Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 69 81
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12 +49
Contract jobs citing REST 1,952 1,543 1,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.55% 2.96% 2.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.29% 10.39% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,238 965 1,011
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £331 £313 £313
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £45.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +38.46% -13.33%
10th Percentile £35.00 £30.17 £23.81
90th Percentile £60.93 £50.00 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £31.90
% change year-on-year - +41.07% -14.93%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 17,284 14,846 16,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 31.44% 28.47% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,366 9,594 10,632
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £270
90th Percentile £569 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 275 307
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.31 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.96% +11.96% -4.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £18.30 £12.55
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £41.61 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.03% +6.67% -

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the UK excluding London

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the UK excluding London

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the UK excluding London

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the UK excluding London

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for REST in the UK excluding London

REST
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 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
South East -2 661 £475 +11.76% 136
North of England +2 343 £440 +3.53% 163
Midlands +10 248 £425 - 68
South West +11 215 £425 +12.58% 75
East of England +34 214 £450 +5.88% 85
Scotland +36 210 £450 +12.50% 39
West Midlands +4 163 £450 -10.00% 31
Yorkshire +1 162 £450 +4.65% 61
North West -9 144 £425 +3.60% 78
East Midlands +37 80 £375 +7.14% 37
Wales +4 58 £425 -17.07% 7
North East +15 37 £438 -5.41% 24
Northern Ireland +21 12 £265 -35.76% 11
REST
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for REST.

1 1,136 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,000 (51.23%) Java
3 734 (37.60%) JavaScript
4 712 (36.48%) Web Services
5 690 (35.35%) SOAP
6 552 (28.28%) Git (software)
7 549 (28.13%) HTML
8 538 (27.56%) Spring
9 528 (27.05%) TDD
10 522 (26.74%) Microservices
11 516 (26.43%) CSS
12 495 (25.36%) Scrum
13 483 (24.74%) SQL
14 465 (23.82%) JSON
15 459 (23.51%) Jenkins
16 430 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
17 388 (19.88%) C#
18 382 (19.57%) .NET
19 362 (18.55%) Test Automation
20 359 (18.39%) AngularJS
20 359 (18.39%) MVC
21 344 (17.62%) XML
21 344 (17.62%) JIRA
22 332 (17.01%) BDD
23 322 (16.50%) DevOps
24 310 (15.88%) Docker
25 296 (15.16%) HTML5
26 283 (14.50%) Node.js
27 274 (14.04%) Linux
28 262 (13.42%) NoSQL

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 239 (12.24%) Confluence
2 73 (3.74%) Apache
3 70 (3.59%) SharePoint
4 69 (3.53%) Tomcat
5 68 (3.48%) JBoss
6 55 (2.82%) CMS
7 52 (2.66%) WebLogic
8 51 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
9 47 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 44 (2.25%) WebSphere
11 43 (2.20%) Mule
12 42 (2.15%) MQSeries
13 32 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
14 31 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
15 25 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 23 (1.18%) Apache Spark
16 23 (1.18%) nginx
17 17 (0.87%) Apache Solr
17 17 (0.87%) IIS
18 15 (0.77%) Anypoint
Applications
1 13 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.20%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.20%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.051%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.051%) Maya
7 1 (0.051%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 9 (0.46%) Magento
4 8 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
8 3 (0.15%) Maximo
8 3 (0.15%) SAP MII
9 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.051%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.051%) Exstream
10 1 (0.051%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.051%) SAP MDG
10 1 (0.051%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.051%) SAP PM
10 1 (0.051%) SDL Web 8
10 1 (0.051%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 235 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 229 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (4.35%) GitHub
4 49 (2.51%) Slack
5 45 (2.31%) npm
6 42 (2.15%) Serverless
7 41 (2.10%) SaaS
8 36 (1.84%) Office 365
8 36 (1.84%) OpenShift
9 33 (1.69%) PaaS
10 30 (1.54%) Google Analytics
11 29 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
12 28 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
13 25 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
14 19 (0.97%) IaaS
15 18 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
16 17 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
16 17 (0.87%) Boomi
17 16 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
18 15 (0.77%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 144 (7.38%) HTTP
2 50 (2.56%) SSL
3 45 (2.31%) TCP/IP
4 24 (1.23%) Internet
5 20 (1.02%) Firewall
5 20 (1.02%) VPN
6 18 (0.92%) FTP
7 16 (0.82%) DNS
8 15 (0.77%) Kerberos
9 13 (0.67%) HTTPS
10 11 (0.56%) Skype
11 10 (0.51%) AMQP
12 9 (0.46%) SSH
13 8 (0.41%) Bluetooth
13 8 (0.41%) MPLS
13 8 (0.41%) Wireless
13 8 (0.41%) Wireshark
14 7 (0.36%) Ethernet
15 6 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (13.42%) NoSQL
2 241 (12.35%) MongoDB
3 215 (11.01%) SQL Server
4 156 (7.99%) Relational Database
5 138 (7.07%) PostgreSQL
6 127 (6.51%) MySQL
7 89 (4.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 80 (4.10%) Oracle Database
9 55 (2.82%) Big Data
10 47 (2.41%) Redis
11 45 (2.31%) Couchbase
12 42 (2.15%) Hadoop
12 42 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
13 33 (1.69%) RDBMS
14 30 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 29 (1.49%) DB2
16 20 (1.02%) Apache Hive
16 20 (1.02%) Power BI
17 19 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
18 18 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 552 (28.28%) Git (software)
2 459 (23.51%) Jenkins
3 344 (17.62%) JIRA
4 224 (11.48%) JUnit
5 221 (11.32%) Maven
6 216 (11.07%) Selenium
7 160 (8.20%) Cucumber
8 112 (5.74%) Subversion
9 106 (5.43%) Visual Studio
10 90 (4.61%) Bitbucket
11 87 (4.46%) Eclipse
12 75 (3.84%) IntelliJ
13 68 (3.48%) SoapUI
14 67 (3.43%) Gradle
15 65 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
16 56 (2.87%) WebDriver
17 55 (2.82%) JMeter
18 53 (2.72%) Ant
19 51 (2.61%) gulp
20 46 (2.36%) webpack
General
1 248 (12.70%) Finance
2 107 (5.48%) Banking
3 61 (3.13%) Marketing
4 47 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.20%) Games
6 39 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.74%) Retail
8 29 (1.49%) Electronics
9 20 (1.02%) Back Office
10 18 (0.92%) Law
11 13 (0.67%) Publishing
12 8 (0.41%) Legal
13 6 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.26%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.15%) Advertising
16 3 (0.15%) Billing
16 3 (0.15%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.10%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,307 (66.96%) Developer
2 481 (24.64%) Java Developer
3 219 (11.22%) Architect
4 146 (7.48%) .NET Developer
5 100 (5.12%) Senior Developer
6 95 (4.87%) Solutions Architect
7 94 (4.82%) C# Developer
8 87 (4.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 81 (4.15%) Full Stack Developer
10 78 (4.00%) Software Engineer
11 70 (3.59%) C# .NET Developer
12 68 (3.48%) Scala Developer
13 65 (3.33%) Angular Developer
13 65 (3.33%) React Developer
14 62 (3.18%) Python Developer
15 55 (2.82%) Consultant
16 54 (2.77%) Technical Architect
17 53 (2.72%) Tester
18 51 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
19 50 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 712 (36.48%) Web Services
2 690 (35.35%) SOAP
3 549 (28.13%) HTML
4 538 (27.56%) Spring
5 516 (26.43%) CSS
6 465 (23.82%) JSON
7 382 (19.57%) .NET
8 359 (18.39%) AngularJS
9 344 (17.62%) XML
10 296 (15.16%) HTML5
11 283 (14.50%) Node.js
12 243 (12.45%) Hibernate
13 229 (11.73%) Spring Boot
14 222 (11.37%) jQuery
15 204 (10.45%) RESTful
16 202 (10.35%) ASP.NET
17 195 (9.99%) J2EE
18 180 (9.22%) React
19 156 (7.99%) CSS3
20 141 (7.22%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 133 (6.81%) User Experience
2 115 (5.89%) Greenfield Project
3 83 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
4 67 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (3.18%) Mobile App
6 52 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (2.51%) Computer Science
8 31 (1.59%) DataPower
9 30 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.33%) Fintech
11 22 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
12 20 (1.02%) iPad
13 16 (0.82%) Public Cloud
14 15 (0.77%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.67%) CMDB
16 12 (0.61%) Wiki
17 11 (0.56%) Algorithms
17 11 (0.56%) Client/Server
18 10 (0.51%) Data Centre
18 10 (0.51%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 274 (14.04%) Linux
2 130 (6.66%) Unix
3 127 (6.51%) Windows
4 65 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 58 (2.97%) Android
6 33 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.28%) Ubuntu
8 21 (1.08%) Windows Server
9 20 (1.02%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.51%) Solaris
11 9 (0.46%) AIX
11 9 (0.46%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.15%) CentOS
14 3 (0.15%) HPUX
15 2 (0.10%) VMS
16 1 (0.051%) Debian
16 1 (0.051%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 1 (0.051%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,136 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
2 528 (27.05%) TDD
3 522 (26.74%) Microservices
4 495 (25.36%) Scrum
5 430 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
6 362 (18.55%) Test Automation
7 359 (18.39%) MVC
8 332 (17.01%) BDD
9 322 (16.50%) DevOps
10 233 (11.94%) Software Engineering
11 195 (9.99%) Kanban
12 168 (8.61%) SOA
13 160 (8.20%) Web Development
14 158 (8.09%) Open Source
15 154 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
16 149 (7.63%) Unit Testing
17 138 (7.07%) OO
18 135 (6.92%) SDLC
19 121 (6.20%) Workflow
20 117 (5.99%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,000 (51.23%) Java
2 734 (37.60%) JavaScript
3 483 (24.74%) SQL
4 388 (19.88%) C#
5 204 (10.45%) Python
6 201 (10.30%) Java 8
7 164 (8.40%) Scala
8 117 (5.99%) Ruby
9 76 (3.89%) PHP
10 72 (3.69%) PL/SQL
11 71 (3.64%) Groovy
12 67 (3.43%) PowerShell
13 50 (2.56%) Bash Shell
14 46 (2.36%) TypeScript
15 42 (2.15%) Java 9
16 38 (1.95%) C
17 34 (1.74%) T-SQL
18 32 (1.64%) Perl
19 29 (1.49%) ES6
20 25 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 112 (5.74%) Security Cleared
2 80 (4.10%) Degree
3 79 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 21 (1.08%) DV Cleared
6 19 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (0.56%) CCNA
8 11 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.56%) MCSE
9 9 (0.46%) MCSA
9 9 (0.46%) OCA
9 9 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
9 9 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.36%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.26%) HND
11 5 (0.26%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.26%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.82%) QA
2 11 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (0.56%) WCAG
3 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.15%) GDPR
4 3 (0.15%) PMO
4 3 (0.15%) SLA
5 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.051%) GMP
System Software
1 310 (15.88%) Docker
2 41 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 14 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.56%) HDFS
6 6 (0.31%) LXC
6 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (0.31%) oVirt
6 6 (0.31%) RHEV
6 6 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.26%) vSphere
8 3 (0.15%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.10%) ACF2
9 2 (0.10%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.10%) RACF
9 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.051%) KVM
10 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.051%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.051%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 111 (5.69%) Puppet
2 101 (5.17%) Kubernetes
3 94 (4.82%) Ansible
4 50 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (2.05%) Grafana
6 39 (2.00%) Kibana
7 27 (1.38%) Terraform
8 18 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
9 16 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
10 15 (0.77%) Graphite
11 12 (0.61%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.51%) PowerCLI
13 9 (0.46%) Mesos
13 9 (0.46%) Nessus
14 8 (0.41%) HP ALM
15 6 (0.31%) Graylog
15 6 (0.31%) logstash
15 6 (0.31%) Nagios
16 5 (0.26%) Salt
17 4 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 260 (13.32%) Oracle
2 183 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 97 (4.97%) Google
4 87 (4.46%) IBM
5 77 (3.94%) SAP
6 65 (3.33%) Atlassian
7 49 (2.51%) Adobe
8 33 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (1.33%) MuleSoft
9 26 (1.33%) Splunk
10 25 (1.28%) ServiceNow
10 25 (1.28%) webMethods
11 20 (1.02%) WSO2
12 18 (0.92%) Cisco
12 18 (0.92%) VMware
13 17 (0.87%) CA
13 17 (0.87%) Dell
13 17 (0.87%) Nintex
14 15 (0.77%) Informatica
15 14 (0.72%) HP