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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 7 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Java 3035 2892 3379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.06% 11.94% 13.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.48% 28.72% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2186 2060 2411
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 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £36.20 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.40 £59.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
9958 10068 11137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.84% 41.56% 43.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7340 7104 7936
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 63 82
Average hourly rate £29.00 £34.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% -8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.13 £53.30 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 0 711 £525 +2.43% 234
Croydon +7 35 £450 -29.13% 5
Canary Wharf +4 34 £500 -9.09%
Docklands, London +10 33 £600 -4.00%
Paddington - 16 £550 -
Bromley -1 14 £408 +8.66% 2
Uxbridge +15 11 £395 +23.43% 5
Hammersmith +6 11 £438 +150.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +4 9 £335 -1.83% 2
Brentford +4 4 £400 -15.78% 1
Twickenham - 4 £450 -
Hounslow +6 3 £418 -16.50%
Greenford +1 2 £355 -
Harrow - 2 £330 -
Ealing - 2 £310 -
Osterley 0 1 - -
Chessington -3 1 - -
Clapham - 1 £400 -
Mayfair - 1 £625 -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2629 (44.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1381 (23.36%) JavaScript
3 1378 (23.30%) SQL
4 1366 (23.10%) TDD
5 1307 (22.10%) Finance
6 1211 (20.48%) HTML
7 1199 (20.28%) Linux
8 1091 (18.45%) Spring
9 1090 (18.43%) Oracle
10 1056 (17.86%) Scrum
11 1007 (17.03%) Banking
12 901 (15.24%) Web Services
13 849 (14.36%) UNIX
14 830 (14.04%) J2EE
15 820 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
16 754 (12.75%) CSS
17 732 (12.38%) Git (software)
18 695 (11.75%) XML
18 695 (11.75%) OO
19 691 (11.69%) Python
20 671 (11.35%) Maven
21 656 (11.09%) HTML5
22 639 (10.81%) C#
23 634 (10.72%) Jenkins
24 620 (10.49%) BDD
25 610 (10.32%) .NET
26 566 (9.57%) Scala
27 563 (9.52%) Front Office
28 552 (9.34%) Multithreading
29 550 (9.30%) REST

Java
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 508 (8.59%) Tomcat
2 377 (6.38%) Apache
3 296 (5.01%) JBoss
4 291 (4.92%) Node.js
5 262 (4.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 239 (4.04%) WebSphere
7 210 (3.55%) WebLogic
8 191 (3.23%) Confluence
9 170 (2.88%) CMS
10 141 (2.38%) Apache Spark
11 120 (2.03%) Oracle Coherence
12 115 (1.94%) IIS
12 115 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
13 113 (1.91%) Jetty
14 74 (1.25%) Mule
15 63 (1.07%) OpenStack
16 58 (0.98%) Apache Solr
17 56 (0.95%) nginx
18 50 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
18 50 (0.85%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 117 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 69 (1.17%) MS Office
3 29 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.17%) MS Project
7 9 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.14%) HipChat
9 7 (0.12%) SPSS
10 6 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.068%) LaTeX
11 4 (0.068%) Maple
11 4 (0.068%) Mathematica
11 4 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.034%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.017%) Open Workbench
13 1 (0.017%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 32 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 31 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.30%) RMDS
4 13 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.20%) ION MarketView
6 11 (0.19%) Summit
7 9 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
8 8 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
8 8 (0.14%) Advent Geneva
8 8 (0.14%) Oracle BRM
8 8 (0.14%) BigMachines
9 7 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 7 (0.12%) SAP HR
10 6 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.085%) SunGard GMI
11 5 (0.085%) WebTrends
11 5 (0.085%) Magento
12 4 (0.068%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 395 (6.68%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
2 71 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (1.17%) GitHub
4 57 (0.96%) SaaS
5 55 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 44 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 39 (0.66%) Force.com
8 30 (0.51%) Adobe Analytics
9 29 (0.49%) PaaS
10 22 (0.37%) Google Analytics
11 20 (0.34%) Google App Engine
12 17 (0.29%) Google Apps
13 13 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (0.22%) IaaS
14 12 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 10 (0.17%) OpenShift
16 9 (0.15%) Heroku
17 7 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 249 (4.21%) HTTP
2 159 (2.69%) Internet
3 135 (2.28%) TCP/IP
4 91 (1.54%) SSL
4 91 (1.54%) Firewall
5 89 (1.51%) DNS
6 88 (1.49%) LDAP
7 42 (0.71%) Kerberos
8 31 (0.52%) VPN
9 22 (0.37%) LAN
10 21 (0.36%) DHCP
11 20 (0.34%) WAN
11 20 (0.34%) SNMP
11 20 (0.34%) FTP
11 20 (0.34%) DMZ
11 20 (0.34%) AMQP
12 17 (0.29%) X.509
13 16 (0.27%) Multicast
13 16 (0.27%) HTTPS
13 16 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 452 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 430 (7.27%) MongoDB
3 413 (6.98%) Hadoop
4 392 (6.63%) MySQL
5 391 (6.61%) Relational Database
6 335 (5.67%) Big Data
7 323 (5.46%) NoSQL
8 226 (3.82%) Oracle Database
9 184 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
10 167 (2.82%) RDBMS
11 163 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
12 124 (2.10%) HBase
13 118 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
14 108 (1.83%) DB2
15 92 (1.56%) Redis
16 89 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
17 83 (1.40%) Apache Hive
18 55 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
19 49 (0.83%) Impala
20 45 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 732 (12.38%) Git (software)
2 671 (11.35%) Maven
3 634 (10.72%) Jenkins
4 430 (7.27%) Subversion
5 427 (7.22%) JIRA
6 359 (6.07%) JUnit
7 356 (6.02%) Selenium
8 344 (5.82%) Cucumber
9 197 (3.33%) Ant
10 176 (2.98%) Eclipse
11 170 (2.88%) Gradle
12 149 (2.52%) Mockito
13 139 (2.35%) WebDriver
14 138 (2.33%) TeamCity
15 114 (1.93%) Hudson
16 89 (1.51%) JMeter
17 81 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
18 73 (1.23%) IntelliJ
19 60 (1.01%) Jasmine
20 54 (0.91%) Grunt
General
1 1307 (22.10%) Finance
2 1007 (17.03%) Banking
3 563 (9.52%) Front Office
4 533 (9.01%) Investment Banking
5 211 (3.57%) Retail
6 111 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 90 (1.52%) Publishing
8 87 (1.47%) Marketing
9 75 (1.27%) Back Office
10 70 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 65 (1.10%) Games
12 41 (0.69%) Legal
13 34 (0.58%) Advertising
14 25 (0.42%) Automotive
15 23 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 15 (0.25%) Billing
17 12 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
19 9 (0.15%) French Language
20 8 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 3563 (60.26%) Developer
2 1898 (32.10%) Java Developer
3 528 (8.93%) Architect
4 496 (8.39%) Senior Developer
5 397 (6.71%) Analyst
6 335 (5.67%) Senior Java Developer
7 193 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 182 (3.08%) Scala Developer
9 159 (2.69%) Android Developer
10 158 (2.67%) Consultant
11 148 (2.50%) Technical Architect
12 143 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
13 114 (1.93%) Tester
14 111 (1.88%) Software Engineer
15 108 (1.83%) Agile Java Developer
16 106 (1.79%) Web Developer
17 95 (1.61%) Front-End Developer
18 91 (1.54%) Applications Support
18 91 (1.54%) C# Developer
19 88 (1.49%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1211 (20.48%) HTML
2 1091 (18.45%) Spring
3 901 (15.24%) Web Services
4 830 (14.04%) J2EE
5 754 (12.75%) CSS
6 695 (11.75%) XML
7 656 (11.09%) HTML5
8 610 (10.32%) .NET
9 550 (9.30%) REST
10 527 (8.91%) Hibernate
11 469 (7.93%) RESTful
12 421 (7.12%) AngularJS
13 405 (6.85%) JSON
14 400 (6.76%) jQuery
15 380 (6.43%) SOAP
16 291 (4.92%) JMS
17 281 (4.75%) JSP
18 268 (4.53%) Middleware
19 262 (4.43%) CSS3
20 231 (3.91%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 345 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 296 (5.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 260 (4.40%) Derivative
4 226 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 207 (3.50%) Mobile App
6 186 (3.15%) User Experience
7 176 (2.98%) Equities
8 174 (2.94%) Fixed Income
9 117 (1.98%) Market Risk
10 109 (1.84%) Algorithms
11 107 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
12 97 (1.64%) Credit Risk
13 83 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
14 74 (1.25%) Visualisation
15 71 (1.20%) Data Structures
16 70 (1.18%) Mathematics
17 53 (0.90%) N-Tier
18 50 (0.85%) Wiki
19 45 (0.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
20 42 (0.71%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1199 (20.28%) Linux
2 849 (14.36%) UNIX
3 422 (7.14%) Windows
4 302 (5.11%) Android
5 175 (2.96%) Apple iOS
6 95 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 93 (1.57%) Ubuntu
8 91 (1.54%) CentOS
9 64 (1.08%) Solaris
10 37 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 36 (0.61%) AIX
12 21 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (0.29%) Windows 7
14 15 (0.25%) Windows XP
15 12 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.14%) VMS
17 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.10%) Debian
19 4 (0.068%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.068%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2629 (44.46%) Agile Software Development
2 1366 (23.10%) TDD
3 1056 (17.86%) Scrum
4 820 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
5 695 (11.75%) OO
6 620 (10.49%) BDD
7 552 (9.34%) Multithreading
8 541 (9.15%) E-Commerce
9 533 (9.01%) DevOps
10 430 (7.27%) SOA
11 427 (7.22%) SDLC
12 405 (6.85%) Open Source
13 387 (6.54%) MVC
14 367 (6.21%) Software Engineering
15 323 (5.46%) Pair Programming
16 293 (4.96%) Unit Testing
17 268 (4.53%) Configuration Management
18 265 (4.48%) Web Development
19 256 (4.33%) Kanban
20 251 (4.24%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1381 (23.36%) JavaScript
2 1378 (23.30%) SQL
3 691 (11.69%) Python
4 639 (10.81%) C#
5 566 (9.57%) Scala
6 474 (8.02%) Ruby
7 447 (7.56%) C++
8 378 (6.39%) Perl
9 263 (4.45%) PHP
10 222 (3.75%) Shell Script
11 214 (3.62%) Groovy
12 183 (3.09%) PL/SQL
13 170 (2.88%) Bash Shell
14 121 (2.05%) C
15 81 (1.37%) Clojure
16 76 (1.29%) PowerShell
17 70 (1.18%) Objective-C
18 57 (0.96%) VBA
19 50 (0.85%) VB
19 50 (0.85%) Go
Qualifications
1 378 (6.39%) Degree
2 362 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 226 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 84 (1.42%) DV Cleared
5 51 (0.86%) ISEB
6 48 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 25 (0.42%) Sun Certification
8 20 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (0.27%) PhD
10 13 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.20%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.14%) PMP
14 7 (0.12%) CISSP
15 6 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.10%) OCPJP
16 5 (0.085%) BC Cleared
16 5 (0.085%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.051%) MCPD
17 3 (0.051%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 416 (7.04%) QA
2 26 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 22 (0.37%) SLA
4 12 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.17%) EMIR
6 7 (0.12%) COBIT
7 5 (0.085%) COREP
7 5 (0.085%) FINREP
7 5 (0.085%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.068%) WAI
9 3 (0.051%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.051%) COSO
10 2 (0.034%) Basel III
10 2 (0.034%) HL7
10 2 (0.034%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.034%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.017%) Basel II
11 1 (0.017%) MiFID
11 1 (0.017%) CDISC
System Software
1 157 (2.66%) Docker
2 97 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (0.90%) HDFS
4 47 (0.79%) Active Directory
5 42 (0.71%) Apache Flume
6 37 (0.63%) Varnish
7 32 (0.54%) vCloud
8 18 (0.30%) vSphere
9 17 (0.29%) Hyper-V
10 16 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
10 16 (0.27%) VMware ESX
11 15 (0.25%) GridGain
12 12 (0.20%) Squid
12 12 (0.20%) Xen
13 10 (0.17%) NFS
13 10 (0.17%) KVM
14 8 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 7 (0.12%) SRDF
15 7 (0.12%) XenApp
16 6 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 331 (5.60%) Puppet
2 226 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
3 163 (2.76%) Ansible
4 67 (1.13%) Salt
5 64 (1.08%) Nagios
6 50 (0.85%) Vagrant
7 44 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
8 43 (0.73%) BladeLogic
8 43 (0.73%) ZABBIX
9 33 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
10 31 (0.52%) logstash
11 30 (0.51%) Kibana
12 27 (0.46%) Graphite
13 25 (0.42%) Oozie
14 24 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
15 23 (0.39%) Rundeck
16 19 (0.32%) HAProxy
17 18 (0.30%) yum
18 14 (0.24%) Tivoli
19 11 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1090 (18.43%) Oracle
2 247 (4.18%) Microsoft
3 243 (4.11%) Adobe
4 230 (3.89%) Sybase
5 207 (3.50%) IBM
6 158 (2.67%) Google
7 141 (2.38%) VMware
8 123 (2.08%) Red Hat
9 121 (2.05%) TIBCO
10 100 (1.69%) hybris
11 94 (1.59%) Atlassian
12 87 (1.47%) HP
13 82 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
14 75 (1.27%) Splunk
15 73 (1.23%) Informatica
16 67 (1.13%) SAP
17 52 (0.88%) Perforce
18 50 (0.85%) New Relic
19 38 (0.64%) webMethods
19 38 (0.64%) Sun
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