Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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 West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 72 102
Rank change year-on-year +2 +30 +50
Contract jobs citing REST 166 148 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.93% 2.59% 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.39% 9.52% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 123 105
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £313
90th Percentile £488 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £23.53 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.91% -44.65% -22.73%
10th Percentile £43.25 £21.96 £37.23
90th Percentile £49.75 £25.29 £45.68
England median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -16.00% +7.14%

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 1457 1555 1804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.75% 27.19% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 1136 1263
South West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.07% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 92
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -14.71% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.63 £30.00
90th Percentile £57.75 £53.88 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing REST as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the South West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the South West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the South West

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 November 2017. 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
Bristol +18 85 £350 -12.50% 18
Wiltshire -19 29 £383 +10.94% 5
Devon -3 19 £425 +21.43%
Somerset +13 16 £433 +25.82% 1
Dorset +8 8 £435 +8.75% 2
Gloucestershire +13 4 £431 -10.16% 10
REST
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 West region with a requirement for REST.

1 109 (65.66%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (53.61%) SOAP
3 82 (49.40%) Java
4 81 (48.80%) HTML
5 78 (46.99%) JavaScript
6 69 (41.57%) CSS
7 57 (34.34%) JSON
8 54 (32.53%) jQuery
8 54 (32.53%) Web Services
8 54 (32.53%) C#
9 52 (31.33%) .NET
10 50 (30.12%) Git (software)
11 49 (29.52%) Maven
12 48 (28.92%) MVC
13 47 (28.31%) Jenkins
14 45 (27.11%) Scrum
15 42 (25.30%) Oracle
15 42 (25.30%) Test Automation
16 41 (24.70%) ASP.NET
16 41 (24.70%) Microsoft
17 40 (24.10%) AngularJS
18 39 (23.49%) Spring
19 38 (22.89%) Finance
20 37 (22.29%) SQL
21 35 (21.08%) SQL Server
22 34 (20.48%) XML
22 34 (20.48%) TDD
22 34 (20.48%) ASP.NET Web API
23 31 (18.67%) OO
24 30 (18.07%) OOD

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 10 (6.02%) Mule
2 9 (5.42%) Confluence
3 6 (3.61%) Apache
3 6 (3.61%) JBoss
4 5 (3.01%) Apache Spark
4 5 (3.01%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.41%) GlassFish
5 4 (2.41%) JCAPS
5 4 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.41%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.41%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.81%) CMS
6 3 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.20%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.20%) nginx
7 2 (1.20%) SAS
8 1 (0.60%) Drupal
8 1 (0.60%) Jetty
8 1 (0.60%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Magento
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.43%) GitHub
2 13 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.20%) Boomi
5 2 (1.20%) IaaS
5 2 (1.20%) PaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.60%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.60%) SaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.63%) HTTP
2 7 (4.22%) SMS
3 3 (1.81%) Internet
4 2 (1.20%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.60%) LDAP
5 1 (0.60%) Skype
5 1 (0.60%) SSH
5 1 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (21.08%) SQL Server
2 24 (14.46%) Oracle Database
3 16 (9.64%) MongoDB
4 14 (8.43%) Relational Database
5 12 (7.23%) MySQL
6 10 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.01%) Neo4j
7 5 (3.01%) Snowflake Schema
7 5 (3.01%) Star Schema
8 4 (2.41%) DB2
8 4 (2.41%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.41%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.81%) Redis
10 2 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.20%) Big Data
10 2 (1.20%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.20%) HBase
10 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (30.12%) Git (software)
2 49 (29.52%) Maven
3 47 (28.31%) Jenkins
4 29 (17.47%) Selenium
5 26 (15.66%) JIRA
6 25 (15.06%) Cucumber
7 23 (13.86%) Visual Studio
8 21 (12.65%) TeamCity
9 17 (10.24%) Gradle
10 15 (9.04%) SoapUI
11 14 (8.43%) Ant
12 13 (7.83%) JUnit
13 11 (6.63%) Bitbucket
13 11 (6.63%) Eclipse
14 7 (4.22%) Subversion
15 6 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (3.61%) IntelliJ
16 5 (3.01%) Cobertura
17 4 (2.41%) Vagrant
17 4 (2.41%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (22.89%) Finance
2 23 (13.86%) Marketing
3 21 (12.65%) Electronics
3 21 (12.65%) Manufacturing
3 21 (12.65%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.63%) Banking
5 5 (3.01%) Back Office
6 3 (1.81%) Military
7 2 (1.20%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) French Language
8 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (71.69%) Developer
2 44 (26.51%) Java Developer
3 33 (19.88%) .NET Developer
4 28 (16.87%) C# Developer
5 22 (13.25%) Software Developer
6 19 (11.45%) Agile Developer
6 19 (11.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (10.84%) ASP.NET Developer
7 18 (10.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (9.64%) Architect
8 16 (9.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 15 (9.04%) .NET Software Developer
9 15 (9.04%) Agile .NET Developer
9 15 (9.04%) Agile C# Developer
9 15 (9.04%) C# Software Developer
10 13 (7.83%) Full Stack Developer
11 10 (6.02%) Analyst
12 8 (4.82%) Python Developer
12 8 (4.82%) Software Engineer
12 8 (4.82%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (53.61%) SOAP
2 81 (48.80%) HTML
3 69 (41.57%) CSS
4 57 (34.34%) JSON
5 54 (32.53%) jQuery
5 54 (32.53%) Web Services
6 52 (31.33%) .NET
7 41 (24.70%) ASP.NET
8 40 (24.10%) AngularJS
9 39 (23.49%) Spring
10 34 (20.48%) ASP.NET Web API
10 34 (20.48%) XML
11 29 (17.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 28 (16.87%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (15.66%) Hibernate
14 17 (10.24%) J2EE
15 15 (9.04%) HTML5
15 15 (9.04%) XSD
16 13 (7.83%) JAX-RS
17 12 (7.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.42%) User Experience
2 7 (4.22%) NHS
3 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.81%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.20%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.20%) Social Media
7 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.60%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.05%) Linux
2 19 (11.45%) Unix
3 5 (3.01%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.41%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.41%) Windows
5 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.20%) CentOS
5 2 (1.20%) Debian
5 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (65.66%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.92%) MVC
3 45 (27.11%) Scrum
4 42 (25.30%) Test Automation
5 34 (20.48%) TDD
6 31 (18.67%) OO
7 30 (18.07%) OOD
8 26 (15.66%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (14.46%) BDD
10 22 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (12.65%) Digital Marketing
11 21 (12.65%) Microservices
11 21 (12.65%) Programme Management
12 19 (11.45%) Web Development
13 16 (9.64%) SOA
14 14 (8.43%) E-Commerce
14 14 (8.43%) Software Engineering
15 12 (7.23%) Continuous Deployment
15 12 (7.23%) Migration
16 11 (6.63%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 82 (49.40%) Java
2 78 (46.99%) JavaScript
3 54 (32.53%) C#
4 37 (22.29%) SQL
5 21 (12.65%) Python
6 11 (6.63%) PHP
7 8 (4.82%) Scala
8 6 (3.61%) Groovy
8 6 (3.61%) Ruby
9 4 (2.41%) C++
9 4 (2.41%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.41%) VBScript
10 3 (1.81%) Jython
10 3 (1.81%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.20%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.20%) C
11 2 (1.20%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.20%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.42%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.41%) Degree
4 3 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.63%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) HL7
3 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.60%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (10.24%) Docker
2 4 (2.41%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.81%) LXC
4 2 (1.20%) HDFS
4 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.20%) Xen
5 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.61%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 4 (2.41%) CA Service Virtualization
3 3 (1.81%) Ansible
3 3 (1.81%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.20%) Puppet
4 2 (1.20%) Rancher
5 1 (0.60%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.60%) SCCM
5 1 (0.60%) Terraform
5 1 (0.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 42 (25.30%) Oracle
2 41 (24.70%) Microsoft
3 21 (12.65%) SAP
4 8 (4.82%) hybris
5 4 (2.41%) CA
5 4 (2.41%) HP
6 3 (1.81%) Talend
7 2 (1.20%) Citrix
7 2 (1.20%) Dell
7 2 (1.20%) IBM
7 2 (1.20%) Informatica
7 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.20%) Sencha
7 2 (1.20%) VMware
8 1 (0.60%) Rockwell
8 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow