Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 17 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 49 74
Rank change year-on-year -2 +25 +71
Contract jobs citing REST 698 667 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.15% 4.18% 2.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.00% 15.08% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 380 313
South East median daily rate £484 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% -2.30% +8.75%
10th Percentile £357 £321 £321
90th Percentile £574 £538 £569
England median daily rate £500 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 5
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.59% +13.75% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £41.25 £35.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £52.50 £47.25
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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 5,368 4,422 4,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.93% 27.70% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,500 2,654 3,183
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 86 125
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.08 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £55.50
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% +11.11% -2.70%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the South East over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the South East

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the South East over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for REST in the South East

REST
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 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
Thames Valley -18 223 £425 +3.66% 61
Surrey -2 184 £500 +17.65% 20
Hampshire +2 148 £488 +8.33% 27
Berkshire +10 131 £425 -2.86% 32
West Sussex -6 88 £480 +3.78% 15
Buckinghamshire -25 72 £425 +13.33% 16
East Sussex +7 31 £463 +54.17% 9
Oxfordshire -26 20 £575 +35.29% 13
Kent +20 11 £400 - 8
Middlesex +8 9 £375 -6.25%
M4 Corridor - 7 £450 -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region with a requirement for REST.

1 351 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (47.42%) Java
3 300 (42.98%) Web Services
4 276 (39.54%) Git (software)
5 255 (36.53%) JavaScript
6 239 (34.24%) Jenkins
7 224 (32.09%) SOAP
8 220 (31.52%) Spring
9 216 (30.95%) HTML
10 214 (30.66%) TDD
11 206 (29.51%) CSS
12 202 (28.94%) Continuous Integration
13 194 (27.79%) Linux
14 181 (25.93%) JSON
15 165 (23.64%) Scrum
15 165 (23.64%) Microservices
16 153 (21.92%) SQL
17 134 (19.20%) MVC
18 130 (18.62%) DevOps
19 126 (18.05%) XML
20 124 (17.77%) .NET
20 124 (17.77%) C#
21 121 (17.34%) Oracle
21 121 (17.34%) RESTful
21 121 (17.34%) Relational Database
21 121 (17.34%) BDD
22 120 (17.19%) Python
23 111 (15.90%) JIRA
24 104 (14.90%) Hibernate
25 103 (14.76%) Test Automation

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 64 (9.17%) Confluence
2 49 (7.02%) Apache
3 47 (6.73%) Tomcat
4 41 (5.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 38 (5.44%) WebLogic
6 24 (3.44%) MQSeries
7 22 (3.15%) JBoss
8 21 (3.01%) Apache Spark
8 21 (3.01%) SharePoint
9 20 (2.87%) Cloud Foundry
10 17 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (2.29%) Apache Solr
12 14 (2.01%) CMS
13 13 (1.86%) IIS
14 12 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
15 9 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (1.29%) Umbraco
15 9 (1.29%) WebSphere
16 8 (1.15%) EPiServer
16 8 (1.15%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.15%) Magento
3 5 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.72%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.29%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 95 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (4.58%) OpenShift
4 29 (4.15%) GitHub
5 19 (2.72%) SaaS
6 16 (2.29%) Serverless
7 15 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (1.58%) Office 365
9 10 (1.43%) Slack
10 9 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (1.29%) PaaS
11 8 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.00%) Force.com
12 7 (1.00%) iPaaS
13 6 (0.86%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.86%) IaaS
14 5 (0.72%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.16%) HTTP
2 18 (2.58%) TCP/IP
3 12 (1.72%) Internet
4 11 (1.58%) SSL
5 10 (1.43%) Firewall
6 8 (1.15%) Wireless
7 7 (1.00%) DOCSIS
7 7 (1.00%) Ethernet
7 7 (1.00%) MPLS
8 6 (0.86%) SNMP
9 5 (0.72%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.72%) FTP
10 3 (0.43%) SMTP
11 2 (0.29%) DNS
11 2 (0.29%) Network Security
11 2 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
12 1 (0.14%) AMQP
12 1 (0.14%) Skype
12 1 (0.14%) SSH
12 1 (0.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (17.34%) Relational Database
2 81 (11.60%) SQL Server
3 78 (11.17%) NoSQL
4 66 (9.46%) MongoDB
5 54 (7.74%) Redis
6 49 (7.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 49 (7.02%) MySQL
7 33 (4.73%) Big Data
8 29 (4.15%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (4.01%) Oracle Database
10 26 (3.72%) Couchbase
11 24 (3.44%) Hadoop
12 23 (3.30%) RDBMS
13 14 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (1.86%) HBase
15 10 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 10 (1.43%) Power BI
16 9 (1.29%) NuoDB
16 9 (1.29%) Parquet
17 8 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 276 (39.54%) Git (software)
2 239 (34.24%) Jenkins
3 111 (15.90%) JIRA
4 78 (11.17%) Maven
5 70 (10.03%) JUnit
6 47 (6.73%) Selenium
7 45 (6.45%) Subversion
8 43 (6.16%) Cucumber
9 39 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (5.01%) Eclipse
11 30 (4.30%) IntelliJ
11 30 (4.30%) Visual Studio
12 25 (3.58%) Bitbucket
13 24 (3.44%) Gradle
14 20 (2.87%) Visual Studio Team System
15 18 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 18 (2.58%) SoapUI
16 15 (2.15%) Mercurial
17 12 (1.72%) TeamCity
17 12 (1.72%) XMLSpy
General
1 97 (13.90%) Finance
2 26 (3.72%) Games
3 18 (2.58%) Banking
4 17 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 5 (0.72%) Retail
6 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.29%) Advertising
7 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.29%) Law
7 2 (0.29%) Marketing
7 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.14%) Billing
8 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 478 (68.48%) Developer
2 196 (28.08%) Java Developer
3 81 (11.60%) Architect
4 59 (8.45%) Senior Developer
5 56 (8.02%) Python Developer
6 54 (7.74%) Django Developer
6 54 (7.74%) Python/Django Developer
7 42 (6.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 38 (5.44%) Full Stack Developer
9 37 (5.30%) .NET Developer
10 34 (4.87%) Senior Java Developer
11 32 (4.58%) React Developer
12 29 (4.15%) Angular Developer
13 28 (4.01%) Scala Developer
14 26 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
16 24 (3.44%) C# Developer
16 24 (3.44%) Technical Architect
17 21 (3.01%) Consultant
17 21 (3.01%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (42.98%) Web Services
2 224 (32.09%) SOAP
3 220 (31.52%) Spring
4 216 (30.95%) HTML
5 206 (29.51%) CSS
6 181 (25.93%) JSON
7 126 (18.05%) XML
8 124 (17.77%) .NET
9 121 (17.34%) RESTful
10 104 (14.90%) Hibernate
11 101 (14.47%) Spring Boot
12 97 (13.90%) AngularJS
13 91 (13.04%) HTML5
13 91 (13.04%) Node.js
14 78 (11.17%) Django
15 76 (10.89%) J2EE
16 70 (10.03%) JMS
17 69 (9.89%) ASP.NET
18 67 (9.60%) CSS3
18 67 (9.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.74%) Greenfield Project
2 43 (6.16%) User Experience
3 40 (5.73%) Mobile App
4 29 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (2.15%) iPad
9 14 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.72%) Fintech
11 11 (1.58%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.43%) Clustering
13 9 (1.29%) CMDB
13 9 (1.29%) Data Structures
14 8 (1.15%) Life Science
14 8 (1.15%) Management Information System
15 7 (1.00%) Mainframe
16 5 (0.72%) Fat Client
16 5 (0.72%) Thin Client
16 5 (0.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 194 (27.79%) Linux
2 69 (9.89%) Unix
3 49 (7.02%) Windows
4 21 (3.01%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.44%) Android
6 8 (1.15%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.57%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.43%) Solaris
8 3 (0.43%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (30.66%) TDD
3 202 (28.94%) Continuous Integration
4 165 (23.64%) Microservices
4 165 (23.64%) Scrum
5 134 (19.20%) MVC
6 130 (18.62%) DevOps
7 121 (17.34%) BDD
8 103 (14.76%) Test Automation
9 98 (14.04%) SOA
10 97 (13.90%) Web Development
11 82 (11.75%) Workflow
12 74 (10.60%) Open Source
13 71 (10.17%) Kanban
14 63 (9.03%) OO
15 58 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
16 52 (7.45%) SDLC
17 49 (7.02%) Software Engineering
18 47 (6.73%) Unit Testing
19 44 (6.30%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 331 (47.42%) Java
2 255 (36.53%) JavaScript
3 153 (21.92%) SQL
4 124 (17.77%) C#
5 120 (17.19%) Python
6 96 (13.75%) Java 8
7 73 (10.46%) Scala
8 65 (9.31%) Ruby
9 26 (3.72%) Bash Shell
9 26 (3.72%) PHP
10 24 (3.44%) Java 9
11 21 (3.01%) Shell Script
12 19 (2.72%) TypeScript
13 14 (2.01%) Groovy
14 13 (1.86%) C++
14 13 (1.86%) Perl
14 13 (1.86%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.86%) PowerShell
15 12 (1.72%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.43%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 44 (6.30%) Degree
2 13 (1.86%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.58%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.43%) MCSE
8 3 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.29%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.29%) ISEB
9 2 (0.29%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.29%) SAFe Agilist
10 1 (0.14%) HNC
10 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.14%) MCP
10 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.31%) QA
2 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.43%) GCP
3 3 (0.43%) SLA
4 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 101 (14.47%) Docker
2 28 (4.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 17 (2.44%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.29%) HDFS
5 5 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.57%) oVirt
6 4 (0.57%) RHEV
7 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.14%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 43 (6.16%) Ansible
2 37 (5.30%) Puppet
3 25 (3.58%) Kubernetes
4 24 (3.44%) Hadoop YARN
5 10 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.15%) Grafana
7 8 (1.15%) Kibana
8 7 (1.00%) Terraform
9 4 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.57%) Mesos
10 3 (0.43%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.29%) Graphite
11 2 (0.29%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.29%) Opsview
11 2 (0.29%) TIBCO Hawk
12 1 (0.14%) SCCM
12 1 (0.14%) SCOM
12 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.14%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 121 (17.34%) Oracle
2 79 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 37 (5.30%) Google
4 18 (2.58%) IBM
5 16 (2.29%) CA
6 15 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (2.15%) SAP
7 13 (1.86%) Adobe
7 13 (1.86%) Atlassian
7 13 (1.86%) Remedy
8 11 (1.58%) webMethods
9 10 (1.43%) BMC
9 10 (1.43%) New Relic
9 10 (1.43%) PagerDuty
10 9 (1.29%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.29%) TIBCO
11 8 (1.15%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.72%) HP
12 5 (0.72%) Informatica
12 5 (0.72%) Nokia