Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 93 75
Rank change year-on-year -10 -18 0
Contract jobs citing RESTful 683 2,220 3,290
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 2.54% 3.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.39% 8.14% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 1,546 2,506
Median daily rate £475 £500 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.71% +6.11%
10th Percentile £358 £363 £356
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% -20.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -26.32% -5.00%

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 9,245 27,265 35,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.10% 31.21% 34.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,136 18,916 25,146
Median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £338 £325
90th Percentile £688 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 305 336
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.02 £41.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.49% +5.60% +4.22%
10th Percentile £22.50 £20.26 £15.12
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.75 £60.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.71% +2.50%

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 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 -12 608 £475 -5.00% 424
London -32 318 £500 -4.76% 141
UK excluding London +19 317 £450 - 305
Work from Home 0 141 £450 - 104
South East +49 90 £475 +5.56% 66
North of England +36 72 £475 +8.57% 101
South West +21 53 £525 +16.67% 46
North West +25 36 £375 -11.76% 44
Northern Ireland +40 32 £400 - 6
East of England +35 30 £431 -13.75% 26
Midlands -6 30 £375 -16.67% 41
Yorkshire +32 29 £493 +9.44% 38
West Midlands -2 15 £434 -6.22% 21
East Midlands +21 13 £370 -7.50% 20
Scotland -10 9 £419 -6.94% 8
North East +35 7 £542 +35.56% 19
Wales +35 1 £600 +50.00% 12

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 348 (50.95%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (42.75%) Java
3 236 (34.55%) JavaScript
4 202 (29.58%) Microservices
5 196 (28.70%) Web Services
6 178 (26.06%) AWS
7 175 (25.62%) Azure
8 171 (25.04%) TDD
9 167 (24.45%) HTML
10 155 (22.69%) Spring
11 135 (19.77%) CSS
11 135 (19.77%) Git (software)
12 133 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
13 130 (19.03%) Docker
14 129 (18.89%) SQL
15 127 (18.59%) JSON
15 127 (18.59%) DevOps
16 124 (18.16%) .NET
17 121 (17.72%) C#
17 121 (17.72%) Kubernetes
18 120 (17.57%) Scrum
19 117 (17.13%) Jenkins
20 116 (16.98%) Python
21 114 (16.69%) Test Automation
21 114 (16.69%) AngularJS
22 113 (16.54%) React
23 110 (16.11%) Node.js
24 97 (14.20%) Finance
25 96 (14.06%) SOAP
26 91 (13.32%) Java 8

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 30 (4.39%) Apache Spark
2 29 (4.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 26 (3.81%) Red Hat Fuse
4 22 (3.22%) Confluence
4 22 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (2.93%) Mule
5 20 (2.93%) Oracle Service Bus
6 13 (1.90%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.90%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.76%) Apache
8 11 (1.61%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.32%) JBoss
10 8 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.73%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.59%) Apache ServiceMix
13 4 (0.59%) WordPress
14 3 (0.44%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (1.46%) Chatbot
2 7 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.29%) LaTeX
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.15%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 11 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.73%) Lawson
3 4 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.15%) BambooHR
5 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 178 (26.06%) AWS
2 175 (25.62%) Azure
3 49 (7.17%) GitHub
4 46 (6.73%) GCP
5 35 (5.12%) Serverless
6 27 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (3.66%) AWS Lambda
8 24 (3.51%) Amazon S3
9 19 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 19 (2.78%) IaaS
9 19 (2.78%) PaaS
10 17 (2.49%) Amazon SQS
10 17 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (2.20%) Amazon ECS
11 15 (2.20%) OpenShift
12 14 (2.05%) Boomi
12 14 (2.05%) SaaS
13 13 (1.90%) npm
14 11 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
14 11 (1.61%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.42%) HTTP
2 23 (3.37%) HTTPS
2 23 (3.37%) SSL
3 13 (1.90%) Firewall
3 13 (1.90%) Reverse Proxy
3 13 (1.90%) VLAN
4 12 (1.76%) SNMP
5 10 (1.46%) Internet
6 6 (0.88%) DNS
6 6 (0.88%) RTMP
7 3 (0.44%) Junos
7 3 (0.44%) MQTT
7 3 (0.44%) Skype
7 3 (0.44%) VPN
7 3 (0.44%) VXLAN
8 2 (0.29%) DHCP
8 2 (0.29%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.15%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.15%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.15%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (12.01%) MongoDB
2 80 (11.71%) SQL Server
3 75 (10.98%) NoSQL
4 51 (7.47%) MySQL
5 44 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (5.12%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.22%) Amazon RDS
8 21 (3.07%) Big Data
9 18 (2.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 16 (2.34%) Redis
11 14 (2.05%) Oracle Database
12 13 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.61%) Couchbase
14 10 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (1.32%) GIS
15 9 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (1.02%) Power BI
16 7 (1.02%) SAP HANA
16 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 135 (19.77%) Git (software)
2 117 (17.13%) Jenkins
3 87 (12.74%) Maven
4 62 (9.08%) JUnit
5 48 (7.03%) JIRA
6 36 (5.27%) Gradle
7 33 (4.83%) GitLab
8 32 (4.69%) Mockito
9 29 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (4.10%) Cucumber
10 28 (4.10%) Selenium
10 28 (4.10%) SonarQube
11 21 (3.07%) NUnit
12 20 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (2.93%) Visual Studio
13 18 (2.64%) SpecFlow
14 17 (2.49%) JMeter
15 16 (2.34%) Bitbucket
15 16 (2.34%) DbUnit
15 16 (2.34%) jMock
General
1 97 (14.20%) Finance
2 70 (10.25%) Public Sector
3 53 (7.76%) Banking
4 38 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 36 (5.27%) Marketing
6 34 (4.98%) Manufacturing
7 31 (4.54%) Electronics
8 20 (2.93%) Investment Banking
9 16 (2.34%) Front Office
10 6 (0.88%) Advertising
10 6 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.88%) Legal
11 5 (0.73%) Games
11 5 (0.73%) Law
11 5 (0.73%) Publishing
12 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.44%) Police
13 2 (0.29%) Back Office
13 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 447 (65.45%) Developer
2 147 (21.52%) Java Developer
3 70 (10.25%) .NET Developer
4 66 (9.66%) Senior Developer
5 61 (8.93%) Full Stack Developer
6 50 (7.32%) Architect
7 44 (6.44%) React Developer
8 43 (6.30%) JavaScript Developer
9 39 (5.71%) C# Developer
10 38 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
11 36 (5.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 31 (4.54%) ASP.NET Developer
12 31 (4.54%) Azure Developer
13 30 (4.39%) HTML Developer
14 29 (4.25%) Python Developer
15 22 (3.22%) Integration Developer
16 21 (3.07%) Software Engineer
17 20 (2.93%) Angular Developer
18 19 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
18 19 (2.78%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (28.70%) Web Services
2 167 (24.45%) HTML
3 155 (22.69%) Spring
4 135 (19.77%) CSS
5 127 (18.59%) JSON
6 124 (18.16%) .NET
7 114 (16.69%) AngularJS
8 113 (16.54%) React
9 110 (16.11%) Node.js
10 96 (14.06%) SOAP
11 87 (12.74%) Kafka
12 82 (12.01%) XML
13 77 (11.27%) Spring Boot
14 72 (10.54%) HTML5
15 61 (8.93%) ASP.NET
16 59 (8.64%) REST
17 58 (8.49%) Swagger
18 56 (8.20%) Middleware
19 51 (7.47%) Apache Camel
19 51 (7.47%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.83%) User Experience
2 25 (3.66%) Mobile App
3 20 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (1.76%) Cloud Native
5 12 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (1.76%) Public Cloud
6 11 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.46%) Animation
7 10 (1.46%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.32%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.17%) Derivative
9 8 (1.17%) iPad
10 7 (1.02%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.88%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.88%) Equities
11 6 (0.88%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.88%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 67 (9.81%) Linux
2 42 (6.15%) Windows
3 37 (5.42%) Android
4 34 (4.98%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
6 18 (2.64%) Windows Server
7 16 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (2.34%) Unix
8 15 (2.20%) CentOS
9 12 (1.76%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.59%) Solaris
12 3 (0.44%) Debian
12 3 (0.44%) Fedora
12 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.29%) AIX
13 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (50.95%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (29.58%) Microservices
3 171 (25.04%) TDD
4 133 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
5 127 (18.59%) DevOps
6 120 (17.57%) Scrum
7 114 (16.69%) Test Automation
8 85 (12.45%) SDLC
8 85 (12.45%) Software Engineering
9 82 (12.01%) BDD
10 76 (11.13%) OO
11 73 (10.69%) SOA
12 66 (9.66%) Unit Testing
13 57 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
14 53 (7.76%) Open Source
15 52 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
16 50 (7.32%) Computer Science
17 47 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
18 43 (6.30%) Front End Development
19 42 (6.15%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 292 (42.75%) Java
2 236 (34.55%) JavaScript
3 129 (18.89%) SQL
4 121 (17.72%) C#
5 116 (16.98%) Python
6 91 (13.32%) Java 8
7 52 (7.61%) ES6
8 46 (6.73%) Kotlin
9 39 (5.71%) Scala
10 33 (4.83%) TypeScript
11 25 (3.66%) XPath
12 24 (3.51%) Go
13 23 (3.37%) Bash Shell
14 21 (3.07%) Groovy
15 20 (2.93%) PowerShell
15 20 (2.93%) T-SQL
16 19 (2.78%) PL/SQL
17 18 (2.64%) Apple Swift
18 17 (2.49%) Objective-C
19 12 (1.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 90 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 73 (10.69%) SC Cleared
3 39 (5.71%) Degree
4 15 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.73%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.59%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.29%) PhD
11 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.37%) QA
2 14 (2.05%) GDPR
3 5 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.29%) GxP
4 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 130 (19.03%) Docker
2 20 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.78%) vSphere
4 9 (1.32%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.73%) Postfix
6 3 (0.44%) KVM
6 3 (0.44%) NFS
6 3 (0.44%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.15%) HDFS
7 1 (0.15%) NDS
7 1 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.15%) vCloud
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 121 (17.72%) Kubernetes
2 60 (8.78%) Terraform
3 38 (5.56%) Ansible
4 32 (4.69%) Prometheus
5 19 (2.78%) Packer
6 18 (2.64%) Puppet
7 16 (2.34%) Grafana
7 16 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (2.34%) Zipkin
8 15 (2.20%) ZABBIX
9 10 (1.46%) Kibana
10 3 (0.44%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.44%) Icinga
10 3 (0.44%) logstash
10 3 (0.44%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 3 (0.44%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.29%) Consul
12 1 (0.15%) Control-M
12 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 85 (12.45%) Oracle
2 53 (7.76%) SAP
3 47 (6.88%) Microsoft
4 26 (3.81%) Dell
4 26 (3.81%) Talend
5 24 (3.51%) Red Hat
6 22 (3.22%) VMware
7 20 (2.93%) WSO2
8 19 (2.78%) Splunk
9 18 (2.64%) Atlassian
9 18 (2.64%) Google
10 15 (2.20%) MuleSoft
11 12 (1.76%) EMC
12 9 (1.32%) Apple
12 9 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.17%) IBM
14 6 (0.88%) Axway
14 6 (0.88%) Bloomberg
14 6 (0.88%) Infor
14 6 (0.88%) Sun