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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Developer
Rank 53 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Java Developer 1924 1692 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.33% 3.05% 3.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.60% 3.29% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1200 1095
Average daily rate
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£445 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 25
Average hourly rate £42.75 £34.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.73% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £30.00 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+22.05% -2.85%

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
53473 51353 48123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.48% 92.45% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33986 31093 28245
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2035 2149
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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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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 1683 £450 +3.15% 615
London +7 993 £500 - 298
City of London -2 272 £550 - 91
South East +3 179 £400 +14.28% 74
Scotland -4 155 £380 +1.33% 22
East of England +50 131 £385 -3.75% 37
South West +7 109 £400 +23.07% 47
North West +25 106 £400 +14.28% 74
Yorkshire -4 93 £400 +23.07% 38
West Yorkshire +7 73 £400 +23.07% 33
Leeds +18 62 £400 +23.07% 32
Glasgow -4 57 £350 -0.35% 12
Edinburgh -17 55 £388 -7.73% 6
Wales -7 54 £250 -27.53% 11
Cambridgeshire +25 49 £350 -12.50% 13
Gloucestershire +8 49 £463 +54.16% 4
South Wales 0 48 £250 -16.66% 10
Manchester +14 47 £425 +17.24% 38
Essex +12 43 £450 -0.82% 6
Surrey +19 41 £400 -3.03% 14
Oxfordshire +10 37 £425 +13.33% 11
Berkshire -1 37 £350 - 25
Cardiff +8 36 £250 -1.96% 7
Cheshire +8 35 £378 +6.71% 25
Hampshire -19 31 £375 - 8
North East -11 27 £375 +7.14% 9
Devon +21 26 £375 -5.66% 10
Oxford +3 26 £425 +13.33% 5
Exeter +18 23 £375 +0.33% 9
Tyne and Wear -6 23 £375 +7.14% 9

Java Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 3803 (99.95%) Java
2 1886 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1553 (40.81%) Spring
4 1190 (31.27%) TDD
5 984 (25.86%) JavaScript
6 942 (24.76%) Hibernate
7 937 (24.63%) SQL
8 924 (24.28%) Web Services
9 915 (24.05%) HTML
10 900 (23.65%) J2EE
11 781 (20.53%) Oracle
12 737 (19.37%) Finance
13 717 (18.84%) Linux
14 701 (18.42%) Scrum
15 630 (16.56%) XML
16 606 (15.93%) REST
17 592 (15.56%) Banking
18 576 (15.14%) Maven
19 566 (14.88%) CSS
20 538 (14.14%) JUnit
21 530 (13.93%) OO
22 511 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
23 491 (12.90%) Multithreading
24 480 (12.61%) Relational Database
25 475 (12.48%) UNIX
26 461 (12.12%) Git (software)
27 438 (11.51%) Security Cleared
28 435 (11.43%) BDD
29 417 (10.96%) MVC
30 416 (10.93%) Tomcat

Java Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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
1 416 (10.93%) Tomcat
2 410 (10.78%) JBoss
3 232 (6.10%) WebSphere
4 211 (5.55%) Apache
5 195 (5.12%) WebLogic
6 99 (2.60%) Oracle Coherence
7 90 (2.37%) Confluence
8 89 (2.34%) Mule
9 76 (2.00%) CMS
10 75 (1.97%) Jetty
10 75 (1.97%) Node.js
11 65 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 60 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
13 55 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
14 52 (1.37%) Mule ESB
15 45 (1.18%) Apache Solr
16 42 (1.10%) MQSeries
17 38 (1.00%) Apache Spark
18 33 (0.87%) GlassFish
19 30 (0.79%) Liferay
Applications
1 36 (0.95%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.34%) MS Office
3 3 (0.079%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.079%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.053%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 21 (0.55%) ION MarketView
2 17 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
3 16 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.37%) RMDS
5 8 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
5 8 (0.21%) Tridion
6 7 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.079%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.079%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.079%) Magento
9 2 (0.053%) Summit
9 2 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.053%) Cordys
10 1 (0.026%) SAP xRPM
10 1 (0.026%) Loan IQ
10 1 (0.026%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.026%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
10 1 (0.026%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.026%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 174 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (1.34%) GitHub
3 22 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.39%) Amazon S3
5 15 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
7 10 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.16%) SaaS
10 6 (0.16%) PaaS
10 6 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.13%) IaaS
11 5 (0.13%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.13%) Google Checkout
12 4 (0.11%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.053%) Heroku
13 2 (0.053%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 1 (0.026%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 196 (5.15%) HTTP
2 113 (2.97%) Internet
3 47 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 40 (1.05%) LDAP
5 29 (0.76%) SSL
6 24 (0.63%) AMQP
7 17 (0.45%) Firewall
8 14 (0.37%) HTTPS
8 14 (0.37%) Kerberos
9 13 (0.34%) X.509
10 12 (0.32%) SNMP
10 12 (0.32%) Intranet
11 8 (0.21%) OpenLDAP
12 7 (0.18%) FTP
13 5 (0.13%) SAN
14 4 (0.11%) Multicast
15 3 (0.079%) DNS
16 2 (0.053%) Extranet
16 2 (0.053%) DSL
16 2 (0.053%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 480 (12.61%) Relational Database
2 306 (8.04%) MongoDB
3 265 (6.96%) SQL Server
4 259 (6.81%) NoSQL
5 258 (6.78%) MySQL
6 183 (4.81%) Hadoop
7 172 (4.52%) Oracle Database
8 138 (3.63%) Big Data
9 136 (3.57%) RDBMS
10 126 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
11 109 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 107 (2.81%) DB2
13 68 (1.79%) Neo4j
14 48 (1.26%) HBase
15 40 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
16 28 (0.74%) Redis
17 24 (0.63%) KDB
18 23 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
19 22 (0.58%) Apache Hive
20 17 (0.45%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 576 (15.14%) Maven
2 538 (14.14%) JUnit
3 461 (12.12%) Git (software)
4 369 (9.70%) Subversion
5 344 (9.04%) Jenkins
6 301 (7.91%) Eclipse
7 207 (5.44%) Cucumber
8 183 (4.81%) JIRA
9 182 (4.78%) Ant
10 178 (4.68%) Mockito
11 133 (3.50%) Selenium
12 103 (2.71%) Gradle
13 64 (1.68%) IntelliJ
14 59 (1.55%) TeamCity
15 58 (1.52%) jMock
16 56 (1.47%) Hudson
17 40 (1.05%) SoapUI
18 39 (1.02%) Spock
19 38 (1.00%) Geb
20 34 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 737 (19.37%) Finance
2 592 (15.56%) Banking
3 336 (8.83%) Front Office
4 318 (8.36%) Investment Banking
5 71 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 68 (1.79%) Retail
7 52 (1.37%) Marketing
8 40 (1.05%) Games
9 38 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 38 (1.00%) Publishing
10 34 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 28 (0.74%) Back Office
12 17 (0.45%) Automotive
13 16 (0.42%) Electronics
14 13 (0.34%) Legal
15 11 (0.29%) Advertising
16 10 (0.26%) French Language
16 10 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.18%) Military
18 4 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1553 (40.81%) Spring
2 942 (24.76%) Hibernate
3 924 (24.28%) Web Services
4 915 (24.05%) HTML
5 900 (23.65%) J2EE
6 630 (16.56%) XML
7 606 (15.93%) REST
8 566 (14.88%) CSS
9 412 (10.83%) SOAP
10 408 (10.72%) RESTful
11 358 (9.41%) JSP
12 337 (8.86%) JMS
13 336 (8.83%) HTML5
14 313 (8.23%) Spring MVC
15 304 (7.99%) jQuery
16 297 (7.81%) Java EE
17 295 (7.75%) JSON
18 266 (6.99%) AngularJS
19 252 (6.62%) JPA
20 226 (5.94%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 226 (5.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 192 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 152 (3.99%) Derivative
4 118 (3.10%) Equities
5 106 (2.79%) Computer Science
6 85 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 81 (2.13%) Fixed Income
8 74 (1.94%) Equity Derivative
9 62 (1.63%) Market Risk
10 59 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 44 (1.16%) User Experience
12 40 (1.05%) Algorithms
13 36 (0.95%) N-Tier
14 31 (0.81%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 31 (0.81%) Credit Risk
14 31 (0.81%) Data Structures
15 28 (0.74%) Visualisation
16 22 (0.58%) Mathematics
16 22 (0.58%) Client/Server
17 20 (0.53%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 717 (18.84%) Linux
2 475 (12.48%) UNIX
3 151 (3.97%) Windows
4 120 (3.15%) Mac OS X
5 52 (1.37%) Solaris
6 40 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (0.89%) CentOS
8 31 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 29 (0.76%) Android
10 13 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.26%) AIX
12 8 (0.21%) HPUX
12 8 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.18%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.16%) VMS
14 6 (0.16%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.079%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.053%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.053%) Windows Server 2012
17 1 (0.026%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1886 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1190 (31.27%) TDD
3 701 (18.42%) Scrum
4 530 (13.93%) OO
5 511 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
6 491 (12.90%) Multithreading
7 435 (11.43%) BDD
8 417 (10.96%) MVC
9 323 (8.49%) Software Engineering
10 317 (8.33%) SOA
11 284 (7.46%) Pair Programming
12 271 (7.12%) SDLC
13 270 (7.10%) Web Development
14 250 (6.57%) E-Commerce
15 239 (6.28%) Unit Testing
15 239 (6.28%) Low Latency
16 192 (5.05%) Open Source
17 172 (4.52%) OOD
18 162 (4.26%) User Stories
19 154 (4.05%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3803 (99.95%) Java
2 984 (25.86%) JavaScript
3 937 (24.63%) SQL
4 282 (7.41%) Scala
5 229 (6.02%) Python
6 206 (5.41%) C#
7 171 (4.49%) PL/SQL
8 156 (4.10%) C++
9 136 (3.57%) Groovy
10 111 (2.92%) Perl
11 107 (2.81%) Ruby
12 70 (1.84%) Shell Script
12 70 (1.84%) C
13 59 (1.55%) PHP
14 54 (1.42%) Bash Shell
15 39 (1.02%) XPath
16 24 (0.63%) T-SQL
17 20 (0.53%) Clojure
18 18 (0.47%) Lua
19 11 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 438 (11.51%) Security Cleared
2 231 (6.07%) SC Cleared
3 201 (5.28%) Degree
4 132 (3.47%) DV Cleared
5 44 (1.16%) Sun Certification
6 13 (0.34%) OCPJP
7 11 (0.29%) BC Cleared
8 9 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
8 9 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (0.21%) PhD
10 6 (0.16%) OCP
10 6 (0.16%) OCA
10 6 (0.16%) OCMJD
10 6 (0.16%) OCAJ
11 4 (0.11%) OCPJWCD
12 2 (0.053%) HND
13 1 (0.026%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (2.76%) QA
2 8 (0.21%) SLA
3 7 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.16%) EMIR
5 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.079%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.053%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.026%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.026%) CDISC
8 1 (0.026%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.026%) Basel III
8 1 (0.026%) Data Quality
System Software
1 50 (1.31%) Docker
2 18 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.42%) Active Directory
4 12 (0.32%) Apache Flume
5 10 (0.26%) GridGain
6 9 (0.24%) HDFS
7 7 (0.18%) Varnish
8 6 (0.16%) vCloud
9 5 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.13%) Squid
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.11%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.079%) vSphere
11 3 (0.079%) Platform Symphony
11 3 (0.079%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.026%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.026%) Samba
Systems Management
1 92 (2.42%) Puppet
2 57 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (0.68%) Ansible
4 22 (0.58%) Vagrant
5 14 (0.37%) Kibana
6 12 (0.32%) Graphite
7 11 (0.29%) Apache Shiro
7 11 (0.29%) Nagios
8 10 (0.26%) ZABBIX
8 10 (0.26%) Rundeck
8 10 (0.26%) logstash
9 9 (0.24%) Salt
9 9 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.16%) Oozie
11 5 (0.13%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.079%) yum
13 3 (0.079%) MOM
13 3 (0.079%) Control-M
14 2 (0.053%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 781 (20.53%) Oracle
2 178 (4.68%) Sybase
3 126 (3.31%) IBM
4 75 (1.97%) Adobe
5 74 (1.94%) TIBCO
6 51 (1.34%) Google
7 50 (1.31%) Microsoft
8 46 (1.21%) hybris
9 45 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 44 (1.16%) Atlassian
11 33 (0.87%) Sun
12 27 (0.71%) SAP
13 25 (0.66%) VMware
14 24 (0.63%) ION Trading
15 23 (0.60%) FatWire
16 19 (0.50%) Informatica
17 16 (0.42%) Splunk
18 13 (0.34%) ATG
18 13 (0.34%) MuleSoft
19 12 (0.32%) Talend
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