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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 4992 4436 3797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.15% 9.25% 8.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.83% 24.64% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3435 3060 2545
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 62 81
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% +7.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £30.25 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.78 £47.35 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +17.16%
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
18609 18006 15832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.83% 37.53% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12514 12053 10020
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 432 579
Average hourly rate £36.50 £35.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.54% +0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
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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 0 2774 £500 +5.26% 1019
South East +3 652 £400 +10.34% 294
North West +16 321 £425 +9.67% 150
Yorkshire -2 290 £400 +23.07% 106
South West +6 278 £400 - 145
East of England +6 227 £400 +6.66% 137
East Midlands +28 169 £380 -5.00% 44
North East +7 125 £373 +24.16% 31
West Midlands -1 109 £400 +23.07% 56
Midlands +13 16 £550 - 1
South Coast +9 6 - -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4278 (41.66%) Agile Software Development
2 2555 (24.88%) SQL
3 2266 (22.07%) JavaScript
4 2247 (21.88%) HTML
5 2230 (21.72%) Linux
6 2195 (21.38%) Oracle
7 1946 (18.95%) TDD
8 1851 (18.03%) Spring
9 1805 (17.58%) Finance
10 1748 (17.02%) Web Services
11 1605 (15.63%) J2EE
12 1560 (15.19%) UNIX
13 1552 (15.11%) Scrum
14 1468 (14.30%) XML
15 1452 (14.14%) CSS
16 1236 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
17 1235 (12.03%) OO
18 1165 (11.34%) Python
19 1137 (11.07%) .NET
20 1134 (11.04%) Banking
21 1119 (10.90%) Git (software)
22 1065 (10.37%) C#
23 1057 (10.29%) Hibernate
24 1016 (9.89%) Maven
25 914 (8.90%) REST
26 912 (8.88%) E-Commerce
27 907 (8.83%) HTML5
28 901 (8.77%) Jenkins
29 878 (8.55%) BDD
30 873 (8.50%) Subversion

Java
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 756 (7.36%) Tomcat
2 628 (6.12%) WebSphere
3 616 (6.00%) Apache
4 604 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 576 (5.61%) JBoss
6 364 (3.54%) Node.js
7 254 (2.47%) CMS
8 244 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 216 (2.10%) Confluence
10 199 (1.94%) IIS
11 150 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
12 148 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
13 116 (1.13%) Mule
14 113 (1.10%) Apache Spark
15 95 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 89 (0.87%) Jetty
17 88 (0.86%) OpenStack
18 82 (0.80%) Mule ESB
19 81 (0.79%) SharePoint
20 78 (0.76%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 243 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 138 (1.34%) MS Office
3 51 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 43 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 32 (0.31%) MS Project
7 14 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.11%) RoboHelp
8 11 (0.11%) FrameMaker
9 7 (0.068%) SPSS
10 6 (0.058%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.049%) Doxygen
12 4 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.039%) HipChat
12 4 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.039%) GIMP
13 3 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.029%) Simulink
14 2 (0.019%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.019%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 61 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
2 53 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 49 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 42 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
5 41 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 37 (0.36%) ION MarketView
6 37 (0.36%) RMDS
7 21 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 20 (0.19%) Tridion
9 18 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
9 18 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
9 18 (0.18%) Summit
10 16 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
11 15 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
12 12 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
13 10 (0.097%) WebTrends
13 10 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
14 9 (0.088%) BigMachines
15 8 (0.078%) TIBCO iProcess
16 7 (0.068%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 521 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
3 115 (1.12%) SaaS
4 113 (1.10%) GitHub
5 103 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
6 96 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
7 78 (0.76%) PaaS
8 52 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 42 (0.41%) IaaS
9 42 (0.41%) Force.com
9 42 (0.41%) Amazon S3
10 32 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 30 (0.29%) Google App Engine
12 24 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
13 19 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 17 (0.17%) Google Analytics
15 15 (0.15%) Google Apps
15 15 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 11 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 501 (4.88%) HTTP
2 313 (3.05%) Internet
3 249 (2.42%) TCP/IP
4 177 (1.72%) Firewall
5 172 (1.67%) SSL
6 153 (1.49%) LDAP
7 149 (1.45%) DNS
8 66 (0.64%) DHCP
9 65 (0.63%) IPsec
10 58 (0.56%) SAN
11 50 (0.49%) FTP
12 49 (0.48%) Network Security
12 49 (0.48%) VPN
13 44 (0.43%) WAN
14 43 (0.42%) LAN
15 41 (0.40%) HTTPS
16 35 (0.34%) Kerberos
17 34 (0.33%) AMQP
18 27 (0.26%) SSH
19 24 (0.23%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 789 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 785 (7.64%) Relational Database
3 631 (6.14%) MongoDB
4 572 (5.57%) MySQL
5 568 (5.53%) Oracle Database
6 492 (4.79%) Hadoop
7 447 (4.35%) Big Data
8 446 (4.34%) NoSQL
9 352 (3.43%) RDBMS
10 264 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
11 227 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
12 218 (2.12%) DB2
13 204 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
14 163 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
15 142 (1.38%) Apache Hive
16 127 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
17 100 (0.97%) HBase
18 99 (0.96%) Redis
19 71 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 70 (0.68%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1119 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 1016 (9.89%) Maven
3 901 (8.77%) Jenkins
4 873 (8.50%) Subversion
5 769 (7.49%) JUnit
6 659 (6.42%) Selenium
7 599 (5.83%) JIRA
8 526 (5.12%) Cucumber
9 504 (4.91%) Eclipse
10 447 (4.35%) Ant
11 211 (2.05%) WebDriver
12 184 (1.79%) TeamCity
13 179 (1.74%) Mockito
14 144 (1.40%) Gradle
15 136 (1.32%) Hudson
16 132 (1.29%) SoapUI
17 130 (1.27%) Visual Studio
18 116 (1.13%) Grunt
19 108 (1.05%) JMeter
20 103 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1805 (17.58%) Finance
2 1134 (11.04%) Banking
3 611 (5.95%) Front Office
4 550 (5.36%) Investment Banking
5 342 (3.33%) Retail
6 266 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 179 (1.74%) Marketing
8 133 (1.30%) Games
9 121 (1.18%) Publishing
10 110 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 85 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 78 (0.76%) Back Office
13 64 (0.62%) Electronics
14 63 (0.61%) Legal
15 49 (0.48%) Automotive
16 45 (0.44%) Advertising
17 37 (0.36%) Law
18 25 (0.24%) French Language
19 24 (0.23%) Billing
20 23 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5994 (58.37%) Developer
2 3340 (32.53%) Java Developer
3 996 (9.70%) Architect
4 721 (7.02%) Analyst
5 705 (6.87%) Senior Developer
6 468 (4.56%) Senior Java Developer
7 311 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
8 298 (2.90%) Consultant
9 289 (2.81%) Software Engineer
10 282 (2.75%) Technical Architect
11 267 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
12 212 (2.06%) Android Developer
13 203 (1.98%) Test Analyst
14 189 (1.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 163 (1.59%) Front-End Developer
15 163 (1.59%) Tester
16 162 (1.58%) Programmer
17 161 (1.57%) Web Developer
18 154 (1.50%) C# Developer
19 151 (1.47%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2247 (21.88%) HTML
2 1851 (18.03%) Spring
3 1748 (17.02%) Web Services
4 1605 (15.63%) J2EE
5 1468 (14.30%) XML
6 1452 (14.14%) CSS
7 1137 (11.07%) .NET
8 1057 (10.29%) Hibernate
9 914 (8.90%) REST
10 907 (8.83%) HTML5
11 753 (7.33%) SOAP
12 722 (7.03%) jQuery
13 713 (6.94%) RESTful
14 660 (6.43%) JSON
15 599 (5.83%) JSP
16 575 (5.60%) AngularJS
17 472 (4.60%) Java EE
18 461 (4.49%) Middleware
19 413 (4.02%) JMS
20 403 (3.92%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 719 (7.00%) Open Source
2 502 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 397 (3.87%) Computer Science
4 359 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 336 (3.27%) Derivative
6 281 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 268 (2.61%) User Experience
8 213 (2.07%) Fixed Income
9 192 (1.87%) Equities
10 185 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
11 170 (1.66%) Visualisation
12 119 (1.16%) Algorithms
13 106 (1.03%) Mathematics
14 98 (0.95%) Clustering
15 96 (0.93%) Management Information System
16 83 (0.81%) Market Risk
17 75 (0.73%) Client/Server
18 72 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
19 69 (0.67%) Data Structures
20 65 (0.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2230 (21.72%) Linux
2 1560 (15.19%) UNIX
3 801 (7.80%) Windows
4 439 (4.28%) Android
5 282 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 227 (2.21%) Apple iOS
7 199 (1.94%) Solaris
8 144 (1.40%) Mac OS X
9 139 (1.35%) CentOS
10 115 (1.12%) AIX
11 96 (0.93%) Ubuntu
12 60 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 45 (0.44%) Windows 7
14 29 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 29 (0.28%) Windows XP
15 28 (0.27%) HPUX
16 24 (0.23%) SUSE
17 22 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
18 21 (0.20%) VME
19 20 (0.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4278 (41.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1946 (18.95%) TDD
3 1552 (15.11%) Scrum
4 1236 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
5 1235 (12.03%) OO
6 912 (8.88%) E-Commerce
7 878 (8.55%) BDD
8 774 (7.54%) Software Engineering
9 751 (7.31%) SOA
10 716 (6.97%) DevOps
11 669 (6.51%) MVC
12 627 (6.11%) Multithreading
13 517 (5.03%) Configuration Management
14 447 (4.35%) Web Development
15 429 (4.18%) Unit Testing
16 399 (3.89%) Data Modelling
17 379 (3.69%) OOP
18 376 (3.66%) UML
19 353 (3.44%) Test Automation
20 348 (3.39%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 2555 (24.88%) SQL
2 2266 (22.07%) JavaScript
3 1165 (11.34%) Python
4 1065 (10.37%) C#
5 819 (7.98%) Ruby
6 796 (7.75%) C++
7 589 (5.74%) Scala
8 564 (5.49%) Perl
9 511 (4.98%) PL/SQL
10 462 (4.50%) PHP
11 343 (3.34%) Shell Script
12 311 (3.03%) C
13 299 (2.91%) Bash Shell
14 177 (1.72%) Groovy
15 124 (1.21%) VBA
16 120 (1.17%) VB
17 117 (1.14%) Objective-C
18 94 (0.92%) XPath
19 74 (0.72%) Clojure
20 70 (0.68%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 818 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 627 (6.11%) Degree
3 462 (4.50%) SC Cleared
4 238 (2.32%) DV Cleared
5 116 (1.13%) ISEB
6 71 (0.69%) Sun Certification
7 61 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 58 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 42 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (0.24%) OCPJP
10 25 (0.24%) HND
11 24 (0.23%) PMI Certification
12 19 (0.19%) PhD
13 18 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
14 13 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (0.11%) CISSP
15 11 (0.11%) PMP
15 11 (0.11%) IBM Certification
16 8 (0.078%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 545 (5.31%) QA
2 47 (0.46%) SLA
3 18 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 15 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.12%) EMIR
8 11 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 10 (0.097%) HL7
10 8 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (0.068%) DICOM
11 7 (0.068%) COBIT
12 6 (0.058%) WCAG
13 5 (0.049%) COREP
13 5 (0.049%) FINREP
14 4 (0.039%) TickIT
14 4 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 4 (0.039%) WAI
14 4 (0.039%) Basel III
15 3 (0.029%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 166 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 125 (1.22%) Docker
3 93 (0.91%) Active Directory
4 73 (0.71%) HDFS
5 50 (0.49%) Apache Flume
6 43 (0.42%) vCloud
7 40 (0.39%) Varnish
8 36 (0.35%) vSphere
9 30 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
9 30 (0.29%) Xen
10 21 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 19 (0.19%) Hyper-V
11 19 (0.19%) Squid
12 18 (0.18%) iptables
12 18 (0.18%) NFS
13 15 (0.15%) Samba
14 13 (0.13%) VirtualBox
15 12 (0.12%) VMware ESX
16 11 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
16 11 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 575 (5.60%) Puppet
2 430 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
3 208 (2.03%) Ansible
4 94 (0.92%) Nagios
5 93 (0.91%) Vagrant
6 90 (0.88%) Salt
7 74 (0.72%) ZABBIX
8 71 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
9 50 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
10 44 (0.43%) Graphite
11 41 (0.40%) Tivoli
12 36 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
13 35 (0.34%) Oozie
13 35 (0.34%) Kibana
13 35 (0.34%) StatsD
14 30 (0.29%) Graylog
15 29 (0.28%) HAProxy
16 26 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 26 (0.25%) BladeLogic
17 25 (0.24%) yum
Vendors
1 2195 (21.38%) Oracle
2 470 (4.58%) Microsoft
3 429 (4.18%) IBM
4 306 (2.98%) Red Hat
5 261 (2.54%) VMware
6 255 (2.48%) Sybase
7 241 (2.35%) Adobe
8 214 (2.08%) SAP
9 203 (1.98%) TIBCO
10 197 (1.92%) hybris
11 194 (1.89%) Google
12 182 (1.77%) HP
13 159 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
14 121 (1.18%) webMethods
15 120 (1.17%) Informatica
16 90 (0.88%) Sun
17 87 (0.85%) Citrix
18 86 (0.84%) Atlassian
19 85 (0.83%) Splunk
20 80 (0.78%) Business Objects
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