The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Scotland region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 5 6 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing Java 402 324 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.76% 13.73% 5.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.45% 33.23% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 164 92
Average daily rate £385 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £180.00 £44.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+309.09% +36.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1019 975 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.41% 41.33% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 508 382
Average daily rate £360 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 27
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £12.42 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £44.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Java
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +8 192 £400 -1.53% 36
Glasgow +2 138 £375 +10.29% 33
West Lothian +10 19 £400 +3.22% 2
Stirling 0 14 £385 -14.44% 10
Aberdeen - 6 £400 - 5
Dundee -4 4 £300 - 4
North Lanarkshire - - - -
East Lothian - - - - 1
Fife - - - - 1
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 221 (33.13%) Spring
2 174 (26.09%) Oracle
3 170 (25.49%) XML
4 162 (24.29%) SQL
5 157 (23.54%) Hibernate
6 156 (23.39%) HTML
7 153 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
8 141 (21.14%) Finance
9 138 (20.69%) SOA
10 135 (20.24%) JBoss
11 126 (18.89%) Java EE
12 123 (18.44%) J2EE
13 121 (18.14%) JavaScript
14 114 (17.09%) Linux
15 95 (14.24%) UNIX
15 95 (14.24%) Relational Database
16 92 (13.79%) Web Services
17 90 (13.49%) JSF
18 88 (13.19%) Scrum
19 87 (13.04%) JUnit
20 85 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
21 84 (12.59%) TDD
22 83 (12.44%) CSS
23 79 (11.84%) Maven
24 69 (10.34%) JMS
25 65 (9.75%) Subversion
26 62 (9.30%) JSP
27 61 (9.15%) OO
27 61 (9.15%) Banking
28 60 (9.00%) C#

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 51 (7.65%) Tomcat
2 47 (7.05%) WebSphere
3 17 (2.55%) Apache
4 13 (1.95%) Apache Solr
5 8 (1.20%) WebSphere Portal
5 8 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (1.20%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.05%) Alfresco
7 6 (0.90%) Adobe CQ
7 6 (0.90%) CMS
8 5 (0.75%) IIS
9 4 (0.60%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.60%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.45%) SAS
10 3 (0.45%) LiveLink
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (0.45%) Drupal
10 3 (0.45%) Confluence
11 2 (0.30%) GemFire
Applications
1 15 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.60%) MS Office
4 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.65%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.30%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.30%) Maximo
6 1 (0.15%) Murex MxG2000
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.30%) Heroku
1 2 (0.30%) Force.com
1 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.30%) SaaS
1 2 (0.30%) PaaS
1 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.00%) HTTP
2 10 (1.50%) Wireshark
2 10 (1.50%) LDAP
2 10 (1.50%) SSL
3 8 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.05%) DNS
4 7 (1.05%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (0.60%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.45%) SNMP
6 3 (0.45%) X.509
7 1 (0.15%) Internet
7 1 (0.15%) AMQP
7 1 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (14.24%) Relational Database
2 59 (8.85%) RDBMS
3 54 (8.10%) Oracle Database
4 38 (5.70%) SQL Server
5 21 (3.15%) DB2
6 17 (2.55%) MySQL
7 16 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.65%) KDB
11 9 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.90%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.90%) Star Schema
14 4 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.60%) Ingres
15 3 (0.45%) MS Access
15 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.45%) Jackrabbit
15 3 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 87 (13.04%) JUnit
2 79 (11.84%) Maven
3 65 (9.75%) Subversion
4 55 (8.25%) Eclipse
5 35 (5.25%) Selenium
6 32 (4.80%) Jenkins
7 30 (4.50%) Ant
8 23 (3.45%) FitNesse
9 16 (2.40%) Hudson
10 15 (2.25%) LoadRunner
11 13 (1.95%) JIRA
12 10 (1.50%) Mockito
13 8 (1.20%) Rational Application Developer
13 8 (1.20%) jMock
14 7 (1.05%) EasyMock
14 7 (1.05%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.90%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.90%) Git (software)
16 5 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
16 5 (0.75%) JBehave
General
