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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 72 53
Rank change year-on-year +48 -19  
Contract jobs citing REST 29 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.44% 0.93% 2.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.21% 3.45% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 17
Median daily rate £450 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.03% +17.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +3.34% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +24.03%  

REST is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 151 261 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 28.33% 27.05% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 189 163
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +44.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Cheshire

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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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 5 £445 -
Warrington +25 2 £460 +41.53% 1
Knutsford +8 1 £338 -27.02%
REST
North West

REST
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (78.95%) Java
2 22 (57.89%) SOAP
3 18 (47.37%) Web Services
4 16 (42.11%) HTML
5 15 (39.47%) Spring
6 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
6 14 (36.84%) Oracle
6 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
7 13 (34.21%) J2EE
7 13 (34.21%) EJB
8 12 (31.58%) MySQL
8 12 (31.58%) SQL
8 12 (31.58%) EJB 3.0
8 12 (31.58%) Oracle Database
9 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (28.95%) JIRA
10 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (26.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (26.32%) Finance
10 10 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (26.32%) Client/Server
10 10 (26.32%) Bitbucket
10 10 (26.32%) Hudson
11 9 (23.68%) Scrum
11 9 (23.68%) TDD
12 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
12 8 (21.05%) CSS
12 8 (21.05%) XML
13 6 (15.79%) Hibernate

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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 6 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.89%) GlassFish
3 3 (7.89%) JBoss
3 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.63%) Apache
5 1 (2.63%) SAS
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.63%) SAP MDG
2 1 (2.63%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) MySQL
1 12 (31.58%) Oracle Database
2 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (26.32%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.89%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (7.89%) Hazelcast
3 3 (7.89%) JasperReports
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.63%) Big Data
5 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.63%) DB2
5 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.63%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.63%) SAP HANA
5 1 (2.63%) Spotfire
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Git (software)
2 11 (28.95%) JIRA
3 10 (26.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 10 (26.32%) Bitbucket
3 10 (26.32%) Hudson
4 6 (15.79%) Eclipse
4 6 (15.79%) IntelliJ
5 5 (13.16%) JUnit
5 5 (13.16%) Mockito
6 4 (10.53%) MyEclipse
7 1 (2.63%) CocoaPods
7 1 (2.63%) Log4j
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (2.63%) Subversion
7 1 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
2 3 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.63%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 32 (84.21%) Developer
2 20 (52.63%) Java Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Senior Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (18.42%) J2EE Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 6 (15.79%) PL/SQL Developer
6 4 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (7.89%) BizTalk Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (5.26%) iOS Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Security Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Architect
9 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
9 1 (2.63%) Senior J2EE Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (57.89%) SOAP
2 18 (47.37%) Web Services
3 16 (42.11%) HTML
4 15 (39.47%) Spring
5 13 (34.21%) EJB
5 13 (34.21%) J2EE
6 12 (31.58%) EJB 3.0
7 8 (21.05%) CSS
7 8 (21.05%) XML
8 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
9 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
9 5 (13.16%) JSF
10 4 (10.53%) Angular 2
10 4 (10.53%) HTML5
10 4 (10.53%) jQuery
11 3 (7.89%) JPA
11 3 (7.89%) Node.js
11 3 (7.89%) Play Framework
11 3 (7.89%) RESTful
11 3 (7.89%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) DataPower
3 1 (2.63%) Derivative
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Android
1 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.26%) Unix
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.68%) Scrum
3 9 (23.68%) TDD
4 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.53%) Data Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) Front End Development
6 3 (7.89%) Functional Programming
6 3 (7.89%) Mobile Development
6 3 (7.89%) MVC
6 3 (7.89%) OO
6 3 (7.89%) Open Source
6 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.89%) UML
7 2 (5.26%) RAD
7 2 (5.26%) RUP
7 2 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (78.95%) Java
2 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 12 (31.58%) SQL
4 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
5 5 (13.16%) Scala
6 4 (10.53%) TypeScript
7 3 (7.89%) C#
8 2 (5.26%) Apple Swift
8 2 (5.26%) Objective-C
8 2 (5.26%) Perl
9 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) hybris
2 2 (5.26%) IBM
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Apple
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.63%) Informatica
3 1 (2.63%) Kony
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Sybase
3 1 (2.63%) Yahoo!