Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 61 57
Rank change year-on-year -19 -4 +25
Contract jobs citing REST 364 648 656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.71% 3.89% 3.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.36% 11.65% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 409 380
South East median daily rate £460 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +10.47% -1.71%
10th Percentile £342 £363 £321
90th Percentile £588 £575 £586
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 29
South East median hourly rate £63.75 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £50.63 £30.20 £41.25
90th Percentile £73.75 £58.03 £52.50
England median hourly rate £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.56% - +42.86%

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 3,514 5,560 4,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.17% 33.39% 27.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,150 3,630 2,895
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 75 90
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.01 £25.00 £14.78
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -11 138 £475 +5.56% 61
Hampshire -24 86 £500 - 37
Berkshire -31 84 £475 +5.56% 29
Surrey -1 77 £450 -10.00% 25
West Sussex -26 33 £425 -10.53% 9
Buckinghamshire +6 29 £450 - 13
Oxfordshire +48 25 £475 +5.56% 19
East Sussex -7 19 £400 -9.09% 11
Kent +6 9 £500 +25.00% 7
Middlesex +10 1 £375 -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 173 (47.53%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (39.84%) JavaScript
3 143 (39.29%) SOAP
4 117 (32.14%) Azure
5 115 (31.59%) Java
6 105 (28.85%) Scrum
7 97 (26.65%) SQL
7 97 (26.65%) Web Services
8 90 (24.73%) DevOps
9 88 (24.18%) .NET
9 88 (24.18%) C#
10 83 (22.80%) XML
11 82 (22.53%) JSON
12 80 (21.98%) Test Automation
13 79 (21.70%) HTML
14 76 (20.88%) Microservices
15 72 (19.78%) Git (software)
16 70 (19.23%) CSS
17 69 (18.96%) Continuous Integration
17 69 (18.96%) AngularJS
18 68 (18.68%) SQL Server
19 65 (17.86%) Spring
20 61 (16.76%) Microsoft
20 61 (16.76%) TDD
21 57 (15.66%) AWS
22 55 (15.11%) Computer Science
23 53 (14.56%) Security Cleared
24 51 (14.01%) Node.js
25 50 (13.74%) Jenkins
26 49 (13.46%) Degree

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 15 (4.12%) Apache
1 15 (4.12%) WebLogic
2 10 (2.75%) Confluence
2 10 (2.75%) Drupal
2 10 (2.75%) Mule
2 10 (2.75%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.20%) JBoss
5 7 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.65%) ArcGIS
6 6 (1.65%) CMS
6 6 (1.65%) IIS
6 6 (1.65%) nginx
7 3 (0.82%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.82%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.82%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.82%) Liferay
7 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (0.55%) InfoPath
1 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (4.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.55%) Primavera
5 1 (0.27%) Magento
5 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 117 (32.14%) Azure
2 57 (15.66%) AWS
3 45 (12.36%) Serverless
4 32 (8.79%) SaaS
5 24 (6.59%) GCP
5 24 (6.59%) Power Platform
6 20 (5.49%) Azure Functions
7 18 (4.95%) PaaS
8 17 (4.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (4.67%) GitHub
8 17 (4.67%) IaaS
8 17 (4.67%) iPaaS
9 13 (3.57%) Heroku
10 10 (2.75%) Google Analytics
11 9 (2.47%) npm
12 7 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (1.65%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 5 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.16%) HTTP
2 15 (4.12%) SNMP
2 15 (4.12%) SSL
3 12 (3.30%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.47%) Firewall
5 8 (2.20%) DNS
6 4 (1.10%) AMQP
7 3 (0.82%) BGP
7 3 (0.82%) EIGRP
7 3 (0.82%) Internet
7 3 (0.82%) NAS
7 3 (0.82%) OSPF
7 3 (0.82%) RIP
7 3 (0.82%) X.509
8 2 (0.55%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.27%) 4G
9 1 (0.27%) DOCSIS
9 1 (0.27%) Network Security
9 1 (0.27%) SSH
9 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (18.68%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.62%) Cosmos DB
3 33 (9.07%) MongoDB
4 27 (7.42%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (6.59%) Azure SQL Database
5 24 (6.59%) Power BI
6 22 (6.04%) NoSQL
6 22 (6.04%) Oracle Database
7 20 (5.49%) Relational Database
8 18 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (4.67%) Data Lake
9 17 (4.67%) Data Mart
10 10 (2.75%) MySQL
11 6 (1.65%) SQLite
12 5 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.82%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 72 (19.78%) Git (software)
2 50 (13.74%) Jenkins
3 46 (12.64%) Selenium
4 32 (8.79%) JIRA
5 26 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 21 (5.77%) JUnit
7 20 (5.49%) Maven
8 14 (3.85%) Grunt
9 13 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (3.30%) Ant
10 12 (3.30%) Bitbucket
10 12 (3.30%) Protractor
10 12 (3.30%) SoapUI
11 11 (3.02%) Gatling
12 10 (2.75%) gulp
12 10 (2.75%) Mocha
12 10 (2.75%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.75%) webpack
13 9 (2.47%) Eclipse
13 9 (2.47%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 34 (9.34%) Finance
2 17 (4.67%) Retail
3 11 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.65%) Banking
4 6 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.82%) Automotive
7 2 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) German Language
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 205 (56.32%) Developer
2 52 (14.29%) Architect
3 41 (11.26%) .NET Developer
4 38 (10.44%) Senior Developer
5 37 (10.16%) Java Developer
6 22 (6.04%) Integration Architect
7 21 (5.77%) C# Developer
7 21 (5.77%) Software Developer
8 17 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (4.40%) Scala Developer
10 15 (4.12%) Consultant
10 15 (4.12%) Full Stack Developer
11 14 (3.85%) Designer
11 14 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
11 14 (3.85%) Solutions Designer
12 13 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (3.30%) Angular Developer
13 12 (3.30%) Test Engineer
14 11 (3.02%) Analyst
15 10 (2.75%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (39.29%) SOAP
2 97 (26.65%) Web Services
3 88 (24.18%) .NET
4 83 (22.80%) XML
5 82 (22.53%) JSON
6 79 (21.70%) HTML
7 70 (19.23%) CSS
8 69 (18.96%) AngularJS
9 65 (17.86%) Spring
10 51 (14.01%) Node.js
11 49 (13.46%) ASP.NET
12 47 (12.91%) React
13 44 (12.09%) RESTful
14 41 (11.26%) HTML5
15 31 (8.52%) .NET Core
16 28 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
17 27 (7.42%) .NET Framework
18 25 (6.87%) CSS3
19 24 (6.59%) J2EE
20 23 (6.32%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.79%) Enterprise Software
2 28 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.22%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.67%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.85%) Clustering
6 13 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.57%) User Experience
7 11 (3.02%) Private Cloud
8 10 (2.75%) EPoS
9 8 (2.20%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.65%) Life Science
10 6 (1.65%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.37%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.37%) IVR
12 4 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.82%) PKI
14 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.55%) Replication
14 2 (0.55%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.81%) Linux
2 37 (10.16%) Windows
3 16 (4.40%) Unix
4 15 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.85%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 12 (3.30%) Android
8 6 (1.65%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.82%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.27%) HPUX
10 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Solaris
10 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (47.53%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (28.85%) Scrum
3 90 (24.73%) DevOps
4 80 (21.98%) Test Automation
5 76 (20.88%) Microservices
6 69 (18.96%) Continuous Integration
7 61 (16.76%) TDD
8 55 (15.11%) Computer Science
9 49 (13.46%) MVC
10 44 (12.09%) BDD
11 43 (11.81%) Unit Testing
12 41 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
13 39 (10.71%) Web Development
14 34 (9.34%) Software Engineering
15 30 (8.24%) SOA
16 28 (7.69%) API Design
16 28 (7.69%) Data Modelling
17 24 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
17 24 (6.59%) Data Integration
18 23 (6.32%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 145 (39.84%) JavaScript
2 115 (31.59%) Java
3 97 (26.65%) SQL
4 88 (24.18%) C#
5 35 (9.62%) Python
6 24 (6.59%) PHP
7 23 (6.32%) Perl
7 23 (6.32%) Scala
8 20 (5.49%) Java 8
8 20 (5.49%) Ruby
9 17 (4.67%) TypeScript
10 16 (4.40%) Shell Script
10 16 (4.40%) T-SQL
11 14 (3.85%) PL/SQL
12 13 (3.57%) PowerShell
13 12 (3.30%) Go
14 8 (2.20%) Groovy
14 8 (2.20%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.92%) Apex Code
15 7 (1.92%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 53 (14.56%) Security Cleared
2 49 (13.46%) Degree
3 41 (11.26%) SC Cleared
4 30 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.37%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.82%) ISEB
7 3 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.77%) QA
2 17 (4.67%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.10%) WCAG
4 3 (0.82%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.55%) GxP
5 2 (0.55%) SLA
6 1 (0.27%) GDPR
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.27%) PMO
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (11.54%) Docker
2 19 (5.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.37%) NFS
4 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.27%) HDFS
5 1 (0.27%) LXC
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (5.77%) Kubernetes
2 16 (4.40%) Netcool
3 14 (3.85%) Amdocs OSS
3 14 (3.85%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 12 (3.30%) Puppet
5 11 (3.02%) Kibana
6 10 (2.75%) Grafana
7 6 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.37%) Ansible
9 3 (0.82%) TIBCO Hawk
9 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.55%) HP NNM
10 2 (0.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 2 (0.55%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (0.55%) HP UCMDB
10 2 (0.55%) Nagios
10 2 (0.55%) SCCM
10 2 (0.55%) SCOM
10 2 (0.55%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 61 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.44%) Google
3 36 (9.89%) Oracle
3 36 (9.89%) ServiceNow
4 26 (7.14%) IBM
5 25 (6.87%) BMC
6 20 (5.49%) MuleSoft
7 17 (4.67%) Databricks
7 17 (4.67%) Xamarin
8 16 (4.40%) Remedy
9 15 (4.12%) webMethods
10 14 (3.85%) Cramer
10 14 (3.85%) Siebel
10 14 (3.85%) xMatters
11 11 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (2.75%) CA
13 9 (2.47%) Adobe
13 9 (2.47%) NCR
14 7 (1.92%) Cisco
14 7 (1.92%) Software AG