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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 94 123
Rank change year-on-year +3 +29  
Contract jobs citing REST 26 58 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.19% 2.00% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.00% 8.91% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 9
Median daily rate £379 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £300 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £439 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% +9.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £31.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +41.06% -42.00%  

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 650 651 635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.76% 22.49% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 377 297
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £438 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -8.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Glasgow +12 11 £379 +26.25% 9
Edinburgh -23 11 £338 -32.50% 1
Aberdeenshire - 2 £400 - 2
Moray - 1 £488 -
REST
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 48 (60.76%) Java
1 48 (60.76%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.77%) JavaScript
2 33 (41.77%) Web Services
3 31 (39.24%) SOAP
4 30 (37.97%) Scrum
4 30 (37.97%) Git (software)
5 28 (35.44%) Jenkins
6 26 (32.91%) HTML
7 24 (30.38%) JMS
8 23 (29.11%) SQL
8 23 (29.11%) Linux
8 23 (29.11%) Microservices
9 21 (26.58%) SOA
10 20 (25.32%) CSS
10 20 (25.32%) Maven
10 20 (25.32%) JSON
11 19 (24.05%) JBoss
11 19 (24.05%) MySQL
11 19 (24.05%) MVC
12 18 (22.78%) Python
12 18 (22.78%) JIRA
13 16 (20.25%) Apache Camel
13 16 (20.25%) AngularJS
13 16 (20.25%) Test Automation
14 14 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (17.72%) Hibernate
14 14 (17.72%) J2EE
15 13 (16.46%) Java EE
15 13 (16.46%) Subversion

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 (24.05%) JBoss
2 13 (16.46%) Confluence
3 9 (11.39%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (8.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (7.59%) Apache
6 4 (5.06%) SAS
7 3 (3.80%) CMS
7 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (2.53%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.27%) Drupal
9 1 (1.27%) FileNet
9 1 (1.27%) GeoServer
9 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 9 (11.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) BrowserStack
1 1 (1.27%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.27%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.05%) MySQL
2 10 (12.66%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (7.59%) Oracle Database
4 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.80%) Big Data
5 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.80%) Spatial Data
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.27%) DB2
7 1 (1.27%) GIS
7 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 30 (37.97%) Git (software)
2 28 (35.44%) Jenkins
3 20 (25.32%) Maven
4 18 (22.78%) JIRA
5 13 (16.46%) Selenium
5 13 (16.46%) Subversion
6 11 (13.92%) SoapUI
6 11 (13.92%) WebDriver
7 9 (11.39%) Bugzilla
7 9 (11.39%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.06%) Bitbucket
8 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.53%) Appium
9 2 (2.53%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (2.53%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.27%) Android Studio
10 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.27%) Gradle
10 1 (1.27%) JBehave
10 1 (1.27%) TestNG
General
1 10 (12.66%) Banking
2 8 (10.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Legal
3 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (73.42%) Developer
2 17 (21.52%) Java Developer
3 11 (13.92%) Test Engineer
4 10 (12.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (10.13%) iOS Developer
5 8 (10.13%) Senior Test Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Architect
7 6 (7.59%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (5.06%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Agile Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Angular Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Java Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Objective-C Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.80%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.53%) Agile .NET Developer
10 2 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (2.53%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (41.77%) Web Services
2 31 (39.24%) SOAP
3 26 (32.91%) HTML
4 24 (30.38%) JMS
5 20 (25.32%) CSS
5 20 (25.32%) JSON
6 16 (20.25%) AngularJS
6 16 (20.25%) Apache Camel
7 14 (17.72%) Hibernate
7 14 (17.72%) J2EE
8 13 (16.46%) Java EE
9 12 (15.19%) Spring
10 11 (13.92%) Apache CXF
10 11 (13.92%) Gherkin
10 11 (13.92%) JDBC
11 10 (12.66%) HTML5
11 10 (12.66%) OSGi
12 8 (10.13%) Ehcache
12 8 (10.13%) jQuery
12 8 (10.13%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Linux Command Line
1 8 (10.13%) Wiki
2 6 (7.59%) iPad
3 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.80%) User Experience
5 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.27%) Animation
6 1 (1.27%) iPhone
6 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.11%) Linux
2 9 (11.39%) Apple iOS
3 8 (10.13%) Unix
4 2 (2.53%) Android
5 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.27%) Windows
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (60.76%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.97%) Scrum
3 23 (29.11%) Microservices
4 21 (26.58%) SOA
5 19 (24.05%) MVC
6 16 (20.25%) Test Automation
7 14 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (16.46%) Unit Testing
9 12 (15.19%) Front End Development
10 11 (13.92%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (13.92%) Pair Programming
11 9 (11.39%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (11.39%) Translating Business Requirements
11 9 (11.39%) Web Design
12 8 (10.13%) iOS Development
12 8 (10.13%) Manual Testing
13 7 (8.86%) Requirements Management
14 6 (7.59%) API Development
14 6 (7.59%) TDD
15 5 (6.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 48 (60.76%) Java
2 33 (41.77%) JavaScript
3 23 (29.11%) SQL
4 18 (22.78%) Python
5 8 (10.13%) Objective-C
5 8 (10.13%) Scala
6 6 (7.59%) Perl
7 5 (6.33%) C#
7 5 (6.33%) PHP
8 3 (3.80%) C
8 3 (3.80%) Prolog
9 2 (2.53%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.53%) C++
9 2 (2.53%) Groovy
9 2 (2.53%) Jython
10 1 (1.27%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.27%) VB
10 1 (1.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) Degree
4 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.27%) PMO
2 1 (1.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Oracle
2 10 (12.66%) IBM
3 9 (11.39%) CA Agile Central
4 8 (10.13%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.80%) Apple
7 2 (2.53%) Adobe
8 1 (1.27%) ESRI
8 1 (1.27%) Google
Aberdeenshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Aberdeenshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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