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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 78 76 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs citing REST 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.50% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.02% 1.85% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate
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£413 £430 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.06% +7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-10.49% +6.57%
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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
248 325 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.45% 27.22% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 211 84
Average daily rate £350 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.75 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 7 (77.78%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Web Services
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) Android
4 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (44.44%) Open Source
4 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
4 4 (44.44%) Android Development
5 3 (33.33%) iOS Development
5 3 (33.33%) Calabash
5 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 3 (33.33%) Appium
5 3 (33.33%) Hudson
5 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
5 3 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (33.33%) Gradle
5 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Maven
5 3 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (33.33%) Xcode

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (11.11%) PaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 3 (33.33%) Calabash
2 3 (33.33%) Appium
2 3 (33.33%) Hudson
2 3 (33.33%) Gradle
2 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (33.33%) Maven
2 3 (33.33%) Xcode
2 3 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (11.11%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Quality Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Spring
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) JPA
4 1 (11.11%) Drools
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) WCF
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) Ajax
4 1 (11.11%) jBPM
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Android
1 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Android Development
3 3 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Machine Learning
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) Vagrant
1 1 (11.11%) Ganglia
1 1 (11.11%) Graphite
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) StatsD
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Twitter
1 1 (11.11%) Google
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft