The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Edinburgh region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 68 50 66
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Contract jobs citing REST 10 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.78% 0.54% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.79% 2.70% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate £430 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £41.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +28.12%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
358 148 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.84% 19.81% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 77 68
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
REST
Scotland

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 17 (65.38%) XML
2 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) Maven
3 15 (57.69%) Web Services
4 14 (53.85%) SOAP
4 14 (53.85%) Jenkins
5 13 (50.00%) Hudson
5 13 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 13 (50.00%) Project Management
6 12 (46.15%) Ant
6 12 (46.15%) Release Management
7 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (38.46%) Scrum
7 10 (38.46%) Java
7 10 (38.46%) ITIL
7 10 (38.46%) DSDM
7 10 (38.46%) Puppet
7 10 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (38.46%) Vagrant
7 10 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (34.62%) Infrastructure Management
8 9 (34.62%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (34.62%) TeamCity
8 9 (34.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (34.62%) Migration
9 8 (30.77%) JSON
9 8 (30.77%) Windows
9 8 (30.77%) Linux
10 7 (26.92%) HTML
10 7 (26.92%) CSS

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
1 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
1 3 (11.54%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Alfresco
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
1 1 (3.85%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Maven
2 14 (53.85%) Jenkins
3 13 (50.00%) Hudson
4 12 (46.15%) Ant
5 9 (34.62%) TeamCity
6 5 (19.23%) JUnit
7 4 (15.38%) Xcode
7 4 (15.38%) QUnit
7 4 (15.38%) Jasmine
8 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
1 4 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) Release Manager
3 4 (15.38%) iOS Developer
4 3 (11.54%) UI Programmer
4 3 (11.54%) UI Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Designer
5 2 (7.69%) UI Designer
5 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) User Experience Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (65.38%) XML
2 15 (57.69%) Web Services
3 14 (53.85%) SOAP
4 8 (30.77%) JSON
5 7 (26.92%) HTML
5 7 (26.92%) CSS
6 6 (23.08%) Spring
7 5 (19.23%) Spring MVC
8 4 (15.38%) CSS3
8 4 (15.38%) Backbone.js
8 4 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (15.38%) Ajax
8 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
8 4 (15.38%) HTML5
8 4 (15.38%) Cocoa Touch
8 4 (15.38%) Durandal
9 3 (11.54%) OSGi
9 3 (11.54%) JPA
9 3 (11.54%) Apache OpenJPA
10 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Smartphone
1 4 (15.38%) FMCG
1 4 (15.38%) iPhone
1 4 (15.38%) iPad
2 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Project Management
2 13 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 12 (46.15%) Release Management
4 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (38.46%) Scrum
4 10 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (38.46%) ITIL
4 10 (38.46%) DSDM
5 9 (34.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (34.62%) Migration
5 9 (34.62%) Infrastructure Management
5 9 (34.62%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Business Transformation
6 7 (26.92%) TDD
7 5 (19.23%) MVC
8 4 (15.38%) iOS Development
9 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 4 (15.38%) Objective-C
3 3 (11.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) Puppet
1 10 (38.46%) Vagrant
1 10 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) StatsD
2 1 (3.85%) Nagios
2 1 (3.85%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle
1 3 (11.54%) Adobe