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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Java 2890 3381 3138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.93% 13.31% 12.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.62% 30.27% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2072 2421 2207
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 £638 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 25
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £33.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £59.30 £53.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.04% -0.66%
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
10098 11168 10513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.69% 43.98% 40.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7136 7968 7331
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
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 91 146
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.50 £15.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.89 £59.00 £48.50
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 2 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
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 2 September 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 2 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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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 0 731 £513 -2.38% 380
Greenford - 17 - -
Canary Wharf -4 16 £525 -2.32% 1
Bromley +10 11 £375 -18.91% 4
Docklands, London +6 10 £625 +8.79%
Croydon +5 5 £635 +69.33% 6
Chessington +1 3 - -
Hounslow -1 3 £500 +37.93% 7
Southwark - 3 £340 -
Westminster 0 2 £445 -11.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -2 2 £341 -21.55% 5
Surbiton +2 1 - - 1
Hammersmith +1 1 £175 -51.52% 2
Uxbridge -4 1 £320 -24.70% 2
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 1
Harrow - - - - 5
Hayes - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 3
Twickenham - - - - 2
New Malden - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - -
Hackney - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 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 1338 (23.57%) TDD
2 1320 (23.26%) SQL
3 1292 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1288 (22.69%) JavaScript
5 1221 (21.51%) Oracle
6 1201 (21.16%) Spring
7 1199 (21.12%) HTML
8 1162 (20.47%) Linux
9 1025 (18.06%) Finance
10 994 (17.51%) Scrum
11 975 (17.18%) Banking
12 929 (16.37%) UNIX
13 909 (16.01%) XML
14 903 (15.91%) Web Services
15 818 (14.41%) OO
16 760 (13.39%) BDD
17 748 (13.18%) CSS
18 710 (12.51%) Continuous Integration
19 705 (12.42%) J2EE
20 654 (11.52%) Hibernate
21 648 (11.42%) E-Commerce
22 631 (11.12%) Python
23 601 (10.59%) Front Office
24 599 (10.55%) C#
25 544 (9.58%) Investment Banking
26 539 (9.50%) Maven
27 527 (9.28%) Ruby
28 521 (9.18%) Git (software)
29 517 (9.11%) Subversion
30 511 (9.00%) .NET

Java
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 357 (6.29%) Tomcat
2 329 (5.80%) Apache
3 267 (4.70%) WebLogic
4 222 (3.91%) Node.js
5 195 (3.44%) WebSphere
6 123 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
7 115 (2.03%) Adobe CQ
8 113 (1.99%) CMS
9 91 (1.60%) IIS
10 89 (1.57%) Confluence
11 71 (1.25%) Apache Pig
12 58 (1.02%) SharePoint
13 46 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
13 46 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
14 44 (0.78%) Apache Solr
15 41 (0.72%) nginx
16 40 (0.70%) Jetty
16 40 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
17 39 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
18 35 (0.62%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 110 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 68 (1.20%) MS Office
3 32 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 28 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (0.35%) MS Project
7 13 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.11%) SPSS
10 4 (0.070%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.053%) Mathematica
11 3 (0.053%) InDesign
12 2 (0.035%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.035%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.035%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.018%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.018%) GIMP
13 1 (0.018%) CPLEX
13 1 (0.018%) Maya
Business Applications
1 84 (1.48%) RMDS
2 43 (0.76%) ION MarketView
3 28 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 27 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 25 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.25%) Magento
7 13 (0.23%) Google Analytics
8 11 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
9 10 (0.18%) Tridion
9 10 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
9 10 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 9 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.12%) Temenos T24
11 7 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
12 6 (0.11%) Murex MxG2000
12 6 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
12 6 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
12 6 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
13 5 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
13 5 (0.088%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 123 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
3 77 (1.36%) SaaS
4 68 (1.20%) Force.com
5 61 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
6 49 (0.86%) GitHub
7 25 (0.44%) 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 9 (0.16%) PaaS
12 8 (0.14%) Heroku
13 7 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (0.11%) IaaS
15 4 (0.070%) ElastiCache
15 4 (0.070%) Joyent
15 4 (0.070%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.053%) CloudFront
17 2 (0.035%) AWS Data Pipeline
Communications & Networking
1 279 (4.92%) HTTP
2 159 (2.80%) Internet
3 134 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 92 (1.62%) DNS
5 84 (1.48%) SSL
6 81 (1.43%) LDAP
7 63 (1.11%) Firewall
8 39 (0.69%) Intranet
9 28 (0.49%) FTP
10 26 (0.46%) VPN
11 25 (0.44%) SSH
12 22 (0.39%) SAN
13 21 (0.37%) Multicast
14 20 (0.35%) HTTPS
15 17 (0.30%) BIG-IP
16 14 (0.25%) IPsec
16 14 (0.25%) VoIP
17 13 (0.23%) WAN
18 12 (0.21%) AMQP
19 11 (0.19%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 408 (7.19%) Relational Database
2 338 (5.95%) MongoDB
3 328 (5.78%) NoSQL
4 325 (5.73%) MySQL
5 309 (5.44%) SQL Server
6 274 (4.83%) Oracle Database
7 241 (4.25%) Big Data
8 215 (3.79%) Hadoop
9 182 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 124 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 105 (1.85%) RDBMS
12 92 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
13 88 (1.55%) Apache Hive
14 62 (1.09%) KDB
15 55 (0.97%) HBase
15 55 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
16 53 (0.93%) Redis
17 52 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
18 50 (0.88%) DB2
19 45 (0.79%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 539 (9.50%) Maven
2 521 (9.18%) Git (software)
3 517 (9.11%) Subversion
4 477 (8.40%) Cucumber
5 460 (8.10%) Selenium
6 421 (7.42%) JUnit
7 399 (7.03%) Jenkins
8 277 (4.88%) WebDriver
9 264 (4.65%) JIRA
10 235 (4.14%) Eclipse
11 197 (3.47%) TeamCity
12 185 (3.26%) Ant
13 174 (3.07%) Hudson
14 153 (2.70%) Mockito
15 89 (1.57%) JBehave
16 61 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 61 (1.07%) Jasmine
17 59 (1.04%) CruiseControl
18 56 (0.99%) Visual Studio
19 55 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1025 (18.06%) Finance
2 975 (17.18%) Banking
3 601 (10.59%) Front Office
4 544 (9.58%) Investment Banking
5 227 (4.00%) Retail
6 111 (1.96%) Games
7 102 (1.80%) Back Office
8 86 (1.52%) Marketing
9 81 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 77 (1.36%) Publishing
11 69 (1.22%) Financial Institution
12 53 (0.93%) Advertising
13 47 (0.83%) Manufacturing
14 27 (0.48%) Legal
15 17 (0.30%) Billing
16 14 (0.25%) General Ledger
16 14 (0.25%) French Language
17 13 (0.23%) Law
17 13 (0.23%) Electronics
18 12 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3532 (62.23%) Developer
2 1786 (31.47%) Java Developer
3 379 (6.68%) Senior Developer
4 324 (5.71%) Analyst
5 304 (5.36%) Architect
6 243 (4.28%) Senior Java Developer
7 198 (3.49%) Consultant
8 177 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
9 175 (3.08%) Tester
10 168 (2.96%) Android Developer
11 151 (2.66%) Web Developer
12 143 (2.52%) Front-End Developer
13 132 (2.33%) Software Engineer
14 111 (1.96%) Test Analyst
15 104 (1.83%) Scala Developer
16 98 (1.73%) Project Manager
17 97 (1.71%) JavaScript Developer
18 91 (1.60%) Python Developer
19 90 (1.59%) Agile Java Developer
20 86 (1.52%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1201 (21.16%) Spring
2 1199 (21.12%) HTML
3 909 (16.01%) XML
4 903 (15.91%) Web Services
5 748 (13.18%) CSS
6 705 (12.42%) J2EE
7 654 (11.52%) Hibernate
8 511 (9.00%) .NET
9 488 (8.60%) HTML5
10 441 (7.77%) REST
11 390 (6.87%) SOAP
12 377 (6.64%) RESTful
13 368 (6.48%) jQuery
14 367 (6.47%) JSON
15 322 (5.67%) JSP
16 280 (4.93%) AngularJS
17 261 (4.60%) JMS
18 255 (4.49%) Spring MVC
19 237 (4.18%) CSS3
20 231 (4.07%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 429 (7.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 417 (7.35%) Open Source
3 305 (5.37%) Computer Science
4 234 (4.12%) Derivative
5 232 (4.09%) Fixed Income
6 168 (2.96%) Mobile App
7 135 (2.38%) Equities
8 115 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
9 91 (1.60%) Mathematics
10 87 (1.53%) Credit Risk
11 67 (1.18%) Social Media
12 66 (1.16%) iPad
13 65 (1.15%) Market Risk
14 62 (1.09%) Digital Media
15 58 (1.02%) Visualisation
16 46 (0.81%) W3C
17 41 (0.72%) Equity Derivative
18 39 (0.69%) Data Integration
19 35 (0.62%) Client/Server
20 33 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1162 (20.47%) Linux
2 929 (16.37%) UNIX
3 355 (6.25%) Windows
4 339 (5.97%) Android
5 189 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 105 (1.85%) Solaris
7 104 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 87 (1.53%) Mac OS X
9 68 (1.20%) Ubuntu
10 52 (0.92%) CentOS
11 34 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (0.49%) AIX
13 22 (0.39%) SUSE
14 18 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 13 (0.23%) Debian
15 13 (0.23%) MVS
15 13 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
16 12 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (0.21%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1338 (23.57%) TDD
2 1292 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
3 994 (17.51%) Scrum
4 818 (14.41%) OO
5 760 (13.39%) BDD
6 710 (12.51%) Continuous Integration
7 648 (11.42%) E-Commerce
8 490 (8.63%) Multithreading
9 486 (8.56%) MVC
10 397 (6.99%) Software Engineering
11 389 (6.85%) Low Latency
12 352 (6.20%) DevOps
13 336 (5.92%) SOA
14 280 (4.93%) Test Automation
15 268 (4.72%) Pair Programming
16 265 (4.67%) Web Development
17 258 (4.55%) Configuration Management
18 239 (4.21%) Unit Testing
19 221 (3.89%) Kanban
20 211 (3.72%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1320 (23.26%) SQL
2 1288 (22.69%) JavaScript
3 631 (11.12%) Python
4 599 (10.55%) C#
5 527 (9.28%) Ruby
6 499 (8.79%) C++
7 403 (7.10%) Scala
8 334 (5.88%) PHP
9 301 (5.30%) Perl
10 262 (4.62%) PL/SQL
11 243 (4.28%) Groovy
12 216 (3.81%) Shell Script
13 208 (3.66%) C
14 140 (2.47%) Bash Shell
15 99 (1.74%) Objective-C
16 84 (1.48%) Clojure
17 81 (1.43%) Apex Code
18 52 (0.92%) VB
19 50 (0.88%) PowerShell
20 48 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 480 (8.46%) Degree
2 153 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 87 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 60 (1.06%) ISEB
5 45 (0.79%) ISTQB
6 42 (0.74%) DV Cleared
7 25 (0.44%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.28%) Sun Certification
9 12 (0.21%) PhD
9 12 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
11 9 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.11%) OCPJP
13 4 (0.070%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.070%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.070%) PMP
13 4 (0.070%) MCT
14 3 (0.053%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.053%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (7.58%) QA
2 24 (0.42%) SLA
3 14 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.12%) EMIR
5 7 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.088%) Basel III
7 5 (0.088%) SNOMED CT
8 3 (0.053%) FATCA
9 2 (0.035%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.018%) HL7
10 1 (0.018%) WCAG
10 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 63 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.55%) Varnish
4 30 (0.53%) vCloud
5 26 (0.46%) HDFS
6 23 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.21%) VMware ESX
8 11 (0.19%) NFS
9 9 (0.16%) Xen
10 8 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.12%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.12%) vSphere
12 6 (0.11%) KVM
13 5 (0.088%) Apache Flume
13 5 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 5 (0.088%) SRDF
14 4 (0.070%) Samba
14 4 (0.070%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.070%) Docker
15 3 (0.053%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 281 (4.95%) Puppet
2 192 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
3 74 (1.30%) Nagios
4 44 (0.78%) Salt
5 36 (0.63%) Ansible
6 33 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
7 32 (0.56%) Vagrant
8 27 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
9 26 (0.46%) Oozie
10 25 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 22 (0.39%) ZABBIX
12 21 (0.37%) Control-M
13 20 (0.35%) Zenoss
14 16 (0.28%) OpenAM
14 16 (0.28%) Graylog2
15 14 (0.25%) Kibana
15 14 (0.25%) OpenIDM
16 12 (0.21%) Opsview
16 12 (0.21%) YUM
16 12 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 1221 (21.51%) Oracle
2 264 (4.65%) JBoss
3 247 (4.35%) Sybase
4 227 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 162 (2.85%) Adobe
6 152 (2.68%) IBM
7 132 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
8 122 (2.15%) TIBCO
9 116 (2.04%) Google
10 111 (1.96%) Red Hat
11 99 (1.74%) ATG
11 99 (1.74%) VMware
12 97 (1.71%) 29West
13 79 (1.39%) Perforce
14 67 (1.18%) SAP
15 62 (1.09%) Informatica
15 62 (1.09%) ION Trading
16 57 (1.00%) Endeca
17 55 (0.97%) hybris
18 52 (0.92%) Zend
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Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Harvey Nash plc
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E-synergy Solutions
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Oliver Bernard
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Oliver Bernard
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Aston Carter
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Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Aston Carter
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
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City, London
Harrington Starr
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Harrington Starr
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Hydrogen Group
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Hydrogen Group
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Lorien Resourcing
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Square One Resources
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