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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 81 88 82
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing REST 77 69 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.45% 1.66% 1.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.03% 6.98% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 39 45
Median daily rate £401 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.78 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-36.60% -16.66%
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
959 989 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.52% 23.84% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 595 518
Median daily rate £375 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 37 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.06% -15.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +1 59 £407 -1.45% 19
Cheshire +17 10 £400 +18.08% 3
Merseyside +4 4 £438 +16.66% 3
Lancashire -7 1 £395 - 6
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 98 (75.38%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (58.46%) Java
3 72 (55.38%) TDD
4 63 (48.46%) Software Engineering
5 61 (46.92%) Web Services
6 57 (43.85%) SQL
7 55 (42.31%) Git (software)
8 48 (36.92%) BDD
9 45 (34.62%) NoSQL
10 44 (33.85%) Scrum
11 43 (33.08%) SOAP
12 42 (32.31%) JUnit
13 40 (30.77%) JavaScript
13 40 (30.77%) JSON
14 38 (29.23%) XML
15 36 (27.69%) Linux
15 36 (27.69%) OO
16 35 (26.92%) Spring
17 33 (25.38%) HTTP
18 29 (22.31%) RESTful
19 25 (19.23%) Hibernate
20 24 (18.46%) Oracle
20 24 (18.46%) Node.js
21 23 (17.69%) MongoDB
21 23 (17.69%) High Availability
21 23 (17.69%) Jenkins
22 22 (16.92%) Open Source
23 21 (16.15%) JIRA
23 21 (16.15%) Unit Testing
23 21 (16.15%) MySQL

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 11 (8.46%) Confluence
2 8 (6.15%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.38%) JBoss
3 7 (5.38%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.85%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.08%) CMS
5 4 (3.08%) GlassFish
6 3 (2.31%) IIS
6 3 (2.31%) Kentico
6 3 (2.31%) SAS
6 3 (2.31%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.31%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.54%) Apache
7 2 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.77%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.77%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.77%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.69%) Slack
3 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.08%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (25.38%) HTTP
2 10 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (0.77%) DHCP
3 1 (0.77%) DNS
3 1 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.77%) IMAP
3 1 (0.77%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.77%) LDAP
3 1 (0.77%) MRTG
3 1 (0.77%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (34.62%) NoSQL
2 23 (17.69%) MongoDB
3 21 (16.15%) MySQL
4 13 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 10 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 6 (4.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (3.85%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.54%) Big Data
9 2 (1.54%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.54%) MarkLogic
10 1 (0.77%) DB2
10 1 (0.77%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.77%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.77%) Power BI
10 1 (0.77%) Redis
10 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 55 (42.31%) Git (software)
2 42 (32.31%) JUnit
3 23 (17.69%) Jenkins
4 21 (16.15%) JIRA
5 16 (12.31%) Subversion
6 13 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 9 (6.92%) Maven
8 7 (5.38%) Xcode
9 4 (3.08%) Jasmine
9 4 (3.08%) SonarQube
9 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.31%) Appium
10 3 (2.31%) Calabash
10 3 (2.31%) CocoaPods
10 3 (2.31%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.31%) Hudson
10 3 (2.31%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.31%) Robotium
10 3 (2.31%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.54%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (8.46%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Games
4 2 (1.54%) Marketing
4 2 (1.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.77%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (70.77%) Developer
2 39 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 27 (20.77%) Software Engineer
4 14 (10.77%) Android Developer
5 12 (9.23%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.92%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (6.15%) iOS Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Scala Software Engineer
8 7 (5.38%) Senior Android Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.62%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.62%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Architect
10 5 (3.85%) Digital Developer
10 5 (3.85%) Lead Software Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Objective-C Developer
11 4 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (3.08%) iOS Android Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Java Android Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Java Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (46.92%) Web Services
2 43 (33.08%) SOAP
3 40 (30.77%) JSON
4 38 (29.23%) XML
5 35 (26.92%) Spring
6 29 (22.31%) RESTful
7 25 (19.23%) Hibernate
8 24 (18.46%) Node.js
9 20 (15.38%) AngularJS
10 19 (14.62%) HTML
11 17 (13.08%) .NET
12 16 (12.31%) CSS
13 13 (10.00%) jQuery
14 12 (9.23%) HTML5
14 12 (9.23%) JPA
15 11 (8.46%) XSLT
16 10 (7.69%) Java EE
16 10 (7.69%) Spring Boot
17 9 (6.92%) .NET Framework
17 9 (6.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) User Experience
2 8 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.15%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.08%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.31%) Streaming Media
5 2 (1.54%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.54%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.54%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.77%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.77%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.77%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.77%) New Media
6 1 (0.77%) RIA
6 1 (0.77%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.69%) Linux
2 18 (13.85%) Android
3 14 (10.77%) Windows
4 13 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 8 (6.15%) Unix
6 6 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.08%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.31%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.54%) CentOS
9 2 (1.54%) Debian
9 2 (1.54%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.54%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.77%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (75.38%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (55.38%) TDD
3 63 (48.46%) Software Engineering
4 48 (36.92%) BDD
5 44 (33.85%) Scrum
6 36 (27.69%) OO
7 23 (17.69%) High Availability
8 22 (16.92%) Open Source
9 21 (16.15%) Unit Testing
10 19 (14.62%) OOP
11 16 (12.31%) Android Development
12 15 (11.54%) MVC
13 14 (10.77%) Automated Testing
13 14 (10.77%) Microservices
14 13 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
15 11 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (8.46%) E-Commerce
15 11 (8.46%) iOS Development
16 10 (7.69%) Data Modelling
16 10 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 76 (58.46%) Java
2 57 (43.85%) SQL
3 40 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 15 (11.54%) C#
5 13 (10.00%) Objective-C
6 11 (8.46%) Scala
7 9 (6.92%) Python
8 7 (5.38%) Apple Swift
8 7 (5.38%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.62%) Ruby
10 5 (3.85%) C++
11 4 (3.08%) T-SQL
11 4 (3.08%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.54%) C
12 2 (1.54%) ES6
12 2 (1.54%) Groovy
12 2 (1.54%) Perl
12 2 (1.54%) PHP
12 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (4.62%) Degree
2 2 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) QA
2 3 (2.31%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.54%) MISRA
4 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.77%) SDET
4 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) Dovecot
2 1 (0.77%) iptables
2 1 (0.77%) KVM
2 1 (0.77%) Sendmail
2 1 (0.77%) Squid
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) Puppet
2 1 (0.77%) Cacti
2 1 (0.77%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.77%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.77%) Nagios
2 1 (0.77%) OpenNebula
2 1 (0.77%) SCCM
2 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (18.46%) Oracle
2 7 (5.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.38%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.08%) hybris
3 4 (3.08%) Perforce
3 4 (3.08%) Twitter
4 3 (2.31%) Apigee
4 3 (2.31%) Apple
4 3 (2.31%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.77%) Black Duck
6 1 (0.77%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.77%) Tableau
6 1 (0.77%) VMware
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