The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 60 64 72
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing REST 8 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.93% 0.72% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.70% 2.52% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £378 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +67.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £45.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +12.34%
REST
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
216 238 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.06% 28.67% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 123 194
Average daily rate £350 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Average hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.24 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REST across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REST across the Cheshire region.

REST Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

REST
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £400 -
Warrington -17 2 £525 +39.07%
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - - 1
Sandbach - - - -
REST
North West

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST.

1 11 (78.57%) HTML
2 10 (71.43%) Linux
3 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
4 8 (57.14%) CSS
5 7 (50.00%) OO
6 6 (42.86%) MySQL
6 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (42.86%) JSON
7 5 (35.71%) Marketing
7 5 (35.71%) PHP5
7 5 (35.71%) TDD
7 5 (35.71%) Subversion
7 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
7 5 (35.71%) Apache Solr
7 5 (35.71%) Redis
7 5 (35.71%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (35.71%) Akka
7 5 (35.71%) Play Framework
7 5 (35.71%) OO PHP
7 5 (35.71%) Java
7 5 (35.71%) PHP
7 5 (35.71%) XHTML
7 5 (35.71%) XML
7 5 (35.71%) ISO 9001
7 5 (35.71%) CMS
7 5 (35.71%) LAMP
7 5 (35.71%) Web Design
7 5 (35.71%) Kafka
8 4 (28.57%) SQL
8 4 (28.57%) HTML5

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) Apache Solr
1 5 (35.71%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (35.71%) CMS
2 3 (21.43%) NServiceBus
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) MySQL
2 5 (35.71%) Redis
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Subversion
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (35.71%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) PHP Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) HTML
2 8 (57.14%) CSS
3 6 (42.86%) JSON
4 5 (35.71%) Akka
4 5 (35.71%) Play Framework
4 5 (35.71%) XHTML
4 5 (35.71%) XML
4 5 (35.71%) LAMP
4 5 (35.71%) Kafka
5 4 (28.57%) HTML5
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (21.43%) WCF
6 3 (21.43%) LINQ
6 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
6 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
7 1 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (7.14%) Ajax
7 1 (7.14%) CSS3
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) OO
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 5 (35.71%) OO PHP
3 5 (35.71%) Web Design
4 3 (21.43%) MVC
5 2 (14.29%) OOP
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
6 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
6 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) PHP5
2 5 (35.71%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) PHP
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 3 (21.43%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.14%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft