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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 5 12 14
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing Java 171 159 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.96% 10.49% 8.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.59% 36.72% 28.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 96 76
Median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £281 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.09 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.13
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.91%  

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 367 433 397
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 40.69% 28.56% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 263 251
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £49.62 £39.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.21% -17.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Edinburgh

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java in Edinburgh

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 170 (55.37%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (32.25%) Scrum
3 84 (27.36%) Finance
4 75 (24.43%) JavaScript
5 74 (24.10%) Spring
6 71 (23.13%) Python
6 71 (23.13%) AngularJS
7 70 (22.80%) Linux
7 70 (22.80%) Web Services
7 70 (22.80%) TDD
8 68 (22.15%) SQL
9 65 (21.17%) BDD
10 59 (19.22%) Oracle
11 58 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (17.26%) Selenium
13 52 (16.94%) HTML
14 50 (16.29%) Cucumber
15 48 (15.64%) Degree
16 46 (14.98%) Jenkins
17 42 (13.68%) Maven
18 41 (13.36%) JIRA
18 41 (13.36%) Git (software)
19 37 (12.05%) Software Engineering
20 36 (11.73%) CSS
21 34 (11.07%) JBoss
21 34 (11.07%) Hibernate
22 32 (10.42%) RESTful
22 32 (10.42%) Computer Science
22 32 (10.42%) DevOps
23 31 (10.10%) SOA

Java
Top Related 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 34 (11.07%) JBoss
2 18 (5.86%) GeoServer
3 17 (5.54%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (2.93%) Apache
6 6 (1.95%) CMS
7 4 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (1.30%) IIS
7 4 (1.30%) nginx
8 3 (0.98%) Confluence
8 3 (0.98%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.98%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.33%) CICS
10 1 (0.33%) Liferay
10 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.30%) MS Office
2 1 (0.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.28%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.30%) Sonata
3 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (2.93%) PaaS
4 6 (1.95%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (1.95%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.30%) IaaS
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.65%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.65%) Route 53
6 2 (0.65%) SaaS
6 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.33%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.33%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.33%) GitHub
7 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.61%) Internet
2 5 (1.63%) HTTP
2 5 (1.63%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.65%) DNS
4 2 (0.65%) Firewall
4 2 (0.65%) SSL
5 1 (0.33%) NAS
5 1 (0.33%) Network Security
5 1 (0.33%) SAN
5 1 (0.33%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.45%) Oracle Database
2 24 (7.82%) MySQL
3 23 (7.49%) Relational Database
4 21 (6.84%) NoSQL
5 20 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (4.89%) GIS
7 13 (4.23%) Oracle Database 12c
7 13 (4.23%) SQL Server
8 9 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.93%) Spatial Data
9 5 (1.63%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.30%) Big Data
11 3 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.98%) DB2
11 3 (0.98%) QGIS
12 2 (0.65%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.65%) Pentaho
13 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 53 (17.26%) Selenium
2 50 (16.29%) Cucumber
3 46 (14.98%) Jenkins
4 42 (13.68%) Maven
5 41 (13.36%) Git (software)
5 41 (13.36%) JIRA
6 28 (9.12%) Subversion
7 23 (7.49%) Gradle
8 20 (6.51%) WebDriver
9 17 (5.54%) Eclipse
10 16 (5.21%) JBehave
11 13 (4.23%) SoapUI
12 9 (2.93%) Mockito
13 8 (2.61%) Bugzilla
13 8 (2.61%) JUnit
14 7 (2.28%) LoadRunner
15 6 (1.95%) Ant
16 5 (1.63%) JProfiler
17 4 (1.30%) gulp
17 4 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 84 (27.36%) Finance
2 13 (4.23%) Banking
3 7 (2.28%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.63%) Law
5 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.65%) Back Office
6 2 (0.65%) German Language
6 2 (0.65%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.33%) French Language
7 1 (0.33%) Games
7 1 (0.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Retail
7 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 181 (58.96%) Developer
2 116 (37.79%) Java Developer
3 23 (7.49%) Senior Developer
4 21 (6.84%) Analyst
5 17 (5.54%) Architect
5 17 (5.54%) Senior Java Developer
5 17 (5.54%) Test Engineer
6 16 (5.21%) JavaScript Developer
6 16 (5.21%) Junior
7 13 (4.23%) Java Engineer
7 13 (4.23%) Junior Developer
7 13 (4.23%) Junior Java Developer
7 13 (4.23%) Test Analyst
8 12 (3.91%) Software Engineer
8 12 (3.91%) Tester
9 11 (3.58%) Consultant
9 11 (3.58%) Python Developer
10 10 (3.26%) Angular Developer
10 10 (3.26%) Oracle Developer
10 10 (3.26%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (24.10%) Spring
2 71 (23.13%) AngularJS
3 70 (22.80%) Web Services
4 52 (16.94%) HTML
5 36 (11.73%) CSS
6 34 (11.07%) Hibernate
7 32 (10.42%) RESTful
8 31 (10.10%) XML
9 30 (9.77%) J2EE
9 30 (9.77%) Java EE
9 30 (9.77%) REST
10 23 (7.49%) .NET
10 23 (7.49%) HTML5
10 23 (7.49%) Node.js
11 19 (6.19%) OpenLayers
12 18 (5.86%) jQuery
12 18 (5.86%) PostGIS
13 17 (5.54%) JSON
13 17 (5.54%) Leaflet
14 16 (5.21%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.42%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (2.93%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.93%) Fintech
5 6 (1.95%) Driving Licence
5 6 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.30%) User Experience
7 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.65%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.65%) iPad
7 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.33%) Animation
8 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) Social Media
8 1 (0.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 70 (22.80%) Linux
2 18 (5.86%) Windows
3 12 (3.91%) Unix
4 11 (3.58%) Android
5 8 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.98%) Solaris
7 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.33%) CentOS
8 1 (0.33%) Debian
8 1 (0.33%) MVS
8 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (55.37%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (32.25%) Scrum
3 70 (22.80%) TDD
4 65 (21.17%) BDD
5 58 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (12.05%) Software Engineering
7 32 (10.42%) DevOps
8 31 (10.10%) SOA
9 30 (9.77%) Test Automation
10 29 (9.45%) Open Source
11 27 (8.79%) Web Development
12 21 (6.84%) Mentoring
13 17 (5.54%) Kanban
13 17 (5.54%) OO
13 17 (5.54%) SDLC
14 15 (4.89%) Coaching
15 14 (4.56%) Manual Testing
15 14 (4.56%) Microservices
16 12 (3.91%) Front End Development
16 12 (3.91%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 75 (24.43%) JavaScript
2 71 (23.13%) Python
3 68 (22.15%) SQL
4 22 (7.17%) PL/SQL
5 17 (5.54%) C#
6 10 (3.26%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.61%) Perl
8 7 (2.28%) PHP
9 6 (1.95%) Ruby
10 5 (1.63%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.30%) ES6
12 3 (0.98%) CoffeeScript
12 3 (0.98%) Groovy
12 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.98%) XAML
13 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.65%) Scala
14 1 (0.33%) Clojure
14 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 48 (15.64%) Degree
2 19 (6.19%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.30%) BC Cleared
4 4 (1.30%) ISEB
5 3 (0.98%) CEH
5 3 (0.98%) CISSP
5 3 (0.98%) VCAP
5 3 (0.98%) VCP6
5 3 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.65%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.33%) IISP
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.84%) QA
2 11 (3.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.33%) SDET
3 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.26%) Docker
2 3 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.98%) vSphere
3 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.33%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) Xen
4 1 (0.33%) zsh
Systems Management
1 20 (6.51%) Puppet
2 14 (4.56%) Ansible
3 9 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.63%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (1.63%) OpenView
4 5 (1.63%) TIBCO Hawk
5 3 (0.98%) vRealize
6 2 (0.65%) SCCM
7 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.33%) Packer
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.33%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 59 (19.22%) Oracle
2 17 (5.54%) ESRI
3 15 (4.89%) Red Hat
4 13 (4.23%) Microsoft
5 10 (3.26%) TIBCO
6 8 (2.61%) CA Agile Central
7 7 (2.28%) HP
8 4 (1.30%) FNZ
8 4 (1.30%) Splunk
9 3 (0.98%) Apigee
9 3 (0.98%) Cisco
9 3 (0.98%) VMware
10 2 (0.65%) Adobe
10 2 (0.65%) EMC
10 2 (0.65%) IBM
10 2 (0.65%) Informatica
10 2 (0.65%) Lumension
10 2 (0.65%) Misys
10 2 (0.65%) Vermilion
11 1 (0.33%) Twitter
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