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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 12 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 319 401 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.68% 14.53% 10.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.00% 36.03% 34.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 207 132
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 7
Average hourly rate £50.00 £20.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.90% -31.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £20.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £20.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
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
1029 1113 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 31.22% 40.34% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 577 369
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 23
Average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +4.47%

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Glasgow -2 127 £365 -2.66% 40
Edinburgh -7 122 £375 -14.52% 29
Stirling -1 15 £410 +5.87%
Aberdeen +6 9 £450 +50.00% 2
West Lothian -10 7 £381 +1.66%
Dundee 0 6 £300 - 5
Fife -5 4 - - 4
Renfrewshire +6 1 - -
North Lanarkshire -6 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Java
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Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 242 (39.74%) SQL
2 217 (35.63%) Finance
3 213 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
4 190 (31.20%) Spring
5 156 (25.62%) JavaScript
6 138 (22.66%) Hibernate
7 133 (21.84%) OO
8 127 (20.85%) Web Services
9 124 (20.36%) HTML
10 120 (19.70%) Oracle
11 115 (18.88%) UNIX
11 115 (18.88%) Banking
12 113 (18.56%) TDD
13 106 (17.41%) Linux
14 104 (17.08%) Relational Database
15 103 (16.91%) XML
16 93 (15.27%) CSS
17 92 (15.11%) J2EE
18 81 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
19 79 (12.97%) JUnit
20 72 (11.82%) SDLC
21 69 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
21 69 (11.33%) Sybase
22 67 (11.00%) PL/SQL
23 64 (10.51%) C#
24 63 (10.34%) Perl
25 61 (10.02%) Maven
25 61 (10.02%) Software Engineering
26 60 (9.85%) JMS
27 59 (9.69%) RDBMS

Java
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 53 (8.70%) JBoss
2 52 (8.54%) Tomcat
3 25 (4.11%) Apache
4 19 (3.12%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.13%) FileNet
5 13 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.81%) CMS
7 7 (1.15%) Node.js
8 6 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.99%) NetWeaver
9 5 (0.82%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.82%) Confluence
9 5 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.66%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.49%) IIS
11 3 (0.49%) SAS
12 2 (0.33%) CICS
12 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.48%) AutoCAD
1 9 (1.48%) Siemens NX
2 5 (0.82%) CATIA
2 5 (0.82%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.66%) MS Project
3 4 (0.66%) MS Office
4 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.81%) Teamcenter
2 6 (0.99%) Loan IQ
3 5 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (0.33%) PaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Heroku
4 1 (0.16%) IaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.48%) Internet
2 6 (0.99%) HTTP
3 3 (0.49%) LDAP
3 3 (0.49%) DNS
4 2 (0.33%) SSL
4 2 (0.33%) DHCP
4 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.33%) SSH
4 2 (0.33%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.16%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.16%) VLAN
5 1 (0.16%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.16%) Firewall
5 1 (0.16%) FTP
5 1 (0.16%) LAN
5 1 (0.16%) WAN
5 1 (0.16%) SAN
5 1 (0.16%) CTI
5 1 (0.16%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (17.08%) Relational Database
2 59 (9.69%) RDBMS
3 58 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 32 (5.25%) DB2
5 29 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 22 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (2.79%) MySQL
8 15 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (2.30%) MongoDB
10 13 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (2.13%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.64%) Sybase IQ
11 10 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (1.48%) Sybase ASE
13 7 (1.15%) Big Data
14 6 (0.99%) KDB
14 6 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.99%) SAP HANA
15 5 (0.82%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 79 (12.97%) JUnit
2 61 (10.02%) Maven
3 49 (8.05%) Jenkins
4 48 (7.88%) Selenium
5 42 (6.90%) Ant
6 40 (6.57%) JIRA
7 39 (6.40%) Cucumber
8 37 (6.08%) Eclipse
9 33 (5.42%) Hudson
10 32 (5.25%) Git (software)
11 24 (3.94%) Subversion
12 20 (3.28%) WebDriver
13 17 (2.79%) Gradle
14 15 (2.46%) FitNesse
15 14 (2.30%) Mockito
16 9 (1.48%) CruiseControl
17 8 (1.31%) Artifactory
17 8 (1.31%) JProfiler
17 8 (1.31%) FishEye
18 7 (1.15%) HP UFT
General
1 217 (35.63%) Finance
2 115 (18.88%) Banking
3 56 (9.20%) Investment Banking
