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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Java 2847 3116 3158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.12% 12.84% 11.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.13% 29.57% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2032 2181 2229
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £340 £323
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 4 23 35
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £29.00 £18.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £59.00 £53.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
9774 10539 10325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.60% 43.42% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6994 7469 7093
Average daily rate £425 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £280
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 66 107 162
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 £16.50 £19.00 £19.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.14 £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 29 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 29 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 29 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 +1 724 £525 +5.00% 341
Greenford - 17 - - 2
Docklands, London +5 10 £625 +19.61%
Canary Wharf -4 10 £550 - 1
Croydon - 8 £300 - 5
Bromley +2 5 £350 -30.00% 8
Paddington +5 3 - -
Hammersmith - 3 £300 -
Hounslow +2 2 £500 +42.85% 10
Kingston Upon Thames -1 2 £323 - 3
Southwark - 2 £340 -
Ruislip - 2 - -
Westminster +2 1 £360 -28.00% 1
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 2
Chessington - 1 - - 1
Harrow - - - - 4
Hayes - - - - 5
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Hackney - - - - 1
Ealing - - - - 2
Clapham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 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 1332 (23.54%) SQL
2 1317 (23.27%) TDD
3 1299 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
4 1247 (22.04%) JavaScript
5 1222 (21.59%) Oracle
6 1188 (20.99%) Spring
7 1169 (20.66%) HTML
8 1098 (19.40%) Linux
9 1026 (18.13%) Finance
10 972 (17.18%) Scrum
11 969 (17.12%) Banking
12 909 (16.06%) UNIX
13 908 (16.05%) Web Services
14 898 (15.87%) XML
15 751 (13.27%) BDD
16 733 (12.95%) OO
17 731 (12.92%) CSS
18 704 (12.44%) J2EE
19 667 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
20 662 (11.70%) E-Commerce
21 627 (11.08%) Hibernate
22 626 (11.06%) Python
23 587 (10.37%) Front Office
24 579 (10.23%) C#
25 548 (9.68%) Ruby
26 528 (9.33%) Maven
27 523 (9.24%) Investment Banking
28 520 (9.19%) .NET
29 494 (8.73%) Degree
30 493 (8.71%) Cucumber

Java
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 352 (6.22%) Tomcat
2 298 (5.27%) Apache
3 250 (4.42%) WebLogic
4 224 (3.96%) Node.js
5 175 (3.09%) WebSphere
6 125 (2.21%) Adobe CQ
6 125 (2.21%) Oracle Coherence
7 111 (1.96%) CMS
8 83 (1.47%) Confluence
9 81 (1.43%) IIS
10 77 (1.36%) Apache Pig
11 59 (1.04%) Apache Solr
12 56 (0.99%) SharePoint
13 52 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
14 49 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
15 47 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
16 44 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
17 43 (0.76%) MQSeries
18 40 (0.71%) Jetty
18 40 (0.71%) nginx
Applications
1 111 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 59 (1.04%) MS Office
3 40 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 38 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (0.51%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.27%) MS Project
7 11 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.16%) SPSS
9 4 (0.071%) 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
11 2 (0.035%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.018%) Maya
12 1 (0.018%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.018%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 83 (1.47%) RMDS
2 46 (0.81%) ION MarketView
3 33 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
5 27 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 22 (0.39%) Magento
7 20 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
8 16 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
9 15 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
10 12 (0.21%) Global One
10 12 (0.21%) Google Analytics
11 11 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
12 10 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 9 (0.16%) Murex MxG2000
13 9 (0.16%) Tridion
14 7 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
15 6 (0.11%) Temenos T24
15 6 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
16 5 (0.088%) IntelliMatch
16 5 (0.088%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 105 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
3 73 (1.29%) SaaS
4 69 (1.22%) Force.com
5 58 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 39 (0.69%) GitHub
7 24 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (0.25%) Google App Engine
8 14 (0.25%) Amazon S3
9 13 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
10 11 (0.19%) PaaS
10 11 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (0.14%) IaaS
12 7 (0.12%) Heroku
12 7 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.071%) Joyent
13 4 (0.071%) ElastiCache
14 3 (0.053%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
16 1 (0.018%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 256 (4.52%) HTTP
2 162 (2.86%) Internet
3 135 (2.39%) TCP/IP
4 93 (1.64%) DNS
5 82 (1.45%) SSL
6 80 (1.41%) LDAP
7 68 (1.20%) Firewall
8 34 (0.60%) Intranet
9 30 (0.53%) HTTPS
10 27 (0.48%) FTP
11 25 (0.44%) SSH
12 24 (0.42%) VPN
13 21 (0.37%) SAN
14 19 (0.34%) WAN
15 18 (0.32%) Multicast
16 16 (0.28%) SMTP
17 15 (0.27%) SNMP
17 15 (0.27%) BIG-IP
18 14 (0.25%) IPsec
19 12 (0.21%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (6.94%) Relational Database
2 321 (5.67%) MySQL
3 318 (5.62%) SQL Server
4 317 (5.60%) MongoDB
5 316 (5.58%) NoSQL
6 270 (4.77%) Oracle Database
7 229 (4.05%) Big Data
8 220 (3.89%) Hadoop
9 192 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 134 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 123 (2.17%) RDBMS
12 109 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
13 87 (1.54%) Apache Hive
14 74 (1.31%) KDB
15 64 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
16 60 (1.06%) HBase
17 57 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
18 56 (0.99%) DB2
19 41 (0.72%) Redis
20 40 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 528 (9.33%) Maven
2 493 (8.71%) Cucumber
3 485 (8.57%) Subversion
4 478 (8.45%) Git (software)
5 458 (8.09%) Selenium
6 418 (7.39%) JUnit
7 393 (6.94%) Jenkins
8 286 (5.05%) WebDriver
9 264 (4.67%) JIRA
10 231 (4.08%) Eclipse
11 217 (3.83%) Ant
12 174 (3.07%) Hudson
13 173 (3.06%) TeamCity
14 157 (2.77%) Mockito
15 106 (1.87%) JBehave
16 69 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 65 (1.15%) Visual Studio
18 64 (1.13%) Jasmine
19 63 (1.11%) QuickTest Pro
20 58 (1.02%) FitNesse
General
1 1026 (18.13%) Finance
2 969 (17.12%) Banking
3 587 (10.37%) Front Office
4 523 (9.24%) Investment Banking
5 235 (4.15%) Retail
6 109 (1.93%) Games
7 108 (1.91%) Back Office
8 96 (1.70%) Marketing
9 73 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 72 (1.27%) Financial Institution
11 62 (1.10%) Publishing
12 58 (1.02%) Advertising
13 51 (0.90%) Manufacturing
14 24 (0.42%) Legal
15 20 (0.35%) Billing
16 19 (0.34%) General Ledger
17 16 (0.28%) Electronics
18 14 (0.25%) French Language
19 13 (0.23%) Retail Banking
20 11 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3434 (60.68%) Developer
2 1701 (30.06%) Java Developer
3 405 (7.16%) Senior Developer
4 332 (5.87%) Analyst
5 321 (5.67%) Architect
6 252 (4.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 201 (3.55%) Consultant
8 183 (3.23%) Tester
9 173 (3.06%) Android Developer
10 163 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 153 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
12 149 (2.63%) Web Developer
13 116 (2.05%) Software Engineer
14 110 (1.94%) Test Analyst
14 110 (1.94%) Scala Developer
15 106 (1.87%) Project Manager
16 96 (1.70%) Solutions Architect
17 94 (1.66%) JavaScript Developer
18 92 (1.63%) Agile Java Developer
19 83 (1.47%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1188 (20.99%) Spring
2 1169 (20.66%) HTML
3 908 (16.05%) Web Services
4 898 (15.87%) XML
5 731 (12.92%) CSS
6 704 (12.44%) J2EE
7 627 (11.08%) Hibernate
8 520 (9.19%) .NET
9 484 (8.55%) HTML5
10 390 (6.89%) SOAP
11 388 (6.86%) REST
12 381 (6.73%) JSON
13 371 (6.56%) jQuery
14 356 (6.29%) RESTful
15 311 (5.50%) JSP
16 268 (4.74%) JMS
17 254 (4.49%) AngularJS
18 246 (4.35%) CSS3
19 236 (4.17%) Ajax
20 228 (4.03%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 422 (7.46%) Open Source
2 395 (6.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 305 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 253 (4.47%) Derivative
5 241 (4.26%) Fixed Income
6 195 (3.45%) Mobile App
7 141 (2.49%) Equities
8 113 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 96 (1.70%) Mathematics
10 89 (1.57%) Credit Risk
11 64 (1.13%) iPad
12 63 (1.11%) Social Media
13 60 (1.06%) Digital Media
14 54 (0.95%) Market Risk
15 51 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
16 49 (0.87%) W3C
16 49 (0.87%) Visualisation
17 42 (0.74%) Client/Server
18 41 (0.72%) Data Integration
19 38 (0.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1098 (19.40%) Linux
2 909 (16.06%) UNIX
3 360 (6.36%) Android
4 321 (5.67%) Windows
5 198 (3.50%) Apple iOS
6 116 (2.05%) Solaris
7 85 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 65 (1.15%) Ubuntu
9 58 (1.02%) Mac OS X
10 36 (0.64%) CentOS
11 26 (0.46%) Windows 7
12 23 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (0.39%) AIX
14 20 (0.35%) SUSE
14 20 (0.35%) Debian
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 1317 (23.27%) TDD
2 1299 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 972 (17.18%) Scrum
4 751 (13.27%) BDD
5 733 (12.95%) OO
6 667 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
7 662 (11.70%) E-Commerce
8 444 (7.85%) Multithreading
9 423 (7.47%) MVC
10 392 (6.93%) Software Engineering
11 357 (6.31%) Low Latency
12 356 (6.29%) SOA
13 319 (5.64%) DevOps
14 317 (5.60%) Test Automation
15 254 (4.49%) Pair Programming
16 250 (4.42%) Web Development
17 235 (4.15%) Unit Testing
18 225 (3.98%) UML
19 222 (3.92%) Configuration Management
20 204 (3.60%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1332 (23.54%) SQL
2 1247 (22.04%) JavaScript
3 626 (11.06%) Python
4 579 (10.23%) C#
5 548 (9.68%) Ruby
6 471 (8.32%) C++
7 391 (6.91%) Scala
8 346 (6.11%) Perl
9 305 (5.39%) PHP
10 266 (4.70%) PL/SQL
11 230 (4.06%) Groovy
12 208 (3.68%) Shell Script
13 199 (3.52%) C
14 134 (2.37%) Bash Shell
15 103 (1.82%) Objective-C
16 87 (1.54%) Clojure
17 76 (1.34%) Apex Code
18 57 (1.01%) VB
19 50 (0.88%) XPath
20 46 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 494 (8.73%) Degree
2 164 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 108 (1.91%) SC Cleared
4 83 (1.47%) ISEB
5 60 (1.06%) ISTQB
6 44 (0.78%) 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 12 (0.21%) Sun Certification
12 10 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.11%) PMP
13 6 (0.11%) OCPJP
14 4 (0.071%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.053%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.053%) IBM Certification
15 3 (0.053%) IBM WebSphere Certification
15 3 (0.053%) HND
15 3 (0.053%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 413 (7.30%) QA
2 26 (0.46%) SLA
3 19 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.16%) EMIR
7 8 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.12%) Basel III
8 7 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.088%) SNOMED CT
9 5 (0.088%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.053%) FATCA
10 3 (0.053%) BS7799
11 1 (0.018%) WCAG
11 1 (0.018%) JTAG
System Software
1 58 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.49%) Varnish
4 24 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
4 24 (0.42%) vCloud
4 24 (0.42%) HDFS
5 17 (0.30%) VMware ESX
6 10 (0.18%) NFS
6 10 (0.18%) vSphere
7 8 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.14%) Xen
8 7 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (0.12%) KVM
9 6 (0.11%) SRDF
10 5 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.088%) Samba
11 4 (0.071%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.071%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.053%) Docker
12 3 (0.053%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 255 (4.51%) Puppet
2 185 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (1.45%) Nagios
4 44 (0.78%) Salt
5 40 (0.71%) Ansible
6 32 (0.57%) Vagrant
7 31 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
8 28 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
9 26 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 21 (0.37%) Oozie
11 20 (0.35%) Opsview
12 19 (0.34%) Control-M
13 18 (0.32%) OpenAM
14 16 (0.28%) OpenIDM
14 16 (0.28%) Zenoss
15 14 (0.25%) ZABBIX
16 12 (0.21%) collectd
16 12 (0.21%) Graylog2
17 11 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
17 11 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1222 (21.59%) Oracle
2 269 (4.75%) JBoss
3 266 (4.70%) Sybase
4 223 (3.94%) Microsoft
5 178 (3.15%) Adobe
6 149 (2.63%) IBM
7 141 (2.49%) TIBCO
8 122 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
9 108 (1.91%) Google
10 107 (1.89%) ATG
11 106 (1.87%) VMware
12 104 (1.84%) 29West
13 98 (1.73%) Red Hat
14 90 (1.59%) SAP
15 75 (1.33%) Perforce
16 74 (1.31%) ION Trading
17 67 (1.18%) Informatica
18 63 (1.11%) Endeca
19 55 (0.97%) HP
20 52 (0.92%) hybris
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