Period
to 16 September 2019

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 16 September 2019 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 52 50
Rank change year-on-year -24 -2 +20
Contract jobs citing REST 416 675 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.88% 4.14% 4.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.45% 12.67% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 434 377
South East median daily rate £450 £484 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.02% +13.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £313
90th Percentile £588 £575 £533
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 21
South East median hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £47.50 £35.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £73.75 £59.79 £52.50
England median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +41.07%

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 3,982 5,327 4,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.57% 32.66% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,475 3,470 2,724
South East median daily rate £450 £433 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +4.85% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 88 78
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £20.69 £14.20 £12.35
90th Percentile £73.75 £55.38 £50.08
England median hourly rate £44.57 £41.77 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.70% +4.41% +11.11%

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

REST
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

REST
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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 -16 154 £450 +2.86% 58
Hampshire -15 107 £450 -10.00% 33
Surrey -9 85 £490 -2.00% 13
Berkshire -42 83 £450 +5.88% 22
Buckinghamshire -11 40 £450 +4.35% 15
Oxfordshire +49 31 £513 - 21
West Sussex -37 27 £406 -15.80% 14
East Sussex -14 21 £400 -13.51% 5
Kent +13 19 £500 +25.00% 12
Middlesex +6 1 £375 -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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.

1 221 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (37.98%) JavaScript
3 147 (35.34%) SOAP
4 144 (34.62%) Java
5 117 (28.13%) SQL
6 116 (27.88%) Azure
7 112 (26.92%) .NET
7 112 (26.92%) Web Services
8 103 (24.76%) C#
9 98 (23.56%) DevOps
10 97 (23.32%) Scrum
11 94 (22.60%) Git (software)
12 91 (21.88%) JSON
13 89 (21.39%) XML
14 84 (20.19%) Spring
15 81 (19.47%) CSS
16 79 (18.99%) HTML
16 79 (18.99%) TDD
17 76 (18.27%) Continuous Integration
18 75 (18.03%) Test Automation
18 75 (18.03%) AngularJS
19 74 (17.79%) SQL Server
20 73 (17.55%) Microservices
21 71 (17.07%) Microsoft
22 70 (16.83%) MVC
23 64 (15.38%) Node.js
24 61 (14.66%) ASP.NET
25 59 (14.18%) React
26 56 (13.46%) Computer Science
27 53 (12.74%) Finance

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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 20 (4.81%) Apache
2 17 (4.09%) Confluence
3 14 (3.37%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.40%) CMS
5 10 (2.40%) Drupal
5 10 (2.40%) Mule
6 9 (2.16%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.68%) IIS
8 7 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.44%) ArcGIS
9 6 (1.44%) JBoss
10 5 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.20%) EPiServer
10 5 (1.20%) nginx
11 4 (0.96%) Anypoint
11 4 (0.96%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.96%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.96%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (2.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.48%) Primavera
5 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 116 (27.88%) Azure
2 52 (12.50%) AWS
3 36 (8.65%) Serverless
4 31 (7.45%) SaaS
5 25 (6.01%) Power Platform
6 22 (5.29%) PaaS
7 21 (5.05%) GCP
8 17 (4.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (4.09%) Azure Functions
9 16 (3.85%) IaaS
9 16 (3.85%) iPaaS
10 15 (3.61%) GitHub
11 13 (3.13%) Heroku
12 7 (1.68%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (1.68%) OpenShift
13 6 (1.44%) Google Analytics
13 6 (1.44%) npm
13 6 (1.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 6 (1.44%) Trello
14 5 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.01%) HTTP
2 11 (2.64%) SSL
3 10 (2.40%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.92%) 4G
5 7 (1.68%) DNS
5 7 (1.68%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (1.20%) Firewall
7 4 (0.96%) NAS
7 4 (0.96%) SNMP
8 3 (0.72%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.72%) Internet
8 3 (0.72%) SSH
8 3 (0.72%) X.509
9 2 (0.48%) FTP
9 2 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.48%) SMS
10 1 (0.24%) Diameter Protocol
10 1 (0.24%) MQTT
10 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (17.79%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.65%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (7.93%) Cosmos DB
4 28 (6.73%) MongoDB
5 25 (6.01%) Oracle Database
5 25 (6.01%) Power BI
6 23 (5.53%) Azure SQL Database
6 23 (5.53%) NoSQL
7 17 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (3.85%) Data Lake
8 16 (3.85%) Data Mart
8 16 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (3.13%) MySQL
9 13 (3.13%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.92%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.68%) Pentaho
12 6 (1.44%) Big Data
13 5 (1.20%) Parquet
14 4 (0.96%) HBase
14 4 (0.96%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 94 (22.60%) Git (software)
2 53 (12.74%) Jenkins
3 50 (12.02%) JIRA
4 40 (9.62%) Selenium
5 25 (6.01%) Cucumber
5 25 (6.01%) Maven
6 24 (5.77%) Visual Studio
7 21 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (4.33%) Bitbucket
9 16 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
10 14 (3.37%) Mocha
10 14 (3.37%) SoapUI
11 13 (3.13%) Subversion
12 12 (2.88%) Ant
12 12 (2.88%) JUnit
12 12 (2.88%) Protractor
13 11 (2.64%) Gradle
13 11 (2.64%) Grunt
13 11 (2.64%) TeamCity
13 11 (2.64%) webpack
General
1 53 (12.74%) Finance
2 22 (5.29%) Banking
2 22 (5.29%) Retail
3 12 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.20%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.72%) Automotive
7 2 (0.48%) Billing
7 2 (0.48%) Legal
7 2 (0.48%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.24%) Avionics
8 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.24%) Marketing
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 242 (58.17%) Developer
2 61 (14.66%) Java Developer
3 55 (13.22%) Architect
4 46 (11.06%) .NET Developer
5 41 (9.86%) Senior Developer
6 26 (6.25%) Integration Architect
7 24 (5.77%) C# Developer
8 22 (5.29%) Full Stack Developer
9 20 (4.81%) Software Developer
10 17 (4.09%) Consultant
10 17 (4.09%) JavaScript Developer
11 15 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
11 15 (3.61%) Test Engineer
12 14 (3.37%) Web Developer
13 13 (3.13%) Angular Developer
13 13 (3.13%) Software Engineer
13 13 (3.13%) Test Automation Engineer
14 12 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (2.64%) Analyst
15 11 (2.64%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (35.34%) SOAP
2 112 (26.92%) .NET
2 112 (26.92%) Web Services
3 91 (21.88%) JSON
4 89 (21.39%) XML
5 84 (20.19%) Spring
6 81 (19.47%) CSS
7 79 (18.99%) HTML
8 75 (18.03%) AngularJS
9 64 (15.38%) Node.js
10 61 (14.66%) ASP.NET
11 59 (14.18%) React
12 47 (11.30%) RESTful
13 38 (9.13%) J2EE
14 37 (8.89%) HTML5
15 36 (8.65%) Spring Boot
16 35 (8.41%) .NET Core
17 33 (7.93%) ASP.NET Web API
17 33 (7.93%) jQuery
18 31 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.85%) Clustering
5 14 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (3.37%) Mobile App
6 13 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.64%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.40%) EPoS
8 10 (2.40%) Private Cloud
8 10 (2.40%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.16%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.92%) CMDB
10 8 (1.92%) User Experience
11 7 (1.68%) Life Science
11 7 (1.68%) TM Forum
12 6 (1.44%) Contract for Difference
12 6 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (1.44%) PKI
13 3 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.26%) Linux
2 38 (9.13%) Windows
3 17 (4.09%) Unix
3 17 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.92%) Android
7 5 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (53.13%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (23.56%) DevOps
3 97 (23.32%) Scrum
4 79 (18.99%) TDD
5 76 (18.27%) Continuous Integration
6 75 (18.03%) Test Automation
7 73 (17.55%) Microservices
8 70 (16.83%) MVC
9 56 (13.46%) Computer Science
10 45 (10.82%) BDD
11 41 (9.86%) Software Engineering
11 41 (9.86%) Web Development
12 38 (9.13%) SOA
13 37 (8.89%) Unit Testing
14 30 (7.21%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (6.97%) Data Modelling
16 27 (6.49%) Kanban
17 26 (6.25%) API Design
17 26 (6.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 158 (37.98%) JavaScript
2 144 (34.62%) Java
3 117 (28.13%) SQL
4 103 (24.76%) C#
5 34 (8.17%) Java 8
6 28 (6.73%) TypeScript
7 27 (6.49%) Python
8 18 (4.33%) PHP
9 17 (4.09%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.37%) Ruby
11 12 (2.88%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.88%) Scala
12 11 (2.64%) ES6
12 11 (2.64%) Perl
13 10 (2.40%) Groovy
13 10 (2.40%) Shell Script
14 9 (2.16%) C++
15 8 (1.92%) Go
15 8 (1.92%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.68%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 53 (12.74%) Degree
2 38 (9.13%) Security Cleared
3 31 (7.45%) SC Cleared
4 30 (7.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.96%) CISM
7 4 (0.96%) CISSP
7 4 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.72%) ISEB
9 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.24%) MCSD
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.85%) Data Quality
1 16 (3.85%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.48%) GxP
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) PMO
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (12.50%) Docker
2 22 (5.29%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.68%) HDFS
4 4 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.24%) LXC
Systems Management
1 20 (4.81%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.68%) Kibana
2 7 (1.68%) Puppet
3 5 (1.20%) Ansible
3 5 (1.20%) Grafana
4 4 (0.96%) Amdocs OSS
4 4 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (0.96%) Netcool
4 4 (0.96%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 3 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.72%) TIBCO Hawk
5 3 (0.72%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.48%) logstash
6 2 (0.48%) Terraform
7 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 71 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.38%) Oracle
3 24 (5.77%) Google
4 23 (5.53%) MuleSoft
5 22 (5.29%) IBM
6 21 (5.05%) ServiceNow
7 17 (4.09%) Xamarin
8 16 (3.85%) Databricks
8 16 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (3.13%) Atlassian
9 13 (3.13%) BMC
9 13 (3.13%) Telerik
9 13 (3.13%) webMethods
10 11 (2.64%) Remedy
11 9 (2.16%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 9 (2.16%) NCR
12 8 (1.92%) Adobe
12 8 (1.92%) CA
13 7 (1.68%) SAP
13 7 (1.68%) Software AG