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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 8 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Java 5192 4145 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.18% 9.42% 8.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.44% 25.10% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3680 2755 2359
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £638 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 58 62
Average hourly rate £36.40 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £29.70 £27.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.10 £47.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.95 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.13% +2.77%
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
17638 16517 15639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.98% 37.55% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11904 10560 9767
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 460 661
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 £18.50 £15.18 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 3171 £500 +5.26% 932
South East +6 652 £380 +2.15% 333
North West +12 319 £388 +3.33% 142
South West +16 299 £411 +17.50% 154
East of England 0 215 £402 +0.37% 164
Yorkshire -4 197 £375 +15.38% 126
East Midlands +27 129 £400 +6.66% 56
West Midlands 0 123 £375 +14.06% 57
North East -2 59 £330 +1.53% 26
Java
UK

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4379 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 2442 (23.78%) SQL
3 2225 (21.67%) HTML
4 2218 (21.60%) Linux
5 2186 (21.29%) JavaScript
6 2140 (20.84%) Oracle
7 2049 (19.95%) Spring
8 2006 (19.53%) TDD
9 1720 (16.75%) Web Services
10 1689 (16.45%) UNIX
11 1642 (15.99%) Finance
12 1640 (15.97%) XML
13 1597 (15.55%) Scrum
14 1515 (14.75%) J2EE
15 1465 (14.26%) CSS
16 1327 (12.92%) OO
17 1319 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
18 1224 (11.92%) Banking
19 1202 (11.70%) Hibernate
20 1185 (11.54%) C#
21 1086 (10.57%) Maven
22 1078 (10.50%) Python
23 1074 (10.46%) .NET
24 1041 (10.14%) Git (software)
25 994 (9.68%) BDD
26 978 (9.52%) REST
27 938 (9.13%) Ruby
28 912 (8.88%) Subversion
29 878 (8.55%) Relational Database
30 876 (8.53%) C++

Java
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 769 (7.49%) Tomcat
2 646 (6.29%) Apache
3 546 (5.32%) WebLogic
4 525 (5.11%) WebSphere
5 522 (5.08%) JBoss
6 334 (3.25%) Node.js
7 236 (2.30%) CMS
8 218 (2.12%) Adobe CQ
9 178 (1.73%) Confluence
10 119 (1.16%) IIS
11 115 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
12 112 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
13 107 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 98 (0.95%) OpenStack
15 96 (0.93%) SharePoint
16 91 (0.89%) Apache Solr
17 86 (0.84%) Apache Spark
18 77 (0.75%) nginx
19 74 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
20 67 (0.65%) Mule
Applications
1 216 (2.10%) MS Excel
2 149 (1.45%) MS Office
3 59 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 53 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 38 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 30 (0.29%) MS Project
7 9 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.058%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.039%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.039%) GIMP
10 3 (0.029%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.029%) FrameMaker
10 3 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.019%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.010%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.010%) Weka
12 1 (0.010%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.010%) SPSS
12 1 (0.010%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 61 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
2 49 (0.48%) ION MarketView
3 47 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 46 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 44 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 39 (0.38%) RMDS
7 35 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
8 21 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
9 20 (0.19%) Summit
10 16 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
11 14 (0.14%) Endur
11 14 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
12 13 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
13 11 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
14 10 (0.097%) Murex MxG2000
14 10 (0.097%) Oracle EBS R12
14 10 (0.097%) Google Analytics
15 9 (0.088%) SunGard GMI
15 9 (0.088%) SAP ERP
15 9 (0.088%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 228 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (1.44%) SaaS
3 123 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 117 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
5 86 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 83 (0.81%) GitHub
7 82 (0.80%) Force.com
8 71 (0.69%) PaaS
9 67 (0.65%) Amazon S3
10 23 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
11 19 (0.19%) IaaS
12 14 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
14 12 (0.12%) Google App Engine
15 10 (0.097%) Heroku
16 9 (0.088%) Amazon ELB
17 8 (0.078%) Google Apps
17 8 (0.078%) ElastiCache
17 8 (0.078%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 6 (0.058%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 555 (5.40%) HTTP
2 246 (2.40%) Internet
3 241 (2.35%) TCP/IP
4 188 (1.83%) DNS
5 161 (1.57%) LDAP
6 148 (1.44%) SSL
7 115 (1.12%) Firewall
8 74 (0.72%) SAN
9 55 (0.54%) Intranet
9 55 (0.54%) FTP
10 47 (0.46%) DHCP
11 38 (0.37%) IPsec
12 37 (0.36%) HTTPS
13 36 (0.35%) LAN
14 35 (0.34%) SSH
15 34 (0.33%) WAN
15 34 (0.33%) VPN
16 32 (0.31%) AMQP
17 31 (0.30%) Network Security
18 30 (0.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 878 (8.55%) Relational Database
2 606 (5.90%) SQL Server
3 573 (5.58%) MySQL
4 537 (5.23%) Oracle Database
5 534 (5.20%) MongoDB
6 449 (4.37%) NoSQL
7 372 (3.62%) Big Data
8 361 (3.52%) Hadoop
9 335 (3.26%) RDBMS
10 212 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
11 205 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
12 182 (1.77%) DB2
13 170 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
14 166 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
15 125 (1.22%) Apache Hive
16 119 (1.16%) Neo4j
17 109 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
18 92 (0.90%) Redis
19 91 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
20 82 (0.80%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1086 (10.57%) Maven
2 1041 (10.14%) Git (software)
3 912 (8.88%) Subversion
4 860 (8.37%) Jenkins
5 843 (8.21%) JUnit
6 780 (7.59%) Selenium
7 593 (5.77%) Cucumber
8 565 (5.50%) JIRA
9 527 (5.13%) Eclipse
10 435 (4.24%) Ant
11 268 (2.61%) WebDriver
12 241 (2.35%) Mockito
13 207 (2.02%) Hudson
14 198 (1.93%) TeamCity
15 120 (1.17%) QuickTest Pro
16 117 (1.14%) Visual Studio
17 116 (1.13%) SoapUI
18 113 (1.10%) JMeter
19 112 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
20 109 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1642 (15.99%) Finance
2 1224 (11.92%) Banking
3 728 (7.09%) Front Office
4 584 (5.69%) Investment Banking
5 268 (2.61%) Retail
6 237 (2.31%) Telecoms
7 168 (1.64%) Marketing
8 157 (1.53%) Publishing
9 138 (1.34%) Games
10 121 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 93 (0.91%) Financial Institution
12 77 (0.75%) Back Office
13 64 (0.62%) Advertising
14 57 (0.56%) Electronics
15 56 (0.55%) Law
16 51 (0.50%) Legal
17 49 (0.48%) Automotive
18 28 (0.27%) Billing
19 15 (0.15%) Spanish Language
20 14 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 6197 (60.34%) Developer
2 3439 (33.49%) Java Developer
3 854 (8.32%) Architect
4 742 (7.22%) Senior Developer
5 627 (6.11%) Analyst
6 459 (4.47%) Senior Java Developer
7 324 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 322 (3.14%) Consultant
9 281 (2.74%) Software Engineer
10 245 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
11 244 (2.38%) Tester
12 242 (2.36%) Android Developer
13 231 (2.25%) Technical Architect
14 211 (2.05%) Test Analyst
15 194 (1.89%) Web Developer
16 175 (1.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 172 (1.67%) Lead Developer
18 160 (1.56%) Front-End Developer
19 155 (1.51%) C# Developer
20 144 (1.40%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2225 (21.67%) HTML
2 2049 (19.95%) Spring
3 1720 (16.75%) Web Services
4 1640 (15.97%) XML
5 1515 (14.75%) J2EE
6 1465 (14.26%) CSS
7 1202 (11.70%) Hibernate
8 1074 (10.46%) .NET
9 978 (9.52%) REST
10 838 (8.16%) HTML5
11 764 (7.44%) SOAP
12 732 (7.13%) jQuery
13 709 (6.90%) RESTful
14 667 (6.49%) JSON
15 652 (6.35%) JSP
16 468 (4.56%) Ajax
16 468 (4.56%) Spring MVC
17 461 (4.49%) Java EE
18 457 (4.45%) JMS
19 441 (4.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 690 (6.72%) Open Source
2 498 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 469 (4.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 420 (4.09%) Computer Science
5 361 (3.52%) Derivative
6 262 (2.55%) User Experience
7 234 (2.28%) Mobile App
7 234 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
8 217 (2.11%) Fixed Income
9 170 (1.66%) Algorithms
10 147 (1.43%) Equities
11 133 (1.30%) Data Structures
12 124 (1.21%) Visualisation
13 118 (1.15%) Mathematics
14 82 (0.80%) Digital Media
15 78 (0.76%) Management Information System
16 72 (0.70%) Market Risk
17 71 (0.69%) Client/Server
18 70 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
19 60 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2218 (21.60%) Linux
2 1689 (16.45%) UNIX
3 813 (7.92%) Windows
4 417 (4.06%) Android
5 307 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 213 (2.07%) Mac OS X
7 198 (1.93%) Apple iOS
8 180 (1.75%) Solaris
9 167 (1.63%) CentOS
10 135 (1.31%) Ubuntu
11 106 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 106 (1.03%) AIX
12 61 (0.59%) Windows 7
13 41 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 38 (0.37%) SUSE
15 37 (0.36%) Windows XP
16 35 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
17 27 (0.26%) zOS
18 26 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
18 26 (0.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4379 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 2006 (19.53%) TDD
3 1597 (15.55%) Scrum
4 1327 (12.92%) OO
5 1319 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
6 994 (9.68%) BDD
7 846 (8.24%) MVC
8 778 (7.58%) DevOps
9 776 (7.56%) E-Commerce
10 765 (7.45%) Software Engineering
11 721 (7.02%) SOA
12 666 (6.48%) Multithreading
13 508 (4.95%) Configuration Management
14 504 (4.91%) Web Development
15 454 (4.42%) Unit Testing
16 449 (4.37%) Test Automation
17 409 (3.98%) Low Latency
18 363 (3.53%) UML
19 356 (3.47%) OOP
20 346 (3.37%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2442 (23.78%) SQL
2 2186 (21.29%) JavaScript
3 1185 (11.54%) C#
4 1078 (10.50%) Python
5 938 (9.13%) Ruby
6 876 (8.53%) C++
7 601 (5.85%) Scala
8 590 (5.74%) Perl
9 520 (5.06%) PHP
10 519 (5.05%) PL/SQL
11 334 (3.25%) Bash Shell
12 332 (3.23%) Shell Script
13 311 (3.03%) C
14 219 (2.13%) Groovy
15 122 (1.19%) VBA
16 118 (1.15%) Apex Code
17 117 (1.14%) VB
18 105 (1.02%) Clojure
19 102 (0.99%) XPath
20 100 (0.97%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 788 (7.67%) Security Cleared
2 676 (6.58%) Degree
3 428 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 190 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 130 (1.27%) ISEB
6 73 (0.71%) Sun Certification
7 70 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 43 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 42 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 29 (0.28%) HND
11 27 (0.26%) BC Cleared
12 17 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (0.16%) OCPJP
13 16 (0.16%) PMI Certification
14 14 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
15 13 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (0.13%) PhD
16 10 (0.097%) IBM Certification
16 10 (0.097%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (0.088%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 618 (6.02%) QA
2 44 (0.43%) SLA
3 23 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 22 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.16%) ISO 14001
6 12 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
6 12 (0.12%) HL7
7 11 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.068%) WCAG
9 6 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.049%) COBIT
10 5 (0.049%) DICOM
10 5 (0.049%) Basel III
11 4 (0.039%) ISO 8583
11 4 (0.039%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.019%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.010%) TickIT
13 1 (0.010%) GxP
13 1 (0.010%) GAMP
System Software
1 153 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 51 (0.50%) Docker
4 49 (0.48%) HDFS
5 41 (0.40%) vCloud
6 36 (0.35%) vSphere
6 36 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
7 35 (0.34%) Apache Flume
8 31 (0.30%) NFS
9 27 (0.26%) Xen
9 27 (0.26%) Varnish
10 24 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 21 (0.20%) VirtualBox
12 18 (0.18%) VMware ESX
13 16 (0.16%) Squid
14 14 (0.14%) Samba
15 13 (0.13%) Shibboleth
16 11 (0.11%) KVM
17 9 (0.088%) Hyper-V
17 9 (0.088%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 619 (6.03%) Puppet
2 342 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 161 (1.57%) Ansible
4 128 (1.25%) Nagios
5 102 (0.99%) Vagrant
6 69 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
7 65 (0.63%) ZABBIX
8 53 (0.52%) Salt
9 37 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
10 36 (0.35%) Graphite
11 33 (0.32%) Kibana
12 31 (0.30%) Graylog2
13 30 (0.29%) Oozie
14 27 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 25 (0.24%) Zenoss
16 22 (0.21%) OpenView
17 20 (0.19%) collectd
17 20 (0.19%) Tivoli
17 20 (0.19%) Control-M
18 19 (0.19%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 2140 (20.84%) Oracle
2 480 (4.67%) Microsoft
3 355 (3.46%) IBM
4 298 (2.90%) Red Hat
5 271 (2.64%) Sybase
6 254 (2.47%) VMware
7 246 (2.40%) Adobe
8 230 (2.24%) TIBCO
9 227 (2.21%) SAP
10 222 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
11 172 (1.67%) Google
12 150 (1.46%) HP
13 141 (1.37%) hybris
14 97 (0.94%) Sun
15 89 (0.87%) Informatica
16 86 (0.84%) ATG
17 83 (0.81%) Perforce
18 77 (0.75%) Splunk
19 69 (0.67%) Atlassian
20 68 (0.66%) ION Trading
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