Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 84 114
Rank change year-on-year +31 +30 +39
Contract jobs citing REST 660 428 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.92% 2.57% 1.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.22% 9.57% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 283 234
South East median daily rate £438 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +8.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £321 £313 £286
90th Percentile £586 £558 £568
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 2 4
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £41.25 £32.75 £37.38
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.25 £47.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -16.00% +7.14%

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 4641 4473 5095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.56% 26.82% 26.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2856 2710 3290
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £515
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 122
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £15.16 £12.25 £14.46
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.05 £51.25
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

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 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the South East

REST
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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +38 276 £400 -13.51% 18
Surrey +32 146 £450 +5.88% 14
Berkshire +24 108 £400 - 10
Buckinghamshire +41 104 £375 -14.77% 3
West Sussex +23 98 £445 -6.32% 6
Hampshire +16 85 £450 +18.42% 10
Oxfordshire +3 64 £475 - 5
East Sussex +6 38 £450 +12.50% 5
Kent -20 9 £550 +69.23% 1
Middlesex +2 5 £425 +13.33%
Sussex - 4 £525 - 2
REST
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for REST.

1 386 (58.48%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (50.76%) Java
3 264 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 261 (39.55%) Web Services
5 233 (35.30%) HTML
6 230 (34.85%) SOAP
7 225 (34.09%) Git (software)
8 221 (33.48%) CSS
9 220 (33.33%) Spring
10 194 (29.39%) Continuous Integration
11 192 (29.09%) Jenkins
12 188 (28.48%) JSON
13 182 (27.58%) SQL
14 181 (27.42%) Scrum
15 178 (26.97%) TDD
16 150 (22.73%) Linux
17 142 (21.52%) MVC
18 135 (20.45%) XML
19 134 (20.30%) Microservices
20 132 (20.00%) Finance
21 126 (19.09%) .NET
22 121 (18.33%) C#
23 119 (18.03%) AngularJS
24 105 (15.91%) Test Automation
25 104 (15.76%) Web Development
26 102 (15.45%) Oracle
27 100 (15.15%) RESTful
27 100 (15.15%) HTML5
28 98 (14.85%) Docker
29 97 (14.70%) DevOps

