The first table below looks at the demand for J2SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited J2SE over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Scotland region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 122 71 101
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +30
Contract jobs citing J2SE 6 37 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 1.51% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 6.19% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +63.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £440 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £54.50 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
785 598 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 28.50% 24.33% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 277 190
Average daily rate £375 £368 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.90% +16.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 16
Average hourly rate £42.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing J2SE across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

J2SE Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

J2SE
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing J2SE across the Scotland region.

J2SE Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

J2SE
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing J2SE across the Scotland region.

J2SE Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

J2SE
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2SE within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -26 6 £425 -5.55%
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing J2SE 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 J2SE.

1 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) Spring
2 14 (93.33%) Relational Database
2 14 (93.33%) RDBMS
3 13 (86.67%) JMS
3 13 (86.67%) SQL
3 13 (86.67%) Sybase
3 13 (86.67%) DB2
3 13 (86.67%) JUnit
3 13 (86.67%) UNIX
3 13 (86.67%) Linux
4 12 (80.00%) OO
4 12 (80.00%) Perl
4 12 (80.00%) OOD
5 11 (73.33%) Finance
6 9 (60.00%) Front Office
7 7 (46.67%) Database Tuning
7 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (46.67%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
9 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
9 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
9 2 (13.33%) Hedge funds
9 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (6.67%) Equities
10 1 (6.67%) VBA
10 1 (6.67%) Degree

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing J2SE 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 J2SE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (93.33%) RDBMS
1 14 (93.33%) Relational Database
2 13 (86.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (86.67%) JUnit
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
1 15 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) Spring
2 13 (86.67%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (6.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) UNIX
1 13 (86.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) OO
1 12 (80.00%) OOD
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Database Tuning
2 7 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (86.67%) SQL
3 12 (80.00%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Sybase