The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Java 2771 3122 3134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.10% 12.88% 11.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.96% 29.72% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1987 2191 2202
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £340 £325
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 24 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.51 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.40% +3.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £26.31 £18.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £59.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9569 10504 10204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.78% 43.34% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6886 7466 6975
Average daily rate £430 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £284
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 65 112 151
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Java
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +1 703 £525 +5.00% 350
Greenford - 14 - - 1
Canary Wharf -6 11 £550 - 1
Docklands, London +3 10 £625 +20.19%
Croydon - 9 £300 - 3
Hammersmith +6 3 £300 +50.00%
Kingston Upon Thames -1 2 £323 - 6
Southwark - 2 £315 -
Ruislip - 2 - -
Westminster 0 1 £360 -28.00%
Bromley -1 1 £350 -30.00% 4
Chessington - - - - 1
Coulsdon - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Clapham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 2
Teddington - - - - 3
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 4
Hayes - - - - 7
Hounslow - - - - 8
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1354 (23.76%) SQL
2 1318 (23.13%) TDD
3 1295 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
4 1257 (22.06%) Oracle
5 1255 (22.02%) JavaScript
6 1200 (21.06%) Spring
7 1190 (20.88%) HTML
8 1103 (19.35%) Linux
9 1044 (18.32%) Finance
10 979 (17.18%) Banking
11 968 (16.99%) Scrum
12 912 (16.00%) Web Services
13 906 (15.90%) UNIX
14 905 (15.88%) XML
15 748 (13.13%) CSS
16 729 (12.79%) BDD
17 722 (12.67%) OO
18 705 (12.37%) J2EE
19 665 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
20 655 (11.49%) E-Commerce
21 643 (11.28%) Hibernate
22 627 (11.00%) Python
23 592 (10.39%) C#
24 589 (10.34%) Front Office
25 546 (9.58%) Ruby
26 540 (9.48%) Maven
27 529 (9.28%) .NET
27 529 (9.28%) Investment Banking
28 493 (8.65%) Degree
29 482 (8.46%) HTML5

Java
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 362 (6.35%) Tomcat
2 303 (5.32%) Apache
3 253 (4.44%) WebLogic
4 227 (3.98%) Node.js
5 171 (3.00%) WebSphere
6 129 (2.26%) Oracle Coherence
7 124 (2.18%) Adobe CQ
8 115 (2.02%) CMS
9 83 (1.46%) Confluence
10 81 (1.42%) IIS
11 78 (1.37%) Apache Pig
12 60 (1.05%) Apache Solr
13 57 (1.00%) SharePoint
13 57 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
14 51 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
15 50 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
16 47 (0.82%) TIBCO EMS
17 44 (0.77%) Liferay
18 43 (0.75%) MQSeries
19 41 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 112 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 59 (1.04%) MS Office
3 40 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 38 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.26%) MS Project
7 11 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.12%) SPSS
10 5 (0.088%) Mathematica
11 4 (0.070%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.053%) InDesign
13 2 (0.035%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
13 2 (0.035%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.018%) Maya
14 1 (0.018%) LaTeX
14 1 (0.018%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 83 (1.46%) RMDS
2 50 (0.88%) ION MarketView
3 34 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
5 26 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
6 23 (0.40%) Magento
7 21 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
8 17 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
9 16 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (0.21%) Global One
10 12 (0.21%) Google Analytics
11 11 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
11 11 (0.19%) Murex MxG2000
12 9 (0.16%) Tridion
12 9 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 7 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
14 6 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
14 6 (0.11%) Temenos T24
14 6 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
15 5 (0.088%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 102 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
3 72 (1.26%) SaaS
4 67 (1.18%) Force.com
5 58 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 37 (0.65%) GitHub
7 24 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (0.25%) Google App Engine
9 13 (0.23%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (0.19%) PaaS
11 11 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.14%) IaaS
13 7 (0.12%) Heroku
13 7 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.070%) Joyent
14 4 (0.070%) ElastiCache
15 3 (0.053%) CloudFront
16 2 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
17 1 (0.018%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 251 (4.40%) HTTP
2 164 (2.88%) Internet
3 135 (2.37%) TCP/IP
4 93 (1.63%) DNS
5 80 (1.40%) SSL
5 80 (1.40%) LDAP
6 67 (1.18%) Firewall
7 32 (0.56%) Intranet
8 30 (0.53%) HTTPS
9 26 (0.46%) FTP
10 25 (0.44%) SSH
11 24 (0.42%) VPN
12 22 (0.39%) SAN
13 20 (0.35%) WAN
14 18 (0.32%) Multicast
15 16 (0.28%) SMTP
16 15 (0.26%) SNMP
17 14 (0.25%) IPsec
17 14 (0.25%) BIG-IP
18 13 (0.23%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 325 (5.70%) SQL Server
3 324 (5.69%) MySQL
4 321 (5.63%) MongoDB
5 311 (5.46%) NoSQL
6 279 (4.90%) Oracle Database
7 220 (3.86%) Big Data
8 219 (3.84%) Hadoop
9 195 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
10 138 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 131 (2.30%) RDBMS
12 114 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
13 85 (1.49%) Apache Hive
14 72 (1.26%) KDB
15 68 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
16 62 (1.09%) DB2
17 59 (1.04%) HBase
18 57 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
19 45 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
20 41 (0.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 540 (9.48%) Maven
2 479 (8.40%) Subversion
3 478 (8.39%) Cucumber
4 466 (8.18%) Git (software)
5 460 (8.07%) Selenium
6 412 (7.23%) JUnit
7 390 (6.84%) Jenkins
8 291 (5.11%) WebDriver
9 267 (4.69%) JIRA
10 229 (4.02%) Eclipse
11 227 (3.98%) Ant
12 173 (3.04%) Hudson
13 171 (3.00%) TeamCity
14 155 (2.72%) Mockito
15 110 (1.93%) JBehave
16 70 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 65 (1.14%) Visual Studio
18 62 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
18 62 (1.09%) Jasmine
19 56 (0.98%) FitNesse
General
1 1044 (18.32%) Finance
2 979 (17.18%) Banking
3 589 (10.34%) Front Office
4 529 (9.28%) Investment Banking
5 236 (4.14%) Retail
6 109 (1.91%) Games
7 108 (1.90%) Back Office
8 95 (1.67%) Marketing
9 75 (1.32%) Telecoms
10 74 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 61 (1.07%) Publishing
12 55 (0.97%) Advertising
13 49 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 24 (0.42%) Legal
15 22 (0.39%) Billing
16 18 (0.32%) General Ledger
17 16 (0.28%) Retail Banking
17 16 (0.28%) Electronics
18 14 (0.25%) French Language
19 13 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3464 (60.78%) Developer
2 1715 (30.09%) Java Developer
3 415 (7.28%) Senior Developer
4 337 (5.91%) Analyst
4 337 (5.91%) Architect
5 262 (4.60%) Senior Java Developer
6 201 (3.53%) Consultant
7 184 (3.23%) Tester
8 174 (3.05%) Android Developer
9 160 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 155 (2.72%) Web Developer
11 154 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
12 121 (2.12%) Scala Developer
13 112 (1.97%) Test Analyst
14 111 (1.95%) Software Engineer
15 106 (1.86%) Project Manager
16 102 (1.79%) Solutions Architect
17 93 (1.63%) JavaScript Developer
18 92 (1.61%) Agile Java Developer
19 80 (1.40%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1200 (21.06%) Spring
2 1190 (20.88%) HTML
3 912 (16.00%) Web Services
4 905 (15.88%) XML
5 748 (13.13%) CSS
6 705 (12.37%) J2EE
7 643 (11.28%) Hibernate
8 529 (9.28%) .NET
9 482 (8.46%) HTML5
10 389 (6.83%) REST
11 388 (6.81%) JSON
12 382 (6.70%) SOAP
13 371 (6.51%) jQuery
14 350 (6.14%) RESTful
15 318 (5.58%) JSP
16 284 (4.98%) JMS
17 253 (4.44%) Ajax
18 250 (4.39%) CSS3
19 248 (4.35%) AngularJS
20 241 (4.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 437 (7.67%) Open Source
2 399 (7.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 309 (5.42%) Computer Science
4 271 (4.76%) Derivative
5 244 (4.28%) Fixed Income
6 195 (3.42%) Mobile App
7 145 (2.54%) Equities
8 112 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
9 96 (1.68%) Mathematics
10 89 (1.56%) Credit Risk
11 62 (1.09%) iPad
12 61 (1.07%) Social Media
13 59 (1.04%) Digital Media
14 58 (1.02%) Equity Derivative
15 53 (0.93%) Market Risk
16 48 (0.84%) W3C
17 45 (0.79%) Visualisation
18 43 (0.75%) Client/Server
19 40 (0.70%) Data Integration
20 39 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1103 (19.35%) Linux
2 906 (15.90%) UNIX
3 360 (6.32%) Android
4 323 (5.67%) Windows
5 201 (3.53%) Apple iOS
6 119 (2.09%) Solaris
7 88 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 64 (1.12%) Ubuntu
9 60 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 34 (0.60%) CentOS
11 28 (0.49%) Windows 7
12 22 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.39%) AIX
13 21 (0.37%) Debian
14 19 (0.33%) SUSE
15 14 (0.25%) HPUX
16 11 (0.19%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.14%) MVS
17 8 (0.14%) Windows Phone
18 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1318 (23.13%) TDD
2 1295 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
3 968 (16.99%) Scrum
4 729 (12.79%) BDD
5 722 (12.67%) OO
6 665 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
7 655 (11.49%) E-Commerce
8 452 (7.93%) Multithreading
9 427 (7.49%) MVC
10 387 (6.79%) Software Engineering
11 366 (6.42%) SOA
12 357 (6.26%) Low Latency
13 318 (5.58%) Test Automation
14 314 (5.51%) DevOps
15 253 (4.44%) Web Development
16 248 (4.35%) Pair Programming
17 243 (4.26%) Unit Testing
18 230 (4.04%) UML
19 221 (3.88%) Configuration Management
20 201 (3.53%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1354 (23.76%) SQL
2 1255 (22.02%) JavaScript
3 627 (11.00%) Python
4 592 (10.39%) C#
5 546 (9.58%) Ruby
6 479 (8.40%) C++
7 401 (7.04%) Scala
8 362 (6.35%) Perl
9 311 (5.46%) PHP
10 270 (4.74%) PL/SQL
11 223 (3.91%) Groovy
12 203 (3.56%) Shell Script
13 198 (3.47%) C
14 136 (2.39%) Bash Shell
15 101 (1.77%) Objective-C
16 86 (1.51%) Clojure
17 74 (1.30%) Apex Code
18 59 (1.04%) VB
19 58 (1.02%) XPath
20 43 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 493 (8.65%) Degree
2 165 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 108 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 82 (1.44%) ISEB
5 59 (1.04%) ISTQB
6 44 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 26 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 18 (0.32%) PhD
9 17 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
11 11 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.19%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.12%) PMP
13 6 (0.11%) OCPJP
14 4 (0.070%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.070%) CEH
15 3 (0.053%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.053%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.053%) IBM Certification
15 3 (0.053%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 419 (7.35%) QA
2 27 (0.47%) SLA
3 18 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.18%) Basel III
5 10 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.16%) EMIR
7 8 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.088%) SNOMED CT
8 5 (0.088%) CRD IV
8 5 (0.088%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.053%) BS7799
10 2 (0.035%) WCAG
11 1 (0.018%) JTAG
System Software
1 59 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.49%) Varnish
4 24 (0.42%) vCloud
4 24 (0.42%) HDFS
5 23 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
6 20 (0.35%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.18%) NFS
7 10 (0.18%) vSphere
8 8 (0.14%) Xen
8 8 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (0.12%) KVM
10 6 (0.11%) SRDF
10 6 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.088%) Samba
12 4 (0.070%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.070%) Platform Symphony
13 3 (0.053%) Docker
13 3 (0.053%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 246 (4.32%) Puppet
2 179 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (1.42%) Nagios
4 42 (0.74%) Salt
5 38 (0.67%) Ansible
6 32 (0.56%) Vagrant
7 29 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
8 28 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 28 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
9 21 (0.37%) Oozie
9 21 (0.37%) Opsview
10 18 (0.32%) OpenAM
10 18 (0.32%) Control-M
11 16 (0.28%) OpenIDM
12 14 (0.25%) Zenoss
13 13 (0.23%) ZABBIX
13 13 (0.23%) Tivoli
14 12 (0.21%) collectd
15 10 (0.18%) Capistrano
15 10 (0.18%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 1257 (22.06%) Oracle
2 286 (5.02%) Sybase
3 273 (4.79%) JBoss
4 222 (3.90%) Microsoft
5 170 (2.98%) Adobe
6 149 (2.61%) TIBCO
7 148 (2.60%) IBM
8 120 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
9 110 (1.93%) Google
10 109 (1.91%) VMware
11 106 (1.86%) ATG
12 105 (1.84%) 29West
13 101 (1.77%) Red Hat
14 91 (1.60%) SAP
15 79 (1.39%) ION Trading
16 74 (1.30%) Perforce
17 63 (1.11%) Informatica
18 62 (1.09%) Endeca
19 58 (1.02%) HP
20 55 (0.97%) Bloomberg
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