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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 26 19 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 72 72 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.32% 6.26% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 6.81% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 2
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£375 £350 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £223 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
Java Developer
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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
1294 1058 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.57% 91.92% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 548 318
Average daily rate £390 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 20
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.94 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Java
2 97 (65.99%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (44.22%) XML
4 57 (38.78%) TDD
5 53 (36.05%) JBoss
6 51 (34.69%) Spring
7 46 (31.29%) J2EE
8 43 (29.25%) SOA
8 43 (29.25%) Hibernate
9 37 (25.17%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (24.49%) Java EE
11 35 (23.81%) XSLT
12 34 (23.13%) Relational Database
13 33 (22.45%) JUnit
13 33 (22.45%) Eclipse
14 31 (21.09%) SQL
15 29 (19.73%) Scrum
16 27 (18.37%) Finance
16 27 (18.37%) JSF
17 26 (17.69%) JSP
18 25 (17.01%) Oracle
19 21 (14.29%) CSS
19 21 (14.29%) JProfiler
20 20 (13.61%) JDBC
21 19 (12.93%) JavaScript
21 19 (12.93%) Banking
21 19 (12.93%) iBATIS
21 19 (12.93%) Unit Testing
22 18 (12.24%) HTML
22 18 (12.24%) PL/SQL

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 53 (36.05%) JBoss
2 17 (11.56%) Tomcat
3 15 (10.20%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.40%) Apache
4 5 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.72%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.72%) CMS
5 4 (2.72%) Apache ServiceMix
6 3 (2.04%) Jetty
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) IaaS
1 2 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.12%) HTTP
2 7 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.13%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.72%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.72%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.04%) MySQL
6 2 (1.36%) DB2
6 2 (1.36%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (22.45%) JUnit
1 33 (22.45%) Eclipse
2 21 (14.29%) JProfiler
3 17 (11.56%) Selenium
4 14 (9.52%) Mockito
5 12 (8.16%) Maven
6 11 (7.48%) FitNesse
7 10 (6.80%) Ant
7 10 (6.80%) CruiseControl
8 9 (6.12%) jMock
9 8 (5.44%) Subversion
9 8 (5.44%) Cucumber
10 7 (4.76%) JIRA
11 5 (3.40%) Git (software)
12 4 (2.72%) JMeter
12 4 (2.72%) NUnit
12 4 (2.72%) Mercurial
13 3 (2.04%) HttpUnit
14 2 (1.36%) Hudson
14 2 (1.36%) Artifactory
General
1 27 (18.37%) Finance
2 19 (12.93%) Banking
3 3 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.36%) Retail
4 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (44.22%) XML
2 51 (34.69%) Spring
3 46 (31.29%) J2EE
4 43 (29.25%) Hibernate
5 36 (24.49%) Java EE
6 35 (23.81%) XSLT
7 27 (18.37%) JSF
8 26 (17.69%) JSP
9 21 (14.29%) CSS
10 20 (13.61%) JDBC
11 19 (12.93%) iBATIS
12 18 (12.24%) HTML
12 18 (12.24%) Struts
12 18 (12.24%) Web Services
13 17 (11.56%) Ajax
14 16 (10.88%) Apache CXF
14 16 (10.88%) SOAP
15 15 (10.20%) JMS
16 13 (8.84%) jBPM
16 13 (8.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.12%) Open Source
3 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.04%) Machine to Machine
4 3 (2.04%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.04%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.68%) W3C
5 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.52%) UNIX
2 13 (8.84%) Linux
3 5 (3.40%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.72%) Android
5 3 (2.04%) Windows
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) AIX
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (65.99%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (38.78%) TDD
3 43 (29.25%) SOA
4 37 (25.17%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (19.73%) Scrum
6 19 (12.93%) Unit Testing
7 17 (11.56%) OO
7 17 (11.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 15 (10.20%) BPMN
9 14 (9.52%) Pair Programming
10 12 (8.16%) MVC
10 12 (8.16%) Web Application Development
11 10 (6.80%) Web Development
12 9 (6.12%) CRM
13 6 (4.08%) OOD
13 6 (4.08%) UML
13 6 (4.08%) Automated Testing
14 5 (3.40%) Waterfall
14 5 (3.40%) Web Design
15 4 (2.72%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (21.09%) SQL
3 19 (12.93%) JavaScript
4 18 (12.24%) PL/SQL
5 16 (10.88%) Perl
6 10 (6.80%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.40%) PHP
8 4 (2.72%) C#
8 4 (2.72%) Ruby
9 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.36%) C++
10 2 (1.36%) Python
10 2 (1.36%) Scala
10 2 (1.36%) Groovy
11 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (5.44%) Degree
2 7 (4.76%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (17.01%) Oracle
2 6 (4.08%) Sun
3 5 (3.40%) IBM
3 5 (3.40%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.72%) Pega
5 1 (0.68%) Sybase
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