Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 4 April 2020 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 > Manchester
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 70 54
Rank change year-on-year +1 -16 +1
Contract jobs citing REST 50 79 108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 2.39% 2.75% 3.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.56% 7.57% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 75
Median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £302 £319 £275
90th Percentile £540 £594 £500
North West median daily rate £416 £426 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £53.00 - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 584 1,043 1,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 27.89% 36.29% 36.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 731 743
Median daily rate £413 £408 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +5.16% +3.33%
10th Percentile £312 £313 £300
90th Percentile £575 £550 £531
North West median daily rate £425 £415 £390
% change year-on-year +2.41% +6.41% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.15% +42.26% -47.50%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.23 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +3.50% -12.50%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing REST as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for REST in Manchester

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing REST in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for REST in Manchester

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing REST in Manchester over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for REST in Manchester

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing REST in Manchester.

Hourly rate trend for REST in Manchester

REST
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 4 April 2020. 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
Stockport -1 1 £325 -23.53%
Cheadle - 1 - -
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for REST.

1 20 (40.00%) SOAP
2 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (34.00%) Docker
4 15 (30.00%) Microservices
5 14 (28.00%) Java
5 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (28.00%) AWS
6 13 (26.00%) Node.js
6 13 (26.00%) Test Automation
7 12 (24.00%) AngularJS
7 12 (24.00%) CSS
8 11 (22.00%) GitLab
9 10 (20.00%) HTML
9 10 (20.00%) Cucumber
10 9 (18.00%) Linux
10 9 (18.00%) React
10 9 (18.00%) DevOps
11 8 (16.00%) Ansible
11 8 (16.00%) TypeScript
11 8 (16.00%) Terraform
11 8 (16.00%) PHP
11 8 (16.00%) MySQL
11 8 (16.00%) TDD
11 8 (16.00%) Selenium
12 7 (14.00%) Bash Shell
12 7 (14.00%) Scrum
12 7 (14.00%) REST Assured
13 6 (12.00%) API Testing
13 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
13 6 (12.00%) PostgreSQL

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (6.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) InVision
1 1 (2.00%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.00%) AWS
2 4 (8.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.00%) Force.com
3 1 (2.00%) Google Play
3 1 (2.00%) npm
3 1 (2.00%) PaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Serverless
3 1 (2.00%) Slack
3 1 (2.00%) Trello
3 1 (2.00%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) DNS
1 1 (2.00%) FTP
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
1 1 (2.00%) SSL
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) MySQL
2 6 (12.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (10.00%) Redis
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) GitLab
2 10 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (16.00%) Selenium
4 7 (14.00%) REST Assured
5 5 (10.00%) JIRA
5 5 (10.00%) JSUnit
6 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (6.00%) PHPUnit
8 2 (4.00%) JUnit
8 2 (4.00%) SonarQube
9 1 (2.00%) Appium
9 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.00%) Axure RP
9 1 (2.00%) Gatling
9 1 (2.00%) Geb
9 1 (2.00%) Gradle
9 1 (2.00%) JMeter
9 1 (2.00%) Spock
9 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Law
3 1 (2.00%) Local Government
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) Developer
2 6 (12.00%) Senior Developer
2 6 (12.00%) Software Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Node.js Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Angular Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 4 (8.00%) Automation Tester
4 4 (8.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Test Leader
4 4 (8.00%) Tester
5 3 (6.00%) Android Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Backend Developer
5 3 (6.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) PHP Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.00%) SOAP
2 13 (26.00%) Node.js
3 12 (24.00%) AngularJS
3 12 (24.00%) CSS
4 10 (20.00%) HTML
5 9 (18.00%) React
6 5 (10.00%) .NET
6 5 (10.00%) Angular 2
6 5 (10.00%) Gherkin
6 5 (10.00%) Vue.js
6 5 (10.00%) Web Services
7 4 (8.00%) GraphQL
7 4 (8.00%) XML
8 3 (6.00%) .NET Core
8 3 (6.00%) Ajax
8 3 (6.00%) HTML5
8 3 (6.00%) jQuery
8 3 (6.00%) Laravel
8 3 (6.00%) Tailwind CSS
9 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.00%) Social Media
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.00%) CentOS
3 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Microservices
2 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (26.00%) Test Automation
4 9 (18.00%) DevOps
5 8 (16.00%) TDD
6 7 (14.00%) Scrum
7 6 (12.00%) API Testing
7 6 (12.00%) BDD
7 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
8 5 (10.00%) API Design
8 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 5 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.00%) MVC
10 3 (6.00%) Android Development
10 3 (6.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 3 (6.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 3 (6.00%) Performance Testing
10 3 (6.00%) QA Automation
10 3 (6.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (28.00%) Java
3 8 (16.00%) PHP
3 8 (16.00%) TypeScript
4 7 (14.00%) Bash Shell
5 6 (12.00%) Python
6 5 (10.00%) C#
7 4 (8.00%) SQL
8 2 (4.00%) Apex Code
8 2 (4.00%) Java 8
8 2 (4.00%) Kotlin
9 1 (2.00%) C++
9 1 (2.00%) ES6
9 1 (2.00%) SOQL
9 1 (2.00%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) ISEB
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) Ansible
1 8 (16.00%) Terraform
2 2 (4.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.00%) Google
3 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow