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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 60 77 59
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Contract jobs citing REST 36 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.54% 0.38% 1.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.50% 1.86% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 7
Average daily rate £400 £358 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £344 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £372 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £361
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +9.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.32%
REST
Scotland

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
379 269 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.77% 20.21% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 144 134
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £47.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +251.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 2016.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 41 (77.36%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (62.26%) Java
2 33 (62.26%) JavaScript
3 28 (52.83%) Web Services
4 25 (47.17%) Python
5 23 (43.40%) JIRA
6 22 (41.51%) AngularJS
7 20 (37.74%) Open Source
8 19 (35.85%) PostGIS
8 19 (35.85%) GIS
9 18 (33.96%) Selenium
9 18 (33.96%) Leaflet
10 17 (32.08%) Maven
10 17 (32.08%) Scrum
11 16 (30.19%) QA
11 16 (30.19%) ESRI
11 16 (30.19%) Gradle
11 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
11 16 (30.19%) JBehave
12 15 (28.30%) NoSQL
13 12 (22.64%) Service Delivery
13 12 (22.64%) CSS
14 11 (20.75%) Finance
15 10 (18.87%) Linux
16 9 (16.98%) HTML
16 9 (16.98%) Oracle
16 9 (16.98%) TDD
16 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
17 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
17 8 (15.09%) BDD

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (11.32%) Apache
1 6 (11.32%) Node.js
1 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.66%) ArcGIS
3 2 (3.77%) JBoss
4 1 (1.89%) Captiva
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.77%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) SSL
2 2 (3.77%) DDNS
2 2 (3.77%) DNS
2 2 (3.77%) Firewall
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
2 2 (3.77%) WAN
3 1 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) GIS
2 15 (28.30%) NoSQL
3 6 (11.32%) MySQL
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (43.40%) JIRA
2 18 (33.96%) Selenium
3 17 (32.08%) Maven
4 16 (30.19%) Cucumber
4 16 (30.19%) Gradle
4 16 (30.19%) JBehave
5 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
6 6 (11.32%) Jasmine
7 3 (5.66%) Log4j
8 2 (3.77%) Appium
8 2 (3.77%) GitLab
8 2 (3.77%) Subversion
9 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.89%) Grunt
9 1 (1.89%) JUnit
9 1 (1.89%) Mockito
9 1 (1.89%) NetBeans
9 1 (1.89%) Xcode
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Banking
2 1 (1.89%) German Language
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (58.49%) Developer
2 11 (20.75%) Architect
3 10 (18.87%) GIS Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Full Stack Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Applications Support
6 4 (7.55%) Digital Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.66%) GIS Architect
7 3 (5.66%) iOS Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Java Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Linux Support
7 3 (5.66%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Technologist
8 2 (3.77%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Objective-C Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (52.83%) Web Services
2 22 (41.51%) AngularJS
3 19 (35.85%) PostGIS
4 18 (33.96%) Leaflet
5 12 (22.64%) CSS
6 9 (16.98%) HTML
7 6 (11.32%) hapi
7 6 (11.32%) LESS
7 6 (11.32%) React
7 6 (11.32%) RefluxJS
8 5 (9.43%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (9.43%) jQuery
8 5 (9.43%) SOAP
8 5 (9.43%) Spring
8 5 (9.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (9.43%) XML
9 4 (7.55%) .NET
10 3 (5.66%) CSS3
10 3 (5.66%) HTML5
10 3 (5.66%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.32%) iPad
3 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.55%) User Experience
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.77%) Replication
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) FMCG
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.89%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Unix
3 5 (9.43%) Windows
4 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (77.36%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) Open Source
3 17 (32.08%) Scrum
4 12 (22.64%) Service Delivery
5 9 (16.98%) TDD
5 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
6 8 (15.09%) BDD
6 8 (15.09%) SDLC
7 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
7 7 (13.21%) Integration Testing
7 7 (13.21%) ITIL
7 7 (13.21%) Microservices
8 5 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (9.43%) Project Management
8 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
9 4 (7.55%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.55%) System Testing
9 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.55%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 33 (62.26%) Java
1 33 (62.26%) JavaScript
2 25 (47.17%) Python
3 6 (11.32%) C
3 6 (11.32%) ES6
4 3 (5.66%) AWK
4 3 (5.66%) Objective-C
4 3 (5.66%) sed
5 2 (3.77%) C#
6 1 (1.89%) C++
6 1 (1.89%) JSX
6 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) SQL
6 1 (1.89%) VB
6 1 (1.89%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.19%) QA
2 5 (9.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Ansible
1 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) ESRI
2 9 (16.98%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) EMC
4 2 (3.77%) Google
4 2 (3.77%) IBM
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.77%) Teradata
5 1 (1.89%) Avaya
5 1 (1.89%) SAP