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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 8 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10  
Contract jobs citing Java 140 168 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.74% 12.47% 6.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.91% 40.78% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 76 53
Median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £260 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.39 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 468 412 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 39.26% 30.59% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 222 233
Median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -12.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Edinburgh

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Edinburgh

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Edinburgh

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Java.

1 145 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (32.26%) Spring
3 96 (30.97%) Linux
4 86 (27.74%) Finance
5 82 (26.45%) JavaScript
6 74 (23.87%) Scrum
7 73 (23.55%) Web Services
8 64 (20.65%) HTML
9 63 (20.32%) SQL
9 63 (20.32%) Test Automation
10 60 (19.35%) Oracle
11 56 (18.06%) Python
12 53 (17.10%) Software Engineering
13 49 (15.81%) CSS
13 49 (15.81%) AngularJS
13 49 (15.81%) Jenkins
14 48 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
14 48 (15.48%) Selenium
14 48 (15.48%) TDD
15 45 (14.52%) Degree
16 41 (13.23%) Git (software)
16 41 (13.23%) BDD
17 40 (12.90%) Cucumber
18 39 (12.58%) DevOps
19 38 (12.26%) Hibernate
20 36 (11.61%) Web Development
20 36 (11.61%) Computer Science
21 34 (10.97%) RESTful
21 34 (10.97%) J2EE
22 31 (10.00%) Tomcat

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 31 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 15 (4.84%) Apache
2 15 (4.84%) JBoss
3 14 (4.52%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.58%) CMS
5 6 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.61%) Confluence
6 5 (1.61%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.61%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.97%) SAS
8 2 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.65%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.65%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.65%) IIS
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.61%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.97%) Pega PRPC
2 3 (0.97%) Sonata
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.55%) GitHub
3 8 (2.58%) OpenShift
3 8 (2.58%) PaaS
4 6 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.97%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.32%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.32%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.32%) Route 53
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.61%) Internet
2 4 (1.29%) HTTP
3 3 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.65%) DNS
4 2 (0.65%) Firewall
4 2 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (0.65%) SSL
5 1 (0.32%) NAS
5 1 (0.32%) SAN
5 1 (0.32%) SMS
5 1 (0.32%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.35%) PostgreSQL
2 27 (8.71%) MySQL
3 26 (8.39%) Oracle Database
4 19 (6.13%) SQL Server
5 15 (4.84%) NoSQL
6 12 (3.87%) Oracle Database 12c
7 10 (3.23%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.90%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.58%) GIS
10 7 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.61%) Big Data
12 3 (0.97%) Data Mart
12 3 (0.97%) DB2
12 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.97%) Spatial Data
13 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.65%) Pentaho
14 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
14 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 49 (15.81%) Jenkins
2 48 (15.48%) Selenium
3 41 (13.23%) Git (software)
4 40 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 27 (8.71%) Subversion
6 25 (8.06%) JIRA
7 23 (7.42%) Maven
7 23 (7.42%) WebDriver
8 19 (6.13%) Mockito
9 15 (4.84%) SoapUI
10 11 (3.55%) JUnit
11 10 (3.23%) GitLab
11 10 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (2.90%) Ant
12 9 (2.90%) Bugzilla
13 8 (2.58%) Eclipse
13 8 (2.58%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (1.61%) LoadRunner
15 4 (1.29%) DbUnit
15 4 (1.29%) jMock
General
1 86 (27.74%) Finance
2 23 (7.42%) Banking
3 3 (0.97%) German Language
3 3 (0.97%) Italian Language
3 3 (0.97%) Law
3 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
3 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.32%) French Language
5 1 (0.32%) Legal
5 1 (0.32%) Marketing
5 1 (0.32%) Publishing
5 1 (0.32%) Retail
5 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 170 (54.84%) Developer
2 107 (34.52%) Java Developer
3 23 (7.42%) Senior Developer
3 23 (7.42%) Software Engineer
4 22 (7.10%) Analyst
5 18 (5.81%) JavaScript Developer
5 18 (5.81%) Senior Java Developer
6 17 (5.48%) Architect
6 17 (5.48%) Junior
7 16 (5.16%) Java Engineer
7 16 (5.16%) Test Analyst
8 15 (4.84%) Test Engineer
9 14 (4.52%) Angular Developer
9 14 (4.52%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (4.19%) Junior Developer
10 13 (4.19%) Junior Java Developer
10 13 (4.19%) Senior Test Analyst
11 11 (3.55%) Oracle Developer
12 10 (3.23%) Tester
12 10 (3.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (32.26%) Spring
2 73 (23.55%) Web Services
3 64 (20.65%) HTML
4 49 (15.81%) AngularJS
4 49 (15.81%) CSS
5 38 (12.26%) Hibernate
6 34 (10.97%) J2EE
6 34 (10.97%) RESTful
7 28 (9.03%) REST
8 22 (7.10%) JSON
8 22 (7.10%) Node.js
9 20 (6.45%) .NET
9 20 (6.45%) jQuery
10 16 (5.16%) HTML5
10 16 (5.16%) Java EE
10 16 (5.16%) Spring Boot
10 16 (5.16%) XML
11 15 (4.84%) Sass
11 15 (4.84%) SOAP
12 14 (4.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.61%) Computer Science
2 24 (7.74%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.16%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.58%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.58%) Fintech
6 8 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.61%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.61%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.29%) User Experience
10 2 (0.65%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.65%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Social Media
11 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 96 (30.97%) Linux
2 20 (6.45%) Windows
3 18 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (5.16%) Unix
5 13 (4.19%) Android
6 9 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.94%) Solaris
8 4 (1.29%) Debian
9 3 (0.97%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.32%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (23.87%) Scrum
3 63 (20.32%) Test Automation
4 53 (17.10%) Software Engineering
5 48 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (15.48%) TDD
6 41 (13.23%) BDD
7 39 (12.58%) DevOps
8 36 (11.61%) Web Development
9 23 (7.42%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 19 (6.13%) Front End Development
10 19 (6.13%) Kanban
11 18 (5.81%) Mentoring
11 18 (5.81%) SOA
11 18 (5.81%) Unit Testing
12 14 (4.52%) Manual Testing
12 14 (4.52%) MVC
13 13 (4.19%) SDLC
14 12 (3.87%) Coaching
15 11 (3.55%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (26.45%) JavaScript
2 63 (20.32%) SQL
3 56 (18.06%) Python
4 19 (6.13%) C#
4 19 (6.13%) PL/SQL
5 12 (3.87%) Bash Shell
5 12 (3.87%) C++
5 12 (3.87%) Ruby
6 8 (2.58%) Go
6 8 (2.58%) Perl
7 7 (2.26%) PHP
8 5 (1.61%) CoffeeScript
8 5 (1.61%) ES6
8 5 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.97%) Scala
10 2 (0.65%) C
10 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.65%) R
10 2 (0.65%) VB
11 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (14.52%) Degree
2 14 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.97%) CEH
5 3 (0.97%) CISSP
5 3 (0.97%) VCAP
5 3 (0.97%) VCP6
5 3 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.65%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.65%) HND
6 2 (0.65%) ISEB
6 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.32%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.32%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (4.52%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (7.42%) Docker
2 3 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.97%) vSphere
3 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 26 (8.39%) Ansible
2 21 (6.77%) Puppet
3 11 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.26%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (1.29%) TIBCO Hawk
6 3 (0.97%) HP SiteScope
6 3 (0.97%) OpenView
6 3 (0.97%) SELinux
6 3 (0.97%) vRealize
7 2 (0.65%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.32%) Salt
8 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (19.35%) Oracle
2 12 (3.87%) Red Hat
3 9 (2.90%) CA Agile Central
3 9 (2.90%) VMware
4 8 (2.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.94%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.29%) HP
6 4 (1.29%) IBM
6 4 (1.29%) Splunk
7 3 (0.97%) Black Duck
7 3 (0.97%) FNZ
7 3 (0.97%) Pega
7 3 (0.97%) Vermilion
8 2 (0.65%) Adobe
8 2 (0.65%) CA
8 2 (0.65%) Cisco
8 2 (0.65%) EMC
8 2 (0.65%) Informatica
8 2 (0.65%) Twitter
9 1 (0.32%) CheckPoint
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