The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for J2SE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited J2SE 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 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE)
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 40 57
Rank change year-on-year -23 +17  
Contract jobs citing J2SE 4 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.61% 4.10% 1.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.48% 12.72% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 5
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £380 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £433 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £408 £410
% change year-on-year +22.69% -0.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £65.00

J2SE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 270 228 225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 41.35% 32.20% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 155 92
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.49 - £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing J2SE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for J2SE in Glasgow

J2SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing J2SE in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for J2SE in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing J2SE 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for J2SE.

1 9 (100.00%) Java
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Unix
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) JUnit
3 6 (66.67%) Spring
3 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
4 5 (55.56%) JMS
4 5 (55.56%) RDBMS
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
5 4 (44.44%) Sybase
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (33.33%) DB2
6 3 (33.33%) Perl
7 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
7 2 (22.22%) SDLC
8 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
8 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
8 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
8 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
8 1 (11.11%) jQuery
8 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
8 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
8 1 (11.11%) Scala
8 1 (11.11%) Mockito

J2SE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) RDBMS
1 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
2 1 (11.11%) Mockito
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
1 8 (88.89%) Java Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Java Developer
2 1 (11.11%) DB2 Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Integration Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Scala Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Scala Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Spring
2 5 (55.56%) JMS
3 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) OOD
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Scala
4 1 (11.11%) VBA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Sybase