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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 10 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Java 4732 4831 5277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.29% 9.93% 9.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.86% 25.14% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3092 3177 3367
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £293
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 49 70 72
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.39 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £53.15 £49.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.06%
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
19036 19218 19901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.35% 39.49% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12286 12255 12124
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £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 380 524 730
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 2909 £475 - 917
South East -1 560 £375 -6.25% 257
East of England +4 276 £391 +0.32% 137
South West +8 267 £375 +7.14% 115
North West -3 217 £415 +10.66% 142
Yorkshire +1 173 £350 +2.94% 126
West Midlands +9 120 £335 -4.28% 46
North East +21 99 £350 - 37
East Midlands -17 76 £400 -5.88% 35
Midlands -8 14 £438 +2.94% 5
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2358 (25.70%) SQL
2 2163 (23.58%) Oracle
3 2079 (22.66%) Spring
4 2026 (22.08%) JavaScript
5 1947 (21.22%) HTML
6 1935 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
7 1879 (20.48%) Linux
8 1807 (19.70%) TDD
9 1606 (17.51%) Web Services
10 1589 (17.32%) XML
11 1587 (17.30%) Finance
12 1475 (16.08%) UNIX
13 1419 (15.47%) Scrum
14 1408 (15.35%) J2EE
15 1315 (14.33%) CSS
16 1224 (13.34%) OO
17 1172 (12.78%) Hibernate
18 1051 (11.46%) Banking
19 996 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
20 987 (10.76%) .NET
21 976 (10.64%) BDD
22 963 (10.50%) C#
23 936 (10.20%) E-Commerce
24 910 (9.92%) Python
25 853 (9.30%) Maven
26 829 (9.04%) C++
27 797 (8.69%) MVC
28 795 (8.67%) Subversion
29 757 (8.25%) jQuery
30 755 (8.23%) Ruby

Java
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 701 (7.64%) Tomcat
2 609 (6.64%) Apache
3 527 (5.74%) WebLogic
4 471 (5.13%) WebSphere
5 243 (2.65%) Node.js
6 215 (2.34%) CMS
7 151 (1.65%) Confluence
8 150 (1.64%) Adobe CQ
9 137 (1.49%) IIS
10 131 (1.43%) SharePoint
11 129 (1.41%) Oracle Coherence
12 124 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 87 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
14 85 (0.93%) Apache Pig
15 83 (0.90%) MQSeries
16 66 (0.72%) Apache Solr
16 66 (0.72%) Liferay
17 63 (0.69%) nginx
18 57 (0.62%) Jetty
18 57 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 216 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 134 (1.46%) MS Office
3 53 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 52 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 42 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 39 (0.43%) MS Project
7 17 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.076%) SPSS
10 6 (0.065%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.055%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.044%) InDesign
13 3 (0.033%) PowerPivot
13 3 (0.033%) Mathematica
14 2 (0.022%) GIMP
14 2 (0.022%) Mingle
14 2 (0.022%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.022%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.022%) CATIA
14 2 (0.022%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 82 (0.89%) RMDS
2 54 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 50 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
4 47 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 44 (0.48%) Magento
6 43 (0.47%) ION MarketView
7 38 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
8 36 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
9 35 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
10 19 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
10 19 (0.21%) Google Analytics
11 16 (0.17%) Tridion
12 15 (0.16%) ResourceLink
13 14 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
14 12 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
14 12 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
15 11 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
16 10 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
16 10 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
17 9 (0.098%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 195 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 139 (1.52%) SaaS
4 107 (1.17%) Force.com
5 97 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
6 62 (0.68%) GitHub
7 43 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 30 (0.33%) PaaS
9 29 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
10 23 (0.25%) IaaS
11 20 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
11 20 (0.22%) Google App Engine
12 17 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
13 14 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
14 13 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
15 11 (0.12%) Heroku
16 8 (0.087%) Google Apps
17 7 (0.076%) Route 53
18 6 (0.065%) CloudFront
19 4 (0.044%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 435 (4.74%) HTTP
2 317 (3.46%) Internet
3 186 (2.03%) LDAP
4 185 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 154 (1.68%) DNS
6 139 (1.52%) Firewall
7 133 (1.45%) SSL
8 102 (1.11%) SAN
9 72 (0.78%) Intranet
10 69 (0.75%) VPN
11 56 (0.61%) FTP
12 49 (0.53%) WAN
13 45 (0.49%) LAN
14 42 (0.46%) HTTPS
15 41 (0.45%) DHCP
16 39 (0.43%) SSH
17 33 (0.36%) IPsec
18 28 (0.31%) Network Security
19 25 (0.27%) Fibre Channel
20 24 (0.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 669 (7.29%) Relational Database
2 624 (6.80%) MySQL
3 589 (6.42%) SQL Server
4 531 (5.79%) Oracle Database
5 444 (4.84%) NoSQL
6 399 (4.35%) MongoDB
7 309 (3.37%) Big Data
8 274 (2.99%) Hadoop
9 213 (2.32%) RDBMS
10 212 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 198 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
12 153 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
13 142 (1.55%) DB2
14 140 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
15 107 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
16 102 (1.11%) Apache Hive
17 86 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
18 76 (0.83%) Redis
19 66 (0.72%) KDB
20 64 (0.70%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 853 (9.30%) Maven
2 795 (8.67%) Subversion
3 735 (8.01%) Git (software)
4 708 (7.72%) JUnit
5 665 (7.25%) Selenium
6 634 (6.91%) Jenkins
7 606 (6.61%) Cucumber
8 523 (5.70%) Eclipse
9 408 (4.45%) JIRA
10 353 (3.85%) WebDriver
11 347 (3.78%) Ant
12 257 (2.80%) Hudson
13 213 (2.32%) TeamCity
14 197 (2.15%) Mockito
15 114 (1.24%) JBehave
16 94 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
17 91 (0.99%) JMeter
18 90 (0.98%) Visual Studio
19 80 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 79 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1587 (17.30%) Finance
2 1051 (11.46%) Banking
3 599 (6.53%) Front Office
4 555 (6.05%) Investment Banking
5 365 (3.98%) Retail
6 244 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 194 (2.11%) Marketing
8 156 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 141 (1.54%) Games
10 123 (1.34%) Back Office
11 94 (1.02%) Publishing
12 86 (0.94%) Electronics
13 82 (0.89%) Financial Institution
14 67 (0.73%) Advertising
15 42 (0.46%) Legal
16 40 (0.44%) Automotive
17 25 (0.27%) Billing
18 24 (0.26%) German Language
19 19 (0.21%) General Ledger
19 19 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5419 (59.07%) Developer
2 2829 (30.84%) Java Developer
3 642 (7.00%) Architect
4 609 (6.64%) Analyst
5 585 (6.38%) Senior Developer
6 361 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 297 (3.24%) Tester
8 291 (3.17%) Software Engineer
9 288 (3.14%) Consultant
10 249 (2.71%) Web Developer
11 217 (2.37%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 216 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
13 209 (2.28%) Android Developer
14 208 (2.27%) Front-End Developer
14 208 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
15 197 (2.15%) Test Analyst
16 190 (2.07%) Project Manager
17 157 (1.71%) Software Developer
18 137 (1.49%) Support Analyst
19 136 (1.48%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2079 (22.66%) Spring
2 1947 (21.22%) HTML
3 1606 (17.51%) Web Services
4 1589 (17.32%) XML
5 1408 (15.35%) J2EE
6 1315 (14.33%) CSS
7 1172 (12.78%) Hibernate
8 987 (10.76%) .NET
9 757 (8.25%) jQuery
10 707 (7.71%) REST
11 672 (7.33%) HTML5
12 664 (7.24%) SOAP
13 598 (6.52%) JSP
14 555 (6.05%) JSON
15 553 (6.03%) RESTful
16 476 (5.19%) Ajax
17 452 (4.93%) Spring MVC
18 418 (4.56%) JMS
19 396 (4.32%) Java EE
20 370 (4.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 636 (6.93%) Open Source
2 419 (4.57%) Computer Science
3 416 (4.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 277 (3.02%) Mobile App
5 248 (2.70%) Fixed Income
6 242 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
7 238 (2.59%) Derivative
8 144 (1.57%) Equities
9 122 (1.33%) Mathematics
10 90 (0.98%) Credit Risk
11 87 (0.95%) Management Information System
12 84 (0.92%) Social Media
13 81 (0.88%) iPad
14 79 (0.86%) Digital Media
15 72 (0.78%) W3C
16 70 (0.76%) Visualisation
17 64 (0.70%) Market Risk
17 64 (0.70%) Data Integration
18 63 (0.69%) Clustering
19 55 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1879 (20.48%) Linux
2 1475 (16.08%) UNIX
3 687 (7.49%) Windows
4 459 (5.00%) Android
5 270 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 207 (2.26%) Solaris
7 160 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 107 (1.17%) CentOS
9 104 (1.13%) Mac OS X
10 98 (1.07%) Ubuntu
11 76 (0.83%) AIX
12 67 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 57 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 49 (0.53%) Debian
15 44 (0.48%) HPUX
16 42 (0.46%) Windows 7
17 34 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
17 34 (0.37%) SUSE
18 25 (0.27%) Windows XP
19 17 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1935 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1807 (19.70%) TDD
3 1419 (15.47%) Scrum
4 1224 (13.34%) OO
5 996 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
6 976 (10.64%) BDD
7 936 (10.20%) E-Commerce
8 797 (8.69%) MVC
9 738 (8.04%) Software Engineering
10 593 (6.46%) SOA
11 585 (6.38%) Multithreading
12 433 (4.72%) DevOps
13 431 (4.70%) Web Development
14 416 (4.53%) UML
15 406 (4.43%) Test Automation
16 404 (4.40%) Unit Testing
17 399 (4.35%) Low Latency
18 390 (4.25%) Configuration Management
19 307 (3.35%) Project Management
20 292 (3.18%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2358 (25.70%) SQL
2 2026 (22.08%) JavaScript
3 963 (10.50%) C#
4 910 (9.92%) Python
5 829 (9.04%) C++
6 755 (8.23%) Ruby
7 610 (6.65%) PHP
8 558 (6.08%) Scala
9 544 (5.93%) Perl
10 521 (5.68%) PL/SQL
11 374 (4.08%) C
12 369 (4.02%) Shell Script
13 306 (3.34%) Groovy
14 218 (2.38%) Bash Shell
15 159 (1.73%) VB
16 134 (1.46%) Objective-C
17 113 (1.23%) Apex Code
18 92 (1.00%) Clojure
19 89 (0.97%) VBA
20 82 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 705 (7.68%) Degree
2 473 (5.16%) Security Cleared
3 289 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 146 (1.59%) ISEB
5 122 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 112 (1.22%) ISTQB
7 48 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 45 (0.49%) Sun Certification
8 45 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 27 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (0.29%) CCNA
10 23 (0.25%) PMP
11 22 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 20 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
14 16 (0.17%) PhD
15 15 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 15 (0.16%) BC Cleared
16 14 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 605 (6.59%) QA
2 40 (0.44%) SLA
3 27 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 24 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.087%) SNOMED CT
7 8 (0.087%) ISO 14001
7 8 (0.087%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.087%) EMIR
8 7 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.076%) ISO 8583
8 7 (0.076%) COBIT
9 5 (0.055%) Basel III
10 4 (0.044%) HL7
10 4 (0.044%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.033%) FATCA
12 2 (0.022%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.022%) ISO 9002
12 2 (0.022%) CRD IV
System Software
1 125 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 41 (0.45%) vCloud
4 32 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
5 27 (0.29%) Varnish
6 24 (0.26%) XenServer
6 24 (0.26%) Samba
6 24 (0.26%) HDFS
7 21 (0.23%) NFS
7 21 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 20 (0.22%) Xen
9 16 (0.17%) Postfix
10 15 (0.16%) KVM
10 15 (0.16%) VMware ESX
10 15 (0.16%) Shibboleth
11 10 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.11%) Docker
12 9 (0.098%) Oracle RMAN
12 9 (0.098%) VirtualBox
12 9 (0.098%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 376 (4.10%) Puppet
2 248 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (0.95%) Nagios
4 67 (0.73%) Vagrant
5 60 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
6 57 (0.62%) Salt
7 47 (0.51%) Ansible
8 35 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 35 (0.38%) ZABBIX
9 33 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
10 27 (0.29%) Tivoli
11 26 (0.28%) Oozie
12 21 (0.23%) Control-M
13 19 (0.21%) OpenAM
13 19 (0.21%) Zenoss
14 14 (0.15%) CA SiteMinder
14 14 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
14 14 (0.15%) Graylog2
14 14 (0.15%) Opsview
14 14 (0.15%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 2163 (23.58%) Oracle
2 479 (5.22%) JBoss
3 428 (4.67%) Microsoft
4 341 (3.72%) IBM
5 285 (3.11%) Sybase
6 249 (2.71%) SAP
6 249 (2.71%) Red Hat
7 212 (2.31%) Adobe
8 198 (2.16%) VMware
9 196 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
10 189 (2.06%) Google
11 143 (1.56%) HP
12 142 (1.55%) TIBCO
13 128 (1.40%) hybris
14 126 (1.37%) ATG
15 100 (1.09%) Sun
16 96 (1.05%) 29West
16 96 (1.05%) Zend
16 96 (1.05%) Perforce
17 87 (0.95%) Endeca
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £24 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
People Source Consulting
Rate: daily rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £325 - £365 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago