Period
to 17 November 2018

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 17 November 2018 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 88 96
Rank change year-on-year +34 +8 +46
Contract jobs citing REST 198 111 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.77% 2.22% 2.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.31% 8.19% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 52 38
Scotland median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +15.11%
10th Percentile £338 £319 £298
90th Percentile £575 £571 £527
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +42.86% -16.00%

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 1,488 1,356 1,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 28.31% 27.14% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 842 747
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 15
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -36.47% +5.25%
10th Percentile £12.14 £18.75 £22.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.39 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.75% +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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 2018. 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 +25 103 £450 +16.13% 16
Edinburgh +23 87 £438 +9.38% 17
Midlothian - 2 £425 - 2
West Lothian +9 1 - -
Moray +1 1 £470 -3.59%
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £400 - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
REST
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 146 (73.74%) Java
2 129 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (41.92%) SOAP
4 82 (41.41%) Web Services
5 78 (39.39%) Microservices
6 64 (32.32%) SQL
7 63 (31.82%) Spring
8 53 (26.77%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (25.25%) JavaScript
10 47 (23.74%) Oracle
11 42 (21.21%) Python
12 40 (20.20%) Scrum
13 38 (19.19%) Finance
13 38 (19.19%) Git (software)
14 37 (18.69%) Test Automation
14 37 (18.69%) NoSQL
15 35 (17.68%) TDD
16 33 (16.67%) JSON
17 32 (16.16%) Software Engineering
17 32 (16.16%) MongoDB
18 31 (15.66%) HTML
19 30 (15.15%) JIRA
20 29 (14.65%) PL/SQL
20 29 (14.65%) MVC
20 29 (14.65%) Waterfall
21 28 (14.14%) Oracle Database 12c
21 28 (14.14%) Oracle Database
21 28 (14.14%) CSS
22 27 (13.64%) JUnit
22 27 (13.64%) Oracle Forms

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 10 (5.05%) Confluence
2 9 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 8 (4.04%) JBoss
4 4 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.52%) Mule
5 3 (1.52%) Mule ESB
5 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.01%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.01%) CMS
6 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.51%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.51%) GemFire
7 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (3.54%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.05%) OpenShift
3 8 (4.04%) NuGet
4 6 (3.03%) SaaS
5 4 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.01%) GitHub
6 2 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Apigee
7 1 (0.51%) Apple Pay
7 1 (0.51%) Firebase
7 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.51%) Google Pay
7 1 (0.51%) npm
7 1 (0.51%) PaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.59%) HTTP
2 5 (2.53%) AMQP
3 2 (1.01%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.01%) NFC
4 1 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.51%) FTP
4 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.51%) Internet
4 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.51%) SSL
4 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.69%) NoSQL
2 32 (16.16%) MongoDB
3 28 (14.14%) Oracle Database
3 28 (14.14%) Oracle Database 12c
4 13 (6.57%) SQL Server
5 12 (6.06%) Relational Database
6 11 (5.56%) DB2
7 8 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.54%) RDBMS
9 6 (3.03%) Redis
10 5 (2.53%) Power BI
11 4 (2.02%) MySQL
11 4 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
13 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.51%) Big Data
14 1 (0.51%) Neo4j
14 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
14 1 (0.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 38 (19.19%) Git (software)
2 30 (15.15%) JIRA
3 27 (13.64%) JUnit
3 27 (13.64%) Oracle Forms
4 23 (11.62%) Jenkins
5 18 (9.09%) Maven
6 16 (8.08%) Bitbucket
7 15 (7.58%) Eclipse
8 12 (6.06%) Visual Studio
9 11 (5.56%) Subversion
10 10 (5.05%) Ant
11 9 (4.55%) JMeter
12 8 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (4.04%) TeamCity
13 7 (3.54%) FishEye
13 7 (3.54%) Gradle
13 7 (3.54%) Mockito
14 6 (3.03%) SoapUI
15 4 (2.02%) webpack
16 3 (1.52%) Hudson
General
1 38 (19.19%) Finance
2 26 (13.13%) Banking
3 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.51%) Games
3 1 (0.51%) International Banking
3 1 (0.51%) Law
3 1 (0.51%) Private Banking
3 1 (0.51%) Retail
3 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (57.58%) Developer
2 59 (29.80%) Java Developer
3 48 (24.24%) Architect
4 20 (10.10%) Solutions Architect
5 18 (9.09%) Python Developer
6 16 (8.08%) Full Stack Developer
7 14 (7.07%) Technical Architect
8 9 (4.55%) Consultant
8 9 (4.55%) Digital Architect
9 8 (4.04%) Enterprise Architect
9 8 (4.04%) Service Architect
10 7 (3.54%) .NET Developer
10 7 (3.54%) React Developer
10 7 (3.54%) Senior Architect
10 7 (3.54%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.54%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.03%) Analyst
11 6 (3.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (3.03%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.53%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (41.92%) SOAP
2 82 (41.41%) Web Services
3 63 (31.82%) Spring
4 33 (16.67%) JSON
5 31 (15.66%) HTML
6 28 (14.14%) CSS
7 27 (13.64%) React
8 26 (13.13%) AngularJS
9 21 (10.61%) Hibernate
9 21 (10.61%) Node.js
10 18 (9.09%) .NET
10 18 (9.09%) XML
11 17 (8.59%) HTML5
12 16 (8.08%) J2EE
13 15 (7.58%) ASP.NET
14 14 (7.07%) gRPC
15 13 (6.57%) GraphQL
16 12 (6.06%) Spring Boot
17 11 (5.56%) OAuth2
17 11 (5.56%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.59%) User Experience
2 13 (6.57%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (5.56%) Fintech
4 8 (4.04%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.54%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.53%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.52%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.52%) CMDB
8 3 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.52%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.01%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.01%) Digital Wallet
9 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) Blog
10 1 (0.51%) LIMS
10 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.10%) Linux
2 9 (4.55%) Unix
3 7 (3.54%) Android
3 7 (3.54%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.01%) Windows
6 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (39.39%) Microservices
3 53 (26.77%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (20.20%) Scrum
5 37 (18.69%) Test Automation
6 35 (17.68%) TDD
7 32 (16.16%) Software Engineering
8 29 (14.65%) MVC
8 29 (14.65%) Waterfall
9 25 (12.63%) OO
10 24 (12.12%) Software Delivery
11 23 (11.62%) Enterprise Architecture
11 23 (11.62%) Kanban
12 15 (7.58%) Analytics
13 14 (7.07%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (7.07%) DevOps
13 14 (7.07%) Mentoring
13 14 (7.07%) Technical Architecture
13 14 (7.07%) Web Development
14 13 (6.57%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 146 (73.74%) Java
2 64 (32.32%) SQL
3 50 (25.25%) JavaScript
4 42 (21.21%) Python
5 29 (14.65%) PL/SQL
6 16 (8.08%) C#
7 10 (5.05%) Java 8
8 6 (3.03%) Groovy
9 5 (2.53%) Perl
10 4 (2.02%) Apple Swift
10 4 (2.02%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.02%) Scala
11 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.52%) Go
12 2 (1.01%) PHP
12 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.51%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.51%) Jython
13 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (10.10%) Degree
2 4 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.51%) CISM
4 1 (0.51%) CISSP
4 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (13.64%) Kubernetes
2 16 (8.08%) Puppet
3 12 (6.06%) Ansible
4 11 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.01%) Kibana
5 2 (1.01%) logstash
6 1 (0.51%) Salt
Vendors
1 47 (23.74%) Oracle
2 18 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.06%) IBM
4 8 (4.04%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.02%) Google
6 3 (1.52%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.52%) Twitter
7 2 (1.01%) Adobe
7 2 (1.01%) Apple
7 2 (1.01%) Informatica
7 2 (1.01%) Omniture
7 2 (1.01%) SAP
7 2 (1.01%) Splunk
8 1 (0.51%) F5
8 1 (0.51%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.51%) Samsung
8 1 (0.51%) Sencha
8 1 (0.51%) Tableau
8 1 (0.51%) Teradata