The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for JSON skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited JSON over the 3 months to 28 March 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.

JSON
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 80 80
Rank change year-on-year +4 0  
Contract jobs citing JSON 56 82 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.17% 2.13% 2.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.88% 7.98% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 52 60
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £325 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £57.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +54.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £55.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -33.63% +46.66%  

JSON 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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 814 1027 841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.50% 26.70% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 685 513
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

JSON
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for JSON in the North West

JSON
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing JSON in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for JSON in the North West

JSON
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing JSON in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for JSON in the North West

JSON
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing JSON in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for JSON in the North West

JSON
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing JSON within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Manchester +10 34 £373 -12.27% 24
Cheshire +10 16 £444 +10.93% 13
Merseyside +2 3 £281 -13.46% 1
JSON
England

JSON
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing JSON 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 North West region with a requirement for JSON.

1 65 (51.59%) Java
2 56 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 54 (42.86%) XML
3 54 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (39.68%) Web Services
5 42 (33.33%) SQL
6 40 (31.75%) HTML
7 34 (26.98%) Linux
8 32 (25.40%) NoSQL
9 31 (24.60%) Git (software)
9 31 (24.60%) RESTful
9 31 (24.60%) Scrum
10 29 (23.02%) REST
11 27 (21.43%) MongoDB
12 26 (20.63%) Spring
12 26 (20.63%) SOAP
13 25 (19.84%) J2EE
13 25 (19.84%) HTML5
14 24 (19.05%) Oracle
14 24 (19.05%) SQL Server
14 24 (19.05%) CSS
14 24 (19.05%) Windows
15 23 (18.25%) Python
15 23 (18.25%) Finance
16 22 (17.46%) Ajax
17 21 (16.67%) jQuery
17 21 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
19 19 (15.08%) JIRA
20 18 (14.29%) TDD

JSON
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (3.97%) SAS
3 4 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.38%) CMS
5 2 (1.59%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.79%) Confluence
6 1 (0.79%) IIS
6 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (3.97%) Amazon S3
3 5 (3.97%) PaaS
3 5 (3.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (3.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (3.17%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (3.17%) Amazon EMR
4 4 (3.17%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (3.17%) AWS CloudTrail
4 4 (3.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.11%) HTTP
2 5 (3.97%) Kerberos
3 4 (3.17%) VPN
4 1 (0.79%) Internet
4 1 (0.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.40%) NoSQL
2 27 (21.43%) MongoDB
3 24 (19.05%) SQL Server
4 17 (13.49%) Big Data
5 16 (12.70%) Relational Database
6 13 (10.32%) DB2
7 9 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (3.17%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (3.17%) MySQL
8 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.79%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (24.60%) Git (software)
2 19 (15.08%) JIRA
3 13 (10.32%) Jenkins
4 12 (9.52%) JUnit
5 8 (6.35%) Selenium
6 7 (5.56%) IntelliJ
6 7 (5.56%) SoapUI
7 6 (4.76%) Maven
8 4 (3.17%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.17%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.17%) Gradle
8 4 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.38%) JMeter
9 3 (2.38%) Subversion
9 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.59%) Axure RP
10 2 (1.59%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.59%) JBehave
10 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (18.25%) Finance
2 16 (12.70%) Banking
3 2 (1.59%) Games
3 2 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 78 (61.90%) Developer
2 29 (23.02%) Java Developer
3 14 (11.11%) Architect
4 10 (7.94%) Django Developer
5 9 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 8 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.56%) Scala Software Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Integration Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Java Architect
11 3 (2.38%) Domain Architect
11 3 (2.38%) Java Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (2.38%) Principal Architect
11 3 (2.38%) Python Developer
11 3 (2.38%) Technical Leader
11 3 (2.38%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (42.86%) XML
2 50 (39.68%) Web Services
3 40 (31.75%) HTML
4 31 (24.60%) RESTful
5 29 (23.02%) REST
6 26 (20.63%) SOAP
6 26 (20.63%) Spring
7 25 (19.84%) HTML5
7 25 (19.84%) J2EE
8 24 (19.05%) CSS
9 22 (17.46%) Ajax
10 21 (16.67%) jQuery
11 16 (12.70%) CSS3
11 16 (12.70%) Middleware
12 15 (11.90%) AngularJS
12 15 (11.90%) XSLT
13 11 (8.73%) Node.js
13 11 (8.73%) Struts
14 10 (7.94%) Django
15 9 (7.14%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.97%) NHS
4 4 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.17%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.38%) User Experience
6 2 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.59%) Fintech
6 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.79%) New Media
7 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.98%) Linux
2 24 (19.05%) Windows
3 15 (11.90%) Unix
4 12 (9.52%) AIX
5 7 (5.56%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.97%) Android
6 5 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (24.60%) Scrum
3 18 (14.29%) TDD
4 17 (13.49%) Software Engineering
5 16 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (11.90%) BDD
6 15 (11.90%) High Availability
7 14 (11.11%) DevOps
7 14 (11.11%) OO
8 13 (10.32%) Microservices
9 12 (9.52%) SOA
10 9 (7.14%) Front End Development
11 8 (6.35%) Kanban
11 8 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (6.35%) Waterfall
12 7 (5.56%) Automated Testing
12 7 (5.56%) E-Commerce
13 6 (4.76%) MVC
13 6 (4.76%) Pair Programming
13 6 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 65 (51.59%) Java
2 56 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 42 (33.33%) SQL
4 23 (18.25%) Python
5 13 (10.32%) C#
5 13 (10.32%) Scala
6 12 (9.52%) Perl
7 7 (5.56%) Ruby
8 5 (3.97%) Go
9 4 (3.17%) Apple Swift
9 4 (3.17%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.38%) PHP
11 2 (1.59%) ES6
11 2 (1.59%) Groovy
11 2 (1.59%) Prolog
11 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.79%) C
12 1 (0.79%) Clojure
12 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (4.76%) AWS Certification
2 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) HL7
2 2 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 8 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.76%) Puppet
4 4 (3.17%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (3.17%) Salt
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 24 (19.05%) Oracle
2 5 (3.97%) Perforce
2 5 (3.97%) Red Hat
2 5 (3.97%) Twitter
3 3 (2.38%) ATG
3 3 (2.38%) hybris
4 2 (1.59%) Adobe
4 2 (1.59%) Apigee
4 2 (1.59%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.79%) Apple
5 1 (0.79%) HP
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.79%) Sybase
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