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 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 2906 2844 2429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.01% 12.20% 11.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.24% 30.03% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2133 2125 1800
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £642 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 21
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £32.50 £25.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £101.88 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
9303 9472 8775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.65% 40.63% 40.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6696 6929 6366
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 65 101
Average hourly rate £24.23 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.77% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.10 £17.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £160.00 £50.00
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 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 April 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 April 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 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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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
City of London 0 682 £525 - 308
Docklands, London +5 21 £625 +15.20% 1
Canary Wharf -4 18 £525 -19.23%
Hammersmith +2 12 £470 +21.29% 2
Greenford +1 10 - -
Croydon +1 7 £306 +2.08% 4
Kingston Upon Thames 0 6 £400 - 3
Feltham -1 3 £375 +138.09% 1
Uxbridge -2 3 £265 +4.95% 2
Harrow +1 2 £325 -4.41%
Isleworth - 2 - - 2
Wimbledon - 2 £338 -
Bromley +8 1 £625 +19.04%
Westminster +2 1 £550 +29.41%
Osterley +1 1 £530 +107.84%
Hounslow -3 1 £500 -1.96% 3
Brentford -10 1 £250 -45.94% 1
Chessington - 1 - -
Ealing - 1 £425 - 2
Sidcup - 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £325 - 1
Twickenham - 1 - - 1
Mayfair - 1 £625 -
Paddington - 1 £500 -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2580 (42.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1488 (24.71%) SQL
3 1290 (21.42%) Linux
4 1266 (21.02%) TDD
5 1252 (20.79%) JavaScript
6 1212 (20.12%) HTML
7 1187 (19.71%) Oracle
8 1181 (19.61%) Finance
9 985 (16.35%) Spring
10 983 (16.32%) Banking
11 946 (15.71%) UNIX
12 881 (14.63%) Scrum
13 858 (14.25%) Web Services
14 846 (14.05%) OO
15 799 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
16 783 (13.00%) Python
17 770 (12.78%) XML
18 761 (12.63%) J2EE
19 755 (12.54%) C#
20 726 (12.05%) CSS
21 685 (11.37%) .NET
22 664 (11.02%) Maven
23 663 (11.01%) Git (software)
24 657 (10.91%) Front Office
25 605 (10.04%) BDD
26 569 (9.45%) HTML5
27 564 (9.36%) Multithreading
28 546 (9.07%) Hibernate
29 538 (8.93%) C++
30 532 (8.83%) Investment Banking

Java
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 441 (7.32%) Tomcat
2 340 (5.65%) Apache
3 296 (4.91%) WebLogic
4 272 (4.52%) Node.js
5 269 (4.47%) WebSphere
6 264 (4.38%) JBoss
7 189 (3.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 135 (2.24%) IIS
9 121 (2.01%) CMS
10 113 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
11 112 (1.86%) Confluence
12 109 (1.81%) Apache Spark
13 83 (1.38%) OpenStack
14 69 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
15 64 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
16 59 (0.98%) SharePoint
17 52 (0.86%) Apache Pig
18 50 (0.83%) Jetty
19 48 (0.80%) Mule
19 48 (0.80%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 148 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 89 (1.48%) MS Office
3 36 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.30%) MS Project
6 13 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.12%) SPSS
8 5 (0.083%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.050%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.033%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.033%) HipChat
11 1 (0.017%) Weka
11 1 (0.017%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.017%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 44 (0.73%) ION MarketView
2 38 (0.63%) RMDS
3 33 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
6 12 (0.20%) Endur
7 11 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
8 10 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
8 10 (0.17%) Tridion
9 8 (0.13%) WebTrends
9 8 (0.13%) ZaiNet
9 8 (0.13%) BigMachines
10 7 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 7 (0.12%) Loan IQ
10 7 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.12%) Summit
11 6 (0.100%) SunGard GMI
11 6 (0.100%) CA PPM
11 6 (0.100%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 333 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 69 (1.15%) GitHub
4 63 (1.05%) PaaS
5 60 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 54 (0.90%) SaaS
7 46 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 33 (0.55%) Force.com
9 24 (0.40%) Amazon S3
10 20 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 15 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
13 12 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 12 (0.20%) Google App Engine
14 11 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
15 9 (0.15%) Heroku
15 9 (0.15%) Google Analytics
16 6 (0.100%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (0.100%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 273 (4.53%) HTTP
2 163 (2.71%) TCP/IP
3 156 (2.59%) Internet
4 109 (1.81%) DNS
5 93 (1.54%) LDAP
5 93 (1.54%) SSL
6 88 (1.46%) Firewall
7 27 (0.45%) IPsec
7 27 (0.45%) DHCP
8 26 (0.43%) Kerberos
9 24 (0.40%) FTP
10 22 (0.37%) AMQP
11 21 (0.35%) VPN
12 17 (0.28%) LAN
12 17 (0.28%) WAN
13 16 (0.27%) HTTPS
13 16 (0.27%) SNMP
14 15 (0.25%) SAN
14 15 (0.25%) DMZ
15 14 (0.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (7.94%) Relational Database
2 459 (7.62%) SQL Server
3 387 (6.43%) Hadoop
4 339 (5.63%) Big Data
5 330 (5.48%) MongoDB
6 288 (4.78%) MySQL
7 271 (4.50%) Oracle Database
8 263 (4.37%) NoSQL
9 250 (4.15%) RDBMS
10 126 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
10 126 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
11 121 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
12 116 (1.93%) Apache Hive
13 112 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
14 101 (1.68%) DB2
15 85 (1.41%) Redis
16 79 (1.31%) HBase
17 61 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
18 50 (0.83%) KDB
19 45 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 664 (11.02%) Maven
2 663 (11.01%) Git (software)
3 511 (8.48%) Subversion
4 489 (8.12%) Jenkins
5 377 (6.26%) Selenium
6 370 (6.14%) JUnit
7 324 (5.38%) JIRA
8 317 (5.26%) Cucumber
9 219 (3.64%) Eclipse
10 211 (3.50%) Ant
11 159 (2.64%) TeamCity
12 146 (2.42%) Mockito
13 145 (2.41%) WebDriver
14 95 (1.58%) Hudson
15 93 (1.54%) Grunt
16 71 (1.18%) JMeter
17 68 (1.13%) Gradle
18 65 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 62 (1.03%) jMock
19 62 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 1181 (19.61%) Finance
2 983 (16.32%) Banking
3 657 (10.91%) Front Office
4 532 (8.83%) Investment Banking
5 155 (2.57%) Retail
6 109 (1.81%) Games
7 93 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 88 (1.46%) Marketing
9 79 (1.31%) Publishing
10 70 (1.16%) Financial Institution
11 62 (1.03%) Back Office
12 48 (0.80%) Advertising
13 39 (0.65%) Law
14 37 (0.61%) Legal
15 21 (0.35%) Automotive
16 18 (0.30%) Manufacturing
17 16 (0.27%) French Language
18 14 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.22%) Retail Banking
20 8 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3738 (62.06%) Developer
2 2093 (34.75%) Java Developer
3 530 (8.80%) Senior Developer
4 431 (7.16%) Architect
5 366 (6.08%) Analyst
6 346 (5.74%) Senior Java Developer
7 215 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 168 (2.79%) C# Developer
9 164 (2.72%) Consultant
10 137 (2.27%) Android Developer
11 131 (2.17%) Scala Developer
12 130 (2.16%) Technical Architect
13 110 (1.83%) JavaScript Developer
14 100 (1.66%) Web Developer
15 99 (1.64%) Solutions Architect
16 98 (1.63%) Software Engineer
17 96 (1.59%) Tester
18 95 (1.58%) Programmer
19 92 (1.53%) AWS Developer
20 91 (1.51%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1212 (20.12%) HTML
2 985 (16.35%) Spring
3 858 (14.25%) Web Services
4 770 (12.78%) XML
5 761 (12.63%) J2EE
6 726 (12.05%) CSS
7 685 (11.37%) .NET
8 569 (9.45%) HTML5
9 546 (9.07%) Hibernate
10 531 (8.82%) REST
11 410 (6.81%) RESTful
12 392 (6.51%) jQuery
13 357 (5.93%) AngularJS
14 340 (5.65%) JSP
15 314 (5.21%) JSON
16 311 (5.16%) SOAP
17 266 (4.42%) JMS
18 238 (3.95%) CSS3
19 227 (3.77%) Middleware
20 196 (3.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 381 (6.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 342 (5.68%) Derivative
2 342 (5.68%) Open Source
3 334 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
4 308 (5.11%) Computer Science
5 222 (3.69%) Fixed Income
6 190 (3.15%) Equities
7 161 (2.67%) User Experience
8 152 (2.52%) Mobile App
9 112 (1.86%) Mathematics
10 95 (1.58%) Algorithms
11 91 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
12 84 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
13 69 (1.15%) Visualisation
14 65 (1.08%) Market Risk
15 63 (1.05%) Data Structures
16 55 (0.91%) Client/Server
17 50 (0.83%) Digital Media
18 41 (0.68%) iPad
18 41 (0.68%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1290 (21.42%) Linux
2 946 (15.71%) UNIX
3 429 (7.12%) Windows
4 251 (4.17%) Android
5 142 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 122 (2.03%) Apple iOS
7 93 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 89 (1.48%) CentOS
9 84 (1.39%) Solaris
10 73 (1.21%) Mac OS X
11 45 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (0.56%) AIX
13 27 (0.45%) SUSE
14 22 (0.37%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.18%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.13%) VMS
17 8 (0.13%) Windows NT
18 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
19 5 (0.083%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2580 (42.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1266 (21.02%) TDD
3 881 (14.63%) Scrum
4 846 (14.05%) OO
5 799 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
6 605 (10.04%) BDD
7 564 (9.36%) Multithreading
8 519 (8.62%) DevOps
9 506 (8.40%) E-Commerce
10 364 (6.04%) Software Engineering
11 363 (6.03%) MVC
12 360 (5.98%) Low Latency
13 358 (5.94%) SOA
14 290 (4.81%) Web Development
15 283 (4.70%) OOP
16 279 (4.63%) Data Modelling
17 233 (3.87%) Test Automation
18 223 (3.70%) Configuration Management
19 217 (3.60%) Kanban
20 216 (3.59%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1488 (24.71%) SQL
2 1252 (20.79%) JavaScript
3 783 (13.00%) Python
4 755 (12.54%) C#
5 538 (8.93%) C++
6 513 (8.52%) Ruby
7 405 (6.72%) Scala
8 317 (5.26%) Perl
9 248 (4.12%) PHP
10 242 (4.02%) PL/SQL
10 242 (4.02%) Shell Script
11 206 (3.42%) Bash Shell
12 141 (2.34%) C
13 136 (2.26%) Groovy
14 116 (1.93%) VBA
15 78 (1.30%) VB
16 71 (1.18%) Clojure
17 63 (1.05%) Go
18 60 (1.00%) Objective-C
19 57 (0.95%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 464 (7.70%) Degree
2 332 (5.51%) Security Cleared
3 187 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 92 (1.53%) DV Cleared
5 42 (0.70%) ISEB
6 36 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 35 (0.58%) Sun Certification
8 22 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 18 (0.30%) PhD
10 15 (0.25%) CISSP
10 15 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 13 (0.22%) OCPJP
12 9 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
12 9 (0.15%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.12%) IBM Certification
14 6 (0.100%) PMP
15 5 (0.083%) CISA
15 5 (0.083%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 4 (0.066%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (6.19%) QA
2 17 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
3 15 (0.25%) SLA
4 13 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.18%) EMIR
6 7 (0.12%) HL7
6 7 (0.12%) DICOM
7 5 (0.083%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.083%) COREP
7 5 (0.083%) FINREP
8 4 (0.066%) Basel III
8 4 (0.066%) WAI
9 2 (0.033%) MiFID
9 2 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 81 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (1.01%) HDFS
3 46 (0.76%) Docker
4 45 (0.75%) Apache Flume
5 40 (0.66%) vCloud
6 36 (0.60%) Active Directory
7 33 (0.55%) Varnish
8 31 (0.51%) vSphere
9 19 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
10 18 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 13 (0.22%) Xen
11 13 (0.22%) NFS
11 13 (0.22%) Hyper-V
12 11 (0.18%) KVM
13 9 (0.15%) VMware ESX
14 7 (0.12%) SRDF
15 6 (0.100%) Firmware
15 6 (0.100%) Squid
16 5 (0.083%) LXC
16 5 (0.083%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 365 (6.06%) Puppet
2 249 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
3 146 (2.42%) Ansible
4 87 (1.44%) Nagios
5 62 (1.03%) ZABBIX
6 49 (0.81%) Salt
7 45 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
8 42 (0.70%) Vagrant
9 39 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
10 31 (0.51%) Kibana
11 30 (0.50%) Oozie
12 28 (0.46%) Graphite
13 25 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
14 21 (0.35%) BladeLogic
15 20 (0.33%) yum
16 16 (0.27%) Zenoss
16 16 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
17 15 (0.25%) collectd
18 14 (0.23%) Graylog
19 13 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1187 (19.71%) Oracle
2 228 (3.79%) Microsoft
3 222 (3.69%) Sybase
4 199 (3.30%) IBM
5 163 (2.71%) Adobe
6 162 (2.69%) TIBCO
7 153 (2.54%) Red Hat
8 138 (2.29%) VMware
9 122 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
10 101 (1.68%) Google
10 101 (1.68%) hybris
11 67 (1.11%) Perforce
12 62 (1.03%) ATG
13 59 (0.98%) HP
13 59 (0.98%) ION Trading
14 57 (0.95%) Informatica
15 52 (0.86%) SAP
16 51 (0.85%) Splunk
17 48 (0.80%) New Relic
18 42 (0.70%) webMethods
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