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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 68 56 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing REST 7 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.74% 1.69% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.83% 6.34% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 3
Average daily rate £388 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £440 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.24%
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
247 205 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.17% 26.59% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 142 127
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £17.64 £19.45 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -52.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 2 £388 +25.00% 2
Warrington -10 2 £325 -7.14%
Knutsford - 1 £463 -
REST
North West

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 9 (64.29%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) JSON
2 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) SOAP
4 6 (42.86%) XML
4 6 (42.86%) TDD
4 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
4 6 (42.86%) AngularJS
5 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
5 5 (35.71%) Web Services
5 5 (35.71%) C#
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (28.57%) XSLT
6 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Banking
6 4 (28.57%) Spring
6 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
7 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
7 3 (21.43%) BDD
7 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
7 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 3 (21.43%) Android
7 3 (21.43%) Web Testing
7 3 (21.43%) ISEB
7 3 (21.43%) HTML
8 2 (14.29%) OO

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Bower
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) Gradle
2 1 (7.14%) Grunt
2 1 (7.14%) gulp
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Android Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Web Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) JSON
2 6 (42.86%) AngularJS
2 6 (42.86%) SOAP
2 6 (42.86%) XML
3 5 (35.71%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) Spring
4 4 (28.57%) XSLT
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) Android SDK
6 2 (14.29%) Backbone.js
6 2 (14.29%) Java EE
6 2 (14.29%) jQuery
7 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
7 1 (7.14%) Guice
7 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
7 1 (7.14%) HTML5
7 1 (7.14%) RESTful
7 1 (7.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) AIX
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Web Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Android Development
6 2 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (14.29%) Mobile Development
6 2 (14.29%) OO
7 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
7 1 (7.14%) DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) QA Automation
7 1 (7.14%) SDLC
7 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) Groovy
5 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
5 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Perforce
1 1 (7.14%) Rally
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat