The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 40 23 49
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 54 78 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.35% 6.09% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 6.43% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 52 10
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£388 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £287 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.38 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+18.21% -
Java Developer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1506 1214 974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.42% 94.84% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 702 451
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +39.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £21.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Java Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java Developer across the Edinburgh region.

Java Developer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Developer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Java Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer across the Edinburgh region.

Java Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Java Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Developer in their job title.

1 100 (100.00%) Java
2 64 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (49.00%) Spring
4 44 (44.00%) TDD
5 36 (36.00%) J2EE
5 36 (36.00%) XML
6 35 (35.00%) SQL
7 33 (33.00%) JBoss
8 32 (32.00%) Hibernate
9 31 (31.00%) JUnit
9 31 (31.00%) JavaScript
10 29 (29.00%) Web Services
11 28 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (26.00%) Oracle
13 25 (25.00%) Relational Database
14 24 (24.00%) Tomcat
15 23 (23.00%) JSP
16 21 (21.00%) CSS
16 21 (21.00%) jQuery
17 20 (20.00%) PL/SQL
17 20 (20.00%) Finance
18 19 (19.00%) HTML
18 19 (19.00%) Eclipse
18 19 (19.00%) Unit Testing
19 18 (18.00%) Java EE
20 17 (17.00%) RESTful
21 16 (16.00%) Maven
22 15 (15.00%) JSF
22 15 (15.00%) Subversion
22 15 (15.00%) Struts

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Java Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (33.00%) JBoss
2 24 (24.00%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.00%) Confluence
4 4 (4.00%) Apache
5 3 (3.00%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.00%) CMS
6 2 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.00%) Node.js
7 1 (1.00%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.00%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.00%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) Internet
2 2 (2.00%) LDAP
2 2 (2.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.00%) MySQL
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (31.00%) JUnit
2 19 (19.00%) Eclipse
3 16 (16.00%) Maven
4 15 (15.00%) Subversion
5 13 (13.00%) Ant
6 12 (12.00%) Mockito
6 12 (12.00%) JIRA
6 12 (12.00%) Selenium
7 8 (8.00%) FitNesse
7 8 (8.00%) JProfiler
7 8 (8.00%) Cucumber
7 8 (8.00%) Jenkins
8 7 (7.00%) Git (software)
8 7 (7.00%) jMock
9 6 (6.00%) NetBeans
10 5 (5.00%) CruiseControl
10 5 (5.00%) Hudson
11 3 (3.00%) Mercurial
11 3 (3.00%) SonarQube
12 2 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (20.00%) Finance
2 14 (14.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.00%) Legal
4 1 (1.00%) Military
4 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (49.00%) Spring
2 36 (36.00%) J2EE
2 36 (36.00%) XML
3 32 (32.00%) Hibernate
4 29 (29.00%) Web Services
5 23 (23.00%) JSP
6 21 (21.00%) CSS
6 21 (21.00%) jQuery
7 19 (19.00%) HTML
8 18 (18.00%) Java EE
9 17 (17.00%) RESTful
10 15 (15.00%) JSF
10 15 (15.00%) Struts
11 13 (13.00%) XSLT
11 13 (13.00%) Ajax
12 12 (12.00%) iBATIS
13 11 (11.00%) JDBC
14 9 (9.00%) XML Schema
14 9 (9.00%) HTML5
15 8 (8.00%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.00%) PKI
4 2 (2.00%) Derivative
4 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.00%) GIS
5 1 (1.00%) Equities
5 1 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.00%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.00%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.00%) Linux
1 15 (15.00%) UNIX
2 1 (1.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.00%) Android
2 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.00%) TDD
3 28 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (19.00%) Unit Testing
5 13 (13.00%) OO
5 13 (13.00%) Web Application Development
5 13 (13.00%) SDLC
6 12 (12.00%) MVC
7 11 (11.00%) SOA
7 11 (11.00%) Scrum
8 9 (9.00%) Pair Programming
8 9 (9.00%) Web Development
9 8 (8.00%) OOD
9 8 (8.00%) UML
9 8 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (8.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 6 (6.00%) Refactoring
11 5 (5.00%) DevOps
11 5 (5.00%) BDD
12 4 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 100 (100.00%) Java
2 35 (35.00%) SQL
3 31 (31.00%) JavaScript
4 20 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 9 (9.00%) Perl
6 7 (7.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.00%) Ruby
7 2 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.00%) PHP
8 1 (1.00%) Python
8 1 (1.00%) Ada
8 1 (1.00%) C
8 1 (1.00%) C#
8 1 (1.00%) C++
8 1 (1.00%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) Sun Certification
2 3 (3.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 26 (26.00%) Oracle
2 6 (6.00%) Sun
3 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.00%) VMware
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.00%) Adobe
5 1 (1.00%) Sybase
5 1 (1.00%) Google
5 1 (1.00%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.00%) TIBCO