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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 10 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Java 4559 4493 5144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.24% 9.64% 9.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.76% 24.89% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3009 2902 3322
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 £313 £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 46 74 79
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 £25.94 £20.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.85 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18415 18050 19396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.33% 38.72% 36.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11983 11402 11811
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 384 515 749
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.45 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 29 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 29 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 29 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 2847 £475 - 906
South East +2 603 £369 -5.44% 266
South West +7 239 £375 +1.35% 140
East of England -3 210 £390 -2.50% 115
Yorkshire +11 205 £325 -2.98% 112
North West -3 192 £415 +10.66% 128
West Midlands +19 112 £325 -13.33% 51
East Midlands -17 65 £375 -11.37% 38
North East +15 63 £325 -7.14% 51
Midlands -14 10 £400 +128.57% 1
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 2318 (25.50%) SQL
2 2143 (23.58%) Oracle
3 2031 (22.35%) Spring
4 2011 (22.13%) JavaScript
5 1903 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
6 1898 (20.88%) HTML
7 1810 (19.91%) Linux
8 1779 (19.57%) TDD
9 1597 (17.57%) Finance
10 1587 (17.46%) Web Services
11 1553 (17.09%) XML
12 1433 (15.77%) UNIX
13 1407 (15.48%) J2EE
14 1382 (15.21%) Scrum
15 1321 (14.53%) CSS
16 1162 (12.78%) OO
17 1129 (12.42%) Hibernate
18 1046 (11.51%) .NET
19 1041 (11.45%) Banking
20 957 (10.53%) BDD
21 947 (10.42%) E-Commerce
22 946 (10.41%) C#
23 934 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
24 879 (9.67%) Maven
25 873 (9.61%) Python
26 797 (8.77%) C++
27 779 (8.57%) Subversion
28 766 (8.43%) jQuery
29 754 (8.30%) MVC
30 737 (8.11%) Ruby

Java
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 671 (7.38%) Tomcat
2 574 (6.32%) Apache
3 512 (5.63%) WebLogic
4 444 (4.89%) WebSphere
5 250 (2.75%) Node.js
6 222 (2.44%) CMS
7 155 (1.71%) Adobe CQ
8 151 (1.66%) SharePoint
9 146 (1.61%) Confluence
10 132 (1.45%) IIS
11 130 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
12 109 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
13 92 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
14 90 (0.99%) Apache Pig
15 85 (0.94%) MQSeries
16 80 (0.88%) Apache Solr
17 71 (0.78%) Liferay
18 67 (0.74%) nginx
19 66 (0.73%) SAS
20 64 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 216 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 127 (1.40%) MS Office
3 64 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 50 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 46 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 35 (0.39%) MS Project
7 16 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.11%) SPSS
9 9 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.066%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.055%) Windchill
11 5 (0.055%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.044%) InDesign
12 4 (0.044%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.033%) Mathematica
13 3 (0.033%) CATIA
14 2 (0.022%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.022%) Mingle
14 2 (0.022%) PowerPivot
14 2 (0.022%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 83 (0.91%) RMDS
2 54 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 53 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
4 52 (0.57%) Magento
5 47 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
6 46 (0.51%) ION MarketView
7 45 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
8 41 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 34 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
10 23 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
11 20 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
12 17 (0.19%) Google Analytics
13 16 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
14 14 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
14 14 (0.15%) Tridion
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
2 158 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
3 131 (1.44%) SaaS
4 99 (1.09%) Force.com
5 86 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
6 52 (0.57%) GitHub
7 36 (0.40%) 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 17 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
13 16 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
14 14 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
15 12 (0.13%) Heroku
16 11 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
17 7 (0.077%) Route 53
18 6 (0.066%) CloudFront
19 5 (0.055%) Google Apps
20 4 (0.044%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 394 (4.33%) HTTP
2 290 (3.19%) Internet
3 186 (2.05%) LDAP
4 183 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 153 (1.68%) DNS
6 145 (1.60%) Firewall
7 133 (1.46%) SSL
8 91 (1.00%) SAN
9 67 (0.74%) VPN
10 55 (0.61%) Intranet
11 52 (0.57%) FTP
12 47 (0.52%) HTTPS
13 46 (0.51%) WAN
14 40 (0.44%) LAN
15 39 (0.43%) DHCP
16 38 (0.42%) SSH
17 31 (0.34%) IPsec
18 30 (0.33%) Network Security
19 23 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
19 23 (0.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 638 (7.02%) Relational Database
2 622 (6.84%) SQL Server
3 613 (6.74%) MySQL
4 510 (5.61%) Oracle Database
5 427 (4.70%) NoSQL
6 378 (4.16%) MongoDB
7 300 (3.30%) Big Data
8 282 (3.10%) Hadoop
9 249 (2.74%) RDBMS
10 221 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 208 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 166 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
13 149 (1.64%) DB2
14 139 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
15 111 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
16 101 (1.11%) Apache Hive
17 79 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
18 74 (0.81%) KDB
19 70 (0.77%) Redis
20 68 (0.75%) HBase
Development Applications
1 879 (9.67%) Maven
2 779 (8.57%) Subversion
3 694 (7.64%) Git (software)
4 687 (7.56%) JUnit
5 651 (7.16%) Selenium
6 634 (6.98%) Jenkins
7 600 (6.60%) Cucumber
8 530 (5.83%) Eclipse
9 390 (4.29%) JIRA
10 387 (4.26%) Ant
11 350 (3.85%) WebDriver
12 261 (2.87%) Hudson
13 211 (2.32%) Mockito
14 198 (2.18%) TeamCity
15 129 (1.42%) JBehave
16 99 (1.09%) Visual Studio
17 92 (1.01%) QuickTest Pro
18 90 (0.99%) JMeter
19 85 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
20 83 (0.91%) SoapUI
General
1 1597 (17.57%) Finance
2 1041 (11.45%) Banking
3 595 (6.55%) Front Office
4 528 (5.81%) Investment Banking
5 371 (4.08%) Retail
6 252 (2.77%) Telecoms
7 196 (2.16%) Marketing
8 168 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 143 (1.57%) Games
10 129 (1.42%) Back Office
11 87 (0.96%) Financial Institution
12 81 (0.89%) Electronics
13 72 (0.79%) Advertising
13 72 (0.79%) Publishing
14 41 (0.45%) Legal
15 38 (0.42%) Automotive
16 30 (0.33%) Billing
17 24 (0.26%) General Ledger
18 23 (0.25%) German Language
19 17 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5321 (58.54%) Developer
2 2737 (30.11%) Java Developer
3 645 (7.10%) Architect
4 611 (6.72%) Analyst
5 586 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 358 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 305 (3.36%) Consultant
8 302 (3.32%) Tester
9 269 (2.96%) Software Engineer
10 255 (2.81%) Web Developer
11 220 (2.42%) Android Developer
12 213 (2.34%) Front-End Developer
13 212 (2.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 210 (2.31%) Project Manager
15 206 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
16 201 (2.21%) DevOps Engineer
17 186 (2.05%) Test Analyst
18 154 (1.69%) Software Developer
19 147 (1.62%) Scala Developer
20 140 (1.54%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2031 (22.35%) Spring
2 1898 (20.88%) HTML
3 1587 (17.46%) Web Services
4 1553 (17.09%) XML
5 1407 (15.48%) J2EE
6 1321 (14.53%) CSS
7 1129 (12.42%) Hibernate
8 1046 (11.51%) .NET
9 766 (8.43%) jQuery
10 682 (7.50%) HTML5
11 645 (7.10%) REST
12 643 (7.07%) SOAP
13 583 (6.41%) JSP
14 555 (6.11%) JSON
15 521 (5.73%) RESTful
16 461 (5.07%) Ajax
17 412 (4.53%) Spring MVC
18 406 (4.47%) JMS
19 402 (4.42%) Java EE
20 388 (4.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 629 (6.92%) Open Source
2 398 (4.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 396 (4.36%) Computer Science
4 294 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 254 (2.79%) Fixed Income
6 253 (2.78%) Derivative
7 249 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
8 143 (1.57%) Equities
9 122 (1.34%) Mathematics
10 91 (1.00%) Credit Risk
11 83 (0.91%) 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 64 (0.70%) Data Integration
18 61 (0.67%) Clustering
19 57 (0.63%) Client/Server
20 54 (0.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1810 (19.91%) Linux
2 1433 (15.77%) UNIX
3 634 (6.98%) Windows
4 476 (5.24%) Android
5 281 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 214 (2.35%) Solaris
7 129 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 96 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 87 (0.96%) CentOS
10 75 (0.83%) Mac OS X
11 70 (0.77%) AIX
12 54 (0.59%) Debian
12 54 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 53 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 45 (0.50%) Windows 7
15 41 (0.45%) HPUX
16 30 (0.33%) SUSE
17 26 (0.29%) Windows XP
18 22 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
19 14 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1903 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1779 (19.57%) TDD
3 1382 (15.21%) Scrum
4 1162 (12.78%) OO
5 957 (10.53%) BDD
6 947 (10.42%) E-Commerce
7 934 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
8 754 (8.30%) MVC
9 684 (7.53%) Software Engineering
10 610 (6.71%) SOA
11 538 (5.92%) Multithreading
12 432 (4.75%) Web Development
13 417 (4.59%) UML
14 413 (4.54%) Test Automation
15 408 (4.49%) DevOps
16 407 (4.48%) Unit Testing
17 379 (4.17%) Configuration Management
18 371 (4.08%) Low Latency
19 327 (3.60%) Project Management
20 275 (3.03%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2318 (25.50%) SQL
2 2011 (22.13%) JavaScript
3 946 (10.41%) C#
4 873 (9.61%) Python
5 797 (8.77%) C++
6 737 (8.11%) Ruby
7 586 (6.45%) PHP
8 563 (6.19%) Perl
9 534 (5.88%) Scala
10 491 (5.40%) PL/SQL
11 377 (4.15%) C
12 359 (3.95%) Shell Script
13 294 (3.23%) Groovy
14 210 (2.31%) Bash Shell
15 164 (1.80%) VB
16 140 (1.54%) Objective-C
17 114 (1.25%) Apex Code
18 96 (1.06%) VBA
19 90 (0.99%) Clojure
20 82 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 709 (7.80%) Degree
2 478 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 305 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 172 (1.89%) ISEB
5 138 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 125 (1.38%) DV Cleared
7 50 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 48 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 43 (0.47%) Sun Certification
10 24 (0.26%) PMP
10 24 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (0.25%) CCNA
12 22 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 22 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
13 20 (0.22%) PhD
14 16 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 14 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
17 11 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 569 (6.26%) QA
2 42 (0.46%) 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%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.099%) EMIR
8 8 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
8 8 (0.088%) SNOMED CT
9 7 (0.077%) Basel III
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%) FATCA
12 3 (0.033%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.033%) BS7799
13 2 (0.022%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 110 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 86 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 33 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
3 33 (0.36%) vCloud
4 28 (0.31%) Varnish
5 24 (0.26%) Samba
5 24 (0.26%) HDFS
6 23 (0.25%) XenServer
7 20 (0.22%) VMware ESX
8 19 (0.21%) Hyper-V
9 17 (0.19%) NFS
10 14 (0.15%) Postfix
10 14 (0.15%) Xen
11 13 (0.14%) KVM
12 11 (0.12%) vSphere
13 10 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.088%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.077%) Shibboleth
15 7 (0.077%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 354 (3.89%) Puppet
2 240 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (0.97%) Nagios
4 61 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 58 (0.64%) Vagrant
6 56 (0.62%) Salt
7 49 (0.54%) Ansible
8 33 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 31 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
10 28 (0.31%) Tivoli
10 28 (0.31%) ZABBIX
11 22 (0.24%) Oozie
11 22 (0.24%) Opsview
12 21 (0.23%) OpenAM
13 20 (0.22%) Control-M
14 16 (0.18%) OpenIDM
14 16 (0.18%) Zenoss
15 13 (0.14%) Capistrano
15 13 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
15 13 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 2143 (23.58%) Oracle
2 488 (5.37%) JBoss
3 405 (4.46%) Microsoft
4 343 (3.77%) IBM
5 301 (3.31%) Sybase
6 269 (2.96%) SAP
7 238 (2.62%) Adobe
8 221 (2.43%) Red Hat
9 191 (2.10%) VMware
10 189 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
11 182 (2.00%) Google
12 167 (1.84%) TIBCO
13 149 (1.64%) HP
14 128 (1.41%) ATG
14 128 (1.41%) hybris
15 104 (1.14%) 29West
16 94 (1.03%) JD Edwards
17 93 (1.02%) Perforce
18 91 (1.00%) Sun
19 85 (0.94%) Endeca
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £500 per annum 3 months rolling Possibly higher rate depe
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago