Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 32 38
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 317 242 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.28% 5.57% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.58% 5.88% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 162 119
Scotland median daily rate £380 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £313
90th Percentile £475 £438 £438
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate - £52.17 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.74% -
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £37.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +9.73% -12.28% +22.14%

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 4814 4115 5788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.64% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2742 2410 2993
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £226
90th Percentile £531 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 118 123
Scotland median hourly rate £20.61 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.53% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £49.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Edinburgh -2 154 £375 +7.14% 13
Glasgow +5 153 £400 +3.23% 13
West Lothian -4 4 £490 +29.80% 1
Moray - 1 £350 -
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Java Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Java Developer in the job title.

1 317 (100.00%) Java
2 183 (57.73%) Spring
3 174 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (31.86%) Hibernate
5 99 (31.23%) TDD
5 99 (31.23%) JavaScript
6 92 (29.02%) SQL
7 84 (26.50%) Maven
8 82 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
9 73 (23.03%) Git (software)
10 67 (21.14%) Scrum
11 63 (19.87%) Finance
12 56 (17.67%) HTML
13 55 (17.35%) Linux
14 53 (16.72%) JBoss
14 53 (16.72%) Test Automation
14 53 (16.72%) Jenkins
14 53 (16.72%) Relational Database
15 52 (16.40%) OO
16 49 (15.46%) XML
17 47 (14.83%) Oracle
18 46 (14.51%) CSS
18 46 (14.51%) NoSQL
19 44 (13.88%) AngularJS
20 43 (13.56%) RESTful
21 42 (13.25%) Unix
22 41 (12.93%) Web Services
22 41 (12.93%) RDBMS
23 39 (12.30%) Java EE
24 36 (11.36%) Subversion

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 53 (16.72%) JBoss
2 22 (6.94%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.52%) Apache
3 8 (2.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (2.21%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.21%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.89%) Jetty
6 3 (0.95%) CMS
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.63%) Mule
8 1 (0.32%) Confluence
8 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.32%) GemFire
8 1 (0.32%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.58%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.63%) assyst
3 1 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.52%) GitHub
3 7 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.21%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.21%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (1.58%) OpenShift
4 5 (1.58%) PaaS
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.32%) npm
6 1 (0.32%) Serverless
6 1 (0.32%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.21%) AMQP
2 4 (1.26%) Internet
3 3 (0.95%) HTTP
3 3 (0.95%) Intranet
3 3 (0.95%) LDAP
4 1 (0.32%) Firewall
4 1 (0.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (16.72%) Relational Database
2 46 (14.51%) NoSQL
3 41 (12.93%) RDBMS
4 23 (7.26%) DB2
5 20 (6.31%) MongoDB
6 17 (5.36%) MySQL
7 10 (3.15%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.21%) GIS
9 7 (2.21%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.89%) Couchbase
10 6 (1.89%) Redis
10 6 (1.89%) Riak
10 6 (1.89%) SQL Server
11 4 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.26%) Big Data
12 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.63%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.63%) Impala
13 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 84 (26.50%) Maven
2 73 (23.03%) Git (software)
3 53 (16.72%) Jenkins
4 36 (11.36%) Subversion
5 35 (11.04%) JUnit
6 27 (8.52%) Selenium
7 24 (7.57%) Eclipse
8 22 (6.94%) Mercurial
9 13 (4.10%) Ant
9 13 (4.10%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.84%) Hudson
11 7 (2.21%) FitNesse
11 7 (2.21%) Mockito
12 6 (1.89%) GitLab
12 6 (1.89%) Vagrant
13 5 (1.58%) Gradle
14 4 (1.26%) Bower
15 3 (0.95%) JIRA
15 3 (0.95%) JProfiler
16 2 (0.63%) Jasmine
General
1 63 (19.87%) Finance
2 15 (4.73%) Banking
3 6 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.26%) Front Office
5 3 (0.95%) Law
5 3 (0.95%) Publishing
5 3 (0.95%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (57.73%) Spring
2 101 (31.86%) Hibernate
3 56 (17.67%) HTML
4 49 (15.46%) XML
5 46 (14.51%) CSS
6 44 (13.88%) AngularJS
7 43 (13.56%) RESTful
8 41 (12.93%) Web Services
9 39 (12.30%) Java EE
10 30 (9.46%) JMS
11 29 (9.15%) jQuery
12 28 (8.83%) JPA
13 26 (8.20%) React
13 26 (8.20%) SOAP
14 25 (7.89%) Drools
14 25 (7.89%) XSLT
15 22 (6.94%) J2EE
15 22 (6.94%) REST
16 21 (6.62%) JSON
17 19 (5.99%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.57%) Algorithms
2 23 (7.26%) Data Structures
3 16 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.42%) User Experience
5 12 (3.79%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.95%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.63%) PMI
9 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.32%) Derivative
10 1 (0.32%) Equities
10 1 (0.32%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.32%) PKI
10 1 (0.32%) STB
Operating Systems
1 55 (17.35%) Linux
2 42 (13.25%) Unix
3 11 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.95%) Android
4 3 (0.95%) DC/OS
4 3 (0.95%) Windows
5 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.63%) Solaris
6 1 (0.32%) CentOS
6 1 (0.32%) Debian
6 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (31.23%) TDD
3 82 (25.87%) Continuous Integration
4 67 (21.14%) Scrum
5 53 (16.72%) Test Automation
6 52 (16.40%) OO
7 36 (11.36%) SOA
8 35 (11.04%) Microservices
9 31 (9.78%) BDD
9 31 (9.78%) Software Engineering
10 29 (9.15%) Kanban
11 26 (8.20%) SDLC
12 23 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (5.99%) Workflow
14 18 (5.68%) DevOps
15 14 (4.42%) Analytics
15 14 (4.42%) BPMN
15 14 (4.42%) Business Process Modelling
15 14 (4.42%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (4.42%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 317 (100.00%) Java
2 99 (31.23%) JavaScript
3 92 (29.02%) SQL
4 31 (9.78%) Perl
5 23 (7.26%) Python
6 15 (4.73%) Ruby
7 13 (4.10%) Scala
8 7 (2.21%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.21%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.21%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.26%) ES6
10 3 (0.95%) CoffeeScript
10 3 (0.95%) TypeScript
10 3 (0.95%) VBA
11 2 (0.63%) C#
11 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.32%) C++
12 1 (0.32%) PHP
12 1 (0.32%) XPath
12 1 (0.32%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 13 (4.10%) Degree
2 10 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.21%) BC Cleared
4 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) HND
5 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.58%) QA
2 3 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (7.26%) Docker
2 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.32%) NFS
2 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (4.73%) Ansible
2 14 (4.42%) Puppet
3 11 (3.47%) Kubernetes
4 8 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.89%) Cobbler
6 3 (0.95%) Apache Brooklyn
6 3 (0.95%) Marathon
6 3 (0.95%) Mesos
7 1 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.32%) MOM
7 1 (0.32%) Netcool
7 1 (0.32%) SCOM
7 1 (0.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 47 (14.83%) Oracle
2 25 (7.89%) Sybase
3 12 (3.79%) Red Hat
4 11 (3.47%) Perforce
5 6 (1.89%) IBM
6 5 (1.58%) Pega
6 5 (1.58%) TIBCO
7 3 (0.95%) Informatica
7 3 (0.95%) Twitter
8 2 (0.63%) VMware
9 1 (0.32%) CyberArk