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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 128 112
Rank change year-on-year +25 -16  
Contract jobs citing J2SE 6 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.34% 0.11% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.13% 0.53% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 9
Median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +53.84% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 529 569 597
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.70% 21.78% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 335 355
Median daily rate £370 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £466 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Median hourly rate £52.17 £18.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.24% -58.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

J2SE
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +5 6 £400 +6.66%
J2SE
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) JUnit
2 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 6 (85.71%) Spring
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) Sybase
4 4 (57.14%) DB2
4 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
4 4 (57.14%) JMS
4 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
5 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
6 2 (28.57%) Perl
6 2 (28.57%) VBA
7 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (14.29%) Windows
7 1 (14.29%) MVC
7 1 (14.29%) OOD
7 1 (14.29%) OO
7 1 (14.29%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
7 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
7 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 1 (14.29%) jQuery
7 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
7 1 (14.29%) Scala

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) DB2
1 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
2 1 (14.29%) Mockito
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (85.71%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Java Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Scala Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Spring
2 4 (57.14%) JMS
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) OOD
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Sybase