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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 77 83 101
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +18
Contract jobs citing REST 84 59 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.22% 1.80% 1.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.21% 6.96% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 34 17
Average daily rate £425 £361 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -1.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £411 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £53.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.24%
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
1023 848 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.99% 25.92% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 544 435
Average daily rate £360 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 25 15
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £19.36 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 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
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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester +23 55 £425 +25.00% 17
Lancashire 0 15 £433 +15.33% 2
Cheshire -12 7 £388 +25.00% 3
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
Merseyside -11 1 £215 -48.19% 4
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 118 (78.15%) Java
2 102 (67.55%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (58.28%) Web Services
4 79 (52.32%) TDD
5 72 (47.68%) JSON
6 61 (40.40%) XML
6 61 (40.40%) SQL
7 60 (39.74%) Scrum
8 48 (31.79%) HTTP
9 46 (30.46%) JavaScript
10 44 (29.14%) Git (software)
11 43 (28.48%) BDD
12 42 (27.81%) HTML
13 41 (27.15%) SOAP
13 41 (27.15%) NoSQL
14 39 (25.83%) Linux
15 37 (24.50%) Scala
16 35 (23.18%) RESTful
16 35 (23.18%) Amazon AWS
17 29 (19.21%) High Availability
18 28 (18.54%) CSS
19 27 (17.88%) AngularJS
20 26 (17.22%) HTML5
20 26 (17.22%) Continuous Integration
21 23 (15.23%) Spring
21 23 (15.23%) C#
22 22 (14.57%) MongoDB
23 21 (13.91%) Software Engineering
23 21 (13.91%) XSLT
24 20 (13.25%) .NET

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (7.95%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.30%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (3.97%) JBoss
4 4 (2.65%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.65%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.32%) SugarCRM
5 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.66%) Apache
6 1 (0.66%) Node.js
6 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.66%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.66%) Magento
2 1 (0.66%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 35 (23.18%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.97%) SaaS
3 3 (1.99%) GitHub
4 2 (1.32%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (1.32%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (31.79%) HTTP
2 9 (5.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.66%) Intranet
3 1 (0.66%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.66%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (27.15%) NoSQL
2 22 (14.57%) MongoDB
3 19 (12.58%) Relational Database
4 12 (7.95%) Neo4j
5 11 (7.28%) Oracle Database
5 11 (7.28%) SQL Server
6 9 (5.96%) GIS
6 9 (5.96%) MySQL
6 9 (5.96%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (1.32%) QGIS
8 2 (1.32%) SQLite
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 44 (29.14%) Git (software)
2 18 (11.92%) Maven
2 18 (11.92%) Subversion
3 16 (10.60%) JIRA
4 14 (9.27%) Jenkins
5 12 (7.95%) Cucumber
6 11 (7.28%) Gradle
7 10 (6.62%) Selenium
8 9 (5.96%) JUnit
9 8 (5.30%) JBehave
10 6 (3.97%) Grunt
10 6 (3.97%) NUnit
11 5 (3.31%) Eclipse
11 5 (3.31%) MSTest
12 4 (2.65%) GitLab
12 4 (2.65%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (1.99%) Appium
13 3 (1.99%) CocoaPods
13 3 (1.99%) IntelliJ
13 3 (1.99%) Xcode
General
1 9 (5.96%) Banking
2 8 (5.30%) Finance
3 4 (2.65%) Games
4 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 124 (82.12%) Developer
2 60 (39.74%) Java Developer
3 20 (13.25%) Senior Developer
4 18 (11.92%) Scala Developer
5 17 (11.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 13 (8.61%) iOS Developer
7 10 (6.62%) Android Developer
7 10 (6.62%) Java Scala Developer
7 10 (6.62%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.96%) Architect
8 9 (5.96%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.30%) GIS Developer
10 7 (4.64%) Digital Developer
10 7 (4.64%) Oracle Developer
10 7 (4.64%) Oracle SOA Developer
10 7 (4.64%) SOA Developer
11 6 (3.97%) .NET Developer
12 5 (3.31%) Agile Java Developer
12 5 (3.31%) Java Engineer
12 5 (3.31%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (58.28%) Web Services
2 72 (47.68%) JSON
3 61 (40.40%) XML
4 42 (27.81%) HTML
5 41 (27.15%) SOAP
6 35 (23.18%) RESTful
7 28 (18.54%) CSS
8 27 (17.88%) AngularJS
9 26 (17.22%) HTML5
10 23 (15.23%) Spring
11 21 (13.91%) XSLT
12 20 (13.25%) .NET
13 17 (11.26%) Hibernate
13 17 (11.26%) jQuery
14 15 (9.93%) CSS3
15 12 (7.95%) ASP.NET
15 12 (7.95%) J2EE
15 12 (7.95%) JAX-RS
16 9 (5.96%) PostGIS
17 8 (5.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) User Experience
2 7 (4.64%) Computer Science
2 7 (4.64%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.65%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (2.65%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.65%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.99%) Animation
6 2 (1.32%) iPad
6 2 (1.32%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.66%) iPhone
7 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.83%) Linux
2 17 (11.26%) Apple iOS
3 16 (10.60%) Mac OS X
4 15 (9.93%) Android
4 15 (9.93%) Unix
5 4 (2.65%) Windows
6 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.66%) AIX
7 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (67.55%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (52.32%) TDD
3 60 (39.74%) Scrum
4 43 (28.48%) BDD
5 29 (19.21%) High Availability
6 26 (17.22%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (13.91%) Software Engineering
8 20 (13.25%) Open Source
9 18 (11.92%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (10.60%) iOS Development
11 14 (9.27%) MVC
11 14 (9.27%) OOP
12 12 (7.95%) Android Development
13 11 (7.28%) OO
13 11 (7.28%) Responsive Web Design
13 11 (7.28%) SDLC
13 11 (7.28%) SOA
13 11 (7.28%) Web Design
14 10 (6.62%) Configuration Management
14 10 (6.62%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 118 (78.15%) Java
2 61 (40.40%) SQL
3 46 (30.46%) JavaScript
4 37 (24.50%) Scala
5 23 (15.23%) C#
6 17 (11.26%) Objective-C
7 11 (7.28%) XPath
8 10 (6.62%) Python
9 7 (4.64%) XQuery
10 5 (3.31%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.65%) C++
11 4 (2.65%) PHP
12 3 (1.99%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.99%) FQL
12 3 (1.99%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.99%) Ruby
12 3 (1.99%) VB
13 2 (1.32%) C
13 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (6.62%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.97%) Degree
4 3 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.99%) ISEB
4 3 (1.99%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.62%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (2.65%) Docker
2 1 (0.66%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) Puppet
2 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (11.26%) Oracle
2 7 (4.64%) ESRI
3 6 (3.97%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.31%) EPiServer
4 5 (3.31%) SAP
5 3 (1.99%) Apple
5 3 (1.99%) Google
5 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.32%) Adobe
6 2 (1.32%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.32%) Perforce
6 2 (1.32%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.32%) VMware
6 2 (1.32%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.66%) Assembla
7 1 (0.66%) Facebook
7 1 (0.66%) Rally
7 1 (0.66%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.66%) Twitter
7 1 (0.66%) Zend
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