Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 44 73
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29 +26
Contract jobs citing REST 43 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.32% 3.52% 1.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.41% 13.70% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 20
Cheshire median daily rate £355 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% -1.23% +24.62%
10th Percentile £321 £301 £362
90th Percentile £499 £475 £466
North West median daily rate £423 £421 £405
% change year-on-year +0.59% +3.83% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £39.00
North West median hourly rate - - £39.00

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 413 343 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 31.89% 25.67% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 248 303
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +4.52% -3.13%
10th Percentile £309 £281 £263
90th Percentile £513 £516 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year - +2.96% -2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -1.54% +85.19%
10th Percentile £42.50 £30.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £60.70 £38.75 £37.20
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -5.80%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -6 18 £346 -16.04% 6
Crewe - 6 £350 - 2
Chester +2 4 £451 +54.27% 3
Warrington -2 4 £325 -13.33% 4
Macclesfield -6 3 £475 +6.74%
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 27 (62.79%) Web Services
2 26 (60.47%) Java
3 23 (53.49%) SOAP
4 22 (51.16%) HTML
5 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
6 16 (37.21%) JSON
7 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (32.56%) SQL
8 13 (30.23%) CSS
8 13 (30.23%) Spring
9 12 (27.91%) Git (software)
9 12 (27.91%) XML
10 10 (23.26%) Hibernate
10 10 (23.26%) Subversion
11 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
11 9 (20.93%) JUnit
11 9 (20.93%) AngularJS
12 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (18.60%) Spring Boot
12 8 (18.60%) React
12 8 (18.60%) MVC
12 8 (18.60%) jQuery
13 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
13 7 (16.28%) Scrum
13 7 (16.28%) JSP
13 7 (16.28%) Windows
14 6 (13.95%) .NET
14 6 (13.95%) Oracle
14 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
15 5 (11.63%) RESTful

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 (6.98%) JBoss
1 3 (6.98%) Jetty
1 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.98%) Amazon Glacier
2 3 (6.98%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.65%) GitHub
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) NoSQL
2 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon Athena
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (4.65%) MariaDB
4 2 (4.65%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.33%) MarkLogic
5 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.33%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.33%) Text Mining
5 1 (2.33%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Git (software)
2 10 (23.26%) Subversion
3 9 (20.93%) JUnit
4 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.63%) Xcode
5 4 (9.30%) Android Studio
5 4 (9.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
6 3 (6.98%) Gradle
6 3 (6.98%) IntelliJ
6 3 (6.98%) Maven
6 3 (6.98%) Mockito
6 3 (6.98%) NetBeans
7 2 (4.65%) Mercurial
7 2 (4.65%) TestNG
8 1 (2.33%) JMeter
8 1 (2.33%) Rational Rose
General
1 4 (9.30%) Banking
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Law
2 3 (6.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (74.42%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Java Developer
3 5 (11.63%) iOS Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Android Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (6.98%) Java Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Lead Developer
5 3 (6.98%) PHP Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
6 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (62.79%) Web Services
2 23 (53.49%) SOAP
3 22 (51.16%) HTML
4 16 (37.21%) JSON
5 13 (30.23%) CSS
5 13 (30.23%) Spring
6 12 (27.91%) XML
7 10 (23.26%) Hibernate
8 9 (20.93%) AngularJS
9 8 (18.60%) jQuery
9 8 (18.60%) React
9 8 (18.60%) Spring Boot
10 7 (16.28%) JSP
11 6 (13.95%) .NET
12 5 (11.63%) Cocoa
12 5 (11.63%) Java EE
12 5 (11.63%) RESTful
13 4 (9.30%) Ajax
13 4 (9.30%) Android SDK
13 4 (9.30%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.63%) User Experience
2 4 (9.30%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
2 5 (11.63%) Mac OS X
2 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
2 5 (11.63%) Windows 8
3 4 (9.30%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
3 8 (18.60%) MVC
4 7 (16.28%) Scrum
4 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
5 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
6 5 (11.63%) iOS Development
6 5 (11.63%) SOA
6 5 (11.63%) Workflow
7 4 (9.30%) Android Development
7 4 (9.30%) BDD
7 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.30%) DevOps
7 4 (9.30%) Microservices
7 4 (9.30%) Mobile Development
7 4 (9.30%) OOD
7 4 (9.30%) Pair Programming
7 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
7 4 (9.30%) UX Design
7 4 (9.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) Java
2 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
3 14 (32.56%) SQL
4 5 (11.63%) Apple Swift
4 5 (11.63%) C#
4 5 (11.63%) Objective-C
4 5 (11.63%) Python
5 4 (9.30%) Java 8
5 4 (9.30%) Kotlin
6 3 (6.98%) PHP
7 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.33%) Perl
8 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) HND
2 2 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) Apple
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.65%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) Attivio
5 1 (2.33%) Casewise