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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 94 104 112
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing REST 62 63 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.75% 1.40% 0.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.47% 5.82% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 16
Median daily rate £395 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £39.00 £35.57 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.48 £33.55
% change year-on-year
-13.27% +11.69%
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
958 1083 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.02% 24.14% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 704 479
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.33 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%

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 September 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 September 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 +5 35 £375 -6.25% 23
Cheshire +20 16 £413 +13.79%
Merseyside +3 5 £350 -22.22% 1
Lancashire +15 3 £373 -43.23% 2
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 106 (70.67%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (69.33%) Java
3 75 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 74 (49.33%) SOAP
5 61 (40.67%) Oracle
6 56 (37.33%) XML
6 56 (37.33%) JSON
7 51 (34.00%) Linux
8 49 (32.67%) HTML
9 48 (32.00%) Spring
10 45 (30.00%) TDD
10 45 (30.00%) Web Services
10 45 (30.00%) HTTP
11 44 (29.33%) CSS
11 44 (29.33%) AngularJS
12 42 (28.00%) Open Source
13 41 (27.33%) Tomcat
14 39 (26.00%) MySQL
15 37 (24.67%) JBoss
15 37 (24.67%) Microservices
16 36 (24.00%) SQL
16 36 (24.00%) HTML5
16 36 (24.00%) Software Engineering
17 35 (23.33%) Git (software)
18 34 (22.67%) High Availability
19 32 (21.33%) SOA
19 32 (21.33%) PostgreSQL
20 31 (20.67%) JDBC
21 30 (20.00%) Apache
21 30 (20.00%) Middleware

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 41 (27.33%) Tomcat
2 37 (24.67%) JBoss
3 30 (20.00%) Apache
4 8 (5.33%) GeoServer
5 5 (3.33%) Confluence
6 3 (2.00%) IIS
6 3 (2.00%) Jetty
6 3 (2.00%) Mule
6 3 (2.00%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.33%) CMS
7 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.67%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.67%) SAS
8 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.67%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.67%) Slack
2 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.33%) PaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (30.00%) HTTP
2 13 (8.67%) Internet
3 2 (1.33%) AMQP
3 2 (1.33%) Firewall
3 2 (1.33%) FTP
3 2 (1.33%) SSL
4 1 (0.67%) DHCP
4 1 (0.67%) DNS
4 1 (0.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.67%) IMAP
4 1 (0.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.67%) LDAP
4 1 (0.67%) MRTG
4 1 (0.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (26.00%) MySQL
2 32 (21.33%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 15 (10.00%) Hadoop
5 11 (7.33%) MongoDB
6 10 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 8 (5.33%) GIS
8 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.00%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.33%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.33%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.67%) Big Data
11 1 (0.67%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.67%) Power BI
11 1 (0.67%) Redis
11 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 35 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 24 (16.00%) JUnit
3 22 (14.67%) Jenkins
4 14 (9.33%) Subversion
5 13 (8.67%) JIRA
6 12 (8.00%) Maven
7 8 (5.33%) Cucumber
8 7 (4.67%) Grunt
8 7 (4.67%) Xcode
9 5 (3.33%) Gradle
9 5 (3.33%) Mockito
10 4 (2.67%) JMeter
11 3 (2.00%) Appium
11 3 (2.00%) Calabash
11 3 (2.00%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.00%) Hudson
11 3 (2.00%) IntelliJ
11 3 (2.00%) Robotium
11 3 (2.00%) SonarQube
11 3 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (14.00%) Banking
2 10 (6.67%) Finance
3 5 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.00%) Games
4 3 (2.00%) Retail
5 2 (1.33%) Marketing
5 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.67%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) Electronics
6 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.67%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 111 (74.00%) Developer
2 51 (34.00%) Java Developer
3 26 (17.33%) Architect
4 11 (7.33%) Android Developer
4 11 (7.33%) Technical Architect
5 9 (6.00%) .NET Developer
5 9 (6.00%) iOS Developer
5 9 (6.00%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.33%) Digital Architect
7 7 (4.67%) Digital Technical Architect
7 7 (4.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (4.67%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.67%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.00%) GIS Developer
8 6 (4.00%) Integration Architect
8 6 (4.00%) Node.js Developer
8 6 (4.00%) SAP Developer
8 6 (4.00%) SAPUI5 Developer
8 6 (4.00%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (49.33%) SOAP
2 56 (37.33%) JSON
2 56 (37.33%) XML
3 49 (32.67%) HTML
4 48 (32.00%) Spring
5 45 (30.00%) Web Services
6 44 (29.33%) AngularJS
6 44 (29.33%) CSS
7 36 (24.00%) HTML5
8 31 (20.67%) JDBC
9 30 (20.00%) Apache Camel
9 30 (20.00%) Middleware
10 27 (18.00%) ActiveMQ
11 22 (14.67%) Hibernate
12 20 (13.33%) CSS3
13 18 (12.00%) J2EE
14 17 (11.33%) jQuery
15 16 (10.67%) RESTful
16 14 (9.33%) .NET
17 12 (8.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.00%) User Experience
2 6 (4.00%) Smart Meter
3 5 (3.33%) Clustering
3 5 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.67%) Internet of Things
5 3 (2.00%) Streaming Media
6 2 (1.33%) DataPower
6 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.33%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.67%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.67%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.67%) Informatics
7 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 51 (34.00%) Linux
2 14 (9.33%) Android
2 14 (9.33%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.33%) Windows
4 6 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.33%) Unix
6 3 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.33%) CentOS
7 2 (1.33%) Debian
7 2 (1.33%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.33%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.67%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (70.67%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (30.00%) TDD
3 42 (28.00%) Open Source
4 37 (24.67%) Microservices
5 36 (24.00%) Software Engineering
6 34 (22.67%) High Availability
7 32 (21.33%) SOA
8 28 (18.67%) Scrum
9 25 (16.67%) BDD
10 23 (15.33%) OO
11 21 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (12.67%) Unit Testing
13 17 (11.33%) Front End Development
14 16 (10.67%) OOP
15 15 (10.00%) Automated Testing
16 14 (9.33%) E-business
16 14 (9.33%) SDLC
17 13 (8.67%) MVC
18 12 (8.00%) Android Development
18 12 (8.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 104 (69.33%) Java
2 75 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 36 (24.00%) SQL
4 19 (12.67%) C++
5 18 (12.00%) C
6 14 (9.33%) Objective-C
6 14 (9.33%) Python
7 12 (8.00%) C#
8 8 (5.33%) Apple Swift
9 6 (4.00%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.67%) PHP
10 4 (2.67%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.67%) Ruby
11 3 (2.00%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.00%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.33%) Perl
12 2 (1.33%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.67%) Scala
13 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.00%) Degree
5 1 (0.67%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.33%) MISRA
3 2 (1.33%) QA
4 1 (0.67%) SDET
4 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) Dovecot
3 1 (0.67%) iptables
3 1 (0.67%) KVM
3 1 (0.67%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (4.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.67%) Cacti
3 1 (0.67%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.67%) Nagios
3 1 (0.67%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 61 (40.67%) Oracle
2 28 (18.67%) IBM
3 8 (5.33%) ESRI
4 7 (4.67%) Red Hat
4 7 (4.67%) SAP
4 7 (4.67%) VMware
5 4 (2.67%) HP
5 4 (2.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.00%) Apple
7 2 (1.33%) F5
7 2 (1.33%) Perforce
7 2 (1.33%) Zend
8 1 (0.67%) Apigee
8 1 (0.67%) hybris
8 1 (0.67%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.67%) Twitter
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