Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 58 78
Rank change year-on-year +1 +20 +19
Contract jobs citing REST 10 62 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.25% 2.69% 2.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.46% 9.94% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 31 43
Median daily rate £573 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.22% +7.14% +20.00%
10th Percentile £425 £375 £338
90th Percentile £688 £538 £549
Scotland median daily rate £413 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £35.00 £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 224 624 818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 28.04% 27.11% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 344 485
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £581 £575 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.25 £23.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +70.66% -45.64%
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% +7.69% -25.10%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for REST in Edinburgh

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing REST in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for REST in Edinburgh

REST
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing REST in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for REST in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 3 (30.00%) JBoss
2 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Maven
2 3 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (30.00%) AWS
2 3 (30.00%) PaaS
2 3 (30.00%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (30.00%) IaaS
2 3 (30.00%) Microservices
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (20.00%) Vert.x
3 2 (20.00%) Apigee
3 2 (20.00%) SaaS
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) RESTful
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (20.00%) Ajax
3 2 (20.00%) PKI

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 3 (30.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (30.00%) AWS
1 3 (30.00%) IaaS
1 3 (30.00%) PaaS
2 2 (20.00%) Apigee
2 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (10.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (10.00%) 5G
3 1 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (10.00%) Hudson
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) Ajax
2 2 (20.00%) EJB
2 2 (20.00%) EJB 3.0
2 2 (20.00%) Java EE
2 2 (20.00%) JPA
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) LDAP
2 2 (20.00%) RESTful
2 2 (20.00%) Vert.x
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (10.00%) GraphQL
3 1 (10.00%) JAX-RS
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) Node.js
3 1 (10.00%) React
3 1 (10.00%) Redux
3 1 (10.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) DataPower
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Automation
1 3 (30.00%) Microservices
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) Kanban
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) API Testing
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Epics
3 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (10.00%) Spectrum Management
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (10.00%) Java 8
3 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (20.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) CA
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
1 2 (20.00%) F5
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (10.00%) Axway
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (10.00%) Splunk