The table below looks at the statistics for the Java/J2EE Developer role 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/J2EE Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java J2EE Developer
Rank 81 70 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Java/J2EE Developer 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.27% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£385 £350 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year
- -30.10%
Java/J2EE Developer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1396 1081 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.68% 90.99% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 568 389
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 23
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.42% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £41.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Java/J2EE Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java/J2EE Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Java/J2EE Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer across the Edinburgh region.

Java/J2EE Developer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Java/J2EE Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java/J2EE Developer across the Edinburgh region.

Java/J2EE Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Java/J2EE Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Java/J2EE Developer in their job title 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 with Java/J2EE Developer in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) J2EE
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) JUnit
3 3 (50.00%) SOA
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) JAXB
4 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (33.33%) XSD
5 1 (16.67%) XSLT
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) AIX
5 1 (16.67%) JBoss
5 1 (16.67%) Apache
5 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) JSP
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) DB2
5 1 (16.67%) Ant
5 1 (16.67%) Sun
5 1 (16.67%) Sun Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat

Java/J2EE Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Java/J2EE Developer in their job title 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 with Java/J2EE Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Checkstyle
2 1 (16.67%) Ant
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) J2EE
2 4 (66.67%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XSD
3 2 (33.33%) JAXB
3 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (16.67%) Cocoa
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) JSF
4 1 (16.67%) JSP
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Sun Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Sun
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat