Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 91 121
Rank change year-on-year +23 +30 +55
Contract jobs citing RESTful 3,252 2,420 2,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.24% 2.51% 1.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.18% 8.09% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,383 1,756 1,536
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £338 £319 £313
90th Percentile £601 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £425 £389
% change year-on-year -0.29% +9.32% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 2 9
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% +12.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £34.38 £36.00 £26.55
90th Percentile £63.75 £36.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year +31.94% +3.60% -13.13%

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 31,949 29,911 30,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.87% 30.97% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,804 20,652 21,178
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 335 562
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £14.73 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.31 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.77% +0.67% +8.70%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 +26 2,993 £475 +5.56% 1,139
London +27 1,803 £500 +7.53% 500
UK excluding London +25 1,421 £424 -0.29% 708
South East +32 436 £425 -5.56% 168
North of England -19 292 £410 -3.53% 196
Midlands +45 222 £413 +3.71% 105
East of England +18 169 £450 - 98
Scotland +40 148 £394 +5.00% 49
Yorkshire -15 144 £420 -1.18% 77
East Midlands +55 130 £425 +9.68% 59
North West -28 118 £394 -7.35% 109
West Midlands +10 92 £400 +0.57% 46
South West +16 86 £375 -7.41% 72
Wales +2 59 £475 +5.56% 18
Northern Ireland +7 33 £413 - 2
North East +44 27 £428 +0.59% 10

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 2,158 (66.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1,792 (55.10%) Java
3 1,327 (40.81%) JavaScript
4 1,266 (38.93%) Web Services
5 1,259 (38.71%) TDD
6 1,021 (31.40%) Git (software)
7 921 (28.32%) HTML
8 899 (27.64%) Scrum
9 808 (24.85%) Spring
10 798 (24.54%) CSS
11 775 (23.83%) Continuous Integration
12 772 (23.74%) Microservices
13 747 (22.97%) AngularJS
14 718 (22.08%) BDD
15 663 (20.39%) JSON
16 645 (19.83%) SQL
17 633 (19.46%) Jenkins
18 599 (18.42%) Test Automation
19 583 (17.93%) Node.js
20 549 (16.88%) Finance
21 525 (16.14%) C#
21 525 (16.14%) HTML5
22 513 (15.77%) .NET
23 510 (15.68%) React
24 497 (15.28%) MVC
25 488 (15.01%) NoSQL
26 466 (14.33%) OO
27 455 (13.99%) XML
28 447 (13.75%) Linux
29 445 (13.68%) SOAP

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
1 234 (7.20%) Confluence
2 179 (5.50%) Elasticsearch
3 147 (4.52%) Apache Spark
4 145 (4.46%) Tomcat
5 118 (3.63%) Apache
6 108 (3.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 86 (2.64%) WebSphere
8 74 (2.28%) Cloud Foundry
9 70 (2.15%) CMS
9 70 (2.15%) JBoss
10 65 (2.00%) Mule
11 64 (1.97%) WildFly
12 50 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
13 47 (1.45%) WebLogic
14 40 (1.23%) IIS
15 32 (0.98%) nginx
16 28 (0.86%) Liferay
17 25 (0.77%) GlassFish
18 23 (0.71%) Drupal
19 22 (0.68%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 10 (0.31%) MS Visio
1 10 (0.31%) Pipeline Pilot
2 7 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.092%) Doxygen
5 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.031%) GIMP
6 1 (0.031%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 63 (1.94%) Payment Gateway
2 14 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.31%) Magento
4 7 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.15%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.062%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.062%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.031%) Global One
7 1 (0.031%) Lawson
7 1 (0.031%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle SCM
7 1 (0.031%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.031%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.031%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 426 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
2 242 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (4.06%) PaaS
4 104 (3.20%) GitHub
5 90 (2.77%) Serverless
6 66 (2.03%) npm
7 59 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
8 43 (1.32%) IaaS
9 34 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 31 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
11 30 (0.92%) Amazon S3
12 26 (0.80%) SaaS
13 25 (0.77%) OpenShift
14 19 (0.58%) Google Analytics
14 19 (0.58%) Google Tag Manager
15 18 (0.55%) Google Play
16 15 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 14 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
19 11 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 118 (3.63%) HTTP
2 61 (1.88%) Internet
3 26 (0.80%) TCP/IP
4 25 (0.77%) SSL
5 24 (0.74%) FTP
6 19 (0.58%) Firewall
7 15 (0.46%) Kerberos
8 14 (0.43%) SMS
9 12 (0.37%) AMQP
9 12 (0.37%) Intranet
10 10 (0.31%) LDAP
11 8 (0.25%) MQTT
11 8 (0.25%) SMTP
12 7 (0.22%) DNS
12 7 (0.22%) DSL
13 6 (0.18%) Skype
14 5 (0.15%) BIG-IP
14 5 (0.15%) Junos
14 5 (0.15%) NetScaler
14 5 (0.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 488 (15.01%) NoSQL
2 312 (9.59%) SQL Server
3 287 (8.83%) Relational Database
4 279 (8.58%) MongoDB
5 229 (7.04%) MySQL
6 196 (6.03%) Big Data
7 187 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
8 172 (5.29%) RDBMS
9 160 (4.92%) Hadoop
10 132 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 100 (3.08%) Redis
12 86 (2.64%) HBase
13 70 (2.15%) Oracle Database
14 54 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
15 50 (1.54%) DB2
16 46 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
17 43 (1.32%) Apache Hive
18 35 (1.08%) CouchDB
19 32 (0.98%) Couchbase
19 32 (0.98%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1,021 (31.40%) Git (software)
2 633 (19.46%) Jenkins
3 442 (13.59%) Maven
4 425 (13.07%) JUnit
5 381 (11.72%) JIRA
6 286 (8.79%) Mockito
7 283 (8.70%) Cucumber
8 240 (7.38%) Selenium
9 180 (5.54%) Gradle
10 162 (4.98%) Subversion
11 130 (4.00%) SonarQube
12 113 (3.47%) webpack
13 104 (3.20%) TeamCity
14 92 (2.83%) Xcode
15 88 (2.71%) WebDriver
16 87 (2.68%) Vagrant
17 86 (2.64%) Jasmine
18 85 (2.61%) gulp
19 78 (2.40%) Mocha
20 74 (2.28%) Eclipse
General
1 549 (16.88%) Finance
2 345 (10.61%) Banking
3 98 (3.01%) Marketing
3 98 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 89 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 75 (2.31%) Electronics
6 74 (2.28%) Games
7 58 (1.78%) Investment Banking
7 58 (1.78%) Retail
8 54 (1.66%) Publishing
9 53 (1.63%) Front Office
10 36 (1.11%) Advertising
11 22 (0.68%) Law
12 19 (0.58%) Legal
13 18 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.25%) Automotive
16 5 (0.15%) Back Office
16 5 (0.15%) Online Betting
16 5 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,551 (78.44%) Developer
2 1,005 (30.90%) Java Developer
3 400 (12.30%) Senior Developer
4 276 (8.49%) JavaScript Developer
5 234 (7.20%) .NET Developer
6 230 (7.07%) Full Stack Developer
7 171 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
8 169 (5.20%) Architect
9 151 (4.64%) C# Developer
10 149 (4.58%) Angular Developer
11 148 (4.55%) Agile Developer
12 130 (4.00%) Node.js Developer
13 117 (3.60%) Scala Developer
14 114 (3.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 114 (3.51%) iOS Developer
15 91 (2.80%) Agile Java Developer
15 91 (2.80%) Android Developer
16 90 (2.77%) Java Engineer
16 90 (2.77%) Tester
17 82 (2.52%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,266 (38.93%) Web Services
2 921 (28.32%) HTML
3 808 (24.85%) Spring
4 798 (24.54%) CSS
5 747 (22.97%) AngularJS
6 663 (20.39%) JSON
7 583 (17.93%) Node.js
8 525 (16.14%) HTML5
9 513 (15.77%) .NET
10 510 (15.68%) React
11 455 (13.99%) XML
12 445 (13.68%) SOAP
13 439 (13.50%) REST
14 351 (10.79%) Hibernate
15 346 (10.64%) CSS3
15 346 (10.64%) Spring Boot
16 262 (8.06%) ASP.NET Web API
17 250 (7.69%) jQuery
18 247 (7.60%) ASP.NET
19 217 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 268 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
2 215 (6.61%) User Experience
3 188 (5.78%) Mobile App
4 132 (4.06%) Computer Science
5 123 (3.78%) Fintech
6 115 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
7 112 (3.44%) Linux Command Line
8 90 (2.77%) iPad
9 75 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
10 74 (2.28%) Virtual Team
11 44 (1.35%) iPhone
12 40 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 34 (1.05%) Data Structures
14 32 (0.98%) Social Media
15 28 (0.86%) Online Games
16 24 (0.74%) Video\Live Streaming
17 23 (0.71%) Algorithms
17 23 (0.71%) Online Banking
17 23 (0.71%) Video on Demand
18 22 (0.68%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 447 (13.75%) Linux
2 301 (9.26%) Unix
3 183 (5.63%) Apple iOS
4 166 (5.10%) Android
5 109 (3.35%) Windows
6 75 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 68 (2.09%) VMS
8 53 (1.63%) Mac OS X
9 28 (0.86%) CentOS
10 27 (0.83%) Windows Server
11 15 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.31%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.15%) AIX
14 5 (0.15%) CoreOS
15 4 (0.12%) Solaris
15 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.092%) HPUX
17 2 (0.062%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,158 (66.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1,259 (38.71%) TDD
3 899 (27.64%) Scrum
4 775 (23.83%) Continuous Integration
5 772 (23.74%) Microservices
6 718 (22.08%) BDD
7 599 (18.42%) Test Automation
8 497 (15.28%) MVC
9 466 (14.33%) OO
10 390 (11.99%) DevOps
11 346 (10.64%) Unit Testing
12 340 (10.46%) SOA
13 326 (10.02%) Kanban
14 315 (9.69%) Open Source
15 311 (9.56%) Software Engineering
16 270 (8.30%) Continuous Delivery
17 261 (8.03%) Pair Programming
18 258 (7.93%) E-Commerce
19 238 (7.32%) API Development
20 222 (6.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,792 (55.10%) Java
2 1,327 (40.81%) JavaScript
3 645 (19.83%) SQL
4 525 (16.14%) C#
5 316 (9.72%) Python
6 298 (9.16%) Scala
7 167 (5.14%) Ruby
8 133 (4.09%) PHP
9 131 (4.03%) ES6
10 123 (3.78%) TypeScript
11 122 (3.75%) Apple Swift
12 120 (3.69%) Objective-C
13 103 (3.17%) Groovy
14 78 (2.40%) Shell Script
15 75 (2.31%) Bash Shell
16 71 (2.18%) T-SQL
17 65 (2.00%) PL/SQL
18 63 (1.94%) JPQL
19 54 (1.66%) XPath
20 53 (1.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 201 (6.18%) Degree
2 159 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 109 (3.35%) SC Cleared
4 94 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 54 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (0.58%) Master's Degree
7 14 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.31%) PhD
9 9 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.18%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.18%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.15%) ISEB
12 3 (0.092%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.092%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.092%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.092%) MCSD
13 2 (0.062%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.062%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.031%) CEH
14 1 (0.031%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (5.93%) QA
2 22 (0.68%) GDPR
2 22 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.37%) GCP
5 11 (0.34%) HL7
6 8 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.15%) GPG13
8 3 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.062%) WCAG
10 1 (0.031%) MiFID
10 1 (0.031%) PMO
10 1 (0.031%) PSD2
10 1 (0.031%) SLA
System Software
1 379 (11.65%) Docker
2 61 (1.88%) HDFS
3 38 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 33 (1.01%) Apache Flume
5 27 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (0.71%) Active Directory
8 21 (0.65%) vSphere
9 4 (0.12%) LXC
10 2 (0.062%) Ceph
11 1 (0.031%) KVM
11 1 (0.031%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.031%) Squid
11 1 (0.031%) Varnish
11 1 (0.031%) vCloud
11 1 (0.031%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 150 (4.61%) Ansible
2 141 (4.34%) Puppet
3 114 (3.51%) Kubernetes
4 68 (2.09%) Kibana
5 65 (2.00%) logstash
5 65 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
6 58 (1.78%) Grafana
7 35 (1.08%) Terraform
8 30 (0.92%) Oozie
9 23 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
10 17 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
11 12 (0.37%) StatsD
12 11 (0.34%) Rancher
13 10 (0.31%) Nagios
14 9 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.28%) Mesos
14 9 (0.28%) ZABBIX
15 8 (0.25%) Prometheus
16 6 (0.18%) WebSphere Cast Iron
17 5 (0.15%) Icinga
Vendors
1 306 (9.41%) Oracle
2 205 (6.30%) Microsoft
3 108 (3.32%) Google
4 105 (3.23%) Splunk
5 92 (2.83%) SAP
6 75 (2.31%) AppDynamics
7 64 (1.97%) Red Hat
8 62 (1.91%) IBM
8 62 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 60 (1.85%) Apple
10 55 (1.69%) Atlassian
11 53 (1.63%) WSO2
12 52 (1.60%) Xamarin
13 49 (1.51%) Apigee
14 34 (1.05%) Cloudera
14 34 (1.05%) HP
15 32 (0.98%) VMware
16 29 (0.89%) Hortonworks
17 28 (0.86%) ATG
18 24 (0.74%) Adobe