The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 7 13 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +21
Contract jobs citing Java 177 57 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.79% 7.57% 3.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.75% 26.64% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 32 12
Average daily rate £400 £406 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £301 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
424 214 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.02% 28.42% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 101 108
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -49.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Java
Scotland

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 18 April 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 18 April 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.

1 123 (36.72%) JBoss
2 115 (34.33%) Java EE
3 111 (33.13%) SOA
4 90 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (24.48%) Spring
6 78 (23.28%) Oracle
7 74 (22.09%) HTML
8 71 (21.19%) Hibernate
9 63 (18.81%) Scrum
9 63 (18.81%) XML
10 52 (15.52%) JSF
11 50 (14.93%) CSS
11 50 (14.93%) Web Services
12 48 (14.33%) JavaScript
12 48 (14.33%) Linux
13 42 (12.54%) J2EE
14 39 (11.64%) Workflow
15 38 (11.34%) TDD
15 38 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (10.75%) Drools
16 36 (10.75%) SQL
17 33 (9.85%) Finance
18 29 (8.66%) Maven
18 29 (8.66%) BPMN
19 27 (8.06%) JPA
20 26 (7.76%) Subversion
21 25 (7.46%) Selenium
21 25 (7.46%) RichFaces
22 24 (7.16%) Red Hat
22 24 (7.16%) Project Management

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (5.37%) WebSphere
2 16 (4.78%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.99%) Apache Solr
4 8 (2.39%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (1.79%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (1.19%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (1.19%) Apache
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (0.90%) Confluence
7 3 (0.90%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.60%) CICS
8 2 (0.60%) IIS
8 2 (0.60%) SAS
8 2 (0.60%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.60%) Drupal
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.30%) TeamSite
Applications
1 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (3.28%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.60%) SaaS
1 2 (0.60%) PaaS
1 2 (0.60%) Force.com
1 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.60%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.37%) HTTP
2 8 (2.39%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.39%) SSL
2 8 (2.39%) LDAP
3 7 (2.09%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (2.09%) DNS
4 3 (0.90%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.30%) X.509
5 1 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.97%) Relational Database
2 12 (3.58%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.09%) MySQL
4 7 (2.09%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.90%) Jackrabbit
6 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.60%) DB2
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) Redis
7 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 29 (8.66%) Maven
2 26 (7.76%) Subversion
3 25 (7.46%) Selenium
4 22 (6.57%) JUnit
5 21 (6.27%) Eclipse
6 11 (3.28%) LoadRunner
7 10 (2.99%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.09%) JIRA
8 7 (2.09%) Ant
9 6 (1.79%) Git (software)
9 6 (1.79%) Rational Application Developer
10 5 (1.49%) FitNesse
11 4 (1.19%) Hudson
11 4 (1.19%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.19%) QUnit
11 4 (1.19%) Jasmine
12 3 (0.90%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 3 (0.90%) Axure RP
13 2 (0.60%) Mockito
General
1 33 (9.85%) Finance
2 12 (3.58%) Banking
3 5 (1.49%) Retail
4 3 (0.90%) Marketing
4 3 (0.90%) Publishing
5 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.30%) Front Office
6 1 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 194 (57.91%) Developer
2 137 (40.90%) Java Developer
3 40 (11.94%) Architect
4 38 (11.34%) Analyst
5 32 (9.55%) Test Analyst
6 24 (7.16%) Project Manager
6 24 (7.16%) Senior Developer
7 22 (6.57%) Java Architect
8 18 (5.37%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (5.07%) UI Programmer
9 17 (5.07%) Agile Project Manager
9 17 (5.07%) UI Developer
10 15 (4.48%) Senior Java Developer
11 13 (3.88%) Tester
12 11 (3.28%) Performance Tester
13 10 (2.99%) Portal Developer
13 10 (2.99%) Applications Architect
14 9 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (2.69%) Technical Leader
14 9 (2.69%) Java Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (34.33%) Java EE
2 82 (24.48%) Spring
3 74 (22.09%) HTML
4 71 (21.19%) Hibernate
5 63 (18.81%) XML
6 52 (15.52%) JSF
7 50 (14.93%) CSS
7 50 (14.93%) Web Services
8 42 (12.54%) J2EE
9 36 (10.75%) Drools
10 27 (8.06%) JPA
11 25 (7.46%) RichFaces
12 23 (6.87%) SOAP
13 22 (6.57%) jQuery
13 22 (6.57%) HTML5
14 20 (5.97%) XSLT
14 20 (5.97%) CSS3
15 19 (5.67%) JAAS
15 19 (5.67%) .NET
15 19 (5.67%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.97%) GIS
2 16 (4.78%) Open Source
3 6 (1.79%) FMCG
4 4 (1.19%) Smartphone
5 2 (0.60%) DataPower
5 2 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.30%) PKI
6 1 (0.30%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.30%) iPad
6 1 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.33%) Linux
2 18 (5.37%) UNIX
3 13 (3.88%) Windows
4 10 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.09%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.90%) Android
7 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (33.13%) SOA
2 90 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (18.81%) Scrum
4 39 (11.64%) Workflow
5 38 (11.34%) TDD
5 38 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (8.66%) BPMN
7 24 (7.16%) Project Management
8 23 (6.87%) Performance Testing
9 17 (5.07%) User Stories
10 16 (4.78%) Identity Management
11 15 (4.48%) UML
11 15 (4.48%) Web Development
12 14 (4.18%) Software Testing
13 13 (3.88%) Unit Testing
13 13 (3.88%) Software Engineering
13 13 (3.88%) Test Automation
14 12 (3.58%) Refactoring
15 11 (3.28%) Content Management
15 11 (3.28%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.33%) JavaScript
2 36 (10.75%) SQL
3 10 (2.99%) Perl
3 10 (2.99%) C#
4 9 (2.69%) C
5 8 (2.39%) Apex Code
6 7 (2.09%) VBA
7 5 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.19%) Python
8 4 (1.19%) Ruby
9 3 (0.90%) C++
9 3 (0.90%) PHP
9 3 (0.90%) VB
10 2 (0.60%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.30%) Korn
11 1 (0.30%) Jython
11 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.30%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 11 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.49%) Degree
4 3 (0.90%) ISEB
5 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.60%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.30%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.39%) QA
2 3 (0.90%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (0.90%) Puppet
2 2 (0.60%) Nagios
3 1 (0.30%) StatsD
3 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.30%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.30%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.30%) Munin
Vendors
1 123 (36.72%) JBoss
2 78 (23.28%) Oracle
3 24 (7.16%) Red Hat
4 11 (3.28%) HP
5 9 (2.69%) IBM
6 8 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.79%) Adobe
8 3 (0.90%) Sybase
8 3 (0.90%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.60%) Sun
9 2 (0.60%) VMware
10 1 (0.30%) Google
10 1 (0.30%) Cadence
10 1 (0.30%) Chordiant
10 1 (0.30%) Actuate
10 1 (0.30%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.30%) Genesys
10 1 (0.30%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.30%) Facebook
10 1 (0.30%) Twitter
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £225 - £250 per day + expenses for non- locals
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ARM Information Security & Communications
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago