Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 76 74
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2 +21
Contract jobs citing RESTful 1,487 2,993 3,353
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.41% 3.09% 3.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.05% 9.40% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,056 2,177 2,477
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £355
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £52.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% -9.57% +57.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11% +23.29%

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 18,464 31,852 32,931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.99% 32.86% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,515 22,458 23,266
Median daily rate £500 £488 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.01% +9.30%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 311 326
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £41.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +1.93% +1.74%
10th Percentile £20.50 £18.50 £17.52
90th Percentile £68.75 £60.00 £59.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.56
% change year-on-year -17.65% +2.27% +3.89%

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 5 April 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 5 April 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 5 April 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 -17 1,359 £500 - 589
London -10 761 £500 -4.76% 235
UK excluding London -28 695 £450 - 400
North of England -14 186 £450 - 119
South East -33 173 £438 -2.78% 105
South West -9 111 £475 +5.56% 41
Scotland +3 94 £475 +11.76% 31
Yorkshire +12 90 £465 -7.00% 33
Midlands +6 84 £450 - 47
North West -21 75 £425 - 63
West Midlands +26 59 £475 +5.56% 24
Work from Home -14 47 £505 +12.22% 44
East of England -26 35 £463 -11.90% 42
East Midlands +2 25 £388 -13.89% 23
North East 0 22 £388 -13.89% 23
Wales +20 11 £450 +4.65% 10
Northern Ireland +3 3 £431 +4.61% 5

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 843 (56.69%) Agile Software Development
2 699 (47.01%) Java
3 560 (37.66%) JavaScript
4 505 (33.96%) Web Services
5 493 (33.15%) TDD
6 463 (31.14%) Git (software)
7 452 (30.40%) Microservices
8 395 (26.56%) CSS
9 394 (26.50%) HTML
10 392 (26.36%) Spring
11 335 (22.53%) Scrum
12 325 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
13 305 (20.51%) AngularJS
14 296 (19.91%) SQL
15 295 (19.84%) Test Automation
16 291 (19.57%) AWS
17 271 (18.22%) React
18 264 (17.75%) C#
19 257 (17.28%) DevOps
20 256 (17.22%) Azure
21 250 (16.81%) JSON
22 245 (16.48%) .NET
23 241 (16.21%) Node.js
24 227 (15.27%) SOAP
25 224 (15.06%) Jenkins
26 221 (14.86%) Finance
27 201 (13.52%) JUnit
28 192 (12.91%) MVC
29 189 (12.71%) Open Source
30 187 (12.58%) HTML5

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 83 (5.58%) Confluence
2 50 (3.36%) Tomcat
3 45 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 39 (2.62%) Apache Spark
5 36 (2.42%) Apache
6 32 (2.15%) WebSphere
7 28 (1.88%) CMS
8 22 (1.48%) Mule
8 22 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 22 (1.48%) Red Hat Fuse
9 20 (1.34%) Oracle Service Bus
9 20 (1.34%) WebLogic
10 19 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
11 18 (1.21%) IIS
12 14 (0.94%) Drupal
12 14 (0.94%) JBoss
13 12 (0.81%) nginx
14 10 (0.67%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.61%) Umbraco
16 8 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (0.40%) Figma
1 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.34%) Zeplin
3 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.27%) Sketch
4 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.13%) GIMP
4 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.067%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 13 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.61%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.27%) Magento
5 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.13%) Shopify
6 1 (0.067%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 291 (19.57%) AWS
2 256 (17.22%) Azure
3 121 (8.14%) GitHub
4 73 (4.91%) Amazon EC2
5 72 (4.84%) Serverless
6 71 (4.77%) GCP
7 53 (3.56%) Amazon SQS
8 45 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
9 29 (1.95%) PaaS
10 27 (1.82%) OpenShift
11 26 (1.75%) Amazon S3
12 23 (1.55%) npm
13 16 (1.08%) Amazon Kinesis
13 16 (1.08%) SaaS
14 15 (1.01%) Apigee
15 13 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (0.67%) AWS IoT
16 10 (0.67%) IaaS
17 8 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 98 (6.59%) HTTP
2 21 (1.41%) Internet
3 16 (1.08%) SSL
4 13 (0.87%) DNS
4 13 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.67%) Firewall
5 10 (0.67%) Kerberos
6 8 (0.54%) Junos
6 8 (0.54%) RTMP
6 8 (0.54%) VXLAN
7 7 (0.47%) Intranet
8 6 (0.40%) FTP
8 6 (0.40%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.34%) VPN
10 4 (0.27%) MQTT
11 3 (0.20%) AMQP
11 3 (0.20%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.20%) IPsec
11 3 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (0.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (10.15%) SQL Server
2 130 (8.74%) NoSQL
3 128 (8.61%) MySQL
4 125 (8.41%) Relational Database
5 120 (8.07%) PostgreSQL
6 87 (5.85%) MongoDB
7 45 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
7 45 (3.03%) Big Data
8 30 (2.02%) RDBMS
9 25 (1.68%) Redis
10 21 (1.41%) Hadoop
11 20 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
12 19 (1.28%) Oracle Database
13 17 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 16 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
17 11 (0.74%) DB2
18 10 (0.67%) Neo4j
18 10 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 463 (31.14%) Git (software)
2 224 (15.06%) Jenkins
3 201 (13.52%) JUnit
4 184 (12.37%) Maven
5 146 (9.82%) JIRA
6 110 (7.40%) Mockito
7 99 (6.66%) Cucumber
8 93 (6.25%) Gradle
9 86 (5.78%) Selenium
10 55 (3.70%) SonarQube
11 52 (3.50%) DbUnit
11 52 (3.50%) jMock
12 51 (3.43%) Bitbucket
13 46 (3.09%) GitLab
14 42 (2.82%) Visual Studio
15 35 (2.35%) JMeter
15 35 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
16 34 (2.29%) Jasmine
16 34 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
17 32 (2.15%) SpecFlow
General
1 221 (14.86%) Finance
2 135 (9.08%) Public Sector
3 92 (6.19%) Banking
4 53 (3.56%) Manufacturing
5 52 (3.50%) Marketing
5 52 (3.50%) Telecoms
6 41 (2.76%) Electronics
7 30 (2.02%) Investment Banking
8 29 (1.95%) Retail
9 22 (1.48%) Front Office
10 15 (1.01%) Back Office
11 14 (0.94%) Publishing
12 13 (0.87%) Games
13 12 (0.81%) Automotive
14 11 (0.74%) Law
15 9 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.47%) Legal
16 7 (0.47%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.27%) Local Government
18 3 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,183 (79.56%) Developer
2 359 (24.14%) Java Developer
3 150 (10.09%) Senior Developer
4 130 (8.74%) .NET Developer
5 110 (7.40%) Full Stack Developer
6 107 (7.20%) React Developer
7 79 (5.31%) C# Developer
8 69 (4.64%) Python Developer
9 66 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
10 65 (4.37%) Senior Java Developer
11 62 (4.17%) Backend Developer
12 58 (3.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 57 (3.83%) Angular Developer
13 57 (3.83%) Software Engineer
14 54 (3.63%) Architect
15 52 (3.50%) Android Developer
16 51 (3.43%) Node.js Developer
16 51 (3.43%) Software Developer
17 50 (3.36%) UI Developer
18 46 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 505 (33.96%) Web Services
2 395 (26.56%) CSS
3 394 (26.50%) HTML
4 392 (26.36%) Spring
5 305 (20.51%) AngularJS
6 271 (18.22%) React
7 250 (16.81%) JSON
8 245 (16.48%) .NET
9 241 (16.21%) Node.js
10 227 (15.27%) SOAP
11 187 (12.58%) HTML5
12 181 (12.17%) Spring Boot
13 151 (10.15%) XML
14 118 (7.94%) REST
15 111 (7.46%) Redux
16 96 (6.46%) ASP.NET
17 93 (6.25%) Hibernate
18 91 (6.12%) CSS3
19 72 (4.84%) Vue.js
20 65 (4.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 149 (10.02%) User Experience
2 109 (7.33%) Mobile App
3 75 (5.04%) Greenfield Project
4 68 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (1.41%) Cloud Native
7 20 (1.34%) Mobile Payment
8 17 (1.14%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.01%) Algorithms
9 15 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (0.94%) Virtual Team
11 12 (0.81%) Blog
11 12 (0.81%) Management Information System
11 12 (0.81%) NHS
12 11 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
13 9 (0.61%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.54%) iPad
14 8 (0.54%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 146 (9.82%) Linux
2 96 (6.46%) Android
3 68 (4.57%) Apple iOS
4 66 (4.44%) Unix
5 50 (3.36%) Windows
6 13 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.74%) Mac OS X
8 10 (0.67%) Mac OS
8 10 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.27%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.20%) CentOS
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.13%) VMS
13 1 (0.067%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (56.69%) Agile Software Development
2 493 (33.15%) TDD
3 452 (30.40%) Microservices
4 335 (22.53%) Scrum
5 325 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
6 295 (19.84%) Test Automation
7 257 (17.28%) DevOps
8 192 (12.91%) MVC
9 189 (12.71%) Open Source
10 187 (12.58%) BDD
11 159 (10.69%) Software Engineering
12 146 (9.82%) OO
13 131 (8.81%) Kanban
14 126 (8.47%) Unit Testing
15 120 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
16 118 (7.94%) Pair Programming
17 117 (7.87%) Front End Development
18 110 (7.40%) Web Development
19 108 (7.26%) SDLC
20 97 (6.52%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 699 (47.01%) Java
2 560 (37.66%) JavaScript
3 296 (19.91%) SQL
4 264 (17.75%) C#
5 184 (12.37%) Java 8
5 184 (12.37%) Python
6 103 (6.93%) TypeScript
7 76 (5.11%) Kotlin
8 68 (4.57%) ES6
9 67 (4.51%) Bash Shell
9 67 (4.51%) Ruby
10 60 (4.03%) Scala
11 56 (3.77%) PHP
12 37 (2.49%) T-SQL
13 33 (2.22%) Apple Swift
14 28 (1.88%) Groovy
15 25 (1.68%) Objective-C
15 25 (1.68%) PowerShell
16 24 (1.61%) Perl
17 18 (1.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 138 (9.28%) Security Cleared
2 105 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 81 (5.45%) Degree
4 33 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.34%) ISTQB
7 11 (0.74%) DBS Check
8 9 (0.61%) ISEB
9 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.34%) MCSE
11 4 (0.27%) PhD
12 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.20%) HND
12 3 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.20%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.067%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.067%) CIPD
13 1 (0.067%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.067%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.90%) QA
2 8 (0.54%) WCAG
3 5 (0.34%) GDPR
4 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.20%) SEPA
5 2 (0.13%) HL7
6 1 (0.067%) NIST
6 1 (0.067%) PMO
System Software
1 187 (12.58%) Docker
2 40 (2.69%) Postfix
3 17 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.74%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.67%) vSphere
6 9 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.54%) HDFS
7 8 (0.54%) KVM
7 8 (0.54%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.34%) GridGain
9 4 (0.27%) BusyBox
10 3 (0.20%) Xen
11 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.067%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.067%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 110 (7.40%) Kubernetes
2 45 (3.03%) Terraform
3 40 (2.69%) Ansible
4 26 (1.75%) Puppet
5 17 (1.14%) Kibana
6 13 (0.87%) logstash
6 13 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.81%) Grafana
7 12 (0.81%) Prometheus
8 9 (0.61%) Consul
9 8 (0.54%) Cobbler
9 8 (0.54%) Icinga
9 8 (0.54%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.40%) Packer
10 6 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.34%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.27%) Zipkin
13 3 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.20%) Graphite
Vendors
1 92 (6.19%) Microsoft
1 92 (6.19%) Oracle
2 82 (5.51%) Google
3 81 (5.45%) SAP
4 32 (2.15%) Atlassian
5 27 (1.82%) hybris
6 25 (1.68%) VMware
7 22 (1.48%) WSO2
8 19 (1.28%) Apple
9 18 (1.21%) Adobe
10 17 (1.14%) IBM
11 16 (1.08%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.08%) Talend
12 15 (1.01%) Xamarin
13 14 (0.94%) MuleSoft
13 14 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.67%) Gigya
15 9 (0.61%) New Relic
16 8 (0.54%) Splunk
16 8 (0.54%) Twitter