Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 62 95
Rank change year-on-year -2 +33 -23
Contract jobs citing REST 24 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.95% 2.25% 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.19% 9.06% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 9
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +6.45% +10.71%
10th Percentile £245 £322 £249
90th Percentile £490 £487 £424
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £39.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £39.00 £35.57
% change year-on-year - +9.64% -

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 334 320 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.13% 24.86% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 246 358
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £288
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £388 £388 £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 15
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +12.55% -45.32%
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £33.82
% change year-on-year -3.23% +14.58% +16.37%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -5 13 £375 +4.53% 3
Warrington -1 2 £438 -4.89% 2
Macclesfield +2 1 - - 1
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 14 (58.33%) Java
2 14 (58.33%) Web Services
3 11 (45.83%) SOAP
3 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) Spring
4 10 (41.67%) TDD
5 9 (37.50%) Banking
5 9 (37.50%) SQL
6 8 (33.33%) Oracle
6 8 (33.33%) OO
6 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 8 (33.33%) JSON
6 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 8 (33.33%) Gradle
6 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 8 (33.33%) Spring Boot
7 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
7 7 (29.17%) Data Modelling
7 7 (29.17%) RDBMS
7 7 (29.17%) HTML
7 7 (29.17%) JUnit
7 7 (29.17%) Finance
7 7 (29.17%) Perforce
7 7 (29.17%) Hibernate
8 6 (25.00%) Java EE
8 6 (25.00%) XML
8 6 (25.00%) JPA
8 6 (25.00%) SonarQube
9 5 (20.83%) API Development

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 3 (12.50%) Drupal
1 3 (12.50%) WordPress
2 2 (8.33%) Anypoint
3 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.17%) Confluence
3 1 (4.17%) SAS
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) GitHub
2 1 (4.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) FTP
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 7 (29.17%) RDBMS
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) DB2
4 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 8 (33.33%) Gradle
2 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 7 (29.17%) JUnit
4 6 (25.00%) SonarQube
5 5 (20.83%) JProfiler
6 4 (16.67%) Eclipse
6 4 (16.67%) IntelliJ
6 4 (16.67%) JIRA
6 4 (16.67%) Maven
6 4 (16.67%) Subversion
6 4 (16.67%) Xcode
7 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
8 1 (4.17%) Burp Suite
8 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
8 1 (4.17%) Jasmine
8 1 (4.17%) JMeter
8 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 9 (37.50%) Banking
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.67%) iOS Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (12.50%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Author
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Objective-C Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Author
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) Web Services
2 11 (45.83%) SOAP
2 11 (45.83%) Spring
3 8 (33.33%) JSON
3 8 (33.33%) Spring Boot
4 7 (29.17%) Hibernate
4 7 (29.17%) HTML
5 6 (25.00%) Java EE
5 6 (25.00%) JPA
5 6 (25.00%) XML
6 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
7 4 (16.67%) Cocoa
7 4 (16.67%) J2EE
8 3 (12.50%) jQuery
8 3 (12.50%) RESTful
9 2 (8.33%) JMS
9 2 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (8.33%) OAuth
9 2 (8.33%) Spring Batch
9 2 (8.33%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Animation
1 1 (4.17%) Replication
1 1 (4.17%) RIA
1 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 4 (16.67%) Mac OS X
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) TDD
3 8 (33.33%) OO
3 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (29.17%) Data Modelling
4 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
5 5 (20.83%) API Development
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (16.67%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) iOS Development
6 4 (16.67%) MVC
6 4 (16.67%) OOP
6 4 (16.67%) RAD
7 3 (12.50%) DevOps
7 3 (12.50%) Microservices
7 3 (12.50%) Scrum
8 2 (8.33%) Cryptography
8 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
8 2 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Apple Swift
3 4 (16.67%) Objective-C
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (29.17%) Perforce
3 4 (16.67%) Apple
4 2 (8.33%) MuleSoft
5 1 (4.17%) DevExpress
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft