The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 58 64 63
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing REST 30 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.95% 1.83% 0.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.32% 6.32% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 6
Median daily rate £475 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.70 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-4.27% -12.65%
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
265 285 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.08% 28.99% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 199 87
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 0
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.16 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing REST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -8 17 £525 +27.27% 1
Macclesfield - 7 £335 - 1
Knutsford - 2 - -
Chester -10 1 £438 +12.90% 1
REST
North West

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for REST.

1 35 (89.74%) Java
2 28 (71.79%) Oracle
3 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (58.97%) HTML
5 22 (56.41%) JavaScript
5 22 (56.41%) SOAP
5 22 (56.41%) Linux
6 21 (53.85%) Tomcat
6 21 (53.85%) CSS
7 20 (51.28%) JBoss
7 20 (51.28%) HTML5
8 19 (48.72%) JSON
9 17 (43.59%) XML
9 17 (43.59%) Banking
10 15 (38.46%) High Availability
10 15 (38.46%) HTTP
10 15 (38.46%) J2EE
10 15 (38.46%) C
11 14 (35.90%) JDBC
11 14 (35.90%) Apache
11 14 (35.90%) SOA
11 14 (35.90%) CSS3
11 14 (35.90%) Apache Camel
12 13 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
12 13 (33.33%) Middleware
12 13 (33.33%) E-business
12 13 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (33.33%) IBM
12 13 (33.33%) MySQL
12 13 (33.33%) C++

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 21 (53.85%) Tomcat
2 20 (51.28%) JBoss
3 14 (35.90%) Apache
4 2 (5.13%) Node.js
5 1 (2.56%) CMS
5 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) HTTP
2 5 (12.82%) Internet
3 2 (5.13%) AMQP
4 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) MySQL
1 13 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.13%) MariaDB
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.56%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (2.56%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.56%) Redis
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
1 1 (2.56%) Selenium
1 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (43.59%) Banking
2 5 (12.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Developer
2 19 (48.72%) Architect
3 10 (25.64%) Java Developer
4 9 (23.08%) Technical Architect
5 7 (17.95%) Digital Architect
6 6 (15.38%) Digital Technical Architect
6 6 (15.38%) Systems Architect
7 5 (12.82%) Java Architect
7 5 (12.82%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Android Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Analytics Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Database Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) HTML Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Integration Architect
9 2 (5.13%) Oracle Architect
9 2 (5.13%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Architect
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Technical Architect
9 2 (5.13%) Systems Integration Architect
9 2 (5.13%) Visual Analytics Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (58.97%) HTML
2 22 (56.41%) SOAP
3 21 (53.85%) CSS
4 20 (51.28%) HTML5
5 19 (48.72%) JSON
6 17 (43.59%) XML
7 15 (38.46%) J2EE
8 14 (35.90%) Apache Camel
8 14 (35.90%) CSS3
8 14 (35.90%) JDBC
9 13 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
9 13 (33.33%) Middleware
10 10 (25.64%) Spring
11 8 (20.51%) AngularJS
11 8 (20.51%) Web Services
12 7 (17.95%) XSD
13 5 (12.82%) Angular 2
14 3 (7.69%) Android SDK
15 2 (5.13%) JSON Schema
15 2 (5.13%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Clustering
1 5 (12.82%) Smart Meter
2 4 (10.26%) Internet of Things
3 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.56%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.56%) iPad
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (10.26%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) High Availability
3 14 (35.90%) SOA
4 13 (33.33%) E-business
5 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (23.08%) Microservices
6 9 (23.08%) Open Source
6 9 (23.08%) TDD
7 7 (17.95%) Analytics
7 7 (17.95%) Scrum
7 7 (17.95%) Visual Analytics
8 6 (15.38%) Validation
9 5 (12.82%) ArchiMate
9 5 (12.82%) SDLC
10 4 (10.26%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (10.26%) UML
11 3 (7.69%) Android Development
12 2 (5.13%) Mobile Application Development
12 2 (5.13%) Mobile Development
12 2 (5.13%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 35 (89.74%) Java
2 22 (56.41%) JavaScript
3 15 (38.46%) C
4 13 (33.33%) C++
5 10 (25.64%) SQL
6 5 (12.82%) TypeScript
7 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.13%) Python
8 1 (2.56%) C#
8 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (71.79%) Oracle
2 13 (33.33%) IBM
3 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
4 6 (15.38%) VMware
5 5 (12.82%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) Rally