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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 24 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing REST 12 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.48% 0.52% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.22% 2.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£415 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -20.73%
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
54 43 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.65% 22.51% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 16
Average daily rate £375 £313 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 5 March 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 - 11 £415 - 1
St Helens - - - -
REST
North West

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (100.00%) Web Services
2 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (83.33%) XPath
2 10 (83.33%) XML
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) OOP
2 10 (83.33%) OO
2 10 (83.33%) IIS
2 10 (83.33%) HTTP
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) XQuery
2 10 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (83.33%) WCF
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (75.00%) Release Management
3 9 (75.00%) Web Application Development
3 9 (75.00%) C#
3 9 (75.00%) .NET
3 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (75.00%) MSMQ
3 9 (75.00%) MQSeries
3 9 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (75.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (66.67%) SOA
4 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) Cocoa
5 2 (16.67%) Xcode
5 2 (16.67%) Objective-C
5 2 (16.67%) TDD

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (83.33%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (83.33%) IIS
2 9 (75.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) Xcode
3 2 (16.67%) Appium
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 9 (75.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Applications Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Android Developer
4 2 (16.67%) iOS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) Web Services
2 10 (83.33%) XML
2 10 (83.33%) WCF
3 9 (75.00%) .NET
3 9 (75.00%) MSMQ
3 9 (75.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (16.67%) Cocoa
4 2 (16.67%) Cocoa Touch
4 2 (16.67%) UIKit
4 2 (16.67%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Animation
1 2 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
1 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) Android
2 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (83.33%) OOP
1 10 (83.33%) OO
2 9 (75.00%) Release Management
2 9 (75.00%) Web Application Development
3 8 (66.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Android Development
4 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) XPath
1 10 (83.33%) XQuery
2 9 (75.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Objective-C
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Apple