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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 9 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Java 708 1033 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.83% 14.21% 10.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.55% 32.95% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 836 583
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £350 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -2.77%
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
2570 3135 2767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.95% 43.12% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2061 2436 2132
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £52.82 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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.

1 612 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (25.16%) SQL
3 348 (24.39%) Finance
3 348 (24.39%) Banking
4 347 (24.32%) Spring
5 322 (22.56%) Oracle
6 315 (22.07%) TDD
7 305 (21.37%) JavaScript
8 266 (18.64%) Linux
9 261 (18.29%) HTML
10 241 (16.89%) UNIX
11 229 (16.05%) Front Office
12 209 (14.65%) Multithreading
13 207 (14.51%) E-Commerce
14 206 (14.44%) Web Services
15 201 (14.09%) Scrum
16 194 (13.59%) J2EE
17 193 (13.52%) BDD
18 190 (13.31%) Hibernate
19 189 (13.24%) Investment Banking
20 174 (12.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 173 (12.12%) XML
22 172 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
23 164 (11.49%) C#
24 162 (11.35%) CSS
24 162 (11.35%) Low Latency
25 158 (11.07%) OO
26 142 (9.95%) Python
27 134 (9.39%) Maven
28 130 (9.11%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (5.12%) Tomcat
2 57 (3.99%) JBoss
2 57 (3.99%) Apache
3 54 (3.78%) WebSphere
4 49 (3.43%) WebLogic
5 48 (3.36%) Oracle Coherence
6 41 (2.87%) Node.js
7 25 (1.75%) CMS
8 22 (1.54%) IIS
8 22 (1.54%) Adobe CQ
9 17 (1.19%) Apache Pig
10 16 (1.12%) TIBCO EMS
11 14 (0.98%) Confluence
12 13 (0.91%) SharePoint
13 10 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.70%) Liferay
13 10 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.63%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
15 8 (0.56%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 22 (1.54%) MS Office
2 15 (1.05%) MS Excel
3 11 (0.77%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.42%) MS Project
4 6 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.35%) Acrobat
5 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) SPSS
7 2 (0.14%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.070%) Weka
8 1 (0.070%) GIMP
8 1 (0.070%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.070%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 25 (1.75%) RMDS
2 12 (0.84%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.35%) SunGard GMI
6 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.21%) Magento
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.14%) Murex MxG2000
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.070%) Brady Trinity
8 1 (0.070%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.070%) Advent Geneva
8 1 (0.070%) Cordys
8 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.070%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (1.05%) SaaS
4 12 (0.84%) Force.com
4 12 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.70%) GitHub
6 9 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.21%) PaaS
7 3 (0.21%) Heroku
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.14%) AWS Data Pipeline
8 2 (0.14%) IaaS
8 2 (0.14%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.070%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.070%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.070%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.36%) HTTP
2 29 (2.03%) Internet
3 28 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.33%) LDAP
4 19 (1.33%) SSL
5 15 (1.05%) Intranet
6 14 (0.98%) Multicast
7 12 (0.84%) SAN
8 10 (0.70%) DNS
9 8 (0.56%) NAS
10 6 (0.42%) Firewall
11 5 (0.35%) FTP
12 4 (0.28%) LAN
12 4 (0.28%) WAN
12 4 (0.28%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.21%) SSH
13 3 (0.21%) BIG-IP
13 3 (0.21%) FCoE
13 3 (0.21%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (7.01%) Relational Database
2 91 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 74 (5.19%) MongoDB
4 71 (4.98%) Oracle Database
5 68 (4.77%) Big Data
6 63 (4.41%) NoSQL
7 61 (4.27%) Hadoop
7 61 (4.27%) MySQL
8 27 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (1.82%) RDBMS
9 26 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (1.19%) KDB
12 17 (1.19%) DB2
13 15 (1.05%) Apache Hive
14 14 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (0.77%) Redis
17 10 (0.70%) HBase
Development Applications
1 134 (9.39%) Maven
2 111 (7.78%) JUnit
3 110 (7.71%) Git (software)
4 96 (6.73%) Cucumber
5 95 (6.66%) Subversion
6 91 (6.38%) Selenium
7 77 (5.40%) Jenkins
8 67 (4.70%) TeamCity
9 57 (3.99%) JIRA
10 48 (3.36%) WebDriver
11 46 (3.22%) Eclipse
12 42 (2.94%) Ant
13 38 (2.66%) Mockito
14 27 (1.89%) Jasmine
15 26 (1.82%) CruiseControl
16 25 (1.75%) Hudson
17 18 (1.26%) jMock
18 17 (1.19%) QuickTest Pro
19 16 (1.12%) Grunt
20 15 (1.05%) JBehave
General
1 348 (24.39%) Finance
1 348 (24.39%) Banking
2 229 (16.05%) Front Office
3 189 (13.24%) Investment Banking
4 38 (2.66%) Retail
4 38 (2.66%) Back Office
5 32 (2.24%) Games
6 30 (2.10%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.47%) Marketing
8 17 (1.19%) Advertising
9 15 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.84%) Publishing
11 9 (0.63%) Legal
12 4 (0.28%) French Language
13 3 (0.21%) Law
13 3 (0.21%) Billing
14 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.070%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.070%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.070%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 906 (63.49%) Developer
2 547 (38.33%) Java Developer
3 112 (7.85%) Senior Developer
4 96 (6.73%) Architect
5 77 (5.40%) Analyst
6 74 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
7 46 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
8 42 (2.94%) Software Engineer
9 33 (2.31%) Scala Developer
10 32 (2.24%) Web Developer
11 31 (2.17%) Consultant
12 30 (2.10%) Tester
13 28 (1.96%) Front-End Developer
14 25 (1.75%) Technical Architect
15 23 (1.61%) Test Analyst
15 23 (1.61%) Android Developer
16 22 (1.54%) Agile Java Developer
16 22 (1.54%) Applications Support
17 21 (1.47%) Python Developer
18 18 (1.26%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (24.32%) Spring
2 261 (18.29%) HTML
3 206 (14.44%) Web Services
4 194 (13.59%) J2EE
5 190 (13.31%) Hibernate
6 173 (12.12%) XML
7 162 (11.35%) CSS
8 130 (9.11%) .NET
9 120 (8.41%) HTML5
10 101 (7.08%) jQuery
11 100 (7.01%) REST
12 98 (6.87%) RESTful
13 90 (6.31%) JMS
14 79 (5.54%) SOAP
15 77 (5.40%) Spring MVC
16 67 (4.70%) JSON
17 66 (4.63%) AngularJS
18 59 (4.13%) JSP
18 59 (4.13%) Ajax
19 57 (3.99%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 174 (12.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 105 (7.36%) Derivative
3 90 (6.31%) Fixed Income
4 71 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (4.41%) Open Source
6 51 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 47 (3.29%) Algorithms
8 41 (2.87%) Market Risk
9 37 (2.59%) Mobile App
10 30 (2.10%) TWAP
10 30 (2.10%) VWAP
10 30 (2.10%) Equities
11 29 (2.03%) User Experience
12 27 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (1.68%) Credit Risk
14 23 (1.61%) Mathematics
14 23 (1.61%) Data Structures
15 21 (1.47%) Credit Derivative
16 17 (1.19%) Visualisation
17 14 (0.98%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 266 (18.64%) Linux
2 241 (16.89%) UNIX
3 97 (6.80%) Windows
4 46 (3.22%) Android
5 32 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 29 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (1.26%) Solaris
8 13 (0.91%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.70%) AIX
10 10 (0.70%) CentOS
11 9 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.21%) Debian
14 3 (0.21%) VME
14 3 (0.21%) MVS
15 2 (0.14%) HPUX
15 2 (0.14%) SUSE
15 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (22.07%) TDD
3 209 (14.65%) Multithreading
4 207 (14.51%) E-Commerce
5 201 (14.09%) Scrum
6 193 (13.52%) BDD
7 172 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
8 162 (11.35%) Low Latency
9 158 (11.07%) OO
10 119 (8.34%) MVC
11 108 (7.57%) DevOps
12 95 (6.66%) SOA
13 85 (5.96%) Software Engineering
14 74 (5.19%) Unit Testing
14 74 (5.19%) Risk Management
15 70 (4.91%) Performance Tuning
16 59 (4.13%) Algorithmic Trading
17 57 (3.99%) Web Development
18 54 (3.78%) Test Automation
19 50 (3.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 359 (25.16%) SQL
2 305 (21.37%) JavaScript
3 164 (11.49%) C#
4 142 (9.95%) Python
5 125 (8.76%) C++
6 114 (7.99%) Scala
7 106 (7.43%) Ruby
8 73 (5.12%) PL/SQL
9 68 (4.77%) Perl
10 63 (4.41%) PHP
11 50 (3.50%) Shell Script
12 48 (3.36%) Groovy
13 39 (2.73%) Bash Shell
14 31 (2.17%) C
15 23 (1.61%) Objective-C
16 17 (1.19%) VBA
17 16 (1.12%) Clojure
18 13 (0.91%) Apex Code
19 10 (0.70%) VB
20 9 (0.63%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 118 (8.27%) Degree
2 28 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 10 (0.70%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.63%) ISEB
5 8 (0.56%) PhD
6 7 (0.49%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.35%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.28%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.28%) MCT
8 4 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.070%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.070%) OCPJP
11 1 (0.070%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (6.52%) QA
2 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.14%) SLA
3 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.070%) FATCA
4 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.070%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
1 9 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (0.63%) HDFS
2 6 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.35%) NFS
4 4 (0.28%) Xen
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.28%) SRDF
4 4 (0.28%) vCloud
4 4 (0.28%) Platform Symphony
5 3 (0.21%) KVM
5 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.21%) Varnish
6 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.14%) Samba
6 2 (0.14%) Docker
7 1 (0.070%) ACF2
7 1 (0.070%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.070%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.070%) RACF
Systems Management
1 66 (4.63%) Puppet
2 40 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.91%) Nagios
4 9 (0.63%) Control-M
4 9 (0.63%) Oozie
5 8 (0.56%) Ansible
5 8 (0.56%) Salt
6 7 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.28%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.28%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.21%) OpenSSO
9 3 (0.21%) CA SiteMinder
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.21%) collectd
10 2 (0.14%) logstash
10 2 (0.14%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 322 (22.56%) Oracle
2 110 (7.71%) Sybase
3 66 (4.63%) TIBCO
4 56 (3.92%) Microsoft
5 50 (3.50%) IBM
6 38 (2.66%) Adobe
7 25 (1.75%) Red Hat
8 23 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
9 22 (1.54%) Google
10 21 (1.47%) 29West
11 20 (1.40%) Informatica
12 19 (1.33%) hybris
13 17 (1.19%) Murex
13 17 (1.19%) ION Trading
14 14 (0.98%) VMware
14 14 (0.98%) Business Objects
15 13 (0.91%) DataSynapse
16 11 (0.77%) Splunk
17 10 (0.70%) Rackspace
17 10 (0.70%) HP
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £36 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
People Source
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £130 - £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £585 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago