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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 10 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 4742 4889 5318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.07% 10.14% 10.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.54% 25.63% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3184 3276 3293
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £615 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 77 90
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £23.33 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -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
19322 19076 19960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.97% 39.55% 37.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12584 12304 11983
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 391 507 688
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 2854 £475 - 853
South East -2 574 £375 - 260
East of England +1 285 £400 +12.67% 131
South West +6 277 £384 +9.64% 105
North West -1 220 £388 +3.33% 146
Yorkshire -10 154 £330 -2.22% 122
West Midlands +8 124 £370 +5.71% 46
North East +15 121 £350 - 40
East Midlands -14 94 £400 -1.53% 42
Midlands -5 14 £438 -10.25%
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3716 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2417 (25.58%) SQL
3 2162 (22.88%) Oracle
4 2146 (22.71%) Spring
5 2109 (22.32%) JavaScript
6 2014 (21.32%) Linux
7 1985 (21.01%) HTML
8 1872 (19.81%) TDD
9 1675 (17.73%) XML
10 1632 (17.27%) Web Services
11 1587 (16.80%) Finance
12 1569 (16.61%) UNIX
13 1493 (15.80%) Scrum
14 1432 (15.16%) J2EE
15 1355 (14.34%) CSS
16 1307 (13.83%) OO
17 1219 (12.90%) Hibernate
18 1106 (11.71%) Banking
19 1056 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
20 1019 (10.79%) C#
21 1006 (10.65%) .NET
22 982 (10.39%) BDD
23 940 (9.95%) Python
24 909 (9.62%) E-Commerce
25 900 (9.53%) MVC
26 894 (9.46%) Maven
27 882 (9.34%) C++
28 828 (8.76%) Subversion
29 776 (8.21%) Git (software)
30 775 (8.20%) REST

Java
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 729 (7.72%) Tomcat
2 645 (6.83%) Apache
3 535 (5.66%) WebLogic
4 498 (5.27%) WebSphere
5 258 (2.73%) Node.js
6 206 (2.18%) CMS
7 162 (1.71%) Confluence
8 160 (1.69%) Adobe CQ
9 153 (1.62%) IIS
10 135 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
11 124 (1.31%) Oracle Coherence
12 118 (1.25%) SharePoint
13 82 (0.87%) Apache Pig
14 80 (0.85%) MQSeries
15 79 (0.84%) nginx
16 72 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
17 69 (0.73%) Jetty
18 66 (0.70%) Liferay
19 61 (0.65%) Apache Solr
20 60 (0.64%) Documentum
Applications
1 195 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 133 (1.41%) MS Office
3 58 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 54 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 39 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 38 (0.40%) MS Project
7 16 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.064%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.064%) SPSS
10 5 (0.053%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.042%) InDesign
12 3 (0.032%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.032%) Mathematica
12 3 (0.032%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.021%) GIMP
13 2 (0.021%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.021%) Mingle
14 1 (0.011%) Quicktime
14 1 (0.011%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 87 (0.92%) RMDS
2 64 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 54 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 52 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 47 (0.50%) ION MarketView
6 40 (0.42%) Magento
6 40 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
7 35 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
8 27 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
9 17 (0.18%) ResourceLink
10 16 (0.17%) Google Analytics
10 16 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
11 14 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
11 14 (0.15%) Tridion
12 12 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
12 12 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
12 12 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
12 12 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
13 10 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 9 (0.095%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 195 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 157 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
3 155 (1.64%) SaaS
4 108 (1.14%) Force.com
5 105 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
6 66 (0.70%) GitHub
7 47 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 43 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 28 (0.30%) PaaS
10 26 (0.28%) IaaS
11 24 (0.25%) Google App Engine
12 20 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
13 19 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
14 13 (0.14%) Heroku
14 13 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
15 11 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.095%) Google Apps
17 6 (0.064%) CloudFront
18 4 (0.042%) Office 365
18 4 (0.042%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 488 (5.17%) HTTP
2 316 (3.34%) Internet
3 224 (2.37%) TCP/IP
4 189 (2.00%) LDAP
5 184 (1.95%) DNS
6 158 (1.67%) SSL
7 141 (1.49%) Firewall
8 111 (1.17%) SAN
9 75 (0.79%) Intranet
10 64 (0.68%) VPN
10 64 (0.68%) FTP
11 51 (0.54%) WAN
12 47 (0.50%) LAN
13 46 (0.49%) HTTPS
14 45 (0.48%) SSH
15 43 (0.46%) DHCP
16 37 (0.39%) IPsec
17 28 (0.30%) Network Security
18 27 (0.29%) NAS
19 25 (0.26%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 732 (7.75%) Relational Database
2 640 (6.77%) MySQL
3 568 (6.01%) SQL Server
4 521 (5.51%) Oracle Database
5 441 (4.67%) NoSQL
6 399 (4.22%) MongoDB
7 323 (3.42%) Big Data
8 273 (2.89%) Hadoop
9 225 (2.38%) RDBMS
10 202 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 196 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
12 151 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
13 147 (1.56%) DB2
14 138 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
15 105 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
16 104 (1.10%) Apache Hive
17 86 (0.91%) Redis
18 83 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
19 68 (0.72%) HBase
20 60 (0.64%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 894 (9.46%) Maven
2 828 (8.76%) Subversion
3 776 (8.21%) Git (software)
4 727 (7.69%) JUnit
5 667 (7.06%) Selenium
6 654 (6.92%) Jenkins
7 596 (6.31%) Cucumber
8 543 (5.75%) Eclipse
9 430 (4.55%) JIRA
10 362 (3.83%) Ant
11 322 (3.41%) WebDriver
12 240 (2.54%) Hudson
13 210 (2.22%) TeamCity
14 193 (2.04%) Mockito
15 103 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
16 96 (1.02%) JBehave
17 92 (0.97%) JMeter
18 85 (0.90%) IntelliJ
19 82 (0.87%) Visual Studio
20 79 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1587 (16.80%) Finance
2 1106 (11.71%) Banking
3 656 (6.94%) Front Office
4 568 (6.01%) Investment Banking
5 328 (3.47%) Retail
6 249 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 204 (2.16%) Marketing
8 166 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 150 (1.59%) Games
10 109 (1.15%) Back Office
11 103 (1.09%) Publishing
12 87 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 86 (0.91%) Electronics
14 73 (0.77%) Advertising
15 45 (0.48%) Automotive
16 43 (0.46%) Legal
17 28 (0.30%) Billing
18 20 (0.21%) French Language
19 18 (0.19%) German Language
19 18 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5649 (59.79%) Developer
2 3005 (31.81%) Java Developer
3 642 (6.80%) Architect
4 606 (6.41%) Senior Developer
5 605 (6.40%) Analyst
6 384 (4.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 314 (3.32%) Software Engineer
8 297 (3.14%) Consultant
9 287 (3.04%) Tester
10 253 (2.68%) Web Developer
11 234 (2.48%) Android Developer
12 231 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
13 217 (2.30%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 206 (2.18%) Front-End Developer
15 198 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
16 193 (2.04%) Test Analyst
17 170 (1.80%) Project Manager
18 151 (1.60%) Software Developer
19 148 (1.57%) Scala Developer
20 147 (1.56%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2146 (22.71%) Spring
2 1985 (21.01%) HTML
3 1675 (17.73%) XML
4 1632 (17.27%) Web Services
5 1432 (15.16%) J2EE
6 1355 (14.34%) CSS
7 1219 (12.90%) Hibernate
8 1006 (10.65%) .NET
9 775 (8.20%) REST
10 740 (7.83%) jQuery
11 700 (7.41%) SOAP
12 689 (7.29%) HTML5
13 654 (6.92%) JSP
14 588 (6.22%) JSON
15 574 (6.08%) RESTful
16 538 (5.69%) Ajax
17 509 (5.39%) Spring MVC
18 470 (4.97%) JMS
19 410 (4.34%) Java EE
20 388 (4.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 647 (6.85%) Open Source
2 486 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 479 (5.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 436 (4.61%) Computer Science
5 271 (2.87%) User Experience
6 270 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 247 (2.61%) Derivative
8 241 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
9 240 (2.54%) Fixed Income
10 146 (1.55%) Equities
11 132 (1.40%) Mathematics
12 91 (0.96%) Management Information System
13 90 (0.95%) Visualisation
14 84 (0.89%) Social Media
15 80 (0.85%) Credit Risk
16 75 (0.79%) iPad
17 72 (0.76%) Data Integration
17 72 (0.76%) Digital Media
18 70 (0.74%) Market Risk
19 67 (0.71%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2014 (21.32%) Linux
2 1569 (16.61%) UNIX
3 757 (8.01%) Windows
4 468 (4.95%) Android
5 255 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 205 (2.17%) Solaris
7 197 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 138 (1.46%) Mac OS X
9 115 (1.22%) CentOS
10 104 (1.10%) Ubuntu
11 91 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 72 (0.76%) AIX
13 58 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 51 (0.54%) Debian
15 42 (0.44%) Windows 7
16 37 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
17 35 (0.37%) SUSE
18 33 (0.35%) HPUX
19 27 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
20 26 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3716 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1872 (19.81%) TDD
3 1493 (15.80%) Scrum
4 1307 (13.83%) OO
5 1056 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
6 982 (10.39%) BDD
7 909 (9.62%) E-Commerce
8 900 (9.53%) MVC
9 752 (7.96%) Software Engineering
10 625 (6.62%) Multithreading
11 616 (6.52%) SOA
12 481 (5.09%) DevOps
13 466 (4.93%) Unit Testing
14 463 (4.90%) Web Development
15 436 (4.61%) Low Latency
16 416 (4.40%) UML
17 412 (4.36%) Configuration Management
18 391 (4.14%) Test Automation
19 333 (3.52%) Mentoring
20 301 (3.19%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 2417 (25.58%) SQL
2 2109 (22.32%) JavaScript
3 1019 (10.79%) C#
4 940 (9.95%) Python
5 882 (9.34%) C++
6 757 (8.01%) Ruby
7 634 (6.71%) PHP
8 606 (6.41%) Scala
9 544 (5.76%) Perl
10 509 (5.39%) PL/SQL
11 397 (4.20%) C
12 363 (3.84%) Shell Script
13 274 (2.90%) Groovy
14 227 (2.40%) Bash Shell
15 147 (1.56%) VB
16 134 (1.42%) Objective-C
17 119 (1.26%) Apex Code
18 88 (0.93%) Clojure
19 86 (0.91%) VBA
20 81 (0.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 733 (7.76%) Degree
2 526 (5.57%) Security Cleared
3 321 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 134 (1.42%) ISEB
5 125 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 105 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 51 (0.54%) Sun Certification
8 44 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 43 (0.46%) PMI Certification
10 31 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (0.33%) CCNA
11 23 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 20 (0.21%) BC Cleared
14 17 (0.18%) PMP
15 16 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
15 16 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 15 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.16%) HND
16 15 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 605 (6.40%) QA
2 43 (0.46%) SLA
3 27 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.085%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (0.085%) ISO 14001
8 7 (0.074%) EMIR
8 7 (0.074%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.064%) SNOMED CT
9 6 (0.064%) DO-178B
10 5 (0.053%) COBIT
11 4 (0.042%) HL7
11 4 (0.042%) Basel III
11 4 (0.042%) ISO 8583
12 3 (0.032%) FATCA
13 2 (0.021%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.021%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.021%) WCAG
System Software
1 144 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 44 (0.47%) vCloud
4 35 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
5 27 (0.29%) NFS
6 26 (0.28%) Varnish
7 25 (0.26%) Xen
7 25 (0.26%) HDFS
8 23 (0.24%) XenServer
9 19 (0.20%) Samba
10 16 (0.17%) Shibboleth
10 16 (0.17%) VMware ESX
11 15 (0.16%) Hyper-V
12 14 (0.15%) Postfix
12 14 (0.15%) vSphere
13 11 (0.12%) VirtualBox
13 11 (0.12%) KVM
13 11 (0.12%) Docker
14 10 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (0.095%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 415 (4.39%) Puppet
2 249 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
3 97 (1.03%) Nagios
4 67 (0.71%) Vagrant
5 63 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
6 58 (0.61%) Salt
7 56 (0.59%) Ansible
8 45 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 38 (0.40%) ZABBIX
10 32 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
11 31 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
12 30 (0.32%) Oozie
13 25 (0.26%) Tivoli
14 24 (0.25%) Zenoss
15 23 (0.24%) Graylog2
16 21 (0.22%) Control-M
17 20 (0.21%) OpenAM
18 17 (0.18%) Opsview
19 16 (0.17%) Kibana
19 16 (0.17%) YUM
Vendors
1 2162 (22.88%) Oracle
2 507 (5.37%) JBoss
3 445 (4.71%) Microsoft
4 369 (3.91%) IBM
5 289 (3.06%) Sybase
6 281 (2.97%) Red Hat
7 253 (2.68%) SAP
8 221 (2.34%) VMware
9 218 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
10 215 (2.28%) Adobe
11 207 (2.19%) Google
12 150 (1.59%) TIBCO
13 136 (1.44%) HP
14 129 (1.37%) hybris
15 114 (1.21%) ATG
16 107 (1.13%) Sun
17 100 (1.06%) 29West
18 93 (0.98%) Perforce
19 90 (0.95%) Zend
20 85 (0.90%) Informatica
Southampton, Hampshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coulsdon, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £350 to £475 per annum + 1 week in 4 on call - get up to £700/day
Posted: 9 hours ago