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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java Application Developer
Rank 597 577 541
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Java Applications Developer 27 39 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.075% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.080% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 35
Average daily rate £400 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £317 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - -

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Applications Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Java Applications Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 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 9 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
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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
England -40 25 £400 -23.80% 8
London -12 7 £375 -28.57% 4
North West -6 6 £394 - 2
South East -2 5 £420 +17.48%
Cheshire - 3 £364 -
Scotland -3 2 - - 2
South West -4 2 £300 -22.07%
Surrey -4 2 £420 -
Leeds -4 2 £381 -4.68% 1
West Yorkshire -7 2 £381 -4.68% 1
Yorkshire -11 2 £381 -4.68% 1
North East - 2 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £425 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £425 -
Manchester - 2 £425 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Redhill - 2 £420 -
Reigate - 2 £420 -
City of London +33 1 £625 +19.04% 1
Reading - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £388 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1

Java Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 78 (100.00%) Java
2 27 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (32.05%) HTML
4 24 (30.77%) Oracle
5 22 (28.21%) JavaScript
6 21 (26.92%) SQL
7 20 (25.64%) C++
8 18 (23.08%) Spring
9 17 (21.79%) XML
10 15 (19.23%) Unix
10 15 (19.23%) Maven
11 14 (17.95%) CSS
12 13 (16.67%) Finance
12 13 (16.67%) Web Services
13 12 (15.38%) PL/SQL
13 12 (15.38%) TDD
13 12 (15.38%) Subversion
14 11 (14.10%) Java EE
14 11 (14.10%) Unit Testing
14 11 (14.10%) J2EE
14 11 (14.10%) Python
14 11 (14.10%) Hibernate
15 10 (12.82%) Eclipse
15 10 (12.82%) MySQL
15 10 (12.82%) Web Development
16 9 (11.54%) Banking
16 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (11.54%) Git (software)
16 9 (11.54%) HTML5
16 9 (11.54%) Ant

Java Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.13%) Apache
3 4 (5.13%) JBoss
3 4 (5.13%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.56%) Alfresco
4 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.56%) Jetty
4 2 (2.56%) Mule
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.28%) Confluence
5 1 (1.28%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.28%) MS Office
1 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (1.28%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) 2G
2 1 (1.28%) 3G
2 1 (1.28%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.28%) DHCP
2 1 (1.28%) DNS
2 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.28%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) LTE
2 1 (1.28%) NFC
2 1 (1.28%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.28%) SNMP
2 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.28%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.82%) MySQL
2 8 (10.26%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.69%) Big Data
4 6 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 6 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.13%) DB2
5 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.85%) WebFOCUS
7 2 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.28%) HBase
8 1 (1.28%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (19.23%) Maven
2 12 (15.38%) Subversion
3 10 (12.82%) Eclipse
4 9 (11.54%) Ant
4 9 (11.54%) Git (software)
5 8 (10.26%) JUnit
6 7 (8.97%) AccuRev
6 7 (8.97%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.41%) TeamCity
8 3 (3.85%) Checkstyle
8 3 (3.85%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.85%) FindBugs
8 3 (3.85%) JIRA
8 3 (3.85%) Mockito
8 3 (3.85%) TestDirector
8 3 (3.85%) Toad
9 2 (2.56%) FishEye
9 2 (2.56%) Gradle
9 2 (2.56%) JMeter
9 2 (2.56%) NetBeans
General
1 13 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Marketing
4 4 (5.13%) Automotive
5 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.56%) Back Office
6 2 (2.56%) Front Office
6 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.28%) Retail
7 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.05%) HTML
2 18 (23.08%) Spring
3 17 (21.79%) XML
4 14 (17.95%) CSS
5 13 (16.67%) Web Services
6 11 (14.10%) Hibernate
6 11 (14.10%) J2EE
6 11 (14.10%) Java EE
7 9 (11.54%) HTML5
7 9 (11.54%) REST
8 8 (10.26%) JMS
8 8 (10.26%) RESTful
9 7 (8.97%) JPA
10 6 (7.69%) JDBC
10 6 (7.69%) jQuery
10 6 (7.69%) JRules
10 6 (7.69%) JSON
10 6 (7.69%) SOAP
11 5 (6.41%) Apache Camel
11 5 (6.41%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) EPoS
2 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.85%) Equities
4 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.56%) Derivative
4 2 (2.56%) DTV
4 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.56%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.56%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.56%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.28%) Economics
5 1 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.28%) Life Science
5 1 (1.28%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.28%) Physics
5 1 (1.28%) Statistics
5 1 (1.28%) STB
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.23%) Unix
2 9 (11.54%) Linux
3 8 (10.26%) Android
4 6 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.13%) Windows
6 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.38%) TDD
3 11 (14.10%) Unit Testing
4 10 (12.82%) Web Development
5 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.26%) Android Development
6 8 (10.26%) OO
6 8 (10.26%) Scrum
7 7 (8.97%) SDLC
8 6 (7.69%) UML
9 5 (6.41%) BDD
9 5 (6.41%) iOS Development
9 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.41%) MVC
9 5 (6.41%) Open Source
9 5 (6.41%) Pair Programming
10 4 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (5.13%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.13%) System Testing
10 4 (5.13%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 78 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 21 (26.92%) SQL
4 20 (25.64%) C++
5 12 (15.38%) PL/SQL
6 11 (14.10%) Python
7 8 (10.26%) C
7 8 (10.26%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.41%) C#
8 5 (6.41%) Perl
8 5 (6.41%) Ruby
9 3 (3.85%) Jython
9 3 (3.85%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.85%) Scala
9 3 (3.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 2 (2.56%) Groovy
10 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) Degree
4 4 (5.13%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.28%) OCA
5 1 (1.28%) OCAJ
5 1 (1.28%) OCP
5 1 (1.28%) OCPJP
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Platform Symphony
2 2 (2.56%) Docker
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (30.77%) Oracle
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.13%) IBM
3 4 (5.13%) Sun
4 3 (3.85%) DataSynapse
4 3 (3.85%) HP
4 3 (3.85%) Rally
5 2 (2.56%) Adobe
5 2 (2.56%) OpenText
5 2 (2.56%) Sybase
6 1 (1.28%) Apple
6 1 (1.28%) Axway
6 1 (1.28%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.28%) Greenplum
6 1 (1.28%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.28%) Murex
6 1 (1.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (1.28%) Nortel
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.28%) Xamarin
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