Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 77 84
Rank change year-on-year +22 +7 +25
Contract jobs citing REST 85 62 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.00% 2.13% 1.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.64% 8.59% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 22 14
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +18.52%
10th Percentile £338 £351 £313
90th Percentile £588 £600 £530
Scotland median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
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 799 722 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 28.22% 24.84% 28.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 426 341
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -2.28%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £265
90th Percentile £564 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.17% -42.31% +108.00%
10th Percentile £19.02 £25.00 £44.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £35.00 £52.03
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% -46.67% +11.44%

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 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 66 (77.65%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (74.12%) Java
3 38 (44.71%) Microservices
4 31 (36.47%) Python
5 30 (35.29%) Scrum
6 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
7 24 (28.24%) Spring
8 23 (27.06%) TDD
8 23 (27.06%) Web Services
9 22 (25.88%) JSON
9 22 (25.88%) Kubernetes
10 20 (23.53%) Finance
11 17 (20.00%) SOAP
11 17 (20.00%) Docker
12 16 (18.82%) OO
12 16 (18.82%) Kanban
13 15 (17.65%) SQL
13 15 (17.65%) Puppet
14 14 (16.47%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (16.47%) JUnit
15 13 (15.29%) Test Automation
16 12 (14.12%) Domain-Driven Design
16 12 (14.12%) gRPC
16 12 (14.12%) Banking
16 12 (14.12%) HTTP
17 11 (12.94%) OOA/OOD
17 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
17 11 (12.94%) JIRA
17 11 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (12.94%) Technical Leadership

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 5 (5.88%) JBoss
1 5 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.71%) Confluence
3 2 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.35%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.35%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.47%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.76%) OpenShift
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.71%) NuGet
5 3 (3.53%) GitHub
6 1 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) SaaS
6 1 (1.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.88%) Redis
3 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.53%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.53%) MySQL
4 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.35%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.35%) Big Data
5 2 (2.35%) DB2
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.18%) Impala
6 1 (1.18%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) JUnit
2 11 (12.94%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
2 11 (12.94%) JIRA
3 5 (5.88%) Bitbucket
3 5 (5.88%) JMeter
4 4 (4.71%) FishEye
4 4 (4.71%) Maven
4 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.71%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.53%) Ant
5 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.53%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.53%) GitLab
5 3 (3.53%) Mockito
6 2 (2.35%) Hudson
6 2 (2.35%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.35%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.18%) Moq
General
1 20 (23.53%) Finance
2 12 (14.12%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) International Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Law
3 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (65.88%) Developer
2 30 (35.29%) Java Developer
3 19 (22.35%) Architect
4 13 (15.29%) Python Developer
5 10 (11.76%) Technical Architect
6 8 (9.41%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (4.71%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.35%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Analyst
9 2 (2.35%) Consultant
9 2 (2.35%) DevOps Consultant
9 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Technical Architect
9 2 (2.35%) Performance Test Leader
9 2 (2.35%) Principal Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Principal Software Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) React Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.24%) Spring
2 23 (27.06%) Web Services
3 22 (25.88%) JSON
4 17 (20.00%) SOAP
5 12 (14.12%) gRPC
6 11 (12.94%) Node.js
7 10 (11.76%) HTML
7 10 (11.76%) RESTful
7 10 (11.76%) ServiceStack
8 9 (10.59%) XML
9 8 (9.41%) CSS
9 8 (9.41%) Hibernate
10 7 (8.24%) .NET
10 7 (8.24%) GraphQL
10 7 (8.24%) jQuery
11 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET
11 6 (7.06%) J2EE
11 6 (7.06%) React
12 5 (5.88%) AngularJS
12 5 (5.88%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) User Experience
2 9 (10.59%) Fintech
3 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.53%) CMDB
5 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.18%) Blog
6 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Linux
2 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.35%) Unix
4 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (77.65%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (44.71%) Microservices
3 30 (35.29%) Scrum
4 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 23 (27.06%) TDD
6 16 (18.82%) Kanban
6 16 (18.82%) OO
7 13 (15.29%) Test Automation
8 12 (14.12%) Domain-Driven Design
9 11 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (12.94%) OOA/OOD
9 11 (12.94%) Technical Leadership
10 10 (11.76%) Data Modelling
11 9 (10.59%) DevOps
11 9 (10.59%) Logical Data Model
11 9 (10.59%) Physical Data Model
12 8 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (8.24%) BDD
13 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
14 6 (7.06%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (74.12%) Java
2 31 (36.47%) Python
3 15 (17.65%) SQL
4 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.59%) Java 8
6 5 (5.88%) C#
7 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.35%) Groovy
7 2 (2.35%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.18%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.18%) Perl
8 1 (1.18%) PHP
8 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.18%) SOQL
8 1 (1.18%) SOSL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (25.88%) Kubernetes
2 15 (17.65%) Puppet
3 10 (11.76%) Ansible
3 10 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.35%) Kibana
4 2 (2.35%) logstash
Vendors
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.24%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.71%) Informatica
4 3 (3.53%) IBM
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle
4 3 (3.53%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.35%) Tableau
6 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.18%) SAP
6 1 (1.18%) Teradata
6 1 (1.18%) Twitter