Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 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 > Manchester
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 66 91
Rank change year-on-year -1 +25 -8
Contract jobs citing REST 107 73 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.28% 2.55% 1.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.03% 7.24% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 53 46
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £282 £277 £305
90th Percentile £556 £520 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £405
% change year-on-year - -1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £39.00

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 1,332 1,008 974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 40.87% 35.18% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 665 684
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -0.92% +8.07%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £275
90th Percentile £545 £500 £512
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 6
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +22.09% -12.63%
10th Percentile £12.80 £14.75 £20.56
90th Percentile £42.00 £45.00 £43.25
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -9.38% +16.79% -8.67%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for REST in Manchester

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Manchester

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Manchester

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in Manchester.

Contractor 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 16 August 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
Stockport +15 15 £350 - 5
Wigan - 1 £360 - 1
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 Manchester region with a requirement for REST.

1 69 (64.49%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (49.53%) JavaScript
3 48 (44.86%) Java
4 42 (39.25%) TDD
5 38 (35.51%) .NET
5 38 (35.51%) CSS
6 36 (33.64%) Web Services
7 35 (32.71%) Scrum
8 34 (31.78%) MVC
9 33 (30.84%) SOAP
10 29 (27.10%) C#
10 29 (27.10%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (26.17%) AngularJS
12 27 (25.23%) Git (software)
13 26 (24.30%) SQL Server
14 23 (21.50%) HTML
14 23 (21.50%) XML
15 22 (20.56%) Android
15 22 (20.56%) Unit Testing
15 22 (20.56%) BDD
15 22 (20.56%) User Experience
16 21 (19.63%) Windows
16 21 (19.63%) SQL
17 20 (18.69%) ASP.NET
17 20 (18.69%) Apple iOS
17 20 (18.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 19 (17.76%) CSS3
18 19 (17.76%) JIRA
19 18 (16.82%) NoSQL
19 18 (16.82%) DevOps

