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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 67 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing REST 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.83% 0.36% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.24% 1.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.28 £45.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-24.67% +10.97%
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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
309 208 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.75% 18.86% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 85 51
Average daily rate £390 £335 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.41% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 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 14 (70.00%) Java
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) SOAP
3 9 (45.00%) XML
3 9 (45.00%) Scrum
4 7 (35.00%) ITIL
4 7 (35.00%) Web Services
4 7 (35.00%) DSDM
4 7 (35.00%) Project Management
4 7 (35.00%) SOA
4 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (30.00%) Hudson
5 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) Maven
5 6 (30.00%) Release Management
5 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (25.00%) JSON
6 5 (25.00%) TDD
6 5 (25.00%) Eclipse
6 5 (25.00%) Vagrant
6 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (25.00%) Puppet
7 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (20.00%) JPA
7 4 (20.00%) Apache CXF

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (20.00%) GlassFish
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Heroku
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Pentaho
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Hudson
1 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (30.00%) Maven
2 5 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 4 (20.00%) Ant
4 3 (15.00%) Subversion
4 3 (15.00%) Mercurial
5 2 (10.00%) QUnit
5 2 (10.00%) Jasmine
5 2 (10.00%) Gradle
5 2 (10.00%) JUnit
6 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Release Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.00%) User Experience Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) SOAP
2 9 (45.00%) XML
3 7 (35.00%) Web Services
4 5 (25.00%) JSON
5 4 (20.00%) JPA
5 4 (20.00%) Apache CXF
5 4 (20.00%) JAAS
5 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
6 3 (15.00%) Grails
6 3 (15.00%) Java EE
6 3 (15.00%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (15.00%) JNDI
6 3 (15.00%) .NET
6 3 (15.00%) EJB
6 3 (15.00%) JMS
7 2 (10.00%) Durandal
7 2 (10.00%) CSS3
7 2 (10.00%) Backbone.js
7 2 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Open Source
1 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.00%) FMCG
3 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX
2 3 (15.00%) Android
2 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Scrum
3 7 (35.00%) ITIL
3 7 (35.00%) DSDM
3 7 (35.00%) Project Management
3 7 (35.00%) SOA
3 7 (35.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (30.00%) Release Management
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (15.00%) Multithreading
7 3 (15.00%) Android Development
8 2 (10.00%) Business Transformation
8 2 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) Groovy
2 3 (15.00%) Ruby
2 3 (15.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Vagrant
1 5 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) Ganglia
2 1 (5.00%) StatsD
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle