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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 9 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 709 1032 889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.00% 14.41% 11.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.29% 32.57% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 819 682
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.49% +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £38.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -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
2506 3169 3126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.43% 44.26% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1952 2451 2398
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.00 £57.65 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014, 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.

1 586 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (25.19%) SQL
3 359 (24.98%) Spring
4 356 (24.77%) Oracle
5 334 (23.24%) Finance
6 328 (22.83%) Banking
7 312 (21.71%) TDD
8 299 (20.81%) JavaScript
9 274 (19.07%) Linux
10 254 (17.68%) HTML
11 241 (16.77%) UNIX
12 225 (15.66%) Front Office
13 212 (14.75%) J2EE
14 208 (14.47%) E-Commerce
15 206 (14.34%) Web Services
16 204 (14.20%) BDD
17 200 (13.92%) Hibernate
18 186 (12.94%) Scrum
19 180 (12.53%) Multithreading
20 178 (12.39%) XML
21 175 (12.18%) Investment Banking
22 174 (12.11%) OO
23 166 (11.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 165 (11.48%) C#
25 161 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
26 160 (11.13%) CSS
27 156 (10.86%) Python
28 144 (10.02%) Low Latency
29 135 (9.39%) C++
30 133 (9.26%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 73 (5.08%) Tomcat
2 67 (4.66%) Oracle Coherence
3 62 (4.31%) WebLogic
4 58 (4.04%) Apache
4 58 (4.04%) WebSphere
5 46 (3.20%) Node.js
6 20 (1.39%) IIS
7 19 (1.32%) Adobe CQ
8 18 (1.25%) Apache Pig
8 18 (1.25%) SharePoint
9 17 (1.18%) CMS
10 16 (1.11%) TIBCO EMS
10 16 (1.11%) Confluence
10 16 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
11 11 (0.77%) Liferay
12 10 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.56%) SAS
14 8 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (1.39%) MS Office
2 16 (1.11%) MS Excel
3 14 (0.97%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.35%) MS Project
5 5 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.28%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.21%) SPSS
7 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.14%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.070%) InDesign
9 1 (0.070%) GIMP
9 1 (0.070%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.070%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 29 (2.02%) RMDS
2 12 (0.84%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.28%) Magento
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.14%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.070%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.070%) Findur
7 1 (0.070%) Global One
7 1 (0.070%) Brady Trinity
7 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.070%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.070%) Advent Geneva
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.070%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (1.11%) GitHub
4 14 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.90%) SaaS
6 12 (0.84%) Force.com
7 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.21%) PaaS
9 3 (0.21%) Heroku
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.14%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.14%) IaaS
11 1 (0.070%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.070%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.90%) HTTP
2 33 (2.30%) Internet
3 31 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 24 (1.67%) SSL
5 20 (1.39%) LDAP
6 14 (0.97%) DNS
6 14 (0.97%) Multicast
7 13 (0.90%) SAN
8 12 (0.84%) Intranet
9 10 (0.70%) Firewall
10 7 (0.49%) NAS
11 6 (0.42%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.42%) FTP
12 4 (0.28%) Bluetooth
12 4 (0.28%) LAN
12 4 (0.28%) WAN
12 4 (0.28%) SSH
12 4 (0.28%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.21%) FCoE
13 3 (0.21%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 98 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 89 (6.19%) Oracle Database
4 79 (5.50%) MongoDB
5 71 (4.94%) NoSQL
6 70 (4.87%) MySQL
7 56 (3.90%) Hadoop
7 56 (3.90%) Big Data
8 39 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 32 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 31 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (1.60%) RDBMS
12 18 (1.25%) KDB
13 16 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (1.11%) Apache Hive
14 15 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
15 14 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.90%) Neo4j
17 11 (0.77%) Redis
Development Applications
1 132 (9.19%) Maven
2 114 (7.93%) JUnit
3 105 (7.31%) Git (software)
4 98 (6.82%) Subversion
5 96 (6.68%) Cucumber
6 93 (6.47%) Selenium
7 81 (5.64%) Jenkins
8 68 (4.73%) TeamCity
9 60 (4.18%) WebDriver
10 55 (3.83%) JIRA
11 49 (3.41%) Eclipse
12 41 (2.85%) Ant
12 41 (2.85%) Mockito
13 35 (2.44%) Jasmine
14 26 (1.81%) CruiseControl
15 21 (1.46%) jMock
15 21 (1.46%) Hudson
16 20 (1.39%) Grunt
17 18 (1.25%) QuickTest Pro
17 18 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 334 (23.24%) Finance
2 328 (22.83%) Banking
3 225 (15.66%) Front Office
4 175 (12.18%) Investment Banking
5 44 (3.06%) Retail
6 38 (2.64%) Back Office
7 30 (2.09%) Financial Institution
8 29 (2.02%) Games
9 24 (1.67%) Marketing
10 19 (1.32%) Advertising
11 12 (0.84%) Publishing
11 12 (0.84%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.84%) Legal
12 5 (0.35%) Billing
13 4 (0.28%) French Language
13 4 (0.28%) Law
14 3 (0.21%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.21%) Electronics
14 3 (0.21%) Local Government
15 1 (0.070%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 897 (62.42%) Developer
2 536 (37.30%) Java Developer
3 100 (6.96%) Senior Developer
4 86 (5.98%) Architect
5 78 (5.43%) Analyst
6 65 (4.52%) Senior Java Developer
7 44 (3.06%) Software Engineer
8 39 (2.71%) Tester
9 36 (2.51%) Web Developer
10 32 (2.23%) DevOps Engineer
10 32 (2.23%) Scala Developer
11 28 (1.95%) Consultant
12 25 (1.74%) Automation Tester
13 24 (1.67%) Python Developer
14 23 (1.60%) Front-End Developer
15 22 (1.53%) Agile Java Developer
16 21 (1.46%) Technical Architect
16 21 (1.46%) Test Analyst
17 20 (1.39%) Applications Support
17 20 (1.39%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (24.98%) Spring
2 254 (17.68%) HTML
3 212 (14.75%) J2EE
4 206 (14.34%) Web Services
5 200 (13.92%) Hibernate
6 178 (12.39%) XML
7 160 (11.13%) CSS
8 133 (9.26%) .NET
9 114 (7.93%) HTML5
10 95 (6.61%) jQuery
11 93 (6.47%) RESTful
11 93 (6.47%) JMS
12 92 (6.40%) REST
13 77 (5.36%) SOAP
14 73 (5.08%) Spring MVC
15 69 (4.80%) Java EE
16 62 (4.31%) Ajax
17 58 (4.04%) JSON
17 58 (4.04%) AngularJS
18 56 (3.90%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 166 (11.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 92 (6.40%) Derivative
3 89 (6.19%) Fixed Income
4 72 (5.01%) Computer Science
5 68 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
6 64 (4.45%) Open Source
7 39 (2.71%) Market Risk
7 39 (2.71%) User Experience
7 39 (2.71%) Mobile App
8 35 (2.44%) Credit Risk
9 25 (1.74%) Equities
10 24 (1.67%) Mathematics
11 22 (1.53%) VWAP
11 22 (1.53%) TWAP
11 22 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.25%) Credit Derivative
13 17 (1.18%) Data Integration
14 13 (0.90%) Online Games
15 12 (0.84%) Visualisation
16 11 (0.77%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 274 (19.07%) Linux
2 241 (16.77%) UNIX
3 92 (6.40%) Windows
4 46 (3.20%) Android
5 37 (2.57%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.74%) Solaris
8 16 (1.11%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.63%) AIX
10 9 (0.63%) CentOS
11 8 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.21%) Debian
14 3 (0.21%) HPUX
14 3 (0.21%) MVS
14 3 (0.21%) VME
14 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (21.71%) TDD
3 208 (14.47%) E-Commerce
4 204 (14.20%) BDD
5 186 (12.94%) Scrum
6 180 (12.53%) Multithreading
7 174 (12.11%) OO
8 161 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
9 144 (10.02%) Low Latency
10 117 (8.14%) MVC
11 93 (6.47%) SOA
11 93 (6.47%) DevOps
12 91 (6.33%) Software Engineering
13 81 (5.64%) Risk Management
14 74 (5.15%) Unit Testing
15 63 (4.38%) Test Automation
16 61 (4.24%) UML
17 58 (4.04%) Web Development
17 58 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
18 51 (3.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 362 (25.19%) SQL
2 299 (20.81%) JavaScript
3 165 (11.48%) C#
4 156 (10.86%) Python
5 135 (9.39%) C++
6 112 (7.79%) Scala
7 108 (7.52%) Ruby
8 75 (5.22%) PL/SQL
9 68 (4.73%) PHP
10 67 (4.66%) Perl
11 52 (3.62%) Shell Script
12 42 (2.92%) Groovy
13 38 (2.64%) C
14 37 (2.57%) Bash Shell
15 28 (1.95%) Objective-C
16 19 (1.32%) Clojure
17 14 (0.97%) Apex Code
17 14 (0.97%) VB
18 13 (0.90%) VBA
19 10 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 128 (8.91%) Degree
2 40 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.25%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.18%) ISEB
5 14 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.63%) PhD
6 9 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
7 6 (0.42%) Sun Certification
7 6 (0.42%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.28%) MCT
8 4 (0.28%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.14%) OCPJP
11 1 (0.070%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.070%) HND
11 1 (0.070%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.54%) QA
2 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.21%) SLA
3 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.14%) Basel III
3 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.14%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.070%) FATCA
4 1 (0.070%) EMIR
4 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.070%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (0.70%) vCloud
2 10 (0.70%) HDFS
3 7 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.35%) SRDF
4 5 (0.35%) NFS
4 5 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.28%) KVM
6 3 (0.21%) Xen
6 3 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
6 3 (0.21%) Varnish
6 3 (0.21%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.14%) Samba
7 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.070%) vSphere
8 1 (0.070%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 63 (4.38%) Puppet
2 39 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (1.25%) Nagios
4 9 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (0.63%) Salt
4 9 (0.63%) Oozie
5 8 (0.56%) Control-M
5 8 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.56%) Ansible
6 7 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.28%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.21%) CA SiteMinder
9 3 (0.21%) OpenSSO
9 3 (0.21%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.21%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.14%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 356 (24.77%) Oracle
2 103 (7.17%) Sybase
3 59 (4.11%) JBoss
4 58 (4.04%) TIBCO
5 51 (3.55%) Microsoft
6 50 (3.48%) IBM
7 33 (2.30%) Adobe
8 31 (2.16%) 29West
9 24 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 20 (1.39%) Google
12 18 (1.25%) ION Trading
12 18 (1.25%) Murex
12 18 (1.25%) hybris
13 17 (1.18%) VMware
13 17 (1.18%) Bloomberg
14 16 (1.11%) Informatica
15 14 (0.97%) DataSynapse
16 13 (0.90%) ATG
17 12 (0.84%) Reuters
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 per day 6 month contract
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Stott & May
Rate: From £550 to £575 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 p/day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £200 - £500 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FPSG Connect
Rate: £230 - £260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £379 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago