Period
to 16 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Java Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 October 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.

Senior Java Developer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 155 141
Rank change year-on-year +8 -14 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Developer 36 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.74% 0.88% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.94% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 37 22
Scotland median daily rate £400 £365 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -5.50% +3.00%
10th Percentile £300 £323 £314
90th Percentile £454 £438 £485
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £29.53 £49.50
% change year-on-year - -40.35% -

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 4619 4594 5835
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 93.85% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2609 2689 2994
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -0.07% -2.64%
10th Percentile £230 £225 £238
90th Percentile £530 £494 £497
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 125 132
Scotland median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.90 £42.80 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% +7.66%

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 16 October 2017.

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 16 October 2017. 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 -15 24 £400 +10.34% 4
Glasgow -10 8 £413 -2.94% 3
West Lothian - 2 - -
Senior Java Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2017, Senior 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 Senior Java Developer in the job title.

1 36 (100.00%) Java
2 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (58.33%) Spring
4 17 (47.22%) TDD
5 15 (41.67%) Scrum
5 15 (41.67%) SQL
6 14 (38.89%) JavaScript
6 14 (38.89%) BDD
7 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 11 (30.56%) XML
9 10 (27.78%) Finance
9 10 (27.78%) AngularJS
9 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (25.00%) Kanban
10 9 (25.00%) JSON
10 9 (25.00%) HTML
10 9 (25.00%) CSS
10 9 (25.00%) Relational Database
10 9 (25.00%) React
11 8 (22.22%) Oracle
11 8 (22.22%) Python
11 8 (22.22%) Java EE
11 8 (22.22%) Gradle
12 7 (19.44%) Hudson
12 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
13 6 (16.67%) Maven
13 6 (16.67%) RESTful
13 6 (16.67%) Linux
13 6 (16.67%) Ant

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 5 (13.89%) JBoss
2 2 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (2.78%) GeoServer
3 1 (2.78%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.78%) Mule
3 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) GitHub
1 1 (2.78%) npm
1 1 (2.78%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.89%) DB2
2 5 (13.89%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.11%) GIS
3 4 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.78%) MySQL
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 8 (22.22%) Gradle
3 7 (19.44%) Hudson
4 6 (16.67%) Ant
4 6 (16.67%) Maven
5 5 (13.89%) Selenium
5 5 (13.89%) Subversion
6 4 (11.11%) Eclipse
6 4 (11.11%) JUnit
7 3 (8.33%) Bower
7 3 (8.33%) JProfiler
8 2 (5.56%) FitNesse
8 2 (5.56%) Jasmine
8 2 (5.56%) Mockito
9 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.78%) GitLab
9 1 (2.78%) JMeter
9 1 (2.78%) Mocha
9 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Private Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (58.33%) Spring
2 11 (30.56%) XML
3 10 (27.78%) AngularJS
4 9 (25.00%) CSS
4 9 (25.00%) HTML
4 9 (25.00%) JSON
4 9 (25.00%) React
5 8 (22.22%) Java EE
6 6 (16.67%) RESTful
7 5 (13.89%) Aurelia
7 5 (13.89%) Hibernate
7 5 (13.89%) J2EE
7 5 (13.89%) jQuery
7 5 (13.89%) Protocol Buffers
7 5 (13.89%) SOAP
7 5 (13.89%) Web Services
8 4 (11.11%) Node.js
8 4 (11.11%) Sass
9 3 (8.33%) REST
9 3 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) PMI
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) TDD
3 15 (41.67%) Scrum
4 14 (38.89%) BDD
5 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (25.00%) Kanban
7 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
8 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
9 4 (11.11%) OO
9 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 3 (8.33%) Change Control
10 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (8.33%) Front End Development
10 3 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (8.33%) SOA
11 2 (5.56%) Case Management
11 2 (5.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (41.67%) SQL
3 14 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 8 (22.22%) Python
5 5 (13.89%) ES6
5 5 (13.89%) Perl
6 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.56%) CoffeeScript
7 2 (5.56%) Scala
8 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) HND
2 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.78%) PMP
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (8.33%) Dodd-Frank
1 3 (8.33%) EMIR
1 3 (8.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Perforce
3 3 (8.33%) Pega
3 3 (8.33%) Sybase
4 2 (5.56%) VMware