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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 54 63
Rank change year-on-year +18 +9  
Contract jobs citing REST 22 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.44% 3.04% 1.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.00% 10.45% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 11
Median daily rate £413 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £363 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £608 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £428 £400
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

REST is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 220 268 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.38% 29.13% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 208 180
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield 0 4 £441 +31.71% 1
Warrington +9 3 £375 -28.57% 1
Knutsford +6 3 £425 - 6
Chester - 2 £293 - 3
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for REST.

1 32 (65.31%) Java
2 23 (46.94%) SOAP
3 22 (44.90%) Web Services
4 21 (42.86%) HTML
4 21 (42.86%) SQL
5 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (36.73%) Git (software)
6 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
6 17 (34.69%) Oracle
7 16 (32.65%) Spring
8 15 (30.61%) Finance
9 13 (26.53%) EJB
10 12 (24.49%) MySQL
10 12 (24.49%) TDD
10 12 (24.49%) JIRA
10 12 (24.49%) EJB 3.0
10 12 (24.49%) Oracle Database
11 11 (22.45%) JSON
11 11 (22.45%) J2EE
12 10 (20.41%) CSS
12 10 (20.41%) Client/Server
12 10 (20.41%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (20.41%) Scrum
12 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (20.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (20.41%) Hudson
12 10 (20.41%) Bitbucket
12 10 (20.41%) AngularJS
13 9 (18.37%) Banking

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 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.04%) Apache
4 1 (2.04%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.04%) JBoss
4 1 (2.04%) SAS
4 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.04%) WebLogic Integration
4 1 (2.04%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP MDG
2 1 (2.04%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) PaaS
2 2 (4.08%) SaaS
2 2 (4.08%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Internet
2 2 (4.08%) Intranet
2 2 (4.08%) VPN
2 2 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) MySQL
1 12 (24.49%) Oracle Database
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (20.41%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (6.12%) Big Data
4 3 (6.12%) Hazelcast
4 3 (6.12%) JasperReports
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.04%) PowerCenter
6 1 (2.04%) SAP HANA
6 1 (2.04%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 18 (36.73%) Git (software)
2 12 (24.49%) JIRA
3 10 (20.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (20.41%) Bitbucket
3 10 (20.41%) Hudson
4 6 (12.24%) Eclipse
4 6 (12.24%) IntelliJ
4 6 (12.24%) JUnit
5 4 (8.16%) Mockito
5 4 (8.16%) MyEclipse
5 4 (8.16%) Subversion
5 4 (8.16%) Xcode
6 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.04%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (73.47%) Developer
2 21 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Senior Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (14.29%) J2EE Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 6 (12.24%) PL/SQL Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Consultant
7 4 (8.16%) iOS Developer
7 4 (8.16%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Security Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Security Consultant
8 3 (6.12%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.94%) SOAP
2 22 (44.90%) Web Services
3 21 (42.86%) HTML
4 16 (32.65%) Spring
5 13 (26.53%) EJB
6 12 (24.49%) EJB 3.0
7 11 (22.45%) J2EE
7 11 (22.45%) JSON
8 10 (20.41%) AngularJS
8 10 (20.41%) CSS
9 9 (18.37%) XML
10 8 (16.33%) jQuery
10 8 (16.33%) OAuth
11 7 (14.29%) Hibernate
11 7 (14.29%) HTML5
12 6 (12.24%) Angular 2
13 5 (10.20%) Java EE
13 5 (10.20%) JSF
13 5 (10.20%) RESTful
13 5 (10.20%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.08%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.08%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) DataPower
4 1 (2.04%) Derivative
4 1 (2.04%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
1 4 (8.16%) Mac OS X
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
1 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
1 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
2 2 (4.08%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (36.73%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (24.49%) TDD
3 10 (20.41%) Scrum
4 8 (16.33%) MVC
5 6 (12.24%) API Development
5 6 (12.24%) DevOps
5 6 (12.24%) Identity Management
5 6 (12.24%) Mobile Development
5 6 (12.24%) OO
5 6 (12.24%) Unit Testing
6 5 (10.20%) BDD
6 5 (10.20%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (10.20%) Data Protection
7 4 (8.16%) Cryptography
7 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.16%) Front End Development
7 4 (8.16%) iOS Development
7 4 (8.16%) SOA
8 3 (6.12%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 32 (65.31%) Java
2 21 (42.86%) SQL
3 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.33%) PL/SQL
5 7 (14.29%) C#
6 6 (12.24%) TypeScript
7 5 (10.20%) Scala
8 4 (8.16%) Apple Swift
8 4 (8.16%) Objective-C
9 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
10 2 (4.08%) Perl
11 1 (2.04%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) Apple
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) DevExpress
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) Perforce
4 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.04%) Google
5 1 (2.04%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.04%) Informatica
5 1 (2.04%) Kony
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) Sybase
5 1 (2.04%) Yahoo!
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Source Technology
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago