Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 82 119
Rank change year-on-year -7 +37 +13
Contract jobs citing Java 8 46 35 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.57% 1.49% 0.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.32% 3.96% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 13
Edinburgh median daily rate £415 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.57% +2.94% -28.42%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £270
90th Percentile £456 £458 £360
Scotland median daily rate £425 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +21.43% +2.94% -28.42%
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 1,064 883 800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 36.36% 37.48% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 533 474
Edinburgh median daily rate £401 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.03% +2.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £313 £273 £275
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £44.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -16.43% +25.66%
10th Percentile £36.05 £13.00 £21.48
90th Percentile £45.96 £47.23 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £24.55 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -32.28% -9.38% +23.36%

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 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 46 (100.00%) Java
2 26 (56.52%) Finance
3 22 (47.83%) Spring
4 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (43.48%) JavaScript
4 20 (43.48%) Web Services
5 15 (32.61%) SOA
5 15 (32.61%) TDD
6 13 (28.26%) Hibernate
7 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
8 10 (21.74%) DevOps
8 10 (21.74%) Microservices
8 10 (21.74%) Scrum
8 10 (21.74%) SQL
8 10 (21.74%) HTML
8 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
9 9 (19.57%) BDD
9 9 (19.57%) Linux
9 9 (19.57%) JBoss
9 9 (19.57%) Maven
9 9 (19.57%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
11 7 (15.22%) RESTful
11 7 (15.22%) Puppet
11 7 (15.22%) Banking
11 7 (15.22%) CSS
11 7 (15.22%) Spring Boot
12 6 (13.04%) J2EE

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 9 (19.57%) JBoss
2 5 (10.87%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (4.35%) Confluence
4 1 (2.17%) Apache
4 1 (2.17%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.70%) GitHub
3 3 (6.52%) OpenShift
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.35%) npm
4 2 (4.35%) Yarn
5 1 (2.17%) PaaS
5 1 (2.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Jenkins
2 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
3 9 (19.57%) Maven
4 6 (13.04%) Mockito
5 5 (10.87%) Cucumber
6 4 (8.70%) GitLab
6 4 (8.70%) JUnit
6 4 (8.70%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.35%) JIRA
7 2 (4.35%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (4.35%) JMeter
7 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 26 (56.52%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Banking
3 6 (13.04%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.35%) Front Office
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (69.57%) Developer
2 29 (63.04%) Java Developer
3 15 (32.61%) Senior Developer
4 14 (30.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (19.57%) Java Engineer
6 6 (13.04%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Architect
8 3 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
8 3 (6.52%) XML Developer
8 3 (6.52%) XML XSLT Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) HTML Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Java Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Software Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Environment Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Production Support Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (47.83%) Spring
2 20 (43.48%) Web Services
3 13 (28.26%) Hibernate
4 10 (21.74%) HTML
5 7 (15.22%) CSS
5 7 (15.22%) RESTful
5 7 (15.22%) Spring Boot
6 6 (13.04%) J2EE
6 6 (13.04%) JSON
6 6 (13.04%) SOAP
6 6 (13.04%) XML
7 5 (10.87%) Java EE
7 5 (10.87%) React
7 5 (10.87%) XSLT
8 4 (8.70%) HTML5
8 4 (8.70%) JDBC
8 4 (8.70%) Sass
9 3 (6.52%) Java SE
9 3 (6.52%) jBPM
9 3 (6.52%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.35%) Equities
2 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Fintech
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) SOA
2 15 (32.61%) TDD
3 10 (21.74%) DevOps
3 10 (21.74%) Microservices
3 10 (21.74%) Scrum
4 9 (19.57%) BDD
5 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.04%) OO
8 5 (10.87%) MVC
8 5 (10.87%) SOLID
8 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.70%) BPMN
9 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.70%) Front End Development
9 4 (8.70%) Kanban
9 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.70%) Use Case
9 4 (8.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (43.48%) JavaScript
3 10 (21.74%) SQL
4 2 (4.35%) C#
4 2 (4.35%) ES6
4 2 (4.35%) Python
4 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
1 3 (6.52%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Puppet
2 4 (8.70%) Ansible
3 3 (6.52%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Sun