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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
England / South West
Rank 67 99 94
Rank change year-on-year +32 -5  
Contract jobs citing REST 76 39 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.93% 1.35% 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.23% 5.53% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 22 33
Median daily rate £355 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Median hourly rate - £38.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +24.03%  

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 743 705 764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.60% 24.37% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 468 498
Median daily rate £393 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Bristol +18 29 £425 +13.33% 15
Wiltshire +10 14 £355 -2.06% 4
Dorset - 13 £325 - 2
Gloucestershire +11 11 £525 +61.53% 11
Devon +1 5 £220 -26.66% 2
Somerset 0 3 £450 - 5
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 112 (71.34%) Java
2 92 (58.60%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (54.14%) JavaScript
4 84 (53.50%) HTML
5 76 (48.41%) SOAP
6 70 (44.59%) CSS
7 66 (42.04%) Web Services
7 66 (42.04%) Spring
8 61 (38.85%) Scrum
9 49 (31.21%) Hibernate
10 48 (30.57%) SQL
11 46 (29.30%) BDD
12 42 (26.75%) Oracle
13 41 (26.11%) XML
14 39 (24.84%) MVC
14 39 (24.84%) JSON
15 38 (24.20%) TDD
15 38 (24.20%) C#
16 34 (21.66%) .NET
16 34 (21.66%) jQuery
17 31 (19.75%) Git (software)
18 30 (19.11%) Jenkins
19 29 (18.47%) AngularJS
19 29 (18.47%) ASP.NET
20 28 (17.83%) SQL Server
20 28 (17.83%) ASP.NET MVC
21 27 (17.20%) Maven
22 26 (16.56%) Cucumber
22 26 (16.56%) Docker
23 24 (15.29%) ASP.NET Web API

REST
Top Related 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 17 (10.83%) Tomcat
2 16 (10.19%) Apache
3 13 (8.28%) JBoss
4 11 (7.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (6.37%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (6.37%) WebLogic
6 8 (5.10%) WebSphere
7 7 (4.46%) Confluence
8 4 (2.55%) Mule
8 4 (2.55%) Mule ESB
9 3 (1.91%) Anypoint
9 3 (1.91%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.27%) Apache Pig
10 2 (1.27%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.27%) GeoServer
10 2 (1.27%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.64%) nginx
11 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (8.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.55%) GitHub
3 2 (1.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.64%) IaaS
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.83%) HTTP
2 4 (2.55%) LDAP
3 3 (1.91%) Kerberos
3 3 (1.91%) SSH
4 1 (0.64%) AMQP
4 1 (0.64%) Firewall
4 1 (0.64%) SMTP
4 1 (0.64%) SSL
4 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 21 (13.38%) Relational Database
3 20 (12.74%) Oracle Database
4 12 (7.64%) MongoDB
5 11 (7.01%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (6.37%) MySQL
7 9 (5.73%) NoSQL
8 7 (4.46%) Neo4j
9 5 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.55%) DB2
10 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.91%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (1.27%) Big Data
12 2 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.27%) Oracle Discoverer
12 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (19.75%) Git (software)
2 30 (19.11%) Jenkins
3 27 (17.20%) Maven
4 26 (16.56%) Cucumber
5 22 (14.01%) Selenium
6 21 (13.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (11.46%) Bitbucket
8 17 (10.83%) JUnit
9 15 (9.55%) JIRA
9 15 (9.55%) WebDriver
10 13 (8.28%) Mockito
11 10 (6.37%) Gradle
12 7 (4.46%) SoapUI
12 7 (4.46%) TeamCity
12 7 (4.46%) Visual Studio
13 6 (3.82%) Ant
13 6 (3.82%) GitLab
13 6 (3.82%) Jasmine
14 5 (3.18%) Eclipse
14 5 (3.18%) Grunt
General
1 24 (15.29%) Finance
2 13 (8.28%) Electronics
2 13 (8.28%) Manufacturing
2 13 (8.28%) Marketing
2 13 (8.28%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.82%) Banking
4 1 (0.64%) Back Office
4 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (72.61%) Developer
2 68 (43.31%) Java Developer
3 26 (16.56%) .NET Developer
4 23 (14.65%) C# Developer
5 19 (12.10%) ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (11.46%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (11.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (10.83%) .NET Software Developer
7 17 (10.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 17 (10.83%) C# Software Developer
7 17 (10.83%) Software Developer
8 13 (8.28%) Agile Developer
8 13 (8.28%) Tester
9 12 (7.64%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (6.37%) Automation Tester
11 8 (5.10%) Angular Developer
12 7 (4.46%) Agile .NET Developer
12 7 (4.46%) Agile C# Developer
12 7 (4.46%) HTML Developer
13 6 (3.82%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (53.50%) HTML
2 76 (48.41%) SOAP
3 70 (44.59%) CSS
4 66 (42.04%) Spring
4 66 (42.04%) Web Services
5 49 (31.21%) Hibernate
6 41 (26.11%) XML
7 39 (24.84%) JSON
8 34 (21.66%) .NET
8 34 (21.66%) jQuery
9 29 (18.47%) AngularJS
9 29 (18.47%) ASP.NET
10 28 (17.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (15.29%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (10.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 16 (10.19%) XSLT
14 15 (9.55%) HTML5
14 15 (9.55%) WCF
15 14 (8.92%) RabbitMQ
15 14 (8.92%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.18%) User Experience
2 4 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.27%) Wiki
5 1 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.29%) Linux
2 19 (12.10%) Unix
3 9 (5.73%) Mac OS X
4 7 (4.46%) Windows
5 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.27%) Android
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (58.60%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (38.85%) Scrum
3 46 (29.30%) BDD
4 39 (24.84%) MVC
5 38 (24.20%) TDD
6 24 (15.29%) Microservices
7 22 (14.01%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (12.74%) Software Engineering
9 18 (11.46%) Kanban
9 18 (11.46%) OO
10 16 (10.19%) OOD
11 15 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (9.55%) DevOps
11 15 (9.55%) Open Source
11 15 (9.55%) SOA
12 14 (8.92%) Continuous Deployment
13 13 (8.28%) Digital Marketing
13 13 (8.28%) Programme Management
14 12 (7.64%) Requirements Analysis
14 12 (7.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 112 (71.34%) Java
2 85 (54.14%) JavaScript
3 48 (30.57%) SQL
4 38 (24.20%) C#
5 12 (7.64%) PL/SQL
6 10 (6.37%) C
6 10 (6.37%) Scala
7 9 (5.73%) Groovy
7 9 (5.73%) Ruby
8 8 (5.10%) Python
9 7 (4.46%) PHP
10 6 (3.82%) XPath
11 3 (1.91%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.27%) Clojure
12 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.64%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.64%) Perl
13 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.37%) DV Cleared
3 9 (5.73%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.91%) ISEB
5 3 (1.91%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.82%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (16.56%) Docker
2 4 (2.55%) LXC
3 3 (1.91%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.91%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (2.55%) Ansible
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.27%) CloudHub
3 2 (1.27%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (1.27%) Kibana
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.27%) vRealize
4 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (26.75%) Oracle
2 22 (14.01%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.28%) SAP
4 6 (3.82%) Google
5 4 (2.55%) hybris
6 3 (1.91%) HP
6 3 (1.91%) IBM
6 3 (1.91%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.27%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.27%) Sencha
8 1 (0.64%) Apple
8 1 (0.64%) ATG
8 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.64%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.64%) VMware
8 1 (0.64%) Zend
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