Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 62 62
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 +35
Contract jobs citing REST 89 95 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.29% 3.15% 2.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.96% 9.12% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 80 66
Manchester median daily rate £400 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -7.06% +21.43%
10th Percentile £266 £299 £319
90th Percentile £518 £475 £531
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Manchester median hourly rate - - £35.57
North West median hourly rate - - £43.25

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 993 1,042 1,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.68% 34.56% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 715 625
Manchester median daily rate £388 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.16% +12.31%
10th Percentile £290 £285 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 28
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% +28.21% -10.00%
10th Percentile £13.86 £15.03 £12.13
90th Percentile £45.60 £46.08 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% +44.44%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +8 12 £413 -5.71% 2
Bolton - 4 £219 - 1
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 55 (61.80%) JavaScript
2 51 (57.30%) Web Services
3 47 (52.81%) SOAP
4 40 (44.94%) Java
5 39 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (40.45%) CSS
7 33 (37.08%) .NET
8 32 (35.96%) SQL
9 28 (31.46%) HTML
9 28 (31.46%) XML
10 26 (29.21%) C#
10 26 (29.21%) TDD
11 25 (28.09%) Node.js
12 24 (26.97%) SQL Server
13 23 (25.84%) MVC
14 22 (24.72%) NoSQL
15 21 (23.60%) Test Automation
16 20 (22.47%) MySQL
17 19 (21.35%) Linux
17 19 (21.35%) MongoDB
17 19 (21.35%) JIRA
18 18 (20.22%) Git (software)
18 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
19 16 (17.98%) XML Schema
19 16 (17.98%) ASP.NET
19 16 (17.98%) Scrum
19 16 (17.98%) SDLC
20 15 (16.85%) Mentoring
20 15 (16.85%) Visual Studio
20 15 (16.85%) Windows

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 12 (13.48%) Confluence
2 6 (6.74%) Apache
2 6 (6.74%) CMS
3 4 (4.49%) Oracle Beehive
3 4 (4.49%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.49%) WildFly
4 2 (2.25%) Drupal
4 2 (2.25%) nginx
4 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.25%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Slack
2 7 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.37%) GitHub
3 3 (3.37%) SaaS
4 2 (2.25%) Boomi
4 2 (2.25%) IaaS
4 2 (2.25%) iPaaS
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.12%) AdWords
5 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) SNMP
2 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.37%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.12%) HTTP
3 1 (1.12%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.97%) SQL Server
2 22 (24.72%) NoSQL
3 20 (22.47%) MySQL
4 19 (21.35%) MongoDB
5 12 (13.48%) Relational Database
6 8 (8.99%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (4.49%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (3.37%) Couchbase
8 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (2.25%) CouchDB
9 2 (2.25%) MariaDB
9 2 (2.25%) Neo4j
9 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.12%) Riak
10 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (21.35%) JIRA
2 18 (20.22%) Git (software)
3 15 (16.85%) Visual Studio
4 13 (14.61%) Jenkins
5 8 (8.99%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.87%) Selenium
7 5 (5.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (5.62%) Bitbucket
7 5 (5.62%) JMeter
7 5 (5.62%) SonarQube
7 5 (5.62%) TeamCity
8 4 (4.49%) JUnit
8 4 (4.49%) Liquibase
8 4 (4.49%) ReSharper
9 3 (3.37%) Axure RP
9 3 (3.37%) Gatling
9 3 (3.37%) MSI
9 3 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (3.37%) WinDbg
10 2 (2.25%) Jasmine
General
1 8 (8.99%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Billing
2 4 (4.49%) General Ledger
2 4 (4.49%) Law
2 4 (4.49%) Legal
3 3 (3.37%) Back Office
3 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.37%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (64.04%) Developer
2 24 (26.97%) Java Developer
3 10 (11.24%) Architect
3 10 (11.24%) Web Developer
4 9 (10.11%) Consultant
5 8 (8.99%) Software Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Implementation Consultant
6 7 (7.87%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 6 (6.74%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Java Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (6.74%) ServiceNow Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Lead Developer
8 5 (5.62%) React Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Senior Java Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Technical Leader
9 4 (4.49%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (57.30%) Web Services
2 47 (52.81%) SOAP
3 36 (40.45%) CSS
4 33 (37.08%) .NET
5 28 (31.46%) HTML
5 28 (31.46%) XML
6 25 (28.09%) Node.js
7 16 (17.98%) ASP.NET
7 16 (17.98%) XML Schema
8 15 (16.85%) jQuery
9 14 (15.73%) JSON
10 13 (14.61%) Ajax
10 13 (14.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (13.48%) DOM
11 12 (13.48%) React
11 12 (13.48%) SAX
12 11 (12.36%) .NET Framework
12 11 (12.36%) AngularJS
13 10 (11.24%) Spring
14 9 (10.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) User Experience
2 8 (8.99%) CMDB
2 8 (8.99%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (7.87%) Algorithms
3 7 (7.87%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.37%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.25%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.12%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.35%) Linux
2 15 (16.85%) Windows
3 12 (13.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (11.24%) Unix
5 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.49%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.49%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.37%) Android
7 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.37%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.82%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (29.21%) TDD
3 23 (25.84%) MVC
4 21 (23.60%) Test Automation
5 16 (17.98%) Scrum
5 16 (17.98%) SDLC
6 15 (16.85%) BDD
6 15 (16.85%) Data Modelling
6 15 (16.85%) Mentoring
6 15 (16.85%) Web Development
7 13 (14.61%) ITIL
7 13 (14.61%) Waterfall
8 12 (13.48%) Kanban
9 11 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (12.36%) Pair Programming
9 11 (12.36%) Software Engineering
10 10 (11.24%) Open Source
11 9 (10.11%) Microservices
11 9 (10.11%) Refactoring
11 9 (10.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 55 (61.80%) JavaScript
2 40 (44.94%) Java
3 32 (35.96%) SQL
4 26 (29.21%) C#
5 11 (12.36%) PowerShell
6 9 (10.11%) XPath
7 8 (8.99%) Shell Script
8 7 (7.87%) Python
9 6 (6.74%) Groovy
10 5 (5.62%) PHP
10 5 (5.62%) Ruby
10 5 (5.62%) Scala
11 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL
11 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
11 4 (4.49%) VB
12 2 (2.25%) C
13 1 (1.12%) ABAP
13 1 (1.12%) Apple Swift
13 1 (1.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.12%) MCTS
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) QA
2 4 (4.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (3.37%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Puppet
2 4 (4.49%) Terraform
3 3 (3.37%) HP ALM
4 2 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.99%) ServiceNow
2 8 (8.99%) Snow
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle
3 6 (6.74%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.49%) Intapp
5 3 (3.37%) BT
5 3 (3.37%) HP
6 2 (2.25%) Blue Prism
6 2 (2.25%) IBM
6 2 (2.25%) Informatica
6 2 (2.25%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.25%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.25%) SnapLogic
7 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.12%) Google
7 1 (1.12%) SAP
7 1 (1.12%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.12%) Zend