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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Java 2854 3332 3076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.65% 13.26% 11.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.06% 30.48% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2093 2406 2151
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 £340 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 19
Average hourly rate £46.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £33.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £60.00 £50.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
10172 10931 10384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.53% 43.49% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7298 7805 7252
Average daily rate £425 £426 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
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 64 91 136
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.50 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.75 £59.10 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 -2 706 £500 - 310
Canary Wharf -5 14 £475 -9.52%
Greenford - 14 - - 1
Bromley +9 11 £375 -18.91% 3
Docklands, London +7 10 £500 -12.96%
Chessington +1 5 - - 2
Brentford -3 4 £475 +8.57% 1
Southwark - 4 £340 -
Hounslow +3 3 £500 +25.00% 4
Croydon -2 3 £635 +69.33% 3
Westminster - 2 £445 - 2
Paddington +8 1 - -
Surbiton +4 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames +1 1 £438 +0.57% 2
Hammersmith -1 1 £413 +14.26% 1
Uxbridge -9 1 £320 -24.70%
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 2
Harrow - - - - 3
Hayes - - - - 3
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hackney - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2431 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1368 (23.65%) TDD
3 1327 (22.94%) SQL
4 1322 (22.85%) JavaScript
5 1216 (21.02%) Spring
6 1213 (20.97%) Oracle
7 1208 (20.88%) Linux
8 1205 (20.83%) HTML
9 1039 (17.96%) Finance
10 1017 (17.58%) Banking
11 1016 (17.56%) Scrum
12 951 (16.44%) UNIX
13 919 (15.89%) Web Services
13 919 (15.89%) XML
14 854 (14.76%) OO
15 767 (13.26%) CSS
16 741 (12.81%) BDD
17 726 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
18 691 (11.94%) J2EE
19 665 (11.50%) Hibernate
20 649 (11.22%) Front Office
21 637 (11.01%) E-Commerce
22 634 (10.96%) Python
23 618 (10.68%) C#
24 561 (9.70%) Investment Banking
25 553 (9.56%) Maven
26 538 (9.30%) Git (software)
27 529 (9.14%) Multithreading
27 529 (9.14%) .NET
28 525 (9.08%) Ruby

Java
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 370 (6.40%) Tomcat
2 349 (6.03%) Apache
3 261 (4.51%) WebLogic
4 228 (3.94%) Node.js
5 195 (3.37%) WebSphere
6 121 (2.09%) Adobe CQ
7 118 (2.04%) CMS
7 118 (2.04%) Oracle Coherence
8 98 (1.69%) IIS
9 95 (1.64%) Confluence
10 70 (1.21%) Apache Pig
11 53 (0.92%) SharePoint
12 49 (0.85%) nginx
13 47 (0.81%) Jetty
13 47 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
14 41 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
15 40 (0.69%) Apache Solr
15 40 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
16 36 (0.62%) OpenStack
17 34 (0.59%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 103 (1.78%) MS Excel
2 72 (1.24%) MS Office
3 31 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 30 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 25 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 22 (0.38%) MS Project
7 11 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.086%) SPSS
10 4 (0.069%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.052%) InDesign
11 3 (0.052%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.035%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.035%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.017%) GIMP
13 1 (0.017%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.017%) Maya
13 1 (0.017%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 87 (1.50%) RMDS
2 47 (0.81%) ION MarketView
3 28 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 24 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
6 14 (0.24%) Magento
7 13 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 13 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
8 10 (0.17%) Tridion
8 10 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 9 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
9 9 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
10 7 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.12%) Murex MxG2000
11 6 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.10%) Endur
12 5 (0.086%) Oracle Payables
13 4 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 4 (0.069%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 124 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
3 76 (1.31%) SaaS
4 66 (1.14%) Force.com
5 62 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
6 50 (0.86%) GitHub
7 33 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 15 (0.26%) Google App Engine
9 15 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (0.16%) IaaS
12 8 (0.14%) PaaS
12 8 (0.14%) Heroku
13 7 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.069%) Joyent
14 4 (0.069%) ElastiCache
14 4 (0.069%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 3 (0.052%) CloudFront
16 2 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 288 (4.98%) HTTP
2 162 (2.80%) Internet
3 155 (2.68%) TCP/IP
4 104 (1.80%) DNS
5 95 (1.64%) SSL
6 78 (1.35%) LDAP
7 66 (1.14%) Firewall
8 39 (0.67%) Intranet
9 29 (0.50%) FTP
10 27 (0.47%) SAN
11 26 (0.45%) SSH
11 26 (0.45%) VPN
12 21 (0.36%) Multicast
13 20 (0.35%) HTTPS
14 18 (0.31%) BIG-IP
15 15 (0.26%) AMQP
16 14 (0.24%) IPsec
16 14 (0.24%) NAS
17 13 (0.22%) VoIP
17 13 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 437 (7.55%) Relational Database
2 339 (5.86%) MongoDB
3 335 (5.79%) NoSQL
4 328 (5.67%) MySQL
5 307 (5.31%) SQL Server
6 271 (4.68%) Oracle Database
7 252 (4.36%) Big Data
8 216 (3.73%) Hadoop
9 180 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 118 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
11 111 (1.92%) RDBMS
12 91 (1.57%) Apache Hive
13 90 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
14 60 (1.04%) HBase
14 60 (1.04%) KDB
14 60 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
15 58 (1.00%) Redis
16 57 (0.99%) DB2
17 51 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
18 47 (0.81%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 553 (9.56%) Maven
2 538 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 523 (9.04%) Subversion
4 449 (7.76%) Cucumber
5 432 (7.47%) Selenium
6 421 (7.28%) JUnit
7 400 (6.91%) Jenkins
8 272 (4.70%) JIRA
9 242 (4.18%) WebDriver
10 231 (3.99%) Eclipse
11 193 (3.34%) TeamCity
12 186 (3.22%) Ant
13 161 (2.78%) Hudson
14 146 (2.52%) Mockito
15 77 (1.33%) JBehave
16 61 (1.05%) IntelliJ
16 61 (1.05%) Grunt
16 61 (1.05%) Jasmine
17 59 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 58 (1.00%) jMock
General
1 1039 (17.96%) Finance
2 1017 (17.58%) Banking
3 649 (11.22%) Front Office
4 561 (9.70%) Investment Banking
5 216 (3.73%) Retail
6 112 (1.94%) Games
7 90 (1.56%) Marketing
8 89 (1.54%) Back Office
9 85 (1.47%) Telecoms
10 76 (1.31%) Publishing
11 72 (1.24%) Financial Institution
12 57 (0.99%) Advertising
13 48 (0.83%) Manufacturing
14 27 (0.47%) Legal
15 21 (0.36%) Billing
16 14 (0.24%) French Language
16 14 (0.24%) General Ledger
17 13 (0.22%) Law
18 11 (0.19%) Electronics
19 7 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3629 (62.73%) Developer
2 1871 (32.34%) Java Developer
3 399 (6.90%) Senior Developer
4 338 (5.84%) Analyst
5 309 (5.34%) Architect
6 264 (4.56%) Senior Java Developer
7 190 (3.28%) Consultant
8 185 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
9 173 (2.99%) Android Developer
10 159 (2.75%) Tester
11 151 (2.61%) Web Developer
12 142 (2.45%) Software Engineer
12 142 (2.45%) Front-End Developer
13 108 (1.87%) Test Analyst
13 108 (1.87%) Scala Developer
14 99 (1.71%) Project Manager
15 98 (1.69%) JavaScript Developer
15 98 (1.69%) Python Developer
16 88 (1.52%) Agile Java Developer
17 86 (1.49%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1216 (21.02%) Spring
2 1205 (20.83%) HTML
3 919 (15.89%) Web Services
3 919 (15.89%) XML
4 767 (13.26%) CSS
5 691 (11.94%) J2EE
6 665 (11.50%) Hibernate
7 529 (9.14%) .NET
8 497 (8.59%) HTML5
9 470 (8.12%) REST
10 414 (7.16%) SOAP
11 380 (6.57%) RESTful
12 375 (6.48%) JSON
13 374 (6.46%) jQuery
14 329 (5.69%) JSP
15 292 (5.05%) AngularJS
16 282 (4.87%) JMS
17 275 (4.75%) Spring MVC
18 241 (4.17%) Ajax
19 235 (4.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 475 (8.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 422 (7.29%) Open Source
3 308 (5.32%) Computer Science
4 297 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 246 (4.25%) Derivative
6 228 (3.94%) Fixed Income
7 177 (3.06%) User Experience
8 167 (2.89%) Mobile App
9 143 (2.47%) Equities
10 111 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 92 (1.59%) Mathematics
12 79 (1.37%) Credit Risk
13 70 (1.21%) Market Risk
14 65 (1.12%) Social Media
15 63 (1.09%) iPad
16 59 (1.02%) Visualisation
17 57 (0.99%) Digital Media
18 44 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
19 43 (0.74%) Data Integration
20 41 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1208 (20.88%) Linux
2 951 (16.44%) UNIX
3 381 (6.59%) Windows
4 328 (5.67%) Android
5 178 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 116 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 96 (1.66%) Solaris
8 91 (1.57%) Mac OS X
9 73 (1.26%) Ubuntu
10 57 (0.99%) CentOS
11 40 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (0.50%) AIX
13 24 (0.41%) SUSE
14 19 (0.33%) Windows 7
15 13 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (0.22%) Debian
15 13 (0.22%) MVS
16 12 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (0.21%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2431 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
2 1368 (23.65%) TDD
3 1016 (17.56%) Scrum
4 854 (14.76%) OO
5 741 (12.81%) BDD
6 726 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
7 637 (11.01%) E-Commerce
8 529 (9.14%) Multithreading
9 520 (8.99%) MVC
10 417 (7.21%) Low Latency
11 394 (6.81%) Software Engineering
12 376 (6.50%) DevOps
13 327 (5.65%) SOA
14 273 (4.72%) Pair Programming
15 268 (4.63%) Configuration Management
16 264 (4.56%) Web Development
17 255 (4.41%) Unit Testing
18 251 (4.34%) Test Automation
19 234 (4.04%) Kanban
20 211 (3.65%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1327 (22.94%) SQL
2 1322 (22.85%) JavaScript
3 634 (10.96%) Python
4 618 (10.68%) C#
5 525 (9.08%) Ruby
6 520 (8.99%) C++
7 431 (7.45%) Scala
8 344 (5.95%) PHP
9 305 (5.27%) Perl
10 251 (4.34%) PL/SQL
11 225 (3.89%) Groovy
12 209 (3.61%) C
13 208 (3.60%) Shell Script
14 144 (2.49%) Bash Shell
15 99 (1.71%) Objective-C
16 82 (1.42%) Clojure
17 80 (1.38%) Apex Code
18 52 (0.90%) PowerShell
19 49 (0.85%) VB
20 48 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 484 (8.37%) Degree
2 161 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 91 (1.57%) SC Cleared
4 47 (0.81%) ISEB
5 38 (0.66%) DV Cleared
6 36 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 25 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.28%) Sun Certification
9 11 (0.19%) PhD
9 11 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
10 9 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.10%) OCPJP
11 6 (0.10%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.069%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.069%) MCT
13 3 (0.052%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.052%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.052%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 431 (7.45%) QA
2 24 (0.41%) SLA
3 15 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.12%) EMIR
5 7 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.069%) Basel III
8 3 (0.052%) SNOMED CT
8 3 (0.052%) FATCA
9 2 (0.035%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.017%) HL7
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.017%) GxP
10 1 (0.017%) GAMP
10 1 (0.017%) WCAG
10 1 (0.017%) COBIT
System Software
1 70 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.52%) vCloud
4 26 (0.45%) Varnish
5 25 (0.43%) HDFS
6 23 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.21%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.19%) NFS
9 10 (0.17%) Xen
10 8 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.12%) vSphere
11 7 (0.12%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
11 7 (0.12%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.10%) KVM
13 5 (0.086%) SRDF
14 4 (0.069%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.069%) Docker
15 3 (0.052%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 298 (5.15%) Puppet
2 193 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (1.45%) Nagios
4 45 (0.78%) Salt
5 42 (0.73%) Ansible
6 32 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
7 30 (0.52%) Vagrant
8 29 (0.50%) Oozie
9 25 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
10 24 (0.41%) Zenoss
10 24 (0.41%) ZABBIX
11 23 (0.40%) Graylog2
12 21 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 21 (0.36%) Control-M
13 17 (0.29%) OpenAM
14 16 (0.28%) Kibana
15 15 (0.26%) Opsview
16 14 (0.24%) OpenIDM
17 12 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
17 12 (0.21%) YUM
Vendors
1 1213 (20.97%) Oracle
2 261 (4.51%) JBoss
3 253 (4.37%) Sybase
4 234 (4.04%) Microsoft
5 153 (2.64%) Adobe
6 151 (2.61%) IBM
7 132 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
8 128 (2.21%) Google
9 126 (2.18%) TIBCO
10 119 (2.06%) Red Hat
11 109 (1.88%) VMware
12 100 (1.73%) 29West
13 94 (1.62%) ATG
14 80 (1.38%) Perforce
15 69 (1.19%) SAP
16 67 (1.16%) Informatica
17 57 (0.99%) ION Trading
17 57 (0.99%) hybris
18 53 (0.92%) Endeca
19 52 (0.90%) Zend
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