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 24 June 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.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 70 119
Rank change year-on-year +11 +49  
Contract jobs citing REST 1596 1609 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.45% 2.99% 1.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.76% 10.52% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 1082 708
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £336 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.85% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £31.59 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.47% -42.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.06 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £96.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

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 14826 15294 15382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.05% 28.44% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10246 10766 10266
Median daily rate £426 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 181 209
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the UK

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +12 1535 £450 - 466
London +5 806 £499 +5.00% 221
South East +9 323 £425 -10.52% 54
City of London +4 147 £475 +5.55% 43
Buckinghamshire +32 92 £348 -30.50% 5
South West -3 82 £400 -11.11% 34
East of England -11 79 £425 +6.25% 41
Yorkshire +31 72 £425 - 21
West Midlands +15 68 £500 +23.76% 32
Milton Keynes +39 66 £345 +15.00% 3
Surrey +15 60 £425 -19.04% 10
West Yorkshire +33 57 £425 -5.55% 13
North West -6 57 £388 -8.82% 47
Hampshire +29 49 £450 +25.00% 12
West Sussex -5 48 £488 +2.78% 3
Berkshire +28 41 £450 -2.70% 12
Croydon +3 35 £525 +27.65% 4
Leeds +14 34 £400 -11.11% 9
Wiltshire +2 32 £400 -33.33% 6
Worthing +5 30 £500 +11.11% 2
Scotland +13 26 £379 -2.25% 17
Manchester -2 26 £375 -7.69% 24
Oxfordshire -6 26 £415 -17.00% 6
Devon +18 25 £425 +3.03% 1
East Midlands -4 25 £480 +3.78% 8
Redhill - 24 £425 -
Birmingham +27 23 £550 +69.23% 8
Cheshire +19 22 £413 -17.50% 13
Bristol -3 22 £350 - 14
North East +74 20 £475 +31.03% 8

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1799 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1667 (54.19%) Java
3 1128 (36.67%) JavaScript
4 1113 (36.18%) Web Services
5 1023 (33.26%) HTML
6 1015 (33.00%) SOAP
7 943 (30.66%) TDD
8 915 (29.75%) CSS
9 867 (28.19%) Spring
10 855 (27.80%) JSON
11 814 (26.46%) Scrum
12 802 (26.07%) Git (software)
13 727 (23.63%) SQL
14 647 (21.03%) Continuous Integration
15 623 (20.25%) Test Automation
16 614 (19.96%) Linux
16 614 (19.96%) Jenkins
17 595 (19.34%) AngularJS
18 586 (19.05%) HTML5
19 579 (18.82%) MVC
20 568 (18.47%) Microservices
21 560 (18.21%) C#
22 554 (18.01%) XML
23 544 (17.69%) Finance
24 486 (15.80%) .NET
25 478 (15.54%) BDD
26 435 (14.14%) Python
27 429 (13.95%) JIRA
28 416 (13.52%) DevOps
29 403 (13.10%) Open Source

REST
Co-occurring 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
1 256 (8.32%) Confluence
2 198 (6.44%) JBoss
3 192 (6.24%) Apache
4 176 (5.72%) Tomcat
5 129 (4.19%) WebLogic
6 110 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
7 107 (3.48%) CMS
8 102 (3.32%) WebSphere
9 80 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 47 (1.53%) Apache Spark
11 42 (1.37%) Mule
12 41 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 38 (1.24%) SharePoint
14 35 (1.14%) Apache Solr
15 33 (1.07%) IIS
15 33 (1.07%) nginx
16 31 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
17 29 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
18 28 (0.91%) GlassFish
19 22 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (0.42%) Photoshop
2 11 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.098%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.098%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.098%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.098%) SPSS
6 1 (0.033%) GIMP
6 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 24 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 10 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 7 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.20%) Pega PRPC
6 6 (0.20%) SAP WM
6 6 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
7 5 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
7 5 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
9 3 (0.098%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.098%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.065%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.065%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 355 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 166 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (3.90%) GitHub
4 68 (2.21%) PaaS
5 65 (2.11%) SaaS
6 45 (1.46%) Heroku
6 45 (1.46%) OpenShift
7 42 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
8 38 (1.24%) Amazon S3
9 34 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (1.01%) IaaS
11 30 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
12 25 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
12 25 (0.81%) Google App Engine
13 22 (0.72%) Google Compute Engine
13 22 (0.72%) Office 365
13 22 (0.72%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 19 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 18 (0.59%) Slack
16 16 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 346 (11.25%) HTTP
2 96 (3.12%) Internet
3 72 (2.34%) SSL
4 67 (2.18%) LDAP
5 55 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 41 (1.33%) DNS
7 24 (0.78%) SSH
8 21 (0.68%) Kerberos
9 19 (0.62%) Firewall
10 17 (0.55%) Intranet
11 15 (0.49%) FTP
12 13 (0.42%) SNMP
12 13 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (0.39%) VPN
14 11 (0.36%) HTTPS
14 11 (0.36%) OpenLDAP
15 10 (0.33%) OpenVPN
15 10 (0.33%) SMTP
16 8 (0.26%) Bluetooth
16 8 (0.26%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (12.06%) Relational Database
2 328 (10.66%) SQL Server
3 322 (10.47%) NoSQL
4 299 (9.72%) MongoDB
5 271 (8.81%) MySQL
6 234 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
7 140 (4.55%) Big Data
8 126 (4.10%) Hadoop
9 124 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 86 (2.80%) Oracle Database
11 60 (1.95%) RDBMS
12 56 (1.82%) HBase
13 41 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 40 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
15 36 (1.17%) Redis
16 35 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
17 29 (0.94%) Neo4j
18 27 (0.88%) DB2
18 27 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
19 24 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 802 (26.07%) Git (software)
2 614 (19.96%) Jenkins
3 429 (13.95%) JIRA
4 360 (11.70%) JUnit
5 342 (11.12%) Maven
6 221 (7.18%) Subversion
7 220 (7.15%) Cucumber
8 207 (6.73%) Selenium
9 110 (3.58%) Bitbucket
10 106 (3.45%) IntelliJ
11 104 (3.38%) Gradle
12 102 (3.32%) Eclipse
13 100 (3.25%) Mockito
14 98 (3.19%) TeamCity
15 81 (2.63%) Jasmine
16 80 (2.60%) WebDriver
17 77 (2.50%) gulp
17 77 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
18 73 (2.37%) Ant
19 69 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 544 (17.69%) Finance
2 305 (9.92%) Banking
3 80 (2.60%) Marketing
4 77 (2.50%) Retail
5 71 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 65 (2.11%) Front Office
7 61 (1.98%) Investment Banking
8 38 (1.24%) Games
8 38 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 35 (1.14%) Electronics
10 28 (0.91%) Publishing
11 23 (0.75%) Legal
12 19 (0.62%) Billing
13 18 (0.59%) Law
14 15 (0.49%) Back Office
15 14 (0.46%) Advertising
16 12 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
17 10 (0.33%) Financial Institution
18 8 (0.26%) Retail Banking
19 6 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2255 (73.31%) Developer
2 900 (29.26%) Java Developer
3 305 (9.92%) Architect
4 248 (8.06%) Senior Developer
5 243 (7.90%) .NET Developer
6 175 (5.69%) Scala Developer
7 169 (5.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 168 (5.46%) JavaScript Developer
9 167 (5.43%) C# Developer
10 109 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
10 109 (3.54%) Full Stack Developer
11 107 (3.48%) Angular Developer
12 105 (3.41%) Agile Developer
13 93 (3.02%) Web Developer
14 90 (2.93%) Senior Java Developer
15 87 (2.83%) Node.js Developer
16 85 (2.76%) Software Engineer
17 84 (2.73%) Python Developer
18 80 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
19 76 (2.47%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1113 (36.18%) Web Services
2 1023 (33.26%) HTML
3 1015 (33.00%) SOAP
4 915 (29.75%) CSS
5 867 (28.19%) Spring
6 855 (27.80%) JSON
7 595 (19.34%) AngularJS
8 586 (19.05%) HTML5
9 554 (18.01%) XML
10 486 (15.80%) .NET
11 384 (12.48%) CSS3
12 372 (12.09%) Hibernate
13 343 (11.15%) RESTful
14 337 (10.96%) Node.js
15 291 (9.46%) Ajax
16 280 (9.10%) jQuery
17 266 (8.65%) J2EE
18 237 (7.70%) Spring Boot
19 221 (7.18%) React
20 207 (6.73%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 231 (7.51%) User Experience
2 174 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 164 (5.33%) Greenfield Project
4 139 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 126 (4.10%) Computer Science
6 73 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
7 59 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
8 46 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 44 (1.43%) iPad
10 35 (1.14%) Data Structures
11 34 (1.11%) Algorithms
12 31 (1.01%) Virtual Team
13 29 (0.94%) Private Cloud
14 27 (0.88%) Fintech
15 22 (0.72%) Equities
16 20 (0.65%) N-Tier
17 19 (0.62%) Management Information System
18 18 (0.59%) DataPower
18 18 (0.59%) Derivative
19 17 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 614 (19.96%) Linux
2 270 (8.78%) Unix
3 136 (4.42%) Apple iOS
4 132 (4.29%) Android
5 114 (3.71%) Windows
6 69 (2.24%) Mac OS X
7 48 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (1.46%) CentOS
9 31 (1.01%) Ubuntu
10 20 (0.65%) Solaris
11 17 (0.55%) CoreOS
12 15 (0.49%) HPUX
13 13 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.36%) Windows Server
15 10 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.16%) AIX
16 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.13%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.13%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.065%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1799 (58.49%) Agile Software Development
2 943 (30.66%) TDD
3 814 (26.46%) Scrum
4 647 (21.03%) Continuous Integration
5 623 (20.25%) Test Automation
6 579 (18.82%) MVC
7 568 (18.47%) Microservices
8 478 (15.54%) BDD
9 416 (13.52%) DevOps
10 403 (13.10%) Open Source
11 369 (12.00%) SOA
12 297 (9.66%) OO
13 273 (8.88%) Unit Testing
14 265 (8.62%) Software Engineering
15 263 (8.55%) Web Development
16 259 (8.42%) Front End Development
17 256 (8.32%) Configuration Management
18 201 (6.53%) E-Commerce
19 195 (6.34%) Responsive Web Design
20 178 (5.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1667 (54.19%) Java
2 1128 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 727 (23.63%) SQL
4 560 (18.21%) C#
5 435 (14.14%) Python
6 342 (11.12%) Scala
7 275 (8.94%) Ruby
8 90 (2.93%) PHP
9 89 (2.89%) Groovy
10 86 (2.80%) PL/SQL
11 83 (2.70%) T-SQL
12 82 (2.67%) ES6
13 81 (2.63%) Bash Shell
14 74 (2.41%) C++
15 67 (2.18%) Apple Swift
16 63 (2.05%) Objective-C
17 62 (2.02%) TypeScript
18 60 (1.95%) Shell Script
19 55 (1.79%) Perl
20 52 (1.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 184 (5.98%) Security Cleared
2 148 (4.81%) Degree
3 134 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 29 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 29 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.42%) Master's Degree
7 11 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
8 8 (0.26%) BC Cleared
9 7 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (0.23%) Sun Certification
10 6 (0.20%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.20%) MBA
11 5 (0.16%) CISA
11 5 (0.16%) CISM
11 5 (0.16%) CISSP
11 5 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.098%) HNC
12 3 (0.098%) ISEB
12 3 (0.098%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (5.36%) QA
2 26 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 17 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.23%) FATCA
4 7 (0.23%) FedRAMP
4 7 (0.23%) MiFID
5 6 (0.20%) SLA
6 4 (0.13%) HL7
7 3 (0.098%) PMO
8 2 (0.065%) GDPR
8 2 (0.065%) WCAG
9 1 (0.033%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.033%) COBIT
9 1 (0.033%) IFRS
9 1 (0.033%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.033%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.033%) WAI
System Software
1 324 (10.53%) Docker
2 34 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 26 (0.85%) HDFS
4 23 (0.75%) Active Directory
5 16 (0.52%) vCloud
6 13 (0.42%) LXC
6 13 (0.42%) VirtualBox
7 10 (0.33%) Postfix
7 10 (0.33%) Squid
8 9 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.16%) vSphere
11 4 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.098%) Platform Symphony
12 3 (0.098%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.098%) Xen
13 1 (0.033%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 129 (4.19%) Puppet
2 105 (3.41%) Ansible
3 97 (3.15%) Kubernetes
4 79 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (1.43%) Terraform
6 33 (1.07%) Kibana
7 22 (0.72%) Hadoop YARN
7 22 (0.72%) logstash
8 15 (0.49%) OpenAM
9 13 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
9 13 (0.42%) Grafana
10 11 (0.36%) vRealize
11 10 (0.33%) Piwik
11 10 (0.33%) Rancher
11 10 (0.33%) Rsyslog
11 10 (0.33%) Sysdig
11 10 (0.33%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.29%) HP Fortify
13 8 (0.26%) Mesos
14 6 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 321 (10.44%) Oracle
2 222 (7.22%) Microsoft
3 186 (6.05%) Google
4 121 (3.93%) IBM
5 111 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
6 84 (2.73%) SAP
7 68 (2.21%) Red Hat
8 65 (2.11%) Adobe
9 59 (1.92%) Sitecore
10 44 (1.43%) MuleSoft
10 44 (1.43%) VMware
11 43 (1.40%) Apple
12 40 (1.30%) ServiceNow
13 39 (1.27%) webMethods
14 37 (1.20%) Splunk
15 30 (0.98%) Apigee
16 28 (0.91%) hybris
16 28 (0.91%) Pega
17 25 (0.81%) Informatica
18 21 (0.68%) TIBCO
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