Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 83 122
Rank change year-on-year +12 +39 +45
Contract jobs citing RESTful 3,409 2,612 2,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.27% 2.74% 2.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.65% 8.50% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,497 1,831 1,677
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £351 £319 £313
90th Percentile £600 £588 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 1
UK median hourly rate £100.50 £41.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.17% -18.63% +27.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year +68.67% - -

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 35,320 30,723 31,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.90% 32.25% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,869 21,233 22,104
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £306 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 381 401
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.26 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.84% +7.36% +2.74%
10th Percentile £15.02 £15.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +1.35%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +16 3,160 £488 +8.33% 991
London +17 1,715 £503 +0.50% 402
UK excluding London +5 1,646 £440 +6.67% 643
South East +28 606 £475 +11.76% 167
North of England -19 373 £425 -0.06% 202
East of England +31 188 £525 +16.67% 69
Midlands -13 188 £425 +13.33% 91
Yorkshire -14 173 £425 - 56
North West -14 162 £413 -2.94% 126
Scotland +21 152 £425 +13.33% 33
West Midlands 0 120 £425 +6.25% 52
South West -6 86 £390 +8.33% 60
East Midlands -18 68 £400 +6.67% 39
North East -22 39 £400 +3.90% 20
Wales -5 34 £400 +14.29% 11
Northern Ireland -2 18 £431 +4.48% 10

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 2,240 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1,812 (53.15%) Java
3 1,449 (42.51%) TDD
4 1,349 (39.57%) JavaScript
5 1,224 (35.90%) Web Services
6 947 (27.78%) Microservices
7 911 (26.72%) Git (software)
8 881 (25.84%) Spring
8 881 (25.84%) HTML
9 806 (23.64%) Test Automation
10 788 (23.12%) CSS
11 784 (23.00%) Scrum
12 750 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
13 698 (20.48%) BDD
14 696 (20.42%) AngularJS
15 692 (20.30%) Jenkins
16 589 (17.28%) JSON
17 582 (17.07%) Finance
18 569 (16.69%) .NET
19 553 (16.22%) Node.js
20 540 (15.84%) Amazon AWS
21 536 (15.72%) OO
22 535 (15.69%) Java 8
23 532 (15.61%) React
24 525 (15.40%) C#
25 512 (15.02%) SOAP
26 509 (14.93%) SQL
27 506 (14.84%) HTML5
28 504 (14.78%) Maven
29 498 (14.61%) MVC

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
1 225 (6.60%) Confluence
2 150 (4.40%) Apache
3 136 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
4 123 (3.61%) Tomcat
5 116 (3.40%) Apache Spark
6 98 (2.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 89 (2.61%) WebSphere
8 81 (2.38%) Mule
9 80 (2.35%) Oracle Service Bus
10 72 (2.11%) CMS
11 53 (1.55%) JBoss
12 43 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
13 42 (1.23%) WildFly
14 40 (1.17%) WebLogic
15 34 (1.00%) GemFire
16 32 (0.94%) MQSeries
17 30 (0.88%) Apache Solr
18 28 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
19 25 (0.73%) Liferay
20 23 (0.67%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 28 (0.82%) Photoshop
2 16 (0.47%) GIMP
3 11 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.12%) InVision
5 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.059%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.029%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.029%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
4 11 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
5 9 (0.26%) ION MarketView
6 8 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.21%) Magento
8 4 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.12%) Global One
8 4 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
8 4 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
9 2 (0.059%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.059%) Pivotal CRM
9 2 (0.059%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.029%) R3 Corda
10 1 (0.029%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.029%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 540 (15.84%) Amazon AWS
2 371 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 152 (4.46%) GitHub
4 137 (4.02%) Serverless
5 90 (2.64%) npm
6 65 (1.91%) PaaS
7 56 (1.64%) SaaS
8 53 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
9 51 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 30 (0.88%) IaaS
11 29 (0.85%) OpenShift
12 28 (0.82%) BrowserStack
13 26 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
