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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 31 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing REST 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.01% 0.52% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.69% 1.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£408 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £39.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-14.10% -4.87%
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
58 61 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.54% 31.94% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 23
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £413 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £14.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

REST Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 April 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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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 - 11 £408 -
St Helens - - - -
REST
North West

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 12 (92.31%) Web Services
2 11 (84.62%) WCF
3 10 (76.92%) XPath
3 10 (76.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (76.92%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (76.92%) HTTP
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 10 (76.92%) XQuery
3 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (76.92%) XML
3 10 (76.92%) Windows
3 10 (76.92%) OOP
3 10 (76.92%) OO
3 10 (76.92%) .NET
3 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
3 10 (76.92%) IIS
3 10 (76.92%) C#
3 10 (76.92%) ASP.NET
4 9 (69.23%) MSMQ
4 9 (69.23%) MQSeries
4 9 (69.23%) Web Application Development
4 9 (69.23%) Release Management
4 9 (69.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
5 8 (61.54%) SOA
6 2 (15.38%) Core Animation
6 2 (15.38%) Open Source
6 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
6 2 (15.38%) BDD

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (76.92%) IIS
1 10 (76.92%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (69.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
3 2 (15.38%) Xcode
3 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (15.38%) Appium
3 2 (15.38%) CocoaPods
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 9 (69.23%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Applications Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Android Developer
4 2 (15.38%) iOS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) Web Services
2 11 (84.62%) WCF
3 10 (76.92%) XML
3 10 (76.92%) .NET
3 10 (76.92%) ASP.NET
4 9 (69.23%) MSMQ
5 2 (15.38%) Cocoa
5 2 (15.38%) Core Animation
5 2 (15.38%) Cocoa Touch
5 2 (15.38%) UIKit
6 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 1 (7.69%) SOAP
6 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Animation
1 2 (15.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
1 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (15.38%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) OOP
1 10 (76.92%) OO
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Release Management
2 9 (69.23%) Web Application Development
3 8 (61.54%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Android Development
4 2 (15.38%) iOS Development
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
1 10 (76.92%) XQuery
1 10 (76.92%) XPath
2 2 (15.38%) Apple Swift
2 2 (15.38%) Objective-C
2 2 (15.38%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Apple