Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 95 65
Rank change year-on-year +28 -30 +57
Contract jobs citing REST 70 22 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.39% 0.94% 2.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.66% 3.71% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 8 15
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -26.32% +15.15%
10th Percentile £338 £303 £343
90th Percentile £549 £425 £560
Scotland median daily rate £450 £388 £420
% change year-on-year +16.13% -7.74% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -

REST is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 808 593 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 27.61% 25.39% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 377 346
Edinburgh median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £270
90th Percentile £550 £550 £501
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £23.59 £43.39 £44.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.64% -3.31% +12.19%
10th Percentile £14.45 £40.32 £22.53
90th Percentile £32.72 £49.70 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £33.75 £43.39 £36.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +20.53% -10.00%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for REST in Edinburgh

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Edinburgh

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for REST.

1 55 (78.57%) Java
2 54 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (45.71%) Microservices
4 31 (44.29%) Spring
5 24 (34.29%) JIRA
6 23 (32.86%) Node.js
7 22 (31.43%) Scrum
8 21 (30.00%) Hibernate
8 21 (30.00%) SOAP
9 20 (28.57%) Python
10 19 (27.14%) TDD
11 18 (25.71%) Atlassian
11 18 (25.71%) OO
12 17 (24.29%) Oracle
12 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
12 17 (24.29%) Software Engineering
13 16 (22.86%) HTML
13 16 (22.86%) CSS
13 16 (22.86%) Software Architecture
13 16 (22.86%) React
14 15 (21.43%) Web Services
14 15 (21.43%) HTTP
15 14 (20.00%) JUnit
15 14 (20.00%) Banking
15 14 (20.00%) JSON
15 14 (20.00%) Kubernetes
15 14 (20.00%) Confluence
16 13 (18.57%) Spring Boot
16 13 (18.57%) User Experience
16 13 (18.57%) Docker

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (20.00%) Confluence
2 12 (17.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (7.14%) Apache
4 4 (5.71%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.29%) JBoss
5 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.86%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.86%) Mendix
7 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.43%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.43%) Maya
2 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.29%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (2.86%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.43%) GitHub
5 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) HTTP
2 2 (2.86%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) Oracle Database
2 9 (12.86%) MongoDB
3 7 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 7 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 7 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (8.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (8.57%) Big Data
4 6 (8.57%) Redis
5 5 (7.14%) MySQL
5 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.43%) Impala
7 1 (1.43%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.43%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 24 (34.29%) JIRA
2 14 (20.00%) JUnit
3 12 (17.14%) Git (software)
4 9 (12.86%) Bitbucket
5 7 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (7.14%) TeamCity
7 4 (5.71%) Maven
8 3 (4.29%) Subversion
9 2 (2.86%) Ant
9 2 (2.86%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (2.86%) Artifactory
9 2 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.86%) CF BOSH
9 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.86%) FishEye
9 2 (2.86%) Hudson
10 1 (1.43%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.43%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.43%) TestNG
General
1 14 (20.00%) Banking
2 8 (11.43%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.43%) International Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (64.29%) Developer
2 17 (24.29%) Java Developer
3 15 (21.43%) Architect
4 12 (17.14%) Python Developer
5 9 (12.86%) Technical Architect
6 8 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (10.00%) Java Architect
8 6 (8.57%) Java Solutions Architect
9 5 (7.14%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.71%) JIRA Developer
10 4 (5.71%) React Developer
10 4 (5.71%) Software Engineer
10 4 (5.71%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 3 (4.29%) Big Data Solutions Architect
11 3 (4.29%) Data Architect
11 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Architect
11 3 (4.29%) Java Technical Architect
11 3 (4.29%) Oracle Architect
11 3 (4.29%) Oracle Solutions Architect
11 3 (4.29%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (44.29%) Spring
2 23 (32.86%) Node.js
3 21 (30.00%) Hibernate
3 21 (30.00%) SOAP
4 16 (22.86%) CSS
4 16 (22.86%) HTML
4 16 (22.86%) React
5 15 (21.43%) Web Services
6 14 (20.00%) JSON
7 13 (18.57%) Spring Boot
8 12 (17.14%) gRPC
9 11 (15.71%) Redux
9 11 (15.71%) XML
10 10 (14.29%) GraphQL
10 10 (14.29%) Middleware
10 10 (14.29%) ServiceStack
11 9 (12.86%) AngularJS
11 9 (12.86%) HTML5
11 9 (12.86%) JPA
11 9 (12.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) User Experience
2 10 (14.29%) iPad
3 9 (12.86%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (12.86%) Fintech
4 5 (7.14%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.71%) Wiki
6 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.43%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Android
1 5 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.43%) Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Unix
2 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (77.14%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (45.71%) Microservices
3 22 (31.43%) Scrum
4 19 (27.14%) TDD
5 18 (25.71%) OO
6 17 (24.29%) Software Engineering
7 16 (22.86%) Software Architecture
8 12 (17.14%) SOA
8 12 (17.14%) Web Development
9 11 (15.71%) DevOps
9 11 (15.71%) E-Commerce
9 11 (15.71%) Kanban
9 11 (15.71%) OOA/OOD
10 10 (14.29%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 10 (14.29%) SOLID
11 9 (12.86%) Test Automation
12 8 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (8.57%) Data Modelling
13 6 (8.57%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 6 (8.57%) The Twelve-Factor App
Programming Languages
1 55 (78.57%) Java
2 20 (28.57%) Python
3 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
4 12 (17.14%) SQL
5 3 (4.29%) C#
6 2 (2.86%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.86%) PHP
6 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.43%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.43%) ES7
7 1 (1.43%) Groovy
7 1 (1.43%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
7 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.43%) Ruby
7 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 13 (18.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 5 (7.14%) Ansible
2 5 (7.14%) Puppet
3 4 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.86%) Salt
4 2 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.43%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 18 (25.71%) Atlassian
2 17 (24.29%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.29%) IBM
5 2 (2.86%) Appcelerator
5 2 (2.86%) Kony
5 2 (2.86%) OutSystems
5 2 (2.86%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe
6 1 (1.43%) Google
6 1 (1.43%) Informatica
6 1 (1.43%) Ping Identity
6 1 (1.43%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.43%) SAP
6 1 (1.43%) Splunk
6 1 (1.43%) Tableau