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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 56 127
Rank change year-on-year +10 +71  
Contract jobs citing REST 341 307 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.39% 3.40% 1.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.84% 12.81% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 164 92
Median daily rate £425 £473 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.10% +26.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

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 2153 2397 2357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.71% 26.57% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 1540 1497
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 56 26
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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

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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 22 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
Buckinghamshire +32 94 £355 -29.00% 7
Surrey +18 62 £425 -19.04% 10
West Sussex -5 55 £488 +2.78% 3
Hampshire +26 54 £433 +23.57% 11
Berkshire +24 42 £450 -2.70% 11
Oxfordshire -5 27 £410 -18.00% 6
East Sussex -9 10 £313 -28.57% 1
Middlesex +4 2 - -
Kent -15 2 £413 -0.60% 3
REST
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 372 (62.84%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (52.87%) Java
3 271 (45.78%) Web Services
4 216 (36.49%) Git (software)
5 209 (35.30%) SOAP
6 199 (33.61%) JavaScript
7 167 (28.21%) TDD
8 159 (26.86%) SQL
9 155 (26.18%) HTML
9 155 (26.18%) JSON
10 154 (26.01%) Spring
11 151 (25.51%) Jenkins
12 150 (25.34%) Continuous Integration
13 147 (24.83%) Scrum
14 144 (24.32%) CSS
15 136 (22.97%) Finance
16 129 (21.79%) C#
17 127 (21.45%) MVC
18 124 (20.95%) .NET
19 123 (20.78%) AngularJS
20 121 (20.44%) Linux
21 112 (18.92%) XML
21 112 (18.92%) Test Automation
22 107 (18.07%) Python
23 101 (17.06%) SOA
24 96 (16.22%) HTML5
25 94 (15.88%) JIRA
26 87 (14.70%) Node.js
27 84 (14.19%) Microservices
28 83 (14.02%) Maven

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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 61 (10.30%) Apache
2 47 (7.94%) Confluence
3 41 (6.93%) WebLogic
4 39 (6.59%) CMS
5 34 (5.74%) JBoss
6 30 (5.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 30 (5.07%) Tomcat
7 18 (3.04%) Sitecore CMS
8 14 (2.36%) NServiceBus
9 12 (2.03%) Apache Spark
9 12 (2.03%) nginx
10 9 (1.52%) Drupal
10 9 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.52%) Mule
10 9 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
11 8 (1.35%) WebSphere
12 7 (1.18%) Apache Solr
12 7 (1.18%) Mule ESB
12 7 (1.18%) Umbraco
13 6 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.86%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.34%) Pega PRPC
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.05%) Google App Engine
3 24 (4.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (3.72%) GitHub
4 22 (3.72%) Google Compute Engine
5 19 (3.21%) SaaS
6 17 (2.87%) OpenShift
7 16 (2.70%) PaaS
8 11 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (1.35%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.35%) Google Analytics
11 7 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (1.18%) Office 365
12 5 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.84%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (0.84%) CloudFront
13 4 (0.68%) Boomi
14 3 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 70 (11.82%) HTTP
2 33 (5.57%) Internet
3 13 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.03%) SSL
5 9 (1.52%) LDAP
5 9 (1.52%) SNMP
6 7 (1.18%) Diameter Protocol
6 7 (1.18%) DVB
6 7 (1.18%) INAP
6 7 (1.18%) Intelligent Network
6 7 (1.18%) MVNO
6 7 (1.18%) SS7
7 6 (1.01%) Firewall
8 4 (0.68%) DNS
9 3 (0.51%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.51%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.51%) VPN
10 2 (0.34%) AMQP
10 2 (0.34%) FTP
10 2 (0.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 63 (10.64%) MongoDB
3 58 (9.80%) Relational Database
4 48 (8.11%) NoSQL
5 27 (4.56%) Hadoop
6 25 (4.22%) Big Data
6 25 (4.22%) Oracle Database
7 22 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (3.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 18 (3.04%) Redis
9 17 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
9 17 (2.87%) Oracle Database 12c
10 13 (2.20%) MySQL
10 13 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (2.20%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 216 (36.49%) Git (software)
2 151 (25.51%) Jenkins
3 94 (15.88%) JIRA
4 83 (14.02%) Maven
5 69 (11.66%) JUnit
6 55 (9.29%) Selenium
7 48 (8.11%) Subversion
8 42 (7.09%) Gradle
9 37 (6.25%) Eclipse
10 31 (5.24%) Cucumber
10 31 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (4.90%) Bitbucket
11 29 (4.90%) IntelliJ
12 27 (4.56%) Octopus Deploy
12 27 (4.56%) Visual Studio
13 24 (4.05%) Ant
14 19 (3.21%) WebDriver
15 18 (3.04%) gulp
15 18 (3.04%) Karma Test Runner
15 18 (3.04%) Protractor
General
1 136 (22.97%) Finance
2 60 (10.14%) Banking
3 24 (4.05%) Retail
4 14 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.03%) Back Office
6 11 (1.86%) Marketing
7 10 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
8 6 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.68%) Games
10 3 (0.51%) Law
11 2 (0.34%) Advertising
11 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 470 (79.39%) Developer
2 168 (28.38%) Java Developer
3 74 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 45 (7.60%) C# Developer
4 45 (7.60%) Senior Developer
5 42 (7.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 41 (6.93%) Scala Developer
7 40 (6.76%) Web Developer
8 38 (6.42%) JavaScript Developer
9 33 (5.57%) Node.js Developer
10 30 (5.07%) Architect
10 30 (5.07%) Python Developer
10 30 (5.07%) Tester
11 29 (4.90%) Django Developer
11 29 (4.90%) Python Web Developer
11 29 (4.90%) Python/Django Developer
12 26 (4.39%) Agile Developer
12 26 (4.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 26 (4.39%) Automation Tester
13 24 (4.05%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (45.78%) Web Services
2 209 (35.30%) SOAP
3 155 (26.18%) HTML
3 155 (26.18%) JSON
4 154 (26.01%) Spring
5 144 (24.32%) CSS
6 124 (20.95%) .NET
7 123 (20.78%) AngularJS
8 112 (18.92%) XML
9 96 (16.22%) HTML5
10 87 (14.70%) Node.js
11 66 (11.15%) RESTful
12 62 (10.47%) J2EE
13 55 (9.29%) ASP.NET Web API
13 55 (9.29%) CSS3
14 53 (8.95%) Django
15 50 (8.45%) jQuery
16 48 (8.11%) Hibernate
17 44 (7.43%) Play Framework
18 43 (7.26%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.77%) Mobile App
2 28 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.39%) User Experience
4 19 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (1.69%) MPEG
8 8 (1.35%) STB
9 7 (1.18%) Digital TV
9 7 (1.18%) Online Banking
10 6 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (0.84%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.68%) iPad
12 4 (0.68%) Online Games
12 4 (0.68%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.51%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.51%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.51%) Video on Demand
14 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 121 (20.44%) Linux
2 60 (10.14%) Unix
3 29 (4.90%) Windows
4 24 (4.05%) Android
5 14 (2.36%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.03%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.68%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.34%) CentOS
10 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.34%) Solaris
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (62.84%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (28.21%) TDD
3 150 (25.34%) Continuous Integration
4 147 (24.83%) Scrum
5 127 (21.45%) MVC
6 112 (18.92%) Test Automation
7 101 (17.06%) SOA
8 84 (14.19%) Microservices
9 79 (13.34%) Open Source
10 77 (13.01%) BDD
11 67 (11.32%) DevOps
12 63 (10.64%) Web Development
13 58 (9.80%) Unit Testing
14 51 (8.61%) SDLC
15 42 (7.09%) OO
16 32 (5.41%) Responsive Web Design
16 32 (5.41%) User Stories
17 30 (5.07%) API Development
17 30 (5.07%) Configuration Management
17 30 (5.07%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 313 (52.87%) Java
2 199 (33.61%) JavaScript
3 159 (26.86%) SQL
4 129 (21.79%) C#
5 107 (18.07%) Python
6 70 (11.82%) Ruby
7 48 (8.11%) Scala
8 33 (5.57%) Groovy
9 30 (5.07%) T-SQL
10 25 (4.22%) PL/SQL
11 23 (3.89%) Shell Script
12 21 (3.55%) C++
13 17 (2.87%) Perl
14 15 (2.53%) TypeScript
15 14 (2.36%) VB
16 13 (2.20%) ES6
17 11 (1.86%) PowerShell
18 10 (1.69%) C
18 10 (1.69%) ECMAScript
18 10 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (3.89%) Degree
2 21 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.84%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.51%) HNC
7 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.34%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.17%) ISEB
8 1 (0.17%) MCSE
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.28%) QA
2 5 (0.84%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.84%) SLA
3 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.17%) COBIT
4 1 (0.17%) IFRS
4 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.17%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 51 (8.61%) Docker
2 9 (1.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (0.84%) HDFS
4 4 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.68%) vSphere
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.17%) XenApp
6 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (3.55%) Puppet
2 13 (2.20%) Hadoop YARN
3 9 (1.52%) HP Fortify
3 9 (1.52%) Kibana
4 8 (1.35%) Grafana
5 4 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.68%) Oozie
5 4 (0.68%) vRealize
6 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (0.51%) Marathon
6 3 (0.51%) Mesos
6 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.34%) Ansible
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.17%) Amdocs OSS
8 1 (0.17%) logstash
8 1 (0.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 76 (12.84%) Oracle
2 63 (10.64%) Google
3 58 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 38 (6.42%) Sitecore
5 37 (6.25%) IBM
6 21 (3.55%) Splunk
7 17 (2.87%) webMethods
8 16 (2.70%) Adobe
9 12 (2.03%) VMware
10 11 (1.86%) HP
10 11 (1.86%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.86%) SAP
11 9 (1.52%) Apigee
11 9 (1.52%) MuleSoft
11 9 (1.52%) TIBCO
11 9 (1.52%) Xamarin
12 7 (1.18%) Ericsson
13 6 (1.01%) Informatica
14 5 (0.84%) Telerik
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