The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills 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 over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 759 706 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.13% 12.25% 12.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.51% 29.15% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 570 691
Average daily rate
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£525 £522 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +4.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £187.50 - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -6.66%
Java
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2572 2422 3098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.51% 42.03% 43.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2129 1881 2379
Average daily rate £475 £456 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 28
Average hourly rate £25.85 £38.49 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.84% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £14.88 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £104.61 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Java
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 across the City of London region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Java
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 across the City of London region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Java also 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 that cited Java.

1 615 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (25.69%) SQL
3 367 (25.35%) Finance
4 337 (23.27%) TDD
5 318 (21.96%) Banking
6 301 (20.79%) JavaScript
7 300 (20.72%) Linux
8 297 (20.51%) Oracle
9 263 (18.16%) HTML
10 253 (17.47%) Spring
11 227 (15.68%) UNIX
12 191 (13.19%) Web Services
13 188 (12.98%) C#
14 186 (12.85%) Multithreading
15 180 (12.43%) Scala
16 175 (12.09%) Scrum
17 173 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
18 169 (11.67%) .NET
19 168 (11.60%) Front Office
20 167 (11.53%) XML
21 165 (11.40%) OO
22 162 (11.19%) BDD
23 160 (11.05%) Maven
24 149 (10.29%) J2EE
25 147 (10.15%) Python
25 147 (10.15%) Hibernate
26 145 (10.01%) Investment Banking
26 145 (10.01%) Git (software)
27 143 (9.88%) Jenkins
28 131 (9.05%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Java also 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 that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 94 (6.49%) Tomcat
2 77 (5.32%) Apache
3 55 (3.80%) JBoss
4 53 (3.66%) Oracle Coherence
5 50 (3.45%) WebSphere
6 47 (3.25%) Apache Spark
7 43 (2.97%) WebLogic
8 38 (2.62%) Node.js
9 31 (2.14%) Confluence
10 30 (2.07%) IIS
11 25 (1.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 19 (1.31%) Jetty
13 17 (1.17%) CMS
14 15 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.83%) OpenStack
16 11 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
17 8 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 8 (0.55%) Apache Pig
18 7 (0.48%) Liferay
18 7 (0.48%) MQSeries
Applications
1 27 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.48%) MS Office
4 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.28%) MS Project
7 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.21%) Mathematica
7 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.21%) Maple
7 3 (0.21%) LaTeX
7 3 (0.21%) HipChat
8 1 (0.069%) Weka
8 1 (0.069%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (0.69%) RMDS
2 8 (0.55%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.28%) Loan IQ
4 4 (0.28%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (0.28%) BigMachines
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.21%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.14%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.069%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.069%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.069%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.069%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 88 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.38%) SaaS
3 18 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (1.04%) Force.com
6 9 (0.62%) PaaS
7 8 (0.55%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.28%) Heroku
9 4 (0.28%) GitHub
9 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.069%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.069%) Boomi
12 1 (0.069%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.069%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.01%) HTTP
2 31 (2.14%) Internet
3 27 (1.86%) SSL
4 24 (1.66%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.45%) LDAP
6 15 (1.04%) Firewall
7 10 (0.69%) AMQP
7 10 (0.69%) WAN
8 9 (0.62%) LAN
9 8 (0.55%) DNS
9 8 (0.55%) SAN
10 7 (0.48%) Multicast
10 7 (0.48%) NAS
11 6 (0.41%) FCoE
11 6 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (0.41%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.41%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.28%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.28%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.21%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (8.98%) SQL Server
1 130 (8.98%) Relational Database
2 113 (7.80%) Hadoop
3 105 (7.25%) Big Data
4 86 (5.94%) MongoDB
5 70 (4.83%) NoSQL
5 70 (4.83%) MySQL
6 64 (4.42%) RDBMS
7 61 (4.21%) Oracle Database
8 37 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 37 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
9 33 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 29 (2.00%) DB2
11 26 (1.80%) HBase
12 21 (1.45%) Apache Hive
13 19 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (1.17%) QlikView
15 16 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
16 15 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 160 (11.05%) Maven
2 145 (10.01%) Git (software)
3 143 (9.88%) Jenkins
4 121 (8.36%) Subversion
5 85 (5.87%) JUnit
6 70 (4.83%) JIRA
7 62 (4.28%) Selenium
8 61 (4.21%) TeamCity
8 61 (4.21%) Cucumber
9 46 (3.18%) Ant
10 42 (2.90%) Eclipse
11 36 (2.49%) Gradle
12 34 (2.35%) Mockito
13 25 (1.73%) WebDriver
14 24 (1.66%) Jasmine
15 23 (1.59%) JMeter
16 18 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
16 18 (1.24%) Hudson
17 13 (0.90%) Mercurial
18 12 (0.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 367 (25.35%) Finance
2 318 (21.96%) Banking
3 168 (11.60%) Front Office
4 145 (10.01%) Investment Banking
5 45 (3.11%) Retail
6 37 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.10%) Games
8 15 (1.04%) Publishing
8 15 (1.04%) Back Office
8 15 (1.04%) Marketing
9 14 (0.97%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.97%) Advertising
10 13 (0.90%) Legal
11 9 (0.62%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.35%) Automotive
14 3 (0.21%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.14%) Electronics
15 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 901 (62.22%) Developer
2 523 (36.12%) Java Developer
3 144 (9.94%) Senior Developer
4 126 (8.70%) Analyst
5 124 (8.56%) Architect
6 94 (6.49%) Senior Java Developer
7 64 (4.42%) Scala Developer
8 47 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
8 47 (3.25%) Programmer
9 46 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
10 45 (3.11%) Agile Java Developer
11 41 (2.83%) Analyst Programmer
12 37 (2.56%) Java Programmer
13 36 (2.49%) Java Analyst Programmer
14 35 (2.42%) Android Developer
15 29 (2.00%) Web Developer
15 29 (2.00%) Full Stack Developer
16 28 (1.93%) Technical Architect
17 27 (1.86%) C# Developer
18 21 (1.45%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (18.16%) HTML
2 253 (17.47%) Spring
3 191 (13.19%) Web Services
4 169 (11.67%) .NET
5 167 (11.53%) XML
6 149 (10.29%) J2EE
7 147 (10.15%) Hibernate
8 131 (9.05%) CSS
9 128 (8.84%) REST
10 125 (8.63%) HTML5
11 107 (7.39%) RESTful
12 101 (6.98%) AngularJS
13 88 (6.08%) SOAP
13 88 (6.08%) JMS
14 81 (5.59%) jQuery
15 74 (5.11%) JSON
16 60 (4.14%) Middleware
17 55 (3.80%) JSP
17 55 (3.80%) Java EE
18 48 (3.31%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (6.08%) Derivative
3 83 (5.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 63 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 57 (3.94%) Mobile App
6 44 (3.04%) Fixed Income
7 41 (2.83%) Equities
8 37 (2.56%) Algorithms
9 35 (2.42%) Market Risk
10 34 (2.35%) User Experience
11 32 (2.21%) Mathematics
12 30 (2.07%) Credit Risk
13 25 (1.73%) Visualisation
14 24 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.66%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 22 (1.52%) Data Structures
16 20 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
17 14 (0.97%) Grid Computing
18 13 (0.90%) Statistics
19 10 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 300 (20.72%) Linux
2 227 (15.68%) UNIX
3 108 (7.46%) Windows
4 62 (4.28%) Android
5 29 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.38%) Solaris
7 17 (1.17%) Mac OS X
8 14 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.48%) AIX
10 6 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.14%) Debian
11 2 (0.14%) VMS
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.14%) CentOS
12 1 (0.069%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 615 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 337 (23.27%) TDD
3 186 (12.85%) Multithreading
4 175 (12.09%) Scrum
5 173 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
6 165 (11.40%) OO
7 162 (11.19%) BDD
8 117 (8.08%) SDLC
9 116 (8.01%) DevOps
10 87 (6.01%) SOA
11 86 (5.94%) E-Commerce
12 80 (5.52%) Open Source
12 80 (5.52%) Web Development
13 78 (5.39%) MVC
14 76 (5.25%) Low Latency
15 70 (4.83%) Software Engineering
16 60 (4.14%) Data Modelling
17 55 (3.80%) Pair Programming
18 54 (3.73%) Risk Management
19 52 (3.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 372 (25.69%) SQL
2 301 (20.79%) JavaScript
3 188 (12.98%) C#
4 180 (12.43%) Scala
5 147 (10.15%) Python
6 120 (8.29%) C++
7 88 (6.08%) Ruby
8 70 (4.83%) Perl
9 49 (3.38%) Groovy
10 46 (3.18%) PHP
11 36 (2.49%) PL/SQL
12 35 (2.42%) Shell Script
13 29 (2.00%) Bash Shell
14 22 (1.52%) C
15 21 (1.45%) PowerShell
16 17 (1.17%) Apex Code
17 15 (1.04%) Objective-C
18 13 (0.90%) R
19 12 (0.83%) Go
19 12 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 107 (7.39%) Degree
2 53 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.73%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.38%) DV Cleared
5 11 (0.76%) PhD
6 8 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.35%) ISEB
8 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.14%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.14%) CISSP
9 2 (0.14%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.14%) MCPD
9 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.069%) MCSA
10 1 (0.069%) MCT
10 1 (0.069%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.069%) CISA
10 1 (0.069%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.70%) QA
2 11 (0.76%) SLA
3 3 (0.21%) COBIT
3 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.14%) Basel III
4 2 (0.14%) EMIR
4 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.14%) COREP
4 2 (0.14%) FINREP
5 1 (0.069%) HL7
5 1 (0.069%) DICOM
System Software
1 23 (1.59%) Docker
2 18 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.04%) HDFS
4 12 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.76%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.76%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.55%) Varnish
6 8 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.41%) SRDF
7 6 (0.41%) NFS
7 6 (0.41%) Xen
7 6 (0.41%) GridGain
7 6 (0.41%) KVM
8 1 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.069%) vCloud
8 1 (0.069%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.069%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.069%) Samba
8 1 (0.069%) Squid
8 1 (0.069%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 70 (4.83%) Puppet
2 66 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (1.80%) Ansible
4 13 (0.90%) Vagrant
5 12 (0.83%) Salt
6 10 (0.69%) Oozie
7 8 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
7 8 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.55%) yum
8 7 (0.48%) Nagios
8 7 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
8 7 (0.48%) Graphite
9 6 (0.41%) BladeLogic
9 6 (0.41%) SCOM
10 4 (0.28%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.28%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.28%) StatsD
11 3 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 3 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 297 (20.51%) Oracle
2 72 (4.97%) Sybase
3 55 (3.80%) IBM
4 45 (3.11%) Microsoft
5 32 (2.21%) Adobe
6 28 (1.93%) TIBCO
6 28 (1.93%) VMware
7 25 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.59%) Google
9 21 (1.45%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.24%) webMethods
11 17 (1.17%) Informatica
12 16 (1.10%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.97%) HP
14 13 (0.90%) SAP
14 13 (0.90%) hybris
14 13 (0.90%) Bloomberg
14 13 (0.90%) Splunk
14 13 (0.90%) WorldPay
15 11 (0.76%) ION Trading
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