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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 99 98 114
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Contract jobs citing REST 48 32 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.40% 1.16% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.83% 4.13% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -20.73%
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
824 775 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.97% 28.08% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 429 349
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £48.70 £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 March 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 March 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
Cheshire +1 16 £325 -18.75% 11
Manchester -12 13 £363 +3.57% 19
Merseyside -2 12 £415 - 1
Lancashire -10 6 - - 5
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 59 (55.66%) HTML
2 54 (50.94%) Java
3 48 (45.28%) Web Services
4 44 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (36.79%) XML
6 38 (35.85%) JavaScript
7 36 (33.96%) C#
8 35 (33.02%) CSS
9 34 (32.08%) JSON
10 31 (29.25%) .NET
11 29 (27.36%) HTTP
12 28 (26.42%) ASP.NET
12 28 (26.42%) SOAP
13 25 (23.58%) SQL Server
14 24 (22.64%) WCF
15 23 (21.70%) jQuery
15 23 (21.70%) SOA
15 23 (21.70%) TDD
16 21 (19.81%) Hibernate
16 21 (19.81%) MVC
17 20 (18.87%) XPath
18 19 (17.92%) HTML5
18 19 (17.92%) Ajax
19 18 (16.98%) JAX-RS
20 17 (16.04%) Configuration Management
20 17 (16.04%) OO
21 16 (15.09%) Visual Studio
21 16 (15.09%) Linux
21 16 (15.09%) Spring
21 16 (15.09%) MongoDB

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (10.38%) IIS
2 10 (9.43%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (8.49%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.83%) Node.js
5 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.89%) Liferay
5 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.89%) JBoss
6 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) PaaS
2 3 (2.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.36%) HTTP
2 3 (2.83%) VPN
2 3 (2.83%) Internet
2 3 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.89%) iBeacon
3 2 (1.89%) FTP
4 1 (0.94%) GPRS
4 1 (0.94%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.09%) MongoDB
3 13 (12.26%) Neo4j
3 13 (12.26%) Relational Database
4 9 (8.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (7.55%) MySQL
6 4 (3.77%) MS Access
6 4 (3.77%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.94%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.94%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (15.09%) Visual Studio
2 10 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (8.49%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.55%) JUnit
5 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (3.77%) Xcode
7 3 (2.83%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.89%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.89%) JIRA
8 2 (1.89%) Selenium
8 2 (1.89%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.89%) Appium
9 1 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.94%) TestNG
9 1 (0.94%) Ant
9 1 (0.94%) NUnit
9 1 (0.94%) Subversion
9 1 (0.94%) Maven
9 1 (0.94%) Hudson
General
1 4 (3.77%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Retail
3 2 (1.89%) Marketing
3 2 (1.89%) Back Office
4 1 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 87 (82.08%) Developer
2 35 (33.02%) Java Developer
3 17 (16.04%) Architect
4 12 (11.32%) Technical Architect
4 12 (11.32%) .NET Developer
5 9 (8.49%) C# Developer
5 9 (8.49%) BizTalk Developer
6 8 (7.55%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (7.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (7.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (5.66%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.77%) UI Developer
9 4 (3.77%) iOS Developer
9 4 (3.77%) UI Programmer
10 3 (2.83%) Android Developer
10 3 (2.83%) Django Developer
10 3 (2.83%) Python/Django Developer
10 3 (2.83%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (55.66%) HTML
2 48 (45.28%) Web Services
3 39 (36.79%) XML
4 35 (33.02%) CSS
5 34 (32.08%) JSON
6 31 (29.25%) .NET
7 28 (26.42%) ASP.NET
7 28 (26.42%) SOAP
8 24 (22.64%) WCF
9 23 (21.70%) jQuery
10 21 (19.81%) Hibernate
11 19 (17.92%) Ajax
11 19 (17.92%) HTML5
12 18 (16.98%) JAX-RS
13 16 (15.09%) Spring
14 13 (12.26%) J2EE
14 13 (12.26%) XSLT
14 13 (12.26%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (9.43%) RESTful
15 10 (9.43%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Open Source
2 5 (4.72%) N-Tier
2 5 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.83%) User Experience
3 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.83%) PKI
4 2 (1.89%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.89%) Animation
4 2 (1.89%) iPhone
4 2 (1.89%) iPad
4 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.94%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.09%) Linux
2 12 (11.32%) Mac OS X
2 12 (11.32%) UNIX
3 11 (10.38%) Windows
4 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.66%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.72%) Android
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.94%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.70%) TDD
2 23 (21.70%) SOA
3 21 (19.81%) MVC
4 17 (16.04%) Configuration Management
4 17 (16.04%) OO
5 15 (14.15%) Web Design
6 13 (12.26%) Unit Testing
6 13 (12.26%) OOP
6 13 (12.26%) BDD
6 13 (12.26%) Web Application Development
7 12 (11.32%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (10.38%) Web Development
9 10 (9.43%) Scrum
10 9 (8.49%) Release Management
10 9 (8.49%) Kanban
10 9 (8.49%) MVVM
11 8 (7.55%) Mentoring
11 8 (7.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 54 (50.94%) Java
2 38 (35.85%) JavaScript
3 36 (33.96%) C#
4 20 (18.87%) XPath
5 15 (14.15%) SQL
6 13 (12.26%) Ruby
7 10 (9.43%) XQuery
7 10 (9.43%) T-SQL
8 6 (5.66%) VB
8 6 (5.66%) Scala
9 5 (4.72%) Python
10 4 (3.77%) VBScript
10 4 (3.77%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.83%) PHP
12 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.94%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.83%) Degree
3 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) VCP4
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.94%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.77%) Oracle
3 3 (2.83%) Apple
4 1 (0.94%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.94%) Google
4 1 (0.94%) Kony
4 1 (0.94%) Adobe
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