The first table below looks at the demand for the Java 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 58 61 52
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1667 1544 1764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.05% 3.02% 3.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 3.26% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1189 1084 1209
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 24
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.13 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Java Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Java Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Java Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Java Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Java Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Java Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Java Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Java Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Java Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Java 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 Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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 -1 1383 £430 -9.47% 539
London -3 889 £500 -4.76% 284
City of London +5 277 £550 +4.76% 118
Scotland -6 183 £375 - 30
South East +47 163 £363 +2.83% 68
South West +9 89 £325 -10.34% 49
Glasgow -9 80 £364 -9.06% 20
Edinburgh +23 78 £418 +4.37% 8
Yorkshire +30 71 £325 +8.33% 35
Wales +32 67 £320 +1.58% 10
East of England +3 61 £390 -2.50% 19
North West -19 50 £350 +3.70% 47
Hampshire +4 46 £381 +7.39% 13
South Wales +22 43 £300 - 8
West Yorkshire +16 42 £325 +8.33% 18
Berkshire +29 39 £350 -10.25% 16
Buckinghamshire +22 32 £356 +4.77% 3
West Midlands +8 29 £325 -21.21% 16
Wiltshire +17 25 £286 -18.21% 19
Milton Keynes +13 24 £369 +8.45% 1
Cardiff +12 22 £253 - 6
Gloucestershire -13 22 £300 -23.07% 4
North Yorkshire - 22 £325 - 4
Essex +17 21 £448 -
Leeds +2 21 £325 +8.33% 8
Surrey -3 19 £425 +6.25% 18
Bristol -3 18 £375 +9.89% 9
Cheshire -6 18 £354 -5.66% 5
North East -11 18 £325 -7.14% 11
Manchester -25 18 £344 +6.58% 31

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java 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 Developer in their job title.

1 3273 (99.97%) Java
2 1698 (51.86%) Spring
3 1076 (32.86%) Hibernate
4 894 (27.31%) TDD
5 884 (27.00%) SQL
6 855 (26.11%) JavaScript
7 837 (25.57%) J2EE
8 768 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
9 757 (23.12%) HTML
10 730 (22.30%) Oracle
11 704 (21.50%) Web Services
12 688 (21.01%) XML
13 647 (19.76%) Finance
14 567 (17.32%) Linux
15 552 (16.86%) CSS
16 546 (16.68%) Maven
17 514 (15.70%) Scrum
18 507 (15.49%) Banking
19 476 (14.54%) OO
20 450 (13.74%) MVC
21 447 (13.65%) JUnit
22 429 (13.10%) UNIX
23 396 (12.10%) Multithreading
24 386 (11.79%) Relational Database
25 383 (11.70%) jQuery
26 373 (11.39%) BDD
27 360 (11.00%) REST
28 354 (10.81%) JBoss
29 352 (10.75%) Subversion
30 347 (10.60%) Tomcat

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Java 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 347 (10.60%) Tomcat
2 190 (5.80%) WebSphere
3 175 (5.35%) WebLogic
3 175 (5.35%) Apache
4 82 (2.50%) CMS
5 72 (2.20%) Oracle Coherence
6 57 (1.74%) Apache Solr
7 51 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 48 (1.47%) Apache ServiceMix
9 43 (1.31%) Confluence
10 41 (1.25%) GlassFish
11 38 (1.16%) Adobe CQ
12 36 (1.10%) Alfresco
13 31 (0.95%) MQSeries
13 31 (0.95%) Liferay
14 30 (0.92%) Jetty
15 26 (0.79%) FileNet
15 26 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
16 24 (0.73%) Oracle Service Bus
16 24 (0.73%) Node.js
Applications
1 19 (0.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.31%) MS Office
3 5 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.092%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.092%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.031%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 33 (1.01%) RMDS
2 23 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 20 (0.61%) ION MarketView
4 12 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.37%) Tridion
5 7 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.092%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.092%) RiskWrite
8 2 (0.061%) Magento
8 2 (0.061%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.061%) Summit
8 2 (0.061%) SAP PM
8 2 (0.061%) BusinessWare
8 2 (0.061%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.031%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.031%) Global One
9 1 (0.031%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 60 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (0.58%) SaaS
5 14 (0.43%) GitHub
6 8 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.21%) Heroku
8 5 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.092%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.092%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.031%) ElastiCache
10 1 (0.031%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 112 (3.42%) HTTP
2 64 (1.95%) Internet
3 38 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 36 (1.10%) LDAP
5 11 (0.34%) HTTPS
6 10 (0.31%) SSH
6 10 (0.31%) AMQP
7 9 (0.27%) SSL
8 8 (0.24%) Intranet
8 8 (0.24%) Kerberos
8 8 (0.24%) Multicast
9 4 (0.12%) WAN
9 4 (0.12%) LAN
9 4 (0.12%) DNS
10 3 (0.092%) SAN
10 3 (0.092%) SMTP
10 3 (0.092%) FTP
10 3 (0.092%) Network Security
10 3 (0.092%) Firewall
11 2 (0.061%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (11.79%) Relational Database
2 206 (6.29%) MySQL
3 205 (6.26%) MongoDB
4 198 (6.05%) SQL Server
5 195 (5.96%) NoSQL
6 156 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 155 (4.73%) RDBMS
8 103 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 100 (3.05%) Hadoop
10 98 (2.99%) Big Data
11 56 (1.71%) DB2
12 54 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
13 49 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
14 44 (1.34%) KDB
15 36 (1.10%) CouchDB
16 30 (0.92%) Neo4j
17 29 (0.89%) Redis
18 26 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
19 23 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
20 22 (0.67%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 546 (16.68%) Maven
2 447 (13.65%) JUnit
3 352 (10.75%) Subversion
4 332 (10.14%) Eclipse
5 191 (5.83%) Jenkins
6 189 (5.77%) Git (software)
7 186 (5.68%) Ant
8 158 (4.83%) Selenium
9 149 (4.55%) Mockito
10 131 (4.00%) Cucumber
11 111 (3.39%) JIRA
12 106 (3.24%) Hudson
13 56 (1.71%) TeamCity
14 40 (1.22%) jMock
15 39 (1.19%) TestNG
16 35 (1.07%) DbUnit
17 32 (0.98%) CruiseControl
18 30 (0.92%) Jasmine
19 29 (0.89%) JBehave
19 29 (0.89%) Apache Ivy
General
1 647 (19.76%) Finance
2 507 (15.49%) Banking
3 333 (10.17%) Front Office
4 268 (8.19%) Investment Banking
5 72 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 56 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 50 (1.53%) Retail
8 48 (1.47%) Back Office
9 43 (1.31%) Games
10 40 (1.22%) Marketing
11 35 (1.07%) Financial Institution
12 31 (0.95%) Electronics
13 17 (0.52%) Publishing
14 12 (0.37%) Advertising
15 11 (0.34%) Automotive
15 11 (0.34%) German Language
16 9 (0.27%) Legal
17 6 (0.18%) Billing
18 5 (0.15%) Dutch Language
19 4 (0.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1698 (51.86%) Spring
2 1076 (32.86%) Hibernate
3 837 (25.57%) J2EE
4 757 (23.12%) HTML
5 704 (21.50%) Web Services
6 688 (21.01%) XML
7 552 (16.86%) CSS
8 383 (11.70%) jQuery
9 360 (11.00%) REST
10 335 (10.23%) JMS
11 323 (9.87%) JSP
12 318 (9.71%) Java EE
13 316 (9.65%) Spring MVC
14 266 (8.12%) SOAP
15 242 (7.39%) RESTful
16 233 (7.12%) Struts
17 203 (6.20%) Ajax
18 202 (6.17%) HTML5
19 199 (6.08%) JSON
20 194 (5.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 233 (7.12%) Open Source
2 218 (6.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 155 (4.73%) Fixed Income
4 114 (3.48%) Derivative
4 114 (3.48%) Computer Science
5 86 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 70 (2.14%) Equities
7 61 (1.86%) Mathematics
8 55 (1.68%) Credit Risk
9 25 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
10 23 (0.70%) DTV
10 23 (0.70%) Market Risk
10 23 (0.70%) Digital Media
11 22 (0.67%) Client/Server
11 22 (0.67%) Web 2.0
12 18 (0.55%) Mobile App
13 16 (0.49%) GIS
14 15 (0.46%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 14 (0.43%) Grid Computing
15 14 (0.43%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 567 (17.32%) Linux
2 429 (13.10%) UNIX
3 93 (2.84%) Windows
4 57 (1.74%) Solaris
5 50 (1.53%) Mac OS X
6 36 (1.10%) Android
7 18 (0.55%) Apple iOS
8 17 (0.52%) HPUX
9 11 (0.34%) CentOS
10 10 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.18%) Fedora
12 6 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.15%) AIX
14 2 (0.061%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.061%) MVS
14 2 (0.061%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.061%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.031%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.031%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 894 (27.31%) TDD
2 768 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
3 514 (15.70%) Scrum
4 476 (14.54%) OO
5 450 (13.74%) MVC
6 396 (12.10%) Multithreading
7 373 (11.39%) BDD
8 332 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
9 280 (8.55%) SOA
10 279 (8.52%) E-Commerce
11 242 (7.39%) Low Latency
12 226 (6.90%) Unit Testing
13 220 (6.72%) Software Engineering
14 178 (5.44%) UML
15 177 (5.41%) Pair Programming
16 162 (4.95%) Web Development
17 137 (4.18%) OOD
18 110 (3.36%) Configuration Management
19 99 (3.02%) Kanban
20 71 (2.17%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 3273 (99.97%) Java
2 884 (27.00%) SQL
3 855 (26.11%) JavaScript
4 261 (7.97%) Scala
5 185 (5.65%) PL/SQL
6 160 (4.89%) C#
7 146 (4.46%) C++
8 140 (4.28%) Python
9 137 (4.18%) Groovy
10 104 (3.18%) Perl
11 94 (2.87%) Shell Script
12 69 (2.11%) Ruby
13 55 (1.68%) PHP
14 51 (1.56%) Bash Shell
15 45 (1.37%) T-SQL
16 44 (1.34%) XPath
17 43 (1.31%) Clojure
18 41 (1.25%) C
19 21 (0.64%) VB
20 12 (0.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 218 (6.66%) Degree
2 173 (5.28%) Security Cleared
3 110 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 41 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 25 (0.76%) Sun Certification
6 7 (0.21%) OCPJP
7 5 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.12%) PhD
9 3 (0.092%) OCP
9 3 (0.092%) OCA
9 3 (0.092%) OCAJ
10 2 (0.061%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.031%) Brainbench
11 1 (0.031%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (2.87%) QA
2 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
4 3 (0.092%) HL7
5 2 (0.061%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.061%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.061%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.031%) SLA
6 1 (0.031%) EMIR
6 1 (0.031%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 12 (0.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.18%) HDFS
3 4 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.12%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.092%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.061%) vCloud
5 2 (0.061%) Docker
6 1 (0.031%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.031%) GridGain
6 1 (0.031%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.031%) Squid
6 1 (0.031%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 28 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (0.76%) Puppet
3 6 (0.18%) OpenAM
4 5 (0.15%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.15%) Oozie
5 3 (0.092%) OpenSSO
5 3 (0.092%) Salt
6 2 (0.061%) Ansible
6 2 (0.061%) OpenIDM
6 2 (0.061%) YUM
6 2 (0.061%) Nagios
7 1 (0.031%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.031%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.031%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.031%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.031%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.031%) logstash
Vendors
1 730 (22.30%) Oracle
2 354 (10.81%) JBoss
3 172 (5.25%) Sybase
4 103 (3.15%) IBM
5 97 (2.96%) TIBCO
6 64 (1.95%) Google
7 59 (1.80%) 29West
8 51 (1.56%) Microsoft
9 40 (1.22%) Adobe
10 38 (1.16%) ION Trading
11 34 (1.04%) SAP
12 30 (0.92%) Red Hat
13 28 (0.86%) Sun
14 26 (0.79%) FatWire
14 26 (0.79%) hybris
15 22 (0.67%) ATG
16 21 (0.64%) Perforce
16 21 (0.64%) Twitter
16 21 (0.64%) Atomikos
17 19 (0.58%) Akamai
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Wales
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 59 minutes ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: 17 hours ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £540 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £370 - £400 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago