The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 58 32
Rank change year-on-year +36 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 122 73 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.96% 2.82% 4.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.38% 2.97% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 45 88
Median daily rate £350 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -7.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.12% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.17 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +15.13%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1654 2457 2819
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.35% 94.79% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1014 1357 1549
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 77
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +33.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Java Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Developer in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java Developer in Scotland

Java Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java Developer in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 27 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
Edinburgh +26 64 £350 -3.44% 9
Glasgow +18 53 £358 -4.66% 15
West Lothian +1 5 - -
Stirling +10 1 £475 -
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 200 (100.00%) Java
2 112 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (53.00%) Spring
4 65 (32.50%) Scrum
5 64 (32.00%) Finance
6 56 (28.00%) TDD
7 54 (27.00%) SQL
8 50 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 48 (24.00%) Hibernate
10 44 (22.00%) HTML
11 41 (20.50%) JavaScript
11 41 (20.50%) Web Services
11 41 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (20.00%) Oracle
12 40 (20.00%) Linux
12 40 (20.00%) Maven
12 40 (20.00%) Microservices
13 36 (18.00%) Relational Database
14 33 (16.50%) XML
14 33 (16.50%) REST
15 32 (16.00%) OO
16 29 (14.50%) SOAP
16 29 (14.50%) CSS
17 28 (14.00%) Unix
17 28 (14.00%) JMS
17 28 (14.00%) Software Engineering
18 26 (13.00%) Banking
18 26 (13.00%) JBoss
18 26 (13.00%) NoSQL
18 26 (13.00%) Git (software)

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 26 (13.00%) JBoss
2 16 (8.00%) Tomcat
3 11 (5.50%) Apache
4 9 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (4.50%) GeoServer
5 8 (4.00%) Confluence
6 7 (3.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.50%) CMS
8 3 (1.50%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.50%) FileNet
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 11 (5.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (1.50%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.00%) GitHub
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.00%) Relational Database
2 26 (13.00%) NoSQL
3 18 (9.00%) MySQL
3 18 (9.00%) Oracle Database
4 16 (8.00%) DB2
5 11 (5.50%) MongoDB
5 11 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 10 (5.00%) Spatial Data
7 9 (4.50%) GIS
7 9 (4.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (4.50%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.50%) SQL Server
9 3 (1.50%) KDB
9 3 (1.50%) Kdb+
10 2 (1.00%) Data Mart
10 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.50%) HSQLDB
11 1 (0.50%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 40 (20.00%) Maven
2 26 (13.00%) Git (software)
3 22 (11.00%) Jenkins
4 21 (10.50%) Gradle
5 19 (9.50%) Cucumber
6 18 (9.00%) Eclipse
6 18 (9.00%) Selenium
7 17 (8.50%) JIRA
8 15 (7.50%) Subversion
9 14 (7.00%) JUnit
10 13 (6.50%) Ant
11 10 (5.00%) JBehave
12 9 (4.50%) Hudson
13 8 (4.00%) Mockito
14 5 (2.50%) JProfiler
15 3 (1.50%) Jasmine
16 2 (1.00%) Bitbucket
16 2 (1.00%) GitLab
16 2 (1.00%) Grunt
16 2 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 64 (32.00%) Finance
2 26 (13.00%) Banking
3 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.50%) Law
4 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (53.00%) Spring
2 50 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 48 (24.00%) Hibernate
4 44 (22.00%) HTML
5 41 (20.50%) Web Services
6 33 (16.50%) REST
6 33 (16.50%) XML
7 29 (14.50%) CSS
7 29 (14.50%) SOAP
8 28 (14.00%) JMS
9 22 (11.00%) HTML5
9 22 (11.00%) J2EE
9 22 (11.00%) RESTful
10 19 (9.50%) Java EE
11 16 (8.00%) Spring Boot
12 15 (7.50%) XSLT
13 14 (7.00%) JSON
14 12 (6.00%) jQuery
14 12 (6.00%) React
15 10 (5.00%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.50%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.00%) Wiki
4 5 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.50%) Fintech
6 2 (1.00%) DataPower
6 2 (1.00%) Derivative
6 2 (1.00%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.00%) iSeries
6 2 (1.00%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.50%) AS400
7 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.50%) W3C
7 1 (0.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.00%) Linux
2 28 (14.00%) Unix
3 5 (2.50%) Windows
4 3 (1.50%) Android
4 3 (1.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.50%) Debian
5 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (32.50%) Scrum
3 56 (28.00%) TDD
4 41 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (20.00%) Microservices
6 32 (16.00%) OO
7 28 (14.00%) Software Engineering
8 25 (12.50%) BDD
8 25 (12.50%) SOA
9 22 (11.00%) OOA/OOD
10 18 (9.00%) SDLC
11 16 (8.00%) DevOps
11 16 (8.00%) Mentoring
11 16 (8.00%) Open Source
11 16 (8.00%) Unit Testing
12 13 (6.50%) Open Source Development
13 12 (6.00%) Test Automation
13 12 (6.00%) Translating Business Requirements
14 11 (5.50%) Low Latency
15 10 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 200 (100.00%) Java
2 54 (27.00%) SQL
3 41 (20.50%) JavaScript
4 24 (12.00%) Python
5 12 (6.00%) Perl
6 9 (4.50%) PL/SQL
6 9 (4.50%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.00%) C#
8 4 (2.00%) XPath
8 4 (2.00%) XQuery
9 3 (1.50%) C++
9 3 (1.50%) ES6
9 3 (1.50%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.00%) C
10 2 (1.00%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.00%) XAML
11 1 (0.50%) Groovy
11 1 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (8.00%) Degree
2 8 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.50%) QA
2 5 (2.50%) MiFID
3 4 (2.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (2.00%) EMIR
System Software
1 12 (6.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.00%) Puppet
2 3 (1.50%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (1.00%) Ansible
4 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (20.00%) Oracle
2 15 (7.50%) Sybase
3 13 (6.50%) IBM
4 8 (4.00%) ESRI
4 8 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.50%) Perforce
6 4 (2.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.50%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.00%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.00%) Vermilion
8 2 (1.00%) VMware
9 1 (0.50%) Adobe
9 1 (0.50%) Alterian
9 1 (0.50%) Reuters
9 1 (0.50%) Twitter
9 1 (0.50%) Xamarin
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