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 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 96 109 124
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +15
Contract jobs citing REST 52 54 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.49% 1.28% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.45% 5.27% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 11
Median daily rate £350 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £550 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £39.00 £56.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.97% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-29.09% +57.14%
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
955 1024 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.43% 24.19% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 664 472
Median daily rate £375 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 14
Median hourly rate £29.53 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +12.92%

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 26 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +13 35 £345 -13.75% 25
Cheshire +15 6 £438 +34.61% 5
Merseyside +3 3 £350 -36.36% 1
Lancashire +10 2 £350 -46.66% 1
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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.

1 105 (73.43%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (67.83%) Java
3 78 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 70 (48.95%) SOAP
5 64 (44.76%) XML
6 62 (43.36%) Oracle
7 56 (39.16%) JSON
8 54 (37.76%) HTML
9 51 (35.66%) Linux
10 50 (34.97%) CSS
11 48 (33.57%) Web Services
12 46 (32.17%) HTTP
12 46 (32.17%) Spring
13 42 (29.37%) Tomcat
14 41 (28.67%) MySQL
14 41 (28.67%) AngularJS
15 39 (27.27%) Open Source
16 38 (26.57%) JBoss
17 37 (25.87%) HTML5
18 36 (25.17%) JDBC
18 36 (25.17%) High Availability
19 35 (24.48%) SOA
19 35 (24.48%) TDD
20 33 (23.08%) Microservices
21 31 (21.68%) Apache Camel
21 31 (21.68%) Middleware
22 30 (20.98%) Apache
23 29 (20.28%) SQL
23 29 (20.28%) PostgreSQL
24 28 (19.58%) IBM

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 42 (29.37%) Tomcat
2 38 (26.57%) JBoss
3 30 (20.98%) Apache
4 10 (6.99%) GeoServer
5 5 (3.50%) IIS
6 3 (2.10%) Jetty
6 3 (2.10%) Mule
7 2 (1.40%) CMS
7 2 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.70%) Confluence
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.40%) Office 365
1 2 (1.40%) PaaS
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 46 (32.17%) HTTP
2 13 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (1.40%) AMQP
3 2 (1.40%) Firewall
3 2 (1.40%) FTP
3 2 (1.40%) SSL
4 1 (0.70%) Intranet
4 1 (0.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (28.67%) MySQL
2 29 (20.28%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (15.38%) NoSQL
4 15 (10.49%) Hadoop
5 11 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 10 (6.99%) GIS
7 9 (6.29%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.10%) Redis
8 3 (2.10%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.40%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.40%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.70%) Big Data
10 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.70%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.70%) Power BI
10 1 (0.70%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (18.88%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.59%) JUnit
3 15 (10.49%) Jenkins
3 15 (10.49%) Subversion
4 10 (6.99%) Grunt
4 10 (6.99%) Maven
5 9 (6.29%) JIRA
6 7 (4.90%) Xcode
7 5 (3.50%) Mockito
8 4 (2.80%) Gradle
8 4 (2.80%) JMeter
9 3 (2.10%) Appium
9 3 (2.10%) Calabash
9 3 (2.10%) CocoaPods
9 3 (2.10%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.10%) Hudson
9 3 (2.10%) Robotium
9 3 (2.10%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (15.38%) Banking
2 11 (7.69%) Finance
3 5 (3.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.40%) Marketing
4 2 (1.40%) Retail
4 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.70%) Electronics
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 109 (76.22%) Developer
2 47 (32.87%) Java Developer
3 26 (18.18%) Architect
4 11 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 9 (6.29%) SAP Developer
5 9 (6.29%) SAPUI5 Developer
6 8 (5.59%) .NET Developer
6 8 (5.59%) Android Developer
6 8 (5.59%) Digital Architect
6 8 (5.59%) GIS Developer
7 7 (4.90%) Digital Technical Architect
7 7 (4.90%) iOS Developer
7 7 (4.90%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (4.90%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.20%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.20%) Node.js Developer
8 6 (4.20%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.20%) Systems Architect
9 5 (3.50%) Integration Architect
9 5 (3.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (48.95%) SOAP
2 64 (44.76%) XML
3 56 (39.16%) JSON
4 54 (37.76%) HTML
5 50 (34.97%) CSS
6 48 (33.57%) Web Services
7 46 (32.17%) Spring
8 41 (28.67%) AngularJS
9 37 (25.87%) HTML5
10 36 (25.17%) JDBC
11 31 (21.68%) Apache Camel
11 31 (21.68%) Middleware
12 28 (19.58%) ActiveMQ
13 24 (16.78%) J2EE
14 22 (15.38%) CSS3
15 17 (11.89%) jQuery
16 16 (11.19%) Hibernate
17 15 (10.49%) RESTful
18 14 (9.79%) XSD
19 13 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) User Experience
2 6 (4.20%) Smart Meter
3 5 (3.50%) Clustering
3 5 (3.50%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.80%) Internet of Things
5 3 (2.10%) Streaming Media
6 2 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.40%) DataPower
6 2 (1.40%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.70%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.70%) Informatics
7 1 (0.70%) iPad
7 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (35.66%) Linux
2 13 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 11 (7.69%) Android
4 10 (6.99%) Windows
5 6 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.50%) Unix
6 5 (3.50%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.10%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.40%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.70%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (73.43%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (27.27%) Open Source
3 36 (25.17%) High Availability
4 35 (24.48%) SOA
4 35 (24.48%) TDD
5 33 (23.08%) Microservices
6 28 (19.58%) Software Engineering
7 24 (16.78%) Scrum
8 19 (13.29%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (13.29%) SDLC
9 18 (12.59%) MVC
10 17 (11.89%) Automated Testing
10 17 (11.89%) OO
11 15 (10.49%) BDD
11 15 (10.49%) E-business
11 15 (10.49%) Front End Development
11 15 (10.49%) Unit Testing
12 13 (9.09%) OOP
13 10 (6.99%) iOS Development
14 9 (6.29%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 97 (67.83%) Java
2 78 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 29 (20.28%) SQL
4 19 (13.29%) C
4 19 (13.29%) C++
5 14 (9.79%) Python
6 13 (9.09%) Objective-C
7 11 (7.69%) C#
8 9 (6.29%) Apple Swift
9 7 (4.90%) PHP
9 7 (4.90%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.50%) Ruby
10 5 (3.50%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.10%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.40%) PHP 5
12 2 (1.40%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.70%) Go
13 1 (0.70%) Scala
13 1 (0.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 18 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.20%) Degree
4 5 (3.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.40%) MISRA
4 1 (0.70%) QA
4 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.20%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.20%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 62 (43.36%) Oracle
2 28 (19.58%) IBM
3 10 (6.99%) ESRI
3 10 (6.99%) SAP
4 6 (4.20%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.20%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.20%) VMware
5 4 (2.80%) HP
6 3 (2.10%) Apple
6 3 (2.10%) Zend
7 2 (1.40%) F5
8 1 (0.70%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.70%) hybris
8 1 (0.70%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.70%) Twitter
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