The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 29 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.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 31 57
Rank change year-on-year -16 +26  
Contract jobs citing REST 12 43 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.82% 4.23% 1.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.82% 18.45% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 15
Median daily rate £365 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.57% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £350 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £555 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +24.03%  

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 Reading with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 136 233 255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 20.67% 22.93% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 147 168
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £9.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -52.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Reading

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Reading over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for REST.

1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Java
2 10 (52.63%) Web Services
3 8 (42.11%) JSON
4 7 (36.84%) SOAP
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) Finance
5 6 (31.58%) Apache
5 6 (31.58%) TDD
6 5 (26.32%) Spring
6 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (26.32%) XML
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle
6 5 (26.32%) SOA
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) Middleware
6 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
7 4 (21.05%) SAML
7 4 (21.05%) .NET
7 4 (21.05%) J2EE
7 4 (21.05%) C#
7 4 (21.05%) Linux
7 4 (21.05%) JIRA
8 3 (15.79%) Scrum
8 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
8 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (15.79%) JBoss
8 3 (15.79%) XSLT
8 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (31.58%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) JBoss
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
4 1 (5.26%) CMS
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) nginx
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) OLTP
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
3 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
4 2 (10.53%) Bitbucket
4 2 (10.53%) JUnit
5 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.26%) Fiddler
5 1 (5.26%) FitNesse
5 1 (5.26%) Maven
5 1 (5.26%) NUnit
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) BPM Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Developer in Test
4 2 (10.53%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Architect
4 2 (10.53%) SOA Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) WebLogic Developer
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Development Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Hadoop Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) Web Services
2 8 (42.11%) JSON
3 7 (36.84%) SOAP
4 5 (26.32%) Middleware
4 5 (26.32%) Spring
4 5 (26.32%) XML
5 4 (21.05%) .NET
5 4 (21.05%) J2EE
5 4 (21.05%) SAML
6 3 (15.79%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (15.79%) XSLT
7 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
7 2 (10.53%) Apache CXF
7 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
7 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
7 2 (10.53%) Java EE
7 2 (10.53%) OAuth2
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (10.53%) WSDL
7 2 (10.53%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.26%) Social Media
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Android
2 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) TDD
3 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (26.32%) SOA
4 3 (15.79%) API Testing
4 3 (15.79%) BDD
4 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (15.79%) MVC
4 3 (15.79%) Open Source
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) User Stories
5 2 (10.53%) BPEL
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) UML
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) C
6 1 (5.26%) C++
6 1 (5.26%) Python
6 1 (5.26%) Scala
6 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) IFRS
1 1 (5.26%) IFRS 9
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.26%) Apigee
3 1 (5.26%) Cadence
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
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