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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 12 6 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing Java 121 186 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.04% 15.35% 6.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.58% 48.82% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 115 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £366 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.36% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
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
409 381 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 30.55% 31.44% 30.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 203 90
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £16.13 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+194.57% -46.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015, 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.

1 173 (53.07%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (25.77%) JBoss
3 82 (25.15%) Spring
4 79 (24.23%) Oracle
5 76 (23.31%) SQL
6 75 (23.01%) XML
7 70 (21.47%) J2EE
8 67 (20.55%) Finance
9 61 (18.71%) TDD
10 59 (18.10%) JSF
11 58 (17.79%) HTML
11 58 (17.79%) UNIX
12 56 (17.18%) Hibernate
12 56 (17.18%) Continuous Integration
13 52 (15.95%) Linux
14 51 (15.64%) JavaScript
15 47 (14.42%) Banking
16 46 (14.11%) Java EE
17 45 (13.80%) CSS
18 42 (12.88%) JUnit
18 42 (12.88%) JSP
18 42 (12.88%) SOA
19 39 (11.96%) Web Services
20 37 (11.35%) Perl
20 37 (11.35%) Tomcat
20 37 (11.35%) Relational Database
21 35 (10.74%) jQuery
21 35 (10.74%) PL/SQL
22 34 (10.43%) Scrum
22 34 (10.43%) Unit Testing

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 84 (25.77%) JBoss
2 37 (11.35%) Tomcat
3 20 (6.13%) WebSphere
4 17 (5.21%) Apache
5 6 (1.84%) SAS
5 6 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.23%) CMS
6 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.23%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.92%) Confluence
7 3 (0.92%) Jetty
8 2 (0.61%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.61%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.61%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.61%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.31%) IIS
9 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 12 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.92%) MS Project
3 1 (0.31%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.23%) IaaS
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.31%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.44%) HTTP
2 7 (2.15%) Internet
3 2 (0.61%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.61%) Intranet
4 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.35%) Relational Database
2 18 (5.52%) Big Data
3 10 (3.07%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.15%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.84%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.53%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.53%) MySQL
7 4 (1.23%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.23%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.92%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.92%) DB2
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.31%) DataStage
10 1 (0.31%) Informix
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 42 (12.88%) JUnit
2 31 (9.51%) Eclipse
2 31 (9.51%) Selenium
3 27 (8.28%) Maven
3 27 (8.28%) JIRA
4 26 (7.98%) JProfiler
5 23 (7.06%) Subversion
6 17 (5.21%) Mockito
7 16 (4.91%) Cucumber
7 16 (4.91%) Jenkins
8 15 (4.60%) Mercurial
8 15 (4.60%) JMeter
9 14 (4.29%) Ant
9 14 (4.29%) FitNesse
10 12 (3.68%) Git (software)
11 11 (3.37%) jMock
11 11 (3.37%) CruiseControl
12 9 (2.76%) Robolectric
13 8 (2.45%) VisualVM
13 8 (2.45%) Jasmine
General
1 67 (20.55%) Finance
2 47 (14.42%) Banking
3 5 (1.53%) Retail
3 5 (1.53%) Retail Banking
4 4 (1.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 221 (67.79%) Developer
2 141 (43.25%) Java Developer
3 31 (9.51%) Senior Developer
4 24 (7.36%) Analyst
4 24 (7.36%) Architect
5 20 (6.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 20 (6.13%) UI Developer
5 20 (6.13%) Android Developer
6 19 (5.83%) UI Programmer
7 12 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (3.68%) Applications Support
8 10 (3.07%) Software Engineer
8 10 (3.07%) Test Analyst
9 8 (2.45%) Project Manager
9 8 (2.45%) Tester
9 8 (2.45%) Senior UI Developer
10 7 (2.15%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (2.15%) Designer
10 7 (2.15%) Software Developer
10 7 (2.15%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (25.15%) Spring
2 75 (23.01%) XML
3 70 (21.47%) J2EE
4 59 (18.10%) JSF
5 58 (17.79%) HTML
6 56 (17.18%) Hibernate
7 46 (14.11%) Java EE
8 45 (13.80%) CSS
9 42 (12.88%) JSP
10 39 (11.96%) Web Services
11 35 (10.74%) jQuery
12 30 (9.20%) RichFaces
12 30 (9.20%) XSLT
13 24 (7.36%) Apache CXF
13 24 (7.36%) RESTful
14 23 (7.06%) SOAP
14 23 (7.06%) Struts
14 23 (7.06%) JDBC
15 22 (6.75%) Ajax
15 22 (6.75%) iBATIS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.75%) Computer Science
1 22 (6.75%) Mobile App
2 11 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.76%) Open Source
4 6 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.84%) Credit Risk
5 5 (1.53%) User Experience
6 4 (1.23%) Social Media
6 4 (1.23%) iPhone
7 3 (0.92%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (0.92%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.92%) GIS
8 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.61%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.31%) iSeries
9 1 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.31%) W3C
9 1 (0.31%) Clustering
9 1 (0.31%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 58 (17.79%) UNIX
2 52 (15.95%) Linux
3 29 (8.90%) Android
4 15 (4.60%) Apple iOS
5 14 (4.29%) Windows
6 11 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.61%) AIX
8 1 (0.31%) Solaris
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (53.07%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (18.71%) TDD
3 56 (17.18%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (12.88%) SOA
5 34 (10.43%) Scrum
5 34 (10.43%) Unit Testing
6 30 (9.20%) Test Automation
7 23 (7.06%) Android Development
8 22 (6.75%) MVC
9 20 (6.13%) BPMN
9 20 (6.13%) Web Development
10 19 (5.83%) OO
11 18 (5.52%) Security Testing
12 17 (5.21%) Pair Programming
13 14 (4.29%) Web Application Development
14 13 (3.99%) Web Design
15 12 (3.68%) Migration
15 12 (3.68%) Performance Monitoring
16 10 (3.07%) CRM
17 9 (2.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 76 (23.31%) SQL
2 51 (15.64%) JavaScript
3 37 (11.35%) Perl
4 35 (10.74%) PL/SQL
5 27 (8.28%) PHP
6 25 (7.67%) Python
7 18 (5.52%) C++
8 14 (4.29%) C#
9 12 (3.68%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.84%) Ruby
11 4 (1.23%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.92%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.61%) VBA
14 1 (0.31%) MUMPS
14 1 (0.31%) Korn
14 1 (0.31%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.31%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 20 (6.13%) Degree
2 7 (2.15%) VCP4
2 7 (2.15%) Sun Certification
3 2 (0.61%) ISEB
4 1 (0.31%) HND
4 1 (0.31%) PMP
4 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.61%) Ansible
2 1 (0.31%) Puppet
2 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 79 (24.23%) Oracle
2 14 (4.29%) Red Hat
3 6 (1.84%) Sun
4 5 (1.53%) IBM
4 5 (1.53%) Google
5 4 (1.23%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.61%) Lotus
6 2 (0.61%) VMware
7 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.31%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.31%) Pega
7 1 (0.31%) F5
7 1 (0.31%) Sybase
7 1 (0.31%) HP
7 1 (0.31%) Dell
7 1 (0.31%) Hitachi
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