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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 69 108 88
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -20
Contract jobs citing REST 63 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.47% 0.74% 1.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.98% 3.14% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 8 17
Average daily rate £331 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.20% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £365 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.24%
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
631 636 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.76% 23.41% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 371 324
Average daily rate £363 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 +17 36 £400 +11.88% 3
Glasgow +17 18 £288 -36.11% 6
West Lothian - 4 £388 -
Stirling +5 2 £364 -9.09%
REST
UK

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 60 (61.22%) Java
2 53 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (52.04%) Web Services
4 41 (41.84%) JavaScript
5 39 (39.80%) AngularJS
6 32 (32.65%) Maven
7 29 (29.59%) Python
8 28 (28.57%) JSON
9 27 (27.55%) TDD
10 26 (26.53%) SQL
11 25 (25.51%) SOAP
12 24 (24.49%) MVC
12 24 (24.49%) Git (software)
12 24 (24.49%) Gradle
13 23 (23.47%) Spring
13 23 (23.47%) JIRA
13 23 (23.47%) CSS
13 23 (23.47%) XML
13 23 (23.47%) Oracle
14 22 (22.45%) Scrum
15 21 (21.43%) HTML
16 20 (20.41%) Open Source
17 19 (19.39%) GIS
17 19 (19.39%) PostGIS
18 18 (18.37%) Leaflet
18 18 (18.37%) Cucumber
18 18 (18.37%) Selenium
19 17 (17.35%) QA
19 17 (17.35%) Finance
20 16 (16.33%) ESRI

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 9 (9.18%) Tomcat
2 7 (7.14%) MQSeries
2 7 (7.14%) Node.js
2 7 (7.14%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 6 (6.12%) Apache
4 4 (4.08%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.06%) ArcGIS
5 3 (3.06%) JBoss
5 3 (3.06%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.02%) Captiva
6 1 (1.02%) Confluence
6 1 (1.02%) IIS
6 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.02%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.04%) IaaS
2 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.16%) HTTP
2 7 (7.14%) FTP
2 7 (7.14%) HTTPS
2 7 (7.14%) WinSCP
3 4 (4.08%) Internet
4 3 (3.06%) DNS
4 3 (3.06%) SSL
5 2 (2.04%) DDNS
5 2 (2.04%) Firewall
5 2 (2.04%) WAN
6 1 (1.02%) LDAP
6 1 (1.02%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.39%) GIS
2 15 (15.31%) NoSQL
3 11 (11.22%) SQL Server
4 10 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (6.12%) MySQL
6 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.02%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (32.65%) Maven
2 24 (24.49%) Git (software)
2 24 (24.49%) Gradle
3 23 (23.47%) JIRA
4 18 (18.37%) Cucumber
4 18 (18.37%) Selenium
5 16 (16.33%) JBehave
5 16 (16.33%) JUnit
5 16 (16.33%) Subversion
6 13 (13.27%) Mockito
7 12 (12.24%) Jenkins
8 11 (11.22%) ClearCase
9 10 (10.20%) Eclipse
10 8 (8.16%) Bitbucket
11 7 (7.14%) Jasmine
11 7 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (7.14%) XMLSpy
12 4 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (4.08%) jMock
13 3 (3.06%) Log4j
General
1 17 (17.35%) Finance
2 15 (15.31%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Automotive
4 1 (1.02%) Front Office
4 1 (1.02%) German Language
4 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (69.39%) Developer
2 21 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 11 (11.22%) Architect
4 10 (10.20%) .NET Developer
4 10 (10.20%) GIS Developer
5 9 (9.18%) Full Stack Developer
6 8 (8.16%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Web Developer
8 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.12%) SQL Developer
9 5 (5.10%) Applications Support
9 5 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.10%) C# Developer
9 5 (5.10%) iOS Developer
9 5 (5.10%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.10%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (4.08%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (4.08%) PL/SQL Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (52.04%) Web Services
2 39 (39.80%) AngularJS
3 28 (28.57%) JSON
4 25 (25.51%) SOAP
5 23 (23.47%) CSS
5 23 (23.47%) Spring
5 23 (23.47%) XML
6 21 (21.43%) HTML
7 19 (19.39%) PostGIS
8 18 (18.37%) Leaflet
9 14 (14.29%) .NET
10 13 (13.27%) Hibernate
10 13 (13.27%) JMS
11 12 (12.24%) jQuery
12 11 (11.22%) ASP.NET
12 11 (11.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (11.22%) KnockoutJS
12 11 (11.22%) React
13 10 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (10.20%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) DataPower
2 8 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.14%) SWIFT
4 6 (6.12%) iPad
5 5 (5.10%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.08%) User Experience
7 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.04%) Replication
8 1 (1.02%) Clustering
8 1 (1.02%) FMCG
8 1 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.02%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.02%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.29%) Linux
2 13 (13.27%) Unix
3 6 (6.12%) Apple iOS
3 6 (6.12%) Windows
4 4 (4.08%) Android
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (54.08%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.55%) TDD
3 24 (24.49%) MVC
4 22 (22.45%) Scrum
5 20 (20.41%) Open Source
6 16 (16.33%) SOA
7 15 (15.31%) Microservices
8 14 (14.29%) SDLC
9 13 (13.27%) Service Delivery
10 12 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (12.24%) Unit Testing
11 10 (10.20%) BDD
12 8 (8.16%) Software Engineering
13 7 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
13 7 (7.14%) EAI
13 7 (7.14%) E-Commerce
13 7 (7.14%) Integration Testing
13 7 (7.14%) ITIL
14 6 (6.12%) Front End Development
14 6 (6.12%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (61.22%) Java
2 41 (41.84%) JavaScript
3 29 (29.59%) Python
4 26 (26.53%) SQL
5 13 (13.27%) C#
6 10 (10.20%) VB.NET
7 9 (9.18%) PL/SQL
8 6 (6.12%) C
8 6 (6.12%) ES6
9 5 (5.10%) Objective-C
10 4 (4.08%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.06%) AWK
11 3 (3.06%) sed
12 1 (1.02%) C++
12 1 (1.02%) JSX
12 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.02%) VB
12 1 (1.02%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (4.08%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.35%) QA
2 7 (7.14%) HL7
2 7 (7.14%) SEPA
3 5 (5.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) Docker
2 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.08%) Control-M
3 1 (1.02%) Ansible
3 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.02%) Puppet
3 1 (1.02%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (23.47%) Oracle
2 16 (16.33%) ESRI
3 12 (12.24%) IBM
4 7 (7.14%) HP
4 7 (7.14%) Remedy
5 4 (4.08%) Sybase
6 3 (3.06%) Cisco
6 3 (3.06%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.04%) EMC
7 2 (2.04%) Google
7 2 (2.04%) Teradata
8 1 (1.02%) Avaya
8 1 (1.02%) Cognos
8 1 (1.02%) SAP
8 1 (1.02%) VMware
Scotland
Huxley
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago