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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Java 5297 4237 3513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.12% 9.26% 8.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.40% 24.70% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3607 2828 2310
Average daily rate
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£450 £449 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.27% +4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £638 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 61 52
Average hourly rate £36.40 £37.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.62% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £30.20 £20.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
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
18017 17153 15267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.83% 37.50% 37.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11928 10899 9503
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 450 603
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £16.50 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +1 3129 £500 +5.26% 904
South East +10 697 £363 -3.33% 373
South West +16 317 £400 +23.07% 158
North West +6 316 £400 +6.66% 153
East of England 0 224 £400 - 152
Yorkshire +4 216 £375 +15.38% 127
East Midlands +29 152 £385 +2.66% 45
West Midlands +1 143 £405 +39.65% 63
North East +2 62 £325 +30.00% 26
Midlands +21 27 £400 - 1
South Coast - - - -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4406 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2532 (24.13%) SQL
3 2268 (21.62%) Linux
4 2267 (21.61%) HTML
5 2235 (21.30%) Oracle
6 2212 (21.08%) JavaScript
7 2036 (19.41%) TDD
8 1994 (19.01%) Spring
9 1780 (16.97%) Web Services
10 1707 (16.27%) UNIX
11 1702 (16.22%) Finance
12 1611 (15.36%) XML
13 1604 (15.29%) Scrum
14 1539 (14.67%) J2EE
15 1487 (14.17%) CSS
16 1291 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
17 1276 (12.16%) OO
18 1227 (11.70%) Banking
19 1171 (11.16%) C#
20 1157 (11.03%) Hibernate
21 1148 (10.94%) .NET
22 1135 (10.82%) Python
23 1133 (10.80%) Maven
24 1116 (10.64%) Git (software)
25 987 (9.41%) BDD
26 979 (9.33%) REST
27 948 (9.04%) Subversion
28 933 (8.89%) Ruby
29 894 (8.52%) Jenkins
30 891 (8.49%) Relational Database

Java
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 778 (7.42%) Tomcat
2 669 (6.38%) Apache
3 599 (5.71%) WebLogic
4 511 (4.87%) JBoss
5 506 (4.82%) WebSphere
6 374 (3.56%) Node.js
7 223 (2.13%) CMS
8 218 (2.08%) Adobe CQ
9 213 (2.03%) Confluence
10 144 (1.37%) IIS
11 131 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
12 117 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 110 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
14 101 (0.96%) OpenStack
15 100 (0.95%) Apache Spark
16 98 (0.93%) SharePoint
17 95 (0.91%) Apache Solr
18 92 (0.88%) Mule
19 84 (0.80%) TIBCO EMS
20 78 (0.74%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 225 (2.14%) MS Excel
2 149 (1.42%) MS Office
3 62 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 55 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (0.33%) MS Project
6 32 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.067%) FrameMaker
9 6 (0.057%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.048%) GIMP
11 4 (0.038%) RoboHelp
12 3 (0.029%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.029%) SPSS
12 3 (0.029%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.019%) Weka
13 2 (0.019%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.010%) Simulink
14 1 (0.010%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 65 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
2 56 (0.53%) ION MarketView
3 49 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 49 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 49 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 44 (0.42%) RMDS
4 44 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
5 21 (0.20%) Summit
6 19 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
7 18 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 15 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
8 15 (0.14%) Endur
8 15 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 14 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 14 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
10 10 (0.095%) Google Analytics
10 10 (0.095%) Oracle 11i
10 10 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
11 9 (0.086%) Tridion
11 9 (0.086%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 217 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (1.40%) SaaS
3 115 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
4 109 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 89 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 81 (0.77%) PaaS
7 79 (0.75%) GitHub
8 74 (0.71%) Force.com
9 60 (0.57%) Amazon S3
10 24 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
11 16 (0.15%) IaaS
12 14 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
13 13 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
14 12 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 12 (0.11%) ElastiCache
15 9 (0.086%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.086%) Google App Engine
15 9 (0.086%) Heroku
16 7 (0.067%) Route 53
17 5 (0.048%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 558 (5.32%) HTTP
2 251 (2.39%) Internet
3 250 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 179 (1.71%) DNS
5 170 (1.62%) LDAP
6 145 (1.38%) SSL
7 129 (1.23%) Firewall
8 69 (0.66%) SAN
9 45 (0.43%) FTP
10 43 (0.41%) IPsec
11 42 (0.40%) AMQP
11 42 (0.40%) DHCP
12 41 (0.39%) HTTPS
13 35 (0.33%) VPN
13 35 (0.33%) Intranet
14 34 (0.32%) WAN
14 34 (0.32%) LAN
15 33 (0.31%) Network Security
16 32 (0.31%) NAS
17 31 (0.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 891 (8.49%) Relational Database
2 672 (6.41%) SQL Server
3 566 (5.40%) Oracle Database
4 562 (5.36%) MySQL
5 558 (5.32%) MongoDB
6 448 (4.27%) NoSQL
7 425 (4.05%) Hadoop
8 396 (3.77%) Big Data
9 360 (3.43%) RDBMS
10 240 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
11 224 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 183 (1.74%) DB2
13 175 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
14 168 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
15 143 (1.36%) Apache Hive
16 123 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
17 110 (1.05%) Neo4j
18 96 (0.92%) HBase
19 92 (0.88%) Redis
20 79 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1133 (10.80%) Maven
2 1116 (10.64%) Git (software)
3 948 (9.04%) Subversion
4 894 (8.52%) Jenkins
5 819 (7.81%) JUnit
6 749 (7.14%) Selenium
7 618 (5.89%) JIRA
8 591 (5.63%) Cucumber
9 524 (4.99%) Eclipse
10 461 (4.39%) Ant
11 249 (2.37%) WebDriver
12 242 (2.31%) Mockito
13 197 (1.88%) TeamCity
14 189 (1.80%) Hudson
15 139 (1.32%) SoapUI
16 135 (1.29%) Visual Studio
17 123 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 121 (1.15%) JMeter
19 119 (1.13%) QuickTest Pro
20 118 (1.12%) Grunt
General
1 1702 (16.22%) Finance
2 1227 (11.70%) Banking
3 733 (6.99%) Front Office
4 577 (5.50%) Investment Banking
5 286 (2.73%) Retail
6 228 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 189 (1.80%) Marketing
8 148 (1.41%) Games
9 143 (1.36%) Publishing
10 127 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 97 (0.92%) Financial Institution
12 84 (0.80%) Back Office
13 61 (0.58%) Advertising
14 57 (0.54%) Electronics
15 52 (0.50%) Law
16 50 (0.48%) Legal
17 41 (0.39%) Automotive
18 28 (0.27%) Billing
19 20 (0.19%) French Language
20 14 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6303 (60.08%) Developer
2 3497 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 904 (8.62%) Architect
4 741 (7.06%) Senior Developer
5 700 (6.67%) Analyst
6 466 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
7 325 (3.10%) Consultant
8 318 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
9 271 (2.58%) Software Engineer
10 246 (2.34%) Technical Architect
10 246 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
11 233 (2.22%) Android Developer
12 228 (2.17%) Tester
13 214 (2.04%) Test Analyst
14 195 (1.86%) Web Developer
15 181 (1.73%) C# Developer
16 175 (1.67%) Lead Developer
17 174 (1.66%) Java/J2EE Developer
18 168 (1.60%) Front-End Developer
19 152 (1.45%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2267 (21.61%) HTML
2 1994 (19.01%) Spring
3 1780 (16.97%) Web Services
4 1611 (15.36%) XML
5 1539 (14.67%) J2EE
6 1487 (14.17%) CSS
7 1157 (11.03%) Hibernate
8 1148 (10.94%) .NET
9 979 (9.33%) REST
10 881 (8.40%) HTML5
11 791 (7.54%) SOAP
12 743 (7.08%) RESTful
13 733 (6.99%) jQuery
14 675 (6.43%) JSON
15 615 (5.86%) JSP
16 484 (4.61%) Java EE
17 481 (4.58%) AngularJS
18 454 (4.33%) Middleware
19 451 (4.30%) Spring MVC
20 450 (4.29%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 686 (6.54%) Open Source
2 489 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
3 480 (4.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 416 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 367 (3.50%) Derivative
6 248 (2.36%) User Experience
7 231 (2.20%) Fixed Income
8 228 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 219 (2.09%) Mobile App
10 172 (1.64%) Equities
11 159 (1.52%) Algorithms
12 130 (1.24%) Visualisation
13 122 (1.16%) Mathematics
14 111 (1.06%) Data Structures
15 88 (0.84%) Clustering
16 83 (0.79%) Client/Server
17 81 (0.77%) Management Information System
18 74 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
19 72 (0.69%) Digital Media
20 68 (0.65%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2268 (21.62%) Linux
2 1707 (16.27%) UNIX
3 824 (7.85%) Windows
4 427 (4.07%) Android
5 298 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 220 (2.10%) Mac OS X
7 201 (1.92%) Apple iOS
8 194 (1.85%) Solaris
9 166 (1.58%) CentOS
10 131 (1.25%) Ubuntu
11 100 (0.95%) AIX
12 98 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
13 57 (0.54%) Windows 7
14 38 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 34 (0.32%) SUSE
15 34 (0.32%) Windows XP
16 23 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
17 22 (0.21%) Windows NT
18 21 (0.20%) zOS
18 21 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4406 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2036 (19.41%) TDD
3 1604 (15.29%) Scrum
4 1291 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
5 1276 (12.16%) OO
6 987 (9.41%) BDD
7 814 (7.76%) E-Commerce
8 808 (7.70%) MVC
9 784 (7.47%) DevOps
10 765 (7.29%) Software Engineering
11 755 (7.20%) SOA
12 669 (6.38%) Multithreading
13 534 (5.09%) Configuration Management
14 518 (4.94%) Web Development
15 445 (4.24%) Test Automation
16 441 (4.20%) Unit Testing
17 429 (4.09%) Low Latency
18 390 (3.72%) Data Modelling
19 376 (3.58%) OOP
20 356 (3.39%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2532 (24.13%) SQL
2 2212 (21.08%) JavaScript
3 1171 (11.16%) C#
4 1135 (10.82%) Python
5 933 (8.89%) Ruby
6 843 (8.04%) C++
7 600 (5.72%) Perl
8 575 (5.48%) Scala
9 568 (5.41%) PL/SQL
10 498 (4.75%) PHP
11 346 (3.30%) Shell Script
12 342 (3.26%) Bash Shell
13 313 (2.98%) C
14 198 (1.89%) Groovy
15 139 (1.32%) VBA
16 128 (1.22%) VB
17 114 (1.09%) Apex Code
18 111 (1.06%) Clojure
19 103 (0.98%) Objective-C
20 92 (0.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 827 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 678 (6.46%) Degree
3 455 (4.34%) SC Cleared
4 217 (2.07%) DV Cleared
5 133 (1.27%) ISEB
6 111 (1.06%) VCP4
7 74 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 70 (0.67%) Sun Certification
9 48 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 47 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 27 (0.26%) HND
12 19 (0.18%) PhD
12 19 (0.18%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.17%) OCPJP
14 16 (0.15%) BC Cleared
15 13 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
16 12 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 11 (0.10%) IBM Certification
17 11 (0.10%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 600 (5.72%) QA
2 38 (0.36%) SLA
3 23 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 22 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.15%) ISO 14001
6 14 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
7 13 (0.12%) HL7
8 7 (0.067%) DICOM
8 7 (0.067%) WCAG
9 5 (0.048%) COBIT
9 5 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.038%) Basel III
10 4 (0.038%) EMIR
10 4 (0.038%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.019%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.019%) MiFID
11 2 (0.019%) SNOMED CT
11 2 (0.019%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 145 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 68 (0.65%) Docker
4 63 (0.60%) HDFS
5 45 (0.43%) vSphere
6 41 (0.39%) vCloud
6 41 (0.39%) Apache Flume
7 38 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
8 31 (0.30%) Varnish
9 25 (0.24%) NFS
9 25 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 22 (0.21%) Xen
11 18 (0.17%) Samba
12 17 (0.16%) VMware ESX
12 17 (0.16%) VirtualBox
13 16 (0.15%) Squid
14 12 (0.11%) KVM
15 11 (0.10%) Hyper-V
15 11 (0.10%) Postfix
15 11 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 630 (6.01%) Puppet
2 340 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
3 178 (1.70%) Ansible
4 126 (1.20%) Nagios
5 104 (0.99%) Vagrant
6 70 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
7 68 (0.65%) ZABBIX
8 64 (0.61%) Salt
9 41 (0.39%) Graphite
10 36 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
11 34 (0.32%) Kibana
12 33 (0.31%) Graylog
12 33 (0.31%) Oozie
13 30 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
14 26 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 23 (0.22%) Zenoss
16 22 (0.21%) Control-M
16 22 (0.21%) collectd
17 21 (0.20%) Tivoli
18 20 (0.19%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2235 (21.30%) Oracle
2 459 (4.38%) Microsoft
3 348 (3.32%) IBM
4 301 (2.87%) Red Hat
5 279 (2.66%) Sybase
6 250 (2.38%) VMware
7 249 (2.37%) TIBCO
8 244 (2.33%) Adobe
9 241 (2.30%) SAP
10 215 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
11 173 (1.65%) Google
12 157 (1.50%) hybris
13 152 (1.45%) HP
14 109 (1.04%) Informatica
15 102 (0.97%) webMethods
16 93 (0.89%) ATG
17 88 (0.84%) Sun
18 86 (0.82%) Splunk
19 77 (0.73%) Business Objects
20 76 (0.72%) Perforce
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