14 24 (0.70%) Amazon S3
15 19 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
16 18 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
17 14 (0.41%) Heroku
18 13 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 211 (6.19%) HTTP
2 23 (0.67%) Internet
3 22 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 19 (0.56%) SSL
5 18 (0.53%) Kerberos
6 16 (0.47%) SMS
7 14 (0.41%) Firewall
7 14 (0.41%) FTP
8 11 (0.32%) SMTP
9 8 (0.23%) DNS
9 8 (0.23%) Network Security
10 6 (0.18%) AMQP
10 6 (0.18%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.18%) IMAP
11 5 (0.15%) Broadband
11 5 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.15%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (0.15%) Intranet
12 4 (0.12%) Junos
12 4 (0.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (11.41%) NoSQL
2 356 (10.44%) SQL Server
3 295 (8.65%) Relational Database
4 262 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 259 (7.60%) MySQL
6 242 (7.10%) PostgreSQL
7 151 (4.43%) Big Data
8 136 (3.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 129 (3.78%) RDBMS
10 119 (3.49%) Hadoop
11 99 (2.90%) Redis
12 77 (2.26%) Oracle Database
13 65 (1.91%) HBase
14 37 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 36 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
16 35 (1.03%) Couchbase
16 35 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
17 33 (0.97%) Endeca
18 32 (0.94%) Data Lake
19 28 (0.82%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 911 (26.72%) Git (software)
2 692 (20.30%) Jenkins
3 504 (14.78%) Maven
4 391 (11.47%) JUnit
5 390 (11.44%) JIRA
6 266 (7.80%) Selenium
7 237 (6.95%) Cucumber
8 224 (6.57%) Mockito
9 166 (4.87%) Subversion
10 148 (4.34%) webpack
11 127 (3.73%) SonarQube
12 123 (3.61%) Gradle
13 120 (3.52%) SoapUI
14 105 (3.08%) Mocha
15 95 (2.79%) TeamCity
16 92 (2.70%) Eclipse
16 92 (2.70%) WebDriver
17 79 (2.32%) Babel
18 74 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
19 71 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 582 (17.07%) Finance
2 286 (8.39%) Banking
3 109 (3.20%) Marketing
4 108 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 94 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 91 (2.67%) Retail
7 81 (2.38%) Electronics
7 81 (2.38%) Games
8 56 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 45 (1.32%) Front Office
10 35 (1.03%) Publishing
11 31 (0.91%) Advertising
12 21 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 13 (0.38%) Law
15 11 (0.32%) Legal
16 7 (0.21%) Automotive
17 6 (0.18%) Back Office
18 5 (0.15%) Billing
19 4 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2,575 (75.54%) Developer
2 1,002 (29.39%) Java Developer
3 359 (10.53%) Senior Developer
4 312 (9.15%) .NET Developer
5 226 (6.63%) React Developer
6 214 (6.28%) JavaScript Developer
7 204 (5.98%) Full Stack Developer
8 198 (5.81%) Architect
9 177 (5.19%) C# Developer
10 176 (5.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 175 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
12 131 (3.84%) Angular Developer
13 129 (3.78%) Lead Developer
14 128 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
15 109 (3.20%) Node.js Developer
16 103 (3.02%) Tester
17 101 (2.96%) Agile Developer
17 101 (2.96%) Lead Java Developer
18 100 (2.93%) Scala Developer
19 98 (2.87%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,224 (35.90%) Web Services
2 881 (25.84%) HTML
2 881 (25.84%) Spring
3 788 (23.12%) CSS
4 696 (20.42%) AngularJS
5 589 (17.28%) JSON
6 569 (16.69%) .NET
7 553 (16.22%) Node.js
8 532 (15.61%) React
9 512 (15.02%) SOAP
10 506 (14.84%) HTML5
11 432 (12.67%) Spring Boot
12 418 (12.26%) REST
13 417 (12.23%) XML
14 404 (11.85%) Hibernate
15 354 (10.38%) CSS3
16 285 (8.36%) ASP.NET
17 265 (7.77%) JMS
18 264 (7.74%) jQuery
19 244 (7.16%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 363 (10.65%) Greenfield Project
2 296 (8.68%) User Experience
3 196 (5.75%) Mobile App
4 140 (4.11%) Fintech
5 122 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
6 116 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
7 97 (2.85%) Computer Science
8 92 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
9 66 (1.94%) iPad
10 55 (1.61%) Algorithms
10 55 (1.61%) Virtual Team
11 51 (1.50%) Data Structures
12 34 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 32 (0.94%) iPhone
13 32 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
14 30 (0.88%) Animation
15 24 (0.70%) Management Information System
16 23 (0.67%) NHS
16 23 (0.67%) PKI
17 22 (0.65%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 432 (12.67%) Linux
2 284 (8.33%) Unix
3 207 (6.07%) Android
4 198 (5.81%) Apple iOS
5 82 (2.41%) Windows
6 40 (1.17%) VMS
7 29 (0.85%) Mac OS X
8 15 (0.44%) CentOS
9 13 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 12 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (0.32%) Windows 10
12 10 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.18%) Windows Server
14 5 (0.15%) HPUX
14 5 (0.15%) Solaris
15 3 (0.088%) CoreOS
16 2 (0.059%) Kali Linux
16 2 (0.059%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.059%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.059%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,240 (65.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1,449 (42.51%) TDD
3 947 (27.78%) Microservices
4 806 (23.64%) Test Automation
5 784 (23.00%) Scrum
6 750 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
7 698 (20.48%) BDD
8 536 (15.72%) OO
9 498 (14.61%) MVC
10 404 (11.85%) DevOps
11 386 (11.32%) Unit Testing
12 343 (10.06%) SOA
13 330 (9.68%) Kanban
14 301 (8.83%) Open Source
15 292 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
16 286 (8.39%) Software Engineering
17 283 (8.30%) Front End Development
18 278 (8.15%) Continuous Delivery
19 239 (7.01%) E-Commerce
20 233 (6.83%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,812 (53.15%) Java
2 1,349 (39.57%) JavaScript
3 535 (15.69%) Java 8
4 525 (15.40%) C#
5 509 (14.93%) SQL
6 280 (8.21%) Python
7 274 (8.04%) Scala
8 156 (4.58%) ES6
9 152 (4.46%) Ruby
10 134 (3.93%) Groovy
11 133 (3.90%) PHP
12 132 (3.87%) TypeScript
13 116 (3.40%) Apple Swift
14 97 (2.85%) Shell Script
15 96 (2.82%) Bash Shell
16 91 (2.67%) Objective-C
17 89 (2.61%) Kotlin
18 70 (2.05%) T-SQL
19 56 (1.64%) C++
20 54 (1.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 191 (5.60%) Security Cleared
2 168 (4.93%) Degree
3 139 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 71 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 68 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 35 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 18 (0.53%) ISEB
8 12 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
9 11 (0.32%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.18%) CCNA
10 6 (0.18%) CCNP
10 6 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.12%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.088%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.088%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.088%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.059%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.059%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.059%) OCA
13 2 (0.059%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (4.52%) QA
2 32 (0.94%) GCP
3 27 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.65%) GDPR
5 16 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 15 (0.44%) PMO
7 12 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.32%) COBIT
8 11 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.18%) SLA
11 5 (0.15%) HL7
11 5 (0.15%) WCAG
12 1 (0.029%) IFRS
12 1 (0.029%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.029%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.029%) PSD2
System Software
1 440 (12.91%) Docker
2 73 (2.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 48 (1.41%) HDFS
4 36 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (0.88%) vSphere
7 14 (0.41%) Active Directory
8 12 (0.35%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.21%) LXC
10 5 (0.15%) etcd
11 4 (0.12%) Firmware
11 4 (0.12%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.088%) Ceph
12 3 (0.088%) KVM
12 3 (0.088%) vCloud
13 2 (0.059%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 139 (4.08%) Kubernetes
2 107 (3.14%) Ansible
3 83 (2.43%) Terraform
4 69 (2.02%) Puppet
5 59 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
7 35 (1.03%) logstash
8 32 (0.94%) Kibana
9 24 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
10 18 (0.53%) Grafana
11 16 (0.47%) Consul
11 16 (0.47%) HP ALM
12 15 (0.44%) Mesos
13 14 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
14 13 (0.38%) OpenSSO
15 12 (0.35%) Prometheus
16 11 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
16 11 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
17 10 (0.29%) Oozie
18 9 (0.26%) Control-M
Vendors
1 260 (7.63%) Oracle
2 220 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 136 (3.99%) Google
4 110 (3.23%) SAP
5 95 (2.79%) IBM
6 78 (2.29%) Atlassian
7 66 (1.94%) Splunk
8 59 (1.73%) WSO2
9 53 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
10 46 (1.35%) Apple
11 39 (1.14%) VMware
12 33 (0.97%) Adobe
12 33 (0.97%) MuleSoft
13 32 (0.94%) Apigee
14 31 (0.91%) Cisco
15 29 (0.85%) AppDynamics
16 21 (0.62%) ATG
16 21 (0.62%) Hortonworks
17 19 (0.56%) Capita
17 19 (0.56%) Sitecore