Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for J2EE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited J2EE over the 6 months to 21 June 2018 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, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 80 127
Rank change year-on-year -41 +47 -10
Contract jobs citing J2EE 78 85 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.48% 2.20% 1.51%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.39% 7.34% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 55 58
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -5.84%
10th Percentile £364 £303 £288
90th Percentile £556 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £53.75 £32.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +67.97% -15.79% -

J2EE is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,446 1,158 1,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 27.39% 30.02% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 748 742
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £313 £279 £260
90th Percentile £525 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £470 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 12
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £43.39 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.10% +21.37% -10.63%
10th Percentile £11.30 £14.57 £13.56
90th Percentile £50.80 £52.17 £39.88
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% +5.26% +8.57%

J2EE
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing J2EE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for J2EE in Scotland

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing J2EE in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for J2EE in Scotland

J2EE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing J2EE in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for J2EE in Scotland

J2EE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for J2EE in Scotland

J2EE
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing J2EE within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -18 39 £415 +3.75% 1
Glasgow -20 36 £425 +6.25% 7
Moray +6 1 £470 +21.29%
West Lothian -3 1 £505 +21.69%
J2EE
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing J2EE 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 Scotland region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 70 (89.74%) Java
2 42 (53.85%) Spring
3 33 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (34.62%) Hibernate
5 24 (30.77%) Web Services
6 22 (28.21%) JavaScript
7 21 (26.92%) SOA
8 20 (25.64%) JUnit
8 20 (25.64%) Scrum
8 20 (25.64%) TDD
9 18 (23.08%) Finance
9 18 (23.08%) Oracle
9 18 (23.08%) XML
9 18 (23.08%) OO
9 18 (23.08%) Eclipse
10 17 (21.79%) Maven
10 17 (21.79%) REST
11 15 (19.23%) JSON
11 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
11 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
11 15 (19.23%) Banking
12 14 (17.95%) SOAP
13 13 (16.67%) SQL
13 13 (16.67%) jQuery
14 12 (15.38%) NoSQL
14 12 (15.38%) Data Modelling
14 12 (15.38%) Tomcat
14 12 (15.38%) Ajax
14 12 (15.38%) Java 8
15 11 (14.10%) WebSphere

J2EE
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 12 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 11 (14.10%) WebSphere
3 7 (8.97%) Confluence
4 6 (7.69%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (5.13%) Apache
5 4 (5.13%) Apache Pig
5 4 (5.13%) JBoss
6 3 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.56%) Jetty
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.85%) OpenShift
1 3 (3.85%) PaaS
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.28%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) FTP
2 3 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (1.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) NoSQL
2 8 (10.26%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.69%) MySQL
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.41%) Big Data
4 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.13%) Apache Hive
5 4 (5.13%) HBase
6 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.85%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.56%) DB2
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.56%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.28%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.28%) Redis
8 1 (1.28%) Riak
Development Applications
1 20 (25.64%) JUnit
2 18 (23.08%) Eclipse
3 17 (21.79%) Maven
4 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
5 11 (14.10%) Gradle
6 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
6 9 (11.54%) Mockito
7 8 (10.26%) JIRA
8 7 (8.97%) JProfiler
9 6 (7.69%) Subversion
10 4 (5.13%) jMock
10 4 (5.13%) Selenium
10 4 (5.13%) SonarQube
10 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.85%) Bitbucket
11 3 (3.85%) FishEye
11 3 (3.85%) Hudson
12 2 (2.56%) Artifactory
12 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
12 2 (2.56%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 15 (19.23%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Advertising
3 5 (6.41%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.28%) Games
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (69.23%) Developer
2 40 (51.28%) Java Developer
3 12 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 11 (14.10%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Architect
6 6 (7.69%) Designer
7 5 (6.41%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (5.13%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Big Data Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.85%) J2EE Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Java Architect
9 3 (3.85%) JIRA Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Lead Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Technical Leader
10 2 (2.56%) Agile Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (53.85%) Spring
2 27 (34.62%) Hibernate
3 24 (30.77%) Web Services
4 18 (23.08%) XML
5 17 (21.79%) REST
6 15 (19.23%) JSON
7 14 (17.95%) SOAP
8 13 (16.67%) jQuery
9 12 (15.38%) Ajax
10 10 (12.82%) HTML
10 10 (12.82%) JPA
10 10 (12.82%) XSLT
11 9 (11.54%) AngularJS
12 8 (10.26%) JDBC
12 8 (10.26%) Node.js
13 7 (8.97%) CSS
14 6 (7.69%) HTML5
15 5 (6.41%) CSS3
15 5 (6.41%) Java EE
15 5 (6.41%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.13%) Wiki
4 3 (3.85%) DataPower
4 3 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.28%) iPad
6 1 (1.28%) iPhone
6 1 (1.28%) NHS
6 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) Linux
2 4 (5.13%) Unix
3 3 (3.85%) Android
3 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.56%) Windows
5 1 (1.28%) CentOS
5 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.92%) SOA
3 20 (25.64%) Scrum
3 20 (25.64%) TDD
4 18 (23.08%) OO
5 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
6 12 (15.38%) Data Modelling
7 11 (14.10%) Microservices
7 11 (14.10%) Unit Testing
8 10 (12.82%) BDD
9 9 (11.54%) Kanban
10 8 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (8.97%) Open Source
11 7 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (8.97%) RAD
12 6 (7.69%) Data Development
12 6 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
12 6 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (7.69%) Web Development
13 5 (6.41%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 70 (89.74%) Java
2 22 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 13 (16.67%) SQL
4 12 (15.38%) Java 8
5 6 (7.69%) PHP
6 5 (6.41%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.56%) C++
8 2 (2.56%) Python
8 2 (2.56%) Scala
9 1 (1.28%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.28%) C#
9 1 (1.28%) GLSL
9 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) Sun Certification
2 4 (5.13%) Degree
3 3 (3.85%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (2.56%) MBA
5 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) Docker
2 4 (5.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.56%) Ansible
2 2 (2.56%) Grafana
2 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.56%) Kibana
2 2 (2.56%) logstash
2 2 (2.56%) Puppet
3 1 (1.28%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.28%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.28%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) Oracle
2 8 (10.26%) IBM
3 7 (8.97%) Perforce
4 4 (5.13%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.85%) Ping Identity
6 2 (2.56%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.28%) CA
7 1 (1.28%) HP
7 1 (1.28%) Sybase