Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 15 August 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.

Senior Java Developer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 139 156
Rank change year-on-year -29 +17 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 43 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.78% 0.76% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.80% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 42
Scotland median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -6.37%
10th Percentile £360 £323 £326
90th Percentile £481 £525 £438
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - £29.53

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 5,241 4,109 5,021
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.09% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,956 2,350 2,875
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £238 £229 £230
90th Percentile £544 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 104 111
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £25.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.27% +24.39% +7.89%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.32 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%

Senior Java Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Senior Java Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Java Developer in Scotland

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Java Developer in Scotland

Senior Java Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Java Developer in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Java Developer in Scotland

Senior 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 Senior Java Developer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 August 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 -2 35 £415 +3.75% 11
Glasgow -25 7 £475 +18.75% 5
Senior Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, Senior 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 Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 43 (100.00%) Java
2 32 (74.42%) Spring
3 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (44.19%) Finance
4 19 (44.19%) Java 8
5 15 (34.88%) Hibernate
5 15 (34.88%) TDD
5 15 (34.88%) SOA
6 14 (32.56%) Java EE
7 13 (30.23%) JBoss
8 11 (25.58%) Drools
9 10 (23.26%) J2EE
9 10 (23.26%) XML
9 10 (23.26%) XSLT
10 9 (20.93%) Scrum
10 9 (20.93%) BDD
10 9 (20.93%) Spring Boot
11 8 (18.60%) AngularJS
11 8 (18.60%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (16.28%) Maven
12 7 (16.28%) Web Development
12 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
12 7 (16.28%) Business Process Modelling
13 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (13.95%) React
14 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
14 5 (11.63%) Microservices
14 5 (11.63%) BPMN
14 5 (11.63%) jBPM
14 5 (11.63%) Workflow

Senior 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 13 (30.23%) JBoss
2 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.33%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (11.63%) RDBMS
2 5 (11.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) Big Data
4 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) DB2
4 1 (2.33%) Impala
4 1 (2.33%) KDB
4 1 (2.33%) MySQL
4 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Maven
2 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.98%) Mockito
4 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.65%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) GitLab
5 1 (2.33%) Gradle
5 1 (2.33%) JUnit
5 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
General
1 19 (44.19%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Advertising
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (74.42%) Spring
2 15 (34.88%) Hibernate
3 14 (32.56%) Java EE
4 11 (25.58%) Drools
5 10 (23.26%) J2EE
5 10 (23.26%) XML
5 10 (23.26%) XSLT
6 9 (20.93%) Spring Boot
7 8 (18.60%) AngularJS
8 6 (13.95%) React
9 5 (11.63%) jBPM
10 4 (9.30%) Web Services
11 3 (6.98%) CSS
11 3 (6.98%) HTML
11 3 (6.98%) RESTful
11 3 (6.98%) SOAP
12 2 (4.65%) JSON
12 2 (4.65%) REST
12 2 (4.65%) Sass
12 2 (4.65%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Fintech
2 3 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.65%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) Equities
4 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) SOA
2 15 (34.88%) TDD
3 9 (20.93%) BDD
3 9 (20.93%) Scrum
4 7 (16.28%) Business Process Modelling
4 7 (16.28%) Web Development
5 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (11.63%) BPMN
6 5 (11.63%) Microservices
6 5 (11.63%) Workflow
7 4 (9.30%) DevOps
7 4 (9.30%) Kanban
7 4 (9.30%) Open Source
8 3 (6.98%) Business Transformation
8 3 (6.98%) OOP
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.65%) Identity Management
9 2 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 43 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (44.19%) Java 8
3 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.30%) SQL
5 3 (6.98%) PHP
5 3 (6.98%) Scala
6 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) GDPR
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.33%) Ansible
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle
1 2 (4.65%) Ping Identity
1 2 (4.65%) Sybase
2 1 (2.33%) IBM