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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 77 64 48
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -16
Contract jobs citing REST 5 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.82% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.03% 2.93% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £39.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-17.30% -4.87%
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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
246 341 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.98% 27.93% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 179 71
Average daily rate £350 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £18.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.88% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 13 (76.47%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) .NET
3 7 (41.18%) Android
3 7 (41.18%) Apple iOS
3 7 (41.18%) Android Development
4 6 (35.29%) Open Source
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) SOAP
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 5 (29.41%) Web Services
5 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) Subversion
6 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (23.53%) JSON
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) SOA
6 4 (23.53%) Eclipse
6 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
6 4 (23.53%) Mercurial
6 4 (23.53%) JPA
6 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
6 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
6 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
7 3 (17.65%) Hudson
7 3 (17.65%) Gradle
7 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
7 3 (17.65%) iOS Development
7 3 (17.65%) Calabash

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) PaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Heroku
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
1 2 (11.76%) Intranet
1 2 (11.76%) Extranet
2 1 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Eclipse
1 4 (23.53%) Subversion
1 4 (23.53%) Mercurial
1 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) Hudson
2 3 (17.65%) Gradle
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) Calabash
2 3 (17.65%) Appium
2 3 (17.65%) Maven
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) Xcode
2 3 (17.65%) Ant
3 1 (5.88%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Java Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Android Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) SOAP
3 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
4 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
4 4 (23.53%) JSON
4 4 (23.53%) JPA
5 3 (17.65%) Apache CXF
5 3 (17.65%) HTML5
5 3 (17.65%) jQuery
5 3 (17.65%) CSS
5 3 (17.65%) JAAS
5 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
6 2 (11.76%) Spring
7 1 (5.88%) Ajax
7 1 (5.88%) jBPM
7 1 (5.88%) WCF
7 1 (5.88%) J2EE
7 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Open Source
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Android
1 7 (41.18%) Apple iOS
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Android Development
3 4 (23.53%) Multithreading
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 4 (23.53%) SOA
4 3 (17.65%) Compatibility Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) iOS Development
4 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) Document Management
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 1 (5.88%) UML
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Nagios
1 1 (5.88%) Ganglia
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) StatsD
1 1 (5.88%) Graphite
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft