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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 8 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 5337 4490 4037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.83% 9.59% 9.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.54% 25.16% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3898 3014 2636
Average daily rate
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£450 £439 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 64 87
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £27.35 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.63% -
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
18698 17846 16988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.94% 38.11% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12911 11534 10554
Average daily rate £400 £384 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 519 695
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014. 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 3200 £500 +5.26% 554
South East +3 684 £400 +14.28% 233
South West +17 314 £425 +21.42% 90
North West +9 301 £375 +3.44% 96
East of England -2 237 £425 +13.33% 91
Yorkshire -2 229 £400 +18.51% 78
West Midlands 0 134 £375 - 25
East Midlands +3 111 £378 +4.13% 20
North East -3 97 £390 +47.86% 13
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 4249 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
2 2457 (24.38%) SQL
3 2168 (21.51%) HTML
4 2156 (21.39%) Oracle
5 2146 (21.29%) Linux
6 2145 (21.28%) JavaScript
7 2076 (20.60%) Spring
8 1984 (19.68%) TDD
9 1714 (17.00%) Web Services
10 1690 (16.77%) UNIX
11 1683 (16.70%) XML
12 1592 (15.79%) Scrum
13 1579 (15.66%) Finance
14 1478 (14.66%) J2EE
15 1421 (14.10%) CSS
16 1314 (13.04%) OO
17 1262 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
18 1229 (12.19%) Banking
19 1219 (12.09%) Hibernate
20 1151 (11.42%) C#
21 1084 (10.75%) Python
22 1041 (10.33%) Maven
23 1040 (10.32%) .NET
24 994 (9.86%) BDD
25 961 (9.53%) Git (software)
26 932 (9.25%) REST
27 911 (9.04%) Ruby
28 883 (8.76%) MVC
29 866 (8.59%) Subversion
30 858 (8.51%) C++

Java
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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
1 750 (7.44%) Tomcat
2 660 (6.55%) Apache
3 527 (5.23%) WebLogic
4 518 (5.14%) WebSphere
5 513 (5.09%) JBoss
6 316 (3.13%) Node.js
7 239 (2.37%) CMS
8 210 (2.08%) Adobe CQ
9 179 (1.78%) Confluence
10 119 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
11 112 (1.11%) IIS
12 96 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 90 (0.89%) OpenStack
13 90 (0.89%) SharePoint
13 90 (0.89%) Apache Solr
14 86 (0.85%) Apache Spark
15 85 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
16 72 (0.71%) nginx
17 70 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
18 67 (0.66%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 198 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 136 (1.35%) MS Office
3 49 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 49 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 29 (0.29%) MS Project
6 10 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.050%) SPSS
7 5 (0.050%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.050%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.040%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.030%) GIMP
9 3 (0.030%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.030%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.020%) Mathematica
10 2 (0.020%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.010%) Blender
11 1 (0.010%) FastStats
11 1 (0.010%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 66 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
2 46 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 45 (0.45%) RMDS
4 43 (0.43%) ION MarketView
5 41 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 39 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
7 24 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
8 20 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 19 (0.19%) Summit
10 16 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
11 15 (0.15%) Endur
12 13 (0.13%) ResourceLink
12 13 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
13 11 (0.11%) Google Analytics
14 10 (0.099%) Oracle Payables
14 10 (0.099%) SAP ERP
14 10 (0.099%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.099%) Murex MxG2000
15 9 (0.089%) SunGard GMI
15 9 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 212 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (1.46%) SaaS
3 121 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 103 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 102 (1.01%) Force.com
