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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 8 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Java 711 933 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.32% 13.38% 10.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.16% 31.52% 25.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 744 533
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £338 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £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 - £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -3.47%
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
2525 2960 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.74% 42.44% 39.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2047 2300 1973
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £20.22 £14.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.69 £49.02
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 27 November 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 27 November 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.

1 635 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (24.93%) SQL
3 349 (24.37%) Banking
4 337 (23.53%) Spring
5 327 (22.84%) Finance
6 320 (22.35%) TDD
7 301 (21.02%) Oracle
8 300 (20.95%) JavaScript
9 270 (18.85%) HTML
9 270 (18.85%) Linux
10 245 (17.11%) UNIX
11 236 (16.48%) Front Office
12 214 (14.94%) Multithreading
13 199 (13.90%) E-Commerce
14 197 (13.76%) Web Services
15 196 (13.69%) BDD
16 189 (13.20%) Hibernate
17 187 (13.06%) Scrum
18 184 (12.85%) C#
19 181 (12.64%) Investment Banking
20 177 (12.36%) J2EE
21 167 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
22 161 (11.24%) XML
23 159 (11.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 158 (11.03%) Low Latency
25 157 (10.96%) CSS
26 154 (10.75%) OO
27 145 (10.13%) Maven
28 138 (9.64%) C++
29 133 (9.29%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 75 (5.24%) Tomcat
2 55 (3.84%) Apache
3 52 (3.63%) JBoss
4 47 (3.28%) WebSphere
5 38 (2.65%) Oracle Coherence
6 37 (2.58%) Node.js
6 37 (2.58%) WebLogic
7 31 (2.16%) Adobe CQ
8 19 (1.33%) CMS
9 17 (1.19%) IIS
10 16 (1.12%) TIBCO EMS
10 16 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (1.05%) Apache Spark
11 15 (1.05%) SharePoint
12 14 (0.98%) Apache Pig
13 13 (0.91%) Apache Solr
14 10 (0.70%) Confluence
15 9 (0.63%) Liferay
15 9 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
16 8 (0.56%) Mule
Applications
1 20 (1.40%) MS Office
2 15 (1.05%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.49%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.35%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.28%) MS Project
7 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.21%) SPSS
8 2 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.070%) GIMP
9 1 (0.070%) Weka
9 1 (0.070%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.070%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.070%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.070%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 23 (1.61%) RMDS
2 15 (1.05%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.42%) SunGard GMI
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.14%) Murex MxG2000
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.070%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.070%) Cordys
8 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.070%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.070%) CA Clarity
8 1 (0.070%) Advent Geneva
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (0.98%) SaaS
4 13 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (0.77%) GitHub
5 11 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.70%) Force.com
7 5 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (0.35%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.21%) Heroku
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.14%) IaaS
9 2 (0.14%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 1 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.070%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.070%) Office 365
10 1 (0.070%) PaaS
10 1 (0.070%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.070%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.070%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.07%) HTTP
2 31 (2.16%) Internet
3 28 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.26%) LDAP
5 17 (1.19%) SSL
6 14 (0.98%) Intranet
7 12 (0.84%) Multicast
8 9 (0.63%) SAN
9 8 (0.56%) DNS
9 8 (0.56%) AMQP
10 7 (0.49%) NAS
11 5 (0.35%) Firewall
12 4 (0.28%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.21%) FTP
13 3 (0.21%) ATM
13 3 (0.21%) SSH
14 2 (0.14%) BIG-IP
14 2 (0.14%) Broadband
14 2 (0.14%) LAN
14 2 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (7.26%) Relational Database
2 94 (6.56%) SQL Server
3 76 (5.31%) Big Data
4 67 (4.68%) MongoDB
4 67 (4.68%) Hadoop
5 62 (4.33%) NoSQL
6 60 (4.19%) Oracle Database
7 54 (3.77%) MySQL
8 31 (2.16%) RDBMS
9 27 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
10 24 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (1.61%) KDB
12 22 (1.54%) DB2
13 20 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (1.05%) Apache Hive
16 14 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (0.84%) Redis
17 12 (0.84%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 145 (10.13%) Maven
2 119 (8.31%) Git (software)
3 103 (7.19%) JUnit
4 97 (6.77%) Subversion
5 94 (6.56%) Selenium
6 91 (6.35%) Cucumber
7 77 (5.38%) Jenkins
8 64 (4.47%) TeamCity
9 51 (3.56%) JIRA
10 47 (3.28%) WebDriver
11 44 (3.07%) Mockito
12 39 (2.72%) Ant
13 36 (2.51%) Eclipse
14 29 (2.03%) Hudson
15 28 (1.96%) Jasmine
16 24 (1.68%) CruiseControl
17 22 (1.54%) Grunt
18 15 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 15 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
19 13 (0.91%) jMock
General
1 349 (24.37%) Banking
2 327 (22.84%) Finance
3 236 (16.48%) Front Office
4 181 (12.64%) Investment Banking
5 39 (2.72%) Retail
6 33 (2.30%) Games
7 27 (1.89%) Back Office
8 25 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.47%) Advertising
10 20 (1.40%) Marketing
11 14 (0.98%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.70%) Publishing
13 6 (0.42%) Legal
14 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.21%) French Language
14 3 (0.21%) Billing
14 3 (0.21%) Law
14 3 (0.21%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.14%) German Language
15 2 (0.14%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 936 (65.36%) Developer
2 583 (40.71%) Java Developer
3 126 (8.80%) Senior Developer
4 92 (6.42%) Architect
5 89 (6.22%) Senior Java Developer
6 69 (4.82%) Analyst
7 49 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
8 39 (2.72%) Software Engineer
9 32 (2.23%) Consultant
10 31 (2.16%) C# Developer
11 29 (2.03%) Scala Developer
12 28 (1.96%) Front-End Developer
13 27 (1.89%) Technical Architect
14 25 (1.75%) Web Developer
14 25 (1.75%) Tester
15 23 (1.61%) Applications Support
16 22 (1.54%) Agile Java Developer
17 21 (1.47%) Android Developer
18 20 (1.40%) Oracle Developer
19 19 (1.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (23.53%) Spring
2 270 (18.85%) HTML
3 197 (13.76%) Web Services
4 189 (13.20%) Hibernate
5 177 (12.36%) J2EE
6 161 (11.24%) XML
7 157 (10.96%) CSS
8 133 (9.29%) .NET
9 125 (8.73%) HTML5
10 108 (7.54%) REST
11 105 (7.33%) jQuery
12 104 (7.26%) RESTful
13 86 (6.01%) JMS
14 81 (5.66%) Spring MVC
15 69 (4.82%) AngularJS
16 66 (4.61%) SOAP
17 64 (4.47%) JSON
18 57 (3.98%) JSP
19 55 (3.84%) Middleware
20 54 (3.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 159 (11.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 126 (8.80%) Derivative
3 101 (7.05%) Fixed Income
4 72 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (3.70%) Open Source
6 52 (3.63%) Computer Science
7 44 (3.07%) Algorithms
8 40 (2.79%) Market Risk
9 36 (2.51%) Equities
10 30 (2.09%) TWAP
10 30 (2.09%) VWAP
11 29 (2.03%) Mobile App
11 29 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
13 24 (1.68%) Data Structures
14 23 (1.61%) User Experience
14 23 (1.61%) Mathematics
15 20 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
16 18 (1.26%) Credit Risk
16 18 (1.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 270 (18.85%) Linux
2 245 (17.11%) UNIX
3 97 (6.77%) Windows
4 40 (2.79%) Android
5 28 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (1.68%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.12%) CentOS
7 16 (1.12%) Ubuntu
8 15 (1.05%) Solaris
9 14 (0.98%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (0.70%) AIX
12 9 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.35%) VMS
14 3 (0.21%) VME
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.21%) MVS
14 3 (0.21%) Debian
15 2 (0.14%) SUSE
15 2 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (22.35%) TDD
3 214 (14.94%) Multithreading
4 199 (13.90%) E-Commerce
5 196 (13.69%) BDD
6 187 (13.06%) Scrum
7 167 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
8 158 (11.03%) Low Latency
9 154 (10.75%) OO
10 118 (8.24%) MVC
11 110 (7.68%) DevOps
12 97 (6.77%) SOA
13 85 (5.94%) Software Engineering
14 67 (4.68%) Performance Tuning
15 65 (4.54%) Unit Testing
16 61 (4.26%) Web Development
17 60 (4.19%) Risk Management
18 58 (4.05%) Algorithmic Trading
19 56 (3.91%) Analytics
20 51 (3.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 357 (24.93%) SQL
2 300 (20.95%) JavaScript
3 184 (12.85%) C#
4 138 (9.64%) C++
5 133 (9.29%) Python
6 105 (7.33%) Scala
7 104 (7.26%) Ruby
8 72 (5.03%) PL/SQL
9 69 (4.82%) Perl
10 66 (4.61%) PHP
11 47 (3.28%) Shell Script
12 41 (2.86%) Groovy
13 32 (2.23%) C
14 31 (2.16%) Bash Shell
15 22 (1.54%) VBA
16 17 (1.19%) Objective-C
17 15 (1.05%) VB
18 12 (0.84%) Apex Code
19 10 (0.70%) R
19 10 (0.70%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 110 (7.68%) Degree
2 23 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 9 (0.63%) PhD
4 8 (0.56%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.49%) ISEB
6 6 (0.42%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.35%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.28%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.21%) MCT
10 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.070%) MCPD
11 1 (0.070%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.070%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.070%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.070%) OCPJP
11 1 (0.070%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.87%) QA
2 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.070%) FATCA
4 1 (0.070%) COBIT
4 1 (0.070%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.56%) HDFS
3 6 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.35%) Xen
5 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.28%) vSphere
5 4 (0.28%) KVM
5 4 (0.28%) Docker
6 3 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
6 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.21%) Varnish
6 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.21%) vCloud
6 3 (0.21%) Squid
6 3 (0.21%) NFS
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.14%) SRDF
8 1 (0.070%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 63 (4.40%) Puppet
2 37 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.84%) Nagios
4 10 (0.70%) Ansible
5 8 (0.56%) Oozie
6 6 (0.42%) Control-M
6 6 (0.42%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.42%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.42%) Salt
7 5 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.28%) CA SiteMinder
8 4 (0.28%) OpenSSO
9 3 (0.21%) Kibana
9 3 (0.21%) collectd
9 3 (0.21%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 301 (21.02%) Oracle
2 113 (7.89%) Sybase
3 70 (4.89%) TIBCO
4 54 (3.77%) Microsoft
5 43 (3.00%) IBM
6 40 (2.79%) Adobe
7 28 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 26 (1.82%) Google
8 26 (1.82%) ION Trading
9 23 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (1.40%) hybris
11 16 (1.12%) Informatica
11 16 (1.12%) Murex
12 15 (1.05%) 29West
13 13 (0.91%) ATG
14 12 (0.84%) VMware
14 12 (0.84%) Business Objects
15 11 (0.77%) Splunk
15 11 (0.77%) Bloomberg
15 11 (0.77%) Perforce
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