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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 55 64 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1749 1539 1376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.23% 2.92% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.50% 3.16% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1229 1140 1001
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
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 £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 25
Average hourly rate £40.60 £36.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +6.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £34.95 £24.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £41.00 £46.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.60 £36.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.05%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +9 1572 £428 -2.84% 538
London +4 874 £500 - 289
City of London +5 220 £525 - 101
South East -6 162 £400 +3.22% 70
Scotland -15 125 £400 +14.28% 33
Yorkshire -12 112 £400 +23.07% 23
South West +21 110 £400 +6.66% 38
North West +23 106 £400 +6.52% 50
East of England +47 93 £375 +7.14% 25
West Yorkshire +2 93 £400 +23.07% 14
Leeds 0 81 £400 +23.07% 11
Cheshire +27 62 £388 +3.19% 12
Glasgow -12 55 £413 +17.85% 7
Gloucestershire +21 51 £471 +10.88% 5
Essex +32 50 £400 +41.34% 6
Surrey +21 46 £400 -5.88% 18
East Midlands +7 44 £400 -4.76% 5
Hampshire -18 39 £400 -3.03% 7
Wales 0 38 £430 +22.85% 6
Edinburgh -16 36 £400 +19.40% 16
North East +8 33 £325 -3.70% 10
West Midlands -8 29 £325 - 25
South Wales +10 28 £430 +14.66% 4
Manchester -7 28 £400 +18.51% 27
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 27 £325 -3.70% 8
Tyne and Wear +3 27 £325 +2.76% 8
Northamptonshire +21 24 £313 +5.93% 1
Berkshire -14 23 £375 +11.94% 14
Cambridgeshire +18 20 £338 -25.00% 12
Buckinghamshire -6 20 £368 -0.67% 7

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3713 (99.97%) Java
2 1796 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
3 1520 (40.93%) Spring
4 1110 (29.89%) TDD
5 955 (25.71%) Hibernate
6 932 (25.09%) J2EE
7 929 (25.01%) JavaScript
8 915 (24.64%) SQL
9 894 (24.07%) HTML
10 838 (22.56%) Web Services
11 774 (20.84%) Oracle
12 726 (19.55%) Linux
13 657 (17.69%) Finance
14 630 (16.96%) XML
15 620 (16.69%) Scrum
16 569 (15.32%) OO
17 568 (15.29%) CSS
18 559 (15.05%) Banking
19 557 (15.00%) JUnit
20 540 (14.54%) Maven
21 535 (14.40%) REST
22 506 (13.62%) UNIX
23 488 (13.14%) Relational Database
24 461 (12.41%) Multithreading
25 451 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
26 411 (11.07%) BDD
27 409 (11.01%) MVC
28 390 (10.50%) Tomcat
29 389 (10.47%) Front Office
30 388 (10.45%) RESTful

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 390 (10.50%) Tomcat
2 341 (9.18%) JBoss
3 242 (6.52%) WebSphere
4 214 (5.76%) WebLogic
5 158 (4.25%) Apache
6 90 (2.42%) CMS
7 63 (1.70%) Mule
8 60 (1.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 57 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
10 54 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
11 51 (1.37%) Confluence
12 46 (1.24%) Node.js
13 43 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
14 42 (1.13%) Mule ESB
15 35 (0.94%) Jetty
16 34 (0.92%) GlassFish
17 30 (0.81%) Apache Solr
18 26 (0.70%) Liferay
18 26 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 26 (0.70%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 36 (0.97%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.48%) MS Office
3 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.081%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.054%) GIMP
6 1 (0.027%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (0.86%) ION MarketView
2 21 (0.57%) RMDS
3 18 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.13%) Tridion
9 4 (0.11%) Magento
10 2 (0.054%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.054%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.054%) Summit
11 1 (0.027%) BASE24
11 1 (0.027%) Staffware
11 1 (0.027%) FileNet Content Manager
11 1 (0.027%) Loan IQ
11 1 (0.027%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.027%) Remedy AR System
11 1 (0.027%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 130 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (1.16%) GitHub
3 31 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 13 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
10 7 (0.19%) SaaS
11 5 (0.13%) IaaS
12 4 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.081%) Google Checkout
13 3 (0.081%) PaaS
14 2 (0.054%) Heroku
15 1 (0.027%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 179 (4.82%) HTTP
2 97 (2.61%) Internet
3 33 (0.89%) LDAP
4 30 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 23 (0.62%) AMQP
6 14 (0.38%) Kerberos
6 14 (0.38%) X.509
7 13 (0.35%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.30%) Firewall
9 9 (0.24%) SSL
10 8 (0.22%) SNMP
10 8 (0.22%) SSH
11 7 (0.19%) FTP
12 6 (0.16%) Intranet
13 5 (0.13%) Network Security
14 4 (0.11%) Multicast
15 3 (0.081%) VPN
15 3 (0.081%) OpenLDAP
16 2 (0.054%) NFC
16 2 (0.054%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 488 (13.14%) Relational Database
2 225 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 218 (5.87%) MongoDB
4 182 (4.90%) MySQL
5 179 (4.82%) NoSQL
6 174 (4.68%) RDBMS
7 162 (4.36%) Oracle Database
8 153 (4.12%) Hadoop
9 135 (3.63%) Big Data
10 94 (2.53%) DB2
11 83 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
12 66 (1.78%) Neo4j
13 48 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
14 45 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
15 37 (1.00%) Couchbase
16 26 (0.70%) Hazelcast
17 25 (0.67%) HBase
17 25 (0.67%) Apache Hive
18 20 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
19 18 (0.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 557 (15.00%) JUnit
2 540 (14.54%) Maven
3 381 (10.26%) Subversion
4 364 (9.80%) Git (software)
5 323 (8.70%) Eclipse
6 249 (6.70%) Jenkins
7 204 (5.49%) Ant
8 192 (5.17%) Cucumber
9 155 (4.17%) JIRA
10 154 (4.15%) Selenium
11 149 (4.01%) Mockito
12 64 (1.72%) Gradle
12 64 (1.72%) jMock
13 49 (1.32%) SoapUI
14 48 (1.29%) TeamCity
15 44 (1.18%) IntelliJ
16 39 (1.05%) Hudson
17 38 (1.02%) CruiseControl
18 32 (0.86%) ClearCase
19 28 (0.75%) Jasmine
General
1 657 (17.69%) Finance
2 559 (15.05%) Banking
3 389 (10.47%) Front Office
4 308 (8.29%) Investment Banking
5 62 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 62 (1.67%) Retail
6 59 (1.59%) Marketing
7 48 (1.29%) Publishing
8 42 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 42 (1.13%) Games
9 33 (0.89%) Back Office
10 23 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 18 (0.48%) Advertising
12 17 (0.46%) Electronics
13 14 (0.38%) Automotive
14 13 (0.35%) Legal
15 9 (0.24%) French Language
16 7 (0.19%) Military
16 7 (0.19%) Law
16 7 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1520 (40.93%) Spring
2 955 (25.71%) Hibernate
3 932 (25.09%) J2EE
4 894 (24.07%) HTML
5 838 (22.56%) Web Services
6 630 (16.96%) XML
7 568 (15.29%) CSS
8 535 (14.40%) REST
9 388 (10.45%) RESTful
10 386 (10.39%) SOAP
11 364 (9.80%) JSP
12 304 (8.19%) Spring MVC
13 300 (8.08%) jQuery
13 300 (8.08%) JMS
14 283 (7.62%) Java EE
15 276 (7.43%) HTML5
16 230 (6.19%) JPA
17 229 (6.17%) JSON
18 221 (5.95%) Ajax
19 211 (5.68%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 257 (6.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 191 (5.14%) Derivative
3 167 (4.50%) Open Source
4 166 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
5 139 (3.74%) Computer Science
6 130 (3.50%) Equities
7 93 (2.50%) Fixed Income
8 78 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 67 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
10 52 (1.40%) Algorithms
11 47 (1.27%) N-Tier
12 46 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 37 (1.00%) User Experience
14 36 (0.97%) Market Risk
15 29 (0.78%) Data Structures
16 26 (0.70%) Client/Server
17 24 (0.65%) Visualisation
18 23 (0.62%) Digital Media
19 22 (0.59%) Credit Derivative
20 21 (0.57%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 726 (19.55%) Linux
2 506 (13.62%) UNIX
3 154 (4.15%) Windows
4 111 (2.99%) Mac OS X
5 46 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (1.10%) Solaris
