The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Programmer
Rank 189 196 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Java Programmer 7 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.090% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.097% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £556 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £322 £319
% change year-on-year
+2.87% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
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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
5189 6212 5579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.41% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4020 4517 4147
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 110 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £34.30 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Java Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Java Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Java Programmer
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 Programmer across the City of London region.

Java Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Java Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Programmer across the City of London region.

Java Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Java Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) Derivative
3 6 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 6 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (50.00%) UNIX
3 6 (50.00%) Banking
3 6 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (41.67%) Mathematics
4 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
4 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
5 4 (33.33%) Front Office
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle
6 3 (25.00%) Low Latency
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
7 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) User Stories
7 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) JDBC
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
7 2 (16.67%) JMS
7 2 (16.67%) SOA
7 2 (16.67%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Java Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) RMDS
1 1 (8.33%) ION MarketView
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (33.33%) Front Office
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) JDBC
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) JMS
1 2 (16.67%) Spring
1 2 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) XSD
2 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Derivative
2 5 (41.67%) Mathematics
2 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
4 1 (8.33%) Market Risk
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 2 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (8.33%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Scala
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Sybase
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) ION Trading
2 1 (8.33%) 29West