Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 32 36
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 148 137 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.97% 4.90% 5.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.21% 5.09% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 109 94
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -9.68%
10th Percentile £338 £255 £306
90th Percentile £519 £475 £425
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2,843 2,690 2,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 96.21% 96.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,461 1,573 1,289
Edinburgh median daily rate £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £252 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -3.57% -4.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.36 £11.30
90th Percentile £44.01 £36.68 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +12.82% -2.50%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018, 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Java
2 91 (61.49%) Spring
3 79 (53.38%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (37.16%) JavaScript
5 50 (33.78%) Hibernate
6 48 (32.43%) Finance
7 42 (28.38%) HTML
8 40 (27.03%) JUnit
8 40 (27.03%) Maven
9 38 (25.68%) TDD
10 37 (25.00%) Microservices
11 36 (24.32%) Java EE
12 34 (22.97%) CSS
13 33 (22.30%) AngularJS
14 32 (21.62%) JBoss
15 31 (20.95%) XML
16 29 (19.59%) Scrum
16 29 (19.59%) React
16 29 (19.59%) Java 8
17 28 (18.92%) Banking
18 25 (16.89%) Web Services
19 24 (16.22%) JPA
20 23 (15.54%) REST
20 23 (15.54%) SQL
20 23 (15.54%) OO
20 23 (15.54%) JIRA
21 22 (14.86%) Git (software)
22 19 (12.84%) Unit Testing
22 19 (12.84%) HTML5
22 19 (12.84%) Docker

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 32 (21.62%) JBoss
2 14 (9.46%) Tomcat
3 12 (8.11%) Confluence
4 10 (6.76%) Apache
5 8 (5.41%) WebSphere
5 8 (5.41%) WildFly
6 5 (3.38%) GlassFish
7 4 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (2.70%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (1.35%) IIS
9 1 (0.68%) Liferay
9 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.38%) PaaS
3 4 (2.70%) IaaS
3 4 (2.70%) OpenShift
3 4 (2.70%) SaaS
4 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.03%) npm
4 3 (2.03%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.16%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (6.08%) MongoDB
2 9 (6.08%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.73%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (4.73%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.05%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.05%) Redis
6 3 (2.03%) MySQL
6 3 (2.03%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.68%) Big Data
7 1 (0.68%) DB2
7 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 40 (27.03%) JUnit
1 40 (27.03%) Maven
2 23 (15.54%) JIRA
3 22 (14.86%) Git (software)
4 16 (10.81%) Jenkins
5 11 (7.43%) Eclipse
5 11 (7.43%) Subversion
5 11 (7.43%) TeamCity
6 8 (5.41%) SoapUI
7 7 (4.73%) Bitbucket
7 7 (4.73%) JMeter
8 5 (3.38%) FishEye
8 5 (3.38%) Gradle
9 4 (2.70%) Ant
9 4 (2.70%) Eclipse RCP
10 3 (2.03%) Selenium
11 2 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.68%) Hudson
12 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.68%) Moq
General
1 48 (32.43%) Finance
2 28 (18.92%) Banking
3 6 (4.05%) Advertising
3 6 (4.05%) Financial Institution
3 6 (4.05%) Front Office
4 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (61.49%) Spring
2 50 (33.78%) Hibernate
3 42 (28.38%) HTML
4 36 (24.32%) Java EE
5 34 (22.97%) CSS
6 33 (22.30%) AngularJS
7 31 (20.95%) XML
8 29 (19.59%) React
9 25 (16.89%) Web Services
10 24 (16.22%) JPA
11 23 (15.54%) REST
12 19 (12.84%) HTML5
13 18 (12.16%) JSP
14 17 (11.49%) RESTful
14 17 (11.49%) SOAP
15 16 (10.81%) J2EE
16 15 (10.14%) Node.js
16 15 (10.14%) XSLT
17 14 (9.46%) Spring Boot
18 13 (8.78%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.81%) Fintech
2 7 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.38%) User Experience
4 3 (2.03%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.03%) Equities
5 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.35%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.81%) Unix
2 14 (9.46%) Linux
3 8 (5.41%) Windows
4 6 (4.05%) Android
5 5 (3.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (53.38%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (25.68%) TDD
3 37 (25.00%) Microservices
4 29 (19.59%) Scrum
5 23 (15.54%) OO
6 19 (12.84%) Unit Testing
7 18 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (10.81%) Test Automation
9 15 (10.14%) SOA
10 13 (8.78%) OOA/OOD
10 13 (8.78%) Web Development
11 12 (8.11%) BDD
12 11 (7.43%) Front End Development
13 10 (6.76%) DevOps
14 9 (6.08%) Functional Testing
14 9 (6.08%) Kanban
14 9 (6.08%) UML
15 8 (5.41%) Data Integration
15 8 (5.41%) Open Source
15 8 (5.41%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (100.00%) Java
2 55 (37.16%) JavaScript
3 29 (19.59%) Java 8
4 23 (15.54%) SQL
5 6 (4.05%) C#
5 6 (4.05%) PHP
6 5 (3.38%) Python
7 4 (2.70%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.03%) ES6
8 3 (2.03%) Groovy
8 3 (2.03%) Perl
8 3 (2.03%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.03%) XAML
9 2 (1.35%) AspectJ
9 2 (1.35%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) HQL
10 1 (0.68%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) VB6
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
1 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.35%) GDPR
1 2 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 19 (12.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (10.14%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.70%) Ansible
3 2 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
4 1 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (9.46%) Oracle
2 10 (6.76%) Atlassian
3 7 (4.73%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.70%) IBM
5 1 (0.68%) Alterian
5 1 (0.68%) HP