The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 8 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Java 276 236 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.77% 8.28% 14.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.21% 26.94% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 140 224
Median daily rate £380 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
Median hourly rate £48.25 £40.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
857 876 1143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 42.76% 30.74% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 500 664
Median daily rate £365 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 3
Median hourly rate £43.50 £38.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.98% -6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.79 £25.00 £34.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.20 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Java as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Java
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +7 142 £381 +0.32% 47
Glasgow +11 89 £378 +0.66% 25
West Lothian +11 19 £375 -
Aberdeen -6 4 £400 -15.78%
Dundee - 4 £288 - 1
Stirling -7 3 £275 -42.10%
Renfrewshire -11 3 £291 -11.81%
Aberdeenshire - 2 £438 -
Angus - 2 - -
Fife -1 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £500 -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Java.

1 326 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (29.20%) JavaScript
3 182 (27.83%) Python
3 182 (27.83%) Scrum
4 175 (26.76%) SQL
5 151 (23.09%) Linux
6 135 (20.64%) JBoss
7 131 (20.03%) Web Services
8 125 (19.11%) Finance
9 123 (18.81%) Oracle
10 122 (18.65%) TDD
10 122 (18.65%) Maven
11 120 (18.35%) Spring
12 112 (17.13%) JIRA
12 112 (17.13%) XML
13 105 (16.06%) Unix
14 101 (15.44%) HTML
15 100 (15.29%) Open Source
16 97 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
17 96 (14.68%) SOA
18 95 (14.53%) Relational Database
19 94 (14.37%) BDD
20 87 (13.30%) AngularJS
21 82 (12.54%) OO
22 80 (12.23%) Jenkins
23 79 (12.08%) C#
23 79 (12.08%) Hibernate
24 78 (11.93%) Cucumber
25 76 (11.62%) OpenLayers
25 76 (11.62%) J2EE

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 135 (20.64%) JBoss
2 75 (11.47%) GeoServer
3 42 (6.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 31 (4.74%) Tomcat
5 27 (4.13%) WebSphere
6 24 (3.67%) Apache
7 14 (2.14%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
8 8 (1.22%) WebSphere Portal
9 7 (1.07%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.92%) Confluence
10 6 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.76%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.61%) CICS
12 4 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.61%) IBM Transformation Extender
13 3 (0.46%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.46%) CMS
13 3 (0.46%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 7 (1.07%) MS Office
2 6 (0.92%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.15%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 21 (3.21%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.76%) Sonata
3 3 (0.46%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.31%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (0.76%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.76%) SaaS
5 4 (0.61%) iTunes
6 3 (0.46%) IaaS
7 2 (0.31%) PaaS
7 2 (0.31%) Route 53
7 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.74%) HTTP
2 17 (2.60%) SSL
3 16 (2.45%) Firewall
4 15 (2.29%) Internet
5 13 (1.99%) DNS
6 9 (1.38%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.76%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (0.76%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.61%) Network Security
8 4 (0.61%) SSH
9 3 (0.46%) WAN
10 2 (0.31%) LAN
10 2 (0.31%) VLAN
10 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.15%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.15%) DHCP
11 1 (0.15%) DMZ
11 1 (0.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.15%) SAN
11 1 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (14.53%) Relational Database
2 65 (9.94%) GIS
3 52 (7.95%) Oracle Database
4 50 (7.65%) SQL Server
5 43 (6.57%) RDBMS
6 42 (6.42%) DB2
7 40 (6.12%) NoSQL
8 19 (2.91%) Big Data
8 19 (2.91%) MongoDB
9 14 (2.14%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.99%) MySQL
10 13 (1.99%) Spatial Data
11 8 (1.22%) ObjectStore
11 8 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.07%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.92%) HBase
13 6 (0.92%) MarkLogic
14 4 (0.61%) KDB
14 4 (0.61%) Kdb+
14 4 (0.61%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 122 (18.65%) Maven
2 112 (17.13%) JIRA
3 80 (12.23%) Jenkins
4 78 (11.93%) Cucumber
5 69 (10.55%) Selenium
6 68 (10.40%) Gradle
7 53 (8.10%) JBehave
8 49 (7.49%) Subversion
9 47 (7.19%) Git (software)
10 44 (6.73%) Eclipse
11 41 (6.27%) JUnit
12 39 (5.96%) Artifactory
13 16 (2.45%) LoadRunner
14 12 (1.83%) WebDriver
15 11 (1.68%) SoapUI
16 9 (1.38%) GitLab
16 9 (1.38%) TeamCity
17 8 (1.22%) Ant
17 8 (1.22%) Jasmine
18 7 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 125 (19.11%) Finance
2 58 (8.87%) Banking
3 13 (1.99%) Front Office
4 9 (1.38%) Investment Banking
4 9 (1.38%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.07%) Billing
5 7 (1.07%) French Language
5 7 (1.07%) German Language
6 6 (0.92%) Law
7 5 (0.76%) Games
8 4 (0.61%) Retail
9 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.46%) Publishing
10 2 (0.31%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) Advertising
11 1 (0.15%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Marketing
11 1 (0.15%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 419 (64.07%) Developer
2 235 (35.93%) Java Developer
3 38 (5.81%) Senior Developer
4 36 (5.50%) GIS Developer
5 30 (4.59%) Analyst
6 29 (4.43%) Web Developer
7 27 (4.13%) Java Engineer
7 27 (4.13%) Senior Java Developer
8 26 (3.98%) JavaScript Developer
9 24 (3.67%) Software Engineer
10 23 (3.52%) Applications Developer
11 21 (3.21%) Python Developer
12 18 (2.75%) Consultant
12 18 (2.75%) Java Software Engineer
13 17 (2.60%) Tester
14 16 (2.45%) Designer
14 16 (2.45%) Developer in Test
14 16 (2.45%) Test Analyst
14 16 (2.45%) UI Developer
15 15 (2.29%) Open Source Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (20.03%) Web Services
2 120 (18.35%) Spring
3 112 (17.13%) XML
4 101 (15.44%) HTML
5 87 (13.30%) AngularJS
6 79 (12.08%) Hibernate
7 76 (11.62%) J2EE
7 76 (11.62%) OpenLayers
8 75 (11.47%) PostGIS
9 74 (11.31%) Java EE
10 73 (11.16%) Leaflet
10 73 (11.16%) SOAP
11 68 (10.40%) JMS
12 67 (10.24%) REST
13 56 (8.56%) jQuery
14 55 (8.41%) XSLT
15 49 (7.49%) RESTful
16 47 (7.19%) JSF
17 46 (7.03%) CSS
18 41 (6.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.12%) User Experience
3 38 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (4.59%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.29%) Equity Derivative
6 15 (2.29%) Mathematics
7 13 (1.99%) DataPower
8 10 (1.53%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.38%) Derivative
9 9 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.38%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.22%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (1.07%) Fintech
12 5 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.76%) Equities
12 5 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.76%) Physics
12 5 (0.76%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 151 (23.09%) Linux
2 105 (16.06%) Unix
3 40 (6.12%) Windows
4 30 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (4.13%) Android
6 17 (2.60%) Solaris
7 16 (2.45%) AIX
8 15 (2.29%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.53%) HPUX
10 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.31%) MVS
10 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.15%) CentOS
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (27.83%) Scrum
3 122 (18.65%) TDD
4 100 (15.29%) Open Source
5 97 (14.83%) Continuous Integration
6 96 (14.68%) SOA
7 94 (14.37%) BDD
8 82 (12.54%) OO
9 59 (9.02%) Software Engineering
10 58 (8.87%) SDLC
11 51 (7.80%) Web Development
12 42 (6.42%) ITIL
13 38 (5.81%) DevOps
14 37 (5.66%) Kanban
15 36 (5.50%) OOD
15 36 (5.50%) Open Source Development
15 36 (5.50%) Unit Testing
16 33 (5.05%) Mentoring
17 32 (4.89%) CRM
18 31 (4.74%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 191 (29.20%) JavaScript
2 182 (27.83%) Python
3 175 (26.76%) SQL
4 79 (12.08%) C#
5 68 (10.40%) Perl
6 59 (9.02%) C++
7 39 (5.96%) PL/SQL
8 25 (3.82%) C
8 25 (3.82%) PHP
9 23 (3.52%) Shell Script
10 20 (3.06%) VBA
11 17 (2.60%) VB
12 16 (2.45%) VB.NET
13 15 (2.29%) VB6
14 14 (2.14%) Scala
15 13 (1.99%) Ruby
16 10 (1.53%) Groovy
17 9 (1.38%) Bash Shell
18 8 (1.22%) VBScript
18 8 (1.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 70 (10.70%) Degree
2 44 (6.73%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.43%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.53%) ISEB
5 7 (1.07%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.92%) CISSP
7 5 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (0.76%) SANS
8 3 (0.46%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.46%) VCAP
8 3 (0.46%) VCP6
8 3 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.15%) CCNA
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.15%) IISP
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.82%) QA
2 19 (2.91%) WCAG
3 10 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.31%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.15%) SDET
System Software
1 19 (2.91%) Docker
2 4 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.46%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.46%) vSphere
4 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.31%) zsh
5 1 (0.15%) HDFS
5 1 (0.15%) KVM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.15%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.15%) vCloud
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (7.65%) Ansible
2 13 (1.99%) HP SiteScope
2 13 (1.99%) Puppet
3 10 (1.53%) OpenView
4 8 (1.22%) OVPA
5 5 (0.76%) ArcSight ESM
5 5 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.76%) QRadar
6 4 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.46%) logstash
7 3 (0.46%) vRealize
8 2 (0.31%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.31%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.31%) Kibana
8 2 (0.31%) Netcool
8 2 (0.31%) SCOM
8 2 (0.31%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 123 (18.81%) Oracle
2 73 (11.16%) ESRI
3 61 (9.33%) Red Hat
4 40 (6.12%) Sybase
5 35 (5.35%) HP
6 28 (4.28%) IBM
7 16 (2.45%) Microsoft
8 15 (2.29%) ILOG
9 11 (1.68%) EMC
10 8 (1.22%) Splunk
10 8 (1.22%) VMware
11 6 (0.92%) Cisco
12 5 (0.76%) ArcSight
12 5 (0.76%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.76%) FNZ
12 5 (0.76%) MapR
12 5 (0.76%) Symantec
13 4 (0.61%) ForgeRock
13 4 (0.61%) Reuters
13 4 (0.61%) TIBCO
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