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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 115 114 96
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing J2SE 13 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.34% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.15% 1.10% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £420 £446
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £465 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £448
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
J2SE
UK

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
604 817 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.27% 30.73% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 487 352
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Average hourly rate £23.50 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% -24.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £18.74 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £78.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing J2SE across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

J2SE Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 11 £425 -5.55%
Edinburgh -1 2 £450 +12.50%
J2SE
UK

J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 21 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (95.24%) Spring
3 19 (90.48%) JUnit
4 18 (85.71%) Sybase
4 18 (85.71%) DB2
4 18 (85.71%) UNIX
4 18 (85.71%) Linux
4 18 (85.71%) JMS
5 17 (80.95%) Perl
5 17 (80.95%) SQL
5 17 (80.95%) RDBMS
5 17 (80.95%) Relational Database
6 15 (71.43%) Finance
7 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (66.67%) Database Tuning
8 13 (61.90%) OO
9 12 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (52.38%) OOD
11 10 (47.62%) Banking
11 10 (47.62%) Software Engineering
12 9 (42.86%) Equity Derivative
13 7 (33.33%) Front Office
14 6 (28.57%) Investment Banking
15 4 (19.05%) Fixed Income
15 4 (19.05%) Equities
15 4 (19.05%) Wealth Management
15 4 (19.05%) Investment Management
16 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
16 3 (14.29%) JSON

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) JBoss
1 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (85.71%) DB2
2 17 (80.95%) RDBMS
2 17 (80.95%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQLite
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (90.48%) JUnit
2 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.52%) SonarQube
4 1 (4.76%) Hudson
4 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.76%) Android Studio
4 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 15 (71.43%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) Banking
3 7 (33.33%) Front Office
4 6 (28.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (9.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
2 20 (95.24%) Java Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Android Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) Spring
2 18 (85.71%) JMS
3 3 (14.29%) JSON
3 3 (14.29%) Web Services
4 2 (9.52%) J2EE
4 2 (9.52%) JSP
4 2 (9.52%) RESTful
5 1 (4.76%) JAX-RS
5 1 (4.76%) Android SDK
5 1 (4.76%) Spring MVC
5 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (42.86%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (19.05%) Fixed Income
3 4 (19.05%) Equities
4 1 (4.76%) Animation
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) UNIX
1 18 (85.71%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (66.67%) Database Tuning
1 14 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (61.90%) OO
3 11 (52.38%) OOD
4 10 (47.62%) Software Engineering
5 4 (19.05%) Investment Management
5 4 (19.05%) Wealth Management
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.52%) Electronic Trading
7 2 (9.52%) Algorithmic Trading
7 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) MVC
7 2 (9.52%) Workflow
7 2 (9.52%) CRM
7 2 (9.52%) Market Making
8 1 (4.76%) OOP
8 1 (4.76%) DevOps
8 1 (4.76%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (80.95%) Perl
2 17 (80.95%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Scala
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Sybase