Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 73 71
Rank change year-on-year +13 -2 +33
Contract jobs citing REST 231 157 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.56% 2.80% 2.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.83% 10.78% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 119 121
South West median daily rate £425 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £350 £315 £294
90th Percentile £575 £488 £563
England median daily rate £505 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +6.32% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £47.50 £23.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.42% +101.91% -44.65%
10th Percentile £38.04 £43.25 £21.96
90th Percentile £69.00 £49.75 £25.29
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +42.86% -16.00%

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 1,801 1,457 1,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.78% 25.96% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,214 924 1,120
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £310 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £480 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +2.13% +10.59% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 20 28
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +16.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £21.35 £33.95 £18.64
90th Percentile £66.13 £54.25 £48.33
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year +3.83% +1.01% +5.60%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +34 106 £425 +6.25% 6
Bristol -28 64 £400 +14.29% 29
Somerset -2 21 £440 +3.53% 8
Gloucestershire +3 20 £525 +20.00% 8
Dorset -3 10 £438 +0.57% 11
Devon -10 3 £325 -27.54% 6
REST
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 137 (59.31%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 85 (36.80%) Java
4 84 (36.36%) SOAP
5 80 (34.63%) .NET
6 73 (31.60%) C#
7 70 (30.30%) Scrum
8 61 (26.41%) HTML
9 58 (25.11%) CSS
10 57 (24.68%) Web Services
11 53 (22.94%) Test Automation
11 53 (22.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 50 (21.65%) JSON
13 48 (20.78%) Git (software)
14 47 (20.35%) Oracle
15 46 (19.91%) SQL
16 45 (19.48%) Microsoft
16 45 (19.48%) TDD
17 44 (19.05%) JIRA
17 44 (19.05%) Microservices
18 43 (18.61%) Jenkins
18 43 (18.61%) Finance
18 43 (18.61%) MVC
19 42 (18.18%) SQL Server
20 40 (17.32%) XML
21 39 (16.88%) AngularJS
22 34 (14.72%) Software Engineering
23 33 (14.29%) Spring
23 33 (14.29%) ASP.NET
23 33 (14.29%) Middleware

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 29 (12.55%) Confluence
2 18 (7.79%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.19%) JBoss
4 11 (4.76%) CMS
4 11 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (3.03%) Mule
6 5 (2.16%) Drupal
6 5 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.73%) Anypoint
7 4 (1.73%) Apache Qpid
7 4 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.30%) ColdFusion
8 3 (1.30%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.87%) Apache
9 2 (0.87%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.87%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.87%) WildFly
10 1 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Fireworks
1 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (1.73%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.60%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 53 (22.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (12.55%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.90%) GitHub
4 8 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.60%) Office 365
6 5 (2.16%) Serverless
7 4 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.73%) SaaS
8 3 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.30%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.30%) Apigee
8 3 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.87%) Firebase
9 2 (0.87%) Google Play
10 1 (0.43%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.06%) HTTP
2 13 (5.63%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.73%) Internet
4 3 (1.30%) SMS
4 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.87%) VLAN
5 2 (0.87%) VPN
6 1 (0.43%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.43%) Firewall
6 1 (0.43%) SSL
6 1 (0.43%) VoIP
6 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.79%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.76%) MySQL
4 9 (3.90%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.03%) Big Data
6 6 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (2.60%) EDRMS
7 5 (2.16%) Data Lake
7 5 (2.16%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.16%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.73%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.73%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.30%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.30%) Redis
10 2 (0.87%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.87%) DB2
10 2 (0.87%) JasperReports
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.87%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 48 (20.78%) Git (software)
2 44 (19.05%) JIRA
3 43 (18.61%) Jenkins
4 23 (9.96%) JUnit
4 23 (9.96%) Maven
5 20 (8.66%) Selenium
6 17 (7.36%) Cucumber
7 16 (6.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (6.93%) Hudson
8 15 (6.49%) Visual Studio
9 13 (5.63%) Bitbucket
10 12 (5.19%) SoapUI
11 11 (4.76%) Subversion
12 10 (4.33%) Rational Team Concert
12 10 (4.33%) TeamCity
12 10 (4.33%) WebDriver
13 9 (3.90%) Ant
13 9 (3.90%) Gradle
14 8 (3.46%) JMeter
14 8 (3.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (18.61%) Finance
2 20 (8.66%) Banking
3 12 (5.19%) Marketing
4 10 (4.33%) Back Office
4 10 (4.33%) Electronics
4 10 (4.33%) Manufacturing
4 10 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.73%) Publishing
6 3 (1.30%) Retail
6 3 (1.30%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 146 (63.20%) Developer
2 33 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 27 (11.69%) Architect
4 22 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 15 (6.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 14 (6.06%) Agile Developer
6 14 (6.06%) C# Developer
7 13 (5.63%) SharePoint Developer
8 11 (4.76%) Consultant
9 10 (4.33%) Analyst
9 10 (4.33%) ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (4.33%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (4.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (4.33%) Scala Developer
10 9 (3.90%) PowerShell Engineer
10 9 (3.90%) React Developer
10 9 (3.90%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.46%) Automation Engineer
11 8 (3.46%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (36.36%) SOAP
2 80 (34.63%) .NET
3 61 (26.41%) HTML
4 58 (25.11%) CSS
5 57 (24.68%) Web Services
6 50 (21.65%) JSON
7 40 (17.32%) XML
8 39 (16.88%) AngularJS
9 33 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 33 (14.29%) Middleware
9 33 (14.29%) Spring
10 30 (12.99%) jQuery
11 26 (11.26%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (9.96%) Node.js
13 22 (9.52%) .NET Framework
14 20 (8.66%) Hibernate
15 19 (8.23%) React
16 18 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (7.79%) RESTful
17 17 (7.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.66%) DataPower
2 11 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.90%) User Experience
5 8 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.30%) Blog
9 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.30%) Wiki
10 2 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.43%) CMDB
11 1 (0.43%) Fintech
11 1 (0.43%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.99%) Linux
2 20 (8.66%) Windows
3 16 (6.93%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.03%) AIX
5 6 (2.60%) Unix
6 5 (2.16%) Android
7 4 (1.73%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.87%) VMS
9 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (59.31%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (30.30%) Scrum
3 53 (22.94%) Test Automation
4 45 (19.48%) TDD
5 44 (19.05%) Microservices
6 43 (18.61%) MVC
7 34 (14.72%) Software Engineering
8 33 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (13.42%) BDD
10 29 (12.55%) DevOps
11 25 (10.82%) UML
12 24 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (9.52%) SDLC
13 22 (9.52%) Use Case
14 21 (9.09%) Kanban
14 21 (9.09%) Pair Programming
14 21 (9.09%) Unit Testing
15 18 (7.79%) Workflow
16 17 (7.36%) Open Source
17 16 (6.93%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 88 (38.10%) JavaScript
2 85 (36.80%) Java
3 73 (31.60%) C#
4 46 (19.91%) SQL
5 15 (6.49%) Python
6 14 (6.06%) PowerShell
7 13 (5.63%) C
8 12 (5.19%) Ruby
9 11 (4.76%) Java 8
10 10 (4.33%) Scala
11 8 (3.46%) C++
12 7 (3.03%) PHP
13 5 (2.16%) Go
13 5 (2.16%) VB
14 4 (1.73%) ES6
14 4 (1.73%) Perl
15 3 (1.30%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.87%) JPQL
16 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.23%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.93%) DV Cleared
4 15 (6.49%) Degree
5 11 (4.76%) CCNA
5 11 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (4.76%) MCSE
5 11 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (4.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (4.33%) MCSA
6 10 (4.33%) OCA
6 10 (4.33%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (4.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.73%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.43%) APMP
9 1 (0.43%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.43%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.82%) QA
System Software
1 24 (10.39%) Docker
2 10 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.46%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (8.23%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.76%) PowerCLI
3 10 (4.33%) vCenter Server
4 8 (3.46%) HP ALM
5 6 (2.60%) Ansible
5 6 (2.60%) Puppet
6 4 (1.73%) CA Service Virtualization
6 4 (1.73%) Nagios
6 4 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.87%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (0.87%) Rsyslog
8 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.43%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.43%) Kibana
9 1 (0.43%) logstash
9 1 (0.43%) Oozie
9 1 (0.43%) Salt
9 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (20.35%) Oracle
2 45 (19.48%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.82%) Google
4 21 (9.09%) IBM
5 17 (7.36%) Atlassian
6 12 (5.19%) VMware
7 11 (4.76%) Cisco
8 10 (4.33%) SAP
9 9 (3.90%) HP
9 9 (3.90%) Splunk
10 8 (3.46%) Adobe
11 7 (3.03%) hybris
12 6 (2.60%) Facebook
13 5 (2.16%) MuleSoft
14 4 (1.73%) CA
14 4 (1.73%) Micro Focus
15 3 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
16 2 (0.87%) Apple
16 2 (0.87%) Dynatrace
16 2 (0.87%) Red Hat