Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RESTful skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RESTful over the 6 months to 18 September 2019 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.

RESTful
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 73 75
Rank change year-on-year -20 +2 +40
Contract jobs citing RESTful 2,262 3,366 3,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.53% 3.27% 3.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.12% 9.34% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,545 2,500 2,131
UK median daily rate £500 £486 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.83% +8.06% +2.27%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £325
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 37
UK median hourly rate £52.00 £70.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +40.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £35.00 £36.50 £35.00
90th Percentile £122.50 £100.75 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year -26.32% -5.00% -

RESTful 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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 27,864 36,041 31,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.21% 34.97% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,361 25,390 21,968
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £335 £325 £310
90th Percentile £650 £626 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 339 394
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.53 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +3.83% +11.11%
10th Percentile £20.26 £15.24 £16.00
90th Percentile £63.53 £58.00 £53.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +11.11%

RESTful
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RESTful as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RESTful in the UK

RESTful
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RESTful in the UK

RESTful
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RESTful over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RESTful in the UK

RESTful
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RESTful in the UK

RESTful
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RESTful over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RESTful in the UK

RESTful
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RESTful within the UK over the 6 months to 18 September 2019. 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
England -19 2,139 £500 +2.04% 882
London -14 1,204 £525 +2.44% 324
UK excluding London -34 1,024 £450 - 629
South East -49 300 £450 -5.26% 163
North of England -38 198 £438 +4.79% 164
Midlands +13 172 £450 +5.88% 84
South West +43 163 £450 +6.51% 80
West Midlands +12 107 £456 +10.61% 41
North West -35 99 £425 +4.94% 104
Scotland +6 92 £425 -5.56% 47
East of England -43 90 £500 -4.76% 67
Yorkshire -6 89 £450 +5.88% 41
East Midlands +11 60 £400 -12.33% 43
North East -2 10 £400 - 19
Wales -8 8 £400 -3.03% 19
Northern Ireland -13 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing RESTful 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 with a requirement for RESTful.

1 1,337 (59.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,032 (45.62%) Java
3 782 (34.57%) JavaScript
4 781 (34.53%) TDD
5 710 (31.39%) Web Services
6 698 (30.86%) Microservices
7 532 (23.52%) Git (software)
8 516 (22.81%) Scrum
9 508 (22.46%) SQL
10 507 (22.41%) AWS
11 503 (22.24%) Azure
12 494 (21.84%) HTML
13 475 (21.00%) Test Automation
14 464 (20.51%) DevOps
15 456 (20.16%) CSS
16 449 (19.85%) Spring
17 447 (19.76%) .NET
18 438 (19.36%) Continuous Integration
19 435 (19.23%) Jenkins
20 433 (19.14%) C#
21 421 (18.61%) JSON
22 418 (18.48%) AngularJS
23 413 (18.26%) BDD
24 369 (16.31%) Docker
25 361 (15.96%) SOAP
26 327 (14.46%) Node.js
27 310 (13.70%) React
28 283 (12.51%) Python
29 282 (12.47%) Finance
30 281 (12.42%) NoSQL

RESTful
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
1 149 (6.59%) Confluence
2 77 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
3 58 (2.56%) Apache
4 49 (2.17%) Mule
5 44 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 43 (1.90%) Apache Spark
6 43 (1.90%) Tomcat
7 38 (1.68%) Oracle Service Bus
8 29 (1.28%) CMS
9 26 (1.15%) IIS
10 23 (1.02%) SharePoint
11 22 (0.97%) JBoss
12 20 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.66%) NServiceBus
14 12 (0.53%) Drupal
15 11 (0.49%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
15 11 (0.49%) GeoServer
16 10 (0.44%) WebLogic
17 8 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (0.71%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.13%) GIMP
4 2 (0.088%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.088%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.088%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.088%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.044%) InVision
5 1 (0.044%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 39 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.49%) Magento
3 5 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.18%) R3 Corda
4 4 (0.18%) VisionPLUS
5 3 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.13%) Quorum
5 3 (0.13%) Ripple XRP
5 3 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.088%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.088%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.044%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.044%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.044%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.044%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.044%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.044%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 507 (22.41%) AWS
2 503 (22.24%) Azure
3 122 (5.39%) GCP
4 120 (5.31%) GitHub
5 112 (4.95%) Serverless
6 89 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
7 71 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
8 56 (2.48%) SaaS
9 50 (2.21%) npm
10 49 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
11 48 (2.12%) OpenShift
12 43 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
13 40 (1.77%) PaaS
14 31 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
15 29 (1.28%) Apigee
16 28 (1.24%) Azure Functions
17 27 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 27 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
18 26 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
19 25 (1.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.32%) HTTP
2 15 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.62%) Internet
3 14 (0.62%) NAS
3 14 (0.62%) SAN
4 9 (0.40%) SMTP
4 9 (0.40%) SSH
4 9 (0.40%) SSL
5 8 (0.35%) Firewall
6 6 (0.27%) Intranet
7 4 (0.18%) DNS
7 4 (0.18%) FTP
7 4 (0.18%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.18%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.13%) X.500
9 2 (0.088%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.088%) Skype
9 2 (0.088%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.044%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
10 1 (0.044%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (12.42%) NoSQL
2 265 (11.72%) SQL Server
3 178 (7.87%) Relational Database
4 171 (7.56%) MongoDB
5 156 (6.90%) MySQL
6 138 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
7 90 (3.98%) Big Data
8 67 (2.96%) RDBMS
9 51 (2.25%) Amazon RDS
10 49 (2.17%) Hadoop
11 44 (1.95%) Redis
12 41 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 40 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
14 36 (1.59%) Couchbase
15 34 (1.50%) Blockchain
16 32 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
16 32 (1.41%) Oracle Database
17 31 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
18 30 (1.33%) Neo4j
19 25 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 532 (23.52%) Git (software)
2 435 (19.23%) Jenkins
3 223 (9.86%) JIRA
4 216 (9.55%) Maven
5 197 (8.71%) Selenium
6 190 (8.40%) JUnit
7 168 (7.43%) Cucumber
8 144 (6.37%) Mockito
9 98 (4.33%) JMeter
10 86 (3.80%) SonarQube
10 86 (3.80%) Visual Studio
11 73 (3.23%) Jasmine
12 68 (3.01%) WebDriver
13 66 (2.92%) jMock
14 63 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
15 62 (2.74%) Bitbucket
15 62 (2.74%) Karma Test Runner
16 57 (2.52%) DbUnit
17 53 (2.34%) SoapUI
18 52 (2.30%) Eclipse
General
1 282 (12.47%) Finance
2 197 (8.71%) Banking
3 149 (6.59%) Public Sector
4 89 (3.93%) Retail
5 78 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 70 (3.09%) Marketing
7 64 (2.83%) Manufacturing
8 58 (2.56%) Electronics
9 43 (1.90%) Investment Banking
10 42 (1.86%) Publishing
11 41 (1.81%) Law
12 39 (1.72%) Games
13 30 (1.33%) Front Office
14 21 (0.93%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.80%) Advertising
16 15 (0.66%) Legal
17 14 (0.62%) Back Office
18 12 (0.53%) Retail Banking
19 5 (0.22%) Automotive
19 5 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,636 (72.33%) Developer
2 506 (22.37%) Java Developer
3 262 (11.58%) Senior Developer
4 209 (9.24%) .NET Developer
5 144 (6.37%) React Developer
6 138 (6.10%) Senior Java Developer
7 125 (5.53%) C# Developer
8 124 (5.48%) Architect
9 96 (4.24%) Full Stack Developer
10 95 (4.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 95 (4.20%) JavaScript Developer
11 77 (3.40%) Scala Developer
12 74 (3.27%) C# .NET Developer
12 74 (3.27%) Software Developer
12 74 (3.27%) Tester
13 72 (3.18%) Angular Developer
14 68 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
14 68 (3.01%) Java Engineer
15 67 (2.96%) Lead Developer
16 63 (2.79%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 710 (31.39%) Web Services
2 494 (21.84%) HTML
3 456 (20.16%) CSS
4 449 (19.85%) Spring
5 447 (19.76%) .NET
6 421 (18.61%) JSON
7 418 (18.48%) AngularJS
8 361 (15.96%) SOAP
9 327 (14.46%) Node.js
10 310 (13.70%) React
11 269 (11.89%) HTML5
12 267 (11.80%) XML
13 226 (9.99%) REST
14 211 (9.33%) Spring Boot
15 185 (8.18%) ASP.NET
16 166 (7.34%) ASP.NET Web API
17 165 (7.29%) CSS3
18 152 (6.72%) Redux
19 148 (6.54%) Kafka
20 140 (6.19%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 189 (8.36%) Greenfield Project
2 163 (7.21%) User Experience
3 83 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (3.63%) Mobile App
5 56 (2.48%) Public Cloud
6 51 (2.25%) Algorithms
7 48 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 47 (2.08%) Cloud Native
9 45 (1.99%) Animation
10 44 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
10 44 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
11 37 (1.64%) Video on Demand
12 36 (1.59%) Video\Live Streaming
13 28 (1.24%) Blog
14 19 (0.84%) Data Structures
15 18 (0.80%) NHS
16 17 (0.75%) Client/Server
17 16 (0.71%) Equities
17 16 (0.71%) Replication
18 14 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 245 (10.83%) Linux
2 117 (5.17%) Windows
3 93 (4.11%) Apple iOS
4 87 (3.85%) Unix
5 82 (3.63%) Android
6 32 (1.41%) tvOS
7 27 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (0.75%) Windows Server
9 17 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (0.66%) CentOS
11 9 (0.40%) VMS
12 7 (0.31%) Mac OS X
12 7 (0.31%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.22%) Solaris
14 5 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.088%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.044%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.044%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,337 (59.11%) Agile Software Development
2 781 (34.53%) TDD
3 698 (30.86%) Microservices
4 516 (22.81%) Scrum
5 475 (21.00%) Test Automation
6 464 (20.51%) DevOps
7 438 (19.36%) Continuous Integration
8 413 (18.26%) BDD
9 242 (10.70%) MVC
10 233 (10.30%) OO
11 225 (9.95%) Kanban
12 199 (8.80%) Software Engineering
13 189 (8.36%) SOA
14 186 (8.22%) Unit Testing
15 175 (7.74%) E-Commerce
16 174 (7.69%) Open Source
17 151 (6.68%) Front End Development
18 144 (6.37%) Mentoring
19 139 (6.15%) SDLC
20 130 (5.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,032 (45.62%) Java
2 782 (34.57%) JavaScript
3 508 (22.46%) SQL
4 433 (19.14%) C#
5 283 (12.51%) Python
6 254 (11.23%) Java 8
7 152 (6.72%) TypeScript
8 135 (5.97%) Scala
9 116 (5.13%) PHP
10 91 (4.02%) Ruby
11 88 (3.89%) ES6
12 71 (3.14%) PowerShell
13 70 (3.09%) Apple Swift
14 65 (2.87%) T-SQL
15 56 (2.48%) Perl
16 46 (2.03%) C++
17 44 (1.95%) Bash Shell
18 43 (1.90%) Kotlin
19 36 (1.59%) ES7
20 35 (1.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 178 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 128 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 121 (5.35%) Degree
4 44 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 14 (0.62%) ISEB
7 11 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (0.35%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.18%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.13%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.13%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.13%) MCSE
12 3 (0.13%) SANS
13 2 (0.088%) CISSP
14 1 (0.044%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (5.04%) QA
2 14 (0.62%) NIST
3 12 (0.53%) GDPR
4 11 (0.49%) NCSC
5 8 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.27%) PSD2
7 4 (0.18%) HL7
8 3 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.13%) PMO
9 2 (0.088%) EMIR
9 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.088%) MiFID
10 1 (0.044%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.044%) COBIT
10 1 (0.044%) RosettaNet
10 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.044%) SLA
10 1 (0.044%) WCAG
System Software
1 369 (16.31%) Docker
2 61 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 43 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.19%) Postfix
5 22 (0.97%) vSphere
6 15 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.49%) HDFS
8 8 (0.35%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.18%) Varnish
10 4 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.13%) NDS
11 3 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 3 (0.13%) OpenAM
11 3 (0.13%) OpenDJ
12 1 (0.044%) vCloud
12 1 (0.044%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.044%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.044%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 231 (10.21%) Kubernetes
2 151 (6.68%) Ansible
3 89 (3.93%) Puppet
4 80 (3.54%) Terraform
5 43 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.93%) Kibana
7 17 (0.75%) Mesos
8 16 (0.71%) Marathon
9 14 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
10 13 (0.57%) logstash
10 13 (0.57%) Packer
11 10 (0.44%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (0.40%) Salt
13 8 (0.35%) Nagios
14 7 (0.31%) Consul
14 7 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
15 6 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 238 (10.52%) Microsoft
2 145 (6.41%) Oracle
3 144 (6.37%) Google
4 75 (3.32%) SAP
5 51 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
6 49 (2.17%) VMware
7 46 (2.03%) WSO2
8 45 (1.99%) Splunk
9 44 (1.95%) Apple
9 44 (1.95%) MuleSoft
10 43 (1.90%) IBM
11 34 (1.50%) Atlassian
12 33 (1.46%) HP
13 31 (1.37%) Red Hat
14 27 (1.19%) Talend
15 19 (0.84%) Adobe
15 19 (0.84%) Citrix
16 18 (0.80%) Cypress Semiconductor
17 17 (0.75%) EMC
18 15 (0.66%) New Relic