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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 5 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Java 10 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 14.93% 35.06% 7.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.26% 58.70% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.35 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.08% -1.80%
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
31 46 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 46.27% 59.74% 30.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 10
Average daily rate £300 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Spring
3 6 (40.00%) XML
4 5 (33.33%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 5 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 5 (33.33%) TDD
4 5 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 4 (26.67%) iBATIS
5 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
5 4 (26.67%) JMS
5 4 (26.67%) XML Schema
5 4 (26.67%) JUnit
5 4 (26.67%) JDBC
5 4 (26.67%) UNIX
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
6 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (20.00%) Perl
6 3 (20.00%) IBM
6 3 (20.00%) SOA
6 3 (20.00%) HTTP
6 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
7 2 (13.33%) Selenium
7 2 (13.33%) FitNesse
7 2 (13.33%) Fiddler
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum

Java
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (26.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (6.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) FitNesse
2 2 (13.33%) Fiddler
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
3 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (6.67%) Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Communications Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Spring
2 6 (40.00%) XML
3 5 (33.33%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 4 (26.67%) iBATIS
4 4 (26.67%) JDBC
4 4 (26.67%) JMS
4 4 (26.67%) XML Schema
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) ODBC
6 1 (6.67%) Velocity
6 1 (6.67%) Middleware
6 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) TDD
2 5 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) UML
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) XPath
3 1 (6.67%) Groovy
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (13.33%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Genesys
4 1 (6.67%) Chordiant
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