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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 50 84
Rank change year-on-year -23 +34  
Contract jobs citing REST 11 48 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.92% 3.53% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.53% 15.69% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £338 £500 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £395 £419
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £508 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

REST is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 312 306 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 25.98% 22.52% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 170 140
Median daily rate £400 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for REST.

1 28 (77.78%) Java
2 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (61.11%) Web Services
4 18 (50.00%) Scrum
5 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
5 17 (47.22%) Test Automation
5 17 (47.22%) Jenkins
6 16 (44.44%) JSON
7 15 (41.67%) Git (software)
7 15 (41.67%) Python
8 14 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (38.89%) Selenium
9 13 (36.11%) Subversion
10 12 (33.33%) Linux
11 11 (30.56%) MySQL
11 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
11 11 (30.56%) SoapUI
11 11 (30.56%) AngularJS
11 11 (30.56%) Exploratory Testing
12 10 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (25.00%) MVC
13 9 (25.00%) Bugzilla
13 9 (25.00%) HTML
13 9 (25.00%) Maven
13 9 (25.00%) CA Agile Central
14 8 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (22.22%) SOAP
14 8 (22.22%) JIRA
14 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
14 8 (22.22%) SOA

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 6 (16.67%) JBoss
2 5 (13.89%) Confluence
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.56%) GeoServer
3 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) SAS
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) BrowserStack
1 1 (2.78%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) MySQL
2 10 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
5 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 3 (8.33%) Spatial Data
6 2 (5.56%) GIS
7 1 (2.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 17 (47.22%) Jenkins
2 15 (41.67%) Git (software)
3 14 (38.89%) Selenium
4 13 (36.11%) Subversion
5 11 (30.56%) SoapUI
5 11 (30.56%) WebDriver
6 9 (25.00%) Bugzilla
6 9 (25.00%) Maven
7 8 (22.22%) JIRA
8 4 (11.11%) Eclipse
9 3 (8.33%) Bitbucket
10 2 (5.56%) Appium
10 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
10 2 (5.56%) Gradle
10 2 (5.56%) JBehave
10 2 (5.56%) SonarQube
11 1 (2.78%) Android Studio
11 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (2.78%) JUnit
11 1 (2.78%) TestNG
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Test Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) Senior Test Engineer
4 7 (19.44%) Java Developer
5 6 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Angular Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Java Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Lead Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Lead Java Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Python Developer
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (61.11%) Web Services
2 16 (44.44%) JSON
3 11 (30.56%) AngularJS
4 9 (25.00%) HTML
5 8 (22.22%) SOAP
6 7 (19.44%) HTML5
6 7 (19.44%) jQuery
7 6 (16.67%) .NET
7 6 (16.67%) Java EE
8 5 (13.89%) Hibernate
8 5 (13.89%) JPA
9 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
9 4 (11.11%) Drools
9 4 (11.11%) jBPM
10 3 (8.33%) Apache Camel
10 3 (8.33%) CSS
10 3 (8.33%) JMS
10 3 (8.33%) XML
10 3 (8.33%) XSD
10 3 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 3 (8.33%) User Experience
5 1 (2.78%) Animation
5 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.56%) Android
3 2 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Scrum
3 17 (47.22%) Test Automation
4 14 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (30.56%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (25.00%) MVC
7 8 (22.22%) Manual Testing
7 8 (22.22%) SOA
8 7 (19.44%) Requirements Management
8 7 (19.44%) TDD
9 5 (13.89%) API Development
10 4 (11.11%) BDD
10 4 (11.11%) CRM
10 4 (11.11%) OO
11 3 (8.33%) Coaching
11 3 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 3 (8.33%) SDLC
12 2 (5.56%) API Design
12 2 (5.56%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (77.78%) Java
2 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
3 15 (41.67%) Python
4 5 (13.89%) C#
5 3 (8.33%) PHP
5 3 (8.33%) SQL
6 2 (5.56%) Apple Swift
6 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) VB
7 1 (2.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) PMO
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Red Hat
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Apple
4 2 (5.56%) ESRI