The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
England / South East
Rank 11 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Java 722 746 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.38% 8.50% 7.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.08% 25.26% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 494 384
Median daily rate £450 £414 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.76% +13.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 17
Median hourly rate £45.00 £43.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +8.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £30.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £41.44 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.26% +10.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2571 2953 3317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.41% 33.66% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1595 1941 1849
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 109 126
Median hourly rate £42.00 £44.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +12.67%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Java as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the South East region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the South East region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Java
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +10 174 £450 +5.88% 56
Hampshire +5 120 £400 +6.66% 54
Buckinghamshire +1 113 £350 -1.40% 30
Surrey -3 99 £515 +21.17% 47
Oxfordshire +4 97 £488 +11.42% 53
West Sussex +8 64 £512 +63.68% 5
Middlesex +22 20 £360 -10.00% 2
East Sussex +7 14 £401 -10.83% 13
Kent -10 14 £375 -6.25% 10
Sussex +3 1 £373 -
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Java.

1 738 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (26.09%) Spring
3 355 (24.50%) Linux
4 350 (24.15%) JavaScript
5 328 (22.64%) SQL
6 327 (22.57%) Oracle
7 306 (21.12%) Scrum
8 286 (19.74%) XML
9 283 (19.53%) TDD
10 279 (19.25%) Web Services
11 273 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
12 263 (18.15%) HTML
13 256 (17.67%) Git (software)
14 242 (16.70%) Python
15 241 (16.63%) REST
16 232 (16.01%) Jenkins
17 204 (14.08%) Maven
18 195 (13.46%) CSS
19 186 (12.84%) Finance
20 179 (12.35%) JUnit
21 177 (12.22%) Unix
22 176 (12.15%) Tomcat
23 175 (12.08%) Selenium
24 169 (11.66%) JIRA
25 160 (11.04%) Security Cleared
26 159 (10.97%) JSON
27 158 (10.90%) SOAP
28 151 (10.42%) JBoss
29 150 (10.35%) BDD
30 147 (10.14%) J2EE

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 176 (12.15%) Tomcat
2 151 (10.42%) JBoss
3 145 (10.01%) Apache
4 99 (6.83%) WebSphere
5 87 (6.00%) WebLogic
6 71 (4.90%) Apache Spark
7 57 (3.93%) Confluence
8 50 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
9 49 (3.38%) nginx
9 49 (3.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 31 (2.14%) WebSphere Application Server
11 28 (1.93%) OpenStack
12 27 (1.86%) Apache Solr
13 25 (1.73%) WebSphere Process Server
14 24 (1.66%) Apache Pig
15 23 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
16 18 (1.24%) CMS
16 18 (1.24%) Jetty
17 17 (1.17%) Mule
18 16 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (1.38%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.83%) MS Office
3 5 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 26 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (0.90%) SAP HR
3 6 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.28%) Magento
4 4 (0.28%) Maximo
4 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.28%) Staffware
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.21%) SAP PSCD
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.069%) Summit
7 1 (0.069%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 146 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (4.14%) GitHub
3 53 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (2.42%) PaaS
5 34 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (1.38%) SaaS
7 16 (1.10%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.76%) Heroku
9 9 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (0.62%) Google Analytics
10 8 (0.55%) Force.com
10 8 (0.55%) Google App Engine
11 7 (0.48%) Google Compute Engine
12 6 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.41%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.35%) Boomi
13 5 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.35%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 94 (6.49%) HTTP
2 43 (2.97%) TCP/IP
3 26 (1.79%) Internet
4 24 (1.66%) LDAP
5 23 (1.59%) DNS
5 23 (1.59%) SSL
6 21 (1.45%) SSH
7 18 (1.24%) LAN
8 15 (1.04%) ICMP
8 15 (1.04%) LTE
9 13 (0.90%) Kerberos
9 13 (0.90%) WAN
10 12 (0.83%) Firewall
10 12 (0.83%) GSM
11 11 (0.76%) HSPA
11 11 (0.76%) WCDMA
12 9 (0.62%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.62%) Network Security
13 7 (0.48%) FTP
13 7 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (8.35%) Hadoop
2 115 (7.94%) Big Data
3 97 (6.69%) NoSQL
4 96 (6.63%) MongoDB
5 86 (5.94%) MySQL
6 82 (5.66%) SQL Server
7 74 (5.11%) Oracle Database
8 59 (4.07%) Relational Database
9 56 (3.86%) Apache Hive
10 51 (3.52%) HBase
11 43 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
12 37 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 28 (1.93%) Sqoop
14 25 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
15 24 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.66%) Impala
16 22 (1.52%) RDBMS
17 17 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
18 16 (1.10%) DB2
19 15 (1.04%) Redis
Development Applications
1 256 (17.67%) Git (software)
2 232 (16.01%) Jenkins
3 204 (14.08%) Maven
4 179 (12.35%) JUnit
5 175 (12.08%) Selenium
6 169 (11.66%) JIRA
7 129 (8.90%) Cucumber
8 124 (8.56%) Subversion
9 107 (7.38%) Gradle
10 100 (6.90%) Eclipse
11 86 (5.94%) Ant
12 66 (4.55%) Mockito
13 52 (3.59%) WebDriver
14 46 (3.17%) JMeter
15 44 (3.04%) SoapUI
16 42 (2.90%) Bitbucket
16 42 (2.90%) IntelliJ
17 37 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 31 (2.14%) Talend Open Studio
19 26 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 186 (12.84%) Finance
2 69 (4.76%) Banking
3 61 (4.21%) Publishing
4 40 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.55%) Retail
6 18 (1.24%) Marketing
7 13 (0.90%) Legal
8 7 (0.48%) Back Office
8 7 (0.48%) Law
8 7 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.48%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.35%) Advertising
11 4 (0.28%) Electronics
11 4 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.28%) Games
11 4 (0.28%) Korean Language
12 2 (0.14%) Military
13 1 (0.069%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 860 (59.35%) Developer
2 520 (35.89%) Java Developer
3 130 (8.97%) Architect
4 89 (6.14%) Senior Developer
4 89 (6.14%) Software Engineer
5 79 (5.45%) Analyst
6 74 (5.11%) Java Engineer
7 68 (4.69%) Senior Java Developer
8 62 (4.28%) Consultant
9 60 (4.14%) Agile Developer
10 58 (4.00%) Agile Java Developer
10 58 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
11 57 (3.93%) Scala Developer
12 53 (3.66%) Software Developer
13 51 (3.52%) Tester
14 47 (3.24%) Test Analyst
15 46 (3.17%) Java Software Developer
16 39 (2.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 38 (2.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 37 (2.55%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (26.09%) Spring
2 286 (19.74%) XML
3 279 (19.25%) Web Services
4 263 (18.15%) HTML
5 241 (16.63%) REST
6 195 (13.46%) CSS
7 159 (10.97%) JSON
8 158 (10.90%) SOAP
9 147 (10.14%) J2EE
10 143 (9.87%) Hibernate
11 142 (9.80%) RESTful
12 138 (9.52%) Java EE
13 110 (7.59%) AngularJS
14 98 (6.76%) HTML5
15 88 (6.07%) JMS
16 81 (5.59%) .NET
17 79 (5.45%) XSLT
18 76 (5.24%) Node.js
19 72 (4.97%) jQuery
20 70 (4.83%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 62 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 53 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 40 (2.76%) User Experience
5 32 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
6 27 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.38%) Data Centre
8 16 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
9 15 (1.04%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.04%) Smart Meter
10 11 (0.76%) Client/Server
11 10 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.69%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.69%) PKI
12 9 (0.62%) Grid Computing
12 9 (0.62%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.48%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.41%) Digital Media
14 6 (0.41%) Taxonomies
15 5 (0.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 355 (24.50%) Linux
2 177 (12.22%) Unix
3 116 (8.01%) Windows
4 62 (4.28%) Android
5 51 (3.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (2.42%) Ubuntu
7 29 (2.00%) CentOS
8 24 (1.66%) AIX
9 21 (1.45%) Debian
10 18 (1.24%) Solaris
11 17 (1.17%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.69%) Windows Server
13 7 (0.48%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.35%) MVS
16 4 (0.28%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.28%) zOS
17 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 738 (50.93%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (21.12%) Scrum
3 283 (19.53%) TDD
4 273 (18.84%) Continuous Integration
5 150 (10.35%) BDD
6 143 (9.87%) Open Source
7 141 (9.73%) Software Engineering
8 136 (9.39%) Unit Testing
9 134 (9.25%) DevOps
10 123 (8.49%) MVC
11 108 (7.45%) OO
11 108 (7.45%) Web Development
12 105 (7.25%) Microservices
13 101 (6.97%) SDLC
14 97 (6.69%) SOA
15 91 (6.28%) E-Commerce
16 89 (6.14%) Configuration Management
17 88 (6.07%) Automated Testing
18 73 (5.04%) Test Automation
19 71 (4.90%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 350 (24.15%) JavaScript
2 328 (22.64%) SQL
3 242 (16.70%) Python
4 137 (9.45%) Scala
5 133 (9.18%) Ruby
6 109 (7.52%) C#
7 101 (6.97%) C++
8 94 (6.49%) Perl
9 86 (5.94%) Groovy
10 77 (5.31%) C
10 77 (5.31%) PHP
11 53 (3.66%) Bash Shell
12 49 (3.38%) PL/SQL
13 27 (1.86%) Shell Script
14 21 (1.45%) ABAP
14 21 (1.45%) Apple Swift
15 19 (1.31%) Objective-C
16 17 (1.17%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.10%) VB
18 14 (0.97%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 160 (11.04%) Security Cleared
2 111 (7.66%) SC Cleared
3 86 (5.94%) Degree
4 23 (1.59%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.31%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.17%) ISEB
7 8 (0.55%) CISSP
7 8 (0.55%) RHCSA
8 7 (0.48%) RHCE
8 7 (0.48%) Sun Certification
9 6 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.41%) PhD
10 4 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.28%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (0.28%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (0.28%) VCDX
11 3 (0.21%) CCIE
11 3 (0.21%) OCPJP
11 3 (0.21%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (6.90%) QA
2 17 (1.17%) PCI DSS
2 17 (1.17%) SLA
3 15 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.90%) SDET
5 8 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.48%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.21%) WAI
7 3 (0.21%) WCAG
8 2 (0.14%) HL7
8 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.069%) GDPR
9 1 (0.069%) HIPAA
System Software
1 111 (7.66%) Docker
2 35 (2.42%) HDFS
3 25 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.24%) Active Directory
5 16 (1.10%) vSphere
6 15 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 11 (0.76%) Apache Flume
8 9 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.55%) vCloud
10 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.14%) Postfix
13 1 (0.069%) Corosync
13 1 (0.069%) iptables
13 1 (0.069%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.069%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 66 (4.55%) Puppet
2 61 (4.21%) Ansible
3 31 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (2.07%) Oozie
5 22 (1.52%) Hadoop YARN
6 21 (1.45%) SELinux
7 14 (0.97%) logstash
8 12 (0.83%) Ambari
8 12 (0.83%) Kibana
9 11 (0.76%) Kubernetes
10 10 (0.69%) Grafana
11 9 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (0.41%) HP Fortify
13 5 (0.35%) Terraform
13 5 (0.35%) vRealize
14 4 (0.28%) Cobbler
14 4 (0.28%) Consul
14 4 (0.28%) Graphite
14 4 (0.28%) Pingdom
15 3 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 327 (22.57%) Oracle
2 54 (3.73%) VMware
3 47 (3.24%) Red Hat
4 45 (3.11%) IBM
5 44 (3.04%) Microsoft
6 37 (2.55%) Google
7 31 (2.14%) SAP
7 31 (2.14%) Talend
8 25 (1.73%) Splunk
9 23 (1.59%) HP
10 22 (1.52%) Cloudera
11 21 (1.45%) Hortonworks
12 20 (1.38%) ATG
12 20 (1.38%) Atlassian
13 18 (1.24%) Adobe
13 18 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
14 17 (1.17%) Sitecore
15 15 (1.04%) Apple
16 14 (0.97%) Cisco
16 14 (0.97%) Jaspersoft
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