The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 93 104 91
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing REST 34 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.22% 0.40% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.36% 1.75% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 0
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£375 £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £45.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +12.34%
REST
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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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
780 570 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.99% 22.85% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 266 195
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 15
Average hourly rate £42.25 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £24.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
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 22 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -9 11 £375 -31.81% 4
Stirling - 6 - -
West Lothian +1 4 £375 -
Glasgow -12 2 £375 - 3
REST
UK

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 53 (72.60%) Java
2 49 (67.12%) HTML
3 27 (36.99%) JavaScript
3 27 (36.99%) HTML5
4 25 (34.25%) XML
5 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (31.51%) Spring
6 22 (30.14%) Unit Testing
7 21 (28.77%) Web Services
8 19 (26.03%) HTTP
8 19 (26.03%) Maven
9 18 (24.66%) Linux
10 17 (23.29%) UNIX
10 17 (23.29%) Web Design
10 17 (23.29%) MVC
11 16 (21.92%) JSON
11 16 (21.92%) SOAP
12 15 (20.55%) Hibernate
12 15 (20.55%) Responsive Web Design
13 14 (19.18%) Relational Database
13 14 (19.18%) Spring MVC
13 14 (19.18%) CSS
13 14 (19.18%) SOA
13 14 (19.18%) Configuration Management
14 13 (17.81%) Mac OS X
14 13 (17.81%) TDD
15 12 (16.44%) Scrum
15 12 (16.44%) Ajax
15 12 (16.44%) QUnit
15 12 (16.44%) Jasmine

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (8.22%) FileNet
2 4 (5.48%) GlassFish
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.74%) CMS
5 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.37%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.37%) Heroku
1 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.03%) HTTP
2 1 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.37%) DNS
2 1 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) Relational Database
2 12 (16.44%) Neo4j
2 12 (16.44%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.11%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.74%) MySQL
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (26.03%) Maven
2 12 (16.44%) QUnit
2 12 (16.44%) Jasmine
3 11 (15.07%) Hudson
3 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
4 10 (13.70%) JUnit
5 5 (6.85%) Ant
6 4 (5.48%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.11%) Subversion
7 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio
7 3 (4.11%) Eclipse
7 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.74%) Mercurial
8 2 (2.74%) Gradle
8 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.37%) Selenium
9 1 (1.37%) JMeter
9 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Front Office
4 3 (4.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (82.19%) Developer
2 35 (47.95%) Java Developer
3 9 (12.33%) User Experience Developer
4 5 (6.85%) Programmer
5 4 (5.48%) FileNet Developer
5 4 (5.48%) Release Manager
5 4 (5.48%) Java Programmer
6 3 (4.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.11%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (4.11%) Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) UI Programmer
6 3 (4.11%) UI Developer
7 2 (2.74%) CMS Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Designer
7 2 (2.74%) Android Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (2.74%) SOA Designer
7 2 (2.74%) Web Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (67.12%) HTML
2 27 (36.99%) HTML5
3 25 (34.25%) XML
4 23 (31.51%) Spring
5 21 (28.77%) Web Services
6 16 (21.92%) JSON
6 16 (21.92%) SOAP
7 15 (20.55%) Hibernate
8 14 (19.18%) Spring MVC
8 14 (19.18%) CSS
9 12 (16.44%) Ajax
9 12 (16.44%) CSS3
9 12 (16.44%) JAX-RS
10 11 (15.07%) KnockoutJS
10 11 (15.07%) Backbone.js
11 10 (13.70%) J2EE
12 7 (9.59%) jQuery
12 7 (9.59%) AngularJS
13 6 (8.22%) Durandal
13 6 (8.22%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Smartphone
2 6 (8.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.48%) Derivative
4 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.11%) Open Source
5 2 (2.74%) FMCG
6 1 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.37%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.66%) Linux
2 17 (23.29%) UNIX
3 13 (17.81%) Mac OS X
4 5 (6.85%) Windows
5 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.74%) Android
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Phone
6 2 (2.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.14%) Unit Testing
3 17 (23.29%) Web Design
3 17 (23.29%) MVC
4 15 (20.55%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (19.18%) SOA
5 14 (19.18%) Configuration Management
6 13 (17.81%) TDD
7 12 (16.44%) Scrum
7 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (10.96%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (10.96%) Waterfall
9 7 (9.59%) Web Development
9 7 (9.59%) ITIL
9 7 (9.59%) DSDM
9 7 (9.59%) Project Management
10 6 (8.22%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (8.22%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (8.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (72.60%) Java
2 27 (36.99%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.70%) SQL
4 6 (8.22%) C#
5 4 (5.48%) Clojure
6 3 (4.11%) Ruby
6 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.11%) Groovy
7 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.37%) Python
8 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.37%) ClojureScript
8 1 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.37%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) Vagrant
1 5 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.85%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) Nagios
2 1 (1.37%) CA LISA
2 1 (1.37%) StatsD
2 1 (1.37%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 6 (8.22%) IBM
1 6 (8.22%) Oracle
2 2 (2.74%) Sybase
2 2 (2.74%) Google
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.37%) CA