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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 3005 3326 3005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.20% 13.13% 12.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.02% 30.96% 29.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2274 2513 2130
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.20% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 19
Average hourly rate £48.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £32.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.60 £51.00 £49.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.78% -2.77%
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
10355 10743 10092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.03% 42.41% 40.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7644 7738 7161
Average daily rate £428 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 81 122
Average hourly rate £28.25 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.37% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.10 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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
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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 -2 696 £500 - 322
Canary Wharf -1 22 £450 -18.18%
Docklands, London +7 13 £488 -7.14%
Bromley +6 11 £375 -28.57% 2
Greenford - 7 - -
Chessington -2 5 - -
Hammersmith +5 4 £381 +5.60% 1
Hounslow +1 4 £475 +31.03% 6
Kingston Upon Thames +4 2 £469 +7.75% 3
Brentford -2 2 £475 +11.76%
Croydon -8 2 £288 -35.02% 2
Uxbridge -9 2 £360 -15.29% 1
Westminster - 2 £530 - 1
Isleworth - 2 £370 - 5
Paddington +13 1 - -
Surbiton +2 1 - - 1
Teddington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - - 1
New Malden - - - - 1
Orpington - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 2
Hayes - - - - 1
Clapham - - - - 1
Hackney - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2513 (43.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1367 (23.63%) TDD
3 1340 (23.17%) JavaScript
4 1307 (22.60%) SQL
5 1224 (21.16%) Spring
6 1177 (20.35%) HTML
7 1148 (19.85%) Linux
8 1125 (19.45%) Oracle
9 1083 (18.72%) Finance
10 1066 (18.43%) Banking
11 1033 (17.86%) Scrum
12 961 (16.61%) Web Services
13 951 (16.44%) UNIX
14 917 (15.85%) XML
15 835 (14.44%) OO
16 783 (13.54%) CSS
17 746 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
18 717 (12.40%) BDD
19 678 (11.72%) J2EE
20 660 (11.41%) Front Office
21 651 (11.26%) Hibernate
22 635 (10.98%) C#
23 630 (10.89%) E-Commerce
24 618 (10.68%) Python
25 592 (10.24%) Investment Banking
26 577 (9.98%) Multithreading
27 572 (9.89%) Git (software)
28 569 (9.84%) Maven
29 554 (9.58%) Ruby
30 531 (9.18%) .NET

Java
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 377 (6.52%) Tomcat
2 359 (6.21%) Apache
3 241 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 237 (4.10%) JBoss
5 224 (3.87%) Node.js
6 185 (3.20%) WebSphere
7 137 (2.37%) CMS
8 131 (2.26%) Adobe CQ
9 103 (1.78%) Confluence
10 91 (1.57%) Oracle Coherence
11 84 (1.45%) IIS
12 70 (1.21%) Apache Pig
13 62 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
14 50 (0.86%) Apache Spark
15 49 (0.85%) nginx
16 47 (0.81%) TIBCO EMS
17 44 (0.76%) SharePoint
18 43 (0.74%) Apache Solr
18 43 (0.74%) OpenStack
19 39 (0.67%) Jetty
Applications
1 81 (1.40%) MS Excel
2 68 (1.18%) MS Office
3 25 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.38%) MS Project
5 21 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 18 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.086%) SPSS
10 3 (0.052%) FrameMaker
10 3 (0.052%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.052%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.035%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.035%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.017%) GIMP
12 1 (0.017%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.017%) Weka
12 1 (0.017%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.017%) Maya
Business Applications
1 60 (1.04%) RMDS
2 40 (0.69%) ION MarketView
3 24 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 21 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
7 12 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
8 10 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.14%) Magento
9 8 (0.14%) Murex MxG2000
9 8 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (0.12%) SunGard GMI
10 7 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 6 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.086%) Tridion
12 5 (0.086%) Endur
13 4 (0.069%) Oracle Financials
13 4 (0.069%) Summit
13 4 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 122 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
3 78 (1.35%) SaaS
4 66 (1.14%) Force.com
5 55 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
6 53 (0.92%) GitHub
7 42 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
9 14 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.22%) PaaS
11 11 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
12 10 (0.17%) IaaS
12 10 (0.17%) Heroku
12 10 (0.17%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.069%) ElastiCache
13 4 (0.069%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.069%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.052%) Joyent
14 3 (0.052%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.035%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 259 (4.48%) HTTP
2 147 (2.54%) Internet
3 146 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 102 (1.76%) DNS
5 84 (1.45%) SSL
6 75 (1.30%) LDAP
7 61 (1.05%) Firewall
8 46 (0.80%) Intranet
9 26 (0.45%) SAN
10 24 (0.41%) SSH
10 24 (0.41%) FTP
11 22 (0.38%) VPN
12 21 (0.36%) Multicast
13 18 (0.31%) BIG-IP
14 17 (0.29%) HTTPS
15 15 (0.26%) NAS
15 15 (0.26%) AMQP
16 14 (0.24%) WAN
17 13 (0.22%) SNMP
18 10 (0.17%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (7.16%) Relational Database
2 330 (5.71%) NoSQL
3 321 (5.55%) MongoDB
4 293 (5.07%) MySQL
5 279 (4.82%) SQL Server
6 254 (4.39%) Big Data
7 241 (4.17%) Oracle Database
8 219 (3.79%) Hadoop
9 185 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 113 (1.95%) RDBMS
11 107 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
12 96 (1.66%) Apache Hive
13 84 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
14 74 (1.28%) DB2
15 65 (1.12%) HBase
16 60 (1.04%) Redis
16 60 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
17 54 (0.93%) KDB
18 39 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
19 32 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 572 (9.89%) Git (software)
2 569 (9.84%) Maven
3 501 (8.66%) Subversion
4 448 (7.75%) Selenium
5 430 (7.43%) Cucumber
6 421 (7.28%) JUnit
7 404 (6.98%) Jenkins
8 297 (5.13%) JIRA
9 223 (3.86%) WebDriver
10 209 (3.61%) Eclipse
11 192 (3.32%) TeamCity
12 185 (3.20%) Ant
13 157 (2.71%) Hudson
14 148 (2.56%) Mockito
15 67 (1.16%) JBehave
16 62 (1.07%) QuickTest Pro
17 60 (1.04%) jMock
18 58 (1.00%) IntelliJ
18 58 (1.00%) CruiseControl
18 58 (1.00%) Jasmine
General
1 1083 (18.72%) Finance
2 1066 (18.43%) Banking
3 660 (11.41%) Front Office
4 592 (10.24%) Investment Banking
5 199 (3.44%) Retail
6 117 (2.02%) Games
7 91 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 81 (1.40%) Back Office
9 80 (1.38%) Marketing
10 75 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 72 (1.24%) Publishing
12 53 (0.92%) Advertising
13 42 (0.73%) Manufacturing
14 25 (0.43%) Legal
14 25 (0.43%) Billing
15 15 (0.26%) Law
16 14 (0.24%) French Language
17 8 (0.14%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3680 (63.62%) Developer
2 1889 (32.66%) Java Developer
3 422 (7.30%) Senior Developer
4 331 (5.72%) Architect
5 321 (5.55%) Analyst
6 271 (4.69%) Senior Java Developer
7 217 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
8 202 (3.49%) Consultant
9 177 (3.06%) Android Developer
10 149 (2.58%) Web Developer
10 149 (2.58%) Tester
11 140 (2.42%) Front-End Developer
12 134 (2.32%) Software Engineer
13 112 (1.94%) Test Analyst
14 107 (1.85%) JavaScript Developer
15 103 (1.78%) Scala Developer
16 87 (1.50%) Project Manager
17 84 (1.45%) Python Developer
18 83 (1.43%) Lead Developer
19 81 (1.40%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1224 (21.16%) Spring
2 1177 (20.35%) HTML
3 961 (16.61%) Web Services
4 917 (15.85%) XML
5 783 (13.54%) CSS
6 678 (11.72%) J2EE
7 651 (11.26%) Hibernate
8 531 (9.18%) .NET
9 522 (9.02%) HTML5
10 472 (8.16%) REST
11 412 (7.12%) RESTful
12 398 (6.88%) SOAP
13 380 (6.57%) JSON
14 373 (6.45%) jQuery
15 342 (5.91%) JSP
16 319 (5.52%) AngularJS
17 300 (5.19%) JMS
18 268 (4.63%) Spring MVC
19 237 (4.10%) CSS3
20 225 (3.89%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 489 (8.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 422 (7.30%) Open Source
3 310 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 287 (4.96%) Computer Science
5 241 (4.17%) Derivative
6 222 (3.84%) Fixed Income
7 173 (2.99%) User Experience
8 167 (2.89%) Mobile App
9 139 (2.40%) Algorithms
10 136 (2.35%) Equities
11 117 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
12 104 (1.80%) Data Structures
13 82 (1.42%) Market Risk
14 79 (1.37%) Mathematics
15 70 (1.21%) Credit Risk
16 62 (1.07%) Visualisation
17 61 (1.05%) Social Media
17 61 (1.05%) iPad
18 50 (0.86%) Digital Media
18 50 (0.86%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1148 (19.85%) Linux
2 951 (16.44%) UNIX
3 386 (6.67%) Windows
4 303 (5.24%) Android
5 155 (2.68%) Apple iOS
6 132 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 86 (1.49%) Ubuntu
8 78 (1.35%) Solaris
9 75 (1.30%) CentOS
10 69 (1.19%) Mac OS X
11 46 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (0.59%) AIX
13 24 (0.41%) SUSE
14 19 (0.33%) Windows 7
15 15 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (0.24%) MVS
17 13 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (0.19%) VME
18 11 (0.19%) Windows XP
19 10 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2513 (43.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1367 (23.63%) TDD
3 1033 (17.86%) Scrum
4 835 (14.44%) OO
5 746 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
6 717 (12.40%) BDD
7 630 (10.89%) E-Commerce
8 577 (9.98%) Multithreading
9 512 (8.85%) MVC
10 456 (7.88%) DevOps
11 446 (7.71%) Low Latency
12 358 (6.19%) Software Engineering
13 352 (6.09%) SOA
14 273 (4.72%) Pair Programming
15 255 (4.41%) Unit Testing
16 251 (4.34%) Web Development
17 250 (4.32%) Configuration Management
18 234 (4.05%) Test Automation
19 226 (3.91%) Kanban
20 203 (3.51%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1340 (23.17%) JavaScript
2 1307 (22.60%) SQL
3 635 (10.98%) C#
4 618 (10.68%) Python
5 554 (9.58%) Ruby
6 487 (8.42%) C++
7 416 (7.19%) Scala
8 309 (5.34%) Perl
9 305 (5.27%) PHP
10 235 (4.06%) PL/SQL
11 222 (3.84%) Groovy
12 217 (3.75%) Shell Script
13 175 (3.03%) C
14 164 (2.84%) Bash Shell
15 102 (1.76%) Clojure
16 92 (1.59%) Objective-C
17 84 (1.45%) Apex Code
18 53 (0.92%) VB
19 50 (0.86%) PowerShell
20 47 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 473 (8.18%) Degree
2 171 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 90 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 47 (0.81%) ISEB
5 39 (0.67%) DV Cleared
6 33 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 16 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 14 (0.24%) Sun Certification
9 12 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.16%) BC Cleared
10 9 (0.16%) PhD
11 8 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.069%) OCPJP
13 4 (0.069%) MCT
14 3 (0.052%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.052%) CCNA
14 3 (0.052%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.052%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 454 (7.85%) QA
2 26 (0.45%) SLA
3 12 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.086%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.086%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.052%) FATCA
7 3 (0.052%) SNOMED CT
8 2 (0.035%) Basel III
8 2 (0.035%) EMIR
8 2 (0.035%) COBIT
9 1 (0.017%) GAMP
9 1 (0.017%) WCAG
9 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.017%) GxP
9 1 (0.017%) HL7
System Software
1 75 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 32 (0.55%) vCloud
4 24 (0.41%) HDFS
5 20 (0.35%) Varnish
6 19 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.24%) Apache Flume
8 12 (0.21%) NFS
9 10 (0.17%) VMware ESX
10 9 (0.16%) vSphere
10 9 (0.16%) Docker
11 8 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
11 8 (0.14%) Xen
12 7 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.10%) Hyper-V
14 5 (0.086%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.069%) LXC
15 4 (0.069%) KVM
15 4 (0.069%) SRDF
16 3 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 333 (5.76%) Puppet
2 211 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
3 86 (1.49%) Nagios
4 58 (1.00%) Ansible
5 43 (0.74%) Salt
6 39 (0.67%) Vagrant
7 33 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
8 32 (0.55%) Oozie
9 30 (0.52%) ZABBIX
10 29 (0.50%) Zenoss
10 29 (0.50%) Graylog2
11 25 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 25 (0.43%) Control-M
12 20 (0.35%) Kibana
13 13 (0.22%) Opsview
13 13 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 13 (0.22%) YUM
14 11 (0.19%) collectd
15 10 (0.17%) Icinga
15 10 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 1125 (19.45%) Oracle
2 260 (4.50%) Sybase
3 211 (3.65%) Microsoft
4 170 (2.94%) Adobe
5 154 (2.66%) TIBCO
6 148 (2.56%) IBM
7 134 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
8 124 (2.14%) Google
9 119 (2.06%) Red Hat
10 109 (1.88%) VMware
11 89 (1.54%) Perforce
12 88 (1.52%) 29West
13 83 (1.43%) Informatica
14 82 (1.42%) ATG
15 62 (1.07%) hybris
16 55 (0.95%) SAP
17 54 (0.93%) Zend
18 48 (0.83%) ION Trading
18 48 (0.83%) Endeca
19 46 (0.80%) Splunk
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