Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 76 56
Rank change year-on-year +1 -20 +61
Contract jobs citing REST 54 36 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.87% 1.73% 2.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.46% 6.23% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 15
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -22.22% +9.09%
10th Percentile £336 £303 £329
90th Percentile £600 £500 £533
Scotland median daily rate £425 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +18.06% -4.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 724 578 656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 25.02% 27.76% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 398 365
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £313 £268 £265
90th Percentile £530 £529 £531
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £23.59 £47.23 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.06% +64.28% -28.13%
10th Percentile £14.45 £42.16 £17.18
90th Percentile £32.72 £52.17 £40.93
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £43.39 £35.75
% change year-on-year -25.10% +21.37% -10.63%

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 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 37 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (61.11%) Java
3 24 (44.44%) SOAP
4 22 (40.74%) Node.js
5 21 (38.89%) Microservices
6 20 (37.04%) Spring
7 19 (35.19%) JIRA
7 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
8 17 (31.48%) Web Services
8 17 (31.48%) Hibernate
8 17 (31.48%) React
9 16 (29.63%) Oracle
10 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
11 14 (25.93%) Software Architecture
11 14 (25.93%) HTML
11 14 (25.93%) CSS
11 14 (25.93%) Atlassian
12 13 (24.07%) Web Development
12 13 (24.07%) Confluence
13 12 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (22.22%) Spring Boot
13 12 (22.22%) SOA
14 11 (20.37%) E-Commerce
14 11 (20.37%) Oracle Database
14 11 (20.37%) HTML5
14 11 (20.37%) Test Automation
15 10 (18.52%) iPad
15 10 (18.52%) User Experience
15 10 (18.52%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 10 (18.52%) DevOps

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 13 (24.07%) Confluence
2 12 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (9.26%) Apache
4 4 (7.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.85%) JBoss
6 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.85%) Maya
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.70%) Heroku
3 2 (3.70%) IaaS
3 2 (3.70%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (3.70%) OpenShift
3 2 (3.70%) PaaS
4 1 (1.85%) GitHub
4 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) HTTP
2 2 (3.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
3 1 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.96%) MongoDB
3 6 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (11.11%) Big Data
3 6 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 6 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 5 (9.26%) MySQL
4 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.70%) Redis
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.85%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 19 (35.19%) JIRA
2 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
3 8 (14.81%) Jenkins
4 6 (11.11%) Bitbucket
5 5 (9.26%) TeamCity
6 4 (7.41%) JUnit
6 4 (7.41%) Maven
6 4 (7.41%) Subversion
7 3 (5.56%) Artifactory
7 3 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (5.56%) CF BOSH
7 3 (5.56%) Mockito
8 2 (3.70%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (3.70%) Gatling
8 2 (3.70%) Gradle
8 2 (3.70%) Hudson
8 2 (3.70%) Spock
9 1 (1.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (1.85%) FishEye
9 1 (1.85%) TestNG
General
1 10 (18.52%) Banking
2 5 (9.26%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (59.26%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Architect
3 7 (12.96%) Java Architect
4 6 (11.11%) Java Solutions Architect
4 6 (11.11%) Python Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.26%) React Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.41%) JIRA Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Data Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Java Technical Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (44.44%) SOAP
2 22 (40.74%) Node.js
3 20 (37.04%) Spring
4 17 (31.48%) Hibernate
4 17 (31.48%) React
4 17 (31.48%) Web Services
5 14 (25.93%) CSS
5 14 (25.93%) HTML
6 12 (22.22%) Spring Boot
7 11 (20.37%) HTML5
8 10 (18.52%) Middleware
8 10 (18.52%) Redux
9 9 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 9 (16.67%) JSON
9 9 (16.67%) XML
10 8 (14.81%) CSS3
11 7 (12.96%) GraphQL
12 6 (11.11%) .NET
12 6 (11.11%) J2EE
12 6 (11.11%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) iPad
1 10 (18.52%) User Experience
2 8 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 4 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (7.41%) Wiki
5 3 (5.56%) Fintech
6 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.85%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) Android
1 6 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.70%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (68.52%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.89%) Microservices
3 14 (25.93%) Software Architecture
4 13 (24.07%) Web Development
5 12 (22.22%) SOA
6 11 (20.37%) E-Commerce
6 11 (20.37%) Test Automation
7 10 (18.52%) DevOps
7 10 (18.52%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 10 (18.52%) SOLID
7 10 (18.52%) TDD
8 9 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (16.67%) OO
8 9 (16.67%) Scrum
9 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
10 6 (11.11%) BDD
10 6 (11.11%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 6 (11.11%) The Twelve-Factor App
11 5 (9.26%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (9.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 33 (61.11%) Java
2 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
3 10 (18.52%) SQL
4 7 (12.96%) C#
4 7 (12.96%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.85%) Apple Swift
6 1 (1.85%) ES7
6 1 (1.85%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Kubernetes
2 4 (7.41%) Ansible
2 4 (7.41%) Puppet
3 3 (5.56%) Salt
4 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.85%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) Oracle
2 14 (25.93%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.70%) Appcelerator
4 2 (3.70%) IBM
4 2 (3.70%) Kony
4 2 (3.70%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.85%) Adobe
5 1 (1.85%) Google
5 1 (1.85%) Ping Identity
5 1 (1.85%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.85%) Splunk