Period
to 2 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 2 July 2020 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 West
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 69 64
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 +8
Contract jobs citing REST 99 206 169
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 3.24% 3.34% 3.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.30% 12.61% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 128 109
Median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £391 £363 £325
90th Percentile £618 £589 £563
England median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Median hourly rate £40.50 - £45.25
10th Percentile £27.82 - £42.28
90th Percentile £48.60 - £46.83
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -30.00% +17.65% -11.46%

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 West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 805 1,633 1,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.38% 26.49% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 1,104 895
Median daily rate £475 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.78% +4.38%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £637 £563
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.25 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.08% -2.81% -1.11%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.76% +2.44%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing REST as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the South West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing REST in the South West.

Daily rate trend for REST in the South West

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing REST in the South West over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for REST in the South West

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing REST in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for REST in the South West

REST
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing REST in the South West over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for REST in the South West

REST
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 2 July 2020. 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
Wiltshire +11 28 £500 +2.04% 3
Somerset +25 24 £421 -19.73% 2
Bristol -3 20 £550 +22.22% 3
Dorset +6 11 £500 +17.65% 11
Devon -1 8 £675 +42.03% 6
Gloucestershire +26 5 £500 +53.85% 3
Cornwall +9 1 - - 1
REST
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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 West region with a requirement for REST.

1 49 (49.49%) SOAP
1 49 (49.49%) Git (software)
2 47 (47.47%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (46.46%) Java
4 43 (43.43%) Security Cleared
5 37 (37.37%) SC Cleared
6 35 (35.35%) Microservices
7 34 (34.34%) Azure
8 30 (30.30%) DevOps
9 29 (29.29%) Spring
9 29 (29.29%) JavaScript
9 29 (29.29%) SQL
9 29 (29.29%) .NET
10 26 (26.26%) C#
11 24 (24.24%) Web Services
12 22 (22.22%) Jenkins
12 22 (22.22%) Java 8
13 21 (21.21%) AWS
14 20 (20.20%) Microsoft
15 19 (19.19%) Oracle
15 19 (19.19%) Scrum
15 19 (19.19%) Selenium
16 18 (18.18%) Unit Testing
16 18 (18.18%) PowerShell
16 18 (18.18%) Finance
16 18 (18.18%) XML
16 18 (18.18%) Python
16 18 (18.18%) Spring Boot
17 16 (16.16%) AngularJS
17 16 (16.16%) Public Sector

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 16 (16.16%) NServiceBus
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (5.05%) Apache
3 5 (5.05%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.04%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.02%) Confluence
5 2 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.01%) JBoss
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.02%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (2.02%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 34 (34.34%) Azure
2 21 (21.21%) AWS
3 9 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (6.06%) Amazon S3
4 6 (6.06%) Route 53
5 5 (5.05%) Power Platform
6 4 (4.04%) GitHub
6 4 (4.04%) PaaS
7 3 (3.03%) GCP
7 3 (3.03%) npm
7 3 (3.03%) Serverless
7 3 (3.03%) Yarn
8 2 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.02%) IaaS
8 2 (2.02%) Logic Apps
8 2 (2.02%) SaaS
9 1 (1.01%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) X.509
2 3 (3.03%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.03%) X.500
3 2 (2.02%) DNS
3 2 (2.02%) SMTP
3 2 (2.02%) SNMP
3 2 (2.02%) VLAN
4 1 (1.01%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.08%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.05%) Power BI
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (3.03%) DB2
5 3 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.03%) JasperReports
5 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.02%) OLTP
6 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.02%) Parquet
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.01%) MySQL
7 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 49 (49.49%) Git (software)
2 22 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 19 (19.19%) Selenium
4 15 (15.15%) JIRA
4 15 (15.15%) SpecFlow
5 14 (14.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (13.13%) JUnit
6 13 (13.13%) Maven
7 11 (11.11%) Bitbucket
8 9 (9.09%) Cucumber
9 8 (8.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (8.08%) Gradle
9 8 (8.08%) Visual Studio
10 6 (6.06%) Subversion
11 5 (5.05%) DbUnit
11 5 (5.05%) GitLab
11 5 (5.05%) jMock
11 5 (5.05%) Mockito
11 5 (5.05%) SonarQube
11 5 (5.05%) Trac
General
1 18 (18.18%) Finance
2 16 (16.16%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.05%) Back Office
3 5 (5.05%) Electronics
3 5 (5.05%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.05%) Marketing
3 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.01%) Banking
4 1 (1.01%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.01%) Law
4 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (72.73%) Developer
2 26 (26.26%) Java Developer
3 16 (16.16%) .NET Developer
4 10 (10.10%) Senior Developer
5 8 (8.08%) Software Engineer
5 8 (8.08%) SQL Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Angular Developer
7 5 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) HTML CSS Developer
7 5 (5.05%) HTML Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Lead Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Python Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Python Software Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.04%) ForgeRock Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (4.04%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Salesforce Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Senior Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (49.49%) SOAP
2 29 (29.29%) .NET
2 29 (29.29%) Spring
3 24 (24.24%) Web Services
4 18 (18.18%) Spring Boot
4 18 (18.18%) XML
5 16 (16.16%) .NET Framework
5 16 (16.16%) AngularJS
5 16 (16.16%) ASP.NET
5 16 (16.16%) Entity Framework
6 15 (15.15%) HTML
7 14 (14.14%) CSS
7 14 (14.14%) React
8 12 (12.12%) JSON
9 11 (11.11%) OpenID
10 9 (9.09%) jQuery
10 9 (9.09%) RESTful
11 8 (8.08%) Spring MVC
11 8 (8.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (8.08%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.05%) Algorithms
1 5 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.03%) PKI
3 3 (3.03%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.03%) User Experience
4 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.01%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.15%) Linux
2 6 (6.06%) Amazon Linux
3 4 (4.04%) Oracle Linux
3 4 (4.04%) Unix
4 2 (2.02%) VMS
5 1 (1.01%) Windows
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (47.47%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.35%) Microservices
3 30 (30.30%) DevOps
4 19 (19.19%) Scrum
5 18 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 16 (16.16%) Migration
6 16 (16.16%) Pair Programming
6 16 (16.16%) Software Engineering
7 15 (15.15%) TDD
8 14 (14.14%) OOP
9 13 (13.13%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (12.12%) SOA
11 11 (11.11%) Test Automation
12 9 (9.09%) MVC
13 8 (8.08%) BDD
13 8 (8.08%) E-Commerce
14 7 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
15 6 (6.06%) Kanban
15 6 (6.06%) Product Backlog
16 5 (5.05%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.46%) Java
2 29 (29.29%) JavaScript
2 29 (29.29%) SQL
3 26 (26.26%) C#
4 22 (22.22%) Java 8
5 18 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 18 (18.18%) Python
6 4 (4.04%) AWK
6 4 (4.04%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.04%) Jython
6 4 (4.04%) sed
7 3 (3.03%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.02%) Perl
8 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.02%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 1 (1.01%) C
9 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (43.43%) Security Cleared
2 37 (37.37%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.07%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (12.12%) Docker
2 9 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.06%) OpenAM
3 6 (6.06%) OpenDJ
3 6 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.04%) NFS
5 3 (3.03%) NDS
5 3 (3.03%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) Ansible
2 6 (6.06%) vCenter Server
3 5 (5.05%) Kubernetes
3 5 (5.05%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 5 (5.05%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.02%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.01%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 19 (19.19%) Oracle
3 10 (10.10%) ForgeRock
4 9 (9.09%) VMware
5 8 (8.08%) Cisco
6 7 (7.07%) SAP
7 6 (6.06%) NetIQ
8 5 (5.05%) Google
9 4 (4.04%) Informatica
9 4 (4.04%) NetApp
9 4 (4.04%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (3.03%) Atlassian
10 3 (3.03%) Okta
11 2 (2.02%) ATG
11 2 (2.02%) Dell
11 2 (2.02%) hybris
11 2 (2.02%) Siebel
11 2 (2.02%) Sybase
12 1 (1.01%) Black Duck
12 1 (1.01%) MuleSoft