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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 54 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 2031 1702 1645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.48% 3.24% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.83% 3.50% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1450 1245 1111
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
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 2125 2122 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 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -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 24 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 24 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 24 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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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 +4 1764 £450 -2.70% 503
London +1 1031 £500 -0.04% 215
City of London -3 271 £525 - 84
South East +46 192 £375 +7.14% 79
Scotland +21 162 £400 +6.66% 21
East of England +51 137 £450 +38.46% 34
South West +12 135 £380 +20.63% 32
Essex +36 98 £463 +28.29% 12
North West +5 95 £375 +7.14% 58
Edinburgh +46 77 £375 - 4
Yorkshire -13 73 £375 +15.38% 46
Gloucestershire +14 58 £450 +45.16% 6
Glasgow -5 56 £400 +18.51% 10
Manchester +1 50 £350 -6.35% 36
Southend-on-Sea +6 48 £475 +35.71% 3
West Yorkshire -11 48 £400 +23.07% 29
Wales +17 47 £369 -1.66% 10
Leeds -3 41 £428 +42.50% 24
Oxfordshire +18 38 £456 +32.72% 14
Bristol +5 36 £375 - 9
West Midlands +4 34 £350 +27.27% 25
Surrey +3 34 £425 +65.04% 19
Berkshire +7 33 £325 -7.21% 14
Hampshire +1 33 £325 -13.33% 10
Cheshire +6 32 £413 +26.92% 16
North East -25 29 £353 +29.95% 5
Hertfordshire -14 28 £403 +31.96% 13
Oxford +9 25 £469 +33.92% 6
South Wales +8 24 £325 -7.14% 6
East Midlands -6 24 £450 +20.00% 7

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 3701 (99.97%) Java
2 1823 (49.24%) Spring
3 1620 (43.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1155 (31.20%) Hibernate
5 1061 (28.66%) TDD
6 965 (26.07%) SQL
7 905 (24.45%) J2EE
8 903 (24.39%) JavaScript
9 879 (23.74%) HTML
10 855 (23.10%) Oracle
11 826 (22.31%) XML
12 799 (21.58%) Web Services
13 685 (18.50%) Linux
14 642 (17.34%) Finance
15 615 (16.61%) Banking
16 601 (16.23%) CSS
17 593 (16.02%) Scrum
18 581 (15.69%) UNIX
19 569 (15.37%) Maven
20 546 (14.75%) OO
21 544 (14.69%) Relational Database
22 531 (14.34%) MVC
23 463 (12.51%) JUnit
24 457 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
25 448 (12.10%) REST
26 447 (12.07%) Multithreading
27 409 (11.05%) JSP
28 401 (10.83%) Spring MVC
29 395 (10.67%) BDD
30 392 (10.59%) Front Office

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 391 (10.56%) Tomcat
2 379 (10.24%) JBoss
3 239 (6.46%) WebSphere
4 233 (6.29%) Apache
5 171 (4.62%) WebLogic
6 109 (2.94%) CMS
7 67 (1.81%) Oracle Coherence
7 67 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
8 62 (1.67%) Confluence
9 49 (1.32%) FileNet
10 45 (1.22%) Adobe CQ
11 38 (1.03%) Node.js
12 32 (0.86%) Jetty
13 31 (0.84%) GlassFish
13 31 (0.84%) Apache Solr
14 29 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
15 28 (0.76%) Apache ServiceMix
16 25 (0.68%) Liferay
17 23 (0.62%) Alfresco
17 23 (0.62%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 9 (0.24%) MS Office
1 9 (0.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.054%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.027%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.027%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.027%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 31 (0.84%) RMDS
1 31 (0.84%) ION MarketView
2 24 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 15 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.19%) Murex MxG2000
5 7 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.16%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 4 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.081%) Remedy AR System
9 2 (0.054%) Shopify
9 2 (0.054%) Tridion
9 2 (0.054%) ENOVIA
9 2 (0.054%) Magento
10 1 (0.027%) CODA-Financials
10 1 (0.027%) Endur
10 1 (0.027%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.027%) Summit
10 1 (0.027%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 68 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
3 32 (0.86%) 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 (0.054%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.027%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.027%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.027%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.027%) ElastiCache
10 1 (0.027%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 1 (0.027%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 195 (5.27%) HTTP
2 83 (2.24%) LDAP
3 67 (1.81%) Internet
4 37 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 20 (0.54%) AMQP
6 18 (0.49%) Intranet
7 13 (0.35%) SNMP
8 12 (0.32%) HTTPS
8 12 (0.32%) Multicast
9 11 (0.30%) SSH
10 10 (0.27%) SSL
11 8 (0.22%) DSL
12 4 (0.11%) Firewall
12 4 (0.11%) Extranet
12 4 (0.11%) WAN
12 4 (0.11%) LAN
13 3 (0.081%) DNS
14 2 (0.054%) SAN
14 2 (0.054%) ASN.1
14 2 (0.054%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 544 (14.69%) Relational Database
2 272 (7.35%) MySQL
3 249 (6.73%) MongoDB
4 191 (5.16%) NoSQL
5 180 (4.86%) SQL Server
6 179 (4.84%) Oracle Database
7 172 (4.65%) RDBMS
8 105 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 95 (2.57%) Big Data
10 92 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 85 (2.30%) Hadoop
12 73 (1.97%) DB2
12 73 (1.97%) Neo4j
13 63 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
14 55 (1.49%) MariaDB
15 45 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
16 35 (0.95%) Redis
17 34 (0.92%) Hazelcast
17 34 (0.92%) KDB
18 32 (0.86%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 569 (15.37%) Maven
2 463 (12.51%) JUnit
3 373 (10.08%) Subversion
4 343 (9.27%) Eclipse
5 273 (7.37%) Git (software)
6 247 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 197 (5.32%) Ant
8 186 (5.02%) Selenium
9 157 (4.24%) JIRA
10 140 (3.78%) Cucumber
11 127 (3.43%) Mockito
12 120 (3.24%) Hudson
13 72 (1.94%) TeamCity
14 61 (1.65%) IntelliJ
15 57 (1.54%) jMock
16 52 (1.40%) CruiseControl
17 33 (0.89%) Gradle
18 32 (0.86%) Apache Ivy
19 31 (0.84%) Jasmine
20 28 (0.76%) JMeter
General
1 642 (17.34%) Finance
2 615 (16.61%) Banking
3 392 (10.59%) Front Office
4 312 (8.43%) Investment Banking
5 75 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 57 (1.54%) Marketing
7 52 (1.40%) Retail
8 46 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 43 (1.16%) Back Office
10 42 (1.13%) Publishing
11 39 (1.05%) Games
11 39 (1.05%) Financial Institution
12 30 (0.81%) Electronics
13 19 (0.51%) Advertising
14 10 (0.27%) Legal
15 8 (0.22%) German Language
16 7 (0.19%) Dutch Language
16 7 (0.19%) Automotive
17 6 (0.16%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1823 (49.24%) Spring
2 1155 (31.20%) Hibernate
3 905 (24.45%) J2EE
4 879 (23.74%) HTML
5 826 (22.31%) XML
6 799 (21.58%) Web Services
7 601 (16.23%) CSS
8 448 (12.10%) REST
9 409 (11.05%) JSP
10 401 (10.83%) Spring MVC
11 346 (9.35%) jQuery
12 339 (9.16%) Java EE
13 323 (8.73%) JMS
14 320 (8.64%) SOAP
15 305 (8.24%) RESTful
16 244 (6.59%) Struts
17 234 (6.32%) XSLT
17 234 (6.32%) Ajax
18 227 (6.13%) JSON
19 212 (5.73%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 275 (7.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 245 (6.62%) Open Source
3 163 (4.40%) Fixed Income
4 152 (4.11%) Computer Science
5 148 (4.00%) Derivative
6 136 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
7 110 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
8 85 (2.30%) Equities
9 71 (1.92%) Data Structures
10 65 (1.76%) Algorithms
11 54 (1.46%) Mathematics
12 52 (1.40%) Credit Risk
12 52 (1.40%) User Experience
13 34 (0.92%) Market Risk
14 32 (0.86%) Visualisation
15 28 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
16 26 (0.70%) Digital Media
17 25 (0.68%) N-Tier
18 24 (0.65%) DTV
18 24 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 685 (18.50%) Linux
2 581 (15.69%) UNIX
3 127 (3.43%) Mac OS X
4 116 (3.13%) Windows
5 57 (1.54%) Android
6 40 (1.08%) Solaris
7 31 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (0.73%) Apple iOS
9 20 (0.54%) CentOS
10 16 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (0.24%) AIX
12 8 (0.22%) Fedora
12 8 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.19%) HPUX
14 4 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.054%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.054%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.054%) zOS
15 2 (0.054%) Debian
15 2 (0.054%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1620 (43.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1061 (28.66%) TDD
3 593 (16.02%) Scrum
4 546 (14.75%) OO
5 531 (14.34%) MVC
6 457 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
7 447 (12.07%) Multithreading
8 395 (10.67%) BDD
9 339 (9.16%) SOA
10 294 (7.94%) E-Commerce
11 291 (7.86%) Low Latency
12 262 (7.08%) Web Development
13 256 (6.92%) Unit Testing
14 237 (6.40%) Software Engineering
15 208 (5.62%) Pair Programming
16 164 (4.43%) Configuration Management
17 152 (4.11%) Mentoring
18 142 (3.84%) OOD
19 139 (3.75%) UML
20 120 (3.24%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3701 (99.97%) Java
2 965 (26.07%) SQL
3 903 (24.39%) JavaScript
4 253 (6.83%) Scala
5 232 (6.27%) PL/SQL
6 193 (5.21%) C#
7 173 (4.67%) Python
8 169 (4.57%) C++
9 126 (3.40%) Groovy
10 109 (2.94%) Perl
11 107 (2.89%) Shell Script
12 103 (2.78%) Ruby
13 88 (2.38%) PHP
14 69 (1.86%) Bash Shell
15 57 (1.54%) C
16 46 (1.24%) Clojure
17 34 (0.92%) XPath
18 33 (0.89%) T-SQL
19 20 (0.54%) Korn
20 14 (0.38%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 274 (7.40%) Security Cleared
2 234 (6.32%) Degree
3 170 (4.59%) SC Cleared
4 71 (1.92%) DV Cleared
5 30 (0.81%) Sun Certification
6 8 (0.22%) BC Cleared
7 7 (0.19%) PhD
8 4 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.054%) 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 (3.21%) QA
2 5 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
3 3 (0.081%) HL7
3 3 (0.081%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.054%) SLA
4 2 (0.054%) 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 (0.24%) VirtualBox
2 9 (0.24%) Docker
3 7 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.14%) HDFS
6 4 (0.11%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.081%) GridGain
7 3 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.054%) vCloud
9 1 (0.027%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 51 (1.38%) Puppet
2 30 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.43%) Vagrant
4 10 (0.27%) 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 (0.081%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.081%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.054%) CA Endevor
9 2 (0.054%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.054%) Salt
10 1 (0.027%) logstash
10 1 (0.027%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.027%) SCOM
10 1 (0.027%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.027%) OpenView
10 1 (0.027%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 855 (23.10%) Oracle
2 171 (4.62%) Sybase
3 131 (3.54%) IBM
4 112 (3.03%) TIBCO
5 59 (1.59%) Google
6 48 (1.30%) Microsoft
7 47 (1.27%) Adobe
7 47 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 46 (1.24%) 29West
9 39 (1.05%) FatWire
10 36 (0.97%) ION Trading
11 30 (0.81%) SAP
11 30 (0.81%) Twitter
12 27 (0.73%) hybris
12 27 (0.73%) Sun
13 26 (0.70%) Perforce
14 20 (0.54%) Murex
15 18 (0.49%) Atlassian
16 17 (0.46%) Bloomberg
17 15 (0.41%) Zend
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 46 minutes ago
Oxfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 48 minutes ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 18 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Scotland
Net Talent
Rate: Excellent rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £420 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £420 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
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