 (0.88%) Reuters
13 18 (0.88%) SAP
14 16 (0.78%) Capita
14 16 (0.78%) Kony
15 15 (0.73%) Apigee
16 14 (0.69%) Hortonworks
17 13 (0.64%) Bloomberg