Period
to 21 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for API Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited API Design over the 6 months to 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

API Design
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 92 74
Rank change year-on-year +18 -18 +45
Contract jobs citing API Design 7 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.68% 0.15% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.18% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Cheshire median daily rate £350 - £388
10th Percentile £328 - £350
90th Percentile £373 - £434
North West median daily rate £375 £456 £448
% change year-on-year -17.81% +1.96% -14.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

API Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 855 1,119 899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.50% 86.61% 83.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 722 628
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £256 £229
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 42
Cheshire median hourly rate £22.19 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.54% -43.33% +66.67%
10th Percentile £15.58 £10.76 £15.00
90th Percentile £41.62 £49.25 £55.00
North West median hourly rate £25.67 £21.70 £36.74
% change year-on-year +18.29% -40.93% +13.04%

API Design
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing API Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for API Design in Cheshire

API Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing API Design in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for API Design in Cheshire

API Design
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing API Design within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 6 £350 -
API Design
North West

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing API Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for API Design.

1 7 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 7 (100.00%) REST
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
1 7 (100.00%) Microservices
1 7 (100.00%) Middleware
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (85.71%) Spring Boot
2 6 (85.71%) API Development
2 6 (85.71%) Java 8
2 6 (85.71%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
2 6 (85.71%) JUnit
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 6 (85.71%) OO
2 6 (85.71%) Data Modelling
2 6 (85.71%) Hibernate
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Spring
2 6 (85.71%) Java EE
2 6 (85.71%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Unit Testing
2 6 (85.71%) JPA
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) Finance

API Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) JUnit
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Middleware
1 7 (100.00%) REST
2 6 (85.71%) Hibernate
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
2 6 (85.71%) Java EE
2 6 (85.71%) JPA
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) Spring
2 6 (85.71%) Spring Boot
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
1 7 (100.00%) Microservices
2 6 (85.71%) API Development
2 6 (85.71%) Data Modelling
2 6 (85.71%) OO
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (85.71%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) Java 8
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA