Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 101 139
Rank change year-on-year +19 +38 -29
Contract jobs citing REST 116 88 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.30% 2.03% 0.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.57% 7.36% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 37 31
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.11% -7.33%
10th Percentile £319 £293 £263
90th Percentile £556 £521 £438
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +42.86% -18.71% +3.33%

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 1354 1195 1248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.85% 27.57% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 717 671
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £269
90th Percentile £525 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 16
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £42.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.53% +5.25% +1.58%
10th Percentile £17.89 £22.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £40.03 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017. 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 +15 63 £400 - 2
Glasgow -16 42 £388 -3.13% 8
Aberdeenshire - 5 £400 -
West Lothian - 2 £313 -
Moray - 1 £488 -
REST
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 59 (50.86%) Java
2 48 (41.38%) Git (software)
3 46 (39.66%) Web Services
3 46 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (34.48%) SOAP
4 40 (34.48%) Microservices
5 38 (32.76%) Linux
6 37 (31.90%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (31.03%) Spring
8 34 (29.31%) JavaScript
9 33 (28.45%) JSON
10 31 (26.72%) HTML
11 29 (25.00%) CSS
11 29 (25.00%) Python
12 28 (24.14%) Finance
13 27 (23.28%) Scrum
13 27 (23.28%) XML
14 26 (22.41%) Test Automation
14 26 (22.41%) GitHub
14 26 (22.41%) Jenkins
15 23 (19.83%) SOA
16 22 (18.97%) RESTful
17 20 (17.24%) Puppet
17 20 (17.24%) Ajax
18 18 (15.52%) Software Engineering
19 17 (14.66%) Degree
19 17 (14.66%) Hibernate
19 17 (14.66%) Configuration Management
20 16 (13.79%) TDD
20 16 (13.79%) Oracle

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 (12.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (9.48%) JBoss
3 6 (5.17%) SAS
4 5 (4.31%) Apache
5 3 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.59%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.72%) Confluence
6 2 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.86%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.86%) CICS
7 1 (0.86%) IIS
7 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (11.21%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.72%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 26 (22.41%) GitHub
2 10 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.45%) PaaS
5 3 (2.59%) IaaS
6 2 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.86%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.86%) npm
7 1 (0.86%) Office 365
7 1 (0.86%) SaaS
7 1 (0.86%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) SSL
2 2 (1.72%) CTI
2 2 (1.72%) Firewall
3 1 (0.86%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.86%) HTTP
3 1 (0.86%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.86%) LDAP
3 1 (0.86%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.86%) SMS
3 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.03%) Big Data
1 7 (6.03%) DB2
1 7 (6.03%) SQLite
2 5 (4.31%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.59%) Redis
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.72%) MSDE
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.72%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.86%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.86%) Spark SQL
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 48 (41.38%) Git (software)
2 26 (22.41%) Jenkins
3 14 (12.07%) Cucumber
4 13 (11.21%) GitLab
4 13 (11.21%) JIRA
4 13 (11.21%) Mockito
5 9 (7.76%) Artifactory
6 8 (6.90%) Maven
7 7 (6.03%) Subversion
8 6 (5.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (5.17%) Bitbucket
8 6 (5.17%) TeamCity
9 5 (4.31%) JUnit
9 5 (4.31%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.31%) XMLSpy
10 4 (3.45%) Gradle
11 3 (2.59%) Appium
11 3 (2.59%) Gatling
11 3 (2.59%) Protractor
11 3 (2.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (24.14%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Law
3 3 (2.59%) Publishing
4 2 (1.72%) Front Office
4 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (66.38%) Developer
2 22 (18.97%) Java Developer
3 13 (11.21%) ServiceNow Developer
4 11 (9.48%) Python Developer
4 11 (9.48%) Software Developer
5 10 (8.62%) Java Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) Consultant
6 8 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 8 (6.90%) Perl Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Architect
8 6 (5.17%) Analyst
8 6 (5.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Agile Developer
9 5 (4.31%) Java Consultant
9 5 (4.31%) Software Consultant
10 4 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (39.66%) Web Services
2 40 (34.48%) SOAP
3 36 (31.03%) Spring
4 33 (28.45%) JSON
5 31 (26.72%) HTML
6 29 (25.00%) CSS
7 27 (23.28%) XML
8 22 (18.97%) RESTful
9 20 (17.24%) Ajax
10 17 (14.66%) Hibernate
11 16 (13.79%) AngularJS
12 14 (12.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (11.21%) JMX
14 11 (9.48%) J2EE
14 11 (9.48%) JPA
15 10 (8.62%) .NET
15 10 (8.62%) HTML5
16 9 (7.76%) Apache Camel
16 9 (7.76%) CSS3
16 9 (7.76%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.93%) Client/Server
2 14 (12.07%) PKI
3 13 (11.21%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.59%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.72%) Blog
6 2 (1.72%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.72%) DataPower
6 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.72%) Equities
6 2 (1.72%) Fintech
6 2 (1.72%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.72%) Wiki
7 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (32.76%) Linux
2 13 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (6.90%) Windows
4 5 (4.31%) Unix
5 3 (2.59%) DC/OS
6 1 (0.86%) CentOS
6 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (34.48%) Microservices
3 37 (31.90%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (23.28%) Scrum
5 26 (22.41%) Test Automation
6 23 (19.83%) SOA
7 18 (15.52%) Software Engineering
8 17 (14.66%) Configuration Management
9 16 (13.79%) TDD
10 13 (11.21%) Analytics
10 13 (11.21%) ITSM
10 13 (11.21%) Presales
10 13 (11.21%) Workflow
11 12 (10.34%) Risk Management
12 11 (9.48%) DevOps
12 11 (9.48%) SDLC
13 8 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (6.90%) Front End Development
13 8 (6.90%) Performance Measurement
13 8 (6.90%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 59 (50.86%) Java
2 34 (29.31%) JavaScript
3 29 (25.00%) Python
4 14 (12.07%) Perl
4 14 (12.07%) SQL
5 9 (7.76%) C#
6 6 (5.17%) Prolog
7 4 (3.45%) XPath
8 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.72%) C++
8 2 (1.72%) PHP
8 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.86%) ES6
9 1 (0.86%) JSX
9 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.86%) Scala
9 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.86%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.86%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 17 (14.66%) Degree
2 12 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.45%) BC Cleared
3 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.72%) MCSD
4 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.21%) GDPR
2 12 (10.34%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.72%) QA
4 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (17.24%) Puppet
2 7 (6.03%) Ansible
3 3 (2.59%) Apache Brooklyn
3 3 (2.59%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.59%) Marathon
3 3 (2.59%) Mesos
4 2 (1.72%) Salt
5 1 (0.86%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 16 (13.79%) Oracle
2 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.21%) ServiceNow
3 7 (6.03%) Sybase
4 6 (5.17%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.31%) IBM
6 2 (1.72%) Avaya
7 1 (0.86%) Citrix
7 1 (0.86%) F5
7 1 (0.86%) Google
7 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com