Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £408 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Senior Java Developer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 88 113
Rank change year-on-year -2 +25 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 46 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.59% 1.01% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.05% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 18
Edinburgh median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £338
90th Percentile £488 £525 £416
Scotland median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -11.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2,773 1,803 2,722
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 95.90% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,638 1,119 1,485
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £250 £270
90th Percentile £552 £550 £575
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 14
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -12.94% +14.86%
10th Percentile £10.69 £13.53 £12.81
90th Percentile £45.83 £52.09 £51.38
Scotland median hourly rate £16.63 £17.32 £30.21
% change year-on-year -3.98% -42.66% +63.27%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in Edinburgh

Senior Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, Senior 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 Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 31 (67.39%) Spring
3 25 (54.35%) TDD
3 25 (54.35%) SOA
4 21 (45.65%) JBoss
4 21 (45.65%) Hibernate
5 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (41.30%) Drools
6 17 (36.96%) Java EE
6 17 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (32.61%) XML
8 14 (30.43%) Finance
9 13 (28.26%) Scrum
9 13 (28.26%) XSLT
9 13 (28.26%) Java 8
10 11 (23.91%) BDD
11 10 (21.74%) Maven
11 10 (21.74%) Business Process Modelling
12 8 (17.39%) Workflow
12 8 (17.39%) Web Services
12 8 (17.39%) J2EE
12 8 (17.39%) BPMN
12 8 (17.39%) Spring Boot
13 7 (15.22%) SQL
13 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
13 7 (15.22%) SOAP
13 7 (15.22%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (15.22%) jBPM
14 6 (13.04%) Content Management
14 6 (13.04%) CMS

Senior 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 21 (45.65%) JBoss
2 6 (13.04%) CMS
3 2 (4.35%) GeoServer
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) GIS
4 2 (4.35%) Jackrabbit
4 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.35%) QGIS
4 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.17%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 10 (21.74%) Maven
2 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.70%) Eclipse
3 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.70%) Subversion
4 1 (2.17%) Bower
4 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.17%) DBeaver
4 1 (2.17%) Hudson
4 1 (2.17%) Mockito
4 1 (2.17%) webpack
General
1 14 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Publishing
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (67.39%) Spring
2 21 (45.65%) Hibernate
3 19 (41.30%) Drools
4 17 (36.96%) Java EE
5 15 (32.61%) XML
6 13 (28.26%) XSLT
7 8 (17.39%) J2EE
7 8 (17.39%) Spring Boot
7 8 (17.39%) Web Services
8 7 (15.22%) jBPM
8 7 (15.22%) SOAP
9 5 (10.87%) Node.js
10 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
10 4 (8.70%) CSS
10 4 (8.70%) HTML
10 4 (8.70%) Sass
11 3 (6.52%) OpenLayers
11 3 (6.52%) React
11 3 (6.52%) RESTful
12 2 (4.35%) JSR 170
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.35%) Fintech
3 1 (2.17%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.17%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) SOA
1 25 (54.35%) TDD
2 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (28.26%) Scrum
5 11 (23.91%) BDD
6 10 (21.74%) Business Process Modelling
7 8 (17.39%) BPMN
7 8 (17.39%) Workflow
8 6 (13.04%) Content Management
8 6 (13.04%) Kanban
8 6 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (10.87%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 5 (10.87%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (10.87%) SDLC
10 4 (8.70%) Front End Development
10 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
10 4 (8.70%) Web Development
11 3 (6.52%) Business Transformation
11 3 (6.52%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 46 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (28.26%) Java 8
3 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.22%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) Python
5 2 (4.35%) Perl
6 1 (2.17%) ES6
6 1 (2.17%) PHP
6 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Sun Certification
2 4 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle
1 2 (4.35%) Ping Identity
2 1 (2.17%) IBM
2 1 (2.17%) VMware