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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 13 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 302 351 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.32% 14.34% 13.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.99% 39.53% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 204 152
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £499 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £180.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% +309.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £41.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-8.68% +22.79%
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
944 888 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.25% 36.29% 41.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 471 462
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 19
Average hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £15.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £44.40
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 March 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 March 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 -2 115 £425 +14.09% 39
Edinburgh -8 115 £400 +2.56% 32
Stirling -1 24 £425 -10.52% 10
West Lothian -10 8 £375 +9.48% 1
Aberdeen +4 5 £370 -7.50% 3
Fife - 4 £255 -
Dundee +3 2 £248 -17.50%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £375 -
Highlands - 1 - -
Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 290 (43.74%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (33.03%) Spring
3 198 (29.86%) SQL
4 185 (27.90%) Finance
5 160 (24.13%) Oracle
6 147 (22.17%) Banking
7 139 (20.97%) JavaScript
7 139 (20.97%) XML
8 135 (20.36%) Hibernate
9 128 (19.31%) HTML
10 126 (19.00%) Web Services
11 117 (17.65%) Relational Database
12 114 (17.19%) UNIX
13 105 (15.84%) Linux
14 101 (15.23%) J2EE
15 99 (14.93%) TDD
16 92 (13.88%) SOA
17 90 (13.57%) JBoss
18 89 (13.42%) OO
18 89 (13.42%) CSS
19 88 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
20 76 (11.46%) PL/SQL
20 76 (11.46%) JMS
21 73 (11.01%) Java EE
22 70 (10.56%) JUnit
23 69 (10.41%) JSP
24 62 (9.35%) Scrum
24 62 (9.35%) JSF
25 60 (9.05%) Perl
25 60 (9.05%) Tomcat

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 90 (13.57%) JBoss
2 60 (9.05%) Tomcat
3 43 (6.49%) WebSphere
4 23 (3.47%) FileNet
5 20 (3.02%) Apache
6 18 (2.71%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (1.36%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.06%) Adobe CQ
9 6 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.90%) CMS
9 6 (0.90%) SAS
9 6 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.75%) NetWeaver
10 5 (0.75%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.60%) Documentum
12 3 (0.45%) IIS
12 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.45%) Jetty
12 3 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.90%) MS Office
3 2 (0.30%) MS Project
4 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.30%) FileNet Content Manager
4 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.15%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.15%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.60%) IaaS
4 3 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.15%) Force.com
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.15%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) PaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.92%) HTTP
2 7 (1.06%) Internet
3 5 (0.75%) LDAP
4 4 (0.60%) Intranet
4 4 (0.60%) Network Security
5 3 (0.45%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (0.45%) SAN
5 3 (0.45%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.15%) DNS
6 1 (0.15%) SSL
6 1 (0.15%) IPv4
6 1 (0.15%) IPv6
6 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.15%) LAN
6 1 (0.15%) SMS
6 1 (0.15%) WAN
6 1 (0.15%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.15%) Firewall
6 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 56 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 56 (8.45%) RDBMS
3 25 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 21 (3.17%) DB2
5 16 (2.41%) MySQL
6 15 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.66%) MongoDB
9 10 (1.51%) NoSQL
9 10 (1.51%) Big Data
9 10 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.21%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.75%) SAP HANA
13 4 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.60%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 70 (10.56%) JUnit
2 57 (8.60%) Maven
3 55 (8.30%) Selenium
4 51 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 41 (6.18%) Subversion
6 38 (5.73%) Jenkins
7 32 (4.83%) JIRA
8 27 (4.07%) Ant
9 26 (3.92%) JProfiler
10 24 (3.62%) Cucumber
10 24 (3.62%) Git (software)
11 20 (3.02%) FitNesse
11 20 (3.02%) Mockito
12 18 (2.71%) CruiseControl
13 16 (2.41%) WebDriver
13 16 (2.41%) Mercurial
14 14 (2.11%) JMeter
15 13 (1.96%) Hudson
16 12 (1.81%) jMock
17 10 (1.51%) Robolectric
General
1 185 (27.90%) Finance
2 147 (22.17%) Banking
3 39 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 26 (3.92%) Front Office
5 13 (1.96%) Retail
6 8 (1.21%) Retail Banking
7 5 (0.75%) Back Office
8 3 (0.45%) Legal
9 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.30%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.15%) Games
10 1 (0.15%) Marketing
10 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 454 (68.48%) Developer
2 313 (47.21%) Java Developer
3 102 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 82 (12.37%) Senior Java Developer
5 46 (6.94%) Analyst
6 39 (5.88%) Designer
7 30 (4.52%) Architect
8 28 (4.22%) Solutions Designer
9 27 (4.07%) Android Developer
10 23 (3.47%) Technical Leader
11 20 (3.02%) UI Developer
12 19 (2.87%) UI Programmer
13 16 (2.41%) Software Developer
13 16 (2.41%) Test Analyst
14 15 (2.26%) Software Engineer
14 15 (2.26%) Applications Support
15 14 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
16 13 (1.96%) Support Analyst
16 13 (1.96%) Tester
17 12 (1.81%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (33.03%) Spring
2 139 (20.97%) XML
3 135 (20.36%) Hibernate
4 128 (19.31%) HTML
5 126 (19.00%) Web Services
6 101 (15.23%) J2EE
7 89 (13.42%) CSS
8 76 (11.46%) JMS
9 73 (11.01%) Java EE
10 69 (10.41%) JSP
11 62 (9.35%) JSF
12 52 (7.84%) jQuery
13 48 (7.24%) HTML5
14 46 (6.94%) SOAP
15 43 (6.49%) XSLT
16 41 (6.18%) RESTful
17 39 (5.88%) JDBC
18 38 (5.73%) .NET
19 36 (5.43%) Struts
19 36 (5.43%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.22%) Mobile App
3 25 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (1.96%) Open Source
5 13 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
6 11 (1.66%) Fixed Income
7 10 (1.51%) User Experience
8 7 (1.06%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.06%) Derivative
9 6 (0.90%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.75%) Social Media
10 5 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.60%) GIS
11 4 (0.60%) Clustering
11 4 (0.60%) Equities
11 4 (0.60%) iPhone
12 3 (0.45%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.45%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 114 (17.19%) UNIX
2 105 (15.84%) Linux
3 53 (7.99%) Windows
4 40 (6.03%) Android
5 18 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.45%) Solaris
9 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.15%) AIX
10 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.15%) OS/2
10 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (43.74%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (14.93%) TDD
3 92 (13.88%) SOA
4 89 (13.42%) OO
5 88 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (9.35%) Scrum
7 55 (8.30%) Unit Testing
8 36 (5.43%) Android Development
9 35 (5.28%) Multithreading
9 35 (5.28%) Software Engineering
10 34 (5.13%) MVC
10 34 (5.13%) Test Automation
11 30 (4.52%) OOD
12 27 (4.07%) Web Development
13 25 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
14 24 (3.62%) Pair Programming
15 23 (3.47%) BDD
15 23 (3.47%) Web Application Development
16 22 (3.32%) Mentoring
17 21 (3.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 198 (29.86%) SQL
2 139 (20.97%) JavaScript
3 76 (11.46%) PL/SQL
4 60 (9.05%) Perl
5 41 (6.18%) C#
6 26 (3.92%) Python
7 23 (3.47%) Shell Script
8 20 (3.02%) C++
9 16 (2.41%) PHP
10 11 (1.66%) Ruby
11 7 (1.06%) VBA
11 7 (1.06%) C
12 6 (0.90%) ABAP
12 6 (0.90%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.90%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.90%) Groovy
13 5 (0.75%) XPath
13 5 (0.75%) Jython
14 4 (0.60%) Scala
15 3 (0.45%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 32 (4.83%) Degree
2 15 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.36%) Sun Certification
4 8 (1.21%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.60%) ISEB
6 3 (0.45%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.30%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.15%) CFA
8 1 (0.15%) CISSP
8 1 (0.15%) PMP
8 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.15%) CISM
8 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.06%) QA
2 2 (0.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.15%) GAAP
3 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.15%) FINREP
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.15%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (0.45%) Control-M
2 2 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.30%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.30%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.30%) Puppet
2 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.30%) Ansible
3 1 (0.15%) Graphite
3 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.15%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.15%) StatsD
3 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.15%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.15%) Nagios
3 1 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 160 (24.13%) Oracle
2 52 (7.84%) Sybase
3 33 (4.98%) IBM
4 19 (2.87%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.36%) Sun
5 9 (1.36%) SAP
6 8 (1.21%) Cognos
6 8 (1.21%) Microsoft
7 6 (0.90%) Google
8 5 (0.75%) Adobe
8 5 (0.75%) HP
8 5 (0.75%) Business Objects
9 4 (0.60%) Kofax
9 4 (0.60%) VMware
10 3 (0.45%) Lotus
10 3 (0.45%) ForgeRock
10 3 (0.45%) Actuate
10 3 (0.45%) CA
11 2 (0.30%) EMC
11 2 (0.30%) Guidewire
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