Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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, Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 104 116
Rank change year-on-year -12 +12 -37
Contract jobs citing J2EE 73 82 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.48% 1.89% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.51% 6.87% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 51 39
Scotland median daily rate £415 £370 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.16% -2.63% -5.00%
10th Percentile £360 £313 £278
90th Percentile £499 £469 £490
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.05% -7.50% +23.08%

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 1326 1194 1256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.80% 27.51% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 719 673
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £273 £263 £269
90th Percentile £525 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 17
Scotland median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% +5.25% -3.86%
10th Percentile £18.75 £22.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
West Lothian +11 25 £415 -2.35%
Edinburgh -25 20 £375 +7.14%
Glasgow -28 13 £425 +13.33% 1
Aberdeenshire - 5 £400 -
West Dunbartonshire -3 2 £425 +1.19%
Moray - 2 £419 -
J2EE
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing J2EE 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 Scotland region with a requirement for J2EE.

1 66 (90.41%) Java
2 36 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (46.58%) SOA
4 27 (36.99%) CRM
4 27 (36.99%) OpenView
4 27 (36.99%) HP
4 27 (36.99%) LoadRunner
4 27 (36.99%) HP SiteScope
5 26 (35.62%) Non-Functional Testing
5 26 (35.62%) Performance Engineering
5 26 (35.62%) Performance Testing
6 25 (34.25%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (24.66%) JBoss
8 17 (23.29%) Waterfall
9 16 (21.92%) Oracle
10 15 (20.55%) Web Services
10 15 (20.55%) Finance
11 14 (19.18%) Hibernate
11 14 (19.18%) Scrum
11 14 (19.18%) XML
12 13 (17.81%) Spring
13 12 (16.44%) JMS
14 11 (15.07%) REST
15 10 (13.70%) JDBC
15 10 (13.70%) SOAP
15 10 (13.70%) SQL
15 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
15 10 (13.70%) TDD
16 9 (12.33%) RDBMS
16 9 (12.33%) Java EE

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 18 (24.66%) JBoss
2 8 (10.96%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.96%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (4.11%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.74%) Mule
6 1 (1.37%) Apache
6 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.37%) CMS
6 1 (1.37%) Confluence
6 1 (1.37%) GemFire
6 1 (1.37%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) HTTPS
1 4 (5.48%) SSL
2 3 (4.11%) HTTP
3 2 (2.74%) Internet
3 2 (2.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) RDBMS
1 9 (12.33%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.11%) DB2
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.37%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.37%) Big Data
5 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.37%) Impala
5 1 (1.37%) MySQL
5 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.37%) Spark SQL
5 1 (1.37%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 27 (36.99%) LoadRunner
2 8 (10.96%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.96%) JUnit
3 6 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.22%) Maven
4 4 (5.48%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.48%) JIRA
5 3 (4.11%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.11%) JDeveloper
5 3 (4.11%) Log4j
5 3 (4.11%) Mockito
5 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 3 (4.11%) XMLSpy
6 2 (2.74%) Ant
6 2 (2.74%) jMock
6 2 (2.74%) Subversion
7 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.37%) Selenium
7 1 (1.37%) TestComplete
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Law
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (43.84%) Developer
2 25 (34.25%) Tester
3 24 (32.88%) Performance Tester
4 23 (31.51%) Java Developer
5 17 (23.29%) Senior Performance Tester
5 17 (23.29%) Senior Tester
6 13 (17.81%) J2EE Developer
7 10 (13.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 8 (10.96%) Architect
9 5 (6.85%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.85%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Lead Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Senior J2EE Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
11 3 (4.11%) Applications Specialist
11 3 (4.11%) Designer
11 3 (4.11%) Technical Architect
11 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Specialist
12 2 (2.74%) Performance Engineer
12 2 (2.74%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) Web Services
2 14 (19.18%) Hibernate
2 14 (19.18%) XML
3 13 (17.81%) Spring
4 12 (16.44%) JMS
5 11 (15.07%) REST
6 10 (13.70%) JDBC
6 10 (13.70%) SOAP
7 9 (12.33%) Apache Camel
7 9 (12.33%) Java EE
8 8 (10.96%) OSGi
9 7 (9.59%) HTML
9 7 (9.59%) JSP
9 7 (9.59%) XSLT
10 6 (8.22%) EJB
11 4 (5.48%) jQuery
11 4 (5.48%) Servlets
12 3 (4.11%) Apache CXF
12 3 (4.11%) RESTful
12 3 (4.11%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) DataPower
3 3 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Unix
2 4 (5.48%) Linux
3 1 (1.37%) AIX
3 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Solaris
3 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (46.58%) SOA
3 27 (36.99%) CRM
4 26 (35.62%) Non-Functional Testing
4 26 (35.62%) Performance Engineering
4 26 (35.62%) Performance Testing
5 25 (34.25%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (23.29%) Waterfall
7 14 (19.18%) Scrum
8 10 (13.70%) TDD
9 9 (12.33%) Microservices
10 6 (8.22%) Project Planning
10 6 (8.22%) Risk Management
10 6 (8.22%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (8.22%) Test Strategy
11 5 (6.85%) BDD
11 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
12 4 (5.48%) Continuous Deployment
12 4 (5.48%) DevOps
12 4 (5.48%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (90.41%) Java
2 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
2 10 (13.70%) SQL
3 5 (6.85%) PL/SQL
3 5 (6.85%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.74%) Scala
5 1 (1.37%) Python
5 1 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (1.37%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 27 (36.99%) HP SiteScope
1 27 (36.99%) OpenView
2 2 (2.74%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.74%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.37%) Ansible
3 1 (1.37%) MOM
Vendors
1 27 (36.99%) HP
2 16 (21.92%) Oracle
3 6 (8.22%) IBM
3 6 (8.22%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.11%) Dell
4 3 (4.11%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.37%) CA
5 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.37%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) Sybase
5 1 (1.37%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.37%) webMethods