The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 75 83 117
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +34
Contract jobs citing REST 92 67 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.36% 1.82% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.85% 8.05% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 45 13
Median daily rate £413 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £465 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £38.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -10.49%
REST
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
934 832 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.95% 22.64% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 532 413
Median daily rate £393 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 5
Median hourly rate £27.75 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.70% +47.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

REST
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

REST Daily Rate Trend in the North West

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

REST Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

REST
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

REST Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

REST
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Manchester -11 36 £400 +3.22% 19
Cheshire -2 30 £475 +18.75% 6
Cumbria - 10 £490 -
Merseyside +5 8 £338 +18.42%
Lancashire +4 2 £394 -26.74% 3
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for REST.

1 149 (78.84%) Java
2 133 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (45.50%) JavaScript
4 81 (42.86%) XML
5 79 (41.80%) Web Services
5 79 (41.80%) JSON
6 74 (39.15%) HTTP
7 73 (38.62%) Linux
8 71 (37.57%) HTML
9 70 (37.04%) SOAP
10 62 (32.80%) TDD
11 57 (30.16%) Scrum
11 57 (30.16%) Oracle
11 57 (30.16%) SQL
12 56 (29.63%) CSS
13 55 (29.10%) High Availability
14 49 (25.93%) NoSQL
15 43 (22.75%) HTML5
15 43 (22.75%) MySQL
16 42 (22.22%) AngularJS
17 41 (21.69%) Tomcat
17 41 (21.69%) Open Source
17 41 (21.69%) Spring
18 37 (19.58%) JBoss
18 37 (19.58%) SOA
18 37 (19.58%) JDBC
19 35 (18.52%) RESTful
20 33 (17.46%) PostgreSQL
21 31 (16.40%) J2EE
21 31 (16.40%) BDD

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 41 (21.69%) Tomcat
2 37 (19.58%) JBoss
3 29 (15.34%) Apache
4 16 (8.47%) GeoServer
5 9 (4.76%) Node.js
6 4 (2.12%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.06%) CMS
7 2 (1.06%) IIS
7 2 (1.06%) Jetty
7 2 (1.06%) Mule
7 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.06%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (1.59%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.34%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.59%) SaaS
3 2 (1.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Office 365
4 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (39.15%) HTTP
2 6 (3.17%) Internet
3 2 (1.06%) AMQP
3 2 (1.06%) Firewall
3 2 (1.06%) FTP
3 2 (1.06%) SSL
4 1 (0.53%) Intranet
4 1 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (25.93%) NoSQL
2 43 (22.75%) MySQL
3 33 (17.46%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (11.64%) MongoDB
5 19 (10.05%) Relational Database
6 16 (8.47%) GIS
7 12 (6.35%) Neo4j
8 9 (4.76%) Hadoop
9 6 (3.17%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.59%) Redis
10 3 (1.59%) SQL Server
11 2 (1.06%) Couchbase
11 2 (1.06%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.06%) QGIS
12 1 (0.53%) Big Data
12 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.53%) PerformancePoint
12 1 (0.53%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 21 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.41%) JUnit
3 12 (6.35%) Grunt
4 11 (5.82%) Gradle
5 10 (5.29%) Maven
6 9 (4.76%) JIRA
7 7 (3.70%) Selenium
7 7 (3.70%) Subversion
8 6 (3.17%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.12%) GitLab
9 4 (2.12%) JBehave
10 3 (1.59%) NUnit
11 2 (1.06%) Android Studio
11 2 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 2 (1.06%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.06%) JMeter
11 2 (1.06%) Mockito
11 2 (1.06%) MSTest
General
1 30 (15.87%) Banking
2 14 (7.41%) Finance
3 5 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.53%) Games
5 1 (0.53%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 154 (81.48%) Developer
2 77 (40.74%) Java Developer
3 27 (14.29%) Architect
4 18 (9.52%) Scala Developer
4 18 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 16 (8.47%) Senior Java Developer
6 13 (6.88%) GIS Developer
7 11 (5.82%) Software Developer
8 10 (5.29%) Java Scala Developer
8 10 (5.29%) Technical Architect
9 9 (4.76%) SAP Developer
9 9 (4.76%) SAPUI5 Developer
10 8 (4.23%) Agile Developer
10 8 (4.23%) Agile Java Developer
10 8 (4.23%) Digital Architect
10 8 (4.23%) Digital Developer
11 7 (3.70%) Android Developer
11 7 (3.70%) Digital Technical Architect
12 6 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (3.17%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (42.86%) XML
2 79 (41.80%) JSON
2 79 (41.80%) Web Services
3 71 (37.57%) HTML
4 70 (37.04%) SOAP
5 56 (29.63%) CSS
6 43 (22.75%) HTML5
7 42 (22.22%) AngularJS
8 41 (21.69%) Spring
9 37 (19.58%) JDBC
10 35 (18.52%) RESTful
11 31 (16.40%) J2EE
12 30 (15.87%) Apache Camel
12 30 (15.87%) Middleware
13 27 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
14 26 (13.76%) CSS3
15 20 (10.58%) Hibernate
16 16 (8.47%) PostGIS
17 14 (7.41%) Dropwizard
17 14 (7.41%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.76%) User Experience
2 5 (2.65%) Clustering
2 5 (2.65%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.65%) Smart Meter
3 4 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.12%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.12%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.12%) Enterprise Cloud
3 4 (2.12%) Internet of Things
3 4 (2.12%) iPad
4 3 (1.59%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.06%) DataPower
5 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 73 (38.62%) Linux
2 14 (7.41%) Unix
3 13 (6.88%) Mac OS X
4 9 (4.76%) Android
5 6 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.65%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.06%) Windows
7 2 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (32.80%) TDD
3 57 (30.16%) Scrum
4 55 (29.10%) High Availability
5 41 (21.69%) Open Source
6 37 (19.58%) SOA
7 31 (16.40%) BDD
8 29 (15.34%) Microservices
8 29 (15.34%) SDLC
9 25 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (10.58%) E-business
11 19 (10.05%) MVC
11 19 (10.05%) Software Engineering
12 18 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (6.35%) Configuration Management
13 12 (6.35%) OO
14 11 (5.82%) Responsive Web Design
14 11 (5.82%) Web Design
15 10 (5.29%) Analytics
15 10 (5.29%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 149 (78.84%) Java
2 86 (45.50%) JavaScript
3 57 (30.16%) SQL
4 29 (15.34%) Scala
5 24 (12.70%) C
6 22 (11.64%) C++
6 22 (11.64%) Python
7 11 (5.82%) C#
8 10 (5.29%) PHP
9 5 (2.65%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.65%) XPath
10 4 (2.12%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.12%) Ruby
10 4 (2.12%) XQuery
11 3 (1.59%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.59%) PHP 5
11 3 (1.59%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.06%) Go
12 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.70%) Degree
4 6 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.59%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.06%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.70%) QA
2 6 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (3.17%) Docker
1 6 (3.17%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (3.17%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (30.16%) Oracle
2 27 (14.29%) IBM
3 14 (7.41%) ESRI
4 9 (4.76%) SAP
5 7 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.17%) VMware
7 5 (2.65%) HP
8 4 (2.12%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.12%) Zend
9 3 (1.59%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.06%) EPiServer
10 2 (1.06%) F5
10 2 (1.06%) Twitter
11 1 (0.53%) Rally
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