The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 60 68 64
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing REST 12 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.29% 0.70% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.92% 3.18% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £238 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £238 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £238 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -20.73%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
244 220 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.15% 22.02% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 135 95
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £25.75 - £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 - £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REST across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REST across the Reading region.

REST Daily Rate Trend in Reading

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST.

1 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) HTML
3 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (42.31%) JSON
5 10 (38.46%) TDD
6 9 (34.62%) OOP
7 8 (30.77%) Java
7 8 (30.77%) Scrum
7 8 (30.77%) Internet
7 8 (30.77%) Linux
8 7 (26.92%) J2EE
8 7 (26.92%) Python
8 7 (26.92%) Django
8 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
8 7 (26.92%) Kanban
9 6 (23.08%) jQuery
9 6 (23.08%) HTML5
9 6 (23.08%) NoSQL
9 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
9 6 (23.08%) User Experience
9 6 (23.08%) RDBMS
9 6 (23.08%) CSS
9 6 (23.08%) SOAP
9 6 (23.08%) Web Services
9 6 (23.08%) XML
9 6 (23.08%) TOGAF
9 6 (23.08%) MVC
10 5 (19.23%) .NET
10 5 (19.23%) UNIX
10 5 (19.23%) Apache Camel

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing REST also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited REST. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) Drupal
2 2 (7.69%) Liferay
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 6 (23.08%) NoSQL
1 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JUnit
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) Maven
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) JBehave
3 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Python Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Java Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Digital Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Scala Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) HTML
2 11 (42.31%) JSON
3 7 (26.92%) Django
3 7 (26.92%) J2EE
4 6 (23.08%) CSS
4 6 (23.08%) SOAP
4 6 (23.08%) Web Services
4 6 (23.08%) XML
4 6 (23.08%) jQuery
4 6 (23.08%) HTML5
5 5 (19.23%) Apache Camel
5 5 (19.23%) .NET
6 4 (15.38%) Sass
7 3 (11.54%) JMS
7 3 (11.54%) Spring
8 2 (7.69%) Ajax
8 2 (7.69%) WCF
8 2 (7.69%) Ext JS
8 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (7.69%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) User Experience
2 4 (15.38%) Social Media
2 4 (15.38%) New Media
3 3 (11.54%) BBC
4 2 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) UNIX
3 2 (7.69%) Windows
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) TDD
3 9 (34.62%) OOP
4 8 (30.77%) Scrum
5 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Kanban
6 6 (23.08%) TOGAF
6 6 (23.08%) MVC
7 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
7 4 (15.38%) Web Analytics
7 4 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (15.38%) Analytics
8 3 (11.54%) BDD
8 3 (11.54%) OO
8 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 3 (11.54%) SOA
9 2 (7.69%) B2B
9 2 (7.69%) B2C
9 2 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (7.69%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 7 (26.92%) Python
4 3 (11.54%) C#
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 2 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) VCP4
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.85%) Cadence
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