Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 48 64
Rank change year-on-year -10 +16 +34
Contract jobs citing REST 38 44 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.95% 3.53% 2.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.82% 11.70% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 30
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £284 £359
90th Percentile £488 £475 £605
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £403
% change year-on-year - -0.62% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £39.00
North West median hourly rate - - £28.90

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 431 376 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 33.51% 30.15% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 276 363
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £300 £288 £264
90th Percentile £500 £500 £535
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £387
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £54.50 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.67% -7.69% +87.54%
10th Percentile £44.65 £30.00 £27.06
90th Percentile £62.35 £33.00 £43.60
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -13.33%

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 September 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 September 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 9 £346 -20.84% 4
Crewe - 7 £350 - 1
Chester +1 5 £435 +48.72% 3
Warrington +2 3 £325 -13.33% 3
Macclesfield -7 3 £475 +6.74% 1
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 24 (63.16%) Java
2 22 (57.89%) Web Services
3 21 (55.26%) SOAP
4 18 (47.37%) JavaScript
5 17 (44.74%) HTML
6 16 (42.11%) Spring
7 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (31.58%) SQL
9 10 (26.32%) CSS
9 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
10 9 (23.68%) jQuery
11 8 (21.05%) JSON
11 8 (21.05%) Python
11 8 (21.05%) Hibernate
12 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
12 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (18.42%) DevOps
12 7 (18.42%) React
12 7 (18.42%) Spring Boot
13 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
13 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (15.79%) Oracle
14 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
14 5 (13.16%) .NET
14 5 (13.16%) XML
14 5 (13.16%) RESTful
14 5 (13.16%) Confluence
14 5 (13.16%) JIRA
14 5 (13.16%) Java EE

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 5 (13.16%) Confluence
2 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) BrowserStack
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.26%) Amazon S3
3 2 (5.26%) GitHub
4 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.89%) MySQL
4 2 (5.26%) MariaDB
4 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.63%) MarkLogic
5 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.63%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.63%) Text Mining
5 1 (2.63%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.16%) JIRA
3 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.53%) JUnit
3 4 (10.53%) Mercurial
3 4 (10.53%) TestNG
4 3 (7.89%) Bitbucket
4 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.89%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (5.26%) CA Release Automation
5 2 (5.26%) Subversion
5 2 (5.26%) Xcode
6 1 (2.63%) Gradle
6 1 (2.63%) Grunt
6 1 (2.63%) JMeter
6 1 (2.63%) Maven
6 1 (2.63%) Rational Rose
General
1 3 (7.89%) Legal
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (63.16%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Tester
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (7.89%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Automation Tester
5 2 (5.26%) iOS Developer
5 2 (5.26%) PHP Developer
5 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.63%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Digital Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.63%) HTML Developer
6 1 (2.63%) PHP Web Developer
6 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (57.89%) Web Services
2 21 (55.26%) SOAP
3 17 (44.74%) HTML
4 16 (42.11%) Spring
5 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
5 10 (26.32%) CSS
6 9 (23.68%) jQuery
7 8 (21.05%) Hibernate
7 8 (21.05%) JSON
8 7 (18.42%) React
8 7 (18.42%) Spring Boot
9 5 (13.16%) .NET
9 5 (13.16%) Java EE
9 5 (13.16%) RESTful
9 5 (13.16%) XML
10 3 (7.89%) Ajax
10 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
10 3 (7.89%) Gherkin
10 3 (7.89%) JSP
10 3 (7.89%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Cloud
1 2 (5.26%) User Experience
2 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.63%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) DevOps
2 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
3 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.16%) Microservices
4 5 (13.16%) TDD
5 4 (10.53%) BDD
5 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.89%) Front End Development
6 3 (7.89%) MVC
6 3 (7.89%) SDLC
6 3 (7.89%) Web Development
6 3 (7.89%) Workflow
7 2 (5.26%) API Development
7 2 (5.26%) API Integration
7 2 (5.26%) API Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (63.16%) Java
2 18 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 12 (31.58%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) Python
5 4 (10.53%) C#
5 4 (10.53%) Java 8
6 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.26%) Apple Swift
7 2 (5.26%) C
7 2 (5.26%) C++
7 2 (5.26%) LotusScript
7 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
7 2 (5.26%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) Groovy
8 1 (2.63%) Perl
8 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
1 4 (10.53%) HND
2 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
1 1 (2.63%) etcd
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) Consul
2 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.26%) Apple
3 2 (5.26%) Lotus
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.63%) Attivio
4 1 (2.63%) Casewise
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.63%) Splunk