Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 59 74
Rank change year-on-year -32 +15 -3
Contract jobs citing REST 157 190 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.47% 3.43% 2.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.24% 12.61% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 115 118
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £363 £333 £313
90th Percentile £613 £563 £480
England median daily rate £500 £500 £470
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
South West median hourly rate - £45.25 -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £43.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +14.94% -3.33% +20.00%

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 1,533 1,507 1,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.11% 27.21% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,032 1,006 914
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £276
90th Percentile £613 £563 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 40
South West median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £22.40 £35.25 £31.25
90th Percentile £54.00 £62.25 £54.13
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.36% +3.83% +6.67%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -36 51 £485 +14.12% 8
Bristol -10 42 £450 +12.50% 14
Gloucestershire -21 16 £450 -14.29% 10
Dorset +4 14 £425 -5.56% 10
Devon +2 14 £450 +33.33% 11
Somerset -10 6 £495 +13.79% 1
REST
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 72 (45.86%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (43.95%) Java
3 61 (38.85%) Web Services
4 58 (36.94%) JavaScript
5 51 (32.48%) C#
6 48 (30.57%) .NET
7 47 (29.94%) SOAP
8 46 (29.30%) CSS
9 45 (28.66%) HTML
10 44 (28.03%) Scrum
10 44 (28.03%) Microservices
11 42 (26.75%) Finance
12 39 (24.84%) SQL
13 35 (22.29%) Microsoft
13 35 (22.29%) Git (software)
14 34 (21.66%) XML
15 33 (21.02%) Spring
16 30 (19.11%) JSON
17 27 (17.20%) DevOps
18 26 (16.56%) ASP.NET Web API
18 26 (16.56%) Test Automation
18 26 (16.56%) Security Cleared
18 26 (16.56%) SQL Server
19 25 (15.92%) Azure
20 24 (15.29%) JIRA
21 23 (14.65%) Oracle
22 21 (13.38%) Windows
22 21 (13.38%) Hibernate
22 21 (13.38%) Jenkins
23 20 (12.74%) 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 16 (10.19%) Confluence
2 10 (6.37%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (4.46%) JBoss
3 7 (4.46%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.46%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.82%) Apache
5 3 (1.91%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.91%) CMS
5 3 (1.91%) Mule
5 3 (1.91%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.27%) Anypoint
6 2 (1.27%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.27%) WildFly
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.64%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 4 (2.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.64%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.64%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.92%) Azure
2 12 (7.64%) AWS
3 8 (5.10%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (4.46%) Office 365
5 4 (2.55%) OpenShift
5 4 (2.55%) SaaS
6 3 (1.91%) GitHub
7 2 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.27%) PaaS
7 2 (1.27%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.64%) IaaS
8 1 (0.64%) npm
8 1 (0.64%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.64%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.73%) Firewall
2 7 (4.46%) HTTPS
3 5 (3.18%) HTTP
4 4 (2.55%) Intranet
4 4 (2.55%) MQTT
5 3 (1.91%) SSL
6 2 (1.27%) DNS
6 2 (1.27%) X.509
7 1 (0.64%) Internet
7 1 (0.64%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.64%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.64%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.10%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.46%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.82%) DB2
5 6 (3.82%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.55%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.55%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.91%) Geospatial Data
7 3 (1.91%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.27%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.27%) Redis
9 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.64%) GIS
9 1 (0.64%) Infinispan
9 1 (0.64%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (22.29%) Git (software)
2 24 (15.29%) JIRA
3 21 (13.38%) Jenkins
4 18 (11.46%) Maven
5 15 (9.55%) Visual Studio
6 12 (7.64%) JUnit
6 12 (7.64%) TeamCity
7 11 (7.01%) Ant
7 11 (7.01%) Bitbucket
7 11 (7.01%) Eclipse
8 9 (5.73%) Bitbucket Server
8 9 (5.73%) Vagrant
8 9 (5.73%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (4.46%) Cucumber
9 7 (4.46%) Selenium
9 7 (4.46%) SonarQube
9 7 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (3.82%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.91%) SpecFlow
General
1 42 (26.75%) Finance
2 20 (12.74%) Banking
3 15 (9.55%) Public Sector
4 8 (5.10%) Electronics
4 8 (5.10%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.10%) Marketing
4 8 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.18%) Back Office
6 3 (1.91%) Publishing
6 3 (1.91%) Retail
7 1 (0.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 96 (61.15%) Developer
2 41 (26.11%) Java Developer
3 17 (10.83%) Architect
4 15 (9.55%) .NET Developer
5 12 (7.64%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.37%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (5.73%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (5.73%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.10%) CRM Developer
9 7 (4.46%) .NET Architect
9 7 (4.46%) Agile Developer
9 7 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 7 (4.46%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (4.46%) PowerShell Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Web Architect
10 6 (3.82%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Backend Developer
10 6 (3.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.18%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (38.85%) Web Services
2 48 (30.57%) .NET
3 47 (29.94%) SOAP
4 46 (29.30%) CSS
5 45 (28.66%) HTML
6 34 (21.66%) XML
7 33 (21.02%) Spring
8 30 (19.11%) JSON
9 26 (16.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 21 (13.38%) Hibernate
11 20 (12.74%) ASP.NET
12 18 (11.46%) jQuery
13 16 (10.19%) .NET Framework
14 14 (8.92%) RESTful
15 13 (8.28%) HTML5
15 13 (8.28%) Node.js
16 12 (7.64%) .NET Core
16 12 (7.64%) CSS3
16 12 (7.64%) J2EE
17 11 (7.01%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.37%) Data Centre
1 10 (6.37%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.46%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.46%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.18%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.18%) iPad
5 4 (2.55%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.27%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.64%) e-Health
8 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) iPhone
8 1 (0.64%) NHS
8 1 (0.64%) Social Media
8 1 (0.64%) User Experience
8 1 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.38%) Windows
2 16 (10.19%) Windows Server
3 13 (8.28%) Unix
4 11 (7.01%) Linux
5 8 (5.10%) Android
6 7 (4.46%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.55%) Solaris
7 4 (2.55%) VMS
8 3 (1.91%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (45.86%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (28.03%) Microservices
2 44 (28.03%) Scrum
3 27 (17.20%) DevOps
4 26 (16.56%) Test Automation
5 20 (12.74%) TDD
6 17 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (10.83%) Software Engineering
7 15 (9.55%) MVC
7 15 (9.55%) Programme Management
8 13 (8.28%) SOA
9 11 (7.01%) E-Commerce
9 11 (7.01%) Infrastructure Automation
9 11 (7.01%) OO
10 10 (6.37%) BDD
10 10 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (5.73%) CRM
11 9 (5.73%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 69 (43.95%) Java
2 58 (36.94%) JavaScript
3 51 (32.48%) C#
4 39 (24.84%) SQL
5 19 (12.10%) PowerShell
6 15 (9.55%) Java 8
7 12 (7.64%) Perl
8 11 (7.01%) Python
9 5 (3.18%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.91%) Apex Code
10 3 (1.91%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.91%) Ruby
11 2 (1.27%) C
11 2 (1.27%) C++
11 2 (1.27%) ES6
11 2 (1.27%) JPQL
11 2 (1.27%) Scala
11 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.64%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (16.56%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.37%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.18%) CCNA
4 5 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.18%) MCSA
4 5 (3.18%) MCSE
4 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.18%) OCA
4 5 (3.18%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.91%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.27%) Degree
7 1 (0.64%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) NIST
System Software
1 18 (11.46%) Docker
2 9 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (2.55%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.91%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.91%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (7.64%) Ansible
1 12 (7.64%) Kubernetes
2 7 (4.46%) AirWatch
2 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (4.46%) PowerCLI
3 5 (3.18%) Puppet
3 5 (3.18%) vCenter Server
4 3 (1.91%) Grafana
4 3 (1.91%) Marathon
4 3 (1.91%) Mesos
4 3 (1.91%) Salt
5 2 (1.27%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.27%) MOM
5 2 (1.27%) Nagios
5 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.27%) SCOM
5 2 (1.27%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.64%) Kibana
6 1 (0.64%) MIIS
6 1 (0.64%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 35 (22.29%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.65%) Oracle
3 9 (5.73%) VMware
4 8 (5.10%) Atlassian
4 8 (5.10%) SAP
5 7 (4.46%) Cisco
6 6 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.91%) ESRI
7 3 (1.91%) Google
7 3 (1.91%) hybris
7 3 (1.91%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.27%) CA
8 2 (1.27%) F5
8 2 (1.27%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.27%) Pega
9 1 (0.64%) Adobe
9 1 (0.64%) FatWire
9 1 (0.64%) IBM
9 1 (0.64%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.64%) NetIQ