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 3 months to 24 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 West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 57 74
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17  
Contract jobs citing REST 82 96 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.06% 3.22% 2.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.33% 12.21% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 60 62
Median daily rate £400 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £338 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £640 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.85% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £38.75 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +99.17%  
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 West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 724 786 794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 27.05% 26.38% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 541 551
Median daily rate £350 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £475 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 36
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £38.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -0.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.39 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
Wiltshire +2 32 £400 -33.33% 6
Devon +18 25 £425 +3.03% 1
Bristol -3 22 £350 - 14
Somerset -6 2 £445 - 4
Dorset +7 1 £325 -18.75% 3
REST
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for REST.

1 89 (56.33%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (50.00%) HTML
2 79 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 74 (46.84%) Java
4 72 (45.57%) CSS
5 63 (39.87%) Web Services
6 61 (38.61%) SOAP
7 53 (33.54%) JSON
8 49 (31.01%) SQL
9 46 (29.11%) Spring
10 43 (27.22%) Scrum
11 42 (26.58%) C#
12 41 (25.95%) MVC
12 41 (25.95%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (24.68%) Hibernate
13 39 (24.68%) .NET
14 38 (24.05%) Git (software)
14 38 (24.05%) Test Automation
15 36 (22.78%) XML
16 35 (22.15%) ASP.NET
17 34 (21.52%) Oracle
18 33 (20.89%) AngularJS
19 31 (19.62%) Jenkins
19 31 (19.62%) ASP.NET MVC
20 30 (18.99%) SQL Server
21 27 (17.09%) Docker
22 26 (16.46%) Linux
23 25 (15.82%) jQuery
23 25 (15.82%) Security Cleared
23 25 (15.82%) TDD

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 9 (5.70%) JBoss
2 8 (5.06%) Apache
3 6 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (3.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (3.80%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.16%) Confluence
4 5 (3.16%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.90%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.90%) JCAPS
5 3 (1.90%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.27%) CMS
6 2 (1.27%) GeoServer
6 2 (1.27%) nginx
6 2 (1.27%) SAS
6 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.63%) Jetty
7 1 (0.63%) Liferay
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) InfoPath
1 2 (1.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (5.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.06%) GitHub
3 5 (3.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.63%) Boomi
6 1 (0.63%) IaaS
6 1 (0.63%) PaaS
6 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.70%) HTTP
2 3 (1.90%) Kerberos
2 3 (1.90%) LDAP
3 2 (1.27%) SMS
4 1 (0.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.63%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.63%) SMTP
4 1 (0.63%) SSH
4 1 (0.63%) SSL
4 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 24 (15.19%) Relational Database
3 14 (8.86%) MongoDB
3 14 (8.86%) Oracle Database
4 13 (8.23%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (6.33%) MySQL
6 5 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.53%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.53%) Star Schema
8 3 (1.90%) Neo4j
8 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.90%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (1.27%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.27%) DB2
9 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.27%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 38 (24.05%) Git (software)
2 31 (19.62%) Jenkins
3 24 (15.19%) Maven
4 14 (8.86%) Cucumber
4 14 (8.86%) Selenium
5 12 (7.59%) Bitbucket
6 11 (6.96%) Vagrant
7 10 (6.33%) JIRA
7 10 (6.33%) JUnit
8 8 (5.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (5.06%) Gradle
8 8 (5.06%) TeamCity
9 7 (4.43%) WebDriver
10 6 (3.80%) Ant
10 6 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (3.16%) Grunt
12 4 (2.53%) Subversion
12 4 (2.53%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.90%) Mockito
13 3 (1.90%) Oracle APEX
General
1 22 (13.92%) Finance
2 9 (5.70%) Electronics
2 9 (5.70%) Manufacturing
2 9 (5.70%) Marketing
2 9 (5.70%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.06%) Banking
4 3 (1.90%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (72.15%) Developer
2 54 (34.18%) Java Developer
3 25 (15.82%) C# Developer
4 22 (13.92%) .NET Developer
5 20 (12.66%) Software Developer
6 17 (10.76%) Architect
7 16 (10.13%) ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (10.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 15 (9.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (8.23%) Python Developer
10 12 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 11 (6.96%) .NET Software Developer
11 11 (6.96%) C# Software Developer
12 10 (6.33%) Angular Developer
13 8 (5.06%) Tester
14 7 (4.43%) Senior Developer
15 6 (3.80%) Automation Tester
15 6 (3.80%) JavaScript Developer
15 6 (3.80%) Senior Software Developer
15 6 (3.80%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (50.00%) HTML
2 72 (45.57%) CSS
3 63 (39.87%) Web Services
4 61 (38.61%) SOAP
5 53 (33.54%) JSON
6 46 (29.11%) Spring
7 39 (24.68%) .NET
7 39 (24.68%) Hibernate
8 36 (22.78%) XML
9 35 (22.15%) ASP.NET
10 33 (20.89%) AngularJS
11 31 (19.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (15.82%) jQuery
13 19 (12.03%) ASP.NET Web API
13 19 (12.03%) HTML5
13 19 (12.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 19 (12.03%) XSD
14 18 (11.39%) RabbitMQ
15 13 (8.23%) React
15 13 (8.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.43%) NHS
3 5 (3.16%) User Experience
4 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.63%) CCTV
6 1 (0.63%) CMDB
6 1 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.63%) DataPower
6 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.46%) Linux
2 22 (13.92%) Unix
3 11 (6.96%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.53%) Windows
5 3 (1.90%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.27%) Android
6 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.63%) Debian
7 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (56.33%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.22%) Scrum
3 41 (25.95%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (25.95%) MVC
4 38 (24.05%) Test Automation
5 25 (15.82%) TDD
6 23 (14.56%) Software Engineering
7 20 (12.66%) SOA
8 18 (11.39%) BDD
9 16 (10.13%) Microservices
10 14 (8.86%) Front End Development
11 12 (7.59%) DevOps
11 12 (7.59%) OO
12 11 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (6.96%) OOD
12 11 (6.96%) Open Source
12 11 (6.96%) OWASP
12 11 (6.96%) Web Development
13 10 (6.33%) Mentoring
13 10 (6.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 79 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 74 (46.84%) Java
3 49 (31.01%) SQL
4 42 (26.58%) C#
5 22 (13.92%) Python
6 9 (5.70%) C
7 7 (4.43%) PHP
7 7 (4.43%) Scala
8 5 (3.16%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.16%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.53%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.53%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.53%) XPath
10 2 (1.27%) R
10 2 (1.27%) Ruby
11 1 (0.63%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.63%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.63%) ES6
11 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (15.82%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.43%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.16%) Degree
5 3 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.49%) QA
2 4 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.53%) HL7
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (17.09%) Docker
2 11 (6.96%) VirtualBox
3 4 (2.53%) LXC
4 3 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.27%) Xen
6 1 (0.63%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.27%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.27%) vRealize
3 1 (0.63%) Ansible
3 1 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.63%) Kibana
3 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.63%) Puppet
3 1 (0.63%) SCCM
3 1 (0.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (21.52%) Oracle
2 19 (12.03%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.33%) SAP
4 7 (4.43%) hybris
5 6 (3.80%) Sencha
6 3 (1.90%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.90%) VMware
7 2 (1.27%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.27%) Citrix
7 2 (1.27%) IBM
8 1 (0.63%) ATG
8 1 (0.63%) Dell
8 1 (0.63%) Google
8 1 (0.63%) Informatica
8 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.63%) Software AG
8 1 (0.63%) Unisys
8 1 (0.63%) Zend
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