Period
to 23 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 31 23
Rank change year-on-year -18 -8 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 75 141 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 3.23% 4.91% 6.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.43% 5.11% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 95 85
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -5.41%
10th Percentile £359 £327 £218
90th Percentile £525 £488 £438
Scotland median daily rate £438 £400 £358
% change year-on-year +9.38% +11.89% -4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 - £52.17

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,187 2,759 1,774
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 96.03% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,215 1,630 1,095
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £270 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% -2.73%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.69 £13.74
90th Percentile £46.63 £45.83 £52.05
Scotland median hourly rate £17.90 £16.63 £17.32
% change year-on-year +7.64% -3.98% -42.46%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Edinburgh

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Edinburgh

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Edinburgh

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Developer in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Edinburgh

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 75 (100.00%) Java
2 34 (45.33%) Spring
3 26 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (33.33%) Java 8
5 21 (28.00%) Finance
5 21 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 20 (26.67%) Microservices
7 18 (24.00%) REST
8 17 (22.67%) Jenkins
9 15 (20.00%) RESTful
9 15 (20.00%) Web Services
10 14 (18.67%) Linux
10 14 (18.67%) Git (software)
11 13 (17.33%) JSON
11 13 (17.33%) Banking
11 13 (17.33%) Maven
12 12 (16.00%) SOAP
12 12 (16.00%) Node.js
13 11 (14.67%) Mockito
13 11 (14.67%) TDD
14 10 (13.33%) CSS
14 10 (13.33%) HTML
14 10 (13.33%) Test Automation
14 10 (13.33%) Cucumber
14 10 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (12.00%) React
16 8 (10.67%) GitLab
16 8 (10.67%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (10.67%) JBoss
16 8 (10.67%) Python

Java Developer Skill Set
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 (10.67%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (10.67%) JBoss
2 6 (8.00%) Apache Spark
3 3 (4.00%) Camunda
3 3 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.33%) Apache
5 1 (1.33%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.33%) Confluence
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.67%) GitHub
3 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.67%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) Big Data
1 6 (8.00%) Flink
2 5 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.00%) MySQL
5 2 (2.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.33%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.33%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (22.67%) Jenkins
2 14 (18.67%) Git (software)
3 13 (17.33%) Maven
4 11 (14.67%) Mockito
5 10 (13.33%) Cucumber
6 8 (10.67%) GitLab
7 6 (8.00%) JUnit
8 4 (5.33%) Gradle
9 3 (4.00%) Hudson
10 2 (2.67%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.67%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.67%) SonarQube
10 2 (2.67%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.33%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.33%) git-flow
11 1 (1.33%) jMock
11 1 (1.33%) Selenium
11 1 (1.33%) webpack
General
1 21 (28.00%) Finance
2 13 (17.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (45.33%) Spring
2 18 (24.00%) REST
3 15 (20.00%) RESTful
3 15 (20.00%) Web Services
4 13 (17.33%) JSON
5 12 (16.00%) Node.js
5 12 (16.00%) SOAP
6 10 (13.33%) CSS
6 10 (13.33%) HTML
7 9 (12.00%) React
8 7 (9.33%) Hibernate
8 7 (9.33%) HTML5
8 7 (9.33%) Spring Boot
9 6 (8.00%) AngularJS
9 6 (8.00%) CSS3
9 6 (8.00%) Kafka
9 6 (8.00%) XML
10 5 (6.67%) JPA
11 4 (5.33%) J2EE
11 4 (5.33%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.67%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.67%) Fixed Income
2 2 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.33%) Fintech
3 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) Linux
2 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (26.67%) Microservices
3 11 (14.67%) TDD
4 10 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 6 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.00%) Multithreading
5 6 (8.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.67%) Scrum
6 5 (6.67%) SOA
6 5 (6.67%) Web Development
7 4 (5.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (5.33%) DevOps
7 4 (5.33%) OO
8 3 (4.00%) Functional Testing
8 3 (4.00%) High Availability
8 3 (4.00%) Migration
8 3 (4.00%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (4.00%) Open Source
8 3 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 75 (100.00%) Java
2 25 (33.33%) Java 8
3 21 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.67%) Python
5 6 (8.00%) SQL
6 4 (5.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.33%) Java 9
7 1 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) Kibana
2 1 (1.33%) logstash
2 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (8.00%) Oracle
2 4 (5.33%) Tableau
3 1 (1.33%) IBM
3 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.33%) Teradata