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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 66 55
Rank change year-on-year +25 -11  
Contract jobs citing REST 14 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.40% 0.68% 1.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.20% 3.02% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 11
Median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

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 125 199 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.40% 22.59% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 132 129
Median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.48% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) JSON
3 11 (47.83%) TDD
3 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
4 10 (43.48%) Java
5 9 (39.13%) BDD
6 8 (34.78%) .NET
7 7 (30.43%) XML
7 7 (30.43%) Linux
7 7 (30.43%) Finance
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 7 (30.43%) Scrum
8 6 (26.09%) SOA
8 6 (26.09%) CSS
8 6 (26.09%) SOAP
8 6 (26.09%) J2EE
8 6 (26.09%) HTML
9 5 (21.74%) C#
9 5 (21.74%) SQL
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
9 5 (21.74%) Web Services
9 5 (21.74%) Apache
9 5 (21.74%) SAML
9 5 (21.74%) JIRA
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (21.74%) OAuth
9 5 (21.74%) Node.js
9 5 (21.74%) Semantic HTML
9 5 (21.74%) User Stories

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 5 (21.74%) Apache
2 4 (17.39%) nginx
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.35%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (17.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.35%) Big Data
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.35%) OLTP
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JIRA
2 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 4 (17.39%) webpack
3 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) Maven
3 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (4.35%) Fiddler
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Lead Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Architect
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Database Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Developer in Test
5 1 (4.35%) Hadoop Developer
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) JSON
2 8 (34.78%) .NET
3 7 (30.43%) XML
4 6 (26.09%) CSS
4 6 (26.09%) HTML
4 6 (26.09%) J2EE
4 6 (26.09%) SOAP
5 5 (21.74%) Node.js
5 5 (21.74%) OAuth
5 5 (21.74%) OAuth2
5 5 (21.74%) React Native
5 5 (21.74%) Redux
5 5 (21.74%) SAML
5 5 (21.74%) Semantic HTML
5 5 (21.74%) Web Services
6 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
6 4 (17.39%) CSS3
6 4 (17.39%) HTML5
6 4 (17.39%) XSLT
7 3 (13.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Linux Command Line
1 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
2 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Android
2 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.70%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) TDD
3 9 (39.13%) BDD
4 7 (30.43%) Scrum
5 6 (26.09%) SOA
6 5 (21.74%) User Stories
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
7 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
7 4 (17.39%) Use Case
7 4 (17.39%) Workflow
8 3 (13.04%) API Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Mobile Development
8 3 (13.04%) MVC
9 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (8.70%) Front End Development
9 2 (8.70%) Open Source
9 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (8.70%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
2 10 (43.48%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) ES6
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) ECMAScript
4 4 (17.39%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) C++
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) Scala
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) IFRS
1 1 (4.35%) IFRS 9
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Apigee
3 1 (4.35%) Cadence
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
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