The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Engineer
Rank 189 202 193
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Java Engineer 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.020% 0.10% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.11% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£525 £290 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.03% -38.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.08% +27.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4715 5603 5314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.18% 93.68% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3602 4074 3974
Average daily rate £450 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 89 133
Average hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Java Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Engineer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Java Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java Engineer across the City of London region.

Java Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Java Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Java Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Engineer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Machine Learning
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Kafka
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (66.67%) OpenTSDB
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Camel
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) OSGi
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) RUP
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SonicMQ
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Spring

Java Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Java Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Java Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
1 2 (66.67%) OpenTSDB
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) Kafka
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Camel
2 1 (33.33%) OSGi
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) SonicMQ
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Machine Learning
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) RUP
3 1 (33.33%) Scalability Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle