The first table below looks at the demand for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 117 87 139
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +52
Contract jobs citing REST 17 39 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 1.49% 0.092%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.48% 5.24% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £323 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -24.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £279 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £373 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.03 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +15.38%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
686 744 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.14% 28.33% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 403 538
Average daily rate £325 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 36
Average hourly rate £28.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.54 £13.61 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
REST
England

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REST across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 July 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
Cheshire +4 9 £350 -5.40% 6
Manchester -18 7 £325 -5.10% 8
Lancashire -23 1 - - 4
Merseyside - - - - 4
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 35 (68.63%) JavaScript
2 32 (62.75%) Java
3 28 (54.90%) HTML
4 25 (49.02%) Web Services
5 23 (45.10%) CSS
6 21 (41.18%) XML
7 20 (39.22%) C#
7 20 (39.22%) Linux
8 19 (37.25%) TDD
9 17 (33.33%) SQL
10 16 (31.37%) SOAP
10 16 (31.37%) JSON
11 14 (27.45%) .NET
11 14 (27.45%) jQuery
12 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (25.49%) WCF
12 13 (25.49%) HTML5
13 12 (23.53%) Unit Testing
14 11 (21.57%) OOP
14 11 (21.57%) MVC
15 10 (19.61%) T-SQL
15 10 (19.61%) MySQL
15 10 (19.61%) ASP.NET
15 10 (19.61%) OO
15 10 (19.61%) Integration Testing
16 9 (17.65%) Spring
16 9 (17.65%) .NET Framework
17 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
17 8 (15.69%) Eclipse
17 8 (15.69%) Play Framework

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (13.73%) Apache Solr
1 7 (13.73%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (9.80%) Tomcat
2 5 (9.80%) CMS
3 4 (7.84%) Apache
4 3 (5.88%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.96%) IIS
5 1 (1.96%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.96%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) HTTP
2 3 (5.88%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) MySQL
2 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
3 7 (13.73%) Redis
4 3 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.96%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Eclipse
2 7 (13.73%) Subversion
2 7 (13.73%) Maven
3 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.84%) JUnit
4 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
4 4 (7.84%) Selenium
4 4 (7.84%) Mockito
5 3 (5.88%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.92%) JIRA
7 1 (1.96%) IntelliJ
General
1 5 (9.80%) Marketing
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (88.24%) Developer
2 14 (27.45%) Java Developer
3 7 (13.73%) .NET Developer
3 7 (13.73%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 6 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Web Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.80%) PHP Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Middleware Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Java Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (1.96%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (54.90%) HTML
2 25 (49.02%) Web Services
3 23 (45.10%) CSS
4 21 (41.18%) XML
5 16 (31.37%) SOAP
5 16 (31.37%) JSON
6 14 (27.45%) jQuery
6 14 (27.45%) .NET
7 13 (25.49%) WCF
7 13 (25.49%) HTML5
8 10 (19.61%) ASP.NET
9 9 (17.65%) Spring
9 9 (17.65%) .NET Framework
10 8 (15.69%) Play Framework
11 7 (13.73%) Akka
11 7 (13.73%) Kafka
11 7 (13.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (13.73%) CSS3
11 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (13.73%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.92%) Open Source
2 1 (1.96%) Social Media
2 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.96%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.96%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) TDD
2 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.53%) Unit Testing
4 11 (21.57%) OOP
4 11 (21.57%) MVC
5 10 (19.61%) OO
5 10 (19.61%) Integration Testing
6 7 (13.73%) CRM
7 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.80%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (9.80%) OO PHP
8 5 (9.80%) SOA
8 5 (9.80%) Web Design
8 5 (9.80%) Project Management
9 3 (5.88%) Scrum
9 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
9 3 (5.88%) Web Development
9 3 (5.88%) Code Coverage
10 2 (3.92%) Workflow
10 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 35 (68.63%) JavaScript
2 32 (62.75%) Java
3 20 (39.22%) C#
4 17 (33.33%) SQL
5 10 (19.61%) T-SQL
6 7 (13.73%) Apex Code
7 5 (9.80%) XPath
7 5 (9.80%) PHP5
7 5 (9.80%) PHP
8 3 (5.88%) Python
9 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.96%) Scala
10 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) ISO 9001
2 4 (7.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (7.84%) JBoss
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) FatWire
2 4 (7.84%) Endeca
3 1 (1.96%) Twitter
3 1 (1.96%) Mercator
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