The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 12 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 6 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 7.06% 28.21% 12.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.18% 42.31% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 9
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£375 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -6.66%
Java
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Programming Languages Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
33 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 38.82% 66.67% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 21
Average daily rate £325 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £355 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Java
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the West Lothian region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Java
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Livingston -10 6 £375 - 1
Java
Scotland

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 10 (62.50%) .NET
1 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Law
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (25.00%) Maven
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (25.00%) RESTful
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (25.00%) Coaching
5 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) Change Control
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Web Development
6 3 (18.75%) UNIX
6 3 (18.75%) Perl
6 3 (18.75%) Spring
6 3 (18.75%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) JavaScript

Java
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Cucumber
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Maven
3 3 (18.75%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) Hudson
5 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
5 1 (6.25%) Ant
5 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (43.75%) Law
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Development Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Development Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Financial Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Web Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Programme Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Python Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) RESTful
3 3 (18.75%) Spring
4 1 (6.25%) JSON
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (25.00%) Coaching
3 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) Change Control
5 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (6.25%) OOP
6 1 (6.25%) Open Source
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Perl
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA