Period
to 23 January 2018

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 6 months to 23 January 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 61 63
Rank change year-on-year +25 +2 -9
Contract jobs citing REST 18 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.03% 0.35% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.14% 1.37% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 7
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £395 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -8.67% +15.33%
10th Percentile £324 £357 £333
90th Percentile £588 £418 £640
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £39.00 £35.57
% change year-on-year - +9.64% -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 137 146 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 30.65% 25.39% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 106 175
Lancashire median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £307 £256 £210
90th Percentile £513 £494 £600
North West median daily rate £388 £388 £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 25
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.13 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.51% +3.75% +8.11%
10th Percentile £33.31 £25.00 £23.80
90th Percentile £43.00 £57.50 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £33.64
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.93% +15.75%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Lancashire over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 January 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
Blackpool +22 14 £425 +7.59%
Carnforth 0 1 £350 -
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 18 (100.00%) TDD
2 17 (94.44%) Java
2 17 (94.44%) Git (software)
3 16 (88.89%) BDD
3 16 (88.89%) SQL
3 16 (88.89%) MySQL
4 15 (83.33%) JIRA
5 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
5 14 (77.78%) Node.js
6 13 (72.22%) SFIA
6 13 (72.22%) MongoDB
6 13 (72.22%) NoSQL
6 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
6 13 (72.22%) Open Source
6 13 (72.22%) Mentoring
6 13 (72.22%) Coaching
6 13 (72.22%) Microservices
6 13 (72.22%) Linux
6 13 (72.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (72.22%) Software Engineering
6 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (72.22%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (66.67%) Jenkins
7 12 (66.67%) Confluence
7 12 (66.67%) Cucumber
7 12 (66.67%) Slack
8 10 (55.56%) SDLC
8 10 (55.56%) User Stories
9 9 (50.00%) Scrum
9 9 (50.00%) Kanban

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 12 (66.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (66.67%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (88.89%) MySQL
2 13 (72.22%) MongoDB
2 13 (72.22%) NoSQL
2 13 (72.22%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (94.44%) Git (software)
2 15 (83.33%) JIRA
3 12 (66.67%) Cucumber
3 12 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 9 (50.00%) Jasmine
4 9 (50.00%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 9 (50.00%) Software Engineer
3 7 (38.89%) Java Engineer
3 7 (38.89%) Java Software Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Software Developer
6 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) MySQL Developer
6 2 (11.11%) NoSQL Developer
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Lead Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Node.js Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) Node.js
2 4 (22.22%) Spring
3 3 (16.67%) JDBC
3 3 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Linux
1 13 (72.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) TDD
2 16 (88.89%) BDD
3 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (72.22%) Coaching
3 13 (72.22%) Mentoring
3 13 (72.22%) Microservices
3 13 (72.22%) Open Source
3 13 (72.22%) SFIA
3 13 (72.22%) Software Engineering
3 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
4 10 (55.56%) SDLC
4 10 (55.56%) User Stories
5 9 (50.00%) Kanban
5 9 (50.00%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) API Development
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Software Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) Java
2 16 (88.89%) SQL
3 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) VB
5 4 (22.22%) VBA
6 1 (5.56%) Apple Swift
6 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle