Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 21 January 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 88 85
Rank change year-on-year +40 -3 +23
Contract jobs citing REST 204 103 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.35% 2.19% 2.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.10% 8.44% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 50 47
Scotland median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +18.52%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £300
90th Percentile £567 £578 £511
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,351 1,221 1,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.78% 25.96% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 750 672
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £270
90th Percentile £543 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £476 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.48% +8.24% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 19
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -46.67% +11.97%
10th Percentile £13.16 £13.45 £16.80
90th Percentile £43.75 £31.00 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.83% - +6.67%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for REST in Scotland

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in Scotland

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Scotland

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in Scotland

REST
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +30 116 £450 +16.13% 19
Edinburgh +17 75 £450 - 6
Fife - 3 £425 - 1
Stirling +4 2 £500 -
Midlothian - 2 £425 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £400 -
REST
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Scotland region with a requirement for REST.

1 136 (66.67%) Java
2 121 (59.31%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (43.14%) Web Services
4 77 (37.75%) SOAP
5 56 (27.45%) JSON
5 56 (27.45%) Test Automation
6 54 (26.47%) Spring
7 53 (25.98%) MVC
8 52 (25.49%) SQL
8 52 (25.49%) TDD
9 49 (24.02%) JavaScript
10 48 (23.53%) Finance
11 47 (23.04%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (22.55%) Banking
13 45 (22.06%) XML
14 42 (20.59%) Microservices
15 37 (18.14%) Git (software)
16 36 (17.65%) Python
17 35 (17.16%) Scrum
18 34 (16.67%) Unit Testing
19 32 (15.69%) Linux
20 31 (15.20%) Oracle
20 31 (15.20%) Jenkins
21 28 (13.73%) Greenfield Project
22 26 (12.75%) HTML
22 26 (12.75%) Kanban
22 26 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
22 26 (12.75%) Software Engineering
23 25 (12.25%) CSS
23 25 (12.25%) Eclipse

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (6.86%) Confluence
2 11 (5.39%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.92%) JBoss
4 5 (2.45%) Mule
4 5 (2.45%) Mule ESB
4 5 (2.45%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.96%) Apache Qpid
6 2 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.98%) CMS
6 2 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.49%) Apache
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.49%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.49%) IIS
7 1 (0.49%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (5.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (3.43%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.90%) OpenShift
4 8 (3.92%) NuGet
4 8 (3.92%) SaaS
5 5 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.96%) Firebase
6 4 (1.96%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.47%) GitHub
8 2 (0.98%) BrowserStack
8 2 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.98%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.49%) Apigee
9 1 (0.49%) Apple Pay
9 1 (0.49%) Google Pay
9 1 (0.49%) npm
9 1 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.49%) Samsung Pay
9 1 (0.49%) Serverless
9 1 (0.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.43%) AMQP
2 6 (2.94%) HTTP
3 4 (1.96%) NAS
4 3 (1.47%) Internet
5 2 (0.98%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.98%) NFC
6 1 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.49%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.49%) SSL
6 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 15 (7.35%) Relational Database
4 13 (6.37%) DB2
5 10 (4.90%) RDBMS
6 8 (3.92%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.92%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.92%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (2.45%) SQLite
8 4 (1.96%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.96%) MySQL
9 2 (0.98%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.98%) Big Data
9 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.98%) Power BI
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.49%) Impala
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.49%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 37 (18.14%) Git (software)
2 31 (15.20%) Jenkins
3 25 (12.25%) Eclipse
4 24 (11.76%) JIRA
5 22 (10.78%) Maven
6 17 (8.33%) Xcode
7 14 (6.86%) Android Studio
8 12 (5.88%) JUnit
9 10 (4.90%) Ant
9 10 (4.90%) Visual Studio
10 9 (4.41%) Bitbucket
10 9 (4.41%) JMeter
10 9 (4.41%) TeamCity
11 8 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (3.43%) FishEye
12 7 (3.43%) SoapUI
12 7 (3.43%) Subversion
13 6 (2.94%) Cucumber
13 6 (2.94%) Mockito
13 6 (2.94%) Selenium
General
1 48 (23.53%) Finance
2 46 (22.55%) Banking
3 5 (2.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.49%) Law
4 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.49%) Retail
4 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (68.63%) Developer
2 56 (27.45%) Java Developer
3 22 (10.78%) Architect
4 19 (9.31%) iOS Developer
5 15 (7.35%) Android Developer
5 15 (7.35%) Full Stack Developer
6 13 (6.37%) Python Developer
7 11 (5.39%) Objective-C Developer
8 10 (4.90%) React Developer
8 10 (4.90%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.41%) .NET Developer
9 9 (4.41%) Analyst
10 8 (3.92%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.92%) Technical Architect
11 7 (3.43%) Consultant
11 7 (3.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (2.94%) Java Engineer
12 6 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (2.94%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (43.14%) Web Services
2 77 (37.75%) SOAP
3 56 (27.45%) JSON
4 54 (26.47%) Spring
5 45 (22.06%) XML
6 26 (12.75%) HTML
7 25 (12.25%) CSS
8 24 (11.76%) React
9 22 (10.78%) .NET
9 22 (10.78%) AngularJS
10 18 (8.82%) iOS SDK
11 16 (7.84%) J2EE
11 16 (7.84%) Node.js
12 15 (7.35%) Cocoa
13 14 (6.86%) Android SDK
13 14 (6.86%) ASP.NET
14 13 (6.37%) Java EE
15 12 (5.88%) Hibernate
15 12 (5.88%) OAuth
15 12 (5.88%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.73%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (9.80%) Mobile Banking
3 15 (7.35%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (7.35%) User Experience
4 7 (3.43%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.43%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.47%) CMDB
6 3 (1.47%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.47%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.98%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.98%) Digital Wallet
7 2 (0.98%) Fintech
7 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Blog
8 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.69%) Linux
2 19 (9.31%) Apple iOS
3 17 (8.33%) Android
4 9 (4.41%) Unix
5 5 (2.45%) Windows
6 3 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (59.31%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (27.45%) Test Automation
3 53 (25.98%) MVC
4 52 (25.49%) TDD
5 47 (23.04%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (20.59%) Microservices
7 35 (17.16%) Scrum
8 34 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 26 (12.75%) Kanban
9 26 (12.75%) Software Engineering
10 24 (11.76%) Analytics
10 24 (11.76%) MVVM
11 22 (10.78%) Continuous Delivery
12 19 (9.31%) iOS Development
12 19 (9.31%) Web Development
13 16 (7.84%) Android Development
14 15 (7.35%) DevOps
15 14 (6.86%) BDD
15 14 (6.86%) SDLC
16 13 (6.37%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 136 (66.67%) Java
2 52 (25.49%) SQL
3 49 (24.02%) JavaScript
4 36 (17.65%) Python
5 19 (9.31%) Apple Swift
5 19 (9.31%) C#
5 19 (9.31%) Objective-C
6 18 (8.82%) Java 8
7 11 (5.39%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.90%) Perl
9 6 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.45%) Groovy
11 3 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.47%) Go
12 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.49%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.49%) PHP
13 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.49%) Ruby
13 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (6.86%) Degree
2 10 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.96%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (9.31%) Puppet
2 16 (7.84%) Ansible
3 14 (6.86%) Kubernetes
3 14 (6.86%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.96%) Nagios
5 3 (1.47%) Rancher
6 2 (0.98%) Kibana
6 2 (0.98%) logstash
Vendors
1 31 (15.20%) Oracle
2 18 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.86%) IBM
4 10 (4.90%) Google
5 5 (2.45%) Apple
5 5 (2.45%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.45%) OutSystems
6 4 (1.96%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (1.96%) Informatica
6 4 (1.96%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.47%) Twitter
8 2 (0.98%) Adobe
8 2 (0.98%) Omniture
8 2 (0.98%) Splunk
8 2 (0.98%) Tableau
9 1 (0.49%) F5
9 1 (0.49%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.49%) Samsung
9 1 (0.49%) Teradata