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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 16 6 18
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing Java 100 206 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.77% 16.17% 6.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.64% 44.11% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 141 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £36.40 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.93% -2.93%
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
423 467 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.62% 36.66% 26.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 311 98
Average daily rate £363 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £244 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.12% +18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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.

1 103 (47.03%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (36.99%) SQL
3 70 (31.96%) JavaScript
3 70 (31.96%) Spring
4 66 (30.14%) Oracle
5 50 (22.83%) TDD
6 48 (21.92%) Hibernate
7 45 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (20.55%) XML
8 44 (20.09%) CSS
8 44 (20.09%) JBoss
9 43 (19.63%) HTML
10 42 (19.18%) J2EE
11 40 (18.26%) Finance
12 35 (15.98%) JIRA
13 34 (15.53%) Relational Database
14 33 (15.07%) PL/SQL
14 33 (15.07%) Tomcat
14 33 (15.07%) UNIX
15 32 (14.61%) Maven
16 30 (13.70%) JUnit
16 30 (13.70%) Web Services
16 30 (13.70%) JSP
17 29 (13.24%) Banking
18 28 (12.79%) Selenium
18 28 (12.79%) jQuery
18 28 (12.79%) OO
19 27 (12.33%) Linux
19 27 (12.33%) Unit Testing
20 25 (11.42%) Test Automation

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 44 (20.09%) JBoss
2 33 (15.07%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.11%) Apache
4 8 (3.65%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.74%) Confluence
6 5 (2.28%) SAS
7 4 (1.83%) CMS
7 4 (1.83%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.37%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.91%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.91%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.91%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.91%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.46%) Node.js
10 1 (0.46%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.46%) WordPress
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.46%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.31%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.83%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (1.83%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.46%) PaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Heroku
4 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.28%) HTTP
2 3 (1.37%) DNS
2 3 (1.37%) Internet
3 2 (0.91%) SSH
3 2 (0.91%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.91%) LDAP
3 2 (0.91%) DHCP
3 2 (0.91%) Intranet
3 2 (0.91%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.46%) FTP
4 1 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.53%) Relational Database
2 15 (6.85%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.94%) MySQL
3 13 (5.94%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.20%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.74%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.28%) Apache Hive
6 5 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.83%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.91%) DB2
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.91%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.46%) DataStax
10 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (15.98%) JIRA
2 32 (14.61%) Maven
3 30 (13.70%) JUnit
4 28 (12.79%) Selenium
5 24 (10.96%) Jenkins
6 20 (9.13%) Cucumber
7 19 (8.68%) Subversion
7 19 (8.68%) Ant
8 18 (8.22%) Eclipse
8 18 (8.22%) Hudson
8 18 (8.22%) Git (software)
9 13 (5.94%) WebDriver
10 12 (5.48%) Mockito
11 11 (5.02%) Gradle
12 9 (4.11%) FitNesse
13 7 (3.20%) jMock
13 7 (3.20%) NetBeans
13 7 (3.20%) CruiseControl
13 7 (3.20%) Mercurial
14 6 (2.74%) JProfiler
General
1 40 (18.26%) Finance
2 29 (13.24%) Banking
3 5 (2.28%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.91%) Games
5 1 (0.46%) Military
5 1 (0.46%) Retail
5 1 (0.46%) Legal
5 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 135 (61.64%) Developer
2 91 (41.55%) Java Developer
3 31 (14.16%) Architect
4 17 (7.76%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (6.39%) Senior Developer
5 14 (6.39%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (5.02%) Analyst
7 9 (4.11%) Android Developer
8 8 (3.65%) Web Developer
8 8 (3.65%) Solutions Designer
8 8 (3.65%) Designer
9 7 (3.20%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.20%) Software Engineer
10 6 (2.74%) Applications Manager
10 6 (2.74%) Applications Support Manager
10 6 (2.74%) PL/SQL Developer
10 6 (2.74%) Support Manager
11 5 (2.28%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.28%) Test Engineer
11 5 (2.28%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (31.96%) Spring
2 48 (21.92%) Hibernate
3 45 (20.55%) XML
4 44 (20.09%) CSS
5 43 (19.63%) HTML
6 42 (19.18%) J2EE
7 30 (13.70%) JSP
7 30 (13.70%) Web Services
8 28 (12.79%) jQuery
9 25 (11.42%) RESTful
10 22 (10.05%) JSF
11 20 (9.13%) HTML5
12 19 (8.68%) Java EE
13 18 (8.22%) Ajax
13 18 (8.22%) Struts
14 14 (6.39%) JPA
15 13 (5.94%) MyBatis
16 12 (5.48%) AngularJS
16 12 (5.48%) XSLT
16 12 (5.48%) iBATIS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.39%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.20%) User Experience
4 6 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.28%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.83%) GIS
7 3 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.91%) PKI
8 2 (0.91%) Derivative
8 2 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.46%) AS400
9 1 (0.46%) Equities
9 1 (0.46%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.46%) FMCG
9 1 (0.46%) iSeries
9 1 (0.46%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 33 (15.07%) UNIX
2 27 (12.33%) Linux
3 13 (5.94%) Android
4 7 (3.20%) Windows
5 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.46%) OS/400
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (47.03%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (22.83%) TDD
3 45 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (12.79%) OO
5 27 (12.33%) Unit Testing
6 25 (11.42%) Test Automation
6 25 (11.42%) SDLC
7 21 (9.59%) SOA
7 21 (9.59%) MVC
8 19 (8.68%) Scrum
9 17 (7.76%) UML
9 17 (7.76%) Web Application Development
10 15 (6.85%) Pair Programming
11 14 (6.39%) BDD
12 13 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (5.94%) Data Modelling
12 13 (5.94%) Web Development
13 12 (5.48%) Software Engineering
13 12 (5.48%) Android Development
14 11 (5.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 81 (36.99%) SQL
2 70 (31.96%) JavaScript
3 33 (15.07%) PL/SQL
4 15 (6.85%) Perl
5 12 (5.48%) Python
6 11 (5.02%) PHP
7 9 (4.11%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.20%) C#
9 5 (2.28%) Ruby
10 4 (1.83%) C++
11 3 (1.37%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.91%) C
13 1 (0.46%) RPG/400
13 1 (0.46%) RPG IV
13 1 (0.46%) Scala
13 1 (0.46%) Ada
13 1 (0.46%) RPG
13 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (3.20%) Sun Certification
2 4 (1.83%) Degree
3 2 (0.91%) ISEB
4 1 (0.46%) HND
4 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.28%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.83%) Puppet
1 4 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.46%) StatsD
2 1 (0.46%) Graphite
2 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.46%) Nagios
2 1 (0.46%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 66 (30.14%) Oracle
2 9 (4.11%) Red Hat
3 4 (1.83%) Sun
4 3 (1.37%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.37%) Adobe
5 2 (0.91%) Sybase
5 2 (0.91%) Lotus
5 2 (0.91%) Remedy
5 2 (0.91%) VMware
5 2 (0.91%) Alterian
5 2 (0.91%) Google
6 1 (0.46%) Twitter
6 1 (0.46%) TIBCO
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