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 26 June 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.

Java
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 9 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Java 296 372 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.55% 12.85% 10.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.76% 35.09% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 194 137
Median daily rate £388 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £260 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £496 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.87% -10.62%  

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 932 1060 960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 42.67% 36.61% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 568 497
Median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 22
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% +18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 26 June 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 0 141 £375 - 40
Glasgow +1 129 £388 +7.63% 39
West Lothian +5 12 £415 -1.77% 1
West Dunbartonshire -2 2 £425 +0.59%
Aberdeenshire - 2 £400 - 2
Dundee -2 1 £225 - 5
Aberdeen -8 1 £520 -
Moray - 1 £350 -
Java
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 276 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (31.08%) Spring
3 164 (27.70%) SQL
4 145 (24.49%) Linux
5 144 (24.32%) Finance
6 137 (23.14%) JavaScript
7 127 (21.45%) Scrum
8 109 (18.41%) Web Services
9 103 (17.40%) TDD
10 100 (16.89%) Test Automation
11 98 (16.55%) HTML
12 97 (16.39%) Unix
13 96 (16.22%) Oracle
14 95 (16.05%) Jenkins
15 91 (15.37%) Python
16 85 (14.36%) Git (software)
17 83 (14.02%) CSS
18 79 (13.34%) Relational Database
19 75 (12.67%) J2EE
20 74 (12.50%) Software Engineering
20 74 (12.50%) AngularJS
21 72 (12.16%) Selenium
21 72 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
22 70 (11.82%) Hibernate
23 67 (11.32%) BDD
24 66 (11.15%) OO
25 63 (10.64%) Cucumber
26 59 (9.97%) Maven
27 56 (9.46%) DevOps
28 54 (9.12%) Degree

Java
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 (7.43%) Tomcat
2 33 (5.57%) JBoss
3 29 (4.90%) Apache
4 28 (4.73%) WebSphere
5 18 (3.04%) Confluence
6 12 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (1.86%) WebSphere Portal
8 10 (1.69%) CMS
9 8 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (1.01%) SAS
10 6 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.84%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (0.68%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.68%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.51%) IIS
14 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
1 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.34%) Siemens NX
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.52%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.68%) Maximo
4 3 (0.51%) Pega PRPC
4 3 (0.51%) Sonata
5 2 (0.34%) OpenText Process Suite
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Utilities
5 2 (0.34%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.38%) GitHub
3 14 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (1.86%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
6 9 (1.52%) OpenShift
6 9 (1.52%) PaaS
7 8 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.51%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.34%) iTunes
9 2 (0.34%) Route 53
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.17%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.17%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.17%) IaaS
10 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.17%) SaaS
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.20%) Firewall
2 11 (1.86%) HTTP
3 9 (1.52%) DNS
3 9 (1.52%) SSL
4 8 (1.35%) Internet
4 8 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.18%) HTTPS
6 5 (0.84%) LAN
6 5 (0.84%) VLAN
6 5 (0.84%) WAN
7 2 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.17%) NAS
8 1 (0.17%) SAN
8 1 (0.17%) SMS
8 1 (0.17%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (13.34%) Relational Database
2 50 (8.45%) NoSQL
3 40 (6.76%) Oracle Database
4 30 (5.07%) DB2
4 30 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (4.90%) MySQL
6 27 (4.56%) RDBMS
7 24 (4.05%) SQL Server
8 20 (3.38%) Oracle Database 12c
9 17 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 16 (2.70%) MongoDB
11 13 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (2.03%) Big Data
13 10 (1.69%) KDB
14 8 (1.35%) GIS
14 8 (1.35%) Kdb+
15 4 (0.68%) Data Mining
16 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
16 3 (0.51%) InterSystems Cache
16 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 95 (16.05%) Jenkins
2 85 (14.36%) Git (software)
3 72 (12.16%) Selenium
4 63 (10.64%) Cucumber
5 59 (9.97%) Maven
6 40 (6.76%) JIRA
7 39 (6.59%) Subversion
8 29 (4.90%) Ant
8 29 (4.90%) JUnit
9 26 (4.39%) WebDriver
10 24 (4.05%) Mockito
11 21 (3.55%) GitLab
12 19 (3.21%) Hudson
13 18 (3.04%) Gradle
13 18 (3.04%) SoapUI
14 16 (2.70%) Eclipse
15 13 (2.20%) Oracle APEX
15 13 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (2.03%) LoadRunner
17 9 (1.52%) Bugzilla
General
1 144 (24.32%) Finance
2 50 (8.45%) Banking
3 7 (1.18%) Legal
3 7 (1.18%) Telecoms
4 5 (0.84%) Marketing
5 3 (0.51%) Billing
5 3 (0.51%) German Language
5 3 (0.51%) Italian Language
5 3 (0.51%) Law
5 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.34%) Retail
6 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.17%) French Language
7 1 (0.17%) Front Office
7 1 (0.17%) Games
7 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.17%) Publishing
7 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 356 (60.14%) Developer
2 247 (41.72%) Java Developer
3 35 (5.91%) Analyst
3 35 (5.91%) Senior Developer
4 29 (4.90%) Architect
5 28 (4.73%) Senior Java Developer
6 27 (4.56%) Software Engineer
7 21 (3.55%) Angular Developer
8 20 (3.38%) JavaScript Developer
8 20 (3.38%) Test Analyst
8 20 (3.38%) Tester
9 18 (3.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 18 (3.04%) Java Engineer
9 18 (3.04%) Test Engineer
10 17 (2.87%) Junior
10 17 (2.87%) Technical Architect
11 16 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (2.53%) Consultant
13 14 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
14 13 (2.20%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (31.08%) Spring
2 109 (18.41%) Web Services
3 98 (16.55%) HTML
4 83 (14.02%) CSS
5 75 (12.67%) J2EE
6 74 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 70 (11.82%) Hibernate
8 48 (8.11%) REST
9 47 (7.94%) SOAP
10 46 (7.77%) XML
11 42 (7.09%) RESTful
12 38 (6.42%) JSON
13 31 (5.24%) HTML5
13 31 (5.24%) jQuery
14 30 (5.07%) Spring Boot
15 29 (4.90%) JMS
16 28 (4.73%) Node.js
17 27 (4.56%) React
18 25 (4.22%) .NET
19 23 (3.89%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 37 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.72%) Linux Command Line
5 15 (2.53%) Algorithms
5 15 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.36%) Data Structures
6 14 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.52%) Fintech
7 9 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.35%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.35%) Wiki
9 6 (1.01%) DataPower
9 6 (1.01%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.01%) User Experience
10 5 (0.84%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.84%) Derivative
10 5 (0.84%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 145 (24.49%) Linux
2 97 (16.39%) Unix
3 32 (5.41%) Windows
4 25 (4.22%) Android
4 25 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (3.21%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.70%) Solaris
7 5 (0.84%) AIX
8 4 (0.68%) Debian
9 3 (0.51%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) MVS
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (46.62%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (21.45%) Scrum
3 103 (17.40%) TDD
4 100 (16.89%) Test Automation
5 74 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 72 (12.16%) Continuous Integration
7 67 (11.32%) BDD
8 66 (11.15%) OO
9 56 (9.46%) DevOps
10 53 (8.95%) Web Development
11 44 (7.43%) Microservices
11 44 (7.43%) SDLC
12 41 (6.93%) SOA
13 36 (6.08%) OOA/OOD
13 36 (6.08%) Unit Testing
14 35 (5.91%) Kanban
15 33 (5.57%) Front End Development
16 27 (4.56%) Mentoring
17 24 (4.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 23 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (27.70%) SQL
2 137 (23.14%) JavaScript
3 91 (15.37%) Python
4 44 (7.43%) Perl
5 38 (6.42%) C#
6 35 (5.91%) Shell Script
7 33 (5.57%) Ruby
8 27 (4.56%) PL/SQL
9 23 (3.89%) C++
10 21 (3.55%) Bash Shell
11 19 (3.21%) PHP
12 18 (3.04%) Scala
13 9 (1.52%) ES6
13 9 (1.52%) Go
13 9 (1.52%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.35%) Objective-C
15 7 (1.18%) CoffeeScript
16 5 (0.84%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.68%) C
17 4 (0.68%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 54 (9.12%) Degree
2 17 (2.87%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.03%) CISSP
4 10 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.01%) CEH
7 4 (0.68%) SANS
8 3 (0.51%) ISEB
8 3 (0.51%) VCAP
8 3 (0.51%) VCP6
8 3 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.34%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.34%) HND
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.22%) QA
2 21 (3.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (1.52%) EMIR
3 9 (1.52%) MiFID
4 3 (0.51%) COBIT
4 3 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (4.73%) Docker
2 5 (0.84%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.51%) vSphere
4 2 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (7.09%) Ansible
2 28 (4.73%) Puppet
3 14 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.69%) HP SiteScope
4 10 (1.69%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.69%) OpenView
5 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.68%) TIBCO Hawk
6 3 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.51%) logstash
6 3 (0.51%) SELinux
6 3 (0.51%) vRealize
7 2 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.17%) Mesos
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.17%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 96 (16.22%) Oracle
2 31 (5.24%) Sybase
3 25 (4.22%) IBM
4 20 (3.38%) Red Hat
5 14 (2.36%) Perforce
6 12 (2.03%) VMware
7 11 (1.86%) HP
7 11 (1.86%) Splunk
8 10 (1.69%) Microsoft
9 9 (1.52%) CA Agile Central
10 8 (1.35%) Adobe
11 6 (1.01%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.68%) Alterian
12 4 (0.68%) Black Duck
12 4 (0.68%) Twitter
13 3 (0.51%) AppDynamics
13 3 (0.51%) CA
13 3 (0.51%) FNZ
13 3 (0.51%) Pega
13 3 (0.51%) Vermilion
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Empiric
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeenshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £535.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Day rate only
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeenshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago