The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 6 9 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 799 699 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.84% 11.14% 9.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.44% 27.18% 25.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 542 552
Average daily rate £523 £498 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.02% -5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £659 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £52.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.90% +62.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2625 2572 2885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.18% 40.97% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2022 1998 2109
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 28
Average hourly rate £30.34 £50.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.32% +117.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £14.98 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.00 £72.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Java
London

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 April 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 April 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.

1 431 (27.21%) Oracle
2 425 (26.83%) Finance
3 403 (25.44%) SQL
4 380 (23.99%) Banking
5 365 (23.04%) Spring
6 316 (19.95%) TDD
7 301 (19.00%) Linux
8 279 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
9 263 (16.60%) HTML
10 257 (16.22%) JavaScript
11 255 (16.10%) UNIX
12 235 (14.84%) Hibernate
13 229 (14.46%) XML
14 218 (13.76%) Web Services
15 207 (13.07%) OO
16 206 (13.01%) Scrum
17 200 (12.63%) C#
18 193 (12.18%) Investment Banking
19 192 (12.12%) Front Office
20 183 (11.55%) J2EE
21 174 (10.98%) CSS
22 173 (10.92%) Python
22 173 (10.92%) E-Commerce
23 165 (10.42%) C++
23 165 (10.42%) BDD
24 160 (10.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 159 (10.04%) Multithreading
26 158 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
27 141 (8.90%) .NET
28 139 (8.78%) Maven

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 98 (6.19%) Tomcat
2 79 (4.99%) Apache
3 71 (4.48%) WebLogic
4 70 (4.42%) Oracle Coherence
5 58 (3.66%) WebSphere
6 33 (2.08%) Node.js
7 29 (1.83%) CMS
8 27 (1.70%) Oracle Workflow
9 26 (1.64%) Apache Solr
10 24 (1.52%) Adobe CQ
11 23 (1.45%) TIBCO EMS
12 21 (1.33%) IIS
13 19 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
14 18 (1.14%) Apache Pig
15 17 (1.07%) Confluence
16 14 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 13 (0.82%) GemFire
18 12 (0.76%) SharePoint
19 10 (0.63%) SAS
19 10 (0.63%) Alfresco
Applications
1 22 (1.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.51%) Mathematica
2 8 (0.51%) MS Office
3 6 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.13%) MS Project
6 2 (0.13%) SPSS
6 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.13%) Weka
7 1 (0.063%) Gephi
7 1 (0.063%) Mingle
7 1 (0.063%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.063%) Maya
7 1 (0.063%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 26 (1.64%) RMDS
2 19 (1.20%) ION MarketView
3 18 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.69%) Oracle 11i
5 11 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (0.51%) Magento
6 8 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
6 8 (0.51%) Global One
7 6 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.38%) Murex MxG2000
8 4 (0.25%) Endur
8 4 (0.25%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.25%) ZaiNet
8 4 (0.25%) Siebel Analytics
9 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.13%) Advent Geneva
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
2 21 (1.33%) Force.com
3 15 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.88%) SaaS
5 12 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (0.69%) GitHub
7 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.19%) Heroku
9 2 (0.13%) PaaS
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.063%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 70 (4.42%) HTTP
2 47 (2.97%) Internet
3 35 (2.21%) TCP/IP
4 30 (1.89%) SSL
5 23 (1.45%) Firewall
6 22 (1.39%) LDAP
7 20 (1.26%) DNS
8 13 (0.82%) SAN
9 12 (0.76%) WAN
9 12 (0.76%) LAN
10 11 (0.69%) HTTPS
11 8 (0.51%) Network Security
12 7 (0.44%) NAS
12 7 (0.44%) FTP
13 6 (0.38%) VPN
13 6 (0.38%) FCoE
13 6 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (0.38%) Multicast
14 5 (0.32%) SMTP
14 5 (0.32%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (8.78%) Relational Database
2 127 (8.02%) SQL Server
3 95 (6.00%) MongoDB
4 84 (5.30%) NoSQL
5 76 (4.80%) Oracle Database
5 76 (4.80%) MySQL
6 74 (4.67%) RDBMS
7 53 (3.35%) Hadoop
8 44 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 43 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 39 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (1.96%) Big Data
12 23 (1.45%) DB2
13 21 (1.33%) KDB
14 19 (1.20%) Apache Hive
15 18 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
16 15 (0.95%) HBase
17 12 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 139 (8.78%) Maven
2 134 (8.46%) Selenium
3 122 (7.70%) JUnit
4 117 (7.39%) Git (software)
5 116 (7.32%) Subversion
6 102 (6.44%) Jenkins
7 97 (6.12%) WebDriver
8 78 (4.92%) Cucumber
9 71 (4.48%) JIRA
10 64 (4.04%) Ant
11 47 (2.97%) Hudson
12 46 (2.90%) TeamCity
13 45 (2.84%) Eclipse
14 44 (2.78%) Mockito
15 31 (1.96%) JBehave
16 26 (1.64%) Jasmine
17 23 (1.45%) Apache Ivy
18 18 (1.14%) Mercurial
18 18 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
19 17 (1.07%) Visual Studio
General
1 425 (26.83%) Finance
2 380 (23.99%) Banking
3 193 (12.18%) Investment Banking
4 192 (12.12%) Front Office
5 58 (3.66%) Retail
6 44 (2.78%) Back Office
7 38 (2.40%) Financial Institution
8 37 (2.34%) Marketing
9 23 (1.45%) Advertising
10 16 (1.01%) Billing
11 15 (0.95%) Legal
12 14 (0.88%) Games
13 13 (0.82%) German Language
14 12 (0.76%) Telecoms
15 10 (0.63%) Publishing
16 7 (0.44%) Electronics
17 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.25%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.25%) Local Government
18 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 915 (57.77%) Developer
2 506 (31.94%) Java Developer
3 122 (7.70%) Architect
4 121 (7.64%) Senior Developer
5 80 (5.05%) Analyst
6 76 (4.80%) Senior Java Developer
7 58 (3.66%) Tester
8 55 (3.47%) Scala Developer
9 52 (3.28%) Consultant
10 45 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
11 35 (2.21%) Web Developer
12 28 (1.77%) Android Developer
12 28 (1.77%) Automation Tester
13 24 (1.52%) Development Manager
13 24 (1.52%) Applications Support
13 24 (1.52%) Lead Developer
14 23 (1.45%) C# Developer
14 23 (1.45%) Agile Java Developer
15 20 (1.26%) Oracle Developer
15 20 (1.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (23.04%) Spring
2 263 (16.60%) HTML
3 235 (14.84%) Hibernate
4 229 (14.46%) XML
5 218 (13.76%) Web Services
6 183 (11.55%) J2EE
7 174 (10.98%) CSS
8 141 (8.90%) .NET
9 135 (8.52%) JMS
10 119 (7.51%) jQuery
10 119 (7.51%) HTML5
11 94 (5.93%) SOAP
12 89 (5.62%) REST
13 84 (5.30%) RESTful
14 82 (5.18%) JSON
15 76 (4.80%) Middleware
16 74 (4.67%) JSP
17 73 (4.61%) Java EE
18 69 (4.36%) CSS3
19 67 (4.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 160 (10.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 107 (6.76%) Derivative
3 99 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 93 (5.87%) Fixed Income
5 69 (4.36%) Open Source
6 64 (4.04%) Mobile App
7 52 (3.28%) Equities
8 36 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (1.70%) Credit Risk
10 22 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
11 21 (1.33%) Mathematics
11 21 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
12 17 (1.07%) Mobile Payment
13 15 (0.95%) Market Risk
14 14 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
15 13 (0.82%) N-Tier
15 13 (0.82%) Management Information System
15 13 (0.82%) Digital Media
16 11 (0.69%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 301 (19.00%) Linux
2 255 (16.10%) UNIX
3 111 (7.01%) Windows
4 67 (4.23%) Android
5 56 (3.54%) Solaris
6 45 (2.84%) Apple iOS
7 17 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.69%) CentOS
8 11 (0.69%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.51%) Debian
11 7 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.38%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.25%) AIX
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.19%) ThreadX
14 3 (0.19%) SUSE
14 3 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (19.95%) TDD
2 279 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
3 207 (13.07%) OO
4 206 (13.01%) Scrum
5 173 (10.92%) E-Commerce
6 165 (10.42%) BDD
7 159 (10.04%) Multithreading
8 158 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
9 117 (7.39%) MVC
10 104 (6.57%) SOA
11 102 (6.44%) Test Automation
12 97 (6.12%) Low Latency
13 71 (4.48%) Software Engineering
14 69 (4.36%) Unit Testing
14 69 (4.36%) UML
15 65 (4.10%) Configuration Management
16 63 (3.98%) OOD
17 61 (3.85%) Analytics
18 59 (3.72%) Workflow
19 54 (3.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 403 (25.44%) SQL
2 257 (16.22%) JavaScript
3 200 (12.63%) C#
4 173 (10.92%) Python
5 165 (10.42%) C++
6 123 (7.77%) Perl
7 115 (7.26%) Ruby
8 107 (6.76%) Scala
9 81 (5.11%) Shell Script
10 75 (4.73%) PHP
11 71 (4.48%) PL/SQL
12 53 (3.35%) C
13 39 (2.46%) Groovy
13 39 (2.46%) Bash Shell
14 24 (1.52%) VB
15 21 (1.33%) Apex Code
16 20 (1.26%) Objective-C
17 13 (0.82%) Clojure
18 12 (0.76%) VB.NET
18 12 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 122 (7.70%) Degree
2 57 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.26%) ISEB
6 19 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.51%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.32%) PhD
9 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.19%) CEH
10 2 (0.13%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.063%) CISA
11 1 (0.063%) GIAC
11 1 (0.063%) HND
11 1 (0.063%) CISSP
11 1 (0.063%) OCP
11 1 (0.063%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (6.31%) QA
2 7 (0.44%) SLA
3 6 (0.38%) Basel III
3 6 (0.38%) CRD IV
4 5 (0.32%) HL7
5 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.19%) BS7799
7 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.13%) EMIR
8 1 (0.063%) JTAG
8 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (0.76%) vCloud
3 11 (0.69%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.57%) NFS
6 7 (0.44%) SRDF
7 6 (0.38%) Platform Symphony
8 5 (0.32%) KVM
8 5 (0.32%) Squid
9 4 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.25%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.13%) Samba
11 2 (0.13%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.063%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.063%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 54 (3.41%) Puppet
2 34 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (0.57%) Nagios
6 4 (0.25%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.25%) Ganglia
6 4 (0.25%) Control-M
6 4 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.19%) Oozie
7 3 (0.19%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.13%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.13%) CA SiteMinder
8 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.13%) Ansible
8 2 (0.13%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.063%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.063%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.063%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.063%) StatsD
Vendors
1 431 (27.21%) Oracle
2 117 (7.39%) Sybase
3 61 (3.85%) JBoss
4 59 (3.72%) TIBCO
5 47 (2.97%) Microsoft
6 39 (2.46%) 29West
7 37 (2.34%) Adobe
8 34 (2.15%) IBM
9 32 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
10 30 (1.89%) ION Trading
11 28 (1.77%) HP
12 26 (1.64%) VMware
13 25 (1.58%) ATG
14 23 (1.45%) Murex
15 20 (1.26%) Red Hat
15 20 (1.26%) Bloomberg
16 16 (1.01%) webMethods
17 15 (0.95%) Sun
18 14 (0.88%) Informatica
18 14 (0.88%) hybris
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