Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 72 89
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17 +25
Contract jobs citing RESTful 2,801 3,302 2,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.08% 3.25% 2.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.38% 9.93% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,995 2,385 1,677
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £370 £350 £319
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £420
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 14
UK median hourly rate £51.00 £70.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.14% +78.34% +33.05%
10th Percentile £35.00 £54.50 £35.00
90th Percentile £64.75 £93.03 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.20 £70.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year -29.71% +78.34% +33.05%

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 29,852 33,260 28,912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.81% 32.75% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,944 23,403 19,978
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.27% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 332 355
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +6.58%
10th Percentile £17.75 £16.25 £16.07
90th Percentile £60.00 £58.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019. 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 -4 2,626 £500 +2.56% 316
London -3 1,489 £525 +5.00% 166
UK excluding London -4 1,272 £450 +4.65% 164
South East -20 392 £450 -5.26% 55
North of England +9 309 £463 +15.63% 33
South West +43 174 £450 +15.76% 16
Yorkshire +2 162 £500 +21.21% 13
Midlands -3 148 £450 +5.88% 34
Scotland +26 123 £425 - 7
East of England -21 114 £525 +2.44% 13
North West -8 101 £425 +6.18% 17
West Midlands -9 90 £450 +1.12% 18
East Midlands -9 48 £475 +18.75% 16
North East +33 46 £463 +15.63% 3
Wales -3 17 £434 +8.44% 6
Northern Ireland +6 4 £400 -7.19% 1

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 1,692 (60.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,394 (49.77%) Java
3 1,072 (38.27%) JavaScript
4 1,071 (38.24%) TDD
5 915 (32.67%) Web Services
6 831 (29.67%) Microservices
7 726 (25.92%) Git (software)
8 703 (25.10%) HTML
9 658 (23.49%) SQL
10 645 (23.03%) CSS
11 631 (22.53%) Spring
12 613 (21.89%) Amazon AWS
13 609 (21.74%) .NET
14 606 (21.64%) Scrum
15 601 (21.46%) C#
16 582 (20.78%) AngularJS
17 557 (19.89%) Microsoft Azure
18 550 (19.64%) Test Automation
19 548 (19.56%) JSON
20 533 (19.03%) Jenkins
21 529 (18.89%) SOAP
22 516 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
23 485 (17.32%) BDD
24 477 (17.03%) DevOps
25 459 (16.39%) Node.js
26 437 (15.60%) React
27 433 (15.46%) Finance
28 416 (14.85%) Java 8
29 413 (14.74%) Docker
30 373 (13.32%) Python

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
1 184 (6.57%) Confluence
2 84 (3.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 82 (2.93%) Mule
4 67 (2.39%) Oracle Service Bus
5 63 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
6 55 (1.96%) Apache
6 55 (1.96%) Tomcat
7 51 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
8 42 (1.50%) Apache Spark
9 37 (1.32%) CMS
10 36 (1.29%) WebSphere
11 35 (1.25%) JBoss
12 31 (1.11%) WebLogic
13 21 (0.75%) SharePoint
14 17 (0.61%) IIS
14 17 (0.61%) MQSeries
15 15 (0.54%) nginx
16 13 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 13 (0.46%) GeoServer
16 13 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (1.11%) Photoshop
2 11 (0.39%) Chatbot
3 7 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.071%) GIMP
4 2 (0.071%) InVision
4 2 (0.071%) Sketch
4 2 (0.071%) Zeplin
5 1 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.036%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.036%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 68 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.39%) Magento
4 8 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.18%) HFM
6 5 (0.18%) Maximo
6 5 (0.18%) R3 Corda
6 5 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
8 3 (0.11%) Quorum
8 3 (0.11%) Ripple XRP
9 2 (0.071%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.036%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.036%) OpenCart
10 1 (0.036%) Oracle BRM
10 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 613 (21.89%) Amazon AWS
2 557 (19.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 131 (4.68%) Serverless
4 124 (4.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 120 (4.28%) GitHub
6 106 (3.78%) PaaS
7 94 (3.36%) SaaS
8 84 (3.00%) Amazon EC2
9 64 (2.28%) npm
10 59 (2.11%) IaaS
11 56 (2.00%) Azure Functions
12 54 (1.93%) Apigee
13 53 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
14 51 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
15 50 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
16 34 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 34 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
17 27 (0.96%) Amazon S3
17 27 (0.96%) Power Platform
18 20 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 136 (4.86%) HTTP
2 35 (1.25%) SSL
3 28 (1.00%) Internet
4 18 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.61%) Firewall
6 13 (0.46%) Skype
7 11 (0.39%) SMTP
8 10 (0.36%) NAS
8 10 (0.36%) SAN
9 9 (0.32%) DNS
9 9 (0.32%) SSH
10 8 (0.29%) FTP
11 7 (0.25%) VPN
12 6 (0.21%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.18%) WAN
14 4 (0.14%) AMQP
14 4 (0.14%) Intranet
14 4 (0.14%) MPLS
15 3 (0.11%) BIG-IP
15 3 (0.11%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 302 (10.78%) NoSQL
3 252 (9.00%) Relational Database
4 245 (8.75%) MongoDB
5 176 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
6 165 (5.89%) MySQL
7 121 (4.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 108 (3.86%) Big Data
9 77 (2.75%) Redis
10 75 (2.68%) RDBMS
11 65 (2.32%) Hadoop
12 46 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
13 38 (1.36%) Cosmos DB
14 37 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
15 32 (1.14%) Couchbase
16 31 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 29 (1.04%) Blockchain
18 26 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 26 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
18 26 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 726 (25.92%) Git (software)
2 533 (19.03%) Jenkins
3 320 (11.42%) JUnit
4 318 (11.35%) Maven
5 293 (10.46%) JIRA
6 183 (6.53%) Selenium
7 174 (6.21%) Mockito
8 173 (6.18%) Cucumber
9 143 (5.11%) Visual Studio
10 119 (4.25%) Jasmine
11 117 (4.18%) Subversion
12 101 (3.61%) Bitbucket
13 94 (3.36%) SonarQube
14 83 (2.96%) Karma Test Runner
15 76 (2.71%) TeamCity
16 71 (2.53%) Grunt
17 67 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
18 65 (2.32%) jMock
19 62 (2.21%) Gradle
19 62 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 433 (15.46%) Finance
2 263 (9.39%) Banking
3 116 (4.14%) Marketing
4 105 (3.75%) Manufacturing
5 103 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 97 (3.46%) Electronics
7 82 (2.93%) Retail
8 59 (2.11%) Investment Banking
9 40 (1.43%) Games
10 39 (1.39%) Financial Institution
11 37 (1.32%) Front Office
12 33 (1.18%) Legal
13 32 (1.14%) Law
14 27 (0.96%) Publishing
15 24 (0.86%) Back Office
16 13 (0.46%) Automotive
17 12 (0.43%) Advertising
18 8 (0.29%) Billing
18 8 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
19 6 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,047 (73.08%) Developer
2 696 (24.85%) Java Developer
3 359 (12.82%) Senior Developer
4 245 (8.75%) .NET Developer
5 170 (6.07%) Full Stack Developer
6 169 (6.03%) Senior Java Developer
7 167 (5.96%) Architect
7 167 (5.96%) C# Developer
8 164 (5.86%) React Developer
9 133 (4.75%) JavaScript Developer
10 129 (4.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 112 (4.00%) Software Engineer
12 110 (3.93%) C# .NET Developer
13 103 (3.68%) Angular Developer
14 101 (3.61%) Python Developer
15 97 (3.46%) Lead Developer
16 91 (3.25%) AWS Developer
17 87 (3.11%) Agile Developer
17 87 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
17 87 (3.11%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 915 (32.67%) Web Services
2 703 (25.10%) HTML
3 645 (23.03%) CSS
4 631 (22.53%) Spring
5 609 (21.74%) .NET
6 582 (20.78%) AngularJS
7 548 (19.56%) JSON
8 529 (18.89%) SOAP
9 459 (16.39%) Node.js
10 437 (15.60%) React
11 337 (12.03%) XML
12 331 (11.82%) REST
13 322 (11.50%) Spring Boot
14 316 (11.28%) HTML5
15 255 (9.10%) ASP.NET
16 226 (8.07%) jQuery
17 205 (7.32%) .NET Framework
17 205 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
18 200 (7.14%) Redux
19 198 (7.07%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 243 (8.68%) Greenfield Project
2 145 (5.18%) User Experience
3 116 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
4 111 (3.96%) Mobile App
5 84 (3.00%) Fintech
6 57 (2.03%) Algorithms
7 56 (2.00%) Data Structures
8 50 (1.79%) Public Cloud
9 39 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
10 36 (1.29%) Cloud Native
10 36 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
11 34 (1.21%) Data Centre
12 27 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 24 (0.86%) Blog
14 20 (0.71%) Robotics
15 19 (0.68%) Video on Demand
16 18 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
17 15 (0.54%) Animation
17 15 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 280 (10.00%) Linux
2 125 (4.46%) Unix
3 118 (4.21%) Windows
4 98 (3.50%) Android
5 95 (3.39%) Apple iOS
6 40 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (0.93%) VMS
8 22 (0.79%) CentOS
9 19 (0.68%) Windows Server
10 14 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.36%) Solaris
12 10 (0.36%) tvOS
13 8 (0.29%) Fedora
14 6 (0.21%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.11%) Debian
16 3 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,692 (60.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,071 (38.24%) TDD
3 831 (29.67%) Microservices
4 606 (21.64%) Scrum
5 550 (19.64%) Test Automation
6 516 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
7 485 (17.32%) BDD
8 477 (17.03%) DevOps
9 344 (12.28%) MVC
10 310 (11.07%) OO
11 309 (11.03%) Open Source
12 291 (10.39%) Kanban
13 259 (9.25%) SOA
14 248 (8.85%) Software Engineering
15 215 (7.68%) Problem-Solving
16 204 (7.28%) Web Development
17 192 (6.85%) Unit Testing
18 191 (6.82%) Front End Development
19 185 (6.60%) E-Commerce
20 183 (6.53%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1,394 (49.77%) Java
2 1,072 (38.27%) JavaScript
3 658 (23.49%) SQL
4 601 (21.46%) C#
5 416 (14.85%) Java 8
6 373 (13.32%) Python
7 185 (6.60%) Scala
8 160 (5.71%) TypeScript
9 136 (4.86%) Ruby
10 126 (4.50%) ES6
11 106 (3.78%) PHP
12 91 (3.25%) Bash Shell
13 90 (3.21%) T-SQL
14 82 (2.93%) PowerShell
15 60 (2.14%) Kotlin
16 55 (1.96%) C++
17 54 (1.93%) Apple Swift
17 54 (1.93%) Groovy
18 52 (1.86%) PL/SQL
19 43 (1.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 204 (7.28%) Security Cleared
2 175 (6.25%) Degree
3 144 (5.14%) SC Cleared
4 64 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 53 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (1.21%) DV Cleared
7 22 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
8 20 (0.71%) DBS Check
9 19 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 17 (0.61%) ISEB
11 13 (0.46%) Master's Degree
12 12 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (0.43%) Sun Certification
13 8 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.14%) AWS Certification
15 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.071%) OCA
15 2 (0.071%) OCAJ
15 2 (0.071%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.071%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (5.28%) QA
2 20 (0.71%) WCAG
3 15 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.39%) HL7
4 11 (0.39%) SEPA
5 10 (0.36%) PSD2
6 8 (0.29%) GDPR
7 5 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.036%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.036%) OASIS TOSCA
8 1 (0.036%) PMO
System Software
1 413 (14.74%) Docker
2 62 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (2.03%) Active Directory
4 48 (1.71%) vSphere
5 23 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.43%) HDFS
6 12 (0.43%) OpenAM
7 10 (0.36%) Apache Flume
7 10 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.32%) Postfix
9 8 (0.29%) OpenDJ
10 5 (0.18%) OpenIDM
11 4 (0.14%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.11%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.071%) KVM
13 2 (0.071%) vCloud
13 2 (0.071%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.036%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 220 (7.85%) Kubernetes
2 176 (6.28%) Ansible
3 118 (4.21%) Puppet
4 114 (4.07%) Terraform
5 77 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.68%) Kibana
6 19 (0.68%) logstash
7 18 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (0.43%) Salt
9 11 (0.39%) Rancher
10 10 (0.36%) Mesos
11 9 (0.32%) Packer
12 8 (0.29%) Consul
13 7 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.21%) Marathon
14 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (0.21%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.21%) SCCM
15 5 (0.18%) Grafana
15 5 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 249 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 226 (8.07%) Oracle
3 175 (6.25%) Google
4 116 (4.14%) SAP
5 73 (2.61%) WSO2
6 71 (2.53%) Splunk
7 67 (2.39%) VMware
8 66 (2.36%) MuleSoft
9 47 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
10 45 (1.61%) Atlassian
11 41 (1.46%) IBM
12 40 (1.43%) Adobe
13 35 (1.25%) Talend
14 32 (1.14%) HP
15 28 (1.00%) Red Hat
16 25 (0.89%) Apple
16 25 (0.89%) Cypress Semiconductor
17 16 (0.57%) ServiceNow
18 14 (0.50%) Facebook
18 14 (0.50%) New Relic