Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 52 81
Rank change year-on-year +3 +29 +82
Contract jobs citing REST 730 556 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.36% 3.60% 2.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.55% 13.37% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 366 280
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +7.94%
10th Percentile £325 £323 £313
90th Percentile £568 £544 £550
England median daily rate £500 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +12.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 4
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £38.75 £42.75 £35.38
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.10 £45.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -15.00% +29.03% +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 5,016 4,160 4,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.99% 26.92% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,189 2,557 3,127
South East median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £281
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 71 103
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +17.65%
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £57.50 £57.11
England median hourly rate £42.27 £41.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.89% +8.57%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +3 271 £425 +1.19% 56
Surrey -3 189 £506 +19.06% 38
Berkshire +20 138 £418 -7.22% 35
Hampshire +12 138 £475 +14.46% 26
West Sussex -3 79 £480 -1.69% 12
Buckinghamshire -18 78 £433 +8.81% 11
Oxfordshire +7 55 £490 +15.29% 10
East Sussex +9 19 £500 +53.85% 12
Kent +22 14 £425 +30.77% 9
Middlesex +2 12 £375 +7.91% 1
M4 Corridor - 8 - -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 334 (45.75%) Java
2 330 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (39.32%) Web Services
4 286 (39.18%) Git (software)
5 283 (38.77%) JavaScript
6 253 (34.66%) Continuous Integration
7 252 (34.52%) Jenkins
8 246 (33.70%) Linux
9 239 (32.74%) CSS
10 233 (31.92%) HTML
11 231 (31.64%) SOAP
12 228 (31.23%) TDD
13 214 (29.32%) Spring
14 184 (25.21%) JSON
15 156 (21.37%) Microservices
16 155 (21.23%) Scrum
17 143 (19.59%) Relational Database
18 141 (19.32%) MVC
19 139 (19.04%) SQL
20 138 (18.90%) XML
21 136 (18.63%) Oracle
22 131 (17.95%) Python
22 131 (17.95%) AngularJS
23 128 (17.53%) .NET
24 126 (17.26%) C#
25 123 (16.85%) JIRA
26 118 (16.16%) DevOps
27 117 (16.03%) SOA
28 116 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
29 113 (15.48%) Test Automation

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 77 (10.55%) Confluence
2 63 (8.63%) Apache
3 44 (6.03%) WebLogic
4 43 (5.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 40 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
6 36 (4.93%) Tomcat
7 28 (3.84%) Apache Solr
8 27 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
9 26 (3.56%) Apache Spark
10 25 (3.42%) JBoss
11 15 (2.05%) IIS
12 12 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
13 10 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (1.23%) CMS
15 8 (1.10%) Mule
16 7 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 7 (0.96%) GemFire
16 7 (0.96%) SharePoint
17 6 (0.82%) NServiceBus
18 5 (0.68%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.68%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 17 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.96%) Magento
3 5 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.27%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 116 (15.89%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (10.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (6.03%) GitHub
4 39 (5.34%) PaaS
5 34 (4.66%) OpenShift
6 31 (4.25%) SaaS
7 26 (3.56%) IaaS
8 17 (2.33%) npm
9 15 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (2.05%) Serverless
10 13 (1.78%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (1.78%) NuGet
11 12 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (1.37%) Amazon Kinesis
13 10 (1.37%) Slack
14 7 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (0.96%) Sauce Labs
14 7 (0.96%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 66 (9.04%) HTTP
2 40 (5.48%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.88%) Internet
4 17 (2.33%) SSL
5 13 (1.78%) Firewall
6 11 (1.51%) MQTT
7 8 (1.10%) SNMP
8 7 (0.96%) DOCSIS
8 7 (0.96%) SMTP
9 6 (0.82%) DNS
10 5 (0.68%) FTP
11 4 (0.55%) AMQP
11 4 (0.55%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.27%) Network Security
13 1 (0.14%) 3GPP
13 1 (0.14%) Broadband
13 1 (0.14%) DVB
13 1 (0.14%) SIGTRAN
13 1 (0.14%) VPN
13 1 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (19.59%) Relational Database
2 95 (13.01%) SQL Server
3 58 (7.95%) MySQL
4 54 (7.40%) Redis
5 49 (6.71%) Big Data
6 44 (6.03%) NoSQL
7 43 (5.89%) Hadoop
8 42 (5.75%) MongoDB
9 35 (4.79%) RDBMS
10 33 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
11 31 (4.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 31 (4.25%) HBase
12 29 (3.97%) Oracle Database
13 27 (3.70%) Parquet
14 17 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (2.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 16 (2.19%) Power BI
16 11 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
18 7 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 286 (39.18%) Git (software)
2 252 (34.52%) Jenkins
3 123 (16.85%) JIRA
4 78 (10.68%) Maven
5 77 (10.55%) JUnit
6 54 (7.40%) Selenium
7 50 (6.85%) Eclipse
8 46 (6.30%) Cucumber
9 45 (6.16%) Gradle
10 44 (6.03%) Subversion
11 35 (4.79%) IntelliJ
12 29 (3.97%) Visual Studio
13 28 (3.84%) Bitbucket
14 27 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (3.42%) SoapUI
16 24 (3.29%) gulp
17 22 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 21 (2.88%) Mocha
19 20 (2.74%) Grunt
19 20 (2.74%) Mockito
General
1 99 (13.56%) Finance
2 17 (2.33%) Banking
3 16 (2.19%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.92%) Automotive
4 14 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.23%) Marketing
5 9 (1.23%) Retail
6 6 (0.82%) Advertising
6 6 (0.82%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.68%) Electronics
7 5 (0.68%) Publishing
8 4 (0.55%) Back Office
9 3 (0.41%) Billing
10 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.27%) Games
10 2 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 490 (67.12%) Developer
2 196 (26.85%) Java Developer
3 94 (12.88%) Architect
4 75 (10.27%) Senior Developer
5 67 (9.18%) Python Developer
6 64 (8.77%) Django Developer
6 64 (8.77%) Python/Django Developer
7 44 (6.03%) Senior Java Developer
8 35 (4.79%) .NET Developer
9 34 (4.66%) Solutions Architect
10 33 (4.52%) Big Data Developer
11 32 (4.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 29 (3.97%) Full Stack Developer
13 28 (3.84%) C# Developer
14 27 (3.70%) Software Engineer
15 26 (3.56%) JavaScript Developer
16 25 (3.42%) Scala Developer
17 23 (3.15%) Technical Architect
17 23 (3.15%) Tester
18 20 (2.74%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (39.32%) Web Services
2 239 (32.74%) CSS
3 233 (31.92%) HTML
4 231 (31.64%) SOAP
5 214 (29.32%) Spring
6 184 (25.21%) JSON
7 138 (18.90%) XML
8 131 (17.95%) AngularJS
9 128 (17.53%) .NET
10 113 (15.48%) HTML5
11 111 (15.21%) Node.js
12 88 (12.05%) CSS3
12 88 (12.05%) Hibernate
13 80 (10.96%) Django
14 75 (10.27%) RESTful
15 74 (10.14%) Spring Boot
16 66 (9.04%) J2EE
16 66 (9.04%) JMS
16 66 (9.04%) React
17 65 (8.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.08%) Mobile App
2 42 (5.75%) User Experience
3 35 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (4.66%) Computer Science
5 33 (4.52%) Linux Command Line
6 29 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (3.97%) Virtual Team
7 22 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (2.33%) iPad
9 16 (2.19%) Clustering
10 13 (1.78%) Fat Client
10 13 (1.78%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.23%) CMDB
11 9 (1.23%) Fintech
11 9 (1.23%) Life Science
12 8 (1.10%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.96%) Infotainment
13 7 (0.96%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 246 (33.70%) Linux
2 89 (12.19%) Unix
3 74 (10.14%) Windows
4 32 (4.38%) Android
5 25 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.23%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.23%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.96%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.27%) Solaris
10 1 (0.14%) CentOS
10 1 (0.14%) SUSE
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (34.66%) Continuous Integration
3 228 (31.23%) TDD
4 156 (21.37%) Microservices
5 155 (21.23%) Scrum
6 141 (19.32%) MVC
7 118 (16.16%) DevOps
8 117 (16.03%) SOA
9 113 (15.48%) Test Automation
10 103 (14.11%) BDD
11 98 (13.42%) Workflow
12 96 (13.15%) Web Development
13 95 (13.01%) Unit Testing
14 71 (9.73%) Software Engineering
15 68 (9.32%) OO
16 67 (9.18%) Open Source
17 65 (8.90%) SDLC
18 58 (7.95%) User Stories
19 56 (7.67%) Kanban
20 48 (6.58%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 334 (45.75%) Java
2 283 (38.77%) JavaScript
3 139 (19.04%) SQL
4 131 (17.95%) Python
5 126 (17.26%) C#
6 84 (11.51%) Java 8
7 58 (7.95%) Ruby
8 44 (6.03%) Shell Script
9 36 (4.93%) Scala
10 35 (4.79%) TypeScript
11 26 (3.56%) C++
12 25 (3.42%) Bash Shell
13 24 (3.29%) PL/SQL
13 24 (3.29%) PowerShell
14 22 (3.01%) PHP
15 16 (2.19%) Apex Code
16 12 (1.64%) CQL
17 11 (1.51%) Perl
18 10 (1.37%) Groovy
18 10 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 78 (10.68%) Degree
2 25 (3.42%) Security Cleared
3 19 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.19%) Numerate Degree
5 14 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.82%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.68%) MCSE
8 3 (0.41%) HNC
8 3 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.27%) ISEB
9 2 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.27%) SAFe Agilist
10 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.14%) MCP
10 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (9.04%) QA
2 11 (1.51%) ISO 9001
2 11 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.55%) SLA
4 2 (0.27%) GCP
5 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 81 (11.10%) Docker
2 41 (5.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 27 (3.70%) HDFS
4 12 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.37%) Active Directory
6 8 (1.10%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.14%) oVirt
8 1 (0.14%) RHEV
8 1 (0.14%) vCloud
8 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 61 (8.36%) Ansible
2 56 (7.67%) Puppet
3 37 (5.07%) Hadoop YARN
4 23 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.64%) Opsview
6 11 (1.51%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (0.96%) SCCM
8 5 (0.68%) Grafana
8 5 (0.68%) Kibana
8 5 (0.68%) Terraform
8 5 (0.68%) TIBCO Hawk
9 4 (0.55%) SCOM
10 3 (0.41%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.41%) Salt
10 3 (0.41%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.27%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.27%) vRealize
12 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 136 (18.63%) Oracle
2 68 (9.32%) Microsoft
3 21 (2.88%) CA
3 21 (2.88%) Google
3 21 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (2.19%) SAP
5 14 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 13 (1.78%) IBM
7 12 (1.64%) VMware
8 11 (1.51%) Adobe
9 10 (1.37%) New Relic
9 10 (1.37%) PagerDuty
9 10 (1.37%) webMethods
10 9 (1.23%) Remedy
11 8 (1.10%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.10%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.96%) HP
12 7 (0.96%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.82%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.68%) Pega