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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 16 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Java 735 669 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.58% 7.01% 6.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.33% 20.97% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 375 268
Average daily rate £411 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 16
Average hourly rate £44.00 £37.50 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £35.00 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.88 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -3.22%
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
2902 3191 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.89% 33.44% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 1783 1449
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 118 134
Average hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £17.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £45.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 11 February 2016.

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
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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey +7 163 £425 +30.76% 68
Berkshire +1 153 £428 +8.57% 65
Hampshire -9 144 £375 - 54
Buckinghamshire +30 105 £353 -2.75% 40
Oxfordshire +4 81 £438 -11.61% 31
Kent +19 36 £400 +55.33% 12
West Sussex +16 29 £375 +20.00% 12
East Sussex +8 19 £406 +35.41% 9
Middlesex -16 3 £373 -12.35%
Home Counties -1 2 - -
Sussex - 2 £500 -
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 619 (40.46%) Agile Software Development
2 415 (27.12%) JavaScript
3 409 (26.73%) SQL
4 393 (25.69%) Linux
5 365 (23.86%) Oracle
6 326 (21.31%) Spring
7 324 (21.18%) HTML
8 299 (19.54%) Web Services
9 261 (17.06%) XML
10 232 (15.16%) CSS
11 231 (15.10%) Unix
12 229 (14.97%) Security Cleared
13 214 (13.99%) J2EE
13 214 (13.99%) Finance
14 206 (13.46%) Scrum
15 204 (13.33%) SC Cleared
16 174 (11.37%) REST
17 169 (11.05%) Windows
18 168 (10.98%) SOAP
18 168 (10.98%) Java EE
19 165 (10.78%) Hibernate
20 163 (10.65%) Python
21 160 (10.46%) Maven
22 158 (10.33%) Eclipse
22 158 (10.33%) Subversion
23 156 (10.20%) TDD
24 155 (10.13%) JBoss
24 155 (10.13%) PL/SQL
25 151 (9.87%) OO
26 143 (9.35%) Selenium

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
1 155 (10.13%) JBoss
2 125 (8.17%) WebLogic
2 125 (8.17%) WebSphere
3 113 (7.39%) Node.js
4 108 (7.06%) Tomcat
5 68 (4.44%) Apache
6 47 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
7 36 (2.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 34 (2.22%) CMS
9 28 (1.83%) IIS
10 27 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 27 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
11 17 (1.11%) Confluence
11 17 (1.11%) SharePoint
12 16 (1.05%) Apache Solr
13 14 (0.92%) SAS
14 13 (0.85%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.78%) Drupal
15 12 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
16 11 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (2.29%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.92%) MS Office
3 14 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.26%) GIMP
7 3 (0.20%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.13%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.065%) MS Project
9 1 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.065%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.065%) Simulink
9 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.065%) SPSS
9 1 (0.065%) Weka
Business Applications
1 26 (1.70%) Oracle BPM
2 23 (1.50%) OpenText Process Suite
3 11 (0.72%) BigMachines
3 11 (0.72%) Eloqua
4 8 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.52%) Magento
4 8 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
6 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.20%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.13%) Maximo
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle BRM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 109 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (1.50%) SaaS
6 13 (0.85%) Google Analytics
7 12 (0.78%) PaaS
8 10 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
9 8 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.52%) Force.com
9 8 (0.52%) Google Tag Manager
9 8 (0.52%) Route 53
10 7 (0.46%) Heroku
11 5 (0.33%) Boomi
11 5 (0.33%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.20%) GitHub
12 3 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (4.77%) HTTP
2 34 (2.22%) LDAP
3 29 (1.90%) Internet
4 26 (1.70%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.37%) Firewall
6 18 (1.18%) Intranet
7 14 (0.92%) Kerberos
7 14 (0.92%) SAN
8 12 (0.78%) FTP
9 9 (0.59%) DNS
9 9 (0.59%) Network Security
10 8 (0.52%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.52%) SSL
11 7 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (0.39%) Bluetooth
13 5 (0.33%) SMTP
13 5 (0.33%) SSH
14 4 (0.26%) DHCP
14 4 (0.26%) VLAN
14 4 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (9.28%) NoSQL
2 106 (6.93%) MongoDB
3 98 (6.41%) Oracle Database
4 93 (6.08%) Big Data
5 92 (6.01%) SQL Server
6 90 (5.88%) MySQL
7 85 (5.56%) Hadoop
8 79 (5.16%) Relational Database
9 62 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
10 59 (3.86%) DB2
11 55 (3.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 38 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 29 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
14 27 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
15 20 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
16 19 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (1.05%) OLTP
18 16 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
19 14 (0.92%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 160 (10.46%) Maven
2 158 (10.33%) Eclipse
2 158 (10.33%) Subversion
3 143 (9.35%) Selenium
4 124 (8.10%) JUnit
5 120 (7.84%) Git (software)
6 107 (6.99%) Jenkins
7 90 (5.88%) Cucumber
8 88 (5.75%) Ant
9 85 (5.56%) JIRA
10 46 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 43 (2.81%) Gradle
12 42 (2.75%) SoapUI
13 41 (2.68%) Toad
14 39 (2.55%) WebDriver
15 36 (2.35%) Oracle APEX
16 34 (2.22%) Artifactory
17 33 (2.16%) Mockito
18 26 (1.70%) Grunt
18 26 (1.70%) HP UFT
General
1 214 (13.99%) Finance
2 79 (5.16%) Telecoms
3 70 (4.58%) Retail
4 60 (3.92%) Banking
5 53 (3.46%) Publishing
6 22 (1.44%) Electronics
7 19 (1.24%) Marketing
7 19 (1.24%) Spanish Language
8 14 (0.92%) Legal
9 13 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.72%) Military
11 8 (0.52%) Automotive
12 7 (0.46%) Games
12 7 (0.46%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.33%) Back Office
14 5 (0.33%) Billing
15 4 (0.26%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 846 (55.29%) Developer
2 484 (31.63%) Java Developer
3 170 (11.11%) Architect
4 132 (8.63%) Senior Developer
5 127 (8.30%) Analyst
6 98 (6.41%) Senior Java Developer
7 83 (5.42%) JavaScript Developer
8 69 (4.51%) Consultant
9 66 (4.31%) Agile Developer
10 62 (4.05%) Agile Java Developer
11 61 (3.99%) Software Engineer
12 60 (3.92%) Android Developer
13 58 (3.79%) Java Engineer
14 56 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
15 52 (3.40%) Java Architect
16 49 (3.20%) Applications Developer
17 47 (3.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 47 (3.07%) Test Analyst
18 46 (3.01%) Node.js Developer
19 45 (2.94%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (21.31%) Spring
2 324 (21.18%) HTML
3 299 (19.54%) Web Services
4 261 (17.06%) XML
5 232 (15.16%) CSS
6 214 (13.99%) J2EE
7 174 (11.37%) REST
8 168 (10.98%) Java EE
8 168 (10.98%) SOAP
9 165 (10.78%) Hibernate
10 141 (9.22%) AngularJS
11 124 (8.10%) JSON
12 104 (6.80%) jQuery
13 103 (6.73%) RESTful
14 102 (6.67%) HTML5
15 97 (6.34%) Middleware
16 94 (6.14%) JMS
17 87 (5.69%) JSF
18 80 (5.23%) .NET
19 73 (4.77%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (4.25%) User Experience
3 44 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 43 (2.81%) Algorithms
4 43 (2.81%) Mobile App
5 26 (1.70%) Clustering
6 22 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.31%) PKI
8 17 (1.11%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.05%) Smart Meter
10 15 (0.98%) Visualisation
11 12 (0.78%) N-Tier
12 11 (0.72%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.52%) Biometrics
13 8 (0.52%) Cryptography
13 8 (0.52%) Statistics
14 7 (0.46%) HACMP
15 6 (0.39%) Data Integration
15 6 (0.39%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.39%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 393 (25.69%) Linux
2 231 (15.10%) Unix
3 169 (11.05%) Windows
4 87 (5.69%) Android
5 74 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (2.48%) Windows Server
7 35 (2.29%) AIX
8 34 (2.22%) Apple iOS
9 27 (1.76%) Solaris
10 20 (1.31%) CentOS
11 14 (0.92%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.52%) zOS
14 3 (0.20%) HPUX
14 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (40.46%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (13.46%) Scrum
3 156 (10.20%) TDD
4 151 (9.87%) OO
5 137 (8.95%) MVC
6 132 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
7 119 (7.78%) Software Engineering
8 114 (7.45%) Waterfall
9 100 (6.54%) UML
10 99 (6.47%) BDD
11 97 (6.34%) SOA
12 95 (6.21%) Open Source
13 92 (6.01%) DevOps
14 85 (5.56%) Unit Testing
15 81 (5.29%) Data Modelling
16 78 (5.10%) Continuous Delivery
17 75 (4.90%) E-Commerce
18 74 (4.84%) SDLC
19 73 (4.77%) Android Development
20 71 (4.64%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 415 (27.12%) JavaScript
2 409 (26.73%) SQL
3 163 (10.65%) Python
4 155 (10.13%) PL/SQL
5 138 (9.02%) C++
6 100 (6.54%) Ruby
7 97 (6.34%) Shell Script
8 87 (5.69%) C#
9 74 (4.84%) PHP
10 61 (3.99%) Bash Shell
11 57 (3.73%) C
12 49 (3.20%) Perl
13 35 (2.29%) VB
14 29 (1.90%) Scala
15 28 (1.83%) VBScript
16 24 (1.57%) PowerShell
16 24 (1.57%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 23 (1.50%) Jython
18 22 (1.44%) R
19 20 (1.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 229 (14.97%) Security Cleared
2 204 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 127 (8.30%) Degree
4 36 (2.35%) ISEB
5 21 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.24%) DV Cleared
7 17 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (1.05%) Sun Certification
9 11 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (0.59%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.59%) PMP
11 5 (0.33%) CCNA
11 5 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.20%) OCA
13 3 (0.20%) OCP
13 3 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.22%) QA
2 19 (1.24%) SLA
3 17 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.26%) COBIT
5 4 (0.26%) FIPS 140-2
6 3 (0.20%) SDET
7 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.13%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.13%) WCAG
8 1 (0.065%) HL7
8 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.065%) MISRA
8 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (2.09%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.70%) Docker
3 21 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.85%) vSphere
5 9 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.46%) GPFS
7 6 (0.39%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.26%) KVM
9 3 (0.20%) Firmware
9 3 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.13%) Squid
11 1 (0.065%) GridGain
11 1 (0.065%) HDFS
11 1 (0.065%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.065%) Xen
11 1 (0.065%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (2.81%) Ansible
2 40 (2.61%) Puppet
3 25 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (1.18%) CA Wily
5 17 (1.11%) Graphite
6 15 (0.98%) logstash
6 15 (0.98%) Nagios
7 13 (0.85%) Kubernetes
7 13 (0.85%) Terraform
8 10 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.39%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (0.33%) Cobbler
10 5 (0.33%) nmon
10 5 (0.33%) SCCM
11 4 (0.26%) Mesos
12 3 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.20%) Cacti
12 3 (0.20%) Ganglia
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
12 3 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 365 (23.86%) Oracle
2 60 (3.92%) HP
3 59 (3.86%) IBM
4 58 (3.79%) Red Hat
5 49 (3.20%) Adobe
6 43 (2.81%) Microsoft
7 35 (2.29%) VMware
8 33 (2.16%) hybris
9 30 (1.96%) SAP
10 28 (1.83%) Google
11 27 (1.76%) Informatica
12 26 (1.70%) CA
12 26 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (1.05%) Remedy
14 13 (0.85%) ATG
14 13 (0.85%) Talend
14 13 (0.85%) TIBCO
14 13 (0.85%) webMethods
15 12 (0.78%) BEA
15 12 (0.78%) Siebel
Reading, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £495 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sera Neon LTD
Posted: 17 hours ago
Buckingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Modis
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Arrows Group
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400/Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
1st Choice IT & Sales Appointments
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £449 - £501 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intapeople
Rate: £420 - £460 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400/Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 7 days ago