The table below looks at the statistics for Java 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 Java over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 7 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing Java 386 202 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.04% 8.13% 8.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.07% 22.65% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 114 108
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.08% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -2.77%
Java
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1070 892 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.91% 35.90% 30.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 436 387
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 35
Average hourly rate £41.75 £32.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.46% +32.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.10 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Java
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Java Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Java Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Java
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 Java within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 October 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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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
Edinburgh +28 187 £414 +4.12% 23
Glasgow -1 121 £425 +21.42% 30
Stirling - 27 £450 - 1
Aberdeen +14 8 £350 +16.66% 3
West Lothian 0 6 £383 -1.29% 1
Fife +4 3 £185 -36.75% 1
Perth and Kinross - 2 £425 -
Dundee +9 1 - - 3
South Lanarkshire - - - - 5
Highlands - - - -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Java 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 Java.

1 289 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (25.78%) Oracle
3 198 (23.86%) JBoss
4 191 (23.01%) SQL
5 182 (21.93%) Spring
6 181 (21.81%) XML
7 161 (19.40%) SOA
8 152 (18.31%) HTML
9 151 (18.19%) Hibernate
10 147 (17.71%) Finance
11 141 (16.99%) Relational Database
12 138 (16.63%) UNIX
13 129 (15.54%) Linux
14 126 (15.18%) JSF
15 124 (14.94%) JavaScript
16 123 (14.82%) Web Services
17 122 (14.70%) OO
18 119 (14.34%) Java EE
19 118 (14.22%) Banking
20 116 (13.98%) J2EE
21 99 (11.93%) Perl
22 97 (11.69%) JSP
23 96 (11.57%) TDD
24 93 (11.20%) Scrum
25 88 (10.60%) CSS
26 87 (10.48%) Maven
27 72 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
28 69 (8.31%) jQuery
29 68 (8.19%) Apache CXF
30 65 (7.83%) RDBMS

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Java 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 Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 198 (23.86%) JBoss
2 49 (5.90%) WebSphere
3 47 (5.66%) Tomcat
4 33 (3.98%) Apache
5 16 (1.93%) FileNet
6 15 (1.81%) CMS
7 14 (1.69%) WebLogic
8 12 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (1.20%) GlassFish
10 6 (0.72%) Apache ServiceMix
11 5 (0.60%) Confluence
11 5 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
12 4 (0.48%) SAS
13 3 (0.36%) Node.js
13 3 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.36%) Jetty
13 3 (0.36%) IIS
13 3 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.36%) LiveLink
Applications
1 12 (1.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.96%) MS Project
3 1 (0.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (1.81%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.84%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.24%) Endur
5 2 (0.24%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.12%) JDE World
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.24%) PaaS
2 2 (0.24%) Heroku
3 1 (0.12%) SaaS
3 1 (0.12%) Force.com
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.87%) HTTP
2 10 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.08%) DNS
4 8 (0.96%) Firewall
5 4 (0.48%) SAN
5 4 (0.48%) SSL
5 4 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (0.36%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.36%) DMZ
7 2 (0.24%) Internet
7 2 (0.24%) LAN
7 2 (0.24%) WAN
7 2 (0.24%) LDAP
7 2 (0.24%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.12%) Network Security
8 1 (0.12%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.12%) VLAN
8 1 (0.12%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (16.99%) Relational Database
2 65 (7.83%) RDBMS
3 44 (5.30%) Oracle Database
4 42 (5.06%) SQL Server
5 35 (4.22%) DB2
6 31 (3.73%) MongoDB
7 25 (3.01%) MySQL
7 25 (3.01%) NoSQL
8 24 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 18 (2.17%) Big Data
10 16 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
10 16 (1.93%) KDB
11 15 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (1.57%) Neo4j
13 8 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 87 (10.48%) Maven
2 49 (5.90%) JUnit
3 46 (5.54%) Selenium
4 44 (5.30%) Eclipse
5 32 (3.86%) JIRA
6 31 (3.73%) Subversion
6 31 (3.73%) Jenkins
7 24 (2.89%) Cucumber
8 19 (2.29%) CruiseControl
9 17 (2.05%) Ant
9 17 (2.05%) JProfiler
10 15 (1.81%) Git (software)
11 14 (1.69%) QuickTest Pro
12 12 (1.45%) Mercurial
13 11 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (1.33%) Hudson
14 10 (1.20%) FitNesse
15 9 (1.08%) JMeter
16 7 (0.84%) QUnit
16 7 (0.84%) Jasmine
General
1 147 (17.71%) Finance
2 118 (14.22%) Banking
3 43 (5.18%) Front Office
4 24 (2.89%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.36%) Retail
5 3 (0.36%) General Ledger
5 3 (0.36%) Publishing
6 2 (0.24%) Back Office
7 1 (0.12%) German Language
7 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.12%) International Banking
7 1 (0.12%) Legal
7 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.12%) Advertising
7 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 561 (67.59%) Developer
2 364 (43.86%) Java Developer
3 84 (10.12%) Senior Developer
4 60 (7.23%) Senior Java Developer
5 59 (7.11%) Designer
6 56 (6.75%) Architect
7 55 (6.63%) UI Developer
7 55 (6.63%) UI Programmer
8 34 (4.10%) Analyst
9 25 (3.01%) Technical Architect
10 24 (2.89%) Solutions Designer
11 22 (2.65%) Java Architect
12 21 (2.53%) Technical Leader
13 20 (2.41%) ScrumMaster
14 19 (2.29%) Tester
14 19 (2.29%) Solutions Architect
15 18 (2.17%) Database Developer
16 17 (2.05%) Test Analyst
17 15 (1.81%) SQL Developer
17 15 (1.81%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (21.93%) Spring
2 181 (21.81%) XML
3 152 (18.31%) HTML
4 151 (18.19%) Hibernate
5 126 (15.18%) JSF
6 123 (14.82%) Web Services
7 119 (14.34%) Java EE
8 116 (13.98%) J2EE
9 97 (11.69%) JSP
10 88 (10.60%) CSS
11 69 (8.31%) jQuery
12 68 (8.19%) Apache CXF
13 63 (7.59%) SOAP
13 63 (7.59%) XSLT
13 63 (7.59%) .NET
13 63 (7.59%) RichFaces
14 58 (6.99%) REST
15 51 (6.14%) JMS
16 46 (5.54%) Drools
16 46 (5.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 23 (2.77%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.17%) Open Source
5 17 (2.05%) Mobile App
6 14 (1.69%) Equities
7 12 (1.45%) User Experience
8 11 (1.33%) Data Integration
8 11 (1.33%) Derivative
8 11 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 8 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
9 8 (0.96%) Hedge funds
10 7 (0.84%) DataPower
11 6 (0.72%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.72%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.72%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.60%) CMDB
13 4 (0.48%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.36%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 138 (16.63%) UNIX
2 129 (15.54%) Linux
3 47 (5.66%) Windows
4 21 (2.53%) Android
4 21 (2.53%) Mac OS X
5 16 (1.93%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.48%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.12%) AIX
10 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (19.40%) SOA
3 122 (14.70%) OO
4 96 (11.57%) TDD
5 93 (11.20%) Scrum
6 72 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
7 59 (7.11%) Unit Testing
8 57 (6.87%) BPMN
9 52 (6.27%) UML
10 50 (6.02%) Multithreading
11 49 (5.90%) MVC
12 44 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
13 43 (5.18%) Web Design
14 42 (5.06%) Use Case
15 41 (4.94%) Data Modelling
16 33 (3.98%) Mentoring
17 27 (3.25%) Project Management
18 26 (3.13%) OOD
19 24 (2.89%) Waterfall
19 24 (2.89%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 191 (23.01%) SQL
2 124 (14.94%) JavaScript
3 99 (11.93%) Perl
4 63 (7.59%) PL/SQL
5 50 (6.02%) C#
6 38 (4.58%) Python
7 36 (4.34%) C++
7 36 (4.34%) Shell Script
8 30 (3.61%) PHP
9 28 (3.37%) Scala
10 20 (2.41%) Ruby
11 14 (1.69%) VBA
12 13 (1.57%) VBScript
13 11 (1.33%) VB
14 8 (0.96%) Clojure
15 7 (0.84%) Groovy
16 5 (0.60%) C
17 4 (0.48%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.48%) Haskell
18 3 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (4.58%) Degree
2 21 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.57%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.20%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.48%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.24%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.24%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) PhD
8 1 (0.12%) CCNA
8 1 (0.12%) ISEB
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.29%) QA
2 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (0.60%) Control-M
2 4 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.24%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.12%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.12%) Netcool
Vendors
1 214 (25.78%) Oracle
2 41 (4.94%) Sybase
3 36 (4.34%) IBM
4 25 (3.01%) HP
5 12 (1.45%) Guidewire
5 12 (1.45%) Microsoft
6 10 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 8 (0.96%) SAP
8 7 (0.84%) GoldenSource
8 7 (0.84%) Informatica
9 6 (0.72%) TIBCO
9 6 (0.72%) Google
10 5 (0.60%) Pega
11 4 (0.48%) Perforce
11 4 (0.48%) Twitter
12 3 (0.36%) StreamBase
12 3 (0.36%) RightFax
12 3 (0.36%) Alterian
12 3 (0.36%) Chordiant
12 3 (0.36%) Adobe
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