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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 49 53 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -25
Contract jobs citing REST 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.22% 0.41% 1.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.11% 2.15% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£538 £500 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +90.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £40.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
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
90 93 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.87% 19.02% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 62 35
Average daily rate £363 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £46.05 £21.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.26% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £21.00 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £21.00 £135.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
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 7 May 2015. 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 £538 - 2
REST
North West

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 (100.00%) Java
2 12 (70.59%) Hibernate
2 12 (70.59%) HTML
3 11 (64.71%) MongoDB
3 11 (64.71%) Neo4j
3 11 (64.71%) JAX-RS
4 10 (58.82%) Relational Database
4 10 (58.82%) Responsive Web Design
4 10 (58.82%) Web Design
4 10 (58.82%) UNIX
4 10 (58.82%) Linux
4 10 (58.82%) HTTP
4 10 (58.82%) Mac OS X
5 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
6 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (35.29%) Spring
7 6 (35.29%) SOAP
8 4 (23.53%) Web Services
8 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (23.53%) Apache CXF
9 2 (11.76%) TDD
9 2 (11.76%) jQuery
9 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
9 2 (11.76%) JUnit
9 2 (11.76%) BDD
10 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
10 1 (5.88%) CSS
10 1 (5.88%) XML

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 (58.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) MongoDB
1 11 (64.71%) Neo4j
2 10 (58.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JUnit
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Maven
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Mockito
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
1 16 (94.12%) Java Developer
2 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
2 1 (5.88%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) Hibernate
1 12 (70.59%) HTML
2 11 (64.71%) JAX-RS
3 6 (35.29%) Spring
3 6 (35.29%) SOAP
4 4 (23.53%) Web Services
4 4 (23.53%) Apache CXF
5 2 (11.76%) jQuery
6 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.88%) CSS
6 1 (5.88%) XML
6 1 (5.88%) Google Maps API
6 1 (5.88%) Ajax
6 1 (5.88%) JSON
6 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
6 1 (5.88%) OAuth
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) UNIX
1 10 (58.82%) Linux
1 10 (58.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Responsive Web Design
1 10 (58.82%) Web Design
2 9 (52.94%) Configuration Management
3 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Google