The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Java skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
UK / Scotland
Rank 5 11 12
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1  
Contract jobs citing Java 292 275 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.88% 10.68% 9.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.97% 33.17% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 158 184
Median daily rate £375 £400 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £271 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £52.09 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  

Java is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 769 829 889
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 44.45% 32.18% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 481 525
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 12
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £19.65 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.30 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Java
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Java as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Java in Scotland

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in Scotland

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java in Scotland

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java in Scotland

Java
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Java in Scotland

Java
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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 +5 167 £375 -9.09% 44
Glasgow 0 92 £365 -3.90% 36
West Lothian +3 15 - -
Moray - 4 £275 -
Fife -3 3 £283 -29.37%
Dundee - 3 - - 2
Stirling +6 2 £475 +35.71%
Aberdeen -1 2 - -
Angus - 2 - -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Java.

1 280 (52.34%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (27.10%) SQL
3 141 (26.36%) Scrum
4 126 (23.55%) Spring
5 123 (22.99%) Finance
6 118 (22.06%) Python
7 115 (21.50%) Linux
8 109 (20.37%) JavaScript
9 100 (18.69%) Oracle
10 97 (18.13%) TDD
11 94 (17.57%) Web Services
11 94 (17.57%) AngularJS
12 81 (15.14%) HTML
13 80 (14.95%) Jenkins
14 79 (14.77%) BDD
14 79 (14.77%) Selenium
14 79 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
15 76 (14.21%) Maven
16 73 (13.64%) Software Engineering
17 72 (13.46%) Cucumber
17 72 (13.46%) Relational Database
18 67 (12.52%) Git (software)
19 64 (11.96%) Unix
20 63 (11.78%) OO
21 60 (11.21%) SOA
22 57 (10.65%) J2EE
22 57 (10.65%) JIRA
23 56 (10.47%) CSS
23 56 (10.47%) XML
23 56 (10.47%) Hibernate

Java
Top Related 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 51 (9.53%) JBoss
2 26 (4.86%) Apache
2 26 (4.86%) Tomcat
3 20 (3.74%) GeoServer
4 18 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (2.43%) Confluence
6 13 (2.43%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (1.50%) CMS
9 6 (1.12%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.93%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.93%) IIS
10 5 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.75%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.75%) CICS
11 4 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.75%) nginx
11 4 (0.75%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.37%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (0.75%) MS Office
2 3 (0.56%) AutoCAD
2 3 (0.56%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.19%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.87%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (1.31%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.75%) Maximo
4 4 (0.75%) Sonata
5 3 (0.56%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Utilities
7 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.68%) PaaS
4 8 (1.50%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.31%) GitHub
6 6 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.75%) IaaS
7 4 (0.75%) iTunes
7 4 (0.75%) SaaS
8 3 (0.56%) Route 53
9 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.37%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.19%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.80%) HTTP
2 12 (2.24%) Firewall
3 11 (2.06%) DNS
4 8 (1.50%) Internet
5 5 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (0.93%) SSL
5 5 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.56%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.19%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.19%) Broadband
7 1 (0.19%) DVB
7 1 (0.19%) LAN
7 1 (0.19%) NAS
7 1 (0.19%) Network Security
7 1 (0.19%) SAN
7 1 (0.19%) VLAN
7 1 (0.19%) VXLAN
7 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.46%) Relational Database
2 52 (9.72%) Oracle Database
3 43 (8.04%) NoSQL
4 31 (5.79%) MySQL
5 24 (4.49%) RDBMS
6 21 (3.93%) DB2
6 21 (3.93%) Oracle Database 12c
7 20 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (3.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 18 (3.36%) SQL Server
10 17 (3.18%) GIS
10 17 (3.18%) MongoDB
11 13 (2.43%) Big Data
12 10 (1.87%) Spatial Data
13 8 (1.50%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.93%) KDB
14 5 (0.93%) Kdb+
15 4 (0.75%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.75%) HBase
15 4 (0.75%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 80 (14.95%) Jenkins
2 79 (14.77%) Selenium
3 76 (14.21%) Maven
4 72 (13.46%) Cucumber
5 67 (12.52%) Git (software)
6 57 (10.65%) JIRA
7 39 (7.29%) Subversion
8 37 (6.92%) Gradle
9 25 (4.67%) WebDriver
10 24 (4.49%) Eclipse
10 24 (4.49%) JUnit
11 23 (4.30%) JBehave
12 19 (3.55%) Ant
13 14 (2.62%) LoadRunner
13 14 (2.62%) SoapUI
14 13 (2.43%) Hudson
14 13 (2.43%) Mockito
15 9 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
16 8 (1.50%) Bugzilla
16 8 (1.50%) GitLab
General
1 123 (22.99%) Finance
2 37 (6.92%) Banking
3 11 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.12%) Billing
4 6 (1.12%) Law
5 5 (0.93%) Games
6 4 (0.75%) Marketing
7 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.37%) Back Office
8 2 (0.37%) German Language
8 2 (0.37%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.37%) Legal
8 2 (0.37%) Retail
9 1 (0.19%) French Language
9 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
9 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 300 (56.07%) Developer
2 195 (36.45%) Java Developer
3 32 (5.98%) Software Engineer
4 31 (5.79%) Analyst
5 30 (5.61%) Java Engineer
6 29 (5.42%) Senior Developer
7 27 (5.05%) Architect
8 24 (4.49%) Test Engineer
9 23 (4.30%) Consultant
9 23 (4.30%) Tester
10 21 (3.93%) JavaScript Developer
11 20 (3.74%) Senior Java Developer
12 19 (3.55%) Java Software Engineer
13 18 (3.36%) Angular Developer
14 16 (2.99%) Junior
15 14 (2.62%) Automation Tester
15 14 (2.62%) Test Analyst
15 14 (2.62%) Test Automation Engineer
16 13 (2.43%) Junior Developer
16 13 (2.43%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (23.55%) Spring
2 94 (17.57%) AngularJS
2 94 (17.57%) Web Services
3 81 (15.14%) HTML
4 57 (10.65%) J2EE
5 56 (10.47%) CSS
5 56 (10.47%) Hibernate
5 56 (10.47%) XML
6 54 (10.09%) REST
7 42 (7.85%) HTML5
8 37 (6.92%) SOAP
9 36 (6.73%) RESTful
10 35 (6.54%) Java EE
11 32 (5.98%) JMS
12 30 (5.61%) jQuery
12 30 (5.61%) Node.js
13 27 (5.05%) .NET
13 27 (5.05%) JSON
14 22 (4.11%) JSP
15 21 (3.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (7.29%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (2.06%) Algorithms
7 10 (1.87%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.68%) Fintech
9 8 (1.50%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.50%) User Experience
10 7 (1.31%) Wiki
11 6 (1.12%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.12%) iPad
12 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.75%) DataPower
13 4 (0.75%) Derivative
13 4 (0.75%) iPhone
13 4 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 115 (21.50%) Linux
2 64 (11.96%) Unix
3 29 (5.42%) Android
4 28 (5.23%) Windows
5 20 (3.74%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.12%) Solaris
8 3 (0.56%) MVS
8 3 (0.56%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.37%) AIX
9 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.19%) CentOS
10 1 (0.19%) Debian
10 1 (0.19%) VMS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (52.34%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (26.36%) Scrum
3 97 (18.13%) TDD
4 79 (14.77%) BDD
4 79 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 63 (11.78%) OO
7 60 (11.21%) SOA
8 52 (9.72%) DevOps
9 43 (8.04%) Microservices
10 41 (7.66%) Test Automation
11 40 (7.48%) SDLC
12 38 (7.10%) Web Development
13 37 (6.92%) Open Source
14 27 (5.05%) Mentoring
15 26 (4.86%) OOA/OOD
16 25 (4.67%) CRM
17 23 (4.30%) Unit Testing
18 20 (3.74%) Performance Testing
19 19 (3.55%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 145 (27.10%) SQL
2 118 (22.06%) Python
3 109 (20.37%) JavaScript
4 39 (7.29%) PL/SQL
5 36 (6.73%) C#
6 32 (5.98%) Perl
7 23 (4.30%) Shell Script
8 22 (4.11%) C++
9 18 (3.36%) PHP
10 17 (3.18%) Bash Shell
10 17 (3.18%) Ruby
11 13 (2.43%) C
12 9 (1.68%) XPath
13 7 (1.31%) Groovy
13 7 (1.31%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.31%) Scala
14 6 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.12%) XQuery
15 5 (0.93%) CoffeeScript
15 5 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (10.28%) Degree
2 22 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.31%) CISSP
5 4 (0.75%) BC Cleared
5 4 (0.75%) ISEB
6 3 (0.56%) CEH
6 3 (0.56%) SANS
6 3 (0.56%) VCAP
6 3 (0.56%) VCP6
6 3 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.37%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.19%) IISP
8 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.54%) QA
2 10 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.75%) MiFID
4 3 (0.56%) EMIR
4 3 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.37%) WCAG
6 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.19%) SDET
6 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (4.11%) Docker
2 6 (1.12%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.56%) vSphere
4 2 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.19%) Xen
5 1 (0.19%) zsh
Systems Management
1 27 (5.05%) Ansible
2 25 (4.67%) Puppet
3 12 (2.24%) HP SiteScope
3 12 (2.24%) OpenView
4 10 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.93%) logstash
6 5 (0.93%) TIBCO Hawk
7 4 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.75%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.56%) ArcSight ESM
8 3 (0.56%) QRadar
8 3 (0.56%) vRealize
9 2 (0.37%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (0.37%) SCCM
10 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.19%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 100 (18.69%) Oracle
2 25 (4.67%) Red Hat
3 23 (4.30%) IBM
4 19 (3.55%) ESRI
5 16 (2.99%) Sybase
6 14 (2.62%) HP
7 13 (2.43%) Microsoft
8 11 (2.06%) Splunk
9 10 (1.87%) TIBCO
10 9 (1.68%) Adobe
10 9 (1.68%) Perforce
11 8 (1.50%) CA Agile Central
12 7 (1.31%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.12%) VMware
14 5 (0.93%) Alterian
15 4 (0.75%) AppDynamics
15 4 (0.75%) Cisco
15 4 (0.75%) FNZ
15 4 (0.75%) Twitter
16 3 (0.56%) ArcSight
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