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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 5281 4543 4498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.22% 9.20% 9.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.65% 24.62% 24.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3530 3003 2897
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 45 76
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.50 £26.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £52.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -6.66%
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
19814 18455 18024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.34% 37.37% 38.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13535 12014 11384
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 389 524
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.95 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 3024 £500 +5.26% 921
South East +1 686 £400 +8.84% 284
East of England +11 326 £390 - 122
South West +7 312 £413 +10.00% 170
North West +10 302 £425 +4.93% 155
Yorkshire -2 269 £383 +17.69% 143
North East +2 124 £400 +23.07% 22
West Midlands 0 98 £400 +23.07% 46
East Midlands +6 96 £375 +2.04% 59
Midlands +3 13 £625 +56.25% 5
South Coast +3 2 - -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4427 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 2648 (25.27%) SQL
3 2431 (23.20%) JavaScript
4 2326 (22.20%) HTML
5 2235 (21.33%) Oracle
6 2199 (20.99%) Linux
7 2102 (20.06%) TDD
8 1913 (18.26%) Spring
9 1870 (17.85%) Web Services
10 1869 (17.84%) Finance
11 1683 (16.06%) Scrum
12 1620 (15.46%) J2EE
13 1534 (14.64%) UNIX
14 1496 (14.28%) CSS
15 1472 (14.05%) XML
16 1273 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
17 1159 (11.06%) Python
18 1144 (10.92%) Git (software)
19 1142 (10.90%) Banking
20 1129 (10.78%) .NET
21 1087 (10.38%) OO
22 1050 (10.02%) Hibernate
23 1037 (9.90%) Jenkins
24 1024 (9.77%) Maven
25 1016 (9.70%) REST
26 1015 (9.69%) C#
27 1013 (9.67%) HTML5
28 976 (9.32%) E-Commerce
29 910 (8.69%) BDD
30 870 (8.30%) Security Cleared

Java
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 812 (7.75%) Tomcat
2 676 (6.45%) Apache
3 654 (6.24%) JBoss
4 624 (5.96%) WebSphere
5 568 (5.42%) WebLogic
6 379 (3.62%) Node.js
7 292 (2.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 288 (2.75%) Confluence
9 259 (2.47%) CMS
10 204 (1.95%) IIS
11 160 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
12 151 (1.44%) Apache Spark
13 135 (1.29%) Mule
14 129 (1.23%) Jetty
15 119 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
16 117 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
17 93 (0.89%) Apache Solr
18 84 (0.80%) Mule ESB
19 82 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 80 (0.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 234 (2.23%) MS Excel
2 115 (1.10%) MS Office
3 50 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 43 (0.41%) Photoshop
5 28 (0.27%) MS Project
6 27 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
7 26 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.14%) RoboHelp
8 15 (0.14%) FrameMaker
9 11 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.086%) SPSS
11 8 (0.076%) HipChat
12 7 (0.067%) Doxygen
12 7 (0.067%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.057%) GIMP
14 3 (0.029%) Maple
14 3 (0.029%) Mathematica
14 3 (0.029%) PowerPivot
14 3 (0.029%) LaTeX
15 2 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 74 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
2 56 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 44 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 37 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
5 34 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 34 (0.32%) RMDS
6 26 (0.25%) ION MarketView
7 25 (0.24%) Tridion
8 22 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
9 20 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
10 18 (0.17%) Summit
10 18 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
11 12 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
11 12 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 12 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
12 11 (0.10%) WebTrends
13 10 (0.095%) BigMachines
14 9 (0.086%) Oracle Receivables
14 9 (0.086%) Teamcenter
15 8 (0.076%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 618 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
2 152 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
3 118 (1.13%) GitHub
4 110 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 105 (1.00%) SaaS
6 92 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
7 76 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 51 (0.49%) PaaS
9 45 (0.43%) Google Analytics
9 45 (0.43%) IaaS
10 43 (0.41%) Force.com
11 37 (0.35%) Google App Engine
12 35 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
13 32 (0.31%) Amazon S3
14 30 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
15 19 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 18 (0.17%) Google Apps
17 15 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 13 (0.12%) Boomi
18 13 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 476 (4.54%) HTTP
2 334 (3.19%) Internet
3 245 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 177 (1.69%) LDAP
5 174 (1.66%) Firewall
6 171 (1.63%) SSL
7 134 (1.28%) DNS
8 59 (0.56%) SAN
9 58 (0.55%) DHCP
10 48 (0.46%) IPsec
11 47 (0.45%) WAN
12 46 (0.44%) LAN
12 46 (0.44%) FTP
13 45 (0.43%) HTTPS
14 41 (0.39%) Network Security
15 39 (0.37%) AMQP
16 38 (0.36%) Kerberos
17 33 (0.31%) VPN
18 30 (0.29%) Intranet
19 26 (0.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 812 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 766 (7.31%) Relational Database
3 740 (7.06%) MongoDB
4 658 (6.28%) MySQL
5 567 (5.41%) Oracle Database
6 544 (5.19%) Hadoop
7 503 (4.80%) NoSQL
8 460 (4.39%) Big Data
9 297 (2.83%) RDBMS
10 275 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
11 225 (2.15%) DB2
12 221 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
13 213 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
14 207 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
15 130 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
16 117 (1.12%) Apache Hive
17 114 (1.09%) HBase
18 95 (0.91%) Redis
18 95 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
19 80 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1144 (10.92%) Git (software)
2 1037 (9.90%) Jenkins
3 1024 (9.77%) Maven
4 835 (7.97%) Subversion
5 736 (7.02%) JUnit
6 659 (6.29%) JIRA
7 658 (6.28%) Selenium
8 582 (5.56%) Cucumber
9 487 (4.65%) Eclipse
10 404 (3.86%) Ant
11 230 (2.20%) WebDriver
12 202 (1.93%) Mockito
13 196 (1.87%) Gradle
14 189 (1.80%) TeamCity
15 151 (1.44%) SoapUI
16 150 (1.43%) Hudson
17 135 (1.29%) JMeter
18 116 (1.11%) IntelliJ
19 113 (1.08%) Visual Studio
20 110 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1869 (17.84%) Finance
2 1142 (10.90%) Banking
3 591 (5.64%) Front Office
4 553 (5.28%) Investment Banking
5 364 (3.47%) Retail
6 275 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 202 (1.93%) Marketing
8 128 (1.22%) Games
9 116 (1.11%) Publishing
10 110 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 86 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 85 (0.81%) Back Office
13 68 (0.65%) Electronics
14 60 (0.57%) Legal
15 51 (0.49%) Automotive
16 40 (0.38%) Advertising
17 28 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 25 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
19 24 (0.23%) French Language
20 22 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5998 (57.25%) Developer
2 3344 (31.92%) Java Developer
3 1035 (9.88%) Architect
4 785 (7.49%) Analyst
5 698 (6.66%) Senior Developer
6 479 (4.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 343 (3.27%) Software Engineer
8 324 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
9 323 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
10 288 (2.75%) Technical Architect
11 263 (2.51%) Consultant
12 253 (2.41%) Test Analyst
13 216 (2.06%) Android Developer
14 196 (1.87%) Tester
15 192 (1.83%) Scala Developer
16 190 (1.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 174 (1.66%) Web Developer
17 174 (1.66%) Front-End Developer
18 145 (1.38%) Lead Developer
19 144 (1.37%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2326 (22.20%) HTML
2 1913 (18.26%) Spring
3 1870 (17.85%) Web Services
4 1620 (15.46%) J2EE
5 1496 (14.28%) CSS
6 1472 (14.05%) XML
7 1129 (10.78%) .NET
8 1050 (10.02%) Hibernate
9 1016 (9.70%) REST
10 1013 (9.67%) HTML5
11 833 (7.95%) SOAP
12 766 (7.31%) RESTful
13 732 (6.99%) JSON
14 723 (6.90%) jQuery
15 672 (6.41%) AngularJS
16 622 (5.94%) JSP
17 534 (5.10%) Java EE
18 506 (4.83%) Middleware
19 442 (4.22%) Ajax
19 442 (4.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 561 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 354 (3.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 346 (3.30%) Computer Science
4 317 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 303 (2.89%) User Experience
6 274 (2.62%) Derivative
7 211 (2.01%) Fixed Income
8 202 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
9 198 (1.89%) Equities
10 152 (1.45%) Visualisation
11 138 (1.32%) Algorithms
12 116 (1.11%) Market Risk
12 116 (1.11%) Management Information System
13 99 (0.94%) Mathematics
14 97 (0.93%) Clustering
15 96 (0.92%) Data Centre
16 85 (0.81%) Credit Risk
17 79 (0.75%) Client/Server
17 79 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
18 76 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2199 (20.99%) Linux
2 1534 (14.64%) UNIX
3 820 (7.83%) Windows
4 457 (4.36%) Android
5 261 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 254 (2.42%) Apple iOS
7 186 (1.78%) Solaris
8 156 (1.49%) Mac OS X
9 114 (1.09%) CentOS
10 103 (0.98%) AIX
11 90 (0.86%) Ubuntu
12 45 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (0.27%) Windows 7
14 27 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 18 (0.17%) HPUX
18 15 (0.14%) VME
18 15 (0.14%) SUSE
19 14 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4427 (42.25%) Agile Software Development
2 2102 (20.06%) TDD
3 1683 (16.06%) Scrum
4 1273 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
5 1087 (10.38%) OO
6 976 (9.32%) E-Commerce
7 910 (8.69%) BDD
8 842 (8.04%) SOA
9 809 (7.72%) Software Engineering
10 762 (7.27%) DevOps
11 714 (6.81%) Open Source
12 712 (6.80%) SDLC
13 702 (6.70%) MVC
14 671 (6.40%) Multithreading
15 527 (5.03%) Configuration Management
16 466 (4.45%) Web Development
17 454 (4.33%) Unit Testing
18 392 (3.74%) UML
19 378 (3.61%) Test Automation
20 375 (3.58%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2648 (25.27%) SQL
2 2431 (23.20%) JavaScript
3 1159 (11.06%) Python
4 1015 (9.69%) C#
5 850 (8.11%) C++
6 805 (7.68%) Ruby
7 715 (6.82%) Scala
8 627 (5.98%) Perl
9 465 (4.44%) PL/SQL
10 454 (4.33%) PHP
11 373 (3.56%) Shell Script
12 365 (3.48%) C
13 294 (2.81%) Bash Shell
14 245 (2.34%) Groovy
15 123 (1.17%) Objective-C
16 113 (1.08%) VB
17 100 (0.95%) VBA
17 100 (0.95%) PowerShell
18 98 (0.94%) R
19 91 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 870 (8.30%) Security Cleared
2 592 (5.65%) Degree
3 486 (4.64%) SC Cleared
4 264 (2.52%) DV Cleared
5 121 (1.15%) ISEB
6 94 (0.90%) ISTQB
7 74 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 59 (0.56%) Sun Certification
9 24 (0.23%) PMI Certification
9 24 (0.23%) PhD
10 22 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (0.17%) OCPJP
12 16 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (0.14%) BC Cleared
14 13 (0.12%) CISSP
15 12 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
16 11 (0.10%) PMP
17 10 (0.095%) HND
18 9 (0.086%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 9 (0.086%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 610 (5.82%) QA
2 65 (0.62%) SLA
3 24 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
6 12 (0.11%) EMIR
7 10 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.076%) COBIT
8 8 (0.076%) HL7
8 8 (0.076%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.067%) ISO 14001
10 5 (0.048%) COREP
10 5 (0.048%) FINREP
11 4 (0.038%) BS25999
11 4 (0.038%) IEC 61508
11 4 (0.038%) TickIT
11 4 (0.038%) WAI
12 3 (0.029%) Basel III
12 3 (0.029%) DICOM
13 2 (0.019%) COSO
System Software
1 227 (2.17%) Docker
2 170 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (1.00%) Active Directory
4 68 (0.65%) HDFS
5 49 (0.47%) Varnish
6 42 (0.40%) vCloud
7 40 (0.38%) Apache Flume
8 32 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
9 30 (0.29%) Xen
10 27 (0.26%) Hyper-V
11 24 (0.23%) vSphere
12 20 (0.19%) Squid
13 18 (0.17%) VirtualBox
14 14 (0.13%) NFS
15 13 (0.12%) GridGain
16 12 (0.11%) KVM
16 12 (0.11%) iptables
16 12 (0.11%) VMware ESX
17 11 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
18 9 (0.086%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 608 (5.80%) Puppet
2 482 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
3 252 (2.41%) Ansible
4 98 (0.94%) Vagrant
4 98 (0.94%) Salt
5 90 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
6 79 (0.75%) Nagios
7 59 (0.56%) Graphite
8 50 (0.48%) ZABBIX
9 49 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
10 44 (0.42%) Tivoli
11 43 (0.41%) BladeLogic
12 35 (0.33%) StatsD
13 31 (0.30%) Kibana
13 31 (0.30%) logstash
14 30 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
15 29 (0.28%) Oozie
16 28 (0.27%) HAProxy
17 26 (0.25%) yum
18 25 (0.24%) Graylog
Vendors
1 2235 (21.33%) Oracle
2 484 (4.62%) IBM
3 443 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 303 (2.89%) Adobe
5 296 (2.83%) Red Hat
6 264 (2.52%) Sybase
7 256 (2.44%) Google
8 250 (2.39%) VMware
9 209 (1.99%) hybris
10 205 (1.96%) SAP
11 202 (1.93%) HP
12 198 (1.89%) TIBCO
13 141 (1.35%) webMethods
14 138 (1.32%) Informatica
15 131 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
16 127 (1.21%) Atlassian
17 106 (1.01%) Splunk
18 88 (0.84%) Sun
19 77 (0.73%) Citrix
19 77 (0.73%) Pega
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