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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 7 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 328 295 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.24% 12.96% 10.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.39% 35.80% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 168 133
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.75 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% -5.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.35 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.08% -1.80%
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
1045 824 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 39.01% 36.20% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 424 422
Average daily rate £375 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 14
Average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.12 £13.35 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -2 148 £375 +7.14% 33
Glasgow -1 108 £400 +14.28% 34
Stirling -3 21 £450 +0.55% 1
West Lothian -3 10 £375 -6.25% 1
Fife +1 5 £255 +10.86% 1
Dundee +5 1 £325 - 5
Aberdeen - 1 £400 - 4
Moray - - - -
East Lothian - - - -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 325 (45.58%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (25.95%) Finance
3 182 (25.53%) Oracle
3 182 (25.53%) Spring
4 168 (23.56%) SQL
5 165 (23.14%) XML
6 132 (18.51%) Banking
7 126 (17.67%) SOA
8 124 (17.39%) JavaScript
9 122 (17.11%) Hibernate
9 122 (17.11%) Relational Database
10 120 (16.83%) HTML
11 118 (16.55%) UNIX
12 115 (16.13%) Web Services
12 115 (16.13%) JBoss
13 110 (15.43%) J2EE
14 105 (14.73%) TDD
15 103 (14.45%) Linux
15 103 (14.45%) OO
16 89 (12.48%) CSS
17 83 (11.64%) Perl
18 82 (11.50%) Java EE
19 80 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
19 80 (11.22%) PL/SQL
19 80 (11.22%) Scrum
20 77 (10.80%) JSP
21 75 (10.52%) JSF
22 66 (9.26%) JUnit
23 65 (9.12%) RDBMS
24 63 (8.84%) XSLT

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 115 (16.13%) JBoss
2 56 (7.85%) Tomcat
2 56 (7.85%) WebSphere
3 30 (4.21%) Apache
4 18 (2.52%) FileNet
5 17 (2.38%) WebLogic
6 14 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (1.26%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.98%) CMS
9 5 (0.70%) SAS
9 5 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.70%) GlassFish
9 5 (0.70%) Apache ServiceMix
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.42%) Adobe CQ
11 3 (0.42%) Jetty
12 2 (0.28%) Mule
12 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Process Server
12 2 (0.28%) Node.js
12 2 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 14 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.84%) MS Office
3 4 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
1 5 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) FileNet Content Manager
3 2 (0.28%) Endur
4 1 (0.14%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.14%) JDE World
4 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.56%) IaaS
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.14%) Force.com
4 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.21%) HTTP
2 7 (0.98%) Internet
3 4 (0.56%) Wireshark
3 4 (0.56%) Network Security
4 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.28%) Intranet
6 1 (0.14%) IPv4
6 1 (0.14%) IPv6
6 1 (0.14%) SAN
6 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.14%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (17.11%) Relational Database
2 65 (9.12%) RDBMS
3 53 (7.43%) SQL Server
4 34 (4.77%) Oracle Database
5 27 (3.79%) NoSQL
6 26 (3.65%) DB2
7 23 (3.23%) MySQL
8 20 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 19 (2.66%) Big Data
9 19 (2.66%) MongoDB
10 15 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (2.10%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.84%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.56%) InterSystems Cache
16 3 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 66 (9.26%) JUnit
2 62 (8.70%) Eclipse
3 51 (7.15%) Selenium
4 48 (6.73%) Maven
5 34 (4.77%) Subversion
6 32 (4.49%) JProfiler
7 29 (4.07%) Jenkins
8 27 (3.79%) JIRA
9 23 (3.23%) Ant
9 23 (3.23%) Cucumber
10 19 (2.66%) CruiseControl
10 19 (2.66%) Git (software)
10 19 (2.66%) Mercurial
11 16 (2.24%) Mockito
12 15 (2.10%) JMeter
13 14 (1.96%) FitNesse
14 9 (1.26%) jMock
14 9 (1.26%) WebDriver
14 9 (1.26%) Robolectric
15 8 (1.12%) VisualVM
General
1 185 (25.95%) Finance
2 132 (18.51%) Banking
3 27 (3.79%) Front Office
4 22 (3.09%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.54%) Retail
6 7 (0.98%) Retail Banking
7 5 (0.70%) Back Office
8 1 (0.14%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.14%) Advertising
8 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 484 (67.88%) Developer
2 317 (44.46%) Java Developer
3 101 (14.17%) Senior Developer
4 72 (10.10%) Senior Java Developer
5 46 (6.45%) Designer
6 45 (6.31%) Architect
7 39 (5.47%) Analyst
8 28 (3.93%) Android Developer
9 27 (3.79%) Technical Architect
9 27 (3.79%) Technical Leader
10 26 (3.65%) UI Developer
10 26 (3.65%) UI Programmer
11 25 (3.51%) Solutions Designer
12 18 (2.52%) Software Developer
13 17 (2.38%) Tester
14 15 (2.10%) Software Engineer
14 15 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.10%) ScrumMaster
14 15 (2.10%) JavaScript Developer
15 14 (1.96%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (25.53%) Spring
2 165 (23.14%) XML
3 122 (17.11%) Hibernate
4 120 (16.83%) HTML
5 115 (16.13%) Web Services
6 110 (15.43%) J2EE
7 89 (12.48%) CSS
8 82 (11.50%) Java EE
9 77 (10.80%) JSP
10 75 (10.52%) JSF
11 63 (8.84%) XSLT
12 62 (8.70%) JMS
13 56 (7.85%) SOAP
14 54 (7.57%) jQuery
15 39 (5.47%) RichFaces
16 38 (5.33%) JDBC
17 37 (5.19%) .NET
17 37 (5.19%) Struts
18 35 (4.91%) Apache CXF
19 33 (4.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.79%) Mobile App
2 27 (3.79%) Computer Science
3 14 (1.96%) Open Source
4 11 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
4 11 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (1.40%) Derivative
6 8 (1.12%) User Experience
7 6 (0.84%) Credit Risk
7 6 (0.84%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.70%) Social Media
9 4 (0.56%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.56%) iPhone
9 4 (0.56%) Clustering
10 3 (0.42%) Equities
10 3 (0.42%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.42%) DataPower
10 3 (0.42%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.42%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 118 (16.55%) UNIX
2 103 (14.45%) Linux
3 44 (6.17%) Windows
4 40 (5.61%) Android
5 18 (2.52%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.28%) AIX
8 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
9 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (45.58%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (17.67%) SOA
3 105 (14.73%) TDD
4 103 (14.45%) OO
5 80 (11.22%) Scrum
5 80 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (6.31%) Unit Testing
7 44 (6.17%) MVC
8 34 (4.77%) Android Development
9 32 (4.49%) Multithreading
10 31 (4.35%) UML
11 29 (4.07%) Test Automation
12 28 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
13 26 (3.65%) OOD
14 24 (3.37%) Pair Programming
15 23 (3.23%) Data Modelling
15 23 (3.23%) Web Development
15 23 (3.23%) Mentoring
16 22 (3.09%) Use Case
17 21 (2.95%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 168 (23.56%) SQL
2 124 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 83 (11.64%) Perl
4 80 (11.22%) PL/SQL
5 35 (4.91%) C#
6 34 (4.77%) C++
7 33 (4.63%) Python
8 28 (3.93%) PHP
9 25 (3.51%) Shell Script
9 25 (3.51%) Ruby
10 22 (3.09%) Scala
11 15 (2.10%) VBA
12 10 (1.40%) Clojure
13 8 (1.12%) C
14 6 (0.84%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.84%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.84%) Groovy
15 4 (0.56%) Haskell
16 3 (0.42%) Lisp
16 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (4.63%) Degree
2 15 (2.10%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.40%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.26%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.28%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.28%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.28%) ISEB
6 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.14%) PMP
6 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.12%) QA
2 2 (0.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.14%) WCAG
3 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (0.28%) Control-M
1 2 (0.28%) Ansible
2 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.14%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 182 (25.53%) Oracle
2 50 (7.01%) Sybase
3 39 (5.47%) IBM
4 13 (1.82%) Microsoft
4 13 (1.82%) Guidewire
5 11 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.12%) Sun
6 8 (1.12%) HP
7 6 (0.84%) Google
7 6 (0.84%) TIBCO
8 4 (0.56%) Kofax
8 4 (0.56%) VMware
8 4 (0.56%) Pega
8 4 (0.56%) Cognos
8 4 (0.56%) Informatica
9 3 (0.42%) Genesys
9 3 (0.42%) CA
9 3 (0.42%) Chordiant
9 3 (0.42%) Alterian
10 2 (0.28%) OpenLink
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