The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Java 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 Senior Java Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Java Developer
Rank 75 73 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 9 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £365
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Senior Java 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
1386 1103 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.59% 91.84% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 569 446
Average daily rate £389 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 22
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £35.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Senior Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Senior Java Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Java Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Senior Java Developer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Senior Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior Java 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 Senior Java Developer in their job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (71.43%) SOA
3 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (52.38%) JBoss
5 10 (47.62%) Apache CXF
6 8 (38.10%) Scrum
7 6 (28.57%) Hibernate
7 6 (28.57%) TDD
7 6 (28.57%) XML
7 6 (28.57%) JPA
7 6 (28.57%) Maven
8 5 (23.81%) Java EE
8 5 (23.81%) Apache OpenJPA
8 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
8 5 (23.81%) OSGi
8 5 (23.81%) Eclipse
8 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
9 4 (19.05%) Finance
9 4 (19.05%) XSLT
9 4 (19.05%) SQL
9 4 (19.05%) SOAP
9 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (19.05%) JSF
9 4 (19.05%) Apache ServiceMix
9 4 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (14.29%) Open Source
10 3 (14.29%) Guava
10 3 (14.29%) Spring
10 3 (14.29%) Banking
10 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking

Senior Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Senior Java 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 Senior Java Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (52.38%) JBoss
2 4 (19.05%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (14.29%) Jetty
4 2 (9.52%) Apache
5 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Maven
2 5 (23.81%) Eclipse
3 2 (9.52%) JProfiler
4 1 (4.76%) Subversion
4 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) Apache CXF
2 6 (28.57%) JPA
2 6 (28.57%) XML
2 6 (28.57%) Hibernate
3 5 (23.81%) Apache OpenJPA
3 5 (23.81%) Java EE
3 5 (23.81%) OSGi
4 4 (19.05%) JSF
4 4 (19.05%) XSLT
4 4 (19.05%) SOAP
5 3 (14.29%) J2EE
5 3 (14.29%) Spring
5 3 (14.29%) Guice
5 3 (14.29%) Guava
6 2 (9.52%) REST
6 2 (9.52%) RESTful
6 2 (9.52%) JAAS
6 2 (9.52%) JSP
7 1 (4.76%) Web Services
7 1 (4.76%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 3 (14.29%) Credit Risk
1 3 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
2 1 (4.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) SOA
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Scrum
4 6 (28.57%) TDD
5 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
6 4 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (14.29%) OO
8 2 (9.52%) OOD
8 2 (9.52%) UML
8 2 (9.52%) BPMN
8 2 (9.52%) Use Case
9 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.76%) Pair Programming
9 1 (4.76%) Document Management
9 1 (4.76%) OOP
9 1 (4.76%) Web Design
9 1 (4.76%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Groovy
3 1 (4.76%) Scala
3 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Red Hat