The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Cheshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 58 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing REST 9 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.12% 0.51% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.48% 1.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £37.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.72% -5.62%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
201 218 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.09% 27.98% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 106 174
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
REST
North West

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
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 1 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
Warrington -13 3 £300 -17.80% 4
Chester - 3 £400 - 1
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
REST
North West

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 15 (78.95%) Linux
2 14 (73.68%) HTML
3 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
4 11 (57.89%) Java
4 11 (57.89%) CSS
5 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (52.63%) JSON
6 9 (47.37%) XML
7 8 (42.11%) OO
8 7 (36.84%) HTML5
9 6 (31.58%) Apache Solr
9 6 (31.58%) Redis
9 6 (31.58%) Kafka
9 6 (31.58%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (31.58%) Akka
9 6 (31.58%) Play Framework
9 6 (31.58%) TDD
10 5 (26.32%) CMS
10 5 (26.32%) LAMP
10 5 (26.32%) Web Design
10 5 (26.32%) Subversion
10 5 (26.32%) Marketing
10 5 (26.32%) XHTML
10 5 (26.32%) ISO 9001
10 5 (26.32%) MySQL
10 5 (26.32%) PHP
10 5 (26.32%) OO PHP
10 5 (26.32%) PHP5
10 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
11 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 6 (31.58%) Apache Solr
1 6 (31.58%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (26.32%) CMS
3 3 (15.79%) NServiceBus
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Kerberos
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Redis
2 5 (26.32%) MySQL
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Subversion
1 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 4 (21.05%) Maven
General
1 5 (26.32%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Java Developer
3 5 (26.32%) PHP Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Web Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Web Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) CSS
3 10 (52.63%) JSON
4 9 (47.37%) XML
5 7 (36.84%) HTML5
6 6 (31.58%) Kafka
6 6 (31.58%) Akka
6 6 (31.58%) Play Framework
7 5 (26.32%) LAMP
7 5 (26.32%) XHTML
8 4 (21.05%) CSS3
8 4 (21.05%) .NET
8 4 (21.05%) DOM
8 4 (21.05%) Web Services
8 4 (21.05%) Ajax
8 4 (21.05%) Java EE
9 3 (15.79%) Middleware
9 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
9 3 (15.79%) WCF
9 3 (15.79%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) TDD
4 5 (26.32%) Web Design
4 5 (26.32%) OO PHP
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) Project Management
5 4 (21.05%) MVC
6 3 (15.79%) OOP
6 3 (15.79%) SOA
7 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.53%) Web Development
8 1 (5.26%) Workflow
8 1 (5.26%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
2 11 (57.89%) Java
3 5 (26.32%) PHP
3 5 (26.32%) PHP5
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) XPath
5 3 (15.79%) C#
5 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft