Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 80 100
Rank change year-on-year +33 +20 +75
Contract jobs citing REST 681 406 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.12% 2.63% 2.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.10% 9.86% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 274 267
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £322 £288
90th Percentile £590 £542 £550
England median daily rate £484 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 4
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £46.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +10.00% +21.43%
10th Percentile £42.50 £34.70 £37.38
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.55 £47.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -1.10% +17.42% +20.16%

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 4,831 4,116 4,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.23% 26.68% 26.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,033 2,456 3,176
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £308 £281 £275
90th Percentile £575 £543 £525
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 97 125
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +18.25%
10th Percentile £22.80 £19.50 £15.55
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.10 £55.55
England median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.88% +3.90% +10.00%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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 +33 282 £425 -5.56% 78
Berkshire +42 140 £400 -5.88% 43
Surrey -5 130 £500 +17.65% 18
Hampshire +33 107 £475 +16.85% 37
West Sussex +13 91 £480 +1.05% 12
Oxfordshire +14 79 £450 -5.26% 20
Buckinghamshire +7 63 £450 +28.57% 15
East Sussex +18 37 £513 +41.38% 10
Kent -11 15 £525 +61.54% 6
Middlesex -2 7 £408 +16.85%
Sussex - 4 £525 -
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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.

1 361 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (51.54%) Java
3 289 (42.44%) JavaScript
4 245 (35.98%) Spring
5 240 (35.24%) HTML
6 238 (34.95%) Git (software)
7 234 (34.36%) CSS
8 221 (32.45%) Continuous Integration
9 218 (32.01%) SOAP
10 216 (31.72%) Web Services
10 216 (31.72%) TDD
11 214 (31.42%) Jenkins
12 196 (28.78%) JSON
13 195 (28.63%) Linux
14 188 (27.61%) SQL
15 157 (23.05%) AngularJS
16 156 (22.91%) Scrum
17 155 (22.76%) XML
18 143 (21.00%) MVC
18 143 (21.00%) Microservices
19 133 (19.53%) HTML5
20 119 (17.47%) C#
21 117 (17.18%) .NET
22 110 (16.15%) Node.js
23 109 (16.01%) DevOps
24 108 (15.86%) Test Automation
25 106 (15.57%) Docker
26 104 (15.27%) Unit Testing
27 102 (14.98%) Hibernate
28 101 (14.83%) Oracle

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 66 (9.69%) Apache
2 55 (8.08%) Confluence
3 52 (7.64%) WebLogic
4 51 (7.49%) Elasticsearch
5 37 (5.43%) JBoss
6 35 (5.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 27 (3.96%) Apache Solr
8 25 (3.67%) Apache Spark
9 22 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
9 22 (3.23%) Tomcat
10 18 (2.64%) IIS
11 14 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (1.76%) CMS
13 11 (1.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 10 (1.47%) NServiceBus
15 7 (1.03%) IBM Domino
15 7 (1.03%) Mule
16 6 (0.88%) Drupal
16 6 (0.88%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.15%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 26 (3.82%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 91 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (7.64%) PaaS
4 47 (6.90%) GitHub
5 34 (4.99%) IaaS
6 21 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (3.08%) SaaS
7 19 (2.79%) npm
8 17 (2.50%) OpenShift
9 15 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
10 12 (1.76%) Serverless
11 10 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (1.03%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (1.03%) Yarn
14 6 (0.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 6 (0.88%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 74 (10.87%) HTTP
2 47 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 33 (4.85%) SSL
4 28 (4.11%) Internet
5 11 (1.62%) Firewall
5 11 (1.62%) MQTT
6 8 (1.17%) SMTP
7 6 (0.88%) DNS
8 5 (0.73%) AMQP
9 4 (0.59%) FTP
10 3 (0.44%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.44%) Intranet
10 3 (0.44%) SNMP
11 1 (0.15%) 3GPP
11 1 (0.15%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.15%) Diameter Protocol
11 1 (0.15%) DVB
11 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.15%) Network Security
11 1 (0.15%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 81 (11.89%) Relational Database
3 62 (9.10%) MongoDB
4 56 (8.22%) NoSQL
5 51 (7.49%) MySQL
6 49 (7.20%) Hadoop
7 47 (6.90%) Big Data
8 28 (4.11%) HBase
9 27 (3.96%) Parquet
10 24 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
11 22 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (2.79%) Oracle Database
12 19 (2.79%) Redis
13 16 (2.35%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 10 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (1.32%) DB2
18 6 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 238 (34.95%) Git (software)
2 214 (31.42%) Jenkins
3 91 (13.36%) JUnit
4 89 (13.07%) JIRA
5 86 (12.63%) Maven
6 70 (10.28%) Eclipse
7 67 (9.84%) Selenium
8 46 (6.75%) Gradle
9 39 (5.73%) Subversion
10 38 (5.58%) IntelliJ
11 37 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 33 (4.85%) Bitbucket
13 32 (4.70%) Ant
14 31 (4.55%) Cucumber
14 31 (4.55%) Mockito
15 28 (4.11%) Visual Studio
16 27 (3.96%) Mocha
17 21 (3.08%) gulp
18 19 (2.79%) Grunt
19 18 (2.64%) WebDriver
General
1 94 (13.80%) Finance
2 23 (3.38%) Banking
3 20 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.06%) Automotive
4 14 (2.06%) Marketing
5 13 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.91%) Retail
6 11 (1.62%) Publishing
7 9 (1.32%) Electronics
8 6 (0.88%) Advertising
8 6 (0.88%) Billing
9 5 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.59%) Back Office
10 4 (0.59%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.44%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 497 (72.98%) Developer
2 219 (32.16%) Java Developer
3 72 (10.57%) Architect
4 57 (8.37%) Senior Developer
5 45 (6.61%) JavaScript Developer
6 42 (6.17%) .NET Developer
7 41 (6.02%) Senior Java Developer
8 39 (5.73%) Scala Developer
9 35 (5.14%) Python Developer
10 31 (4.55%) Django Developer
10 31 (4.55%) Python/Django Developer
11 27 (3.96%) C# Developer
11 27 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
12 26 (3.82%) Big Data Developer
12 26 (3.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 26 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
12 26 (3.82%) Web Developer
13 23 (3.38%) SQL Developer
14 22 (3.23%) Tester
15 20 (2.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (35.98%) Spring
2 240 (35.24%) HTML
3 234 (34.36%) CSS
4 218 (32.01%) SOAP
5 216 (31.72%) Web Services
6 196 (28.78%) JSON
7 157 (23.05%) AngularJS
8 155 (22.76%) XML
9 133 (19.53%) HTML5
10 117 (17.18%) .NET
11 110 (16.15%) Node.js
12 102 (14.98%) Hibernate
13 91 (13.36%) CSS3
14 78 (11.45%) React
14 78 (11.45%) Spring Boot
15 76 (11.16%) J2EE
16 67 (9.84%) jQuery
17 65 (9.54%) Play Framework
18 63 (9.25%) JMS
18 63 (9.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.37%) Mobile App
2 47 (6.90%) User Experience
3 29 (4.26%) Linux Command Line
4 28 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.96%) Virtual Team
6 24 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.06%) N-Tier
9 12 (1.76%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.62%) iPad
11 10 (1.47%) Clustering
12 8 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.17%) Fat Client
12 8 (1.17%) Thin Client
13 7 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.03%) Infotainment
14 6 (0.88%) Social Media
15 4 (0.59%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (0.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 195 (28.63%) Linux
2 81 (11.89%) Unix
3 73 (10.72%) Windows
4 29 (4.26%) Android
5 26 (3.82%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.17%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.88%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.29%) HPUX
10 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.15%) CentOS
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.15%) SUSE
11 1 (0.15%) VMS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (53.01%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (32.45%) Continuous Integration
3 216 (31.72%) TDD
4 156 (22.91%) Scrum
5 143 (21.00%) Microservices
5 143 (21.00%) MVC
6 109 (16.01%) DevOps
7 108 (15.86%) Test Automation
8 104 (15.27%) Unit Testing
9 99 (14.54%) SOA
10 93 (13.66%) BDD
11 69 (10.13%) Web Development
12 58 (8.52%) SDLC
13 57 (8.37%) Configuration Management
14 54 (7.93%) User Stories
15 52 (7.64%) Software Engineering
16 48 (7.05%) Kanban
16 48 (7.05%) Workflow
17 42 (6.17%) Open Source
18 41 (6.02%) OO
Programming Languages
1 351 (51.54%) Java
2 289 (42.44%) JavaScript
3 188 (27.61%) SQL
4 119 (17.47%) C#
5 76 (11.16%) Python
6 56 (8.22%) Scala
7 49 (7.20%) Ruby
8 40 (5.87%) Shell Script
9 34 (4.99%) TypeScript
10 30 (4.41%) XPath
11 25 (3.67%) C++
11 25 (3.67%) T-SQL
12 23 (3.38%) PL/SQL
13 22 (3.23%) Bash Shell
13 22 (3.23%) PHP
13 22 (3.23%) PowerShell
14 14 (2.06%) Groovy
15 12 (1.76%) ES6
16 11 (1.62%) Apple Swift
17 10 (1.47%) CQL
Qualifications
1 72 (10.57%) Degree
2 20 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.06%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.73%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.44%) HNC
9 2 (0.29%) MCSE
9 2 (0.29%) SAFe Agilist
9 2 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.20%) QA
2 9 (1.32%) ISO 9001
2 9 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.03%) GCP
3 7 (1.03%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.15%) PMO
4 1 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 106 (15.57%) Docker
2 35 (5.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 27 (3.96%) HDFS
4 17 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (2.06%) Active Directory
6 9 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.73%) oVirt
7 5 (0.73%) RHEV
8 3 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.44%) vSphere
9 2 (0.29%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 75 (11.01%) Puppet
2 51 (7.49%) Ansible
3 35 (5.14%) Hadoop YARN
4 32 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (3.08%) Grafana
5 21 (3.08%) Kibana
6 13 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (1.47%) Kubernetes
7 10 (1.47%) Opsview
8 8 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.88%) SCCM
9 6 (0.88%) Terraform
10 5 (0.73%) vRealize
11 3 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.44%) Salt
11 3 (0.44%) SCOM
11 3 (0.44%) TIBCO Hawk
12 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
13 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
13 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 101 (14.83%) Oracle
2 65 (9.54%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.96%) SAP
4 26 (3.82%) Google
5 24 (3.52%) webMethods
6 19 (2.79%) VMware
7 14 (2.06%) Adobe
7 14 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (1.91%) HP
9 12 (1.76%) CA
10 11 (1.62%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.47%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.03%) IBM
13 6 (0.88%) Twitter
14 5 (0.73%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.73%) SaltStack
14 5 (0.73%) Xamarin
15 4 (0.59%) Cisco
15 4 (0.59%) MuleSoft
15 4 (0.59%) TIBCO