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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 25 58 39
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 59 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.95% 1.31% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% 1.41% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 6 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £475 £315
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 £34.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
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
1122 1061 1017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.13% 92.91% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 474 461
Average daily rate £395 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.36 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014, 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Java
2 77 (57.89%) JBoss
3 61 (45.86%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (36.84%) SOA
5 43 (32.33%) Java EE
6 41 (30.83%) XML
7 36 (27.07%) TDD
7 36 (27.07%) Spring
8 34 (25.56%) BPMN
9 32 (24.06%) Drools
9 32 (24.06%) Maven
9 32 (24.06%) Hibernate
10 30 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (20.30%) Eclipse
12 26 (19.55%) JSF
12 26 (19.55%) jBPM
13 25 (18.80%) Web Services
14 24 (18.05%) Scrum
15 23 (17.29%) Oracle
16 22 (16.54%) Relational Database
17 21 (15.79%) XSLT
18 20 (15.04%) Performance Monitoring
18 20 (15.04%) Apache CXF
19 19 (14.29%) J2EE
20 17 (12.78%) HTML
20 17 (12.78%) SOAP
21 15 (11.28%) Subversion
22 14 (10.53%) Workflow
23 13 (9.77%) UML
23 13 (9.77%) RESTful

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 11 (8.27%) Tomcat
2 8 (6.02%) Apache
3 6 (4.51%) Confluence
4 5 (3.76%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.01%) GlassFish
6 3 (2.26%) Apache ServiceMix
6 3 (2.26%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.75%) CMS
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.77%) HTTP
2 1 (0.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.54%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.01%) MySQL
5 3 (2.26%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.26%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.26%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (24.06%) Maven
2 27 (20.30%) Eclipse
3 15 (11.28%) Subversion
4 12 (9.02%) JUnit
4 12 (9.02%) JIRA
5 7 (5.26%) JProfiler
6 6 (4.51%) NetBeans
7 5 (3.76%) FitNesse
8 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.26%) JBuilder
9 2 (1.50%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.50%) Mockito
9 2 (1.50%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.50%) Gradle
10 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.75%) Selenium
10 1 (0.75%) JMeter
10 1 (0.75%) NUnit
10 1 (0.75%) HttpUnit
General
1 8 (6.02%) Finance
2 2 (1.50%) Retail
3 1 (0.75%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (32.33%) Java EE
2 41 (30.83%) XML
3 36 (27.07%) Spring
4 32 (24.06%) Hibernate
4 32 (24.06%) Drools
5 26 (19.55%) JSF
5 26 (19.55%) jBPM
6 25 (18.80%) Web Services
7 21 (15.79%) XSLT
8 20 (15.04%) Apache CXF
9 19 (14.29%) J2EE
10 17 (12.78%) HTML
10 17 (12.78%) SOAP
11 13 (9.77%) RESTful
12 12 (9.02%) RichFaces
12 12 (9.02%) JSP
13 11 (8.27%) EJB
14 10 (7.52%) OSGi
14 10 (7.52%) Apache OpenJPA
14 10 (7.52%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.02%) Open Source
2 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.50%) FMCG
4 1 (0.75%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.52%) Linux
1 10 (7.52%) UNIX
2 4 (3.01%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.75%) Android
3 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (45.86%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (36.84%) SOA
3 36 (27.07%) TDD
4 34 (25.56%) BPMN
5 30 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (18.05%) Scrum
7 20 (15.04%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (10.53%) Workflow
9 13 (9.77%) UML
10 12 (9.02%) Waterfall
11 11 (8.27%) Unit Testing
12 9 (6.77%) OO
13 7 (5.26%) Project Management
13 7 (5.26%) Pair Programming
14 5 (3.76%) System Testing
14 5 (3.76%) Use Case
15 4 (3.01%) Refactoring
15 4 (3.01%) Web Design
15 4 (3.01%) Mentoring
16 3 (2.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 133 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (7.52%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.76%) Groovy
4 4 (3.01%) SQL
4 4 (3.01%) Ruby
5 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.50%) Scala
6 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.75%) AspectJ
6 1 (0.75%) C#
6 1 (0.75%) Perl
6 1 (0.75%) PHP
6 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (0.75%) Sun Certification
1 1 (0.75%) OCPJP
1 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) QA
Vendors
1 77 (57.89%) JBoss
2 23 (17.29%) Oracle
3 6 (4.51%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.76%) Pega
5 4 (3.01%) IBM
6 1 (0.75%) Sun