The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 26 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing REST 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.38% 2.14% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.07% 4.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate
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£444 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £39.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-17.30% -4.87%
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Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
58 102 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.02% 43.59% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 38 19
Average daily rate £388 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £233 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +170.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Chester region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 9 (81.82%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) XML
3 5 (45.45%) HTML5
3 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
4 4 (36.36%) RESTful
4 4 (36.36%) XSLT
4 4 (36.36%) JUnit
4 4 (36.36%) J2EE
4 4 (36.36%) JSP
4 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) CSS
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) JSON
6 2 (18.18%) OAuth2
6 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 2 (18.18%) PHP
6 2 (18.18%) VBScript
6 2 (18.18%) VB
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) JSF
6 2 (18.18%) SOAP
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) MS Access
7 1 (9.09%) SOA

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Mule
1 1 (9.09%) Node.js
1 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MS Access
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Java Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Architect
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
1 6 (54.55%) XML
2 5 (45.45%) HTML5
3 4 (36.36%) XSLT
3 4 (36.36%) J2EE
3 4 (36.36%) JSP
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) RESTful
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) SOAP
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) JSF
5 2 (18.18%) JSON
5 2 (18.18%) OAuth2
6 1 (9.09%) Akka
6 1 (9.09%) jQuery
6 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
6 1 (9.09%) CSS3
6 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) MVVM
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) VBScript
3 2 (18.18%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree