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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 7 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 696 852 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.80% 13.15% 10.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.30% 31.02% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 661 535
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -21.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
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
2297 2747 2581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.24% 42.41% 40.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1831 2101 2015
Average daily rate £450 £451 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 20
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.34 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -36.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.94 £18.10 £16.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £92.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.40 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +4.00%

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 17 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 609 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (25.44%) SQL
3 311 (21.86%) TDD
4 292 (20.52%) Finance
5 290 (20.38%) Linux
6 268 (18.83%) Banking
7 262 (18.41%) JavaScript
8 257 (18.06%) HTML
9 246 (17.29%) Spring
10 228 (16.02%) UNIX
11 222 (15.60%) Oracle
12 203 (14.27%) C#
13 189 (13.28%) Front Office
14 178 (12.51%) OO
15 170 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
16 164 (11.52%) Web Services
16 164 (11.52%) C++
17 163 (11.45%) BDD
18 161 (11.31%) Python
19 157 (11.03%) Derivative
20 152 (10.68%) XML
21 149 (10.47%) Scrum
22 148 (10.40%) Hibernate
23 147 (10.33%) .NET
23 147 (10.33%) Multithreading
24 138 (9.70%) J2EE
25 135 (9.49%) Maven
26 133 (9.35%) Git (software)
27 128 (9.00%) REST
28 127 (8.92%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 96 (6.75%) Tomcat
2 76 (5.34%) Apache
3 50 (3.51%) WebSphere
4 41 (2.88%) JBoss
5 33 (2.32%) Adobe CQ
5 33 (2.32%) Apache Spark
6 31 (2.18%) WebLogic
7 29 (2.04%) Node.js
8 23 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (1.62%) IIS
9 18 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
9 18 (1.26%) SharePoint
9 18 (1.26%) TIBCO EMS
10 16 (1.12%) CMS
11 15 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
11 15 (1.05%) Apache Pig
12 14 (0.98%) Apache Solr
13 12 (0.84%) Mule
13 12 (0.84%) Jetty
14 11 (0.77%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.84%) MS Office
3 5 (0.35%) MS Project
3 5 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.21%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.14%) HipChat
7 1 (0.070%) Weka
7 1 (0.070%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (0.70%) RMDS
2 9 (0.63%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.49%) SunGard GMI
4 6 (0.42%) BigMachines
5 5 (0.35%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.28%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.21%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
8 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.070%) Radian6
9 1 (0.070%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.070%) SAP xRPM
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.070%) CA PPM
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.070%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.070%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 63 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (1.19%) Force.com
3 17 (1.19%) SaaS
4 13 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.63%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.28%) GitHub
10 4 (0.28%) Heroku
10 4 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.21%) PaaS
12 1 (0.070%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.070%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.070%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.070%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.30%) HTTP
2 37 (2.60%) Internet
3 22 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.34%) Firewall
5 18 (1.26%) SSL
6 16 (1.12%) LDAP
7 11 (0.77%) DNS
8 10 (0.70%) AMQP
9 5 (0.35%) Multicast
9 5 (0.35%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.35%) DMZ
9 5 (0.35%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.35%) IPsec
10 4 (0.28%) SAN
10 4 (0.28%) VPN
11 3 (0.21%) ATM
11 3 (0.21%) LAN
11 3 (0.21%) WAN
11 3 (0.21%) DHCP
11 3 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 105 (7.38%) Relational Database
3 104 (7.31%) Big Data
4 99 (6.96%) Hadoop
5 66 (4.64%) MongoDB
6 64 (4.50%) RDBMS
7 55 (3.87%) MySQL
8 42 (2.95%) NoSQL
9 36 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (2.46%) Oracle Database
11 34 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 31 (2.18%) DB2
12 31 (2.18%) Apache Hive
13 23 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (1.34%) HBase
15 18 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (1.12%) QlikView
17 13 (0.91%) KDB
18 12 (0.84%) Redis
18 12 (0.84%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 135 (9.49%) Maven
2 133 (9.35%) Git (software)
3 104 (7.31%) Jenkins
4 100 (7.03%) Selenium
5 97 (6.82%) Subversion
6 87 (6.11%) JUnit
7 75 (5.27%) Cucumber
8 53 (3.72%) JIRA
9 47 (3.30%) TeamCity
10 46 (3.23%) Ant
11 43 (3.02%) WebDriver
12 40 (2.81%) Eclipse
13 34 (2.39%) Mockito
14 32 (2.25%) Hudson
15 26 (1.83%) Jasmine
16 25 (1.76%) JMeter
17 20 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 16 (1.12%) CruiseControl
18 16 (1.12%) JBehave
18 16 (1.12%) Grunt
General
1 292 (20.52%) Finance
2 268 (18.83%) Banking
3 189 (13.28%) Front Office
4 111 (7.80%) Investment Banking
5 41 (2.88%) Retail
6 40 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.76%) Back Office
8 19 (1.34%) Marketing
9 18 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 16 (1.12%) Games
10 16 (1.12%) Advertising
11 14 (0.98%) Publishing
12 9 (0.63%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.56%) Legal
14 5 (0.35%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.28%) Electronics
16 3 (0.21%) Automotive
16 3 (0.21%) French Language
17 2 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 932 (65.50%) Developer
2 557 (39.14%) Java Developer
3 140 (9.84%) Senior Developer
4 103 (7.24%) Analyst
5 97 (6.82%) Architect
6 92 (6.47%) Senior Java Developer
7 58 (4.08%) C# Developer
8 45 (3.16%) Scala Developer
9 40 (2.81%) Programmer
9 40 (2.81%) Agile Java Developer
10 36 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
11 32 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
12 31 (2.18%) AWS Developer
13 29 (2.04%) Analyst Programmer
13 29 (2.04%) C++ Developer
13 29 (2.04%) Android Developer
14 26 (1.83%) JavaScript Developer
14 26 (1.83%) Technical Architect
15 25 (1.76%) Java Analyst Programmer
15 25 (1.76%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (18.06%) HTML
2 246 (17.29%) Spring
3 164 (11.52%) Web Services
4 152 (10.68%) XML
5 148 (10.40%) Hibernate
6 147 (10.33%) .NET
7 138 (9.70%) J2EE
8 128 (9.00%) REST
9 127 (8.92%) HTML5
10 123 (8.64%) CSS
11 106 (7.45%) RESTful
12 97 (6.82%) jQuery
13 90 (6.32%) AngularJS
14 72 (5.06%) JSON
15 65 (4.57%) SOAP
16 64 (4.50%) JSP
17 61 (4.29%) Middleware
18 52 (3.65%) JMS
19 48 (3.37%) Spring MVC
20 43 (3.02%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 157 (11.03%) Derivative
2 106 (7.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 83 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (4.99%) Open Source
5 64 (4.50%) Computer Science
6 60 (4.22%) Fixed Income
7 41 (2.88%) Mathematics
8 32 (2.25%) Equities
9 31 (2.18%) Algorithms
10 30 (2.11%) Equity Derivative
11 29 (2.04%) Mobile App
12 28 (1.97%) User Experience
13 27 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.69%) Visualisation
15 19 (1.34%) Market Risk
15 19 (1.34%) Grid Computing
15 19 (1.34%) Data Structures
16 13 (0.91%) Client/Server
17 12 (0.84%) Credit Derivative
18 9 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 290 (20.38%) Linux
2 228 (16.02%) UNIX
3 79 (5.55%) Windows
4 49 (3.44%) Android
5 25 (1.76%) Solaris
6 23 (1.62%) Apple iOS
7 19 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.77%) CentOS
11 7 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.49%) VMS
12 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.21%) SUSE
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.14%) Debian
14 2 (0.14%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.070%) AIX
15 1 (0.070%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 609 (42.80%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (21.86%) TDD
3 178 (12.51%) OO
4 170 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
5 163 (11.45%) BDD
6 149 (10.47%) Scrum
7 147 (10.33%) Multithreading
8 115 (8.08%) E-Commerce
9 107 (7.52%) Low Latency
10 106 (7.45%) Data Modelling
11 89 (6.25%) DevOps
12 76 (5.34%) OOP
13 72 (5.06%) MVC
14 70 (4.92%) SOA
14 70 (4.92%) Test Automation
14 70 (4.92%) Web Development
15 58 (4.08%) Software Engineering
16 52 (3.65%) Configuration Management
17 51 (3.58%) Analytics
18 42 (2.95%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 362 (25.44%) SQL
2 262 (18.41%) JavaScript
3 203 (14.27%) C#
4 164 (11.52%) C++
5 161 (11.31%) Python
6 108 (7.59%) Scala
7 75 (5.27%) Ruby
8 62 (4.36%) Perl
9 57 (4.01%) PHP
10 33 (2.32%) PL/SQL
11 31 (2.18%) C
12 30 (2.11%) Bash Shell
13 27 (1.90%) Shell Script
14 26 (1.83%) Apex Code
14 26 (1.83%) VBA
15 23 (1.62%) Groovy
16 17 (1.19%) VB
17 14 (0.98%) Objective-C
18 9 (0.63%) PowerShell
18 9 (0.63%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 93 (6.54%) Degree
2 32 (2.25%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.63%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.35%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.28%) IBM Certification
6 4 (0.28%) ISEB
6 4 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.14%) PhD
7 2 (0.14%) CCNP
7 2 (0.14%) CISSP
7 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.14%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.070%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.070%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.070%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.070%) CISA
8 1 (0.070%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.34%) QA
2 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.21%) Basel III
4 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.14%) EMIR
4 2 (0.14%) HL7
4 2 (0.14%) DICOM
4 2 (0.14%) SLA
4 2 (0.14%) COREP
4 2 (0.14%) FINREP
5 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
1 14 (0.98%) Apache Flume
2 12 (0.84%) HDFS
3 8 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.35%) KVM
5 5 (0.35%) Varnish
5 5 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.35%) vCloud
6 4 (0.28%) Docker
6 4 (0.28%) vSphere
6 4 (0.28%) NFS
6 4 (0.28%) Squid
6 4 (0.28%) Xen
7 3 (0.21%) SRDF
8 1 (0.070%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.070%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 51 (3.58%) Puppet
2 43 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.98%) Ansible
4 10 (0.70%) Oozie
4 10 (0.70%) CA Single Sign-On
5 9 (0.63%) yum
6 8 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.49%) Vagrant
7 7 (0.49%) Salt
8 6 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.35%) Nagios
9 5 (0.35%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.28%) SCOM
10 4 (0.28%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.28%) Control-M
10 4 (0.28%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.28%) Graphite
11 3 (0.21%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.21%) StatsD
11 3 (0.21%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 222 (15.60%) Oracle
2 78 (5.48%) Sybase
3 56 (3.94%) IBM
4 47 (3.30%) TIBCO
5 44 (3.09%) Microsoft
6 33 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
7 32 (2.25%) Adobe
8 28 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 21 (1.48%) ION Trading
9 21 (1.48%) hybris
10 17 (1.19%) Bloomberg
11 16 (1.12%) VMware
12 15 (1.05%) ATG
13 13 (0.91%) Google
13 13 (0.91%) 29West
14 11 (0.77%) Splunk
14 11 (0.77%) HP
14 11 (0.77%) CA
15 10 (0.70%) Teradata
16 9 (0.63%) Informatica
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