1 141 (21.14%) Finance
2 61 (9.15%) Banking
3 30 (4.50%) Front Office
4 17 (2.55%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.75%) Marketing
7 4 (0.60%) Multimedia
7 4 (0.60%) Retail
8 3 (0.45%) Publishing
9 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Back Office
10 1 (0.15%) Legal
10 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 435 (65.22%) Developer
2 302 (45.28%) Java Developer
3 66 (9.90%) Analyst
4 51 (7.65%) Architect
5 39 (5.85%) Senior Developer
6 31 (4.65%) Java Architect
6 31 (4.65%) Test Analyst
7 28 (4.20%) Project Manager
8 24 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
9 23 (3.45%) Tester
10 22 (3.30%) Programmer
11 18 (2.70%) Portal Developer
11 18 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (2.70%) Performance Tester
12 17 (2.55%) UI Programmer
12 17 (2.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 17 (2.55%) Agile Project Manager
12 17 (2.55%) UI Developer
13 16 (2.40%) Java Programmer
14 15 (2.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (33.13%) Spring
2 170 (25.49%) XML
3 157 (23.54%) Hibernate
4 156 (23.39%) HTML
5 126 (18.89%) Java EE
6 123 (18.44%) J2EE
7 92 (13.79%) Web Services
8 90 (13.49%) JSF
9 83 (12.44%) CSS
10 69 (10.34%) JMS
11 62 (9.30%) JSP
12 48 (7.20%) .NET
13 45 (6.75%) jQuery
14 43 (6.45%) Drools
15 41 (6.15%) HTML5
16 40 (6.00%) XSLT
17 39 (5.85%) JSON
18 37 (5.55%) EJB
19 36 (5.40%) Struts
20 35 (5.25%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.75%) Open Source
2 21 (3.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 18 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 18 (2.70%) GIS
3 18 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (2.55%) Equities
5 12 (1.80%) Derivative
5 12 (1.80%) Smartphone
6 9 (1.35%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.20%) Mathematics
8 6 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (0.75%) FMCG
9 5 (0.75%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.60%) PKI
11 3 (0.45%) Physics
12 2 (0.30%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.30%) DataPower
12 2 (0.30%) Ontologies
12 2 (0.30%) Artificial Intelligence
12 2 (0.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 114 (17.09%) Linux
2 95 (14.24%) UNIX
3 39 (5.85%) Windows
4 24 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.75%) Android
6 5 (0.75%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.60%) Solaris
7 4 (0.60%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.15%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (20.69%) SOA
3 88 (13.19%) Scrum
4 85 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
5 84 (12.59%) TDD
6 61 (9.15%) OO
7 45 (6.75%) Workflow
8 44 (6.60%) MVC
9 42 (6.30%) Unit Testing
10 32 (4.80%) BPMN
11 31 (4.65%) Performance Testing
12 30 (4.50%) UML
13 25 (3.75%) Software Engineering
14 23 (3.45%) Web Development
15 22 (3.30%) Project Management
16 21 (3.15%) OOD
16 21 (3.15%) Test Automation
16 21 (3.15%) User Stories
17 20 (3.00%) ETL
18 19 (2.85%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 162 (24.29%) SQL
2 121 (18.14%) JavaScript
3 60 (9.00%) C#
4 53 (7.95%) Perl
5 36 (5.40%) PL/SQL
6 28 (4.20%) C++
7 26 (3.90%) Python
8 18 (2.70%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.10%) C
10 13 (1.95%) VB
11 9 (1.35%) VBScript
11 9 (1.35%) VBA
11 9 (1.35%) Ruby
12 8 (1.20%) Groovy
12 8 (1.20%) Apex Code
12 8 (1.20%) PHP
13 5 (0.75%) Scala
14 3 (0.45%) XQuery
14 3 (0.45%) AWK
14 3 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (2.40%) Degree
1 16 (2.40%) Sun Certification
2 15 (2.25%) OCPJP
2 15 (2.25%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.60%) ISEB
5 3 (0.45%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.30%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.55%) QA
2 3 (0.45%) SLA
2 3 (0.45%) WCAG
3 2 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (1.35%) Puppet
2 8 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.75%) Nagios
4 4 (0.60%) Munin
5 3 (0.45%) Control-M
5 3 (0.45%) SCOM
6 2 (0.30%) OpenSSO
6 2 (0.30%) Cacti
7 1 (0.15%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.15%) StatsD
7 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 174 (26.09%) Oracle
2 135 (20.24%) JBoss
3 44 (6.60%) Sybase
4 33 (4.95%) IBM
5 31 (4.65%) Red Hat
6 28 (4.20%) Microsoft
7 21 (3.15%) HP
8 17 (2.55%) Sun
9 8 (1.20%) Actuate
9 8 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.05%) Adobe
11 6 (0.90%) VMware
12 5 (0.75%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.60%) ForgeRock
13 4 (0.60%) Reuters
13 4 (0.60%) Bloomberg
14 3 (0.45%) Informatica
14 3 (0.45%) SAP
14 3 (0.45%) Kofax
14 3 (0.45%) Google
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