Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 34 54
Rank change year-on-year +9 +20 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 287 195 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.85% 5.25% 3.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.10% 5.53% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 119 117
Scotland median daily rate £380 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.29% -4.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £292 £217 £250
90th Percentile £475 £438 £475
UK median daily rate £500 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £52.17 -
UK median hourly rate £41.15 £38.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +6.88% -12.00% +9.38%

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 4,703 3,525 5,167
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 94.91% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,753 2,068 2,702
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £229 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £513 £526
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 119 75
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.87% -36.44% +31.58%
10th Percentile £11.27 £10.60 £10.59
90th Percentile £43.18 £52.00 £46.60
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +5 172 £378 +7.86% 15
Glasgow +7 105 £380 +6.67% 26
West Lothian -3 1 - -
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 287 (100.00%) Java
2 180 (62.72%) Spring
3 148 (51.57%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (39.02%) Hibernate
5 103 (35.89%) TDD
6 95 (33.10%) Continuous Integration
7 83 (28.92%) JBoss
8 76 (26.48%) Maven
9 74 (25.78%) JavaScript
10 70 (24.39%) SOA
11 69 (24.04%) SQL
12 64 (22.30%) Git (software)
13 61 (21.25%) XML
14 56 (19.51%) Scrum
15 53 (18.47%) Drools
15 53 (18.47%) Java EE
16 50 (17.42%) Linux
17 49 (17.07%) HTML
18 48 (16.72%) Finance
19 47 (16.38%) Test Automation
20 44 (15.33%) OO
21 41 (14.29%) Web Services
21 41 (14.29%) XSLT
22 38 (13.24%) Jenkins
23 37 (12.89%) NoSQL
24 36 (12.54%) Oracle
24 36 (12.54%) RESTful
25 35 (12.20%) Python
25 35 (12.20%) Workflow
26 34 (11.85%) AngularJS

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 83 (28.92%) JBoss
2 14 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 10 (3.48%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (3.14%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.79%) Apache
5 8 (2.79%) CMS
5 8 (2.79%) Jetty
5 8 (2.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.44%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.74%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.70%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.70%) Confluence
8 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.35%) GemFire
9 1 (0.35%) JOnAS
9 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.35%) Mule
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.70%) assyst
2 2 (0.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.09%) GitHub
3 4 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.39%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (1.05%) OpenShift
4 3 (1.05%) PaaS
5 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.35%) npm
5 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.79%) AMQP
2 5 (1.74%) HTTP
2 5 (1.74%) Internet
3 4 (1.39%) Intranet
4 1 (0.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.89%) NoSQL
2 34 (11.85%) Relational Database
3 24 (8.36%) RDBMS
4 20 (6.97%) MongoDB
5 12 (4.18%) MySQL
6 11 (3.83%) DB2
7 10 (3.48%) Oracle Database
8 9 (3.14%) GIS
8 9 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.79%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.09%) Couchbase
10 6 (2.09%) Redis
10 6 (2.09%) Riak
10 6 (2.09%) SQL Server
11 5 (1.74%) QGIS
12 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.70%) Big Data
13 2 (0.70%) Jackrabbit
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 76 (26.48%) Maven
2 64 (22.30%) Git (software)
3 38 (13.24%) Jenkins
4 33 (11.50%) Subversion
5 24 (8.36%) Eclipse
6 23 (8.01%) JUnit
7 22 (7.67%) Selenium
8 19 (6.62%) Mercurial
9 14 (4.88%) Cucumber
10 9 (3.14%) Mockito
11 7 (2.44%) Ant
12 6 (2.09%) FitNesse
12 6 (2.09%) Hudson
12 6 (2.09%) Vagrant
13 5 (1.74%) GitLab
14 4 (1.39%) Bower
15 3 (1.05%) Gradle
15 3 (1.05%) JProfiler
16 2 (0.70%) jMock
16 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (16.72%) Finance
2 10 (3.48%) Banking
3 6 (2.09%) Publishing
4 4 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.05%) Front Office
5 3 (1.05%) Law
5 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (62.72%) Spring
2 112 (39.02%) Hibernate
3 61 (21.25%) XML
4 53 (18.47%) Drools
4 53 (18.47%) Java EE
5 49 (17.07%) HTML
6 41 (14.29%) Web Services
6 41 (14.29%) XSLT
7 36 (12.54%) RESTful
8 34 (11.85%) AngularJS
9 33 (11.50%) CSS
10 25 (8.71%) JMS
10 25 (8.71%) JPA
10 25 (8.71%) jQuery
10 25 (8.71%) SOAP
11 22 (7.67%) jBPM
12 18 (6.27%) J2EE
12 18 (6.27%) JSON
13 15 (5.23%) REST
13 15 (5.23%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.62%) Algorithms
1 19 (6.62%) Data Structures
2 13 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.14%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.14%) User Experience
4 7 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.39%) Equities
7 3 (1.05%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.70%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.70%) Derivative
8 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.70%) Wiki
9 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.35%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.35%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.35%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.42%) Linux
2 29 (10.10%) Unix
3 9 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.05%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.70%) Android
5 2 (0.70%) DC/OS
6 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.35%) CentOS
6 1 (0.35%) Debian
6 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (51.57%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (35.89%) TDD
3 95 (33.10%) Continuous Integration
4 70 (24.39%) SOA
5 56 (19.51%) Scrum
6 47 (16.38%) Test Automation
7 44 (15.33%) OO
8 35 (12.20%) Workflow
9 34 (11.85%) SDLC
10 31 (10.80%) BDD
11 30 (10.45%) Microservices
12 26 (9.06%) Software Engineering
13 23 (8.01%) Kanban
14 20 (6.97%) BPMN
14 20 (6.97%) Business Process Modelling
15 17 (5.92%) Application Performance Monitoring
15 17 (5.92%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (5.92%) Performance Monitoring
16 16 (5.57%) Analytics
17 15 (5.23%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 287 (100.00%) Java
2 74 (25.78%) JavaScript
3 69 (24.04%) SQL
4 35 (12.20%) Python
5 23 (8.01%) Perl
6 9 (3.14%) Ruby
7 7 (2.44%) C#
7 7 (2.44%) C++
7 7 (2.44%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.09%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.09%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.70%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (0.70%) ES6
10 2 (0.70%) Scala
11 1 (0.35%) AspectJ
11 1 (0.35%) XPath
11 1 (0.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (3.48%) Degree
1 10 (3.48%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.44%) BC Cleared
3 4 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.70%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.79%) QA
2 5 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (10.45%) Docker
2 5 (1.74%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (5.57%) Puppet
2 14 (4.88%) Ansible
3 10 (3.48%) Kubernetes
4 7 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.09%) Cobbler
6 5 (1.74%) TeamSite
7 2 (0.70%) Apache Brooklyn
7 2 (0.70%) Marathon
7 2 (0.70%) Mesos
7 2 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.35%) MOM
Vendors
1 36 (12.54%) Oracle
2 13 (4.53%) Sybase
3 9 (3.14%) IBM
3 9 (3.14%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.09%) Perforce
4 6 (2.09%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.05%) Informatica
5 3 (1.05%) VMware
6 2 (0.70%) Pega
7 1 (0.35%) Google
7 1 (0.35%) Twitter