Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Java Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 26 59
Rank change year-on-year -14 +33 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 247 225 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.79% 6.28% 3.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.02% 6.60% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 130 128
Scotland median daily rate £400 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.89% -4.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £349 £256 £261
90th Percentile £508 £439 £438
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £52.17 -
UK median hourly rate £29.25 £42.50 £42.38
% change year-on-year -31.18% +0.29% +8.65%

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 4,924 3,410 5,144
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 95.25% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,914 1,988 2,829
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £238 £213 £230
90th Percentile £538 £513 £531
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 90
Scotland median hourly rate £16.00 £17.32 £30.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.62% -42.46% +64.95%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.30 £11.18
90th Percentile £39.50 £52.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

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 May 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 22 May 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 -9 139 £400 +14.29% 22
Glasgow -11 100 £400 +11.89% 28
West Lothian -4 1 - -
Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 247 (100.00%) Java
2 170 (68.83%) Spring
3 112 (45.34%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (41.70%) Hibernate
5 81 (32.79%) TDD
6 74 (29.96%) JBoss
7 67 (27.13%) SOA
8 66 (26.72%) XML
9 55 (22.27%) JavaScript
10 53 (21.46%) Finance
10 53 (21.46%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (20.65%) Maven
12 48 (19.43%) Scrum
13 47 (19.03%) Drools
14 44 (17.81%) XSLT
15 43 (17.41%) OO
15 43 (17.41%) Java EE
16 41 (16.60%) Git (software)
16 41 (16.60%) SQL
17 39 (15.79%) Linux
18 37 (14.98%) SOAP
19 35 (14.17%) J2EE
19 35 (14.17%) Java 8
20 34 (13.77%) HTML
20 34 (13.77%) Python
21 33 (13.36%) Unix
21 33 (13.36%) AngularJS
22 30 (12.15%) Jenkins
23 29 (11.74%) Oracle
24 28 (11.34%) JUnit

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 74 (29.96%) JBoss
2 13 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 11 (4.45%) Jetty
4 9 (3.64%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.24%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (3.24%) Confluence
6 6 (2.43%) Apache
6 6 (2.43%) CMS
6 6 (2.43%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.02%) GeoServer
8 3 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.21%) WildFly
9 2 (0.81%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.81%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.40%) JOnAS
10 1 (0.40%) Liferay
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 4 (1.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (1.21%) AquaLogic BPM
2 3 (1.21%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.40%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.02%) OpenShift
3 3 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.21%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.21%) GitHub
3 3 (1.21%) PaaS
4 1 (0.40%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.40%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.21%) HTTP
2 2 (0.81%) AMQP
3 1 (0.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) Intranet
3 1 (0.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.31%) Relational Database
2 19 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 13 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 12 (4.86%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (4.45%) DB2
6 10 (4.05%) Oracle Database
7 9 (3.64%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.24%) GIS
9 7 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.83%) SQL Server
10 6 (2.43%) Couchbase
10 6 (2.43%) Redis
10 6 (2.43%) Riak
11 5 (2.02%) MySQL
11 5 (2.02%) QGIS
12 3 (1.21%) Big Data
12 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.81%) Jackrabbit
13 2 (0.81%) KDB
Development Applications
1 51 (20.65%) Maven
2 41 (16.60%) Git (software)
3 30 (12.15%) Jenkins
4 28 (11.34%) JUnit
5 19 (7.69%) Eclipse
6 16 (6.48%) Subversion
7 14 (5.67%) Gradle
8 11 (4.45%) Mockito
9 8 (3.24%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.83%) JProfiler
10 7 (2.83%) Selenium
11 6 (2.43%) Hudson
12 5 (2.02%) JIRA
12 5 (2.02%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.02%) Vagrant
13 4 (1.62%) Bitbucket
14 3 (1.21%) FitNesse
14 3 (1.21%) JMeter
14 3 (1.21%) jMock
14 3 (1.21%) Mercurial
General
1 53 (21.46%) Finance
2 15 (6.07%) Banking
3 5 (2.02%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.62%) Front Office
4 4 (1.62%) Publishing
5 3 (1.21%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.81%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.40%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (68.83%) Spring
2 103 (41.70%) Hibernate
3 66 (26.72%) XML
4 47 (19.03%) Drools
5 44 (17.81%) XSLT
6 43 (17.41%) Java EE
7 37 (14.98%) SOAP
8 35 (14.17%) J2EE
9 34 (13.77%) HTML
10 33 (13.36%) AngularJS
11 27 (10.93%) Web Services
12 26 (10.53%) JSON
13 24 (9.72%) CSS
14 23 (9.31%) JPA
14 23 (9.31%) RESTful
15 20 (8.10%) jQuery
15 20 (8.10%) Spring Boot
16 14 (5.67%) jBPM
16 14 (5.67%) JMS
17 12 (4.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.64%) Derivative
2 9 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.02%) Equities
4 5 (2.02%) User Experience
5 4 (1.62%) Fintech
6 3 (1.21%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.21%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (1.21%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.21%) Wiki
7 2 (0.81%) DataPower
7 2 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.40%) AS400
8 1 (0.40%) NHS
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.79%) Linux
2 33 (13.36%) Unix
3 3 (1.21%) Android
3 3 (1.21%) Mac OS X
3 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (45.34%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (32.79%) TDD
3 67 (27.13%) SOA
4 53 (21.46%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (19.43%) Scrum
6 43 (17.41%) OO
7 28 (11.34%) Microservices
8 27 (10.93%) BDD
8 27 (10.93%) Workflow
9 25 (10.12%) SDLC
9 25 (10.12%) Test Automation
10 23 (9.31%) Unit Testing
11 19 (7.69%) BPMN
11 19 (7.69%) Kanban
11 19 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (7.29%) Business Process Modelling
13 16 (6.48%) OOP
14 11 (4.45%) Analytics
14 11 (4.45%) Data Modelling
14 11 (4.45%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 247 (100.00%) Java
2 55 (22.27%) JavaScript
3 41 (16.60%) SQL
4 35 (14.17%) Java 8
5 34 (13.77%) Python
6 16 (6.48%) Perl
7 8 (3.24%) C++
8 7 (2.83%) C#
9 6 (2.43%) XPath
10 5 (2.02%) Ruby
11 4 (1.62%) PHP
11 4 (1.62%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.21%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.21%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.21%) Scala
13 2 (0.81%) HQL
13 2 (0.81%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.40%) AspectJ
14 1 (0.40%) ES6
14 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (3.24%) Degree
2 5 (2.02%) Sun Certification
3 4 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.83%) QA
2 5 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (9.72%) Docker
2 5 (2.02%) GeoWebCache
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (4.45%) Puppet
2 10 (4.05%) Ansible
3 6 (2.43%) Cobbler
3 6 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (2.02%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.40%) Kibana
Vendors
1 29 (11.74%) Oracle
2 9 (3.64%) IBM
2 9 (3.64%) Perforce
3 8 (3.24%) Sybase
4 2 (0.81%) Ping Identity
4 2 (0.81%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.40%) Alterian
5 1 (0.40%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.40%) Google
5 1 (0.40%) HP
5 1 (0.40%) Informatica
5 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.40%) Splunk
5 1 (0.40%) SunGard
5 1 (0.40%) VMware