Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 52 65
Rank change year-on-year -14 +13 -2
Contract jobs citing REST 79 125 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.91% 4.10% 2.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.15% 10.63% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 75 59
Manchester median daily rate £425 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.86% -17.65%
10th Percentile £315 £275 £285
90th Percentile £535 £550 £438
North West median daily rate £430 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +7.37% +6.80% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 969 1,176 900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 35.68% 38.56% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 814 579
Manchester median daily rate £425 £391 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.83% +4.14% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £495
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 20
Manchester median hourly rate £19.88 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.00% -6.25% +37.93%
10th Percentile £12.16 £12.77 £14.75
90th Percentile £43.25 £42.00 £50.00
North West median hourly rate £35.61 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.03% -6.25% +8.11%

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 +4 4 £350 +1.08% 1
Altrincham - 3 - - 1
Salford - 3 £430 -
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 46 (58.23%) JavaScript
2 45 (56.96%) Java
3 35 (44.30%) AngularJS
4 30 (37.97%) TDD
5 29 (36.71%) Scrum
6 22 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (27.85%) Web Services
7 21 (26.58%) Microservices
8 17 (21.52%) User Stories
9 15 (18.99%) JSON
9 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
10 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
10 14 (17.72%) XML
10 14 (17.72%) CSS
10 14 (17.72%) C#
10 14 (17.72%) .NET
11 12 (15.19%) HTML
11 12 (15.19%) SOAP
11 12 (15.19%) JIRA
11 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (15.19%) React
12 11 (13.92%) Front End Development
12 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
12 11 (13.92%) MVC
13 10 (12.66%) Finance
13 10 (12.66%) jQuery
13 10 (12.66%) Kanban
13 10 (12.66%) Fintech
13 10 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (12.66%) Node.js

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 5 (6.33%) Confluence
2 3 (3.80%) CMS
2 3 (3.80%) WordPress
3 1 (1.27%) Apache
3 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.27%) Drupal
3 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (11.39%) Serverless
4 8 (10.13%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (3.80%) Boomi
5 3 (3.80%) GitHub
5 3 (3.80%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.53%) SaaS
7 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) FTP
1 1 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.80%) Power BI
3 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.27%) Big Data
4 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.27%) MySQL
4 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.19%) JIRA
3 7 (8.86%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.86%) SonarQube
3 7 (8.86%) Visual Studio
4 6 (7.59%) Bitbucket
5 5 (6.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (5.06%) eggPlant
7 3 (3.80%) JUnit
7 3 (3.80%) Maven
8 2 (2.53%) Axure RP
8 2 (2.53%) Protractor
9 1 (1.27%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.27%) DbUnit
9 1 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.27%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.27%) Mockito
9 1 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.27%) Subversion
9 1 (1.27%) webpack
General
1 10 (12.66%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Law
3 3 (3.80%) Legal
4 2 (2.53%) Back Office
4 2 (2.53%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Games
4 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (73.42%) Developer
2 20 (25.32%) Full Stack Developer
2 20 (25.32%) Java Developer
3 6 (7.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (7.59%) React Developer
3 6 (7.59%) Tester
4 4 (5.06%) Android Developer
4 4 (5.06%) Architect
4 4 (5.06%) C# Developer
5 3 (3.80%) .NET Developer
5 3 (3.80%) Automation Tester
5 3 (3.80%) Web Developer
6 2 (2.53%) Consultant
6 2 (2.53%) Integration Architect
6 2 (2.53%) Integration Consultant
6 2 (2.53%) PHP Developer
6 2 (2.53%) QA Tester
6 2 (2.53%) Senior Developer
6 2 (2.53%) Technical Leader
6 2 (2.53%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (44.30%) AngularJS
2 22 (27.85%) Web Services
3 15 (18.99%) JSON
4 14 (17.72%) .NET
4 14 (17.72%) CSS
4 14 (17.72%) XML
5 12 (15.19%) HTML
5 12 (15.19%) React
5 12 (15.19%) SOAP
6 10 (12.66%) jQuery
6 10 (12.66%) Node.js
7 9 (11.39%) ASP.NET
8 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (8.86%) ADO.NET
9 7 (8.86%) LINQ
9 7 (8.86%) Spring
9 7 (8.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (8.86%) WCF
10 6 (7.59%) XML Schema
10 6 (7.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Fintech
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.06%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.80%) PKI
5 2 (2.53%) Life Science
5 2 (2.53%) User Experience
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.13%) Android
2 7 (8.86%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.06%) Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Windows
5 1 (1.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.97%) TDD
2 29 (36.71%) Scrum
3 22 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (26.58%) Microservices
5 17 (21.52%) User Stories
6 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
7 11 (13.92%) Front End Development
7 11 (13.92%) MVC
8 10 (12.66%) Kanban
9 8 (10.13%) B2B
9 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (10.13%) DevOps
9 8 (10.13%) Unit Testing
10 7 (8.86%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (7.59%) Android Development
11 6 (7.59%) OOP
12 5 (6.33%) BDD
12 5 (6.33%) Responsive Web Design
12 5 (6.33%) Waterfall
12 5 (6.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (58.23%) JavaScript
2 45 (56.96%) Java
3 14 (17.72%) C#
4 9 (11.39%) ES6
4 9 (11.39%) ES7
5 8 (10.13%) SQL
6 6 (7.59%) XPath
7 5 (6.33%) Apple Swift
7 5 (6.33%) PHP
8 3 (3.80%) Kotlin
9 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.27%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.27%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Docker
2 1 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.27%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 6 (7.59%) Atlassian
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle
3 3 (3.80%) Dell
3 3 (3.80%) Intapp
3 3 (3.80%) MuleSoft
3 3 (3.80%) SAP
3 3 (3.80%) SnapLogic
3 3 (3.80%) Workday
4 2 (2.53%) Informatica
5 1 (1.27%) Google
5 1 (1.27%) iManage
5 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow