Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 55 72
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17 +53
Contract jobs citing REST 663 648 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.02% 3.96% 2.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.15% 14.33% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 378 316
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £357 £324 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £555
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 5
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £35.00 £41.25 £33.25
90th Percentile £57.33 £51.00 £47.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £31.90
% change year-on-year - +41.07% -14.93%

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 5,459 4,521 4,698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 33.10% 27.64% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,564 2,805 2,906
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 86 132
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £44.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +8.54% +9.33%
10th Percentile £22.00 £15.82 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.88 £48.75 £54.95
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% +6.67% +0.68%

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

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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 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the South East

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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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -16 208 £425 +5.59% 70
Surrey -11 157 £500 +17.65% 24
Hampshire +22 155 £500 +11.11% 19
Berkshire +16 133 £425 +2.41% 34
West Sussex -7 85 £475 +6.74% 6
Buckinghamshire -14 62 £431 +15.00% 21
East Sussex -4 35 £440 +17.33% 6
Kent +17 16 £400 -15.79% 9
Oxfordshire -35 13 £400 -5.88% 15
Middlesex +9 3 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 3 £450 -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 386 (58.22%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (48.11%) Java
3 260 (39.22%) JavaScript
4 248 (37.41%) Web Services
5 244 (36.80%) Git (software)
6 227 (34.24%) TDD
7 219 (33.03%) Spring
8 206 (31.07%) Jenkins
9 203 (30.62%) HTML
10 196 (29.56%) CSS
11 188 (28.36%) SOAP
12 180 (27.15%) JSON
13 176 (26.55%) Scrum
14 167 (25.19%) MVC
15 165 (24.89%) BDD
16 162 (24.43%) Microservices
16 162 (24.43%) SQL
17 149 (22.47%) Continuous Integration
18 138 (20.81%) C#
19 133 (20.06%) RESTful
20 132 (19.91%) .NET
21 122 (18.40%) DevOps
21 122 (18.40%) AngularJS
22 121 (18.25%) Linux
23 119 (17.95%) Docker
24 112 (16.89%) XML
24 112 (16.89%) HTML5
24 112 (16.89%) JIRA
25 107 (16.14%) NoSQL
26 104 (15.69%) 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 76 (11.46%) Confluence
2 42 (6.33%) MQSeries
3 35 (5.28%) Apache
4 27 (4.07%) Tomcat
4 27 (4.07%) WebLogic
5 25 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 19 (2.87%) CMS
6 19 (2.87%) SharePoint
7 17 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (2.11%) JBoss
9 12 (1.81%) Apache Spark
9 12 (1.81%) IIS
10 11 (1.66%) Apache Solr
10 11 (1.66%) EPiServer
11 10 (1.51%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.36%) Umbraco
13 7 (1.06%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (0.45%) InfoPath
1 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.75%) Magento
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 79 (11.92%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (4.98%) Serverless
4 32 (4.83%) GitHub
5 22 (3.32%) OpenShift
6 21 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (2.26%) PaaS
8 13 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (1.96%) SaaS
9 12 (1.81%) Amazon Kinesis
9 12 (1.81%) Amazon SQS
9 12 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (1.36%) IaaS
11 9 (1.36%) Office 365
12 8 (1.21%) Azure Functions
12 8 (1.21%) CloudFront
12 8 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 59 (8.90%) HTTP
2 14 (2.11%) SSL
3 11 (1.66%) Internet
3 11 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.36%) Firewall
5 7 (1.06%) Ethernet
5 7 (1.06%) MPLS
5 7 (1.06%) Wireless
6 5 (0.75%) Bluetooth
6 5 (0.75%) DNS
7 4 (0.60%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.45%) FTP
8 3 (0.45%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.30%) AMQP
9 2 (0.30%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.15%) Network Security
10 1 (0.15%) SAN
10 1 (0.15%) SNMP
10 1 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (16.14%) NoSQL
2 91 (13.73%) MongoDB
3 71 (10.71%) SQL Server
4 66 (9.95%) Relational Database
5 63 (9.50%) Apache Cassandra
6 42 (6.33%) Couchbase
7 32 (4.83%) MySQL
8 31 (4.68%) Redis
9 26 (3.92%) Big Data
10 24 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 18 (2.71%) Hadoop
13 15 (2.26%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.21%) NuoDB
15 7 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
15 7 (1.06%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.90%) SQLite
17 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 244 (36.80%) Git (software)
2 206 (31.07%) Jenkins
3 112 (16.89%) JIRA
4 94 (14.18%) Maven
5 70 (10.56%) JUnit
6 62 (9.35%) Selenium
7 38 (5.73%) Subversion
8 32 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 30 (4.52%) Cucumber
10 28 (4.22%) Eclipse
11 27 (4.07%) Bitbucket
12 25 (3.77%) Mercurial
12 25 (3.77%) Visual Studio
13 24 (3.62%) IntelliJ
13 24 (3.62%) Visual Studio Team System
14 22 (3.32%) Gradle
15 17 (2.56%) Hudson
15 17 (2.56%) Karma Test Runner
15 17 (2.56%) Mocha
16 16 (2.41%) Jasmine
General
1 91 (13.73%) Finance
2 42 (6.33%) Games
3 18 (2.71%) Banking
4 13 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.66%) Retail
6 7 (1.06%) Marketing
7 5 (0.75%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.75%) Publishing
8 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.15%) Advertising
9 1 (0.15%) Billing
9 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.15%) Law
9 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 461 (69.53%) Developer
2 202 (30.47%) Java Developer
3 60 (9.05%) Architect
4 51 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 41 (6.18%) Senior Developer
6 36 (5.43%) React Developer
7 33 (4.98%) Scala Developer
8 32 (4.83%) Angular Developer
8 32 (4.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 32 (4.83%) Full Stack Developer
9 31 (4.68%) JavaScript Developer
10 30 (4.52%) C# Developer
11 26 (3.92%) Software Engineer
12 24 (3.62%) Agile Developer
13 23 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
14 22 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
14 22 (3.32%) Technical Architect
15 21 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
15 21 (3.17%) Web Developer
16 19 (2.87%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (37.41%) Web Services
2 219 (33.03%) Spring
3 203 (30.62%) HTML
4 196 (29.56%) CSS
5 188 (28.36%) SOAP
6 180 (27.15%) JSON
7 133 (20.06%) RESTful
8 132 (19.91%) .NET
9 122 (18.40%) AngularJS
10 112 (16.89%) HTML5
10 112 (16.89%) XML
11 100 (15.08%) Hibernate
12 97 (14.63%) Spring Boot
13 89 (13.42%) Play Framework
13 89 (13.42%) Spring MVC
14 88 (13.27%) Node.js
15 75 (11.31%) CSS3
16 74 (11.16%) ASP.NET
16 74 (11.16%) J2EE
17 72 (10.86%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.56%) Greenfield Project
2 50 (7.54%) User Experience
3 32 (4.83%) Mobile App
4 26 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (1.51%) Fintech
7 10 (1.51%) iPad
7 10 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.36%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.21%) CMDB
9 8 (1.21%) Social Media
10 7 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.06%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.90%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.90%) Life Science
12 5 (0.75%) iPhone
12 5 (0.75%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.45%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 121 (18.25%) Linux
2 44 (6.64%) Unix
2 44 (6.64%) Windows
3 19 (2.87%) Apple iOS
4 12 (1.81%) Android
5 6 (0.90%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.60%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.15%) CentOS
8 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.15%) Solaris
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (58.22%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (34.24%) TDD
3 176 (26.55%) Scrum
4 167 (25.19%) MVC
5 165 (24.89%) BDD
6 162 (24.43%) Microservices
7 149 (22.47%) Continuous Integration
8 122 (18.40%) DevOps
9 104 (15.69%) Test Automation
10 94 (14.18%) Kanban
11 74 (11.16%) Web Development
12 67 (10.11%) SOA
13 62 (9.35%) Open Source
14 56 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
15 54 (8.14%) Pair Programming
15 54 (8.14%) Software Engineering
15 54 (8.14%) Unit Testing
16 52 (7.84%) OO
17 45 (6.79%) User Stories
18 44 (6.64%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 319 (48.11%) Java
2 260 (39.22%) JavaScript
3 162 (24.43%) SQL
4 138 (20.81%) C#
5 101 (15.23%) Java 8
6 100 (15.08%) Scala
7 67 (10.11%) Python
8 62 (9.35%) Ruby
9 42 (6.33%) Java 9
10 29 (4.37%) PHP
11 25 (3.77%) Bash Shell
12 18 (2.71%) Groovy
13 17 (2.56%) TypeScript
14 14 (2.11%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.66%) C++
15 11 (1.66%) Perl
15 11 (1.66%) T-SQL
16 9 (1.36%) C
16 9 (1.36%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 15 (2.26%) Degree
2 15 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.45%) ISEB
5 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.30%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.30%) PMP
7 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) MCP
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.15%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.03%) QA
2 6 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.45%) PMO
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.30%) SLA
5 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 119 (17.95%) Docker
2 23 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.90%) oVirt
4 6 (0.90%) RHEV
5 5 (0.75%) HDFS
6 2 (0.30%) ACF2
6 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.30%) RACF
6 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.15%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (4.68%) Ansible
2 29 (4.37%) Kubernetes
3 28 (4.22%) Puppet
4 17 (2.56%) Hadoop YARN
5 9 (1.36%) Kibana
5 9 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (1.21%) Grafana
7 6 (0.90%) Terraform
8 4 (0.60%) Mesos
8 4 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.60%) SCCM
8 4 (0.60%) SCOM
9 2 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.30%) Graphite
9 2 (0.30%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.30%) Opsview
10 1 (0.15%) HockeyApp
10 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 68 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.90%) Oracle
3 41 (6.18%) Google
4 22 (3.32%) IBM
5 17 (2.56%) Atlassian
6 16 (2.41%) Adobe
7 14 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 12 (1.81%) CA
8 12 (1.81%) SAP
9 11 (1.66%) webMethods
10 10 (1.51%) BMC
11 9 (1.36%) Remedy
12 7 (1.06%) CyberArk
12 7 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.06%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.90%) HP
14 5 (0.75%) Dell
14 5 (0.75%) Informatica
14 5 (0.75%) MuleSoft
14 5 (0.75%) Nokia