6 76 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 76 (0.75%) GitHub
7 64 (0.63%) PaaS
8 56 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 23 (0.23%) IaaS
10 17 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
11 13 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
11 13 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
11 13 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.12%) Google App Engine
13 11 (0.11%) Heroku
14 9 (0.089%) Google Apps
14 9 (0.089%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.060%) Route 53
16 2 (0.020%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 522 (5.18%) HTTP
2 243 (2.41%) Internet
3 240 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 181 (1.80%) DNS
5 170 (1.69%) LDAP
6 129 (1.28%) SSL
7 101 (1.00%) Firewall
8 76 (0.75%) SAN
9 59 (0.59%) Intranet
10 46 (0.46%) FTP
11 40 (0.40%) SSH
12 38 (0.38%) HTTPS
13 34 (0.34%) DHCP
14 33 (0.33%) NAS
15 32 (0.32%) LAN
16 31 (0.31%) AMQP
17 30 (0.30%) WAN
17 30 (0.30%) VPN
17 30 (0.30%) Network Security
18 22 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 833 (8.26%) Relational Database
2 603 (5.98%) MySQL
3 565 (5.61%) SQL Server
4 545 (5.41%) Oracle Database
5 527 (5.23%) MongoDB
6 471 (4.67%) NoSQL
7 379 (3.76%) Big Data
8 355 (3.52%) Hadoop
9 299 (2.97%) RDBMS
10 195 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 184 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
12 167 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
13 166 (1.65%) DB2
14 155 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
15 132 (1.31%) Apache Hive
16 113 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
17 110 (1.09%) Neo4j
18 102 (1.01%) Redis
19 94 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
20 90 (0.89%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1041 (10.33%) Maven
2 961 (9.53%) Git (software)
3 866 (8.59%) Subversion
4 804 (7.98%) JUnit
5 802 (7.96%) Jenkins
6 759 (7.53%) Selenium
7 586 (5.81%) Cucumber
8 541 (5.37%) JIRA
9 523 (5.19%) Eclipse
10 389 (3.86%) Ant
11 296 (2.94%) WebDriver
12 225 (2.23%) Mockito
13 214 (2.12%) Hudson
14 195 (1.93%) TeamCity
15 125 (1.24%) QuickTest Pro
16 111 (1.10%) JMeter
17 109 (1.08%) SoapUI
18 107 (1.06%) Visual Studio
19 103 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
20 101 (1.00%) IntelliJ
General
1 1579 (15.66%) Finance
2 1229 (12.19%) Banking
3 727 (7.21%) Front Office
4 610 (6.05%) Investment Banking
5 281 (2.79%) Retail
6 222 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 172 (1.71%) Marketing
8 145 (1.44%) Games
9 144 (1.43%) Publishing
10 140 (1.39%) Manufacturing
11 89 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 72 (0.71%) Back Office
13 69 (0.68%) Advertising
14 56 (0.56%) Electronics
15 53 (0.53%) Automotive
16 51 (0.51%) Law
16 51 (0.51%) Legal
17 31 (0.31%) Billing
18 16 (0.16%) German Language
18 16 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6091 (60.43%) Developer
2 3333 (33.07%) Java Developer
3 803 (7.97%) Architect
4 723 (7.17%) Senior Developer
5 593 (5.88%) Analyst
6 446 (4.42%) Senior Java Developer
7 308 (3.06%) Consultant
8 306 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
9 284 (2.82%) Software Engineer
10 264 (2.62%) Tester
11 237 (2.35%) Android Developer
12 219 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
13 215 (2.13%) Technical Architect
14 211 (2.09%) Web Developer
15 200 (1.98%) Test Analyst
16 177 (1.76%) Lead Developer
16 177 (1.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 175 (1.74%) Front-End Developer
18 141 (1.40%) Software Developer
19 138 (1.37%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2168 (21.51%) HTML
2 2076 (20.60%) Spring
3 1714 (17.00%) Web Services
4 1683 (16.70%) XML
5 1478 (14.66%) J2EE
6 1421 (14.10%) CSS
7 1219 (12.09%) Hibernate
8 1040 (10.32%) .NET
9 932 (9.25%) REST
10 819 (8.13%) HTML5
11 741 (7.35%) SOAP
12 699 (6.93%) RESTful
13 691 (6.86%) jQuery
14 672 (6.67%) JSP
15 652 (6.47%) JSON
16 490 (4.86%) Spring MVC
17 474 (4.70%) Ajax
18 454 (4.50%) Java EE
19 445 (4.41%) JMS
20 442 (4.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 670 (6.65%) Open Source
2 491 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 470 (4.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 431 (4.28%) Computer Science
5 327 (3.24%) Derivative
6 278 (2.76%) User Experience
7 241 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
8 237 (2.35%) Fixed Income
9 229 (2.27%) Mobile App
10 191 (1.89%) Algorithms
11 143 (1.42%) Equities
12 141 (1.40%) Data Structures
13 115 (1.14%) Mathematics
14 106 (1.05%) Visualisation
15 83 (0.82%) Digital Media
16 78 (0.77%) Management Information System
17 77 (0.76%) Market Risk
18 67 (0.66%) iPad
19 66 (0.65%) Client/Server
20 61 (0.61%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2146 (21.29%) Linux
2 1690 (16.77%) UNIX
3 773 (7.67%) Windows
4 417 (4.14%) Android
5 306 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 216 (2.14%) Apple iOS
7 205 (2.03%) Mac OS X
8 170 (1.69%) Solaris
8 170 (1.69%) CentOS
9 138 (1.37%) Ubuntu
10 100 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 98 (0.97%) AIX
12 54 (0.54%) Windows 7
13 43 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 43 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
14 42 (0.42%) SUSE
15 33 (0.33%) Windows XP
16 32 (0.32%) Debian
17 28 (0.28%) Windows NT
18 25 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4249 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1984 (19.68%) TDD
3 1592 (15.79%) Scrum
4 1314 (13.04%) OO
5 1262 (12.52%) Continuous Integration
6 994 (9.86%) BDD
7 883 (8.76%) MVC
8 802 (7.96%) E-Commerce
9 772 (7.66%) Software Engineering
10 727 (7.21%) DevOps
11 701 (6.95%) SOA
12 655 (6.50%) Multithreading
13 494 (4.90%) Web Development
14 466 (4.62%) Configuration Management
15 462 (4.58%) Test Automation
16 445 (4.41%) Unit Testing
17 409 (4.06%) Low Latency
18 354 (3.51%) UML
19 352 (3.49%) Automated Testing
20 350 (3.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2457 (24.38%) SQL
2 2145 (21.28%) JavaScript
3 1151 (11.42%) C#
4 1084 (10.75%) Python
5 911 (9.04%) Ruby
6 858 (8.51%) C++
7 605 (6.00%) Scala
8 584 (5.79%) Perl
9 561 (5.57%) PL/SQL
10 532 (5.28%) PHP
11 329 (3.26%) Shell Script
12 321 (3.18%) Bash Shell
13 319 (3.16%) C
14 241 (2.39%) Groovy
15 129 (1.28%) VB
16 128 (1.27%) Apex Code
17 119 (1.18%) VBA
18 114 (1.13%) Objective-C
19 109 (1.08%) Clojure
20 99 (0.98%) XPath
Qualifications
1 748 (7.42%) Security Cleared
2 710 (7.04%) Degree
3 421 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 168 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 138 (1.37%) ISEB
6 83 (0.82%) ISTQB
7 77 (0.76%) Sun Certification
8 47 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 35 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (0.29%) BC Cleared
11 22 (0.22%) HND
12 16 (0.16%) PhD
12 16 (0.16%) PMI Certification
13 15 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (0.14%) OCPJP
15 13 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
16 12 (0.12%) CCNA
17 11 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 7 (0.069%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 632 (6.27%) QA
2 45 (0.45%) SLA
3 29 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.15%) ISO 14001
6 10 (0.099%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.089%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.069%) WCAG
9 6 (0.060%) COBIT
9 6 (0.060%) DO-178B
9 6 (0.060%) HL7
10 5 (0.050%) ISO 8583
10 5 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.030%) Basel III
12 3 (0.030%) FATCA
12 3 (0.030%) SNOMED CT
13 1 (0.010%) EMIR
13 1 (0.010%) TickIT
13 1 (0.010%) GxP
System Software
1 141 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 43 (0.43%) HDFS
4 41 (0.41%) vCloud
5 40 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
5 40 (0.40%) Docker
6 30 (0.30%) NFS
7 26 (0.26%) Varnish
8 25 (0.25%) vSphere
9 24 (0.24%) Xen
10 23 (0.23%) Apache Flume
11 20 (0.20%) VirtualBox
12 19 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 18 (0.18%) VMware ESX
14 16 (0.16%) Squid
14 16 (0.16%) Shibboleth
15 11 (0.11%) Hyper-V
15 11 (0.11%) KVM
16 10 (0.099%) Samba
16 10 (0.099%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 604 (5.99%) Puppet
2 331 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
3 135 (1.34%) Ansible
4 112 (1.11%) Nagios
5 100 (0.99%) Vagrant
6 63 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
7 54 (0.54%) Salt
8 51 (0.51%) ZABBIX
9 40 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
10 36 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 36 (0.36%) Graphite
11 30 (0.30%) Oozie
11 30 (0.30%) Graylog2
12 28 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
12 28 (0.28%) Zenoss
13 27 (0.27%) Kibana
14 23 (0.23%) Control-M
15 21 (0.21%) yum
16 20 (0.20%) OpenView
16 20 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2156 (21.39%) Oracle
2 462 (4.58%) Microsoft
3 370 (3.67%) IBM
4 302 (3.00%) Red Hat
5 258 (2.56%) Sybase
6 246 (2.44%) Adobe
7 234 (2.32%) VMware
8 230 (2.28%) SAP
9 227 (2.25%) TIBCO
10 223 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
11 183 (1.82%) Google
12 153 (1.52%) HP
13 126 (1.25%) hybris
14 107 (1.06%) Sun
15 95 (0.94%) ATG
16 93 (0.92%) Informatica
17 88 (0.87%) Perforce
18 80 (0.79%) Splunk
19 77 (0.76%) Zend
20 73 (0.72%) Atlassian
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