The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 32 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing REST 15 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.33% - 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.76% - 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
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£375 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £20.04
% change year-on-year
+23.28% +82.13%
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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
109 43 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.17% 25.00% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 20 59
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

REST
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 December 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
Preston - 1 £500 -
REST
North West

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 17 (94.44%) Java
2 14 (77.78%) HTML
3 12 (66.67%) Hibernate
3 12 (66.67%) MongoDB
4 11 (61.11%) JAX-RS
4 11 (61.11%) Neo4j
5 10 (55.56%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (55.56%) Relational Database
5 10 (55.56%) Web Design
5 10 (55.56%) UNIX
5 10 (55.56%) Linux
5 10 (55.56%) HTTP
5 10 (55.56%) Mac OS X
6 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
6 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (33.33%) Spring
7 6 (33.33%) Web Services
8 4 (22.22%) SOAP
8 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (22.22%) Apache CXF
9 3 (16.67%) HTML5
9 3 (16.67%) JSON
9 3 (16.67%) BDD
9 3 (16.67%) CSS
9 3 (16.67%) TDD
10 2 (11.11%) Scrum
10 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (11.11%) MVC
10 2 (11.11%) JavaScript

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 11 (61.11%) Neo4j
3 10 (55.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
1 1 (5.56%) Maven
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Mockito
1 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Java Developer
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Scala Developer
2 2 (11.11%) Java Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Technical Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Head of Architecture
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) HTML
2 12 (66.67%) Hibernate
3 11 (61.11%) JAX-RS
4 6 (33.33%) Spring
4 6 (33.33%) Web Services
5 4 (22.22%) SOAP
5 4 (22.22%) Apache CXF
6 3 (16.67%) HTML5
6 3 (16.67%) CSS
6 3 (16.67%) JSON
7 2 (11.11%) J2EE
7 2 (11.11%) Akka
7 2 (11.11%) Play Framework
8 1 (5.56%) CSS3
8 1 (5.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) UNIX
1 10 (55.56%) Linux
1 10 (55.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Web Design
1 10 (55.56%) Responsive Web Design
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (16.67%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) OO
5 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 2 (11.11%) MVC
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) CMMI
6 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) COBIT