Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for J2SE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited J2SE 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, Standard Edition (J2SE)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 156 188
Rank change year-on-year -18 +32 -4
Contract jobs citing J2SE 15 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.30% 0.65% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 2.35% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 2
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £375 £292 £351
90th Percentile £480 £450 £514
UK median daily rate £600 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +26.32% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £65.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £65.00

J2SE 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%

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing J2SE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for J2SE in Scotland

J2SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for J2SE in Scotland

J2SE
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 J2SE 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
Glasgow -20 15 £425 -
J2SE
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for J2SE.

1 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) Perl
1 15 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 15 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 14 (93.33%) DB2
3 12 (80.00%) Sybase
3 12 (80.00%) Spring
3 12 (80.00%) JUnit
3 12 (80.00%) Unix
3 12 (80.00%) Linux
4 9 (60.00%) Finance
5 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (46.67%) SDLC
5 7 (46.67%) Scala
6 5 (33.33%) JMS
6 5 (33.33%) OOD
6 5 (33.33%) OO
6 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
7 4 (26.67%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (20.00%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (20.00%) VBA
8 3 (20.00%) Front Office

J2SE
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:

Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 15 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 14 (93.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) JUnit
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
1 14 (93.33%) Java Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Java Scala Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Scala Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Scala Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Scala Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) Spring
2 5 (33.33%) JMS
3 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (26.67%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (20.00%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (6.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Linux
1 12 (80.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) SDLC
2 5 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 5 (33.33%) OO
2 5 (33.33%) OOD
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Database Tuning
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) Perl
2 14 (93.33%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) Scala
4 3 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Sybase