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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
UK
Rank 66 80 127
Rank change year-on-year +14 +47  
Contract jobs citing REST 1465 1371 942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.28% 2.58% 1.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.44% 9.22% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1026 954 626
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 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 £40.16 £38.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.20 £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 14027 14876 14126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9735 10312 9157
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 182 227 189
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 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 26 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 26 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 26 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 +13 1368 £450 -4.25% 432
London -1 660 £475 -5.00% 202
South East +36 267 £425 +6.25% 64
City of London -5 117 £457 -13.04% 62
South West +35 74 £355 +1.42% 39
North West +17 74 £400 -5.88% 39
Yorkshire +16 73 £450 - 33
Surrey +45 63 £425 - 7
West Midlands +22 59 £450 - 23
North East +35 58 £396 +2.06% 9
East of England -14 58 £450 - 19
Hampshire +29 54 £384 +9.57% 20
Scotland +2 53 £358 -1.03% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne +35 51 £385 -0.64% 8
Tyne and Wear +31 51 £385 -0.64% 9
West Yorkshire +4 50 £469 +4.16% 18
Leeds +1 48 £463 +2.77% 17
Manchester +14 42 £350 -17.64% 25
West Sussex -12 41 £500 +29.03% 6
Berkshire +10 38 £450 +5.88% 14
Buckinghamshire +12 37 £364 -32.32% 2
East Midlands +25 36 £395 +14.90% 5
Cheshire +48 27 £450 +18.03% 9
Bristol +14 27 £425 +13.33% 15
Sheffield +16 26 £388 -0.64% 5
South Yorkshire +14 26 £388 -0.64% 8
Worthing +6 26 £512 +10.59% 3
Cambridgeshire +19 25 £350 -2.77% 12
Edinburgh +11 25 £369 -18.05% 3
Oxfordshire +10 25 £410 +17.98% 12

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 1767 (58.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1669 (55.16%) Java
3 1226 (40.52%) JavaScript
4 1139 (37.64%) Web Services
5 1045 (34.53%) HTML
6 979 (32.35%) SOAP
7 974 (32.19%) TDD
8 905 (29.91%) JSON
9 883 (29.18%) CSS
10 845 (27.92%) Spring
11 813 (26.87%) Scrum
12 732 (24.19%) Git (software)
13 684 (22.60%) SQL
14 649 (21.45%) XML
15 617 (20.39%) Linux
16 610 (20.16%) AngularJS
17 569 (18.80%) Jenkins
18 568 (18.77%) HTML5
19 541 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
20 525 (17.35%) BDD
21 517 (17.09%) MVC
22 478 (15.80%) Finance
23 472 (15.60%) Microservices
24 470 (15.53%) C#
25 423 (13.98%) .NET
26 414 (13.68%) Open Source
27 403 (13.32%) NoSQL
28 398 (13.15%) Node.js
29 396 (13.09%) JIRA
30 393 (12.99%) Hibernate

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
1 199 (6.58%) Confluence
2 177 (5.85%) Tomcat
3 161 (5.32%) Apache
4 152 (5.02%) JBoss
5 118 (3.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 111 (3.67%) WebLogic
7 105 (3.47%) WebSphere
8 102 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
9 95 (3.14%) CMS
10 56 (1.85%) Apache Spark
11 45 (1.49%) SharePoint
12 43 (1.42%) Mule
13 37 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 29 (0.96%) GlassFish
14 29 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
15 27 (0.89%) Anypoint
16 26 (0.86%) IIS
17 23 (0.76%) Apache Solr
18 19 (0.63%) nginx
18 19 (0.63%) WordPress
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 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
2 40 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 21 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 11 (0.36%) 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
1 389 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (4.36%) GitHub
4 61 (2.02%) PaaS
5 49 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
6 45 (1.49%) IaaS
6 45 (1.49%) SaaS
7 44 (1.45%) Amazon S3
8 39 (1.29%) Heroku
9 26 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 22 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
11 21 (0.69%) Office 365
12 20 (0.66%) Google App Engine
13 18 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 18 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
14 16 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
15 15 (0.50%) Boomi
15 15 (0.50%) Slack
16 14 (0.46%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 361 (11.93%) HTTP
2 60 (1.98%) SSL
3 53 (1.75%) LDAP
4 51 (1.69%) Internet
5 38 (1.26%) DNS
6 35 (1.16%) TCP/IP
7 22 (0.73%) HTTPS
8 19 (0.63%) Firewall
9 18 (0.59%) SSH
10 14 (0.46%) DVB
11 13 (0.43%) FTP
12 12 (0.40%) AMQP
12 12 (0.40%) SMTP
13 11 (0.36%) Kerberos
14 10 (0.33%) Intranet
15 9 (0.30%) VPN
16 6 (0.20%) Bluetooth
16 6 (0.20%) SNMP
16 6 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
17 5 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 403 (13.32%) NoSQL
2 358 (11.83%) MongoDB
3 353 (11.67%) Relational Database
4 303 (10.01%) MySQL
5 290 (9.58%) SQL Server
6 223 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
7 157 (5.19%) Apache Cassandra
8 144 (4.76%) Big Data
9 107 (3.54%) Oracle Database
10 105 (3.47%) 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 30 (0.99%) DB2
16 30 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 29 (0.96%) Apache Hive
17 29 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
18 25 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 732 (24.19%) Git (software)
2 569 (18.80%) Jenkins
3 396 (13.09%) JIRA
4 362 (11.96%) Maven
5 346 (11.43%) JUnit
6 239 (7.90%) Cucumber
7 205 (6.77%) Subversion
8 201 (6.64%) Selenium
9 154 (5.09%) Mockito
10 143 (4.73%) Gradle
11 120 (3.97%) Eclipse
12 107 (3.54%) TeamCity
13 86 (2.84%) WebDriver
14 81 (2.68%) Bitbucket
15 79 (2.61%) Ant
16 74 (2.45%) IntelliJ
17 69 (2.28%) Jasmine
18 64 (2.12%) SoapUI
19 63 (2.08%) Visual Studio
20 62 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 478 (15.80%) Finance
2 269 (8.89%) Banking
3 92 (3.04%) Marketing
4 81 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 66 (2.18%) Retail
6 57 (1.88%) Investment Banking
7 46 (1.52%) Publishing
8 41 (1.35%) Electronics
8 41 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 39 (1.29%) Games
10 30 (0.99%) Front Office
11 24 (0.79%) 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
17 5 (0.17%) Billing
17 5 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2233 (73.79%) Developer
2 952 (31.46%) Java Developer
3 314 (10.38%) Architect
4 274 (9.05%) Senior Developer
5 220 (7.27%) .NET Developer
6 216 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
7 149 (4.92%) C# Developer
8 148 (4.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 139 (4.59%) Senior Java Developer
10 133 (4.40%) Scala Developer
11 128 (4.23%) Agile Developer
12 112 (3.70%) Angular Developer
13 106 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
14 104 (3.44%) C# .NET Developer
15 103 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
16 97 (3.21%) Node.js Developer
17 96 (3.17%) Software Engineer
18 93 (3.07%) Agile Java Developer
19 82 (2.71%) Android Developer
20 81 (2.68%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1139 (37.64%) Web Services
2 1045 (34.53%) HTML
3 979 (32.35%) SOAP
4 905 (29.91%) JSON
5 883 (29.18%) CSS
6 845 (27.92%) Spring
7 649 (21.45%) XML
8 610 (20.16%) AngularJS
9 568 (18.77%) HTML5
10 423 (13.98%) .NET
11 398 (13.15%) Node.js
12 393 (12.99%) Hibernate
13 383 (12.66%) CSS3
14 350 (11.57%) RESTful
15 309 (10.21%) jQuery
16 295 (9.75%) J2EE
17 258 (8.53%) Ajax
18 225 (7.44%) JMS
19 220 (7.27%) React
20 207 (6.84%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 219 (7.24%) User Experience
2 152 (5.02%) Mobile App
3 137 (4.53%) Computer Science
4 115 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 42 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 40 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
8 32 (1.06%) Data Structures
8 32 (1.06%) iPad
9 26 (0.86%) Virtual Team
10 25 (0.83%) Fintech
11 20 (0.66%) Algorithms
12 19 (0.63%) Wiki
13 17 (0.56%) Equities
13 17 (0.56%) N-Tier
14 16 (0.53%) Private Cloud
15 15 (0.50%) Client/Server
15 15 (0.50%) Public Cloud
16 14 (0.46%) CMDB
17 13 (0.43%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 617 (20.39%) Linux
2 289 (9.55%) Unix
3 134 (4.43%) Android
4 120 (3.97%) Windows
5 110 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 86 (2.84%) Mac OS X
7 35 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (1.09%) CentOS
9 31 (1.02%) Ubuntu
10 20 (0.66%) Windows Server
11 18 (0.59%) Solaris
12 11 (0.36%) CoreOS
12 11 (0.36%) HPUX
13 6 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.066%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.066%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 2 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.033%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1767 (58.39%) Agile Software Development
2 974 (32.19%) TDD
3 813 (26.87%) Scrum
4 541 (17.88%) Continuous Integration
5 525 (17.35%) BDD
6 517 (17.09%) MVC
7 472 (15.60%) Microservices
8 414 (13.68%) Open Source
9 384 (12.69%) DevOps
10 352 (11.63%) Software Engineering
11 322 (10.64%) SOA
12 314 (10.38%) OO
13 275 (9.09%) Web Development
14 257 (8.49%) Configuration Management
15 253 (8.36%) Unit Testing
16 210 (6.94%) E-Commerce
17 199 (6.58%) Kanban
18 197 (6.51%) Front End Development
19 185 (6.11%) Responsive Web Design
20 176 (5.82%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1669 (55.16%) Java
2 1226 (40.52%) JavaScript
3 684 (22.60%) SQL
4 470 (15.53%) C#
5 371 (12.26%) Python
6 353 (11.67%) Scala
7 273 (9.02%) Ruby
8 133 (4.40%) PHP
9 105 (3.47%) Groovy
10 87 (2.88%) Shell Script
11 81 (2.68%) Bash Shell
12 78 (2.58%) PL/SQL
13 65 (2.15%) Apple Swift
14 62 (2.05%) C++
14 62 (2.05%) Go
14 62 (2.05%) XPath
15 60 (1.98%) Objective-C
16 53 (1.75%) C
16 53 (1.75%) T-SQL
17 51 (1.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 211 (6.97%) Security Cleared
2 164 (5.42%) Degree
3 154 (5.09%) SC Cleared
4 45 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (0.76%) 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 3 (0.099%) CFA
11 3 (0.099%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.099%) HNC
11 3 (0.099%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.099%) MCSE
12 2 (0.066%) CISA
12 2 (0.066%) CISM
12 2 (0.066%) CISSP
13 1 (0.033%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (3.80%) 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
8 2 (0.066%) WCAG
9 1 (0.033%) COBIT
9 1 (0.033%) HL7
9 1 (0.033%) IFRS
9 1 (0.033%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 325 (10.74%) Docker
2 37 (1.22%) 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
8 8 (0.26%) vSphere
9 7 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.17%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.13%) Postfix
11 4 (0.13%) Squid
11 4 (0.13%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.099%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.099%) Varnish
13 2 (0.066%) XenApp
14 1 (0.033%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.033%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 145 (4.79%) Puppet
2 114 (3.77%) Ansible
3 110 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (1.75%) Kubernetes
5 32 (1.06%) Terraform
6 31 (1.02%) Kibana
7 23 (0.76%) MOM
8 21 (0.69%) logstash
9 14 (0.46%) Grafana
10 11 (0.36%) vRealize
11 10 (0.33%) OpenAM
12 9 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
12 9 (0.30%) Oozie
12 9 (0.30%) rkt
13 8 (0.26%) SCCM
14 7 (0.23%) Piwik
15 6 (0.20%) HockeyApp
15 6 (0.20%) HP Fortify
15 6 (0.20%) Mesos
16 5 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 377 (12.46%) Oracle
2 183 (6.05%) Microsoft
3 140 (4.63%) Google
4 121 (4.00%) IBM
5 98 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
6 91 (3.01%) SAP
7 71 (2.35%) MuleSoft
8 52 (1.72%) VMware
9 49 (1.62%) Adobe
10 47 (1.55%) Red Hat
10 47 (1.55%) ServiceNow
11 46 (1.52%) Splunk
12 42 (1.39%) hybris
12 42 (1.39%) Solace
13 37 (1.22%) Sitecore
14 36 (1.19%) Apigee
15 33 (1.09%) Apple
16 28 (0.93%) TIBCO
17 27 (0.89%) Atlassian
17 27 (0.89%) Informatica
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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