The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 102 106 132
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +26
Contract jobs citing REST 34 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 0.58% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.35% 2.24% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 1
Average daily rate £363 £306 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.36% -23.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £390
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £41.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +28.12%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
782 626 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.65% 26.00% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 322 503
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 36
Average hourly rate £40.29 £29.96 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.46% +37.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.39 £13.50 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £146.10 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
REST
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 17 £350 +12.44% 8
Cheshire -1 12 £400 +28.00% 3
Lancashire -21 3 £500 +100.00% 2
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 29 (52.73%) Java
2 29 (52.73%) Web Services
3 26 (47.27%) SOAP
4 25 (45.45%) CSS
4 25 (45.45%) HTML
5 23 (41.82%) C#
5 23 (41.82%) XML
6 20 (36.36%) MVC
7 19 (34.55%) SQL
7 19 (34.55%) JSON
8 18 (32.73%) jQuery
9 17 (30.91%) .NET
10 16 (29.09%) OOP
11 15 (27.27%) WCF
12 14 (25.45%) TDD
12 14 (25.45%) Spring
12 14 (25.45%) Linux
13 13 (23.64%) Scrum
13 13 (23.64%) CSS3
14 12 (21.82%) HTML5
15 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (20.00%) .NET Framework
15 11 (20.00%) OO
16 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
17 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
17 8 (14.55%) Ajax
17 8 (14.55%) JMS
17 8 (14.55%) SOA
17 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (9.09%) Apache Solr
1 5 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (7.27%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.64%) CMS
3 2 (3.64%) Apache
3 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) HTTP
2 3 (5.45%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.82%) Internet
3 1 (1.82%) X.509
3 1 (1.82%) SSL
3 1 (1.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) MySQL
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) Redis
3 4 (7.27%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.27%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.82%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.82%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Eclipse
1 7 (12.73%) Maven
2 6 (10.91%) JUnit
3 5 (9.09%) Selenium
3 5 (9.09%) Mockito
4 4 (7.27%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (7.27%) Subversion
4 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.45%) Mercurial
5 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.64%) JIRA
7 1 (1.82%) Ant
7 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (3.64%) Marketing
1 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (80.00%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Web Developer
3 7 (12.73%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (5.45%) PHP Developer
6 3 (5.45%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Middleware Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (52.73%) Web Services
2 26 (47.27%) SOAP
3 25 (45.45%) CSS
3 25 (45.45%) HTML
4 23 (41.82%) XML
5 19 (34.55%) JSON
6 18 (32.73%) jQuery
7 17 (30.91%) .NET
8 15 (27.27%) WCF
9 14 (25.45%) Spring
10 13 (23.64%) CSS3
11 12 (21.82%) HTML5
12 11 (20.00%) .NET Framework
13 8 (14.55%) Ajax
13 8 (14.55%) JMS
13 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET
14 7 (12.73%) Play Framework
14 7 (12.73%) LINQ
15 6 (10.91%) Java EE
15 6 (10.91%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.45%) Open Source
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.82%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Linux
2 7 (12.73%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) MVC
2 16 (29.09%) OOP
3 14 (25.45%) TDD
4 13 (23.64%) Scrum
5 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (20.00%) OO
6 9 (16.36%) Unit Testing
7 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
7 8 (14.55%) SOA
7 8 (14.55%) Web Application Development
8 7 (12.73%) CRM
9 6 (10.91%) Software Engineering
10 5 (9.09%) Project Management
10 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (9.09%) MVVM
10 5 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
11 4 (7.27%) Information Security
12 3 (5.45%) Web Design
13 2 (3.64%) User Stories
13 2 (3.64%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 29 (52.73%) Java
3 23 (41.82%) C#
4 19 (34.55%) SQL
5 7 (12.73%) Apex Code
5 7 (12.73%) T-SQL
6 5 (9.09%) XPath
7 3 (5.45%) PHP
8 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.64%) Scala
8 2 (3.64%) Ruby
8 2 (3.64%) PHP5
9 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) HL7
2 3 (5.45%) SLA
3 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Salesforce.com
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) Endeca
2 4 (7.27%) FatWire
2 4 (7.27%) JBoss
3 2 (3.64%) Mercator
4 1 (1.82%) Zend
4 1 (1.82%) Twitter
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