Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 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
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 130 106 95
Rank change year-on-year -24 -11 -13
Contract jobs citing RESTful 1,738 893 1,778
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 2.23% 2.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.01% 7.34% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,268 636 1,225
10th Percentile £406 £325 £345
25th Percentile £463 £400 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £539 £487 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.68% +2.47% -5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £550
90th Percentile £750 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £440 £450
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 7
10th Percentile £38.25 " £16.00
25th Percentile £48.50 £25.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate £64.50 £41.00 £48.85
Median % change year-on-year +57.32% -16.07% +0.93%
75th Percentile £67.80 £55.00 £54.39
90th Percentile £81.00 £59.20 £59.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.25 £25.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +144.12% +59.38% -64.44%

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 24,797 12,172 21,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.65% 30.34% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,049 8,651 15,284
10th Percentile £381 £313 £330
25th Percentile £450 £400 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £480 £490
Median % change year-on-year +14.58% -2.04% +3.16%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 140 202
10th Percentile £20.89 £25.41 £17.21
25th Percentile £36.64 £35.75 £31.50
Median hourly rate £51.25 £45.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.89% -2.17% +9.73%
75th Percentile £65.50 £57.63 £53.00
90th Percentile £76.81 £63.53 £78.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.50 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% +7.34%

RESTful
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RESTful in the UK

RESTful
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing RESTful.

Daily rate trend for RESTful in the UK

RESTful
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing RESTful over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for RESTful in the UK

RESTful
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing RESTful.

Hourly rate trend for RESTful in the UK

RESTful
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing RESTful over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for RESTful in the UK

RESTful
Top 17 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 17 January 2022. 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 -25 1,388 £540 +10.77% 619
London -14 850 £575 +9.52% 259
Work from Home -42 526 £550 +15.79% 168
UK excluding London -27 515 £495 +12.50% 403
South East -29 139 £498 +10.56% 66
North of England -5 118 £500 +13.64% 131
Midlands -45 80 £500 +24.61% 74
North West -3 61 £480 +7.87% 74
Scotland -22 61 £450 +5.88% 34
South West -21 48 £525 +19.32% 40
Yorkshire -15 45 £550 +29.41% 37
East Midlands -4 41 £500 +36.99% 32
East of England -27 41 £494 +16.18% 40
West Midlands -65 36 £475 +13.61% 40
Wales -8 20 £445 +22.76% 10
North East +5 16 £525 +16.67% 20
Northern Ireland -13 8 £451 +0.22% 8

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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.

1 970 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 791 (45.51%) Java
3 651 (37.46%) JavaScript
4 622 (35.79%) Microservices
5 545 (31.36%) Git (software)
6 462 (26.58%) TDD
7 448 (25.78%) DevOps
8 402 (23.13%) AWS
9 397 (22.84%) Spring
10 395 (22.73%) SQL
11 390 (22.44%) Azure
12 383 (22.04%) HTML
13 376 (21.63%) Web Services
14 365 (21.00%) Docker
15 364 (20.94%) Test Automation
16 351 (20.20%) Jenkins
17 338 (19.45%) CSS
17 338 (19.45%) Social Skills
18 328 (18.87%) React
19 325 (18.70%) Scrum
20 320 (18.41%) Finance
21 317 (18.24%) C#
22 316 (18.18%) .NET
23 307 (17.66%) Node.js
24 291 (16.74%) Python
25 277 (15.94%) Kubernetes
26 269 (15.48%) Full Stack Development
27 253 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
28 248 (14.27%) Software Engineering
29 242 (13.92%) AngularJS

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
1 110 (6.33%) Confluence
2 49 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (2.65%) Tomcat
4 39 (2.24%) Apache
5 36 (2.07%) SharePoint
6 30 (1.73%) Apache Spark
7 29 (1.67%) CMS
8 23 (1.32%) nginx
9 22 (1.27%) WebSphere
10 19 (1.09%) JBoss
11 16 (0.92%) IIS
12 15 (0.86%) EPiServer
13 14 (0.81%) Gunicorn
14 11 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (0.63%) Headless CMS
15 10 (0.58%) Jetty
15 10 (0.58%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.58%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
17 8 (0.46%) Mule
Applications
1 11 (0.63%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.058%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.058%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 16 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 3 (0.17%) Magento
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.058%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.058%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.058%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.058%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 402 (23.13%) AWS
2 390 (22.44%) Azure
3 110 (6.33%) Serverless
4 94 (5.41%) npm
5 74 (4.26%) GitHub
6 72 (4.14%) PaaS
7 69 (3.97%) SaaS
8 68 (3.91%) OpenShift
9 67 (3.86%) GCP
10 49 (2.82%) Amazon S3
11 48 (2.76%) Power Platform
12 44 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
13 40 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
14 35 (2.01%) Azure Service Bus
15 32 (1.84%) Amazon EKS
16 29 (1.67%) Yarn
17 27 (1.55%) Azure Functions
18 24 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 23 (1.32%) IaaS
20 21 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 107 (6.16%) HTTP
2 25 (1.44%) Internet
3 16 (0.92%) SSL
4 13 (0.75%) DNS
4 13 (0.75%) Firewall
4 13 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.58%) RTMP
6 9 (0.52%) Kerberos
7 8 (0.46%) VPN
8 6 (0.35%) FTP
9 5 (0.29%) Intranet
10 4 (0.23%) ATM
10 4 (0.23%) BIG-IP
10 4 (0.23%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.17%) AMQP
11 3 (0.17%) DHCP
11 3 (0.17%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.12%) IPv4
12 2 (0.12%) IPv6
12 2 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 201 (11.57%) NoSQL
3 154 (8.86%) MongoDB
4 147 (8.46%) Relational Database
5 131 (7.54%) PostgreSQL
6 113 (6.50%) MySQL
7 64 (3.68%) Redis
8 61 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
9 47 (2.70%) Big Data
10 45 (2.59%) Oracle Database
11 41 (2.36%) Power BI
12 34 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 32 (1.84%) RDBMS
14 29 (1.67%) Data Lake
15 27 (1.55%) Hadoop
16 26 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
16 26 (1.50%) Hazelcast
17 25 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
18 24 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
19 17 (0.98%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 545 (31.36%) Git (software)
2 351 (20.20%) Jenkins
3 218 (12.54%) JIRA
4 210 (12.08%) Maven
5 103 (5.93%) Cucumber
6 96 (5.52%) Selenium
7 91 (5.24%) JUnit
8 85 (4.89%) GitLab
9 77 (4.43%) webpack
10 55 (3.16%) Postman
11 52 (2.99%) Mockito
11 52 (2.99%) TeamCity
12 45 (2.59%) git-flow
13 43 (2.47%) Mocha
14 41 (2.36%) Jasmine
15 40 (2.30%) Gradle
16 39 (2.24%) Gatling
16 39 (2.24%) NUnit
16 39 (2.24%) REST Assured
17 37 (2.13%) Bitbucket
General
1 338 (19.45%) Social Skills
2 320 (18.41%) Finance
3 205 (11.80%) Banking
4 142 (8.17%) Public Sector
5 113 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
6 96 (5.52%) Investment Banking
7 67 (3.86%) Front Office
8 55 (3.16%) Marketing
9 51 (2.93%) Retail
10 31 (1.78%) Telecoms
11 29 (1.67%) Publishing
12 28 (1.61%) Presentation Skills
13 25 (1.44%) Documentation Skills
13 25 (1.44%) Electronics
14 22 (1.27%) Manufacturing
15 15 (0.86%) Automotive
15 15 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
16 14 (0.81%) Financial Institution
16 14 (0.81%) Games
17 11 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,238 (71.23%) Developer
2 397 (22.84%) Java Developer
3 252 (14.50%) Senior Developer
4 143 (8.23%) .NET Developer
5 127 (7.31%) Full Stack Developer
6 126 (7.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 105 (6.04%) Architect
8 98 (5.64%) React Developer
9 94 (5.41%) Python Developer
10 91 (5.24%) Software Engineer
11 71 (4.09%) C# Developer
12 66 (3.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 64 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
14 61 (3.51%) Software Developer
15 53 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
16 52 (2.99%) Angular Developer
17 49 (2.82%) Backend Developer
18 48 (2.76%) Core Java Developer
19 44 (2.53%) iOS Developer
20 42 (2.42%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (22.84%) Spring
2 383 (22.04%) HTML
3 376 (21.63%) Web Services
4 338 (19.45%) CSS
5 328 (18.87%) React
6 316 (18.18%) .NET
7 307 (17.66%) Node.js
8 242 (13.92%) AngularJS
9 238 (13.69%) Spring Boot
10 197 (11.33%) JSON
11 156 (8.98%) HTML5
12 153 (8.80%) Kafka
13 147 (8.46%) .NET Core
14 134 (7.71%) XML
15 133 (7.65%) .NET Framework
16 127 (7.31%) REST
16 127 (7.31%) SOAP
17 104 (5.98%) ASP.NET Web API
18 102 (5.87%) Hibernate
19 97 (5.58%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 161 (9.26%) User Experience
2 79 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 77 (4.43%) Data Structures
4 57 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 55 (3.16%) Algorithms
6 54 (3.11%) Mobile App
7 45 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
8 42 (2.42%) Derivative
9 40 (2.30%) Cloud Native
10 33 (1.90%) Public Cloud
11 29 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
12 26 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
13 25 (1.44%) Client/Server
13 25 (1.44%) Fixed Income
14 19 (1.09%) Management Information System
15 17 (0.98%) Equities
16 16 (0.92%) iPad
17 12 (0.69%) Legacy Systems
18 10 (0.58%) NHS
18 10 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 205 (11.80%) Linux
2 93 (5.35%) Unix
3 79 (4.55%) Windows
4 71 (4.09%) Android
5 69 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 27 (1.55%) Mac OS
7 15 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.75%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.46%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.35%) VMS
11 5 (0.29%) tvOS
12 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.058%) CentOS
15 1 (0.058%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.058%) Mesosphere
15 1 (0.058%) watchOS
15 1 (0.058%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 970 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 622 (35.79%) Microservices
3 462 (26.58%) TDD
4 448 (25.78%) DevOps
5 364 (20.94%) Test Automation
6 325 (18.70%) Scrum
7 269 (15.48%) Full Stack Development
8 253 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
9 248 (14.27%) Software Engineering
10 239 (13.75%) BDD
11 221 (12.72%) MVC
12 193 (11.10%) Unit Testing
13 182 (10.47%) OO
14 178 (10.24%) API Design
15 176 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
16 166 (9.55%) Front End Development
17 148 (8.52%) API Development
18 133 (7.65%) Multithreading
19 117 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
20 105 (6.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 791 (45.51%) Java
2 651 (37.46%) JavaScript
3 395 (22.73%) SQL
4 317 (18.24%) C#
5 291 (16.74%) Python
6 201 (11.57%) TypeScript
7 189 (10.87%) Java 8
8 93 (5.35%) Scala
9 77 (4.43%) ES6
10 73 (4.20%) Java 11
11 67 (3.86%) PowerShell
12 56 (3.22%) Ruby
13 54 (3.11%) Apple Swift
13 54 (3.11%) Bash
14 46 (2.65%) PHP
15 45 (2.59%) Shell Script
16 44 (2.53%) Kotlin
17 40 (2.30%) Objective-C
18 39 (2.24%) T-SQL
19 31 (1.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 197 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 161 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 91 (5.24%) Degree
4 34 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (0.92%) AWS Certification
7 10 (0.58%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.35%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.23%) PhD
10 4 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.17%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.17%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.12%) CCNA
12 2 (0.12%) CISM
12 2 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.12%) GIAC
12 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.12%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (7.54%) QA
2 93 (5.35%) Accessibility
3 13 (0.75%) GDPR
3 13 (0.75%) WCAG
4 12 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.29%) SLA
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.12%) COBIT
7 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.12%) NIST
7 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.12%) RMADS
7 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.058%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.058%) PSD2
8 1 (0.058%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 365 (21.00%) Docker
2 27 (1.55%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.17%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.12%) iptables
5 2 (0.12%) KVM
5 2 (0.12%) Postfix
5 2 (0.12%) Xen
6 1 (0.058%) Firmware
6 1 (0.058%) HDFS
6 1 (0.058%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 277 (15.94%) Kubernetes
2 91 (5.24%) Ansible
3 68 (3.91%) Terraform
4 38 (2.19%) Grafana
5 33 (1.90%) Prometheus
6 26 (1.50%) Kibana
7 17 (0.98%) Puppet
8 16 (0.92%) logstash
9 15 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.40%) Consul
11 7 (0.40%) Graphite
11 7 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (0.40%) Nagios
12 4 (0.23%) Graylog
12 4 (0.23%) Rancher
13 3 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 3 (0.17%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
14 2 (0.12%) MIIS
Vendors
1 168 (9.67%) Oracle
2 140 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 44 (2.53%) Google
4 34 (1.96%) IBM
4 34 (1.96%) SAP
5 32 (1.84%) MuleSoft
6 29 (1.67%) Databricks
7 25 (1.44%) Telerik
8 24 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
9 22 (1.27%) Atlassian
10 19 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 17 (0.98%) Solace
12 13 (0.75%) Apple
12 13 (0.75%) Splunk
13 12 (0.69%) New Relic
14 11 (0.63%) BiZZdesign
14 11 (0.63%) TIBCO
15 9 (0.52%) Adobe
15 9 (0.52%) Blackboard
15 9 (0.52%) Zend