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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Java 2855 3321 3226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.99% 13.23% 12.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.83% 30.04% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2026 2348 2266
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 £350 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 24
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £33.00 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £59.40 £54.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.06%
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
9902 11055 10630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.57% 44.05% 39.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6996 7840 7394
Average daily rate £428 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% -
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 63 87 150
Average hourly rate £31.99 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £17.50 £16.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 0 713 £525 +5.00% 371
Greenford - 19 - -
Bromley +7 11 £375 -25.00% 5
Docklands, London +2 10 £625 +13.63%
Canary Wharf -9 10 £563 +4.65% 1
Croydon - 5 £635 - 5
Hounslow -1 3 £500 +37.93% 6
Chessington +2 2 - - 1
Hammersmith +2 2 £175 -51.52% 2
Kingston Upon Thames +1 2 £341 -21.55% 3
Westminster 0 2 £445 -11.00% 1
Southwark - 2 £340 -
Ruislip - 2 - -
Surbiton +2 1 - - 1
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 2
Harrow - - - - 5
Hayes - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Enfield - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - - 2
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
New Malden - - - - 1
Ealing - - - - 1
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1341 (23.53%) TDD
2 1335 (23.43%) SQL
3 1321 (23.18%) Agile Software Development
4 1255 (22.02%) JavaScript
5 1233 (21.64%) Oracle
6 1194 (20.95%) Spring
7 1174 (20.60%) HTML
8 1157 (20.30%) Linux
9 1037 (18.20%) Finance
10 1013 (17.78%) Scrum
11 979 (17.18%) Banking
12 914 (16.04%) UNIX
13 904 (15.86%) Web Services
14 896 (15.72%) XML
15 793 (13.91%) OO
16 763 (13.39%) BDD
17 733 (12.86%) CSS
18 694 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
19 691 (12.12%) J2EE
20 659 (11.56%) E-Commerce
21 635 (11.14%) Python
22 634 (11.12%) Hibernate
23 593 (10.41%) Front Office
23 593 (10.41%) C#
24 561 (9.84%) Ruby
25 548 (9.62%) Investment Banking
26 539 (9.46%) Maven
27 518 (9.09%) .NET
28 505 (8.86%) Git (software)
29 504 (8.84%) Subversion

Java
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 358 (6.28%) Tomcat
2 318 (5.58%) Apache
3 257 (4.51%) WebLogic
4 220 (3.86%) Node.js
5 186 (3.26%) WebSphere
6 124 (2.18%) Oracle Coherence
7 120 (2.11%) CMS
8 119 (2.09%) Adobe CQ
9 89 (1.56%) IIS
10 81 (1.42%) Confluence
11 73 (1.28%) Apache Pig
12 58 (1.02%) SharePoint
13 48 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
13 48 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
14 47 (0.82%) Apache Solr
15 41 (0.72%) nginx
15 41 (0.72%) Jetty
16 40 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
17 38 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
18 37 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 119 (2.09%) MS Excel
2 69 (1.21%) MS Office
3 29 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 29 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.32%) MS Project
6 12 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.12%) SPSS
9 4 (0.070%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.053%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.053%) InDesign
11 2 (0.035%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
11 2 (0.035%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.018%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.018%) GIMP
12 1 (0.018%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.018%) Maya
Business Applications
1 81 (1.42%) RMDS
2 43 (0.75%) ION MarketView
3 30 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
4 27 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 24 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.32%) Magento
7 15 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
8 13 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 12 (0.21%) Global One
10 10 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
10 10 (0.18%) Tridion
10 10 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 9 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
12 7 (0.12%) Temenos T24
12 7 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
13 6 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
14 5 (0.088%) IntelliMatch
14 5 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
14 5 (0.088%) Murex MxG2000
14 5 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 122 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
3 78 (1.37%) SaaS
4 71 (1.25%) Force.com
5 61 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
6 44 (0.77%) GitHub
7 23 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 15 (0.26%) Google App Engine
9 15 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
11 11 (0.19%) PaaS
12 8 (0.14%) Heroku
12 8 (0.14%) IaaS
13 7 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.070%) ElastiCache
14 4 (0.070%) Joyent
14 4 (0.070%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 3 (0.053%) CloudFront
16 2 (0.035%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 268 (4.70%) HTTP
2 170 (2.98%) Internet
3 135 (2.37%) TCP/IP
4 93 (1.63%) DNS
5 82 (1.44%) SSL
6 79 (1.39%) LDAP
7 59 (1.04%) Firewall
8 40 (0.70%) Intranet
9 32 (0.56%) FTP
10 25 (0.44%) VPN
11 24 (0.42%) SSH
12 22 (0.39%) HTTPS
13 20 (0.35%) SAN
13 20 (0.35%) Multicast
14 17 (0.30%) BIG-IP
15 15 (0.26%) WAN
16 14 (0.25%) IPsec
17 13 (0.23%) VoIP
18 12 (0.21%) SMTP
19 11 (0.19%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (6.83%) Relational Database
2 335 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 335 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 319 (5.60%) MySQL
4 317 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 277 (4.86%) Oracle Database
6 238 (4.18%) Big Data
7 221 (3.88%) Hadoop
8 186 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 128 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 106 (1.86%) RDBMS
11 100 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
12 90 (1.58%) Apache Hive
13 74 (1.30%) KDB
14 60 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
15 53 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
15 53 (0.93%) HBase
16 50 (0.88%) DB2
17 49 (0.86%) Redis
18 40 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 539 (9.46%) Maven
2 505 (8.86%) Git (software)
3 504 (8.84%) Subversion
4 501 (8.79%) Cucumber
5 463 (8.12%) Selenium
6 430 (7.55%) JUnit
7 412 (7.23%) Jenkins
8 286 (5.02%) WebDriver
9 270 (4.74%) JIRA
10 233 (4.09%) Eclipse
11 196 (3.44%) Ant
12 193 (3.39%) TeamCity
13 179 (3.14%) Hudson
14 156 (2.74%) Mockito
15 97 (1.70%) JBehave
16 66 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 63 (1.11%) Visual Studio
18 61 (1.07%) Jasmine
19 57 (1.00%) FitNesse
20 56 (0.98%) CruiseControl
General
1 1037 (18.20%) Finance
2 979 (17.18%) Banking
3 593 (10.41%) Front Office
4 548 (9.62%) Investment Banking
5 234 (4.11%) Retail
6 109 (1.91%) Games
7 102 (1.79%) Back Office
8 86 (1.51%) Marketing
9 81 (1.42%) Telecoms
10 72 (1.26%) Publishing
11 66 (1.16%) Financial Institution
12 53 (0.93%) Advertising
13 48 (0.84%) Manufacturing
14 26 (0.46%) Legal
15 17 (0.30%) Billing
16 15 (0.26%) General Ledger
17 14 (0.25%) French Language
18 13 (0.23%) Electronics
19 12 (0.21%) Law
19 12 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3481 (61.08%) Developer
2 1739 (30.51%) Java Developer
3 374 (6.56%) Senior Developer
4 341 (5.98%) Analyst
5 309 (5.42%) Architect
6 233 (4.09%) Senior Java Developer
7 193 (3.39%) Consultant
8 180 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
9 178 (3.12%) Tester
10 168 (2.95%) Android Developer
11 154 (2.70%) Web Developer
12 145 (2.54%) Front-End Developer
13 132 (2.32%) Software Engineer
14 118 (2.07%) Test Analyst
15 106 (1.86%) Project Manager
16 96 (1.68%) JavaScript Developer
16 96 (1.68%) Scala Developer
17 92 (1.61%) Agile Java Developer
18 91 (1.60%) Solutions Architect
19 84 (1.47%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1194 (20.95%) Spring
2 1174 (20.60%) HTML
3 904 (15.86%) Web Services
4 896 (15.72%) XML
5 733 (12.86%) CSS
6 691 (12.12%) J2EE
7 634 (11.12%) Hibernate
8 518 (9.09%) .NET
9 478 (8.39%) HTML5
10 422 (7.40%) REST
11 396 (6.95%) SOAP
12 375 (6.58%) RESTful
13 372 (6.53%) JSON
14 370 (6.49%) jQuery
15 308 (5.40%) JSP
16 268 (4.70%) AngularJS
17 266 (4.67%) JMS
18 246 (4.32%) Spring MVC
19 239 (4.19%) CSS3
20 228 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 436 (7.65%) Open Source
2 412 (7.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 304 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 245 (4.30%) Fixed Income
5 240 (4.21%) Derivative
6 180 (3.16%) Mobile App
7 139 (2.44%) Equities
8 121 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 89 (1.56%) Credit Risk
10 88 (1.54%) Mathematics
11 71 (1.25%) iPad
12 67 (1.18%) Social Media
13 66 (1.16%) Digital Media
14 64 (1.12%) Market Risk
15 52 (0.91%) Visualisation
16 48 (0.84%) W3C
17 43 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
18 41 (0.72%) Client/Server
19 40 (0.70%) Data Integration
20 34 (0.60%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1157 (20.30%) Linux
2 914 (16.04%) UNIX
3 348 (6.11%) Windows
4 345 (6.05%) Android
5 190 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 103 (1.81%) Solaris
7 96 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 77 (1.35%) Ubuntu
9 70 (1.23%) Mac OS X
10 50 (0.88%) CentOS
11 29 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (0.47%) AIX
13 25 (0.44%) Windows 7
14 22 (0.39%) SUSE
15 19 (0.33%) Debian
16 13 (0.23%) MVS
17 12 (0.21%) Windows XP
17 12 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
17 12 (0.21%) VME
18 11 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1341 (23.53%) TDD
2 1321 (23.18%) Agile Software Development
3 1013 (17.78%) Scrum
4 793 (13.91%) OO
5 763 (13.39%) BDD
6 694 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
7 659 (11.56%) E-Commerce
8 481 (8.44%) Multithreading
9 452 (7.93%) MVC
10 402 (7.05%) Software Engineering
11 380 (6.67%) Low Latency
12 349 (6.12%) SOA
13 343 (6.02%) DevOps
14 292 (5.12%) Test Automation
15 266 (4.67%) Pair Programming
16 248 (4.35%) Configuration Management
17 244 (4.28%) Web Development
18 231 (4.05%) Kanban
19 224 (3.93%) Unit Testing
20 220 (3.86%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1335 (23.43%) SQL
2 1255 (22.02%) JavaScript
3 635 (11.14%) Python
4 593 (10.41%) C#
5 561 (9.84%) Ruby
6 493 (8.65%) C++
7 398 (6.98%) Scala
8 332 (5.83%) Perl
9 327 (5.74%) PHP
10 269 (4.72%) PL/SQL
11 252 (4.42%) Groovy
12 211 (3.70%) Shell Script
13 202 (3.54%) C
14 139 (2.44%) Bash Shell
15 101 (1.77%) Objective-C
16 89 (1.56%) Clojure
17 78 (1.37%) Apex Code
18 60 (1.05%) VB
19 50 (0.88%) VBA
20 49 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 488 (8.56%) Degree
2 148 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 88 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 66 (1.16%) ISEB
5 48 (0.84%) ISTQB
6 40 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 26 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 14 (0.25%) Sun Certification
9 13 (0.23%) PhD
9 13 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
11 10 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.11%) OCPJP
14 5 (0.088%) PMP
15 4 (0.070%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.070%) MCT
15 4 (0.070%) BC Cleared
15 4 (0.070%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 3 (0.053%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 440 (7.72%) QA
2 26 (0.46%) SLA
3 12 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.16%) EMIR
4 9 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.12%) Basel III
6 7 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.088%) SNOMED CT
8 4 (0.070%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.053%) FATCA
10 1 (0.018%) WCAG
10 1 (0.018%) BS7799
10 1 (0.018%) HL7
System Software
1 64 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.53%) vCloud
4 27 (0.47%) Varnish
5 24 (0.42%) HDFS
6 23 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.21%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.18%) Xen
8 10 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.16%) NFS
9 9 (0.16%) KVM
10 8 (0.14%) vSphere
11 7 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (0.11%) Apache Flume
13 5 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.088%) SRDF
14 4 (0.070%) Docker
14 4 (0.070%) Samba
14 4 (0.070%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.053%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 279 (4.90%) Puppet
2 195 (3.42%) Opscode Chef
3 79 (1.39%) Nagios
4 44 (0.77%) Salt
5 38 (0.67%) Ansible
6 33 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
7 31 (0.54%) Vagrant
8 25 (0.44%) Oozie
8 25 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 25 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
9 21 (0.37%) Control-M
10 20 (0.35%) ZABBIX
11 19 (0.33%) Zenoss
12 18 (0.32%) OpenAM
12 18 (0.32%) Opsview
13 16 (0.28%) OpenIDM
13 16 (0.28%) Graylog2
14 13 (0.23%) Kibana
15 12 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
16 11 (0.19%) collectd
Vendors
1 1233 (21.64%) Oracle
2 269 (4.72%) JBoss
3 259 (4.54%) Sybase
4 241 (4.23%) Microsoft
5 165 (2.90%) Adobe
6 143 (2.51%) IBM
7 128 (2.25%) TIBCO
8 126 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
9 111 (1.95%) Google
10 107 (1.88%) VMware
11 105 (1.84%) Red Hat
11 105 (1.84%) ATG
12 96 (1.68%) 29West
13 82 (1.44%) Perforce
14 76 (1.33%) SAP
15 69 (1.21%) ION Trading
16 62 (1.09%) Endeca
16 62 (1.09%) Informatica
17 55 (0.97%) hybris
18 51 (0.89%) Zend
Central London / West End
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £45 to £60 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Caspian One Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Volt
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £485 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £750 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ARM Technology
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday