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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 7 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 317 300 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.44% 11.34% 13.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.10% 29.73% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 192 168
Average daily rate £388 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £310 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £36.95 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.60% -1.46%
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
832 1009 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 32.65% 38.15% 35.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 602 402
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.12 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 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
(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 +6 200 £388 +3.33% 30
Glasgow +2 77 £325 -18.75% 25
West Lothian +2 10 £388 +3.33% 1
Stirling -2 8 £450 -
Aberdeen - 6 - -
Renfrewshire 0 3 £330 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £420 -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (28.17%) JBoss
3 150 (27.99%) Oracle
4 148 (27.61%) SOA
5 132 (24.63%) Web Services
6 120 (22.39%) SQL
7 112 (20.90%) Spring
8 107 (19.96%) TDD
9 105 (19.59%) Finance
10 100 (18.66%) Unix
11 99 (18.47%) Linux
11 99 (18.47%) Scrum
12 98 (18.28%) Hibernate
12 98 (18.28%) Continuous Integration
13 96 (17.91%) XML
14 88 (16.42%) OO
15 87 (16.23%) JavaScript
16 82 (15.30%) Java EE
17 81 (15.11%) J2EE
18 79 (14.74%) Relational Database
19 76 (14.18%) Eclipse
20 60 (11.19%) XSLT
20 60 (11.19%) JSF
20 60 (11.19%) REST
21 58 (10.82%) Maven
22 57 (10.63%) UML
23 56 (10.45%) Windows
24 55 (10.26%) Use Case
25 54 (10.07%) jQuery
25 54 (10.07%) JIRA

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 151 (28.17%) JBoss
2 51 (9.51%) Tomcat
3 42 (7.84%) WebSphere
4 38 (7.09%) Apache
5 18 (3.36%) IIS
6 16 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 15 (2.80%) ArcGIS
7 15 (2.80%) WebLogic
8 12 (2.24%) Node.js
9 11 (2.05%) WebSphere Portal
10 9 (1.68%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 8 (1.49%) IBM HTTP Server
12 7 (1.31%) Confluence
12 7 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.31%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.93%) SAS
14 4 (0.75%) CICS
15 3 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 3 (0.56%) iPlanet
15 3 (0.56%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 8 (1.49%) MS Project
2 7 (1.31%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.93%) MS Office
3 5 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.19%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.19%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.99%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.49%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.37%) BigMachines
3 2 (0.37%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.37%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.19%) Primavera
4 1 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (1.49%) PaaS
3 7 (1.31%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (1.31%) Amazon S3
3 7 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.93%) IaaS
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.97%) HTTP
2 16 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.24%) FTP
3 12 (2.24%) HTTPS
3 12 (2.24%) SSL
4 10 (1.87%) DNS
5 8 (1.49%) WinSCP
6 7 (1.31%) Firewall
7 6 (1.12%) LAN
7 6 (1.12%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (1.12%) WAN
8 5 (0.93%) VLAN
9 4 (0.75%) DHCP
9 4 (0.75%) Internet
9 4 (0.75%) IPsec
10 3 (0.56%) LDAP
11 2 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (14.74%) Relational Database
2 35 (6.53%) SQL Server
3 33 (6.16%) GIS
4 27 (5.04%) Oracle Database
5 24 (4.48%) RDBMS
6 23 (4.29%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.24%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.87%) MySQL
11 8 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.12%) DB2
13 5 (0.93%) Big Data
13 5 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.75%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.75%) SAS EBI
14 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 76 (14.18%) Eclipse
2 58 (10.82%) Maven
3 54 (10.07%) JIRA
4 45 (8.40%) JProfiler
5 40 (7.46%) Selenium
6 32 (5.97%) JUnit
7 29 (5.41%) Jenkins
8 27 (5.04%) Cucumber
9 25 (4.66%) Gradle
9 25 (4.66%) Subversion
10 23 (4.29%) Git (software)
11 18 (3.36%) JBehave
12 16 (2.99%) Mockito
13 12 (2.24%) Ant
13 12 (2.24%) ClearCase
13 12 (2.24%) SoapUI
14 11 (2.05%) Firebug
15 10 (1.87%) Hudson
16 9 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
16 9 (1.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 105 (19.59%) Finance
2 50 (9.33%) Banking
3 10 (1.87%) Legal
4 9 (1.68%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.49%) Retail
6 7 (1.31%) Front Office
7 6 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.75%) Law
8 4 (0.75%) Military
8 4 (0.75%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.75%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 293 (54.66%) Developer
2 173 (32.28%) Java Developer
3 78 (14.55%) Architect
4 49 (9.14%) Solutions Architect
5 44 (8.21%) Senior Developer
6 36 (6.72%) Analyst
7 34 (6.34%) Senior Java Developer
8 24 (4.48%) GIS Developer
9 21 (3.92%) Java Architect
9 21 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
10 19 (3.54%) Agile Developer
10 19 (3.54%) Agile Java Developer
10 19 (3.54%) Consultant
11 16 (2.99%) Java Engineer
11 16 (2.99%) Test Analyst
12 15 (2.80%) Android Developer
12 15 (2.80%) Software Engineer
13 13 (2.43%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (2.43%) Programmer
13 13 (2.43%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (24.63%) Web Services
2 112 (20.90%) Spring
3 98 (18.28%) Hibernate
4 96 (17.91%) XML
5 82 (15.30%) Java EE
6 81 (15.11%) J2EE
7 60 (11.19%) JSF
7 60 (11.19%) REST
7 60 (11.19%) XSLT
8 54 (10.07%) HTML
8 54 (10.07%) jQuery
9 53 (9.89%) .NET
10 52 (9.70%) AngularJS
11 49 (9.14%) JPA
12 48 (8.96%) Drools
13 44 (8.21%) Apache CXF
14 38 (7.09%) SOAP
15 36 (6.72%) CSS
16 32 (5.97%) RichFaces
17 31 (5.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (4.10%) DataPower
3 20 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.80%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.80%) User Experience
5 11 (2.05%) Derivative
5 11 (2.05%) Equity Derivative
5 11 (2.05%) Visualisation
6 10 (1.87%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.68%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.49%) SWIFT
9 7 (1.31%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.12%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.93%) iPad
12 4 (0.75%) Equities
12 4 (0.75%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.75%) Life Science
12 4 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 100 (18.66%) Unix
2 99 (18.47%) Linux
3 56 (10.45%) Windows
4 24 (4.48%) Android
5 17 (3.17%) Windows Server
6 14 (2.61%) Apple iOS
7 12 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.49%) Solaris
9 7 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.12%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.75%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.56%) AIX
12 3 (0.56%) MVS
12 3 (0.56%) zOS
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (27.61%) SOA
3 107 (19.96%) TDD
4 99 (18.47%) Scrum
5 98 (18.28%) Continuous Integration
6 88 (16.42%) OO
7 57 (10.63%) UML
8 55 (10.26%) Use Case
9 51 (9.51%) BPMN
10 49 (9.14%) SDLC
11 48 (8.96%) Open Source
12 46 (8.58%) Performance Monitoring
13 42 (7.84%) Application Performance Monitoring
14 41 (7.65%) Data Modelling
15 38 (7.09%) Unit Testing
16 32 (5.97%) DevOps
16 32 (5.97%) Logical Data Model
17 26 (4.85%) Software Engineering
18 25 (4.66%) Web Development
19 24 (4.48%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 120 (22.39%) SQL
2 87 (16.23%) JavaScript
3 42 (7.84%) Python
4 41 (7.65%) PL/SQL
5 39 (7.28%) C#
5 39 (7.28%) C++
6 25 (4.66%) Perl
7 24 (4.48%) C
7 24 (4.48%) Shell Script
8 13 (2.43%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.24%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.68%) Ruby
10 9 (1.68%) VB
11 8 (1.49%) COBOL
12 7 (1.31%) AWK
12 7 (1.31%) PL/1
12 7 (1.31%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.31%) VBScript
13 5 (0.93%) Clojure
13 5 (0.93%) sed
Qualifications
1 21 (3.92%) Degree
2 18 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.68%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.12%) PhD
5 5 (0.93%) CISSP
6 3 (0.56%) IISP
6 3 (0.56%) ISEB
7 1 (0.19%) SANS
7 1 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.22%) QA
2 8 (1.49%) SEPA
3 7 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.31%) HL7
4 2 (0.37%) SDET
5 1 (0.19%) GxP
5 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 16 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.24%) Docker
3 4 (0.75%) Xen
4 2 (0.37%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.19%) HDFS
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 15 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.68%) Ansible
4 8 (1.49%) Puppet
5 7 (1.31%) Kibana
5 7 (1.31%) logstash
6 4 (0.75%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.75%) Control-M
7 3 (0.56%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.19%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.19%) Netcool
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.19%) QRadar
9 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 150 (27.99%) Oracle
2 37 (6.90%) IBM
3 27 (5.04%) Microsoft
4 25 (4.66%) Sybase
5 22 (4.10%) Red Hat
6 16 (2.99%) ESRI
6 16 (2.99%) VMware
7 12 (2.24%) TIBCO
8 8 (1.49%) HP
8 8 (1.49%) Remedy
9 5 (0.93%) SAP
10 4 (0.75%) Citrix
10 4 (0.75%) Kony
10 4 (0.75%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.56%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.37%) Adobe
12 2 (0.37%) Google
12 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.37%) Siemens
12 2 (0.37%) Zend
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