Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Java 8 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java 8 over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java SE 8
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 66 88
Rank change year-on-year -13 +22 -
Contract jobs citing Java 8 53 87 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.03% 3.01% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.51% 8.42% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 51 15
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £365 £275 £320
90th Percentile £529 £538 £425
Scotland median daily rate £425 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +8.97% +6.85% -25.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Java 8 is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 962 1,033 727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 36.77% 35.69% 40.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 650 464
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £289
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £410 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +5.81% +10.71% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.00 £25.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.55% -50.96% +60.37%
10th Percentile £40.00 £20.53 £43.00
90th Percentile £45.10 £35.75 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +102.38% -51.16% +14.67%

Java 8
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Java 8 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Java 8 in Edinburgh

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java 8 in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java 8 in Edinburgh

Java 8
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java 8 in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Java 8 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Java 8.

1 51 (96.23%) Java
2 32 (60.38%) Spring
3 30 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (43.40%) Finance
4 23 (43.40%) Web Services
5 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
5 21 (39.62%) Linux
6 20 (37.74%) Jenkins
6 20 (37.74%) Microservices
7 16 (30.19%) Git (software)
8 14 (26.42%) JSON
8 14 (26.42%) TDD
9 13 (24.53%) RESTful
9 13 (24.53%) Cucumber
10 12 (22.64%) Puppet
10 12 (22.64%) HTML
10 12 (22.64%) SQL
11 11 (20.75%) Banking
11 11 (20.75%) Scrum
11 11 (20.75%) Mockito
11 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (18.87%) REST
13 9 (16.98%) DevOps
14 8 (15.09%) React
14 8 (15.09%) Spring Boot
14 8 (15.09%) Docker
14 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
14 8 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (15.09%) CSS
14 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management

Java 8
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.43%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (9.43%) Confluence
2 3 (5.66%) Apache
2 3 (5.66%) JBoss
2 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.77%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.89%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.89%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) GitHub
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.77%) npm
3 2 (3.77%) Yarn
4 1 (1.89%) IaaS
4 1 (1.89%) PaaS
4 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) MySQL
3 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.89%) Big Data
4 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 20 (37.74%) Jenkins
2 16 (30.19%) Git (software)
3 13 (24.53%) Cucumber
4 11 (20.75%) Mockito
5 7 (13.21%) GitLab
5 7 (13.21%) Maven
6 5 (9.43%) Hudson
6 5 (9.43%) JIRA
6 5 (9.43%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (5.66%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.77%) JUnit
8 2 (3.77%) Selenium
9 1 (1.89%) JMeter
General
1 23 (43.40%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.77%) Front Office
3 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (81.13%) Developer
2 35 (66.04%) Java Developer
3 10 (18.87%) Senior Developer
4 9 (16.98%) Full Stack Developer
4 9 (16.98%) Java Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Programmer
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Web Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Analyst Programmer
9 1 (1.89%) Development Manager
9 1 (1.89%) Java Software Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Senior Analyst Programmer
9 1 (1.89%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (60.38%) Spring
2 23 (43.40%) Web Services
3 14 (26.42%) JSON
4 13 (24.53%) RESTful
5 12 (22.64%) HTML
6 10 (18.87%) REST
7 8 (15.09%) CSS
7 8 (15.09%) React
7 8 (15.09%) Spring Boot
8 7 (13.21%) JMX
9 5 (9.43%) AngularJS
9 5 (9.43%) HTML5
9 5 (9.43%) Redux
10 4 (7.55%) Apache Camel
10 4 (7.55%) Java EE
10 4 (7.55%) JPA
10 4 (7.55%) Node.js
10 4 (7.55%) SOAP
11 3 (5.66%) JDBC
11 3 (5.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
1 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.77%) Equities
1 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.89%) Fintech
2 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (39.62%) Linux
2 8 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Unix
4 1 (1.89%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) Microservices
3 14 (26.42%) TDD
4 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (20.75%) Scrum
5 9 (16.98%) DevOps
6 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
6 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
7 7 (13.21%) SOA
7 7 (13.21%) Software Engineering
7 7 (13.21%) Unit Testing
8 6 (11.32%) Multithreading
8 6 (11.32%) OO
8 6 (11.32%) Web Development
9 5 (9.43%) MVC
9 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
10 4 (7.55%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (7.55%) SDLC
11 3 (5.66%) Deployment Automation
11 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (96.23%) Java
2 21 (39.62%) JavaScript
3 12 (22.64%) SQL
4 2 (3.77%) C#
4 2 (3.77%) ES6
4 2 (3.77%) Python
4 2 (3.77%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.89%) Ansible
2 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle
2 1 (1.89%) Teradata