Period
to 23 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 59 71
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 +40
Contract jobs citing REST 236 175 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.79% 3.41% 2.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.36% 12.64% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 108 115
South West median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £294
90th Percentile £609 £513 £494
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
South West median hourly rate £41.53 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +25.00%

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 1,767 1,385 1,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.40% 26.99% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,190 877 969
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £563 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £442
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.47% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 11 37
South West median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £32.58 £26.25 £31.25
90th Percentile £60.59 £50.00 £53.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% - +5.81%

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 -5 93 £475 +18.75% 3
Bristol -16 80 £450 +12.50% 7
Somerset +13 15 £525 +23.53% 2
Dorset +8 13 £425 +14.09% 1
Gloucestershire -7 11 £500 -16.67% 6
Devon +3 8 £475 +26.67% 1
Cornwall 0 1 £200 -55.56%
REST
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 125 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (44.49%) Java
3 87 (36.86%) Scrum
4 83 (35.17%) JavaScript
5 82 (34.75%) .NET
6 81 (34.32%) Web Services
7 79 (33.47%) Microservices
8 78 (33.05%) Finance
9 76 (32.20%) SOAP
10 64 (27.12%) C#
10 64 (27.12%) Git (software)
11 63 (26.69%) SQL
12 56 (23.73%) Spring
13 54 (22.88%) JSON
13 54 (22.88%) CSS
13 54 (22.88%) Test Automation
13 54 (22.88%) Jenkins
14 53 (22.46%) HTML
15 52 (22.03%) XML
15 52 (22.03%) JIRA
16 44 (18.64%) Oracle
16 44 (18.64%) Confluence
17 43 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
17 43 (18.22%) ASP.NET Web API
18 42 (17.80%) Microsoft Azure
18 42 (17.80%) Microsoft
19 41 (17.37%) MVC
19 41 (17.37%) Banking
20 39 (16.53%) TDD
21 37 (15.68%) DevOps

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 44 (18.64%) Confluence
2 12 (5.08%) Apache
3 11 (4.66%) JBoss
4 7 (2.97%) WildFly
5 6 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.54%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.54%) Mule
5 6 (2.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (2.54%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.12%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.69%) Anypoint
7 4 (1.69%) CMS
7 4 (1.69%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.85%) IIS
9 2 (0.85%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (17.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.51%) SaaS
4 8 (3.39%) Serverless
5 7 (2.97%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.54%) Office 365
7 5 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (2.12%) GitHub
7 5 (2.12%) PaaS
8 4 (1.69%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.69%) Sauce Labs
8 4 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.27%) Azure Functions
9 3 (1.27%) Firebase
9 3 (1.27%) IaaS
9 3 (1.27%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.42%) Apigee
11 1 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.05%) HTTP
2 7 (2.97%) Reverse Proxy
3 6 (2.54%) Firewall
4 4 (1.69%) MQTT
5 3 (1.27%) Kerberos
5 3 (1.27%) VLAN
5 3 (1.27%) VPN
6 2 (0.85%) Intranet
7 1 (0.42%) DNS
7 1 (0.42%) SSH
7 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.42%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.02%) Relational Database
3 20 (8.47%) Amazon RDS
4 18 (7.63%) NoSQL
5 14 (5.93%) DB2
6 8 (3.39%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.97%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.54%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.12%) Big Data
9 5 (2.12%) Data Lake
9 5 (2.12%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.12%) MySQL
10 3 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.85%) GIS
11 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.42%) JasperReports
12 1 (0.42%) Redis
12 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (27.12%) Git (software)
2 54 (22.88%) Jenkins
3 52 (22.03%) JIRA
4 36 (15.25%) Maven
5 30 (12.71%) JUnit
6 20 (8.47%) Hudson
7 19 (8.05%) SonarQube
8 17 (7.20%) Bitbucket
9 16 (6.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (6.78%) Subversion
10 15 (6.36%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (5.08%) Cucumber
11 12 (5.08%) Eclipse
11 12 (5.08%) Selenium
11 12 (5.08%) Visual Studio
12 9 (3.81%) IntelliJ
12 9 (3.81%) TeamCity
13 8 (3.39%) Gerrit
13 8 (3.39%) Mockito
13 8 (3.39%) Vagrant
General
1 78 (33.05%) Finance
2 41 (17.37%) Banking
3 7 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.54%) Back Office
4 6 (2.54%) Electronics
4 6 (2.54%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.54%) Marketing
5 3 (1.27%) Retail
6 2 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Billing
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 143 (60.59%) Developer
2 49 (20.76%) Java Developer
3 40 (16.95%) Architect
4 26 (11.02%) Agile Developer
5 20 (8.47%) .NET Architect
5 20 (8.47%) .NET Developer
6 18 (7.63%) Scala Developer
7 15 (6.36%) C# Developer
8 13 (5.51%) Digital Architect
8 13 (5.51%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (5.08%) Designer
9 12 (5.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 12 (5.08%) Full Stack Developer
10 11 (4.66%) Automation Engineer
10 11 (4.66%) PowerShell Engineer
11 10 (4.24%) Backend Developer
11 10 (4.24%) JavaScript Developer
12 9 (3.81%) Web Architect
13 8 (3.39%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (34.75%) .NET
2 81 (34.32%) Web Services
3 76 (32.20%) SOAP
4 56 (23.73%) Spring
5 54 (22.88%) CSS
5 54 (22.88%) JSON
6 53 (22.46%) HTML
7 52 (22.03%) XML
8 43 (18.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 31 (13.14%) .NET Framework
9 31 (13.14%) RESTful
10 27 (11.44%) Middleware
11 26 (11.02%) .NET Core
11 26 (11.02%) Spring MVC
12 22 (9.32%) ASP.NET
12 22 (9.32%) Hibernate
12 22 (9.32%) JMS
13 21 (8.90%) jQuery
14 20 (8.47%) AngularJS
14 20 (8.47%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.08%) DataPower
3 10 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.39%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (2.54%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (2.54%) iPad
6 5 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.27%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.85%) AS400
8 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.42%) CMDB
9 1 (0.42%) Fintech
9 1 (0.42%) Social Media
9 1 (0.42%) User Experience
9 1 (0.42%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.42%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 36 (15.25%) Windows
2 34 (14.41%) Linux
3 25 (10.59%) Windows Server
4 22 (9.32%) Unix
5 10 (4.24%) Android
6 7 (2.97%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.97%) VMS
7 3 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (52.97%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (36.86%) Scrum
3 79 (33.47%) Microservices
4 54 (22.88%) Test Automation
5 41 (17.37%) MVC
6 39 (16.53%) TDD
7 37 (15.68%) DevOps
8 34 (14.41%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (13.98%) BDD
9 33 (13.98%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (12.29%) SOA
10 29 (12.29%) Software Engineering
11 24 (10.17%) Kanban
11 24 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (9.75%) OO
13 21 (8.90%) Configuration Management
14 20 (8.47%) E-Commerce
14 20 (8.47%) Open Source
15 18 (7.63%) Pair Programming
15 18 (7.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 105 (44.49%) Java
2 83 (35.17%) JavaScript
3 64 (27.12%) C#
4 63 (26.69%) SQL
5 26 (11.02%) Java 8
6 24 (10.17%) PowerShell
7 21 (8.90%) Ruby
8 18 (7.63%) Scala
9 14 (5.93%) PL/SQL
10 12 (5.08%) Python
11 11 (4.66%) Perl
12 8 (3.39%) PHP
13 7 (2.97%) JPQL
14 5 (2.12%) C++
15 4 (1.69%) C
15 4 (1.69%) Go
16 2 (0.85%) RPG
16 2 (0.85%) RPG IV
17 1 (0.42%) Kotlin
17 1 (0.42%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 32 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (4.24%) CCNA
4 10 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.24%) Degree
4 10 (4.24%) MCSA
4 10 (4.24%) MCSE
4 10 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.24%) OCA
4 10 (4.24%) Oracle Certification
4 10 (4.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (3.39%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.42%) APMP
7 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.12%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) GDPR
3 1 (0.42%) PSD2
System Software
1 30 (12.71%) Docker
2 11 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.54%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.85%) HDFS
6 1 (0.42%) iptables
6 1 (0.42%) NFS
6 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (10.59%) Kubernetes
2 15 (6.36%) PowerCLI
3 12 (5.08%) Ansible
4 11 (4.66%) HP ALM
5 10 (4.24%) vCenter Server
6 7 (2.97%) Tivoli
7 6 (2.54%) AirWatch
7 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.69%) MOM
8 4 (1.69%) Nagios
8 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.69%) Puppet
8 4 (1.69%) SCOM
8 4 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.42%) Grafana
9 1 (0.42%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 44 (18.64%) Oracle
2 42 (17.80%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.47%) Google
4 18 (7.63%) IBM
5 16 (6.78%) VMware
6 15 (6.36%) Atlassian
7 12 (5.08%) Cisco
8 11 (4.66%) HP
9 6 (2.54%) SAP
10 5 (2.12%) Splunk
11 4 (1.69%) hybris
12 3 (1.27%) MuleSoft
12 3 (1.27%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.85%) ESRI
13 2 (0.85%) Teradata
14 1 (0.42%) Adobe
14 1 (0.42%) Facebook
14 1 (0.42%) NetIQ
14 1 (0.42%) TIBCO