The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 120 80 111
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +31
Contract jobs citing J2SE 7 34 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 1.38% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 5.44% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 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 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
775 625 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.88% 25.29% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 306 247
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -20.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (100.00%) Sybase
1 9 (100.00%) DB2
1 9 (100.00%) Java
1 9 (100.00%) Spring
2 8 (88.89%) Relational Database
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 8 (88.89%) JUnit
2 8 (88.89%) UNIX
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) OO
2 8 (88.89%) JMS
2 8 (88.89%) OOD
2 8 (88.89%) RDBMS
3 7 (77.78%) Perl
4 6 (66.67%) Front Office
4 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (66.67%) Database Tuning
4 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (66.67%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (22.22%) Hedge funds
6 2 (22.22%) Banking
6 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (11.11%) Degree
7 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 1 (11.11%) Computer Science

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (100.00%) DB2
2 8 (88.89%) Relational Database
2 8 (88.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) JUnit
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Front Office
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) Spring
2 8 (88.89%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (66.67%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (22.22%) Hedge funds
3 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) UNIX
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) OO
1 8 (88.89%) OOD
2 6 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (66.67%) Database Tuning
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
3 7 (77.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Sybase