The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
UK
Rank 63 79 127
Rank change year-on-year +16 +48  
Contract jobs citing REST 1479 1374 953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.29% 2.58% 1.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.48% 9.23% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1033 957 636
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +3.34% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 11
Median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +24.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.83 £38.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.10 £57.75 £36.00
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14119 14879 14337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.43% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9794 10317 9294
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 227 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the UK

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the UK

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the UK

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for REST in the UK

REST
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 27 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
England +17 1382 £450 -4.25% 435
London +2 665 £475 -5.00% 204
South East +36 273 £425 +6.25% 62
City of London -2 118 £463 -11.90% 62
North West +14 76 £400 -5.88% 38
South West +36 74 £355 +1.42% 43
Yorkshire +16 72 £450 - 34
Surrey +43 65 £425 - 6
West Midlands +26 60 £450 - 21
Hampshire +37 58 £384 +9.57% 18
North East +36 58 £396 +21.69% 9
East of England -18 58 £450 - 20
Scotland +1 53 £358 -1.03% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne +31 51 £385 +18.46% 8
Tyne and Wear +31 51 £385 +18.46% 9
West Yorkshire +8 49 £463 +2.77% 20
Leeds +4 47 £456 +1.38% 19
Manchester +10 42 £350 -17.64% 24
West Sussex -13 41 £500 +29.03% 6
East Midlands +21 37 £398 +15.63% 5
Buckinghamshire +14 37 £365 -32.09% 2
Berkshire +11 37 £450 +5.88% 14
Cheshire +48 29 £450 +18.03% 9
Bristol +16 27 £425 +13.33% 15
Cambridgeshire +22 26 £350 -2.77% 12
Sheffield +19 26 £388 -0.64% 4
South Yorkshire +16 26 £388 -0.64% 7
Worthing +6 26 £512 +10.59% 3
Edinburgh +13 25 £369 -18.05% 2
Oxfordshire +11 25 £410 +17.98% 13

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for REST.

1 1762 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1671 (55.24%) Java
3 1223 (40.43%) JavaScript
4 1139 (37.65%) Web Services
5 1045 (34.55%) HTML
6 983 (32.50%) SOAP
7 974 (32.20%) TDD
8 903 (29.85%) JSON
9 881 (29.12%) CSS
10 845 (27.93%) Spring
11 820 (27.11%) Scrum
12 736 (24.33%) Git (software)
13 688 (22.74%) SQL
14 651 (21.52%) XML
15 616 (20.36%) Linux
16 608 (20.10%) AngularJS
17 567 (18.74%) HTML5
18 566 (18.71%) Jenkins
19 543 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
20 520 (17.19%) BDD
21 518 (17.12%) MVC
22 477 (15.77%) Finance
23 471 (15.57%) Microservices
24 469 (15.50%) C#
25 424 (14.02%) .NET
26 408 (13.49%) Open Source
27 399 (13.19%) NoSQL
28 396 (13.09%) Node.js
29 395 (13.06%) Hibernate
30 391 (12.93%) JIRA

REST
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 196 (6.48%) Confluence
2 182 (6.02%) Tomcat
3 161 (5.32%) Apache
4 152 (5.02%) JBoss
5 119 (3.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 109 (3.60%) WebLogic
7 103 (3.40%) WebSphere
8 99 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
9 98 (3.24%) CMS
10 56 (1.85%) Apache Spark
11 44 (1.45%) SharePoint
12 43 (1.42%) Mule
13 37 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 30 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
15 28 (0.93%) GlassFish
15 28 (0.93%) IIS
16 27 (0.89%) Anypoint
17 23 (0.76%) Apache Solr
18 21 (0.69%) nginx
19 19 (0.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 44 (1.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.23%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.099%) MS Project
5 3 (0.099%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.033%) MS Office
6 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.033%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (1.36%) Oracle BPM
2 39 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 22 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 10 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
7 7 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.13%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.13%) Workday HCM
10 3 (0.099%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.099%) SDL Web 8
11 2 (0.066%) Adobe Campaign
11 2 (0.066%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.066%) WebTrends
12 1 (0.033%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 386 (12.76%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (4.33%) GitHub
4 61 (2.02%) PaaS
5 49 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
6 45 (1.49%) IaaS
6 45 (1.49%) SaaS
7 43 (1.42%) Amazon S3
8 39 (1.29%) Heroku
9 26 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 21 (0.69%) Office 365
12 20 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
13 19 (0.63%) Google App Engine
14 18 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 18 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
15 16 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
16 15 (0.50%) Boomi
16 15 (0.50%) Slack
17 14 (0.46%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 360 (11.90%) HTTP
2 59 (1.95%) SSL
3 54 (1.79%) LDAP
4 52 (1.72%) Internet
5 37 (1.22%) DNS
6 35 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 21 (0.69%) HTTPS
8 19 (0.63%) Firewall
9 18 (0.60%) SSH
10 15 (0.50%) DVB
11 13 (0.43%) FTP
12 12 (0.40%) SMTP
13 11 (0.36%) AMQP
13 11 (0.36%) Kerberos
14 10 (0.33%) Intranet
15 9 (0.30%) VPN
16 6 (0.20%) Bluetooth
16 6 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
17 5 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
17 5 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 399 (13.19%) NoSQL
2 355 (11.74%) MongoDB
3 350 (11.57%) Relational Database
4 300 (9.92%) MySQL
5 286 (9.45%) SQL Server
6 223 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
7 156 (5.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 145 (4.79%) Big Data
9 108 (3.57%) Oracle Database
10 106 (3.50%) Hadoop
11 59 (1.95%) Neo4j
12 55 (1.82%) HBase
13 48 (1.59%) RDBMS
14 45 (1.49%) Redis
15 44 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
16 31 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 30 (0.99%) DB2
18 29 (0.96%) Apache Hive
18 29 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
19 25 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 736 (24.33%) Git (software)
2 566 (18.71%) Jenkins
3 391 (12.93%) JIRA
4 359 (11.87%) Maven
5 344 (11.37%) JUnit
6 238 (7.87%) Cucumber
7 203 (6.71%) Subversion
8 199 (6.58%) Selenium
9 153 (5.06%) Mockito
10 143 (4.73%) Gradle
11 120 (3.97%) Eclipse
12 106 (3.50%) TeamCity
13 87 (2.88%) WebDriver
14 81 (2.68%) Bitbucket
15 79 (2.61%) Ant
16 74 (2.45%) IntelliJ
17 68 (2.25%) Jasmine
18 64 (2.12%) SoapUI
19 63 (2.08%) Visual Studio
20 62 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 477 (15.77%) Finance
2 270 (8.93%) Banking
3 90 (2.98%) Marketing
4 80 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 67 (2.21%) Retail
6 56 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 45 (1.49%) Publishing
8 40 (1.32%) Electronics
8 40 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 39 (1.29%) Games
10 29 (0.96%) Front Office
11 23 (0.76%) Back Office
12 22 (0.73%) Advertising
13 14 (0.46%) Law
14 13 (0.43%) Legal
15 8 (0.26%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.20%) Automotive
16 6 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2228 (73.65%) Developer
2 946 (31.27%) Java Developer
3 313 (10.35%) Architect
4 272 (8.99%) Senior Developer
5 220 (7.27%) .NET Developer
6 213 (7.04%) JavaScript Developer
7 149 (4.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 147 (4.86%) C# Developer
9 135 (4.46%) Senior Java Developer
10 132 (4.36%) Scala Developer
11 127 (4.20%) Agile Developer
12 112 (3.70%) Angular Developer
13 105 (3.47%) Full Stack Developer
14 102 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
14 102 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
15 98 (3.24%) Node.js Developer
16 95 (3.14%) Software Engineer
17 93 (3.07%) Agile Java Developer
18 83 (2.74%) Android Developer
19 79 (2.61%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1139 (37.65%) Web Services
2 1045 (34.55%) HTML
3 983 (32.50%) SOAP
4 903 (29.85%) JSON
5 881 (29.12%) CSS
6 845 (27.93%) Spring
7 651 (21.52%) XML
8 608 (20.10%) AngularJS
9 567 (18.74%) HTML5
10 424 (14.02%) .NET
11 396 (13.09%) Node.js
12 395 (13.06%) Hibernate
13 380 (12.56%) CSS3
14 348 (11.50%) RESTful
15 308 (10.18%) jQuery
16 292 (9.65%) J2EE
17 256 (8.46%) Ajax
18 224 (7.40%) JMS
19 218 (7.21%) React
20 211 (6.98%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 220 (7.27%) User Experience
