Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 78 111
Rank change year-on-year +1 +33 -7
Contract jobs citing REST 62 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.11% 1.62% 0.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.45% 5.91% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 12
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.52% -8.78%
10th Percentile £353 £315 £226
90th Percentile £600 £530 £448
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -12.50%
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 734 541 654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 24.98% 27.45% 20.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 329 375
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £270 £267 £275
90th Percentile £538 £503 £525
Scotland median daily rate £375 £353 £375
% change year-on-year +6.23% -5.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £30.00 £52.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.31% +108.00% -37.50%
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £42.50 £40.38
% change year-on-year -43.53% +5.25% +15.37%

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 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 37 (59.68%) Web Services
2 36 (58.06%) Git (software)
3 30 (48.39%) SOAP
4 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (41.94%) Java
5 26 (41.94%) GitHub
6 25 (40.32%) XML
7 23 (37.10%) JSON
8 22 (35.48%) Jenkins
9 21 (33.87%) Test Automation
9 21 (33.87%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (33.87%) Spring
10 20 (32.26%) JavaScript
10 20 (32.26%) RESTful
11 19 (30.65%) Puppet
11 19 (30.65%) Linux
11 19 (30.65%) Scrum
12 18 (29.03%) Software Engineering
13 17 (27.42%) Finance
13 17 (27.42%) HTML
13 17 (27.42%) SOA
13 17 (27.42%) Microservices
14 16 (25.81%) Configuration Management
14 16 (25.81%) CSS
14 16 (25.81%) Degree
15 14 (22.58%) Ajax
15 14 (22.58%) Oracle
15 14 (22.58%) AngularJS
16 13 (20.97%) Analytics
16 13 (20.97%) Oracle SOA Suite

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 (20.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.23%) Apache
2 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.23%) JBoss
2 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.61%) CICS
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
Business Applications
1 13 (20.97%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (41.94%) GitHub
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.84%) IaaS
3 3 (4.84%) PaaS
4 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.61%) npm
5 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) CTI
1 2 (3.23%) Firewall
1 2 (3.23%) SSL
2 1 (1.61%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.61%) LDAP
2 1 (1.61%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.23%) Redis
2 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 36 (58.06%) Git (software)
2 22 (35.48%) Jenkins
3 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
3 13 (20.97%) GitLab
4 12 (19.35%) Mockito
5 9 (14.52%) Artifactory
6 6 (9.68%) TeamCity
7 5 (8.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (8.06%) Bitbucket
7 5 (8.06%) JIRA
7 5 (8.06%) SoapUI
7 5 (8.06%) Subversion
7 5 (8.06%) XMLSpy
8 4 (6.45%) JUnit
9 3 (4.84%) Appium
9 3 (4.84%) Gradle
9 3 (4.84%) Maven
9 3 (4.84%) Protractor
9 3 (4.84%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (4.84%) TestNG
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (53.23%) Developer
2 13 (20.97%) ServiceNow Developer
3 10 (16.13%) Java Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Consultant
4 6 (9.68%) Java Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Java Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Java Software Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Java Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Software Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Solutions Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Web Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Python Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (59.68%) Web Services
2 30 (48.39%) SOAP
3 25 (40.32%) XML
4 23 (37.10%) JSON
5 21 (33.87%) Spring
6 20 (32.26%) RESTful
7 17 (27.42%) HTML
8 16 (25.81%) CSS
9 14 (22.58%) Ajax
9 14 (22.58%) AngularJS
10 13 (20.97%) JMX
10 13 (20.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (11.29%) .NET
12 6 (9.68%) Swagger
13 5 (8.06%) YAML
14 4 (6.45%) JPA
14 4 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (6.45%) WSDL
15 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
15 3 (4.84%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.23%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.23%) DataPower
2 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.61%) Blog
3 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) PKI
3 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Linux
2 13 (20.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.61%) Unix
3 1 (1.61%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.87%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (33.87%) Test Automation
3 19 (30.65%) Scrum
4 18 (29.03%) Software Engineering
5 17 (27.42%) Microservices
5 17 (27.42%) SOA
6 16 (25.81%) Configuration Management
7 13 (20.97%) Analytics
7 13 (20.97%) ITSM
7 13 (20.97%) Presales
7 13 (20.97%) Workflow
8 12 (19.35%) Risk Management
9 8 (12.90%) DevOps
9 8 (12.90%) Performance Measurement
10 6 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (8.06%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (8.06%) Functional Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Performance Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.94%) Java
2 20 (32.26%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.29%) Python
4 6 (9.68%) C#
5 5 (8.06%) SQL
6 3 (4.84%) XPath
7 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.61%) C++
8 1 (1.61%) Perl
8 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) Degree
2 12 (19.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.23%) MCSD
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.97%) GDPR
2 12 (19.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (30.65%) Puppet
2 6 (9.68%) Ansible
3 2 (3.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (22.58%) Oracle
2 13 (20.97%) ServiceNow
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.84%) IBM
5 2 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix
6 1 (1.61%) F5
6 1 (1.61%) Google
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com