Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 49 88
Rank change year-on-year -11 +39 +16
Contract jobs citing REST 661 698 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.94% 4.14% 2.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.95% 14.65% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 421 266
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £315 £313
90th Percentile £575 £586 £538
England median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 2
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £35.00 £41.88 £32.75
90th Percentile £58.03 £51.25 £47.25
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +42.86% -16.00%

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 5,532 4,764 4,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.96% 28.24% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,603 2,917 2,693
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £281
90th Percentile £575 £570 £538
England median daily rate £480 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +2.13% +10.59% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 91 121
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +9.33%
10th Percentile £26.65 £16.64 £18.22
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -21 195 £475 +14.46% 67
Hampshire +21 175 £500 +5.26% 24
Berkshire +7 136 £475 +18.75% 34
Surrey -13 126 £500 +5.26% 17
West Sussex -4 106 £464 +3.11% 13
Buckinghamshire -7 49 £458 +14.38% 18
East Sussex -10 37 £453 +6.47% 4
Kent +9 13 £400 -23.81% 18
Oxfordshire -40 10 £400 -15.79% 15
M4 Corridor - 5 £450 -
Middlesex +12 2 - -
Sussex +3 1 - -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 437 (66.11%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (51.74%) Java
3 269 (40.70%) Git (software)
4 264 (39.94%) JavaScript
5 261 (39.49%) TDD
6 248 (37.52%) Spring
7 227 (34.34%) Web Services
8 223 (33.74%) Jenkins
9 215 (32.53%) JSON
10 195 (29.50%) HTML
11 193 (29.20%) BDD
12 182 (27.53%) Microservices
13 181 (27.38%) Scrum
14 179 (27.08%) CSS
14 179 (27.08%) SOAP
15 171 (25.87%) MVC
16 167 (25.26%) Continuous Integration
17 152 (23.00%) SQL
18 144 (21.79%) DevOps
19 142 (21.48%) C#
20 141 (21.33%) AngularJS
21 137 (20.73%) .NET
22 131 (19.82%) Docker
23 126 (19.06%) Scala
24 123 (18.61%) JIRA
24 123 (18.61%) Linux
25 121 (18.31%) RESTful
26 120 (18.15%) HTML5
27 118 (17.85%) NoSQL
28 114 (17.25%) XML

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 91 (13.77%) Confluence
2 57 (8.62%) Apache
3 42 (6.35%) MQSeries
4 31 (4.69%) WebLogic
5 28 (4.24%) Tomcat
6 25 (3.78%) JBoss
7 23 (3.48%) CMS
8 20 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (2.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (2.27%) nginx
11 13 (1.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (1.97%) Umbraco
12 12 (1.82%) Apache Solr
12 12 (1.82%) Apache Spark
12 12 (1.82%) SharePoint
13 9 (1.36%) WebSphere
14 7 (1.06%) Liferay
14 7 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.91%) EPiServer
15 6 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Magento
2 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) BusinessWare
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 90 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (9.38%) GitHub
4 40 (6.05%) Serverless
5 28 (4.24%) AWS Lambda
6 19 (2.87%) PaaS
7 18 (2.72%) Amazon SQS
8 16 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (2.42%) OpenShift
9 15 (2.27%) Amazon Kinesis
9 15 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (2.27%) SaaS
10 14 (2.12%) Google Analytics
11 13 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (1.82%) CloudFront
13 11 (1.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 11 (1.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 11 (1.66%) Amazon S3
13 11 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (1.21%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 74 (11.20%) HTTP
2 24 (3.63%) SSL
3 18 (2.72%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.06%) Internet
5 6 (0.91%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.61%) DNS
6 4 (0.61%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.61%) Firewall
6 4 (0.61%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.61%) MPLS
6 4 (0.61%) RFID
6 4 (0.61%) Wireless
7 3 (0.45%) FTP
7 3 (0.45%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.30%) AMQP
8 2 (0.30%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.30%) SSH
9 1 (0.15%) DSL
9 1 (0.15%) SAN
9 1 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (17.85%) NoSQL
2 97 (14.67%) MongoDB
3 71 (10.74%) SQL Server
4 58 (8.77%) Apache Cassandra
5 54 (8.17%) Relational Database
6 44 (6.66%) Big Data
7 42 (6.35%) Couchbase
8 37 (5.60%) Hadoop
9 35 (5.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 31 (4.69%) MySQL
11 26 (3.93%) Parquet
12 24 (3.63%) HBase
12 24 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (1.82%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.82%) Redis
14 8 (1.21%) Cloudant
14 8 (1.21%) Cosmos DB
15 7 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.06%) SQLite
16 6 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 269 (40.70%) Git (software)
2 223 (33.74%) Jenkins
3 123 (18.61%) JIRA
4 93 (14.07%) JUnit
5 91 (13.77%) Maven
6 66 (9.98%) Selenium
7 46 (6.96%) Gradle
8 44 (6.66%) Eclipse
9 42 (6.35%) Subversion
10 38 (5.75%) IntelliJ
11 32 (4.84%) Cucumber
11 32 (4.84%) Mercurial
12 27 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (3.93%) Visual Studio Team System
14 24 (3.63%) gulp
14 24 (3.63%) Karma Test Runner
15 23 (3.48%) Bitbucket
16 22 (3.33%) Hudson
17 21 (3.18%) Jasmine
18 18 (2.72%) WebDriver
General
1 68 (10.29%) Finance
2 42 (6.35%) Games
3 22 (3.33%) Retail
4 17 (2.57%) Banking
5 9 (1.36%) Marketing
5 9 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.06%) Publishing
7 5 (0.76%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.15%) Advertising
9 1 (0.15%) Back Office
9 1 (0.15%) Billing
9 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 486 (73.52%) Developer
2 203 (30.71%) Java Developer
3 63 (9.53%) Architect
4 58 (8.77%) .NET Developer
5 47 (7.11%) Scala Developer
6 44 (6.66%) React Developer
7 39 (5.90%) JavaScript Developer
8 35 (5.30%) Full Stack Developer
9 32 (4.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 30 (4.54%) Agile Developer
11 28 (4.24%) C# Developer
12 27 (4.08%) Senior Developer
13 26 (3.93%) Technical Architect
14 25 (3.78%) Angular Developer
15 24 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
16 23 (3.48%) C# .NET Developer
17 21 (3.18%) Software Engineer
18 20 (3.03%) Web Developer
19 15 (2.27%) DevOps Engineer
19 15 (2.27%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (37.52%) Spring
2 227 (34.34%) Web Services
3 215 (32.53%) JSON
4 195 (29.50%) HTML
5 179 (27.08%) CSS
5 179 (27.08%) SOAP
6 141 (21.33%) AngularJS
7 137 (20.73%) .NET
8 121 (18.31%) RESTful
9 120 (18.15%) HTML5
10 114 (17.25%) XML
11 112 (16.94%) Play Framework
12 101 (15.28%) Node.js
13 95 (14.37%) Hibernate
14 93 (14.07%) Spring MVC
15 87 (13.16%) J2EE
16 86 (13.01%) Spring Boot
17 81 (12.25%) React
18 69 (10.44%) CSS3
19 68 (10.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.59%) Greenfield Project
2 64 (9.68%) User Experience
3 25 (3.78%) Linux Command Line
3 25 (3.78%) Mobile App
4 24 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (3.63%) Virtual Team
5 19 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.27%) Data Structures
7 12 (1.82%) iPad
8 11 (1.66%) Social Media
9 8 (1.21%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.06%) iPhone
11 5 (0.76%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.76%) CMDB
12 4 (0.61%) Fintech
12 4 (0.61%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.61%) Symmetrix DMX
13 3 (0.45%) Clustering
14 2 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 123 (18.61%) Linux
2 69 (10.44%) Unix
3 41 (6.20%) Windows
4 20 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.72%) Ubuntu
6 9 (1.36%) Android
7 4 (0.61%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (66.11%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (39.49%) TDD
3 193 (29.20%) BDD
4 182 (27.53%) Microservices
5 181 (27.38%) Scrum
6 171 (25.87%) MVC
7 167 (25.26%) Continuous Integration
8 144 (21.79%) DevOps
9 108 (16.34%) Test Automation
10 97 (14.67%) Kanban
11 88 (13.31%) Unit Testing
12 75 (11.35%) Web Development
13 72 (10.89%) Pair Programming
14 71 (10.74%) Open Source
15 62 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
16 61 (9.23%) SOA
17 59 (8.93%) Configuration Management
18 54 (8.17%) User Stories
19 52 (7.87%) Software Engineering
20 50 (7.56%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 342 (51.74%) Java
2 264 (39.94%) JavaScript
3 152 (23.00%) SQL
4 142 (21.48%) C#
5 126 (19.06%) Scala
6 108 (16.34%) Java 8
7 70 (10.59%) Ruby
8 51 (7.72%) Python
9 42 (6.35%) Java 9
10 28 (4.24%) Shell Script
11 27 (4.08%) TypeScript
12 25 (3.78%) Groovy
12 25 (3.78%) PHP
13 18 (2.72%) Perl
14 15 (2.27%) Haskell
15 13 (1.97%) Apple Swift
15 13 (1.97%) Bash Shell
16 12 (1.82%) Objective-C
16 12 (1.82%) PowerShell
17 8 (1.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (5.75%) Degree
2 24 (3.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (1.51%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.06%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.45%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.30%) ISEB
7 2 (0.30%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.30%) PMP
8 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.05%) QA
2 5 (0.76%) PMO
3 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 131 (19.82%) Docker
2 32 (4.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 26 (3.93%) HDFS
4 19 (2.87%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.61%) oVirt
5 4 (0.61%) RHEV
6 2 (0.30%) ACF2
6 2 (0.30%) RACF
7 1 (0.15%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.15%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 36 (5.45%) Kubernetes
2 32 (4.84%) Hadoop YARN
3 28 (4.24%) Puppet
4 25 (3.78%) Ansible
5 17 (2.57%) Kibana
6 16 (2.42%) Grafana
7 9 (1.36%) Terraform
8 7 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.61%) Mesos
9 4 (0.61%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.61%) SCCM
9 4 (0.61%) SCOM
10 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.30%) Graphite
11 2 (0.30%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.15%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 69 (10.44%) Microsoft
2 62 (9.38%) Google
3 38 (5.75%) Oracle
4 26 (3.93%) Adobe
5 20 (3.03%) webMethods
6 19 (2.87%) Atlassian
7 13 (1.97%) IBM
7 13 (1.97%) SAP
8 10 (1.51%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.06%) CyberArk
11 6 (0.91%) BMC
11 6 (0.91%) CA
11 6 (0.91%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.76%) Nokia
12 5 (0.76%) Splunk
13 4 (0.61%) Kony
13 4 (0.61%) Remedy
13 4 (0.61%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.61%) WSO2