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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 56 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1821 1631 1784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.23% 3.05% 3.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.50% 3.29% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1160 1190
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £373 £348
% change year-on-year
-3.08% +7.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 21
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.13 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.60 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%

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
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2141 2629
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 0 1529 £438 -7.89% 554
London 0 964 £500 -4.76% 289
City of London +2 303 £550 +4.76% 133
Scotland -1 171 £400 +6.66% 28
South East +54 168 £350 - 71
South West +14 118 £341 -2.50% 35
East of England +36 81 £400 - 21
Glasgow -10 75 £400 +14.28% 15
North West -8 67 £350 -2.77% 72
Edinburgh +23 65 £413 +10.00% 7
Wales +33 64 £313 -0.79% 15
Yorkshire -7 56 £325 - 35
Hampshire 0 47 £365 +2.81% 11
Berkshire +37 45 £350 +2.94% 19
Gloucestershire +10 43 £404 +7.66% 3
Essex +26 40 £448 - 2
South Wales +26 40 £255 - 13
West Midlands -2 32 £325 +3.17% 11
West Yorkshire -6 30 £325 - 19
Manchester -8 30 £350 -4.43% 59
Cardiff +19 26 £250 - 13
Wiltshire +14 24 £269 -23.21% 9
Hertfordshire 0 23 £390 -2.50% 9
Cheshire +5 22 £354 +8.84% 10
North East -7 22 £325 -7.14% 6
North Yorkshire +20 21 £330 +4.34% 6
Bristol -9 21 £400 +12.28% 9
York +22 20 £330 +7.31% 5
Reading +23 18 £375 +10.29% 6
Buckinghamshire +12 17 £313 -8.08% 4

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3415 (100.00%) Java
2 1742 (51.01%) Spring
3 1110 (32.50%) Hibernate
4 942 (27.58%) TDD
5 910 (26.65%) SQL
6 861 (25.21%) JavaScript
7 856 (25.07%) J2EE
8 785 (22.99%) Oracle
9 777 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
10 774 (22.66%) HTML
11 727 (21.29%) XML
12 719 (21.05%) Web Services
13 643 (18.83%) Finance
14 619 (18.13%) Linux
15 549 (16.08%) Banking
16 541 (15.84%) CSS
17 531 (15.55%) Maven
18 523 (15.31%) Scrum
19 497 (14.55%) OO
20 480 (14.06%) UNIX
21 462 (13.53%) MVC
22 442 (12.94%) JUnit
23 428 (12.53%) Relational Database
24 409 (11.98%) Multithreading
25 397 (11.63%) BDD
26 392 (11.48%) REST
27 371 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
28 363 (10.63%) jQuery
28 363 (10.63%) Subversion
29 359 (10.51%) Tomcat

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 359 (10.51%) Tomcat
2 219 (6.41%) WebSphere
3 183 (5.36%) Apache
4 177 (5.18%) WebLogic
5 84 (2.46%) CMS
6 72 (2.11%) Oracle Coherence
7 60 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
8 49 (1.43%) Confluence
9 45 (1.32%) Apache ServiceMix
10 40 (1.17%) Adobe CQ
11 39 (1.14%) Apache Solr
12 30 (0.88%) FileNet
12 30 (0.88%) GlassFish
13 29 (0.85%) Liferay
14 28 (0.82%) MQSeries
15 26 (0.76%) Jetty
16 25 (0.73%) Node.js
16 25 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
17 24 (0.70%) Mule
18 20 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 18 (0.53%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.35%) MS Office
3 4 (0.12%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.088%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.088%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.029%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 36 (1.05%) RMDS
2 27 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 24 (0.70%) ION MarketView
4 8 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (0.23%) Tridion
5 7 (0.20%) Murex MxG2000
6 5 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.088%) Remedy AR System
8 3 (0.088%) Magento
9 2 (0.059%) Shopify
9 2 (0.059%) BusinessWare
9 2 (0.059%) ENOVIA
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.059%) Summit
9 2 (0.059%) SAP PM
10 1 (0.029%) CODA-Financials
10 1 (0.029%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.029%) Advent Geneva
Cloud Services
1 70 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 31 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (0.59%) SaaS
5 19 (0.56%) GitHub
6 11 (0.32%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.23%) Heroku
8 5 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (0.088%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.059%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.029%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.029%) ElastiCache
12 1 (0.029%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 1 (0.029%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.029%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 143 (4.19%) HTTP
2 72 (2.11%) Internet
3 55 (1.61%) LDAP
4 35 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 18 (0.53%) Intranet
6 12 (0.35%) AMQP
7 11 (0.32%) Multicast
8 10 (0.29%) SSH
8 10 (0.29%) SSL
9 9 (0.26%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.23%) Kerberos
10 8 (0.23%) DSL
11 4 (0.12%) Firewall
11 4 (0.12%) WAN
11 4 (0.12%) LAN
12 3 (0.088%) SNMP
12 3 (0.088%) Extranet
12 3 (0.088%) DNS
12 3 (0.088%) Network Security
13 2 (0.059%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 428 (12.53%) Relational Database
2 239 (7.00%) MySQL
3 224 (6.56%) MongoDB
4 194 (5.68%) NoSQL
5 187 (5.48%) SQL Server
6 170 (4.98%) Oracle Database
7 143 (4.19%) RDBMS
8 109 (3.19%) Big Data
9 101 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 101 (2.96%) Hadoop
10 66 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 53 (1.55%) DB2
12 51 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
12 51 (1.49%) Neo4j
13 45 (1.32%) CouchDB
14 41 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
15 35 (1.02%) KDB
16 33 (0.97%) Redis
17 26 (0.76%) Hazelcast
18 21 (0.61%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 531 (15.55%) Maven
2 442 (12.94%) JUnit
3 363 (10.63%) Subversion
4 328 (9.60%) Eclipse
5 246 (7.20%) Git (software)
6 203 (5.94%) Jenkins
7 169 (4.95%) Ant
8 167 (4.89%) Selenium
9 139 (4.07%) Cucumber
10 131 (3.84%) Mockito
11 128 (3.75%) JIRA
12 116 (3.40%) Hudson
13 70 (2.05%) TeamCity
14 42 (1.23%) CruiseControl
14 42 (1.23%) jMock
15 37 (1.08%) IntelliJ
16 33 (0.97%) Gradle
17 32 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 32 (0.94%) TestNG
18 31 (0.91%) DbUnit
General
1 643 (18.83%) Finance
2 549 (16.08%) Banking
3 353 (10.34%) Front Office
4 296 (8.67%) Investment Banking
5 83 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 54 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 51 (1.49%) Retail
8 48 (1.41%) Marketing
9 44 (1.29%) Back Office
10 37 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 37 (1.08%) Games
11 36 (1.05%) Electronics
12 22 (0.64%) Publishing
13 16 (0.47%) Advertising
14 13 (0.38%) German Language
15 11 (0.32%) Automotive
16 9 (0.26%) Legal
17 5 (0.15%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.15%) Dutch Language
18 4 (0.12%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1742 (51.01%) Spring
2 1110 (32.50%) Hibernate
3 856 (25.07%) J2EE
4 774 (22.66%) HTML
5 727 (21.29%) XML
6 719 (21.05%) Web Services
7 541 (15.84%) CSS
8 392 (11.48%) REST
9 363 (10.63%) jQuery
10 348 (10.19%) JSP
11 339 (9.93%) Spring MVC
12 317 (9.28%) JMS
13 309 (9.05%) Java EE
14 278 (8.14%) SOAP
15 263 (7.70%) RESTful
16 230 (6.73%) Struts
17 218 (6.38%) Ajax
18 217 (6.35%) XSLT
19 183 (5.36%) HTML5
20 179 (5.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 242 (7.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 216 (6.33%) Open Source
3 160 (4.69%) Fixed Income
4 133 (3.89%) Computer Science
5 114 (3.34%) Derivative
6 84 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 70 (2.05%) Equities
8 64 (1.87%) Mathematics
9 59 (1.73%) Credit Risk
10 27 (0.79%) DTV
11 26 (0.76%) Market Risk
12 24 (0.70%) Digital Media
13 22 (0.64%) Equity Derivative
14 18 (0.53%) Credit Derivative
14 18 (0.53%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.53%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.50%) Visualisation
15 17 (0.50%) Web 2.0
16 16 (0.47%) GIS
17 13 (0.38%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 619 (18.13%) Linux
2 480 (14.06%) UNIX
3 103 (3.02%) Windows
4 84 (2.46%) Mac OS X
5 50 (1.46%) Solaris
6 44 (1.29%) Android
7 20 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 15 (0.44%) HPUX
8 15 (0.44%) CentOS
9 13 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.23%) Fedora
12 6 (0.18%) AIX
13 3 (0.088%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.088%) Debian
13 3 (0.088%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.059%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.059%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.029%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 942 (27.58%) TDD
2 777 (22.75%) Agile Software Development
3 523 (15.31%) Scrum
4 497 (14.55%) OO
5 462 (13.53%) MVC
6 409 (11.98%) Multithreading
7 397 (11.63%) BDD
8 371 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
9 278 (8.14%) E-Commerce
10 276 (8.08%) SOA
11 251 (7.35%) Low Latency
12 226 (6.62%) Software Engineering
13 220 (6.44%) Unit Testing
14 211 (6.18%) Web Development
15 192 (5.62%) Pair Programming
16 161 (4.71%) UML
17 152 (4.45%) Mentoring
18 140 (4.10%) OOD
19 130 (3.81%) Configuration Management
20 102 (2.99%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3415 (100.00%) Java
2 910 (26.65%) SQL
3 861 (25.21%) JavaScript
4 276 (8.08%) Scala
5 212 (6.21%) PL/SQL
6 164 (4.80%) C#
7 155 (4.54%) C++
8 148 (4.33%) Python
9 145 (4.25%) Groovy
10 103 (3.02%) Shell Script
11 84 (2.46%) Perl
12 67 (1.96%) Ruby
13 65 (1.90%) PHP
14 52 (1.52%) Bash Shell
15 46 (1.35%) C
16 43 (1.26%) Clojure
17 42 (1.23%) T-SQL
18 39 (1.14%) XPath
19 17 (0.50%) Korn
20 16 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 229 (6.71%) Degree
2 200 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 125 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 48 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 21 (0.61%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.15%) BC Cleared
6 5 (0.15%) PhD
7 4 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.088%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.059%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.029%) HND
10 1 (0.029%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (2.90%) QA
2 5 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
3 3 (0.088%) HL7
4 2 (0.059%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.059%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.059%) SLA
4 2 (0.059%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.059%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.029%) EMIR
5 1 (0.029%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 12 (0.35%) Shibboleth
2 8 (0.23%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.20%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.18%) HDFS
5 5 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.15%) Docker
6 2 (0.059%) vCloud
6 2 (0.059%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.029%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.029%) GridGain
7 1 (0.029%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 31 (0.91%) Puppet
2 28 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.23%) Vagrant
4 6 (0.18%) YUM
4 6 (0.18%) OpenAM
5 5 (0.15%) Ansible
5 5 (0.15%) Oozie
6 4 (0.12%) OpenSSO
7 3 (0.088%) Salt
8 2 (0.059%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.059%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.029%) Nagios
9 1 (0.029%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.029%) logstash
Vendors
1 785 (22.99%) Oracle
2 334 (9.78%) JBoss
3 166 (4.86%) Sybase
4 121 (3.54%) IBM
5 83 (2.43%) TIBCO
6 62 (1.82%) Google
7 51 (1.49%) Microsoft
8 49 (1.43%) 29West
9 43 (1.26%) Adobe
10 40 (1.17%) Red Hat
11 37 (1.08%) SAP
12 36 (1.05%) ION Trading
13 28 (0.82%) FatWire
14 26 (0.76%) Perforce
15 24 (0.70%) hybris
15 24 (0.70%) Bloomberg
15 24 (0.70%) Sun
16 23 (0.67%) Twitter
17 21 (0.61%) Reuters
18 17 (0.50%) ATG
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