The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 3129 2695 2186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.74% 12.40% 11.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.84% 30.61% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2330 1972 1627
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £31.00 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £49.30 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
8982 8805 8169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.31% 40.52% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6614 6259 5870
Average daily rate £450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 87
Average hourly rate £28.88 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £27.50 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in London

Java
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the London region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in London

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in London

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the London region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in London

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Java
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the London 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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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
City of London 0 742 £525 - 321
Docklands, London +3 22 £608 +11.98% 1
Canary Wharf -2 19 £513 -35.93%
Kingston Upon Thames +1 9 - - 5
Croydon -1 6 £400 +52.38% 1
Feltham +7 5 £375 +141.93%
Hammersmith +1 4 £470 +1.62% 1
Harrow +2 3 £325 -4.41%
Westminster -1 3 £550 +29.41%
Brentford -9 3 £325 -28.76% 5
Hounslow -1 2 - - 2
Uxbridge - 2 £350 -
Chessington - 2 - - 1
Wimbledon +1 1 - -
Southwark - 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £325 - 1
Isleworth - 1 - - 2
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Bromley - - - - 5
Twickenham - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 2
Paddington - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2726 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1467 (23.57%) SQL
3 1368 (21.98%) TDD
4 1318 (21.17%) Linux
5 1305 (20.96%) JavaScript
6 1252 (20.11%) HTML
7 1188 (19.08%) Finance
8 1168 (18.76%) Oracle
9 1071 (17.20%) Banking
10 1055 (16.95%) Spring
11 1027 (16.50%) UNIX
12 979 (15.73%) Scrum
13 969 (15.57%) Web Services
14 867 (13.93%) OO
15 849 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
16 847 (13.61%) XML
17 804 (12.92%) CSS
18 803 (12.90%) C#
19 755 (12.13%) J2EE
20 744 (11.95%) Python
21 728 (11.69%) Front Office
22 707 (11.36%) Maven
23 705 (11.33%) Git (software)
24 676 (10.86%) .NET
25 671 (10.78%) BDD
26 611 (9.82%) Multithreading
27 604 (9.70%) Hibernate
27 604 (9.70%) Ruby
28 602 (9.67%) DevOps
29 569 (9.14%) HTML5

Java
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 423 (6.80%) Tomcat
2 371 (5.96%) Apache
3 276 (4.43%) WebLogic
4 272 (4.37%) Node.js
5 246 (3.95%) JBoss
6 228 (3.66%) WebSphere
7 180 (2.89%) Adobe CQ
8 127 (2.04%) CMS
9 126 (2.02%) Confluence
10 100 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
11 95 (1.53%) Apache Spark
11 95 (1.53%) IIS
12 81 (1.30%) OpenStack
13 70 (1.12%) TIBCO EMS
14 60 (0.96%) Apache Pig
15 59 (0.95%) SharePoint
16 54 (0.87%) nginx
16 54 (0.87%) Apache Solr
17 53 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
18 49 (0.79%) Mule
Applications
1 137 (2.20%) MS Excel
2 95 (1.53%) MS Office
3 41 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.31%) MS Project
6 10 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.096%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.048%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.048%) SPSS
8 3 (0.048%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.048%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.032%) Weka
9 2 (0.032%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.032%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.016%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.016%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 56 (0.90%) ION MarketView
2 44 (0.71%) RMDS
3 30 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 24 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
5 23 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 19 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
7 17 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
8 15 (0.24%) Endur
9 9 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 9 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
10 8 (0.13%) ZaiNet
10 8 (0.13%) Tridion
10 8 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.096%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 6 (0.096%) WebTrends
11 6 (0.096%) Murex MxG2000
11 6 (0.096%) Summit
11 6 (0.096%) Loan IQ
11 6 (0.096%) CA PPM
12 5 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 131 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (1.11%) SaaS
3 66 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
4 62 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
4 62 (1.00%) PaaS
5 59 (0.95%) GitHub
6 54 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
7 43 (0.69%) Force.com
8 25 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 16 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
10 14 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
11 12 (0.19%) ElastiCache
11 12 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 8 (0.13%) Heroku
13 7 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.11%) IaaS
14 4 (0.064%) Engine Yard
15 3 (0.048%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.048%) Google App Engine
15 3 (0.048%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 271 (4.35%) HTTP
2 169 (2.71%) TCP/IP
3 145 (2.33%) Internet
4 124 (1.99%) DNS
5 95 (1.53%) SSL
6 78 (1.25%) LDAP
7 71 (1.14%) Firewall
8 25 (0.40%) AMQP
9 22 (0.35%) SAN
10 21 (0.34%) DHCP
10 21 (0.34%) FTP
10 21 (0.34%) IPsec
11 20 (0.32%) Intranet
12 17 (0.27%) VPN
13 16 (0.26%) SNMP
14 14 (0.22%) LAN
14 14 (0.22%) WAN
14 14 (0.22%) NAS
15 11 (0.18%) Kerberos
15 11 (0.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (8.53%) Relational Database
2 412 (6.62%) SQL Server
3 340 (5.46%) Hadoop
4 333 (5.35%) MongoDB
5 318 (5.11%) Big Data
6 292 (4.69%) NoSQL
7 265 (4.26%) MySQL
8 255 (4.10%) Oracle Database
9 250 (4.02%) RDBMS
10 147 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 127 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
12 119 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
13 117 (1.88%) Apache Hive
14 103 (1.65%) DB2
15 102 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
16 81 (1.30%) HBase
17 73 (1.17%) Redis
18 58 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
19 47 (0.76%) Neo4j
20 45 (0.72%) KDB
Development Applications
1 707 (11.36%) Maven
2 705 (11.33%) Git (software)
3 530 (8.51%) Subversion
4 500 (8.03%) Jenkins
5 434 (6.97%) Selenium
6 428 (6.88%) JUnit
7 381 (6.12%) Cucumber
8 363 (5.83%) JIRA
9 228 (3.66%) Ant
10 226 (3.63%) Eclipse
11 180 (2.89%) TeamCity
12 171 (2.75%) WebDriver
13 165 (2.65%) Mockito
14 122 (1.96%) Hudson
15 96 (1.54%) Grunt
16 79 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 78 (1.25%) JMeter
18 68 (1.09%) SoapUI
19 67 (1.08%) Jasmine
19 67 (1.08%) jMock
General
1 1188 (19.08%) Finance
2 1071 (17.20%) Banking
3 728 (11.69%) Front Office
4 564 (9.06%) Investment Banking
5 165 (2.65%) Retail
6 127 (2.04%) Games
7 85 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 84 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 83 (1.33%) Marketing
10 75 (1.20%) Publishing
11 63 (1.01%) Back Office
12 51 (0.82%) Advertising
13 44 (0.71%) Law
14 37 (0.59%) Legal
15 24 (0.39%) Manufacturing
16 21 (0.34%) Billing
17 19 (0.31%) Automotive
18 14 (0.22%) French Language
19 10 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
20 8 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3902 (62.68%) Developer
2 2163 (34.75%) Java Developer
3 518 (8.32%) Senior Developer
4 399 (6.41%) Architect
5 369 (5.93%) Analyst
6 332 (5.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 259 (4.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 172 (2.76%) Consultant
9 166 (2.67%) C# Developer
10 133 (2.14%) Android Developer
11 125 (2.01%) Web Developer
11 125 (2.01%) Tester
12 121 (1.94%) Scala Developer
13 120 (1.93%) Technical Architect
14 113 (1.82%) JavaScript Developer
15 109 (1.75%) Front-End Developer
15 109 (1.75%) Test Analyst
16 97 (1.56%) Software Engineer
17 96 (1.54%) Programmer
18 89 (1.43%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1252 (20.11%) HTML
2 1055 (16.95%) Spring
3 969 (15.57%) Web Services
4 847 (13.61%) XML
5 804 (12.92%) CSS
6 755 (12.13%) J2EE
7 676 (10.86%) .NET
8 604 (9.70%) Hibernate
9 569 (9.14%) HTML5
10 547 (8.79%) REST
11 437 (7.02%) RESTful
12 396 (6.36%) jQuery
13 350 (5.62%) SOAP
14 340 (5.46%) AngularJS
15 338 (5.43%) JSP
16 330 (5.30%) JSON
17 296 (4.76%) JMS
18 245 (3.94%) CSS3
19 216 (3.47%) Middleware
20 195 (3.13%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 477 (7.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 361 (5.80%) Derivative
3 345 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
4 341 (5.48%) Open Source
5 307 (4.93%) Computer Science
6 229 (3.68%) Fixed Income
7 169 (2.71%) Equities
8 155 (2.49%) User Experience
9 131 (2.10%) Mobile App
10 111 (1.78%) Algorithms
11 102 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
11 102 (1.64%) Mathematics
12 83 (1.33%) Data Structures
13 74 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
14 69 (1.11%) Visualisation
15 68 (1.09%) Market Risk
16 53 (0.85%) Client/Server
17 51 (0.82%) Digital Media
18 46 (0.74%) iPad
19 42 (0.67%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1318 (21.17%) Linux
2 1027 (16.50%) UNIX
3 442 (7.10%) Windows
4 224 (3.60%) Android
5 156 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 119 (1.91%) Ubuntu
7 111 (1.78%) CentOS
8 109 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 91 (1.46%) Mac OS X
10 81 (1.30%) Solaris
11 63 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (0.51%) SUSE
12 32 (0.51%) AIX
13 30 (0.48%) Windows 7
14 17 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (0.26%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.16%) VMS
17 9 (0.14%) Windows NT
18 8 (0.13%) Debian
19 5 (0.080%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2726 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1368 (21.98%) TDD
3 979 (15.73%) Scrum
4 867 (13.93%) OO
5 849 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 671 (10.78%) BDD
7 611 (9.82%) Multithreading
8 602 (9.67%) DevOps
9 524 (8.42%) E-Commerce
10 423 (6.80%) Low Latency
11 402 (6.46%) MVC
12 361 (5.80%) SOA
13 344 (5.53%) Software Engineering
14 276 (4.43%) Web Development
15 273 (4.39%) Data Modelling
16 263 (4.22%) Test Automation
17 255 (4.10%) OOP
18 241 (3.87%) Configuration Management
19 234 (3.76%) Kanban
20 223 (3.58%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1467 (23.57%) SQL
2 1305 (20.96%) JavaScript
3 803 (12.90%) C#
4 744 (11.95%) Python
5 604 (9.70%) Ruby
6 555 (8.92%) C++
7 400 (6.43%) Scala
8 337 (5.41%) Perl
9 268 (4.31%) PL/SQL
10 267 (4.29%) PHP
11 237 (3.81%) Shell Script
12 231 (3.71%) Bash Shell
13 151 (2.43%) Groovy
14 145 (2.33%) C
15 109 (1.75%) VBA
16 92 (1.48%) Clojure
17 77 (1.24%) Apex Code
18 73 (1.17%) VB
19 52 (0.84%) Objective-C
20 33 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 480 (7.71%) Degree
2 311 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 159 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 87 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 54 (0.87%) VCP4
6 45 (0.72%) ISEB
7 37 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 28 (0.45%) Sun Certification
9 20 (0.32%) ISTQB
10 16 (0.26%) PhD
11 13 (0.21%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
13 9 (0.14%) CISSP
13 9 (0.14%) OCPJP
13 9 (0.14%) BC Cleared
14 8 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (0.11%) IBM Certification
16 6 (0.096%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 433 (6.96%) QA
2 16 (0.26%) SLA
3 13 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
4 12 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.11%) HL7
6 7 (0.11%) DICOM
6 7 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.064%) Basel III
8 3 (0.048%) EMIR
9 2 (0.032%) COBIT
9 2 (0.032%) MiFID
10 1 (0.016%) GxP
10 1 (0.016%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.016%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.016%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.016%) GAMP
System Software
1 79 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (0.87%) HDFS
3 40 (0.64%) Apache Flume
4 37 (0.59%) vCloud
4 37 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 31 (0.50%) Docker
6 26 (0.42%) Varnish
7 25 (0.40%) vSphere
8 20 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 15 (0.24%) VMware ESX
9 15 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (0.21%) Xen
11 11 (0.18%) NFS
12 8 (0.13%) KVM
13 7 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
14 6 (0.096%) Squid
15 5 (0.080%) Samba
15 5 (0.080%) Hyper-V
15 5 (0.080%) Firmware
16 4 (0.064%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 419 (6.73%) Puppet
2 252 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
3 144 (2.31%) Ansible
4 111 (1.78%) Nagios
5 57 (0.92%) ZABBIX
6 43 (0.69%) Vagrant
7 42 (0.67%) Salt
8 38 (0.61%) Graphite
9 36 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
10 33 (0.53%) Kibana
11 30 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
11 30 (0.48%) Oozie
12 28 (0.45%) Graylog
13 23 (0.37%) Zenoss
14 22 (0.35%) collectd
15 18 (0.29%) Opsview
16 17 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
16 17 (0.27%) Control-M
17 16 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
18 15 (0.24%) yum
Vendors
1 1168 (18.76%) Oracle
2 250 (4.02%) Sybase
3 223 (3.58%) Microsoft
4 189 (3.04%) TIBCO
5 174 (2.80%) IBM
6 173 (2.78%) Adobe
7 150 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
8 142 (2.28%) Red Hat
9 139 (2.23%) VMware
10 108 (1.73%) Google
11 74 (1.19%) ION Trading
12 73 (1.17%) hybris
13 70 (1.12%) Perforce
13 70 (1.12%) ATG
14 64 (1.03%) Informatica
15 62 (1.00%) SAP
16 57 (0.92%) 29West
17 54 (0.87%) HP
18 52 (0.84%) Splunk
19 50 (0.80%) Atlassian
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