Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 72 62
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10 +17
Contract jobs citing REST 30 24 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.42% 1.73% 2.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.40% 8.08% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 48
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.84% +8.67%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £280
90th Percentile £444 £475 £579
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 319 297 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 25.73% 21.41% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 176 346
Reading median daily rate £384 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £300
90th Percentile £525 £494 £534
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 19
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -50.00% +38.46%
10th Percentile £11.95 £16.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £30.75 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% -8.75% +23.08%

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 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) TDD
2 15 (50.00%) C#
2 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (50.00%) Windows
3 14 (46.67%) Java
3 14 (46.67%) .NET
3 14 (46.67%) Git (software)
3 14 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (43.33%) Visual Studio
4 13 (43.33%) Linux
5 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (40.00%) PaaS
5 12 (40.00%) IaaS
5 12 (40.00%) Microservices
6 11 (36.67%) JIRA
6 11 (36.67%) Multithreading
6 11 (36.67%) Maven
6 11 (36.67%) IIS
7 10 (33.33%) C++
7 10 (33.33%) Eclipse
7 10 (33.33%) VMware
7 10 (33.33%) Firewall
7 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (33.33%) Confluence
7 10 (33.33%) SDLC
7 10 (33.33%) Low Latency
7 10 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (33.33%) Opsview

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 (36.67%) IIS
2 10 (33.33%) Confluence
3 3 (10.00%) WordPress
4 1 (3.33%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.33%) CMS
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.33%) SAP EP
4 1 (3.33%) SAP Portal
4 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (40.00%) IaaS
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (40.00%) PaaS
2 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (10.00%) GitHub
4 2 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.33%) Route 53
5 1 (3.33%) SaaS
5 1 (3.33%) Trello
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) Firewall
1 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (13.33%) HTTP
3 2 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (6.67%) MySQL
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.33%) Blockchain
4 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (46.67%) Git (software)
1 14 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (43.33%) Visual Studio
3 11 (36.67%) JIRA
3 11 (36.67%) Maven
4 10 (33.33%) Eclipse
4 10 (33.33%) NuGet
4 10 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (33.33%) TeamCity
5 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.67%) Vagrant
7 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
7 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
7 1 (3.33%) Subversion
7 1 (3.33%) Visual Composer
7 1 (3.33%) XMLSpy
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (73.33%) Developer
2 12 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) WordPress Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Android Developer
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Field Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Lead SQL Server Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.33%) SAP Developer
5 1 (3.33%) SOA Designer
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (3.33%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) .NET Core
2 9 (30.00%) SOAP
3 7 (23.33%) JSON
3 7 (23.33%) Web Services
4 6 (20.00%) XML
5 4 (13.33%) Ajax
6 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (10.00%) CSS
6 3 (10.00%) HTML
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.67%) HTML5
7 2 (6.67%) jQuery
7 2 (6.67%) LAMP
7 2 (6.67%) RESTful
7 2 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (6.67%) WSDL
7 2 (6.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) PKI
2 1 (3.33%) Robotics
2 1 (3.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Android
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) TDD
3 12 (40.00%) Microservices
4 11 (36.67%) Multithreading
5 10 (33.33%) Low Latency
5 10 (33.33%) SDLC
6 9 (30.00%) Change Control
7 7 (23.33%) BDD
8 4 (13.33%) API Design
8 4 (13.33%) DevOps
8 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
9 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (10.00%) MVC
9 3 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 2 (6.67%) BPEL
10 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
10 2 (6.67%) ITIL
10 2 (6.67%) OO
10 2 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) C#
2 14 (46.67%) Java
3 10 (33.33%) C++
3 10 (33.33%) CQL
4 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (10.00%) SQL
7 2 (6.67%) PHP
7 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.33%) ABAP
8 1 (3.33%) ES6
8 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) ISO 9001
1 9 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.00%) QA
2 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.33%) Docker
3 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) Opsview
2 2 (6.67%) Ansible
2 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) Remedy
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.33%) Xamarin