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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 87 105 105
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Contract jobs citing REST 69 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 0.97% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.81% 3.95% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 18 10
Average daily rate
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£388 £363 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -8.53%
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
883 760 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.75% 24.49% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 440 333
Average daily rate £363 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.57 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £21.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £155.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +5 33 £375 +7.14% 23
Cheshire +11 29 £400 - 5
Lancashire +6 3 £538 +7.50% 3
Merseyside - 3 £285 - 4
REST
England

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 81 (64.29%) Java
2 70 (55.56%) HTML
3 68 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (48.41%) Web Services
5 43 (34.13%) JSON
6 42 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 38 (30.16%) TDD
8 37 (29.37%) CSS
9 36 (28.57%) HTTP
10 33 (26.19%) Hibernate
11 32 (25.40%) XML
12 31 (24.60%) SOAP
13 30 (23.81%) C#
14 28 (22.22%) .NET
14 28 (22.22%) MongoDB
15 24 (19.05%) ASP.NET
15 24 (19.05%) SOA
15 24 (19.05%) OOP
16 23 (18.25%) SQL Server
16 23 (18.25%) Web Design
16 23 (18.25%) JAX-RS
17 22 (17.46%) HTML5
17 22 (17.46%) Linux
18 21 (16.67%) Neo4j
19 20 (15.87%) WCF
19 20 (15.87%) Spring
19 20 (15.87%) MVC
20 19 (15.08%) Configuration Management
20 19 (15.08%) UNIX
20 19 (15.08%) Mac OS X

REST
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (7.94%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (7.94%) IIS
2 9 (7.14%) MQSeries
3 5 (3.97%) JBoss
4 4 (3.17%) Apache ServiceMix
4 4 (3.17%) Liferay
5 3 (2.38%) Node.js
5 3 (2.38%) CMS
6 2 (1.59%) Apache
6 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.59%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.79%) Mule
7 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) PaaS
2 3 (2.38%) SaaS
2 3 (2.38%) IaaS
3 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (28.57%) HTTP
2 6 (4.76%) Internet
3 3 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.38%) VPN
4 2 (1.59%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.79%) GPRS
5 1 (0.79%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 23 (18.25%) SQL Server
3 21 (16.67%) Neo4j
4 18 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 9 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (4.76%) MS Access
7 5 (3.97%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.97%) MySQL
8 3 (2.38%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.79%) Event Store
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.79%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 12 (9.52%) Subversion
4 10 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.76%) JUnit
6 4 (3.17%) Xcode
7 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (2.38%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.59%) Maven
8 2 (1.59%) CocoaPods
8 2 (1.59%) Appium
8 2 (1.59%) JIRA
8 2 (1.59%) Selenium
9 1 (0.79%) Mockito
9 1 (0.79%) TestNG
9 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.79%) Grunt
9 1 (0.79%) Bower
9 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (4.76%) Finance
2 3 (2.38%) Retail
3 2 (1.59%) Marketing
3 2 (1.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 105 (83.33%) Developer
2 45 (35.71%) Java Developer
3 13 (10.32%) Architect
4 11 (8.73%) .NET Developer
5 9 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
5 9 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
5 9 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 9 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (4.76%) Applications Developer
6 6 (4.76%) iOS Developer
6 6 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (3.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (3.97%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.17%) UI Programmer
8 4 (3.17%) UI Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (55.56%) HTML
2 61 (48.41%) Web Services
3 43 (34.13%) JSON
4 37 (29.37%) CSS
5 33 (26.19%) Hibernate
6 32 (25.40%) XML
7 31 (24.60%) SOAP
8 28 (22.22%) .NET
9 24 (19.05%) ASP.NET
10 23 (18.25%) JAX-RS
11 22 (17.46%) HTML5
12 20 (15.87%) WCF
12 20 (15.87%) Spring
13 19 (15.08%) jQuery
14 16 (12.70%) CSS3
15 15 (11.90%) Ajax
16 12 (9.52%) MSMQ
17 11 (8.73%) J2EE
18 9 (7.14%) RESTful
18 9 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.17%) Open Source
4 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.38%) PKI
5 2 (1.59%) NHS
5 2 (1.59%) iPad
5 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.59%) User Experience
5 2 (1.59%) Animation
5 2 (1.59%) iPhone
6 1 (0.79%) Blog
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.46%) Linux
2 19 (15.08%) UNIX
2 19 (15.08%) Mac OS X
2 19 (15.08%) Apple iOS
3 17 (13.49%) Android
4 11 (8.73%) Windows
5 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.79%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.16%) TDD
3 24 (19.05%) SOA
3 24 (19.05%) OOP
4 23 (18.25%) Web Design
5 20 (15.87%) MVC
6 19 (15.08%) Configuration Management
6 19 (15.08%) Responsive Web Design
7 18 (14.29%) OO
8 17 (13.49%) Scrum
9 16 (12.70%) iOS Development
10 15 (11.90%) BDD
11 14 (11.11%) Unit Testing
11 14 (11.11%) Android Development
11 14 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 13 (10.32%) Web Application Development
13 12 (9.52%) E-Commerce
14 10 (7.94%) Mobile Development
14 10 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (7.94%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 81 (64.29%) Java
2 42 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 30 (23.81%) C#
4 15 (11.90%) XPath
5 12 (9.52%) Ruby
6 10 (7.94%) XQuery
7 9 (7.14%) Objective-C
8 8 (6.35%) VB
8 8 (6.35%) SQL
9 7 (5.56%) Python
10 6 (4.76%) VBScript
11 5 (3.97%) PHP
12 4 (3.17%) T-SQL
12 4 (3.17%) Apple Swift
13 3 (2.38%) PHP5
14 2 (1.59%) Scala
15 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.76%) Degree
2 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle
3 3 (2.38%) Apple
4 2 (1.59%) IBM
5 1 (0.79%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.79%) Kony
5 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.79%) Google
5 1 (0.79%) Adobe
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