Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 30 63 54
Rank change year-on-year +33 -9 +38
Contract jobs citing REST 73 30 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.12% 2.28% 2.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.74% 7.63% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 15 30
Cheshire median daily rate £423 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -10.71% +8.39%
10th Percentile £325 £245 £347
90th Percentile £475 £490 £488
North West median daily rate £433 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +8.13% - -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 352 393 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 29.51% 29.82% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 286 252
Cheshire median daily rate £406 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £311 £258 £294
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
North West median daily rate £413 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +5.77% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +27.27% +54.76%
10th Percentile £42.50 £32.13 £20.00
90th Percentile £60.70 £38.75 £45.50
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £36.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year -0.07% -13.69% +29.23%

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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 31 £350 -6.67% 13
Crewe - 22 £441 - 3
Chester - 6 £479 - 7
Warrington +1 1 - - 5
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 39 (53.42%) Java
2 37 (50.68%) SOAP
2 37 (50.68%) Web Services
3 28 (38.36%) HTML
4 25 (34.25%) Spring
5 24 (32.88%) JUnit
6 23 (31.51%) SQL
7 22 (30.14%) C#
8 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
8 21 (28.77%) AngularJS
9 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (24.66%) JSON
10 18 (24.66%) Test Automation
10 18 (24.66%) React
11 17 (23.29%) Windows
11 17 (23.29%) .NET
12 16 (21.92%) JavaScript
12 16 (21.92%) ASP.NET
12 16 (21.92%) Hibernate
12 16 (21.92%) DevOps
12 16 (21.92%) Jenkins
13 15 (20.55%) Spring Boot
13 15 (20.55%) Workflow
13 15 (20.55%) XML
14 14 (19.18%) Oracle
14 14 (19.18%) CRM
14 14 (19.18%) Dynamics CRM
14 14 (19.18%) Mockito
15 13 (17.81%) JMeter
16 12 (16.44%) .NET Framework

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 8 (10.96%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.11%) JBoss
2 3 (4.11%) Jetty
2 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon Glacier
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon Athena
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (4.11%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.74%) MySQL
4 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.37%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (32.88%) JUnit
2 16 (21.92%) Jenkins
3 14 (19.18%) Mockito
4 13 (17.81%) JMeter
5 10 (13.70%) Subversion
6 9 (12.33%) Cucumber
6 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
6 9 (12.33%) SonarQube
7 5 (6.85%) Xcode
8 4 (5.48%) Android Studio
8 4 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (5.48%) Jasmine
8 4 (5.48%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (5.48%) Mocha
8 4 (5.48%) Protractor
9 3 (4.11%) Gradle
9 3 (4.11%) JIRA
9 3 (4.11%) Maven
9 3 (4.11%) NetBeans
9 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (16.44%) Finance
2 10 (13.70%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Law
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (69.86%) Developer
2 16 (21.92%) Java Developer
3 10 (13.70%) Microsoft Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Full Stack Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Designer
6 5 (6.85%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Digital Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.85%) iOS Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Java Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Android Developer
7 4 (5.48%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.48%) CRM Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Senior Java Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (50.68%) SOAP
1 37 (50.68%) Web Services
2 28 (38.36%) HTML
3 25 (34.25%) Spring
4 21 (28.77%) AngularJS
5 18 (24.66%) JSON
5 18 (24.66%) React
6 17 (23.29%) .NET
7 16 (21.92%) ASP.NET
7 16 (21.92%) Hibernate
8 15 (20.55%) Spring Boot
8 15 (20.55%) XML
9 12 (16.44%) .NET Framework
9 12 (16.44%) ADO.NET
9 12 (16.44%) CSS
9 12 (16.44%) jQuery
10 11 (15.07%) J2EE
11 10 (13.70%) Node.js
12 9 (12.33%) hapi
12 9 (12.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (9.59%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.48%) User Experience
3 3 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Windows
2 7 (9.59%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.22%) Android
4 5 (6.85%) Mac OS X
4 5 (6.85%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.85%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.66%) Test Automation
3 16 (21.92%) DevOps
4 15 (20.55%) Workflow
5 14 (19.18%) CRM
6 11 (15.07%) Data Migration
6 11 (15.07%) Migration
7 10 (13.70%) Unit Testing
7 10 (13.70%) User Stories
8 9 (12.33%) MVC
8 9 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (12.33%) Static Code Analysis
8 9 (12.33%) TDD
9 8 (10.96%) Microservices
9 8 (10.96%) Scrum
9 8 (10.96%) SOA
10 7 (9.59%) API Design
10 7 (9.59%) API Development
10 7 (9.59%) iOS Development
10 7 (9.59%) OO
Programming Languages
1 39 (53.42%) Java
2 23 (31.51%) SQL
3 22 (30.14%) C#
4 16 (21.92%) JavaScript
5 9 (12.33%) Java 8
5 9 (12.33%) PL/SQL
5 9 (12.33%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.85%) Apple Swift
6 5 (6.85%) Objective-C
6 5 (6.85%) TypeScript
7 4 (5.48%) ES7
7 4 (5.48%) ES8
7 4 (5.48%) Kotlin
7 4 (5.48%) Python
8 1 (1.37%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
1 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) Degree
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.37%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.18%) Oracle
3 5 (6.85%) Apple
4 4 (5.48%) DevExpress
4 4 (5.48%) Infragistics