The first table below looks at the demand for REST skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REST over the 3 months to 18 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 Scotland 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 110 112 106
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing REST 16 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.60% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.00% 1.13% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate £415 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £390
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
800 705 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.19% 30.09% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 357 225
Average daily rate £350 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 14
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +37.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.64 £30.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.00 £44.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
REST
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REST
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REST across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

REST Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

REST
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REST across the Scotland region.

REST Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REST across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

REST Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

REST
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing REST across the Scotland region.

REST Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

REST
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -21 9 £430 -4.44% 1
Glasgow +9 3 £400 - 2
Dundee - 3 - -
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REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 28 (65.12%) Maven
2 27 (62.79%) Java
3 26 (60.47%) XML
3 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (51.16%) Jenkins
5 21 (48.84%) Web Services
5 21 (48.84%) Hudson
6 20 (46.51%) SOAP
7 18 (41.86%) JSON
7 18 (41.86%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (39.53%) Spring
8 17 (39.53%) CSS
8 17 (39.53%) HTML
9 15 (34.88%) JUnit
9 15 (34.88%) TDD
9 15 (34.88%) MVC
9 15 (34.88%) Spring MVC
10 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
11 13 (30.23%) Ant
11 13 (30.23%) Project Management
11 13 (30.23%) Waterfall
12 12 (27.91%) Backbone.js
12 12 (27.91%) KnockoutJS
12 12 (27.91%) Release Management
12 12 (27.91%) Ajax
12 12 (27.91%) Smartphone
12 12 (27.91%) Durandal
13 10 (23.26%) Vagrant
13 10 (23.26%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (23.26%) Unit Testing

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (16.28%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.63%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.98%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) PaaS
1 1 (2.33%) Heroku
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) DNS
2 1 (2.33%) SSL
2 1 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (6.98%) Jackrabbit
3 1 (2.33%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (65.12%) Maven
2 22 (51.16%) Jenkins
3 21 (48.84%) Hudson
4 15 (34.88%) JUnit
5 13 (30.23%) Ant
6 9 (20.93%) TeamCity
7 5 (11.63%) QUnit
7 5 (11.63%) Jasmine
8 4 (9.30%) Xcode
9 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Retail
2 4 (9.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (67.44%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) Release Manager
3 7 (16.28%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.30%) iOS Developer
4 4 (9.30%) User Experience Developer
5 3 (6.98%) UI Developer
5 3 (6.98%) UI Programmer
6 2 (4.65%) Designer
6 2 (4.65%) UI Designer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Real Time Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (60.47%) XML
2 21 (48.84%) Web Services
3 20 (46.51%) SOAP
4 18 (41.86%) JSON
5 17 (39.53%) Spring
5 17 (39.53%) CSS
5 17 (39.53%) HTML
6 15 (34.88%) Spring MVC
7 12 (27.91%) Backbone.js
7 12 (27.91%) KnockoutJS
7 12 (27.91%) Ajax
7 12 (27.91%) Durandal
8 7 (16.28%) HTML5
9 5 (11.63%) Struts
9 5 (11.63%) jQuery
9 5 (11.63%) CSS3
10 4 (9.30%) OSGi
10 4 (9.30%) Java EE
10 4 (9.30%) Hibernate
10 4 (9.30%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Smartphone
2 4 (9.30%) iPad
2 4 (9.30%) iPhone
2 4 (9.30%) FMCG
3 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) Derivative
5 1 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Linux
2 8 (18.60%) Windows
3 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.65%) Solaris
5 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (34.88%) TDD
3 15 (34.88%) MVC
4 13 (30.23%) Project Management
4 13 (30.23%) Waterfall
5 12 (27.91%) Release Management
6 10 (23.26%) Unit Testing
6 10 (23.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (23.26%) Scrum
6 10 (23.26%) ITIL
6 10 (23.26%) DSDM
7 9 (20.93%) Migration
7 9 (20.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (20.93%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (20.93%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (16.28%) Business Transformation
9 4 (9.30%) Content Management
9 4 (9.30%) iOS Development
10 3 (6.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) Java
2 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.95%) C#
3 6 (13.95%) SQL
4 4 (9.30%) Objective-C
5 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Vagrant
1 10 (23.26%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (23.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.33%) StatsD
2 1 (2.33%) Nagios
2 1 (2.33%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Adobe
3 1 (2.33%) Alterian
3 1 (2.33%) Sybase