Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 64 65
Rank change year-on-year +14 +1 +20
Contract jobs citing REST 125 70 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.07% 2.63% 2.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.59% 7.80% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 58 60
Manchester median daily rate £413 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £275 £285 £330
90th Percentile £550 £438 £538
North West median daily rate £401 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +6.80% -11.76% +11.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £53.38

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 1,180 897 972
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.41% 33.76% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 577 641
Manchester median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.14% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 12
Manchester median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +37.93% -22.67%
10th Percentile £12.77 £14.75 £15.87
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.00 £39.60
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +64.44%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +7 12 £346 - 1
Bolton - 4 £219 - 1
Wigan - 1 £360 -
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 80 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (52.80%) JavaScript
3 63 (50.40%) Web Services
4 58 (46.40%) Java
5 57 (45.60%) SOAP
6 52 (41.60%) CSS
7 48 (38.40%) .NET
8 45 (36.00%) TDD
9 43 (34.40%) SQL Server
10 40 (32.00%) XML
10 40 (32.00%) MVC
11 39 (31.20%) Scrum
12 38 (30.40%) SQL
13 37 (29.60%) C#
14 35 (28.00%) HTML
14 35 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (24.80%) AngularJS
16 30 (24.00%) ASP.NET
17 28 (22.40%) Git (software)
18 27 (21.60%) Windows
18 27 (21.60%) Microsoft
19 25 (20.00%) JIRA
19 25 (20.00%) BDD
19 25 (20.00%) NoSQL
20 24 (19.20%) Test Automation
21 23 (18.40%) User Experience
22 22 (17.60%) Ajax
23 21 (16.80%) XML Schema
23 21 (16.80%) Jenkins
23 21 (16.80%) Relational Database

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 17 (13.60%) Confluence
2 6 (4.80%) Apache
3 4 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle Beehive
3 4 (3.20%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.20%) WildFly
4 2 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.60%) CMS
4 2 (1.60%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (12.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.20%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.20%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.00%) SaaS
3 8 (6.40%) GitHub
4 7 (5.60%) Slack
5 6 (4.80%) iPaaS
6 4 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.60%) Boomi
7 2 (1.60%) IaaS
8 1 (0.80%) AdWords
8 1 (0.80%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.20%) HTTP
1 4 (3.20%) SNMP
1 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.40%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.60%) SSL
4 1 (0.80%) AMQP
4 1 (0.80%) BGP
4 1 (0.80%) IPFIX
4 1 (0.80%) Junos
4 1 (0.80%) MPLS
4 1 (0.80%) MQTT
4 1 (0.80%) MRTG
4 1 (0.80%) OSPF
4 1 (0.80%) SMS
4 1 (0.80%) TACACS
4 1 (0.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (34.40%) SQL Server
2 25 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 21 (16.80%) Relational Database
4 18 (14.40%) MongoDB
5 17 (13.60%) MySQL
6 8 (6.40%) CouchDB
6 8 (6.40%) Neo4j
7 7 (5.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (3.20%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.40%) Couchbase
10 3 (2.40%) KDB
10 3 (2.40%) Kdb+
10 3 (2.40%) SAP HANA
11 2 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.60%) Riak
11 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 28 (22.40%) Git (software)
2 25 (20.00%) JIRA
3 21 (16.80%) Jenkins
4 20 (16.00%) Visual Studio
5 15 (12.00%) Axure RP
6 11 (8.80%) JMeter
7 9 (7.20%) Selenium
7 9 (7.20%) SonarQube
8 8 (6.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (6.40%) Bitbucket
8 8 (6.40%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (5.60%) Protractor
10 6 (4.80%) Jasmine
11 5 (4.00%) eggPlant
12 4 (3.20%) Burp Suite
12 4 (3.20%) Cucumber
12 4 (3.20%) Gatling
12 4 (3.20%) Liquibase
12 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (3.20%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (11.20%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Back Office
3 5 (4.00%) Games
3 5 (4.00%) Law
3 5 (4.00%) Legal
4 4 (3.20%) Billing
4 4 (3.20%) General Ledger
5 3 (2.40%) Marketing
6 2 (1.60%) Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.80%) Retail
7 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (62.40%) Developer
2 22 (17.60%) Java Developer
3 19 (15.20%) Architect
4 14 (11.20%) .NET Developer
5 12 (9.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 12 (9.60%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (6.40%) C# Developer
6 8 (6.40%) Full Stack Developer
6 8 (6.40%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (6.40%) Web Developer
7 7 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Java Architect
8 6 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Python Developer
8 6 (4.80%) Technical Leader
9 5 (4.00%) Lead Developer
9 5 (4.00%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) Consultant
10 4 (3.20%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.20%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (50.40%) Web Services
2 57 (45.60%) SOAP
3 52 (41.60%) CSS
4 48 (38.40%) .NET
5 40 (32.00%) XML
6 35 (28.00%) HTML
7 31 (24.80%) AngularJS
8 30 (24.00%) ASP.NET
9 22 (17.60%) Ajax
10 21 (16.80%) Node.js
10 21 (16.80%) XML Schema
11 20 (16.00%) jQuery
12 19 (15.20%) .NET Framework
12 19 (15.20%) CSS3
12 19 (15.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 17 (13.60%) DOM
13 17 (13.60%) SAX
13 17 (13.60%) WCF
14 15 (12.00%) LESS
15 14 (11.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.40%) User Experience
2 10 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (5.60%) Algorithms
3 7 (5.60%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.40%) CMDB
6 3 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.60%) iPad
7 2 (1.60%) Wiki
8 1 (0.80%) Fintech
8 1 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) NHS
8 1 (0.80%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.80%) Robotics
8 1 (0.80%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.60%) Windows
2 16 (12.80%) Android
2 16 (12.80%) Apple iOS
3 14 (11.20%) Linux
4 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.60%) Windows 10
5 7 (5.60%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.00%) Unix
7 3 (2.40%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.40%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.80%) CentOS
9 1 (0.80%) Debian
9 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (36.00%) TDD
3 40 (32.00%) MVC
4 39 (31.20%) Scrum
5 35 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (20.00%) BDD
7 24 (19.20%) Test Automation
8 21 (16.80%) Waterfall
9 20 (16.00%) Unit Testing
10 19 (15.20%) Kanban
11 18 (14.40%) SDLC
12 14 (11.20%) Front End Development
12 14 (11.20%) Mentoring
12 14 (11.20%) Microservices
13 13 (10.40%) DevOps
13 13 (10.40%) Pair Programming
13 13 (10.40%) Software Engineering
13 13 (10.40%) Web Development
14 11 (8.80%) SOA
15 10 (8.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 66 (52.80%) JavaScript
2 58 (46.40%) Java
3 38 (30.40%) SQL
4 37 (29.60%) C#
5 16 (12.80%) Python
6 11 (8.80%) Ruby
6 11 (8.80%) XPath
7 7 (5.60%) Groovy
7 7 (5.60%) Scala
8 6 (4.80%) Java 8
8 6 (4.80%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.00%) PHP
10 4 (3.20%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
10 4 (3.20%) VB
11 3 (2.40%) C++
11 3 (2.40%) ES6
11 3 (2.40%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.80%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.80%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (1.60%) Degree
1 2 (1.60%) MCTS
1 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.20%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.60%) XenApp
4 1 (0.80%) Docker
4 1 (0.80%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (8.80%) Puppet
2 7 (5.60%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.20%) Nessus
4 4 (3.20%) Terraform
5 3 (2.40%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.80%) Ansible
6 1 (0.80%) Cacti
6 1 (0.80%) collectd
6 1 (0.80%) Grafana
6 1 (0.80%) Graphite
6 1 (0.80%) Icinga
6 1 (0.80%) Kibana
6 1 (0.80%) logstash
6 1 (0.80%) Nagios
6 1 (0.80%) Observium
6 1 (0.80%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.80%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.80%) Salt
6 1 (0.80%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (21.60%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.20%) Oracle
3 8 (6.40%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.80%) Atlassian
5 5 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
5 5 (4.00%) Sitecore
5 5 (4.00%) webMethods
6 4 (3.20%) Intapp
7 3 (2.40%) BT
7 3 (2.40%) HP
7 3 (2.40%) SAP
7 3 (2.40%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.40%) Snow
8 2 (1.60%) Citrix
8 2 (1.60%) Google
8 2 (1.60%) Informatica
8 2 (1.60%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.60%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.60%) Rackspace
8 2 (1.60%) SnapLogic