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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Java 456 724 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.79% 14.27% 13.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.33% 31.42% 31.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 616 631
Average daily rate £525 £525 £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £35.25 £40.00 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.87% -4.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 £40.00 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £40.00 £67.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.69 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -6.25%
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
1368 2304 2580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.36% 45.42% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 1905 1947
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £322 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 13
Average hourly rate £29.64 £29.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -29.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £27.37 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £147.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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.

1 448 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (33.53%) Finance
3 330 (32.74%) Banking
4 282 (27.98%) TDD
5 221 (21.92%) Linux
6 215 (21.33%) Spring
7 200 (19.84%) JavaScript
8 193 (19.15%) SQL
9 182 (18.06%) Oracle
10 169 (16.77%) HTML
11 165 (16.37%) Scrum
12 153 (15.18%) REST
13 143 (14.19%) Front Office
14 138 (13.69%) Investment Banking
15 134 (13.29%) Unix
16 133 (13.19%) Scala
17 128 (12.70%) BDD
17 128 (12.70%) NoSQL
18 125 (12.40%) Pair Programming
19 122 (12.10%) Web Services
20 121 (12.00%) Python
21 107 (10.62%) Multithreading
22 105 (10.42%) Jenkins
23 104 (10.32%) Git (software)
24 102 (10.12%) Apache Cassandra
25 101 (10.02%) Low Latency
25 101 (10.02%) Hibernate
26 100 (9.92%) OO
27 98 (9.72%) SDLC
28 96 (9.52%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 55 (5.46%) Apache Spark
2 47 (4.66%) Apache
2 47 (4.66%) Tomcat
3 42 (4.17%) Node.js
4 40 (3.97%) JBoss
5 38 (3.77%) Oracle Coherence
6 25 (2.48%) WebSphere
7 24 (2.38%) Confluence
8 22 (2.18%) WebLogic
9 16 (1.59%) CMS
10 15 (1.49%) Jetty
11 13 (1.29%) Apache Pig
12 11 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (1.09%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.50%) SAS
13 5 (0.50%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.40%) Mule
14 4 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.50%) MS Office
3 3 (0.30%) MS Project
3 3 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.69%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.60%) RMDS
3 4 (0.40%) Endur
3 4 (0.40%) Maximo
3 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.30%) BigMachines
4 3 (0.30%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.20%) Primavera
6 1 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.099%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 74 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
3 10 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.69%) SaaS
6 6 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.50%) PaaS
8 3 (0.30%) GitHub
8 3 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
8 3 (0.30%) IaaS
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.20%) Heroku
9 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.099%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.099%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.099%) Force.com
10 1 (0.099%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.17%) HTTP
2 13 (1.29%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.69%) Internet
4 6 (0.60%) LDAP
4 6 (0.60%) SSL
5 5 (0.50%) Firewall
5 5 (0.50%) FTP
6 3 (0.30%) DNS
6 3 (0.30%) IPsec
6 3 (0.30%) SAN
7 2 (0.20%) AMQP
7 2 (0.20%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.20%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.099%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.099%) LAN
8 1 (0.099%) MRTG
8 1 (0.099%) Network Security
8 1 (0.099%) SMTP
8 1 (0.099%) VPN
8 1 (0.099%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (12.70%) NoSQL
2 102 (10.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 83 (8.23%) Relational Database
4 78 (7.74%) MongoDB
5 76 (7.54%) Big Data
6 74 (7.34%) Hadoop
7 56 (5.56%) RDBMS
8 53 (5.26%) SQL Server
9 46 (4.56%) MySQL
10 35 (3.47%) KDB
11 34 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
12 31 (3.08%) Oracle Database
13 28 (2.78%) Apache Hive
14 26 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (2.08%) HBase
16 19 (1.88%) DB2
17 12 (1.19%) Neo4j
18 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
19 8 (0.79%) Impala
20 7 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 105 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 104 (10.32%) Git (software)
3 90 (8.93%) Maven
4 82 (8.13%) JUnit
5 61 (6.05%) Eclipse
6 58 (5.75%) JIRA
7 56 (5.56%) Selenium
8 52 (5.16%) Subversion
9 48 (4.76%) Cucumber
10 46 (4.56%) Gradle
11 32 (3.17%) Mockito
12 29 (2.88%) TeamCity
13 24 (2.38%) Ant
14 21 (2.08%) WebDriver
15 20 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (1.88%) VTune
17 15 (1.49%) Appium
18 13 (1.29%) Jasmine
19 11 (1.09%) Hudson
19 11 (1.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 338 (33.53%) Finance
2 330 (32.74%) Banking
3 143 (14.19%) Front Office
4 138 (13.69%) Investment Banking
5 30 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 26 (2.58%) Games
7 20 (1.98%) Financial Institution
8 19 (1.88%) Retail
9 14 (1.39%) Legal
10 11 (1.09%) Publishing
11 7 (0.69%) Marketing
12 5 (0.50%) Advertising
13 4 (0.40%) Automotive
13 4 (0.40%) Back Office
13 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.20%) Electronics
14 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.099%) Law
Job Titles
1 630 (62.50%) Developer
2 443 (43.95%) Java Developer
3 118 (11.71%) Senior Developer
4 91 (9.03%) Senior Java Developer
5 77 (7.64%) Agile Developer
5 77 (7.64%) Software Engineer
6 76 (7.54%) Java Engineer
7 73 (7.24%) Agile Java Developer
8 62 (6.15%) Java Software Engineer
9 54 (5.36%) Architect
10 52 (5.16%) Analyst
11 33 (3.27%) Front Office Developer
12 31 (3.08%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 29 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
14 26 (2.58%) Scala Developer
15 23 (2.28%) Core Java Developer
16 22 (2.18%) JavaScript Developer
17 20 (1.98%) Java Scala Software Engineer
17 20 (1.98%) Scala Software Engineer
18 19 (1.88%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (21.33%) Spring
2 169 (16.77%) HTML
3 153 (15.18%) REST
4 122 (12.10%) Web Services
5 101 (10.02%) Hibernate
6 96 (9.52%) CSS
7 82 (8.13%) HTML5
8 78 (7.74%) XML
9 74 (7.34%) RESTful
10 72 (7.14%) J2EE
11 69 (6.85%) AngularJS
12 66 (6.55%) .NET
13 64 (6.35%) JMS
14 60 (5.95%) jQuery
15 51 (5.06%) JSON
16 50 (4.96%) SOAP
17 34 (3.37%) Middleware
18 32 (3.17%) Kafka
19 31 (3.08%) JSP
20 30 (2.98%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 81 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (7.34%) Computer Science
4 69 (6.85%) Equities
5 64 (6.35%) Derivative
6 51 (5.06%) Fixed Income
7 44 (4.37%) Mobile App
8 43 (4.27%) Grid Computing
9 33 (3.27%) Algorithms
10 27 (2.68%) Mathematics
11 22 (2.18%) Data Structures
12 19 (1.88%) User Experience
13 18 (1.79%) Visualisation
14 15 (1.49%) Fintech
15 13 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
16 11 (1.09%) Market Risk
17 10 (0.99%) Data Centre
17 10 (0.99%) Private Cloud
18 7 (0.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 6 (0.60%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 221 (21.92%) Linux
2 134 (13.29%) Unix
3 55 (5.46%) Windows
4 33 (3.27%) Android
5 24 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 23 (2.28%) Solaris
7 17 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.09%) CentOS
9 7 (0.69%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.50%) Debian
10 5 (0.50%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.30%) AIX
11 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.099%) SUSE
13 1 (0.099%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (27.98%) TDD
3 165 (16.37%) Scrum
4 128 (12.70%) BDD
5 125 (12.40%) Pair Programming
6 107 (10.62%) Multithreading
7 101 (10.02%) Low Latency
8 100 (9.92%) OO
9 98 (9.72%) SDLC
10 92 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
10 92 (9.13%) Software Engineering
11 78 (7.74%) DevOps
12 76 (7.54%) Open Source
13 60 (5.95%) E-Commerce
14 56 (5.56%) Electronic Trading
15 47 (4.66%) Algorithmic Trading
16 46 (4.56%) Unit Testing
17 44 (4.37%) Data Modelling
17 44 (4.37%) SOA
18 43 (4.27%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 200 (19.84%) JavaScript
2 193 (19.15%) SQL
3 133 (13.19%) Scala
4 121 (12.00%) Python
5 78 (7.74%) C#
6 56 (5.56%) Ruby
7 50 (4.96%) C++
8 45 (4.46%) Perl
9 40 (3.97%) Bash Shell
10 38 (3.77%) PL/SQL
11 31 (3.08%) Shell Script
12 29 (2.88%) PHP
13 22 (2.18%) Groovy
14 16 (1.59%) PowerShell
15 12 (1.19%) Go
15 12 (1.19%) VBA
16 9 (0.89%) AWK
16 9 (0.89%) Clojure
16 9 (0.89%) sed
17 7 (0.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 83 (8.23%) Degree
2 19 (1.88%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.19%) ISEB
4 10 (0.99%) PhD
5 9 (0.89%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.50%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.40%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.30%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.20%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.099%) CCNA
10 1 (0.099%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.099%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.099%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.099%) MCPD
10 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.099%) PMP
10 1 (0.099%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.45%) QA
2 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.30%) SDET
4 2 (0.20%) Basel III
5 1 (0.099%) COBIT
5 1 (0.099%) COSO
5 1 (0.099%) MiFID
5 1 (0.099%) SEPA
5 1 (0.099%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (3.27%) Docker
2 27 (2.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 9 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.89%) HDFS
4 6 (0.60%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.50%) vCloud
6 2 (0.20%) NFS
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.20%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.099%) iptables
7 1 (0.099%) LXC
7 1 (0.099%) Postfix
7 1 (0.099%) Samba
7 1 (0.099%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.099%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (5.36%) Puppet
2 31 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.69%) Ansible
4 11 (1.09%) Mesos
5 10 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
5 10 (0.99%) Kubernetes
5 10 (0.99%) Oozie
6 8 (0.79%) Nagios
7 6 (0.60%) Ganglia
7 6 (0.60%) Kibana
7 6 (0.60%) logstash
7 6 (0.60%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.40%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.30%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.099%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.099%) Cacti
11 1 (0.099%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 182 (18.06%) Oracle
2 44 (4.37%) Sybase
3 25 (2.48%) DataSynapse
4 21 (2.08%) Microsoft
5 18 (1.79%) Splunk
6 17 (1.69%) IBM
7 16 (1.59%) Google
8 14 (1.39%) TIBCO
9 13 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.19%) Atlassian
11 11 (1.09%) Adobe
11 11 (1.09%) Fidessa
11 11 (1.09%) Informatica
11 11 (1.09%) VMware
11 11 (1.09%) WorldPay
12 10 (0.99%) hybris
13 8 (0.79%) SAP
14 7 (0.69%) ATG
14 7 (0.69%) HP
14 7 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
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