Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 61 53
Rank change year-on-year -42 -8 +37
Contract jobs citing REST 265 603 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.27% 3.80% 3.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.91% 11.73% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 371 401
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £590
England median daily rate £520 £513 £480
% change year-on-year +1.46% +6.77% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 16
South East median hourly rate £62.50 £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.06% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £48.63 £35.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £58.38 £52.50
England median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +20.00%

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 2,975 5,140 4,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.43% 32.40% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,863 3,314 2,888
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £315 £305
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £494 £475
% change year-on-year +1.21% +4.00% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 61 79
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £17.51 £26.65 £21.33
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.52 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.37% +3.79% -

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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 -12 116 £463 -2.63% 45
Berkshire -21 81 £475 - 17
Hampshire -36 58 £525 +7.14% 40
Surrey -14 43 £425 -12.51% 38
West Sussex -21 34 £475 +4.40% 7
Buckinghamshire +1 24 £450 -5.26% 14
Oxfordshire +21 11 £425 +6.25% 14
East Sussex -7 11 £450 -0.55% 10
Middlesex +15 2 £375 -6.25%
Kent -1 1 - - 6
REST
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 120 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (44.53%) JavaScript
3 100 (37.74%) SOAP
4 90 (33.96%) Java
5 88 (33.21%) Web Services
6 78 (29.43%) SQL
7 74 (27.92%) JSON
8 73 (27.55%) Scrum
9 70 (26.42%) HTML
10 69 (26.04%) CSS
10 69 (26.04%) Azure
11 63 (23.77%) XML
12 59 (22.26%) DevOps
12 59 (22.26%) Microservices
13 58 (21.89%) C#
14 56 (21.13%) Test Automation
15 54 (20.38%) Spring
16 51 (19.25%) .NET
16 51 (19.25%) Security Cleared
17 48 (18.11%) AngularJS
17 48 (18.11%) Problem-Solving
18 47 (17.74%) Git (software)
18 47 (17.74%) Microsoft
19 45 (16.98%) SQL Server
20 44 (16.60%) Web Development
21 42 (15.85%) SC Cleared
22 41 (15.47%) MVC
23 39 (14.72%) TDD
23 39 (14.72%) Continuous Integration
24 38 (14.34%) ServiceNow

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 14 (5.28%) Apache
2 11 (4.15%) WebLogic
3 10 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.77%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.40%) JBoss
5 8 (3.02%) Confluence
6 7 (2.64%) nginx
7 6 (2.26%) CMS
8 5 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.51%) ArcGIS
9 4 (1.51%) Drupal
10 3 (1.13%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.13%) EPiServer
10 3 (1.13%) IIS
11 2 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.75%) Headless CMS
11 2 (0.75%) Mule
11 2 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.75%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (9.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.75%) Primavera
4 1 (0.38%) Magento
4 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 69 (26.04%) Azure
2 36 (13.58%) Serverless
3 33 (12.45%) AWS
4 26 (9.81%) SaaS
5 20 (7.55%) Power Platform
6 18 (6.79%) GitHub
7 16 (6.04%) Azure Functions
8 15 (5.66%) GCP
9 14 (5.28%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (4.91%) Google Analytics
11 11 (4.15%) IaaS
11 11 (4.15%) iPaaS
11 11 (4.15%) PaaS
12 9 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (2.64%) Heroku
14 6 (2.26%) npm
15 5 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
15 5 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (1.89%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.08%) HTTP
2 24 (9.06%) SNMP
3 14 (5.28%) SSL
4 12 (4.53%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.26%) Firewall
6 4 (1.51%) AMQP
7 3 (1.13%) BGP
7 3 (1.13%) DNS
7 3 (1.13%) EIGRP
7 3 (1.13%) OSPF
7 3 (1.13%) RIP
8 2 (0.75%) DOCSIS
8 2 (0.75%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.38%) 2G
9 1 (0.38%) 4G
9 1 (0.38%) Diameter Protocol
9 1 (0.38%) IPsec
9 1 (0.38%) Network Security
9 1 (0.38%) SSH
9 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.94%) MongoDB
3 26 (9.81%) Relational Database
4 24 (9.06%) Cosmos DB
4 24 (9.06%) NoSQL
5 20 (7.55%) Power BI
6 19 (7.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 19 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (5.28%) Oracle Database
9 13 (4.91%) Data Lake
10 12 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (4.15%) Data Mart
12 7 (2.64%) MySQL
13 6 (2.26%) SQLite
14 5 (1.89%) Big Data
15 4 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 3 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
16 3 (1.13%) Hadoop
16 3 (1.13%) Talend Open Studio
Development Applications
1 47 (17.74%) Git (software)
2 36 (13.58%) Jenkins
3 29 (10.94%) Selenium
4 19 (7.17%) JIRA
5 18 (6.79%) Cucumber
5 18 (6.79%) JUnit
6 12 (4.53%) Grunt
7 11 (4.15%) Gatling
7 11 (4.15%) Subversion
8 10 (3.77%) Eclipse
8 10 (3.77%) Maven
9 8 (3.02%) gulp
9 8 (3.02%) IntelliJ
9 8 (3.02%) SoapUI
9 8 (3.02%) Sublime Text
10 7 (2.64%) Ant
10 7 (2.64%) Karma Test Runner
10 7 (2.64%) Postman
11 6 (2.26%) JMeter
11 6 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (7.92%) Finance
2 15 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.64%) Retail
4 5 (1.89%) Banking
5 4 (1.51%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.13%) Marketing
6 3 (1.13%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.75%) Back Office
8 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 146 (55.09%) Developer
2 44 (16.60%) Architect
3 27 (10.19%) .NET Developer
4 23 (8.68%) Designer
5 22 (8.30%) Java Developer
6 21 (7.92%) Solutions Designer
7 19 (7.17%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (6.79%) Scala Developer
9 15 (5.66%) Senior Developer
10 12 (4.53%) Full Stack Developer
10 12 (4.53%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (3.77%) C# Developer
11 10 (3.77%) Integration Architect
12 9 (3.40%) Analyst
12 9 (3.40%) Consultant
12 9 (3.40%) Lead Developer
12 9 (3.40%) Software Developer
13 8 (3.02%) Applications Developer
13 8 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
14 7 (2.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (37.74%) SOAP
2 88 (33.21%) Web Services
3 74 (27.92%) JSON
4 70 (26.42%) HTML
5 69 (26.04%) CSS
6 63 (23.77%) XML
7 54 (20.38%) Spring
8 51 (19.25%) .NET
9 48 (18.11%) AngularJS
10 37 (13.96%) HTML5
11 34 (12.83%) ASP.NET
12 31 (11.70%) RESTful
13 30 (11.32%) Node.js
14 28 (10.57%) React
15 26 (9.81%) Play Framework
16 24 (9.06%) CSS3
17 20 (7.55%) .NET Core
17 20 (7.55%) Ajax
18 19 (7.17%) jQuery
19 18 (6.79%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.42%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (6.42%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.53%) User Experience
4 9 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.40%) Virtual Team
5 8 (3.02%) Clustering
5 8 (3.02%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.26%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.89%) IVR
8 4 (1.51%) EPoS
9 2 (0.75%) CMDB
9 2 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.75%) Life Science
9 2 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.75%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.75%) Robotics
10 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.21%) Linux
2 30 (11.32%) Windows
3 15 (5.66%) Unix
4 13 (4.91%) Apple iOS
5 12 (4.53%) Android
6 9 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.02%) Windows Server
8 7 (2.64%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.75%) CentOS
9 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.75%) Solaris
9 2 (0.75%) VMS
10 1 (0.38%) HPUX
10 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (27.55%) Scrum
3 59 (22.26%) DevOps
3 59 (22.26%) Microservices
4 56 (21.13%) Test Automation
5 48 (18.11%) Problem-Solving
6 44 (16.60%) Web Development
7 41 (15.47%) MVC
8 39 (14.72%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (14.72%) TDD
9 36 (13.58%) Unit Testing
10 29 (10.94%) Computer Science
11 26 (9.81%) Data Modelling
12 25 (9.43%) BDD
13 22 (8.30%) Mentoring
14 21 (7.92%) API Design
15 20 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (6.79%) Data Integration
17 17 (6.42%) OO
18 16 (6.04%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 118 (44.53%) JavaScript
2 90 (33.96%) Java
3 78 (29.43%) SQL
4 58 (21.89%) C#
5 37 (13.96%) Python
6 33 (12.45%) Perl
7 26 (9.81%) Scala
8 24 (9.06%) PHP
8 24 (9.06%) Shell Script
9 23 (8.68%) Ruby
10 15 (5.66%) TypeScript
11 14 (5.28%) PL/SQL
12 13 (4.91%) Java 8
12 13 (4.91%) T-SQL
13 9 (3.40%) Groovy
14 7 (2.64%) Go
14 7 (2.64%) Haskell
14 7 (2.64%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.89%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.89%) ES6
Qualifications
1 51 (19.25%) Security Cleared
2 42 (15.85%) SC Cleared
3 29 (10.94%) Degree
4 16 (6.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (3.02%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.13%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.75%) ISEB
7 2 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.75%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.38%) SANS
8 1 (0.38%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.04%) QA
2 12 (4.53%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.51%) WCAG
4 3 (1.13%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.75%) SLA
6 1 (0.38%) GDPR
6 1 (0.38%) GxP
6 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (9.81%) Docker
2 14 (5.28%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.89%) NFS
4 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.38%) HDFS
5 1 (0.38%) LXC
Systems Management
1 24 (9.06%) Netcool
2 22 (8.30%) Amdocs OSS
2 22 (8.30%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 15 (5.66%) Puppet
4 13 (4.91%) Kubernetes
5 12 (4.53%) Kibana
6 11 (4.15%) Grafana
7 8 (3.02%) Ansible
7 8 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.13%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.75%) HP NNM
9 2 (0.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 2 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.75%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.75%) Nagios
9 2 (0.75%) SCCM
9 2 (0.75%) SCOM
9 2 (0.75%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.38%) logstash
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 47 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 38 (14.34%) ServiceNow
3 35 (13.21%) Google
4 31 (11.70%) Oracle
5 25 (9.43%) BMC
5 25 (9.43%) IBM
6 24 (9.06%) Remedy
7 22 (8.30%) Cramer
7 22 (8.30%) Siebel
7 22 (8.30%) xMatters
8 13 (4.91%) Xamarin
9 12 (4.53%) webMethods
10 11 (4.15%) Cisco
10 11 (4.15%) Databricks
11 9 (3.40%) Huawei
11 9 (3.40%) Nokia
12 8 (3.02%) Adobe
12 8 (3.02%) MuleSoft
13 6 (2.26%) Atlassian
14 4 (1.51%) ESRI