The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 39 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Contract jobs citing REST 9 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.74% 1.81% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.87% 7.69% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Median daily rate £388 £350 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -36.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.85% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

REST is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 131 78 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 39.82% 23.49% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 49 34
Median daily rate £388 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £528 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for REST in Merseyside

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Merseyside

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Merseyside over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Merseyside

REST
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +4 7 £375 -33.33% 3
Southport -2 1 £388 +14.81% 1
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for REST.

1 7 (63.64%) MVC
2 6 (54.55%) MySQL
2 6 (54.55%) SOAP
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) PHP
3 5 (45.45%) OOP
3 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
4 4 (36.36%) PHP 5
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) XSD
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
6 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
6 2 (18.18%) GitHub
6 2 (18.18%) Ember.js
6 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
6 2 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) Hibernate

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) GitHub
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (9.09%) CloudFront
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) MySQL
2 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
3 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
4 1 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (9.09%) Hazelcast
4 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) SoapUI
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Moq
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
3 1 (9.09%) NUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) PHP Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Leader
4 2 (18.18%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) SOAP
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) XSD
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) Ember.js
4 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) Spring
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (9.09%) Dropwizard
5 1 (9.09%) JSON
5 1 (9.09%) LINQ
5 1 (9.09%) Lucene
5 1 (9.09%) Play Framework
5 1 (9.09%) React
5 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) OOP
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Programming
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) OWASP
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) PHP
2 4 (36.36%) PHP 5
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) Apple Swift
5 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Software AG
2 2 (18.18%) webMethods
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Xamarin