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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 54 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2023 1677 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.46% 3.25% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.82% 3.50% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1445 1229 1112
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 16
Average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.05 £23.13 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £46.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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
53013 47882 50809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33166 28928 28619
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2081 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.92 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +3 1755 £450 -2.70% 520
London -2 1029 £500 -0.09% 223
City of London 0 273 £525 - 90
South East +46 187 £375 +7.14% 73
Scotland +24 163 £400 +6.66% 19
East of England +49 137 £450 +38.46% 35
South West +6 134 £380 +20.63% 36
Essex +37 98 £463 +28.29% 12
North West +4 95 £375 +7.14% 67
Edinburgh +48 75 £375 - 4
Yorkshire -22 67 £375 +15.38% 44
Gloucestershire +16 59 £425 +37.09% 8
Glasgow -7 57 £400 +18.51% 9
Manchester -6 50 £350 -6.35% 43
Southend-on-Sea +6 48 £475 +35.71% 3
Wales +13 47 £400 +6.66% 7
West Yorkshire -12 42 £395 +21.53% 27
Oxfordshire +14 36 £456 +32.72% 13
West Midlands +5 35 £350 +27.27% 25
Surrey +8 34 £425 +65.04% 17
Bristol -6 34 £375 - 12
Berkshire +7 33 £332 -5.28% 12
Leeds -8 33 £400 +33.33% 23
Cheshire +9 31 £400 +23.07% 17
Hampshire -4 31 £325 -13.33% 10
North East -24 30 £353 +29.95% 8
Hertfordshire -10 28 £403 +31.96% 13
Tyne and Wear -33 25 £375 +38.24% 8
Oxford +8 24 £463 +32.14% 6
South Wales +6 24 £325 -7.14% 4

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3667 (99.97%) Java
2 1809 (49.32%) Spring
3 1606 (43.78%) Agile Software Development
4 1146 (31.24%) Hibernate
5 1052 (28.68%) TDD
6 960 (26.17%) SQL
7 898 (24.48%) JavaScript
8 896 (24.43%) J2EE
9 863 (23.53%) HTML
10 853 (23.26%) Oracle
11 819 (22.33%) XML
12 793 (21.62%) Web Services
13 680 (18.54%) Linux
14 635 (17.31%) Finance
15 611 (16.66%) Banking
16 591 (16.11%) CSS
17 589 (16.06%) Scrum
18 577 (15.73%) UNIX
19 565 (15.40%) Maven
20 542 (14.78%) OO
21 536 (14.61%) Relational Database
22 528 (14.39%) MVC
23 459 (12.51%) JUnit
24 454 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
25 447 (12.19%) Multithreading
26 441 (12.02%) REST
27 407 (11.10%) JSP
28 401 (10.93%) Spring MVC
29 396 (10.80%) BDD
30 391 (10.66%) Front Office

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 390 (10.63%) Tomcat
2 379 (10.33%) JBoss
3 239 (6.52%) WebSphere
4 232 (6.32%) Apache
5 170 (4.63%) WebLogic
6 108 (2.94%) CMS
7 67 (1.83%) Oracle Coherence
7 67 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
8 61 (1.66%) Confluence
9 48 (1.31%) FileNet
10 44 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
11 38 (1.04%) Node.js
12 32 (0.87%) Jetty
13 31 (0.85%) Apache Solr
13 31 (0.85%) GlassFish
14 29 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
15 28 (0.76%) Apache ServiceMix
16 25 (0.68%) Liferay
17 23 (0.63%) Alfresco
18 21 (0.57%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 9 (0.25%) MS Office
1 9 (0.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.055%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.027%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.027%) MS Project
3 1 (0.027%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (0.87%) ION MarketView
1 32 (0.87%) RMDS
2 24 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 14 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.19%) Murex MxG2000
6 6 (0.16%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.082%) Remedy AR System
9 2 (0.055%) Tridion
9 2 (0.055%) ENOVIA
9 2 (0.055%) Shopify
9 2 (0.055%) Magento
10 1 (0.027%) Advent Geneva
10 1 (0.027%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.027%) Summit
10 1 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.027%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 68 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
3 32 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (0.68%) GitHub
5 17 (0.46%) SaaS
6 14 (0.38%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.16%) Heroku
9 2 (0.055%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.027%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.027%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 1 (0.027%) ElastiCache
10 1 (0.027%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.027%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.027%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 190 (5.18%) HTTP
2 83 (2.26%) LDAP
3 67 (1.83%) Internet
4 37 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 20 (0.55%) AMQP
6 18 (0.49%) Intranet
7 13 (0.35%) SNMP
8 12 (0.33%) HTTPS
8 12 (0.33%) Multicast
9 11 (0.30%) SSH
10 10 (0.27%) SSL
11 8 (0.22%) DSL
12 4 (0.11%) LAN
12 4 (0.11%) WAN
12 4 (0.11%) Extranet
12 4 (0.11%) Firewall
13 3 (0.082%) DNS
14 2 (0.055%) VoIP
14 2 (0.055%) SAN
14 2 (0.055%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 536 (14.61%) Relational Database
2 272 (7.42%) MySQL
3 244 (6.65%) MongoDB
4 190 (5.18%) NoSQL
5 178 (4.85%) Oracle Database
6 176 (4.80%) SQL Server
7 172 (4.69%) RDBMS
8 102 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 94 (2.56%) Big Data
10 91 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 85 (2.32%) Hadoop
12 73 (1.99%) DB2
13 70 (1.91%) Neo4j
14 61 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
15 55 (1.50%) MariaDB
16 45 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
17 35 (0.95%) Redis
18 34 (0.93%) Hazelcast
18 34 (0.93%) KDB
19 33 (0.90%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 565 (15.40%) Maven
2 459 (12.51%) JUnit
3 371 (10.11%) Subversion
4 344 (9.38%) Eclipse
5 272 (7.42%) Git (software)
6 246 (6.71%) Jenkins
7 197 (5.37%) Ant
8 186 (5.07%) Selenium
9 156 (4.25%) JIRA
10 140 (3.82%) Cucumber
11 124 (3.38%) Mockito
12 118 (3.22%) Hudson
13 72 (1.96%) TeamCity
14 61 (1.66%) IntelliJ
15 57 (1.55%) jMock
16 52 (1.42%) CruiseControl
17 34 (0.93%) Gradle
18 32 (0.87%) Apache Ivy
19 31 (0.85%) Jasmine
20 28 (0.76%) JMeter
General
1 635 (17.31%) Finance
2 611 (16.66%) Banking
3 391 (10.66%) Front Office
4 311 (8.48%) Investment Banking
5 74 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 56 (1.53%) Marketing
7 52 (1.42%) Retail
8 45 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 43 (1.17%) Back Office
10 40 (1.09%) Publishing
11 39 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 38 (1.04%) Games
13 30 (0.82%) Electronics
14 18 (0.49%) Advertising
15 10 (0.27%) Legal
16 8 (0.22%) German Language
17 7 (0.19%) Dutch Language
17 7 (0.19%) Automotive
18 6 (0.16%) Multimedia
19 5 (0.14%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1809 (49.32%) Spring
2 1146 (31.24%) Hibernate
3 896 (24.43%) J2EE
4 863 (23.53%) HTML
5 819 (22.33%) XML
6 793 (21.62%) Web Services
7 591 (16.11%) CSS
8 441 (12.02%) REST
9 407 (11.10%) JSP
10 401 (10.93%) Spring MVC
11 344 (9.38%) jQuery
12 336 (9.16%) Java EE
13 322 (8.78%) JMS
14 318 (8.67%) SOAP
15 303 (8.26%) RESTful
16 242 (6.60%) Struts
17 234 (6.38%) Ajax
18 231 (6.30%) XSLT
19 224 (6.11%) JSON
20 210 (5.73%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 273 (7.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 244 (6.65%) Open Source
3 164 (4.47%) Fixed Income
4 152 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 145 (3.95%) Derivative
6 134 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
7 110 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
8 83 (2.26%) Equities
9 70 (1.91%) Data Structures
10 63 (1.72%) Algorithms
11 54 (1.47%) Mathematics
12 52 (1.42%) Credit Risk
12 52 (1.42%) User Experience
13 34 (0.93%) Market Risk
14 31 (0.85%) Visualisation
15 28 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
16 26 (0.71%) Digital Media
17 25 (0.68%) N-Tier
18 24 (0.65%) DTV
18 24 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 680 (18.54%) Linux
2 577 (15.73%) UNIX
3 123 (3.35%) Mac OS X
4 116 (3.16%) Windows
5 57 (1.55%) Android
6 40 (1.09%) Solaris
7 31 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 20 (0.55%) CentOS
10 16 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (0.25%) AIX
12 8 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.22%) Fedora
13 7 (0.19%) HPUX
14 4 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.055%) VMS
15 2 (0.055%) zOS
15 2 (0.055%) Debian
15 2 (0.055%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.055%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1606 (43.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1052 (28.68%) TDD
3 589 (16.06%) Scrum
4 542 (14.78%) OO
5 528 (14.39%) MVC
6 454 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
7 447 (12.19%) Multithreading
8 396 (10.80%) BDD
9 335 (9.13%) SOA
10 294 (8.02%) E-Commerce
11 291 (7.93%) Low Latency
12 259 (7.06%) Web Development
13 253 (6.90%) Unit Testing
14 237 (6.46%) Software Engineering
15 207 (5.64%) Pair Programming
16 159 (4.33%) Configuration Management
17 144 (3.93%) Mentoring
18 139 (3.79%) OOD
19 138 (3.76%) UML
20 119 (3.24%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3667 (99.97%) Java
2 960 (26.17%) SQL
3 898 (24.48%) JavaScript
4 251 (6.84%) Scala
5 232 (6.32%) PL/SQL
6 188 (5.13%) C#
7 172 (4.69%) Python
8 168 (4.58%) C++
9 125 (3.41%) Groovy
10 108 (2.94%) Perl
11 106 (2.89%) Shell Script
12 102 (2.78%) Ruby
13 88 (2.40%) PHP
14 68 (1.85%) Bash Shell
15 57 (1.55%) C
16 46 (1.25%) Clojure
17 34 (0.93%) XPath
18 33 (0.90%) T-SQL
19 20 (0.55%) Korn
20 14 (0.38%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 271 (7.39%) Security Cleared
2 232 (6.32%) Degree
3 168 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 70 (1.91%) DV Cleared
5 30 (0.82%) Sun Certification
6 8 (0.22%) BC Cleared
7 7 (0.19%) PhD
8 4 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.055%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.027%) OCAJ
10 1 (0.027%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.027%) OCP
10 1 (0.027%) OCA
10 1 (0.027%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.027%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (3.24%) QA
2 5 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
3 3 (0.082%) HL7
3 3 (0.082%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.055%) SLA
4 2 (0.055%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.027%) EMIR
5 1 (0.027%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.027%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.027%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 15 (0.41%) Shibboleth
2 9 (0.25%) VirtualBox
3 8 (0.22%) Docker
4 7 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.14%) HDFS
7 4 (0.11%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.082%) GridGain
8 3 (0.082%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.055%) vCloud
10 1 (0.027%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 51 (1.39%) Puppet
2 30 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.44%) Vagrant
4 9 (0.25%) Ansible
5 7 (0.19%) Oozie
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (0.19%) YUM
6 5 (0.14%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.082%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.082%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.055%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.055%) CA Endevor
9 2 (0.055%) Salt
10 1 (0.027%) logstash
10 1 (0.027%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.027%) SCOM
10 1 (0.027%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.027%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.027%) Nagios
Vendors
1 853 (23.26%) Oracle
2 168 (4.58%) Sybase
3 130 (3.54%) IBM
4 111 (3.03%) TIBCO
5 59 (1.61%) Google
6 47 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 47 (1.28%) Microsoft
6 47 (1.28%) Adobe
7 46 (1.25%) 29West
8 39 (1.06%) FatWire
9 37 (1.01%) ION Trading
10 30 (0.82%) SAP
11 29 (0.79%) Twitter
12 27 (0.74%) Sun
12 27 (0.74%) hybris
13 26 (0.71%) Perforce
14 19 (0.52%) Murex
15 18 (0.49%) Bloomberg
15 18 (0.49%) Atlassian
16 16 (0.44%) Reuters
Northamptonshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
East Riding
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £420 - £480 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £420 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £25.00 - £35.00 per hour + market rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salt
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago