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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 7 9 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +26
Contract jobs citing Java 199 128 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.69% 10.55% 3.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.99% 31.07% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 80 17
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£375 £350 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
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
553 412 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 38.03% 33.97% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 226 144
Average daily rate £380 £313 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 December 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 December 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.

1 181 (50.14%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (35.18%) JBoss
3 93 (25.76%) XML
4 89 (24.65%) SOA
5 83 (22.99%) JSF
6 80 (22.16%) Oracle
7 78 (21.61%) J2EE
8 69 (19.11%) Scrum
8 69 (19.11%) TDD
9 67 (18.56%) HTML
10 63 (17.45%) Java EE
11 59 (16.34%) Finance
12 58 (16.07%) Spring
12 58 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (14.96%) Hibernate
14 53 (14.68%) JSP
15 52 (14.40%) Web Services
16 50 (13.85%) SQL
17 49 (13.57%) RichFaces
18 48 (13.30%) Apache CXF
19 45 (12.47%) Relational Database
19 45 (12.47%) UNIX
19 45 (12.47%) Eclipse
20 44 (12.19%) Linux
21 43 (11.91%) CSS
22 41 (11.36%) JavaScript
23 39 (10.80%) jQuery
24 38 (10.53%) XSLT
24 38 (10.53%) Banking
25 37 (10.25%) SOAP

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 127 (35.18%) JBoss
2 26 (7.20%) Tomcat
3 25 (6.93%) WebSphere
4 20 (5.54%) Apache
5 7 (1.94%) CMS
6 5 (1.39%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.39%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.11%) SAS
7 4 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.11%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.83%) Jetty
9 2 (0.55%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.28%) IIS
10 1 (0.28%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.28%) Confluence
10 1 (0.28%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (2.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.83%) MS Project
3 1 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.83%) IaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Force.com
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.31%) HTTP
2 6 (1.66%) Internet
3 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.55%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.47%) Relational Database
2 18 (4.99%) Big Data
3 13 (3.60%) RDBMS
4 10 (2.77%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.22%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.66%) MySQL
7 4 (1.11%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.11%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.11%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.55%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.55%) DB2
9 1 (0.28%) Informix
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.28%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 45 (12.47%) Eclipse
2 36 (9.97%) Maven
3 32 (8.86%) JProfiler
3 32 (8.86%) Selenium
3 32 (8.86%) JUnit
4 19 (5.26%) Subversion
5 18 (4.99%) JIRA
6 16 (4.43%) Jenkins
7 15 (4.16%) Mercurial
8 14 (3.88%) JMeter
9 12 (3.32%) Mockito
9 12 (3.32%) Ant
10 11 (3.05%) Cucumber
10 11 (3.05%) Git (software)
11 10 (2.77%) FitNesse
12 8 (2.22%) VisualVM
12 8 (2.22%) jMock
12 8 (2.22%) CruiseControl
13 5 (1.39%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.39%) Gradle
General
1 59 (16.34%) Finance
2 38 (10.53%) Banking
3 5 (1.39%) Retail Banking
3 5 (1.39%) Retail
4 3 (0.83%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.28%) German Language
5 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 238 (65.93%) Developer
2 157 (43.49%) Java Developer
3 39 (10.80%) Senior Developer
4 36 (9.97%) UI Developer
4 36 (9.97%) UI Programmer
5 23 (6.37%) Analyst
5 23 (6.37%) Senior Java Developer
6 21 (5.82%) Designer
7 17 (4.71%) Technical Leader
8 15 (4.16%) Architect
8 15 (4.16%) Android Developer
8 15 (4.16%) ScrumMaster
9 13 (3.60%) Senior UI Developer
10 10 (2.77%) Test Analyst
11 9 (2.49%) JavaScript Developer
12 8 (2.22%) Tester
12 8 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (1.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 7 (1.94%) Software Developer
14 6 (1.66%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (25.76%) XML
2 83 (22.99%) JSF
3 78 (21.61%) J2EE
4 67 (18.56%) HTML
5 63 (17.45%) Java EE
6 58 (16.07%) Spring
7 54 (14.96%) Hibernate
8 53 (14.68%) JSP
9 52 (14.40%) Web Services
10 49 (13.57%) RichFaces
11 48 (13.30%) Apache CXF
12 43 (11.91%) CSS
13 39 (10.80%) jQuery
14 38 (10.53%) XSLT
15 37 (10.25%) SOAP
16 30 (8.31%) RESTful
17 22 (6.09%) jBPM
18 20 (5.54%) Drools
19 19 (5.26%) JDBC
19 19 (5.26%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.09%) Computer Science
2 20 (5.54%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.60%) Open Source
4 9 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.66%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.11%) iPhone
6 4 (1.11%) Social Media
7 3 (0.83%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.83%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.55%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.28%) Clustering
9 1 (0.28%) W3C
9 1 (0.28%) iSeries
9 1 (0.28%) DataPower
9 1 (0.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.47%) UNIX
2 44 (12.19%) Linux
3 26 (7.20%) Android
4 20 (5.54%) Apple iOS
5 13 (3.60%) Windows
6 12 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.11%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.55%) AIX
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (50.14%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (24.65%) SOA
3 69 (19.11%) Scrum
3 69 (19.11%) TDD
4 58 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (8.59%) OO
6 27 (7.48%) BPMN
7 21 (5.82%) Web Design
7 21 (5.82%) Performance Monitoring
8 20 (5.54%) Android Development
9 19 (5.26%) Unit Testing
9 19 (5.26%) Use Case
10 18 (4.99%) Security Testing
10 18 (4.99%) Test Automation
10 18 (4.99%) Project Management
11 16 (4.43%) Pair Programming
11 16 (4.43%) MVC
12 15 (4.16%) UML
13 14 (3.88%) Web Development
14 12 (3.32%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (13.85%) SQL
2 41 (11.36%) JavaScript
3 31 (8.59%) Perl
4 24 (6.65%) PHP
5 23 (6.37%) Python
6 19 (5.26%) PL/SQL
7 16 (4.43%) C++
8 12 (3.32%) C#
9 10 (2.77%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.39%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.11%) Ruby
12 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.55%) Scala
13 2 (0.55%) Groovy
13 2 (0.55%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.55%) Korn
14 1 (0.28%) AspectJ
14 1 (0.28%) C
14 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.28%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 20 (5.54%) Degree
2 6 (1.66%) Sun Certification
3 3 (0.83%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.28%) ISEB
5 1 (0.28%) PMP
5 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.66%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 80 (22.16%) Oracle
2 13 (3.60%) Red Hat
3 10 (2.77%) IBM
4 5 (1.39%) Google
4 5 (1.39%) Sun
4 5 (1.39%) Pega
5 4 (1.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.83%) VMware
7 2 (0.55%) Chordiant
7 2 (0.55%) Genesys
7 2 (0.55%) HP
8 1 (0.28%) Sybase
8 1 (0.28%) Dell
8 1 (0.28%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.28%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.28%) F5
8 1 (0.28%) Guidewire
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