Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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.

RESTful
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 101 149
Rank change year-on-year +33 +48 +38
Contract jobs citing RESTful 3347 2454 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.26% 2.32% 1.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.17% 7.62% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2444 1836 1442
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £327 £313 £313
90th Percentile £613 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £395
% change year-on-year - +4.43% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 2 7
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.42% -4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £35.60 £36.00 £31.41
90th Percentile £63.75 £36.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +35.42% -4.00% +13.64%

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 32915 32203 32498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 30.39% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23251 22320 22282
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 368 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.09 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.64% -2.67% +10.29%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +30 3060 £475 +5.56% 396
London +36 1796 £500 +11.11% 152
UK excluding London +49 1516 £413 - 269
South East +63 476 £425 -5.56% 63
North of England +5 302 £420 -1.18% 79
Midlands +61 239 £400 - 42
East of England +13 159 £450 +28.57% 36
Scotland +44 152 £375 - 11
Yorkshire -13 137 £425 - 21
East Midlands +57 136 £425 - 20
North West -4 131 £400 -3.61% 51
West Midlands +16 101 £378 -3.21% 22
South West +4 91 £366 +0.34% 24
Wales +27 60 £463 -2.63% 13
Northern Ireland +3 52 £413 - 1
North East +59 31 £475 +8.57% 7

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RESTful 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 RESTful.

1 2202 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1794 (53.60%) Java
3 1354 (40.45%) JavaScript
4 1273 (38.03%) TDD
5 1256 (37.53%) Web Services
6 1133 (33.85%) Git (software)
7 1003 (29.97%) HTML
8 978 (29.22%) Scrum
9 874 (26.11%) CSS
10 840 (25.10%) Spring
11 819 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
12 811 (24.23%) AngularJS
13 752 (22.47%) JSON
14 707 (21.12%) Microservices
15 696 (20.79%) BDD
16 651 (19.45%) SQL
17 649 (19.39%) Jenkins
18 589 (17.60%) Node.js
19 567 (16.94%) HTML5
20 559 (16.70%) C#
21 548 (16.37%) Test Automation
22 544 (16.25%) .NET
23 520 (15.54%) MVC
24 504 (15.06%) NoSQL
25 502 (15.00%) Finance
26 489 (14.61%) Linux
27 488 (14.58%) React
28 482 (14.40%) XML
29 466 (13.92%) REST
30 462 (13.80%) OO

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
1 255 (7.62%) Confluence
2 154 (4.60%) Elasticsearch
3 151 (4.51%) Tomcat
4 129 (3.85%) Apache Spark
5 123 (3.67%) Apache
6 111 (3.32%) WebSphere
7 103 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 91 (2.72%) CMS
9 80 (2.39%) JBoss
10 63 (1.88%) WildFly
11 54 (1.61%) IIS
12 53 (1.58%) WebLogic
13 50 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
14 46 (1.37%) Mule
15 32 (0.96%) nginx
16 31 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
17 29 (0.87%) Drupal
18 25 (0.75%) Apache Solr
19 23 (0.69%) GlassFish
20 20 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (0.48%) MS Visio
2 13 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.30%) Pipeline Pilot
5 9 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (0.090%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.060%) GIMP
10 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.030%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 54 (1.61%) Payment Gateway
2 22 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.42%) Magento
4 7 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.15%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.090%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.060%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.060%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.030%) Lawson
9 1 (0.030%) OpenText Process Suite
9 1 (0.030%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.030%) Oracle SCM
9 1 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.030%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 397 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
2 241 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 142 (4.24%) PaaS
4 114 (3.41%) GitHub
5 75 (2.24%) Serverless
6 63 (1.88%) npm
7 48 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
8 38 (1.14%) IaaS
8 38 (1.14%) SaaS
9 36 (1.08%) Amazon S3
10 35 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (0.90%) OpenShift
12 19 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 18 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
14 16 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 16 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 16 (0.48%) Yarn
15 15 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (0.45%) Google Analytics
16 14 (0.42%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 171 (5.11%) HTTP
2 59 (1.76%) Internet
3 37 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.57%) Firewall
5 18 (0.54%) FTP
5 18 (0.54%) LDAP
5 18 (0.54%) SSL
6 14 (0.42%) DSL
6 14 (0.42%) SMS
7 13 (0.39%) DNS
7 13 (0.39%) Network Security
8 12 (0.36%) AMQP
9 11 (0.33%) SMTP
10 10 (0.30%) Intranet
11 9 (0.27%) Kerberos
12 8 (0.24%) MQTT
13 7 (0.21%) Bluetooth
14 6 (0.18%) BIG-IP
14 6 (0.18%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.18%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (15.06%) NoSQL
2 320 (9.56%) SQL Server
3 317 (9.47%) Relational Database
4 290 (8.66%) MongoDB
5 270 (8.07%) MySQL
6 192 (5.74%) Big Data
7 190 (5.68%) RDBMS
8 176 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
9 151 (4.51%) Hadoop
10 132 (3.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 79 (2.36%) Redis
12 70 (2.09%) Oracle Database
13 65 (1.94%) HBase
14 58 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
15 57 (1.70%) DB2
16 47 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
17 29 (0.87%) Apache Hive
17 29 (0.87%) Endeca
17 29 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
18 28 (0.84%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1133 (33.85%) Git (software)
2 649 (19.39%) Jenkins
3 436 (13.03%) JIRA
4 407 (12.16%) JUnit
5 381 (11.38%) Maven
6 270 (8.07%) Mockito
7 246 (7.35%) Cucumber
8 233 (6.96%) Selenium
9 215 (6.42%) Subversion
10 186 (5.56%) Gradle
11 133 (3.97%) TeamCity
12 106 (3.17%) Xcode
13 103 (3.08%) SonarQube
14 99 (2.96%) webpack
15 96 (2.87%) WebDriver
16 91 (2.72%) gulp
17 88 (2.63%) Eclipse
18 82 (2.45%) Protractor
19 78 (2.33%) NUnit
20 75 (2.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 502 (15.00%) Finance
2 360 (10.76%) Banking
3 96 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 91 (2.72%) Marketing
4 91 (2.72%) Retail
5 75 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 64 (1.91%) Publishing
7 62 (1.85%) Electronics
8 61 (1.82%) Games
9 60 (1.79%) Investment Banking
10 50 (1.49%) Front Office
11 35 (1.05%) Advertising
12 25 (0.75%) Law
13 22 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 15 (0.45%) Legal
16 10 (0.30%) Automotive
17 7 (0.21%) Digital Economy
18 5 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
18 5 (0.15%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 2668 (79.71%) Developer
2 986 (29.46%) Java Developer
3 446 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 286 (8.54%) JavaScript Developer
5 268 (8.01%) Full Stack Developer
6 222 (6.63%) .NET Developer
7 178 (5.32%) Senior Java Developer
8 170 (5.08%) Architect
9 168 (5.02%) C# Developer
10 157 (4.69%) Agile Developer
10 157 (4.69%) Angular Developer
11 156 (4.66%) iOS Developer
12 134 (4.00%) Node.js Developer
13 133 (3.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 132 (3.94%) Scala Developer
15 106 (3.17%) Web Developer
16 103 (3.08%) Android Developer
17 95 (2.84%) Python Developer
18 93 (2.78%) Lead Developer
19 91 (2.72%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1256 (37.53%) Web Services
2 1003 (29.97%) HTML
3 874 (26.11%) CSS
4 840 (25.10%) Spring
5 811 (24.23%) AngularJS
6 752 (22.47%) JSON
7 589 (17.60%) Node.js
8 567 (16.94%) HTML5
9 544 (16.25%) .NET
10 488 (14.58%) React
11 482 (14.40%) XML
12 466 (13.92%) REST
13 401 (11.98%) SOAP
14 367 (10.97%) CSS3
15 353 (10.55%) Hibernate
16 344 (10.28%) Spring Boot
17 288 (8.60%) jQuery
18 247 (7.38%) ASP.NET
19 237 (7.08%) ASP.NET Web API
20 213 (6.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 268 (8.01%) User Experience
2 206 (6.15%) Mobile App
3 204 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
4 138 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 121 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
6 105 (3.14%) iPad
7 101 (3.02%) Fintech
8 93 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
9 89 (2.66%) Linux Command Line
10 69 (2.06%) iPhone
11 51 (1.52%) Virtual Team
12 46 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 44 (1.31%) Data Structures
14 33 (0.99%) Social Media
15 25 (0.75%) Animation
15 25 (0.75%) Management Information System
16 23 (0.69%) Cloud Native
17 21 (0.63%) N-Tier
17 21 (0.63%) Public Cloud
17 21 (0.63%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 489 (14.61%) Linux
2 305 (9.11%) Unix
3 234 (6.99%) Apple iOS
4 197 (5.89%) Android
5 145 (4.33%) Windows
6 83 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (1.55%) VMS
8 47 (1.40%) Mac OS X
9 32 (0.96%) Windows Server
10 17 (0.51%) CentOS
11 11 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.27%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.24%) CoreOS
13 8 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.15%) AIX
15 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.090%) Solaris
17 2 (0.060%) Debian
17 2 (0.060%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2202 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1273 (38.03%) TDD
3 978 (29.22%) Scrum
4 819 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
5 707 (21.12%) Microservices
6 696 (20.79%) BDD
7 548 (16.37%) Test Automation
8 520 (15.54%) MVC
9 462 (13.80%) OO
10 413 (12.34%) DevOps
11 345 (10.31%) Kanban
12 337 (10.07%) Unit Testing
13 332 (9.92%) Open Source
14 316 (9.44%) Software Engineering
15 307 (9.17%) SOA
16 267 (7.98%) Pair Programming
17 254 (7.59%) Continuous Delivery
18 251 (7.50%) E-Commerce
19 246 (7.35%) Front End Development
19 246 (7.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1794 (53.60%) Java
2 1354 (40.45%) JavaScript
3 651 (19.45%) SQL
4 559 (16.70%) C#
5 352 (10.52%) Python
6 307 (9.17%) Scala
7 182 (5.44%) Ruby
8 159 (4.75%) Objective-C
9 157 (4.69%) Apple Swift
10 150 (4.48%) PHP
11 134 (4.00%) TypeScript
12 126 (3.76%) ES6
13 97 (2.90%) Groovy
14 89 (2.66%) Shell Script
15 76 (2.27%) T-SQL
16 68 (2.03%) Bash Shell
17 67 (2.00%) PL/SQL
18 65 (1.94%) PowerShell
19 54 (1.61%) C++
20 53 (1.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 204 (6.10%) Degree
2 158 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 114 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 100 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 53 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (0.63%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.30%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.30%) PhD
9 8 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.21%) ISEB
11 6 (0.18%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.12%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.090%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.090%) MCSD
15 2 (0.060%) APMP
15 2 (0.060%) BC Cleared
15 2 (0.060%) CFA
15 2 (0.060%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (5.50%) QA
2 20 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 17 (0.51%) GDPR
4 12 (0.36%) GPG13
4 12 (0.36%) HL7
5 9 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.21%) GCP
7 2 (0.060%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.030%) MiFID
8 1 (0.030%) SLA
System Software
1 381 (11.38%) Docker
2 42 (1.25%) HDFS
3 28 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 20 (0.60%) Apache Flume
5 19 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.54%) Active Directory
7 13 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.18%) LXC
8 6 (0.18%) vSphere
9 2 (0.060%) GridGain
9 2 (0.060%) Varnish
10 1 (0.030%) Ceph
10 1 (0.030%) KVM
10 1 (0.030%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.030%) Squid
10 1 (0.030%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 147 (4.39%) Puppet
2 139 (4.15%) Ansible
3 109 (3.26%) Kubernetes
4 80 (2.39%) Kibana
5 75 (2.24%) logstash
5 75 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (1.49%) Grafana
7 43 (1.28%) Terraform
8 16 (0.48%) Rancher
9 15 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
10 13 (0.39%) Oozie
11 12 (0.36%) Control-M
11 12 (0.36%) Graphite
12 11 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
12 11 (0.33%) Prometheus
13 9 (0.27%) Mesos
13 9 (0.27%) ZABBIX
14 8 (0.24%) Nagios
15 7 (0.21%) StatsD
16 6 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 347 (10.37%) Oracle
2 232 (6.93%) Microsoft
3 98 (2.93%) Google
3 98 (2.93%) Splunk
4 91 (2.72%) IBM
5 75 (2.24%) AppDynamics
5 75 (2.24%) SAP
6 72 (2.15%) Apple
7 62 (1.85%) Atlassian
7 62 (1.85%) Xamarin
8 48 (1.43%) Red Hat
9 47 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
10 46 (1.37%) WSO2
11 45 (1.34%) Apigee
12 28 (0.84%) MuleSoft
13 27 (0.81%) ATG
13 27 (0.81%) Cloudera
14 26 (0.78%) hybris
14 26 (0.78%) VMware
15 24 (0.72%) Adobe