7 26 (0.70%) Android
8 16 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.35%) CentOS
10 9 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.22%) AIX
12 6 (0.16%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.13%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.13%) HPUX
13 5 (0.13%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.11%) VMS
14 4 (0.11%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.081%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.054%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1796 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1110 (29.89%) TDD
3 620 (16.69%) Scrum
4 569 (15.32%) OO
5 461 (12.41%) Multithreading
6 451 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
7 411 (11.07%) BDD
8 409 (11.01%) MVC
9 289 (7.78%) Software Engineering
10 288 (7.75%) SOA
11 267 (7.19%) Low Latency
12 244 (6.57%) Web Development
13 225 (6.06%) E-Commerce
14 219 (5.90%) Unit Testing
15 182 (4.90%) Pair Programming
16 153 (4.12%) OOD
17 151 (4.07%) UML
18 150 (4.04%) User Stories
19 136 (3.66%) OOP
20 123 (3.31%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3713 (99.97%) Java
2 929 (25.01%) JavaScript
3 915 (24.64%) SQL
4 221 (5.95%) Python
5 211 (5.68%) C#
6 210 (5.65%) Scala
7 189 (5.09%) PL/SQL
8 139 (3.74%) C++
9 106 (2.85%) Perl
10 85 (2.29%) Ruby
11 70 (1.88%) Groovy
12 55 (1.48%) Bash Shell
13 51 (1.37%) PHP
13 51 (1.37%) XPath
14 50 (1.35%) Shell Script
15 46 (1.24%) C
16 27 (0.73%) Clojure
17 21 (0.57%) XQuery
18 19 (0.51%) Lua
19 11 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 362 (9.75%) Security Cleared
2 221 (5.95%) Degree
3 183 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 128 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 52 (1.40%) Sun Certification
6 17 (0.46%) OCPJP
7 9 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.081%) HND
10 3 (0.081%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.054%) PhD
11 2 (0.054%) OCP
11 2 (0.054%) OCA
11 2 (0.054%) OCMJD
11 2 (0.054%) OCAJ
12 1 (0.027%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (1.91%) QA
2 9 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (0.16%) EMIR
4 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.11%) SLA
6 2 (0.054%) HL7
6 2 (0.054%) Basel III
6 2 (0.054%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.054%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.027%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.027%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.027%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (0.73%) Docker
2 10 (0.27%) VirtualBox
3 8 (0.22%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.16%) Varnish
5 5 (0.13%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.11%) HDFS
6 4 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.081%) Platform Symphony
7 3 (0.081%) GridGain
7 3 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.054%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.054%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.027%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 56 (1.51%) Puppet
2 39 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (0.81%) Vagrant
4 14 (0.38%) Ansible
5 11 (0.30%) Kibana
6 5 (0.13%) StatsD
6 5 (0.13%) Oozie
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.081%) Rundeck
8 3 (0.081%) Control-M
8 3 (0.081%) TIBCO Hawk
8 3 (0.081%) Nagios
8 3 (0.081%) logstash
8 3 (0.081%) Salt
9 2 (0.054%) CA LISA
9 2 (0.054%) OpenIDM
9 2 (0.054%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.054%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.027%) Graphite
10 1 (0.027%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 774 (20.84%) Oracle
2 179 (4.82%) Sybase
3 114 (3.07%) IBM
4 72 (1.94%) TIBCO
5 63 (1.70%) Adobe
6 58 (1.56%) Red Hat
7 47 (1.27%) hybris
8 39 (1.05%) Atlassian
9 36 (0.97%) Microsoft
9 36 (0.97%) ION Trading
10 34 (0.92%) Sun
11 32 (0.86%) Google
12 31 (0.83%) SAP
13 19 (0.51%) FatWire
14 14 (0.38%) ForgeRock
15 12 (0.32%) ATG
16 11 (0.30%) Reuters
16 11 (0.30%) Informatica
16 11 (0.30%) Talend
17 10 (0.27%) webMethods
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