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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 11 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing Java 155 111 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.11% 7.55% 13.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.80% 27.75% 40.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 71 114
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £338 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
433 400 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.25% 27.21% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 250 248
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.36% +120.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016, 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 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (42.53%) JBoss
3 121 (34.77%) SOA
4 105 (30.17%) Oracle
5 103 (29.60%) Web Services
6 100 (28.74%) Java EE
7 89 (25.57%) Scrum
8 81 (23.28%) Hibernate
9 78 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
10 74 (21.26%) Spring
11 73 (20.98%) JavaScript
12 68 (19.54%) JSF
13 67 (19.25%) TDD
13 67 (19.25%) Python
14 64 (18.39%) SQL
14 64 (18.39%) JIRA
15 63 (18.10%) Eclipse
16 61 (17.53%) XML
16 61 (17.53%) Linux
17 59 (16.95%) AngularJS
18 58 (16.67%) Open Source
19 56 (16.09%) BPMN
19 56 (16.09%) OO
20 54 (15.52%) Drools
21 52 (14.94%) JPA
22 50 (14.37%) Apache CXF
23 49 (14.08%) Relational Database
24 48 (13.79%) Use Case
24 48 (13.79%) XSLT
25 47 (13.51%) jQuery

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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
1 148 (42.53%) JBoss
2 34 (9.77%) GeoServer
3 31 (8.91%) Tomcat
4 26 (7.47%) WebSphere
5 23 (6.61%) Apache
6 20 (5.75%) WebLogic
7 19 (5.46%) Node.js
8 17 (4.89%) ArcGIS
9 13 (3.74%) IIS
10 8 (2.30%) Confluence
11 6 (1.72%) SAS
12 4 (1.15%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.86%) iPlanet
13 3 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.86%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.86%) WebSphere Process Server
14 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 15 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.72%) MS Project
3 2 (0.57%) MS Office
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.31%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.57%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.30%) PaaS
4 7 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (2.01%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.17%) HTTP
2 10 (2.87%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.59%) LDAP
3 9 (2.59%) SSL
4 7 (2.01%) DNS
5 6 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (1.15%) Firewall
7 2 (0.57%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.57%) DHCP
7 2 (0.57%) FTP
7 2 (0.57%) IPsec
7 2 (0.57%) Network Security
7 2 (0.57%) SSH
8 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.08%) Relational Database
2 45 (12.93%) GIS
3 40 (11.49%) NoSQL
4 24 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 22 (6.32%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.87%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.59%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.01%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.15%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.15%) SAS EBI
9 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.57%) DB2
10 2 (0.57%) MySQL
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.57%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 64 (18.39%) JIRA
2 63 (18.10%) Eclipse
3 46 (13.22%) JProfiler
4 45 (12.93%) Maven
5 37 (10.63%) Selenium
6 29 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 24 (6.90%) JBehave
8 22 (6.32%) Cucumber
9 20 (5.75%) Gradle
10 19 (5.46%) Subversion
11 16 (4.60%) JUnit
11 16 (4.60%) SoapUI
12 14 (4.02%) Git (software)
13 11 (3.16%) Firebug
13 11 (3.16%) TeamCity
14 9 (2.59%) NetBeans
15 8 (2.30%) MSBuild
15 8 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
16 7 (2.01%) Ant
16 7 (2.01%) Hudson
General
1 40 (11.49%) Finance
2 15 (4.31%) Banking
3 8 (2.30%) Legal
4 6 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.86%) Retail
7 2 (0.57%) Law
7 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 182 (52.30%) Developer
2 109 (31.32%) Java Developer
3 68 (19.54%) Architect
4 41 (11.78%) Solutions Architect
5 39 (11.21%) GIS Developer
6 25 (7.18%) Senior Developer
7 22 (6.32%) Senior Java Developer
8 17 (4.89%) Agile Developer
8 17 (4.89%) Agile Java Developer
9 16 (4.60%) Consultant
10 15 (4.31%) Java Architect
11 13 (3.74%) Analyst
11 13 (3.74%) Java Engineer
12 12 (3.45%) Test Analyst
12 12 (3.45%) XML Developer
13 11 (3.16%) Angular Developer
13 11 (3.16%) Java Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.16%) Tester
14 9 (2.59%) Programmer
14 9 (2.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (29.60%) Web Services
2 100 (28.74%) Java EE
3 81 (23.28%) Hibernate
4 74 (21.26%) Spring
5 68 (19.54%) JSF
6 61 (17.53%) XML
7 59 (16.95%) AngularJS
8 54 (15.52%) Drools
9 52 (14.94%) JPA
10 50 (14.37%) Apache CXF
11 48 (13.79%) XSLT
12 47 (13.51%) jQuery
13 45 (12.93%) HTML
14 44 (12.64%) J2EE
15 41 (11.78%) RichFaces
16 36 (10.34%) REST
17 34 (9.77%) PostGIS
18 32 (9.20%) OpenLayers
18 32 (9.20%) RESTful
19 30 (8.62%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.16%) User Experience
3 9 (2.59%) Mainframe
4 7 (2.01%) Clustering
5 6 (1.72%) Hedge funds
5 6 (1.72%) PKI
6 5 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.86%) DataPower
8 3 (0.86%) iPad
9 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.29%) CMDB
10 1 (0.29%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 61 (17.53%) Linux
2 38 (10.92%) Unix
3 26 (7.47%) Windows
4 11 (3.16%) Solaris
5 10 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.72%) Android
7 5 (1.44%) AIX
8 4 (1.15%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.86%) zOS
10 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.29%) CyanogenMod
10 1 (0.29%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (50.29%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (34.77%) SOA
3 89 (25.57%) Scrum
4 78 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (19.25%) TDD
6 58 (16.67%) Open Source
7 56 (16.09%) BPMN
7 56 (16.09%) OO
8 48 (13.79%) Use Case
9 47 (13.51%) Performance Monitoring
10 44 (12.64%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 44 (12.64%) UML
11 40 (11.49%) Data Modelling
12 36 (10.34%) SDLC
13 34 (9.77%) Logical Data Model
14 26 (7.47%) Kanban
15 24 (6.90%) BDD
15 24 (6.90%) DevOps
16 23 (6.61%) Software Testing
17 22 (6.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.98%) JavaScript
2 67 (19.25%) Python
3 64 (18.39%) SQL
4 29 (8.33%) Perl
5 21 (6.03%) Ruby
6 17 (4.89%) PL/SQL
7 16 (4.60%) PowerShell
8 13 (3.74%) Bash Shell
8 13 (3.74%) C++
9 12 (3.45%) PHP
10 10 (2.87%) Korn
11 9 (2.59%) C
11 9 (2.59%) VBA
12 8 (2.30%) Bourne shell
13 7 (2.01%) C#
13 7 (2.01%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.44%) CoffeeScript
15 2 (0.57%) AWK
15 2 (0.57%) VB
16 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (2.87%) Security Cleared
2 5 (1.44%) Degree
3 4 (1.15%) ISEB
4 3 (0.86%) IISP
5 2 (0.57%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.32%) QA
2 15 (4.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.29%) SDET
System Software
1 16 (4.60%) Docker
2 6 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (1.72%) Veritas File System
2 6 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.57%) Cygwin
4 2 (0.57%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.57%) Xen
5 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (4.31%) Ansible
2 13 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (3.74%) Puppet
3 6 (1.72%) CA Wily
3 6 (1.72%) Nagios
3 6 (1.72%) TADDM
3 6 (1.72%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.44%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.57%) logstash
6 2 (0.57%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 105 (30.17%) Oracle
2 23 (6.61%) ESRI
3 20 (5.75%) Red Hat
4 19 (5.46%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.45%) IBM
6 10 (2.87%) Splunk
7 9 (2.59%) VMware
8 6 (1.72%) Veritas
9 4 (1.15%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.15%) CA
10 3 (0.86%) Google
11 2 (0.57%) F5
11 2 (0.57%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.57%) Sybase
11 2 (0.57%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.57%) webMethods
11 2 (0.57%) Zend
12 1 (0.29%) Cisco
12 1 (0.29%) hybris
12 1 (0.29%) SAP
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