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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 47 57 74
Rank change year-on-year +10 +17  
Contract jobs citing REST 25 34 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.78% 2.25% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.58% 10.76% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 5
Median daily rate £369 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.05% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +24.03%  

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 261 316 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 29.00% 20.93% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 180 162
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Median hourly rate £52.17 £15.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.80% -64.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Edinburgh

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 30 (76.92%) Java
2 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (64.10%) Web Services
4 23 (58.97%) Scrum
5 21 (53.85%) JavaScript
6 18 (46.15%) Python
6 18 (46.15%) JSON
6 18 (46.15%) Git (software)
6 18 (46.15%) AngularJS
7 17 (43.59%) Selenium
8 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (38.46%) TDD
9 14 (35.90%) Maven
10 13 (33.33%) HTML
10 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
11 12 (30.77%) Linux
11 12 (30.77%) Subversion
12 11 (28.21%) JIRA
13 10 (25.64%) HTML5
13 10 (25.64%) BDD
13 10 (25.64%) NoSQL
13 10 (25.64%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (25.64%) MySQL
14 9 (23.08%) MVC
14 9 (23.08%) SoapUI
14 9 (23.08%) WebDriver
14 9 (23.08%) Exploratory Testing
15 8 (20.51%) CA Agile Central
15 8 (20.51%) GeoServer
15 8 (20.51%) JBehave

REST
Top Related 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 8 (20.51%) GeoServer
2 6 (15.38%) JBoss
2 6 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (7.69%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Payment Gateway
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) MySQL
1 10 (25.64%) NoSQL
1 10 (25.64%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (20.51%) GIS
3 7 (17.95%) Spatial Data
4 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.56%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) Git (software)
2 17 (43.59%) Selenium
3 14 (35.90%) Maven
4 13 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 12 (30.77%) Subversion
6 11 (28.21%) JIRA
7 9 (23.08%) SoapUI
7 9 (23.08%) WebDriver
8 8 (20.51%) Bugzilla
8 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
8 8 (20.51%) Gradle
8 8 (20.51%) JBehave
9 6 (15.38%) Eclipse
10 3 (7.69%) Bitbucket
11 1 (2.56%) Android Studio
11 1 (2.56%) GitLab
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (69.23%) Developer
2 15 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 12 (30.77%) JavaScript Developer
4 9 (23.08%) Angular Developer
4 9 (23.08%) Test Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) Open Source Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Python Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Senior Test Engineer
6 5 (12.82%) Agile Developer
7 4 (10.26%) iOS Developer
8 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Architect
8 3 (7.69%) Linux Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Lead Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Lead Java Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (64.10%) Web Services
2 18 (46.15%) AngularJS
2 18 (46.15%) JSON
3 13 (33.33%) HTML
4 10 (25.64%) HTML5
5 8 (20.51%) PostGIS
5 8 (20.51%) SOAP
6 7 (17.95%) Leaflet
6 7 (17.95%) OpenLayers
7 6 (15.38%) .NET
7 6 (15.38%) Drools
7 6 (15.38%) Hibernate
7 6 (15.38%) Java EE
7 6 (15.38%) jBPM
7 6 (15.38%) JPA
7 6 (15.38%) jQuery
7 6 (15.38%) XML
8 5 (12.82%) CSS
8 5 (12.82%) XSD
8 5 (12.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.69%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Animation
4 1 (2.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (58.97%) Scrum
3 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (38.46%) TDD
4 10 (25.64%) BDD
5 9 (23.08%) Exploratory Testing
5 9 (23.08%) MVC
6 8 (20.51%) SOA
7 7 (17.95%) Microservices
7 7 (17.95%) Open Source
7 7 (17.95%) Open Source Development
7 7 (17.95%) SDLC
8 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Requirements Management
9 5 (12.82%) Coaching
9 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
10 4 (10.26%) iOS Development
10 4 (10.26%) OO
11 3 (7.69%) CRM
11 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (76.92%) Java
2 21 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 18 (46.15%) Python
4 5 (12.82%) C#
4 5 (12.82%) SQL
5 4 (10.26%) Objective-C
6 3 (7.69%) PHP
7 2 (5.13%) Apple Swift
7 2 (5.13%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) CA Agile Central
2 7 (17.95%) ESRI
3 6 (15.38%) Oracle
3 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.13%) Apple
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