Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 51 85
Rank change year-on-year 0 +34 +32
Contract jobs citing REST 2155 1911 1233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.57% 4.23% 2.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.37% 12.31% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1464 972
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £381 £350 £313
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
London median hourly rate £94.95 £19.23 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +393.76% -56.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £34.76 £19.23 £30.93
90th Percentile £161.59 £19.23 £163.80
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -16.00% +7.14%

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 17426 15521 15041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.99% 34.34% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13294 11606 11199
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 72 91
London median hourly rate £33.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £19.13 £19.23 £14.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £57.44 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +10 438 £500 +5.26% 72
South London +23 190 £550 +31.34% 5
West London -16 55 £503 +16.18% 25
East London +12 30 £538 +53.57% 14
North London -10 5 £438 - 4
REST
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for REST.

1 1284 (59.58%) Java
2 1224 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
3 835 (38.75%) TDD
4 748 (34.71%) Web Services
5 702 (32.58%) JavaScript
6 573 (26.59%) Microservices
7 556 (25.80%) HTML
8 552 (25.61%) Spring
9 546 (25.34%) Scrum
10 534 (24.78%) SOAP
11 490 (22.74%) AngularJS
12 459 (21.30%) Git (software)
13 454 (21.07%) BDD
14 437 (20.28%) JSON
15 431 (20.00%) CSS
16 408 (18.93%) Amazon AWS
17 406 (18.84%) Finance
18 389 (18.05%) Test Automation
19 383 (17.77%) Continuous Integration
20 379 (17.59%) Jenkins
21 367 (17.03%) SQL
22 356 (16.52%) JIRA
23 355 (16.47%) HTML5
24 346 (16.06%) .NET
25 337 (15.64%) MVC
26 334 (15.50%) Linux
27 325 (15.08%) C#
28 319 (14.80%) Docker
29 316 (14.66%) XML
30 278 (12.90%) DevOps

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
1 241 (11.18%) Confluence
2 142 (6.59%) Apache Spark
3 122 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
4 110 (5.10%) Apache
5 103 (4.78%) JBoss
6 97 (4.50%) Apache Solr
6 97 (4.50%) Tomcat
7 56 (2.60%) WebSphere
7 56 (2.60%) WildFly
8 37 (1.72%) CMS
8 37 (1.72%) SharePoint
9 23 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
10 21 (0.97%) MQSeries
11 20 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
12 19 (0.88%) nginx
12 19 (0.88%) OpenStack
13 17 (0.79%) IIS
14 15 (0.70%) SAS
15 14 (0.65%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.56%) Chatbot
3 11 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.093%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.046%) GIMP
7 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.19%) RMDS
3 4 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.14%) Magento
4 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.14%) Radian6
4 3 (0.14%) Social Studio
5 2 (0.093%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.093%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.046%) BASE24
6 1 (0.046%) Maximo
6 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.046%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 408 (18.93%) Amazon AWS
2 174 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (6.08%) GitHub
4 52 (2.41%) SaaS
5 45 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
6 43 (2.00%) Amazon S3
6 43 (2.00%) npm
7 32 (1.48%) Serverless
8 27 (1.25%) PaaS
9 26 (1.21%) Office 365
10 23 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 22 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 22 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (0.97%) Heroku
13 18 (0.84%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 17 (0.79%) IaaS
15 14 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
16 13 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
17 10 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
17 10 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 126 (5.85%) HTTP
2 82 (3.81%) Kerberos
3 58 (2.69%) Internet
4 35 (1.62%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.58%) LDAP
6 24 (1.11%) SSL
7 22 (1.02%) Bluetooth
8 21 (0.97%) SMS
9 19 (0.88%) DNS
10 16 (0.74%) DSL
11 14 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (0.56%) Firewall
13 11 (0.51%) Intranet
14 10 (0.46%) SSH
15 9 (0.42%) OpenLDAP
16 8 (0.37%) FTP
16 8 (0.37%) OpenVPN
17 5 (0.23%) AMQP
17 5 (0.23%) HTTPS
17 5 (0.23%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (12.76%) NoSQL
2 235 (10.90%) Big Data
3 228 (10.58%) Hadoop
4 209 (9.70%) PostgreSQL
5 198 (9.19%) Relational Database
5 198 (9.19%) SQL Server
6 187 (8.68%) HBase
7 138 (6.40%) MongoDB
8 127 (5.89%) MySQL
9 114 (5.29%) RDBMS
10 72 (3.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 30 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (0.88%) Redis
14 18 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 18 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (0.79%) CouchDB
16 16 (0.74%) DataStax
16 16 (0.74%) Neo4j
17 15 (0.70%) DocumentDB
Development Applications
1 459 (21.30%) Git (software)
2 379 (17.59%) Jenkins
3 356 (16.52%) JIRA
4 256 (11.88%) Maven
5 226 (10.49%) JUnit
6 207 (9.61%) Cucumber
7 139 (6.45%) Mockito
8 125 (5.80%) TeamCity
9 95 (4.41%) IntelliJ
9 95 (4.41%) Selenium
10 93 (4.32%) Subversion
11 76 (3.53%) Vagrant
12 75 (3.48%) SonarQube
13 74 (3.43%) Gradle
14 72 (3.34%) Jasmine
15 67 (3.11%) Liquibase
16 66 (3.06%) Octopus Deploy
17 65 (3.02%) GitLab
18 62 (2.88%) gulp
19 54 (2.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 406 (18.84%) Finance
2 276 (12.81%) Banking
3 82 (3.81%) Retail
4 77 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 59 (2.74%) Front Office
5 59 (2.74%) Games
6 58 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 47 (2.18%) Marketing
8 31 (1.44%) Law
9 23 (1.07%) Legal
9 23 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.88%) Publishing
11 13 (0.60%) Advertising
11 13 (0.60%) Electronics
12 12 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.23%) French Language
15 4 (0.19%) Back Office
15 4 (0.19%) German Language
15 4 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1478 (68.58%) Developer
2 683 (31.69%) Java Developer
3 204 (9.47%) Architect
4 169 (7.84%) Senior Developer
5 135 (6.26%) .NET Developer
6 131 (6.08%) JavaScript Developer
7 116 (5.38%) Agile Developer
8 99 (4.59%) Angular Developer
9 90 (4.18%) C# Developer
10 85 (3.94%) Full Stack Developer
11 82 (3.81%) Senior Java Developer
12 78 (3.62%) Agile Java Developer
13 75 (3.48%) Java Engineer
14 73 (3.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 70 (3.25%) Software Engineer
16 66 (3.06%) Scala Developer
17 63 (2.92%) Big Data Developer
18 59 (2.74%) SC Cleared Java Developer
19 58 (2.69%) Solutions Architect
20 56 (2.60%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 748 (34.71%) Web Services
2 556 (25.80%) HTML
3 552 (25.61%) Spring
4 534 (24.78%) SOAP
5 490 (22.74%) AngularJS
6 437 (20.28%) JSON
7 431 (20.00%) CSS
8 355 (16.47%) HTML5
9 346 (16.06%) .NET
10 316 (14.66%) XML
11 262 (12.16%) Node.js
12 260 (12.06%) RESTful
13 247 (11.46%) Spring Boot
14 238 (11.04%) Hibernate
15 227 (10.53%) Kafka
16 217 (10.07%) React
17 183 (8.49%) CSS3
18 174 (8.07%) jQuery
19 139 (6.45%) Apache Camel
20 134 (6.22%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 148 (6.87%) User Experience
2 137 (6.36%) Greenfield Project
3 116 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 95 (4.41%) Algorithms
5 87 (4.04%) Mobile App
6 78 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
7 65 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
8 57 (2.65%) Fintech
9 47 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
10 39 (1.81%) Data Structures
11 36 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 26 (1.21%) Equities
13 25 (1.16%) iPad
14 22 (1.02%) Virtual Team
15 19 (0.88%) N-Tier
16 18 (0.84%) Fixed Income
16 18 (0.84%) PKI
16 18 (0.84%) W3C
17 15 (0.70%) Data Centre
18 14 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 334 (15.50%) Linux
2 202 (9.37%) Unix
3 112 (5.20%) Android
4 91 (4.22%) Windows
5 78 (3.62%) Apple iOS
6 55 (2.55%) VMS
7 32 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.07%) CentOS
9 20 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.46%) Windows Server
11 8 (0.37%) Solaris
12 7 (0.32%) CoreOS
13 6 (0.28%) HPUX
14 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.093%) Fedora
17 1 (0.046%) AIX
17 1 (0.046%) Kali Linux
17 1 (0.046%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1224 (56.80%) Agile Software Development
2 835 (38.75%) TDD
3 573 (26.59%) Microservices
4 546 (25.34%) Scrum
5 454 (21.07%) BDD
6 389 (18.05%) Test Automation
7 383 (17.77%) Continuous Integration
8 337 (15.64%) MVC
9 278 (12.90%) DevOps
10 269 (12.48%) OO
11 199 (9.23%) Unit Testing
12 183 (8.49%) Software Engineering
13 180 (8.35%) Open Source
14 178 (8.26%) E-Commerce
15 176 (8.17%) Kanban
16 157 (7.29%) SOA
17 154 (7.15%) Pair Programming
18 152 (7.05%) Front End Development
19 138 (6.40%) Web Development
20 136 (6.31%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 1284 (59.58%) Java
2 702 (32.58%) JavaScript
3 367 (17.03%) SQL
4 325 (15.08%) C#
5 234 (10.86%) Python
6 182 (8.45%) Scala
7 89 (4.13%) Groovy
8 85 (3.94%) ES6
9 67 (3.11%) TypeScript
10 66 (3.06%) Ruby
11 63 (2.92%) PHP
12 52 (2.41%) JPQL
13 50 (2.32%) Bash Shell
13 50 (2.32%) PowerShell
14 48 (2.23%) Go
15 41 (1.90%) Objective-C
16 37 (1.72%) Apple Swift
17 34 (1.58%) T-SQL
18 30 (1.39%) PL/SQL
19 21 (0.97%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 237 (11.00%) Security Cleared
2 194 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 126 (5.85%) Degree
4 61 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
6 14 (0.65%) DBS Check
7 13 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.46%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.28%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.28%) ISEB
10 6 (0.28%) PMP
11 3 (0.14%) CISSP
11 3 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.14%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.093%) CISA
12 2 (0.093%) CISM
12 2 (0.093%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.046%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (8.03%) QA
2 29 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.51%) MiFID
4 8 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.19%) FedRAMP
5 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.14%) UCITS
6 3 (0.14%) WCAG
7 2 (0.093%) COBIT
7 2 (0.093%) WAI
8 1 (0.046%) GCP
8 1 (0.046%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.046%) PMO
8 1 (0.046%) SLA
System Software
1 319 (14.80%) Docker
2 84 (3.90%) HDFS
3 53 (2.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 45 (2.09%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.46%) Firmware
6 10 (0.46%) vCloud
7 8 (0.37%) Postfix
7 8 (0.37%) Squid
7 8 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.19%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.19%) OpenIDM
9 4 (0.19%) Varnish
10 3 (0.14%) vSphere
11 2 (0.093%) OpenDJ
11 2 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.046%) GridGain
12 1 (0.046%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.046%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 159 (7.38%) Kubernetes
2 93 (4.32%) Ansible
3 88 (4.08%) Terraform
4 76 (3.53%) Puppet
5 35 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
6 18 (0.84%) Kibana
7 16 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
8 13 (0.60%) logstash
9 10 (0.46%) Graphite
9 10 (0.46%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.42%) Rancher
11 8 (0.37%) Oozie
11 8 (0.37%) Rsyslog
11 8 (0.37%) Sysdig
12 5 (0.23%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.23%) Salt
12 5 (0.23%) SCCM
13 4 (0.19%) MOM
13 4 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 188 (8.72%) Oracle
2 145 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 72 (3.34%) IBM
4 39 (1.81%) Atlassian
4 39 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (1.67%) Sybase
6 33 (1.53%) Google
6 33 (1.53%) VMware
7 31 (1.44%) SAP
7 31 (1.44%) ServiceNow
8 25 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 24 (1.11%) Apigee
10 23 (1.07%) Apple
11 22 (1.02%) ATG
12 20 (0.93%) TIBCO
13 19 (0.88%) Cloudera
14 18 (0.84%) hybris
15 17 (0.79%) MuleSoft
16 16 (0.74%) ForgeRock
16 16 (0.74%) Hortonworks