Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 31 46
Rank change year-on-year +3 +15 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 154 120 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.23% 5.68% 3.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.47% 5.89% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 94 64
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £230 £252 £313
90th Percentile £475 £425 £436
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +8.57% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £52.17 -
Scotland median hourly rate - £52.17 £65.00
% change year-on-year - -19.74% -

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 2817 2039 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 96.59% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1192 1584
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £549 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.56 £11.04
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £40.30
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 154 (100.00%) Java
2 88 (57.14%) Spring
3 69 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (31.82%) Hibernate
5 45 (29.22%) JavaScript
6 43 (27.92%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (27.27%) JBoss
7 42 (27.27%) TDD
7 42 (27.27%) Maven
8 38 (24.68%) Java EE
8 38 (24.68%) XML
9 37 (24.03%) Finance
10 36 (23.38%) HTML
11 34 (22.08%) Oracle
12 33 (21.43%) Git (software)
13 32 (20.78%) AngularJS
14 31 (20.13%) SOA
15 30 (19.48%) Linux
15 30 (19.48%) SQL
15 30 (19.48%) CSS
16 28 (18.18%) Jenkins
17 27 (17.53%) jQuery
17 27 (17.53%) Web Services
18 25 (16.23%) Drools
18 25 (16.23%) RESTful
19 23 (14.94%) Scrum
19 23 (14.94%) XSLT
20 21 (13.64%) Workflow
21 19 (12.34%) Eclipse
22 18 (11.69%) jBPM

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 42 (27.27%) JBoss
2 11 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.95%) Apache
5 2 (1.30%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.30%) CMS
5 2 (1.30%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.65%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.65%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.30%) assyst
3 1 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.90%) GitHub
2 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) npm
3 1 (0.65%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.95%) Internet
1 3 (1.95%) Intranet
2 2 (1.30%) AMQP
2 2 (1.30%) HTTP
3 1 (0.65%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.74%) MySQL
2 13 (8.44%) Relational Database
3 12 (7.79%) RDBMS
4 9 (5.84%) NoSQL
4 9 (5.84%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.90%) GIS
5 6 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.60%) Big Data
7 3 (1.95%) DB2
7 3 (1.95%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.30%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.30%) Impala
8 2 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (27.27%) Maven
2 33 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 28 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 19 (12.34%) Eclipse
5 18 (11.69%) Selenium
6 16 (10.39%) JUnit
7 12 (7.79%) Subversion
8 7 (4.55%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.90%) Mockito
10 5 (3.25%) GitLab
11 3 (1.95%) Bower
11 3 (1.95%) JProfiler
12 2 (1.30%) Ant
12 2 (1.30%) Gradle
12 2 (1.30%) gulp
13 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.65%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.65%) Karma Test Runner
13 1 (0.65%) PhantomJS
13 1 (0.65%) webpack
General
1 37 (24.03%) Finance
2 7 (4.55%) Banking
3 3 (1.95%) Law
3 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (57.14%) Spring
2 49 (31.82%) Hibernate
3 38 (24.68%) Java EE
3 38 (24.68%) XML
4 36 (23.38%) HTML
5 32 (20.78%) AngularJS
6 30 (19.48%) CSS
7 27 (17.53%) jQuery
7 27 (17.53%) Web Services
8 25 (16.23%) Drools
8 25 (16.23%) RESTful
9 23 (14.94%) XSLT
10 18 (11.69%) jBPM
11 14 (9.09%) JPA
11 14 (9.09%) React
12 13 (8.44%) J2EE
13 11 (7.14%) JMS
13 11 (7.14%) Spring Boot
14 10 (6.49%) JSON
15 9 (5.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.79%) User Experience
2 9 (5.84%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.95%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.30%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.30%) PMI
6 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.48%) Linux
2 10 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (3.90%) Unix
4 2 (1.30%) Android
4 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.30%) Windows
5 1 (0.65%) Debian
5 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.92%) Continuous Integration
3 42 (27.27%) TDD
4 31 (20.13%) SOA
5 23 (14.94%) Scrum
6 21 (13.64%) Workflow
7 17 (11.04%) Test Automation
8 16 (10.39%) Software Engineering
9 15 (9.74%) BPMN
10 14 (9.09%) Analytics
10 14 (9.09%) BDD
10 14 (9.09%) Business Process Modelling
10 14 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
10 14 (9.09%) Web Analytics
11 12 (7.79%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 12 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (7.79%) Microservices
11 12 (7.79%) SDLC
12 10 (6.49%) Open Source
13 9 (5.84%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 154 (100.00%) Java
2 45 (29.22%) JavaScript
3 30 (19.48%) SQL
4 11 (7.14%) Python
5 7 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.90%) Perl
7 3 (1.95%) CoffeeScript
7 3 (1.95%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.30%) ES6
9 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.65%) C#
9 1 (0.65%) PHP
9 1 (0.65%) Ruby
9 1 (0.65%) Scala
9 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (6.49%) Degree
2 2 (1.30%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.65%) HND
3 1 (0.65%) PMP
3 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.65%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (5.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.90%) Kubernetes
1 6 (3.90%) Puppet
2 2 (1.30%) Ansible
Vendors
1 34 (22.08%) Oracle
2 10 (6.49%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.30%) Pega
4 1 (0.65%) Twitter
4 1 (0.65%) VMware