The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 27 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing REST 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.62% 0.50% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.41% 2.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£415 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £49.83 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +36.50%
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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
49 35 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.75% 17.59% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 29
Average daily rate £350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

REST
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Liverpool - 9 £415 - 3
REST
North West

REST
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 10 (100.00%) IIS
1 10 (100.00%) Web Services
1 10 (100.00%) XML
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) HTTP
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) XQuery
1 10 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (100.00%) XPath
1 10 (100.00%) WCF
1 10 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (90.00%) Web Application Development
2 9 (90.00%) Release Management
2 9 (90.00%) MSMQ
2 9 (90.00%) MQSeries
2 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (90.00%) C#
2 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (80.00%) OOP
3 8 (80.00%) OO
3 8 (80.00%) SOA
3 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 10 (100.00%) IIS
1 10 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (90.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
1 9 (90.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) Web Services
1 10 (100.00%) XML
1 10 (100.00%) WCF
2 9 (90.00%) MSMQ
2 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Release Management
1 9 (90.00%) Web Application Development
2 8 (80.00%) OOP
2 8 (80.00%) OO
2 8 (80.00%) SOA
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) XQuery
1 10 (100.00%) XPath
2 9 (90.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Church International
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago