The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java Developer
Rank 62 65 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1623 1319 1845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.88% 2.76% 3.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 2.99% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1119 921 1300
Average daily rate £440 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.20 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +15.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.92 £32.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.00 £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +14.70%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +4 1399 £450 - 549
London +4 853 £500 -4.76% 306
City of London +7 259 £550 +4.76% 117
Scotland -6 174 £350 - 38
South East -5 165 £400 +14.28% 69
Yorkshire +20 87 £325 +4.00% 46
South West +4 85 £350 - 31
Glasgow -4 79 £350 +1.44% 17
North West +10 74 £375 +15.38% 43
Edinburgh +8 66 £363 +14.17% 11
West Yorkshire +19 64 £325 +23.57% 30
Hampshire -9 57 £438 +25.00% 6
Leeds +8 56 £325 +23.57% 19
East of England +3 53 £375 -6.25% 21
Berkshire +7 40 £350 -3.44% 11
West Midlands -5 37 £288 -11.53% 14
Wiltshire +12 32 £375 +25.00% 3
Surrey +1 32 £413 +17.85% 23
Manchester -4 32 £325 +0.38% 27
Cheshire +7 31 £388 +4.02% 12
Wales 0 30 £425 +30.76% 8
Essex -2 26 £375 - 7
Reading +15 25 £375 +3.44% 6
Swindon - 25 £356 -
East Midlands +4 24 £420 +16.66% 12
Chester +4 22 £376 -0.52% 5
Aldershot - 22 £450 - 1
Nottinghamshire +16 18 £420 - 7
Nottingham +15 18 £420 - 5
Hertfordshire -3 18 £411 -8.61% 8

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2988 (99.90%) Java
2 1594 (53.29%) Spring
3 1056 (35.31%) Hibernate
4 844 (28.22%) SQL
5 822 (27.48%) J2EE
6 772 (25.81%) JavaScript
7 752 (25.14%) Oracle
8 742 (24.81%) TDD
9 730 (24.41%) HTML
10 661 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
11 649 (21.70%) XML
12 644 (21.53%) Web Services
13 616 (20.60%) Finance
14 559 (18.69%) Linux
15 527 (17.62%) CSS
16 498 (16.65%) Scrum
17 457 (15.28%) Maven
18 444 (14.84%) JUnit
19 431 (14.41%) Banking
20 427 (14.28%) MVC
21 404 (13.51%) UNIX
22 396 (13.24%) OO
23 387 (12.94%) jQuery
24 380 (12.70%) JMS
25 354 (11.84%) JSP
26 353 (11.80%) Tomcat
27 333 (11.13%) Subversion
28 331 (11.07%) Multithreading
29 329 (11.00%) Relational Database
30 322 (10.77%) Java EE

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 353 (11.80%) Tomcat
2 165 (5.52%) WebSphere
3 159 (5.32%) WebLogic
4 156 (5.22%) Apache
5 94 (3.14%) CMS
6 78 (2.61%) Apache Solr
7 68 (2.27%) Oracle Coherence
8 61 (2.04%) Apache ServiceMix
9 56 (1.87%) Adobe CQ
10 54 (1.81%) Liferay
11 45 (1.50%) MQSeries
12 40 (1.34%) Alfresco
13 37 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
14 34 (1.14%) Mule
15 33 (1.10%) GlassFish
16 27 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
17 24 (0.80%) TIBCO EMS
18 23 (0.77%) Node.js
19 21 (0.70%) Jetty
19 21 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 23 (0.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.17%) Mingle
3 4 (0.13%) MS Office
4 3 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.067%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.033%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 26 (0.87%) RMDS
2 22 (0.74%) ION MarketView
3 19 (0.64%) Tridion
4 16 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
6 9 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.17%) RiskWrite
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.067%) Loan IQ
9 2 (0.067%) BusinessWare
9 2 (0.067%) Murex MxG2000
10 1 (0.033%) Magento
10 1 (0.033%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.033%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.033%) Retail-J
10 1 (0.033%) SAP PM
10 1 (0.033%) Summit
10 1 (0.033%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 21 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (0.23%) SaaS
3 7 (0.23%) Heroku
4 5 (0.17%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.10%) GitHub
7 2 (0.067%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.94%) HTTP
2 71 (2.37%) Internet
3 28 (0.94%) LDAP
4 25 (0.84%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.40%) Kerberos
6 9 (0.30%) SSL
7 6 (0.20%) FTP
7 6 (0.20%) Network Security
8 5 (0.17%) X.509
9 4 (0.13%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.13%) AMQP
10 3 (0.10%) Intranet
10 3 (0.10%) SMTP
10 3 (0.10%) NGN
11 2 (0.067%) SAN
12 1 (0.033%) Firewall
12 1 (0.033%) DSL
12 1 (0.033%) 3G
12 1 (0.033%) SMS
12 1 (0.033%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (11.00%) Relational Database
2 223 (7.46%) SQL Server
3 207 (6.92%) MySQL
4 205 (6.85%) MongoDB
5 191 (6.39%) RDBMS
6 166 (5.55%) NoSQL
7 152 (5.08%) Oracle Database
8 94 (3.14%) Hadoop
9 90 (3.01%) Big Data
10 86 (2.88%) DB2
10 86 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 47 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
12 38 (1.27%) KDB
13 34 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
14 29 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
15 28 (0.94%) CouchDB
16 26 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
17 23 (0.77%) JasperReports
18 20 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
19 17 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 457 (15.28%) Maven
2 444 (14.84%) JUnit
3 333 (11.13%) Subversion
4 308 (10.30%) Eclipse
5 180 (6.02%) Ant
6 166 (5.55%) Jenkins
7 159 (5.32%) Git (software)
8 146 (4.88%) Mockito
9 105 (3.51%) Hudson
10 102 (3.41%) Selenium
11 99 (3.31%) Cucumber
12 75 (2.51%) JIRA
13 45 (1.50%) jMock
14 42 (1.40%) FitNesse
15 39 (1.30%) TestNG
15 39 (1.30%) TeamCity
16 37 (1.24%) WebDriver
17 36 (1.20%) DbUnit
18 35 (1.17%) JBehave
19 29 (0.97%) Log4j
General
1 616 (20.60%) Finance
2 431 (14.41%) Banking
3 261 (8.73%) Front Office
4 250 (8.36%) Investment Banking
5 63 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 63 (2.11%) Retail
6 39 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 37 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 35 (1.17%) Back Office
9 34 (1.14%) Games
10 31 (1.04%) Marketing
11 20 (0.67%) Publishing
12 17 (0.57%) Electronics
13 11 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.33%) German Language
15 9 (0.30%) Advertising
16 8 (0.27%) Automotive
17 7 (0.23%) Billing
18 5 (0.17%) Dutch Language
19 3 (0.10%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1594 (53.29%) Spring
2 1056 (35.31%) Hibernate
3 822 (27.48%) J2EE
4 730 (24.41%) HTML
5 649 (21.70%) XML
6 644 (21.53%) Web Services
7 527 (17.62%) CSS
8 387 (12.94%) jQuery
9 380 (12.70%) JMS
10 354 (11.84%) JSP
11 322 (10.77%) Java EE
12 296 (9.90%) Struts
13 289 (9.66%) SOAP
13 289 (9.66%) Spring MVC
14 282 (9.43%) REST
15 234 (7.82%) RESTful
16 217 (7.26%) JSON
17 216 (7.22%) Ajax
18 198 (6.62%) JPA
19 196 (6.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 191 (6.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 189 (6.32%) Open Source
3 157 (5.25%) Derivative
4 119 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
5 118 (3.95%) Fixed Income
6 85 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 85 (2.84%) Equities
7 36 (1.20%) Mathematics
8 30 (1.00%) Credit Risk
9 29 (0.97%) Web 2.0
10 28 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
10 28 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 23 (0.77%) Mobile App
12 21 (0.70%) Digital Media
13 17 (0.57%) Credit Derivative
14 14 (0.47%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 13 (0.43%) Grid Computing
16 12 (0.40%) Semantic Web
16 12 (0.40%) Visualisation
17 11 (0.37%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 559 (18.69%) Linux
2 404 (13.51%) UNIX
3 96 (3.21%) Windows
4 66 (2.21%) Solaris
5 42 (1.40%) Mac OS X
6 24 (0.80%) Android
7 20 (0.67%) HPUX
8 12 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.23%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.20%) Windows NT
11 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.067%) AIX
13 2 (0.067%) MVS
13 2 (0.067%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.067%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.067%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 742 (24.81%) TDD
2 661 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
3 498 (16.65%) Scrum
4 427 (14.28%) MVC
5 396 (13.24%) OO
6 331 (11.07%) Multithreading
7 317 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
8 269 (8.99%) BDD
9 249 (8.32%) SOA
10 208 (6.95%) E-Commerce
11 184 (6.15%) Software Engineering
12 181 (6.05%) UML
13 179 (5.98%) Low Latency
14 177 (5.92%) Unit Testing
15 148 (4.95%) Web Development
16 121 (4.05%) Pair Programming
17 116 (3.88%) Configuration Management
18 113 (3.78%) OOD
19 90 (3.01%) Kanban
20 73 (2.44%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 2988 (99.90%) Java
2 844 (28.22%) SQL
3 772 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 222 (7.42%) Scala
5 189 (6.32%) PL/SQL
6 142 (4.75%) Perl
7 139 (4.65%) C#
8 132 (4.41%) Python
9 129 (4.31%) C++
10 115 (3.84%) Groovy
11 93 (3.11%) Ruby
12 66 (2.21%) Shell Script
13 58 (1.94%) Bash Shell
14 53 (1.77%) T-SQL
15 48 (1.60%) XPath
16 47 (1.57%) C
17 27 (0.90%) PHP
18 24 (0.80%) Clojure
19 18 (0.60%) VB
20 12 (0.40%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 188 (6.29%) Degree
2 128 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 84 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 29 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 28 (0.94%) Sun Certification
6 19 (0.64%) OCPJP
7 5 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.13%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.10%) OCP
9 3 (0.10%) OCA
9 3 (0.10%) OCAJ
10 1 (0.033%) Brainbench
10 1 (0.033%) OCPJWCD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.17%) QA
2 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.13%) HL7
4 3 (0.10%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.067%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.033%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.27%) Squid
2 8 (0.27%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.033%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 31 (1.04%) Puppet
1 31 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.10%) ZABBIX
2 3 (0.10%) OpenAM
2 3 (0.10%) Nagios
3 2 (0.067%) OpenIDM
3 2 (0.067%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.033%) OpenSSO
4 1 (0.033%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.033%) Oozie
4 1 (0.033%) Control-M
Vendors
1 752 (25.14%) Oracle
2 319 (10.67%) JBoss
3 189 (6.32%) Sybase
4 85 (2.84%) TIBCO
5 71 (2.37%) IBM
6 59 (1.97%) Microsoft
7 46 (1.54%) 29West
8 44 (1.47%) Adobe
9 37 (1.24%) ION Trading
10 33 (1.10%) Google
10 33 (1.10%) Sun
11 31 (1.04%) GigaSpaces
11 31 (1.04%) ATG
12 29 (0.97%) Red Hat
13 26 (0.87%) Elastic Path
13 26 (0.87%) hybris
14 25 (0.84%) Alterian
15 21 (0.70%) SAP
16 20 (0.67%) Interwoven
16 20 (0.67%) Talend
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