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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 2854 2429 3091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.21% 11.23% 11.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.05% 27.67% 29.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2132 1800 2152
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 25
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 £27.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.25 £54.00 £60.00
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
9497 8777 10486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.64% 40.56% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6950 6365 7100
Average daily rate £425 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 101 123
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.77 £19.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +3 799 £523 +5.02% 139
Greenford - 19 - - 1
Canary Wharf +8 15 £650 +1.96%
Docklands, London +4 14 £543 +17.29%
Uxbridge +2 8 £253 -32.66% 1
Brentford +3 6 £463 -0.53%
Kingston Upon Thames -3 4 £400 +15.94% 2
Croydon -8 3 £300 -40.29%
Harrow -3 2 £340 +20.35% 2
Westminster -4 2 £425 -15.00%
Feltham -6 2 £158 -62.94%
Hammersmith - 2 £388 -
Surbiton -1 1 £400 +52.38% 1
Hounslow -2 1 £510 +27.50% 2
Bromley -2 1 £525 +23.52%
Wembley - 1 - -
Clapham - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £284 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 3
Ealing - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Bexleyheath - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Hayes - - - - 3
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 1367 (24.69%) SQL
2 1305 (23.57%) Oracle
3 1240 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
4 1207 (21.80%) Spring
5 1193 (21.55%) TDD
6 1139 (20.57%) Linux
7 1128 (20.38%) Finance
8 1048 (18.93%) HTML
9 1037 (18.73%) JavaScript
10 1001 (18.08%) Banking
11 916 (16.55%) Web Services
12 900 (16.26%) UNIX
13 881 (15.91%) XML
14 826 (14.92%) Scrum
15 745 (13.46%) OO
16 728 (13.15%) Hibernate
17 712 (12.86%) J2EE
18 667 (12.05%) CSS
19 640 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
20 639 (11.54%) E-Commerce
21 618 (11.16%) Ruby
22 609 (11.00%) Python
23 588 (10.62%) C#
24 587 (10.60%) BDD
25 548 (9.90%) Maven
26 544 (9.83%) Investment Banking
27 536 (9.68%) C++
28 523 (9.45%) .NET
29 513 (9.27%) Front Office
30 500 (9.03%) Perl

Java
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 430 (7.77%) Tomcat
2 340 (6.14%) Apache
3 223 (4.03%) WebSphere
4 217 (3.92%) WebLogic
5 171 (3.09%) Node.js
6 140 (2.53%) CMS
7 126 (2.28%) Adobe CQ
8 116 (2.10%) Oracle Coherence
9 80 (1.45%) Apache Solr
10 75 (1.35%) IIS
11 69 (1.25%) Confluence
12 63 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
13 57 (1.03%) SharePoint
14 54 (0.98%) MQSeries
15 49 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
15 49 (0.89%) Alfresco
15 49 (0.89%) Apache Pig
16 47 (0.85%) nginx
17 45 (0.81%) Liferay
18 43 (0.78%) Mule
Applications
1 120 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 49 (0.89%) MS Office
3 38 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 30 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.27%) MS Project
7 11 (0.20%) Mathematica
7 11 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.13%) Mingle
9 4 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.072%) SPSS
10 3 (0.054%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.054%) InDesign
10 3 (0.054%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.036%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.036%) Weka
12 1 (0.018%) Gephi
12 1 (0.018%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.018%) Maya
12 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 73 (1.32%) RMDS
2 50 (0.90%) ION MarketView
3 34 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 29 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
4 29 (0.52%) Magento
5 26 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
6 18 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
7 17 (0.31%) Tridion
8 15 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
9 14 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 14 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
10 12 (0.22%) Global One
10 12 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
11 11 (0.20%) Murex MxG2000
12 9 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
13 8 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
13 8 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
14 7 (0.13%) Endur
15 6 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 80 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 49 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
4 45 (0.81%) Force.com
5 43 (0.78%) SaaS
6 31 (0.56%) GitHub
7 20 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 16 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
10 10 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (0.16%) Google App Engine
12 7 (0.13%) Heroku
13 6 (0.11%) Joyent
13 6 (0.11%) IaaS
14 5 (0.090%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.090%) PaaS
15 1 (0.018%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 288 (5.20%) HTTP
2 193 (3.49%) Internet
3 141 (2.55%) TCP/IP
4 91 (1.64%) DNS
5 88 (1.59%) LDAP
6 77 (1.39%) SSL
7 74 (1.34%) Firewall
8 49 (0.89%) SAN
9 38 (0.69%) FTP
10 31 (0.56%) NAS
11 26 (0.47%) WAN
12 25 (0.45%) VPN
13 24 (0.43%) LAN
14 23 (0.42%) Intranet
15 22 (0.40%) SNMP
15 22 (0.40%) HTTPS
15 22 (0.40%) AMQP
16 19 (0.34%) Network Security
17 18 (0.33%) SMTP
18 17 (0.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 431 (7.79%) Relational Database
2 395 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 336 (6.07%) MySQL
4 326 (5.89%) MongoDB
5 265 (4.79%) NoSQL
6 237 (4.28%) Oracle Database
7 211 (3.81%) RDBMS
8 180 (3.25%) Hadoop
8 180 (3.25%) Big Data
9 164 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 126 (2.28%) DB2
11 124 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
12 113 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
13 62 (1.12%) KDB
14 56 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
15 53 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
16 51 (0.92%) Apache Hive
17 50 (0.90%) HBase
18 46 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
19 33 (0.60%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 548 (9.90%) Maven
2 458 (8.27%) Git (software)
3 455 (8.22%) Subversion
4 452 (8.16%) Selenium
5 408 (7.37%) Cucumber
6 407 (7.35%) JUnit
7 382 (6.90%) Jenkins
8 301 (5.44%) WebDriver
9 247 (4.46%) Ant
10 233 (4.21%) Eclipse
11 231 (4.17%) JIRA
12 186 (3.36%) Hudson
13 138 (2.49%) TeamCity
14 135 (2.44%) Mockito
15 125 (2.26%) JBehave
16 73 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 68 (1.23%) CruiseControl
17 68 (1.23%) Calabash
18 64 (1.16%) FitNesse
19 62 (1.12%) SoapUI
General
1 1128 (20.38%) Finance
2 1001 (18.08%) Banking
3 544 (9.83%) Investment Banking
4 513 (9.27%) Front Office
5 250 (4.52%) Retail
6 118 (2.13%) Games
7 104 (1.88%) Marketing
8 94 (1.70%) Back Office
9 89 (1.61%) Telecoms
10 73 (1.32%) Financial Institution
11 66 (1.19%) Publishing
12 48 (0.87%) Advertising
13 46 (0.83%) Manufacturing
14 31 (0.56%) Billing
15 26 (0.47%) Retail Banking
16 21 (0.38%) Legal
17 20 (0.36%) Electronics
18 19 (0.34%) German Language
19 18 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
20 16 (0.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3198 (57.77%) Developer
2 1596 (28.83%) Java Developer
3 427 (7.71%) Architect
4 419 (7.57%) Senior Developer
5 340 (6.14%) Analyst
6 254 (4.59%) Senior Java Developer
7 189 (3.41%) Scala Developer
8 176 (3.18%) Consultant
9 169 (3.05%) Android Developer
10 164 (2.96%) Tester
11 126 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
12 124 (2.24%) DevOps Engineer
13 120 (2.17%) Test Analyst
14 119 (2.15%) Front-End Developer
15 118 (2.13%) Web Developer
16 94 (1.70%) Software Engineer
17 90 (1.63%) Project Manager
18 80 (1.45%) Technical Architect
19 76 (1.37%) Lead Developer
20 69 (1.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1207 (21.80%) Spring
2 1048 (18.93%) HTML
3 916 (16.55%) Web Services
4 881 (15.91%) XML
5 728 (13.15%) Hibernate
6 712 (12.86%) J2EE
7 667 (12.05%) CSS
8 523 (9.45%) .NET
9 406 (7.33%) HTML5
10 389 (7.03%) SOAP
10 389 (7.03%) jQuery
11 365 (6.59%) JSON
12 357 (6.45%) REST
13 328 (5.92%) RESTful
14 316 (5.71%) JMS
15 314 (5.67%) JSP
16 286 (5.17%) Middleware
17 266 (4.80%) Ajax
18 241 (4.35%) Java EE
18 241 (4.35%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 382 (6.90%) Open Source
2 370 (6.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 344 (6.21%) Derivative
4 298 (5.38%) Computer Science
5 249 (4.50%) Mobile App
6 228 (4.12%) Fixed Income
7 166 (3.00%) Equities
8 116 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 72 (1.30%) Digital Media
9 72 (1.30%) Mathematics
9 72 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
10 64 (1.16%) iPad
11 61 (1.10%) Credit Risk
12 47 (0.85%) Client/Server
12 47 (0.85%) N-Tier
13 46 (0.83%) Social Media
13 46 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
14 45 (0.81%) Credit Derivative
15 39 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
16 35 (0.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1139 (20.57%) Linux
2 900 (16.26%) UNIX
3 361 (6.52%) Windows
4 357 (6.45%) Android
5 216 (3.90%) Apple iOS
6 159 (2.87%) Solaris
7 74 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 52 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 50 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 46 (0.83%) Ubuntu
11 28 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (0.49%) CentOS
12 27 (0.49%) Windows XP
13 23 (0.42%) Debian
14 20 (0.36%) HPUX
15 13 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.14%) AIX
18 6 (0.11%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1240 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1193 (21.55%) TDD
3 826 (14.92%) Scrum
4 745 (13.46%) OO
5 640 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
6 639 (11.54%) E-Commerce
7 587 (10.60%) BDD
8 443 (8.00%) Multithreading
9 405 (7.32%) MVC
10 383 (6.92%) SOA
11 373 (6.74%) Software Engineering
12 327 (5.91%) Test Automation
13 291 (5.26%) Unit Testing
14 271 (4.90%) Low Latency
15 229 (4.14%) UML
16 222 (4.01%) Web Development
17 216 (3.90%) Configuration Management
18 192 (3.47%) Kanban
19 190 (3.43%) Android Development
20 181 (3.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1367 (24.69%) SQL
2 1037 (18.73%) JavaScript
3 618 (11.16%) Ruby
4 609 (11.00%) Python
5 588 (10.62%) C#
6 536 (9.68%) C++
7 500 (9.03%) Perl
8 427 (7.71%) Scala
9 300 (5.42%) PHP
10 247 (4.46%) PL/SQL
11 223 (4.03%) Shell Script
12 197 (3.56%) C
13 183 (3.31%) Groovy
14 135 (2.44%) Bash Shell
15 128 (2.31%) Objective-C
16 58 (1.05%) XPath
17 57 (1.03%) VB
18 51 (0.92%) Clojure
19 50 (0.90%) Apex Code
20 48 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 480 (8.67%) Degree
2 175 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 132 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 70 (1.26%) ISEB
5 50 (0.90%) ISTQB
6 45 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 24 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 18 (0.33%) PhD
9 11 (0.20%) Sun Certification
9 11 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
10 10 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.11%) PMP
13 5 (0.090%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.072%) IBM Certification
14 4 (0.072%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.072%) HND
14 4 (0.072%) CEH
14 4 (0.072%) APMP
15 3 (0.054%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 380 (6.86%) QA
2 24 (0.43%) SLA
3 14 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.20%) Basel III
5 8 (0.14%) EMIR
5 8 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.11%) CRD IV
7 5 (0.090%) HL7
7 5 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.072%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.072%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.054%) BS7799
10 2 (0.036%) SNOMED CT
10 2 (0.036%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.018%) Section 508
11 1 (0.018%) JTAG
11 1 (0.018%) WCAG
11 1 (0.018%) Basel II
System Software
1 52 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (0.81%) Active Directory
3 35 (0.63%) NFS
4 23 (0.42%) VMware ESX
5 20 (0.36%) Varnish
6 19 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.25%) Platform Symphony
7 14 (0.25%) Samba
8 13 (0.23%) Squid
9 12 (0.22%) Sendmail
9 12 (0.22%) vCloud
10 9 (0.16%) SRDF
11 8 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.14%) Xen
12 7 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 6 (0.11%) vSphere
13 6 (0.11%) Hyper-V
13 6 (0.11%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.11%) KVM
14 4 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 262 (4.73%) Puppet
2 202 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
3 78 (1.41%) Nagios
4 36 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
5 28 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 20 (0.36%) Ansible
7 19 (0.34%) Control-M
8 18 (0.33%) Vagrant
9 15 (0.27%) Ganglia
10 14 (0.25%) ZABBIX
11 13 (0.23%) collectd
12 12 (0.22%) Zenoss
13 11 (0.20%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.18%) OpenAM
15 9 (0.16%) OpenIDM
16 8 (0.14%) HAProxy
16 8 (0.14%) Data Guard
17 7 (0.13%) Capistrano
18 6 (0.11%) OpenSSO
18 6 (0.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1305 (23.57%) Oracle
2 299 (5.40%) Sybase
3 294 (5.31%) JBoss
4 201 (3.63%) Microsoft
5 166 (3.00%) Adobe
6 165 (2.98%) IBM
7 128 (2.31%) TIBCO
8 119 (2.15%) SAP
9 114 (2.06%) Red Hat
10 110 (1.99%) ATG
11 100 (1.81%) VMware
12 91 (1.64%) Google
13 88 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
14 85 (1.54%) 29West
15 80 (1.45%) ION Trading
16 73 (1.32%) HP
17 71 (1.28%) Endeca
18 61 (1.10%) JD Edwards
19 58 (1.05%) Sun
20 56 (1.01%) Murex
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
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Posted: 9 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
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Initi8 Recruitment
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Experis IT
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £500 per day flexible based on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
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London
Staffworx Ltd
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
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Hydrogen Group
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Randstad Technologies
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MLG Partners
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