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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 112 94 105
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Contract jobs citing REST 24 37 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.73% 1.35% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.64% 4.87% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 5
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £341 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £405 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £34.28 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+45.87% -24.67%
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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
660 759 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.12% 27.71% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 394 273
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Average hourly rate £55.00 £42.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.17% +24.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £35.75 £27.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
Glasgow +14 13 £345 -8.00% 7
Edinburgh -19 6 £433 +16.89% 4
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REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 41 (93.18%) Java
2 28 (63.64%) Web Services
3 27 (61.36%) Spring
4 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (54.55%) Hibernate
6 19 (43.18%) TDD
6 19 (43.18%) Maven
7 14 (31.82%) SOAP
7 14 (31.82%) JMS
7 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
7 14 (31.82%) SQL
7 14 (31.82%) J2EE
7 14 (31.82%) Cucumber
8 12 (27.27%) Banking
8 12 (27.27%) Finance
9 11 (25.00%) Tomcat
10 10 (22.73%) Oracle
11 9 (20.45%) Ant
11 9 (20.45%) JUnit
11 9 (20.45%) JPA
12 8 (18.18%) JBoss
12 8 (18.18%) XML
12 8 (18.18%) Apache Camel
13 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (15.91%) Scrum
13 7 (15.91%) SOA
13 7 (15.91%) JSON
13 7 (15.91%) FitNesse
14 6 (13.64%) Ajax
14 6 (13.64%) HTML

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 11 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (18.18%) JBoss
3 4 (9.09%) Apache
4 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (2.27%) Mule ESB
6 1 (2.27%) Mule
6 1 (2.27%) Node.js
6 1 (2.27%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) PaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Heroku
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.27%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) SSL
2 1 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 19 (43.18%) Maven
2 14 (31.82%) Cucumber
3 9 (20.45%) Ant
3 9 (20.45%) JUnit
4 7 (15.91%) FitNesse
5 5 (11.36%) Gradle
6 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 4 (9.09%) Hudson
6 4 (9.09%) Selenium
7 3 (6.82%) Mockito
7 3 (6.82%) Calabash
7 3 (6.82%) Appium
7 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
7 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.82%) Xcode
7 3 (6.82%) JIRA
8 2 (4.55%) JBehave
8 2 (4.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (4.55%) QUnit
9 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
1 12 (27.27%) Banking
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
2 4 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (84.09%) Developer
2 31 (70.45%) Java Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Senior Java Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
5 2 (4.55%) UI Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (4.55%) UI Programmer
6 1 (2.27%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (2.27%) UX Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (63.64%) Web Services
2 27 (61.36%) Spring
3 24 (54.55%) Hibernate
4 14 (31.82%) SOAP
4 14 (31.82%) JMS
4 14 (31.82%) J2EE
5 9 (20.45%) JPA
6 8 (18.18%) XML
6 8 (18.18%) Apache Camel
7 7 (15.91%) JSON
8 6 (13.64%) Ajax
8 6 (13.64%) HTML
8 6 (13.64%) AngularJS
9 5 (11.36%) JDBC
9 5 (11.36%) EJB
9 5 (11.36%) Drools
10 4 (9.09%) jQuery
10 4 (9.09%) JNDI
10 4 (9.09%) CSS
10 4 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) GIS
1 2 (4.55%) User Experience
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
1 4 (9.09%) Android
1 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.82%) UNIX
3 2 (4.55%) Windows
4 1 (2.27%) Solaris
4 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) TDD
3 7 (15.91%) Scrum
3 7 (15.91%) SOA
3 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (13.64%) BDD
4 6 (13.64%) SDLC
5 5 (11.36%) Open Source
6 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.09%) Web Development
6 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.82%) Android Development
7 3 (6.82%) iOS Development
7 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Workflow
7 3 (6.82%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (93.18%) Java
2 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 14 (31.82%) SQL
3 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (2.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Nagios
1 1 (2.27%) Ganglia
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
1 1 (2.27%) Vagrant
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.27%) StatsD
1 1 (2.27%) Graphite
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) ESRI
3 1 (2.27%) Twitter
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) Sun
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