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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 109 82 138
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +56
Contract jobs citing REST 28 50 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 1.69% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.54% 5.64% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 2
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£375 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £310 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £450 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £346 £360
% change year-on-year
+8.30% -3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £46.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-27.06% +9.52%
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
792 886 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.91% 29.95% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 481 576
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 30
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +1 12 £375 -3.84% 12
Manchester -20 12 £375 +5.63% 9
Lancashire -22 3 £613 +100.00% 2
Merseyside - - - - 2
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 29 (70.73%) JavaScript
2 28 (68.29%) HTML
3 20 (48.78%) .NET
4 19 (46.34%) Java
5 18 (43.90%) ASP.NET
5 18 (43.90%) CSS
5 18 (43.90%) MVC
6 17 (41.46%) C#
6 17 (41.46%) Web Services
7 14 (34.15%) XML
7 14 (34.15%) HTML5
8 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (29.27%) SQL
8 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (29.27%) TDD
9 11 (26.83%) JSON
9 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
10 10 (24.39%) MySQL
10 10 (24.39%) SOAP
10 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
10 10 (24.39%) WCF
11 9 (21.95%) jQuery
11 9 (21.95%) Spring
11 9 (21.95%) Linux
12 8 (19.51%) OO
12 8 (19.51%) J2EE
12 8 (19.51%) SOA
12 8 (19.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
13 7 (17.07%) PHP

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (12.20%) Tomcat
2 4 (9.76%) CMS
3 3 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (7.32%) NServiceBus
3 3 (7.32%) Apache Solr
3 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.88%) Liferay
4 2 (4.88%) Apache
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.44%) IIS
5 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.44%) Mule
5 1 (2.44%) GlassFish
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) FTP
2 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (24.39%) MySQL
3 3 (7.32%) Redis
4 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.44%) RavenDB
5 1 (2.44%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Visual Studio
2 5 (12.20%) JUnit
2 5 (12.20%) Subversion
2 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.32%) Eclipse
3 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.32%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) Hudson
4 1 (2.44%) Mockito
4 1 (2.44%) Xcode
4 1 (2.44%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 4 (9.76%) Marketing
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (85.37%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) Java Developer
3 8 (19.51%) .NET Developer
4 7 (17.07%) C# Developer
5 4 (9.76%) PHP Developer
5 4 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Java Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Scala Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Python/Django Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Head of Architecture
8 1 (2.44%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (68.29%) HTML
2 20 (48.78%) .NET
3 18 (43.90%) ASP.NET
3 18 (43.90%) CSS
4 17 (41.46%) Web Services
5 14 (34.15%) XML
5 14 (34.15%) HTML5
6 12 (29.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (26.83%) JSON
8 10 (24.39%) SOAP
8 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
8 10 (24.39%) WCF
9 9 (21.95%) jQuery
9 9 (21.95%) Spring
10 8 (19.51%) J2EE
10 8 (19.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (17.07%) LINQ
12 6 (14.63%) Ajax
12 6 (14.63%) XSLT
12 6 (14.63%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) User Experience
2 2 (4.88%) Web 2.0
2 2 (4.88%) Social Media
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) MVC
2 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) TDD
3 8 (19.51%) OO
3 8 (19.51%) SOA
4 7 (17.07%) Unit Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Web Development
6 4 (9.76%) Web Design
6 4 (9.76%) OO PHP
7 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.88%) Business Analysis
8 2 (4.88%) UML
8 2 (4.88%) OOP
8 2 (4.88%) EAI
8 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.88%) Code Coverage
8 2 (4.88%) BDD
8 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.44%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (70.73%) JavaScript
2 19 (46.34%) Java
3 17 (41.46%) C#
4 12 (29.27%) SQL
5 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
5 7 (17.07%) PHP
6 4 (9.76%) PHP5
7 3 (7.32%) Python
7 3 (7.32%) XPath
8 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.44%) Scala
9 1 (2.44%) Apex Code
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.44%) COBIT
3 1 (2.44%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.32%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) Twitter
2 1 (2.44%) FatWire
2 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.44%) Endeca
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