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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Rank 78 111 96
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -15
Contract jobs citing REST 48 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.72% 0.64% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.32% 2.10% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 2
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£415 £408 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.84% +12.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £400 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +79.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £20.04
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +124.55%
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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
759 761 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.20% 30.65% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 396 261
Average daily rate £360 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 19
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +36.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 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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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 +20 21 £613 +22.50% 6
Edinburgh -2 11 £370 -7.50% 8
Stirling - 8 £415 -
Fife - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
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REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 47 (59.49%) HTML
2 46 (58.23%) Java
3 38 (48.10%) JavaScript
4 36 (45.57%) HTML5
5 35 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (40.51%) XML
7 20 (25.32%) TDD
7 20 (25.32%) HTTP
8 19 (24.05%) SOA
9 18 (22.78%) JSON
10 17 (21.52%) Web Services
11 16 (20.25%) Spring
11 16 (20.25%) MVC
11 16 (20.25%) Unit Testing
12 15 (18.99%) AngularJS
12 15 (18.99%) User Experience
12 15 (18.99%) CSS
13 14 (17.72%) SOAP
14 13 (16.46%) C#
14 13 (16.46%) Maven
14 13 (16.46%) Ajax
15 12 (15.19%) Front Office
15 12 (15.19%) Scrum
15 12 (15.19%) .NET
16 11 (13.92%) SQL
16 11 (13.92%) Configuration Management
16 11 (13.92%) Hibernate
16 11 (13.92%) Finance
16 11 (13.92%) Spring MVC
16 11 (13.92%) QUnit

REST
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (7.59%) GlassFish
1 6 (7.59%) FileNet
1 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.80%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.53%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (2.53%) CMS
4 2 (2.53%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (2.53%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (2.53%) Apache
4 2 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.53%) JBoss
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.32%) HTTP
2 3 (3.80%) Intranet
3 2 (2.53%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) MongoDB
2 9 (11.39%) MySQL
3 8 (10.13%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.86%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (8.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (6.33%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.80%) Pentaho
6 3 (3.80%) Neo4j
7 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (16.46%) Maven
2 11 (13.92%) QUnit
2 11 (13.92%) Jasmine
3 8 (10.13%) Eclipse
4 7 (8.86%) JUnit
5 6 (7.59%) Jenkins
5 6 (7.59%) Mercurial
5 6 (7.59%) Hudson
5 6 (7.59%) Subversion
6 5 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.53%) Gradle
8 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.53%) Ant
9 1 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.27%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (1.27%) JMeter
9 1 (1.27%) Selenium
9 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (15.19%) Front Office
2 11 (13.92%) Finance
3 6 (7.59%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (77.22%) Developer
2 26 (32.91%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.13%) UX Developer
4 7 (8.86%) Architect
4 7 (8.86%) Technical Architect
4 7 (8.86%) Development Specialist
4 7 (8.86%) UI Developer
4 7 (8.86%) UI Programmer
5 6 (7.59%) Digital Architect
5 6 (7.59%) Android Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (5.06%) FileNet Developer
8 3 (3.80%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.80%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.53%) CMS Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Senior Architect
9 2 (2.53%) Senior Technical Architect
9 2 (2.53%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (59.49%) HTML
2 36 (45.57%) HTML5
3 32 (40.51%) XML
4 18 (22.78%) JSON
5 17 (21.52%) Web Services
6 16 (20.25%) Spring
7 15 (18.99%) AngularJS
7 15 (18.99%) CSS
8 14 (17.72%) SOAP
9 13 (16.46%) Ajax
10 12 (15.19%) .NET
11 11 (13.92%) Hibernate
11 11 (13.92%) Spring MVC
11 11 (13.92%) CSS3
12 10 (12.66%) jQuery
12 10 (12.66%) Backbone.js
12 10 (12.66%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (11.39%) J2EE
14 8 (10.13%) JPA
14 8 (10.13%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.99%) User Experience
2 10 (12.66%) Smartphone
3 9 (11.39%) Mobile App
4 7 (8.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (7.59%) Derivative
6 4 (5.06%) Open Source
7 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.53%) Market Risk
7 2 (2.53%) DataPower
7 2 (2.53%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (2.53%) Social Media
7 2 (2.53%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (2.53%) Clustering
8 1 (1.27%) iPad
8 1 (1.27%) iPhone
8 1 (1.27%) FMCG
8 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.13%) UNIX
2 7 (8.86%) Windows
3 6 (7.59%) Android
3 6 (7.59%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.06%) Windows Phone
4 4 (5.06%) Linux
5 3 (3.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.32%) TDD
3 19 (24.05%) SOA
4 16 (20.25%) MVC
4 16 (20.25%) Unit Testing
5 12 (15.19%) Scrum
6 11 (13.92%) Configuration Management
7 9 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (10.13%) Multithreading
9 7 (8.86%) Software Architecture
9 7 (8.86%) Product Management
9 7 (8.86%) Kanban
9 7 (8.86%) User Stories
10 6 (7.59%) Android Development
11 5 (6.33%) Line Management
11 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
12 4 (5.06%) Responsive Web Design
12 4 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (5.06%) Web Development
12 4 (5.06%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 46 (58.23%) Java
2 38 (48.10%) JavaScript
3 13 (16.46%) C#
4 11 (13.92%) SQL
5 10 (12.66%) Ruby
6 7 (8.86%) Scala
7 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.80%) Groovy
8 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.27%) COBOL
9 1 (1.27%) Clojure
9 1 (1.27%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 9 (11.39%) IBM
2 6 (7.59%) Google
2 6 (7.59%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) Kony
3 2 (2.53%) Yahoo!
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.53%) Sybase
4 1 (1.27%) CA
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