The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills 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 over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 6 30 18
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Contract jobs citing Java 162 50 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.44% 4.44% 4.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.71% 16.95% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 23 18
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£425 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £424 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Java
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
408 295 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.86% 26.18% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 129 86
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.00 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Java also 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 that cited Java.

1 175 (48.34%) JBoss
2 165 (45.58%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (32.60%) SOA
4 101 (27.90%) JSF
5 94 (25.97%) Oracle
6 88 (24.31%) Java EE
7 79 (21.82%) Scrum
8 78 (21.55%) XML
9 71 (19.61%) Web Services
10 61 (16.85%) HTML
11 60 (16.57%) Maven
12 59 (16.30%) Hibernate
13 53 (14.64%) TDD
13 53 (14.64%) Apache CXF
14 52 (14.36%) Relational Database
15 50 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
16 49 (13.54%) RichFaces
17 48 (13.26%) BPMN
18 46 (12.71%) Spring
19 45 (12.43%) SOAP
20 44 (12.15%) J2EE
21 43 (11.88%) Linux
21 43 (11.88%) Drools
22 41 (11.33%) OO
23 40 (11.05%) HTTP
24 38 (10.50%) RESTful
25 37 (10.22%) UML
26 35 (9.67%) Use Case
27 34 (9.39%) JavaScript
28 33 (9.12%) JPA

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Java also 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 that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (4.14%) WebSphere
2 14 (3.87%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.31%) Apache
4 6 (1.66%) Confluence
5 5 (1.38%) GlassFish
6 4 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.10%) CMS
6 4 (1.10%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (0.83%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.55%) CICS
8 2 (0.55%) IIS
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.28%) Node.js
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) TeamSite
Applications
1 4 (1.10%) MS Project
2 3 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (4.14%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.10%) PaaS
1 4 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.10%) Heroku
2 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.28%) Force.com
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.05%) HTTP
2 11 (3.04%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.76%) SSL
4 9 (2.49%) Reverse Proxy
4 9 (2.49%) DNS
5 2 (0.55%) Firewall
5 2 (0.55%) LDAP
5 2 (0.55%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.28%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.28%) X.509
6 1 (0.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.36%) Relational Database
2 22 (6.08%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.31%) RDBMS
4 7 (1.93%) Big Data
4 7 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.93%) MySQL
5 5 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.10%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.83%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.55%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 60 (16.57%) Maven
2 32 (8.84%) Eclipse
3 23 (6.35%) Subversion
3 23 (6.35%) Selenium
4 20 (5.52%) JIRA
5 15 (4.14%) JUnit
6 14 (3.87%) Jenkins
7 9 (2.49%) JProfiler
7 9 (2.49%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.66%) NetBeans
8 6 (1.66%) Mercurial
8 6 (1.66%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.38%) FitNesse
9 5 (1.38%) Ant
9 5 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.83%) Zephyr
11 3 (0.83%) JBuilder
11 3 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (0.55%) Introscope
General
1 28 (7.73%) Finance
2 10 (2.76%) Banking
3 6 (1.66%) Retail
4 3 (0.83%) Publishing
5 1 (0.28%) Advertising
5 1 (0.28%) International Banking
5 1 (0.28%) German Language
5 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 213 (58.84%) Developer
2 134 (37.02%) Java Developer
3 40 (11.05%) UI Developer
3 40 (11.05%) UI Programmer
4 34 (9.39%) Designer
5 33 (9.12%) Architect
6 24 (6.63%) Senior Developer
7 20 (5.52%) ScrumMaster
8 19 (5.25%) Java Architect
9 18 (4.97%) Technical Leader
10 17 (4.70%) Senior Java Developer
11 15 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.31%) Front-End Developer
13 11 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (2.76%) Software Engineer
14 10 (2.76%) Applications Architect
15 9 (2.49%) Junior Architect
15 9 (2.49%) Junior
16 8 (2.21%) Junior Java Architect
17 7 (1.93%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (27.90%) JSF
2 88 (24.31%) Java EE
3 78 (21.55%) XML
4 71 (19.61%) Web Services
5 61 (16.85%) HTML
6 59 (16.30%) Hibernate
7 53 (14.64%) Apache CXF
8 49 (13.54%) RichFaces
9 46 (12.71%) Spring
10 45 (12.43%) SOAP
11 44 (12.15%) J2EE
12 43 (11.88%) Drools
13 38 (10.50%) RESTful
14 33 (9.12%) JPA
15 32 (8.84%) JSP
15 32 (8.84%) jBPM
16 30 (8.29%) jQuery
17 27 (7.46%) CSS
18 25 (6.91%) XSLT
19 21 (5.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.14%) Open Source
2 9 (2.49%) Mobile App
2 9 (2.49%) User Experience
3 7 (1.93%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.66%) GIS
4 6 (1.66%) FMCG
4 6 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.55%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.28%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (0.28%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.28%) DataPower
6 1 (0.28%) PKI
6 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.88%) Linux
2 23 (6.35%) UNIX
3 15 (4.14%) Windows
4 14 (3.87%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.76%) Android
6 6 (1.66%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.83%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (45.58%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (32.60%) SOA
3 79 (21.82%) Scrum
4 53 (14.64%) TDD
5 50 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (13.26%) BPMN
7 41 (11.33%) OO
8 37 (10.22%) UML
9 35 (9.67%) Use Case
10 29 (8.01%) Project Management
11 28 (7.73%) Data Modelling
12 23 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
13 22 (6.08%) Waterfall
14 20 (5.52%) Mentoring
15 17 (4.70%) Unit Testing
15 17 (4.70%) Web Design
16 16 (4.42%) Software Engineering
17 15 (4.14%) Test Automation
18 14 (3.87%) Workflow
19 12 (3.31%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.39%) JavaScript
2 21 (5.80%) SQL
3 14 (3.87%) Python
4 12 (3.31%) Perl
4 12 (3.31%) PHP
5 6 (1.66%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.66%) PL/SQL
5 6 (1.66%) C#
5 6 (1.66%) C++
6 5 (1.38%) Groovy
7 4 (1.10%) Ruby
8 3 (0.83%) VBScript
9 2 (0.55%) Korn
9 2 (0.55%) XPath
9 2 (0.55%) Jython
9 2 (0.55%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.55%) Scala
10 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 5 (1.38%) Degree
2 3 (0.83%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.55%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.28%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.28%) ISEB
4 1 (0.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.87%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
1 2 (0.55%) CA Wily
1 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.55%) Puppet
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.28%) StatsD
2 1 (0.28%) OpenSSO
2 1 (0.28%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 175 (48.34%) JBoss
2 94 (25.97%) Oracle
3 11 (3.04%) IBM
3 11 (3.04%) Red Hat
4 5 (1.38%) Pega
4 5 (1.38%) HP
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.55%) Sun
5 2 (0.55%) Genesys
5 2 (0.55%) CA
5 2 (0.55%) Chordiant
5 2 (0.55%) Sybase
5 2 (0.55%) Google
5 2 (0.55%) VMware
6 1 (0.28%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.28%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.28%) Cadence
6 1 (0.28%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago