Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 64 67
Rank change year-on-year -27 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing REST 137 233 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.33% 3.64% 3.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.97% 12.75% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 143 121
South West median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £488
England median daily rate £520 £513 £483
% change year-on-year +1.46% +6.22% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £43.27 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.32% -8.92% +101.91%
10th Percentile £44.20 £36.90 £43.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £69.38 £49.75
England median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +20.00%

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 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 1,528 1,827 1,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.00% 28.52% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,063 1,232 888
South West median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £275
90th Percentile £599 £606 £563
England median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 14
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.78% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £20.73 £28.48 £27.65
90th Percentile £53.38 £64.75 £52.63
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 22 January 2020.

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 22 January 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 -39 45 £450 -
Bristol -22 33 £413 +2.48% 28
Gloucestershire +3 17 £475 -9.52% 8
Somerset +2 17 £495 +11.24% 8
Dorset +3 12 £425 - 10
Devon +5 5 £538 +30.30% 3
Cornwall - 2 - - 2
REST
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 54 (39.42%) Java
2 47 (34.31%) Security Cleared
3 45 (32.85%) Git (software)
4 43 (31.39%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (27.01%) JavaScript
6 36 (26.28%) SC Cleared
7 32 (23.36%) Oracle
8 31 (22.63%) Spring
8 31 (22.63%) JIRA
8 31 (22.63%) Java 8
9 30 (21.90%) Software Engineering
10 29 (21.17%) HTML
10 29 (21.17%) Microservices
11 28 (20.44%) SQL
11 28 (20.44%) JSON
12 26 (18.98%) Web Services
13 25 (18.25%) Bitbucket
14 24 (17.52%) Jenkins
15 23 (16.79%) Docker
16 22 (16.06%) Test Automation
17 21 (15.33%) Linux
18 20 (14.60%) CSS
18 20 (14.60%) SQL Server
18 20 (14.60%) C#
19 19 (13.87%) XML
19 19 (13.87%) MongoDB
20 18 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
21 17 (12.41%) VMware
22 16 (11.68%) .NET
22 16 (11.68%) React

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 (7.30%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (5.84%) JBoss
3 4 (2.92%) ColdFusion
3 4 (2.92%) Confluence
4 3 (2.19%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.46%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.46%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.73%) Apache
6 1 (0.73%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.73%) CMS
6 1 (0.73%) IIS
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.73%) SilverStripe
6 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.73%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 7 (5.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.73%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.76%) AWS
2 11 (8.03%) Azure
2 11 (8.03%) GCP
3 7 (5.11%) GitHub
4 5 (3.65%) Power Platform
4 5 (3.65%) Serverless
5 4 (2.92%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.46%) Slack
7 1 (0.73%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.95%) HTTP
2 9 (6.57%) HTTPS
3 6 (4.38%) SSL
3 6 (4.38%) TETRA
4 4 (2.92%) Kerberos
4 4 (2.92%) X.500
5 2 (1.46%) Firewall
5 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.73%) DHCP
6 1 (0.73%) DNS
6 1 (0.73%) Internet
6 1 (0.73%) Intranet
6 1 (0.73%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.60%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.87%) MongoDB
3 13 (9.49%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (8.76%) MySQL
5 9 (6.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 8 (5.84%) Relational Database
7 7 (5.11%) Neo4j
8 6 (4.38%) Infinispan
9 5 (3.65%) JasperReports
9 5 (3.65%) Parquet
9 5 (3.65%) Power BI
10 4 (2.92%) Hadoop
11 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.46%) Big Data
12 2 (1.46%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (1.46%) Geospatial Data
12 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (1.46%) Redis
13 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 45 (32.85%) Git (software)
2 31 (22.63%) JIRA
3 25 (18.25%) Bitbucket
4 24 (17.52%) Jenkins
5 14 (10.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (10.22%) JUnit
5 14 (10.22%) Maven
6 13 (9.49%) Cucumber
6 13 (9.49%) Eclipse
7 7 (5.11%) NUnit
8 6 (4.38%) Ant
8 6 (4.38%) Postman
9 5 (3.65%) Gradle
9 5 (3.65%) Mockito
9 5 (3.65%) NetBeans
9 5 (3.65%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (3.65%) Selenium
9 5 (3.65%) SpecFlow
9 5 (3.65%) Vagrant
10 4 (2.92%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (7.30%) Public Sector
2 8 (5.84%) Finance
3 6 (4.38%) Marketing
4 3 (2.19%) Electronics
4 3 (2.19%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.19%) Retail
4 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (51.82%) Developer
2 30 (21.90%) Java Developer
3 15 (10.95%) Consultant
4 13 (9.49%) Software Engineer
5 10 (7.30%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (6.57%) Cloud Consultant
6 9 (6.57%) PowerShell Engineer
7 8 (5.84%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.84%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (5.84%) Oracle Consultant
8 7 (5.11%) Angular Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Python Engineer
8 7 (5.11%) Python Software Engineer
9 6 (4.38%) Architect
9 6 (4.38%) Integration Consultant
10 5 (3.65%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.63%) Spring
2 29 (21.17%) HTML
3 28 (20.44%) JSON
4 26 (18.98%) Web Services
5 20 (14.60%) CSS
6 19 (13.87%) XML
7 16 (11.68%) .NET
7 16 (11.68%) React
8 15 (10.95%) Hibernate
9 13 (9.49%) AngularJS
9 13 (9.49%) SOAP
10 12 (8.76%) HTML5
10 12 (8.76%) jQuery
10 12 (8.76%) Vue.js
11 11 (8.03%) GraphQL
11 11 (8.03%) Node.js
12 10 (7.30%) Kafka
13 9 (6.57%) JAX-RS
13 9 (6.57%) Spring Boot
14 8 (5.84%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.84%) Algorithms
3 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.38%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.92%) PKI
5 4 (2.92%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.92%) User Experience
6 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.46%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.46%) NHS
7 1 (0.73%) CCTV
7 1 (0.73%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.73%) Contactless
7 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.33%) Linux
2 13 (9.49%) Unix
3 7 (5.11%) Mac OS X
3 7 (5.11%) Windows
4 6 (4.38%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.65%) CentOS
5 5 (3.65%) Solaris
6 3 (2.19%) Android
6 3 (2.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (31.39%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (21.90%) Software Engineering
3 29 (21.17%) Microservices
4 22 (16.06%) Test Automation
5 18 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (10.95%) DevOps
7 12 (8.76%) Scrum
7 12 (8.76%) Unit Testing
8 10 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (7.30%) Migration
9 9 (6.57%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (6.57%) OO
9 9 (6.57%) Web Development
10 8 (5.84%) Kanban
10 8 (5.84%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (5.84%) Task Automation
10 8 (5.84%) Web Design
11 7 (5.11%) Configuration Management
11 7 (5.11%) OOD
11 7 (5.11%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 54 (39.42%) Java
2 37 (27.01%) JavaScript
3 31 (22.63%) Java 8
4 28 (20.44%) SQL
5 20 (14.60%) C#
6 10 (7.30%) PowerShell
7 9 (6.57%) PL/SQL
7 9 (6.57%) TypeScript
8 8 (5.84%) Python
9 6 (4.38%) C++
10 4 (2.92%) Apex Code
10 4 (2.92%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.92%) C
10 4 (2.92%) Perl
11 3 (2.19%) PHP
11 3 (2.19%) Ruby
11 3 (2.19%) Scala
12 2 (1.46%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.73%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 47 (34.31%) Security Cleared
2 36 (26.28%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.11%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.92%) RHCSA
5 3 (2.19%) CCNA
5 3 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.19%) MCSE
5 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.46%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.46%) CISSP
6 2 (1.46%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.46%) Degree
6 2 (1.46%) GIAC
6 2 (1.46%) Linux+ Certification
6 2 (1.46%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (1.46%) SANS
6 2 (1.46%) SSCP
7 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.73%) OCA
7 1 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (16.79%) Docker
2 11 (8.03%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (5.11%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.92%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.92%) NDS
5 4 (2.92%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 4 (2.92%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (10.95%) Kubernetes
2 12 (8.76%) Ansible
2 12 (8.76%) vCenter Server
3 6 (4.38%) PowerCLI
4 5 (3.65%) Puppet
5 4 (2.92%) Marathon
5 4 (2.92%) Mesos
5 4 (2.92%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 4 (2.92%) Salt
5 4 (2.92%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.73%) MIIS
6 1 (0.73%) Rancher
6 1 (0.73%) Terraform
6 1 (0.73%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (23.36%) Oracle
2 17 (12.41%) VMware
3 12 (8.76%) Atlassian
3 12 (8.76%) Cisco
4 11 (8.03%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.84%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (5.11%) Google
6 7 (5.11%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (2.92%) ForgeRock
7 4 (2.92%) NetIQ
7 4 (2.92%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.92%) SAP
8 3 (2.19%) ESRI
9 2 (1.46%) Pega
10 1 (0.73%) Ariba
10 1 (0.73%) Demandware
10 1 (0.73%) FatWire
10 1 (0.73%) Okta