4 29 (4.76%) Front Office
5 17 (2.79%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.48%) Military
7 8 (1.31%) Retail
7 8 (1.31%) Law
8 6 (0.99%) Legal
9 5 (0.82%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.66%) Games
10 4 (0.66%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.49%) Marketing
12 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 410 (67.32%) Developer
2 282 (46.31%) Java Developer
3 80 (13.14%) Senior Developer
4 68 (11.17%) Senior Java Developer
5 42 (6.90%) Architect
6 38 (6.24%) Analyst
7 33 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (5.09%) SQL Developer
9 23 (3.78%) Software Engineer
9 23 (3.78%) Designer
10 16 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (2.63%) Business Analyst
11 15 (2.46%) Consultant
11 15 (2.46%) Lead Developer
11 15 (2.46%) Lead Java Developer
12 12 (1.97%) Solutions Designer
13 10 (1.64%) Programmer
13 10 (1.64%) Software Developer
13 10 (1.64%) Test Analyst
13 10 (1.64%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (31.20%) Spring
2 138 (22.66%) Hibernate
3 127 (20.85%) Web Services
4 124 (20.36%) HTML
5 103 (16.91%) XML
6 93 (15.27%) CSS
7 92 (15.11%) J2EE
8 60 (9.85%) JMS
9 52 (8.54%) JSP
10 49 (8.05%) jQuery
11 44 (7.22%) .NET
11 44 (7.22%) JPA
12 42 (6.90%) REST
13 41 (6.73%) AngularJS
13 41 (6.73%) HTML5
14 39 (6.40%) RESTful
15 36 (5.91%) SOAP
16 34 (5.58%) Java EE
17 31 (5.09%) Struts
18 28 (4.60%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.76%) Derivative
3 27 (4.43%) Equity Derivative
4 18 (2.96%) Data Centre
5 14 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.48%) User Experience
8 9 (1.48%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.48%) Market Risk
9 8 (1.31%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.31%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.15%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.15%) Equities
11 6 (0.99%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.99%) iPad
12 5 (0.82%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.82%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.66%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 115 (18.88%) UNIX
2 106 (17.41%) Linux
3 46 (7.55%) Windows
4 18 (2.96%) Android
5 17 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.66%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.33%) MVS
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) AIX
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
10 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.16%) OS/400
10 1 (0.16%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (34.98%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (21.84%) OO
3 113 (18.56%) TDD
4 81 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (11.82%) SDLC
6 61 (10.02%) Software Engineering
7 56 (9.20%) OOD
7 56 (9.20%) SOA
8 53 (8.70%) Scrum
9 47 (7.72%) Data Modelling
10 44 (7.22%) Unit Testing
11 34 (5.58%) Performance Tuning
12 33 (5.42%) UML
13 31 (5.09%) BDD
14 29 (4.76%) MVC
15 28 (4.60%) Test Automation
16 27 (4.43%) Workflow
16 27 (4.43%) Web Development
17 23 (3.78%) OOP
18 20 (3.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 242 (39.74%) SQL
2 156 (25.62%) JavaScript
3 67 (11.00%) PL/SQL
4 64 (10.51%) C#
5 63 (10.34%) Perl
6 51 (8.37%) C++
7 49 (8.05%) Shell Script
8 40 (6.57%) Python
9 17 (2.79%) C
10 12 (1.97%) VBA
10 12 (1.97%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.48%) Ada
11 9 (1.48%) XPath
12 8 (1.31%) Ruby
12 8 (1.31%) Scala
12 8 (1.31%) Tcl
12 8 (1.31%) PHP
13 6 (0.99%) ABAP
13 6 (0.99%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.49%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (4.76%) Degree
2 28 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.30%) DV Cleared
4 9 (1.48%) Sun Certification
5 8 (1.31%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.33%) MCSE
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB
7 1 (0.16%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.63%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.16%) DICOM
3 1 (0.16%) FINREP
3 1 (0.16%) GxP
3 1 (0.16%) GAAP
System Software
1 4 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (0.99%) Puppet
2 5 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.49%) Nagios
3 3 (0.49%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.16%) StatsD
5 1 (0.16%) Graphite
5 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.16%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.16%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.16%) Netcool
Vendors
1 120 (19.70%) Oracle
2 69 (11.33%) Sybase
3 15 (2.46%) IBM
4 12 (1.97%) Microsoft
5 9 (1.48%) Adobe
5 9 (1.48%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.48%) TIBCO
6 8 (1.31%) webMethods
6 8 (1.31%) SAP
6 8 (1.31%) VMware
7 6 (0.99%) Sun
8 4 (0.66%) Remedy
8 4 (0.66%) Kofax
9 3 (0.49%) Perforce
9 3 (0.49%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.49%) ESRI
10 2 (0.33%) Alterian
10 2 (0.33%) Opsware
10 2 (0.33%) Sencha
10 2 (0.33%) Charles River
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