Period
to 16 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 86 79
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing REST 66 53 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.11% 1.86% 2.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.38% 5.29% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 65
Manchester median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £300 £263 £311
90th Percentile £600 £563 £483
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% -
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 1,227 1,001 1,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 39.28% 35.18% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 834 675 769
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £281
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 10
Manchester median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +37.87% -22.63%
10th Percentile £12.26 £17.85 £14.95
90th Percentile £38.75 £49.50 £43.88
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%

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 October 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 October 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 +9 7 £315 - 6
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.94%) Java
3 24 (36.36%) TDD
4 22 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 22 (33.33%) .NET
5 21 (31.82%) SOAP
6 18 (27.27%) Scrum
6 18 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (25.76%) Unit Testing
8 16 (24.24%) Python
8 16 (24.24%) C#
8 16 (24.24%) DevOps
9 14 (21.21%) Web Services
9 14 (21.21%) XML
9 14 (21.21%) CSS
9 14 (21.21%) JSON
9 14 (21.21%) Git (software)
10 13 (19.70%) Android
10 13 (19.70%) Test Automation
11 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
11 12 (18.18%) MVC
12 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 11 (16.67%) BDD
12 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (15.15%) Node.js
13 10 (15.15%) CRM
13 10 (15.15%) HTML
13 10 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
13 10 (15.15%) User Experience
13 10 (15.15%) Microservices

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 6 (9.09%) CMS
1 6 (9.09%) Drupal
2 5 (7.58%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (7.58%) Confluence
3 4 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.52%) Apache
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.03%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 18 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.64%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (9.09%) Boomi
3 6 (9.09%) GitHub
4 3 (4.55%) iPaaS
4 3 (4.55%) SaaS
4 3 (4.55%) Slack
5 1 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) AMQP
1 1 (1.52%) BGP
1 1 (1.52%) HTTP
1 1 (1.52%) IPFIX
1 1 (1.52%) Junos
1 1 (1.52%) MPLS
1 1 (1.52%) MQTT
1 1 (1.52%) MRTG
1 1 (1.52%) OSPF
1 1 (1.52%) SNMP
1 1 (1.52%) TACACS
1 1 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) NoSQL
2 7 (10.61%) MongoDB
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (6.06%) MySQL
5 3 (4.55%) Big Data
5 3 (4.55%) KDB
5 3 (4.55%) Kdb+
5 3 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.55%) SAP HANA
6 2 (3.03%) Blockchain
6 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.52%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.52%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.52%) Redis
7 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.52%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (21.21%) Git (software)
2 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.61%) Axure RP
3 7 (10.61%) JUnit
3 7 (10.61%) Karma Test Runner
4 6 (9.09%) JIRA
4 6 (9.09%) Mockito
5 5 (7.58%) Protractor
6 4 (6.06%) Subversion
7 3 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.55%) Jasmine
7 3 (4.55%) Selenium
7 3 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (3.03%) Clang
8 2 (3.03%) Hudson
8 2 (3.03%) Mercurial
8 2 (3.03%) NUnit
8 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Back Office
2 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.52%) Legal
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (63.64%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) Python Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Architect
4 7 (10.61%) .NET Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Java Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (6.06%) Android Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Azure Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Integration Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Java Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Java Technical Architect
8 3 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Python Developer
8 3 (4.55%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.33%) .NET
2 21 (31.82%) SOAP
3 14 (21.21%) CSS
3 14 (21.21%) JSON
3 14 (21.21%) Web Services
3 14 (21.21%) XML
4 10 (15.15%) HTML
4 10 (15.15%) Node.js
5 9 (13.64%) AngularJS
6 8 (12.12%) Spring
7 7 (10.61%) CSS3
7 7 (10.61%) Django
7 7 (10.61%) LESS
7 7 (10.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (9.09%) Android SDK
8 6 (9.09%) WSDL
9 5 (7.58%) Kafka
9 5 (7.58%) Spring Boot
9 5 (7.58%) WCF
10 4 (6.06%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) User Experience
2 7 (10.61%) iPad
3 3 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.03%) iPhone
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Fintech
5 1 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.52%) Robotics
5 1 (1.52%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) Android
2 9 (13.64%) Apple iOS
3 8 (12.12%) Windows
4 2 (3.03%) Linux
5 1 (1.52%) CentOS
5 1 (1.52%) Debian
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.52%) Unix
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (36.36%) TDD
3 18 (27.27%) Scrum
4 17 (25.76%) Unit Testing
5 16 (24.24%) DevOps
6 13 (19.70%) Test Automation
7 12 (18.18%) MVC
8 11 (16.67%) BDD
8 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (15.15%) CRM
9 10 (15.15%) Microservices
10 8 (12.12%) SOA
11 7 (10.61%) Deployment Automation
11 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
11 7 (10.61%) Machine Learning
11 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
12 6 (9.09%) Android Development
12 6 (9.09%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
12 6 (9.09%) Front End Development
12 6 (9.09%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.94%) Java
2 22 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 16 (24.24%) C#
3 16 (24.24%) Python
4 6 (9.09%) SQL
5 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.06%) PHP
6 4 (6.06%) Ruby
7 3 (4.55%) C
7 3 (4.55%) Delphi
8 2 (3.03%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.52%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.52%) C++
9 1 (1.52%) ES6
9 1 (1.52%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.52%) Perl
9 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.52%) HND
3 1 (1.52%) MCTS
3 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Docker
2 1 (1.52%) KVM
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Puppet
1 3 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (3.03%) Ansible
2 2 (3.03%) Grafana
2 2 (3.03%) Terraform
3 1 (1.52%) Cacti
3 1 (1.52%) collectd
3 1 (1.52%) Graphite
3 1 (1.52%) Graylog
3 1 (1.52%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.52%) Icinga
3 1 (1.52%) Kibana
3 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.52%) logstash
3 1 (1.52%) Observium
3 1 (1.52%) OpenNMS
3 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.52%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.52%) Salt
3 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) Oracle
3 6 (9.09%) Dell
3 6 (9.09%) Informatica
3 6 (9.09%) MuleSoft
4 3 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (4.55%) SAP
4 3 (4.55%) Sitecore
4 3 (4.55%) webMethods
5 2 (3.03%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix
6 1 (1.52%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) Huawei
6 1 (1.52%) IBM
6 1 (1.52%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.52%) Juniper
6 1 (1.52%) VMware