The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 60 49 70
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +21
Contract jobs citing REST 37 41 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.04% 2.70% 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.41% 11.75% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 7
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £326 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +16.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -10.49%
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
440 349 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.23% 23.02% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 222 207
Median daily rate £375 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £32.25 £37.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +30.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.73% +8.00%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing REST as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -2 8 £450 - 4
REST
North West

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for REST.

1 83 (84.69%) Java
2 76 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (60.20%) Web Services
4 49 (50.00%) XML
4 49 (50.00%) TDD
5 47 (47.96%) NoSQL
6 45 (45.92%) JSON
7 42 (42.86%) JavaScript
7 42 (42.86%) SQL
7 42 (42.86%) HTTP
8 38 (38.78%) Scrum
9 34 (34.69%) AngularJS
10 32 (32.65%) High Availability
11 30 (30.61%) Open Source
11 30 (30.61%) RESTful
11 30 (30.61%) Scala
12 29 (29.59%) BDD
13 28 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
13 28 (28.57%) Linux
14 25 (25.51%) SOAP
14 25 (25.51%) Spring
15 20 (20.41%) Python
16 18 (18.37%) Performance Tuning
16 18 (18.37%) SDLC
17 17 (17.35%) Microservices
17 17 (17.35%) CSS
17 17 (17.35%) JDBC
17 17 (17.35%) HTML
18 16 (16.33%) MySQL
18 16 (16.33%) Oracle

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (16.33%) GeoServer
2 12 (12.24%) Tomcat
3 11 (11.22%) JBoss
4 10 (10.20%) Apache
5 7 (7.14%) Node.js
6 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 28 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.06%) SaaS
3 2 (2.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (42.86%) HTTP
2 2 (2.04%) FTP
2 2 (2.04%) SSL
3 1 (1.02%) Internet
3 1 (1.02%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (47.96%) NoSQL
2 16 (16.33%) GIS
2 16 (16.33%) MySQL
3 14 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (8.16%) Hadoop
5 6 (6.12%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.04%) Couchbase
7 2 (2.04%) QGIS
7 2 (2.04%) Redis
7 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.18%) JUnit
3 8 (8.16%) Maven
4 7 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.12%) Gradle
5 6 (6.12%) Selenium
6 5 (5.10%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.08%) GitLab
7 4 (4.08%) JBehave
7 4 (4.08%) JIRA
8 3 (3.06%) Grunt
9 2 (2.04%) Ant
9 2 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.04%) MSTest
9 2 (2.04%) NUnit
10 1 (1.02%) gulp
10 1 (1.02%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.02%) Subversion
10 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (7.14%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.02%) Games
Job Titles
1 86 (87.76%) Developer
2 41 (41.84%) Java Developer
3 19 (19.39%) Scala Developer
4 13 (13.27%) GIS Developer
5 11 (11.22%) Java Scala Developer
6 9 (9.18%) Software Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Agile Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Agile Java Developer
8 5 (5.10%) Architect
9 4 (4.08%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Node.js Developer
10 3 (3.06%) Android Developer
10 3 (3.06%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.06%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.06%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (2.04%) Data Architect
11 2 (2.04%) iOS Developer
11 2 (2.04%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.04%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (60.20%) Web Services
2 49 (50.00%) XML
3 45 (45.92%) JSON
4 34 (34.69%) AngularJS
5 30 (30.61%) RESTful
6 25 (25.51%) SOAP
6 25 (25.51%) Spring
7 17 (17.35%) CSS
7 17 (17.35%) HTML
7 17 (17.35%) JDBC
8 16 (16.33%) PostGIS
9 14 (14.29%) OpenLayers
10 13 (13.27%) Leaflet
11 12 (12.24%) XSLT
12 10 (10.20%) Apache Camel
12 10 (10.20%) Middleware
13 9 (9.18%) ActiveMQ
13 9 (9.18%) HTML5
13 9 (9.18%) J2EE
14 8 (8.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) User Experience
2 4 (4.08%) Data Structures
2 4 (4.08%) Enterprise Cloud
3 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.04%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (3.06%) Android
3 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (77.55%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (50.00%) TDD
3 38 (38.78%) Scrum
4 32 (32.65%) High Availability
5 30 (30.61%) Open Source
6 29 (29.59%) BDD
7 18 (18.37%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (18.37%) SDLC
8 17 (17.35%) Microservices
9 13 (13.27%) Software Engineering
10 12 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (12.24%) SOA
11 11 (11.22%) MVC
12 10 (10.20%) Front End Development
13 8 (8.16%) Kanban
14 6 (6.12%) OO
14 6 (6.12%) Unit Testing
15 4 (4.08%) API Development
15 4 (4.08%) Pair Programming
15 4 (4.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 83 (84.69%) Java
2 42 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 42 (42.86%) SQL
3 30 (30.61%) Scala
4 20 (20.41%) Python
5 6 (6.12%) C#
6 5 (5.10%) XPath
7 4 (4.08%) C
7 4 (4.08%) C++
7 4 (4.08%) PHP
7 4 (4.08%) Ruby
8 2 (2.04%) Go
8 2 (2.04%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.02%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.04%) Degree
1 2 (2.04%) PhD
1 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.02%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) Docker
Vendors
1 16 (16.33%) Oracle
2 14 (14.29%) ESRI
3 9 (9.18%) IBM
4 2 (2.04%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.04%) Zend
5 1 (1.02%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.02%) Twitter
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