Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 79 102
Rank change year-on-year +31 +23 -27
Contract jobs citing REST 44 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.30% 1.49% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.06% 5.82% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 7
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +26.92% -7.14%
10th Percentile £299 £361 £241
90th Percentile £475 £470 £408
North West median daily rate £421 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +5.13% -4.76% +15.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £39.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £39.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -29.09% -

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 337 378 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.28% 25.58% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 289 364
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £299
90th Percentile £525 £500 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +17.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +82.89% -47.74%
10th Percentile £30.50 £31.25 £16.16
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.35 £34.60
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +0.98%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +2 18 £413 +8.55% 3
Macclesfield - 6 £445 - 1
Warrington +14 5 £375 -10.71% 2
Chester +8 1 £293 -26.88% 5
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 27 (61.36%) Java
2 24 (54.55%) Web Services
2 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (45.45%) Git (software)
4 19 (43.18%) TDD
4 19 (43.18%) Spring
5 18 (40.91%) SQL
5 18 (40.91%) SOAP
6 15 (34.09%) OO
6 15 (34.09%) Banking
6 15 (34.09%) Spring Boot
7 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
7 14 (31.82%) Finance
7 14 (31.82%) Hibernate
7 14 (31.82%) Oracle
8 13 (29.55%) JUnit
8 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
9 12 (27.27%) Data Modelling
9 12 (27.27%) RDBMS
9 12 (27.27%) Perforce
9 12 (27.27%) JPA
9 12 (27.27%) Java EE
9 12 (27.27%) Unit Testing
10 10 (22.73%) JSON
10 10 (22.73%) AngularJS
11 8 (18.18%) Gradle
11 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
11 8 (18.18%) API Development
11 8 (18.18%) MVC
12 7 (15.91%) Scrum

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 4 (9.09%) Drupal
1 4 (9.09%) WordPress
2 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.55%) Anypoint
4 1 (2.27%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.55%) GitHub
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
1 2 (4.55%) PaaS
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
1 2 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) HTTP
1 4 (9.09%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) FTP
2 2 (4.55%) Intranet
2 2 (4.55%) VPN
2 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
2 12 (27.27%) RDBMS
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.27%) Big Data
6 1 (2.27%) DB2
6 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 13 (29.55%) JUnit
3 8 (18.18%) Gradle
3 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 7 (15.91%) SonarQube
5 6 (13.64%) Maven
6 5 (11.36%) Eclipse
6 5 (11.36%) IntelliJ
6 5 (11.36%) JIRA
6 5 (11.36%) JProfiler
7 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.55%) Subversion
7 2 (4.55%) Xcode
8 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.27%) Mockito
General
1 15 (34.09%) Banking
2 14 (31.82%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (65.91%) Developer
2 15 (34.09%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Author
4 5 (11.36%) Technical Author
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Drupal Developer
5 4 (9.09%) WordPress Developer
6 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Security Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (4.55%) iOS Developer
7 2 (4.55%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Agile Developer
8 1 (2.27%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (54.55%) Web Services
2 19 (43.18%) Spring
3 18 (40.91%) SOAP
4 15 (34.09%) Spring Boot
5 14 (31.82%) Hibernate
6 12 (27.27%) Java EE
6 12 (27.27%) JPA
7 10 (22.73%) AngularJS
7 10 (22.73%) JSON
8 7 (15.91%) HTML
8 7 (15.91%) OAuth
9 6 (13.64%) XML
10 5 (11.36%) jQuery
10 5 (11.36%) RESTful
11 4 (9.09%) .NET
11 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (9.09%) J2EE
11 4 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (6.82%) .NET Core
12 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Animation
1 2 (4.55%) Private Cloud
1 2 (4.55%) Replication
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) RIA
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
1 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
1 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) TDD
3 15 (34.09%) OO
4 14 (31.82%) Test Automation
5 12 (27.27%) Data Modelling
5 12 (27.27%) Unit Testing
6 8 (18.18%) API Development
6 8 (18.18%) MVC
7 7 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (15.91%) Data Protection
7 7 (15.91%) DevOps
7 7 (15.91%) Scrum
8 5 (11.36%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (11.36%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 5 (11.36%) Identity Management
8 5 (11.36%) RAD
9 4 (9.09%) Cryptography
9 4 (9.09%) OOP
10 3 (6.82%) BDD
11 2 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 27 (61.36%) Java
2 18 (40.91%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.09%) C#
5 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.55%) Apple Swift
6 2 (4.55%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
6 2 (4.55%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Oracle
2 12 (27.27%) Perforce
3 3 (6.82%) DevExpress
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) Apple
4 2 (4.55%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow