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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 90 106 114
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +8
Contract jobs citing REST 65 47 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 1.22% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.93% 5.66% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 10
Median daily rate £403 £438 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £335 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £550 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £56.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.70 £50.00 £38.03
% change year-on-year
-30.60% +31.49%
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
938 831 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.70% 21.48% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 538 434
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 10
Median hourly rate £27.75 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.62% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.78 £16.16 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 43 £388 -3.12% 28
Cheshire +7 11 £403 +15.00% 5
Merseyside -2 3 £525 -4.54% 5
Lancashire - 1 £350 - 1
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 116 (73.89%) Java
2 114 (72.61%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (55.41%) JavaScript
4 74 (47.13%) SOAP
5 67 (42.68%) XML
6 63 (40.13%) HTML
6 63 (40.13%) Oracle
7 62 (39.49%) JSON
8 57 (36.31%) CSS
9 56 (35.67%) Linux
10 52 (33.12%) Web Services
11 51 (32.48%) HTTP
12 46 (29.30%) Tomcat
13 45 (28.66%) MySQL
14 44 (28.03%) AngularJS
15 43 (27.39%) High Availability
15 43 (27.39%) Spring
15 43 (27.39%) HTML5
16 42 (26.75%) TDD
16 42 (26.75%) JDBC
16 42 (26.75%) JBoss
16 42 (26.75%) SOA
17 39 (24.84%) Open Source
18 35 (22.29%) Middleware
18 35 (22.29%) Apache Camel
19 34 (21.66%) Apache
20 33 (21.02%) PostgreSQL
20 33 (21.02%) Microservices
21 32 (20.38%) IBM
21 32 (20.38%) ActiveMQ

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 46 (29.30%) Tomcat
2 42 (26.75%) JBoss
3 34 (21.66%) Apache
4 11 (7.01%) GeoServer
5 4 (2.55%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (1.91%) Jetty
6 3 (1.91%) Mule
7 2 (1.27%) CMS
7 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.27%) IIS
7 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.64%) Confluence
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (1.91%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (1.27%) Office 365
2 2 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (32.48%) HTTP
2 9 (5.73%) Internet
3 2 (1.27%) AMQP
3 2 (1.27%) Firewall
3 2 (1.27%) FTP
3 2 (1.27%) SSL
4 1 (0.64%) Intranet
4 1 (0.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (28.66%) MySQL
2 33 (21.02%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (14.65%) NoSQL
4 14 (8.92%) Hadoop
5 11 (7.01%) GIS
5 11 (7.01%) Relational Database
6 10 (6.37%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.82%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.55%) Redis
9 3 (1.91%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.91%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.27%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.27%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.64%) Big Data
11 1 (0.64%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.64%) Power BI
11 1 (0.64%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (14.01%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.55%) Jenkins
3 14 (8.92%) JUnit
4 10 (6.37%) Grunt
4 10 (6.37%) Subversion
5 7 (4.46%) Gradle
5 7 (4.46%) Maven
6 6 (3.82%) JIRA
7 5 (3.18%) Mockito
8 4 (2.55%) JMeter
9 3 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.91%) Calabash
9 3 (1.91%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.91%) Hudson
9 3 (1.91%) Robotium
9 3 (1.91%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 2 (1.27%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.27%) Selenium
10 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (17.20%) Banking
2 14 (8.92%) Finance
3 5 (3.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.27%) Marketing
4 2 (1.27%) Retail
4 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.64%) Electronics
5 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.64%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 123 (78.34%) Developer
2 56 (35.67%) Java Developer
3 25 (15.92%) Architect
4 11 (7.01%) Technical Architect
5 9 (5.73%) GIS Developer
5 9 (5.73%) SAP Developer
5 9 (5.73%) SAPUI5 Developer
5 9 (5.73%) Senior Developer
6 8 (5.10%) Android Developer
6 8 (5.10%) Digital Architect
6 8 (5.10%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (4.46%) Agile Developer
7 7 (4.46%) Agile Java Developer
7 7 (4.46%) Digital Technical Architect
7 7 (4.46%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (4.46%) Software Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) .NET Developer
8 6 (3.82%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (3.82%) PHP Developer
8 6 (3.82%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (47.13%) SOAP
2 67 (42.68%) XML
3 63 (40.13%) HTML
4 62 (39.49%) JSON
5 57 (36.31%) CSS
6 52 (33.12%) Web Services
7 44 (28.03%) AngularJS
8 43 (27.39%) HTML5
8 43 (27.39%) Spring
9 42 (26.75%) JDBC
10 35 (22.29%) Apache Camel
10 35 (22.29%) Middleware
11 32 (20.38%) ActiveMQ
12 31 (19.75%) J2EE
13 28 (17.83%) CSS3
14 17 (10.83%) RESTful
15 14 (8.92%) jQuery
16 12 (7.64%) Hibernate
17 11 (7.01%) PostGIS
17 11 (7.01%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.92%) User Experience
2 6 (3.82%) Smart Meter
3 5 (3.18%) Clustering
4 4 (2.55%) Internet of Things
4 4 (2.55%) iPad
4 4 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.91%) Streaming Media
6 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.27%) DataPower
6 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.64%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.64%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.64%) Informatics
7 1 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (35.67%) Linux
2 12 (7.64%) Android
3 9 (5.73%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.46%) Windows
5 6 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.91%) Unix
6 3 (1.91%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.27%) Windows NT
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (72.61%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.39%) High Availability
3 42 (26.75%) SOA
3 42 (26.75%) TDD
4 39 (24.84%) Open Source
5 33 (21.02%) Microservices
6 27 (17.20%) Scrum
7 25 (15.92%) SDLC
8 24 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (14.65%) Software Engineering
10 20 (12.74%) E-business
11 19 (12.10%) MVC
12 14 (8.92%) BDD
12 14 (8.92%) Front End Development
12 14 (8.92%) OO
13 11 (7.01%) Unit Testing
14 10 (6.37%) Pair Programming
14 10 (6.37%) Prototyping
15 8 (5.10%) Analytics
15 8 (5.10%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 116 (73.89%) Java
2 87 (55.41%) JavaScript
3 29 (18.47%) SQL
4 25 (15.92%) C
5 24 (15.29%) C++
6 16 (10.19%) Python
7 10 (6.37%) PHP
8 9 (5.73%) C#
9 8 (5.10%) Objective-C
10 6 (3.82%) Scala
11 5 (3.18%) Ruby
11 5 (3.18%) TypeScript
12 4 (2.55%) Apple Swift
12 4 (2.55%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.55%) XQuery
13 3 (1.91%) PHP 5
13 3 (1.91%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.27%) Go
14 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (14.01%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.28%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.82%) Degree
4 5 (3.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.91%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.91%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) MISRA
3 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.82%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.82%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 63 (40.13%) Oracle
2 32 (20.38%) IBM
3 11 (7.01%) ESRI
4 10 (6.37%) SAP
5 6 (3.82%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.82%) VMware
6 4 (2.55%) HP
6 4 (2.55%) Zend
7 3 (1.91%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.27%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.27%) F5
8 2 (1.27%) Twitter
9 1 (0.64%) Apple
9 1 (0.64%) hybris
9 1 (0.64%) NetSuite
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