The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 3 months to 29 March 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 30 56
Rank change year-on-year -7 +26  
Contract jobs citing REST 20 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 3.79% 4.97% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.24% 18.01% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 3
Median daily rate £358 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.16% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% +24.03%  

REST is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 178 161 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 33.71% 27.62% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 94 121
Median daily rate £350 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.61 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing REST as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for REST in Glasgow

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for REST.

1 23 (62.16%) Java
2 18 (48.65%) Microservices
3 16 (43.24%) JMS
3 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (37.84%) Spring
5 13 (35.14%) SOAP
6 12 (32.43%) IBM
7 11 (29.73%) Banking
7 11 (29.73%) Hibernate
7 11 (29.73%) Web Services
7 11 (29.73%) MySQL
7 11 (29.73%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 10 (27.03%) SOA
8 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
9 9 (24.32%) Confluence
9 9 (24.32%) Translating Business Requirements
9 9 (24.32%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (21.62%) Wiki
11 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (18.92%) HTTP
12 6 (16.22%) XQuery
12 6 (16.22%) Apache
12 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
12 6 (16.22%) XSLT
12 6 (16.22%) Linux
12 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
12 6 (16.22%) Multithreading
12 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
12 6 (16.22%) XPath
13 5 (13.51%) Maven

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 9 (24.32%) Confluence
1 9 (24.32%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (16.22%) Apache
2 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (5.41%) CMS
3 2 (5.41%) GlassFish
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.70%) GeoServer
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 11 (29.73%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) Broadband
2 1 (2.70%) DVB
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) MySQL
2 6 (16.22%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.70%) GIS
4 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) Spatial Data
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Maven
2 4 (10.81%) Gradle
3 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.11%) JIRA
3 3 (8.11%) JUnit
4 2 (5.41%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.41%) JBehave
4 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.41%) Mockito
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (5.41%) Selenium
4 2 (5.41%) Subversion
5 1 (2.70%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
General
1 11 (29.73%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (94.59%) Developer
2 17 (45.95%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.51%) iOS Developer
3 5 (13.51%) Salesforce Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Objective-C Developer
5 2 (5.41%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) AWS Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Java Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.70%) PHP Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Python Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Report Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (43.24%) JMS
2 14 (37.84%) Spring
3 13 (35.14%) SOAP
4 11 (29.73%) Hibernate
4 11 (29.73%) Web Services
5 6 (16.22%) XSLT
6 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
6 5 (13.51%) Visualforce
6 5 (13.51%) XML
7 4 (10.81%) CSS
7 4 (10.81%) HTML
8 3 (8.11%) Angular 2
8 3 (8.11%) JSP
8 3 (8.11%) React
9 2 (5.41%) Apache Camel
9 2 (5.41%) Apache Felix
9 2 (5.41%) Apache Sling
9 2 (5.41%) J2EE
9 2 (5.41%) JAX-RS
9 2 (5.41%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Wiki
2 5 (13.51%) iPad
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) DataPower
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) Apple iOS
3 4 (10.81%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Microservices
2 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.03%) SOA
3 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Translating Business Requirements
5 6 (16.22%) Multithreading
5 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.51%) API Development
6 5 (13.51%) iOS Development
6 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.11%) High Availability
7 3 (8.11%) Migration
7 3 (8.11%) SDLC
7 3 (8.11%) TDD
8 2 (5.41%) Content Management
8 2 (5.41%) CRM
8 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Supplier Management
8 2 (5.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) XPath
2 6 (16.22%) XQuery
3 5 (13.51%) Apex Code
3 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.51%) Objective-C
3 5 (13.51%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) Groovy
5 3 (8.11%) C
5 3 (8.11%) Perl
6 2 (5.41%) Jython
6 2 (5.41%) Python
7 1 (2.70%) PHP
7 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) IBM
2 5 (13.51%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) Adobe
5 1 (2.70%) ESRI
5 1 (2.70%) Reuters