2 155 (5.12%) Mobile App
3 138 (4.56%) Computer Science
4 118 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 41 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
8 32 (1.06%) iPad
9 31 (1.02%) Data Structures
10 26 (0.86%) Virtual Team
11 24 (0.79%) Fintech
12 20 (0.66%) Algorithms
13 19 (0.63%) Wiki
14 18 (0.60%) N-Tier
15 17 (0.56%) Equities
16 16 (0.53%) Private Cloud
17 15 (0.50%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.50%) Public Cloud
18 14 (0.46%) Digital TV
18 14 (0.46%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 616 (20.36%) Linux
2 288 (9.52%) Unix
3 134 (4.43%) Android
4 119 (3.93%) Windows
5 110 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 86 (2.84%) Mac OS X
7 35 (1.16%) CentOS
8 34 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (1.06%) Ubuntu
10 19 (0.63%) Windows Server
11 18 (0.60%) Solaris
12 11 (0.36%) CoreOS
12 11 (0.36%) HPUX
13 6 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X Server
16 2 (0.066%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.066%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.033%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1762 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
2 974 (32.20%) TDD
3 820 (27.11%) Scrum
4 543 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
5 520 (17.19%) BDD
6 518 (17.12%) MVC
7 471 (15.57%) Microservices
8 408 (13.49%) Open Source
9 388 (12.83%) DevOps
10 348 (11.50%) Software Engineering
11 324 (10.71%) SOA
12 311 (10.28%) OO
13 272 (8.99%) Web Development
14 259 (8.56%) Configuration Management
15 255 (8.43%) Unit Testing
16 214 (7.07%) E-Commerce
17 200 (6.61%) Front End Development
17 200 (6.61%) Kanban
18 183 (6.05%) Responsive Web Design
19 177 (5.85%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1671 (55.24%) Java
2 1223 (40.43%) JavaScript
3 688 (22.74%) SQL
4 469 (15.50%) C#
5 371 (12.26%) Python
6 351 (11.60%) Scala
7 274 (9.06%) Ruby
8 133 (4.40%) PHP
9 104 (3.44%) Groovy
10 86 (2.84%) Shell Script
11 83 (2.74%) Bash Shell
12 77 (2.55%) PL/SQL
13 66 (2.18%) Apple Swift
14 63 (2.08%) C++
15 62 (2.05%) Go
16 61 (2.02%) Objective-C
17 60 (1.98%) XPath
18 54 (1.79%) C
18 54 (1.79%) T-SQL
19 52 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 209 (6.91%) Security Cleared
2 165 (5.45%) Degree
3 154 (5.09%) SC Cleared
4 45 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 22 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.36%) BC Cleared
7 9 (0.30%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.26%) ISEB
9 7 (0.23%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.17%) MBA
10 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.099%) CFA
12 3 (0.099%) HNC
12 3 (0.099%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.099%) MCSE
13 2 (0.066%) CISA
13 2 (0.066%) CISM
13 2 (0.066%) CISSP
14 1 (0.033%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (3.87%) QA
2 24 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (0.73%) FATCA
4 16 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.26%) SDET
6 7 (0.23%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.099%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.099%) EMIR
7 3 (0.099%) MiFID
8 2 (0.066%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.066%) GCP
8 2 (0.066%) PMO
8 2 (0.066%) SLA
9 1 (0.033%) COBIT
9 1 (0.033%) HL7
9 1 (0.033%) IFRS
9 1 (0.033%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.033%) WCAG
System Software
1 325 (10.74%) Docker
2 39 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
3 23 (0.76%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (0.63%) HDFS
6 13 (0.43%) LXC
7 9 (0.30%) vCloud
7 9 (0.30%) vSphere
8 7 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.17%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.13%) Postfix
10 4 (0.13%) Squid
10 4 (0.13%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.099%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.099%) Varnish
12 2 (0.066%) XenApp
13 1 (0.033%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.033%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 144 (4.76%) Puppet
2 112 (3.70%) Ansible
3 110 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (1.75%) Kubernetes
5 32 (1.06%) Terraform
6 30 (0.99%) Kibana
7 23 (0.76%) MOM
8 21 (0.69%) logstash
9 14 (0.46%) Grafana
10 11 (0.36%) OpenAM
10 11 (0.36%) vRealize
11 9 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
11 9 (0.30%) Oozie
11 9 (0.30%) rkt
12 8 (0.26%) SCCM
13 7 (0.23%) Piwik
14 6 (0.20%) HockeyApp
14 6 (0.20%) HP Fortify
14 6 (0.20%) Mesos
15 5 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 380 (12.56%) Oracle
2 183 (6.05%) Microsoft
3 138 (4.56%) Google
4 121 (4.00%) IBM
5 99 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
6 90 (2.98%) SAP
7 71 (2.35%) MuleSoft
8 52 (1.72%) VMware
9 50 (1.65%) Adobe
10 48 (1.59%) Splunk
11 47 (1.55%) Red Hat
12 46 (1.52%) ServiceNow
13 41 (1.36%) Solace
14 40 (1.32%) hybris
15 38 (1.26%) Sitecore
16 36 (1.19%) Apigee
17 34 (1.12%) Apple
18 28 (0.93%) TIBCO
19 27 (0.89%) Informatica
20 26 (0.86%) HP
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + benefits - extension
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £485 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £595 per day + potentially negotiable
Posted: 23 minutes ago
Central London / West End
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £420 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £360 per day + flexible working hours
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: c£55,000 - £65,000 Pro Rota
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300 -£400pd
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £401 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: c£60,000 - £65,000 Pro Rota
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300- £400
Posted: 2 days ago