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 43 (6.52%) Apache
2 40 (6.06%) Confluence
3 39 (5.91%) WebLogic
4 31 (4.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 30 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (4.24%) Tomcat
7 21 (3.18%) JBoss
8 19 (2.88%) Apache Spark
8 19 (2.88%) CMS
9 17 (2.58%) Drupal
10 14 (2.12%) NServiceBus
11 13 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (1.67%) Apache Solr
13 10 (1.52%) IIS
14 9 (1.36%) SharePoint
15 8 (1.21%) WebSphere
16 7 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
17 6 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 5 (0.76%) IBM Domino
18 5 (0.76%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (2.42%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 73 (11.06%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.39%) PaaS
4 28 (4.24%) GitHub
5 23 (3.48%) SaaS
6 17 (2.58%) IaaS
7 11 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.67%) OpenShift
8 9 (1.36%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (1.21%) Sauce Labs
9 8 (1.21%) Serverless
10 4 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.61%) npm
10 4 (0.61%) Office 365
10 4 (0.61%) Slack
11 3 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.30%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.55%) HTTP
2 26 (3.94%) Internet
3 18 (2.73%) SSL
3 18 (2.73%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.61%) Intranet
4 4 (0.61%) SNMP
5 2 (0.30%) AMQP
5 2 (0.30%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (0.30%) DNS
5 2 (0.30%) Firewall
5 2 (0.30%) INAP
5 2 (0.30%) Intelligent Network
5 2 (0.30%) LDAP
5 2 (0.30%) MVNO
5 2 (0.30%) SMTP
5 2 (0.30%) SS7
6 1 (0.15%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.15%) Network Security
6 1 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 57 (8.64%) Relational Database
3 54 (8.18%) MongoDB
4 41 (6.21%) NoSQL
5 38 (5.76%) MySQL
6 28 (4.24%) Hadoop
7 25 (3.79%) Big Data
7 25 (3.79%) Redis
8 19 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (2.73%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.97%) Oracle Database 12c
10 13 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (1.36%) DB2
15 8 (1.21%) HBase
15 8 (1.21%) Parquet
16 7 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 225 (34.09%) Git (software)
2 192 (29.09%) Jenkins
3 94 (14.24%) Maven
4 78 (11.82%) JIRA
4 78 (11.82%) JUnit
5 70 (10.61%) Selenium
6 49 (7.42%) Eclipse
7 48 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 43 (6.52%) Subversion
9 37 (5.61%) Visual Studio
10 35 (5.30%) Bitbucket
11 34 (5.15%) Cucumber
12 25 (3.79%) IntelliJ
13 23 (3.48%) Gradle
14 22 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 21 (3.18%) Ant
16 18 (2.73%) Mockito
17 17 (2.58%) Protractor
18 13 (1.97%) Mocha
18 13 (1.97%) WebDriver
General
1 132 (20.00%) Finance
2 48 (7.27%) Banking
3 19 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.82%) Retail
5 9 (1.36%) Marketing
6 8 (1.21%) Publishing
7 6 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
8 5 (0.76%) Electronics
9 4 (0.61%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.45%) Games
10 3 (0.45%) Legal
10 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Advertising
11 2 (0.30%) Billing
11 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 517 (78.33%) Developer
2 199 (30.15%) Java Developer
3 61 (9.24%) .NET Developer
4 57 (8.64%) Web Developer
5 48 (7.27%) Senior Developer
6 40 (6.06%) Python Developer
7 39 (5.91%) C# Developer
7 39 (5.91%) Django Developer
7 39 (5.91%) Python/Django Developer
8 38 (5.76%) Architect
9 35 (5.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 35 (5.30%) Senior Java Developer
10 34 (5.15%) JavaScript Developer
11 32 (4.85%) Python Web Developer
12 29 (4.39%) Scala Developer
13 28 (4.24%) C# .NET Developer
14 26 (3.94%) Tester
15 24 (3.64%) Automation Tester
16 20 (3.03%) HTML Developer
16 20 (3.03%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (39.55%) Web Services
2 233 (35.30%) HTML
3 230 (34.85%) SOAP
4 221 (33.48%) CSS
5 220 (33.33%) Spring
6 188 (28.48%) JSON
7 135 (20.45%) XML
8 126 (19.09%) .NET
9 119 (18.03%) AngularJS
10 100 (15.15%) HTML5
10 100 (15.15%) RESTful
11 83 (12.58%) Hibernate
11 83 (12.58%) Node.js
12 79 (11.97%) Spring Boot
13 74 (11.21%) J2EE
14 72 (10.91%) Ajax
15 71 (10.76%) CSS3
16 66 (10.00%) Django
17 55 (8.33%) ASP.NET
17 55 (8.33%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.36%) User Experience
2 38 (5.76%) Mobile App
3 16 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.36%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.06%) CMDB
7 7 (1.06%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.06%) Public Cloud
8 6 (0.91%) Data Structures
8 6 (0.91%) iPad
8 6 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (0.91%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.76%) Social Media
10 4 (0.61%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.45%) iPhone
11 3 (0.45%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.45%) New Media
11 3 (0.45%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 150 (22.73%) Linux
2 47 (7.12%) Unix
3 37 (5.61%) Windows
4 28 (4.24%) Apple iOS
5 24 (3.64%) Android
6 10 (1.52%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.45%) HPUX
8 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.15%) VMS
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (58.48%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (29.39%) Continuous Integration
3 181 (27.42%) Scrum
4 178 (26.97%) TDD
5 142 (21.52%) MVC
6 134 (20.30%) Microservices
7 105 (15.91%) Test Automation
8 104 (15.76%) Web Development
9 97 (14.70%) DevOps
10 92 (13.94%) BDD
11 74 (11.21%) SOA
12 62 (9.39%) Unit Testing
13 50 (7.58%) Kanban
13 50 (7.58%) Open Source
14 49 (7.42%) SDLC
15 45 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
16 44 (6.67%) Workflow
17 42 (6.36%) Configuration Management
17 42 (6.36%) Front End Development
18 40 (6.06%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 335 (50.76%) Java
2 264 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 182 (27.58%) SQL
4 121 (18.33%) C#
5 83 (12.58%) Python
6 53 (8.03%) Ruby
7 48 (7.27%) Scala
8 46 (6.97%) T-SQL
9 34 (5.15%) TypeScript
10 33 (5.00%) PHP
11 21 (3.18%) XPath
12 18 (2.73%) Groovy
12 18 (2.73%) PL/SQL
13 16 (2.42%) Apple Swift
14 14 (2.12%) Bash Shell
14 14 (2.12%) ES6
15 13 (1.97%) PowerShell
16 12 (1.82%) Perl
16 12 (1.82%) Shell Script
17 8 (1.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (6.06%) Degree
2 15 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.21%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.39%) QA
2 5 (0.76%) GCP
3 4 (0.61%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.15%) GDPR
4 1 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 98 (14.85%) Docker
2 18 (2.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 17 (2.58%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.21%) oVirt
4 8 (1.21%) RHEV
4 8 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.06%) HDFS
6 6 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.45%) vSphere
8 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.15%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.15%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (7.73%) Puppet
2 23 (3.48%) Ansible
3 21 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (2.73%) Kubernetes
5 17 (2.58%) Hadoop YARN
6 16 (2.42%) Grafana
6 16 (2.42%) Kibana
7 10 (1.52%) Terraform
8 5 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.45%) Consul
9 3 (0.45%) Mesos
9 3 (0.45%) Oozie
9 3 (0.45%) vRealize
10 2 (0.30%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.15%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.15%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 102 (15.45%) Oracle
2 71 (10.76%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.55%) Google
4 26 (3.94%) IBM
5 22 (3.33%) SAP
6 19 (2.88%) Sitecore
7 18 (2.73%) webMethods
8 15 (2.27%) ServiceNow
9 14 (2.12%) HP
9 14 (2.12%) Telerik
10 13 (1.97%) MuleSoft
11 10 (1.52%) Apigee
11 10 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.52%) VMware
11 10 (1.52%) WSO2
12 9 (1.36%) Adobe
13 7 (1.06%) Xamarin
14 6 (0.91%) Cisco
14 6 (0.91%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.76%) Twitter