The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 10 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 4517 4476 5100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.15% 9.62% 9.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.55% 24.90% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2991 2885 3290
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 79 81
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £25.27 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.60 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18402 17976 19300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.27% 38.64% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11982 11353 11764
Average daily rate £390 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 528 750
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £17.50 £18.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Java
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(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 0 2834 £475 - 907
South East +5 605 £365 -5.80% 279
South West +9 236 £375 - 132
East of England -6 205 £388 -3.12% 111
Yorkshire +11 202 £325 -1.51% 102
North West -8 182 £405 +8.00% 123
West Midlands +12 110 £325 -13.33% 41
North East +17 64 £325 -7.14% 41
East Midlands -20 58 £350 -17.28% 41
Midlands -13 10 £400 +128.57% 1
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2334 (25.68%) SQL
2 2163 (23.80%) Oracle
3 2039 (22.43%) Spring
4 2020 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 1916 (21.08%) HTML
6 1887 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
7 1799 (19.79%) Linux
8 1785 (19.64%) TDD
9 1604 (17.65%) Finance
10 1599 (17.59%) Web Services
11 1556 (17.12%) XML
12 1427 (15.70%) UNIX
13 1408 (15.49%) J2EE
14 1376 (15.14%) Scrum
15 1335 (14.69%) CSS
16 1156 (12.72%) OO
17 1135 (12.49%) Hibernate
18 1049 (11.54%) .NET
19 1043 (11.47%) Banking
20 948 (10.43%) C#
21 946 (10.41%) BDD
22 937 (10.31%) E-Commerce
23 930 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
24 885 (9.74%) Maven
25 861 (9.47%) Python
26 795 (8.75%) C++
27 769 (8.46%) Subversion
28 766 (8.43%) jQuery
29 760 (8.36%) MVC
30 735 (8.09%) Ruby

Java
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 667 (7.34%) Tomcat
2 576 (6.34%) Apache
3 523 (5.75%) WebLogic
4 426 (4.69%) WebSphere
5 250 (2.75%) Node.js
6 226 (2.49%) CMS
7 153 (1.68%) SharePoint
8 152 (1.67%) Adobe CQ
9 143 (1.57%) Confluence
10 131 (1.44%) Oracle Coherence
10 131 (1.44%) IIS
11 107 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
12 98 (1.08%) Oracle Service Bus
13 91 (1.00%) Apache Pig
14 81 (0.89%) MQSeries
15 80 (0.88%) Apache Solr
16 78 (0.86%) Liferay
17 68 (0.75%) nginx
18 67 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
19 66 (0.73%) SAS
Applications
1 215 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 124 (1.36%) MS Office
3 64 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 50 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 45 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 35 (0.39%) MS Project
7 16 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.099%) SPSS
8 9 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.055%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.055%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.055%) Windchill
10 4 (0.044%) InDesign
10 4 (0.044%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.033%) Mathematica
11 3 (0.033%) CATIA
12 2 (0.022%) GIMP
12 2 (0.022%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.022%) Mingle
13 1 (0.011%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 83 (0.91%) RMDS
2 53 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 53 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
3 52 (0.57%) Magento
4 49 (0.54%) ION MarketView
5 47 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
6 46 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
7 41 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 34 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
9 23 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
10 20 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
11 17 (0.19%) Google Analytics
12 16 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
13 15 (0.17%) Tridion
14 14 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
14 14 (0.15%) ResourceLink
14 14 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
15 12 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
15 12 (0.13%) Global One
16 10 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 176 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
2 157 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
3 130 (1.43%) SaaS
4 99 (1.09%) Force.com
5 85 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
6 51 (0.56%) GitHub
7 35 (0.39%) Amazon S3
8 30 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 27 (0.30%) PaaS
10 22 (0.24%) IaaS
11 19 (0.21%) Google App Engine
12 16 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
12 16 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
13 14 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
14 12 (0.13%) Heroku
15 11 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
16 7 (0.077%) Route 53
17 6 (0.066%) CloudFront
18 5 (0.055%) Google Apps
19 4 (0.044%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 388 (4.27%) HTTP
2 289 (3.18%) Internet
3 188 (2.07%) LDAP
4 179 (1.97%) TCP/IP
5 153 (1.68%) DNS
6 144 (1.58%) Firewall
7 131 (1.44%) SSL
8 90 (0.99%) SAN
9 66 (0.73%) VPN
10 54 (0.59%) Intranet
11 48 (0.53%) HTTPS
11 48 (0.53%) FTP
12 47 (0.52%) WAN
13 40 (0.44%) LAN
14 39 (0.43%) DHCP
15 38 (0.42%) SSH
16 31 (0.34%) IPsec
17 29 (0.32%) Network Security
18 23 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
18 23 (0.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 654 (7.19%) Relational Database
2 623 (6.85%) SQL Server
3 612 (6.73%) MySQL
4 515 (5.67%) Oracle Database
5 424 (4.66%) NoSQL
6 381 (4.19%) MongoDB
7 295 (3.25%) Big Data
8 283 (3.11%) Hadoop
9 252 (2.77%) RDBMS
10 228 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 209 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 169 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
13 147 (1.62%) DB2
14 138 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
15 111 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
16 101 (1.11%) Apache Hive
17 81 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
18 73 (0.80%) KDB
19 70 (0.77%) Redis
20 68 (0.75%) HBase
Development Applications
1 885 (9.74%) Maven
2 769 (8.46%) Subversion
3 679 (7.47%) Git (software)
4 671 (7.38%) JUnit
5 647 (7.12%) Selenium
6 627 (6.90%) Jenkins
7 594 (6.53%) Cucumber
8 520 (5.72%) Eclipse
9 393 (4.32%) Ant
10 386 (4.25%) JIRA
11 350 (3.85%) WebDriver
12 263 (2.89%) Hudson
13 209 (2.30%) Mockito
14 196 (2.16%) TeamCity
15 129 (1.42%) JBehave
16 99 (1.09%) Visual Studio
17 91 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
17 91 (1.00%) JMeter
18 87 (0.96%) SoapUI
19 85 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1604 (17.65%) Finance
2 1043 (11.47%) Banking
3 596 (6.56%) Front Office
4 527 (5.80%) Investment Banking
5 369 (4.06%) Retail
6 253 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 194 (2.13%) Marketing
8 165 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 143 (1.57%) Games
10 131 (1.44%) Back Office
11 89 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 81 (0.89%) Electronics
13 73 (0.80%) Publishing
14 69 (0.76%) Advertising
15 41 (0.45%) Legal
16 36 (0.40%) Automotive
17 32 (0.35%) Billing
18 26 (0.29%) German Language
19 24 (0.26%) General Ledger
20 19 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5325 (58.58%) Developer
2 2733 (30.07%) Java Developer
3 657 (7.23%) Architect
4 613 (6.74%) Analyst
5 586 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 362 (3.98%) Senior Java Developer
7 305 (3.36%) Consultant
8 303 (3.33%) Tester
9 267 (2.94%) Software Engineer
10 260 (2.86%) Web Developer
11 220 (2.42%) Android Developer
12 214 (2.35%) Front-End Developer
13 212 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
14 210 (2.31%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 207 (2.28%) Project Manager
16 198 (2.18%) DevOps Engineer
17 190 (2.09%) Test Analyst
18 152 (1.67%) Software Developer
19 150 (1.65%) Scala Developer
20 137 (1.51%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2039 (22.43%) Spring
2 1916 (21.08%) HTML
3 1599 (17.59%) Web Services
4 1556 (17.12%) XML
5 1408 (15.49%) J2EE
6 1335 (14.69%) CSS
7 1135 (12.49%) Hibernate
8 1049 (11.54%) .NET
9 766 (8.43%) jQuery
10 691 (7.60%) HTML5
11 650 (7.15%) REST
12 647 (7.12%) SOAP
13 590 (6.49%) JSP
14 561 (6.17%) JSON
15 518 (5.70%) RESTful
16 473 (5.20%) Ajax
17 411 (4.52%) Java EE
18 409 (4.50%) Spring MVC
18 409 (4.50%) JMS
19 398 (4.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 631 (6.94%) Open Source
2 399 (4.39%) Computer Science
3 398 (4.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 294 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 258 (2.84%) Derivative
6 256 (2.82%) Fixed Income
7 255 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
8 143 (1.57%) Equities
9 122 (1.34%) Mathematics
10 91 (1.00%) Credit Risk
11 81 (0.89%) Management Information System
12 75 (0.83%) W3C
13 74 (0.81%) iPad
14 73 (0.80%) Social Media
15 71 (0.78%) Digital Media
16 69 (0.76%) Visualisation
17 66 (0.73%) Data Integration
18 60 (0.66%) Clustering
19 58 (0.64%) Mainframe
20 56 (0.62%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1799 (19.79%) Linux
2 1427 (15.70%) UNIX
3 627 (6.90%) Windows
4 480 (5.28%) Android
5 285 (3.14%) Apple iOS
6 208 (2.29%) Solaris
7 121 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 95 (1.05%) Ubuntu
9 85 (0.94%) CentOS
10 80 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 65 (0.72%) AIX
12 54 (0.59%) Debian
12 54 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 54 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 43 (0.47%) Windows 7
14 39 (0.43%) HPUX
15 29 (0.32%) SUSE
16 24 (0.26%) Windows XP
17 20 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
18 14 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1887 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1785 (19.64%) TDD
3 1376 (15.14%) Scrum
4 1156 (12.72%) OO
5 946 (10.41%) BDD
6 937 (10.31%) E-Commerce
7 930 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
8 760 (8.36%) MVC
9 676 (7.44%) Software Engineering
10 622 (6.84%) SOA
11 536 (5.90%) Multithreading
12 449 (4.94%) Web Development
13 422 (4.64%) UML
14 411 (4.52%) Unit Testing
15 410 (4.51%) Test Automation
16 403 (4.43%) DevOps
17 380 (4.18%) Configuration Management
18 367 (4.04%) Low Latency
19 332 (3.65%) Project Management
20 271 (2.98%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2334 (25.68%) SQL
2 2020 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 948 (10.43%) C#
4 861 (9.47%) Python
5 795 (8.75%) C++
6 735 (8.09%) Ruby
7 588 (6.47%) PHP
8 560 (6.16%) Perl
9 536 (5.90%) Scala
10 502 (5.52%) PL/SQL
11 374 (4.11%) C
12 348 (3.83%) Shell Script
13 293 (3.22%) Groovy
14 208 (2.29%) Bash Shell
15 163 (1.79%) VB
16 140 (1.54%) Objective-C
17 114 (1.25%) Apex Code
18 97 (1.07%) VBA
19 89 (0.98%) Clojure
20 85 (0.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 709 (7.80%) Degree
2 474 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 305 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 172 (1.89%) ISEB
5 139 (1.53%) ISTQB
6 124 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 50 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 49 (0.54%) PMI Certification
9 42 (0.46%) Sun Certification
10 25 (0.28%) PMP
11 24 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
12 23 (0.25%) CCNA
13 22 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 19 (0.21%) PhD
15 17 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 13 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
18 11 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 578 (6.36%) QA
2 41 (0.45%) SLA
3 34 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 29 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 23 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.099%) Basel III
7 9 (0.099%) EMIR
8 8 (0.088%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.088%) SNOMED CT
9 7 (0.077%) ISO 14001
9 7 (0.077%) COBIT
10 6 (0.066%) ISO 8583
11 5 (0.055%) HL7
11 5 (0.055%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.033%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.033%) BS7799
13 2 (0.022%) ISO 9002
13 2 (0.022%) JTAG
System Software
1 109 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 32 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
3 32 (0.35%) vCloud
4 28 (0.31%) Varnish
5 24 (0.26%) Samba
5 24 (0.26%) HDFS
6 23 (0.25%) XenServer
7 19 (0.21%) VMware ESX
7 19 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 16 (0.18%) NFS
9 14 (0.15%) Postfix
9 14 (0.15%) Xen
10 13 (0.14%) KVM
11 11 (0.12%) vSphere
12 10 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.099%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.088%) Shibboleth
14 8 (0.088%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.077%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 346 (3.81%) Puppet
2 232 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 86 (0.95%) Nagios
4 61 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 57 (0.63%) Vagrant
6 55 (0.61%) Salt
7 46 (0.51%) Ansible
8 35 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 30 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
10 28 (0.31%) Tivoli
11 27 (0.30%) ZABBIX
12 22 (0.24%) Oozie
12 22 (0.24%) Opsview
13 21 (0.23%) OpenAM
14 19 (0.21%) Control-M
15 16 (0.18%) OpenIDM
16 15 (0.17%) Zenoss
17 13 (0.14%) Capistrano
17 13 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
17 13 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 2163 (23.80%) Oracle
2 493 (5.42%) JBoss
3 396 (4.36%) Microsoft
4 329 (3.62%) IBM
5 303 (3.33%) Sybase
6 266 (2.93%) SAP
7 231 (2.54%) Adobe
8 217 (2.39%) Red Hat
9 192 (2.11%) VMware
10 188 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
11 181 (1.99%) Google
12 173 (1.90%) TIBCO
13 148 (1.63%) HP
14 129 (1.42%) hybris
15 128 (1.41%) ATG
16 106 (1.17%) 29West
17 93 (1.02%) JD Edwards
18 92 (1.01%) Perforce
19 88 (0.97%) Sun
20 85 (0.94%) Endeca
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per hour + Holiday
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day Rate dependent on Expertise
Posted: 20 hours ago
North London
Zetman
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £390.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £ Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 21 hours ago