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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 105 116 93
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -23
Contract jobs citing REST 48 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.25% 0.60% 1.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.81% 2.49% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 22
Average daily rate
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£425 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £298 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £378 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.19% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £56.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £38.03 £37.75
% change year-on-year
+31.49% +0.72%
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
826 723 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.54% 23.96% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 440 418
Average daily rate £375 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +7 27 £400 +23.07% 30
Cumbria - 9 £525 - 2
Merseyside - 6 £550 -
Cheshire -15 4 £350 - 8
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 86 (74.14%) Java
2 72 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (50.86%) HTML
4 58 (50.00%) JSON
5 57 (49.14%) Web Services
6 47 (40.52%) TDD
7 46 (39.66%) CSS
7 46 (39.66%) JavaScript
8 37 (31.90%) SOAP
9 31 (26.72%) XML
9 31 (26.72%) HTML5
10 28 (24.14%) CSS3
11 26 (22.41%) Hibernate
11 26 (22.41%) SOA
12 24 (20.69%) MVC
12 24 (20.69%) Spring
13 23 (19.83%) Git (software)
14 22 (18.97%) Apple iOS
14 22 (18.97%) Scrum
15 21 (18.10%) Android
16 19 (16.38%) Subversion
16 19 (16.38%) iOS Development
17 18 (15.52%) Android Development
17 18 (15.52%) OOP
17 18 (15.52%) BDD
18 17 (14.66%) HTTP
19 15 (12.93%) MongoDB
19 15 (12.93%) AngularJS
19 15 (12.93%) Mobile Development
20 14 (12.07%) E-Commerce

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (10.34%) JBoss
2 9 (7.76%) Liferay
2 9 (7.76%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (6.90%) Node.js
4 7 (6.03%) Apache ServiceMix
4 7 (6.03%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.45%) Apache
6 3 (2.59%) CMS
7 2 (1.72%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.72%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.86%) Mule
8 1 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.86%) Confluence
8 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) PaaS
2 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.59%) SaaS
3 2 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.66%) HTTP
2 7 (6.03%) Internet
3 3 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.59%) VPN
4 2 (1.72%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.86%) GPRS
5 1 (0.86%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.93%) MongoDB
2 11 (9.48%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.76%) MySQL
3 9 (7.76%) Oracle Database
4 8 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.90%) Neo4j
5 7 (6.03%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.17%) MS Access
7 5 (4.31%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.72%) Big Data
8 2 (1.72%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (19.83%) Git (software)
2 19 (16.38%) Subversion
3 4 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.59%) Xcode
4 3 (2.59%) JUnit
4 3 (2.59%) JIRA
4 3 (2.59%) Selenium
5 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.72%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.72%) Grunt
5 2 (1.72%) Bower
5 2 (1.72%) gulp
6 1 (0.86%) Appium
6 1 (0.86%) CocoaPods
6 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.86%) Maven
6 1 (0.86%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.86%) TestNG
General
1 9 (7.76%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Retail
3 4 (3.45%) Back Office
4 2 (1.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Advertising
5 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 89 (76.72%) Developer
2 31 (26.72%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.79%) Architect
4 10 (8.62%) Mobile Developer
5 9 (7.76%) Java Architect
6 8 (6.90%) Technical Architect
6 8 (6.90%) iOS Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Android Developer
7 7 (6.03%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.03%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Designer
9 5 (4.31%) Java Technical Architect
9 5 (4.31%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (4.31%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Security Architect
11 3 (2.59%) HTML Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (50.86%) HTML
2 58 (50.00%) JSON
3 57 (49.14%) Web Services
4 46 (39.66%) CSS
5 37 (31.90%) SOAP
6 31 (26.72%) XML
6 31 (26.72%) HTML5
7 28 (24.14%) CSS3
8 26 (22.41%) Hibernate
9 24 (20.69%) Spring
10 15 (12.93%) AngularJS
11 13 (11.21%) J2EE
12 12 (10.34%) .NET
12 12 (10.34%) RESTful
13 11 (9.48%) jQuery
14 10 (8.62%) JAX-RS
14 10 (8.62%) Ajax
14 10 (8.62%) Apache Camel
15 9 (7.76%) WSDL
15 9 (7.76%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.59%) PKI
5 3 (2.59%) User Experience
6 2 (1.72%) NHS
6 2 (1.72%) iPhone
6 2 (1.72%) iPad
6 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.86%) Blog
7 1 (0.86%) Animation
7 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.97%) Apple iOS
2 21 (18.10%) Android
3 10 (8.62%) Linux
4 7 (6.03%) Mac OS X
4 7 (6.03%) UNIX
5 2 (1.72%) Windows
6 1 (0.86%) AIX
6 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.86%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (40.52%) TDD
3 26 (22.41%) SOA
4 24 (20.69%) MVC
5 22 (18.97%) Scrum
6 19 (16.38%) iOS Development
7 18 (15.52%) BDD
7 18 (15.52%) Android Development
7 18 (15.52%) OOP
8 15 (12.93%) Mobile Development
9 14 (12.07%) E-Commerce
10 12 (10.34%) Mentoring
11 10 (8.62%) Pair Programming
12 9 (7.76%) OO
13 8 (6.90%) UML
13 8 (6.90%) Web Design
14 7 (6.03%) Configuration Management
14 7 (6.03%) Unit Testing
14 7 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (6.03%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 86 (74.14%) Java
2 46 (39.66%) JavaScript
3 11 (9.48%) C#
4 10 (8.62%) Python
5 9 (7.76%) XQuery
5 9 (7.76%) Objective-C
6 8 (6.90%) Scala
6 8 (6.90%) VB
7 6 (5.17%) Ruby
7 6 (5.17%) VBScript
8 5 (4.31%) PHP
8 5 (4.31%) SQL
9 4 (3.45%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.72%) PHP5
10 2 (1.72%) C++
11 1 (0.86%) Perl
11 1 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (5.17%) Degree
1 6 (5.17%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.86%) ISEB
2 1 (0.86%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.90%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (0.86%) yum
1 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (11.21%) Oracle
2 4 (3.45%) SAP
3 3 (2.59%) IBM
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.72%) Apple
4 2 (1.72%) Perforce
4 2 (1.72%) Teradata
4 2 (1.72%) Hortonworks
5 1 (0.86%) Kony
5 1 (0.86%) Zend
5 1 (0.86%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.86%) Adobe
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