Period
to 15 August 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 15 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)
England > London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 57 62
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 +44
Contract jobs citing REST 2,155 1,809 1,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.73% 4.24% 3.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.27% 11.64% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,649 1,319 1,244
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £368 £352
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 2
London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.03 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.31% +102.94% -56.30%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -11.76%

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 17,558 15,546 15,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.58% 36.48% 33.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,354 11,545 11,335
London median daily rate £513 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 102 57
London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £20.37 £19.03 £18.72
90th Percentile £77.50 £52.95 £57.13
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +9.59% -1.35%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 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
Central London +10 494 £525 +10.53% 125
South London -22 127 £550 +4.76% 14
West London +29 87 £490 +15.29% 58
East London +4 59 £450 -18.18% 26
North London +3 3 £575 +31.43% 3
REST
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 London region with a requirement for REST.

1 1,145 (53.13%) Java
2 1,135 (52.67%) Agile Software Development
3 885 (41.07%) TDD
4 782 (36.29%) JavaScript
5 680 (31.55%) Git (software)
6 670 (31.09%) Microservices
7 607 (28.17%) Web Services
8 537 (24.92%) HTML
9 532 (24.69%) Spring
10 521 (24.18%) BDD
11 480 (22.27%) Java 8
12 466 (21.62%) JSON
13 460 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
14 459 (21.30%) SOAP
14 459 (21.30%) Docker
15 449 (20.84%) CSS
16 429 (19.91%) Jenkins
17 428 (19.86%) Scrum
18 419 (19.44%) Finance
18 419 (19.44%) AngularJS
19 395 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
20 389 (18.05%) Test Automation
20 389 (18.05%) DevOps
21 363 (16.84%) SQL
22 351 (16.29%) JIRA
23 331 (15.36%) React
24 329 (15.27%) .NET
25 327 (15.17%) Maven
26 325 (15.08%) C#
27 322 (14.94%) Node.js

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
1 221 (10.26%) Confluence
2 133 (6.17%) Elasticsearch
3 114 (5.29%) Apache
4 89 (4.13%) Apache Spark
5 81 (3.76%) Tomcat
6 49 (2.27%) JBoss
7 47 (2.18%) WebSphere
8 44 (2.04%) WildFly
9 41 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 26 (1.21%) WebLogic
11 25 (1.16%) SharePoint
12 24 (1.11%) IIS
12 24 (1.11%) Mule
12 24 (1.11%) NServiceBus
13 21 (0.97%) CMS
14 19 (0.88%) Jetty
15 18 (0.84%) Apache Solr
16 15 (0.70%) nginx
17 14 (0.65%) MQSeries
18 13 (0.60%) GlassFish
Applications
1 21 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 21 (0.97%) MS Visio
2 13 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.28%) Fireworks
5 6 (0.28%) GIMP
5 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.14%) HipChat
8 2 (0.093%) CATIA
8 2 (0.093%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.046%) InVision
9 1 (0.046%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.19%) Elite 3E
2 4 (0.19%) Magento
2 4 (0.19%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.093%) DELMIA
4 2 (0.093%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.093%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.046%) Pivotal CRM
5 1 (0.046%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 460 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
2 305 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (2.41%) GitHub
3 52 (2.41%) PaaS
4 45 (2.09%) Heroku
5 44 (2.04%) Serverless
6 41 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
7 34 (1.58%) Amazon S3
8 33 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 33 (1.53%) npm
9 30 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (1.16%) IaaS
11 21 (0.97%) SaaS
12 20 (0.93%) OpenShift
13 19 (0.88%) Office 365
14 17 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 16 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
16 15 (0.70%) Force.com
17 13 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
17 13 (0.60%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 199 (9.23%) HTTP
2 54 (2.51%) TCP/IP
3 51 (2.37%) DNS
3 51 (2.37%) SSL
4 40 (1.86%) FTP
5 37 (1.72%) Internet
6 23 (1.07%) Kerberos
7 20 (0.93%) SSH
8 15 (0.70%) AMQP
9 14 (0.65%) SMS
10 11 (0.51%) HTTPS
11 9 (0.42%) Firewall
11 9 (0.42%) X.509
12 8 (0.37%) MQTT
13 7 (0.32%) OpenLDAP
13 7 (0.32%) OpenVPN
14 5 (0.23%) BIG-IP
15 4 (0.19%) SMTP
15 4 (0.19%) VPN
16 3 (0.14%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (13.46%) Relational Database
2 259 (12.02%) NoSQL
3 211 (9.79%) SQL Server
4 200 (9.28%) MongoDB
5 190 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
6 172 (7.98%) Big Data
7 130 (6.03%) MySQL
8 122 (5.66%) Hadoop
9 116 (5.38%) RDBMS
10 99 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 75 (3.48%) HBase
12 72 (3.34%) Redis
13 49 (2.27%) Cosmos DB
14 47 (2.18%) Neo4j
15 37 (1.72%) Oracle Database
16 31 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
17 30 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
18 22 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
19 21 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
20 18 (0.84%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 680 (31.55%) Git (software)
2 429 (19.91%) Jenkins
3 351 (16.29%) JIRA
4 327 (15.17%) Maven
5 239 (11.09%) JUnit
6 147 (6.82%) Mockito
7 144 (6.68%) Selenium
7 144 (6.68%) Subversion
8 138 (6.40%) Cucumber
9 109 (5.06%) Visual Studio
10 103 (4.78%) Gradle
11 86 (3.99%) SonarQube
11 86 (3.99%) TeamCity
12 72 (3.34%) Visual Studio Team System
12 72 (3.34%) webpack
13 65 (3.02%) Liquibase
14 63 (2.92%) gulp
15 60 (2.78%) Checkstyle
16 58 (2.69%) WebDriver
17 56 (2.60%) GitLab
General
1 419 (19.44%) Finance
2 259 (12.02%) Banking
3 107 (4.97%) Retail
4 72 (3.34%) Investment Banking
5 42 (1.95%) Front Office
6 35 (1.62%) Games
7 30 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 29 (1.35%) Advertising
9 22 (1.02%) Legal
9 22 (1.02%) Telecoms
10 20 (0.93%) Marketing
11 18 (0.84%) Publishing
12 11 (0.51%) Law
13 8 (0.37%) Electronics
14 7 (0.32%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.23%) Back Office
16 5 (0.23%) Russian Language
17 4 (0.19%) French Language
17 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,617 (75.03%) Developer
2 666 (30.90%) Java Developer
3 278 (12.90%) Senior Developer
4 173 (8.03%) .NET Developer
5 150 (6.96%) Senior Java Developer
6 143 (6.64%) Architect
6 143 (6.64%) JavaScript Developer
7 139 (6.45%) Full Stack Developer
8 121 (5.61%) C# Developer
8 121 (5.61%) React Developer
9 116 (5.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 96 (4.45%) Angular Developer
11 92 (4.27%) Python Developer
12 84 (3.90%) Agile Developer
13 68 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
14 67 (3.11%) Lead Developer
15 62 (2.88%) AWS Developer
16 53 (2.46%) SC Cleared Java Developer
17 51 (2.37%) Consultant
18 49 (2.27%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 607 (28.17%) Web Services
2 537 (24.92%) HTML
3 532 (24.69%) Spring
4 466 (21.62%) JSON
5 459 (21.30%) SOAP
6 449 (20.84%) CSS
7 419 (19.44%) AngularJS
8 331 (15.36%) React
9 329 (15.27%) .NET
10 322 (14.94%) Node.js
11 299 (13.87%) HTML5
12 293 (13.60%) Hibernate
13 274 (12.71%) XML
14 255 (11.83%) RESTful
15 232 (10.77%) Kafka
16 207 (9.61%) Spring Boot
17 175 (8.12%) JMS
18 144 (6.68%) OAuth
19 141 (6.54%) J2EE
20 138 (6.40%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 220 (10.21%) User Experience
2 169 (7.84%) Mobile App
3 165 (7.66%) Greenfield Project
4 138 (6.40%) Fintech
5 74 (3.43%) Algorithms
6 69 (3.20%) Linux Command Line
7 68 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
8 66 (3.06%) Computer Science
9 44 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
10 42 (1.95%) Fixed Income
11 40 (1.86%) Data Structures
12 39 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
13 33 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 26 (1.21%) Equities
15 24 (1.11%) Public Cloud
16 23 (1.07%) Data Centre
16 23 (1.07%) Hedge funds
16 23 (1.07%) Virtual Team
17 18 (0.84%) Derivative
18 17 (0.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 292 (13.55%) Linux
2 214 (9.93%) Unix
3 115 (5.34%) Apple iOS
4 110 (5.10%) Android
5 109 (5.06%) Windows
6 48 (2.23%) VMS
7 32 (1.48%) Ubuntu
8 31 (1.44%) Mac OS X
9 23 (1.07%) Windows Server
10 17 (0.79%) CentOS
11 10 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.28%) Solaris
12 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.14%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.14%) HPUX
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.093%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.093%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.046%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.046%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,135 (52.67%) Agile Software Development
2 885 (41.07%) TDD
3 670 (31.09%) Microservices
4 521 (24.18%) BDD
5 428 (19.86%) Scrum
6 395 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
7 389 (18.05%) DevOps
7 389 (18.05%) Test Automation
8 292 (13.55%) MVC
9 234 (10.86%) OO
10 214 (9.93%) SOA
11 196 (9.10%) Kanban
12 190 (8.82%) Web Development
13 184 (8.54%) Pair Programming
14 163 (7.56%) Front End Development
15 160 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
16 156 (7.24%) Software Engineering
17 155 (7.19%) Open Source
17 155 (7.19%) Unit Testing
18 144 (6.68%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,145 (53.13%) Java
2 782 (36.29%) JavaScript
3 480 (22.27%) Java 8
4 363 (16.84%) SQL
5 325 (15.08%) C#
6 238 (11.04%) Python
7 139 (6.45%) ES6
8 123 (5.71%) TypeScript
9 101 (4.69%) Scala
10 89 (4.13%) Ruby
11 84 (3.90%) Groovy
12 61 (2.83%) Go
13 58 (2.69%) JPQL
14 57 (2.65%) PowerShell
15 53 (2.46%) PHP
16 44 (2.04%) C++
17 36 (1.67%) XPath
18 34 (1.58%) Bash Shell
19 29 (1.35%) JSX
20 28 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 164 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 144 (6.68%) SC Cleared
3 82 (3.81%) Degree
4 32 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 32 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (0.60%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.46%) CCNA
7 10 (0.46%) Master's Degree
8 9 (0.42%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.37%) CCSA
9 8 (0.37%) CISM
9 8 (0.37%) CISSP
10 5 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.14%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.14%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.14%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.50%) QA
2 38 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.42%) GCP
4 9 (0.42%) PSD2
5 8 (0.37%) GDPR
5 8 (0.37%) SLA
6 7 (0.32%) PMO
7 1 (0.046%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.046%) IFRS
7 1 (0.046%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.046%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 459 (21.30%) Docker
2 45 (2.09%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.74%) HDFS
5 9 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.42%) vSphere
6 8 (0.37%) vCloud
7 7 (0.32%) Postfix
7 7 (0.32%) Squid
7 7 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.14%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.14%) OpenDJ
9 2 (0.093%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.093%) Platform Symphony
9 2 (0.093%) Varnish
9 2 (0.093%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.046%) NFS
10 1 (0.046%) Xen
Systems Management
1 203 (9.42%) Kubernetes
2 70 (3.25%) Terraform
3 69 (3.20%) Ansible
4 49 (2.27%) Puppet
5 35 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
6 26 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
7 23 (1.07%) Kibana
8 20 (0.93%) Mesos
9 18 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (0.74%) Prometheus
11 14 (0.65%) Grafana
12 13 (0.60%) Rancher
13 11 (0.51%) Marathon
14 9 (0.42%) logstash
15 8 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
16 7 (0.32%) Rsyslog
16 7 (0.32%) Sysdig
16 7 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
16 7 (0.32%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
16 7 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 156 (7.24%) Oracle
2 130 (6.03%) Microsoft
3 79 (3.67%) Google
4 58 (2.69%) Salesforce.com
5 56 (2.60%) IBM
6 48 (2.23%) Atlassian
7 37 (1.72%) VMware
8 34 (1.58%) MuleSoft
9 32 (1.48%) ServiceNow
10 29 (1.35%) CA
11 27 (1.25%) Apigee
12 24 (1.11%) SAP
13 23 (1.07%) Splunk
14 20 (0.93%) Tableau
15 18 (0.84%) CyberArk
16 16 (0.74%) Sybase
17 14 (0.65%) AppDynamics
17 14 (0.65%) Hortonworks
18 13 (0.60%) Adobe
19 12 (0.56%) ForgeRock