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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Java
England / South East
Rank 12 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Java 637 745 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.77% 8.92% 7.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.57% 26.09% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 501 390
Median daily rate £450 £420 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £542 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £38.00 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%

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
2397 2855 3163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.01% 34.19% 34.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1443 1802 1791
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 127 106
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.78 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £50.00 £47.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +13.71%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +9 146 £460 +3.95% 72
Buckinghamshire +1 107 £350 - 16
Hampshire -2 97 £450 +18.42% 54
Surrey -5 83 £450 +5.88% 35
Oxfordshire +1 81 £523 +16.11% 48
West Sussex +14 50 £488 +8.41% 6
Kent -5 24 £388 +3.33% 10
Middlesex +16 20 £375 +1.01%
East Sussex -7 15 £411 -3.23% 12
Sussex +1 3 £373 -19.45% 1
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 725 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (27.03%) Spring
3 353 (23.92%) JavaScript
3 353 (23.92%) SQL
4 323 (21.88%) Linux
4 323 (21.88%) Scrum
5 304 (20.60%) Oracle
6 302 (20.46%) XML
7 292 (19.78%) TDD
8 272 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
9 268 (18.16%) HTML
10 251 (17.01%) Web Services
11 235 (15.92%) Jenkins
12 232 (15.72%) REST
13 224 (15.18%) Git (software)
14 213 (14.43%) JUnit
15 210 (14.23%) Python
16 203 (13.75%) Maven
17 194 (13.14%) CSS
18 193 (13.08%) JSON
19 186 (12.60%) Selenium
19 186 (12.60%) J2EE
19 186 (12.60%) Finance
20 180 (12.20%) Tomcat
21 171 (11.59%) Security Cleared
21 171 (11.59%) BDD
22 169 (11.45%) Amazon AWS
23 160 (10.84%) RESTful
24 159 (10.77%) Cucumber
25 158 (10.70%) Unix

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
1 180 (12.20%) Tomcat
2 148 (10.03%) JBoss
3 125 (8.47%) Apache
4 101 (6.84%) WebSphere
5 75 (5.08%) Apache Spark
5 75 (5.08%) Elasticsearch
6 60 (4.07%) WebLogic
7 49 (3.32%) Confluence
8 38 (2.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 33 (2.24%) Apache Solr
10 32 (2.17%) nginx
11 31 (2.10%) WebSphere Application Server
12 27 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
13 25 (1.69%) OpenStack
14 24 (1.63%) WebSphere Process Server
15 22 (1.49%) Apache Pig
16 19 (1.29%) Jetty
17 17 (1.15%) Alfresco
17 17 (1.15%) CMS
17 17 (1.15%) Mule
Applications
1 29 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.81%) MS Office
4 5 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.14%) MS Project
6 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (1.08%) SAP HR
3 5 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.27%) Magento
4 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.27%) Staffware
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.20%) SAP PSCD
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.068%) Summit
7 1 (0.068%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 169 (11.45%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (4.74%) GitHub
4 62 (4.20%) Cloud Computing
5 56 (3.79%) PaaS
6 25 (1.69%) SaaS
7 22 (1.49%) Amazon S3
8 15 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
9 10 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.68%) Heroku
10 9 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (0.61%) IaaS
11 8 (0.54%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.41%) Force.com
12 6 (0.41%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.34%) Office 365
13 5 (0.34%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (5.01%) HTTP
2 36 (2.44%) LDAP
3 32 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 24 (1.63%) DNS
4 24 (1.63%) Internet
5 18 (1.22%) LAN
5 18 (1.22%) SSH
6 14 (0.95%) Network Security
6 14 (0.95%) SSL
7 13 (0.88%) Firewall
7 13 (0.88%) Kerberos
7 13 (0.88%) WAN
8 10 (0.68%) ICMP
8 10 (0.68%) LTE
9 9 (0.61%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.47%) GSM
11 6 (0.41%) HSPA
11 6 (0.41%) Intranet
11 6 (0.41%) SNMP
11 6 (0.41%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (8.67%) Hadoop
2 122 (8.27%) Big Data
3 114 (7.72%) MongoDB
4 97 (6.57%) MySQL
5 91 (6.17%) NoSQL
6 89 (6.03%) SQL Server
7 63 (4.27%) Oracle Database
8 60 (4.07%) Apache Hive
9 58 (3.93%) Relational Database
10 55 (3.73%) HBase
11 51 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
12 33 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
13 28 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
14 25 (1.69%) Sqoop
15 23 (1.56%) Couchbase
15 23 (1.56%) RDBMS
16 20 (1.36%) Impala
17 18 (1.22%) DB2
18 17 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
19 13 (0.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 235 (15.92%) Jenkins
2 224 (15.18%) Git (software)
3 213 (14.43%) JUnit
4 203 (13.75%) Maven
5 186 (12.60%) Selenium
6 159 (10.77%) Cucumber
7 152 (10.30%) JIRA
8 132 (8.94%) Subversion
9 107 (7.25%) Gradle
10 102 (6.91%) Eclipse
11 79 (5.35%) Mockito
12 74 (5.01%) Ant
13 59 (4.00%) SoapUI
14 52 (3.52%) WebDriver
15 44 (2.98%) JMeter
16 41 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 33 (2.24%) IntelliJ
18 31 (2.10%) Bitbucket
18 31 (2.10%) Talend Open Studio
19 28 (1.90%) Spock
General
1 186 (12.60%) Finance
2 72 (4.88%) Publishing
3 59 (4.00%) Banking
4 35 (2.37%) Retail
5 31 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.08%) Marketing
7 14 (0.95%) Legal
8 7 (0.47%) Back Office
8 7 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (0.47%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.34%) Games
9 5 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.27%) Korean Language
10 4 (0.27%) Law
11 3 (0.20%) Automotive
11 3 (0.20%) Electronics
11 3 (0.20%) Military
12 2 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 853 (57.79%) Developer
2 529 (35.84%) Java Developer
3 125 (8.47%) Architect
4 92 (6.23%) Analyst
5 91 (6.17%) Software Engineer
6 82 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 80 (5.42%) Java Engineer
8 68 (4.61%) Consultant
9 65 (4.40%) Agile Developer
10 64 (4.34%) Senior Java Developer
11 63 (4.27%) Agile Java Developer
12 56 (3.79%) Test Analyst
13 53 (3.59%) JavaScript Developer
14 52 (3.52%) Software Developer
15 50 (3.39%) Tester
16 48 (3.25%) Scala Developer
17 45 (3.05%) Java Software Developer
18 44 (2.98%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 42 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
20 41 (2.78%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (27.03%) Spring
2 302 (20.46%) XML
3 268 (18.16%) HTML
4 251 (17.01%) Web Services
5 232 (15.72%) REST
6 194 (13.14%) CSS
7 193 (13.08%) JSON
8 186 (12.60%) J2EE
9 160 (10.84%) RESTful
10 132 (8.94%) Java EE
11 131 (8.88%) AngularJS
11 131 (8.88%) SOAP
12 128 (8.67%) Hibernate
13 103 (6.98%) HTML5
14 97 (6.57%) .NET
15 93 (6.30%) JMS
16 79 (5.35%) jQuery
17 75 (5.08%) XSLT
18 70 (4.74%) Node.js
19 62 (4.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (3.59%) Computer Science
3 48 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 43 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (2.10%) User Experience
6 22 (1.49%) Visualisation
7 20 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.29%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.08%) Mathematics
9 16 (1.08%) Smart Meter
10 13 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 13 (0.88%) Data Integration
10 13 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
11 12 (0.81%) Digital Media
11 12 (0.81%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.75%) Cryptography
13 10 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.68%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.68%) Taxonomies
14 9 (0.61%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 323 (21.88%) Linux
2 158 (10.70%) Unix
3 109 (7.38%) Windows
4 61 (4.13%) Android
5 56 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (1.76%) Ubuntu
7 24 (1.63%) Solaris
8 21 (1.42%) CentOS
9 19 (1.29%) Apple iOS
10 15 (1.02%) Debian
11 13 (0.88%) Windows Server
12 11 (0.75%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.47%) AIX
13 7 (0.47%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.27%) MVS
14 4 (0.27%) zOS
15 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 725 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (21.88%) Scrum
3 292 (19.78%) TDD
4 272 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
5 171 (11.59%) BDD
6 157 (10.64%) Software Engineering
7 137 (9.28%) Unit Testing
8 125 (8.47%) Open Source
9 122 (8.27%) MVC
10 118 (7.99%) Web Development
11 117 (7.93%) DevOps
12 103 (6.98%) OO
13 98 (6.64%) Microservices
14 93 (6.30%) Automated Testing
15 90 (6.10%) SOA
16 81 (5.49%) E-Commerce
16 81 (5.49%) Migration
17 80 (5.42%) Test Automation
18 76 (5.15%) Continuous Delivery
19 75 (5.08%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 353 (23.92%) JavaScript
1 353 (23.92%) SQL
2 210 (14.23%) Python
3 149 (10.09%) Scala
4 122 (8.27%) C++
5 117 (7.93%) Ruby
6 96 (6.50%) C#
7 88 (5.96%) Groovy
8 81 (5.49%) Perl
9 63 (4.27%) C
10 60 (4.07%) Bash Shell
10 60 (4.07%) PHP
11 38 (2.57%) PL/SQL
12 29 (1.96%) Shell Script
13 22 (1.49%) ABAP
13 22 (1.49%) VB
14 18 (1.22%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.22%) T-SQL
15 16 (1.08%) XPath
16 13 (0.88%) Go
Qualifications
1 171 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 119 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 75 (5.08%) Degree
4 32 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 25 (1.69%) ISEB
5 25 (1.69%) ISTQB
6 11 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.61%) PhD
8 6 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.34%) RHCSA
9 5 (0.34%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.27%) VCDX
11 3 (0.20%) CISSP
11 3 (0.20%) OCPJP
12 2 (0.14%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.14%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.14%) RHCE
12 2 (0.14%) Security+ Certification
13 1 (0.068%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.64%) QA
2 23 (1.56%) SLA
3 17 (1.15%) SDET
4 16 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.47%) PA-DSS
8 3 (0.20%) WAI
8 3 (0.20%) WCAG
9 2 (0.14%) HL7
10 1 (0.068%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.068%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (6.17%) Docker
2 36 (2.44%) HDFS
3 25 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.56%) Active Directory
5 17 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 15 (1.02%) vSphere
7 11 (0.75%) Apache Flume
8 9 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.47%) vCloud
10 6 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
12 4 (0.27%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.14%) Postfix
14 1 (0.068%) iptables
14 1 (0.068%) KVM
14 1 (0.068%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.068%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (3.79%) Puppet
2 53 (3.59%) Ansible
3 32 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.96%) Oozie
5 21 (1.42%) Hadoop YARN
6 15 (1.02%) Packer
7 14 (0.95%) SELinux
8 12 (0.81%) Ambari
9 11 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.68%) Kubernetes
10 10 (0.68%) logstash
11 8 (0.54%) Kibana
12 7 (0.47%) Grafana
13 6 (0.41%) OpenAM
13 6 (0.41%) OpenIDM
14 5 (0.34%) vRealize
15 4 (0.27%) Pingdom
15 4 (0.27%) Terraform
16 3 (0.20%) Consul
16 3 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 304 (20.60%) Oracle
2 61 (4.13%) VMware
3 58 (3.93%) Microsoft
4 52 (3.52%) IBM
5 46 (3.12%) Red Hat
6 34 (2.30%) SAP
7 31 (2.10%) Atlassian
7 31 (2.10%) Talend
8 28 (1.90%) Google
9 20 (1.36%) Cloudera
9 20 (1.36%) Hortonworks
9 20 (1.36%) HP
10 17 (1.15%) Cisco
11 15 (1.02%) Adobe
11 15 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.02%) Splunk
12 14 (0.95%) ATG
12 14 (0.95%) webMethods
13 13 (0.88%) TIBCO
14 12 (0.81%) Sitecore
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