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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 21 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Java 734 552 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.41% 6.04% 6.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.28% 18.37% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 305 313
Average daily rate
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£408 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £244 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 22
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.90 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.40 £49.25
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 South East region.

Programming Languages Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3450 3005 3074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 34.81% 32.86% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2190 1657 1617
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 113 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.74 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
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 the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire +1 188 £380 +1.33% 67
Berkshire +6 146 £425 +13.33% 68
Surrey -1 128 £410 +17.14% 41
Buckinghamshire +5 89 £425 +8.97% 25
West Sussex +23 65 £403 -10.55% 8
Oxfordshire +10 65 £450 +24.13% 18
East Sussex -6 23 £375 +36.36% 9
Middlesex +6 18 £375 +7.14%
Kent -4 15 £350 -24.32% 12
Sussex +5 4 £499 -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 481 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (29.61%) Oracle
3 380 (27.78%) SQL
4 334 (24.42%) HTML
5 315 (23.03%) JavaScript
6 281 (20.54%) Web Services
7 280 (20.47%) XML
8 277 (20.25%) Linux
9 246 (17.98%) Spring
10 237 (17.32%) CSS
11 208 (15.20%) J2EE
12 201 (14.69%) Security Cleared
13 184 (13.45%) UNIX
14 175 (12.79%) Scrum
15 168 (12.28%) TDD
16 164 (11.99%) SC Cleared
17 159 (11.62%) Finance
18 144 (10.53%) SOAP
19 141 (10.31%) C++
20 137 (10.01%) Selenium
21 135 (9.87%) SOA
22 134 (9.80%) Windows
22 134 (9.80%) Software Engineering
23 131 (9.58%) JBoss
24 130 (9.50%) C#
25 125 (9.14%) JUnit
25 125 (9.14%) jQuery
26 123 (8.99%) SQL Server
27 120 (8.77%) Hibernate
28 119 (8.70%) WebSphere

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 131 (9.58%) JBoss
2 119 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 110 (8.04%) WebLogic
4 98 (7.16%) Tomcat
5 80 (5.85%) Apache
6 39 (2.85%) CMS
7 30 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 28 (2.05%) WebSphere Application Server
9 25 (1.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 22 (1.61%) Node.js
11 18 (1.32%) Confluence
12 17 (1.24%) IIS
12 17 (1.24%) Commerce Server
12 17 (1.24%) Oracle Spatial
13 13 (0.95%) Documentum
13 13 (0.95%) SAS
13 13 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (0.88%) GlassFish
15 11 (0.80%) Mule
15 11 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.17%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.17%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.80%) RoboHelp
3 11 (0.80%) FrameMaker
3 11 (0.80%) MS Office
4 6 (0.44%) GIMP
5 4 (0.29%) MS Project
6 3 (0.22%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.15%) Simulink
7 2 (0.15%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.073%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.073%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.073%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 21 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
2 20 (1.46%) BusinessWorks
3 8 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.37%) Cordys
5 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.29%) BusinessWare
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.22%) SAP MII
6 3 (0.22%) Fredhopper
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.15%) BigMachines
7 2 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (0.15%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 74 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
3 18 (1.32%) SaaS
4 14 (1.02%) Amazon S3
5 13 (0.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 11 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (0.66%) Boomi
8 8 (0.58%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.37%) Google Checkout
10 5 (0.37%) GitHub
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.15%) IaaS
12 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.15%) PaaS
13 1 (0.073%) Office 365
13 1 (0.073%) Force.com
13 1 (0.073%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.073%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.073%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.95%) HTTP
2 36 (2.63%) Internet
3 27 (1.97%) SAN
3 27 (1.97%) LDAP
4 19 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.32%) SSL
6 15 (1.10%) LAN
7 14 (1.02%) Intranet
8 11 (0.80%) Firewall
9 10 (0.73%) WAN
9 10 (0.73%) FTP
9 10 (0.73%) iSCSI
9 10 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (0.66%) FCoE
11 8 (0.58%) SSH
11 8 (0.58%) DAB
12 7 (0.51%) Wireless
12 7 (0.51%) LTE
13 6 (0.44%) Network Security
13 6 (0.44%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 98 (7.16%) MySQL
3 88 (6.43%) Relational Database
4 72 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 56 (4.09%) DB2
6 53 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
7 51 (3.73%) Hadoop
8 43 (3.14%) Big Data
9 35 (2.56%) RDBMS
10 28 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
12 19 (1.39%) OLTP
12 19 (1.39%) NoSQL
13 18 (1.32%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 137 (10.01%) Selenium
2 125 (9.14%) JUnit
3 118 (8.63%) Maven
4 116 (8.48%) Eclipse
5 111 (8.11%) Jenkins
6 105 (7.68%) Git (software)
7 104 (7.60%) Subversion
8 78 (5.70%) Cucumber
9 57 (4.17%) JIRA
10 46 (3.36%) Ant
11 45 (3.29%) WebDriver
12 44 (3.22%) SoapUI
13 28 (2.05%) Mockito
14 26 (1.90%) TeamCity
14 26 (1.90%) HP UFT
15 21 (1.54%) Visual Studio
15 21 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 19 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (1.39%) TestNG
17 17 (1.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 159 (11.62%) Finance
2 78 (5.70%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.58%) Banking
3 49 (3.58%) Retail
4 25 (1.83%) Publishing
5 19 (1.39%) Electronics
6 18 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.17%) Marketing
8 14 (1.02%) Military
8 14 (1.02%) Legal
9 12 (0.88%) Games
9 12 (0.88%) Automotive
10 9 (0.66%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.29%) Billing
13 2 (0.15%) Back Office
14 1 (0.073%) Front Office
14 1 (0.073%) Law
14 1 (0.073%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 650 (47.51%) Developer
2 342 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 152 (11.11%) Analyst
4 135 (9.87%) Architect
5 89 (6.51%) Software Engineer
6 77 (5.63%) Test Analyst
7 66 (4.82%) Senior Developer
8 59 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
9 54 (3.95%) Consultant
10 48 (3.51%) Tester
11 47 (3.44%) Senior Java Developer
12 33 (2.41%) Web Developer
13 30 (2.19%) Administrator
13 30 (2.19%) Test Engineer
14 25 (1.83%) ServiceNow Developer
15 24 (1.75%) Android Developer
16 23 (1.68%) C++ Developer
17 22 (1.61%) Designer
18 21 (1.54%) Automation Tester
18 21 (1.54%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (24.42%) HTML
2 281 (20.54%) Web Services
3 280 (20.47%) XML
4 246 (17.98%) Spring
5 237 (17.32%) CSS
6 208 (15.20%) J2EE
7 144 (10.53%) SOAP
8 125 (9.14%) jQuery
9 120 (8.77%) Hibernate
10 114 (8.33%) REST
11 106 (7.75%) .NET
12 99 (7.24%) Java EE
13 95 (6.94%) AngularJS
14 84 (6.14%) HTML5
15 79 (5.77%) Middleware
16 76 (5.56%) Ajax
17 74 (5.41%) JSON
18 73 (5.34%) JMS
19 72 (5.26%) JSP
20 68 (4.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 43 (3.14%) Mobile App
4 34 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (2.41%) CMDB
6 27 (1.97%) GIS
6 27 (1.97%) Clustering
7 24 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.68%) User Experience
9 22 (1.61%) Algorithms
10 19 (1.39%) PKI
11 14 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
12 11 (0.80%) Visualisation
13 9 (0.66%) Data Integration
13 9 (0.66%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.58%) Device Driver
15 7 (0.51%) Online Banking
15 7 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
16 6 (0.44%) Data Centre
16 6 (0.44%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 277 (20.25%) Linux
2 184 (13.45%) UNIX
3 134 (9.80%) Windows
4 60 (4.39%) Android
5 33 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 32 (2.34%) AIX
7 29 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (1.83%) Solaris
9 9 (0.66%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.37%) CentOS
12 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.29%) zOS
13 4 (0.29%) HPUX
13 4 (0.29%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.29%) VMS
14 3 (0.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (12.79%) Scrum
3 168 (12.28%) TDD
4 135 (9.87%) SOA
5 134 (9.80%) Software Engineering
6 115 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
7 111 (8.11%) OO
8 108 (7.89%) BDD
9 104 (7.60%) E-Commerce
10 100 (7.31%) MVC
11 93 (6.80%) UML
12 79 (5.77%) Unit Testing
13 76 (5.56%) Waterfall
14 74 (5.41%) SDLC
15 71 (5.19%) ITIL
16 68 (4.97%) Web Development
17 63 (4.61%) Automated Testing
18 60 (4.39%) Test Automation
18 60 (4.39%) Data Modelling
19 57 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 380 (27.78%) SQL
2 315 (23.03%) JavaScript
3 141 (10.31%) C++
4 130 (9.50%) C#
5 111 (8.11%) Python
6 78 (5.70%) C
7 76 (5.56%) Perl
7 76 (5.56%) PL/SQL
8 49 (3.58%) PHP
9 46 (3.36%) Ruby
10 44 (3.22%) Shell Script
11 27 (1.97%) VBScript
12 26 (1.90%) VB
13 25 (1.83%) PowerShell
14 22 (1.61%) Scala
15 21 (1.54%) XPath
16 20 (1.46%) Bash Shell
17 19 (1.39%) Groovy
18 16 (1.17%) T-SQL
19 15 (1.10%) Korn
Qualifications
1 201 (14.69%) Security Cleared
2 164 (11.99%) SC Cleared
3 88 (6.43%) Degree
4 42 (3.07%) ISEB
5 33 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (2.05%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.66%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.29%) OCPJWCD
9 4 (0.29%) OCPJP
9 4 (0.29%) OCMJD
9 4 (0.29%) HND
10 3 (0.22%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.15%) HNC
11 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.15%) CCNP
11 2 (0.15%) CCNA
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.39%) QA
2 9 (0.66%) SLA
3 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.29%) IEC 61508
4 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.22%) GxP
4 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.22%) TickIT
5 1 (0.073%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.073%) COBIT
5 1 (0.073%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 27 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.32%) Docker
4 6 (0.44%) VirtualBox
5 5 (0.37%) Shibboleth
6 3 (0.22%) vSphere
6 3 (0.22%) vCloud
6 3 (0.22%) Firmware
6 3 (0.22%) Snort
7 2 (0.15%) Squid
7 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.15%) GPFS
8 1 (0.073%) HDFS
8 1 (0.073%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.073%) XenServer
8 1 (0.073%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.073%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 35 (2.56%) Puppet
2 30 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.54%) Ansible
5 12 (0.88%) Vagrant
5 12 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (0.58%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.37%) XenMobile
8 4 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.29%) SCCM
9 2 (0.15%) SCOM
9 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.15%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 2 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.15%) Nagios
9 2 (0.15%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.15%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 405 (29.61%) Oracle
2 81 (5.92%) IBM
3 75 (5.48%) HP
4 52 (3.80%) Microsoft
5 42 (3.07%) CA
6 41 (3.00%) Adobe
7 37 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 35 (2.56%) SAP
9 34 (2.49%) webMethods
10 29 (2.12%) VMware
11 28 (2.05%) ServiceNow
11 28 (2.05%) BMC
12 26 (1.90%) TIBCO
13 22 (1.61%) Google
14 18 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (1.10%) Informatica
15 15 (1.10%) Cisco
15 15 (1.10%) hybris
16 14 (1.02%) Sybase
17 12 (0.88%) Sun
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