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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 1 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Java 10 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 11.90% 35.29% 4.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.03% 69.23% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 2
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£381 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £330 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £415 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
37 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 44.05% 50.98% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 17
Average daily rate £320 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 -6 10 £381 -4.68%
Java
Scotland

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (40.00%) .NET
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) Spring
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) XML
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 5 (25.00%) Law
4 5 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 5 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 5 (25.00%) XML Schema
4 5 (25.00%) HTML
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (20.00%) Perl
5 4 (20.00%) JUnit
5 4 (20.00%) JDBC
5 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 4 (20.00%) JMS
5 4 (20.00%) iBATIS
5 4 (20.00%) Selenium
6 3 (15.00%) FitNesse
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Maven
6 3 (15.00%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Change Control
6 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software

Java
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (20.00%) JUnit
1 4 (20.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (15.00%) Maven
2 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
4 1 (5.00%) Ant
4 1 (5.00%) WinRunner
4 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
1 6 (30.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Financial Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Development Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Development Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Programme Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Web Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Communications Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
1 8 (40.00%) Spring
2 7 (35.00%) XML
3 5 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 5 (25.00%) XML Schema
3 5 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (20.00%) JDBC
4 4 (20.00%) JMS
4 4 (20.00%) iBATIS
5 2 (10.00%) ODBC
5 2 (10.00%) RESTful
6 1 (5.00%) JSON
6 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) TDD
3 5 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) Change Control
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) Coaching
5 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Web Development
6 1 (5.00%) SOA
6 1 (5.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (10.00%) C
3 2 (10.00%) XPath
4 1 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) HP
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle