Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 70 67
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 +24
Contract jobs citing REST 207 153 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.43% 2.78% 3.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.54% 10.89% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 118 137
South West median daily rate £425 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% +0.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £344 £313 £309
90th Percentile £563 £485 £643
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
South West median hourly rate £45.25 £47.50 £23.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +101.91% -44.65%
10th Percentile £38.80 £43.25 £21.96
90th Percentile £69.38 £49.75 £25.29
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £31.90
% change year-on-year - +41.07% -14.88%

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 1,651 1,405 1,647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.33% 25.55% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,091 884 1,189
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 29 25
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +20.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £22.70 £32.25 £18.56
90th Percentile £61.50 £58.75 £52.85
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% +6.67% +1.24%

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 21 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the South West over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor 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 21 October 2018. 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 +33 87 £425 +18.06% 16
Bristol -22 59 £400 +14.29% 34
Gloucestershire +16 22 £525 +20.00% 3
Somerset -3 14 £400 -10.11% 4
Dorset +6 10 £450 +4.05% 12
Devon -17 2 £325 -23.53% 7
Cornwall - 2 £363 - 2
REST
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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.

1 141 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (39.13%) SOAP
3 79 (38.16%) Java
3 79 (38.16%) JavaScript
4 70 (33.82%) C#
5 65 (31.40%) .NET
6 62 (29.95%) HTML
7 60 (28.99%) Scrum
8 56 (27.05%) CSS
9 54 (26.09%) Web Services
10 52 (25.12%) Oracle
11 46 (22.22%) Git (software)
12 44 (21.26%) Software Engineering
13 43 (20.77%) JIRA
14 42 (20.29%) Test Automation
15 41 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
15 41 (19.81%) Jenkins
16 40 (19.32%) SQL
16 40 (19.32%) XML
17 38 (18.36%) TDD
17 38 (18.36%) JSON
17 38 (18.36%) AngularJS
17 38 (18.36%) Security Cleared
18 36 (17.39%) ASP.NET
19 35 (16.91%) SQL Server
19 35 (16.91%) Microsoft
20 34 (16.43%) Microservices
21 33 (15.94%) Finance
21 33 (15.94%) jQuery
22 30 (14.49%) MVC

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 27 (13.04%) Confluence
2 18 (8.70%) JBoss
3 15 (7.25%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.31%) CMS
5 9 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.86%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.42%) Apache Qpid
7 5 (2.42%) Drupal
7 5 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.42%) Mule
8 4 (1.93%) Anypoint
8 4 (1.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.45%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.97%) Apache
10 2 (0.97%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.97%) WildFly
11 1 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.93%) Fireworks
2 4 (1.93%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.90%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.48%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.38%) GitHub
4 6 (2.90%) Office 365
5 5 (2.42%) SaaS
6 4 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.45%) Apigee
8 2 (0.97%) Google Play
8 2 (0.97%) npm
8 2 (0.97%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.48%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.48%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.48%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.48%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.28%) Kerberos
2 7 (3.38%) HTTP
3 4 (1.93%) Internet
4 3 (1.45%) SMS
4 3 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.48%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.48%) Firewall
6 1 (0.48%) SSL
6 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.35%) MySQL
3 9 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.90%) Big Data
4 6 (2.90%) EDRMS
5 5 (2.42%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.42%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.93%) DB2
6 4 (1.93%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.45%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.97%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.97%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.97%) JasperReports
8 2 (0.97%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.97%) Redis
8 2 (0.97%) SQLite
9 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.48%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 46 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 43 (20.77%) JIRA
3 41 (19.81%) Jenkins
4 27 (13.04%) Maven
5 23 (11.11%) JUnit
6 20 (9.66%) Selenium
7 17 (8.21%) Cucumber
8 16 (7.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (7.25%) Rational Team Concert
9 15 (7.25%) Visual Studio
10 14 (6.76%) Bitbucket
11 12 (5.80%) SoapUI
12 11 (5.31%) Ant
12 11 (5.31%) TeamCity
13 10 (4.83%) JMeter
14 8 (3.86%) Hudson
14 8 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (3.86%) WebDriver
15 6 (2.90%) Eclipse
15 6 (2.90%) Subversion
General
1 33 (15.94%) Finance
2 16 (7.73%) Banking
3 12 (5.80%) Marketing
4 11 (5.31%) Back Office
5 10 (4.83%) Electronics
5 10 (4.83%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.83%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.45%) Publishing
7 2 (0.97%) Retail
7 2 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (64.25%) Developer
2 39 (18.84%) Java Developer
3 22 (10.63%) .NET Developer
4 21 (10.14%) Architect
5 15 (7.25%) C# Developer
6 13 (6.28%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (5.31%) SharePoint Developer
8 10 (4.83%) ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (4.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (4.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 10 (4.83%) PowerShell Engineer
9 9 (4.35%) Analyst
9 9 (4.35%) React Developer
9 9 (4.35%) Senior Developer
10 8 (3.86%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.38%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.38%) Consultant
11 7 (3.38%) Integration Architect
11 7 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.38%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (39.13%) SOAP
2 65 (31.40%) .NET
3 62 (29.95%) HTML
4 56 (27.05%) CSS
5 54 (26.09%) Web Services
6 40 (19.32%) XML
7 38 (18.36%) AngularJS
7 38 (18.36%) JSON
8 36 (17.39%) ASP.NET
9 33 (15.94%) jQuery
10 28 (13.53%) Spring
11 26 (12.56%) Hibernate
11 26 (12.56%) Middleware
12 23 (11.11%) J2EE
13 21 (10.14%) HTML5
14 20 (9.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (9.66%) XSD
15 19 (9.18%) EJB
15 19 (9.18%) React
16 18 (8.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.25%) DataPower
2 11 (5.31%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.83%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.86%) User Experience
6 7 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.93%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.45%) Blog
8 3 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.45%) Wiki
9 2 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.48%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.73%) Windows
2 14 (6.76%) Linux
3 13 (6.28%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.86%) Unix
5 6 (2.90%) AIX
6 3 (1.45%) Android
6 3 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.97%) VMS
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (68.12%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (28.99%) Scrum
3 44 (21.26%) Software Engineering
4 42 (20.29%) Test Automation
5 38 (18.36%) TDD
6 34 (16.43%) Microservices
7 30 (14.49%) MVC
8 26 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (12.56%) SDLC
9 24 (11.59%) Workflow
10 22 (10.63%) Unit Testing
11 21 (10.14%) BDD
12 19 (9.18%) DevOps
12 19 (9.18%) Requirements Analysis
12 19 (9.18%) UML
13 18 (8.70%) Pair Programming
14 16 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (7.25%) Kanban
15 15 (7.25%) Software Testing
16 14 (6.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 79 (38.16%) Java
1 79 (38.16%) JavaScript
2 70 (33.82%) C#
3 40 (19.32%) SQL
4 20 (9.66%) PowerShell
5 17 (8.21%) C
6 16 (7.73%) Python
7 10 (4.83%) Java 8
8 7 (3.38%) C++
8 7 (3.38%) PHP
9 6 (2.90%) VB
10 5 (2.42%) Perl
10 5 (2.42%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.42%) Ruby
11 4 (1.93%) ES6
11 4 (1.93%) Scala
12 3 (1.45%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.45%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.97%) Go
13 2 (0.97%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 38 (18.36%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.63%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.18%) DV Cleared
4 12 (5.80%) Degree
5 10 (4.83%) CCNA
5 10 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.83%) MCSE
5 10 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (4.35%) MCSA
6 9 (4.35%) OCA
6 9 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.42%) Master's Degree
8 4 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.48%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.48%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.48%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.63%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (9.66%) Docker
2 9 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (5.80%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.83%) PowerCLI
3 9 (4.35%) vCenter Server
4 8 (3.86%) Ansible
5 7 (3.38%) Puppet
6 5 (2.42%) Nagios
6 5 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.93%) CA Service Virtualization
8 3 (1.45%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.97%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.97%) Rsyslog
9 2 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.97%) Terraform
10 1 (0.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.48%) Grafana
10 1 (0.48%) Kibana
10 1 (0.48%) logstash
10 1 (0.48%) Oozie
10 1 (0.48%) Salt
Vendors
1 52 (25.12%) Oracle
2 35 (16.91%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.21%) Atlassian
4 14 (6.76%) IBM
5 11 (5.31%) Google
6 10 (4.83%) Cisco
6 10 (4.83%) SAP
7 9 (4.35%) VMware
8 8 (3.86%) Adobe
9 5 (2.42%) hybris
9 5 (2.42%) Splunk
10 4 (1.93%) CA
10 4 (1.93%) HP
10 4 (1.93%) Micro Focus
10 4 (1.93%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.97%) Apple
12 2 (0.97%) Dynatrace
12 2 (0.97%) Omniture
12 2 (0.97%) Xamarin