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 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 12 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Java 313 384 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.48% 14.61% 14.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.71% 38.10% 34.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 232 166
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £43.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +316.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
957 1008 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.03% 38.34% 41.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 571 503
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 22
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.95 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.35 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 27 April 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 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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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 -1 130 £400 +6.66% 30
Edinburgh -9 113 £400 - 39
Stirling +1 27 £420 +12.00%
West Lothian -7 10 £381 -4.68% 1
Fife - 8 - - 1
Aberdeen +2 6 £365 -8.75%
Renfrewshire +3 5 - -
North Lanarkshire - 5 - -
Highlands - 5 - - 1
Dundee 0 1 £170 -43.33% 6
South Lanarkshire - 1 £375 -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 263 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (34.95%) SQL
3 216 (33.70%) Spring
4 203 (31.67%) Finance
5 152 (23.71%) JavaScript
6 148 (23.09%) Oracle
7 143 (22.31%) Banking
8 141 (22.00%) Hibernate
9 123 (19.19%) HTML
10 122 (19.03%) XML
11 121 (18.88%) Web Services
12 118 (18.41%) UNIX
13 115 (17.94%) Relational Database
14 106 (16.54%) Linux
15 98 (15.29%) TDD
16 96 (14.98%) CSS
17 91 (14.20%) J2EE
18 87 (13.57%) OO
19 86 (13.42%) SOA
20 85 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
21 82 (12.79%) JBoss
22 79 (12.32%) JMS
23 75 (11.70%) PL/SQL
24 73 (11.39%) JUnit
25 66 (10.30%) JSP
26 65 (10.14%) Sybase
27 62 (9.67%) Perl
28 60 (9.36%) Maven
29 59 (9.20%) SQL Server
30 57 (8.89%) RDBMS

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 82 (12.79%) JBoss
2 56 (8.74%) Tomcat
3 34 (5.30%) WebSphere
4 18 (2.81%) FileNet
5 17 (2.65%) WebLogic
6 16 (2.50%) Apache
7 10 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (1.40%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.25%) CMS
10 6 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.94%) NetWeaver
10 6 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.94%) Confluence
10 6 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.78%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.62%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.62%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.62%) Documentum
12 4 (0.62%) SAS
13 3 (0.47%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) MS Project
3 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (0.94%) Loan IQ
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.31%) FileNet Content Manager
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.62%) IaaS
3 4 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
3 4 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
4 3 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.72%) HTTP
2 7 (1.09%) Internet
3 5 (0.78%) LDAP
4 4 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.62%) Intranet
4 4 (0.62%) Network Security
5 3 (0.47%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (0.47%) SAN
6 1 (0.16%) Firewall
6 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.16%) VLAN
6 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.16%) DNS
6 1 (0.16%) SSL
6 1 (0.16%) IPv4
6 1 (0.16%) IPv6
6 1 (0.16%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.16%) LAN
6 1 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (17.94%) Relational Database
2 59 (9.20%) SQL Server
3 57 (8.89%) RDBMS
4 28 (4.37%) DB2
5 26 (4.06%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (1.87%) MySQL
9 11 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.25%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.09%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.09%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.94%) SAP HANA
13 5 (0.78%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.78%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 73 (11.39%) JUnit
2 60 (9.36%) Maven
3 54 (8.42%) Selenium
4 49 (7.64%) Eclipse
5 41 (6.40%) Jenkins
6 39 (6.08%) Subversion
7 36 (5.62%) JIRA
8 33 (5.15%) Ant
9 27 (4.21%) Cucumber
10 22 (3.43%) Git (software)
11 18 (2.81%) WebDriver
11 18 (2.81%) Mockito
11 18 (2.81%) JProfiler
12 17 (2.65%) FitNesse
13 16 (2.50%) Hudson
14 15 (2.34%) CruiseControl
15 12 (1.87%) Gradle
16 10 (1.56%) Robolectric
16 10 (1.56%) jMock
16 10 (1.56%) Mercurial
General
1 203 (31.67%) Finance
2 143 (22.31%) Banking
3 46 (7.18%) Investment Banking
4 31 (4.84%) Front Office
5 12 (1.87%) Retail
6 7 (1.09%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.78%) Law
8 3 (0.47%) Legal
8 3 (0.47%) Back Office
9 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 417 (65.05%) Developer
2 288 (44.93%) Java Developer
3 89 (13.88%) Senior Developer
4 76 (11.86%) Senior Java Developer
5 49 (7.64%) Analyst
6 41 (6.40%) Architect
7 36 (5.62%) Designer
8 28 (4.37%) Solutions Designer
9 24 (3.74%) Android Developer
10 23 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (3.59%) Technical Leader
11 16 (2.50%) SQL Developer
12 15 (2.34%) Project Manager
12 15 (2.34%) Business Analyst
12 15 (2.34%) Software Engineer
12 15 (2.34%) Test Analyst
13 14 (2.18%) Applications Support
14 12 (1.87%) Support Analyst
14 12 (1.87%) Technical Architect
14 12 (1.87%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (33.70%) Spring
2 141 (22.00%) Hibernate
3 123 (19.19%) HTML
4 122 (19.03%) XML
5 121 (18.88%) Web Services
6 96 (14.98%) CSS
7 91 (14.20%) J2EE
8 79 (12.32%) JMS
9 66 (10.30%) JSP
10 56 (8.74%) Java EE
11 48 (7.49%) JSF
12 45 (7.02%) .NET
13 44 (6.86%) HTML5
14 43 (6.71%) SOAP
14 43 (6.71%) jQuery
15 38 (5.93%) JPA
16 37 (5.77%) RESTful
17 35 (5.46%) XSLT
18 33 (5.15%) Struts
18 33 (5.15%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.59%) Mobile App
3 18 (2.81%) Equity Derivative
4 17 (2.65%) Derivative
4 17 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.03%) Open Source
7 11 (1.72%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.40%) Equities
8 9 (1.40%) User Experience
9 7 (1.09%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.78%) Social Media
10 5 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.62%) GIS
11 4 (0.62%) Clustering
12 3 (0.47%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.47%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.47%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.47%) DTCC
12 3 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 118 (18.41%) UNIX
2 106 (16.54%) Linux
3 51 (7.96%) Windows
4 32 (4.99%) Android
5 20 (3.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.72%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.31%) Solaris
9 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.16%) AIX
10 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.16%) OS/400
10 1 (0.16%) OS/2
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (15.29%) TDD
3 87 (13.57%) OO
4 86 (13.42%) SOA
5 85 (13.26%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (8.42%) Scrum
7 53 (8.27%) Unit Testing
8 37 (5.77%) Software Engineering
9 34 (5.30%) Data Modelling
9 34 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
10 33 (5.15%) OOD
11 30 (4.68%) Android Development
11 30 (4.68%) Test Automation
12 29 (4.52%) Web Development
13 28 (4.37%) UML
13 28 (4.37%) MVC
13 28 (4.37%) Multithreading
14 26 (4.06%) Mentoring
15 24 (3.74%) BDD
16 20 (3.12%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 224 (34.95%) SQL
2 152 (23.71%) JavaScript
3 75 (11.70%) PL/SQL
4 62 (9.67%) Perl
5 53 (8.27%) C#
6 28 (4.37%) Shell Script
7 22 (3.43%) Python
7 22 (3.43%) C++
8 11 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 11 (1.72%) VBA
9 9 (1.40%) C
10 8 (1.25%) Ruby
11 7 (1.09%) ABAP
12 6 (0.94%) PHP
12 6 (0.94%) Groovy
13 5 (0.78%) XPath
13 5 (0.78%) Jython
14 3 (0.47%) Scala
14 3 (0.47%) Clojure
14 3 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (3.90%) Degree
2 23 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.25%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.25%) Sun Certification
4 7 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.62%) ISEB
6 1 (0.16%) CISSP
6 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.16%) PMP
6 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.16%) CISM
6 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.16%) CFA
6 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.78%) QA
2 2 (0.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.16%) GAAP
3 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.16%) DICOM
3 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.16%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.16%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (0.47%) Control-M
2 2 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.31%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.31%) Puppet
2 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.31%) Ansible
3 1 (0.16%) Graphite
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.16%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.16%) StatsD
3 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.16%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.16%) Nagios
3 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 148 (23.09%) Oracle
2 65 (10.14%) Sybase
3 29 (4.52%) IBM
4 18 (2.81%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.40%) Adobe
5 9 (1.40%) SAP
6 8 (1.25%) Cognos
6 8 (1.25%) Sun
6 8 (1.25%) Microsoft
6 8 (1.25%) Kofax
7 6 (0.94%) Business Objects
8 5 (0.78%) VMware
9 4 (0.62%) Google
9 4 (0.62%) HP
10 3 (0.47%) Actuate
10 3 (0.47%) Lotus
10 3 (0.47%) ForgeRock
10 3 (0.47%) CA
11 2 (0.31%) Informatica
11 2 (0.31%) EMC
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