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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 52 62 67
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1979 1621 1329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.54% 2.88% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.83% 3.11% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1417 1121 919
Average daily rate
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£430 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -2.16%
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 £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 11 23
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £26.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £41.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.56%

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
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 £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 +11 1777 £450 - 520
London +12 1042 £525 +5.00% 243
City of London +10 265 £525 -4.54% 79
South East -3 182 £370 -7.50% 86
Scotland -6 145 £400 +14.28% 21
North West +19 124 £388 +3.33% 51
South West +19 108 £400 +14.28% 39
Yorkshire +7 105 £400 +23.74% 22
East of England +45 101 £388 +3.33% 40
West Yorkshire +18 91 £400 +23.07% 18
Leeds +10 84 £400 +23.07% 13
Cheshire +22 77 £388 - 13
Essex +30 66 £400 +6.66% 11
Gloucestershire +27 63 £413 -2.94% 9
Glasgow -9 63 £413 +17.85% 3
East Midlands +30 50 £360 -14.28% 12
Hampshire -15 49 £375 -14.28% 10
Edinburgh -19 44 £391 +11.78% 13
Wales +5 38 £428 +0.58% 11
Surrey +7 35 £325 -21.21% 19
South Wales +22 32 £430 -14.00% 10
Berkshire -1 32 £375 - 18
Manchester -8 30 £384 +18.07% 28
West Midlands -20 29 £325 +13.53% 19
Buckinghamshire +13 26 £350 -12.50% 3
Northamptonshire +14 25 £290 -18.88% 2
North East +11 25 £316 +10.96% 5
Cheltenham +11 24 £425 - 2
Chester +7 22 £388 +3.19% 6
Tyne and Wear +7 21 £320 +12.28% 4

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (99.97%) Java
2 1897 (48.93%) Agile Software Development
3 1504 (38.79%) Spring
4 1138 (29.35%) TDD
5 1004 (25.90%) Hibernate
6 991 (25.56%) HTML
7 944 (24.35%) J2EE
8 910 (23.47%) JavaScript
9 889 (22.93%) SQL
10 828 (21.36%) Web Services
11 821 (21.18%) Oracle
12 756 (19.50%) Linux
13 680 (17.54%) Finance
14 648 (16.71%) XML
15 618 (15.94%) Scrum
16 596 (15.37%) REST
17 578 (14.91%) Banking
18 576 (14.86%) CSS
19 566 (14.60%) Maven
20 557 (14.37%) UNIX
21 554 (14.29%) OO
22 552 (14.24%) JUnit
23 535 (13.80%) Relational Database
24 476 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
25 462 (11.92%) Multithreading
26 447 (11.53%) BDD
27 422 (10.88%) Front Office
28 410 (10.58%) Tomcat
29 409 (10.55%) Subversion
29 409 (10.55%) MVC

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 410 (10.58%) Tomcat
2 318 (8.20%) JBoss
3 220 (5.67%) WebSphere
4 206 (5.31%) WebLogic
5 172 (4.44%) Apache
6 105 (2.71%) CMS
7 59 (1.52%) Adobe CQ
8 54 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
9 50 (1.29%) Mule
10 44 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 40 (1.03%) Confluence
11 40 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
12 39 (1.01%) Node.js
13 38 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
14 34 (0.88%) Jetty
15 33 (0.85%) Apache Solr
15 33 (0.85%) Mule ESB
16 32 (0.83%) TIBCO EMS
17 26 (0.67%) GlassFish
18 25 (0.64%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 33 (0.85%) MS Excel
2 16 (0.41%) 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 36 (0.93%) ION MarketView
2 21 (0.54%) RMDS
3 19 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 18 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.10%) Magento
8 2 (0.052%) FileNet Content Manager
8 2 (0.052%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.052%) Summit
8 2 (0.052%) Murex MxG2000
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%) Tridion
9 1 (0.026%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 148 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
3 32 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 31 (0.80%) GitHub
5 24 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 13 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (0.21%) SaaS
10 7 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 4 (0.10%) PaaS
13 4 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.077%) IaaS
15 2 (0.052%) Google Checkout
16 1 (0.026%) Heroku
16 1 (0.026%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 236 (6.09%) HTTP
2 93 (2.40%) Internet
3 33 (0.85%) LDAP
4 25 (0.64%) AMQP
5 22 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.36%) Kerberos
7 13 (0.34%) HTTPS
7 13 (0.34%) X.509
8 11 (0.28%) Firewall
8 11 (0.28%) SSH
9 9 (0.23%) SNMP
10 8 (0.21%) Intranet
11 5 (0.13%) SSL
11 5 (0.13%) Network Security
12 4 (0.10%) OpenLDAP
12 4 (0.10%) Multicast
13 3 (0.077%) VPN
13 3 (0.077%) FTP
13 3 (0.077%) DVB
13 3 (0.077%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 535 (13.80%) Relational Database
2 266 (6.86%) MongoDB
3 212 (5.47%) SQL Server
4 185 (4.77%) RDBMS
5 184 (4.75%) Oracle Database
6 169 (4.36%) MySQL
7 168 (4.33%) NoSQL
8 153 (3.95%) Hadoop
9 136 (3.51%) Big Data
10 115 (2.97%) Neo4j
11 89 (2.30%) DB2
12 82 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
13 61 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
14 60 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
15 36 (0.93%) Couchbase
16 31 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (0.62%) KDB
17 24 (0.62%) Hazelcast
18 23 (0.59%) HBase
18 23 (0.59%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 566 (14.60%) Maven
2 552 (14.24%) JUnit
3 409 (10.55%) Subversion
4 376 (9.70%) Git (software)
5 328 (8.46%) Eclipse
6 241 (6.22%) Jenkins
7 199 (5.13%) Cucumber
8 197 (5.08%) Ant
9 183 (4.72%) Mockito
10 154 (3.97%) Selenium
11 145 (3.74%) JIRA
12 76 (1.96%) jMock
13 49 (1.26%) Gradle
14 48 (1.24%) TeamCity
15 47 (1.21%) IntelliJ
16 46 (1.19%) SoapUI
17 39 (1.01%) Hudson
18 38 (0.98%) CruiseControl
19 28 (0.72%) ClearCase
20 25 (0.64%) TestNG
General
1 680 (17.54%) Finance
2 578 (14.91%) Banking
3 422 (10.88%) Front Office
4 314 (8.10%) Investment Banking
5 63 (1.62%) Marketing
6 59 (1.52%) Publishing
7 48 (1.24%) Games
8 45 (1.16%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.13%) Retail
10 43 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 32 (0.83%) Back Office
12 24 (0.62%) Advertising
13 17 (0.44%) Legal
13 17 (0.44%) Electronics
13 17 (0.44%) Automotive
14 16 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.23%) French Language
16 7 (0.18%) Law
17 6 (0.15%) Military
17 6 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1504 (38.79%) Spring
2 1004 (25.90%) Hibernate
3 991 (25.56%) HTML
4 944 (24.35%) J2EE
5 828 (21.36%) Web Services
6 648 (16.71%) XML
7 596 (15.37%) REST
8 576 (14.86%) CSS
9 398 (10.27%) SOAP
10 383 (9.88%) JSP
11 372 (9.60%) RESTful
12 304 (7.84%) JMS
13 297 (7.66%) Java EE
14 294 (7.58%) jQuery
15 292 (7.53%) Spring MVC
16 280 (7.22%) HTML5
17 229 (5.91%) JSON
18 228 (5.88%) JAX-RS
19 225 (5.80%) JPA
20 209 (5.39%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 279 (7.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 212 (5.47%) Derivative
3 185 (4.77%) Open Source
4 153 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 147 (3.79%) Computer Science
6 129 (3.33%) Equities
7 123 (3.17%) Fixed Income
8 84 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 71 (1.83%) Equity Derivative
10 58 (1.50%) Algorithms
11 43 (1.11%) N-Tier
12 39 (1.01%) User Experience
13 35 (0.90%) Mobile App
14 32 (0.83%) Client/Server
15 31 (0.80%) Data Structures
16 30 (0.77%) Digital Media
17 27 (0.70%) Credit Derivative
18 26 (0.67%) Market Risk
19 22 (0.57%) Mathematics
19 22 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 756 (19.50%) Linux
2 557 (14.37%) UNIX
3 160 (4.13%) Mac OS X
4 140 (3.61%) Windows
5 42 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (0.80%) Solaris
7 23 (0.59%) Android
8 14 (0.36%) Apple iOS
9 10 (0.26%) CentOS
10 8 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.18%) AIX
11 7 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.15%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.13%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.10%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.10%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.077%) VMS
15 3 (0.077%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.052%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1897 (48.93%) Agile Software Development
2 1138 (29.35%) TDD
3 618 (15.94%) Scrum
4 554 (14.29%) OO
5 476 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
6 462 (11.92%) Multithreading
7 447 (11.53%) BDD
8 409 (10.55%) MVC
9 326 (8.41%) SOA
10 277 (7.14%) Software Engineering
11 270 (6.96%) Web Development
11 270 (6.96%) Low Latency
12 219 (5.65%) E-Commerce
13 217 (5.60%) Unit Testing
14 189 (4.87%) Pair Programming
15 173 (4.46%) Responsive Web Design
16 169 (4.36%) Web Design
17 148 (3.82%) User Stories
18 138 (3.56%) UML
18 138 (3.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3876 (99.97%) Java
2 910 (23.47%) JavaScript
3 889 (22.93%) SQL
4 236 (6.09%) C#
5 226 (5.83%) Python
6 196 (5.06%) Scala
7 178 (4.59%) PL/SQL
8 147 (3.79%) C++
9 102 (2.63%) Perl
10 92 (2.37%) Ruby
11 64 (1.65%) Groovy
12 57 (1.47%) Bash Shell
13 51 (1.32%) XPath
13 51 (1.32%) PHP
14 46 (1.19%) Shell Script
15 44 (1.13%) C
16 33 (0.85%) Clojure
17 24 (0.62%) XQuery
18 16 (0.41%) Lua
19 14 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 321 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 244 (6.29%) Degree
3 157 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 116 (2.99%) DV Cleared
5 47 (1.21%) Sun Certification
6 15 (0.39%) OCPJP
7 7 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.077%) HND
9 3 (0.077%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.052%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.052%) PhD
10 2 (0.052%) OCMJD
11 1 (0.026%) OCP
11 1 (0.026%) OCA
11 1 (0.026%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.026%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (1.83%) QA
2 10 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (0.15%) EMIR
4 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.10%) SLA
6 2 (0.052%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.052%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.052%) HL7
6 2 (0.052%) Basel III
7 1 (0.026%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.026%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.026%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (0.57%) Docker
2 15 (0.39%) VirtualBox
3 6 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (0.15%) Varnish
4 5 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.13%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.10%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.10%) HDFS
6 2 (0.052%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.052%) Shibboleth
6 2 (0.052%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.026%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 53 (1.37%) Puppet
2 41 (1.06%) Vagrant
3 23 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.39%) Ansible
5 11 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (0.21%) Kibana
7 5 (0.13%) StatsD
8 4 (0.10%) Control-M
8 4 (0.10%) Oozie
9 3 (0.077%) Nagios
9 3 (0.077%) TIBCO Hawk
9 3 (0.077%) logstash
9 3 (0.077%) Salt
9 3 (0.077%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.052%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.052%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.052%) SCOM
10 2 (0.052%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.026%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.026%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 821 (21.18%) Oracle
2 188 (4.85%) Sybase
3 111 (2.86%) IBM
4 99 (2.55%) TIBCO
5 62 (1.60%) Adobe
6 60 (1.55%) Red Hat
7 47 (1.21%) ION Trading
7 47 (1.21%) hybris
8 42 (1.08%) Microsoft
9 34 (0.88%) Google
10 32 (0.83%) 29West
10 32 (0.83%) SAP
11 29 (0.75%) Sun
11 29 (0.75%) Atlassian
12 21 (0.54%) FatWire
13 15 (0.39%) ForgeRock
14 11 (0.28%) Reuters
15 10 (0.26%) webMethods
16 9 (0.23%) Bloomberg
16 9 (0.23%) Murex
East London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £2250 - £2500 per week + Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £350 - £380 Per Day + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day call for details
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £580 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £625 - £675 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago