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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 105 94 110
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Contract jobs citing REST 23 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.77% 1.25% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.80% 4.06% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 3
Average daily rate
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£381 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £293 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £427 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.58% -10.00%
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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
605 812 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.16% 30.80% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 491 372
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Average hourly rate £23.50 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% -24.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £18.74 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £78.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
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 1 May 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 -11 12 £381 +27.08% 3
Edinburgh +1 5 £413 -4.06% 1
Stirling - 2 £398 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
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REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 28 (62.22%) Java
2 24 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 23 (51.11%) HTML
4 21 (46.67%) HTML5
5 19 (42.22%) AngularJS
6 16 (35.56%) XML
6 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (33.33%) Hibernate
8 14 (31.11%) Spring
9 13 (28.89%) SOAP
9 13 (28.89%) HTTP
10 12 (26.67%) Web Services
11 11 (24.44%) TDD
11 11 (24.44%) Banking
12 10 (22.22%) JMS
12 10 (22.22%) CSS
12 10 (22.22%) Front Office
13 9 (20.00%) SQL
13 9 (20.00%) JSON
14 8 (17.78%) JPA
14 8 (17.78%) Scrum
15 7 (15.56%) Finance
15 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (15.56%) Oracle
15 7 (15.56%) OO
16 6 (13.33%) SOA
16 6 (13.33%) Multithreading
16 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
16 6 (13.33%) MongoDB
16 6 (13.33%) Android

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 5 (11.11%) FileNet
2 4 (8.89%) JBoss
2 4 (8.89%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.22%) PaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) iBeacon
2 1 (2.22%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.89%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.67%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 5 (11.11%) Maven
1 5 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 5 (11.11%) Ant
2 4 (8.89%) Xcode
2 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.89%) Hudson
3 3 (6.67%) Appium
3 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (6.67%) Gradle
3 3 (6.67%) Calabash
3 3 (6.67%) Subversion
3 3 (6.67%) JUnit
4 2 (4.44%) Jasmine
4 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.44%) JSUnit
4 2 (4.44%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.22%) Mockito
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 11 (24.44%) Banking
2 10 (22.22%) Front Office
3 7 (15.56%) Finance
4 5 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Retail
5 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Developer
2 16 (35.56%) Java Developer
3 10 (22.22%) Development Specialist
4 7 (15.56%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.89%) UI Developer
5 4 (8.89%) UI Programmer
6 3 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Android Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Front-End Web Developer
8 1 (2.22%) UX Developer
8 1 (2.22%) iOS Developer
8 1 (2.22%) FileNet Developer
8 1 (2.22%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Java Architect
8 1 (2.22%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (51.11%) HTML
2 21 (46.67%) HTML5
3 19 (42.22%) AngularJS
4 16 (35.56%) XML
5 15 (33.33%) Hibernate
6 14 (31.11%) Spring
7 13 (28.89%) SOAP
8 12 (26.67%) Web Services
9 10 (22.22%) JMS
9 10 (22.22%) CSS
10 9 (20.00%) JSON
11 8 (17.78%) JPA
12 5 (11.11%) Backbone.js
12 5 (11.11%) CSS3
12 5 (11.11%) Dojo
12 5 (11.11%) Ajax
13 4 (8.89%) jQuery
13 4 (8.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (8.89%) Apache Camel
13 4 (8.89%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Open Source
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.22%) iPhone
4 1 (2.22%) Social Media
4 1 (2.22%) iPad
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
1 6 (13.33%) Android
2 5 (11.11%) Windows
3 4 (8.89%) UNIX
4 3 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) TDD
3 8 (17.78%) Scrum
4 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (15.56%) OO
5 6 (13.33%) SOA
5 6 (13.33%) Multithreading
6 5 (11.11%) Android Development
6 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.89%) iOS Development
7 4 (8.89%) DevOps
7 4 (8.89%) BDD
8 3 (6.67%) Microservices
8 3 (6.67%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 3 (6.67%) Separation of Concerns
8 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.67%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) Java
2 24 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) Clojure
5 1 (2.22%) ClojureScript
5 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.22%) VB
5 1 (2.22%) ABAP
5 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Ganglia
1 1 (2.22%) Puppet
1 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
1 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.22%) CA LISA
1 1 (2.22%) StatsD
1 1 (2.22%) Graphite
1 1 (2.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 5 (11.11%) IBM
3 2 (4.44%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) Twitter
4 1 (2.22%) CA
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Cognos
4 1 (2.22%) Sybase
4 1 (2.22%) SAP