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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 6 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Java 10 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 15.87% 12.16% 36.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.78% 29.03% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 25
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £388 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.69 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -6.25%
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
36 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 57.14% 41.89% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 31
Average daily rate £375 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £286 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Lothian

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Java Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 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
Livingston +3 10 £388 +3.33% 1
Java
Scotland

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 7 (43.75%) PL/SQL
4 6 (37.50%) J2EE
4 6 (37.50%) Spring
4 6 (37.50%) SDLC
5 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
5 5 (31.25%) SOA
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) REST
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) IBM
7 3 (18.75%) Ant
8 2 (12.50%) JUnit
8 2 (12.50%) JDBC
8 2 (12.50%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (12.50%) XML Schema
8 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
8 2 (12.50%) JMS
8 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) Law
8 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming

Java
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Ant
2 2 (12.50%) FitNesse
2 2 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL Developer
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Portal Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Developer in Test
6 1 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Developer
6 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) J2EE
1 6 (37.50%) Spring
2 4 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 2 (12.50%) iBATIS
3 2 (12.50%) JDBC
3 2 (12.50%) JMS
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) XML Schema
4 1 (6.25%) OLE
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (37.50%) SDLC
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) SOA
4 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
8 1 (6.25%) BDD
8 1 (6.25%) Data Management
8 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) PL/SQL
3 2 (12.50%) CoffeeScript
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) IBM