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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 47 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1952 1492 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.72% 2.97% 2.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.03% 3.21% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1434 987 864
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £294 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.00 £25.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £52.14 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £35.70
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +12.04%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
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 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +13 1760 £450 - 625
London +17 1100 £525 +2.43% 280
City of London +11 300 £550 +4.76% 103
South East +7 186 £325 -13.33% 111
Scotland -11 137 £395 +12.85% 30
North West +9 128 £375 +6.38% 60
South West +6 105 £400 +23.07% 56
East of England +22 84 £381 +1.66% 46
Yorkshire +12 72 £348 +6.92% 41
Edinburgh -8 62 £380 +8.57% 16
Gloucestershire +26 60 £410 +26.15% 11
West Yorkshire +18 59 £350 +3.70% 32
Leeds +30 54 £350 +11.11% 26
Cheshire +20 54 £363 -6.45% 11
Hampshire -12 46 £375 +7.14% 22
East Midlands +33 45 £345 -8.00% 11
Manchester -9 42 £380 +8.57% 42
Essex +19 41 £400 -1.23% 17
Berkshire -9 38 £313 -16.66% 39
Glasgow -19 37 £388 +19.69% 8
Surrey +9 31 £325 +4.00% 22
Hertfordshire +22 25 £375 +17.18% 14
Oxfordshire +6 23 £410 +17.14% 10
Lancashire +5 22 £400 +6.66% 5
Wales -2 21 £400 -20.00% 14
Cheltenham - 21 £442 - 4
South Wales +4 18 £388 -22.50% 13
West Midlands -23 18 £338 +27.35% 10
Southampton -4 17 £350 +55.55% 6
Chester +12 16 £388 - 1

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3943 (99.97%) Java
2 1880 (47.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1614 (40.92%) Spring
4 1183 (29.99%) TDD
5 1042 (26.42%) Hibernate
6 1017 (25.79%) HTML
7 970 (24.59%) J2EE
8 932 (23.63%) JavaScript
9 928 (23.53%) SQL
10 880 (22.31%) Oracle
11 851 (21.58%) Web Services
12 763 (19.35%) Linux
13 750 (19.02%) XML
14 666 (16.89%) Finance
15 631 (16.00%) Maven
15 631 (16.00%) CSS
16 624 (15.82%) UNIX
16 624 (15.82%) Scrum
17 603 (15.29%) Banking
18 576 (14.60%) JUnit
18 576 (14.60%) Relational Database
19 560 (14.20%) OO
20 559 (14.17%) REST
21 533 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
22 490 (12.42%) Multithreading
23 486 (12.32%) MVC
24 463 (11.74%) BDD
25 458 (11.61%) Front Office
26 423 (10.73%) Subversion
27 422 (10.70%) Tomcat

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 422 (10.70%) Tomcat
2 326 (8.27%) JBoss
3 212 (5.38%) Apache
4 200 (5.07%) WebLogic
5 198 (5.02%) WebSphere
6 120 (3.04%) CMS
7 66 (1.67%) Adobe CQ
8 52 (1.32%) Confluence
9 48 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
10 47 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
11 46 (1.17%) Node.js
12 44 (1.12%) Mule
13 39 (0.99%) FileNet
14 38 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
15 37 (0.94%) Apache Solr
16 35 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 34 (0.86%) TIBCO EMS
17 34 (0.86%) Jetty
18 30 (0.76%) Alfresco
19 26 (0.66%) GlassFish
Applications
1 20 (0.51%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.28%) MS Office
3 5 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.076%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.076%) GIMP
5 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 49 (1.24%) ION MarketView
2 28 (0.71%) RMDS
3 20 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 20 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
5 9 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.15%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 5 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.13%) Murex MxG2000
8 3 (0.076%) Magento
9 2 (0.051%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.051%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.051%) FileNet Content Manager
9 2 (0.051%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.051%) Summit
10 1 (0.025%) Adaptiv
10 1 (0.025%) Endur
10 1 (0.025%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.025%) Staffware
10 1 (0.025%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 73 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 30 (0.76%) Amazon S3
5 25 (0.63%) GitHub
6 10 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
6 10 (0.25%) SaaS
7 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.10%) PaaS
8 4 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.10%) ElastiCache
8 4 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.076%) IaaS
10 1 (0.025%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.025%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 251 (6.36%) HTTP
2 76 (1.93%) Internet
3 62 (1.57%) LDAP
4 30 (0.76%) AMQP
5 16 (0.41%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.35%) HTTPS
7 12 (0.30%) SNMP
7 12 (0.30%) SSH
8 8 (0.20%) Intranet
9 7 (0.18%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.15%) X.509
11 5 (0.13%) Firewall
11 5 (0.13%) SSL
12 4 (0.10%) Network Security
13 3 (0.076%) OpenLDAP
13 3 (0.076%) Multicast
13 3 (0.076%) MQTT
13 3 (0.076%) VPN
13 3 (0.076%) FTP
13 3 (0.076%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 576 (14.60%) Relational Database
2 266 (6.74%) MongoDB
3 206 (5.22%) MySQL
4 202 (5.12%) SQL Server
5 201 (5.10%) RDBMS
6 185 (4.69%) Oracle Database
7 172 (4.36%) NoSQL
8 127 (3.22%) Hadoop
9 121 (3.07%) Big Data
10 106 (2.69%) Neo4j
11 93 (2.36%) DB2
12 80 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
12 80 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
13 76 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
14 47 (1.19%) MariaDB
15 34 (0.86%) Couchbase
16 31 (0.79%) Hazelcast
17 29 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
17 29 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
18 27 (0.68%) KDB
Development Applications
1 631 (16.00%) Maven
2 576 (14.60%) JUnit
3 423 (10.73%) Subversion
4 390 (9.89%) Git (software)
5 339 (8.60%) Eclipse
6 271 (6.87%) Jenkins
7 226 (5.73%) Ant
8 197 (4.99%) Mockito
9 194 (4.92%) Cucumber
10 174 (4.41%) Selenium
11 172 (4.36%) JIRA
12 76 (1.93%) jMock
13 69 (1.75%) IntelliJ
14 68 (1.72%) Hudson
15 63 (1.60%) TeamCity
16 49 (1.24%) CruiseControl
17 43 (1.09%) SoapUI
18 42 (1.06%) Gradle
19 34 (0.86%) ClearCase
20 30 (0.76%) Jasmine
General
1 666 (16.89%) Finance
2 603 (15.29%) Banking
3 458 (11.61%) Front Office
4 309 (7.83%) Investment Banking
5 71 (1.80%) Marketing
6 69 (1.75%) Publishing
7 47 (1.19%) Games
7 47 (1.19%) Retail
7 47 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 41 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 36 (0.91%) Back Office
10 27 (0.68%) Advertising
11 23 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.48%) Electronics
13 13 (0.33%) Legal
14 12 (0.30%) Automotive
15 8 (0.20%) Law
15 8 (0.20%) French Language
16 7 (0.18%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1614 (40.92%) Spring
2 1042 (26.42%) Hibernate
3 1017 (25.79%) HTML
4 970 (24.59%) J2EE
5 851 (21.58%) Web Services
6 750 (19.02%) XML
7 631 (16.00%) CSS
8 559 (14.17%) REST
9 406 (10.29%) SOAP
10 402 (10.19%) JSP
11 389 (9.86%) RESTful
12 362 (9.18%) Spring MVC
13 335 (8.49%) Java EE
14 316 (8.01%) jQuery
15 305 (7.73%) JMS
16 262 (6.64%) HTML5
17 258 (6.54%) JSON
18 244 (6.19%) JPA
19 224 (5.68%) Struts
20 210 (5.32%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 319 (8.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 219 (5.55%) Derivative
3 200 (5.07%) Open Source
4 156 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 155 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
6 136 (3.45%) Fixed Income
7 115 (2.92%) Equities
8 113 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
9 65 (1.65%) Algorithms
10 59 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
11 55 (1.39%) User Experience
12 46 (1.17%) Data Structures
13 39 (0.99%) N-Tier
14 33 (0.84%) Visualisation
15 30 (0.76%) Market Risk
16 29 (0.74%) Credit Derivative
17 28 (0.71%) Digital Media
18 27 (0.68%) Client/Server
19 24 (0.61%) Grid Computing
19 24 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 763 (19.35%) Linux
2 624 (15.82%) UNIX
3 169 (4.28%) Mac OS X
4 126 (3.19%) Windows
5 46 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (0.89%) Android
7 30 (0.76%) Solaris
8 18 (0.46%) Apple iOS
9 16 (0.41%) CentOS
10 11 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.18%) AIX
13 5 (0.13%) VMS
13 5 (0.13%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.10%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.076%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.051%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.051%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.051%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1880 (47.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1183 (29.99%) TDD
3 624 (15.82%) Scrum
4 560 (14.20%) OO
5 533 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
6 490 (12.42%) Multithreading
7 486 (12.32%) MVC
8 463 (11.74%) BDD
9 331 (8.39%) SOA
10 306 (7.76%) Low Latency
11 293 (7.43%) Web Development
12 241 (6.11%) Software Engineering
13 229 (5.81%) E-Commerce
14 214 (5.43%) Unit Testing
15 185 (4.69%) Pair Programming
16 164 (4.16%) Responsive Web Design
17 163 (4.13%) Web Design
18 155 (3.93%) Configuration Management
19 147 (3.73%) User Stories
20 130 (3.30%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3943 (99.97%) Java
2 932 (23.63%) JavaScript
3 928 (23.53%) SQL
4 248 (6.29%) C#
5 225 (5.70%) PL/SQL
6 217 (5.50%) Python
7 199 (5.05%) Scala
8 173 (4.39%) C++
9 124 (3.14%) Perl
10 115 (2.92%) Ruby
11 81 (2.05%) Bash Shell
12 77 (1.95%) PHP
13 71 (1.80%) Groovy
14 61 (1.55%) Shell Script
15 46 (1.17%) Clojure
16 45 (1.14%) C
17 42 (1.06%) XPath
18 23 (0.58%) XQuery
19 19 (0.48%) Lua
20 13 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 318 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 242 (6.14%) Degree
3 157 (3.98%) SC Cleared
4 113 (2.87%) DV Cleared
5 50 (1.27%) Sun Certification
6 36 (0.91%) VCP4
7 15 (0.38%) OCPJP
8 7 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.051%) PhD
12 1 (0.025%) OCP
12 1 (0.025%) OCA
12 1 (0.025%) HND
12 1 (0.025%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.025%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (2.36%) QA
2 7 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.10%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.051%) SLA
4 2 (0.051%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.051%) HL7
4 2 (0.051%) Basel III
4 2 (0.051%) EMIR
5 1 (0.025%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.025%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 24 (0.61%) Docker
2 15 (0.38%) VirtualBox
3 10 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 6 (0.15%) Varnish
6 4 (0.10%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.076%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.076%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.051%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (0.051%) GridGain
9 1 (0.025%) HDFS
9 1 (0.025%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 63 (1.60%) Puppet
2 39 (0.99%) Vagrant
3 22 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
5 12 (0.30%) Ansible
6 7 (0.18%) Kibana
7 5 (0.13%) StatsD
8 4 (0.10%) OpenAM
8 4 (0.10%) Control-M
9 3 (0.076%) TIBCO Hawk
9 3 (0.076%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 3 (0.076%) Oozie
9 3 (0.076%) SCOM
9 3 (0.076%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.076%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.051%) CA LISA
10 2 (0.051%) Graphite
10 2 (0.051%) logstash
10 2 (0.051%) Salt
10 2 (0.051%) yum
Vendors
1 880 (22.31%) Oracle
2 186 (4.72%) Sybase
3 115 (2.92%) TIBCO
4 98 (2.48%) IBM
5 62 (1.57%) Red Hat
6 60 (1.52%) ION Trading
7 54 (1.37%) Adobe
8 44 (1.12%) Microsoft
9 38 (0.96%) hybris
10 36 (0.91%) 29West
11 33 (0.84%) SAP
12 29 (0.74%) Sun
12 29 (0.74%) Google
13 24 (0.61%) Atlassian
14 23 (0.58%) FatWire
15 19 (0.48%) Twitter
16 17 (0.43%) Murex
17 14 (0.35%) Canoo
18 13 (0.33%) Perforce
19 12 (0.30%) Reuters
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London
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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London
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