Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 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.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 35 77
Rank change year-on-year -24 +42 +2
Contract jobs citing REST 37 56 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.72% 4.51% 2.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.96% 13.73% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 45 25
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £445 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +1.71% +22.81%
10th Percentile £325 £333 £318
90th Percentile £528 £488 £606
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £53.38

REST is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 465 408 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 34.14% 32.85% 29.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 314 410
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £268 £294 £275
90th Percentile £500 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 14
Cheshire median hourly rate - £31.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +85.64%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -4.00%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for REST in Cheshire

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Cheshire

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Cheshire

REST
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 REST within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. 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 -9 7 £370 -17.78% 1
Crewe - 5 £350 - 3
Chester -1 4 £454 +55.13% 9
Macclesfield -3 3 £475 +6.74%
Warrington -6 1 £500 +25.00% 3
Wilmslow - 1 £350 - 1
Runcorn - 1 £413 - 1
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing REST 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 REST.

1 26 (70.27%) Java
2 20 (54.05%) SOAP
3 15 (40.54%) Web Services
4 14 (37.84%) Spring
4 14 (37.84%) Git (software)
5 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (35.14%) JIRA
5 13 (35.14%) Python
5 13 (35.14%) SQL
6 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
7 10 (27.03%) HTML
7 10 (27.03%) Confluence
7 10 (27.03%) Jenkins
8 8 (21.62%) TDD
8 8 (21.62%) JSON
8 8 (21.62%) .NET
8 8 (21.62%) Linux
8 8 (21.62%) AngularJS
8 8 (21.62%) DevOps
8 8 (21.62%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (18.92%) XML
9 7 (18.92%) C#
9 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
10 6 (16.22%) Unix
10 6 (16.22%) Gherkin
10 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
11 5 (13.51%) BDD
11 5 (13.51%) Test Automation

REST
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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (27.03%) Confluence
2 3 (8.11%) Jupyter
2 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.41%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.70%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.81%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (10.81%) Amazon S3
2 4 (10.81%) BrowserStack
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.41%) PaaS
4 1 (2.70%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
1 1 (2.70%) Intranet
1 1 (2.70%) SMS
1 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MySQL
1 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Big Data
2 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.70%) MarkLogic
3 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) Text Mining
3 1 (2.70%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Git (software)
2 13 (35.14%) JIRA
3 10 (27.03%) Jenkins
4 8 (21.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
5 5 (13.51%) Selenium
5 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
6 4 (10.81%) Bitbucket
6 4 (10.81%) CA Release Automation
6 4 (10.81%) JUnit
6 4 (10.81%) Mercurial
6 4 (10.81%) TestNG
7 3 (8.11%) IntelliJ
8 2 (5.41%) Gradle
8 2 (5.41%) Maven
8 2 (5.41%) MSI
9 1 (2.70%) Grunt
9 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
9 1 (2.70%) MSTest
9 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.41%) Banking
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
1 2 (5.41%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Python Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Tester
5 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (2.70%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Backend Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Digital Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Digital Transformation
6 1 (2.70%) Digital Transformation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (54.05%) SOAP
2 15 (40.54%) Web Services
3 14 (37.84%) Spring
4 10 (27.03%) HTML
5 8 (21.62%) .NET
5 8 (21.62%) AngularJS
5 8 (21.62%) JSON
6 7 (18.92%) XML
7 6 (16.22%) Gherkin
8 5 (13.51%) Anaconda
8 5 (13.51%) CSS
8 5 (13.51%) Hibernate
8 5 (13.51%) Java EE
8 5 (13.51%) jQuery
9 4 (10.81%) Spring Boot
10 3 (8.11%) Ajax
10 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
10 3 (8.11%) OAuth
10 3 (8.11%) RESTful
10 3 (8.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.70%) DataPower
3 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.70%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Unix
3 4 (10.81%) Windows
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) DevOps
2 8 (21.62%) TDD
3 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
5 5 (13.51%) BDD
5 5 (13.51%) SDLC
5 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
5 5 (13.51%) Unit Testing
6 4 (10.81%) Analytics
6 4 (10.81%) API Development
6 4 (10.81%) Microservices
6 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
7 3 (8.11%) SOA
7 3 (8.11%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (8.11%) Web Development
7 3 (8.11%) Workflow
8 2 (5.41%) Behavioural Analytics
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) Java
2 13 (35.14%) Python
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.92%) C#
5 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.41%) C
6 2 (5.41%) C++
6 2 (5.41%) LotusScript
6 2 (5.41%) Ruby
7 1 (2.70%) Groovy
7 1 (2.70%) Java 8
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) PHP
7 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) HND
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (2.70%) etcd
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (2.70%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (2.70%) Consul
3 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
1 5 (13.51%) ServiceNow
1 5 (13.51%) Splunk
2 2 (5.41%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
2 2 (5.41%) Cloudera
2 2 (5.41%) IBM
2 2 (5.41%) Infoblox
2 2 (5.41%) Lotus
2 2 (5.41%) McAfee
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.41%) Symantec
3 1 (2.70%) AppDynamics
3 1 (2.70%) Attivio
3 1 (2.70%) CA
3 1 (2.70%) Casewise