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 28 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 69 124
Rank change year-on-year +10 +55  
Contract jobs citing REST 1649 1620 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.50% 3.01% 1.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.94% 10.55% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 1088 688
Median daily rate £450 £460 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +11.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £320
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 13 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £31.27 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.90% -43.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £19.23 £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 15073 15351 15194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.50% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10419 10809 10150
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 192 210
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £18.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £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 28 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 28 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 28 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 +11 1589 £450 -2.17% 460
London +2 843 £498 +4.73% 205
South East +10 334 £425 -10.52% 55
City of London +5 152 £475 +5.55% 43
Buckinghamshire +33 97 £350 -30.00% 4
South West -7 80 £400 -14.43% 36
East of England -15 78 £425 +6.25% 42
Yorkshire +28 74 £425 - 20
Milton Keynes +37 72 £345 +15.00% 2
West Midlands +10 70 £505 +26.25% 32
Surrey +24 64 £425 -19.04% 11
North West +3 60 £388 -11.42% 54
West Yorkshire +38 59 £425 -5.55% 10
Hampshire +15 49 £450 +24.13% 13
West Sussex -4 47 £488 +2.78% 3
Croydon +4 43 £525 +27.65% 4
Berkshire +25 40 £450 -2.70% 14
Leeds +19 35 £413 -8.33% 7
Wiltshire -3 32 £400 -33.33% 6
Worthing +5 30 £500 +11.11% 2
Manchester +4 28 £381 -6.15% 31
Scotland +4 28 £388 -8.82% 13
Oxfordshire -3 28 £415 -17.00% 6
Devon +18 26 £425 +3.03%
Redhill - 25 £425 -
East Midlands -8 24 £440 -4.86% 8
Birmingham +28 23 £550 +69.23% 8
Cheshire +4 22 £413 -13.15% 12
North East +81 20 £475 +26.66% 8
Bristol -2 20 £350 - 13

For the 6 months to 28 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 1834 (58.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1709 (54.39%) Java
3 1147 (36.51%) JavaScript
4 1138 (36.22%) Web Services
5 1032 (32.85%) SOAP
6 1027 (32.69%) HTML
7 977 (31.09%) TDD
8 920 (29.28%) CSS
9 901 (28.68%) Spring
10 853 (27.15%) JSON
11 851 (27.08%) Scrum
12 837 (26.64%) Git (software)
13 746 (23.74%) SQL
14 663 (21.10%) Continuous Integration
15 635 (20.21%) Jenkins
16 628 (19.99%) Linux
17 622 (19.80%) Test Automation
18 607 (19.32%) AngularJS
19 597 (19.00%) Microservices
20 594 (18.91%) HTML5
21 588 (18.71%) MVC
22 569 (18.11%) C#
23 556 (17.70%) XML
24 555 (17.66%) Finance
25 495 (15.75%) .NET
26 488 (15.53%) BDD
27 448 (14.26%) JIRA
28 441 (14.04%) Python
29 433 (13.78%) DevOps
30 405 (12.89%) 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
1 275 (8.75%) Confluence
2 197 (6.27%) JBoss
3 195 (6.21%) Apache
4 180 (5.73%) Tomcat
5 128 (4.07%) WebLogic
6 110 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
7 108 (3.44%) CMS
8 101 (3.21%) WebSphere
9 79 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 54 (1.72%) Apache Spark
11 42 (1.34%) Mule
12 41 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 40 (1.27%) Apache Solr
14 36 (1.15%) SharePoint
15 35 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
16 33 (1.05%) IIS
16 33 (1.05%) nginx
17 27 (0.86%) GlassFish
17 27 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
18 25 (0.80%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (0.48%) Photoshop
2 12 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.095%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.095%) SPSS
7 1 (0.032%) GIMP
7 1 (0.032%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (0.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 10 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
6 8 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
7 7 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 7 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
7 7 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
8 6 (0.19%) Pega PRPC
8 6 (0.19%) SAP WM
9 5 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
11 3 (0.095%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.095%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
12 2 (0.064%) Oracle CRM
12 2 (0.064%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.064%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 365 (11.62%) Amazon AWS
2 178 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (4.07%) GitHub
4 76 (2.42%) PaaS
5 67 (2.13%) SaaS
6 49 (1.56%) OpenShift
7 45 (1.43%) Heroku
8 44 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
9 40 (1.27%) Amazon S3
10 37 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
10 37 (1.18%) IaaS
11 30 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
12 25 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
12 25 (0.80%) Google App Engine
13 22 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 22 (0.70%) Google Compute Engine
13 22 (0.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 21 (0.67%) Office 365
15 18 (0.57%) Slack
16 16 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 347 (11.04%) HTTP
2 103 (3.28%) Internet
3 73 (2.32%) SSL
4 68 (2.16%) LDAP
5 58 (1.85%) TCP/IP
6 41 (1.30%) DNS
7 27 (0.86%) Kerberos
8 25 (0.80%) SSH
9 20 (0.64%) Firewall
10 17 (0.54%) Intranet
11 15 (0.48%) FTP
12 14 (0.45%) SNMP
13 13 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (0.38%) VPN
15 11 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
16 10 (0.32%) HTTPS
16 10 (0.32%) OpenVPN
16 10 (0.32%) SMTP
17 8 (0.25%) Bluetooth
17 8 (0.25%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 374 (11.90%) Relational Database
2 334 (10.63%) SQL Server
3 327 (10.41%) NoSQL
4 301 (9.58%) MongoDB
5 277 (8.82%) MySQL
6 248 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
7 153 (4.87%) Big Data
8 142 (4.52%) Hadoop
9 127 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 86 (2.74%) Oracle Database
11 73 (2.32%) HBase
12 64 (2.04%) RDBMS
13 45 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 41 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
15 37 (1.18%) Redis
16 33 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
17 28 (0.89%) Neo4j
18 27 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
19 26 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
20 25 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 837 (26.64%) Git (software)
2 635 (20.21%) Jenkins
3 448 (14.26%) JIRA
4 367 (11.68%) JUnit
5 345 (10.98%) Maven
6 231 (7.35%) Cucumber
7 224 (7.13%) Subversion
8 206 (6.56%) Selenium
9 117 (3.72%) IntelliJ
10 108 (3.44%) Bitbucket
11 107 (3.41%) Mockito
12 103 (3.28%) Eclipse
13 101 (3.21%) TeamCity
14 99 (3.15%) Gradle
15 84 (2.67%) Jasmine
16 82 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
17 78 (2.48%) gulp
18 76 (2.42%) WebDriver
19 71 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
19 71 (2.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 555 (17.66%) Finance
2 320 (10.18%) Banking
3 83 (2.64%) Marketing
4 79 (2.51%) Retail
5 75 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 70 (2.23%) Front Office
7 62 (1.97%) Investment Banking
8 40 (1.27%) Games
8 40 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 38 (1.21%) Electronics
10 29 (0.92%) Publishing
11 24 (0.76%) Legal
12 21 (0.67%) Billing
13 18 (0.57%) Law
14 16 (0.51%) Back Office
15 13 (0.41%) Advertising
15 13 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
16 11 (0.35%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.25%) Retail Banking
18 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2299 (73.17%) Developer
2 918 (29.22%) Java Developer
3 309 (9.83%) Architect
4 251 (7.99%) Senior Developer
5 248 (7.89%) .NET Developer
6 174 (5.54%) Scala Developer
7 172 (5.47%) JavaScript Developer
8 171 (5.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 169 (5.38%) C# Developer
10 112 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
11 110 (3.50%) Angular Developer
11 110 (3.50%) C# .NET Developer
12 107 (3.41%) Agile Developer
13 95 (3.02%) Web Developer
14 87 (2.77%) Senior Java Developer
15 86 (2.74%) Node.js Developer
15 86 (2.74%) Software Engineer
16 85 (2.71%) Python Developer
17 78 (2.48%) Software Developer
17 78 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1138 (36.22%) Web Services
2 1032 (32.85%) SOAP
3 1027 (32.69%) HTML
4 920 (29.28%) CSS
5 901 (28.68%) Spring
6 853 (27.15%) JSON
7 607 (19.32%) AngularJS
8 594 (18.91%) HTML5
9 556 (17.70%) XML
10 495 (15.75%) .NET
11 393 (12.51%) CSS3
12 380 (12.09%) Hibernate
13 358 (11.39%) RESTful
14 342 (10.88%) Node.js
15 294 (9.36%) Ajax
16 285 (9.07%) jQuery
17 270 (8.59%) J2EE
18 260 (8.27%) Spring Boot
19 231 (7.35%) React
20 207 (6.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 228 (7.26%) User Experience
2 178 (5.67%) Mobile App
3 172 (5.47%) Greenfield Project
4 139 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 131 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 73 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
7 60 (1.91%) Linux Command Line
8 46 (1.46%) Algorithms
8 46 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 46 (1.46%) iPad
9 36 (1.15%) Data Structures
10 32 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 29 (0.92%) Private Cloud
12 27 (0.86%) Fintech
13 25 (0.80%) Equities
14 20 (0.64%) Management Information System
14 20 (0.64%) N-Tier
15 17 (0.54%) Derivative
15 17 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
16 16 (0.51%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 628 (19.99%) Linux
2 269 (8.56%) Unix
3 140 (4.46%) Apple iOS
4 135 (4.30%) Android
5 110 (3.50%) Windows
6 68 (2.16%) Mac OS X
7 49 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (1.43%) CentOS
9 31 (0.99%) Ubuntu
10 22 (0.70%) Solaris
11 17 (0.54%) CoreOS
12 16 (0.51%) HPUX
13 13 (0.41%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.35%) Windows Server
15 10 (0.32%) 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 (0.064%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1834 (58.37%) Agile Software Development
2 977 (31.09%) TDD
3 851 (27.08%) Scrum
4 663 (21.10%) Continuous Integration
5 622 (19.80%) Test Automation
6 597 (19.00%) Microservices
7 588 (18.71%) MVC
8 488 (15.53%) BDD
9 433 (13.78%) DevOps
10 405 (12.89%) Open Source
11 372 (11.84%) SOA
12 306 (9.74%) OO
13 285 (9.07%) Unit Testing
14 270 (8.59%) Software Engineering
15 267 (8.50%) Web Development
16 266 (8.47%) Front End Development
17 257 (8.18%) Configuration Management
18 211 (6.72%) E-Commerce
19 196 (6.24%) Responsive Web Design
20 180 (5.73%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1709 (54.39%) Java
2 1147 (36.51%) JavaScript
3 746 (23.74%) SQL
4 569 (18.11%) C#
5 441 (14.04%) Python
6 344 (10.95%) Scala
7 270 (8.59%) Ruby
8 96 (3.06%) PHP
9 90 (2.86%) T-SQL
10 88 (2.80%) ES6
11 86 (2.74%) Bash Shell
11 86 (2.74%) PL/SQL
12 85 (2.71%) Groovy
13 72 (2.29%) C++
14 69 (2.20%) Apple Swift
15 68 (2.16%) TypeScript
16 66 (2.10%) Objective-C
17 60 (1.91%) Shell Script
18 54 (1.72%) Perl
19 53 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 198 (6.30%) Security Cleared
2 153 (4.87%) Degree
3 148 (4.71%) SC Cleared
4 30 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 22 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.41%) Master's Degree
8 11 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (0.25%) BC Cleared
9 8 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.22%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.19%) MBA
12 5 (0.16%) CISA
12 5 (0.16%) CISM
12 5 (0.16%) CISSP
12 5 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.13%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.095%) CFA
14 3 (0.095%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (5.44%) QA
2 27 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 16 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.32%) MiFID
5 7 (0.22%) FATCA
5 7 (0.22%) FedRAMP
6 6 (0.19%) SLA
7 4 (0.13%) HL7
8 3 (0.095%) PMO
9 2 (0.064%) GDPR
9 2 (0.064%) WCAG
10 1 (0.032%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.032%) COBIT
10 1 (0.032%) IFRS
10 1 (0.032%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.032%) WAI
System Software
1 343 (10.92%) Docker
2 33 (1.05%) HDFS
2 33 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
3 32 (1.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 24 (0.76%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.54%) vCloud
6 13 (0.41%) LXC
6 13 (0.41%) VirtualBox
7 10 (0.32%) Postfix
7 10 (0.32%) Squid
8 8 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (0.19%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.19%) vSphere
10 4 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.095%) Platform Symphony
11 3 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.095%) Xen
12 2 (0.064%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 137 (4.36%) Puppet
2 114 (3.63%) Ansible
3 112 (3.56%) Kubernetes
4 82 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (1.65%) Terraform
6 32 (1.02%) Kibana
7 22 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
8 21 (0.67%) logstash
9 15 (0.48%) OpenAM
10 13 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (0.38%) Grafana
11 12 (0.38%) vRealize
12 10 (0.32%) Piwik
12 10 (0.32%) Rancher
12 10 (0.32%) Rsyslog
12 10 (0.32%) Sysdig
12 10 (0.32%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.29%) HP Fortify
14 8 (0.25%) Mesos
15 6 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 327 (10.41%) Oracle
2 227 (7.22%) Microsoft
3 182 (5.79%) Google
4 120 (3.82%) IBM
5 114 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
6 88 (2.80%) SAP
7 71 (2.26%) Red Hat
8 65 (2.07%) Adobe
9 57 (1.81%) Sitecore
10 45 (1.43%) Apple
10 45 (1.43%) MuleSoft
11 44 (1.40%) VMware
12 42 (1.34%) ServiceNow
13 39 (1.24%) webMethods
14 34 (1.08%) Splunk
15 32 (1.02%) Apigee
16 30 (0.95%) hybris
17 28 (0.89%) Pega
18 25 (0.80%) Informatica
19 22 (0.70%) Perforce
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