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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 91 110 98
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -12
Contract jobs citing REST 60 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.01% 0.77% 1.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.87% 3.78% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 16
Average daily rate £400 £381 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +27.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £358 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.58%
REST
UK

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
608 608 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.37% 20.40% 30.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 338 479
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 £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 7
Average hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £24.90 £18.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.00 £78.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +14 27 £500 +21.21% 3
Glasgow +12 19 £300 -21.31% 9
Inverclyde - 10 £420 -
West Lothian - 1 £388 -
REST
UK

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 72 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (55.00%) Web Services
3 61 (50.83%) Java
4 53 (44.17%) AngularJS
5 51 (42.50%) JavaScript
6 50 (41.67%) SOAP
7 41 (34.17%) SQL
8 40 (33.33%) Maven
9 38 (31.67%) Python
10 37 (30.83%) CSS
11 36 (30.00%) Gradle
12 35 (29.17%) TDD
13 32 (26.67%) SOA
13 32 (26.67%) Microservices
14 31 (25.83%) XML
14 31 (25.83%) HTML
14 31 (25.83%) Scrum
15 30 (25.00%) JSON
15 30 (25.00%) JIRA
16 29 (24.17%) Spring
16 29 (24.17%) Open Source
17 28 (23.33%) GIS
17 28 (23.33%) PostGIS
17 28 (23.33%) GeoServer
18 27 (22.50%) React
19 26 (21.67%) OpenLayers
19 26 (21.67%) MVC
19 26 (21.67%) Git (software)
20 25 (20.83%) IBM
20 25 (20.83%) Leaflet

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 28 (23.33%) GeoServer
2 12 (10.00%) Node.js
3 8 (6.67%) MQSeries
3 8 (6.67%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 4 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.50%) ArcGIS
5 3 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.67%) Apache
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.67%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.83%) Captiva
7 1 (0.83%) Confluence
7 1 (0.83%) JBoss
7 1 (0.83%) nginx
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.83%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.67%) IaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.33%) HTTP
2 12 (10.00%) SSL
3 8 (6.67%) FTP
3 8 (6.67%) HTTPS
3 8 (6.67%) WinSCP
4 3 (2.50%) Internet
5 2 (1.67%) DDNS
5 2 (1.67%) DNS
5 2 (1.67%) Firewall
5 2 (1.67%) WAN
6 1 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.33%) GIS
2 23 (19.17%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.67%) QGIS
6 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.83%) MySQL
7 1 (0.83%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 40 (33.33%) Maven
2 36 (30.00%) Gradle
3 30 (25.00%) JIRA
4 26 (21.67%) Git (software)
5 23 (19.17%) Subversion
6 22 (18.33%) JUnit
6 22 (18.33%) Mockito
7 19 (15.83%) Eclipse
8 18 (15.00%) Bitbucket
8 18 (15.00%) Cucumber
8 18 (15.00%) JBehave
8 18 (15.00%) Selenium
9 17 (14.17%) Jenkins
10 12 (10.00%) Jasmine
10 12 (10.00%) SoapUI
11 11 (9.17%) ClearCase
12 8 (6.67%) XMLSpy
13 7 (5.83%) Grunt
14 4 (3.33%) GitLab
15 3 (2.50%) jMock
General
1 22 (18.33%) Banking
2 20 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (2.50%) Automotive
4 2 (1.67%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Front Office
5 1 (0.83%) German Language
Job Titles
1 92 (76.67%) Developer
2 23 (19.17%) GIS Developer
3 16 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 14 (11.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 13 (10.83%) Architect
6 11 (9.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 10 (8.33%) Integration Developer
8 8 (6.67%) Web Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.17%) SQL Developer
11 4 (3.33%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (3.33%) PL/SQL Developer
12 3 (2.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 3 (2.50%) C# Developer
12 3 (2.50%) Data Architect
12 3 (2.50%) Senior Developer
12 3 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
12 3 (2.50%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (55.00%) Web Services
2 53 (44.17%) AngularJS
3 50 (41.67%) SOAP
4 37 (30.83%) CSS
5 31 (25.83%) HTML
5 31 (25.83%) XML
6 30 (25.00%) JSON
7 29 (24.17%) Spring
8 28 (23.33%) PostGIS
9 27 (22.50%) React
10 26 (21.67%) OpenLayers
11 25 (20.83%) Leaflet
12 21 (17.50%) HTML5
13 20 (16.67%) CSS3
13 20 (16.67%) WSDL
13 20 (16.67%) XSD
14 17 (14.17%) Spring MVC
15 15 (12.50%) RESTful
15 15 (12.50%) Struts
16 13 (10.83%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) DataPower
1 11 (9.17%) iPad
2 8 (6.67%) SWIFT
3 6 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.33%) User Experience
5 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.67%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.67%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.67%) Replication
7 1 (0.83%) Clustering
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.83%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.50%) Windows
2 16 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 11 (9.17%) Unix
4 9 (7.50%) Linux
5 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.67%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (29.17%) TDD
3 32 (26.67%) Microservices
3 32 (26.67%) SOA
4 31 (25.83%) Scrum
5 29 (24.17%) Open Source
6 26 (21.67%) MVC
7 23 (19.17%) SDLC
8 21 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (15.00%) Web Development
10 16 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
10 16 (13.33%) Web Design
11 14 (11.67%) Unit Testing
12 13 (10.83%) BDD
12 13 (10.83%) Front End Development
13 12 (10.00%) Integration Testing
14 11 (9.17%) E-Commerce
14 11 (9.17%) Service Design
15 8 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
15 8 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 61 (50.83%) Java
2 51 (42.50%) JavaScript
3 41 (34.17%) SQL
4 38 (31.67%) Python
5 11 (9.17%) ES6
6 10 (8.33%) PL/SQL
7 8 (6.67%) C#
8 6 (5.00%) JSX
9 4 (3.33%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.50%) VBScript
11 1 (0.83%) C++
11 1 (0.83%) PHP
11 1 (0.83%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.83%) VB
11 1 (0.83%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (3.33%) Degree
1 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.00%) QA
2 8 (6.67%) HL7
2 8 (6.67%) SEPA
3 7 (5.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (7.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.50%) Control-M
2 3 (2.50%) SCCM
3 2 (1.67%) Puppet
4 1 (0.83%) Ansible
4 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.83%) Mesos
4 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (20.83%) IBM
2 23 (19.17%) ESRI
3 14 (11.67%) Oracle
4 8 (6.67%) HP
4 8 (6.67%) Remedy
5 3 (2.50%) Cisco
5 3 (2.50%) ServiceNow
5 3 (2.50%) Sybase
5 3 (2.50%) VMware
6 2 (1.67%) EMC
6 2 (1.67%) Google
6 2 (1.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.67%) Teradata
7 1 (0.83%) Avaya
7 1 (0.83%) Cognos
7 1 (0.83%) SAP
Edinburgh
Pertemps IT
Rate: £350-500 a day depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £380 - £420 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago