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 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Representational State Transfer (REST)
UK / Scotland
Rank 52 55 101
Rank change year-on-year +3 +46  
Contract jobs citing REST 51 81 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.98% 3.14% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.16% 13.57% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 13
Median daily rate £360 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £225 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 502 597 562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.34% 23.13% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 342 344
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 8
Median hourly rate £52.17 £22.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +131.86% -50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in Scotland

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +10 25 £369 -18.05% 4
Glasgow -8 17 £358 +19.16% 4
Moray - 7 £400 -
Stirling - 1 £475 -
REST
UK

REST
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for REST.

1 56 (64.37%) Java
1 56 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.28%) Web Services
3 40 (45.98%) JavaScript
4 39 (44.83%) Scrum
5 33 (37.93%) Microservices
6 31 (35.63%) Git (software)
6 31 (35.63%) Maven
7 28 (32.18%) HTML
7 28 (32.18%) SOAP
7 28 (32.18%) JMS
8 27 (31.03%) JIRA
8 27 (31.03%) AngularJS
9 26 (29.89%) Jenkins
9 26 (29.89%) SOA
9 26 (29.89%) Linux
10 23 (26.44%) Python
10 23 (26.44%) Selenium
11 22 (25.29%) JSON
11 22 (25.29%) Cucumber
12 21 (24.14%) MySQL
13 20 (22.99%) CSS
13 20 (22.99%) MVC
13 20 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (22.99%) TDD
14 18 (20.69%) SQL
14 18 (20.69%) NoSQL
15 17 (19.54%) Gradle
16 16 (18.39%) Spring
17 15 (17.24%) Hibernate

REST
Top Related 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 (16.09%) JBoss
2 12 (13.79%) Confluence
3 11 (12.64%) Apache
3 11 (12.64%) GeoServer
4 8 (9.20%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (9.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (6.90%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.30%) CMS
6 2 (2.30%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.30%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.30%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.15%) FileNet
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 9 (10.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) HTTP
2 1 (1.15%) Broadband
2 1 (1.15%) DVB
2 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (24.14%) MySQL
2 18 (20.69%) NoSQL
3 11 (12.64%) GIS
4 10 (11.49%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (10.34%) Spatial Data
6 8 (9.20%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
8 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.15%) QGIS
9 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (35.63%) Git (software)
1 31 (35.63%) Maven
2 27 (31.03%) JIRA
3 26 (29.89%) Jenkins
4 23 (26.44%) Selenium
5 22 (25.29%) Cucumber
6 17 (19.54%) Gradle
7 14 (16.09%) JBehave
7 14 (16.09%) Subversion
8 9 (10.34%) SoapUI
8 9 (10.34%) WebDriver
9 8 (9.20%) Bugzilla
9 8 (9.20%) Eclipse
10 5 (5.75%) Bitbucket
11 4 (4.60%) JUnit
12 3 (3.45%) Artifactory
13 2 (2.30%) Android Studio
13 2 (2.30%) Mockito
13 2 (2.30%) Oracle APEX
14 1 (1.15%) Ant
General
1 9 (10.34%) Banking
2 3 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.15%) Marketing
3 1 (1.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (85.06%) Developer
2 34 (39.08%) Java Developer
3 16 (18.39%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (13.79%) Angular Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Open Source Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Python Developer
6 9 (10.34%) iOS Developer
6 9 (10.34%) Test Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (8.05%) Senior Test Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Agile Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Salesforce Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.45%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Java Engineer
10 3 (3.45%) Linux Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Objective-C Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Scala Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (48.28%) Web Services
2 28 (32.18%) HTML
2 28 (32.18%) JMS
2 28 (32.18%) SOAP
3 27 (31.03%) AngularJS
4 22 (25.29%) JSON
5 20 (22.99%) CSS
6 16 (18.39%) Spring
7 15 (17.24%) Apache Camel
7 15 (17.24%) Hibernate
8 13 (14.94%) HTML5
8 13 (14.94%) Java EE
9 12 (13.79%) XML
10 11 (12.64%) PostGIS
10 11 (12.64%) XSLT
11 10 (11.49%) J2EE
11 10 (11.49%) JDBC
11 10 (11.49%) Leaflet
11 10 (11.49%) OpenLayers
12 9 (10.34%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (6.90%) User Experience
2 6 (6.90%) Wiki
3 5 (5.75%) iPad
4 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.30%) DataPower
7 1 (1.15%) Animation
7 1 (1.15%) NHS
7 1 (1.15%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.89%) Linux
2 9 (10.34%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.45%) Unix
4 2 (2.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (44.83%) Scrum
3 33 (37.93%) Microservices
4 26 (29.89%) SOA
5 20 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (22.99%) MVC
5 20 (22.99%) TDD
6 14 (16.09%) Unit Testing
7 13 (14.94%) BDD
7 13 (14.94%) Open Source
8 12 (13.79%) SDLC
9 11 (12.64%) Front End Development
10 10 (11.49%) Open Source Development
11 9 (10.34%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (10.34%) iOS Development
11 9 (10.34%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (10.34%) Web Design
12 8 (9.20%) Pair Programming
13 7 (8.05%) API Development
13 7 (8.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 56 (64.37%) Java
2 40 (45.98%) JavaScript
3 23 (26.44%) Python
4 18 (20.69%) SQL
5 9 (10.34%) Objective-C
5 9 (10.34%) Scala
6 6 (6.90%) XPath
6 6 (6.90%) XQuery
7 5 (5.75%) Apex Code
7 5 (5.75%) C
7 5 (5.75%) C#
8 4 (4.60%) Groovy
8 4 (4.60%) PHP
9 2 (2.30%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.30%) Jython
9 2 (2.30%) Perl
10 1 (1.15%) Clojure
10 1 (1.15%) Haskell
10 1 (1.15%) Lisp
10 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.45%) Degree
3 3 (3.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) QA
2 3 (3.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) AirWatch
2 3 (3.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) IBM
1 11 (12.64%) Oracle
2 10 (11.49%) ESRI
3 8 (9.20%) CA Agile Central
4 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.75%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.45%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.30%) Adobe
7 2 (2.30%) Apple
8 1 (1.15%) Reuters
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