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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 54 47 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs citing REST 29 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.82% 2.14% 0.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.98% 8.37% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 8
Average daily rate £450 £400 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +68.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £360 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £550 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.58%
REST
Berkshire

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
242 251 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.52% 25.53% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 165 136
Average daily rate £400 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £250 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% -7.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 30 April 2016.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 34 (57.63%) JavaScript
2 27 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (44.07%) Java
4 24 (40.68%) Web Services
5 22 (37.29%) Scrum
6 21 (35.59%) Linux
7 20 (33.90%) SOAP
7 20 (33.90%) Python
7 20 (33.90%) JSON
8 19 (32.20%) CSS
9 16 (27.12%) TDD
10 15 (25.42%) jQuery
10 15 (25.42%) User Experience
11 14 (23.73%) PHP
11 14 (23.73%) HTTP
12 13 (22.03%) Kanban
13 12 (20.34%) OOP
14 11 (18.64%) MVC
14 11 (18.64%) Web Development
14 11 (18.64%) NoSQL
14 11 (18.64%) Relational Database
15 10 (16.95%) Git (software)
15 10 (16.95%) Spring
15 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
15 10 (16.95%) HTML
15 10 (16.95%) C#
15 10 (16.95%) .NET
15 10 (16.95%) RDBMS
15 10 (16.95%) Internet
16 9 (15.25%) SSL

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (10.17%) Node.js
2 5 (8.47%) Apache
2 5 (8.47%) IIS
3 4 (6.78%) JBoss
4 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.69%) Mule
6 1 (1.69%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Boomi
2 1 (1.69%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.73%) HTTP
2 10 (16.95%) Internet
3 9 (15.25%) SSL
4 5 (8.47%) DNS
4 5 (8.47%) Wireshark
5 3 (5.08%) SSH
6 2 (3.39%) FTP
6 2 (3.39%) LDAP
7 1 (1.69%) Firewall
7 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) NoSQL
1 11 (18.64%) Relational Database
2 10 (16.95%) RDBMS
3 6 (10.17%) MySQL
4 5 (8.47%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.39%) GIS
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.69%) DB2
6 1 (1.69%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Git (software)
2 9 (15.25%) Maven
3 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
3 7 (11.86%) Selenium
4 6 (10.17%) Cucumber
5 5 (8.47%) Fiddler
5 5 (8.47%) Hudson
5 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.78%) SoapUI
6 4 (6.78%) Subversion
7 3 (5.08%) Artifactory
7 3 (5.08%) Checkstyle
7 3 (5.08%) Cobertura
7 3 (5.08%) FindBugs
7 3 (5.08%) JUnit
7 3 (5.08%) Liquibase
7 3 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.39%) Build Forge
8 2 (3.39%) JMeter
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (71.19%) Developer
2 10 (16.95%) Python Developer
3 9 (15.25%) Java Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Web Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.47%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (6.78%) .NET Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Consultant
7 4 (6.78%) PHP Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Applications Developer
8 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce Architect
8 3 (5.08%) PHP Web Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (40.68%) Web Services
2 20 (33.90%) JSON
2 20 (33.90%) SOAP
3 19 (32.20%) CSS
4 15 (25.42%) jQuery
5 10 (16.95%) .NET
5 10 (16.95%) HTML
5 10 (16.95%) Spring
6 8 (13.56%) Ajax
6 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET
6 8 (13.56%) XML
7 7 (11.86%) WCF
8 6 (10.17%) Gherkin
8 6 (10.17%) Hibernate
8 6 (10.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (8.47%) ADO.NET
9 5 (8.47%) FastCGI
9 5 (8.47%) LINQ
9 5 (8.47%) Windows Identity Foundation
9 5 (8.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) User Experience
2 7 (11.86%) Client/Server
3 5 (8.47%) Animation
4 4 (6.78%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.39%) DataPower
7 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.69%) New Media
7 1 (1.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Linux
2 6 (10.17%) Windows
3 2 (3.39%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.76%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (37.29%) Scrum
3 16 (27.12%) TDD
4 13 (22.03%) Kanban
5 12 (20.34%) OOP
6 11 (18.64%) MVC
6 11 (18.64%) Web Development
7 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
8 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
9 7 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.17%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (8.47%) DevOps
12 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.78%) Open Source
13 3 (5.08%) Automated Testing
13 3 (5.08%) CRM
13 3 (5.08%) ITIL
13 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
13 3 (5.08%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 34 (57.63%) JavaScript
2 26 (44.07%) Java
3 20 (33.90%) Python
4 14 (23.73%) PHP
5 10 (16.95%) C#
6 9 (15.25%) Ruby
6 9 (15.25%) SQL
7 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
8 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.69%) C++
9 1 (1.69%) Groovy
9 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) MCITP
2 3 (5.08%) MCTS
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
1 7 (11.86%) Oracle
2 4 (6.78%) ATG
2 4 (6.78%) hybris
3 2 (3.39%) CA
3 2 (3.39%) IBM
4 1 (1.69%) Concur
4 1 (1.69%) Dell
4 1 (1.69%) F5
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) SmartCo
4 1 (1.69%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.69%) Zend