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 15 (14.02%) Confluence
2 5 (4.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.87%) Apache
4 2 (1.87%) CMS
4 2 (1.87%) Drupal
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (15.89%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (10.28%) GitHub
4 7 (6.54%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (6.54%) SaaS
4 7 (6.54%) Slack
5 4 (3.74%) iPaaS
6 2 (1.87%) Boomi
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) HTTP
2 2 (1.87%) SSL
3 1 (0.93%) AMQP
3 1 (0.93%) BGP
3 1 (0.93%) IPFIX
3 1 (0.93%) Junos
3 1 (0.93%) MPLS
3 1 (0.93%) MQTT
3 1 (0.93%) MRTG
3 1 (0.93%) OSPF
3 1 (0.93%) SMS
3 1 (0.93%) SNMP
3 1 (0.93%) TACACS
3 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.30%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.82%) NoSQL
3 13 (12.15%) MongoDB
4 11 (10.28%) MySQL
5 9 (8.41%) Relational Database
6 7 (6.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (5.61%) CouchDB
7 6 (5.61%) Neo4j
8 5 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.80%) Big Data
9 3 (2.80%) KDB
9 3 (2.80%) Kdb+
9 3 (2.80%) SAP HANA
10 2 (1.87%) Blockchain
10 2 (1.87%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.93%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.93%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (25.23%) Git (software)
2 19 (17.76%) JIRA
3 17 (15.89%) Axure RP
3 17 (15.89%) Jenkins
4 10 (9.35%) Karma Test Runner
5 9 (8.41%) Protractor
6 8 (7.48%) Visual Studio
7 7 (6.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (5.61%) JMeter
8 6 (5.61%) JUnit
8 6 (5.61%) SonarQube
9 5 (4.67%) Bitbucket
9 5 (4.67%) HP UFT
9 5 (4.67%) Jasmine
9 5 (4.67%) Mockito
9 5 (4.67%) Subversion
9 5 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.74%) Cucumber
10 4 (3.74%) eggPlant
10 4 (3.74%) Selenium
General
1 9 (8.41%) Finance
2 5 (4.67%) Back Office
3 4 (3.74%) Games
3 4 (3.74%) Legal
4 3 (2.80%) Law
5 2 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.87%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (63.55%) Developer
2 16 (14.95%) Architect
3 14 (13.08%) .NET Developer
4 13 (12.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 11 (10.28%) Python Developer
6 10 (9.35%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (8.41%) C# Developer
7 9 (8.41%) Java Architect
8 8 (7.48%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.48%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (6.54%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Java Technical Architect
10 5 (4.67%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.74%) Android Developer
11 4 (3.74%) Test Engineer
12 3 (2.80%) Java Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.80%) Senior Developer
12 3 (2.80%) Senior Python Developer
12 3 (2.80%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (35.51%) .NET
1 38 (35.51%) CSS
2 36 (33.64%) Web Services
3 33 (30.84%) SOAP
4 28 (26.17%) AngularJS
5 23 (21.50%) HTML
5 23 (21.50%) XML
6 20 (18.69%) ASP.NET
6 20 (18.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 19 (17.76%) CSS3
8 17 (15.89%) LESS
8 17 (15.89%) Node.js
9 15 (14.02%) JSON
9 15 (14.02%) Spring
9 15 (14.02%) WCF
10 12 (11.21%) Ajax
10 12 (11.21%) jQuery
11 10 (9.35%) .NET Framework
11 10 (9.35%) Java EE
11 10 (9.35%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.56%) User Experience
2 7 (6.54%) iPad
3 5 (4.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.80%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.87%) iPhone
7 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Fintech
7 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.93%) NHS
7 1 (0.93%) Robotics
7 1 (0.93%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.93%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.56%) Android
2 21 (19.63%) Windows
3 20 (18.69%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.74%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.80%) Linux
6 2 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.93%) CentOS
7 1 (0.93%) Debian
7 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (64.49%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (39.25%) TDD
3 35 (32.71%) Scrum
4 34 (31.78%) MVC
5 29 (27.10%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (20.56%) BDD
6 22 (20.56%) Unit Testing
7 18 (16.82%) DevOps
8 16 (14.95%) Front End Development
8 16 (14.95%) Test Automation
9 15 (14.02%) Microservices
10 12 (11.21%) Software Engineering
10 12 (11.21%) Waterfall
11 11 (10.28%) Kanban
11 11 (10.28%) SDLC
11 11 (10.28%) SOA
12 10 (9.35%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
13 9 (8.41%) Mentoring
14 8 (7.48%) Coaching
14 8 (7.48%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 53 (49.53%) JavaScript
2 48 (44.86%) Java
3 29 (27.10%) C#
4 21 (19.63%) SQL
5 16 (14.95%) Python
6 6 (5.61%) Ruby
6 6 (5.61%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.67%) Java 8
7 5 (4.67%) PHP
8 4 (3.74%) XPath
9 3 (2.80%) C
9 3 (2.80%) C++
9 3 (2.80%) Delphi
9 3 (2.80%) ES6
10 2 (1.87%) Groovy
10 2 (1.87%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.87%) Scala
11 1 (0.93%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.93%) Perl
11 1 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (3.74%) Degree
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.87%) MCTS
2 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) HND
3 1 (0.93%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) QA
2 4 (3.74%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Docker
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.87%) XenApp
3 1 (0.93%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) Puppet
2 5 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.67%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (3.74%) Nessus
4 2 (1.87%) Ansible
4 2 (1.87%) Grafana
4 2 (1.87%) Terraform
5 1 (0.93%) collectd
5 1 (0.93%) Graphite
5 1 (0.93%) Graylog
5 1 (0.93%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.93%) Icinga
5 1 (0.93%) Kibana
5 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.93%) logstash
5 1 (0.93%) Nagios
5 1 (0.93%) Netcool
5 1 (0.93%) Observium
5 1 (0.93%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.93%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.28%) Oracle
3 7 (6.54%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.67%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (4.67%) Sitecore
4 5 (4.67%) webMethods
5 3 (2.80%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.80%) SAP
6 2 (1.87%) Citrix
6 2 (1.87%) Dell
6 2 (1.87%) Informatica
6 2 (1.87%) Ivanti
6 2 (1.87%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.93%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.93%) Google
7 1 (0.93%) HP
7 1 (0.93%) Huawei
7 1 (0.93%) Juniper
7 1 (0.93%) Splunk
7 1 (0.93%) VMware