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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 6 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 3117 2682 2234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.85% 12.27% 11.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.68% 30.51% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2368 1986 1652
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £616
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £32.35 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.90 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.35 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.08% -1.80%
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
8987 8791 8314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.81% 40.20% 42.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6704 6315 5947
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
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 45 81 107
Average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £18.00 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 0 726 £525 +5.00% 315
Canary Wharf -1 21 £500 -28.57%
Docklands, London -1 12 £383 -23.88% 1
Westminster - 11 £550 -
Kingston Upon Thames -5 5 £475 +58.33% 5
Croydon -7 5 £475 +53.22% 1
Hounslow +1 4 - - 5
Brentford -7 3 £340 -22.28% 1
Feltham +3 2 £375 -6.25% 1
Wimbledon +2 2 £400 - 1
Paddington -1 2 £700 -
Isleworth - 2 £560 -
Chiswick +9 1 - - 1
Bromley +5 1 - - 3
Chessington 0 1 - -
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Southwark - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - - 3
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 3
Ealing - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2767 (45.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1416 (23.03%) SQL
3 1379 (22.43%) TDD
4 1287 (20.93%) Linux
5 1273 (20.71%) JavaScript
6 1236 (20.10%) HTML
7 1162 (18.90%) Finance
8 1134 (18.45%) Oracle
9 1098 (17.86%) Spring
10 1084 (17.63%) Banking
11 1025 (16.67%) Scrum
12 1023 (16.64%) UNIX
13 979 (15.92%) Web Services
14 941 (15.31%) OO
15 917 (14.92%) XML
16 876 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
17 785 (12.77%) C#
18 779 (12.67%) CSS
19 738 (12.00%) J2EE
20 732 (11.91%) Front Office
21 712 (11.58%) BDD
22 707 (11.50%) Python
23 688 (11.19%) Maven
24 687 (11.17%) Git (software)
25 645 (10.49%) Hibernate
26 613 (9.97%) .NET
27 609 (9.91%) Ruby
28 594 (9.66%) Multithreading
29 587 (9.55%) DevOps
30 579 (9.42%) Investment Banking

Java
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 392 (6.38%) Tomcat
2 346 (5.63%) Apache
3 260 (4.23%) WebLogic
4 249 (4.05%) JBoss
5 243 (3.95%) Node.js
6 223 (3.63%) WebSphere
7 173 (2.81%) Adobe CQ
8 125 (2.03%) CMS
9 103 (1.68%) Confluence
10 89 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
11 84 (1.37%) Apache Spark
12 74 (1.20%) OpenStack
13 65 (1.06%) IIS
14 61 (0.99%) TIBCO EMS
15 58 (0.94%) SharePoint
16 57 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
17 53 (0.86%) Apache Pig
17 53 (0.86%) Apache Solr
18 52 (0.85%) nginx
19 50 (0.81%) Mule
Applications
1 141 (2.29%) MS Excel
2 104 (1.69%) MS Office
3 41 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.33%) MS Project
6 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.098%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.049%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.049%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.049%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.016%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.016%) Weka
10 1 (0.016%) CPLEX
10 1 (0.016%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 47 (0.76%) ION MarketView
2 36 (0.59%) RMDS
3 28 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 24 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 23 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
6 21 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
7 16 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
8 14 (0.23%) Endur
9 10 (0.16%) Murex MxG2000
10 9 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
10 9 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (0.13%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.13%) ZaiNet
12 6 (0.098%) Summit
12 6 (0.098%) CA Clarity
13 5 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
13 5 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
13 5 (0.081%) Magento
13 5 (0.081%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 4 (0.065%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 139 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 68 (1.11%) SaaS
4 66 (1.07%) GitHub
5 61 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
6 48 (0.78%) PaaS
7 46 (0.75%) Force.com
7 46 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 27 (0.44%) Amazon S3
9 15 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
10 12 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (0.15%) Heroku
12 8 (0.13%) ElastiCache
12 8 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 7 (0.11%) IaaS
14 5 (0.081%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.065%) Google App Engine
16 2 (0.033%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.033%) Engine Yard
16 2 (0.033%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 267 (4.34%) HTTP
2 153 (2.49%) TCP/IP
3 136 (2.21%) Internet
4 121 (1.97%) DNS
5 91 (1.48%) SSL
6 69 (1.12%) LDAP
7 59 (0.96%) Firewall
8 30 (0.49%) Intranet
9 23 (0.37%) FTP
9 23 (0.37%) SAN
10 19 (0.31%) AMQP
11 18 (0.29%) VPN
11 18 (0.29%) DHCP
12 17 (0.28%) SNMP
12 17 (0.28%) IPsec
13 13 (0.21%) NAS
14 10 (0.16%) WAN
14 10 (0.16%) LAN
15 9 (0.15%) DSL
16 8 (0.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 508 (8.26%) Relational Database
2 365 (5.94%) SQL Server
3 348 (5.66%) MongoDB
4 328 (5.34%) NoSQL
5 321 (5.22%) Big Data
6 298 (4.85%) Hadoop
7 277 (4.51%) MySQL
8 245 (3.99%) Oracle Database
9 221 (3.59%) RDBMS
10 153 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 120 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
12 114 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
13 109 (1.77%) Apache Hive
14 104 (1.69%) DB2
15 93 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
16 79 (1.28%) Redis
17 77 (1.25%) HBase
18 58 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
19 57 (0.93%) Neo4j
20 48 (0.78%) KDB
Development Applications
1 688 (11.19%) Maven
2 687 (11.17%) Git (software)
3 525 (8.54%) Subversion
4 484 (7.87%) Jenkins
5 475 (7.73%) Selenium
6 466 (7.58%) JUnit
7 415 (6.75%) Cucumber
8 323 (5.25%) JIRA
9 229 (3.72%) Eclipse
10 217 (3.53%) Ant
11 195 (3.17%) WebDriver
12 191 (3.11%) TeamCity
13 165 (2.68%) Mockito
14 136 (2.21%) Hudson
15 84 (1.37%) Grunt
16 71 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
17 70 (1.14%) JMeter
18 66 (1.07%) SoapUI
19 65 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 60 (0.98%) jMock
General
1 1162 (18.90%) Finance
2 1084 (17.63%) Banking
3 732 (11.91%) Front Office
4 579 (9.42%) Investment Banking
5 168 (2.73%) Retail
6 118 (1.92%) Games
7 94 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 85 (1.38%) Financial Institution
9 77 (1.25%) Publishing
10 73 (1.19%) Marketing
11 57 (0.93%) Back Office
12 54 (0.88%) Advertising
13 47 (0.76%) Law
14 35 (0.57%) Legal
15 25 (0.41%) Manufacturing
15 25 (0.41%) Billing
16 19 (0.31%) Automotive
17 10 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.11%) Multimedia
18 7 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 3869 (62.93%) Developer
2 2115 (34.40%) Java Developer
3 511 (8.31%) Senior Developer
4 386 (6.28%) Architect
5 340 (5.53%) Analyst
6 323 (5.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 260 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 165 (2.68%) Consultant
9 147 (2.39%) Android Developer
10 143 (2.33%) C# Developer
11 131 (2.13%) Tester
12 120 (1.95%) Technical Architect
13 118 (1.92%) Web Developer
13 118 (1.92%) Test Analyst
14 115 (1.87%) Scala Developer
15 112 (1.82%) Software Engineer
16 105 (1.71%) JavaScript Developer
17 101 (1.64%) Front-End Developer
18 85 (1.38%) Lead Developer
18 85 (1.38%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1236 (20.10%) HTML
2 1098 (17.86%) Spring
3 979 (15.92%) Web Services
4 917 (14.92%) XML
5 779 (12.67%) CSS
6 738 (12.00%) J2EE
7 645 (10.49%) Hibernate
8 613 (9.97%) .NET
9 566 (9.21%) REST
10 548 (8.91%) HTML5
11 426 (6.93%) RESTful
12 392 (6.38%) jQuery
13 374 (6.08%) SOAP
14 352 (5.73%) JSP
15 343 (5.58%) JSON
16 315 (5.12%) AngularJS
17 304 (4.94%) JMS
18 244 (3.97%) CSS3
19 213 (3.46%) Spring MVC
20 210 (3.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 470 (7.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 375 (6.10%) Open Source
3 359 (5.84%) Derivative
4 342 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 300 (4.88%) Computer Science
6 216 (3.51%) Fixed Income
7 164 (2.67%) User Experience
8 147 (2.39%) Equities
9 142 (2.31%) Mobile App
10 120 (1.95%) Algorithms
11 113 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
12 111 (1.81%) Data Structures
13 86 (1.40%) Mathematics
14 69 (1.12%) Market Risk
14 69 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
15 67 (1.09%) Visualisation
16 55 (0.89%) Digital Media
17 51 (0.83%) Credit Derivative
18 47 (0.76%) iPad
19 36 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1287 (20.93%) Linux
2 1023 (16.64%) UNIX
3 441 (7.17%) Windows
4 234 (3.81%) Android
5 157 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 126 (2.05%) Ubuntu
7 121 (1.97%) Apple iOS
8 115 (1.87%) CentOS
9 92 (1.50%) Mac OS X
10 69 (1.12%) Solaris
11 65 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (0.65%) AIX
13 36 (0.59%) SUSE
14 28 (0.46%) Windows 7
15 22 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (0.33%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (0.16%) VMS
19 9 (0.15%) Windows NT
19 9 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2767 (45.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1379 (22.43%) TDD
3 1025 (16.67%) Scrum
4 941 (15.31%) OO
5 876 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
6 712 (11.58%) BDD
7 594 (9.66%) Multithreading
8 587 (9.55%) DevOps
9 524 (8.52%) E-Commerce
10 445 (7.24%) MVC
11 393 (6.39%) Low Latency
12 355 (5.77%) SOA
13 341 (5.55%) Software Engineering
14 265 (4.31%) Test Automation
15 255 (4.15%) Kanban
15 255 (4.15%) Configuration Management
16 247 (4.02%) Web Development
17 235 (3.82%) Data Modelling
18 231 (3.76%) OOP
19 227 (3.69%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 1416 (23.03%) SQL
2 1273 (20.71%) JavaScript
3 785 (12.77%) C#
4 707 (11.50%) Python
5 609 (9.91%) Ruby
6 560 (9.11%) C++
7 400 (6.51%) Scala
8 336 (5.47%) Perl
9 281 (4.57%) PHP
10 257 (4.18%) PL/SQL
11 246 (4.00%) Shell Script
12 220 (3.58%) Bash Shell
13 182 (2.96%) Groovy
14 152 (2.47%) C
15 105 (1.71%) VBA
16 86 (1.40%) Clojure
17 81 (1.32%) Apex Code
18 68 (1.11%) VB
19 63 (1.02%) Objective-C
20 35 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 478 (7.77%) Degree
2 272 (4.42%) Security Cleared
3 135 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 65 (1.06%) DV Cleared
5 46 (0.75%) ISEB
6 32 (0.52%) Sun Certification
7 31 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
8 23 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 13 (0.21%) BC Cleared
9 13 (0.21%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
11 10 (0.16%) PhD
12 9 (0.15%) OCPJP
12 9 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.11%) IBM Certification
13 7 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.098%) CISSP
14 6 (0.098%) PMP
15 5 (0.081%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 458 (7.45%) QA
2 18 (0.29%) SLA
3 12 (0.20%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.081%) HL7
5 5 (0.081%) Basel III
6 4 (0.065%) DICOM
7 3 (0.049%) FATCA
8 2 (0.033%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.033%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.033%) COBIT
9 1 (0.016%) GxP
9 1 (0.016%) GAMP
System Software
1 79 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (0.70%) HDFS
3 36 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 35 (0.57%) vCloud
5 33 (0.54%) Apache Flume
6 24 (0.39%) Docker
7 22 (0.36%) Varnish
8 18 (0.29%) vSphere
8 18 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 14 (0.23%) NFS
9 14 (0.23%) VMware ESX
10 13 (0.21%) Xen
10 13 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.11%) KVM
11 7 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
12 6 (0.098%) Squid
13 5 (0.081%) Hyper-V
14 4 (0.065%) Oracle RMAN
14 4 (0.065%) Samba
14 4 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 413 (6.72%) Puppet
2 253 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
3 126 (2.05%) Ansible
4 106 (1.72%) Nagios
5 57 (0.93%) ZABBIX
6 40 (0.65%) Vagrant
7 34 (0.55%) Salt
8 33 (0.54%) Kibana
8 33 (0.54%) Graphite
9 32 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
10 31 (0.50%) Graylog2
11 29 (0.47%) Oozie
12 26 (0.42%) Zenoss
13 19 (0.31%) Control-M
14 17 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
15 16 (0.26%) collectd
15 16 (0.26%) CA SiteMinder
16 15 (0.24%) yum
16 15 (0.24%) Opsview
17 14 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1134 (18.45%) Oracle
2 249 (4.05%) Sybase
3 242 (3.94%) Microsoft
4 173 (2.81%) TIBCO
5 171 (2.78%) Adobe
6 167 (2.72%) IBM
7 158 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
8 137 (2.23%) VMware
9 133 (2.16%) Red Hat
10 107 (1.74%) Google
11 79 (1.28%) Perforce
12 67 (1.09%) hybris
13 66 (1.07%) ION Trading
14 65 (1.06%) Informatica
15 61 (0.99%) ATG
16 58 (0.94%) 29West
17 56 (0.91%) SAP
18 51 (0.83%) HP
19 48 (0.78%) Splunk
20 47 (0.76%) Atlassian
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