Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 66 109
Rank change year-on-year -32 +43 +23
Contract jobs citing Java 8 44 71 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.48% 2.54% 0.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.99% 7.00% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 41 15
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +10.29% -28.42%
10th Percentile £311 £263 £280
90th Percentile £528 £550 £360
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -26.32%
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 1,104 1,014 768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 37.21% 36.34% 34.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 615 468
Edinburgh median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £277 £282
90th Percentile £575 £538 £508
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £44.27 £31.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.81% -29.55% +51.92%
10th Percentile £39.60 £13.68 £42.13
90th Percentile £44.71 £43.39 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% -12.50% +10.65%

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 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java 8 in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 44 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (70.45%) JavaScript
3 21 (47.73%) Finance
4 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (38.64%) Spring
4 17 (38.64%) Web Services
5 15 (34.09%) HTML
6 14 (31.82%) SQL
6 14 (31.82%) DevOps
7 12 (27.27%) Microservices
7 12 (27.27%) Banking
7 12 (27.27%) Hibernate
8 11 (25.00%) TDD
8 11 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (22.73%) Maven
9 10 (22.73%) CSS
9 10 (22.73%) SOA
10 9 (20.45%) React
11 8 (18.18%) Spring Boot
11 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
11 8 (18.18%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
12 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
12 7 (15.91%) MVC
12 7 (15.91%) OO
12 7 (15.91%) JBoss
13 6 (13.64%) XML
13 6 (13.64%) SOAP
13 6 (13.64%) Linux
13 6 (13.64%) Financial Institution

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 8 (18.18%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (15.91%) JBoss
3 5 (11.36%) Confluence
4 3 (6.82%) Apache
4 3 (6.82%) GlassFish
4 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.09%) npm
2 4 (9.09%) Yarn
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.27%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.27%) PaaS
4 1 (2.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.27%) Big Data
5 1 (2.27%) MySQL
5 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Maven
2 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
4 6 (13.64%) TeamCity
5 5 (11.36%) JIRA
5 5 (11.36%) JIRA Agile
5 5 (11.36%) JUnit
6 2 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.55%) JMeter
6 2 (4.55%) Selenium
6 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) Banking
3 6 (13.64%) Financial Institution
4 4 (9.09%) Front Office
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (72.73%) Developer
2 29 (65.91%) Java Developer
3 10 (22.73%) Full Stack Developer
4 8 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 8 (18.18%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (15.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.55%) XML Developer
7 2 (4.55%) XML XSLT Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 1 (2.27%) React Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (38.64%) Spring
1 17 (38.64%) Web Services
2 15 (34.09%) HTML
3 12 (27.27%) Hibernate
4 10 (22.73%) CSS
5 9 (20.45%) React
6 8 (18.18%) Spring Boot
7 6 (13.64%) HTML5
7 6 (13.64%) Node.js
7 6 (13.64%) SOAP
7 6 (13.64%) XML
8 5 (11.36%) Java EE
9 4 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (9.09%) Akka
9 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
9 4 (9.09%) Java SE
9 4 (9.09%) Kafka
9 4 (9.09%) Redux
9 4 (9.09%) Spring Integration
9 4 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Data Structures
1 4 (9.09%) Equities
2 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.55%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Fintech
4 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) DevOps
3 12 (27.27%) Microservices
4 11 (25.00%) TDD
5 10 (22.73%) SOA
6 7 (15.91%) MVC
6 7 (15.91%) OO
6 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.64%) SOLID
7 6 (13.64%) Web Development
8 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.36%) OOP
8 5 (11.36%) Unit Testing
9 4 (9.09%) BDD
9 4 (9.09%) Garbage Collection
9 4 (9.09%) Low Latency
9 4 (9.09%) Scrum
10 3 (6.82%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (70.45%) JavaScript
3 14 (31.82%) SQL
4 4 (9.09%) C#
4 4 (9.09%) ES6
4 4 (9.09%) Python
4 4 (9.09%) TypeScript
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Atlassian
1 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle