Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 38 88
Rank change year-on-year -30 +50 -24
Contract jobs citing REST 29 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.21% 3.74% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.37% 11.89% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 25
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +2.86% +25.00%
10th Percentile £245 £336 £313
90th Percentile £513 £495 £606
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +13.33%
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 455 328 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 34.60% 31.48% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 260 410
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.81% +2.81% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £287 £288
90th Percentile £546 £500 £510
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £21.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -5.97% +14.97%
10th Percentile £31.98 £15.08 £15.13
90th Percentile £37.50 £47.00 £37.38
North West median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -15.63% +8.11% +64.44%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -1 11 £368 +1.38% 3
Chester -5 2 £481 +42.59% 3
Warrington -13 1 £500 +2.04% 1
Crewe -19 1 £350 - 1
Runcorn - 1 £413 -
Wilmslow - 1 £350 - 1
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 18 (62.07%) Java
1 18 (62.07%) SOAP
2 17 (58.62%) Git (software)
3 15 (51.72%) Web Services
4 14 (48.28%) JIRA
5 13 (44.83%) JSON
6 12 (41.38%) XML
6 12 (41.38%) Jenkins
7 11 (37.93%) SQL
8 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (34.48%) TDD
8 10 (34.48%) Confluence
8 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
9 8 (27.59%) Spring
9 8 (27.59%) HTML
9 8 (27.59%) Windows
9 8 (27.59%) Python
10 7 (24.14%) OO
10 7 (24.14%) IntelliJ
10 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
11 6 (20.69%) Banking
11 6 (20.69%) Selenium
11 6 (20.69%) Data Modelling
11 6 (20.69%) Linux
11 6 (20.69%) Gradle
11 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
11 6 (20.69%) SDLC
11 6 (20.69%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (17.24%) Spring Boot

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 (34.48%) Confluence
2 3 (10.34%) Jupyter
2 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.45%) PegaRULES
4 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.79%) BrowserStack
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon S3
3 2 (6.90%) PaaS
4 1 (3.45%) SaaS
4 1 (3.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
1 1 (3.45%) Intranet
1 1 (3.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
2 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
3 3 (10.34%) MySQL
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.90%) Big Data
4 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.45%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Git (software)
2 14 (48.28%) JIRA
3 12 (41.38%) Jenkins
4 7 (24.14%) IntelliJ
5 6 (20.69%) Gradle
5 6 (20.69%) Selenium
5 6 (20.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
6 5 (17.24%) JProfiler
6 5 (17.24%) JUnit
6 5 (17.24%) Maven
6 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
7 4 (13.79%) Bitbucket
7 4 (13.79%) Eclipse
7 4 (13.79%) SonarQube
7 4 (13.79%) Subversion
7 4 (13.79%) Xcode
8 3 (10.34%) CA Release Automation
9 2 (6.90%) JMeter
9 2 (6.90%) MSI
General
1 6 (20.69%) Banking
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Python Developer
4 4 (13.79%) iOS Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Tester
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Objective-C Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Tester
7 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.45%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (62.07%) SOAP
2 15 (51.72%) Web Services
3 13 (44.83%) JSON
4 12 (41.38%) XML
5 8 (27.59%) HTML
5 8 (27.59%) Spring
6 5 (17.24%) Anaconda
6 5 (17.24%) Gherkin
6 5 (17.24%) Hibernate
6 5 (17.24%) Java EE
6 5 (17.24%) JPA
6 5 (17.24%) jQuery
6 5 (17.24%) Spring Boot
7 4 (13.79%) .NET
7 4 (13.79%) Cocoa
8 3 (10.34%) RESTful
9 2 (6.90%) Flask
9 2 (6.90%) OAuth
9 2 (6.90%) SAML
9 2 (6.90%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.45%) DataPower
2 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.45%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Unix
4 4 (13.79%) Apple iOS
4 4 (13.79%) Mac OS X
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (34.48%) TDD
1 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
2 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (24.14%) OO
3 6 (20.69%) Data Modelling
3 6 (20.69%) SDLC
3 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
4 5 (17.24%) BDD
5 4 (13.79%) API Development
5 4 (13.79%) DevOps
5 4 (13.79%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (13.79%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 4 (13.79%) iOS Development
5 4 (13.79%) Microservices
5 4 (13.79%) OOP
5 4 (13.79%) RAD
6 3 (10.34%) SOA
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) Python
4 5 (17.24%) Java 8
5 4 (13.79%) Apple Swift
5 4 (13.79%) C#
5 4 (13.79%) Objective-C
6 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (3.45%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (3.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
1 5 (17.24%) Perforce
2 4 (13.79%) Apple
2 4 (13.79%) Splunk
3 2 (6.90%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.90%) Blue Coat
3 2 (6.90%) Cloudera
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
3 2 (6.90%) Infoblox
3 2 (6.90%) McAfee
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.90%) Symantec
4 1 (3.45%) CA
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft