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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 73 103 117
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +14
Contract jobs citing REST 56 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.82% 0.93% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.09% 3.35% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 12 7
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£363 £364 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +11.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.26% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £39.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-18.98% +1.93%
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
790 747 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.62% 27.70% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 419 462
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Manchester -1 17 £325 -10.65% 19
Lancashire - 16 £375 - 5
Merseyside 0 11 £415 - 3
Cheshire +4 9 £350 +7.69% 7
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 56 (59.57%) HTML
2 48 (51.06%) Java
3 39 (41.49%) Web Services
4 37 (39.36%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (37.23%) JavaScript
5 35 (37.23%) C#
6 34 (36.17%) .NET
7 32 (34.04%) XML
7 32 (34.04%) ASP.NET
8 29 (30.85%) CSS
8 29 (30.85%) HTTP
9 24 (25.53%) WCF
10 23 (24.47%) SOAP
11 22 (23.40%) JSON
11 22 (23.40%) MVC
11 22 (23.40%) TDD
11 22 (23.40%) jQuery
12 21 (22.34%) HTML5
12 21 (22.34%) Hibernate
12 21 (22.34%) Ajax
12 21 (22.34%) SOA
13 20 (21.28%) SQL Server
13 20 (21.28%) XPath
14 17 (18.09%) OO
14 17 (18.09%) Configuration Management
14 17 (18.09%) MongoDB
15 16 (17.02%) JAX-RS
15 16 (17.02%) Linux
15 16 (17.02%) Visual Studio
15 16 (17.02%) Spring

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 11 (11.70%) IIS
2 10 (10.64%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (9.57%) MQSeries
4 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.13%) JBoss
6 2 (2.13%) Liferay
7 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.06%) Node.js
7 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) SaaS
2 1 (1.06%) PaaS
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) IaaS
2 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (30.85%) HTTP
2 2 (2.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.09%) MongoDB
3 13 (13.83%) Neo4j
3 13 (13.83%) Relational Database
4 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (7.45%) MySQL
6 5 (5.32%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.06%) RavenDB
8 1 (1.06%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (17.02%) Visual Studio
2 12 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (9.57%) JUnit
4 7 (7.45%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.13%) Xcode
7 2 (2.13%) Subversion
7 2 (2.13%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.13%) Hudson
7 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.06%) Mockito
8 1 (1.06%) MSTest
8 1 (1.06%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.06%) Appium
8 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.06%) Ant
8 1 (1.06%) Maven
General
1 2 (2.13%) Marketing
1 2 (2.13%) Retail
2 1 (1.06%) Banking
2 1 (1.06%) Law
2 1 (1.06%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (84.04%) Developer
2 33 (35.11%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.83%) .NET Developer
4 12 (12.77%) Architect
5 10 (10.64%) Technical Architect
5 10 (10.64%) C# Developer
6 9 (9.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (9.57%) BizTalk Developer
7 8 (8.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Applications Developer
9 4 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.26%) UI Programmer
9 4 (4.26%) UI Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Web Developer
10 3 (3.19%) SharePoint Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Java Architect
11 2 (2.13%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (59.57%) HTML
2 39 (41.49%) Web Services
3 34 (36.17%) .NET
4 32 (34.04%) XML
4 32 (34.04%) ASP.NET
5 29 (30.85%) CSS
6 24 (25.53%) WCF
7 23 (24.47%) SOAP
8 22 (23.40%) JSON
8 22 (23.40%) jQuery
9 21 (22.34%) HTML5
9 21 (22.34%) Hibernate
9 21 (22.34%) Ajax
10 16 (17.02%) JAX-RS
10 16 (17.02%) Spring
11 15 (15.96%) XSLT
12 14 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (12.77%) J2EE
14 10 (10.64%) MSMQ
15 8 (8.51%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Open Source
1 5 (5.32%) User Experience
2 3 (3.19%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.13%) Web 2.0
3 2 (2.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.06%) Social Media
4 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.06%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.06%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.02%) Linux
2 12 (12.77%) Mac OS X
2 12 (12.77%) UNIX
3 10 (10.64%) Windows
3 10 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.19%) Android
5 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (39.36%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.40%) MVC
2 22 (23.40%) TDD
3 21 (22.34%) SOA
4 17 (18.09%) OO
4 17 (18.09%) Configuration Management
5 15 (15.96%) Web Design
6 12 (12.77%) Web Development
6 12 (12.77%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (11.70%) BDD
7 11 (11.70%) Web Application Development
8 10 (10.64%) OOP
8 10 (10.64%) Unit Testing
8 10 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.57%) Release Management
10 8 (8.51%) Scrum
11 7 (7.45%) Kanban
12 6 (6.38%) MVVM
13 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
13 4 (4.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 48 (51.06%) Java
2 35 (37.23%) JavaScript
2 35 (37.23%) C#
3 20 (21.28%) XPath
4 14 (14.89%) SQL
5 10 (10.64%) T-SQL
5 10 (10.64%) XQuery
5 10 (10.64%) Ruby
6 6 (6.38%) PHP
6 6 (6.38%) Scala
7 4 (4.26%) Python
8 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.13%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.06%) PHP5
10 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.19%) Degree
3 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) COBIT
1 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Puppet
2 1 (1.06%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (1.06%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.06%) Apple
3 1 (1.06%) Google
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