The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 6 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Java 5476 5278 4287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.60% 11.21% 9.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.05% 29.61% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3769 3673 2862
Average daily rate £455 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 56 64
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.40 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £31.28 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.35 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.88 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -3.22%
Java
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18224 17823 17034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.62% 37.85% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12493 11941 10865
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 415 470
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.73 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £44.50 £45.00
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 England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in England

Java
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the England region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in England

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in England

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the England region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in England

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Java
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 2927 £513 +2.50% 995
South East +6 735 £411 +9.66% 295
North West +3 417 £400 +3.22% 180
South West 0 357 £390 -3.70% 158
Yorkshire +11 355 £450 +20.00% 156
East of England +3 193 £425 +6.25% 123
North East +11 187 £384 +16.28% 30
West Midlands +1 182 £386 -1.90% 99
East Midlands -10 123 £375 - 52
Midlands -11 6 £450 +7.14% 1
South Coast - 1 £305 -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 5332 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
2 2850 (25.75%) JavaScript
3 2628 (23.74%) Linux
4 2481 (22.41%) HTML
5 2427 (21.93%) TDD
6 2381 (21.51%) SQL
7 2294 (20.72%) Spring
8 2093 (18.91%) Oracle
9 1985 (17.93%) Web Services
10 1909 (17.25%) Finance
11 1874 (16.93%) Scrum
12 1681 (15.19%) Unix
13 1669 (15.08%) CSS
14 1593 (14.39%) Git (software)
15 1526 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
16 1522 (13.75%) Jenkins
17 1503 (13.58%) Python
18 1426 (12.88%) J2EE
19 1405 (12.69%) Banking
20 1381 (12.48%) XML
21 1356 (12.25%) REST
22 1298 (11.73%) BDD
23 1254 (11.33%) Maven
24 1204 (10.88%) DevOps
25 1176 (10.62%) OO
26 1152 (10.41%) Security Cleared
27 1122 (10.14%) Hibernate
28 1056 (9.54%) RESTful
29 1030 (9.31%) HTML5
30 1018 (9.20%) Ruby

