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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 89 99 105
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +6
Contract jobs citing REST 62 35 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.64% 1.19% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.14% 4.38% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +19.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £39.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-17.30% -4.87%
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
868 799 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.00% 27.20% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 448 338
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 25
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £22.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £103.00 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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 +11 28 £406 +1.56% 11
Manchester -9 18 £375 +7.14% 22
Merseyside -6 12 £415 - 1
Lancashire +3 3 - - 4
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 68 (57.63%) Java
2 67 (56.78%) HTML
3 60 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (43.22%) Web Services
5 38 (32.20%) JavaScript
6 37 (31.36%) JSON
7 35 (29.66%) CSS
8 34 (28.81%) XML
8 34 (28.81%) HTTP
9 30 (25.42%) C#
10 29 (24.58%) TDD
11 27 (22.88%) Hibernate
11 27 (22.88%) .NET
11 27 (22.88%) SOAP
12 26 (22.03%) MongoDB
13 23 (19.49%) ASP.NET
14 22 (18.64%) Linux
14 22 (18.64%) Configuration Management
14 22 (18.64%) Web Design
14 22 (18.64%) JAX-RS
15 21 (17.80%) SOA
15 21 (17.80%) SQL Server
16 20 (16.95%) Neo4j
16 20 (16.95%) WCF
16 20 (16.95%) jQuery
16 20 (16.95%) HTML5
17 18 (15.25%) Responsive Web Design
17 18 (15.25%) Relational Database
17 18 (15.25%) UNIX
17 18 (15.25%) Mac OS X

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 10 (8.47%) IIS
1 10 (8.47%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (7.63%) MQSeries
3 3 (2.54%) Node.js
4 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.85%) JBoss
5 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.85%) CMS
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.85%) Mule
5 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) PaaS
2 3 (2.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (28.81%) HTTP
2 4 (3.39%) Internet
3 3 (2.54%) VPN
3 3 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.69%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.85%) GPRS
5 1 (0.85%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.03%) MongoDB
2 21 (17.80%) SQL Server
3 20 (16.95%) Neo4j
4 18 (15.25%) Relational Database
5 9 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (5.93%) MySQL
7 6 (5.08%) MS Access
8 5 (4.24%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.85%) Event Store
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.85%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.85%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 15 (12.71%) Visual Studio
2 12 (10.17%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.08%) JUnit
5 5 (4.24%) Subversion
6 4 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (3.39%) Xcode
7 3 (2.54%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.69%) Appium
8 2 (1.69%) Selenium
8 2 (1.69%) JIRA
8 2 (1.69%) Maven
9 1 (0.85%) TestNG
9 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.85%) Mockito
9 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.85%) Grunt
9 1 (0.85%) Bower
9 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (4.24%) Finance
2 3 (2.54%) Retail
3 2 (1.69%) Marketing
3 2 (1.69%) Back Office
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (84.75%) Developer
2 46 (38.98%) Java Developer
3 15 (12.71%) Architect
4 11 (9.32%) Technical Architect
5 10 (8.47%) .NET Developer
5 10 (8.47%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (7.63%) BizTalk Developer
7 6 (5.08%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (5.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.24%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.24%) Applications Developer
8 5 (4.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.24%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.24%) iOS Developer
9 4 (3.39%) UI Programmer
9 4 (3.39%) UI Developer
9 4 (3.39%) Android Developer
10 3 (2.54%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.54%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.54%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (56.78%) HTML
2 51 (43.22%) Web Services
3 37 (31.36%) JSON
4 35 (29.66%) CSS
5 34 (28.81%) XML
6 27 (22.88%) Hibernate
6 27 (22.88%) .NET
6 27 (22.88%) SOAP
7 23 (19.49%) ASP.NET
8 22 (18.64%) JAX-RS
9 20 (16.95%) WCF
9 20 (16.95%) jQuery
9 20 (16.95%) HTML5
10 16 (13.56%) Spring
10 16 (13.56%) Ajax
11 12 (10.17%) CSS3
11 12 (10.17%) J2EE
12 10 (8.47%) MSMQ
13 9 (7.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (7.63%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) Open Source
2 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.39%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.54%) PKI
5 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.69%) User Experience
5 2 (1.69%) iPad
5 2 (1.69%) iPhone
5 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.69%) Animation
5 2 (1.69%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.85%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.85%) Blog
6 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.64%) Linux
2 18 (15.25%) UNIX
2 18 (15.25%) Mac OS X
3 11 (9.32%) Windows
4 10 (8.47%) Apple iOS
4 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.63%) Android
6 1 (0.85%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (50.85%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (24.58%) TDD
3 22 (18.64%) Configuration Management
3 22 (18.64%) Web Design
4 21 (17.80%) SOA
5 18 (15.25%) Responsive Web Design
6 17 (14.41%) OOP
6 17 (14.41%) MVC
7 16 (13.56%) OO
8 15 (12.71%) BDD
8 15 (12.71%) Unit Testing
9 14 (11.86%) Scrum
10 13 (11.02%) Mentoring
10 13 (11.02%) Web Application Development
11 12 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (8.47%) E-Commerce
12 10 (8.47%) Kanban
13 9 (7.63%) iOS Development
13 9 (7.63%) Release Management
13 9 (7.63%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 68 (57.63%) Java
2 38 (32.20%) JavaScript
3 30 (25.42%) C#
4 16 (13.56%) XPath
5 13 (11.02%) Ruby
6 11 (9.32%) SQL
7 10 (8.47%) XQuery
8 8 (6.78%) VB
9 6 (5.08%) Scala
9 6 (5.08%) Objective-C
9 6 (5.08%) VBScript
9 6 (5.08%) Python
10 5 (4.24%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.54%) PHP
12 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.85%) PHP5
12 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.39%) Degree
3 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Puppet
1 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.39%) Oracle
3 3 (2.54%) Apple
4 1 (0.85%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.85%) Adobe
4 1 (0.85%) Google
4 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.85%) Kony
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