Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 83 57
Rank change year-on-year +1 -26 -3
Contract jobs citing REST 83 370 657
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.29% 2.68% 3.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.83% 10.03% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 236 433
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £304 £342 £352
90th Percentile £575 £594 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 11
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11% -

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 844 3,690 5,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.26% 26.76% 33.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 2,259 3,609
Median daily rate £473 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
England median daily rate £495 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 78 80
Median hourly rate £35.00 £49.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.65% +17.06% -5.56%
10th Percentile £29.70 £16.14 £21.68
90th Percentile £66.22 £82.50 £53.88
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +2.41% +3.75%

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 30 October 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
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 30 October 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 +40 34 £488 +8.33% 41
Hampshire +9 26 £510 +4.62% 9
Buckinghamshire +25 18 £525 +16.67% 9
Berkshire +43 10 £525 +14.13% 25
West Sussex +29 9 £340 -9.33% 4
Surrey +19 9 £338 -31.12% 13
Oxfordshire +25 6 £400 -11.11% 7
Kent +21 1 £475 -5.00% 3
Sussex - 1 £550 - 1
REST
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (36.14%) Git (software)
3 27 (32.53%) Microservices
4 25 (30.12%) JavaScript
5 24 (28.92%) SQL
5 24 (28.92%) HTML
5 24 (28.92%) CSS
6 23 (27.71%) C#
7 22 (26.51%) SOAP
7 22 (26.51%) DevOps
8 21 (25.30%) Jenkins
9 20 (24.10%) Windows
10 18 (21.69%) Python
10 18 (21.69%) Java
10 18 (21.69%) Node.js
10 18 (21.69%) Azure
10 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
10 18 (21.69%) Security Cleared
10 18 (21.69%) PowerShell
10 18 (21.69%) Docker
11 16 (19.28%) Kubernetes
11 16 (19.28%) React
11 16 (19.28%) Terraform
11 16 (19.28%) Infrastructure as Code
11 16 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (19.28%) RESTful
11 16 (19.28%) GitHub
11 16 (19.28%) Web Services
11 16 (19.28%) Linux
11 16 (19.28%) JSON

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 9 (10.84%) CMS
2 6 (7.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.61%) Confluence
3 3 (3.61%) Drupal
4 2 (2.41%) NServiceBus
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.20%) Anypoint
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Figma
2 2 (2.41%) Chatbot
2 2 (2.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Shopify
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.41%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.69%) Azure
2 16 (19.28%) GitHub
3 14 (16.87%) AWS
4 6 (7.23%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (7.23%) Serverless
5 4 (4.82%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (4.82%) Amazon ECS
5 4 (4.82%) Amazon S3
5 4 (4.82%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (4.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (3.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (3.61%) npm
6 3 (3.61%) PaaS
7 2 (2.41%) Azure Functions
7 2 (2.41%) Logic Apps
7 2 (2.41%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (1.20%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.20%) Power Automate
8 1 (1.20%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.07%) Firewall
2 11 (13.25%) Reverse Proxy
2 11 (13.25%) SNMP
2 11 (13.25%) VLAN
3 3 (3.61%) DSL
4 1 (1.20%) IPsec
4 1 (1.20%) MPLS
4 1 (1.20%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (1.20%) VPN
4 1 (1.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) NoSQL
2 11 (13.25%) Relational Database
2 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (9.64%) Big Data
5 7 (8.43%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.82%) MySQL
7 3 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (3.61%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.61%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.61%) Tableau
8 2 (2.41%) KNIME
8 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.41%) QlikView
8 2 (2.41%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (1.20%) Blockchain
9 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.20%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 30 (36.14%) Git (software)
2 21 (25.30%) Jenkins
3 15 (18.07%) JIRA
4 11 (13.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (13.25%) GitLab
5 6 (7.23%) Selenium
6 5 (6.02%) Subversion
6 5 (6.02%) webpack
7 4 (4.82%) ReSharper
7 4 (4.82%) SonarQube
8 3 (3.61%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.61%) Cypress.io
8 3 (3.61%) Grunt
8 3 (3.61%) Mocha
8 3 (3.61%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.41%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.41%) JDeveloper
9 2 (2.41%) JUnit
9 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (4.82%) Public Sector
1 4 (4.82%) Retail
2 3 (3.61%) Automotive
2 3 (3.61%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (43.37%) Developer
2 19 (22.89%) Architect
3 12 (14.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (9.64%) React Developer
6 7 (8.43%) Data Architect
6 7 (8.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) AWS Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Digital Architect
9 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce Architect
9 4 (4.82%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (4.82%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
10 3 (3.61%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.92%) CSS
1 24 (28.92%) HTML
2 22 (26.51%) SOAP
3 18 (21.69%) Node.js
4 16 (19.28%) JSON
4 16 (19.28%) React
4 16 (19.28%) RESTful
4 16 (19.28%) Web Services
5 15 (18.07%) Swagger
6 14 (16.87%) .NET
6 14 (16.87%) HTML5
7 13 (15.66%) gRPC
7 13 (15.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (13.25%) CSS3
8 11 (13.25%) Elastic Stack
9 9 (10.84%) Sass
10 8 (9.64%) React Native
11 7 (8.43%) Ajax
12 6 (7.23%) .NET Framework
13 5 (6.02%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) User Experience
2 4 (4.82%) Acoustics
2 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Blog
5 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.20%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.20%) e-Health
5 1 (1.20%) Life Science
5 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.10%) Windows
2 16 (19.28%) Linux
3 12 (14.46%) CentOS
3 12 (14.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (13.25%) Windows 10
4 11 (13.25%) Windows Server
4 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (7.23%) Android
6 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.20%) MVS
7 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (32.53%) Microservices
3 22 (26.51%) DevOps
4 16 (19.28%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (19.28%) Infrastructure as Code
5 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
6 14 (16.87%) Scrum
7 12 (14.46%) Continuous Deployment
7 12 (14.46%) Data Modelling
7 12 (14.46%) Open Source
7 12 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
7 12 (14.46%) TDD
8 11 (13.25%) Configuration Management
9 9 (10.84%) ETL
9 9 (10.84%) SOA
10 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
10 8 (9.64%) Strategic Roadmap
10 8 (9.64%) Unit Testing
11 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) JavaScript
2 24 (28.92%) SQL
3 23 (27.71%) C#
4 18 (21.69%) Java
4 18 (21.69%) PowerShell
4 18 (21.69%) Python
5 14 (16.87%) Bash Shell
6 11 (13.25%) Go
7 7 (8.43%) ES6
7 7 (8.43%) PL/SQL
8 5 (6.02%) Kotlin
9 4 (4.82%) Apple Swift
9 4 (4.82%) Java 8
9 4 (4.82%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.61%) Groovy
10 3 (3.61%) Scala
11 2 (2.41%) Perl
11 2 (2.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
1 18 (21.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.82%) Degree
2 4 (4.82%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.20%) CAPM
3 1 (1.20%) CCNP
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) NIST
3 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (21.69%) Docker
2 12 (14.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.25%) vSphere
4 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (19.28%) Kubernetes
1 16 (19.28%) Terraform
2 12 (14.46%) Ansible
3 11 (13.25%) Grafana
3 11 (13.25%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (13.25%) Packer
3 11 (13.25%) Prometheus
3 11 (13.25%) Puppet
3 11 (13.25%) ZABBIX
4 3 (3.61%) Istio
4 3 (3.61%) Kibana
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.07%) VMware
2 14 (16.87%) Oracle
2 14 (16.87%) Splunk
3 11 (13.25%) Atlassian
3 11 (13.25%) Dell
3 11 (13.25%) EMC
4 8 (9.64%) IBM
5 5 (6.02%) TIBCO
5 5 (6.02%) Xamarin
6 3 (3.61%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.61%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.41%) Black Duck
7 2 (2.41%) Cisco
7 2 (2.41%) Confirmit
7 2 (2.41%) Juniper
7 2 (2.41%) OutSystems
7 2 (2.41%) SAP
7 2 (2.41%) Talend
8 1 (1.20%) Palo Alto