Java
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 945 (8.54%) Tomcat
2 734 (6.63%) Node.js
3 728 (6.58%) JBoss
4 716 (6.47%) Apache
5 577 (5.21%) WebSphere
6 528 (4.77%) WebLogic
7 311 (2.81%) Confluence
8 267 (2.41%) Apache Spark
9 254 (2.29%) Jetty
10 240 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
11 217 (1.96%) CMS
12 192 (1.73%) nginx
13 187 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 176 (1.59%) IIS
15 150 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
16 135 (1.22%) OpenStack
17 119 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
18 109 (0.98%) SharePoint
19 106 (0.96%) Apache Solr
20 90 (0.81%) Mule
Applications
1 128 (1.16%) MS Excel
2 89 (0.80%) MS Office
3 69 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 59 (0.53%) Photoshop
5 26 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 24 (0.22%) HipChat
7 22 (0.20%) SPSS
8 19 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
9 17 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
10 15 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 13 (0.12%) MS Project
12 12 (0.11%) Acrobat
13 6 (0.054%) Siemens NX
14 5 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
15 4 (0.036%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.036%) FrameMaker
15 4 (0.036%) GIMP
15 4 (0.036%) RoboHelp
16 3 (0.027%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.027%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 113 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
2 46 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 44 (0.40%) BigMachines
4 43 (0.39%) Eloqua
5 38 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 33 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
7 31 (0.28%) Magento
8 30 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
9 25 (0.23%) OpenText Process Suite
10 23 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
11 18 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
12 14 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
13 13 (0.12%) RMDS
14 12 (0.11%) ION MarketView
15 9 (0.081%) BASE24
15 9 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
15 9 (0.081%) Oracle CRM
15 9 (0.081%) Oracle General Ledger
15 9 (0.081%) Teamcenter
16 8 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 859 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
2 211 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
3 191 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
4 182 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 142 (1.28%) GitHub
6 121 (1.09%) SaaS
7 113 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
8 80 (0.72%) IaaS
8 80 (0.72%) PaaS
9 72 (0.65%) Google App Engine
10 66 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 56 (0.51%) Amazon S3
12 42 (0.38%) Google Analytics
13 36 (0.33%) Force.com
14 33 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 28 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
16 22 (0.20%) Heroku
17 21 (0.19%) Amazon Glacier
18 17 (0.15%) Route 53
19 15 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 643 (5.81%) HTTP
2 344 (3.11%) TCP/IP
3 310 (2.80%) Internet
4 193 (1.74%) SSL
5 165 (1.49%) DNS
6 133 (1.20%) LDAP
7 110 (0.99%) FTP
8 97 (0.88%) Firewall
9 81 (0.73%) DHCP
10 79 (0.71%) IPsec
11 44 (0.40%) SNMP
12 41 (0.37%) SMTP
13 39 (0.35%) HTTPS
13 39 (0.35%) SAN
14 30 (0.27%) VPN
15 29 (0.26%) Intranet
16 28 (0.25%) Network Security
17 27 (0.24%) LAN
18 25 (0.23%) SSH
19 22 (0.20%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 998 (9.02%) MongoDB
2 967 (8.74%) NoSQL
3 758 (6.85%) Relational Database
4 691 (6.24%) MySQL
5 641 (5.79%) Big Data
6 637 (5.75%) SQL Server
7 635 (5.74%) Hadoop
8 512 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
9 507 (4.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 463 (4.18%) Oracle Database
11 227 (2.05%) DB2
12 221 (2.00%) Apache Hive
12 221 (2.00%) RDBMS
13 204 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
14 176 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
15 166 (1.50%) HBase
16 135 (1.22%) Redis
17 111 (1.00%) Neo4j
18 109 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
19 73 (0.66%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1593 (14.39%) Git (software)
2 1522 (13.75%) Jenkins
3 1254 (11.33%) Maven
4 818 (7.39%) Subversion
5 793 (7.16%) JIRA
6 740 (6.69%) JUnit
7 736 (6.65%) Selenium
8 691 (6.24%) Cucumber
9 562 (5.08%) Eclipse
10 364 (3.29%) Mockito
11 358 (3.23%) Ant
12 346 (3.13%) Gradle
13 232 (2.10%) WebDriver
14 173 (1.56%) Hudson
15 161 (1.45%) TeamCity
16 157 (1.42%) JMeter
17 141 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 141 (1.27%) SoapUI
18 138 (1.25%) IntelliJ
19 110 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1909 (17.25%) Finance
2 1405 (12.69%) Banking
3 611 (5.52%) Investment Banking
4 531 (4.80%) Front Office
5 357 (3.23%) Retail
6 321 (2.90%) Telecoms
7 174 (1.57%) Marketing
8 162 (1.46%) Games
9 108 (0.98%) Publishing
10 101 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 87 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 84 (0.76%) Electronics
13 70 (0.63%) Legal
14 66 (0.60%) Billing
15 61 (0.55%) Back Office
16 57 (0.51%) Automotive
17 35 (0.32%) Retail Banking
18 33 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 23 (0.21%) Advertising
19 23 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6669 (60.25%) Developer
2 4292 (38.77%) Java Developer
3 1043 (9.42%) Architect
4 984 (8.89%) Senior Developer
5 735 (6.64%) Senior Java Developer
6 635 (5.74%) Agile Developer
7 604 (5.46%) Analyst
8 580 (5.24%) Agile Java Developer
9 507 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
10 420 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
11 360 (3.25%) Consultant
12 321 (2.90%) Java Engineer
13 320 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
14 299 (2.70%) Scala Developer
15 294 (2.66%) Software Engineer
16 281 (2.54%) Java Architect
17 256 (2.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 253 (2.29%) Android Developer
19 245 (2.21%) HTML Developer
20 229 (2.07%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2481 (22.41%) HTML
2 2294 (20.72%) Spring
3 1985 (17.93%) Web Services
4 1669 (15.08%) CSS
5 1426 (12.88%) J2EE
6 1381 (12.48%) XML
7 1356 (12.25%) REST
8 1122 (10.14%) Hibernate
9 1056 (9.54%) RESTful
10 1030 (9.31%) HTML5
11 940 (8.49%) AngularJS
12 930 (8.40%) .NET
13 875 (7.90%) SOAP
14 815 (7.36%) JSON
15 747 (6.75%) jQuery
16 499 (4.51%) Java EE
17 443 (4.00%) Middleware
18 441 (3.98%) CSS3
19 438 (3.96%) JMS
20 417 (3.77%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 566 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 418 (3.78%) Computer Science
3 397 (3.59%) User Experience
4 327 (2.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 323 (2.92%) Mobile App
6 258 (2.33%) Equities
7 209 (1.89%) Derivative
8 197 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 163 (1.47%) Fixed Income
10 158 (1.43%) Algorithms
11 135 (1.22%) Data Structures
11 135 (1.22%) Visualisation
12 114 (1.03%) Mathematics
13 90 (0.81%) Management Information System
14 85 (0.77%) Fintech
15 82 (0.74%) Grid Computing
16 80 (0.72%) Data Centre
17 76 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
18 71 (0.64%) Data Integration
19 69 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2628 (23.74%) Linux
2 1681 (15.19%) Unix
3 802 (7.25%) Windows
4 432 (3.90%) Android
5 351 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 268 (2.42%) CentOS
7 237 (2.14%) Mac OS X
8 226 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 188 (1.70%) Ubuntu
10 177 (1.60%) AIX
11 166 (1.50%) Solaris
12 99 (0.89%) Windows Server
13 60 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 42 (0.38%) Windows XP
15 41 (0.37%) Debian
16 38 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
17 32 (0.29%) Windows 7
18 29 (0.26%) Windows Vista
19 24 (0.22%) HPUX
20 19 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5332 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
2 2427 (21.93%) TDD
3 1874 (16.93%) Scrum
4 1526 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
5 1298 (11.73%) BDD
6 1204 (10.88%) DevOps
7 1176 (10.62%) OO
8 817 (7.38%) Software Engineering
9 806 (7.28%) Open Source
10 731 (6.60%) E-Commerce
11 718 (6.49%) SOA
12 672 (6.07%) SDLC
13 665 (6.01%) Configuration Management
14 664 (6.00%) Multithreading
15 647 (5.85%) Pair Programming
16 643 (5.81%) MVC
17 600 (5.42%) Unit Testing
18 472 (4.26%) Continuous Delivery
19 452 (4.08%) Kanban
20 442 (3.99%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 2850 (25.75%) JavaScript
2 2381 (21.51%) SQL
3 1503 (13.58%) Python
4 1018 (9.20%) Ruby
5 934 (8.44%) Scala
6 910 (8.22%) C#
7 825 (7.45%) C++
8 665 (6.01%) Perl
9 522 (4.72%) PL/SQL
10 514 (4.64%) PHP
11 486 (4.39%) Shell Script
12 478 (4.32%) Bash Shell
13 385 (3.48%) C
14 328 (2.96%) Groovy
15 214 (1.93%) PowerShell
16 140 (1.26%) Go
17 135 (1.22%) VB
18 122 (1.10%) R
19 102 (0.92%) Objective-C
20 100 (0.90%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1152 (10.41%) Security Cleared
2 693 (6.26%) SC Cleared
3 685 (6.19%) Degree
4 281 (2.54%) DV Cleared
5 121 (1.09%) ISEB
6 115 (1.04%) ISTQB
7 97 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 49 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 49 (0.44%) Sun Certification
9 42 (0.38%) BC Cleared
10 33 (0.30%) PMI Certification
11 26 (0.23%) PhD
12 25 (0.23%) PMP
13 20 (0.18%) OCA
13 20 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
14 18 (0.16%) OCP
15 17 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (0.15%) OCAJ
16 13 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 12 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 532 (4.81%) QA
2 111 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 111 (1.00%) SLA
3 79 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 36 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 34 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 28 (0.25%) SDET
7 26 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 19 (0.17%) MiFID
9 13 (0.12%) WCAG
10 12 (0.11%) COBIT
11 11 (0.099%) Dodd-Frank
12 10 (0.090%) ISO 14001
12 10 (0.090%) ISO 8583
13 9 (0.081%) EMIR
13 9 (0.081%) HL7
14 7 (0.063%) Basel III
15 6 (0.054%) SEPA
16 4 (0.036%) FIPS 140-2
16 4 (0.036%) ISO27002
System Software
1 397 (3.59%) Docker
2 326 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (0.96%) Active Directory
4 96 (0.87%) HDFS
5 77 (0.70%) vSphere
6 69 (0.62%) Xen
7 52 (0.47%) Apache Flume
8 45 (0.41%) VMware ESX
9 41 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 28 (0.25%) Varnish
11 24 (0.22%) Hyper-V
12 23 (0.21%) vCloud
13 20 (0.18%) NFS
14 19 (0.17%) KVM
15 18 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
16 15 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
17 9 (0.081%) GlusterFS
18 8 (0.072%) Time Sharing Option
19 7 (0.063%) Ceph
19 7 (0.063%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 769 (6.95%) Puppet
2 375 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
3 311 (2.81%) Ansible
4 130 (1.17%) Nagios
5 105 (0.95%) logstash
6 103 (0.93%) ZABBIX
7 80 (0.72%) Graphite
8 78 (0.70%) Salt
9 75 (0.68%) Kibana
10 64 (0.58%) Kubernetes
11 59 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
12 51 (0.46%) Oozie
13 43 (0.39%) Mesos
14 36 (0.33%) yum
15 33 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
16 28 (0.25%) CA Wily
16 28 (0.25%) Grafana
16 28 (0.25%) Icinga
17 27 (0.24%) Opsview
17 27 (0.24%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 2093 (18.91%) Oracle
2 446 (4.03%) VMware
3 400 (3.61%) IBM
4 372 (3.36%) Microsoft
5 282 (2.55%) Red Hat
6 276 (2.49%) Google
7 221 (2.00%) Adobe
8 214 (1.93%) SAP
9 198 (1.79%) Sybase
10 195 (1.76%) Informatica
11 164 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
12 148 (1.34%) HP
12 148 (1.34%) hybris
13 135 (1.22%) Atlassian
14 124 (1.12%) TIBCO
15 110 (0.99%) Splunk
16 108 (0.98%) Pega
17 94 (0.85%) ATG
18 90 (0.81%) webMethods
19 83 (0.75%) BEA
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