The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 30 April 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 41 51
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10  
Contract jobs citing REST 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.35% 1.34% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.67% 6.12% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £400 £433 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.51% -19.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £39.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year +26.98% +12.50%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 60 98 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 20.83% 21.83% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 50 67
Median daily rate £325 £355 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% -2.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 4
Median hourly rate £42.00 £42.25 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.59% -8.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £21.50 £45.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Lancashire

REST
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Blackpool +22 1 £400 -3.03%
Fleetwood -1 1 £400 -10.86%
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for REST.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (75.00%) Riak
2 3 (75.00%) Neo4j
2 3 (75.00%) CouchDB
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Ajax
2 3 (75.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 3 (75.00%) HTTP
2 3 (75.00%) XML Schema
2 3 (75.00%) SAX
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) Servlets
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) DOM
3 2 (50.00%) Python

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (75.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) CouchDB
1 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) Neo4j
1 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (75.00%) Riak
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Ajax
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) DOM
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) SAX
1 3 (75.00%) Servlets
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Spring
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) XML Schema
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Wicket
2 2 (50.00%) Play Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Wiki
2 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) BDD
1 4 (100.00%) Pair Programming
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Kanban
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) SEO
4 1 (25.00%) API Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (25.00%) Guerrilla Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Groovy
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (50.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle