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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 10 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 289 340 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.46% 13.99% 12.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.89% 40.38% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 201 149
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£400 £355 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £110.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.27% +160.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
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
967 842 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.99% 34.65% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 447 451
Average daily rate £375 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 15
Average hourly rate £30.75 £18.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.83% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.71 £13.50 £14.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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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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 -8 120 £400 +6.66% 51
Glasgow -4 103 £400 +14.28% 41
Stirling -2 18 £435 -8.42% 14
West Lothian -8 9 £375 +2.73% 2
Fife - 5 £255 - 1
Aberdeen - 2 £345 - 2
Dundee 0 1 £325 +8.33% 2
South Lanarkshire - 1 £375 -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 309 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (29.85%) Spring
3 180 (26.47%) SQL
4 173 (25.44%) Finance
5 171 (25.15%) Oracle
6 140 (20.59%) XML
7 138 (20.29%) Banking
8 130 (19.12%) JavaScript
9 125 (18.38%) Hibernate
10 123 (18.09%) UNIX
11 119 (17.50%) HTML
12 118 (17.35%) Web Services
12 118 (17.35%) Relational Database
13 116 (17.06%) Linux
14 108 (15.88%) J2EE
15 100 (14.71%) TDD
16 99 (14.56%) JBoss
17 96 (14.12%) SOA
18 88 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
19 84 (12.35%) Java EE
20 82 (12.06%) Perl
21 81 (11.91%) CSS
21 81 (11.91%) OO
22 73 (10.74%) JSF
23 72 (10.59%) PL/SQL
24 71 (10.44%) JSP
25 69 (10.15%) JUnit
26 65 (9.56%) Scrum
27 63 (9.26%) JMS
28 61 (8.97%) RDBMS

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 99 (14.56%) JBoss
2 56 (8.24%) Tomcat
3 50 (7.35%) WebSphere
4 28 (4.12%) Apache
5 23 (3.38%) FileNet
6 20 (2.94%) WebLogic
7 14 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (1.32%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.03%) CMS
9 7 (1.03%) GlassFish
10 6 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.88%) SAS
10 6 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.74%) Adobe CQ
12 3 (0.44%) Apache ServiceMix
12 3 (0.44%) Confluence
12 3 (0.44%) Jetty
13 2 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Process Server
13 2 (0.29%) Mule
Applications
1 16 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.88%) MS Office
3 4 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.29%) FileNet Content Manager
4 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.15%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.15%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.59%) IaaS
3 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.41%) HTTP
2 7 (1.03%) Internet
3 4 (0.59%) Wireshark
3 4 (0.59%) Network Security
4 3 (0.44%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (0.44%) Intranet
4 3 (0.44%) LDAP
4 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.15%) IPv4
5 1 (0.15%) IPv6
5 1 (0.15%) SAN
5 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.15%) SMS
5 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (17.35%) Relational Database
2 61 (8.97%) RDBMS
3 52 (7.65%) SQL Server
4 31 (4.56%) DB2
4 31 (4.56%) Oracle Database
5 25 (3.68%) MySQL
6 22 (3.24%) NoSQL
7 19 (2.79%) Big Data
7 19 (2.79%) MongoDB
7 19 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
9 12 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.32%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.59%) InterSystems Cache
14 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 69 (10.15%) JUnit
2 56 (8.24%) Eclipse
3 51 (7.50%) Maven
3 51 (7.50%) Selenium
4 38 (5.59%) Subversion
5 28 (4.12%) JProfiler
5 28 (4.12%) Jenkins
6 27 (3.97%) JIRA
7 21 (3.09%) Ant
8 19 (2.79%) Cucumber
8 19 (2.79%) Mockito
9 18 (2.65%) FitNesse
9 18 (2.65%) Git (software)
10 16 (2.35%) CruiseControl
10 16 (2.35%) JMeter
10 16 (2.35%) Mercurial
11 12 (1.76%) WebDriver
12 11 (1.62%) jMock
13 10 (1.47%) Robolectric
14 8 (1.18%) VisualVM
General
1 173 (25.44%) Finance
2 138 (20.29%) Banking
3 31 (4.56%) Investment Banking
4 21 (3.09%) Front Office
5 12 (1.76%) Retail
6 8 (1.18%) Retail Banking
7 5 (0.74%) Back Office
8 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.15%) Legal
8 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 465 (68.38%) Developer
2 309 (45.44%) Java Developer
3 90 (13.24%) Senior Developer
4 68 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 42 (6.18%) Analyst
5 42 (6.18%) Architect
6 37 (5.44%) Designer
7 30 (4.41%) Android Developer
8 27 (3.97%) UI Developer
8 27 (3.97%) Technical Architect
8 27 (3.97%) Solutions Designer
9 26 (3.82%) UI Programmer
10 25 (3.68%) Technical Leader
11 18 (2.65%) Tester
11 18 (2.65%) Software Developer
12 17 (2.50%) Software Engineer
12 17 (2.50%) Test Analyst
13 12 (1.76%) Support Analyst
13 12 (1.76%) Project Manager
13 12 (1.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (29.85%) Spring
2 140 (20.59%) XML
3 125 (18.38%) Hibernate
4 119 (17.50%) HTML
5 118 (17.35%) Web Services
6 108 (15.88%) J2EE
7 84 (12.35%) Java EE
8 81 (11.91%) CSS
9 73 (10.74%) JSF
10 71 (10.44%) JSP
11 63 (9.26%) JMS
12 60 (8.82%) jQuery
13 54 (7.94%) SOAP
14 47 (6.91%) XSLT
15 40 (5.88%) RESTful
15 40 (5.88%) HTML5
16 39 (5.74%) RichFaces
17 37 (5.44%) JDBC
18 35 (5.15%) .NET
18 35 (5.15%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 27 (3.97%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (1.91%) Equity Derivative
6 10 (1.47%) Open Source
6 10 (1.47%) User Experience
7 8 (1.18%) Derivative
8 6 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (0.88%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.74%) Social Media
9 5 (0.74%) Fixed Income
9 5 (0.74%) Clustering
10 4 (0.59%) GIS
10 4 (0.59%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.59%) iPhone
11 3 (0.44%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.44%) CMDB
11 3 (0.44%) Equities
11 3 (0.44%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 123 (18.09%) UNIX
2 116 (17.06%) Linux
3 44 (6.47%) Windows
4 43 (6.32%) Android
5 19 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (2.65%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.29%) AIX
9 2 (0.29%) Solaris
10 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (14.71%) TDD
3 96 (14.12%) SOA
4 88 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
5 81 (11.91%) OO
6 65 (9.56%) Scrum
7 48 (7.06%) Unit Testing
8 37 (5.44%) Android Development
9 35 (5.15%) MVC
10 32 (4.71%) Multithreading
10 32 (4.71%) Test Automation
11 28 (4.12%) Software Engineering
12 27 (3.97%) Web Development
13 26 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
14 24 (3.53%) Mentoring
14 24 (3.53%) Pair Programming
14 24 (3.53%) UML
15 21 (3.09%) Workflow
16 20 (2.94%) Migration
16 20 (2.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 180 (26.47%) SQL
2 130 (19.12%) JavaScript
3 82 (12.06%) Perl
4 72 (10.59%) PL/SQL
5 36 (5.29%) C#
6 35 (5.15%) Python
7 29 (4.26%) PHP
8 26 (3.82%) C++
9 24 (3.53%) Ruby
10 22 (3.24%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.91%) Scala
12 7 (1.03%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.03%) C
12 7 (1.03%) VBA
13 6 (0.88%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.88%) Groovy
14 5 (0.74%) Clojure
14 5 (0.74%) Jython
15 4 (0.59%) XPath
16 3 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (5.00%) Degree
2 15 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.32%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.32%) Sun Certification
4 7 (1.03%) VCP4
5 3 (0.44%) ISEB
6 2 (0.29%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.29%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.15%) CISSP
7 1 (0.15%) PMP
7 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.15%) CISM
7 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.03%) QA
2 2 (0.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (0.29%) Control-M
1 2 (0.29%) Ansible
2 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.15%) Puppet
2 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.15%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 171 (25.15%) Oracle
2 50 (7.35%) Sybase
3 38 (5.59%) IBM
4 11 (1.62%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.32%) Microsoft
6 8 (1.18%) Sun
6 8 (1.18%) HP
6 8 (1.18%) Google
7 7 (1.03%) Cognos
8 5 (0.74%) VMware
9 4 (0.59%) Kofax
9 4 (0.59%) Guidewire
9 4 (0.59%) Pega
10 3 (0.44%) CA
10 3 (0.44%) ForgeRock
11 2 (0.29%) Actuate
11 2 (0.29%) Informatica
11 2 (0.29%) Lotus
11 2 (0.29%) SAP
11 2 (0.29%) Kony
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £190.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + partially remote
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Stirling
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Stirling
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Rate: £130.12 - £169.88 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Rate: £153.75 - £192.38 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
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Livingston, West Lothian
QA Limited
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
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Posted: 18 days ago