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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 90 115 93
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -22
Contract jobs citing REST 67 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.80% 0.65% 1.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.00% 2.91% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 14 18
Average daily rate
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£388 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £371 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-10.49% +6.57%
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
837 687 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.48% 22.36% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 415 336
Average daily rate £375 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 29
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -12.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.96 £20.30 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 42 £388 +10.71% 18
Cheshire +7 22 £400 +33.33% 6
Lancashire - 1 £538 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £285 - 1
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 79 (70.54%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (60.71%) Java
3 64 (57.14%) Web Services
4 56 (50.00%) HTML
5 47 (41.96%) TDD
5 47 (41.96%) JSON
6 41 (36.61%) CSS
7 40 (35.71%) JavaScript
8 31 (27.68%) XML
9 30 (26.79%) SOAP
10 27 (24.11%) OOP
11 26 (23.21%) HTTP
12 25 (22.32%) SOA
12 25 (22.32%) Hibernate
12 25 (22.32%) Spring
12 25 (22.32%) HTML5
13 23 (20.54%) Apple iOS
13 23 (20.54%) CSS3
13 23 (20.54%) Git (software)
13 23 (20.54%) Scrum
14 22 (19.64%) C#
14 22 (19.64%) .NET
15 21 (18.75%) SQL Server
15 21 (18.75%) Android
16 20 (17.86%) iOS Development
17 19 (16.96%) MVC
18 18 (16.07%) OO
18 18 (16.07%) Android Development
19 17 (15.18%) BDD
19 17 (15.18%) ASP.NET

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 10 (8.93%) IIS
1 10 (8.93%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (8.04%) MQSeries
3 7 (6.25%) JBoss
4 6 (5.36%) Apache ServiceMix
4 6 (5.36%) Liferay
4 6 (5.36%) Node.js
5 3 (2.68%) CMS
6 2 (1.79%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.79%) Apache
6 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.89%) Mule
7 1 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.36%) PaaS
2 4 (3.57%) SaaS
3 3 (2.68%) IaaS
3 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.21%) HTTP
2 7 (6.25%) Internet
3 3 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.68%) VPN
4 2 (1.79%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.89%) GPRS
5 1 (0.89%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 9 (8.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (8.04%) Neo4j
4 8 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.36%) MS Access
6 5 (4.46%) MySQL
6 5 (4.46%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.68%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.89%) Event Store
8 1 (0.89%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (20.54%) Git (software)
2 17 (15.18%) Subversion
3 10 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (8.93%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.57%) Xcode
4 4 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.68%) JUnit
6 2 (1.79%) Appium
6 2 (1.79%) CocoaPods
6 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.79%) Maven
6 2 (1.79%) JIRA
6 2 (1.79%) Selenium
7 1 (0.89%) TestNG
7 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.89%) Mockito
7 1 (0.89%) Grunt
7 1 (0.89%) Bower
7 1 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.89%) Hudson
General
1 7 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Retail
3 2 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (0.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 88 (78.57%) Developer
2 30 (26.79%) Java Developer
3 15 (13.39%) Architect
4 11 (9.82%) Technical Architect
5 10 (8.93%) Mobile Developer
6 9 (8.04%) BizTalk Developer
6 9 (8.04%) iOS Developer
7 8 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Android Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Applications Developer
8 7 (6.25%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Java Technical Architect
9 4 (3.57%) Java Architect
10 3 (2.68%) Designer
10 3 (2.68%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (57.14%) Web Services
2 56 (50.00%) HTML
3 47 (41.96%) JSON
4 41 (36.61%) CSS
5 31 (27.68%) XML
6 30 (26.79%) SOAP
7 25 (22.32%) Spring
7 25 (22.32%) Hibernate
7 25 (22.32%) HTML5
8 23 (20.54%) CSS3
9 22 (19.64%) .NET
10 17 (15.18%) ASP.NET
11 16 (14.29%) WCF
12 12 (10.71%) MSMQ
13 11 (9.82%) Ajax
13 11 (9.82%) JAX-RS
13 11 (9.82%) AngularJS
14 10 (8.93%) jQuery
14 10 (8.93%) RESTful
14 10 (8.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.57%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.68%) PKI
5 2 (1.79%) Animation
5 2 (1.79%) NHS
5 2 (1.79%) iPhone
5 2 (1.79%) iPad
5 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.89%) Blog
6 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.54%) Apple iOS
2 21 (18.75%) Android
3 11 (9.82%) Windows
4 10 (8.93%) Linux
4 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.14%) Mac OS X
5 8 (7.14%) UNIX
6 1 (0.89%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (70.54%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (41.96%) TDD
3 27 (24.11%) OOP
4 25 (22.32%) SOA
5 23 (20.54%) Scrum
6 20 (17.86%) iOS Development
7 19 (16.96%) MVC
8 18 (16.07%) OO
8 18 (16.07%) Android Development
9 17 (15.18%) BDD
10 14 (12.50%) Mobile Development
11 12 (10.71%) Mentoring
12 11 (9.82%) Web Application Development
12 11 (9.82%) E-Commerce
12 11 (9.82%) Unit Testing
13 10 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (8.93%) Kanban
13 10 (8.93%) Configuration Management
14 9 (8.04%) Web Design
14 9 (8.04%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (60.71%) Java
2 40 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 22 (19.64%) C#
4 12 (10.71%) Ruby
4 12 (10.71%) XPath
5 10 (8.93%) XQuery
6 9 (8.04%) Objective-C
7 8 (7.14%) VB
8 7 (6.25%) Python
9 6 (5.36%) VBScript
10 5 (4.46%) Apple Swift
10 5 (4.46%) PHP
10 5 (4.46%) SQL
11 3 (2.68%) PHP5
11 3 (2.68%) Scala
12 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (3.57%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (5.36%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.89%) yum
2 1 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.57%) Oracle
3 3 (2.68%) Apple
4 2 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (0.89%) Adobe
5 1 (0.89%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.89%) Google
5 1 (0.89%) Zend
5 1 (0.89%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.89%) Kony
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