Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 77 68
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9 +50
Contract jobs citing REST 93 53 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.16% 1.91% 2.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.27% 7.54% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 17 17
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +41.67%
10th Percentile £338 £353 £313
90th Percentile £595 £600 £530
Scotland median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +15.11%
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 825 703 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 28.07% 25.40% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 429 356
Edinburgh median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% - -
10th Percentile £313 £267 £285
90th Percentile £550 £538 £508
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £12.17 £43.39 £46.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.95% -5.93% +14.23%
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +20.37% -28.00% -9.51%

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 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 68 (73.12%) Java
1 68 (73.12%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.94%) Microservices
3 35 (37.63%) Python
4 33 (35.48%) Scrum
5 27 (29.03%) Spring
6 26 (27.96%) Software Engineering
7 23 (24.73%) TDD
7 23 (24.73%) Kubernetes
8 22 (23.66%) JIRA
8 22 (23.66%) Web Services
9 21 (22.58%) SOAP
9 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
9 21 (22.58%) Kanban
10 20 (21.51%) Node.js
10 20 (21.51%) HTML
10 20 (21.51%) OO
11 19 (20.43%) CSS
11 19 (20.43%) JSON
11 19 (20.43%) Banking
12 18 (19.35%) SQL
12 18 (19.35%) User Experience
12 18 (19.35%) Docker
13 16 (17.20%) Atlassian
13 16 (17.20%) Hibernate
14 15 (16.13%) JUnit
14 15 (16.13%) HTTP
15 14 (15.05%) XML
15 14 (15.05%) Git (software)
16 13 (13.98%) Domain-Driven Design

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 12 (12.90%) Confluence
2 5 (5.38%) Apache
2 5 (5.38%) JBoss
2 5 (5.38%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.15%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.08%) IIS
6 1 (1.08%) Mendix
6 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (4.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.08%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.08%) Maya
2 1 (1.08%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (9.68%) OpenShift
3 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.23%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (2.15%) NuGet
6 1 (1.08%) GitHub
6 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.08%) SaaS
6 1 (1.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.13%) HTTP
2 1 (1.08%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 8 (8.60%) MySQL
3 7 (7.53%) NoSQL
3 7 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.53%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.45%) Redis
5 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.15%) DB2
7 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.08%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.08%) Impala
8 1 (1.08%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.08%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 22 (23.66%) JIRA
2 15 (16.13%) JUnit
3 14 (15.05%) Git (software)
4 9 (9.68%) Bitbucket
5 8 (8.60%) Jenkins
6 7 (7.53%) TeamCity
7 5 (5.38%) JMeter
7 5 (5.38%) Maven
8 4 (4.30%) FishEye
9 3 (3.23%) Ant
9 3 (3.23%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.23%) Subversion
9 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.15%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.15%) CF BOSH
10 2 (2.15%) Hudson
10 2 (2.15%) SoapUI
10 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (2.15%) Travis CI
General
1 19 (20.43%) Banking
2 11 (11.83%) Finance
3 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.08%) International Banking
3 1 (1.08%) Law
3 1 (1.08%) Retail
3 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (63.44%) Developer
2 23 (24.73%) Java Developer
3 19 (20.43%) Architect
4 16 (17.20%) Python Developer
5 11 (11.83%) Technical Architect
6 8 (8.60%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (5.38%) Software Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) JIRA Developer
8 4 (4.30%) React Developer
9 3 (3.23%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Consultant
9 3 (3.23%) Digital Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.15%) Analyst
10 2 (2.15%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Cloud Engineer
10 2 (2.15%) DevOps Consultant
10 2 (2.15%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (29.03%) Spring
2 22 (23.66%) Web Services
3 21 (22.58%) SOAP
4 20 (21.51%) HTML
4 20 (21.51%) Node.js
5 19 (20.43%) CSS
5 19 (20.43%) JSON
6 16 (17.20%) Hibernate
7 14 (15.05%) XML
8 13 (13.98%) gRPC
9 12 (12.90%) AngularJS
9 12 (12.90%) GraphQL
10 11 (11.83%) ServiceStack
11 10 (10.75%) J2EE
11 10 (10.75%) jQuery
12 9 (9.68%) Ajax
12 9 (9.68%) HTML5
12 9 (9.68%) React
13 7 (7.53%) JPA
13 7 (7.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.35%) User Experience
2 10 (10.75%) Fintech
3 8 (8.60%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.30%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.30%) Wiki
5 3 (3.23%) CMDB
5 3 (3.23%) iPad
6 2 (2.15%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.08%) Blog
7 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.08%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) Android
1 4 (4.30%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.15%) Linux
2 2 (2.15%) Unix
2 2 (2.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (73.12%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.94%) Microservices
3 33 (35.48%) Scrum
4 26 (27.96%) Software Engineering
5 23 (24.73%) TDD
6 21 (22.58%) Kanban
7 20 (21.51%) OO
8 13 (13.98%) Data Modelling
8 13 (13.98%) Domain-Driven Design
9 12 (12.90%) OOA/OOD
10 11 (11.83%) DevOps
10 11 (11.83%) Test Automation
11 10 (10.75%) Software Architecture
12 9 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (9.68%) Logical Data Model
12 9 (9.68%) Physical Data Model
13 8 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (8.60%) Performance Testing
14 7 (7.53%) BDD
15 6 (6.45%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (73.12%) Java
2 35 (37.63%) Python
3 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 18 (19.35%) SQL
5 5 (5.38%) C#
6 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.15%) Groovy
6 2 (2.15%) PHP
6 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.08%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.08%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.08%) ES7
7 1 (1.08%) Java 8
7 1 (1.08%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.08%) Perl
7 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.08%) SOQL
7 1 (1.08%) SOSL
7 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.30%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (19.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (24.73%) Kubernetes
2 13 (13.98%) Ansible
2 13 (13.98%) Puppet
3 12 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.15%) Kibana
4 2 (2.15%) logstash
4 2 (2.15%) Salt
5 1 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) Atlassian
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle
3 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.38%) IBM
5 3 (3.23%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.15%) Informatica
7 1 (1.08%) Adobe
7 1 (1.08%) Appcelerator
7 1 (1.08%) Google
7 1 (1.08%) Kony
7 1 (1.08%) OutSystems
7 1 (1.08%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.08%) SAP
7 1 (1.08%) Splunk
7 1 (1.08%) Tableau
7 1 (1.08%) Twitter
7 1 (1.08%) Xamarin