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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 5 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Contract jobs citing Java 171 60 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.25% 5.44% 4.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.12% 21.82% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 30 16
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£438 £395 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.75% +25.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
406 275 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 33.83% 24.93% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 112 90
Average daily rate £365 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.17% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £12.42 £20.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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.

1 172 (49.43%) JBoss
2 125 (35.92%) SOA
3 103 (29.60%) JSF
4 95 (27.30%) Oracle
5 94 (27.01%) Java EE
6 89 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (21.84%) Web Services
8 75 (21.55%) Scrum
9 72 (20.69%) XML
10 62 (17.82%) HTML
10 62 (17.82%) Hibernate
11 60 (17.24%) Maven
12 53 (15.23%) Apache CXF
13 50 (14.37%) Relational Database
14 49 (14.08%) RichFaces
15 47 (13.51%) TDD
16 46 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (12.93%) SOAP
18 44 (12.64%) BPMN
19 41 (11.78%) JPA
19 41 (11.78%) Spring
20 40 (11.49%) J2EE
20 40 (11.49%) OO
21 39 (11.21%) HTTP
22 37 (10.63%) UML
22 37 (10.63%) Drools
22 37 (10.63%) Use Case
23 35 (10.06%) RESTful
23 35 (10.06%) Linux
23 35 (10.06%) JavaScript

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (3.74%) WebSphere
2 12 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.87%) Apache
4 6 (1.72%) Confluence
4 6 (1.72%) GlassFish
5 4 (1.15%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.86%) CMS
6 3 (0.86%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.57%) TeamSite
7 2 (0.57%) CICS
7 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.57%) IIS
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.29%) Node.js
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (1.15%) MS Project
2 1 (0.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (4.89%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.15%) Heroku
1 4 (1.15%) PaaS
1 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.57%) SaaS
2 2 (0.57%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.21%) HTTP
2 10 (2.87%) SSL
2 10 (2.87%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.59%) DNS
3 9 (2.59%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.57%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.57%) Firewall
4 2 (0.57%) LDAP
5 1 (0.29%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.29%) X.509
5 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (14.37%) Relational Database
2 22 (6.32%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.72%) MySQL
6 5 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.44%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.86%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.57%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 60 (17.24%) Maven
2 28 (8.05%) Eclipse
3 22 (6.32%) Subversion
4 20 (5.75%) JIRA
4 20 (5.75%) Selenium
5 14 (4.02%) Jenkins
6 12 (3.45%) JUnit
7 9 (2.59%) Git (software)
8 7 (2.01%) JProfiler
9 6 (1.72%) NetBeans
10 5 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.44%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.44%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (1.15%) Ant
12 3 (0.86%) JBuilder
12 3 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
12 3 (0.86%) FitNesse
12 3 (0.86%) Zephyr
13 2 (0.57%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 25 (7.18%) Finance
2 6 (1.72%) Retail
3 5 (1.44%) Banking
4 3 (0.86%) Publishing
5 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.29%) German Language
5 1 (0.29%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 197 (56.61%) Developer
2 125 (35.92%) Java Developer
3 45 (12.93%) Architect
4 36 (10.34%) UI Developer
4 36 (10.34%) UI Programmer
5 33 (9.48%) Designer
6 26 (7.47%) Java Architect
7 22 (6.32%) Senior Developer
8 19 (5.46%) ScrumMaster
9 17 (4.89%) Solutions Architect
9 17 (4.89%) Technical Leader
9 17 (4.89%) Applications Architect
10 16 (4.60%) Senior Java Developer
11 15 (4.31%) Front-End Developer
12 12 (3.45%) Java Applications Architect
13 11 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (2.59%) Junior
14 9 (2.59%) Junior Architect
15 8 (2.30%) Junior Java Architect
15 8 (2.30%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (29.60%) JSF
2 94 (27.01%) Java EE
3 76 (21.84%) Web Services
4 72 (20.69%) XML
5 62 (17.82%) HTML
5 62 (17.82%) Hibernate
6 53 (15.23%) Apache CXF
7 49 (14.08%) RichFaces
8 45 (12.93%) SOAP
9 41 (11.78%) JPA
9 41 (11.78%) Spring
10 40 (11.49%) J2EE
11 37 (10.63%) Drools
12 35 (10.06%) RESTful
13 30 (8.62%) CSS
14 29 (8.33%) jQuery
15 28 (8.05%) JSP
16 27 (7.76%) jBPM
17 23 (6.61%) XSLT
18 21 (6.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.02%) Open Source
2 7 (2.01%) GIS
3 6 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.72%) FMCG
4 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.57%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.29%) PKI
6 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.29%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.06%) Linux
2 15 (4.31%) UNIX
2 15 (4.31%) Windows
3 14 (4.02%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.15%) Android
5 3 (0.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (35.92%) SOA
2 89 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (21.55%) Scrum
4 47 (13.51%) TDD
5 46 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (12.64%) BPMN
7 40 (11.49%) OO
8 37 (10.63%) UML
8 37 (10.63%) Use Case
9 28 (8.05%) Data Modelling
9 28 (8.05%) Project Management
10 23 (6.61%) Waterfall
11 21 (6.03%) Performance Monitoring
12 19 (5.46%) Workflow
13 16 (4.60%) Web Design
14 15 (4.31%) Software Engineering
14 15 (4.31%) Unit Testing
15 12 (3.45%) Refactoring
16 11 (3.16%) OOD
16 11 (3.16%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.06%) JavaScript
2 23 (6.61%) SQL
3 6 (1.72%) Shell Script
3 6 (1.72%) Python
4 5 (1.44%) PL/SQL
4 5 (1.44%) C#
4 5 (1.44%) Groovy
4 5 (1.44%) Apex Code
5 3 (0.86%) C
5 3 (0.86%) Perl
5 3 (0.86%) PHP
5 3 (0.86%) VBScript
5 3 (0.86%) VBA
5 3 (0.86%) Ruby
6 2 (0.57%) Scala
6 2 (0.57%) Jython
6 2 (0.57%) XPath
7 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.29%) XQuery
7 1 (0.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (0.86%) ISTQB
2 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (0.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.29%) ISEB
3 1 (0.29%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.29%) Degree
3 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.29%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.74%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) CA Wily
1 2 (0.57%) Puppet
1 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.57%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.29%) Nagios
2 1 (0.29%) StatsD
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.29%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.29%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 172 (49.43%) JBoss
2 95 (27.30%) Oracle
3 11 (3.16%) IBM
4 10 (2.87%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.44%) HP
6 3 (0.86%) Pega
7 2 (0.57%) Google
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft
7 2 (0.57%) Sun
7 2 (0.57%) Genesys
7 2 (0.57%) CA
7 2 (0.57%) Chordiant
7 2 (0.57%) Sybase
8 1 (0.29%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.29%) Cadence
8 1 (0.29%) VMware
8 1 (0.29%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.29%) Guidewire
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