The first table below looks at the demand for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Chester 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 19 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing REST 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.22% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £37.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+0.72% -3.20%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
42 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.11% 21.94% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 13
Average daily rate £320 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
REST
Cheshire

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Chester

REST
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Apache Solr
1 6 (100.00%) Redis
1 6 (100.00%) Kafka
1 6 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (100.00%) Akka
1 6 (100.00%) Play Framework
2 3 (50.00%) OOP
2 3 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (100.00%) Apache Solr
1 6 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) Redis
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Java Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Kafka
1 6 (100.00%) Akka
1 6 (100.00%) Play Framework
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) OOP
2 3 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL