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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 89 117 93
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -24
Contract jobs citing REST 56 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.52% 0.43% 1.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.07% 1.96% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 19
Average daily rate
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£388 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £365 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £56.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+29.41% +13.33%
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
792 663 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.49% 22.11% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 394 369
Average daily rate £368 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £17.44 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 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 3 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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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 +26 42 £394 +43.18% 19
Cumbria - 6 £550 - 2
Cheshire -3 4 £356 +18.75% 4
Merseyside - 3 £550 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £538 - 1
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 76 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (63.56%) Java
3 67 (56.78%) Web Services
4 56 (47.46%) HTML
5 54 (45.76%) JSON
6 46 (38.98%) TDD
7 44 (37.29%) CSS
8 41 (34.75%) JavaScript
9 37 (31.36%) XML
10 35 (29.66%) SOAP
11 31 (26.27%) SOA
12 27 (22.88%) Hibernate
12 27 (22.88%) HTML5
13 26 (22.03%) HTTP
13 26 (22.03%) OOP
14 25 (21.19%) Spring
14 25 (21.19%) CSS3
15 23 (19.49%) Apple iOS
16 22 (18.64%) Android
16 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
16 22 (18.64%) Scrum
16 22 (18.64%) MVC
17 21 (17.80%) .NET
18 20 (16.95%) C#
18 20 (16.95%) SQL Server
18 20 (16.95%) iOS Development
19 19 (16.10%) Android Development
20 18 (15.25%) OO
21 17 (14.41%) ASP.NET
21 17 (14.41%) Subversion

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 11 (9.32%) JBoss
2 10 (8.47%) IIS
2 10 (8.47%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (7.63%) Liferay
3 9 (7.63%) MQSeries
4 8 (6.78%) Node.js
5 7 (5.93%) Apache ServiceMix
6 6 (5.08%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (4.24%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.39%) Apache
9 3 (2.54%) CMS
10 2 (1.69%) Umbraco
10 2 (1.69%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.85%) Mule
11 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.24%) PaaS
2 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.54%) SaaS
3 2 (1.69%) IaaS
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.03%) HTTP
2 7 (5.93%) Internet
3 3 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.54%) VPN
4 2 (1.69%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.85%) GPRS
5 1 (0.85%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.86%) MongoDB
3 9 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.63%) MySQL
4 8 (6.78%) Neo4j
5 6 (5.08%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.08%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.08%) MS Access
6 5 (4.24%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.69%) Big Data
7 2 (1.69%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.85%) Event Store
8 1 (0.85%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
2 17 (14.41%) Subversion
3 10 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (8.47%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.39%) JUnit
4 4 (3.39%) Xcode
5 3 (2.54%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.69%) JIRA
6 2 (1.69%) Selenium
6 2 (1.69%) Appium
6 2 (1.69%) CocoaPods
7 1 (0.85%) gulp
7 1 (0.85%) Maven
7 1 (0.85%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.85%) TestNG
7 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.85%) Grunt
7 1 (0.85%) Bower
General
1 7 (5.93%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Retail
3 4 (3.39%) Back Office
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 90 (76.27%) Developer
2 26 (22.03%) Java Developer
3 17 (14.41%) Architect
4 10 (8.47%) Mobile Developer
5 9 (7.63%) iOS Developer
5 9 (7.63%) Technical Architect
5 9 (7.63%) Java Architect
5 9 (7.63%) BizTalk Developer
6 8 (6.78%) Android Developer
7 7 (5.93%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.93%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Applications Developer
8 6 (5.08%) Designer
9 5 (4.24%) Java Technical Architect
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Front-End Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Software Developer
11 3 (2.54%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.54%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (56.78%) Web Services
2 56 (47.46%) HTML
3 54 (45.76%) JSON
4 44 (37.29%) CSS
5 37 (31.36%) XML
6 35 (29.66%) SOAP
7 27 (22.88%) Hibernate
7 27 (22.88%) HTML5
8 25 (21.19%) CSS3
8 25 (21.19%) Spring
9 21 (17.80%) .NET
10 17 (14.41%) ASP.NET
11 15 (12.71%) WCF
12 13 (11.02%) AngularJS
13 11 (9.32%) MSMQ
13 11 (9.32%) Ajax
14 10 (8.47%) J2EE
14 10 (8.47%) JAX-RS
14 10 (8.47%) RESTful
14 10 (8.47%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.24%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.39%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.54%) PKI
4 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.69%) Animation
5 2 (1.69%) NHS
5 2 (1.69%) iPhone
5 2 (1.69%) iPad
5 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) Blog
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.49%) Apple iOS
2 22 (18.64%) Android
3 11 (9.32%) Windows
4 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (6.78%) Linux
6 7 (5.93%) Mac OS X
6 7 (5.93%) UNIX
7 1 (0.85%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.98%) TDD
3 31 (26.27%) SOA
4 26 (22.03%) OOP
5 22 (18.64%) MVC
5 22 (18.64%) Scrum
6 20 (16.95%) iOS Development
7 19 (16.10%) Android Development
8 18 (15.25%) OO
9 17 (14.41%) BDD
10 15 (12.71%) Mobile Development
11 13 (11.02%) E-Commerce
12 12 (10.17%) Mentoring
13 11 (9.32%) Web Application Development
14 10 (8.47%) Pair Programming
15 9 (7.63%) Release Management
15 9 (7.63%) Unit Testing
16 8 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (6.78%) Kanban
16 8 (6.78%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 75 (63.56%) Java
2 41 (34.75%) JavaScript
3 20 (16.95%) C#
4 16 (13.56%) XQuery
5 10 (8.47%) XPath
6 9 (7.63%) Objective-C
6 9 (7.63%) Ruby
6 9 (7.63%) Python
7 8 (6.78%) VB
8 6 (5.08%) VBScript
9 5 (4.24%) PHP
9 5 (4.24%) Apple Swift
9 5 (4.24%) Scala
10 4 (3.39%) SQL
11 2 (1.69%) PHP5
12 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.85%) C++
12 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (5.08%) Degree
2 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) ISEB
System Software
1 8 (6.78%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.85%) yum
2 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.47%) Oracle
3 3 (2.54%) Apple
3 3 (2.54%) IBM
4 2 (1.69%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.69%) Teradata
5 1 (0.85%) Google
5 1 (0.85%) Zend
5 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.85%) SAP
5 1 (0.85%) Adobe
5 1 (0.85%) Kony
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