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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 7 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Java 374 267 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.56% 10.84% 7.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.86% 28.74% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 165 107
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£400 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £254 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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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
1138 929 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.25% 37.70% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 492 399
Average daily rate £375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £233 £200
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 9 27 19
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.90 £15.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
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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 +1 201 £375 +7.14% 28
Glasgow -1 100 £400 +14.28% 22
Stirling +4 29 £450 +7.14%
West Lothian -5 7 £380 -8.43% 1
Aberdeen +10 4 £375 +36.11% 1
Dundee - - - - 4
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
East Lothian - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
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Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 309 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (26.19%) Finance
3 200 (25.81%) SQL
4 192 (24.77%) Oracle
5 180 (23.23%) XML
6 176 (22.71%) Spring
7 140 (18.06%) SOA
8 136 (17.55%) Banking
9 135 (17.42%) JBoss
10 134 (17.29%) HTML
11 131 (16.90%) JavaScript
12 130 (16.77%) UNIX
13 129 (16.65%) J2EE
14 128 (16.52%) Relational Database
15 124 (16.00%) Web Services
15 124 (16.00%) Hibernate
16 113 (14.58%) OO
17 109 (14.06%) Linux
18 105 (13.55%) CSS
19 100 (12.90%) TDD
20 99 (12.77%) JSP
21 88 (11.35%) Perl
21 88 (11.35%) JSF
22 87 (11.23%) Scrum
23 85 (10.97%) Java EE
24 80 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
25 77 (9.94%) PL/SQL
26 72 (9.29%) RDBMS
27 67 (8.65%) XSLT
28 63 (8.13%) jQuery

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 135 (17.42%) JBoss
2 60 (7.74%) WebSphere
3 55 (7.10%) Tomcat
4 37 (4.77%) Apache
5 17 (2.19%) WebLogic
6 16 (2.06%) FileNet
7 14 (1.81%) CMS
8 13 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (1.03%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.77%) Apache ServiceMix
11 5 (0.65%) Adobe CQ
11 5 (0.65%) GlassFish
11 5 (0.65%) SAS
12 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.39%) Jetty
13 3 (0.39%) Node.js
14 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Process Server
14 2 (0.26%) Alfresco
14 2 (0.26%) Mule
Applications
1 15 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.52%) MS Project
2 4 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.26%) Endur
5 2 (0.26%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) FileNet Content Manager
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.39%) IaaS
3 1 (0.13%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) Force.com
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.52%) HTTP
2 7 (0.90%) Internet
3 5 (0.65%) Network Security
4 4 (0.52%) Wireshark
4 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.52%) SAN
5 2 (0.26%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.26%) DNS
5 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.13%) Firewall
6 1 (0.13%) LDAP
6 1 (0.13%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.13%) IPv4
6 1 (0.13%) IPv6
6 1 (0.13%) SMS
6 1 (0.13%) DMZ
6 1 (0.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (16.52%) Relational Database
2 72 (9.29%) RDBMS
3 57 (7.35%) SQL Server
4 33 (4.26%) DB2
4 33 (4.26%) Oracle Database
5 27 (3.48%) NoSQL
6 23 (2.97%) MySQL
7 21 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (2.45%) MongoDB
8 19 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 19 (2.45%) Big Data
9 16 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.77%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.52%) KDB
14 4 (0.52%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 62 (8.00%) Eclipse
2 60 (7.74%) JUnit
3 57 (7.35%) Maven
4 54 (6.97%) Selenium
5 36 (4.65%) Subversion
6 32 (4.13%) JProfiler
7 31 (4.00%) Jenkins
8 27 (3.48%) Cucumber
9 25 (3.23%) JIRA
10 22 (2.84%) Ant
11 20 (2.58%) CruiseControl
12 17 (2.19%) Git (software)
12 17 (2.19%) Mercurial
13 15 (1.94%) JMeter
14 14 (1.81%) Mockito
15 11 (1.42%) FitNesse
15 11 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
16 9 (1.16%) Hudson
17 8 (1.03%) VisualVM
17 8 (1.03%) jMock
General
1 203 (26.19%) Finance
2 136 (17.55%) Banking
3 37 (4.77%) Front Office
4 26 (3.35%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.42%) Retail
6 7 (0.90%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.39%) Publishing
8 2 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.13%) Legal
9 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.13%) Advertising
9 1 (0.13%) German Language
9 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 522 (67.35%) Developer
2 331 (42.71%) Java Developer
3 91 (11.74%) Senior Developer
4 64 (8.26%) Senior Java Developer
5 55 (7.10%) Designer
6 47 (6.06%) Analyst
7 46 (5.94%) Architect
8 37 (4.77%) UI Developer
8 37 (4.77%) UI Programmer
9 31 (4.00%) Technical Architect
9 31 (4.00%) Solutions Designer
10 29 (3.74%) Technical Leader
11 26 (3.35%) Android Developer
12 21 (2.71%) Test Analyst
13 20 (2.58%) Tester
14 19 (2.45%) SQL Developer
15 18 (2.32%) Database Developer
16 17 (2.19%) Software Developer
17 16 (2.06%) ScrumMaster
18 15 (1.94%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (23.23%) XML
2 176 (22.71%) Spring
3 134 (17.29%) HTML
4 129 (16.65%) J2EE
5 124 (16.00%) Web Services
5 124 (16.00%) Hibernate
6 105 (13.55%) CSS
7 99 (12.77%) JSP
8 88 (11.35%) JSF
9 85 (10.97%) Java EE
10 67 (8.65%) XSLT
11 63 (8.13%) jQuery
12 60 (7.74%) SOAP
13 56 (7.23%) .NET
13 56 (7.23%) JMS
14 48 (6.19%) Apache CXF
14 48 (6.19%) RichFaces
15 41 (5.29%) Struts
16 38 (4.90%) HTML5
17 37 (4.77%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.74%) Mobile App
3 27 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.06%) Open Source
5 13 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (1.55%) Derivative
7 11 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.29%) Data Integration
9 9 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
9 9 (1.16%) User Experience
10 8 (1.03%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.03%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.77%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.77%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.65%) Social Media
13 5 (0.65%) DataPower
14 4 (0.52%) iPhone
14 4 (0.52%) Equities
15 3 (0.39%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 130 (16.77%) UNIX
2 109 (14.06%) Linux
3 47 (6.06%) Windows
4 39 (5.03%) Android
5 23 (2.97%) Apple iOS
6 18 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.52%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.26%) AIX
10 1 (0.13%) Solaris
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (18.06%) SOA
3 113 (14.58%) OO
4 100 (12.90%) TDD
5 87 (11.23%) Scrum
6 80 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (6.58%) MVC
8 43 (5.55%) Unit Testing
9 40 (5.16%) Performance Tuning
10 39 (5.03%) UML
11 37 (4.77%) Multithreading
12 32 (4.13%) Android Development
13 29 (3.74%) Data Modelling
14 27 (3.48%) Test Automation
15 26 (3.35%) Mentoring
16 24 (3.10%) BPMN
16 24 (3.10%) Web Application Development
17 22 (2.84%) OOD
17 22 (2.84%) Web Design
18 21 (2.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 200 (25.81%) SQL
2 131 (16.90%) JavaScript
3 88 (11.35%) Perl
4 77 (9.94%) PL/SQL
5 43 (5.55%) C#
6 37 (4.77%) C++
7 36 (4.65%) Python
8 29 (3.74%) Shell Script
9 28 (3.61%) PHP
10 23 (2.97%) Ruby
10 23 (2.97%) Scala
11 19 (2.45%) VBA
12 10 (1.29%) Clojure
13 9 (1.16%) C
13 9 (1.16%) VBScript
14 7 (0.90%) VB
15 6 (0.77%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.77%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.65%) Groovy
17 4 (0.52%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 44 (5.68%) Degree
2 17 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.55%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.03%) Sun Certification
4 8 (1.03%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (0.39%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.26%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.26%) ISEB
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.13%) PhD
8 1 (0.13%) CCNA
8 1 (0.13%) PMP
8 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (0.90%) Control-M
2 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.26%) Ansible
3 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.13%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 192 (24.77%) Oracle
2 56 (7.23%) Sybase
3 38 (4.90%) IBM
4 18 (2.32%) HP
5 14 (1.81%) Red Hat
5 14 (1.81%) Microsoft
6 13 (1.68%) Guidewire
7 8 (1.03%) Google
8 7 (0.90%) GoldenSource
8 7 (0.90%) Sun
9 6 (0.77%) TIBCO
9 6 (0.77%) Informatica
10 5 (0.65%) VMware
10 5 (0.65%) Pega
11 4 (0.52%) Twitter
11 4 (0.52%) Kofax
11 4 (0.52%) SAP
12 3 (0.39%) Chordiant
12 3 (0.39%) Adobe
12 3 (0.39%) Genesys
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