The first table below looks at the demand for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 19 35 20
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs citing REST 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.74% 0.71% 2.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.35% 1.47% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £390
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £41.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +28.12%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
46 136 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 40.00% 48.40% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 94 11
Average daily rate £356 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
REST
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REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REST across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REST across the Northern Ireland region.

REST Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

REST
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +15 2 - -
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REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) SOAP
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Ajax
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) Online Marketing
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (57.14%) Kentico
3 4 (57.14%) Sitefinity
3 4 (57.14%) Razor View Engine
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Marketing
3 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) IIS
3 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (57.14%) SEO
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (28.57%) Maven

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (57.14%) Kentico
1 4 (57.14%) Sitefinity
1 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Maven
1 2 (28.57%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Build Forge
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) StarTeam
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
General
1 4 (57.14%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Silverlight Developer
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) SOAP
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
1 5 (71.43%) Ajax
1 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (57.14%) Razor View Engine
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Online Marketing
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 4 (57.14%) SEO
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) Groovy
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) XAML
4 1 (14.29%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Telerik
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec