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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 7 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -8
Contract jobs citing Java 157 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.88% 3.74% 4.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.39% 13.79% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 22 14
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £371 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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
409 319 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.55% 27.13% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 140 78
Average daily rate £375 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.00 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 October 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 1 October 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.

1 176 (48.48%) JBoss
2 166 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (31.68%) SOA
4 96 (26.45%) JSF
5 94 (25.90%) Java EE
5 94 (25.90%) Oracle
6 84 (23.14%) XML
7 73 (20.11%) Scrum
8 68 (18.73%) Web Services
9 61 (16.80%) HTML
9 61 (16.80%) Maven
10 59 (16.25%) Hibernate
11 57 (15.70%) TDD
12 54 (14.88%) BPMN
13 53 (14.60%) Continuous Integration
14 51 (14.05%) Apache CXF
14 51 (14.05%) Spring
15 50 (13.77%) SOAP
16 49 (13.50%) J2EE
16 49 (13.50%) Relational Database
17 47 (12.95%) RichFaces
18 44 (12.12%) Drools
19 43 (11.85%) Linux
20 42 (11.57%) HTTP
20 42 (11.57%) RESTful
21 37 (10.19%) Eclipse
22 35 (9.64%) OO
22 35 (9.64%) Use Case
23 34 (9.37%) jBPM
23 34 (9.37%) JSP

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 17 (4.68%) Tomcat
2 15 (4.13%) WebSphere
3 14 (3.86%) Apache
4 6 (1.65%) CMS
4 6 (1.65%) Confluence
5 5 (1.38%) GlassFish
6 4 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.10%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (0.83%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.55%) IIS
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.28%) Node.js
9 1 (0.28%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) CICS
9 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 7 (1.93%) MS Project
2 3 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.31%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.10%) Heroku
1 4 (1.10%) PaaS
1 4 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (11.57%) HTTP
2 11 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.75%) SSL
4 9 (2.48%) DNS
4 9 (2.48%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.55%) LDAP
5 2 (0.55%) Firewall
6 1 (0.28%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.28%) X.509
6 1 (0.28%) Internet
6 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.50%) Relational Database
2 23 (6.34%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.31%) RDBMS
4 9 (2.48%) Big Data
4 9 (2.48%) MySQL
5 7 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server
8 3 (0.83%) Pentaho
8 3 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.55%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 61 (16.80%) Maven
2 37 (10.19%) Eclipse
3 24 (6.61%) Subversion
3 24 (6.61%) JIRA
4 23 (6.34%) Selenium
5 18 (4.96%) JUnit
6 14 (3.86%) Jenkins
7 11 (3.03%) JProfiler
8 10 (2.75%) Git (software)
9 8 (2.20%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.65%) FitNesse
10 6 (1.65%) NetBeans
10 6 (1.65%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.38%) Ant
12 4 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.83%) Mockito
13 3 (0.83%) Zephyr
13 3 (0.83%) JBuilder
13 3 (0.83%) JMeter
General
1 30 (8.26%) Finance
2 9 (2.48%) Banking
3 6 (1.65%) Retail
4 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.28%) Advertising
4 1 (0.28%) Publishing
4 1 (0.28%) International Banking
4 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 220 (60.61%) Developer
2 139 (38.29%) Java Developer
3 41 (11.29%) UI Developer
3 41 (11.29%) UI Programmer
4 31 (8.54%) Designer
5 26 (7.16%) Architect
6 23 (6.34%) Senior Developer
7 18 (4.96%) Technical Leader
8 17 (4.68%) ScrumMaster
9 16 (4.41%) Senior Java Developer
10 13 (3.58%) Java Architect
11 12 (3.31%) Front-End Developer
12 11 (3.03%) Software Engineer
12 11 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (2.75%) Delivery Manager
14 8 (2.20%) Applications Architect
14 8 (2.20%) Android Developer
15 7 (1.93%) Tester
15 7 (1.93%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (26.45%) JSF
2 94 (25.90%) Java EE
3 84 (23.14%) XML
4 68 (18.73%) Web Services
5 61 (16.80%) HTML
6 59 (16.25%) Hibernate
7 51 (14.05%) Apache CXF
7 51 (14.05%) Spring
8 50 (13.77%) SOAP
9 49 (13.50%) J2EE
10 47 (12.95%) RichFaces
11 44 (12.12%) Drools
12 42 (11.57%) RESTful
13 34 (9.37%) jBPM
13 34 (9.37%) JSP
14 32 (8.82%) jQuery
15 28 (7.71%) XSLT
15 28 (7.71%) JPA
16 26 (7.16%) CSS
17 22 (6.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.68%) Open Source
2 11 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.20%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.65%) FMCG
4 6 (1.65%) User Experience
4 6 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (0.83%) Data Integration
5 3 (0.83%) Data Structures
5 3 (0.83%) Machine to Machine
5 3 (0.83%) GIS
6 2 (0.55%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.28%) DataPower
7 1 (0.28%) iPhone
7 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.28%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.28%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.85%) Linux
2 24 (6.61%) UNIX
3 16 (4.41%) Windows
4 14 (3.86%) Android
4 14 (3.86%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.75%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.10%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (45.73%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (31.68%) SOA
3 73 (20.11%) Scrum
4 57 (15.70%) TDD
5 54 (14.88%) BPMN
6 53 (14.60%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (9.64%) OO
7 35 (9.64%) Use Case
8 31 (8.54%) UML
9 29 (7.99%) Project Management
10 25 (6.89%) Performance Monitoring
11 24 (6.61%) Data Modelling
12 22 (6.06%) Waterfall
13 19 (5.23%) Web Design
14 17 (4.68%) Software Engineering
14 17 (4.68%) Unit Testing
14 17 (4.68%) Mentoring
15 15 (4.13%) Workflow
15 15 (4.13%) Test Automation
16 11 (3.03%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 22 (6.06%) SQL
3 16 (4.41%) Python
3 16 (4.41%) Perl
3 16 (4.41%) PHP
4 8 (2.20%) C++
5 7 (1.93%) PL/SQL
6 6 (1.65%) Ruby
6 6 (1.65%) C#
6 6 (1.65%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.38%) Groovy
8 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.83%) VBScript
9 2 (0.55%) XPath
9 2 (0.55%) Korn
9 2 (0.55%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.55%) Jython
9 2 (0.55%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.55%) Scala
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 6 (1.65%) Degree
2 3 (0.83%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (0.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.28%) ISEB
4 1 (0.28%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.28%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.86%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
1 2 (0.55%) Puppet
1 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.55%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.28%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.28%) OpenSSO
2 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.28%) StatsD
2 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 176 (48.48%) JBoss
2 94 (25.90%) Oracle
3 10 (2.75%) Red Hat
3 10 (2.75%) IBM
4 5 (1.38%) Pega
5 4 (1.10%) HP
6 2 (0.55%) Google
6 2 (0.55%) VMware
6 2 (0.55%) Chordiant
6 2 (0.55%) CA
6 2 (0.55%) Sun
6 2 (0.55%) Genesys
6 2 (0.55%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.28%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.28%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.28%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.28%) Sybase
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