The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 6 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Java 2928 2382 3080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.10% 11.03% 10.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.93% 27.15% 29.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2178 1765 2147
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £336 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.81 £26.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.63 £54.00 £56.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9782 8774 10499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.43% 40.61% 37.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7143 6354 7145
Average daily rate £425 £450 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 100 118
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £17.86 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £48.56 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Java
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +4 848 £525 +5.00% 340
Greenford - 19 - - 2
Canary Wharf +7 17 £700 +12.00% 1
Docklands, London -1 17 £543 +17.29%
Uxbridge +3 8 £253 -32.66%
Brentford +2 5 £463 -0.53% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -5 4 £400 +15.94% 1
Harrow -3 2 £340 +23.63% 3
Westminster -4 2 £425 -15.00%
Feltham -7 2 £158 -62.94%
Croydon -11 2 £288 -42.78% 5
Hammersmith - 2 £388 - 3
Twickenham -1 1 £165 -64.70% 2
Surbiton -1 1 £400 +60.00% 2
Bromley -1 1 £525 +23.52%
Hounslow -2 1 £510 +27.50% 4
Wembley - 1 - - 5
Clapham - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £284 -
Paddington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Teddington - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Hayes - - - - 8
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Enfield - - - - 4
Barnet - - - - 5
Bexleyheath - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1395 (24.86%) SQL
2 1334 (23.77%) Oracle
3 1274 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
4 1225 (21.83%) Spring
5 1199 (21.37%) TDD
6 1158 (20.64%) Linux
7 1154 (20.57%) Finance
8 1065 (18.98%) HTML
9 1055 (18.80%) JavaScript
10 1012 (18.04%) Banking
11 932 (16.61%) Web Services
12 915 (16.31%) UNIX
13 901 (16.06%) XML
14 841 (14.99%) Scrum
15 762 (13.58%) OO
16 737 (13.13%) Hibernate
17 729 (12.99%) J2EE
18 677 (12.07%) CSS
19 646 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
20 634 (11.30%) E-Commerce
21 628 (11.19%) Ruby
22 615 (10.96%) Python
23 613 (10.92%) C#
24 588 (10.48%) BDD
25 553 (9.86%) C++
25 553 (9.86%) Maven
26 552 (9.84%) Investment Banking
27 533 (9.50%) .NET
28 513 (9.14%) Front Office
29 505 (9.00%) Perl

Java
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 433 (7.72%) Tomcat
2 350 (6.24%) Apache
3 224 (3.99%) WebSphere
4 220 (3.92%) WebLogic
5 173 (3.08%) Node.js
6 142 (2.53%) CMS
7 126 (2.25%) Adobe CQ
8 115 (2.05%) Oracle Coherence
9 82 (1.46%) Apache Solr
10 73 (1.30%) Confluence
11 71 (1.27%) IIS
12 64 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
13 57 (1.02%) SharePoint
14 55 (0.98%) MQSeries
15 50 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
16 49 (0.87%) Alfresco
16 49 (0.87%) Apache Pig
17 47 (0.84%) Liferay
18 44 (0.78%) Mule
18 44 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 124 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 49 (0.87%) MS Office
3 38 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 16 (0.29%) MS Project
7 12 (0.21%) Mathematica
8 11 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.14%) Mingle
10 4 (0.071%) SPSS
10 4 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.053%) InDesign
11 3 (0.053%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.053%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.036%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.036%) Weka
13 1 (0.018%) Gephi
13 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.018%) Quicktime
13 1 (0.018%) Maya
Business Applications
1 68 (1.21%) RMDS
2 53 (0.94%) ION MarketView
3 33 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 29 (0.52%) Magento
4 29 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
5 26 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
6 18 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
7 17 (0.30%) Tridion
8 15 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
8 15 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
9 14 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
10 12 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
10 12 (0.21%) Global One
11 11 (0.20%) Murex MxG2000
12 9 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
13 8 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
14 7 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
14 7 (0.12%) Endur
15 6 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 80 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 47 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
4 43 (0.77%) Force.com
5 41 (0.73%) SaaS
6 32 (0.57%) GitHub
7 20 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 18 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
10 10 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.12%) Heroku
11 7 (0.12%) Google App Engine
12 6 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
12 6 (0.11%) IaaS
13 5 (0.089%) Joyent
13 5 (0.089%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 286 (5.10%) HTTP
2 197 (3.51%) Internet
3 139 (2.48%) TCP/IP
4 92 (1.64%) LDAP
5 85 (1.51%) DNS
6 75 (1.34%) SSL
7 69 (1.23%) Firewall
8 49 (0.87%) SAN
9 37 (0.66%) FTP
10 31 (0.55%) NAS
11 27 (0.48%) WAN
12 25 (0.45%) LAN
13 24 (0.43%) Intranet
13 24 (0.43%) AMQP
14 22 (0.39%) VPN
14 22 (0.39%) HTTPS
14 22 (0.39%) SNMP
15 19 (0.34%) Network Security
16 18 (0.32%) Kerberos
16 18 (0.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 435 (7.75%) Relational Database
2 408 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 338 (6.02%) MySQL
4 325 (5.79%) MongoDB
5 269 (4.79%) NoSQL
6 250 (4.46%) Oracle Database
7 217 (3.87%) RDBMS
8 182 (3.24%) Hadoop
8 182 (3.24%) Big Data
9 167 (2.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 132 (2.35%) DB2
11 130 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
12 123 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
13 62 (1.10%) KDB
14 56 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
15 54 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
16 52 (0.93%) Apache Hive
17 51 (0.91%) HBase
18 46 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
19 34 (0.61%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 553 (9.86%) Maven
2 458 (8.16%) Git (software)
3 457 (8.14%) Selenium
4 456 (8.13%) Subversion
5 413 (7.36%) JUnit
6 411 (7.32%) Cucumber
7 380 (6.77%) Jenkins
8 303 (5.40%) WebDriver
9 244 (4.35%) Ant
10 237 (4.22%) JIRA
11 234 (4.17%) Eclipse
12 187 (3.33%) Hudson
13 136 (2.42%) TeamCity
14 133 (2.37%) Mockito
15 124 (2.21%) JBehave
16 72 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 68 (1.21%) Calabash
18 67 (1.19%) CruiseControl
19 64 (1.14%) FitNesse
20 62 (1.10%) SoapUI
General
1 1154 (20.57%) Finance
2 1012 (18.04%) Banking
3 552 (9.84%) Investment Banking
4 513 (9.14%) Front Office
5 250 (4.46%) Retail
6 126 (2.25%) Games
7 103 (1.84%) Marketing
8 93 (1.66%) Back Office
9 90 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 76 (1.35%) Financial Institution
11 69 (1.23%) Publishing
12 49 (0.87%) Advertising
13 48 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 31 (0.55%) Billing
15 26 (0.46%) Retail Banking
16 24 (0.43%) Legal
17 21 (0.37%) Electronics
18 20 (0.36%) German Language
19 19 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
20 16 (0.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3241 (57.76%) Developer
2 1607 (28.64%) Java Developer
3 436 (7.77%) Senior Developer
4 434 (7.73%) Architect
5 351 (6.26%) Analyst
6 264 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 191 (3.40%) Scala Developer
8 179 (3.19%) Consultant
9 173 (3.08%) Android Developer
10 163 (2.91%) Tester
11 125 (2.23%) DevOps Engineer
11 125 (2.23%) Solutions Architect
12 120 (2.14%) Front-End Developer
12 120 (2.14%) Test Analyst
12 120 (2.14%) Web Developer
13 98 (1.75%) Software Engineer
14 91 (1.62%) Project Manager
15 81 (1.44%) Technical Architect
15 81 (1.44%) Lead Developer
16 73 (1.30%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1225 (21.83%) Spring
2 1065 (18.98%) HTML
3 932 (16.61%) Web Services
4 901 (16.06%) XML
5 737 (13.13%) Hibernate
6 729 (12.99%) J2EE
7 677 (12.07%) CSS
8 533 (9.50%) .NET
9 421 (7.50%) HTML5
10 403 (7.18%) jQuery
11 402 (7.16%) SOAP
12 373 (6.65%) REST
13 368 (6.56%) JSON
14 331 (5.90%) RESTful
15 323 (5.76%) JSP
16 317 (5.65%) JMS
17 295 (5.26%) Middleware
18 274 (4.88%) Ajax
19 247 (4.40%) Java EE
20 242 (4.31%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 389 (6.93%) Open Source
2 367 (6.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 345 (6.15%) Derivative
4 305 (5.44%) Computer Science
5 254 (4.53%) Mobile App
6 226 (4.03%) Fixed Income
7 166 (2.96%) Equities
8 113 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 74 (1.32%) Mathematics
10 72 (1.28%) Digital Media
11 71 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
12 67 (1.19%) iPad
13 61 (1.09%) Credit Risk
14 53 (0.94%) Client/Server
15 51 (0.91%) N-Tier
16 46 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
16 46 (0.82%) Social Media
16 46 (0.82%) Credit Derivative
17 39 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
18 38 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1158 (20.64%) Linux
2 915 (16.31%) UNIX
3 369 (6.58%) Windows
4 363 (6.47%) Android
5 215 (3.83%) Apple iOS
6 162 (2.89%) Solaris
7 77 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 52 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 49 (0.87%) Mac OS X
10 45 (0.80%) Ubuntu
11 28 (0.50%) CentOS
11 28 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (0.48%) Windows XP
13 23 (0.41%) Debian
14 20 (0.36%) HPUX
15 13 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.14%) AIX
18 6 (0.11%) Mac OS
19 5 (0.089%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1274 (22.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1199 (21.37%) TDD
3 841 (14.99%) Scrum
4 762 (13.58%) OO
5 646 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
6 634 (11.30%) E-Commerce
7 588 (10.48%) BDD
8 460 (8.20%) Multithreading
9 412 (7.34%) MVC
10 394 (7.02%) SOA
11 380 (6.77%) Software Engineering
12 331 (5.90%) Test Automation
13 301 (5.36%) Unit Testing
14 275 (4.90%) Low Latency
15 234 (4.17%) UML
16 228 (4.06%) Web Development
17 210 (3.74%) Configuration Management
18 196 (3.49%) Android Development
19 193 (3.44%) Kanban
20 188 (3.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1395 (24.86%) SQL
2 1055 (18.80%) JavaScript
3 628 (11.19%) Ruby
4 615 (10.96%) Python
5 613 (10.92%) C#
6 553 (9.86%) C++
7 505 (9.00%) Perl
8 426 (7.59%) Scala
9 304 (5.42%) PHP
10 257 (4.58%) PL/SQL
11 230 (4.10%) Shell Script
12 199 (3.55%) C
13 185 (3.30%) Groovy
14 138 (2.46%) Bash Shell
15 134 (2.39%) Objective-C
16 58 (1.03%) XPath
17 57 (1.02%) VB
18 50 (0.89%) T-SQL
19 49 (0.87%) Clojure
20 48 (0.86%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 491 (8.75%) Degree
2 175 (3.12%) Security Cleared
3 133 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 71 (1.27%) ISEB
5 51 (0.91%) ISTQB
6 44 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 24 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 19 (0.34%) PhD
9 11 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
9 11 (0.20%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.11%) PMP
13 5 (0.089%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.071%) IBM Certification
14 4 (0.071%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.071%) HND
14 4 (0.071%) CEH
14 4 (0.071%) APMP
15 3 (0.053%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 391 (6.97%) QA
2 24 (0.43%) SLA
3 17 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.20%) Basel III
6 8 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.14%) EMIR
7 6 (0.11%) CRD IV
8 5 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.089%) HL7
8 5 (0.089%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.071%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.053%) BS7799
11 2 (0.036%) SNOMED CT
11 2 (0.036%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.018%) Section 508
12 1 (0.018%) JTAG
12 1 (0.018%) WCAG
12 1 (0.018%) Basel II
System Software
1 51 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 35 (0.62%) NFS
4 23 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 22 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
6 19 (0.34%) Varnish
7 15 (0.27%) Samba
8 14 (0.25%) Squid
8 14 (0.25%) Platform Symphony
9 13 (0.23%) Sendmail
10 11 (0.20%) vCloud
11 9 (0.16%) SRDF
12 8 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.12%) KVM
13 7 (0.12%) Xen
13 7 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 6 (0.11%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.11%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.089%) vSphere
16 4 (0.071%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 268 (4.78%) Puppet
2 207 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (1.37%) Nagios
4 37 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 29 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 22 (0.39%) Control-M
7 19 (0.34%) Ansible
8 18 (0.32%) Vagrant
9 16 (0.29%) Ganglia
10 13 (0.23%) ZABBIX
11 12 (0.21%) Zenoss
11 12 (0.21%) collectd
12 11 (0.20%) Data Guard
12 11 (0.20%) Tivoli
13 10 (0.18%) OpenAM
14 9 (0.16%) OpenIDM
15 8 (0.14%) HAProxy
16 7 (0.12%) Capistrano
17 6 (0.11%) Netcool
17 6 (0.11%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 1334 (23.77%) Oracle
2 303 (5.40%) Sybase
3 301 (5.36%) JBoss
4 204 (3.64%) Microsoft
5 169 (3.01%) IBM
6 166 (2.96%) Adobe
7 128 (2.28%) TIBCO
8 119 (2.12%) SAP
9 114 (2.03%) Red Hat
10 107 (1.91%) ATG
11 99 (1.76%) VMware
12 91 (1.62%) Google
13 84 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
14 83 (1.48%) ION Trading
15 82 (1.46%) 29West
16 74 (1.32%) HP
17 72 (1.28%) Endeca
18 61 (1.09%) Sun
18 61 (1.09%) Murex
19 60 (1.07%) JD Edwards
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