The table below looks at the statistics for the Java Applications Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java Applications Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Application Developer
Rank 579 545 530
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Java Applications Developer 3 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.028% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.031% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 5
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£400 £240 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £240 £281
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Java Applications Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java Applications Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Java Applications Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java Applications Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java Applications Developer within the UK.

Java Applications Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java Applications Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java Applications Developer within the UK.

Java Applications Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java Applications Developer
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java Applications Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 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
England -38 2 £400 +66.66% 3
London -5 1 - -
South East -14 1 £400 +39.13% 2
County Armagh - 1 - -
Craigavon - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Godalming - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - -

Java Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Applications Developer in their job title 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 with Java Applications Developer in their job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) Spring
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) J2EE
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
2 3 (23.08%) JBoss
3 2 (15.38%) J2ME
3 2 (15.38%) J2SE
3 2 (15.38%) JUnit
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (15.38%) Legal
3 2 (15.38%) OOD
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) EMV
3 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) STB
3 2 (15.38%) Subversion
3 2 (15.38%) Android
3 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
3 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) DbUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Mockito

Java Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java Applications Developer in their job title 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 with Java Applications Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
1 3 (23.08%) JBoss
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (7.69%) Apache ServiceMix
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JUnit
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) DbUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Mockito
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) TestNG
2 1 (7.69%) JDeveloper
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Legal
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) J2EE
1 3 (23.08%) Spring
2 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
2 2 (15.38%) J2ME
2 2 (15.38%) J2SE
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) FpML
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) JSF
3 1 (7.69%) Java EE
3 1 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (7.69%) GWT
3 1 (7.69%) Guice
3 1 (7.69%) Vaadin
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) EMV
1 2 (15.38%) STB
2 1 (7.69%) Derivative
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
2 1 (7.69%) Equities
2 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Android
1 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (15.38%) OO
2 2 (15.38%) OOD
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VBA
3 1 (7.69%) Groovy
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C++
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Sun
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Atomikos