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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 13 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Java 5177 4640 3809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.24% 9.23% 8.71%
As % of the Programming Languages category 27.23% 24.71% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3485 3155 2530
Average daily rate
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£450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 63 77
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £29.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.80 £49.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
19015 18777 16194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.63% 37.34% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12510 12373 10186
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £559 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 442 584
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 2912 £500 +5.26% 953
South East +1 677 £393 +4.66% 301
North West +9 314 £400 +3.22% 129
South West +5 300 £400 +6.66% 119
Yorkshire -1 277 £400 +23.07% 120
East of England +4 233 £400 - 121
East Midlands +30 175 £400 -1.84% 49
West Midlands +6 144 £400 +23.07% 49
North East +3 89 £313 +25.00% 20
Midlands +16 20 £450 -
South Coast - 5 - -
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4342 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2556 (24.69%) SQL
3 2248 (21.72%) HTML
4 2222 (21.46%) Oracle
5 2212 (21.37%) JavaScript
6 2200 (21.25%) Linux
7 2001 (19.33%) TDD
8 1826 (17.64%) Spring
9 1762 (17.02%) Web Services
10 1743 (16.84%) Finance
11 1581 (15.27%) UNIX
12 1573 (15.20%) J2EE
13 1514 (14.63%) Scrum
14 1508 (14.57%) XML
15 1411 (13.63%) CSS
16 1250 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
17 1249 (12.07%) OO
18 1166 (11.26%) .NET
19 1140 (11.01%) Banking
20 1125 (10.87%) Python
21 1119 (10.81%) Git (software)
22 1089 (10.52%) C#
23 1074 (10.37%) Hibernate
24 1061 (10.25%) Maven
25 971 (9.38%) REST
26 946 (9.14%) BDD
27 920 (8.89%) Subversion
28 881 (8.51%) HTML5
29 867 (8.38%) E-Commerce
30 863 (8.34%) Jenkins

Java
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 755 (7.29%) Tomcat
2 620 (5.99%) Apache
3 601 (5.81%) WebLogic
4 592 (5.72%) WebSphere
5 547 (5.28%) JBoss
6 372 (3.59%) Node.js
7 246 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 239 (2.31%) CMS
9 192 (1.85%) IIS
10 185 (1.79%) Confluence
11 146 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
12 141 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
13 119 (1.15%) Apache Spark
14 110 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 101 (0.98%) Mule
16 100 (0.97%) SharePoint
17 95 (0.92%) OpenStack
18 94 (0.91%) Apache Solr
19 77 (0.74%) Jetty
20 74 (0.71%) nginx
Applications
1 252 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 133 (1.28%) MS Office
3 53 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 52 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 35 (0.34%) MS Project
7 13 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.087%) RoboHelp
8 9 (0.087%) FrameMaker
9 7 (0.068%) SPSS
10 6 (0.058%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.048%) Doxygen
11 5 (0.048%) GIMP
12 3 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.029%) Simulink
12 3 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.029%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.019%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.019%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 61 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
2 55 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 52 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 44 (0.43%) ION MarketView
5 40 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 38 (0.37%) RMDS
7 36 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
8 21 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 21 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
9 20 (0.19%) Summit
10 18 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
11 17 (0.16%) Tridion
12 16 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
13 15 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
14 12 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
14 12 (0.12%) Endur
15 11 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
16 10 (0.097%) Oracle General Ledger
16 10 (0.097%) TIBCO iProcess
17 9 (0.087%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 527 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 126 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
4 119 (1.15%) SaaS
5 98 (0.95%) GitHub
6 84 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 81 (0.78%) PaaS
8 56 (0.54%) Amazon S3
9 49 (0.47%) Force.com
10 43 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 39 (0.38%) IaaS
11 39 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 34 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 28 (0.27%) Google App Engine
14 24 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
15 21 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
16 15 (0.14%) Google Analytics
17 12 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 9 (0.087%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 527 (5.09%) HTTP
2 296 (2.86%) Internet
3 254 (2.45%) TCP/IP
4 171 (1.65%) Firewall
5 160 (1.55%) DNS
6 158 (1.53%) SSL
7 140 (1.35%) LDAP
8 65 (0.63%) DHCP
9 64 (0.62%) IPsec
10 59 (0.57%) SAN
11 51 (0.49%) FTP
12 48 (0.46%) Network Security
13 45 (0.43%) HTTPS
14 40 (0.39%) LAN
14 40 (0.39%) AMQP
15 39 (0.38%) WAN
15 39 (0.38%) VPN
16 29 (0.28%) Kerberos
17 25 (0.24%) SSH
17 25 (0.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 796 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 773 (7.47%) SQL Server
3 616 (5.95%) MongoDB
4 591 (5.71%) Oracle Database
5 534 (5.16%) MySQL
6 502 (4.85%) Hadoop
7 460 (4.44%) Big Data
8 438 (4.23%) NoSQL
9 356 (3.44%) RDBMS
10 264 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
11 240 (2.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 200 (1.93%) DB2
13 198 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
14 173 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
15 151 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
16 144 (1.39%) Apache Hive
17 105 (1.01%) Neo4j
18 100 (0.97%) Redis
19 99 (0.96%) HBase
20 77 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1119 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 1061 (10.25%) Maven
3 920 (8.89%) Subversion
4 863 (8.34%) Jenkins
5 786 (7.59%) JUnit
6 678 (6.55%) Selenium
7 565 (5.46%) JIRA
8 547 (5.28%) Cucumber
9 504 (4.87%) Eclipse
10 426 (4.12%) Ant
11 226 (2.18%) WebDriver
12 216 (2.09%) Mockito
13 180 (1.74%) TeamCity
14 162 (1.56%) Hudson
15 135 (1.30%) Visual Studio
16 131 (1.27%) SoapUI
17 126 (1.22%) Grunt
18 118 (1.14%) Gradle
19 109 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 109 (1.05%) JMeter
General
1 1743 (16.84%) Finance
2 1140 (11.01%) Banking
3 660 (6.38%) Front Office
4 544 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 306 (2.96%) Retail
6 236 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 194 (1.87%) Marketing
8 146 (1.41%) Games
9 132 (1.28%) Publishing
10 110 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 77 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 76 (0.73%) Back Office
13 59 (0.57%) Electronics
14 55 (0.53%) Advertising
15 53 (0.51%) Legal
16 48 (0.46%) Law
17 45 (0.43%) Automotive
18 22 (0.21%) Billing
19 21 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
19 21 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6158 (59.49%) Developer
2 3437 (33.20%) Java Developer
3 962 (9.29%) Architect
4 742 (7.17%) Senior Developer
5 702 (6.78%) Analyst
6 482 (4.66%) Senior Java Developer
7 307 (2.97%) Consultant
8 295 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
9 287 (2.77%) Technical Architect
10 274 (2.65%) Software Engineer
11 255 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
12 221 (2.13%) Android Developer
13 200 (1.93%) Test Analyst
14 184 (1.78%) C# Developer
15 175 (1.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 174 (1.68%) Tester
17 173 (1.67%) Lead Developer
18 162 (1.56%) AWS Developer
19 160 (1.55%) Programmer
20 159 (1.54%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2248 (21.72%) HTML
2 1826 (17.64%) Spring
3 1762 (17.02%) Web Services
4 1573 (15.20%) J2EE
5 1508 (14.57%) XML
6 1411 (13.63%) CSS
7 1166 (11.26%) .NET
8 1074 (10.37%) Hibernate
9 971 (9.38%) REST
10 881 (8.51%) HTML5
11 749 (7.24%) SOAP
12 733 (7.08%) jQuery
13 681 (6.58%) RESTful
14 658 (6.36%) JSON
15 622 (6.01%) JSP
16 556 (5.37%) AngularJS
17 467 (4.51%) Java EE
18 453 (4.38%) Middleware
19 411 (3.97%) JMS
20 392 (3.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 691 (6.68%) Open Source
2 497 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 406 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 385 (3.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 349 (3.37%) Derivative
6 263 (2.54%) Mobile App
7 254 (2.45%) User Experience
8 227 (2.19%) Fixed Income
9 196 (1.89%) Equities
10 174 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 134 (1.29%) Visualisation
12 130 (1.26%) Algorithms
13 121 (1.17%) Mathematics
14 95 (0.92%) Clustering
15 83 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
16 81 (0.78%) Management Information System
16 81 (0.78%) Client/Server
17 78 (0.75%) Data Structures
18 72 (0.70%) Digital Media
19 64 (0.62%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2200 (21.25%) Linux
2 1581 (15.27%) UNIX
3 791 (7.64%) Windows
4 437 (4.22%) Android
5 290 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 212 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 187 (1.81%) Solaris
8 176 (1.70%) Mac OS X
9 155 (1.50%) CentOS
10 114 (1.10%) AIX
11 105 (1.01%) Ubuntu
12 66 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 41 (0.40%) Windows 7
14 37 (0.36%) SUSE
15 33 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
16 27 (0.26%) Windows XP
17 24 (0.23%) VME
17 24 (0.23%) HPUX
18 19 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 18 (0.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4342 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 2001 (19.33%) TDD
3 1514 (14.63%) Scrum
4 1250 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
5 1249 (12.07%) OO
6 946 (9.14%) BDD
7 867 (8.38%) E-Commerce
8 776 (7.50%) Software Engineering
9 734 (7.09%) SOA
10 727 (7.02%) DevOps
11 699 (6.75%) MVC
12 631 (6.10%) Multithreading
13 517 (4.99%) Configuration Management
14 467 (4.51%) Web Development
15 424 (4.10%) Unit Testing
16 413 (3.99%) OOP
17 407 (3.93%) Data Modelling
18 398 (3.84%) Test Automation
19 361 (3.49%) Low Latency
20 354 (3.42%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2556 (24.69%) SQL
2 2212 (21.37%) JavaScript
3 1125 (10.87%) Python
4 1089 (10.52%) C#
5 826 (7.98%) Ruby
6 790 (7.63%) C++
7 555 (5.36%) Scala
8 541 (5.23%) Perl
9 528 (5.10%) PL/SQL
10 450 (4.35%) PHP
11 337 (3.26%) Shell Script
12 310 (2.99%) C
13 296 (2.86%) Bash Shell
14 191 (1.85%) Groovy
15 145 (1.40%) VBA
16 135 (1.30%) VB
17 111 (1.07%) Objective-C
18 94 (0.91%) XPath
19 83 (0.80%) Clojure
20 82 (0.79%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 792 (7.65%) Security Cleared
2 666 (6.43%) Degree
3 431 (4.16%) SC Cleared
4 229 (2.21%) DV Cleared
5 120 (1.16%) ISEB
6 64 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 62 (0.60%) Sun Certification
8 54 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 47 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 27 (0.26%) HND
11 23 (0.22%) OCPJP
12 20 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 19 (0.18%) PhD
14 16 (0.15%) CISSP
15 14 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
16 13 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (0.11%) IBM Certification
17 11 (0.11%) BC Cleared
18 10 (0.097%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 8 (0.077%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 547 (5.28%) QA
2 43 (0.42%) SLA
3 20 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 16 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.14%) ISO 14001
8 13 (0.13%) HL7
9 12 (0.12%) EMIR
10 7 (0.068%) DICOM
11 6 (0.058%) WCAG
12 5 (0.048%) COREP
12 5 (0.048%) FINREP
13 4 (0.039%) Basel III
13 4 (0.039%) WAI
13 4 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.029%) COBIT
15 2 (0.019%) MiFID
15 2 (0.019%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 164 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (0.94%) Docker
3 80 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 75 (0.72%) HDFS
5 48 (0.46%) Apache Flume
6 42 (0.41%) vCloud
7 41 (0.40%) vSphere
8 37 (0.36%) Varnish
9 36 (0.35%) Xen
10 33 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
11 22 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 22 (0.21%) NFS
12 21 (0.20%) iptables
12 21 (0.20%) Squid
12 21 (0.20%) Hyper-V
13 18 (0.17%) Samba
14 17 (0.16%) VirtualBox
15 14 (0.14%) KVM
16 12 (0.12%) Firmware
17 11 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 563 (5.44%) Puppet
2 385 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
3 203 (1.96%) Ansible
4 97 (0.94%) Vagrant
4 97 (0.94%) Nagios
5 82 (0.79%) Salt
6 73 (0.71%) ZABBIX
7 66 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
8 45 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
9 38 (0.37%) Graphite
10 35 (0.34%) Oozie
11 32 (0.31%) Kibana
11 32 (0.31%) StatsD
12 27 (0.26%) Graylog
13 26 (0.25%) Tivoli
13 26 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
14 25 (0.24%) yum
15 24 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 21 (0.20%) HAProxy
16 21 (0.20%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 2222 (21.46%) Oracle
2 483 (4.67%) Microsoft
3 392 (3.79%) IBM
4 306 (2.96%) Red Hat
5 266 (2.57%) VMware
6 254 (2.45%) Sybase
7 237 (2.29%) Adobe
8 222 (2.14%) TIBCO
9 210 (2.03%) SAP
10 195 (1.88%) hybris
11 184 (1.78%) Google
12 180 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
13 155 (1.50%) HP
14 110 (1.06%) Informatica
14 110 (1.06%) webMethods
15 84 (0.81%) Citrix
15 84 (0.81%) ATG
16 80 (0.77%) Sun
17 78 (0.75%) Splunk
18 75 (0.72%) Perforce
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