Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 51 54
Rank change year-on-year +22 +3 -
Contract jobs citing REST 23 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.67% 1.01% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.94% 3.45% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 4
Merseyside median daily rate £463 £363 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.59% -27.50% -
10th Percentile £359 £338 £389
90th Percentile £588 £484 £575
North West median daily rate £421 £405 £420
% change year-on-year +3.76% -3.51% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £39.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -29.09% -

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 Merseyside with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 165 174 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 33.47% 29.19% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 111 91
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £311 £291 £275
90th Percentile £533 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £30.19
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Liverpool +12 16 £463 +5.71% 6
Southport +4 2 £363 +3.57%
REST
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (65.22%) Web Services
2 13 (56.52%) CSS
3 12 (52.17%) HTML
3 12 (52.17%) Java
4 10 (43.48%) SOAP
4 10 (43.48%) JSON
4 10 (43.48%) Git (software)
5 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
5 9 (39.13%) MongoDB
5 9 (39.13%) NoSQL
5 9 (39.13%) MVC
5 9 (39.13%) MySQL
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 8 (34.78%) Finance
6 8 (34.78%) Scrum
6 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (34.78%) TDD
6 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (30.43%) OOP
7 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
7 7 (30.43%) PHP
8 6 (26.09%) JSP
8 6 (26.09%) Servlets
8 6 (26.09%) Web Design
8 6 (26.09%) Java EE
8 6 (26.09%) PHP 5
8 6 (26.09%) JSF
8 6 (26.09%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (26.09%) Spring Boot
8 6 (26.09%) Dropwizard

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 6 (26.09%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) MongoDB
1 9 (39.13%) MySQL
1 9 (39.13%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Git (software)
2 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
2 6 (26.09%) Selenium
3 3 (13.04%) Subversion
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) MSTest
5 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Digital Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Java Developer
2 6 (26.09%) PHP Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Agile Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.70%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Senior PHP Developer
5 2 (8.70%) User Experience Architect
5 2 (8.70%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) Web Services
2 13 (56.52%) CSS
3 12 (52.17%) HTML
4 10 (43.48%) JSON
4 10 (43.48%) SOAP
5 6 (26.09%) Dropwizard
5 6 (26.09%) Java EE
5 6 (26.09%) JSF
5 6 (26.09%) JSP
5 6 (26.09%) Servlets
5 6 (26.09%) Spring Boot
6 4 (17.39%) .NET
7 3 (13.04%) Spring
8 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
8 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
8 2 (8.70%) jQuery
8 2 (8.70%) React
8 2 (8.70%) SAML
8 2 (8.70%) XML
8 2 (8.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) User Experience
3 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk
3 2 (8.70%) Social Media
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Android
1 6 (26.09%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Unix
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) MVC
1 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Scrum
2 8 (34.78%) TDD
3 7 (30.43%) OOP
4 6 (26.09%) Adaptive Web Design
4 6 (26.09%) BDD
4 6 (26.09%) Kanban
4 6 (26.09%) Web Design
5 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (13.04%) OWASP
5 3 (13.04%) SDLC
6 2 (8.70%) Analytics
6 2 (8.70%) Change Management
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
2 7 (30.43%) PHP
3 6 (26.09%) PHP 5
4 4 (17.39%) C#
5 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.70%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle