The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 65 66 79
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing REST 26 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.85% 1.47% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.33% 4.91% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 4
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£330 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
411 346 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.25% 29.96% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 211 267
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 10
Average hourly rate £11.25 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.90% +17.85%
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 Manchester

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing REST across the Manchester region.

REST Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

REST
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 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
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
REST
North West

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 23 (60.53%) HTML
1 23 (60.53%) JavaScript
2 22 (57.89%) Web Services
3 18 (47.37%) CSS
4 17 (44.74%) C#
4 17 (44.74%) Ajax
4 17 (44.74%) jQuery
5 16 (42.11%) Java
5 16 (42.11%) .NET
6 15 (39.47%) MVC
6 15 (39.47%) JSON
7 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
8 12 (31.58%) XML
8 12 (31.58%) WCF
9 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
10 10 (26.32%) SOAP
10 10 (26.32%) SQL
10 10 (26.32%) Web Development
11 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (23.68%) T-SQL
12 8 (21.05%) MySQL
12 8 (21.05%) XSLT
12 8 (21.05%) TDD
12 8 (21.05%) XPath
12 8 (21.05%) HTML5
13 7 (18.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (18.42%) Django
13 7 (18.42%) Spring
13 7 (18.42%) Hibernate

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.89%) JBoss
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.26%) Liferay
3 2 (5.26%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
1 1 (2.63%) PaaS
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) FTP
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.05%) MySQL
3 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.63%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.63%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.63%) Xcode
4 1 (2.63%) Subversion
4 1 (2.63%) Selenium
4 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.63%) Hudson
4 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Publishing
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (76.32%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) .NET Developer
3 8 (21.05%) C# Developer
3 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET Developer
3 8 (21.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 8 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Architect
5 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Technical Architect
6 4 (10.53%) UI Programmer
6 4 (10.53%) UI Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Software Developer
7 3 (7.89%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Digital Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Python/Django Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Python Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Software Architect
9 1 (2.63%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (60.53%) HTML
2 22 (57.89%) Web Services
3 18 (47.37%) CSS
4 17 (44.74%) Ajax
4 17 (44.74%) jQuery
5 16 (42.11%) .NET
6 15 (39.47%) JSON
7 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
8 12 (31.58%) XML
8 12 (31.58%) WCF
9 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (26.32%) SOAP
11 8 (21.05%) XSLT
11 8 (21.05%) HTML5
12 7 (18.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (18.42%) Django
12 7 (18.42%) Spring
12 7 (18.42%) Hibernate
13 5 (13.16%) LINQ
13 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.26%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) Open Source
2 2 (5.26%) Web 2.0
2 2 (5.26%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.63%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.63%) Social Media
3 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) MVC
2 10 (26.32%) Web Development
3 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.05%) TDD
5 6 (15.79%) SOA
6 5 (13.16%) OO
6 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.53%) Web Design
8 3 (7.89%) Scrum
8 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.89%) Kanban
9 2 (5.26%) Android Development
9 2 (5.26%) BDD
9 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Product Management
9 2 (5.26%) EAI
9 2 (5.26%) UML
9 2 (5.26%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) JavaScript
2 17 (44.74%) C#
3 16 (42.11%) Java
4 10 (26.32%) SQL
5 9 (23.68%) T-SQL
6 8 (21.05%) XPath
7 6 (15.79%) Python
8 4 (10.53%) Scala
8 4 (10.53%) Ruby
9 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.63%) PHP
9 1 (2.63%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft