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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 7 7 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Java 725 783 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.30% 13.02% 10.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.43% 30.31% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 614 468
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.93 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.38% -0.20%
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
2307 2583 2326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.51% 42.94% 41.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1895 1986 1812
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 32
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 £28.10 £20.63 £15.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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.

1 650 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (24.48%) SQL
3 314 (21.96%) Finance
4 310 (21.68%) TDD
5 307 (21.47%) Banking
6 281 (19.65%) Linux
7 274 (19.16%) Spring
8 261 (18.25%) Oracle
9 257 (17.97%) JavaScript
10 254 (17.76%) HTML
11 245 (17.13%) UNIX
12 243 (16.99%) Front Office
13 210 (14.69%) C#
14 182 (12.73%) Web Services
15 181 (12.66%) BDD
16 177 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
16 177 (12.38%) Multithreading
17 175 (12.24%) OO
18 173 (12.10%) Scrum
19 171 (11.96%) C++
20 169 (11.82%) E-Commerce
21 166 (11.61%) Derivative
22 161 (11.26%) XML
22 161 (11.26%) Hibernate
23 159 (11.12%) J2EE
24 150 (10.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 149 (10.42%) Python
26 148 (10.35%) Investment Banking
27 143 (10.00%) CSS
28 142 (9.93%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 70 (4.90%) Tomcat
2 51 (3.57%) Apache
3 45 (3.15%) JBoss
4 43 (3.01%) WebSphere
5 36 (2.52%) Adobe CQ
6 29 (2.03%) Node.js
7 24 (1.68%) Apache Spark
7 24 (1.68%) WebLogic
8 21 (1.47%) Oracle Coherence
9 18 (1.26%) CMS
10 16 (1.12%) SharePoint
10 16 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (1.05%) TIBCO EMS
12 14 (0.98%) Apache Solr
13 12 (0.84%) Apache Pig
14 11 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.63%) Mule
15 9 (0.63%) FileNet
15 9 (0.63%) IIS
16 8 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.33%) MS Office
3 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.21%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
3 3 (0.21%) MS Project
4 1 (0.070%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.070%) Weka
4 1 (0.070%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.070%) FrameMaker
4 1 (0.070%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.070%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 20 (1.40%) RMDS
2 12 (0.84%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.42%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.14%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.070%) CA Clarity
7 1 (0.070%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.070%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (1.12%) Force.com
4 15 (1.05%) SaaS
5 12 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.63%) GitHub
7 8 (0.56%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.14%) Heroku
10 2 (0.14%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.14%) ElastiCache
11 1 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.070%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.070%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.070%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.070%) Route 53
11 1 (0.070%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.31%) HTTP
2 30 (2.10%) Internet
3 20 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.91%) SSL
5 10 (0.70%) LDAP
6 9 (0.63%) DNS
7 8 (0.56%) SAN
7 8 (0.56%) AMQP
8 7 (0.49%) Firewall
8 7 (0.49%) Intranet
9 6 (0.42%) NAS
9 6 (0.42%) Multicast
10 4 (0.28%) VPN
10 4 (0.28%) IPsec
11 3 (0.21%) ATM
12 2 (0.14%) BGP
12 2 (0.14%) DVB
12 2 (0.14%) MPLS
12 2 (0.14%) DHCP
12 2 (0.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (7.83%) Relational Database
2 89 (6.22%) SQL Server
3 88 (6.15%) Big Data
4 75 (5.24%) Hadoop
5 63 (4.41%) MongoDB
6 57 (3.99%) RDBMS
7 52 (3.64%) NoSQL
8 46 (3.22%) Oracle Database
9 45 (3.15%) MySQL
10 32 (2.24%) DB2
10 32 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 28 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (1.61%) Apache Hive
13 19 (1.33%) KDB
13 19 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
13 19 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (0.91%) Redis
14 13 (0.91%) Neo4j
15 12 (0.84%) HBase
16 10 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 140 (9.79%) Maven
2 129 (9.02%) Git (software)
3 121 (8.46%) Selenium
4 112 (7.83%) JUnit
5 97 (6.78%) Subversion
6 96 (6.71%) Cucumber
7 90 (6.29%) Jenkins
8 66 (4.62%) TeamCity
9 55 (3.85%) WebDriver
10 52 (3.64%) Ant
11 51 (3.57%) JIRA
12 42 (2.94%) Mockito
13 40 (2.80%) Eclipse
14 37 (2.59%) Hudson
15 29 (2.03%) CruiseControl
16 27 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 22 (1.54%) Jasmine
18 19 (1.33%) JBehave
18 19 (1.33%) JMeter
18 19 (1.33%) Grunt
General
1 314 (21.96%) Finance
2 307 (21.47%) Banking
3 243 (16.99%) Front Office
4 148 (10.35%) Investment Banking
5 48 (3.36%) Retail
6 29 (2.03%) Back Office
6 29 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.89%) Financial Institution
8 26 (1.82%) Games
9 21 (1.47%) Advertising
10 20 (1.40%) Marketing
11 14 (0.98%) Publishing
12 5 (0.35%) Legal
12 5 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.28%) Law
14 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.21%) Billing
15 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.14%) Electronics
15 2 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 938 (65.59%) Developer
2 572 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 137 (9.58%) Senior Developer
4 94 (6.57%) Senior Java Developer
5 82 (5.73%) Architect
6 79 (5.52%) Analyst
7 55 (3.85%) C# Developer
8 46 (3.22%) DevOps Engineer
9 32 (2.24%) Scala Developer
10 30 (2.10%) C++ Developer
11 28 (1.96%) Programmer
11 28 (1.96%) Consultant
12 26 (1.82%) Agile Java Developer
13 25 (1.75%) Software Engineer
14 24 (1.68%) Tester
14 24 (1.68%) Android Developer
15 21 (1.47%) Technical Architect
16 20 (1.40%) Applications Support
16 20 (1.40%) Python Developer
16 20 (1.40%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (19.16%) Spring
2 254 (17.76%) HTML
3 182 (12.73%) Web Services
4 161 (11.26%) XML
4 161 (11.26%) Hibernate
5 159 (11.12%) J2EE
6 143 (10.00%) CSS
7 142 (9.93%) .NET
8 120 (8.39%) HTML5
9 111 (7.76%) REST
10 104 (7.27%) jQuery
11 103 (7.20%) RESTful
12 66 (4.62%) JMS
13 64 (4.48%) Spring MVC
13 64 (4.48%) JSON
13 64 (4.48%) AngularJS
14 60 (4.20%) JSP
15 58 (4.06%) SOAP
15 58 (4.06%) Middleware
16 45 (3.15%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 166 (11.61%) Derivative
2 150 (10.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 82 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (5.10%) Fixed Income
5 61 (4.27%) Computer Science
6 50 (3.50%) Open Source
7 40 (2.80%) Equities
8 35 (2.45%) Algorithms
9 28 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
9 28 (1.96%) Mobile App
10 27 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.89%) Mathematics
11 25 (1.75%) Market Risk
11 25 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
11 25 (1.75%) User Experience
11 25 (1.75%) Data Structures
12 23 (1.61%) Visualisation
13 22 (1.54%) Grid Computing
14 15 (1.05%) TWAP
14 15 (1.05%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 281 (19.65%) Linux
2 245 (17.13%) UNIX
3 96 (6.71%) Windows
4 40 (2.80%) Android
5 22 (1.54%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.33%) Solaris
8 15 (1.05%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.05%) CentOS
9 13 (0.91%) Mac OS X
10 12 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.42%) AIX
13 5 (0.35%) VMS
14 3 (0.21%) SUSE
14 3 (0.21%) Debian
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.14%) OpenVMS
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.070%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 650 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (21.68%) TDD
3 181 (12.66%) BDD
4 177 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
4 177 (12.38%) Multithreading
5 175 (12.24%) OO
6 173 (12.10%) Scrum
7 169 (11.82%) E-Commerce
8 138 (9.65%) Low Latency
9 107 (7.48%) DevOps
10 96 (6.71%) MVC
11 83 (5.80%) SOA
12 82 (5.73%) Data Modelling
13 72 (5.03%) Test Automation
14 66 (4.62%) Software Engineering
15 59 (4.13%) Unit Testing
16 57 (3.99%) OOP
17 56 (3.92%) Analytics
18 53 (3.71%) Web Development
19 47 (3.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 350 (24.48%) SQL
2 257 (17.97%) JavaScript
3 210 (14.69%) C#
4 171 (11.96%) C++
5 149 (10.42%) Python
6 98 (6.85%) Scala
7 88 (6.15%) Ruby
8 70 (4.90%) Perl
9 59 (4.13%) PHP
10 54 (3.78%) PL/SQL
11 41 (2.87%) Shell Script
12 38 (2.66%) Groovy
13 33 (2.31%) C
14 30 (2.10%) VBA
15 27 (1.89%) Bash Shell
16 23 (1.61%) Apex Code
17 14 (0.98%) Objective-C
18 13 (0.91%) VB
19 9 (0.63%) XQuery
20 8 (0.56%) R
Qualifications
1 96 (6.71%) Degree
2 23 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 10 (0.70%) ISTQB
4 8 (0.56%) ISEB
5 6 (0.42%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.28%) IBM Certification
7 4 (0.28%) PhD
7 4 (0.28%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.14%) CCNP
9 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.14%) MCT
9 2 (0.14%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.070%) MCPD
10 1 (0.070%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.070%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (6.64%) QA
2 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.14%) Basel III
4 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.070%) HL7
5 1 (0.070%) DICOM
5 1 (0.070%) COBIT
5 1 (0.070%) FATCA
5 1 (0.070%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (0.70%) HDFS
2 7 (0.49%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.35%) Docker
3 5 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.28%) vSphere
4 4 (0.28%) Squid
4 4 (0.28%) Xen
4 4 (0.28%) KVM
5 3 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
5 3 (0.21%) vCloud
5 3 (0.21%) NFS
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.070%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.070%) SRDF
7 1 (0.070%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.070%) Varnish
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 57 (3.99%) Puppet
2 35 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.70%) Ansible
4 7 (0.49%) Oozie
5 6 (0.42%) Nagios
5 6 (0.42%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.35%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.28%) Control-M
7 4 (0.28%) Salt
8 3 (0.21%) Kibana
8 3 (0.21%) yum
8 3 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.21%) CA SiteMinder
8 3 (0.21%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.14%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.14%) logstash
9 2 (0.14%) Graphite
Vendors
1 261 (18.25%) Oracle
2 94 (6.57%) Sybase
3 51 (3.57%) TIBCO
4 50 (3.50%) IBM
4 50 (3.50%) Microsoft
5 34 (2.38%) Adobe
5 34 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (1.75%) Red Hat
6 25 (1.75%) ION Trading
7 20 (1.40%) ATG
7 20 (1.40%) Google
8 17 (1.19%) hybris
9 13 (0.91%) 29West
9 13 (0.91%) Murex
10 12 (0.84%) Informatica
11 11 (0.77%) VMware
11 11 (0.77%) HP
11 11 (0.77%) Bloomberg
12 10 (0.70%) Splunk
13 9 (0.63%) Business Objects
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