The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Java Developer
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 123 74
Rank change year-on-year +34 -49  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 17 11 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.97% 0.42% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.45% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 28
Median daily rate £400 £388 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -11.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £353 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1657 2454 2788
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.20% 94.68% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1352 1528
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 42 77
Median hourly rate £17.32 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.49% +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in Scotland

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Java Developer in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in Scotland

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in Scotland

Senior Java Developer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +27 13 £400 +3.22% 3
Glasgow +2 4 - - 8
Senior Java Developer
UK

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Senior Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 25 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (56.00%) Spring
4 13 (52.00%) Hibernate
4 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (52.00%) AngularJS
5 12 (48.00%) HTML
5 12 (48.00%) TDD
6 11 (44.00%) jQuery
6 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (40.00%) Scrum
8 9 (36.00%) SQL
8 9 (36.00%) CSS
8 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
8 9 (36.00%) Jenkins
9 8 (32.00%) Java EE
9 8 (32.00%) Maven
10 7 (28.00%) HTML5
10 7 (28.00%) MongoDB
10 7 (28.00%) NoSQL
10 7 (28.00%) Sass
10 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
10 7 (28.00%) Continuous Deployment
11 6 (24.00%) Oracle
11 6 (24.00%) XML
11 6 (24.00%) JBoss
12 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
12 5 (20.00%) J2EE
12 5 (20.00%) SOAP
12 5 (20.00%) Ant

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (24.00%) JBoss
2 5 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (16.00%) Apache
3 4 (16.00%) CMS
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) MongoDB
1 7 (28.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (16.00%) MySQL
2 4 (16.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (12.00%) Data Mart
3 3 (12.00%) DB2
3 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) KDB
4 2 (8.00%) Kdb+
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (36.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (32.00%) Maven
3 5 (20.00%) Ant
3 5 (20.00%) Gradle
4 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.00%) Hudson
4 4 (16.00%) Selenium
4 4 (16.00%) Subversion
5 3 (12.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (8.00%) Mockito
7 1 (4.00%) JProfiler
7 1 (4.00%) JUnit
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) Spring
2 13 (52.00%) AngularJS
2 13 (52.00%) Hibernate
3 12 (48.00%) HTML
4 11 (44.00%) jQuery
5 9 (36.00%) CSS
6 8 (32.00%) Java EE
7 7 (28.00%) HTML5
7 7 (28.00%) Sass
8 6 (24.00%) XML
9 5 (20.00%) J2EE
9 5 (20.00%) RESTful
9 5 (20.00%) SOAP
10 4 (16.00%) Backbone.js
10 4 (16.00%) CSS3
10 4 (16.00%) Ember.js
10 4 (16.00%) JMS
10 4 (16.00%) React
10 4 (16.00%) Web Services
11 3 (12.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) TDD
3 11 (44.00%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (40.00%) Scrum
5 7 (28.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (20.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.00%) DevOps
7 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Kanban
7 4 (16.00%) OO
7 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Web Development
8 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
8 3 (12.00%) Investment Management
8 3 (12.00%) Refactoring
8 3 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) SOA
8 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (12.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (52.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) ES6
4 4 (16.00%) Python
5 3 (12.00%) CoffeeScript
5 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.00%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (4.00%) EMIR
1 1 (4.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Vermilion
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.00%) Sybase
4 1 (4.00%) Perforce
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter