Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 77 75
Rank change year-on-year +17 -2 +12
Contract jobs citing REST 68 72 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.66% 2.42% 1.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.04% 10.07% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 23
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -
10th Percentile £385 £361 £314
90th Percentile £593 £600 £493
Scotland median daily rate £450 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +18.52%
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 677 715 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 26.43% 24.03% 31.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 432 372
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.89% +0.32%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £263
90th Percentile £543 £538 £513
Scotland median daily rate £425 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +11.84% +4.83% -3.33%
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 £35.00 £25.00 £50.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £35.00 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% -46.67% +12.50%

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 17 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 54 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (70.59%) Java
3 29 (42.65%) Microservices
4 21 (30.88%) Python
5 20 (29.41%) Web Services
5 20 (29.41%) Finance
6 19 (27.94%) JSON
7 17 (25.00%) Scrum
7 17 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 16 (23.53%) Jenkins
8 16 (23.53%) Spring
8 16 (23.53%) JavaScript
9 15 (22.06%) SOAP
9 15 (22.06%) TDD
9 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
9 15 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (20.59%) Linux
11 13 (19.12%) SQL
11 13 (19.12%) Puppet
11 13 (19.12%) Java 8
12 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
13 11 (16.18%) Kanban
14 10 (14.71%) BDD
14 10 (14.71%) User Experience
14 10 (14.71%) Ansible
14 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
14 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (13.24%) Kubernetes
16 8 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
16 8 (11.76%) Docker

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 (8.82%) JBoss
2 4 (5.88%) Confluence
2 4 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.94%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) IIS
4 1 (1.47%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.76%) OpenShift
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.88%) NuGet
5 3 (4.41%) BrowserStack
5 3 (4.41%) GitHub
5 3 (4.41%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (1.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) Serverless
6 1 (1.47%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) MySQL
2 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.94%) Big Data
3 2 (2.94%) DB2
3 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.29%) JIRA
4 5 (7.35%) Maven
4 5 (7.35%) TeamCity
5 4 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.88%) JMeter
5 4 (5.88%) Selenium
5 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.41%) FishEye
6 3 (4.41%) GitLab
6 3 (4.41%) Mockito
7 2 (2.94%) Ant
7 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.94%) Hudson
7 2 (2.94%) JUnit
7 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.94%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.47%) NUnit
General
1 20 (29.41%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Law
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (60.29%) Developer
2 22 (32.35%) Java Developer
3 12 (17.65%) Architect
4 7 (10.29%) Python Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Enterprise Architect
6 5 (7.35%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.94%) DevOps Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) Linux Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Performance Test Leader
9 2 (2.94%) Principal Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Principal Software Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (29.41%) Web Services
2 19 (27.94%) JSON
3 16 (23.53%) Spring
4 15 (22.06%) SOAP
5 8 (11.76%) Node.js
6 7 (10.29%) .NET
6 7 (10.29%) RESTful
7 6 (8.82%) .NET Framework
7 6 (8.82%) AngularJS
7 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (8.82%) CSS
7 6 (8.82%) HTML
8 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET
8 5 (7.35%) J2EE
8 5 (7.35%) React
8 5 (7.35%) XML
9 4 (5.88%) Ajax
9 4 (5.88%) GraphQL
9 4 (5.88%) JSP
10 3 (4.41%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) User Experience
2 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.41%) CMDB
4 2 (2.94%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Blog
5 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.47%) Fintech
5 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.59%) Linux
2 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.94%) Unix
4 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (42.65%) Microservices
3 17 (25.00%) Scrum
3 17 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 15 (22.06%) Software Engineering
4 15 (22.06%) TDD
5 11 (16.18%) Kanban
6 10 (14.71%) BDD
6 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (11.76%) Data Modelling
7 8 (11.76%) DevOps
7 8 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
7 8 (11.76%) MVC
7 8 (11.76%) Performance Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Logical Data Model
8 7 (10.29%) Multithreading
8 7 (10.29%) Physical Data Model
8 7 (10.29%) Technical Leadership
9 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (70.59%) Java
2 21 (30.88%) Python
3 16 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 13 (19.12%) Java 8
4 13 (19.12%) SQL
5 5 (7.35%) C#
6 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.47%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.47%) ES6
7 1 (1.47%) Groovy
7 1 (1.47%) JSX
7 1 (1.47%) PHP
7 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.47%) SOQL
7 1 (1.47%) SOSL
7 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) Puppet
2 10 (14.71%) Ansible
3 9 (13.24%) Kubernetes
4 8 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.94%) Kibana
5 2 (2.94%) logstash
Vendors
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) Informatica
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle
2 3 (4.41%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.47%) Tableau
4 1 (1.47%) Teradata
4 1 (1.47%) Twitter