Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 29 25
Rank change year-on-year -3 -4 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 148 158 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.19% 5.44% 6.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.44% 5.68% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 117 90
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +8.70% -9.21%
10th Percentile £355 £238 £247
90th Percentile £525 £475 £425
Scotland median daily rate £415 £380 £360
% change year-on-year +9.21% +5.56% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate - - £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 2,719 2,782 1,921
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.70% 96.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,382 1,638 1,139
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 22 34
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.36 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.97% -27.29% +18.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.45 £13.43
90th Percentile £44.39 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.94% -17.86%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 94 (63.51%) Spring
3 79 (53.38%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (33.11%) JavaScript
5 45 (30.41%) HTML
5 45 (30.41%) Finance
6 41 (27.70%) TDD
7 40 (27.03%) Microservices
8 38 (25.68%) Hibernate
8 38 (25.68%) CSS
9 35 (23.65%) JUnit
9 35 (23.65%) Scrum
10 34 (22.97%) Maven
10 34 (22.97%) Java 8
11 31 (20.95%) AngularJS
11 31 (20.95%) REST
12 29 (19.59%) Git (software)
12 29 (19.59%) Web Services
13 28 (18.92%) Linux
13 28 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (18.92%) React
14 27 (18.24%) SQL
14 27 (18.24%) Java EE
15 26 (17.57%) Banking
16 25 (16.89%) Jenkins
17 23 (15.54%) Test Automation
17 23 (15.54%) RESTful
17 23 (15.54%) XML
17 23 (15.54%) OO
18 22 (14.86%) JBoss

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 22 (14.86%) JBoss
2 14 (9.46%) Apache
3 13 (8.78%) Tomcat
4 9 (6.08%) Confluence
5 6 (4.05%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.38%) GlassFish
6 5 (3.38%) WildFly
7 4 (2.70%) IIS
8 3 (2.03%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.35%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.35%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.35%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.05%) IaaS
1 6 (4.05%) PaaS
1 6 (4.05%) SaaS
2 5 (3.38%) GitHub
3 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.03%) npm
4 3 (2.03%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.03%) Yarn
5 1 (0.68%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (6.08%) MongoDB
2 9 (6.08%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.05%) MySQL
5 5 (3.38%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.38%) Redis
6 4 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.03%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.35%) Big Data
8 2 (1.35%) Flink
9 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 35 (23.65%) JUnit
2 34 (22.97%) Maven
3 29 (19.59%) Git (software)
4 25 (16.89%) Jenkins
5 19 (12.84%) JIRA
6 12 (8.11%) Eclipse
7 10 (6.76%) Subversion
7 10 (6.76%) TeamCity
8 9 (6.08%) Cucumber
9 8 (5.41%) Hudson
10 7 (4.73%) Mockito
11 6 (4.05%) SoapUI
12 5 (3.38%) Bitbucket
12 5 (3.38%) FishEye
12 5 (3.38%) GitLab
12 5 (3.38%) Gradle
12 5 (3.38%) JMeter
13 4 (2.70%) Ant
13 4 (2.70%) Eclipse RCP
13 4 (2.70%) Selenium
General
1 45 (30.41%) Finance
2 26 (17.57%) Banking
3 6 (4.05%) Front Office
4 4 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.03%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (63.51%) Spring
2 45 (30.41%) HTML
3 38 (25.68%) CSS
3 38 (25.68%) Hibernate
4 31 (20.95%) AngularJS
4 31 (20.95%) REST
5 29 (19.59%) Web Services
6 28 (18.92%) React
7 27 (18.24%) Java EE
8 23 (15.54%) RESTful
8 23 (15.54%) XML
9 21 (14.19%) JPA
10 19 (12.84%) jQuery
11 18 (12.16%) HTML5
11 18 (12.16%) JSON
12 17 (11.49%) Node.js
13 16 (10.81%) J2EE
14 15 (10.14%) SOAP
15 13 (8.78%) JSP
16 12 (8.11%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) 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%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.92%) Linux
2 13 (8.78%) Unix
3 8 (5.41%) Windows
4 5 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.03%) Android
6 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (53.38%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (27.70%) TDD
3 40 (27.03%) Microservices
4 35 (23.65%) Scrum
5 28 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (15.54%) OO
6 23 (15.54%) Test Automation
7 19 (12.84%) Unit Testing
8 14 (9.46%) OOA/OOD
9 12 (8.11%) DevOps
9 12 (8.11%) Front End Development
10 11 (7.43%) BDD
11 10 (6.76%) Multithreading
12 9 (6.08%) Kanban
12 9 (6.08%) SDLC
12 9 (6.08%) SOA
12 9 (6.08%) Software Engineering
13 8 (5.41%) Case Management
13 8 (5.41%) Functional Testing
13 8 (5.41%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (100.00%) Java
2 49 (33.11%) JavaScript
3 34 (22.97%) Java 8
4 27 (18.24%) SQL
5 8 (5.41%) Python
6 6 (4.05%) C#
6 6 (4.05%) Perl
7 4 (2.70%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.03%) ES6
8 3 (2.03%) Groovy
8 3 (2.03%) Java 9
8 3 (2.03%) PHP
8 3 (2.03%) XAML
9 2 (1.35%) AspectJ
9 2 (1.35%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) VB6
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (2.03%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
2 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) GDPR
2 3 (2.03%) QA
3 2 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (13.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (9.46%) Kubernetes
2 10 (6.76%) Puppet
3 4 (2.70%) Ansible
4 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (12.84%) Oracle
2 10 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.73%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.35%) IBM
5 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.68%) VMware