The first table below looks at the demand for JSR 168 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 JSR 168 over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Portlet Specification (JSR 168)
Rank 118 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing JSR 168 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £278 £328
% change year-on-year
+12.61% -15.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
800 705 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 30.19% 30.09% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 357 225
Average daily rate £350 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 14
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +37.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.64 £30.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.00 £44.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
JSR 168
UK

JSR 168
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JSR 168 across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

JSR 168 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

JSR 168
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing JSR 168 across the Scotland region.

JSR 168 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

JSR 168
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing JSR 168 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 JSR 168.

1 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) JSR 286
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
3 9 (81.82%) CSS
3 9 (81.82%) Apache Solr
4 8 (72.73%) CSS3
4 8 (72.73%) HTML
4 8 (72.73%) SOA
5 7 (63.64%) Java EE
5 7 (63.64%) RichFaces
6 5 (45.45%) Open Source
7 3 (27.27%) Spring
7 3 (27.27%) XML
7 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
7 3 (27.27%) Middleware
8 2 (18.18%) Workflow
8 2 (18.18%) TDD
8 2 (18.18%) XSL
8 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
8 2 (18.18%) JBoss
8 2 (18.18%) Maven
8 2 (18.18%) jBPM
8 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (18.18%) BPMN
8 2 (18.18%) Drools
8 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (9.09%) XSLT

JSR 168
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing JSR 168 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 JSR 168. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (81.82%) Apache Solr
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
1 2 (18.18%) Maven
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
1 11 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 8 (72.73%) Portal Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) JSR 286
2 9 (81.82%) CSS
3 8 (72.73%) CSS3
3 8 (72.73%) HTML
4 7 (63.64%) Java EE
4 7 (63.64%) RichFaces
5 3 (27.27%) Spring
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
5 3 (27.27%) Middleware
6 2 (18.18%) XSL
6 2 (18.18%) jBPM
6 2 (18.18%) Drools
7 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) SOA
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (18.18%) BPMN
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) JBoss