Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 71 117
Rank change year-on-year -4 +46 -13
Contract jobs citing REST 54 60 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.93% 2.59% 0.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.70% 10.20% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +50.00% -17.81%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £221
90th Percentile £600 £531 £450
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £348
% change year-on-year - +15.11% -7.33%
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 701 588 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 25.09% 25.42% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 359 333
Edinburgh median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% - -
10th Percentile £267 £275 £264
90th Percentile £540 £505 £523
Scotland median daily rate £380 £353 £375
% change year-on-year +7.65% -5.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.39 £46.13 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.93% +14.23% +16.20%
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -28.00% -11.76% +6.92%

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 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 33 (61.11%) Web Services
2 30 (55.56%) Git (software)
3 28 (51.85%) Java
3 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (46.30%) SOAP
5 23 (42.59%) Jenkins
6 22 (40.74%) Spring
6 22 (40.74%) JSON
7 21 (38.89%) Test Automation
7 21 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (38.89%) GitHub
8 19 (35.19%) Puppet
8 19 (35.19%) RESTful
8 19 (35.19%) Scrum
8 19 (35.19%) XML
9 18 (33.33%) Linux
9 18 (33.33%) SOA
9 18 (33.33%) Finance
10 17 (31.48%) Degree
10 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
10 17 (31.48%) Microservices
11 16 (29.63%) Configuration Management
11 16 (29.63%) Software Engineering
12 14 (25.93%) Oracle
12 14 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (25.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (24.07%) Cucumber
13 13 (24.07%) GitLab
13 13 (24.07%) Payment Gateway
13 13 (24.07%) GDPR

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 14 (25.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.70%) Apache
3 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (1.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) SAS
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (38.89%) GitHub
2 3 (5.56%) IaaS
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.56%) PaaS
3 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.85%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.85%) npm
4 1 (1.85%) SaaS
4 1 (1.85%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) CTI
2 1 (1.85%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.85%) LDAP
2 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.85%) SSL
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.70%) Redis
2 2 (3.70%) Spatial Data
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 30 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 23 (42.59%) Jenkins
3 13 (24.07%) Cucumber
3 13 (24.07%) GitLab
4 12 (22.22%) Mockito
5 9 (16.67%) Artifactory
6 7 (12.96%) JIRA
7 6 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (11.11%) Subversion
7 6 (11.11%) TeamCity
8 5 (9.26%) Bitbucket
8 5 (9.26%) SoapUI
8 5 (9.26%) XMLSpy
9 3 (5.56%) Gradle
9 3 (5.56%) Maven
9 3 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (3.70%) JUnit
10 2 (3.70%) Selenium
10 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
2 3 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Developer
2 9 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) ServiceNow Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Consultant
4 6 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Java Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Java Software Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Senior Java Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Software Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Solutions Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Web Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (61.11%) Web Services
2 25 (46.30%) SOAP
3 22 (40.74%) JSON
3 22 (40.74%) Spring
4 19 (35.19%) RESTful
4 19 (35.19%) XML
5 13 (24.07%) HTML
5 13 (24.07%) JMX
6 12 (22.22%) CSS
7 10 (18.52%) Ajax
7 10 (18.52%) AngularJS
8 9 (16.67%) .NET
8 9 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (12.96%) Swagger
10 5 (9.26%) JPA
10 5 (9.26%) YAML
11 4 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (5.56%) .NET Core
12 3 (5.56%) Hibernate
12 3 (5.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.70%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.85%) Blog
3 1 (1.85%) DataPower
3 1 (1.85%) PKI
3 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Linux
2 14 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Unix
3 2 (3.70%) Windows
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 19 (35.19%) Scrum
4 18 (33.33%) SOA
5 17 (31.48%) Microservices
6 16 (29.63%) Configuration Management
6 16 (29.63%) Software Engineering
7 12 (22.22%) Risk Management
8 9 (16.67%) DevOps
9 8 (14.81%) Analytics
9 8 (14.81%) ITSM
9 8 (14.81%) Presales
9 8 (14.81%) Workflow
10 6 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (11.11%) TDD
11 5 (9.26%) Functional Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Performance Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) Java
2 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.96%) Python
4 6 (11.11%) C#
5 5 (9.26%) SQL
6 2 (3.70%) C++
6 2 (3.70%) XPath
7 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) VB
7 1 (1.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) Degree
2 12 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.70%) MCSD
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.07%) GDPR
2 12 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (35.19%) Puppet
2 6 (11.11%) Ansible
3 2 (3.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Oracle
2 8 (14.81%) ServiceNow
3 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.70%) Avaya
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix
5 1 (1.85%) F5
5 1 (1.85%) Google
5 1 (1.85%) IBM