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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 7 13 29
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +16
Contract jobs citing Java 207 107 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.61% 8.84% 3.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.73% 25.18% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 62 14
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£381 £350 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -17.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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
521 425 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 36.77% 35.09% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 223 128
Average daily rate £375 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £212 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.85% -2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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.

1 184 (48.42%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (38.68%) JBoss
3 103 (27.11%) SOA
4 97 (25.53%) XML
5 94 (24.74%) Oracle
6 91 (23.95%) JSF
7 81 (21.32%) Java EE
8 74 (19.47%) Scrum
9 64 (16.84%) J2EE
10 60 (15.79%) TDD
10 60 (15.79%) RichFaces
11 59 (15.53%) HTML
11 59 (15.53%) Web Services
12 58 (15.26%) Apache CXF
13 56 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
14 52 (13.68%) Hibernate
15 49 (12.89%) Spring
16 48 (12.63%) jQuery
17 45 (11.84%) Finance
17 45 (11.84%) UNIX
18 44 (11.58%) JSP
18 44 (11.58%) SOAP
19 41 (10.79%) BPMN
19 41 (10.79%) SQL
19 41 (10.79%) Eclipse
20 38 (10.00%) Linux
20 38 (10.00%) Maven
20 38 (10.00%) Relational Database
21 37 (9.74%) HTTP
22 35 (9.21%) XSLT

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 147 (38.68%) JBoss
2 25 (6.58%) Tomcat
3 22 (5.79%) Apache
4 21 (5.53%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.84%) CMS
6 6 (1.58%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.32%) Apache ServiceMix
8 4 (1.05%) SAS
8 4 (1.05%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.05%) Confluence
9 3 (0.79%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.79%) Jetty
10 2 (0.53%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.26%) Node.js
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.26%) IIS
11 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.26%) TeamSite
Applications
1 10 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.84%) MS Project
3 1 (0.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.53%) IaaS
3 1 (0.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Force.com
3 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.74%) HTTP
2 2 (0.53%) Wireshark
2 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.53%) Internet
3 1 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 18 (4.74%) Big Data
2 18 (4.74%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.42%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.58%) MySQL
5 5 (1.32%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.05%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.05%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.05%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.79%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.53%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.53%) DB2
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.26%) Informix
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 41 (10.79%) Eclipse
2 38 (10.00%) Maven
3 30 (7.89%) JProfiler
4 26 (6.84%) JUnit
5 24 (6.32%) JIRA
6 23 (6.05%) Selenium
7 19 (5.00%) Subversion
8 15 (3.95%) Jenkins
9 14 (3.68%) JMeter
10 13 (3.42%) Mercurial
11 11 (2.89%) Git (software)
12 10 (2.63%) FitNesse
13 8 (2.11%) Mockito
13 8 (2.11%) VisualVM
14 7 (1.84%) jMock
15 6 (1.58%) Cucumber
15 6 (1.58%) Jasmine
16 5 (1.32%) Gradle
16 5 (1.32%) Ant
16 5 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
General
1 45 (11.84%) Finance
2 31 (8.16%) Banking
3 4 (1.05%) Retail Banking
3 4 (1.05%) Retail
4 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.26%) Advertising
5 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 239 (62.89%) Developer
2 148 (38.95%) Java Developer
3 42 (11.05%) UI Developer
3 42 (11.05%) UI Programmer
4 36 (9.47%) Senior Developer
5 25 (6.58%) Designer
6 22 (5.79%) Analyst
7 21 (5.53%) Senior Java Developer
8 20 (5.26%) Architect
9 19 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
10 17 (4.47%) Technical Leader
11 13 (3.42%) Android Developer
11 13 (3.42%) Senior UI Developer
12 12 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
13 10 (2.63%) Test Analyst
14 9 (2.37%) Tester
14 9 (2.37%) JavaScript Developer
15 7 (1.84%) Front-End Developer
15 7 (1.84%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (25.53%) XML
2 91 (23.95%) JSF
3 81 (21.32%) Java EE
4 64 (16.84%) J2EE
5 60 (15.79%) RichFaces
6 59 (15.53%) HTML
6 59 (15.53%) Web Services
7 58 (15.26%) Apache CXF
8 52 (13.68%) Hibernate
9 49 (12.89%) Spring
10 48 (12.63%) jQuery
11 44 (11.58%) JSP
11 44 (11.58%) SOAP
12 35 (9.21%) XSLT
13 34 (8.95%) RESTful
14 30 (7.89%) CSS
15 27 (7.11%) Drools
16 26 (6.84%) jBPM
17 21 (5.53%) JPA
18 20 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.74%) Computer Science
1 18 (4.74%) Mobile App
2 13 (3.42%) Open Source
3 6 (1.58%) Credit Risk
4 5 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.05%) Social Media
6 3 (0.79%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (0.79%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.79%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.79%) iPhone
7 2 (0.53%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.53%) User Experience
8 1 (0.26%) iSeries
8 1 (0.26%) DataPower
8 1 (0.26%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.26%) W3C
8 1 (0.26%) GIS
8 1 (0.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 45 (11.84%) UNIX
2 38 (10.00%) Linux
3 22 (5.79%) Android
4 15 (3.95%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.16%) Windows
6 11 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.05%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.53%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (48.42%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (27.11%) SOA
3 74 (19.47%) Scrum
4 60 (15.79%) TDD
5 56 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (10.79%) BPMN
7 34 (8.95%) OO
8 29 (7.63%) Use Case
9 27 (7.11%) Web Design
10 21 (5.53%) Performance Monitoring
11 20 (5.26%) UML
12 19 (5.00%) Project Management
13 18 (4.74%) Security Testing
13 18 (4.74%) Android Development
14 17 (4.47%) Unit Testing
15 16 (4.21%) Test Automation
16 15 (3.95%) Data Modelling
16 15 (3.95%) Pair Programming
17 11 (2.89%) MVC
17 11 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (10.79%) SQL
2 34 (8.95%) JavaScript
3 27 (7.11%) Perl
4 24 (6.32%) Python
5 23 (6.05%) PHP
6 16 (4.21%) C++
7 12 (3.16%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.11%) C#
9 7 (1.84%) Ruby
10 6 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.32%) Groovy
12 4 (1.05%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.53%) XPath
14 2 (0.53%) Korn
14 2 (0.53%) Scala
14 2 (0.53%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (3.68%) Degree
2 3 (0.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.11%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.53%) Ansible
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 94 (24.74%) Oracle
2 12 (3.16%) Red Hat
3 10 (2.63%) IBM
4 5 (1.32%) Pega
5 4 (1.05%) Google
5 4 (1.05%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.79%) HP
6 3 (0.79%) VMware
7 2 (0.53%) Chordiant
7 2 (0.53%) Genesys
8 1 (0.26%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.26%) F5
8 1 (0.26%) Sybase
8 1 (0.26%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.26%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.26%) Dell
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