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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 113 98 136
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +38
Contract jobs citing REST 19 35 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 1.22% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.38% 4.15% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £299 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £45.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +12.34%
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
800 844 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.15% 29.42% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 456 580
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 £470 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 37
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.28 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +17.37%
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +7 9 £375 -0.66% 5
Manchester -23 7 £375 +7.14% 14
Lancashire -14 2 £750 +150.00%
Merseyside - - - - 3
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 27 (71.05%) JavaScript
2 22 (57.89%) HTML
3 17 (44.74%) C#
3 17 (44.74%) Java
4 15 (39.47%) .NET
4 15 (39.47%) CSS
4 15 (39.47%) Web Services
5 14 (36.84%) SQL
5 14 (36.84%) TDD
6 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET
7 12 (31.58%) SOAP
7 12 (31.58%) Linux
7 12 (31.58%) MVC
8 9 (23.68%) MySQL
8 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (23.68%) .NET Framework
8 9 (23.68%) WCF
8 9 (23.68%) jQuery
8 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
8 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 8 (21.05%) XML
9 8 (21.05%) OO
9 8 (21.05%) Spring
9 8 (21.05%) JSON
9 8 (21.05%) HTML5
10 7 (18.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (15.79%) PHP
11 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
11 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (13.16%) CMS
1 5 (13.16%) Apache Solr
1 5 (13.16%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (7.89%) NServiceBus
2 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.63%) Mule
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) MySQL
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 5 (13.16%) Redis
4 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.63%) RavenDB
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
1 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) Subversion
3 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
4 3 (7.89%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) Mercurial
4 3 (7.89%) Mockito
4 3 (7.89%) JUnit
5 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.63%) Hudson
6 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
General
1 5 (13.16%) Marketing
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (92.11%) Developer
2 12 (31.58%) Java Developer
3 7 (18.42%) .NET Developer
4 6 (15.79%) C# Developer
5 5 (13.16%) PHP Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 3 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.63%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Python Developer
8 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (2.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (57.89%) HTML
2 15 (39.47%) .NET
2 15 (39.47%) CSS
2 15 (39.47%) Web Services
3 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET
4 12 (31.58%) SOAP
5 9 (23.68%) .NET Framework
5 9 (23.68%) WCF
5 9 (23.68%) jQuery
5 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (21.05%) HTML5
6 8 (21.05%) JSON
6 8 (21.05%) Spring
6 8 (21.05%) XML
7 7 (18.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (15.79%) LINQ
8 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (13.16%) Akka
9 5 (13.16%) Play Framework
9 5 (13.16%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Graphic Design
1 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.63%) Open Source
1 1 (2.63%) Social Media
1 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) TDD
2 12 (31.58%) MVC
3 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
3 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.05%) OO
5 5 (13.16%) SOA
5 5 (13.16%) OOP
5 5 (13.16%) Web Design
5 5 (13.16%) OO PHP
5 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
6 3 (7.89%) CRM
7 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.26%) Code Coverage
7 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.63%) Web Application Development
8 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.63%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (2.63%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (71.05%) JavaScript
2 17 (44.74%) C#
2 17 (44.74%) Java
3 14 (36.84%) SQL
4 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 6 (15.79%) PHP
5 5 (13.16%) PHP5
6 3 (7.89%) Python
6 3 (7.89%) Apex Code
7 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.63%) COBIT
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
1 3 (7.89%) FatWire
1 3 (7.89%) Endeca
2 1 (2.63%) Twitter
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
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