The table below looks at the statistics for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 82 67 66
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing REST 7 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.75% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.25% 2.84% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate
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£433 £370 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.89% -32.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £33.55 £46.00
% change year-on-year
+49.03% -27.06%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
311 317 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.49% 26.44% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 187 87
Average daily rate £360 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REST across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REST across the Edinburgh region.

REST Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 10 (83.33%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 7 (58.33%) Maven
4 6 (50.00%) Open Source
4 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (50.00%) BDD
4 6 (50.00%) Gradle
5 5 (41.67%) QA
5 5 (41.67%) Selenium
6 4 (33.33%) SOAP
6 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) Ant
7 3 (25.00%) J2EE
7 3 (25.00%) Python
7 3 (25.00%) SOA
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) GIS
7 3 (25.00%) ESRI
7 3 (25.00%) UNIX
7 3 (25.00%) JBehave
7 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (25.00%) Android
7 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) PaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Heroku
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
1 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Maven
2 6 (50.00%) Gradle
2 6 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (41.67%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Ant
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (25.00%) Xcode
5 3 (25.00%) JBehave
5 3 (25.00%) Hudson
5 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (25.00%) Calabash
5 3 (25.00%) Appium
6 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (25.00%) J2EE
3 3 (25.00%) PostGIS
3 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (25.00%) Leaflet
4 2 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
5 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) UNIX
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
1 3 (25.00%) Android
1 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) BDD
3 6 (50.00%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Android Development
4 3 (25.00%) iOS Development
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) Sun Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) Ganglia
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) StatsD
1 1 (8.33%) Graphite
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) ESRI
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter
2 1 (8.33%) Sun