Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 48 51
Rank change year-on-year -30 +3 +32
Contract jobs citing REST 436 689 582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.96% 4.20% 3.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.16% 13.74% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 400 371
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £363 £330 £323
90th Percentile £575 £563 £544
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 11
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -7.22% +21.25%
10th Percentile £47.50 £36.50 £42.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £54.00
England median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £49.25
% change year-on-year +17.65% -13.71% +27.10%

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 4,292 5,015 4,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.12% 30.58% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,758 3,183 2,581
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £331 £308 £290
90th Percentile £588 £575 £544
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 97 78
South East median hourly rate £48.40 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.88% -1.16% +7.50%
10th Percentile £19.88 £8.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.75 £57.64
England median hourly rate £44.18 £42.38 £40.50
% change year-on-year +4.24% +4.65% +8.00%

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -22 164 £450 +5.88% 23
Hampshire -13 114 £449 -3.81% 10
Surrey -25 81 £476 -7.04% 1
Berkshire -53 78 £450 +5.88% 11
Buckinghamshire -1 47 £475 +11.76% 2
Oxfordshire +26 39 £463 -7.50% 11
West Sussex -13 38 £425 -11.46% 4
East Sussex -6 21 £400 -16.88% 2
Kent +1 14 £635 +58.75% 2
Middlesex -2 3 £400 +6.67%
REST
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 258 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (41.97%) JavaScript
3 155 (35.55%) Java
4 137 (31.42%) Web Services
5 133 (30.50%) SOAP
6 127 (29.13%) .NET
7 125 (28.67%) Git (software)
8 123 (28.21%) CSS
9 119 (27.29%) HTML
10 117 (26.83%) C#
11 109 (25.00%) TDD
12 103 (23.62%) Spring
13 101 (23.17%) SQL
14 100 (22.94%) JSON
15 96 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
16 89 (20.41%) Microservices
17 86 (19.72%) DevOps
18 83 (19.04%) AngularJS
19 82 (18.81%) MVC
20 81 (18.58%) XML
21 79 (18.12%) Node.js
22 78 (17.89%) Scrum
23 73 (16.74%) SQL Server
24 70 (16.06%) Jenkins
25 69 (15.83%) ASP.NET
26 62 (14.22%) Microsoft
26 62 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
27 60 (13.76%) Test Automation
27 60 (13.76%) Web Development
28 58 (13.30%) BDD

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 31 (7.11%) Confluence
2 29 (6.65%) Apache
3 20 (4.59%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.44%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.98%) CMS
6 13 (2.98%) WebLogic
7 12 (2.75%) IIS
7 12 (2.75%) JBoss
8 11 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (2.29%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.83%) Mule
10 8 (1.83%) nginx
11 7 (1.61%) Apache Spark
12 6 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (1.15%) EPiServer
13 5 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.92%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.92%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.69%) Magento
4 2 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.23%) BusinessWare
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 62 (14.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (8.26%) GitHub
4 18 (4.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (4.13%) Serverless
5 17 (3.90%) OpenShift
6 13 (2.98%) SaaS
7 12 (2.75%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (2.06%) Azure Functions
8 9 (2.06%) Google Analytics
9 8 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (1.83%) PaaS
10 7 (1.61%) Office 365
11 6 (1.38%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (1.38%) Trello
12 5 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.92%) Boomi
13 4 (0.92%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.49%) HTTP
2 17 (3.90%) SSL
3 13 (2.98%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.61%) 4G
4 7 (1.61%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (1.38%) DNS
5 6 (1.38%) LAN
5 6 (1.38%) WAN
6 5 (1.15%) Firewall
7 4 (0.92%) NAS
8 3 (0.69%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.46%) Extranet
9 2 (0.46%) FTP
9 2 (0.46%) Internet
9 2 (0.46%) RFID
9 2 (0.46%) SNMP
9 2 (0.46%) SSH
9 2 (0.46%) Wireless
9 2 (0.46%) X.509
10 1 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (16.74%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.88%) MongoDB
3 27 (6.19%) NoSQL
4 24 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (4.82%) MySQL
6 18 (4.13%) Hadoop
7 17 (3.90%) Relational Database
8 15 (3.44%) Big Data
8 15 (3.44%) Parquet
9 14 (3.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 13 (2.98%) Oracle Database
11 10 (2.29%) HBase
12 9 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (2.06%) Cosmos DB
13 7 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (1.61%) Pentaho
14 5 (1.15%) DB2
15 4 (0.92%) NuoDB
15 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 3 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 125 (28.67%) Git (software)
2 70 (16.06%) Jenkins
3 53 (12.16%) JIRA
4 38 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (7.80%) Selenium
6 31 (7.11%) Maven
7 29 (6.65%) Subversion
8 28 (6.42%) Cucumber
9 27 (6.19%) JUnit
10 26 (5.96%) Visual Studio
11 23 (5.28%) Visual Studio Team System
12 17 (3.90%) Gradle
13 15 (3.44%) Eclipse
13 15 (3.44%) Mocha
14 13 (2.98%) Ant
14 13 (2.98%) Bitbucket
14 13 (2.98%) Karma Test Runner
15 10 (2.29%) Grunt
15 10 (2.29%) gulp
15 10 (2.29%) Jasmine
General
1 56 (12.84%) Finance
2 21 (4.82%) Banking
3 16 (3.67%) Retail
4 9 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.83%) Publishing
6 6 (1.38%) Legal
7 5 (1.15%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.92%) Marketing
9 3 (0.69%) Automotive
9 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.46%) Advertising
10 2 (0.46%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Avionics
11 1 (0.23%) Back Office
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 293 (67.20%) Developer
2 69 (15.83%) Java Developer
3 51 (11.70%) .NET Developer
4 41 (9.40%) Architect
5 32 (7.34%) C# Developer
6 31 (7.11%) Full Stack Developer
7 22 (5.05%) JavaScript Developer
7 22 (5.05%) React Developer
7 22 (5.05%) Senior Developer
8 21 (4.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 21 (4.82%) Scala Developer
9 19 (4.36%) Software Engineer
10 14 (3.21%) Software Developer
11 13 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (2.98%) Web Developer
12 12 (2.75%) Integration Architect
13 11 (2.52%) Angular Developer
13 11 (2.52%) Test Engineer
14 10 (2.29%) Analyst
14 10 (2.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (31.42%) Web Services
2 133 (30.50%) SOAP
3 127 (29.13%) .NET
4 123 (28.21%) CSS
5 119 (27.29%) HTML
6 103 (23.62%) Spring
7 100 (22.94%) JSON
8 83 (19.04%) AngularJS
9 81 (18.58%) XML
10 79 (18.12%) Node.js
11 69 (15.83%) ASP.NET
12 58 (13.30%) React
13 55 (12.61%) jQuery
14 52 (11.93%) J2EE
15 51 (11.70%) HTML5
16 42 (9.63%) RESTful
17 38 (8.72%) Ajax
17 38 (8.72%) CSS3
18 36 (8.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 33 (7.57%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.34%) User Experience
2 23 (5.28%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (4.13%) Data Structures
5 14 (3.21%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (3.21%) Mobile App
5 14 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.98%) CMDB
7 12 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.52%) Algorithms
8 11 (2.52%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.06%) Clustering
10 7 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.61%) TM Forum
11 6 (1.38%) Contract for Difference
11 6 (1.38%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.15%) PKI
12 5 (1.15%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.92%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.92%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 58 (13.30%) Linux
2 31 (7.11%) Unix
3 30 (6.88%) Windows
4 11 (2.52%) Android
5 9 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.06%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.83%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (25.00%) TDD
3 96 (22.02%) Continuous Integration
4 89 (20.41%) Microservices
5 86 (19.72%) DevOps
6 82 (18.81%) MVC
7 78 (17.89%) Scrum
8 60 (13.76%) Test Automation
8 60 (13.76%) Web Development
9 58 (13.30%) BDD
10 42 (9.63%) Software Engineering
11 40 (9.17%) Unit Testing
12 38 (8.72%) OOP
13 36 (8.26%) Open Source
13 36 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
14 34 (7.80%) Kanban
15 32 (7.34%) Computer Science
16 31 (7.11%) Configuration Management
17 28 (6.42%) SOA
18 27 (6.19%) OO
Programming Languages
1 183 (41.97%) JavaScript
2 155 (35.55%) Java
3 117 (26.83%) C#
4 101 (23.17%) SQL
5 37 (8.49%) TypeScript
6 36 (8.26%) Java 8
7 32 (7.34%) Python
8 30 (6.88%) Scala
9 19 (4.36%) Ruby
10 16 (3.67%) PowerShell
11 14 (3.21%) Shell Script
12 13 (2.98%) ES6
12 13 (2.98%) PHP
13 12 (2.75%) Groovy
14 11 (2.52%) Perl
15 9 (2.06%) C
15 9 (2.06%) C++
15 9 (2.06%) Go
15 9 (2.06%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.83%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 51 (11.70%) Degree
2 21 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
2 21 (4.82%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.38%) CCNP
6 6 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.92%) CISM
7 4 (0.92%) CISSP
7 4 (0.92%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.69%) ISEB
8 3 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.23%) MCSD
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.59%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) GxP
3 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) PMO
4 1 (0.23%) PSD2
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (13.07%) Docker
2 16 (3.67%) HDFS
3 13 (2.98%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.92%) KVM
7 2 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (4.36%) Kubernetes
2 14 (3.21%) Ansible
3 10 (2.29%) Hadoop YARN
4 9 (2.06%) Kibana
4 9 (2.06%) Puppet
5 8 (1.83%) Grafana
5 8 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.69%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.46%) Terraform
7 2 (0.46%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.23%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.23%) confd
8 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 62 (14.22%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.80%) Google
3 26 (5.96%) Oracle
4 21 (4.82%) IBM
5 17 (3.90%) Telerik
6 16 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (3.44%) ServiceNow
8 14 (3.21%) Atlassian
9 12 (2.75%) MuleSoft
10 9 (2.06%) SAP
10 9 (2.06%) Xamarin
11 8 (1.83%) Cisco
11 8 (1.83%) Remedy
12 7 (1.61%) BMC
12 7 (1.61%) CA
12 7 (1.61%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 7 (1.61%) VMware
13 6 (1.38%) Aruba
13 6 (1.38%) Juniper
14 5 (1.15%) webMethods