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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 67 51 62
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs citing REST 27 30 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.45% 3.01% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.79% 10.31% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 7
Median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £463 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -13.58%
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
307 291 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.91% 29.22% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 200 93
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.83 £40.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.72% -60.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

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 3 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 3 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 -11 16 £560 +35.75%
Macclesfield - 6 £335 -
Knutsford -10 3 £463 +5.11%
Chester -12 1 £438 +9.37% 1
REST
North West

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 28 (87.50%) Java
2 24 (75.00%) HTML
2 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
4 21 (65.63%) Oracle
4 21 (65.63%) CSS
5 20 (62.50%) HTML5
6 19 (59.38%) Tomcat
7 18 (56.25%) Banking
7 18 (56.25%) JSON
8 16 (50.00%) XML
8 16 (50.00%) SOAP
9 15 (46.88%) J2EE
9 15 (46.88%) C
9 15 (46.88%) Linux
10 14 (43.75%) JBoss
10 14 (43.75%) SOA
10 14 (43.75%) HTTP
10 14 (43.75%) High Availability
10 14 (43.75%) CSS3
11 13 (40.63%) Apache Camel
11 13 (40.63%) Apache
11 13 (40.63%) IBM
11 13 (40.63%) C++
11 13 (40.63%) MySQL
11 13 (40.63%) JDBC
11 13 (40.63%) ActiveMQ
11 13 (40.63%) Middleware
11 13 (40.63%) E-business
11 13 (40.63%) PostgreSQL

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 19 (59.38%) Tomcat
2 14 (43.75%) JBoss
3 13 (40.63%) Apache
4 2 (6.25%) Node.js
5 1 (3.13%) CMS
5 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) HTTP
2 2 (6.25%) AMQP
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) MySQL
1 13 (40.63%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.25%) MariaDB
3 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (3.13%) PowerPivot
3 1 (3.13%) Redis
3 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Gradle
1 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) Selenium
1 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (56.25%) Banking
2 4 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (9.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Developer
2 13 (40.63%) Architect
3 9 (28.13%) Java Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Technical Architect
4 7 (21.88%) Digital Architect
5 6 (18.75%) Digital Technical Architect
6 5 (15.63%) Java Architect
6 5 (15.63%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Android Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Angular Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Database Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (6.25%) HTML Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Technical Architect
8 2 (6.25%) Visual Analytics Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Automation Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (75.00%) HTML
2 21 (65.63%) CSS
3 20 (62.50%) HTML5
4 18 (56.25%) JSON
5 16 (50.00%) SOAP
5 16 (50.00%) XML
6 15 (46.88%) J2EE
7 14 (43.75%) CSS3
8 13 (40.63%) ActiveMQ
8 13 (40.63%) Apache Camel
8 13 (40.63%) JDBC
8 13 (40.63%) Middleware
9 9 (28.13%) Spring
10 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
11 3 (9.38%) Android SDK
11 3 (9.38%) Web Services
12 2 (6.25%) JSON Schema
12 2 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (6.25%) RESTful
12 2 (6.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) iPad
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) High Availability
2 14 (43.75%) SOA
3 13 (40.63%) E-business
4 9 (28.13%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (25.00%) Microservices
5 8 (25.00%) Open Source
5 8 (25.00%) TDD
6 7 (21.88%) Scrum
7 6 (18.75%) Analytics
7 6 (18.75%) Validation
7 6 (18.75%) Visual Analytics
8 5 (15.63%) SDLC
9 3 (9.38%) Android Development
10 2 (6.25%) BDD
10 2 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (6.25%) Mobile Development
10 2 (6.25%) OpenUP
11 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
11 1 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (87.50%) Java
2 22 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 15 (46.88%) C
4 13 (40.63%) C++
5 9 (28.13%) SQL
6 4 (12.50%) TypeScript
7 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.25%) Python
8 1 (3.13%) C#
8 1 (3.13%) Groovy
8 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Oracle
2 13 (40.63%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Rally
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat