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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
England / North West
Rank 76 88 84
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing REST 63 68 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.39% 1.74% 1.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.72% 6.62% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 41 35
Median daily rate £375 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +31.78%

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
816 1027 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.01% 26.21% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 639 512
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 41 23
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% +64.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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 +7 45 £375 -11.76% 15
Cheshire +26 11 £375 -3.22% 3
Merseyside +2 3 - - 3
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 92 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (56.62%) Java
3 68 (50.00%) TDD
4 63 (46.32%) Web Services
5 60 (44.12%) SQL
6 59 (43.38%) Software Engineering
7 53 (38.97%) Git (software)
8 51 (37.50%) SOAP
9 46 (33.82%) Scrum
9 46 (33.82%) BDD
10 45 (33.09%) NoSQL
11 42 (30.88%) JUnit
12 41 (30.15%) JavaScript
13 40 (29.41%) XML
14 37 (27.21%) OO
14 37 (27.21%) Spring
14 37 (27.21%) JSON
15 35 (25.74%) Linux
16 30 (22.06%) HTTP
17 28 (20.59%) RESTful
18 27 (19.85%) Hibernate
18 27 (19.85%) Oracle
19 26 (19.12%) Node.js
20 24 (17.65%) MongoDB
21 22 (16.18%) Open Source
21 22 (16.18%) MySQL
21 22 (16.18%) Unit Testing
22 21 (15.44%) JIRA
22 21 (15.44%) High Availability
23 20 (14.71%) Amazon AWS

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 11 (8.09%) Confluence
2 8 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.15%) JBoss
4 6 (4.41%) Apache
4 6 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (4.41%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.68%) GlassFish
5 5 (3.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.94%) CMS
6 4 (2.94%) SAS
7 3 (2.21%) IIS
7 3 (2.21%) Kentico
7 3 (2.21%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (2.21%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.47%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 4 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.74%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.35%) Slack
3 9 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (4.41%) Amazon S3
4 6 (4.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (22.06%) HTTP
2 7 (5.15%) Internet
3 1 (0.74%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.74%) DHCP
3 1 (0.74%) DNS
3 1 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.74%) IMAP
3 1 (0.74%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.74%) LDAP
3 1 (0.74%) MRTG
3 1 (0.74%) NFC
3 1 (0.74%) SMTP
3 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (33.09%) NoSQL
2 24 (17.65%) MongoDB
3 22 (16.18%) MySQL
4 14 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (8.82%) SQL Server
6 10 (7.35%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (3.68%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.94%) DB2
9 3 (2.21%) Big Data
9 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.47%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.47%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.47%) MarkLogic
10 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.74%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (38.97%) Git (software)
2 42 (30.88%) JUnit
3 21 (15.44%) JIRA
4 20 (14.71%) Jenkins
5 13 (9.56%) Cucumber
5 13 (9.56%) Subversion
6 9 (6.62%) Maven
7 8 (5.88%) Xcode
8 6 (4.41%) Eclipse
9 5 (3.68%) IntelliJ
10 4 (2.94%) CocoaPods
10 4 (2.94%) Jasmine
10 4 (2.94%) SonarQube
10 4 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.21%) Appium
11 3 (2.21%) Mockito
12 2 (1.47%) Hudson
12 2 (1.47%) JProfiler
12 2 (1.47%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (11.76%) Finance
2 11 (8.09%) Banking
3 5 (3.68%) Games
4 2 (1.47%) Marketing
4 2 (1.47%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Advertising
5 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.74%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 93 (68.38%) Developer
2 41 (30.15%) Java Developer
3 26 (19.12%) Software Engineer
4 11 (8.09%) .NET Developer
4 11 (8.09%) Android Developer
5 9 (6.62%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (6.62%) Senior Developer
6 8 (5.88%) Architect
7 7 (5.15%) iOS Developer
7 7 (5.15%) Scala Software Engineer
7 7 (5.15%) Senior Android Developer
8 6 (4.41%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.68%) BizTalk Developer
9 5 (3.68%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Digital Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Lead Software Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Objective-C Developer
11 3 (2.21%) Angular Developer
11 3 (2.21%) Integration Developer
11 3 (2.21%) Java Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (46.32%) Web Services
2 51 (37.50%) SOAP
3 40 (29.41%) XML
4 37 (27.21%) JSON
4 37 (27.21%) Spring
5 28 (20.59%) RESTful
6 27 (19.85%) Hibernate
7 26 (19.12%) Node.js
8 20 (14.71%) AngularJS
9 19 (13.97%) HTML
10 16 (11.76%) .NET
10 16 (11.76%) J2EE
11 15 (11.03%) JPA
12 14 (10.29%) CSS
13 13 (9.56%) Java EE
13 13 (9.56%) Spring Boot
14 12 (8.82%) HTML5
15 11 (8.09%) jQuery
16 9 (6.62%) .NET Framework
16 9 (6.62%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.09%) User Experience
3 10 (7.35%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.15%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (2.94%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.21%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.47%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.47%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.47%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.74%) Clustering
8 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.74%) DataPower
8 1 (0.74%) Derivative
8 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.74%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.74%) New Media
8 1 (0.74%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 35 (25.74%) Linux
2 16 (11.76%) Android
3 12 (8.82%) Apple iOS
3 12 (8.82%) Windows
4 9 (6.62%) Unix
5 6 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.94%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.47%) CentOS
7 2 (1.47%) Debian
7 2 (1.47%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.74%) OS/2
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (50.00%) TDD
3 59 (43.38%) Software Engineering
4 46 (33.82%) BDD
4 46 (33.82%) Scrum
5 37 (27.21%) OO
6 22 (16.18%) Open Source
6 22 (16.18%) Unit Testing
7 21 (15.44%) High Availability
8 15 (11.03%) OOP
9 14 (10.29%) MVC
10 13 (9.56%) Android Development
10 13 (9.56%) Data Modelling
10 13 (9.56%) E-Commerce
10 13 (9.56%) Microservices
10 13 (9.56%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (8.09%) Automated Testing
12 10 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (7.35%) Mentoring
12 10 (7.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 77 (56.62%) Java
2 60 (44.12%) SQL
3 41 (30.15%) JavaScript
4 15 (11.03%) C#
5 12 (8.82%) Objective-C
5 12 (8.82%) Scala
6 10 (7.35%) Python
7 9 (6.62%) Apple Swift
7 9 (6.62%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.41%) Ruby
9 4 (2.94%) C++
9 4 (2.94%) Perl
9 4 (2.94%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.47%) C
10 2 (1.47%) ES6
10 2 (1.47%) Groovy
10 2 (1.47%) PHP
10 2 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.74%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) QA
2 4 (2.94%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.74%) MISRA
5 1 (0.74%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (2.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.74%) Dovecot
2 1 (0.74%) iptables
2 1 (0.74%) KVM
2 1 (0.74%) Sendmail
2 1 (0.74%) Squid
2 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) Puppet
2 1 (0.74%) Cacti
2 1 (0.74%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.74%) Nagios
2 1 (0.74%) OpenNebula
2 1 (0.74%) SCCM
2 1 (0.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (19.85%) Oracle
2 8 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.15%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.94%) Apple
4 4 (2.94%) hybris
4 4 (2.94%) IBM
4 4 (2.94%) Perforce
4 4 (2.94%) Twitter
5 3 (2.21%) Apigee
5 3 (2.21%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.21%) Tableau
6 2 (1.47%) Google
7 1 (0.74%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.74%) Informatica
7 1 (0.74%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.74%) Software AG
7 1 (0.74%) Sybase
7 1 (0.74%) VMware
7 1 (0.74%) webMethods
7 1 (0.74%) Yahoo!
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