Period
to 19 April 2018

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 6 months to 19 April 2018 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
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 72 57
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15 +18
Contract jobs citing REST 32 21 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.48% 1.52% 2.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.51% 7.19% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 52
Reading median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £302 £292 £280
90th Percentile £450 £538 £524
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £450 £380
% change year-on-year -8.33% +18.42% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £72.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £72.50 - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 278 292 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.55% 21.10% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 176 316
Reading median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
10th Percentile £289 £300 £306
90th Percentile £525 £506 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 14
Reading median hourly rate £72.50 £15.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +383.33% -58.90% +12.31%
10th Percentile £71.25 £15.00 £12.63
90th Percentile £73.75 £56.55 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £8.00 £25.75 £27.75
% change year-on-year -68.93% -7.21% -23.97%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for REST.

1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Java
2 17 (53.13%) Linux
3 16 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 15 (46.88%) C#
5 14 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (43.75%) TDD
5 14 (43.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (40.63%) IaaS
6 13 (40.63%) Microservices
6 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (40.63%) PaaS
6 13 (40.63%) .NET
6 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
6 13 (40.63%) Windows
6 13 (40.63%) Visual Studio
7 12 (37.50%) Maven
8 11 (34.38%) JIRA
8 11 (34.38%) Multithreading
8 11 (34.38%) IIS
8 11 (34.38%) SOAP
9 10 (31.25%) Web Services
9 10 (31.25%) C++
9 10 (31.25%) Eclipse
9 10 (31.25%) Firewall
9 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
9 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (31.25%) Confluence
9 10 (31.25%) TeamCity
9 10 (31.25%) VMware

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 11 (34.38%) IIS
2 10 (31.25%) Confluence
3 6 (18.75%) Apache
3 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) Alfresco
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.13%) CMS
4 1 (3.13%) Joomla!
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (40.63%) IaaS
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (40.63%) PaaS
2 10 (31.25%) NuGet
3 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (9.38%) GitHub
4 2 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (3.13%) SaaS
5 1 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) Firewall
1 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 7 (21.88%) HTTP
3 6 (18.75%) DOCSIS
4 4 (12.50%) SNMP
5 2 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (3.13%) Broadband
6 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (43.75%) Apache Cassandra
2 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (40.63%) Visual Studio
4 12 (37.50%) Maven
5 11 (34.38%) JIRA
6 10 (31.25%) Eclipse
6 10 (31.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (31.25%) TeamCity
7 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
8 4 (12.50%) Subversion
9 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
9 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
9 1 (3.13%) MSBuild
9 1 (3.13%) Selenium
9 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 2 (6.25%) Billing
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Developer
2 14 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Software Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Junior
5 2 (6.25%) Junior Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) .NET
2 11 (34.38%) SOAP
3 10 (31.25%) Web Services
4 9 (28.13%) .NET Core
5 5 (15.63%) JSON
6 4 (12.50%) XML
7 3 (9.38%) J2EE
7 3 (9.38%) Spring
8 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
9 1 (3.13%) HTML
9 1 (3.13%) JPA
9 1 (3.13%) RESTful
9 1 (3.13%) WCF
9 1 (3.13%) WSDL
9 1 (3.13%) XHTML
9 1 (3.13%) XSD
9 1 (3.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.13%) PKI
3 1 (3.13%) RIA
3 1 (3.13%) Robotics
3 1 (3.13%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Linux
2 13 (40.63%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) TDD
3 13 (40.63%) Microservices
4 11 (34.38%) Multithreading
5 10 (31.25%) Low Latency
5 10 (31.25%) SDLC
6 9 (28.13%) Change Control
7 6 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (15.63%) DevOps
9 4 (12.50%) API Integration
9 4 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (9.38%) BDD
10 3 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (9.38%) Identity Management
10 3 (9.38%) ITIL
10 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Service Design
11 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
11 2 (6.25%) MVC
11 2 (6.25%) Software Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Java
2 15 (46.88%) C#
3 10 (31.25%) C++
3 10 (31.25%) CQL
4 6 (18.75%) Perl
4 6 (18.75%) Python
5 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
6 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 3 (9.38%) SQL
8 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.13%) F#
9 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.13%) Ruby
9 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) ISO 9001
1 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.38%) SLA
3 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) Docker
3 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Opsview
2 6 (18.75%) Ansible
2 6 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (18.75%) Puppet
3 2 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) VMware
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.13%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.13%) Remedy
4 1 (3.13%) TIBCO