Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 23 33
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 340 316 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.38% 6.32% 5.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.70% 6.61% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 198 165
Scotland median daily rate £405 £394 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +8.62% -3.33%
10th Percentile £350 £270 £269
90th Percentile £525 £475 £438
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £455
% change year-on-year +2.50% +9.89% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £52.17
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.15 £38.00
% change year-on-year +9.36% +8.29% -11.11%

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 5,072 4,778 4,187
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.50% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,757 2,693 2,443
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -1.37%
10th Percentile £224 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £499
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 147 122
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +23.53% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £44.70 £43.68
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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
Edinburgh 0 154 £425 +13.33% 28
Glasgow -3 154 £400 - 23
West Lothian +6 3 - - 1
Lothian - 3 - -
Moray +1 1 £470 +34.29%
Argyll and Bute - 1 £388 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Dundee - 1 £400 - 1
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 340 (100.00%) Java
2 212 (62.35%) Spring
3 206 (60.59%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (32.94%) JavaScript
5 105 (30.88%) Finance
6 104 (30.59%) Hibernate
7 92 (27.06%) TDD
8 90 (26.47%) Scrum
9 78 (22.94%) HTML
10 76 (22.35%) AngularJS
11 69 (20.29%) Oracle
12 67 (19.71%) Microservices
13 64 (18.82%) SQL
14 62 (18.24%) OO
15 61 (17.94%) Test Automation
16 60 (17.65%) Git (software)
17 59 (17.35%) Maven
17 59 (17.35%) SOAP
18 58 (17.06%) Java 8
19 57 (16.76%) REST
20 56 (16.47%) CSS
20 56 (16.47%) Banking
21 53 (15.59%) JUnit
22 51 (15.00%) Jenkins
23 50 (14.71%) Linux
24 49 (14.41%) Web Services
24 49 (14.41%) XML
25 47 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
26 46 (13.53%) JPA
26 46 (13.53%) J2EE

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 44 (12.94%) JBoss
2 35 (10.29%) Tomcat
3 23 (6.76%) WebSphere
4 18 (5.29%) Jetty
5 17 (5.00%) WebLogic
6 15 (4.41%) Apache
7 12 (3.53%) Confluence
8 6 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (1.76%) GlassFish
9 5 (1.47%) WildFly
10 4 (1.18%) IIS
10 4 (1.18%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (0.59%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.29%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (2.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.65%) AquaLogic BPM
1 9 (2.65%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.35%) PaaS
3 6 (1.76%) IaaS
3 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.76%) SaaS
4 5 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.18%) GitHub
5 4 (1.18%) npm
5 4 (1.18%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.88%) Yarn
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.29%) Apigee
7 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.29%) Google Pay
7 1 (0.29%) Samsung Pay
7 1 (0.29%) Serverless
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.29%) HTTP
2 9 (2.65%) AMQP
3 1 (0.29%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.29%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.29%) NFC
3 1 (0.29%) SSL
3 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.35%) NoSQL
2 37 (10.88%) Relational Database
3 35 (10.29%) MongoDB
4 32 (9.41%) DB2
5 24 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (6.76%) Redis
7 20 (5.88%) RDBMS
8 19 (5.59%) Oracle Database
9 17 (5.00%) Hadoop
9 17 (5.00%) Riak
10 13 (3.82%) Couchbase
11 12 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (2.65%) SQL Server
13 8 (2.35%) MySQL
14 7 (2.06%) Big Data
15 6 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
16 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
17 3 (0.88%) Pentaho
18 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
19 1 (0.29%) Impala
Development Applications
1 60 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 59 (17.35%) Maven
3 53 (15.59%) JUnit
4 51 (15.00%) Jenkins
5 40 (11.76%) JIRA
6 26 (7.65%) Eclipse
7 19 (5.59%) Cucumber
8 18 (5.29%) Selenium
9 17 (5.00%) Subversion
10 15 (4.41%) TeamCity
11 13 (3.82%) Gradle
11 13 (3.82%) Vagrant
12 12 (3.53%) FitNesse
13 11 (3.24%) Ant
13 11 (3.24%) Bitbucket
13 11 (3.24%) Hudson
13 11 (3.24%) SoapUI
14 9 (2.65%) JMeter
15 8 (2.35%) FishEye
16 4 (1.18%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 105 (30.88%) Finance
2 56 (16.47%) Banking
3 17 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 15 (4.41%) Front Office
5 8 (2.35%) Games
6 6 (1.76%) Advertising
7 5 (1.47%) Retail
8 3 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (62.35%) Spring
2 104 (30.59%) Hibernate
3 78 (22.94%) HTML
4 76 (22.35%) AngularJS
5 59 (17.35%) SOAP
6 57 (16.76%) REST
7 56 (16.47%) CSS
8 49 (14.41%) Web Services
8 49 (14.41%) XML
9 46 (13.53%) J2EE
9 46 (13.53%) JPA
10 43 (12.65%) React
11 40 (11.76%) HTML5
12 39 (11.47%) RESTful
13 35 (10.29%) Spring Boot
14 34 (10.00%) JSON
15 32 (9.41%) Java EE
16 29 (8.53%) JMS
17 26 (7.65%) Kafka
18 20 (5.88%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (4.71%) Fintech
4 11 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.94%) Reference Data
6 9 (2.65%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.06%) Cloud Native
8 7 (2.06%) Derivative
8 7 (2.06%) User Experience
9 5 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.18%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.88%) Equities
11 3 (0.88%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.29%) DTCC
12 1 (0.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.71%) Linux
2 41 (12.06%) Unix
3 10 (2.94%) Windows
4 7 (2.06%) Android
5 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) CentOS
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (60.59%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (27.06%) TDD
3 90 (26.47%) Scrum
4 67 (19.71%) Microservices
5 62 (18.24%) OO
6 61 (17.94%) Test Automation
7 47 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (10.88%) Multithreading
9 33 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (9.12%) BDD
10 31 (9.12%) Kanban
10 31 (9.12%) Software Engineering
11 30 (8.82%) SDLC
12 28 (8.24%) Unit Testing
13 26 (7.65%) Web Development
14 22 (6.47%) Analytics
15 21 (6.18%) UML
16 19 (5.59%) DevOps
17 18 (5.29%) SOA
18 17 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 340 (100.00%) Java
2 112 (32.94%) JavaScript
3 64 (18.82%) SQL
4 58 (17.06%) Java 8
5 39 (11.47%) Python
6 15 (4.41%) Perl
6 15 (4.41%) Scala
7 10 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.65%) C#
8 9 (2.65%) Groovy
8 9 (2.65%) Ruby
8 9 (2.65%) XPath
9 7 (2.06%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.76%) PHP
11 5 (1.47%) C++
11 5 (1.47%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.18%) C
12 4 (1.18%) Kotlin
13 3 (0.88%) ES6
13 3 (0.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (3.82%) Degree
2 3 (0.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.53%) QA
2 4 (1.18%) GDPR
3 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 39 (11.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (7.06%) Puppet
2 20 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 19 (5.59%) Ansible
4 16 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (3.82%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 69 (20.29%) Oracle
2 13 (3.82%) IBM
3 11 (3.24%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.94%) Atlassian
4 10 (2.94%) TIBCO
5 8 (2.35%) Informatica
6 6 (1.76%) Google
7 5 (1.47%) Sybase
8 4 (1.18%) Twitter
9 2 (0.59%) Perforce
10 1 (0.29%) F5
10 1 (0.29%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.29%) Samsung
10 1 (0.29%) VMware