Period
to 7 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 6 months to 7 August 2020 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 94 303 426
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.76% 13.17% 14.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.97% 35.94% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 152 281
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £291 £300 £338
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
Scotland median daily rate £445 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £45.70 £35.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +30.57% +133.33% -65.43%

Java 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 294 843 1,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 36.80% 36.64% 37.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 470 650
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £292 £306 £313
90th Percentile £566 £575 £551
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% -4.17% +12.00%
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% +100.00% -51.72%

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Java as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Edinburgh

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Java in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Java in Edinburgh

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Java in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Java in Edinburgh

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Java in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Java in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Java 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.

1 51 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.60%) SQL
3 24 (25.53%) Finance
4 23 (24.47%) Public Sector
5 22 (23.40%) Test Automation
6 21 (22.34%) Linux
7 20 (21.28%) JavaScript
7 20 (21.28%) Android
8 19 (20.21%) Selenium
8 19 (20.21%) Android Development
8 19 (20.21%) DevOps
8 19 (20.21%) Spring
8 19 (20.21%) Kotlin
9 16 (17.02%) Cucumber
9 16 (17.02%) AWS
9 16 (17.02%) Microservices
10 15 (15.96%) Docker
10 15 (15.96%) JIRA
10 15 (15.96%) Banking
10 15 (15.96%) Python
11 14 (14.89%) Oracle
11 14 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (13.83%) Postman
12 13 (13.83%) API Testing
12 13 (13.83%) TDD
12 13 (13.83%) RESTful
13 12 (12.77%) MVVM
13 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (12.77%) Jenkins
13 12 (12.77%) User Stories

Java
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 5 (5.32%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (4.26%) JBoss
3 3 (3.19%) Apache
4 2 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.13%) Confluence
4 2 (2.13%) IIS
4 2 (2.13%) nginx
4 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.06%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.06%) CMS
5 1 (1.06%) Ethereum
5 1 (1.06%) Hyperledger
5 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.06%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (1.06%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.02%) AWS
2 7 (7.45%) Boomi
3 6 (6.38%) GitHub
4 4 (4.26%) Azure
5 3 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.19%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (3.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.19%) IaaS
5 3 (3.19%) PaaS
6 2 (2.13%) Apigee
6 2 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.13%) SaaS
6 2 (2.13%) Serverless
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.06%) GCP
7 1 (1.06%) Office 365
7 1 (1.06%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) VPN
2 2 (2.13%) BIG-IP
2 2 (2.13%) Firewall
2 2 (2.13%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) DB2
2 7 (7.45%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.32%) MySQL
4 5 (5.32%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.06%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.06%) Big Data
6 1 (1.06%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.06%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.06%) Impala
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (20.21%) Selenium
2 16 (17.02%) Cucumber
3 15 (15.96%) JIRA
4 13 (13.83%) Postman
5 12 (12.77%) Jenkins
6 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
7 6 (6.38%) JMeter
7 6 (6.38%) REST Assured
8 5 (5.32%) Android Studio
9 4 (4.26%) Maven
10 3 (3.19%) Gatling
10 3 (3.19%) JUnit
11 2 (2.13%) Gradle
11 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.13%) WebDriver
12 1 (1.06%) Calabash
12 1 (1.06%) Eclipse RCP
12 1 (1.06%) Grunt
12 1 (1.06%) Hudson
12 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (25.53%) Finance
2 23 (24.47%) Public Sector
3 15 (15.96%) Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (57.45%) Developer
2 32 (34.04%) Java Developer
3 18 (19.15%) Android Developer
4 8 (8.51%) Analyst
5 6 (6.38%) Java Android Developer
6 5 (5.32%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (5.32%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Java Engineer
7 4 (4.26%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Software Developer
7 4 (4.26%) Tester
8 3 (3.19%) QA Engineer
8 3 (3.19%) Senior Android Developer
9 2 (2.13%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (2.13%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (2.13%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.13%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.21%) Spring
2 13 (13.83%) RESTful
3 12 (12.77%) Dagger
4 10 (10.64%) Hibernate
4 10 (10.64%) XML
5 9 (9.57%) HTML
5 9 (9.57%) jQuery
6 8 (8.51%) CSS
6 8 (8.51%) JSON
7 7 (7.45%) Gherkin
8 6 (6.38%) Middleware
8 6 (6.38%) REST
8 6 (6.38%) Spring Boot
9 5 (5.32%) Ajax
10 4 (4.26%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.26%) Django
10 4 (4.26%) Java EE
10 4 (4.26%) JMS
10 4 (4.26%) Kafka
10 4 (4.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.57%) Mobile Banking
3 8 (8.51%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.32%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.19%) W3C
7 2 (2.13%) DataPower
7 2 (2.13%) PKI
7 2 (2.13%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.06%) Social Media
8 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.34%) Linux
2 20 (21.28%) Android
3 9 (9.57%) Unix
4 3 (3.19%) Windows
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.06%) AIX
6 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.06%) CentOS
6 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.40%) Test Automation
3 19 (20.21%) Android Development
3 19 (20.21%) DevOps
4 16 (17.02%) Microservices
5 14 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (13.83%) API Testing
6 13 (13.83%) TDD
7 12 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (12.77%) MVVM
7 12 (12.77%) User Stories
8 11 (11.70%) BDD
9 9 (9.57%) Integration Testing
9 9 (9.57%) Scrum
9 9 (9.57%) Software Engineering
10 8 (8.51%) Configuration Management
11 7 (7.45%) Software Testing
11 7 (7.45%) Test Scripting
12 6 (6.38%) Mobile Application Development
12 6 (6.38%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.60%) SQL
2 20 (21.28%) JavaScript
3 19 (20.21%) Kotlin
4 15 (15.96%) Python
5 7 (7.45%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.19%) C++
6 3 (3.19%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.13%) C#
7 2 (2.13%) Java 8
7 2 (2.13%) Perl
7 2 (2.13%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) Groovy
8 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (3.19%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.57%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.19%) GDPR
3 2 (2.13%) NCSC
4 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (15.96%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Ansible
2 5 (5.32%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.32%) Puppet
2 5 (5.32%) Tivoli
2 5 (5.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.19%) Terraform
4 2 (2.13%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) Oracle
2 8 (8.51%) IBM
3 7 (7.45%) Dell
4 4 (4.26%) Adobe
5 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.13%) CA
6 2 (2.13%) Citrix
6 2 (2.13%) Curam
6 2 (2.13%) F5
6 2 (2.13%) WSO2
7 1 (1.06%) Facebook
7 1 (1.06%) Google
7 1 (1.06%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.06%) Splunk
7 1 (1.06%) Sybase
7 1 (1.06%) Tableau
7 1 (1.06%) Twitter
7 1 (1.06%) VMware