Period
to 18 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 78 72
Rank change year-on-year -15 -6 +23
Contract jobs citing RESTful 1,770 3,157 3,251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.45% 3.17% 3.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.16% 9.28% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,209 2,292 2,381
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £340 £363 £338
90th Percentile £619 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £421
% change year-on-year - +6.82% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 26
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £48.40 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.69% -0.72% +35.42%
10th Percentile £27.40 £32.28 £34.22
90th Percentile £54.17 £64.75 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year -22.22% -7.69% +35.42%

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 21,682 34,006 32,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.01% 34.18% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,900 23,936 22,944
UK median daily rate £490 £479 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.31% +3.55% +8.82%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 294 332
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.52 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.58% +3.79% -
10th Percentile £18.78 £18.65 £18.50
90th Percentile £78.75 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.69 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.95% +4.22% +5.26%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 -18 1,632 £475 -5.00% 845
London -14 891 £500 -4.76% 324
UK excluding London -24 837 £450 - 584
North of England 0 222 £438 +2.94% 138
South East -63 195 £445 -1.66% 138
Midlands +4 138 £450 - 83
South West +23 133 £450 - 85
North West -20 109 £438 +6.06% 70
Yorkshire +29 95 £450 - 43
West Midlands +18 91 £475 +17.28% 37
Scotland +3 91 £450 +5.88% 40
East Midlands +7 47 £313 -33.28% 46
East of England -41 42 £440 -16.19% 77
North East -1 19 £388 -13.89% 25
Wales +22 14 £513 +15.49% 19
Northern Ireland -10 3 £431 +4.61% 4

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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 1,067 (60.28%) Agile Software Development
2 797 (45.03%) Java
3 612 (34.58%) JavaScript
4 607 (34.29%) TDD
5 561 (31.69%) Web Services
6 528 (29.83%) Microservices
7 519 (29.32%) Git (software)
8 459 (25.93%) HTML
9 445 (25.14%) CSS
10 437 (24.69%) Scrum
11 403 (22.77%) Spring
12 357 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
13 356 (20.11%) SQL
14 353 (19.94%) AngularJS
15 349 (19.72%) Test Automation
16 348 (19.66%) DevOps
17 345 (19.49%) AWS
18 323 (18.25%) .NET
19 312 (17.63%) C#
20 300 (16.95%) Azure
21 295 (16.67%) BDD
21 295 (16.67%) JSON
22 288 (16.27%) React
23 274 (15.48%) Jenkins
24 265 (14.97%) Node.js
25 255 (14.41%) Finance
26 242 (13.67%) HTML5
27 232 (13.11%) SOAP
28 218 (12.32%) MVC
29 208 (11.75%) Docker

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
1 122 (6.89%) Confluence
2 42 (2.37%) CMS
3 33 (1.86%) Tomcat
4 30 (1.69%) Apache
5 29 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 29 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (1.19%) IIS
7 16 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
7 16 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 16 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.73%) nginx
8 13 (0.73%) WebLogic
9 11 (0.62%) Camunda
9 11 (0.62%) Drupal
9 11 (0.62%) JBoss
9 11 (0.62%) NServiceBus
9 11 (0.62%) Umbraco
10 10 (0.56%) Mule
10 10 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.51%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 11 (0.62%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.34%) GIMP
2 6 (0.34%) Zeplin
3 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.11%) Sketch
5 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.056%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (0.23%) Magento
4 3 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.056%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 345 (19.49%) AWS
2 300 (16.95%) Azure
3 111 (6.27%) Amazon EC2
4 106 (5.99%) GitHub
5 73 (4.12%) Serverless
6 71 (4.01%) GCP
7 69 (3.90%) Amazon SQS
8 50 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
9 38 (2.15%) PaaS
10 37 (2.09%) OpenShift
11 26 (1.47%) npm
11 26 (1.47%) SaaS
12 20 (1.13%) Apigee
13 19 (1.07%) Amazon Kinesis
13 19 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (0.85%) IaaS
15 12 (0.68%) Amazon S3
15 12 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (0.68%) Azure Functions
16 10 (0.56%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 95 (5.37%) HTTP
2 24 (1.36%) Internet
3 13 (0.73%) SSL
4 11 (0.62%) Intranet
5 10 (0.56%) DNS
6 9 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.45%) Kerberos
8 7 (0.40%) Firewall
9 6 (0.34%) SSH
10 5 (0.28%) FTP
10 5 (0.28%) Junos
10 5 (0.28%) VXLAN
11 3 (0.17%) DHCP
11 3 (0.17%) IPsec
11 3 (0.17%) NAS
11 3 (0.17%) SAN
11 3 (0.17%) WAN
11 3 (0.17%) X.500
12 2 (0.11%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.11%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 164 (9.27%) Relational Database
3 144 (8.14%) MySQL
3 144 (8.14%) NoSQL
4 126 (7.12%) PostgreSQL
5 105 (5.93%) MongoDB
6 64 (3.62%) Amazon RDS
7 54 (3.05%) Big Data
8 47 (2.66%) RDBMS
9 31 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
9 31 (1.75%) Redis
10 27 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 26 (1.47%) Oracle Database
12 25 (1.41%) Hadoop
13 22 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 17 (0.96%) DB2
15 15 (0.85%) Couchbase
16 14 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
17 13 (0.73%) Cosmos DB
18 11 (0.62%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 519 (29.32%) Git (software)
2 274 (15.48%) Jenkins
3 205 (11.58%) Maven
4 200 (11.30%) JUnit
5 191 (10.79%) JIRA
6 134 (7.57%) Selenium
7 133 (7.51%) Mockito
8 129 (7.29%) Cucumber
9 82 (4.63%) SonarQube
10 80 (4.52%) Gradle
11 74 (4.18%) DbUnit
11 74 (4.18%) jMock
12 59 (3.33%) JMeter
13 51 (2.88%) webpack
14 49 (2.77%) Bitbucket
15 43 (2.43%) Subversion
15 43 (2.43%) Visual Studio
15 43 (2.43%) Visual Studio Team System
16 42 (2.37%) GitLab
17 38 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 255 (14.41%) Finance
2 137 (7.74%) Public Sector
3 125 (7.06%) Banking
4 50 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.54%) Retail
6 43 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 42 (2.37%) Marketing
8 33 (1.86%) Electronics
9 28 (1.58%) Law
10 24 (1.36%) Front Office
11 23 (1.30%) Investment Banking
12 21 (1.19%) Games
13 17 (0.96%) Publishing
14 16 (0.90%) Back Office
15 14 (0.79%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.62%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.40%) Advertising
17 7 (0.40%) Legal
18 5 (0.28%) Automotive
18 5 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,381 (78.02%) Developer
2 392 (22.15%) Java Developer
3 171 (9.66%) .NET Developer
3 171 (9.66%) Senior Developer
4 118 (6.67%) React Developer
5 94 (5.31%) Full Stack Developer
6 87 (4.92%) C# Developer
7 77 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
8 73 (4.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 72 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
10 67 (3.79%) Architect
11 66 (3.73%) PHP Developer
12 64 (3.62%) Software Developer
13 62 (3.50%) UI Developer
14 57 (3.22%) Software Engineer
15 55 (3.11%) Scala Developer
16 54 (3.05%) Angular Developer
16 54 (3.05%) Python Developer
17 51 (2.88%) iOS Developer
18 50 (2.82%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 561 (31.69%) Web Services
2 459 (25.93%) HTML
3 445 (25.14%) CSS
4 403 (22.77%) Spring
5 353 (19.94%) AngularJS
6 323 (18.25%) .NET
7 295 (16.67%) JSON
8 288 (16.27%) React
9 265 (14.97%) Node.js
10 242 (13.67%) HTML5
11 232 (13.11%) SOAP
12 182 (10.28%) Spring Boot
13 163 (9.21%) REST
14 158 (8.93%) XML
15 150 (8.47%) CSS3
16 131 (7.40%) Redux
17 112 (6.33%) ASP.NET
18 93 (5.25%) .NET Framework
19 91 (5.14%) .NET Core
19 91 (5.14%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 163 (9.21%) User Experience
2 112 (6.33%) Mobile App
3 100 (5.65%) Greenfield Project
4 78 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 37 (2.09%) Algorithms
7 33 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (1.58%) Public Cloud
9 23 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
10 22 (1.24%) Animation
10 22 (1.24%) Cloud Native
10 22 (1.24%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.07%) NHS
12 17 (0.96%) Video\Live Streaming
13 14 (0.79%) Management Information System
14 13 (0.73%) Video on Demand
15 12 (0.68%) Blog
15 12 (0.68%) Equities
16 9 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
17 8 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 168 (9.49%) Linux
2 86 (4.86%) Unix
3 85 (4.80%) Apple iOS
4 84 (4.75%) Android
5 56 (3.16%) Windows
6 15 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.79%) Mac OS
8 12 (0.68%) Ubuntu
9 11 (0.62%) Mac OS X
9 11 (0.62%) tvOS
10 6 (0.34%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.28%) VMS
12 4 (0.23%) CentOS
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.056%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,067 (60.28%) Agile Software Development
2 607 (34.29%) TDD
3 528 (29.83%) Microservices
4 437 (24.69%) Scrum
5 357 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
6 349 (19.72%) Test Automation
7 348 (19.66%) DevOps
8 295 (16.67%) BDD
9 218 (12.32%) MVC
10 199 (11.24%) OO
11 181 (10.23%) Open Source
12 179 (10.11%) Kanban
13 172 (9.72%) Software Engineering
14 166 (9.38%) Unit Testing
15 161 (9.10%) Problem-Solving
16 132 (7.46%) Front End Development
17 126 (7.12%) Web Development
18 123 (6.95%) OOP
19 112 (6.33%) Pair Programming
20 111 (6.27%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 797 (45.03%) Java
2 612 (34.58%) JavaScript
3 356 (20.11%) SQL
4 312 (17.63%) C#
5 194 (10.96%) Java 8
6 176 (9.94%) Python
7 118 (6.67%) Scala
8 109 (6.16%) PHP
9 106 (5.99%) TypeScript
10 95 (5.37%) ES6
11 92 (5.20%) Ruby
12 67 (3.79%) Bash Shell
13 54 (3.05%) Kotlin
14 48 (2.71%) Apple Swift
15 41 (2.32%) Groovy
16 35 (1.98%) T-SQL
17 32 (1.81%) ES7
18 31 (1.75%) Objective-C
19 28 (1.58%) Shell Script
20 27 (1.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 164 (9.27%) Security Cleared
2 118 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 90 (5.08%) Degree
4 37 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.56%) ISEB
8 9 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.45%) MCSE
10 6 (0.34%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.34%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.23%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.17%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.17%) SANS
12 3 (0.17%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.11%) CISSP
13 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.11%) HND
13 2 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.86%) QA
2 8 (0.45%) WCAG
3 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.28%) GDPR
3 5 (0.28%) PSD2
4 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.17%) NIST
4 3 (0.17%) SEPA
5 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.11%) PMO
6 1 (0.056%) COBIT
6 1 (0.056%) HL7
6 1 (0.056%) RosettaNet
6 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.056%) SLA
System Software
1 208 (11.75%) Docker
2 53 (2.99%) Postfix
3 31 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (1.53%) Active Directory
5 20 (1.13%) vSphere
6 10 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.40%) HDFS
8 5 (0.28%) GridGain
8 5 (0.28%) KVM
8 5 (0.28%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.17%) NDS
9 3 (0.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 3 (0.17%) Xen
10 2 (0.11%) BusyBox
10 2 (0.11%) Varnish
11 1 (0.056%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 131 (7.40%) Kubernetes
2 43 (2.43%) Terraform
3 42 (2.37%) Ansible
4 25 (1.41%) Puppet
5 15 (0.85%) Kibana
5 15 (0.85%) logstash
6 11 (0.62%) Consul
7 10 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 5 (0.28%) Cobbler
10 5 (0.28%) Icinga
10 5 (0.28%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 5 (0.28%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.28%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.17%) Grafana
11 3 (0.17%) Graphite
11 3 (0.17%) Istio
11 3 (0.17%) linkerd
11 3 (0.17%) Mesos
Vendors
1 154 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 98 (5.54%) Google
3 83 (4.69%) Oracle
4 68 (3.84%) SAP
5 38 (2.15%) Apple
5 38 (2.15%) Atlassian
6 37 (2.09%) VMware
7 27 (1.53%) Red Hat
8 26 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
9 23 (1.30%) hybris
9 23 (1.30%) MuleSoft
10 20 (1.13%) IBM
11 18 (1.02%) Adobe
12 16 (0.90%) Xamarin
13 14 (0.79%) Zend
14 13 (0.73%) New Relic
15 11 (0.62%) NetIQ
16 10 (0.56%) HP
16 10 (0.56%) Sybase
17 9 (0.51%) WSO2