Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 26 45
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 316 268 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.75% 6.20% 4.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.04% 6.53% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 164 149
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.74% -5.81%
10th Percentile £350 £291 £315
90th Percentile £525 £475 £438
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £44.84 -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +1.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,232 4,106 4,986
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 95.05% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,959 2,351 2,855
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.73%
10th Percentile £238 £229 £230
90th Percentile £544 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 104 112
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +27.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.32 £10.23
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.88 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.39% -1.58% +6.38%

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Java Developer in Scotland

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java Developer in Scotland

Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java Developer in Scotland

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Scotland

Java Developer
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 Java Developer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 August 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
Glasgow -6 150 £400 - 32
Edinburgh +4 145 £415 +10.67% 22
Moray +3 1 £470 +34.29%
West Lothian -2 1 - - 1
Dundee - 1 £400 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £388 -
Java Developer
UK

Java Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 316 (100.00%) Java
2 207 (65.51%) Spring
3 187 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (37.66%) Hibernate
5 97 (30.70%) JavaScript
6 92 (29.11%) Finance
7 84 (26.58%) TDD
8 79 (25.00%) Scrum
9 70 (22.15%) OO
10 65 (20.57%) Maven
11 63 (19.94%) HTML
12 62 (19.62%) Microservices
13 61 (19.30%) SOAP
14 60 (18.99%) XML
15 55 (17.41%) JBoss
15 55 (17.41%) Java 8
16 54 (17.09%) JPA
16 54 (17.09%) Git (software)
17 53 (16.77%) JUnit
18 52 (16.46%) SQL
19 47 (14.87%) Oracle
19 47 (14.87%) AngularJS
20 46 (14.56%) Jenkins
20 46 (14.56%) Test Automation
21 44 (13.92%) J2EE
21 44 (13.92%) Unix
22 43 (13.61%) Docker
23 41 (12.97%) Banking
23 41 (12.97%) CSS
24 40 (12.66%) JSON

Java Developer Skill Set
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 55 (17.41%) JBoss
2 30 (9.49%) Tomcat
3 21 (6.65%) Jetty
4 18 (5.70%) WebLogic
5 17 (5.38%) WebSphere
6 11 (3.48%) Confluence
7 7 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (1.90%) Apache
9 4 (1.27%) WildFly
10 3 (0.95%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.95%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.95%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.32%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.32%) Liferay
12 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.90%) AquaLogic BPM
1 6 (1.90%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.95%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.32%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.90%) OpenShift
3 5 (1.58%) PaaS
4 4 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.63%) GitHub
6 2 (0.63%) IaaS
6 2 (0.63%) npm
6 2 (0.63%) SaaS
6 2 (0.63%) Yarn
7 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.11%) HTTP
2 9 (2.85%) AMQP
3 1 (0.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.71%) Relational Database
2 35 (11.08%) NoSQL
3 31 (9.81%) MongoDB
4 25 (7.91%) Redis
5 22 (6.96%) DB2
6 21 (6.65%) Hadoop
7 19 (6.01%) Riak
8 18 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (5.38%) Couchbase
9 17 (5.38%) RDBMS
10 15 (4.75%) Oracle Database
11 9 (2.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (2.85%) SQL Server
12 8 (2.53%) MySQL
13 6 (1.90%) Big Data
14 5 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (0.95%) Pentaho
16 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
17 1 (0.32%) Apache Zeppelin
17 1 (0.32%) Impala
Development Applications
1 65 (20.57%) Maven
2 54 (17.09%) Git (software)
3 53 (16.77%) JUnit
4 46 (14.56%) Jenkins
5 28 (8.86%) Eclipse
6 24 (7.59%) Gradle
6 24 (7.59%) JIRA
7 17 (5.38%) Selenium
8 16 (5.06%) Cucumber
9 15 (4.75%) Vagrant
10 14 (4.43%) Bitbucket
10 14 (4.43%) Subversion
11 11 (3.48%) FitNesse
11 11 (3.48%) Hudson
12 9 (2.85%) TeamCity
13 7 (2.22%) JMeter
13 7 (2.22%) JProfiler
13 7 (2.22%) Mockito
13 7 (2.22%) SoapUI
14 6 (1.90%) Ant
General
1 92 (29.11%) Finance
2 41 (12.97%) Banking
3 11 (3.48%) Front Office
4 10 (3.16%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.90%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.90%) Games
6 5 (1.58%) Advertising
6 5 (1.58%) Retail
7 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.32%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (65.51%) Spring
2 119 (37.66%) Hibernate
3 63 (19.94%) HTML
4 61 (19.30%) SOAP
5 60 (18.99%) XML
6 54 (17.09%) JPA
7 47 (14.87%) AngularJS
8 44 (13.92%) J2EE
9 41 (12.97%) CSS
10 40 (12.66%) JSON
11 39 (12.34%) REST
11 39 (12.34%) RESTful
12 36 (11.39%) Web Services
13 35 (11.08%) HTML5
13 35 (11.08%) Java EE
14 29 (9.18%) React
14 29 (9.18%) XSLT
15 27 (8.54%) Spring Boot
16 23 (7.28%) JMS
16 23 (7.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.75%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (4.75%) Fintech
3 10 (3.16%) Derivative
3 10 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.85%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.85%) User Experience
5 6 (1.90%) Cloud Native
5 6 (1.90%) Reference Data
6 5 (1.58%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (1.58%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.27%) Equities
8 3 (0.95%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.63%) DataPower
9 2 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.92%) Unix
2 35 (11.08%) Linux
3 8 (2.53%) Windows
4 5 (1.58%) Android
5 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (26.58%) TDD
3 79 (25.00%) Scrum
4 70 (22.15%) OO
5 62 (19.62%) Microservices
6 46 (14.56%) Test Automation
7 35 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (10.44%) SOA
9 31 (9.81%) Unit Testing
10 29 (9.18%) BDD
10 29 (9.18%) Multithreading
10 29 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (7.28%) Kanban
11 23 (7.28%) SDLC
12 21 (6.65%) Software Engineering
13 20 (6.33%) Web Development
14 18 (5.70%) Deployment Automation
14 18 (5.70%) DevOps
14 18 (5.70%) OOP
15 17 (5.38%) UML
Programming Languages
1 316 (100.00%) Java
2 97 (30.70%) JavaScript
3 55 (17.41%) Java 8
4 52 (16.46%) SQL
5 39 (12.34%) Python
6 16 (5.06%) Scala
7 11 (3.48%) Perl
8 10 (3.16%) Bash Shell
8 10 (3.16%) Ruby
9 9 (2.85%) XPath
10 8 (2.53%) C#
10 8 (2.53%) PHP
11 7 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.90%) Groovy
13 5 (1.58%) C++
13 5 (1.58%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.95%) R
14 3 (0.95%) XAML
15 2 (0.63%) HQL
Qualifications
1 10 (3.16%) Degree
2 3 (0.95%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.48%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) GDPR
3 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (13.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 20 (6.33%) Puppet
2 19 (6.01%) Ansible
3 18 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (5.06%) Cobbler
5 15 (4.75%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.32%) Kibana
Vendors
1 47 (14.87%) Oracle
2 15 (4.75%) IBM
3 11 (3.48%) Perforce
4 9 (2.85%) TIBCO
5 8 (2.53%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.53%) Informatica
6 7 (2.22%) Sybase
7 5 (1.58%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.27%) Google
9 2 (0.63%) Ping Identity
9 2 (0.63%) Twitter
10 1 (0.32%) Alterian
10 1 (0.32%) Capita
10 1 (0.32%) HP
10 1 (0.32%) Splunk
10 1 (0.32%) SunGard