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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 4 6 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Java 444 351 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.16% 14.22% 7.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.22% 39.44% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 159 89
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Average hourly rate £20.50 £30.75 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -10.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1104 890 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.17% 36.05% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 418 316
Average daily rate £355 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Java
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh +14 204 £415 +5.06% 32
Glasgow +2 163 £350 -12.50% 57
Stirling +4 27 £375 -6.25%
West Lothian +5 10 £375 - 5
Aberdeen +11 5 £281 - 3
Dundee +5 1 - -
Fife -3 1 £550 +144.44% 3
North Lanarkshire - - - -
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Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 220 (26.41%) Spring
2 218 (26.17%) SQL
3 207 (24.85%) JBoss
4 185 (22.21%) HTML
4 185 (22.21%) Oracle
5 169 (20.29%) Hibernate
6 164 (19.69%) XML
7 163 (19.57%) SOA
8 161 (19.33%) Finance
8 161 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
9 158 (18.97%) Linux
10 147 (17.65%) Web Services
11 144 (17.29%) UNIX
12 137 (16.45%) Java EE
13 136 (16.33%) Relational Database
14 127 (15.25%) JavaScript
15 126 (15.13%) JSF
16 125 (15.01%) J2EE
17 110 (13.21%) Banking
18 104 (12.48%) Maven
19 99 (11.88%) CSS
20 96 (11.52%) OO
21 95 (11.40%) Scrum
22 82 (9.84%) Perl
23 80 (9.60%) JSP
24 79 (9.48%) Unit Testing
25 74 (8.88%) .NET
26 71 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
27 67 (8.04%) JMS
28 66 (7.92%) JUnit

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 54 (6.48%) Tomcat
2 47 (5.64%) WebSphere
3 24 (2.88%) Apache
4 14 (1.68%) WebLogic
4 14 (1.68%) CMS
5 11 (1.32%) Apache Solr
6 9 (1.08%) WebSphere Portal
6 9 (1.08%) IIS
6 9 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (0.96%) FileNet
7 8 (0.96%) GlassFish
7 8 (0.96%) Alfresco
8 6 (0.72%) Confluence
9 5 (0.60%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (0.48%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.36%) SAS
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.48%) MS Project
3 1 (0.12%) MS Office
3 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.72%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.36%) SAP PM
5 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.24%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.12%) Murex MxG2000
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.12%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (0.48%) PaaS
1 4 (0.48%) Heroku
2 2 (0.24%) SaaS
2 2 (0.24%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.72%) HTTP
2 15 (1.80%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.80%) DNS
3 13 (1.56%) SSL
4 11 (1.32%) Wireshark
5 10 (1.20%) LDAP
6 9 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
6 9 (1.08%) Firewall
7 5 (0.60%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.48%) SAN
8 4 (0.48%) DMZ
8 4 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.48%) X.509
9 3 (0.36%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.24%) Internet
10 2 (0.24%) LAN
10 2 (0.24%) WAN
10 2 (0.24%) Network Security
11 1 (0.12%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (16.33%) Relational Database
2 52 (6.24%) RDBMS
3 50 (6.00%) Oracle Database
4 38 (4.56%) SQL Server
5 31 (3.72%) DB2
6 27 (3.24%) KDB
7 20 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (1.68%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.56%) Neo4j
10 12 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.08%) MySQL
12 9 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.96%) MS Access
14 7 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.72%) NoSQL
16 4 (0.48%) Ingres
17 3 (0.36%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 104 (12.48%) Maven
2 66 (7.92%) JUnit
3 55 (6.60%) Subversion
4 44 (5.28%) Selenium
5 43 (5.16%) Eclipse
6 34 (4.08%) Jenkins
7 23 (2.76%) JIRA
8 18 (2.16%) Ant
9 17 (2.04%) Cucumber
10 14 (1.68%) CruiseControl
11 12 (1.44%) QuickTest Pro
12 11 (1.32%) Hudson
13 10 (1.20%) FitNesse
14 7 (0.84%) Git (software)
14 7 (0.84%) Apache Ivy
15 6 (0.72%) QUnit
15 6 (0.72%) Jasmine
15 6 (0.72%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.72%) NetBeans
15 6 (0.72%) Fiddler
General
1 161 (19.33%) Finance
2 110 (13.21%) Banking
3 51 (6.12%) Front Office
4 27 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 6 (0.72%) Retail
5 6 (0.72%) Publishing
6 5 (0.60%) Marketing
7 3 (0.36%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.24%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.12%) Advertising
9 1 (0.12%) Back Office
9 1 (0.12%) International Banking
9 1 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 553 (66.39%) Developer
2 376 (45.14%) Java Developer
3 60 (7.20%) Architect
4 52 (6.24%) Senior Developer
5 43 (5.16%) Analyst
6 39 (4.68%) UI Developer
6 39 (4.68%) Designer
6 39 (4.68%) UI Programmer
7 38 (4.56%) Senior Java Developer
8 34 (4.08%) Java Architect
9 26 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (2.40%) Tester
11 19 (2.28%) Project Manager
11 19 (2.28%) Technical Leader
11 19 (2.28%) Front-End Developer
12 18 (2.16%) C# Developer
13 16 (1.92%) Test Analyst
13 16 (1.92%) Programmer
13 16 (1.92%) Applications Support
13 16 (1.92%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (26.41%) Spring
2 185 (22.21%) HTML
3 169 (20.29%) Hibernate
4 164 (19.69%) XML
5 147 (17.65%) Web Services
6 137 (16.45%) Java EE
7 126 (15.13%) JSF
8 125 (15.01%) J2EE
9 99 (11.88%) CSS
10 80 (9.60%) JSP
11 74 (8.88%) .NET
12 67 (8.04%) JMS
13 64 (7.68%) SOAP
14 62 (7.44%) jQuery
15 55 (6.60%) Drools
15 55 (6.60%) HTML5
16 53 (6.36%) RichFaces
17 52 (6.24%) REST
18 51 (6.12%) Apache CXF
19 50 (6.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 30 (3.60%) Equities
3 27 (3.24%) Open Source
4 16 (1.92%) Derivative
5 12 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.20%) GIS
8 9 (1.08%) Fixed Income
9 8 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.84%) Mathematics
10 7 (0.84%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.84%) FMCG
10 7 (0.84%) DataPower
11 6 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (0.60%) PKI
12 5 (0.60%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.60%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.48%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.48%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 158 (18.97%) Linux
2 144 (17.29%) UNIX
3 50 (6.00%) Windows
4 28 (3.36%) Mac OS X
5 15 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.60%) Android
9 3 (0.36%) Solaris
9 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (19.57%) SOA
2 161 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (11.52%) OO
4 95 (11.40%) Scrum
5 79 (9.48%) Unit Testing
6 71 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (7.80%) TDD
8 54 (6.48%) Multithreading
8 54 (6.48%) BPMN
9 47 (5.64%) UML
10 44 (5.28%) MVC
11 38 (4.56%) Workflow
12 37 (4.44%) Data Modelling
13 34 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
14 33 (3.96%) Use Case
15 30 (3.60%) Web Design
15 30 (3.60%) Project Management
16 28 (3.36%) Software Engineering
16 28 (3.36%) Test Automation
16 28 (3.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 218 (26.17%) SQL
2 127 (15.25%) JavaScript
3 82 (9.84%) Perl
4 62 (7.44%) C#
5 42 (5.04%) PL/SQL
6 41 (4.92%) Shell Script
7 36 (4.32%) Python
8 26 (3.12%) C++
9 19 (2.28%) VB
10 16 (1.92%) C
11 13 (1.56%) VBScript
12 10 (1.20%) Scala
13 9 (1.08%) Groovy
13 9 (1.08%) VBA
14 6 (0.72%) Ruby
15 5 (0.60%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.60%) PHP
16 4 (0.48%) Clojure
17 3 (0.36%) AWK
17 3 (0.36%) Jython
Qualifications
1 22 (2.64%) Degree
2 15 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.08%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.60%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.60%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.36%) ISEB
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.12%) PhD
9 1 (0.12%) CCNA
9 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.40%) QA
2 3 (0.36%) WCAG
3 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (1.20%) Control-M
2 7 (0.84%) Puppet
2 7 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.36%) OpenSSO
5 2 (0.24%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.24%) Nagios
6 1 (0.12%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.12%) Munin
6 1 (0.12%) Netcool
6 1 (0.12%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.12%) StatsD
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 207 (24.85%) JBoss
2 185 (22.21%) Oracle
3 52 (6.24%) Sybase
4 45 (5.40%) IBM
5 26 (3.12%) HP
6 23 (2.76%) Microsoft
6 23 (2.76%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.32%) SAP
8 8 (0.96%) Informatica
8 8 (0.96%) Sun
9 7 (0.84%) ForgeRock
10 6 (0.72%) GoldenSource
11 5 (0.60%) Adobe
11 5 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.48%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.48%) Reuters
12 4 (0.48%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.48%) Perforce
12 4 (0.48%) Google
12 4 (0.48%) StreamBase
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