The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Software 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 Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Software Engineer
Rank 148 187 205
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Java Software Engineer 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.060% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.063% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £620 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £43.13 -
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -
Java Software Engineer
London

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
2993 4783 5548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.41% 95.01% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2363 3663 3992
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.01 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Java Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Java Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Java Software 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 Software Engineer across the City of London region.

Java Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Java Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Software Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Java Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Java Software Engineer
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 Software Engineer across the City of London region.

Java Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Java Software 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 Software Engineer in their job title.

1 62 (100.00%) Java
1 62 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 39 (62.90%) Scala
3 26 (41.94%) Algorithmic Trading
3 26 (41.94%) Low Latency
4 22 (35.48%) Linux
5 20 (32.26%) JUnit
5 20 (32.26%) Unix
5 20 (32.26%) Eclipse
5 20 (32.26%) Fixed Income
5 20 (32.26%) Grid Computing
5 20 (32.26%) Electronic Trading
5 20 (32.26%) NoSQL
5 20 (32.26%) Gradle
5 20 (32.26%) Functional Programming
5 20 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (30.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 19 (30.65%) Open Source
6 19 (30.65%) VTune
6 19 (30.65%) KDB
6 19 (30.65%) Banking
6 19 (30.65%) Investment Banking
6 19 (30.65%) Finance
6 19 (30.65%) Solaris
7 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (11.29%) TDD
8 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
9 6 (9.68%) Pair Programming
9 6 (9.68%) Front Office
9 6 (9.68%) Derivative

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Java Software 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 Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.23%) Apache
1 2 (3.23%) Confluence
1 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.61%) Jetty
2 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.26%) NoSQL
2 19 (30.65%) KDB
3 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (32.26%) Eclipse
1 20 (32.26%) Gradle
1 20 (32.26%) JUnit
2 19 (30.65%) VTune
3 2 (3.23%) FishEye
3 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.23%) JIRA
3 2 (3.23%) Subversion
3 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.61%) Mockito
General
1 19 (30.65%) Banking
1 19 (30.65%) Finance
1 19 (30.65%) Investment Banking
2 6 (9.68%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) REST
2 2 (3.23%) Grails
3 1 (1.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (32.26%) Fixed Income
1 20 (32.26%) Grid Computing
2 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.68%) Derivative
3 6 (9.68%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Linux
2 20 (32.26%) Unix
3 19 (30.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 26 (41.94%) Algorithmic Trading
2 26 (41.94%) Low Latency
3 20 (32.26%) Electronic Trading
3 20 (32.26%) Functional Programming
4 19 (30.65%) Open Source
5 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.29%) TDD
7 6 (9.68%) Pair Programming
8 2 (3.23%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.23%) Quality Management
9 1 (1.61%) BDD
9 1 (1.61%) DevOps
9 1 (1.61%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.61%) Unit Testing
9 1 (1.61%) User Stories
9 1 (1.61%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (100.00%) Java
2 39 (62.90%) Scala
3 2 (3.23%) Groovy
4 1 (1.61%) C#
4 1 (1.61%) Go
4 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.61%) PHP
4 1 (1.61%) Python
4 1 (1.61%) Ruby
System Software
1 19 (30.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 4 (6.45%) Fidessa
2 1 (1.61%) Google