The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 50 62 67
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1934 1512 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.60% 2.91% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.90% 3.15% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1389 1044 884
Average daily rate
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£440 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £25.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £50.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £38.20
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.71%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £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 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 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 +13 1740 £450 - 552
London +12 1054 £525 - 251
City of London +8 273 £525 -4.54% 80
South East +2 179 £338 -15.62% 99
Scotland -10 144 £400 +14.28% 42
North West +8 111 £375 +4.16% 46
South West +11 108 £400 +18.51% 44
Yorkshire +25 97 £400 +23.74% 44
East of England +29 90 £395 +5.33% 28
West Yorkshire +38 81 £400 +23.07% 31
Leeds +28 75 £400 +25.00% 26
Gloucestershire +23 68 £413 -2.94% 8
Cheshire +16 61 £364 -6.12% 12
Essex +28 56 £400 - 7
Glasgow -6 56 £425 +21.42% 17
Edinburgh -19 48 £395 +12.85% 14
East Midlands +25 44 £363 -14.20% 13
Berkshire -7 42 £315 -16.00% 20
Hampshire -17 41 £385 -8.05% 16
Surrey +17 34 £325 -21.21% 17
Manchester -15 32 £380 +8.57% 30
Cheltenham +11 27 £425 - 1
Wales -6 24 £400 -8.57% 13
Hertfordshire +5 23 £375 -3.28% 6
West Midlands -11 23 £325 +14.03% 20
North East +10 22 £310 +24.00% 5
South Wales +6 21 £400 -20.00% 8
Chester +4 20 £388 +3.19% 4
Northamptonshire +7 19 £306 -31.94% 5
Tyne and Wear +11 17 £313 +25.00% 5

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3876 (99.95%) Java
2 1854 (47.81%) Agile Software Development
3 1526 (39.35%) Spring
4 1144 (29.50%) TDD
5 1019 (26.28%) HTML
6 1007 (25.97%) Hibernate
7 938 (24.19%) J2EE
8 930 (23.98%) JavaScript
9 908 (23.41%) SQL
10 847 (21.84%) Oracle
11 822 (21.20%) Web Services
12 742 (19.13%) Linux
13 684 (17.64%) XML
14 669 (17.25%) Finance
15 614 (15.83%) CSS
16 600 (15.47%) Scrum
17 592 (15.27%) UNIX
18 590 (15.21%) Banking
19 587 (15.14%) Maven
20 580 (14.96%) REST
21 562 (14.49%) OO
22 559 (14.41%) JUnit
23 558 (14.39%) Relational Database
24 489 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
25 467 (12.04%) Multithreading
26 448 (11.55%) BDD
27 434 (11.19%) Front Office
28 430 (11.09%) MVC
29 419 (10.80%) Tomcat
30 394 (10.16%) Subversion

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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
1 419 (10.80%) Tomcat
2 309 (7.97%) JBoss
3 204 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 202 (5.21%) WebLogic
5 192 (4.95%) Apache
6 112 (2.89%) CMS
7 60 (1.55%) Adobe CQ
8 51 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
9 49 (1.26%) Mule
10 44 (1.13%) Node.js
11 43 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
12 40 (1.03%) Confluence
13 39 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
14 38 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
14 38 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 33 (0.85%) Apache Solr
16 32 (0.83%) Jetty
17 29 (0.75%) GlassFish
18 28 (0.72%) Alfresco
19 22 (0.57%) FileNet
Applications
1 24 (0.62%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.26%) MS Office
3 6 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.077%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.077%) GIMP
5 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (0.98%) ION MarketView
2 23 (0.59%) RMDS
3 19 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.10%) Magento
7 4 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.052%) Murex MxG2000
8 2 (0.052%) FileNet Content Manager
8 2 (0.052%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.052%) Summit
8 2 (0.052%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.052%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.026%) SAP xRPM
9 1 (0.026%) Loan IQ
9 1 (0.026%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.026%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.026%) Adaptiv
9 1 (0.026%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 72 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (0.62%) Amazon S3
5 19 (0.49%) GitHub
6 13 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (0.23%) SaaS
10 7 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (0.10%) PaaS
12 4 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.10%) ElastiCache
12 4 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.077%) IaaS
14 1 (0.026%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 245 (6.32%) HTTP
2 85 (2.19%) Internet
3 53 (1.37%) LDAP
4 27 (0.70%) AMQP
5 17 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 15 (0.39%) HTTPS
7 14 (0.36%) Kerberos
8 13 (0.34%) X.509
9 12 (0.31%) SSH
10 11 (0.28%) SNMP
11 9 (0.23%) Intranet
12 8 (0.21%) Firewall
13 5 (0.13%) SSL
13 5 (0.13%) Network Security
14 4 (0.10%) Extranet
15 3 (0.077%) DVB
15 3 (0.077%) VPN
15 3 (0.077%) FTP
15 3 (0.077%) OpenLDAP
15 3 (0.077%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 558 (14.39%) Relational Database
2 277 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 201 (5.18%) SQL Server
4 200 (5.16%) MySQL
5 190 (4.90%) RDBMS
6 185 (4.77%) Oracle Database
7 167 (4.31%) NoSQL
8 137 (3.53%) Hadoop
9 127 (3.27%) Big Data
10 116 (2.99%) Neo4j
11 88 (2.27%) DB2
12 74 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
13 66 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
14 63 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
15 36 (0.93%) Couchbase
16 34 (0.88%) MariaDB
16 34 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
17 25 (0.64%) Hazelcast
18 24 (0.62%) Jackrabbit
19 23 (0.59%) KDB
Development Applications
1 587 (15.14%) Maven
2 559 (14.41%) JUnit
3 394 (10.16%) Subversion
4 370 (9.54%) Git (software)
5 332 (8.56%) Eclipse
6 245 (6.32%) Jenkins
7 213 (5.49%) Ant
8 189 (4.87%) Mockito
9 186 (4.80%) Cucumber
10 167 (4.31%) Selenium
11 152 (3.92%) JIRA
12 76 (1.96%) jMock
13 54 (1.39%) IntelliJ
14 53 (1.37%) TeamCity
15 50 (1.29%) Hudson
16 48 (1.24%) CruiseControl
17 47 (1.21%) SoapUI
18 45 (1.16%) Gradle
19 32 (0.83%) ClearCase
20 30 (0.77%) Jasmine
General
1 669 (17.25%) Finance
2 590 (15.21%) Banking
3 434 (11.19%) Front Office
4 319 (8.23%) Investment Banking
5 69 (1.78%) Marketing
6 62 (1.60%) Publishing
7 47 (1.21%) Games
8 46 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 45 (1.16%) Retail
10 40 (1.03%) Telecoms
11 38 (0.98%) Back Office
12 25 (0.64%) Advertising
13 18 (0.46%) Electronics
14 16 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.41%) Automotive
14 16 (0.41%) Legal
15 10 (0.26%) French Language
16 8 (0.21%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.18%) Law
18 5 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1526 (39.35%) Spring
2 1019 (26.28%) HTML
3 1007 (25.97%) Hibernate
4 938 (24.19%) J2EE
5 822 (21.20%) Web Services
6 684 (17.64%) XML
7 614 (15.83%) CSS
8 580 (14.96%) REST
9 390 (10.06%) JSP
10 384 (9.90%) SOAP
11 379 (9.77%) RESTful
12 321 (8.28%) Java EE
13 318 (8.20%) JMS
14 311 (8.02%) Spring MVC
15 309 (7.97%) jQuery
16 277 (7.14%) HTML5
17 258 (6.65%) JSON
18 243 (6.27%) JPA
19 234 (6.03%) JAX-RS
20 224 (5.78%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 294 (7.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 225 (5.80%) Derivative
3 181 (4.67%) Open Source
4 156 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
5 148 (3.82%) Computer Science
6 130 (3.35%) Equities
7 128 (3.30%) Fixed Income
8 108 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
9 70 (1.81%) Equity Derivative
10 60 (1.55%) Algorithms
11 41 (1.06%) User Experience
12 39 (1.01%) N-Tier
13 33 (0.85%) Data Structures
14 32 (0.83%) Client/Server
14 32 (0.83%) Visualisation
15 30 (0.77%) Credit Derivative
15 30 (0.77%) Mobile App
16 29 (0.75%) Digital Media
17 28 (0.72%) Market Risk
18 21 (0.54%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 742 (19.13%) Linux
2 592 (15.27%) UNIX
3 175 (4.51%) Mac OS X
4 122 (3.15%) Windows
5 42 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (0.80%) Solaris
7 27 (0.70%) Android
8 17 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.26%) CentOS
10 9 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.18%) AIX
13 5 (0.13%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.10%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.10%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.10%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.077%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.077%) VMS
16 2 (0.052%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1854 (47.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1144 (29.50%) TDD
3 600 (15.47%) Scrum
4 562 (14.49%) OO
5 489 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
6 467 (12.04%) Multithreading
7 448 (11.55%) BDD
8 430 (11.09%) MVC
9 320 (8.25%) SOA
10 286 (7.37%) Low Latency
11 274 (7.07%) Web Development
12 259 (6.68%) Software Engineering
13 229 (5.91%) E-Commerce
14 208 (5.36%) Unit Testing
15 177 (4.56%) Pair Programming
16 173 (4.46%) Responsive Web Design
17 169 (4.36%) Web Design
18 151 (3.89%) User Stories
19 149 (3.84%) Configuration Management
20 130 (3.35%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3876 (99.95%) Java
2 930 (23.98%) JavaScript
3 908 (23.41%) SQL
4 242 (6.24%) C#
5 217 (5.60%) Python
6 209 (5.39%) PL/SQL
7 195 (5.03%) Scala
8 155 (4.00%) C++
9 111 (2.86%) Perl
10 106 (2.73%) Ruby
11 75 (1.93%) Bash Shell
12 65 (1.68%) Groovy
13 56 (1.44%) PHP
14 53 (1.37%) Shell Script
15 44 (1.13%) C
16 42 (1.08%) Clojure
17 41 (1.06%) XPath
18 22 (0.57%) XQuery
19 18 (0.46%) Lua
20 13 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 309 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 244 (6.29%) Degree
3 143 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 117 (3.02%) DV Cleared
5 48 (1.24%) Sun Certification
6 17 (0.44%) OCPJP
7 8 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.13%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.077%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.077%) HND
11 2 (0.052%) OCP
11 2 (0.052%) OCA
11 2 (0.052%) OCMJD
11 2 (0.052%) OCAJ
12 1 (0.026%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (2.19%) QA
2 9 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (0.13%) EMIR
4 3 (0.077%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.077%) SLA
5 2 (0.052%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.052%) HL7
5 2 (0.052%) Basel III
6 1 (0.026%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.026%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.026%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 22 (0.57%) Docker
2 14 (0.36%) VirtualBox
3 7 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.15%) Varnish
5 5 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.10%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.10%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.077%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.052%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (0.052%) GridGain
8 2 (0.052%) HDFS
9 1 (0.026%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 58 (1.50%) Puppet
2 40 (1.03%) Vagrant
3 24 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
4 12 (0.31%) Ansible
5 7 (0.18%) Kibana
6 5 (0.13%) StatsD
7 4 (0.10%) Control-M
7 4 (0.10%) Nagios
8 3 (0.077%) TIBCO Hawk
8 3 (0.077%) OpenIDM
8 3 (0.077%) Salt
9 2 (0.052%) Graphite
9 2 (0.052%) logstash
9 2 (0.052%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.052%) CA LISA
9 2 (0.052%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 2 (0.052%) CA Endevor
9 2 (0.052%) SCOM
10 1 (0.026%) yum
Vendors
1 847 (21.84%) Oracle
2 177 (4.56%) Sybase
3 112 (2.89%) TIBCO
4 111 (2.86%) IBM
5 63 (1.62%) Adobe
5 63 (1.62%) Red Hat
6 49 (1.26%) ION Trading
7 42 (1.08%) hybris
8 34 (0.88%) 29West
9 33 (0.85%) SAP
10 32 (0.83%) Microsoft
11 30 (0.77%) Sun
12 29 (0.75%) Google
13 28 (0.72%) Atlassian
14 21 (0.54%) FatWire
15 15 (0.39%) ForgeRock
16 14 (0.36%) Canoo
17 13 (0.34%) Murex
18 12 (0.31%) Reuters
19 10 (0.26%) Bloomberg
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