Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 51 77
Rank change year-on-year +2 +26 +13
Contract jobs citing REST 141 220 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.55% 4.25% 2.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.71% 14.79% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 126 58
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £347 £319
90th Percentile £525 £575 £549
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK median hourly rate £50.25 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.67% - +42.86%

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 1,109 1,487 1,332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 27.95% 28.71% 26.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 843 821
Scotland median daily rate £438 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 5
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.83% -46.67%
10th Percentile £20.26 £12.17 £13.45
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.75 £31.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Edinburgh +16 73 £450 +2.86% 13
Glasgow -18 61 £425 -5.56% 19
West Lothian +4 1 - -
Dundee +2 1 £413 +3.13%
Fife -6 1 - - 1
Falkirk - 1 - -
REST
UK

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 78 (55.32%) Java
2 60 (42.55%) SOAP
3 56 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (37.59%) JSON
5 48 (34.04%) Spring
6 47 (33.33%) HTML
7 45 (31.91%) XML
8 41 (29.08%) Finance
9 40 (28.37%) SQL
10 37 (26.24%) JavaScript
10 37 (26.24%) Web Services
10 37 (26.24%) Linux
11 31 (21.99%) TDD
12 29 (20.57%) CSS
13 28 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (19.86%) Public Sector
14 24 (17.02%) Banking
15 23 (16.31%) Python
15 23 (16.31%) Git (software)
15 23 (16.31%) NoSQL
15 23 (16.31%) Java 8
16 22 (15.60%) Node.js
17 20 (14.18%) AWS
17 20 (14.18%) Unit Testing
17 20 (14.18%) Spring Boot
18 19 (13.48%) Microservices
18 19 (13.48%) React
18 19 (13.48%) WebSphere
18 19 (13.48%) CRM
19 18 (12.77%) IBM

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 19 (13.48%) WebSphere
2 13 (9.22%) MQSeries
3 11 (7.80%) CMS
4 5 (3.55%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.84%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.13%) Anypoint
7 2 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (4.96%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (5.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.18%) AWS
2 11 (7.80%) Azure
2 11 (7.80%) OpenShift
3 10 (7.09%) IBM Cloud
4 9 (6.38%) GitHub
5 8 (5.67%) GCP
6 7 (4.96%) Google Pay
6 7 (4.96%) Samsung Pay
7 6 (4.26%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (3.55%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (3.55%) Power Platform
8 5 (3.55%) Serverless
9 4 (2.84%) Amazon S3
10 3 (2.13%) Apigee
10 3 (2.13%) SaaS
11 2 (1.42%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.42%) Heroku
11 2 (1.42%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (1.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.64%) HTTP
2 13 (9.22%) SSL
3 12 (8.51%) SSH
4 8 (5.67%) Bluetooth
4 8 (5.67%) NFC
5 2 (1.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.31%) NoSQL
2 18 (12.77%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (11.35%) MongoDB
4 12 (8.51%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.26%) DB2
6 5 (3.55%) Power BI
6 5 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.84%) MarkLogic
7 4 (2.84%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.13%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.42%) Big Data
9 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.42%) MySQL
10 1 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.71%) GIS
10 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.71%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 23 (16.31%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.64%) Jenkins
3 13 (9.22%) Android Studio
3 13 (9.22%) Eclipse
4 11 (7.80%) JIRA
5 8 (5.67%) JUnit
5 8 (5.67%) Subversion
6 6 (4.26%) Ant
6 6 (4.26%) Maven
7 5 (3.55%) Axure RP
7 5 (3.55%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.84%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.42%) Flyway
9 2 (1.42%) Gradle
9 2 (1.42%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.42%) Xcode
10 1 (0.71%) JMeter
10 1 (0.71%) Postman
10 1 (0.71%) Selenium
10 1 (0.71%) TestComplete
General
1 41 (29.08%) Finance
2 28 (19.86%) Public Sector
3 24 (17.02%) Banking
4 2 (1.42%) Back Office
4 2 (1.42%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Games
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (70.92%) Developer
2 35 (24.82%) Java Developer
3 29 (20.57%) Senior Developer
4 17 (12.06%) Senior Java Developer
5 13 (9.22%) Android Developer
6 10 (7.09%) Architect
7 9 (6.38%) React Developer
8 8 (5.67%) Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Angular Developer
9 6 (4.26%) Consultant
9 6 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.26%) WebSphere Developer
10 4 (2.84%) Data Architect
10 4 (2.84%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (2.84%) Salesforce Developer
10 4 (2.84%) Senior Android Developer
10 4 (2.84%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.84%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.84%) WebSphere Consultant
11 3 (2.13%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (42.55%) SOAP
2 53 (37.59%) JSON
3 48 (34.04%) Spring
4 47 (33.33%) HTML
5 45 (31.91%) XML
6 37 (26.24%) Web Services
7 29 (20.57%) CSS
8 22 (15.60%) Node.js
9 20 (14.18%) Spring Boot
10 19 (13.48%) React
11 18 (12.77%) AngularJS
11 18 (12.77%) J2EE
12 17 (12.06%) .NET
13 13 (9.22%) Hibernate
13 13 (9.22%) WebSphere MQ
14 12 (8.51%) JPA
15 11 (7.80%) Flask
15 11 (7.80%) WSDL
16 10 (7.09%) XML Schema
17 8 (5.67%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.35%) User Experience
2 13 (9.22%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (5.67%) Digital Wallet
5 8 (5.67%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.26%) Smartphone
7 5 (3.55%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (2.84%) Cloud Native
8 4 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.13%) Public Cloud
9 3 (2.13%) Replication
10 2 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.42%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.71%) CMDB
11 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.71%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.24%) Linux
2 16 (11.35%) Android
3 15 (10.64%) Unix
4 9 (6.38%) Windows
5 5 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (21.99%) TDD
3 28 (19.86%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (14.18%) Unit Testing
5 19 (13.48%) CRM
5 19 (13.48%) Microservices
6 17 (12.06%) SDLC
7 16 (11.35%) BDD
8 15 (10.64%) Continuous Deployment
8 15 (10.64%) MVC
8 15 (10.64%) Scrum
9 14 (9.93%) Android Development
9 14 (9.93%) DevOps
9 14 (9.93%) Software Engineering
10 13 (9.22%) Content Management
11 12 (8.51%) OOP
11 12 (8.51%) Pair Programming
11 12 (8.51%) Test Automation
12 10 (7.09%) Kanban
12 10 (7.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 78 (55.32%) Java
2 40 (28.37%) SQL
3 37 (26.24%) JavaScript
4 23 (16.31%) Java 8
4 23 (16.31%) Python
5 12 (8.51%) Bash Shell
6 9 (6.38%) C#
7 7 (4.96%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.26%) Apex Code
9 5 (3.55%) Kotlin
10 4 (2.84%) PHP
10 4 (2.84%) XQuery
11 2 (1.42%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.42%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.42%) Perl
12 1 (0.71%) C
12 1 (0.71%) Go
12 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.71%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.13%) Degree
2 2 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.71%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.42%) GDPR
2 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (11.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.96%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.26%) Ansible
3 3 (2.13%) Terraform
4 2 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (12.77%) IBM
2 15 (10.64%) Google
3 13 (9.22%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (6.38%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.96%) Samsung
6 4 (2.84%) Ab Initio
6 4 (2.84%) Oracle
6 4 (2.84%) Talend
7 3 (2.13%) Axway
7 3 (2.13%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.13%) SAP
7 3 (2.13%) WSO2
8 2 (1.42%) Adobe
8 2 (1.42%) Informatica
9 1 (0.71%) Apple
9 1 (0.71%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.71%) TIBCO