The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 27 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.

Java
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 7 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6  
Contract jobs citing Java 13 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 33.33% 14.89% 11.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 56.52% 31.82% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 7
Median daily rate - £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +2.50% +4.57%  

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 West Lothian with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Lothian
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 23 22 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 58.97% 46.81% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 20
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian 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 West Lothian

Java
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Java in West Lothian

Java
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 27 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
Livingston +3 13 - -
Java
Scotland

Java
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Java.

1 31 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (60.61%) SQL
3 17 (51.52%) CRM
4 16 (48.48%) Scrum
5 15 (45.45%) Oracle
5 15 (45.45%) Oracle Database
6 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (33.33%) SOA
8 10 (30.30%) J2EE
8 10 (30.30%) Spring
9 9 (27.27%) Selenium
9 9 (27.27%) QA
9 9 (27.27%) Relational Database
9 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
10 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
10 8 (24.24%) PL/SQL
10 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
11 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
11 7 (21.21%) Unix
11 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
11 7 (21.21%) OpenView
11 7 (21.21%) HP
11 7 (21.21%) LoadRunner
11 7 (21.21%) Data Modelling
11 7 (21.21%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (21.21%) HP SiteScope
12 6 (18.18%) Change Control

Java
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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 4 (12.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) Oracle Database
2 9 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (21.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
1 9 (27.27%) Selenium
2 7 (21.21%) LoadRunner
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.09%) JUnit
4 3 (9.09%) Maven
4 3 (9.09%) Subversion
5 2 (6.06%) DbUnit
5 2 (6.06%) Mockito
5 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
General
1 5 (15.15%) Billing
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 3 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Tester
2 9 (27.27%) Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Database Designer
3 7 (21.21%) Designer
3 7 (21.21%) Java Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 6 (18.18%) Java Automation Tester
4 6 (18.18%) QA Automation Tester
4 6 (18.18%) QA Tester
4 6 (18.18%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 6 (18.18%) Selenium Tester
4 6 (18.18%) Test Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Angular Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Performance Tester
7 3 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Performance Test Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) J2EE
1 10 (30.30%) Spring
2 6 (18.18%) Middleware
3 5 (15.15%) Angular 2
3 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
3 5 (15.15%) CSS
3 5 (15.15%) HTML
3 5 (15.15%) Spring Integration
3 5 (15.15%) Web Services
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.03%) iBATIS
6 1 (3.03%) Java EE
6 1 (3.03%) JDBC
6 1 (3.03%) JMS
6 1 (3.03%) RESTful
6 1 (3.03%) XML
6 1 (3.03%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Replication
3 2 (6.06%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) CRM
3 16 (48.48%) Scrum
4 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (33.33%) SOA
6 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
6 8 (24.24%) Test Strategy
7 7 (21.21%) Data Modelling
7 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (18.18%) Change Control
8 6 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Project Planning
8 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
8 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
8 6 (18.18%) TDD
9 5 (15.15%) Microservices
9 5 (15.15%) SDLC
10 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis
11 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) HP SiteScope
1 7 (21.21%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Oracle
2 7 (21.21%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Twitter