Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 68 48
Rank change year-on-year -24 -20 +23
Contract jobs citing REST 206 533 715
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.17% 3.39% 4.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.43% 11.06% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 312 446
Median daily rate £475 £461 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% -2.89% +11.76%
10th Percentile £344 £363 £313
90th Percentile £588 £575 £586
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 16
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £37.50 £47.50 £40.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £55.00 £56.25
England median hourly rate £46.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -8.00% +17.65% -15.00%

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 2,185 4,819 4,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.04% 30.67% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,346 3,150 3,095
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £311
90th Percentile £576 £576 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 69 85
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £30.00 £21.14 £9.05
90th Percentile £73.75 £57.50 £58.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% +1.23%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing REST as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing REST in the South East.

Daily rate trend for REST in the South East

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing REST in the South East over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for REST in the South East

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing REST in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for REST in the South East

REST
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing REST in the South East over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 -13 97 £475 - 40
Berkshire -3 70 £475 +1.06% 13
Hampshire -9 47 £448 -0.48% 28
West Sussex -8 30 £475 +3.26% 13
Surrey -4 24 £419 -11.84% 25
Buckinghamshire -8 15 £426 -14.74% 9
Oxfordshire +5 12 £475 +7.95% 18
East Sussex +3 4 £475 +5.56% 6
Kent +14 1 - - 1
Middlesex +14 1 - -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 105 (50.97%) Web Services
2 94 (45.63%) SOAP
3 89 (43.20%) JavaScript
4 74 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (34.95%) Java
6 51 (24.76%) SQL
7 50 (24.27%) HTML
7 50 (24.27%) CSS
7 50 (24.27%) Git (software)
8 49 (23.79%) JSON
8 49 (23.79%) XML
9 47 (22.82%) Security Cleared
10 45 (21.84%) AWS
10 45 (21.84%) Python
11 44 (21.36%) Web Development
11 44 (21.36%) Problem-Solving
12 43 (20.87%) Microservices
13 40 (19.42%) Scrum
14 39 (18.93%) Perl
14 39 (18.93%) ServiceNow
14 39 (18.93%) SC Cleared
14 39 (18.93%) Azure
15 38 (18.45%) Jenkins
15 38 (18.45%) SNMP
16 37 (17.96%) IBM
16 37 (17.96%) BMC
16 37 (17.96%) Remedy
16 37 (17.96%) Netcool
16 37 (17.96%) TDD
16 37 (17.96%) Remedy ITSM

REST
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 7 (3.40%) CMS
1 7 (3.40%) Confluence
1 7 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.91%) Drupal
2 6 (2.91%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.43%) Apache
4 4 (1.94%) JBoss
4 4 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.46%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.97%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.97%) Headless CMS
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.49%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.49%) nginx
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 37 (17.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.46%) Magento
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.97%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 45 (21.84%) AWS
2 39 (18.93%) Azure
3 29 (14.08%) Serverless
4 19 (9.22%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (6.80%) Boomi
6 13 (6.31%) GitHub
7 8 (3.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (3.88%) Azure Functions
7 8 (3.88%) GCP
8 7 (3.40%) Amazon S3
8 7 (3.40%) Google Analytics
9 6 (2.91%) Heroku
10 5 (2.43%) SaaS
11 4 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.94%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.94%) Kong
11 4 (1.94%) Office 365
11 4 (1.94%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.94%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (18.45%) SNMP
2 24 (11.65%) HTTP
3 10 (4.85%) SSL
4 8 (3.88%) FTP
4 8 (3.88%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.40%) Firewall
6 5 (2.43%) BGP
7 4 (1.94%) AMQP
8 3 (1.46%) EIGRP
8 3 (1.46%) OSPF
8 3 (1.46%) RIP
9 2 (0.97%) DNS
9 2 (0.97%) Network Security
9 2 (0.97%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.97%) SSH
9 2 (0.97%) tcpdump
9 2 (0.97%) VLAN
10 1 (0.49%) DHCP
10 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.28%) NoSQL
3 13 (6.31%) MongoDB
3 13 (6.31%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.88%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (2.91%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (2.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.94%) Power BI
9 3 (1.46%) Big Data
9 3 (1.46%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.46%) DB2
9 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.46%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.97%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.97%) MySQL
10 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.49%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 50 (24.27%) Git (software)
2 38 (18.45%) Jenkins
3 19 (9.22%) Selenium
4 15 (7.28%) JUnit
5 14 (6.80%) Cucumber
5 14 (6.80%) Subversion
6 11 (5.34%) JIRA
6 11 (5.34%) Maven
7 9 (4.37%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (2.91%) Gatling
8 6 (2.91%) NWDS
8 6 (2.91%) WebDriver
9 5 (2.43%) Mercurial
10 4 (1.94%) GitLab
10 4 (1.94%) Gradle
10 4 (1.94%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.46%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.97%) Grunt
General
1 14 (6.80%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.31%) Finance
3 6 (2.91%) Public Sector
4 4 (1.94%) Marketing
5 2 (0.97%) Back Office
5 2 (0.97%) Banking
5 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.49%) Advertising
6 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.49%) Automotive
6 1 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Electronics
6 1 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Local Government
6 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 109 (52.91%) Developer
2 43 (20.87%) Architect
3 33 (16.02%) Designer
4 28 (13.59%) Solutions Designer
5 25 (12.14%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (6.31%) .NET Developer
7 12 (5.83%) Java Developer
8 11 (5.34%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.37%) Applications Developer
9 9 (4.37%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (3.88%) Full Stack Developer
11 7 (3.40%) Node.js Developer
11 7 (3.40%) SAP Developer
11 7 (3.40%) Scala Developer
11 7 (3.40%) Software Developer
12 6 (2.91%) Angular Developer
12 6 (2.91%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (2.91%) React Developer
12 6 (2.91%) SAP PI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (50.97%) Web Services
2 94 (45.63%) SOAP
3 50 (24.27%) CSS
3 50 (24.27%) HTML
4 49 (23.79%) JSON
4 49 (23.79%) XML
5 34 (16.50%) AngularJS
6 30 (14.56%) HTML5
7 28 (13.59%) Node.js
8 27 (13.11%) Spring
9 26 (12.62%) .NET
10 23 (11.17%) CSS3
11 19 (9.22%) React
12 18 (8.74%) Middleware
13 17 (8.25%) Ajax
13 17 (8.25%) RESTful
14 15 (7.28%) Sass
15 12 (5.83%) .NET Framework
15 12 (5.83%) OAuth
15 12 (5.83%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.80%) User Experience
3 6 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.91%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.91%) W3C
4 5 (2.43%) IVR
5 4 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.46%) Clustering
6 3 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.46%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.46%) PKI
6 3 (1.46%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.97%) AS400
7 2 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.49%) CMDB
8 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.49%) iPad
8 1 (0.49%) iPhone
8 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.28%) Linux
2 10 (4.85%) Windows
3 8 (3.88%) Unix
4 5 (2.43%) Android
4 5 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.94%) CentOS
5 4 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.46%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.46%) Solaris
7 2 (0.97%) HPUX
7 2 (0.97%) VMS
7 2 (0.97%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.97%) zOS
8 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (21.36%) Problem-Solving
2 44 (21.36%) Web Development
3 43 (20.87%) Microservices
4 40 (19.42%) Scrum
5 37 (17.96%) TDD
6 35 (16.99%) Unit Testing
7 31 (15.05%) Test Automation
8 29 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (12.62%) DevOps
10 24 (11.65%) Smoke Testing
11 23 (11.17%) BDD
11 23 (11.17%) Integration Testing
11 23 (11.17%) Network Management
12 17 (8.25%) Data Modelling
13 16 (7.77%) Configuration Management
14 15 (7.28%) Open Source
14 15 (7.28%) Software Engineering
15 14 (6.80%) Mentoring
15 14 (6.80%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 89 (43.20%) JavaScript
2 72 (34.95%) Java
3 51 (24.76%) SQL
4 45 (21.84%) Python
5 39 (18.93%) Perl
6 36 (17.48%) Shell Script
7 34 (16.50%) C#
8 30 (14.56%) PHP
9 17 (8.25%) TypeScript
10 12 (5.83%) Scala
11 11 (5.34%) PL/SQL
11 11 (5.34%) Ruby
12 9 (4.37%) Go
13 8 (3.88%) T-SQL
14 6 (2.91%) ABAP
14 6 (2.91%) Java 8
14 6 (2.91%) PowerShell
15 5 (2.43%) ES6
16 4 (1.94%) C
17 3 (1.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (22.82%) Security Cleared
2 39 (18.93%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.88%) Degree
3 8 (3.88%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.91%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.46%) SANS
6 2 (0.97%) OCP
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CCDA
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.43%) GxP
2 4 (1.94%) WCAG
3 3 (1.46%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.46%) QA
4 2 (0.97%) GDPR
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) HL7
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (10.68%) Docker
2 11 (5.34%) NFS
3 8 (3.88%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.97%) GFS2
6 2 (0.97%) Samba
6 2 (0.97%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (17.96%) Netcool
2 35 (16.99%) Amdocs OSS
2 35 (16.99%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 17 (8.25%) Kubernetes
4 15 (7.28%) Ansible
5 13 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (5.34%) Puppet
6 11 (5.34%) Terraform
7 7 (3.40%) Grafana
8 6 (2.91%) Kibana
9 5 (2.43%) Packer
10 3 (1.46%) Consul
10 3 (1.46%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.97%) HP NNM
11 2 (0.97%) Nagios
11 2 (0.97%) Nessus
11 2 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.97%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.97%) SELinux
Vendors
1 39 (18.93%) ServiceNow
2 37 (17.96%) BMC
2 37 (17.96%) IBM
2 37 (17.96%) Remedy
3 35 (16.99%) Cramer
3 35 (16.99%) Siebel
3 35 (16.99%) xMatters
4 26 (12.62%) Microsoft
5 21 (10.19%) Google
5 21 (10.19%) Oracle
6 18 (8.74%) SAP
7 16 (7.77%) Cisco
7 16 (7.77%) Dell
8 14 (6.80%) Huawei
8 14 (6.80%) Nokia
9 6 (2.91%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.91%) VMware
9 6 (2.91%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.94%) Splunk