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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 95 155
Rank change year-on-year +40 +60  
Contract jobs citing REST 277 198 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.53% 2.13% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.22% 8.99% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 109 77
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +24.03%  

REST is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2096 2203 2357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.75% 23.75% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1479 1369
Median daily rate £400 £357 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +2.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 52
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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
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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +50 63 £425 - 9
Hampshire +35 58 £384 +9.57% 14
West Sussex -10 44 £469 +20.96% 3
Buckinghamshire +20 39 £365 -32.09% 2
Berkshire +11 38 £438 +2.94% 14
Oxfordshire +18 25 £410 +17.98% 12
East Sussex +10 5 £350 -3.44% 1
Middlesex - 3 £349 -
Kent +12 1 £375 -3.84%
Thames Valley - 1 £675 -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 293 (65.55%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (58.39%) Java
3 196 (43.85%) Web Services
4 160 (35.79%) SOAP
5 152 (34.00%) JavaScript
6 143 (31.99%) Git (software)
7 140 (31.32%) SQL
7 140 (31.32%) XML
8 133 (29.75%) TDD
9 131 (29.31%) JSON
10 125 (27.96%) Spring
11 113 (25.28%) Scrum
12 112 (25.06%) MVC
13 109 (24.38%) Linux
14 108 (24.16%) HTML
15 100 (22.37%) C#
16 99 (22.15%) Continuous Integration
17 97 (21.70%) CSS
18 95 (21.25%) .NET
19 92 (20.58%) AngularJS
20 91 (20.36%) Jenkins
21 90 (20.13%) SOA
22 79 (17.67%) Maven
23 76 (17.00%) Oracle
24 74 (16.55%) HTML5
25 69 (15.44%) Finance
26 68 (15.21%) HTTP
27 63 (14.09%) Ruby
28 60 (13.42%) Python
28 60 (13.42%) 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 48 (10.74%) Apache
2 36 (8.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 34 (7.61%) CMS
4 31 (6.94%) Tomcat
5 29 (6.49%) Confluence
5 29 (6.49%) WebLogic
6 28 (6.26%) JBoss
7 19 (4.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 18 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (2.46%) nginx
9 11 (2.46%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.79%) NServiceBus
11 6 (1.34%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (1.34%) Umbraco
12 5 (1.12%) Apache Solr
12 5 (1.12%) Drupal
12 5 (1.12%) Mule
12 5 (1.12%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (1.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (4.47%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.57%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.03%) GitHub
4 14 (3.13%) Google App Engine
4 14 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (2.91%) Google Compute Engine
5 13 (2.91%) SaaS
6 11 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.79%) AWS CloudTrail
8 6 (1.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (0.89%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.89%) Office 365
9 4 (0.89%) PaaS
10 3 (0.67%) Boomi
10 3 (0.67%) Force.com
10 3 (0.67%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.45%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.45%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 68 (15.21%) HTTP
2 13 (2.91%) DVB
2 13 (2.91%) HTTPS
3 11 (2.46%) Internet
4 9 (2.01%) LDAP
4 9 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.79%) SSL
6 4 (0.89%) AMQP
6 4 (0.89%) Firewall
6 4 (0.89%) SNMP
7 3 (0.67%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (0.67%) INAP
7 3 (0.67%) Intelligent Network
7 3 (0.67%) MVNO
7 3 (0.67%) SS7
7 3 (0.67%) VPN
8 2 (0.45%) FTP
8 2 (0.45%) Intranet
8 2 (0.45%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.42%) NoSQL
2 56 (12.53%) SQL Server
3 45 (10.07%) MongoDB
4 40 (8.95%) Relational Database
5 27 (6.04%) Oracle Database
6 18 (4.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 17 (3.80%) Redis
8 16 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (3.36%) Hadoop
9 15 (3.36%) Oracle Database 10g
10 14 (3.13%) MySQL
10 14 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
10 14 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (2.24%) Big Data
11 10 (2.24%) RDBMS
11 10 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 143 (31.99%) Git (software)
2 91 (20.36%) Jenkins
3 79 (17.67%) Maven
4 59 (13.20%) JIRA
5 56 (12.53%) JUnit
6 43 (9.62%) Gradle
7 39 (8.72%) Eclipse
8 38 (8.50%) Selenium
8 38 (8.50%) Subversion
9 35 (7.83%) Ant
10 30 (6.71%) Octopus Deploy
11 29 (6.49%) Bitbucket
12 27 (6.04%) Visual Studio
13 25 (5.59%) TeamCity
14 23 (5.15%) Mockito
15 22 (4.92%) WebDriver
16 21 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (4.47%) JMeter
18 19 (4.25%) Cucumber
19 18 (4.03%) eggPlant
General
1 69 (15.44%) Finance
2 23 (5.15%) Banking
3 17 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.13%) Retail
5 13 (2.91%) Back Office
6 6 (1.34%) Publishing
7 5 (1.12%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.12%) Law
7 5 (1.12%) Marketing
8 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.67%) Games
10 2 (0.45%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 350 (78.30%) Developer
2 146 (32.66%) Java Developer
3 58 (12.98%) .NET Developer
4 45 (10.07%) JavaScript Developer
5 44 (9.84%) Senior Developer
6 37 (8.28%) C# Developer
7 33 (7.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 30 (6.71%) Node.js Developer
9 24 (5.37%) Android Developer
9 24 (5.37%) Scala Developer
9 24 (5.37%) Senior Java Developer
10 21 (4.70%) Angular Developer
11 20 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 19 (4.25%) Agile Developer
12 19 (4.25%) Architect
13 17 (3.80%) Developer in Test
14 15 (3.36%) Agile Java Developer
14 15 (3.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 13 (2.91%) Software Developer
16 12 (2.68%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (43.85%) Web Services
2 160 (35.79%) SOAP
3 140 (31.32%) XML
4 131 (29.31%) JSON
5 125 (27.96%) Spring
6 108 (24.16%) HTML
7 97 (21.70%) CSS
8 95 (21.25%) .NET
9 92 (20.58%) AngularJS
10 74 (16.55%) HTML5
11 59 (13.20%) Node.js
12 55 (12.30%) JMS
13 51 (11.41%) J2EE
14 46 (10.29%) jQuery
15 42 (9.40%) ASP.NET Web API
16 39 (8.72%) CSS3
17 37 (8.28%) ASP.NET
17 37 (8.28%) Hibernate
18 36 (8.05%) Middleware
19 34 (7.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.94%) Computer Science
2 27 (6.04%) Mobile App
2 27 (6.04%) User Experience
3 18 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.91%) Digital TV
4 13 (2.91%) MPEG
4 13 (2.91%) STB
5 10 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.24%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (0.89%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.67%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.45%) CMDB
9 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.45%) PKI
9 2 (0.45%) Social Media
9 2 (0.45%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.22%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 109 (24.38%) Linux
2 49 (10.96%) Unix
3 33 (7.38%) Windows
4 28 (6.26%) Android
5 11 (2.46%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.12%) CentOS
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.67%) Solaris
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.22%) AIX
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (65.55%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (29.75%) TDD
3 113 (25.28%) Scrum
4 112 (25.06%) MVC
5 99 (22.15%) Continuous Integration
6 90 (20.13%) SOA
7 60 (13.42%) BDD
8 56 (12.53%) Open Source
9 54 (12.08%) OO
10 51 (11.41%) Unit Testing
11 48 (10.74%) DevOps
12 44 (9.84%) Automated Testing
13 39 (8.72%) Microservices
14 37 (8.28%) SDLC
15 36 (8.05%) Pair Programming
16 32 (7.16%) Web Development
17 28 (6.26%) Test Automation
18 27 (6.04%) Responsive Web Design
19 26 (5.82%) User Stories
20 25 (5.59%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 261 (58.39%) Java
2 152 (34.00%) JavaScript
3 140 (31.32%) SQL
4 100 (22.37%) C#
5 63 (14.09%) Ruby
6 60 (13.42%) Python
7 35 (7.83%) Groovy
8 32 (7.16%) C++
8 32 (7.16%) Scala
9 21 (4.70%) PL/SQL
10 20 (4.47%) T-SQL
11 19 (4.25%) PowerShell
11 19 (4.25%) Shell Script
12 15 (3.36%) C
13 13 (2.91%) Perl
14 10 (2.24%) XPath
15 6 (1.34%) VB
16 5 (1.12%) Apex Code
16 5 (1.12%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.12%) ES6
Qualifications
1 33 (7.38%) Degree
2 19 (4.25%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.67%) HNC
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.45%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.45%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.22%) MCSE
6 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.92%) QA
2 11 (2.46%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.34%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.22%) COBIT
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) IFRS
4 1 (0.22%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 30 (6.71%) Docker
2 9 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (1.57%) vSphere
4 4 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.67%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.45%) HDFS
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.22%) XenApp
7 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (6.04%) Puppet
2 19 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.01%) Ansible
4 7 (1.57%) Kibana
5 5 (1.12%) HP Fortify
5 5 (1.12%) logstash
6 4 (0.89%) Grafana
6 4 (0.89%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.45%) vRealize
8 1 (0.22%) Amdocs OSS
8 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.22%) Netcool
8 1 (0.22%) SCCM
8 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 76 (17.00%) Oracle
2 40 (8.95%) Google
3 36 (8.05%) Microsoft
4 25 (5.59%) Sitecore
5 22 (4.92%) Splunk
6 14 (3.13%) VMware
7 12 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 11 (2.46%) IBM
8 11 (2.46%) TIBCO
9 10 (2.24%) SAP
10 8 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.79%) webMethods
11 7 (1.57%) Adobe
11 7 (1.57%) Bluefish Communications
11 7 (1.57%) HP
12 6 (1.34%) SaltStack
13 5 (1.12%) Informatica
13 5 (1.12%) Talend
14 4 (0.89%) New Relic
14 4 (0.89%) Remedy
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Resource Solutions - Prudential
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £45 - £52 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £420 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
People Source Consulting
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago