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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 5 3 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Java 7 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 18.42% 29.17% 5.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.82% 58.33% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 3
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£375 £375 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.20% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.78% -2.77%
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
22 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 57.89% 50.00% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 8
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £451
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 £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -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 21 October 2014. 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 +1 7 £375 - 1
Java
Scotland

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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%) UNIX
2 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
3 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) VBScript
3 7 (43.75%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (43.75%) HP
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
6 4 (25.00%) JSON
6 4 (25.00%) Spring MVC
6 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) HTML5
6 4 (25.00%) REST
6 4 (25.00%) CSS3
6 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 4 (25.00%) Durandal
6 4 (25.00%) User Experience
6 4 (25.00%) Hudson
6 4 (25.00%) Backbone.js
6 4 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (25.00%) QUnit
6 4 (25.00%) Jasmine
6 4 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (25.00%) Spring
6 4 (25.00%) Maven
6 4 (25.00%) Ajax

Java
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1 (6.25%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (43.75%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) Hudson
2 4 (25.00%) QUnit
2 4 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) Maven
2 4 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (12.50%) Fiddler
3 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.25%) Rational Application Developer
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Test Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Technical Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Technical Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) UX Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Performance Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
1 4 (25.00%) CSS
1 4 (25.00%) Spring
1 4 (25.00%) Ajax
1 4 (25.00%) JSON
1 4 (25.00%) Spring MVC
1 4 (25.00%) HTML5
1 4 (25.00%) REST
1 4 (25.00%) CSS3
1 4 (25.00%) Backbone.js
1 4 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
1 4 (25.00%) Durandal
1 4 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) Velocity
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Smartphone
2 4 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) MVC
3 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
1 7 (43.75%) VBScript
2 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Chordiant
3 1 (6.25%) Genesys