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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Rank 115 123 93
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -30
Contract jobs citing J2SE 14 2 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.48% 0.079% 1.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.35% 0.26% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £383 £447
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £443 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £448
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £39.00
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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
597 760 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.49% 30.05% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 479 386
Average daily rate £361 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +5 12 £425 +3.03%
Edinburgh - 2 £450 -
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J2SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (96.00%) Spring
3 23 (92.00%) JUnit
4 22 (88.00%) Sybase
4 22 (88.00%) DB2
4 22 (88.00%) UNIX
4 22 (88.00%) Linux
4 22 (88.00%) JMS
5 21 (84.00%) SQL
5 21 (84.00%) RDBMS
5 21 (84.00%) Relational Database
6 19 (76.00%) Finance
7 18 (72.00%) Perl
8 17 (68.00%) OO
9 16 (64.00%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (60.00%) OOD
10 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (60.00%) Database Tuning
11 14 (56.00%) Software Engineering
12 13 (52.00%) Banking
13 10 (40.00%) Equity Derivative
14 9 (36.00%) Investment Banking
15 8 (32.00%) Front Office
16 7 (28.00%) Wealth Management
16 7 (28.00%) Investment Management
17 4 (16.00%) Scala
17 4 (16.00%) Big Data
17 4 (16.00%) Fixed Income
17 4 (16.00%) Equities

J2SE
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (8.00%) JBoss
1 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (88.00%) DB2
2 21 (84.00%) RDBMS
2 21 (84.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (16.00%) Big Data
4 1 (4.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (92.00%) JUnit
2 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.00%) Subversion
4 1 (4.00%) Hudson
4 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.00%) Android Studio
4 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
General
1 19 (76.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) Banking
3 9 (36.00%) Investment Banking
4 8 (32.00%) Front Office
5 2 (8.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (100.00%) Developer
2 24 (96.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (36.00%) Senior Developer
4 8 (32.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Android Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (96.00%) Spring
2 22 (88.00%) JMS
3 3 (12.00%) Web Services
3 3 (12.00%) JSON
4 2 (8.00%) RESTful
4 2 (8.00%) J2EE
4 2 (8.00%) JSP
5 1 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (4.00%) JAX-RS
5 1 (4.00%) Android SDK
5 1 (4.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (64.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (40.00%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (16.00%) Fixed Income
3 4 (16.00%) Equities
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) UNIX
1 22 (88.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) OO
2 15 (60.00%) OOD
2 15 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (60.00%) Database Tuning
3 14 (56.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (28.00%) Wealth Management
4 7 (28.00%) Investment Management
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.00%) Electronic Trading
6 2 (8.00%) Refactoring
6 2 (8.00%) Algorithmic Trading
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
6 2 (8.00%) TDD
6 2 (8.00%) MVC
6 2 (8.00%) Workflow
6 2 (8.00%) Market Making
7 1 (4.00%) People Management
7 1 (4.00%) OOP
7 1 (4.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) Java
2 21 (84.00%) SQL
3 18 (72.00%) Perl
4 4 (16.00%) Scala
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Sybase